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Eco Retreat - Ultimate Privacy - Oceanview, River

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
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Features Completely Private Estate of 4 Acres Separate Main House & Casita Altitude of 853ft/260mts above sea level 180 degree view of Ocean and view Infinity Edge Plunge Pool with incredible ocean view and poolside Rancho 7 minute walk to private access of waterfall and natural swimming hole year round Gas BBQ 15 minute drive to Playa Uvita, Playa Hermosa & Chamon 380sqf Expansive Deck iPod speaker dock Handmade Furniture & Cabinetry Morpho Eco Retreat is an eco-friendly, designed villa perched above the jungle valley. The villa has established itself as a unique vacation rental in the southern area of Costa Rica due to its unusual design and great privacy. This unique estate, situated on four acres, just 10 minutes up the mountain from the town of Uvita, is ideal for those wh...Features Completely Private Estate of 4 Acres Separate Main House & Casita Altitude of 853ft/260mts above sea level 180 degree view of Ocean and view Infinity Edge Plunge Pool with incredible ocean view and poolside Rancho 7 minute walk to private access of waterfall and natural swimming hole year round Gas BBQ 15 minute drive to Playa Uvita, Playa Hermosa & Chamon 380sqf Expansive Deck iPod speaker dock Handmade Furniture & Cabinetry Morpho Eco Retreat is an eco-friendly, designed villa perched above the jungle valley. The villa has established itself as a unique vacation rental in the southern area of Costa Rica due to its unusual design and great privacy. This unique estate, situated on four acres, just 10 minutes up the mountain from the town of Uvita, is ideal for those who seek modern comfort, an outdoor lifestyle, and amazing views. Highlights of the property include onsite river access with a waterfall and swimming hole within walking distance, amazing views of the Whale's Tail National Park, and an intimate outdoor area that attracts many species of birds and butterflies. The expansive 180-degree view of the Whale's Tail with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, is visible upon arrival. The main deck, which functions as the outdoor dining area, offers daily opportunities for bird-watching and the westward view offers a wonderful vantage point of Cano Island, one of the finest destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving in Costa Rica. Morpho Eco Retreat was designed by Los Angeles- based architect, James Meraz. Limited environmental impact and the utilization of natural, locally-sourced materials were adhered to throughout the construction process. Many types of wood, native to Costa Rica, were used on the custom interior furnishings. The result is a unique, modern two bedroom / two bathroom villa, accompanied by a separate one bedroom / one bathroom guesthouse set below, in the lush jungle. The main house comfortably accommodates six while the guesthouse sleeps four... making this a perfect option for larger groups as well. When viewed from above, the inward-facing roof design of the main villa evokes a butterfly-in-flight. The name, Morpho Eco Retreat, was derived from the Blue Morpho, one of the most beautiful butterflies in Costa Rica. The primary residence includes a master bedroom, with a king bed set against a dramatic teak headboard which camouflages the master closet. Along with an en-suite bathroom that includes a double shower as well as his & her sinks, the area is a perfect refuge at the end of the day. The guest bedroom, with its design oriented bunk-wall, offers ample sleeping room for four adults or children. Each sleeping compartment offers its own window, reading light and outlet for charging. The room has its own en-suite bathroom as well, with a bathtub and shower. All rooms, with their high ceilings, ample windows and sliding doors with deck access, and upper wall-screens... provide ventilation via the ample, afternoon breezes, keeping the rooms airy throughout the day. Functioning as an anchor for the two en-suites, is a lovely, open-concept great room. With its custom designed, modern kitchen that includes an eat-at-island, cooking and entertaining has never been easier! The kitchen area looks directly onto the living area, promoting conversation and participation from guests. All of the furnishings were custom built on site. All the kitchen appliances-refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher, etc... are brand new and the kitchen is well stocked with dinnerware for the next gathering and basic staples. If you enjoy cooking outdoors, there is a gas barbecue located downstairs, next to the grassy garden, as well. Casita Step down the covered, steel staircase, and you are immersed in lush jungle, a forest of fern palms greats you as you arrive at the guest 'Casita'. This residence is a self-contained - 500 sqft. house that boasts one bedroom with a queen bed and a full-size pullout futon in the open concept living area. There is also a fully stocked kitchen, complete with refrigerator, stove & oven, coffee maker. There is an indoor table that seats four as well as a covered, 285sqft, dining area located outside that overlooks the ocean as well as the jungle valley below. The intimate setting, offers privacy as well as a very unique, outdoor, rain shower experience. Perfect, jungle hideaway for couples or additional guests with young children... the casita sleeps four people comfortably. The sounds of the river will lull you to sleep! Morpho's vicinity to the town of Uvita offers access to two supermarkets, two banks, many restaurants and all kinds of tour operators that offer a wide variety of of off-site activities during the day. Surfing & SUP lessons, kayaking trips to the mangroves, horseback riding on the beach, waterfall & bird-watching hikes, diving & snorkeling, beautiful- deserted beaches, as well as zip-lining tours, just to name a few! A stay at Morpho Eco retreat beckons with the sights and sounds of nature from the moment you arrive. Book your next Costa Rican vacation to Morpho Eco Retreat today and you can start planning a vacation filled with adventure and relaxation! Pura Vida Please note, we do not rent to separate parties at the same time ** You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle with low gears to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica** Beds: 1 King Bed, 4 Twin BedsMore
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About the Owner
Dawn E
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2016
Interaction with guests
I live in the States most of the year. During these times, my property management team handles check-ins/outs and is available for any assistance you may need. There is also a young Costa Rican couple that live on the property as our caretakers, they can assist if needed.
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Reviews (4)
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The perfect getaway. Beautifully and thoughtfully designed contemporary space surrounded by nature. I left London behind and remembered how to breathe here. The house is so comfortable and cool. It feels wonderfully secluded but is not too isolated if you want to explore or stock...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank EM669
Management response:Responded 13 May 2018

Thank you so much for being part of our little group, Elaine! Simone and I also had a lovely time. I'm so happy you finally got to experience some of the little things that made us fall in love with Costa Rica, decide to buy...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018

My wife and I were lucky enough to get a chance to stay here with Dawn (our host) and several friends. The property was amazing and the house itself is beautiful. The property is in a perfect location to jump off to ocean and jungle...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank justinendrizzi1
Management response:Responded 13 May 2018

Thank you so much for your thoughtful description of the property, Justin! It was lovely to have and Jodi as a part of our lovely, intimate group of guests. Your comments are a large part of why we fell in love with this particular property...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This trip was amazing thanks to spending time in this beautiful house overlooking the ocean. We spent our trip doing everything that was recommended to us in the guest book of activities and restaurants. I can't say enough good things about our vacation! From zip...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Theo D
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words, Theo! It's always great for me to hear that guests enjoy our home and the surrounding areas many offers, as much as we do. We hope to have you back again some day! Pura Vida Dawn

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This home was amazing! Views of " the whale's tail" from the pool. Saw howler monkeys on several days! The home was eco modern and so relaxing. The location was perfect! I would highly recommend this home and can't wait to go back!

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Dutchgirl46
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Thanks so much for your review of your stay, Kimber. It was great having you at our place. I would love to have you visit again in the future!!! Pura Vida Dawn

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Cooker
Grill
Gym
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Ocean Views
Housekeeping Optional
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The area around Uvita has alot to offer for all types of travelers. There are many beaches withing 10-15 minutes drive from the property. There are many outfits that offer a variety of activities, for example: SUP, surfing, kayaking, zip-lining, horeback riding, waterfall visits with river swimming and repelling... the list goes on and on. Many live music venues with great food to be had or you can just do your own shopping and enjoy the peace and quiet of the property!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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