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Pura Uvita - Whale's Tail Ocean View, Brand new home w/ salt water infinity pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Brand New 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home With Ocean Views

Nestled in the mountains of Uvita with breathtaking views of the Whale’s Tail, this brand new house is surrounded by lush rainforest and is less than 2 miles away from town.

Wake up to the sound of toucans and enjoy your breakfast on the open kitchen island. Open the living room’s sliding doors to enjoy the ocean breeze and expansive ocean views. Jump into the infinity pool and soak in the beauty of Costa Rica’s southern coastline. Whatever you choose to do, you can’t go wrong with Pura Uvita!

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We fell in love with the location as soon as we saw the view. We had been looking for properties all over Costa Rica, and when we found this one, we immediately knew this was it. The beauty of the Osa peninsula is breathtaking and there are no words for describing how relaxing it is to be able to look right down at the whale’s tail from the comfort of your home all while in the middle of the rainforest. If you are looking for a true Costa Rican green-lush rainforest experience, the Osa peninsula is definitely the place to go.

The house was designed with a modern/industrial feel and boasts modern concrete and local wood finishes throughout. The two cedar trees that were cut to make room for the house were 100% utilized for closets, doors, and cabinets. Woods from other smaller trees were used throughout the construction process as well; our goal was to minimize waste as much as possible.

We strived to create a very open floor plan which is why you’ll find ultra high ceilings and will be able to literally open up the living room into the terrace, creating a large indoor/outdoor environment and allowing air to circulate throughout the house. The design of the ceiling along with strategic fan placement help keep the house at a very comfortable temperature so A/C is not necessary (although it is available in the bedrooms).

This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom size designed to comfortably fit 4 people (2 persons per room), but it can accommodate up to 2-4 additional people (there are 2 sofa beds in the living room). There is WiFi available as well as a flat screen internet-connected TV. The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils you need to cook. Linens and towels are provided as are shampoo, conditioner, and soap.

There is an infinity pool, a large terrace and a lounging deck which could also be used for yoga.

More Details

Andrea Chaves
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Andrea Chaves

Andrea is Costa Rican (a.k.a tica) and Tim is from the U.S. We live in US and we built this house in 2016 so we can enjoy the Osa Peninsula when we visit and to share our piece of paradise with people like you from all over the world.

Andrea Chaves purchased this house in 2015

Why Andrea Chaves chose Uvita

We had been looking at properties in Costa Rica for a while when we stumbled into this beautiful property. With one of us (Andrea) being from Costa Rica we were planning on building a house that would eventually become our retirement home but that could also help us show Costa Rica to people around the world.

After searching all over the country, we believe that the Southern Pacific area is the one that best showcases what Costa Rica has to offer: beautiful scenery, lush rainforests, plenty of sightseeing and adventure, and super friendly people.

What makes this house unique

The house is brand new and is only 2.6 km from downtown Uvita. You'll enjoy an incredible Ocean View while surrounded by rainforest all within a short 10 minute drive from town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful place Andrea was a great host and communicated whenever we had a question. The house was beautiful in a beautiful location in the middle of the jungle. Sadly we didn't see any wild life though & the roads can be dangerous when wet but overall it's a beautiful home and would definitely come back!
Dec 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Uvita in Bahía Ballena

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 full-size sofa beds
  • Both bedrooms are exactly the same size. Bedroom 1 has an ensuite bathroom while Bedroom 2 has access to the bathroom via a hall.
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Pura Uvita - Whale's Tail Ocean View, Brand new home w/ salt water infinity pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews

Paradise and private amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Loved the mountain weather and the house is really cool. Loved the dirt road on way up hill to house. It’s a fun drive and 4 wheel drive is recommended. The pool is very neat but I wish it was heated because it seamed so cold all the time. Other than that it was perfect. Btw the property manager, Loren that stays nearby was very helpful. Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The photos and description of the property are extremely accurate.

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Uvita was the best part of our vacation. The home was perfect for our family of five. The views, pool and surrounding nature were highlights. The location of the market and activities worked wonderfully. The house is equipped with everything you need--cooking, showering, beach towels--nice details. We enjoyed an RTV tour through the jungle including a tour of a local coffee plantation. Our day at the beach visiting the "whale's tail" was a highlight. Thank you to Loren for making himself available to questions and making suggestions. Only negative comment was the new building on the hill around this beautiful location--construction starts at 6am. We respected--and enjoyed your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful modern home in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time the week we stayed here. The home construction and indoor/outdoor concept was very cool. If you enjoy wildlife this is a great spot - toucans every day, the occasional monkey, and the highlight for us was seeing an anteater chomping away in an ants nest. We would go out every evening and walk around the property with flashlights and find all kinds of crazy reptiles and insects. The view, pool, and patio is great. The kitchen and outdoor grill worked great for cooking. The kitchen is well equipped and even had a coffee grinder! (The knives could use some sharpening or be replaced). Property manager Loren was also very helpful and professional. The only complaint I could air is that some may find the mattresses uncomfortable. Personally they didn't bother me but my wife did not like them. And if this wasn't already obvious being inside/outside concept, if you are scared of insects then this might not be what you want. Overall we loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. It’s always great to have a kitchen (which was pretty well stocked), washer and dryer, plenty of towels and beach towels. The indoor outdoor shower was really cool. We really loved the view, Monkeys, Tuscans, birds etc. Some unwanted bugs but it’s Costa Rica. Loren was very helpful and very responsive. The ride up the hill isn’t too bad but 4 wheel drive is definitely needed. Loren will meet you on arrival and show you the way however, I purchased an international phone plan through Verizon and google maps knew the way!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with great ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at this beautiful home for Christmas (wife and I w/ 4 kids). It has incredible views of the ocean and the setting is tranquil with no noisy neighbors and lots of privacy. We enjoyed hanging out in the covered deck by the pool, reading, sleeping & just relaxing. Uvita is just 8 minutes down the road close to the BM (supermarket) and restaurants. Make sure to rent a 4x4 as the road is a bit steep getting to the house, but not bad at all and it was really fun exploring the area, including Uivta Falls just 4 minutes from the home. Loved the big island counter for preparing & eating together. Kids loved the outdoor showers and watching netflix on the TV at night. Good wifi. Also, Loren, the property manager was fantastic and met us right on time at the meeting place on the 1st day of our vacation. He lives close by and was always available if we needed anything during our stay. House had great ventilation w/ the open doors to the ocean view and we rarely used the AC (not needed but nice to have in case it gets warm). We cooked a few nights and went out to eat the others. Favorite restaurants in the area are Sibu, Roadshack Deli for lunch, Sabor Espanol, Por Que No and Los Laurales (great fish tacos). Also enjoyed day trips to Manuel Antonio (hour away) and Nayuca Waterfalls (30 minutes away) and mornings at the beach surfing (Playa Colonia 15 minutes away)--rent surfboards at Flutterby House. Highly recommended house to rent!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missouri City, TX USA

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home found in the mountains above Uvita. Each bedroom has an ocean view and full bathroom. Showing outdoors was great. A/C worked well in the bedrooms, and wasn't really needed in the living room and kitchen area. The house is designed to maximize airflow and cooler mountain temps.

Pools was lovely. We cooked most nights after getting fresh meat and produce at the base on the mountain from BM grocery.

Owner checked up on us to make sure everything was okay. Loren, who took us to the house, was available if needed. Being our fifth trip to Costa Rica, we were there to relax.

While out the house, spent many nights listening to Toucans serenade us at sunset. There is a troop of Capuchin monkeys that comes through each afternoon, quite close. Saw Howler monkeys from a distance, and of course, heard them. We also saw a pair of Great Curassows (male and female) walking the property. Our greatest thrill was seeing a Boa Constrictor. While walking away from the laundry room/shed, one was moving back toward the forest. It was about 6 feet, and wanted nothing to do with the two idiots taking pictures w/ cell phones!

Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
210 Kilometres
Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO)
Nearest Beach
5.4 Kilometres
Marino Ballena National Park
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.87

4x4 vehicle required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.