My wife and I just spent a wonderful week at Casa Atrevete near Uvita. This home is perfectly situated with a full panoramic view of the whales tail and Uvita. Impeccable house with everything you could want for a perfect vacation. Went on the Mangrove Tour at Sierrpe and got up and close with crocs, a boa, four troupes of monkees, tikis and howlers along the River bank. Also many bird species. Made a trip to Playa Ventenas and had the whole beach and caves to ourselves! Took road trip to San Isidro and south on PanAm highway. Lots of good sightseeing. The pool was perfect. The property and home was immaculate. This was our fourth trip to the area and Casa Atrevete is the perfect spot for a nice quite South Pacific vacation.We look forward to returning.
| stayed in 1/2019
We stayed at Casa Atrévete for 5 nights in late August 2017. Our family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 teenage boys - thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this amazing house with its wonderfully spacious layout and its breath-taking view over the forest and the Whale’s Tale far below. Linda has provided for every eventuality. The kitchen is amazingly well equipped, and the bedrooms and bathrooms luxurious. There are so many spots in which to sit and watch the wonderful array of birds, from the balcony off the upstairs bedroom to the toucan deck. The pool was so refreshing to cool off in and we used it regardless of the weather. As it is the rainy season, we did have quite a bit of rain in the afternoons, so we tended to go out and about in the first half of the day. Watching the thunderstorms from the shelter of the house was an experience in itself!
As we had spent the previous 8 days travelling and doing activities, we wanted to spend our time in Uvita in a more relaxed way. We swam and walked at Uvita and the Whale’s Tail and Playa Ventanas. An afternoon at Cascada Verde was a freshwater alternative, and we had a couple of invigorating hours swimming at the foot of the waterfall. It is on your left hand side, as you drive down the hill from the house, before you arrive in Uvita.
We enjoyed a breakfast and dinner at Sibu – wonderful coffee! – but also cooked a lot at the house.
Trina was really helpful and accommodating, meeting us in Uvita to lead us up to the house and responding immediately to any queries we had by text or phone.
As Linda points out in her instructions, it is absolutely essential to have a 4X4 for the road up to the house. Arriving with a carload of people and luggage, our hearts were in our mouths for the first ascent, but thankfully our 4X4 was up to the task!
Overall, we have had an unforgettable time – thank you Linda for making this special place available for guests’ enjoyment.
The McKeown Family, London.
Family with older children
| stayed in 8/2017
From the beginning when we arrivved till they end it was unbelieveable like a paradise.....this amazing place i will never forget!
| stayed in 2/2017
My husband and I stayed her for the last part of our honeymoon and we honestly couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful place! The kitchen was stocked with anything you could have needed! The bedroom and bathrooms were all very clean and taken care of! The house provided us with such a beautiful view because the whole front of this home is glass and doors which was amazing! Trina the property manager was so helpful with anything we needed and we appreciated her! The drive to the house a 4x4 is a must and the first time was exhilarating to say the least but after that it was quite a fun drive! All in all this house was more than we expected and we had such an amazing and relaxing time! Thank you Linda and Richard for the opportunity to stay at such a wonderful place! We can’t wait to plan our next visit!
Krista and Doug Weaver
| stayed in 1/2017
From VRBO: I have been traveling to Costa Rica for the past 11 years, and Casa Atrevete has to be one of the most beautiful houses I have stayed at. The pictures do not do justice of the breathtaking view from high on the mountain. The house is just beautiful, the decoration was simple, yet modern and elegant, there was gorgeous views from every room, and great Wifi speed. The house was also fully equipped with all kitchen appliances that you can think of. We were able to get a reservation for dinner at Kura resort due to the location of Casa Atrevete, which was an amazing experience. We also had tons of fun going zip lining in Uvita. Linda and Tina were great to work with. There is no doubt that we will be back !Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers,
Family with older children
| stayed in 8/2016
From VRBO: We loved our 5 days here - 2 adults with 2 teenage girls ( 16 and 19 ). Very private, relaxing by the pool, the view of the ocean ( and all the toucans ) was outstanding. The kitchen was well equipped and beds were very comfortable. Renting a 4 x4 was essential and you must be comfortable in driving a 4 x 4 as roads are rough. Lynda ( the owner )was great in advance by email in providing helpful details about arrival information and things to do in the area. The caretaker ( Trina - Canadian ) was also helpful with our arrival and suggesting places to eat and things to see.
From HomeAway: My husband, son and I stayed for one week in Casa Atrevete and could not have been happier with our accommodations. After a long trip from New York, we were met by the house manager, Trina, who led us up the hill to this beautiful house. Yes, the road up is steep and a bit intimidating at first (especially if the first time is in the dark), but once you make the trip a few times you become accustomed to it. When we finally got out of the car, we were welcomed by the sounds of the nighttime jungle and distant crashing ocean waves. Not only does the house have an amazing view, but it is also spotless and equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need -- washer/dryer, coffee pot, toaster, blender, beach chairs, umbrella, towels, hair dryer, etc. The grounds are beautiful, well-kept and and secluded. Most of our days were spent lounging at the beach. Playa Ventanas was our favorite. We visited Rancho La Merced where we took a beautiful horseback ride through jungle trails and on the beach. A boat ride in Sierpe was a rainy, but beautiful trip through the largest mangrove forest in Costa Rica where we saw capuchin and squirrel monkeys, crocodiles, snakes, iguanas, scarlet macaws and countless other birds. We had good meals at Jolly Rogers, Terraba and The Dome, and also had decent takeout from Wing It, The Baker Bean and La Fogata. We bought a lot of fruit from roadside stands. The fruit in Costa Rica is the best I've ever had -- mangosteens (YUM!), mamones chinos, mangoes, pineapples, bananas -- all picked ripe (unlike a lot of fruit in the US that is picked unripened and then ripens during shipping.) Overall, Casa Atrevete was easily one of the best rentals we've ever stayed in, if not THE best, and we look forward to returning someday.
Family with older children
| stayed in 7/2016
From Home Away: This very comfortable house is high up on a hill with a fabulous view over- looking the Pacific Ocean. It has trees that were fruiting , bringing in gorgeous birds every day - from toucans to aracaris . We saw more birds here than at the Costa Rican national parks! The location was great. Manuel Antonio National Park was a short drive to get to and you can book a trip to Corcovado National Park to depart from Uvita. Yes, you need a 4 wheel drive vehicle as the drive up the hill is very steep, but it only adds to the adventure! You get used to it. Ventanas Beach is just a few minutes outside of Uvita and was our favorite. We used the cooler, beach chairs, umbrella , and boogie boards provided at the house. The waves were great! Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is about 5 minutes outside of Uvita and well worth a visit, too. Having Trina to meet us in Uvita to drive with us up to the home made us feel more at ease. We were very pleased with House Atrevete and would definitely book with them again. It was clean and private. Loved the outdoor shower!
| stayed in 6/2016
From Home Away: We came as strangers to this country but after 7 days felt as though we’d become a part of its amazing beauty, incredibly friendly people and most of all, felt as though we’d found a home at Casa Atrevete. For five days we went on excursions (in order of preference): the Osa Canopy Tour (absolutely fabulous but not for the faint of heart), La Rancho Merced for horseback riding on the beach at sunset (the best), the Mangrove boat tour with our guide, Cesar (so informative and we saw Macaws and many more animals), hiking at Manuel Antonio Park (the best beaches ever), and visiting the local beaches of Playa Marino Ballena (the Whale’s Tale) and Playa Ventanas. We also enjoyed local restaurants: the Jolly Roger with our host Wayne (the views, wings, music and margaritas), and the restaurant at Villas Alturas (again, the view and the Mojitos made by Jennifer). The grounds, views and entire estate of Casa Atrevete, however, became our preference for two of our days and all of our extra time as we just couldn’t stay away from the beautiful views, wonderful sounds and smells of the jungle, and simply exquisite environment that Linda and Richard have shared with us. Impeccably clean, incredibly tasteful, unbelievably stunning in its every detail, we couldn’t stop saying wow! We would have stayed for weeks longer had we been able. Linda has made everything before and during your stay as complete as you could ever want and was responsive immediately with any question we had. Trina, her property manager, was also available with answers to our needs or just our curious questions at the drop of a call or text from the convenient mobile phone that Linda makes available for your use when you arrive. Trina also lives only moments away so all is well in case you need anything. I would recommend this home to anyone and everyone, without hesitation. You will be amazed!
| stayed in 3/2016
From Home Away: Having stayed in the Uvita area before, we knew what to expect when it came to beach, shopping, dining, etc. What we did not expect was the elegance and majesty that was Casa Atrévete. Nestled high up on the mountain overlooking the "Whales Tail" we were greeted by Trina who manages this property. Trina met us down the mountain in town to guide us up the switchback road to Casa Atrévete. Once there, she took us around the property highlighting all of the amenities available to us during our stay. She was also very helpful in providing updated dining advice for our small group. The house was magnificent! I cannot say enough on how impressed we were with the house, pool and manicured lawn. It truly was the best place that we have ever stayed in not only in Costa Rica but in the world! I highly recommend that future visitors to the Uvita area seriously consider Casa Atrévete as their place to stay. Unless of course that is the same week we want to visit again!!
| stayed in 2/2016