Anonymous said... Great place for our Costa Rica Christmas!

Date of stay

December 2012

This comfortable and stylish two-bedroom, two-bath mountainside cottage in Uvita made for a wonderful Costa Rican Christmas for our family. I highly recommend this cottage.

We arrived later than expected but were still welcomed by our hosts who showed us around the cottage and the property. She had seen to all the details: There were lovely tropical flower arrangements in all the rooms including the bathrooms, the refrigerator was stocked with staples for easy cooking, a huge platter of fresh fruit adorned the counter, and comfy beds and large stone-tiled bathrooms were precisely made up for our arrival. The cottage decor is comfortably elegant.

While enjoying all the amenities, we still felt like we were in the jungle. We saw white-faced monkeys that came to check us out on Christmas. One morning we were awakened by the otherworldly sound of howler monkeys - a mother babies in the trees right behind the cottage. I saw toucans every day -- on Christmas Eve there were too many toucans to count. The sunsets from the entertainment area and infinity pool were picture-perfect, overlooking the Pacific and Uvita's distinctive Whale's Tail. The grounds of the property are literally an arboretum, landscaped with rare palms and exotic tropical flowers. Perched on the side of the mountain, the property catches refreshing breezes in the evenings and we experienced no problem with insects. We used the cottage's air conditioning only occasionally.

When we visited with local friends in Uvita, they told us we had made the best choice by renting from the Hughes. Along with its style, amenities and view, it also is in a convenient location. While perched on the mountainside, it is close to town and the main coastal highway. The road to the property is paved for its top curvy part, making for a quick drive to the market and restaurants in Uvita in less than 10 minutes. There is a gate at the entrance so we always felt like our belongings and car were secure.