The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful parts of the country, and among the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. Ballena Rentals offers vacation rentals conveniently located in Playa Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica, a 5-minute drive north of Ojochal and a 20-minute drive south of Dominical. Make your Costa Rica vacation feel better than home by renting a unique vacation home set on a beautiful property that is surrounded by jungle and ocean views. These distinct rental homes provide guests with an ambiance that parallels that of the area.
Ballena Rentals is a family owned and operated business. The three vacation homes, Casa Luna, Casa Lutetia and Casa Amarilla, are located on a property called Finca La Roca, which has been family-owned since the 1970s. The operators, Natalia and Dave, both speak English, are very attentive to their guests’ needs, and will ensure that your stay with them is exceptional.
Finca La Roca is a natural setting, consisting of thousands of mountainous acres and beach access, which is sure to take your breath away. The rental homes complement the natural beauty of the area in which they are located. Each possesses classic Costa Rican architecture and style, and their decoration and setting truly make these vacation rentals “boutique”.
Why Choose Ballena Rentals
While expansive hotel chains and large resorts often offer both conveniency and affordability, choosing to stay in Playa Ballena with Ballena Rentals will not leave guests disappointed. Renting a fully-equipped vacation home with eat-in capacity can prove to be even more economical for a family or group.The three homes on Finca La Roca offer travelers an authentic type of luxury that cannot be mimicked or reproduced. Staying at either Casa Luna, Casa Lutetia or Casa Amarilla will enhance your time in Costa Rica.
Here, you can relax while you take in the scenery, because you are staying right in the midst of a world-class ecological haven. During your time here, you will see tropical flora and jungle fauna; moreover, being just a minutes-away walk from the beach, you will have a front row seat for whale and dolphin sightings. Safe, private, and surrounded by jungle and natural beauty, you will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and invigorated after your stay with Ballena Rentals.
What Our Guests Have To Say
Casa Lutetia Spacious jungle house, walking distance to beach
Natalia and Davids spacious, clean and comfortable (a bit sparsely furnished) house exceeded our expectations! We were greeted with fresh banana bread and coconut water, as well as Lucy the dog, who became our guide and companion for the week. David and Natalia were available and helpful with suggestions for activities and happy to make reservations as needed. The gorgeous secluded beach was a pleasant walk through the jungle and provided hours of floating and bobbing in gently warm Pacific ocean surf. The house is located 10 to 30 minutes from a variety of eateries, grocery store and activities, and less than an hour to the gateway for boat tours through mangroves and to amazing bio diverse national park. We had a great time ziplining (Osa Canopy Tours), short hike and swimming near waterfalls (near location where Tilapia is caught and fried to order – our favorite meal) and fine dining in Ojochal (15 minute drive) as well as trinket shopping and people watching in surfing town of Dominical (30 minute drive).
Guest: Betsy Gerich and family, Dec 15-25, 2012
A Very Special Place to Stay
This was our 4th visit to Costa Rica but our first to the Playa Uvita area. We had only 4 days so we wavered between driving the extra miles south from Manuel Antonio, Dominical or going on the Caribbean side but with David and Natalia’s excellent advice we rented a car and headed to Playa Ballena. The roads were great, 3.5 hours from airport. Natalia met us at the entrance to the property and escorted us to the house. What an amazing experience to stay on private property in a newly built cottage so near the beaches. Every day we walked to the beach to swim, body surf and run. Natalia offered to arrange any tour for us and offered many suggestions for lunches and dinners. Stores and restaurants are nearby but the feeling of being in the jungle happens right from the window views. We had the chance to see Howler monkeys each afternoon into the evenings right from the bedroom and living room windows. By the end of our stay we thought we were birding and monkey experts. What a decadent life we lived in Playa Ballena. We can’t wait to go back!
Guest: California Family (Truckee, CA USA)