Location: Ballena, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Lose yourself in a slice of paradise, 10 minutes off the coastal highway atop a tropical rainforest mountain overlooking Uvita, Costa Rica, the tourist and adventure-tour hub of the Costa Ballena region. As soon as you drive through the property’s gates you’ll understand why it’s named Casa Mama’s Happy -- swaying palm trees and a lush botanical garden welcome you into a secluded, relaxing retreat.
Perched on the mountain above Uvita, Casa Mama’s Happy offers panoramic views of the valley and its famous Whale Tail beach, as well as easy access to town. The 3900 sq ft contemporary home features a spacious open floor plan with every modern comfort. Four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms accommodate 10 guests with comfort and privacy, while offering expansive communal spaces. Accordion doors span the front and back of the house, sliding wide open to the lush botanical gardens and the natural outdoor beauty of Costa Rica. Enjoy the cooling mountain breeze and hear the cry of sparring toucans and breaking surf while you take in the views from the garden and infinity pool, or the balcony that spans the home’s entire second level.
The spacious kitchen with U.S. spec appliances offers all necessary amenities to host friends and family. An oversized island is the heart of this kitchen and a great place to start your day with a cup of Costa Rican coffee. The adjacent uniquely furnished living room is a large gathering area with direct access to the first of two master bedrooms, complete with king sized bed and en-suite with dual sinks and a large rain shower. Ascending to the second floor via the floating staircase, you’ll encounter the second master bedroom, identical to the one on the main floor. Large sliding doors will spoil you with even further reaching views of the rainforest, the Uvita valley and beach.
From the top of the staircase or the master balcony you can enter the upstairs TV room. A large 4K HDTV, Bose surround sound speakers and comfortable loungers invite you to unwind with streaming services like Netflix, Prime TV or Apple TV. The loungers convert into beds for additional sleeping capacity. Adjacent to the TV room is another outdoor seating area on the rear balcony, a private setting that allows you to experience the mountain side of the rainforest. Shades will make this balcony a favorite for those looking for quiet serenity.
The second floor also offers two additional guest quarters. The ocean side room features spectacular views, access to the expansive balcony, a queen size bed and an office desk for those who like to remain connected with home. The second guest room will be a favorite for younger family members, offering a mountain view and two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed if desired. Both guest rooms share a common bathroom with a walk-in shower. All rooms feature individually controlled air conditioning, overhead fans and televisions with access to streaming services.
Casa Mama’s Happy is truly a spectacular residence, but it’s likely that your favorite features will actually be found outside the home. A spacious 40-foot infinity pool with descending depth offers unobstructed views of Bahia Ballena. Bask in the sun, soak in the cooling water, or relax on the comfortable patio loungers. On the pool’s edge you’ll find the newly-built rancho. This fully furnished cabana provides shade and shelter, boasting a hammock, loungers, a bar and a full kitchen with built-in grill. Spend the evenings here enjoying your favorite cocktail or game with the family, surrounded by the melodies of the Costa Rican wildlife. The explorers among you can also venture out into the surrounding garden and locate the many fruit trees on the estate.
Whatever you are looking for in paradise - whether it’s a modern kitchen, steaming shower and Netflix or a quiet hammock, cooling pool and the sound of crashing surf - you will surely find yourself rejuvenated by a stay at Casa Mama’s Happy.