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Jungle Retreat in the Mountains with Pacific and Jungle View

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

I fell in love with this property because of the uniqueness of it . I believe you will too. It sits high above two river valleys and adjacent to a waterfall below, easily accessable. You will want to be there every day. If you would like , let us prepare a picnic basket for you.

The casita was newly built in 2011, highlighting Asian characteristics with indoor outdoor living thanks to sliding glass doors that disappear into the wall for total access to the pool area. There are two bedrooms with private baths off each. The master has an outdoor shower and indoor Jacuzzi . The living area is accented by a gas fireplace that can certainly be enjoyed many times a year. There is a small patio adjacent to the pool and jungle that we use for private sunbathing , stargazing and yoga. A/C is available in the bedrooms but not necessary as there is always a flowing through the casita during the day. It can be chilly at night.

There is so much to offer that it is best to see the pictures and write Mercedes with any other questions you may have .

Pura Vida!!

Keywords: Mountain Top; Pool off living area: Privacy; Waterfall below; jungle valleys on two sides; two separte suites; 2 Cable TV's, WI FI, NEW home; Fab kitchen; indoor Jacuzzi; outdoor shower off master; indoor outdoor living; On site owner/manager up hill for assistance., TWELVE minutes above highway on a 4x4 accessable road ; from the bottom of our road it is 3 minutes south to Uvita and 15 minutes north to Dominical.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Uvita around the Bahía Ballena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private entrance from 2nd bedroom
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Outdoor Shower , Indoor vanity. Indoor and outdoor sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom has a TV
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Unique jungle views from a mountain point. over valley; river and waterfall below, waterfall accessed by car in minutes, wake to monkeys and toucans, VERY private pool , no other homes within view from this property, only valley, jungle and Pacific Ocean, casita built in 2011 and beautifully decorated in Asian style, sliding glass doors disappear into the walls leaving indoor outdoor living . Property manager lives nearby above the casita and easily reached with questions and assistance, as well as catered meals (for a small charge) or advanced grocery shopping for your arrival, Owners live in Missouri and love sharing their home with others when they are not here.


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(37 traveller reviews)

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Jungle Retreat in the Mountains with Pacific and Jungle View
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Excellent location and accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

This house is everything described and more; it is very clean and well maintained. You do need a 4WD to get there in saying so this is one of the better roads going into the mountains in the area, the road is wide and appears to be maintained.

Upon arrival Mercedes the property manager was on site to walk us through the house and property leaving no unanswered questions. She was quick to reply to our many emails prior to our arrival as well as during our stay. We had zero issues the only time we had to contact her once we were there was to make tour arrangements. She told us how to get to this most amazing river on the property which was one of the nicest if not the best gem to see in the area. We were planning on doing an escorted waterfall tour but cancelled decided we wanted to do another day at the river as we have never experienced such a beautiful sight. This was our fifth time in this area of Costa Rica and this is one of our favorite locations.

The house if fully equipped with a decent outdoor grill and everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal or just casual cooking. We had a chef with us and took full advantage of this.

The washer and dryer were great, next time... bring half the clothes.....we had brought detergent but saw that this was supplied.

The beds are really comfortable the AC in the rooms were great, there is no AC in the living area but that was not an issue for us. We never turned on the TV's which there are three as we just enjoyed sitting outdoors and taking it all in. The howler monkeys were around the house everyday (am /pm), we got to see them close up in the back just outside the kitchen that was a treat. Many toucans, birds and butterflies. The pool is awesome, warm overlooking the the forest and the famous Uvita whales tail. Plenty of beach towels!

The main town of Uvita is about 20 minutes away were there are two supermarkets and good restaurants. we went out for lunch daily one of our favorite places is Jolly Rogers the best wings ever.....Mercedes also has a list of very good restaurants that we ate at. If you want to do deep sea fishing make plans prior to your arrival through Mercedes as these are more difficult to book,as choice days could be limited. We did two days of fishing one in shore where we caught three nice rooster fish and an off shore where we caught four sailfishes and six mahi mahi and saw hundreds of dolphins and yellow tunas.

The Very Best TY Mercedes!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very helpful and friendly review. I appreciate you taking the time to write it for us. You are very thoughtful and we enjoyed having you stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future ;)
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Yorktown, VA, USA

Wholeheartedly Recommend this Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Simply amazing! Week long honeymoon at Casa Namaste in San Joceito. Such a unique house and location bordering on 2 biospheres; 15 minute drive up/down mountain dirt road, in 4WD to/from the coast and beaches of Uvita and Domenical. The house is rural/remote for some, and surrounded by Howler Monkeys, White faced Coatis, Toucans, Iguanas, local rivers, waterfalls....It just goes on and on and on. Incredible view from the pool and dining area table of the Whales Tail. Two bedrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, jacuzzi tub, pool, ceiling fans; never even turned on the A/C. The house is well equipped and frankly, after provisioning, you could go in for a week and never come out the entire time, or you could go out to eat at numerous, fantastic local restaurants like the Ballena Bistro! The local farmers market on Wednesdays and a more tourist focused farmers market on Saturdays, took care of all our local produce needs. Two BM Supermercado's in Uvita for any other needs. Local Pharmacy to stock up on whatever you might need. Must do excursion, Horseback Nauyaca Waterfall Tour, best $70/pp you'll spend; included great Costa Rican Breakfast on the way up and lunch on the way down; with awesome local guides. Cannot say enough kind words about the property manager, Mercedes, and her husband! From check in, to checking on us, made local reservations for us, plus more suggestions and recommendations then we could have experienced in a week. After a delayed flight, a holiday crowd in immigration, and a 3.5 hour drive from SJO, Mercede's directions from Highway 34, up the hill to find this house in the dark were incredible. They are some special people. Getting adopted by "Izzie" was an unadvertised extra, and she was the sweetest little dog around the house and property. If you need the hustle and bustle and night life of a resort - this is not it. If you want to get away and pick and choose when you want to go to town and the beaches - this is the house and adventure you want! We will be back....

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you Sherry and Gregory for this amazing review. This made me smile! We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us. We are thrilled you had a lovely honeymoon. I am glad we could assist you while you were here. Issie sends her love. We hope you return soon! Take care and so nice to meet you both :)
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The Jungle the Way it Should Be!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just finished staying at Casa Namaste for a week including Christmas. Uvita and the surroundings took a bit of time to acclimatize to given that we arrived on Christmas Eve and everyone was bustling to make their way home. Arriving up at our "Jungle Retreat" brought an instant sense of relief to our long drive and grocery shop from San Jose.

The house was perfect for our family of four. Modern luxuries within a natural setting. The girls stayed in one bedroom with their own bathroom and in the opposite corner of the house we stayed in our room. We tried sleeping both with and without the air conditioning to compare. The views from the house and pool deck across the jungle are impossible to describe but I have never experienced anything so serene in my life. The privacy is also unparalleled. Pura Vida for sure!!!

Having our own pool for the girls to play in was a very good choice as the 5km trek up and down the hill can get a bit tiring. We tried the beaches, did some horseback riding and canyoning. In addition to the pool at the house was the "local" river, waterfall and swim hole just down the road. It was so cool and even had a section in it deep enough to dive into from about a 4 foot cliff. Really neat!!!

Mercedes and her family took every effort to ensure our stay was comfortable and dealt with any minor inconvenience we had. She even made recommendations for activities, places to eat, beaches to see, and actually took care of the bookings.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your review about your stay. We are so pleased your family enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope you return to stay with us again :) Take care!!
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Awesome R & R time !

  • 5 of 5

Thank you ! Charlie & Mary, owners, Mercedes & Chuck, managers and Izzie our little 4 legged jungle, river and waterfall guide.

An experience like none other we've ever had. The incredible view of the jungle and Whale's Tail beach at the Pacific coast can all be seen from the poolside and back of the house. The back of the house has sliding glass doors and screens that opens up the entire back side on to the shaded patio, pool and sun area. The hammock was used everyday too. We fix a lot of our own meals so the BBQ grill and well stocked kitchen was a definite plus. Mercedes did arrange a catered meal by Guiselle who brought her 12 year old son Jose. She fixed a typical Costa Rican meal that was excellent and it was so relaxing to just stay at the house and enjoy our prepared meal.

The bedrooms are very comfortable and both have big private bathrooms. The master bath even has an outdoor shower and sink for that true Tarzan and Jane experience.

TV, WIFI, and all the amenities of home but we rarely used them as we were too busy watching and listening to all the jungle life and enjoying the always changing views from our own patio.

A washer, dryer and clothesline on site means you can pack lite.

The is so much to do in the area that I would advise talking with Mercedes first to prioritize your to dos based on the time of your stay.

The house is on a mountain in the jungle so I would also discuss the terrain and road to it.

We can't thank everyone involved enough for our wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark and Linda, We appreciate your kind, detailed words regarding your stay at Casa Namaste. We are thrilled you all had a nice time and enjoyed the casita. We hope to see you again someday for another vacation. Take care :)
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Holly Lake Ranch, TX


  • 5 of 5

We spent nearly three weeks in Costa Rica and rented three different homes and this was by far our favorite! We liked it so much we returned when another rental home had issues and we checked out early. The home was very well stocked and had everything anyone could need or want. The welcome gift of a bottle of wine and bag of coffee was such a nice touch! The pool was wonderful. We saw so many birds and monkeys. Amazing. The managers were very good about communicating and answering emails promptly. They are very nice people too and very accommodating. The only thing I would suggest is a smaller bed in the guest room as the king bed makes it difficult to get out bed because it's so close to the wall.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate this! Reviews help us to make things more comfortable for our future guests. We hope to see you all again someday! Take care....
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PERECT place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed nearly three weeks in Costa Rica and rented 3 different homes. This was by the far the best! Fully stocked kitchen. Everything you would need or want! The extra touches like welcome gifts of a bottle of wine and coffee made us feel very welcomed and special! The managers were very nice, acomodating and very quick to respond to emails. We liked this place so much when we checked out early from another place we chose this home to return to and were thrilled it was available on such short notice. The pool was great and outdoor shower a thrill. The river was a great adventure and well worth the rugged trek down to it. Watching monkeys and exotic birds from the pool and patio was a treat! This home made our trip! Paradise!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again Patti for your review and kind words! We loved having you and hope you can return to stay with us again. Take care :)
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

The casita property is adjacent to a beautiful river and waterfall below... access either by hiking or three minutes by car.. Hiking trails are accessable from here. Specialist Andrew at Rancho DiAndrew can take you on some amazing jungle guided walks you will never forget.

Any arrangements or adventure tours can be made by the on site property manager, Mercedes Chastain. She also offers you catering in the home; picnic lunches and can have your grocery list purchased and waiting for you upon arrival.

For further recommendations on the area and on this casita in particular, please visit:

If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to email Mercedes. This is a very unique property !


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Uvita,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Green Season
1 Apr 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
16 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.48

The week of Christmas, Semana Santa and NYE, Casa Namaste rents for $1,800.00 a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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