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$Million Dollar Ocean View Luxury Estate

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

$Million dollar Pacific ocean view from our custom built home with Largest Infinity Edge Pool in Uvita Area and less than 1/2 mile as the Toucan flies from the Ocean. Privacy on our 13 acres with 35 foot waterfall and only 2.5 miles to shopping, restaurants and bank plus added security of staff living on grounds in another house. Our 3,500 sf Kincaid design home has ocean views from every room including master suite shower. Home is surrounded by exotic gardens with over 500 tropical flowering plants and fruit trees. All furniture is custom made ,several wood carvings ,custom Italian Tile work throughout.

This house was Kincaid designed to fit this most spectacular homesite which many say ( including internet provider) has the most incredible oceanviews to be found in all of Costa Rica.

Grounds and house are meticulously maintained by our maid/gardener/security guard.

Activities: Whale Watching, Zip-lining, Waterfall Horseback riding tours, Osa Peninsula Jungle adventures, World-class Deep sea fishing, Uvita Jungle Adventures, Boruca Indian Village excursions, Ultralight flights

The Unique Benefits at this House: Most spectacular Ocean views of Pacific Coast. Custom design Kincaid design home with custom made furniture, wood carvings, original artwork and Italian tiles. Largest Infinity edge pool in Uvita area, privacy yet close to shopping, banks, etc

More Details

Owner
Del Chmielewski
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Del Chmielewski

My wife and I have lived in Wisconsin all our lives. I own a CPA firm and love to travel to exotic places. This is our dream retirement home.

Del Chmielewski purchased this house in 2009

Why Del Chmielewski chose Puntarenas

In 2000 a friend recommended that we visit the Uvita Costa Rica area. We fell in love with the area and bought land in 2002. It is the only area on the Pacific Coast where the mountains come right down to the ocean making it the most dramatic landscape. Uvita area has the following amenities: National Park with Whale Watching,200-500ft waterfalls,Best Deep-sea fishing in World,Most eco-diversity in World, Many Americans who live there. I call it the 'Naples of Costa Rica'.

What makes this house unique

The best most expansive (50+ miles) oceanviews in all of Costa Rica as verified by our Internet provider.One of the largest private lots in our development 13.3 acres , which means more privacy for you.

Friendliest , most helpful staff as witnessed by our reviews

Guestbook comments from the owner

“This place is Awesome! On site staff went above and beyond our expectations. We're definitely coming back next time. thanks Guys. ”
Feb 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

5

Good choice for first trip to Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This was our first trip to Costa Rica. This property, and Uvita in general, seemed to be a good choice.

The owner Del made every effort to help non-Spanish speaking Americans have a great first trip. We were glad we took his offer to rent his vehicle (we met folks who had bad experiences with car rental) and to have caretaker Alex pick us up in San Jose. And, Del arranged some great day trips and provided lots of helpful info on the area. And, Estephanie cooked several dinners for us and did a great job.

We were also happy with the choice of Uvita as a destination. It is small enough to have a local feel but not isolated or remote. Beach trips, horse back riding trips, zip lining, fishing all within an hour. No big gated resorts or high pressure urban density. Lots of small and local places to eat and a few higher end. Beaches especially beautiful and empty. People very friendly.

The house is very comfortable. The view is as advertised and the property is very quiet high on the mountain with plants and wildlife abundant. We found the pool, kitchen and bedrooms/bathroom all easy to use and right-sized (ie not overdone). The internet was a tad spotty. Alex and Estephanie took care of everything very well and pointed us to some nice places to visit.

As we got to know our way around the area, the climb up the mountain to the house seemed less intimidating. You need 4 wheel drive and a steady hand but "steep" somehow does not do it justice. We allowed 15-20 minutes to get from the house to Uvita.

The work on the new house on the same property and just down the hill was wrapping up when we were there and that may change the feel of the original house a bit. It is well down the hill but the drive to the new house goes past the original house.

I would recommend both the house and Uvita.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at Del Congos de Uvita. It was a pleasure to share my dream home with you and I'm glad you appreciate many of the things that make it so special. Pura Vida , Del
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Marion, NC USA
5

The best of the best

  • 5 of 5

Renting this villa is and was one of the best vacation experiences I have been able to share with my family. Can't say enough about the ambience, location and accomodations to make this such a memorable trip. On site support staff was excellent, helpful and available. What a paradise of sight and sound! For those who like being off the beaten path, this is the place to be. All the activity and dining recommendations were spot on. Spectacular sunsets are the norm and the food choices worth a little travel. La Parcela, Hacinda Baru, Marina Bellina, the list goes on for all the things to do. My family is already clamoring for a return trip. I would recommend this property unreservedly! I know reviews like this are hard to believe but all I can say is you have to experience it because some things are hard to put into words. PS. I do have the pictures to prove it!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, It was a pleasure to share my retirement estate with you and your family. I believe planning a vacation to an unfamiliar destination can be difficult and that is why I personally get so involved in helping my guests to "make it a trip of a lifetime". From offering airport pickup , tour booking, favorite restaurants list, and even renting my car to them. I am constantly working on training my staff to provide the best service as well as constantly adding amenities to my home. Your review is testimony that my hard work as well as my staffs is living up to and exceeding my guests expectations. I look forward to helping you plan your next stay at "Del Congos de Uvita"
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4

The property was a feast for the eye. Beautiful home.

  • 4 of 5
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An amazing experience. House and pool were perfect. And truly a million dollar view. Caretakers are great. House was equipped with every thing you needed. NBird life, bug life(interesting) but not threatening. Heard the howler monkeys. Saw toucans, king vulture, hummingbirds all from the patio. The community of Uvita had everything you need. Even the road in added to the experience. Dels suv was great for the job. Loved the south west of Costa Rica. Hope to return.

Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and staying with us at Del Congos de Uvita. It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip and I am glad you enjoyed driving my vehicle. We are constantly doing enhancements to the property and are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our lovely caretakers.Hope that you come back soon.
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5

Memories of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful, relaxing and high end vacation home! We were literally breathless making the trek up the mountain to get to Del Congos de Uvita and once we reached our destination, the view was spectacular. The accommodations were wonderful, including ocean views from every room of this poolside home. Each room was extremely comfortable and the home had everything we needed to cook and prepare any meals we wished. The home is well taken care of by the groundskeepers, Alex and Estephani, who were absolutely wonderful and took care of our every need. There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy lots of local activities including ziplining, horseback riding, fishing, a trip to the beach, shopping and much more. We recommend renting the vehicle that is available through this rental unless you come with your own 4x4. Nothing short of an amazing adventure and relaxing time. The day we returned from this vacation, we immediately booked another week with this same property owner at Del Congos de Uvita and can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review . I am so pleased to see that you will be coming back this March to stay again . Every year we tried to do several improvements to our lovely home. I hope you enjoy them .
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
5

Awesome view and amazing pool!

  • 5 of 5
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The location of this house is simply amazing. We woke our first morning to a barrel of monkeys in the trees outside our bedroom windows. The view down the mountain is even better when viewed from floating in the infinity pool.

Thank you Del, for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at Del Congos de Uvita. Based on your story, I guess we named the house correctly. Congos are the Holler Monkeys. I'm sure you also heard and saw the many Toucans and Cusingas that frequent our property mainly because unlike many other homes we are on a large parcel surrounded by primary Jungle. If I were a bird or Monkey I would choose Del Congos de Uvita my favorite place to hang out! I trust you also enjoyed it when Alex (our caretaker) and Estephany (maid) gave you Organic fruit, vegetables and flowers from our gardens. I hope that you return to visit again.
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4

Beautiful Views and Great Accomodations

  • 4 of 5

Del Congos is a beautiful property located high above the coast near the town of Uvita. The views are spectacular and the surrounding jungle is lush and full of colorful birds and other wildlife. The main house was perfect for three couples with a master bedroom on the upper level and two nice sized bedrooms on the main level. Each has their own private bath. The kitchen is in the center of the house and the eating and other common areas are outside under a nice shaded patio area overlooking the pool. There is a second home which was vacant when we were there. It is located down a hill below the main home and the two are far enough apart where privacy would still be good. The property is clean and very well maintained by the caretakers, Alex and Estephany, who live in a casita onsite. We rented the Toyota Prado from the owner and hired Alex to be our driver for the week so we wouldn't have to worry about directions or driving up and down the steep hill. Alex was very gracious and willing to do whatever he could to make our vacation a great experience. It was helpful to have someone in our group who knew some Spanish, but Alex and Estephany are both very friendly and happy to assist with restaurant suggestions, etc. We did a fair amount of hiking up and down the road outside the property gate, which was a great workout and also offered some additional amazing views. There are several beautiful beaches in and around Uvita, some of which have restaurants nearby or others that are undeveloped. All were great for walking or swimming. We also went on the zipline tour (recommended) and did some snorkeling. Overall, a great place for a relaxing, laid-back vacation.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your positive comments that tell first hand about your experience. We are constantly working on training of our staff and the high standards our guests expect. Travel to a foreign country with a different language can be challenging yet very exciting also. I believe that from the moment you step off the plane I feel I can positively impact the quality of your vacation, by arranging to have someone(English speaking) to greet you and wisp you off to our lovely home, To arranging for your rental of my personal 8 passenger SUV, to arranging for my chauffeur to drive you, to having my chef cook a welcome meal for you, to arranging all your tours. Once you receive the highest personal care of Del Congos de Uvita, you will relax immediately as we believe "this is how we would like to be treated when we vacation!"
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Map

Manuel Antonio National Park
"Beautiful National park with closeup Monkey action"
Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge

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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Envisionfest 2017
Feb 19 2017 - Feb 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$369
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season - Cont
Feb 28 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$269
$1,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Xmas 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Cose to Xmas
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$429
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning end of stay $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Damage Protection $1500 $60
Tax Rate 13.0%

Monthly Rates upon request
Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , 5'X6' shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
  • Italian Tiles and large showers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Very private
    Master Suite - 1 king , Whole 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Very Private
  • Oceanview from every bedroom and Master suite shower
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
On-site security and Daily Maid service, Catering Available: Typical Costa Rican Meal with advanced request, Ocean View: Best Most Expansive 30+ mile Views of Pacific Coast Anywhere, Gazebo: Separate free-standing Brand-new Palm frond Palapa with Breakfast table and spectacular views, Private Pool: Largest Infinity Edge Pool In Uvita area with Water Slide. Lighted for Night Use.Temperature at night is naturally cool 60-65 degrees for sleeping without air conditioning, otherwise celing fans which we rarely have use for since we are located at 2,000 feet yet directly above the ocean where you can hear and see waves break..

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