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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Uvita, Province of Puntarenas

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krseiden
Montville, New Jersey
1 review
“Highlight of my trip”
Reviewed 2 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

My boyfriend booked this place for us to stay while visiting the Uvita area. I loved it when I saw the pictures online before we traveled and really looked forward to staying there. Actually being there surpassed my expectations. The casitas are very livable - airy, bright, plenty of space, nice kitchen area to cook (or not), big window and porch that face Rio Morete. The grounds, including the pool, are beautiful. I walked around every morning and drank a coffee on the porch. We spotted many types of birds and could hear the howlers off in the tall trees. The hosts, Rachel and Steve, are lovely. They are personable and friendly, and good sources of information, without being intrusive. I recommend walking the river to the nearby falls. I did not want to leave and would go back in a hearbeat! I highly recommend the location for a peaceful and beautiful stay.

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Management Response
6 Apr 2018
Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the beautiful surroundings- we would be very happy to have you return. We do strive to be helpful but not intrusive, so we are happy that you said we are getting it right.
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Sonia T
Ulverston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely private casitas set in stunning gardens.”
Reviewed 8 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017
1
person found this review helpful

The stylish and comfortable casitas are set in some of the most beautiful tropical gardens imaginable. They're private and very quiet with easy access to the river. On the opposite bank is a large area of protected forest with a huge variety of birds, monkeys, butterflies etc giving the whole experience a wild and remote feeling. And yet the site is really handy for the main coast road and the nearby beaches should you want them. The owners, Rachel and Steve were friendly and very helpful (especially when our hire-car's battery let us down!) and yet never intrusive, despite always being on hand. A real slice of tropical paradise with a sizable pool in what has to be one of the most gorgeous settings for a relaxing swim.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jan 2018
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here and appreciated the wildlife. Thank you also for giving us your the list of the 40 odd different bird species you saw whilst you were here - very interesting for us!
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Melissa H
1 review
“Pura Vida - Oasis”
Reviewed 2 March 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Photos and words simply cannot do justice to this property, or these hosts. Rachel and Steve's casitas are absolutely magical. The gardens are immaculate and surprisingly private given that there are three casitas on the property. All 3 casitas were occupied while we were there but we never ended up sharing the pool or the gardens with anyone else, so we were able to get some real R&R. One of our favorite aspects of their property was the river that runs through their backyard. It leads up to a beautiful, secluded, virtually unknown waterfall and swimming hole. We took advantage of the opportunity and made the trek - well worth it. Rachel and Steve gave us several recommendations for activities and dining - all were spot on. Mangrove tours, amazing food, lots of waterfalls, and breathtaking nature are all within reach from their Casitas. The casitas are just off the main road. Rachel will send very explicit directions before you arrive. If you follow them, you'll have absolutely no problem finding their home. Don't hesitate to book with Rachel and Steve. You won't regret it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Mar 2017
We are glad you enjoyed your stay here and it was great meeting you both
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BDhound
Newmarket
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“BDhound”
Reviewed 13 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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people found this review helpful

This place is just beautiful! My wife and I have always stayed on/near the beach, but wanted to try something different. This property is that- right on the Rio Morete! Our 1st day we walked up (in) the river to the 3 tiered cascata (waterfall). Just fantastic. The garden is spectacular, so beautiful! We sat on our porch and the beautiful birds came to us! Howler monkeys singing in the background. Our daily ritual became a busy day doing all the great activities in the area and coming back to swim in the wonderful pool. The only thing equally great to the above is Rachel and Steve; the owners. Pleasant to socialize with and extremely helpful with everything we enquired about. Take a chance get on the river!!

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Management Response
15 Jan 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words. We agree that until you experience being by the river, you don't know what you are missing! It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we hope you get chance to visit again
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coopergol...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous place, amazing accommodation by the river and really great hosts!”
Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Casitas Del Rio is an absolutely stunning and perfect location to see Uvita.

The Location on the river is superb with a real feeling of being in the jungle and with all that this offers. The Casistas are well equipped and with a choice of dipping your toes or more In either the river or the elegant pool, you really spoilt for choice.

The views are spectacular the showers powerful and an easy car ride to get to all the local amenities. The garden is an abundance of flora and fauna coupled with seeing amazing wildlife from beautiful butterfly's and birds to possibly a wild pig or sloth!

The owners Rachel and Steve are extremely courteous and helpful. A lovely couple who greet you and can't do enough to make sure your stay is one that is comfortable and knowledgable, so you know where to go and what to do during your stay. Perfect hosts!

This was one of the best holidays I have ever been on and i would highly recommend staying at Casitas Del Rio when you visit Uvita.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jan 2018
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely having you stay here, and we are glad that you enjoyed the gardens and the natural surroundings. IF you are ever in Costa Rica again, you would be very welcome at Casitas Del Rio
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Javier G
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Garden of Eden”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The days we lived at Casitas del Rio were by far the best of the three weeks we spent in Costa Rica. Wonderful, comfortable and spotless clean cabins (with proper mosquito nets) surrounded by a lavish gardens in the middle of nowhere, just in front of a creek, with plenty of open air space to have breakfast with the hummingbirds or just lay down under a sky full of stars, surrounded by the noise of the forest and the fireflies, or to read under the cover of the fantastic cabin's porch meanwhile a majestic storm thunders outside. As awesome as it sounds. The area is also beautiful, with great beaches around (not just Marino Ballena) and quiet good life, but honestly, you can spend the whole day at Casitas del Rio with no regrets.

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Liked best: Everything was perfect!
Liked least: Well, just a minor thing, the shower haven't much pressure and the cold/hot water balance was tricky but you can't expect proper pipes in Paradise, right?
Travelling group: Con mi pareja
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HeliaMar
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 2 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Casitas del Rio is located in a beautiful and quiet place next to a river.

The apartment where we stayed was comfortable, big enough and perfectly clean. It also has a kitchen for basic cooking.

The British couple who owns Casitas del Rio were really nice. They helped us to find restaurants and places whereto go.

The only inconvenient is that meals are not available. In any case, you have your own kitchen to cook and Uvita area is plenty of restaurants and supermarkets.

From Casitas del Rio you can walk up to the river and after 20-25 minutes you can find a waterfall which is awe-inspiring.

Casitas del Rio is a really good place to go, you won't regret!

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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
So happy that you had an enjoyable stay at Casitas Del Rio. Thank you for the lovely comments.
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