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Amazing Ocean View (180 Degrees), River and Mountain Views

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Bahía Ballena - CASA EKO MAR

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Casa Eko Mar is located in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Central America. This lovely house is for rent, by the owner, and can accommodate 2 or 4 people. The house is equipped with 2 bedrooms and 2,5 bathrooms. The Villa is located on the headland with a gorgeous 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, the Morete River and the mountains. Casa Eko Mar is on the Pacific shore, in the project called Jardines del Morete. We are located at the km 160 of the Costanera, at only 1 km from the main road. (paved road) just before the Hôtel VISTA BALLENA (formally Whales & Dolphins)

Main Floor:

The fully equipped kitchen comes with a clear ocean view, has a refrigerator, stove with oven and kitchen utensils

Indoor dining-room can comfortably seat 6 people and again, a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean

Infinity pool with lounge and sitting chairs

Outdoor rancho adjacent to the pool with two adironcack chairs

Outdoor showers (front garden and poolside)

Sound system (USB, IPod, CD)

Powder room

Laundry room with washing and drying machine

Private Parking

Garden bedroom (with private entrance):

This quaint bedroom has a private terrace with outdoor seating, a bistro table and offers ocean and garden views. The room has a queen sized bed, linens, A/C, ceiling fan and a complete bathroom


The magnificient Master bedroom has a principal balcony that offers an unobstructed view of the Pacific while the second balcony faces a tropical garden. The Master has a queen sized bed, linens, A/C, ceiling fan, television and a complete bathroom

Outdoor Living:

The spacious open terrace is adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen with stunning views, outdoor seating includes a sofa and two club chairs, a dining table and bbq. The terrace often receives a cool, refreshing breeze throughout the day.

The large infinity pool is surrounded by bougainville, plumeria trees, palm trees, heliconia plants and several blooming tropical plants that attract butterflies and humming birds. Relaxing at Casa Eko Mar includes taking a dip in the infinity pool, lounging poolside under the shade umbrella, reading your most recent book in the outdoor living space or in one of the adirondack chairs located in the rancho. Daily entertainment includes watching the green parrots perform their acrobatics in the Royal Palm twice daily.

Casa Eko Mar is surrounded by splendid flowering trees, a Royal Palm tree and a tropical flowering garden. During the day, the winds are on-shore from from the ocean while at night, the winds are off-shore from the mountains. These gentle winds bring a confortable temperature, making your visit more fresh than being at sea level.

If you must stay connected, don't worry, you can access the internet wirelessly (high speed Wi-Fi) from any room in the house. However, why stay inside when you have amazing outdoor spaces to enjoy and perfect for sending photos home to make your friends and family jealous.

The house was designed to provide spectacular views from each room. The comfort and luxury experience of Casa Eko Mar is second to none. We offer warm, friendly, informative and accomodating hospitality from the moment you arrive to the time you depart.

Keywords: Private House rental, casa, villa, house, Costa Rica, location, rental, Uvita, surfing, surfer, bird watching

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Amazing Ocean View (180 Degrees), River and Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Amersham, United Kingdom


  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Costa Rica for three weeks with our children this summer, deciding to finish off our trip with a stay at Eko - Mar - we certainly left the best till last! The photographs, along with the description on this site do not do the property justice.

Yves is an amazing host - and the house is supplied with everything you could need - from internet, to spices and equipment in the kitchen (including cold drinks in the fridge upon arrival) and games to play on a quiet Costa Rican evening! The outside living area was very comfortable and we made use of it on a daily basis, enjoying our breakfast al -fresco, as well as our siestas! Our children loved the morning visits from Bo the dog, and even though Yves lived on the property we didn't notice he was there.

The situation of the house is amazing and the views it offers are breath-taking, especially at sunset, sunrise and even during thunder and lightning storms......we enjoyed being awakened by the calls of Howler Monkeys in the distance and the calls of the parakeets outside, in the trees of the garden. In the evening we enjoyed the calls of the toucans and watching them playing in the trees of the garden.

In the garden the infinity pool is fantastic and we spent several hours in it playing and enjoying the views it offered, down to the Pacific Ocean - on one day we spent several hours whale watching from the pool!

If you can tear yourself away from the house beautiful beaches and National Parks are all only a short drive away, as well as supermarkets, markets and restaurants - which are only 5 minutes away by car in Uvita itself. All of these things are highlighted in the information / welcome folder that Yves has produced and that you will find in the house.

All in all we had an amazing stay and we really did not want to leave, for so many reasons. Eko - Mar is a truly amazing place to stay and we will never forget our time there - in fact I think it will be very hard for another property to live up to its location, wildlife and utilities - we cannot wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our two weeks at Casa Eko Mar were to put it plainly AWESOME!!! It exceeded our expectations. Yves had everything you could possibly need including coffee and a couple of cold beers on arrival. We have travelled to Costa Rica many times and have stayed all over the country..but if you are searching for somewhere to stay that promotes peace and tranquility..this is the place. The bird life is to put it mildly spectacular..I could hardly wait to get up in the morning to watch the rainforest awaken (that being at 5:30 am)...howler monkeys, toucans and birds every colour of the rainbow and of course the resident parakeets in the date palm outside our bedroom window. I literally photographed 14 different species of birds from our outdoor living room...less than 20ft from the couch. The infinity pool is second to none..get in the pool and watch fantastic sunsets every day. The house is as advertised..Yves has hi-speed wifi very reliable and the road up to the house is mostly paved..only 1km off Hwy 34 and about 4km from the beautiful beach of Playa Hermosa. Even though Yves lives on the property you will never see him unless you need him..He is the perfect host..along with his beautiful dogs Bo and Filu who we fell in love with. The house is only 5 min from town and less than 1/2 hrs from at least 5 beautiful beaches..the most people we saw on any of those was approx 15. We will definitely be back for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvine, CA USA

Outstanding well furnished, high quality house with outstanding views and great privacy

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house after looking at the photos and reading the reviews - which are all very positive. The house still exceeded our high expectations. First, as people have noted, Yves is a fantastic host. He lives on the property and is readily available if you would like to speak with him, but the property is designed so there is complete privacy in the house and Yves respects your privacy.

Second, the house is located in Uvita, which is a beautiful area with easy access to beaches, excellent restaurants, and wild life adventures. We were able to combine great relaxation time with beach visits and waterfall and nature reserve hikes to see a plethora of birds and wildlife.

Third, the house is fantastic. The construction is high quality, including a very large and well equipped kitchen. Yves has left a very nice selection of spices, etc., which was really nice when we cooked or barbequed at home. We have stayed in many VBRO rentals. The kitchen was the most well equipped home we have ever rented. Thank you, Yves, for being so thoughtful.

The house design is somewhat unusual because there is not really an indoor living room, but it works well. The downstairs consists of the huge kitchen and a dinning area. There is a patio living area outdoors next to the kitchen. It has very comfortable furniture with garden and ocean views. We spent a lot of time in that area. The bedroom is located upstairs with a high quality bathroom. The bedroom has great views from both ends of the house, including a magnificent ocean view. The infinity pool area is very private, yet it is has a completely unobstructed view of the ocean and entire Uvita coastline. We enjoyed the house with its one bedroom, although there is a second bedroom downstairs which is available for families with older children or for two couples.

Oh, I didn't mention the birds yet. There are many birds nest on the property. It was delightful to sit on the patio at breakfast and listen and see the many birds. We couldn't get through a breakfast without grabbing our binoculars or a camera. We also could stand in the pool or relax in the afternoon, while looking at birds.

I also have to mention the fantastic sunsets, which we had every night of our stay.

All together, this is an outstanding property. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaufort, SC


  • 5 of 5

I have missed this house since the day I left. Yves was very easy to work with and responded to any questions I had beforehand in a timely manner. The directions he sent were easy and he was waiting for us when we arrived. He showed us around the home and left us with a fresh bag of coffee, a pineapple and a couple of cold beers, all was greatly appreciated. The home is instantly inviting, the views are stunning, especially while sitting in or by the pool. Everything is in order and extremely clean. There was nothing that I needed that was not available. I did not cook but the kitchen was well appointed, if you should. The home is built toward outdoor living. We spend 90% of our time on the shaded, side porch or at the pool. The bedroom and a full bath are upstairs and air conditioned, with 2 balconies. Both balconies allow you to enjoy wonderful views. You are 10 minutes to Uvita, 15 to Dominical. We enjoyed meals in both towns and Ojochal. We loved Bakers Bean, where we would bring home empanadas for dinner or breakfast. We also had lunch and dinner up the mountain at Vista Ballena, we never made it for a sunset because the one at the house was spectacular. The road to the house is well maintained, though we had a 4 wheel drive, it was not necessary. We were told that the road is soon to be paved. IF there are any negatives to the house...the downstairs is not air conditioned, it does get warm but as previously stated there is a cool porch waiting. The home is designed for air flow so it is not bad. If you have difficultly with stairs instead of using the upstairs bedroom you may consider asking for the use of the downstairs. Yves was available and my husband enjoyed talking with him. He was so good to allow us to stay an extra night when we needed and returned our deposit before we left. To end.. I do not see how anyone could regret staying at this paradise. OOPS..almost forgot my favorite part...Yves's dogs, Bo and I forgot her name...they were great companions and kept me from missing my fur babies I left at home.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, Ontario

Wonderful house, fantastic views! Casa maravillosa con vistas fantásticas!

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! The location is excellent, private but a few minutes of everything. You can enjoy the swimming pool and at the same time relax watching the ocean, the jungle and the mountains. Full of birds, you can see the toucans and parrots flying around. The sunsets are spectacular! At lot to do around, beaches, horseback riding, waterfalls, national parks, animal sanctuary, restaurants and more...

Yves, the owner, is super nice, detail oriented and he is always available for whatever you need but not intrusive at all. Vacations 100% guaranteed!

Esta casa es maravillosa! La ubicación es excelente, privada, pero a pocos minutos de todo. Se puede disfrutar la piscina y al mismo tiempo contemplar el mar, la selva y las montañas. Lleno de aves, se pueden ver los tucanes y los loros volando alrededor de la casa. Los atardeceres son espectaculares! Muchas actividades para hacer: playas, cabalgatas, cascadas, parques nacionales, santuario de animales, restaurantes y mucho mas... Yves, el dueño, es buenísimo, detallista, está siempre disponible para lo que uno necesite, y es muy respetuoso de la privacidad. Vacaciones 100% garantizadas!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

The house and the view are lovely! We lacked for nothing. The villa is perfectly situated for a relaxing, low key vacation. Highlights were sitting in the outdoor living space listening to the howler monkeys while drinking coffee in the morning or relaxing in the pool watching toucans fly from tree to tree in the valley below. My family was really able to relax and rejuvenate here and would love to return. Yves (and his 4-legged companion Beau) is a wonderful and considerate host. We would highly recommend the villa (and the host) to other small families or groups.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Hotel VISTA BALLENA - Whales and Dolphins
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
San Buenaventura
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Costanera Sur #34 - Trans America Highway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Hermosa Beach
Car: necessary

Located only 7 minutes to the closest beach, Playa Hermosa, you may want to try kayaking, surfing, bodysurfing or horseback riding on the beach. Other activities include visiting Nauyaca Falls on horseback, scuba diving or snorkeling at Isla Ballena or Cano Island, or deep sea fishing. Some prefer kayaking the mangroves of the Terraba River or SUP (Stand Up Paddle) into wave-cut caves along the coast.

You can walk out to the tip of the Whale’s Tail at low tide from Ballena National Park or to hidden coves and expansive beaches up and down the coast. At Hacienda Baru you can sail through the jungle on a zip line, take a bird watching tour or climb to the top of the tree canopy. Wherever you go, don’t forget your camera and binoculars.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bahía Ballena, Puntarenas

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Christmas New Year
22 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Envision Festival 17
21 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
27 Feb 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Low Season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

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Refundable Damage Deposit £247

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • QUEEN SIZE BEDS (2) and one couch
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Alarm system and safe

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