Casa Cola was our first experience in home rentals. We were completely "overwhelmed" with the beauty and location of the house, the amenities within, the surrounding landscaping, all set within the lush mountain forests overlooking the Pacific below. Our intention in visiting this portion of the country was to escape the crowds and enjoy all the beauty of Costa Rica's natural wonders. To meet those needs, the Osa Peninsula's Corcovada National Park is an easy drive away as is the Rehabilitation Center for convalescing birds and animals native to the area. The great walking beaches are numerous and just minutes away. Wonderful casual dining restaurants and well supplied and equipped food markets are, yet again, just minutes away at the bottom of the hill in Uvita. The owners of the property, Mark and Sarah, were totally delightful in responding to and answering my plethora of questions prior to our arrival. All said and considered, a "5 star" rating may just not be enough . Superlatives are necessary! We could not have been more happy with the entire experience!!!!
Our family spent 8 days here in Paradise! The property manager, Trina met us down in town and we followed her up the mountain - our first adventure ;)
We had such a warm welcome as there were fresh cut flowers for us. The kitchen had everything you will need and then some. They have a very helpful house book that gives you ideas as to what to do and see, as well as places to eat at. The views were just so awesome with surrounding lush greenery and various wild life. The view of the Whale's Tale and the sunsets were our favorite... We really liked that the house had whale tale decorations throughout the property, the entry gate, the outside wall, by the pool and various places within the house. The house also had plenty of books and games, TV, Internet, house phone as well as a local cell phone. It was also very nice to have the use of a washer and dryer. All 3 of the Master Suites were all very comfortable with beautiful views as well. PLUS they all are pretty private. The house is well taken care of and very clean. Truly an Amazing Vacation Rental! ** 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!! **
WOW! Casa Cola Ballena is beautiful, perfectly maintained with a stunning view of the rain forest and the Pacific Ocean including the Whale's Tail. Added to all of this is a beautiful swimming pool. We tried to return from our activities each day in time to experience the sunset from the patio - we took enough pictures to fill a wall.
We loved Uvita and Costa Rica and had great fun on the full day nature tour,the Jungle ATV tour, the wildlife sanctuary and the Zipline but the high light of our trip was Casa Cola Ballena. What an experience.
5 happy adults, Ray, David, Sue, Gayla, and Rick
My husband and I travelled with our 18 year old son, and 2 of his friends. We all had an amazing vacation. This was our 3rd trip to Costa Rica, and this area, and this home is now our new favourite. Yes the trek up the mountain to the house is a bit daunting at first, but it was really no problem for the 4 x 4 Sante Fe we rented. The house is perfect, the grounds are amazing and the view is spectacular! Both Sarah and Trina were very helpful right from the booking through to our visit. Trina was always only a phone call (or text) away.
We visited 2 waterfalls - one right on the road up to the house, and the other about 40 minutes from the house (we drove to trail head and then hiked; only 4 kms each way and fairly easy). The guys all went on the ATV tour and had a great time.
We're hoping we can visit Casa Cola Bellena again.
Thanks so much Sarah and Mark for sharing your lovely home with us.
Casa Cola Bellena was everything hoped for plus! The house was beautiful and the view was so much more than words can describe. Mark and Sarah have done a fabulous job with this house. Sarah was always willing to answer my many questions and gave us very helpful tips. Trina and Don, their property managers, were also kind and helpful. Uvita is an amazing little coastal town with great food, lots of exciting adventures and very sweet people. We got up to a beautiful sunrise every morning along with all the sounds of the birds and howler monkeys. Our favorite excursion was the Jungle ATV tour. It was amazing and definitely worth the time and money. Our week in Costa Rica was an unforgettable experience. Thank you Mark and Sarah for sharing your home with our family. On our next trip, we hope to bring new people that will fall in love with the view and Uvita like we did. Highly recommend Casa Cola Bellena.
This was our second time visiting Casa Cola Ballena, and it was just as nice as the first. The home is spotless, spacious and well-equipped, the beds are comfortable and the owners are easy to work with. Trina the concierge is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay a third time if we return to the area!
We loved our stay at this house. It was a steep drive up to it but worth it for the views. We loved lounging at the pool and watching the wildlife and staring at the Whale's Tail. It was so beautiful. We saw toucans every day and could hear the howler monkeys off in the distance. The house was very comfortable and clean. We had one issue with the air conditioner but it was resolved the next day. The house manage lives right down the road and checked on us often. There were lots of great restaurants to choose from and fun things to so. We visited Manuel Antonio and Corcovado National Parks. We went kayaking and visited the animal sanctuary. We cannot wait to return.