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Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & Pool

Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & Pool


Property Details

Updated: Dec 11, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Conveniently located 1000 feet above the village of Uvita, where the mountains go right down to the coast, this private 2000 square foot villa is nestled in a secluded jungle setting. There are ocean views across the entire west side of the house: kitchen, dining area, living room and veranda. One of the two bedrooms is set behind the veranda and can open up on it, allowing for an ocean view from bed. You do not need to bring much clothing because we have a dedicated laundry room and even provide the detergent. Due to the rapid rise in elevation, a 4x4 SUV will be needed and we can help you rent one at a very reasonable price. If you want to stay connected in the wilds, bring your laptop. The villa has WiFi. And if it rains, we have a flat screen TV, DVD player and extensive film collection. Or play a CD from our collection. Or have some fun with the playstation. We even have a few games.

We are pleased to have Jaguar Property Management taking care of you throughout your stay. Their competent team is at your service beginning with meeting you on your arrival in Uvita and then escorting you to the house. They are happy to provide helpful and cheery assistance and information throughout your stay.

Hike right from the front door down to a nearby river for a swim in a waterfall pool or go down to the village. Uvita is a multi-cultured community which serves as the shopping hub for the area. There are restaurants, supermarkets, a tourist information center, cafes, boutiques and shops. There is a beautiful farmer's market every Saturday morning where many local artisans sell their wares. Uvita connects to Bahia, the entrance to Marino Ballena National Park which has the Whale's Tail, a nearly 700 meter long and 250 meters wide sandbank, the third largest in the world.

Tour operators here will bring you snorkeling right off the coast at Ballena Isla or to the famous Cano Island for scuba or snorkeling. They also offer tours to Corcovado National Park across the bay for a day of hiking in one of the few primal forests left in the world. Or choose a day of deep sea fishing or tour Uvita's 1000 acre wildlife preserve. There are zip line tours and ATV tours. Go 5 miles down the Costanera to kayak on the Terraba River in the largest mangrove in all of Central America. We also have several wonderful waterfalls which you can walk to or rent a horse and ride there. The Whale's Tail divides the endless coastline of beaches into two distinct kinds. On one side, enjoy vigorous surf for both swimming and surfing. And on the other side, enjoy the calm water ideal for snorkeling.

With ocean breezes all day and cool mountain air at night, there is no need for air conditioning (although one bedroom has an in-wall unit). The two large bedrooms have queen sized beds (one bedroom has an additional single bed), private baths, and are separated by a spacious living room with dining area. All closets are dehumidified. Fully equipped kitchen and vaulted ceilings with palm frond ceiling fans give this home both comfort and beauty. Incredible wildlife and spectacular sunsets make Casa Toucan unforgettable. Wake up to the calls of howler monkeys and have sunset cocktails with resident toucans by your 40 foot ocean-view, very private swimming pool.

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  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are Rob and Lynn Clark and we built Casa Toucan as our dream vacation home where we hope one day to retire. It was built to feel like a tree house perched over the Pacific ocean but to have all the comfort and luxuries of home.

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Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & Pool
-(860) 663-2138 (Connecticut, USA)
Uvita Puntarenas

Loved it

  • 5 of 5
We are a family of 4- two adults and 2 children age 6 and 8.
We all loved staying at Casa Toucan. Very spacious rooms, open plan, view on the ocean over lush jungle. Space, air, bird calls, guttural monkey sounds- indescribable! Truly a place to relax and enjoy every minute. Pool is great, water is warm and clean, no chlorine smell.
House is very clean as well. It is also very spacious and very comfortably furnished in a great taste.
We found everything we need for a comfortable stay. The owners provided beach towels and toys, huge collection of DVDs (but only few for kids), paper towels, even laundry detergent was provided!
Even thought the house is in the middle of a jungle we have not had wild life crawling around the house. We saw a tiny lizard inside a few times, I think it was anole.
Outside we saw toucans and lizards. Heard but seldom saw monkeys.
Waterfall a little ways from the house is beautiful and the water is deep enough for swimming. Last few steps to the fall are quite steep but manageable.
Staying at Casa Toucan was great. We definitely got the value for our money.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & Pool
-(860) 663-2138 (Connecticut, USA)
Uvita Puntarenas
Silverthorne, CO

The title describes it perfectly

  • 5 of 5
Casa Toucan is an amazing jungle get away with plenty to do in the surrounding area. The 3mile drive up and down the road, can be tiring after a while, but well worth it. Plenty of activities, beaches and restaurants within 30 minutes of the house.
The house itself is very comfortable and spacious with a great view. Fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle. The kitchen has just about everything you need to cook a meal for 6 or 7 people, and there is a grill outside. Having a washer/dryer was a bonus. There is also a property management team to assist you. They have great recommendations, are easily available, and very kind.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your vacation and thank you for taking the time to write this review. One small correction. The distance from town up to the house is 2 miles, not 3.
Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & Pool
-(860) 663-2138 (Connecticut, USA)
Uvita Puntarenas

Wonderful House in Uvita area

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and another couple spent 10 days in this house. We have rented multiples from VRBO in places all over the world. This was one of the best equipped houses we have ever stayed in. There was everything we needed for cooking, the grill was great- lots of movies for watching. The house is perfect for two couples or a family. The pool is fabulous, and the view is amazing. We woke up to howlers and watched Toucans every day. Some of the best sunsets we have ever seen! The road to the house is steep but manageable with a 4 wheel drive. The only negative comment I have is the bed in the guest room- it creaked horribly and was difficult to get used to. They need to buy a bed that doesn't creak every time you turn over. Other than that, it was a great experience and we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good feedback and we are replacing the bed!
Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & Pool
-(860) 663-2138 (Connecticut, USA)
Uvita Puntarenas
New Jersey

Rainforest Central

  • 5 of 5
My family and I were in casa toucan for a week during the month of July. It was an amazing experience. You MUST have a 4x4 to get up there. The way up is very steep but that is of course since the house has an amazing view and location in the rainforest overlooking the ocean. Even when it rains it is amazing to be there. You will be woken up by howler monkeys sometimes which is all part of the adventurous stay! I highly recommend this GORGEOUS home with many amenities. All you need is some food and yourself! Oh and yes there are many things to do at the bottom of the mountain! too many tours, it's impossible to do it all!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & Pool
-(860) 663-2138 (Connecticut, USA)
Uvita Puntarenas

Incredible place!

  • 5 of 5
We knew this would be a great place based on the photo's and the reviews from recent renters. But anyway, we were surprised. This is such a perfect place - everything works and the quality is top notch (no Ikea here).

We stayed five days over Christmas with three teenagers - the teenagers loved the place as much as we did. It takes twelve minutes to drive from the main road to the house. Pretty steep, but no problem with a 4WD.

During our stay we visited Playa Hermose and Playa Ballena. We took a tour to Cano Island and Corcovado with Doplhin Tours. This is recommended - saw dolphins, whales, a crocodile, turtles, monkeys etc. Pedro was a great guide on sea and in the rainforest.

Would love to go back!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & Pool
-(860) 663-2138 (Connecticut, USA)
Uvita Puntarenas

I'll be back !!!

I'll be back !!!
  • 5 of 5
We spent three nights last July at Casa Toucan. We all enjoyed our stay and found it way too short. The house is located high in the mountain with some view to the ocean but this is not the main attraction. You really feel like living into the jungle. Each morning we were awake by howler monkeys and birds sometime located just beside the house. Having a morning coffee in this environment was for us one of the best part of our trip. Everyday we saw Toucans (...) flying around. You rapidly become familiar with their sound and enjoy trying to find them around.
Please have the small hike to the fall and river close by. You have great chance to see the monkeys like we did. The house doesn't have windows except for the second bedroom. We never needed air conditionning even if it was above 24 deg. at night. There is a small breeze combined with the ceiling fan that make you sleep well.

The pool was fantastic, always refreshing and made our two sons happy to go back home after our daily adventures in the region. The house was very well equiped and we had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare our meals.
The master bedroom is very nice specialy for the shower wich gives you the feeling of being outside.

This area (Uvita, Dominical and surround), is gorgeous and not very well know by tourists. Marina Ballena park is a must if you want to go to the beach. There is some very nice restaurant. A stop to Citrus (Ojochal) is highly recommanded if you
want a good food experience.

We hignly recommend renting this villa. This is now the way we travel with our kids since it is much more adapted to our way of living than hotel and resorts. Also, Uvita has two very nice grocery store wich had all the product we wanted and more. I think it is due in part with the fact that many houses around are owned by North-American people. They also had a reasonable choice of wine...

For those worried with the road to get there, If you have a 4x4 there is no problemo ! You should worry only , like our sons mentionned, when there is snow on the road... (darn Canadians)

We found our trip too short (2 weeks) too see all the beauties of Costa-Rica. We will come back one day to complete our visit and Casa Toucan will certainly be on our list.

Luc, Sophie and the Kids
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

Uvita is right in the middle of the Southern Pacific Zone and therefore makes it much easier to see everything that this part of Costa Rica offers.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Quepos Regional Airport at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Quepos at 25 Miles Nearest Motorway : Costanero at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Marina Ballena at 3 Miles Car: necessary

Waterfalls, Spanish School, Zip-line tours, Nature reserves


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Semana Santa - Easter Week
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49

$200 discount on stays 10 days or longer. $400 discount on stays 20 days or longer.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


From the Owner

We feel right in the jungle with peace and quiet, listening to howler monkeys and toucans instead of chickens and radios.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker and grinder, Toaster, In Sink Garbage Disposal, de-humidified closets, iron and board, 30 minutes from regional airport and 3 hours from San Jose international airport; 4x4 SUV necessary
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