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Beach Front Home in Ballena Marine Natl Park

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 17, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Located on Costa Rica's South Pacific shore in Ballena Marine National Park, a renowned Marine Sanctuary that faces Playa Ballena, a pristine beach stretching along 4 kms of natural beauty.

Casa Luna is a modern house, bright and airy with beautiful views of Ballena Island and an easy stroll to amazing beaches. There are 4 full bedrooms with 4 complete baths, 3 en-suite. The Master bedroom now includes air conditioning.

If you are looking for a place to relax and be in contact with nature, this is the place to come. Casa Luna is located on a private farm with exclusive access to Ballena and Playa de Arco Beach.

Come and visit us, nature is calling! (more homes available)

A minimum 50% deposit is due upon booking. This is 90% refundable with more than 30 days advance notice from check in date.

Deposit is 50% refundable from 30 -10 days advance notice from check in date. Cancellations within 10 days of arrival are subject no refund of deposit.

Balance due 10 days prior to check in, unless arrangements have been made to pay balance upon arrival.

Keywords: House, beachfront, Playa Ballena

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

7 Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

5

Paradise in Ballena!

  • 5 of 5

We spent six months living in Costa Rica with our five children, ages 6 to 15. We lived at Casa Luna for the last two months of our stay. We only rented homes with 5-star traveler reviews and still it was by far the best property we rented. Our hosts, Dave and Natalia, were so obviously committed to making sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. They were friendly, approachable and responsive to our questions. We felt like we were being treated like family.

The home is on a large, beautiful piece of beach-front property with a private driveway and private access to the beach. The grounds are beautiful with lots of trees and flowering plants. There is an abundance of interesting wildlife - we saw scarlet macaws, parrots, basilisk lizards, monkeys, ibises, hawks, even an anteater!

The house itself is clean and well cared-for. The beds are comfortable. We fixed all of our meals in the kitchen and had everything we needed. The internet connection is good. There is a wonderful balcony with a hammock and some rocking chairs - we loved sitting out there with just the sounds of the waves and the jungle to keep us company.

The beach is just a short walk down the path. Sometimes people would walk by or we could see them in the distance, but we often had the entire beach to ourselves. At low tide, the gently-sloping beach is great for playing frisbee and the waves were usually just right for swimming and boogie boarding. (For surfing, our favorite beach was Playa Hermosa - about 10 minutes north.)

There are a couple of good grocery stores down the road as well as some fun waterfalls. Easy access to Dominical, Manuel Antonio, Hacienda Baru, etc.

We've been home three months, but we are dreaming of getting back here as soon as possible! When we do make it back , we'll definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Para olvidarse del ruido, del estrés, etc.

  • 5 of 5

Un lugar lleno de tranquilidad y comodidad. De muy fácil acceso por la carretera que está en muy buenas condiciones.

Con una vista muy bonita desde la casa. Atrás las montañas, al frente el mar.

Tuvimos la oportunidad de ver a lo lejos como las ballenas expulsaban agua, esto, porque casualmente

llegaban a la zona marítima frente a la propiedad.

Pudimos ver varios animales como: monos, gran variedad de pájaros y mapaches.

Muy agradecidos con la ayuda de Natalia por guiarnos para que llegáramos sin ningún problema.

Cerca del parque Marino Ballena, para quienes quieran visitarlo.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable home, direct beach access

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Casa Luna over the winter holiday season. We found it to be exceptionally comfortable as well as aesthetically pleasing.

We ate many of our meals in, the kitchen was well set up for cooking. We could gather at the large table or in the living room. During down time we wandered off to a hammock or comfy rocking chair on the covered porch to watch the sunset over the water or read a book. We liked the Costa Rican style rocking chairs on the porch so much we bought two at the airport on our way home and had them shipped home.

When we did go out, some favorite restaurants in the area were Sabor Espanol in Uvita, Porque No? up almost to Dominical, and the Jolly Roger for the wide assortment of chicken wings and amazing view.

Dave re-configured the internet at the beginning of our stay, after which the wifi worked consistently well. Both Dave and Natalia were responsive, helpful, and professional. Their desire to provide a top quality experience for their guests is obvious. We very much appreciated them.

We are a family of four with young adult / teen daughters, and were in Uvita learning how to surf. The large sand beaches and gentle break make it a perfect place to learn, and Bodhi Surf School provided an amazing learning experience. Between lessons, because surfing beat us up and tired us out so much, we spent a fair amount of time relaxing and recuperating at Casa Luna.

The house was everything we wanted. The only downsides were that the beaches in the area are all completely under water at high tide, and the early howler reverie. The howler monkeys wake at dawn and the whole place sounds like a scene from Jurassic Park. While it is a true jungle experience I never did learn how to sleep through it.

I would recommend Casa Luna without hesitation and would definitely return, if I find myself heading back to the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable home with direct beach access

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Casa Luna over the winter holiday season. We found it to be exceptionally comfortable as well as aesthetically pleasing.

We ate many of our meals in, the kitchen was well set up for cooking. We could gather at the large table or in the living room. During down time we wandered off to a hammock or comfy rocking chair on the covered porch to watch the sunset over the water or read a book. We liked the Costa Rican style rocking chairs on the porch so much we bought two at the airport on our way home and had them shipped home.

When we did go out, some favorite restaurants in the area were Sabor Espanol in Uvita, Porque No? up almost to Dominical, and the Jolly Roger for the wide assortment of chicken wings and amazing view.

Dave re-configured the internet at the beginning of our stay, after which the wifi worked consistently well. Both Dave and Natalia were responsive, helpful, and professional. Their desire to provide a top quality experience for their guests is obvious. We very much appreciated them.

We are a family of four with young adult / teen daughters, and were in Uvita learning how to surf. The large sand beaches and gentle break make it a perfect place to learn, and Bodhi Surf School provided an amazing learning experience. Between lessons, because surfing beat us up and tired us out so much, we spent a fair amount of time relaxing and recuperating at Casa Luna.

The house was everything we wanted. The only downsides were that the beaches in the area are all completely under water at high tide, and the early howler reverie. The howler monkeys wake at dawn and the whole place sounds like a scene from Jurassic Park. While it is a true jungle experience I never did learn how to sleep through it.

I would recommend Casa Luna without hesitation and would definitely return, if I find myself heading back to the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yardley PA
4

Casa Luna

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house, which was beautiful. The monkeys and bird life were memorable.

Dave and Natalia were so helpful with arranging tours and providing what our sons

needed for activities.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz
5

Beautiful Ballena Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with friends in Casa Luna last summer, and loved it! The house is beautifully furnished, and has everything you need. The floorplan is open to take in beautiful views of the ocean and all the wonderful sounds of Costa Rica. We saw howler monkeys in the trees right down the driveway. Just steps away from a cool river and beach, you don't need to get in your car to access one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Natalia and Dave can give you the local scoop on all the places you won't want to miss from delicious pizza to fun zip line tours.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak
Aug 15 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,599
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,995
 

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Amenities

From the Owner

Private access to the beach.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, Separate Tub and shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, Separate Tub and shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Day Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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