Costa Rican Rainforest Home with Ocean View

House • Costa Rica

    7 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    2.0 Bathrooms  
    3 Car spaces 
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted



Listed  August 2019
Views  95
Response rate  50%

General overview

Our home is located on 2.5 acres in the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica in between the towns of Uvita and Ojochal. We are a 5-7 min drive from the nearest beach and are elevated enough to enjoy cool breezes and a lovely ocean view. We enjoy frequent visits from the native wildlife including monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths, and coati.The property also has a trail winding through the forest to a natural swimming hole in a beautiful river. There is also a full size swimming pool on the property.

The space

Our home is the perfect place to enjoy indoor/outdoor tropical living and closeness to the natural world. Go to sleep to the sound of crickets and other night time creatures and wake in the morning to the sounds of the Howler monkeys and birds at dawn. Our house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a large modern kitchen with granite counter tops, a spacious living and dining room and a big outdoor living room/covered patio. The patio is a perfect place to sip your morning coffee or tea and take in the ocean view and passing Toucans. Next to the house you will find stairs down to a private swimming pool and just behind the pool a trail through the rainforest to the river and swimming hole we find magical.

Guest access

Our house is one level, although the pool is accessed by stairs


Living in Costa Rica is not always paradise. Sometimes the electricity goes out (Sept/Oct) or there are water shortages(Feb/March). However, there is a back up water tank, candles, and flash lights. Internet connection is also subject to the weather patterns and can go out often during the rainy season.


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Travel styles

    Long term
    Sport and leisure

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking


Our house is up a dirt road winding through the rainforest. There are neighbors nearby, but each person has large properties and so it feels very private. The main highway is only a 5-7 drive from the house and the nearest restaurants or stores 8-10 away. The beach is also only 8 minutes away. The nearest hospital is in Cortes and a 30 min drive away. We are about 4 hours from the capital, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Getting around

You will need to rent a car, 4x4 is preferable in this area.

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Austin, TX and Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Joined August 2019
Response rate 50%
Travelling group
We are a family of 4 with two boys ages 5 and 9. We own a house in Costa Rica which we will live in full time in 2020. For now we live part time in Austin, TX. My husband is from India and we travel there to visit his family once a year. We would like to travel through Asia and South America and also find home stays in Austin, TX when we return to visit.
Member description
We like to travel to India, Asia, Europe, Austin, TX, South America. Right now we are looking to do house swaps and vacation rental of our home in Costa Rica.

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