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Charming 1 Bedroom Casita

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 bedroom Casita with kitchen, air-conditioning, deck, TV and pool, sleeps 2


Welcome to La Casita, our rental Villa. La Casita is secluded for privacy in the back of our upscale, tropical, Asian-style compound and offers all the amenities of a luxurious getaway with ocean and jungle views in our gated compound with 24-hour security. Our compound consists of 4 buildings, our main open styled house, 2 car garage with 2 bedrooms on the 2nd level, our live-in caretakers house and La Casita.


We are located just over 1/2 mile off the paved Costanera Highway above the quaint village of Uvita at an elevation of about 700 feet overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We are only 5 minutes to town and supermarkets, banks, restaurants, gas station, medical facility, pharmacy, etc.. We are 17 kms south of Dominical and 16 kms north of Ojachal. Uvita is the center of this beautiful southern pacific zone. Uvita is the home of the Ballena National Park and the location of the Whales Tale Beach. We are only a 10 to 15 minute drive in either direction to all the beaches from Dominical to Ojachal. The famous Manuel Antonio National Park is less than an hours drive north and the Sierpe Mangrove is about 1 1/2 hours south. The natural beauty of this area and wealth of activities make this a truly great destination.


As guests in La Casita you will enjoy our large tiled pool that is surrounded with Columbia crushed coral decking (cool to the feet). Adjacent to the pool is a Balinese style pavilion with hammocks and a gas barbeque. A "tree house" deck connects to the pool built on stilts where you can sit and watch the ocean, have a glass of wine or other beverage and watch whatever hops, crawls or fly's by.

La Casita is one bedroom with a queen bed, a walk-in closet, air-conditioning and TV with Sky Satellite of Costa Rica programming. The kitchen is complete with a small 4 burner gas stove with oven, large refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, toaster oven and a large sink with a garbage disposal. The kitchen has all the utensils, plates, pots and pans and everything you will need. We also stock the kitchen with basics such as salt, pepper, spices, vegetable oil etc., etc.. The inside living area blending in with the kitchen has a futon. The bathroom is large with a walk in shower with a garden view. The large outside covered deck as you enter La Casita has built in benches with table for dining. This deck is truly the place to sit and relax surrounded by jungle and gardens. On many occasions the monkeys hang out in the trees above looking down at you and toucans fly by or sit in the trees calling out with their unique sound to let all know they are there. All rooms including the bathroom and deck have ceiling fans.

Maid service and laundry are included. There is internet access and if you need you can use our land line phone. You will need a 4 wheel drive car. Roads are challenging in Costa Rica. We are always available for whatever you need. We can make suggestions on tours and even help you book tours.

We do call all interested guests so please make sure to include your phone number with your inquiry.

Our local phone numbers

011 506 2743-8912 home line

011 506 8854-4993 Joyce cell

011 506 8829-0632 Chan cell

More Details

Joyce Weisel
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Charming 1 Bedroom Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful jungle casita

  • 5 of 5

What a nice little casita set in the middle of the jungle yet so close to the village of Uvita.It was nice to wake up to the sound of the howler monkeys and the various birds.You can also have a glimpse of Isla Ballena and Joyce' s lovely garden with the biggest collection of Heliconias.

The casita has everything you need ,the kitchen is well equipped to prepare your meals and the outside deck is perfect to relax .The pool was also quite nice and soothing.

You will love being a guest at Joyce's beautiful casita...she will do everything to make you stay welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful casita

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our two week stay in Joyce's casita. The large terrace has spectacular views to the sea and is surrounded by jungle. We saw countless toucans, two types of monkeys and even a pair of scarlet macaws flew past one afternoon. Just a short walk uphill from Joyce's house one evening, we saw a sloth and more monkeys. The casita is ideally situated to visit all the spectacular beaches nearby. Joyce is a very friendly host as are her staff. She also has two friendly dogs! The road to the casita is easy enough with a 4WD, it is only a couple of minutes from the highway. It is a lovely, quiet location in the jungle.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home--but better!!

  • 5 of 5

Joyce is an amazing host, and her staff (Mari & Gilbert) are phenomenal as well! We arrived to a refrigerator stocked with staples & some treats, as well as a full bag of coffee--such a welcome & appreciated surprise! This is just one way that Joyce welcomed us and made us feel at home. We had all of the privacy that we needed up in the casita, but felt as if we were staying with family members. This was a perfect place to stay with our kids (4 & 7)! They loved the pool, Mari's enthusiasm/love of children, Gilbert's special delivery of interesting insects (and even a baby iguana), and Joyce's easy-going nature and flexibility! We also appreciated Joyce's knowledge of the area, as well as the helpful advice she offered. We couldn't help but leave with tears in our eyes--we highly recommend it, and would not hesitate to stay there again. *FYI: she has two friendly dogs, 4WD is a MUST!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way. Joyce is an amazing host and was extremely helpful and welcoming. In our 4-week costa rican journey, our stay in the casita was our favourite. Highly recommend it to everyone.

Barbara& family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Home Base

  • 5 of 5

Joyce made us feel right at home instantly and was a terrific host -- we really enjoyed our few days in her casita. She has thought of everything, including providing great pantry staples and a platter of fruit that was so fresh it lasted us for days of breakfasts! She's lived in the area for many years, so her knowledge is invaluable. And yep, that pool and the view!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Jungle Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time staying at Joyce's place. She was a great host and recommended great restaurants and excursions for us. The pool was great and the view was spectacular. Lots of wild life to be seen in and around the place. I also highly recommend Uvita. It was our favorite town in Costa Rica. We also loved her dogs! Hi Joyce! Hope you are doing well!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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