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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Uvita, Province of Puntarenas

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Helena J
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed April 2, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Casitas del Rio is located in a beautiful and quiet place next to a river.

The apartment where we stayed was comfortable, big enough and perfectly clean. It also has a kitchen for basic cooking.

The British couple who owns Casitas del Rio were really nice. They helped us to find restaurants and places whereto go.

The only inconvenient is that meals are not available. In any case, you have your own kitchen to cook and Uvita area is plenty of restaurants and supermarkets.

From Casitas del Rio you can walk up to the river and after 20-25 minutes you can find a waterfall which is awe-inspiring.

Casitas del Rio is a really good place to go, you won't regret!

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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
So happy that you had an enjoyable stay at Casitas Del Rio. Thank you for the lovely comments.
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Jay R
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed March 19, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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The location is utopian: hummingbirds every morning, a waterfall just up the river, 5 minute drive to the beach or downtown. The casitas are beautiful, modern and clean. Rachel and Steve's hospitality is unmatched. Our experience in Uvita and Dominical was significantly enhanced by their recommendations and insight. They even made a booklet with details about various different restaurants/beaches etc.. hugely helpful. We spent four nights at Casitas del Rio and will definitely be back.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Great review, thank you so much. We do try to review all the activities and restaurants in the area so that we can provide our guests with an informed choice. Hope to see you again you were great friendly people. Once again thank you.
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Brittney...
Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It really is a relaxing retreat!”
Reviewed March 16, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We loved our 3 night stay here and wished it could have been longer. The location by the river is great for wildlife and bird watching either right from your porch, strolling through the gardens, or along the river. The casitas were roomy and clean (although the shower temperature was a little tricky to get right). The landscaping was nicely done to provide privacy for each guest. You really do feel as though you have "gotten away from it all" here, while still having quick access to town and the beaches. The owners were very helpful and friendly throughout booking and our stay. They are also working on installing a pool which looks like it will be lovely when finished and a nice addition to the property.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Hi Brittney. Beautiful review. We are truly blessed with our location, the wildlife is outstanding and we are so happy you fully enjoyed your stay.
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luvgoing
Beaufort, SC
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed December 8, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

After seeing the casitas on trip advisor I could not resist staying here a few nights. We had stayed several nights on the ocean side of the mountain and it was wonderful but here it was cooler and the river has a magical quality to it. Steve and Rachel were great, answered all my questions before hand in a timely manner and gave good directions. The casita is perfect, 1 room with a small kitchenette and bathroom. Coffee and tea were supplied but anything else you will need to bring. I would suggest bringing ice if you use it. The porch is relaxing, sit and watch the birds, butterflies the beautiful landscaping and listen to the river. Due to an accident I had earlier in the week I did not get to explore the river but it looked accessible and would have been fun to walk to the falls. They are in the process of building a pool which will be a great addition. Here you are 10 minutes to Uvita and 15 minutes to Dominical. There is a beach access 5 minutes away. This is a great location to explore this area. My only regret is I did not get to explore the property more but hope to return.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Thank you for taking time to review Casitas Del Rio and providing us with such a lovely write up. Great guests we enjoyed your company whilst you visited.
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MacawLady...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing - Love this Place!”
Reviewed December 8, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Having stayed at Casitas Del Rio recently I can't say enough good things about it. Located on the banks of a beautiful river all the casitas/cabins have stunning views and sitting on your private veranda listening to the sound of the water is amazingly peaceful. My casita was perfectly appointed with a small kitchen and fridge, coffee and tea, wine available for purchase, a really comfy queen sized bed and a large bathroom with a beautiful sink. Attention to detail is second to none and you can easily see the love and care that the owners have put into the property. Everything is tidy, very clean and well maintained.

The owners Rachel and Steve are a wonderful couple from England. They were extremely helpful and professional and gave me information on the area, would booked tours and really made me feel comfortable and at home.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped and full of amazing tropical flowers. There was so much wildlife, I saw a sloth, toucans and monkeys, butterflies and hummingbirds, it was very special.
I wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else in this area and I am coming back for a visit as soon as I can.

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Liked best: Location and wildlife watching.
Liked least: Can't think of anything.
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Wow. Thank you so much for your review, great comments and thank you for taking time to review Casitas Del Rio we really appreciate your great comments.
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Casey K
Traverse City, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

We had such a great time here! The Casita was perfect for my husband and I. Rachel and Steve were very kind and welcoming. We loved the river, and had a beautiful view from our porch. The hike up to the waterfall was a lot of fun. It is also easy to drive into town from their home. We highly recommend staying here! Everything was fantastic, and no disappointments.

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2b4n
Iowa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Relaxation off the beaten path!”
Reviewed October 12, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

GREAT experience! Rachel and Steve were fantastic hosts with great stories to tell and their recommendations on local restaurants/excursions were spot on. The casitas are definitely off the beaten trail, but it is an oasis worth the drive. It was amazingly relaxing whether it was hiking along the river, watching shows on our tablet at night when it was raining, or reading out on the patio. Uvita and Bahia are the closest towns and great to spend time in. Playa Uvita, the closest beach, is unbelievable. It is a National Park, so it is untouched. Sloths, macaws, dolphins, whales, and an ocean like bath water!

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