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Bedrooms have quiet air conditioning, iPod players and safes for valuables.
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Bedrooms have quiet air conditioning, iPod players and safes for valuables.
2 bedrooms with tall ceilings, restored original hard wood floors, 2 baths, and modern amenities. View of Punta Uva beach near the end of the private beach path. Beach is great for swimming.
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Bedrooms have quiet air conditioning, iPod players and safes for valuables.
2 bedrooms with tall ceilings, restored original hard wood floors, 2 baths, and modern amenities.
View of Punta Uva beach near the end of the private beach path. Beach is great for swimming.
Recently remodeled, two-story, two-bedroom, two-bath house w/ private beach access.
View of kitchen from eating area. Tables seats up to 8.
Lush tropical gardens and stone pathways surround the house. Ocean is beyond the trees.
View from the kitchen towards the eating area. Ocean is to the right.
Kitchen with new refrigerator, stove, tiles, and appliances.
View from the kitchen, down the path, to the beach.
Bedrooms look over porch towards the ocean. Plenty of storage space and good light.
Upstairs bathroom: 2 sinks, shower/tub, & hot water (not typical in the area).
Screened-in upstairs porch (ocean is to the right). Relax while listening to the waves and jungle.
Upstairs porch and hallways outside of bedrooms. Ocean is to the right.
Private path from the house to Punta Uva beach.
View of Punta Uva beach from the house's private path.
House is well-lit at night for enjoying dinner, drinks, or moonlight swim.
A huge tree on the property that flowers every 5 years.
Tropical garden with many flowers, fruits, and trees.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon

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Abe R
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This was ideal for us”
Reviewed 28 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

it was amazing to be staying right there on this beautiful beach. The soft early morning sun was great for enjoying breakfast and sunbathing. The forest meets the beach, creating a nice area of shade during the peak heat of the day and places to hang your hammock if you bring one. The beach in front of the house has banks of corral, which are beautiful but not right for swimming, It's just a two minute walk along the water to the swimming area, Playa Punta Uva, that is calm and safe. I like boogie boarding, so I'd take my board a couple miles up the road to Playa Cocles, which has amazing surf. There you can also rent surf boards from concessions on the beach.

The lush trees and plants all around the house made it very private. The home itself was just right for us: a comfortable and beautifully designed tropical home that had been thoughtfully renovated with modern amenities. It's homey, very well kept, and relaxing, not ostentatious.

The bottled water that was supplied met all our needs and I kept some in the bathroom to remind myself when brushing my teeth not to use "hard" well water in the faucets. Speaking of water, we really enjoyed the refreshing outdoor shower when we returned from the beach. Having a hot water shower option in the bathroom was an extra luxury.

All the folks who take care of the home were accommodating and attentive. We made heavy use of the nice open kitchen and really enjoyed eating on the patio or taking a meal down to the beach. We spent a lot of happy time in the hammocks on the patio, enjoying a cold drink, reading or chatting with friends.

We reconnected with some friends who had happened to move to the area - one from another part of Costa Rica and one from the US; it's that kind of place! We also got to know really wonderful local people, just through making conversation when we encountered folks. People were generally friendly and warm. We met some really special characters who we'll never forget!

The local fruit and other produce from vendors who would set up along the road was absolutely delicious and we got to try fruits we'd never eaten before. That said, we were just minutes from terrific restaurants and activities, with the legendary Selvin's serving excellent local traditional cuisine just a very short walk around the corner! We enjoyed Maxi's in Manzanillo as well. In Puerto Viejo, Koki Beach brought a sophisticated flair to the beach, with an exciting social scene, and the resident sloths visited and hung out right near our table! We also loved Stashu's Restaurant served really delicious meals and drinks that were great for health-conscious diners. Chili Rojo, with a lot of asian influence was another favorite.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location Location Location”
Reviewed 25 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Lovely rental house with an interesting back story and the most idyllic position you can find on this coast.
Right on the beach (15M) with a beautiful array of wildlife surrounding you. You even get your own sloth in the garden who strolls right past you without a care.
Carlos and Yolanda live next door and look after the house but you hardly notice they are there and the place feels very private, Evi who looks after the property, bookings and handover is very charming, helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
This is not a 5 star hotel experiance but the location on the beautiful Punta Uva beach got the property 5 stars from us.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The place is in a great location in terms of how close to the beach.
The place is very dark even inside there is barely lighting to see your stuff
The AC is a great advantage which is not very common in Costa Rica
The Place is also dark from the outside as the trees are never trimmed and you barely can see the walkway from the beach to the house.
Internet was not as promised and stopped working the 2nd day which made the whole thing inconvenient in addition to the city itself as it has not much to do after the 2nd day.

We tried to ask for any sort of refund and leave a day earlier but the owner did not accept however it was a Sunday on the dead seaon and the house was empty anyway. I strongly believe they could have been more flexible and offer any sort of refund or even a discount on the unused night.

After we left the owner got back to us promising 10% discount because of the internet issue but when he saw my review here , he changed his mind because of I had a negative review!! It was never appreciated to break the promise.

Restaurants and grocery around the place are crazy expensive and almost double the US prices.

The drive way and the road to the place are really dark and having a car is highly recommended.

The 2nd floor has only one shares bath between both rooms and the 2nd bath is in the ground floor.

The house keeper was nice and tried to help but their dog smelled horible every time he came closer to us while we are home.

Water coming from the shower and faucet smells so be prepared.

The property manager Evi was nice and has been always in contact trying to help and she even complements us with some organic limes.

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Management Response
28 Nov 2016
We’re glad that you enjoyed the location and the AC, but sorry you did not have a better overall experience. With regards to the place being dark, we appreciate the feedback and have just removed some large branches, which has made the property lighter. You are also correct that the water can have a sulfur-like smell at times (as we mention in the listing, this is well water that’s been tested and is safe for washing, but we provide purified water for drinking). In the near future we expect to receive water piped directly from the municipality water supply, which should not have any smell. With regards to the refund request, we regret if there was any confusion, but this is one of the very rare times we feel that a guest’s request was simply unfair. Without going into the extended details, you clearly explained that you were leaving early since you did not like the city, not due to any house problems, and then insisted on a full refund, despite acknowledging the clear refund policies. (Of note for other travelers, September/October is our favorite time of year to visit and is often considered the most beautiful, and is considered ‘low season’ only because many people cannot travel at this time). When you later mentioned the internet problem, we discussed a 10% refund, even though it was caused by construction on the main road affecting the whole region. Nevertheless, you insisted on a full refund, saying you would only write a positive review of our house if we gave you this refund. We simply can’t accommodate this kind of request. Overall, we feel that we tried our best to be fair to you, but we’re sorry that it was not as good an experience as we would all have hoped.
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great house to kick back and relax!”
Reviewed 17 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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My family of 2 adults and 2 kids stayed at Casa de la Musa for 3 nights and loved the place. The house was clean and well maintained. The house is set in the jungle a few dozen steps from the beach. The beach directly in front of the house is rocky and not swimmable. A five minute walk to the right brought us to the quiet north end of beautiful playa Punta Uva. A 10 minute walk to the left brought us to our own private sandy cove just south of Playa Chiquita. We were visited by howler monkeys one (early!) morning which was pretty exciting!

The house has a full kitchen in good working order with all the pots, pans, dishes, and glasses you would need, but if you want to leave the cooking to others, you do have a few options within walking distance. The nearest restaurant is Selvins which is a five minute walk, and serves good pan-Caribbean cuisine at reasonable prices. Ten minutes in the opposite direction will get you to Pita Bonita for surprisingly good hummus and kebabs. A 15 minute walk took us to the Prancing Pony Stables where we had a magical horseback ride along the beach. It's about a 20 minute walk to the Playa Chiquita restaurants and grocery store. We didn't need a car for the short time that we stayed there, but if we had stayed longer and wanted to venture farther I would considered renting a car.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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172 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Perfect rustic jungle getaway with its own 'private' beach!!”
Reviewed 15 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Our stay at Casa de la Musa was exactly what we were looking for! After many stays on the Pacific side (Manuel Antonio, Jaco)--we wanted something where we could totally disconnect and enjoy the Costa Rican nature. Make sure you're in the right mindset for this quaint, perfectly positioned house! If you want fancy furniture and elegant lodgings, this is not your type of place. Casa de la Musa has good sized bedrooms upstairs with a shared bathroom between the two, a nice upstairs screened in living area for reading to the sounds of the jungle AND beach waves, and separate kitchen and bathroom downstairs with covered (but outdoors) eating area with two awesome hammocks. The property is fairly large and very safe, with the caretakers right next door, and the ability to just walk out to the beach anytime was great! Punta Uva beach is beautiful, not crowded, and everything we wanted. We were in constant contact with Evi (although her son Joel is the one who met us and gave us the keys). We did experience a power outage our first night because of damaged power lines that impacted all of Punta Uva and Playa Manzanillo areas--but they had the power back on later that night. It was perfect to just disconnect and be one with the surroundings.

Travelling group: Young Children
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