Casa Honu Kai


Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica

Short Description

Ocean views and privacy above Uvita


Honu Kai is Hawaiian for 'green sea turtle' - one of nature’s most beautiful and graceful animals, and also a symbol for good luck. The inspiration of the name comes from the amazing wildlife and beautiful ocean that surrounds this home, coupled with the sea turtles that are rescued every year at the nearby aquatic National Parks.

Casa Honu Kai is a three bedroom home nestled on a multi-acre jungle property. Guests will love the wildlife that is seen and heard daily (including howler monkeys, toucans, iguanas, geckos).

The main floor of the home has a large and modern kitchen, living room and two bedrooms. Bedroom #1 is air conditioned and has a queen bed. Bedroom #2 has a bunk bed with a Queen bed on the bottom and single on top, which is great for kids or parents with kids.

Bedroom #3 is located upstairs. This beautiful and spacious suite encompasses the entire second floor. This Suite has its own private bathroom, king size bed, private patio/balcony overlooking the pool and sunset Pacific Ocean views. A perfect place for adults to enjoy some private time.

The open floor plan of the kitchen-living room space flows easily out to the covered patio space, overlooking the pool. This provides a great space all year, whether in the rainy season or in the dry season, to enjoy your morning coffee while listening to the howler monkeys, toucans and scarlet macaws and views of the pool and the ocean.

The pool space also has a 'rancho' - an outdoor covered cooking area with grill and counter space, outdoor shower and half-bathroom.

If you are not out on an excursion, tour or at the beach, most of the time will probably be spent by the pool-patio-rancho area.


Guests will meet with an Osa Property Management representative at check-in and at check-out. Osa Property Management will also be available from 7 am - 9 pm via group chat.

Osa Property Management’s Concierge and Vacation Planner team will contact you after you have made your reservation. We will assist with making any necessary transportation arrangements from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO), or from one of the two local regional airports in the area - Palmar Sur or Quepos - to the property in Uvita. We will also arrange all excursions/activities/tours with reputable companies in the area, provide a link for grocery delivery, and make reservations at any restaurant. Our goal is to make your trip to Costa Rica enjoyable and as relaxing as you want it to be.


Uvita is one of the Central Pacific's best kept secrets. The beaches are beautiful, the hills are lush, wildlife is abundant and its the perfect place to surf, horseback ride or just relax. Add a handful of great restaurants and there's really just one thing missing from Uvita: crowds. If you are looking for a beautiful beach destination that is far less developed than Manuel Antonio, Uvita is a fantastic alternative. The highlight is Marino Ballena National Park, featuring the famous sandy "Whale Tail" where migrating humpback whales can be seen just offshore. You can whale watch, dolphin watch or snorkel.

Uvita also makes a great base for exploring Dominical (12 miles North) which is a fun, funky hippie and counterculturist enclave with great shops, dining, live music, candlelight yoga, spas, bars and beach. The tiny town of Ojochal is 9 miles to the South and is know as one of the best foodie town in Costa Rica. Ojochal also offers easy access to Playa Ventanas, a small and beautiful beach famous for its sea caves.
For those who enjoy golfing, the southern pacific’s only golf course, Osa Golf Course, is an easy 25 minute drive south.

The home is secluded and away from the noise and activities in Uvita, but only a short drive away.


Guests will meet with an Osa Property Management representative at check-in and at check-out.

After check-in, Guests will have unrestricted 24-hour access to the property.


Casa Honu Kai is a private home with no shared spaces. Guests will have the exclusive use of the property and the swimming pool.


A 4x4 vehicle is required to access Casa Honu Kai.
Uvita does not have UBER and private taxis are not always available.
Please contact Osa Property Management if you would like to secure private transportation (rental vehicle) during your time at this wonderful property, and/or transportation to/from San Jose International Airport (or any other airport).


Google Nest Wifi throughout the home provides strong signal regardless of location in the home.


Every vacation rental managed by Osa Property Management will have the following provided:
Full bag of Costa Rican coffee (250 grams/8 oz/0.5 lb)
Coffee filters
Cooking oil
Dish soap (sink)
Dish cleaning sponge
Starter set of dishwasher soap (if applicable)
Paper towels
Shampoo in every shower
Soap in every shower
Hand soap at every sink
Start set of laundry detergent
Toilet paper
One box of Kleenex per bathroom
Trash bags
Guests are responsible for replenishment of items.

Important: Our properties are protected by a digital trust platform that enables Hosts, Operators and Guests to confidently transact in the short-term rentals space. Please note that once you have booked, you will be contacted by a representative to verify the reservation. Please make sure this is completed prior to check-in. Failure to do so may result in the reservation being cancelled.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

Availability calendar

Gabrielle (review from Airbnb)
My friends and I had a great time at this property. All of the beds were comfortable and there was tons of outdoor seating. The house is gated and there is a security system so there’s no need to stress if you’re away from the property. You NEED a 4x4 vehicle as the roads are extremely steep and the turns are sharp. The hosts were responsive to all of my messages. Would visit this property again.

Tim (review from Airbnb)
Place was absolutely beautiful, we got to see monkeys every day, both howler and spider monkeys, several bird species, breathtaking views, wonderful pool and outdoor space. We look forward to coming back again soon

Isabel (review from Airbnb)
Die Casa Honu Kai ist eine Perle!
Das Haus lag in den Hügeln über Uvita. Sie lag komplett im Grünen mit einer tollen Sicht auf die Natur und das Meer. Man konnte mehrere Tiere von der Unterkunft aus beobachten (Tucan, Affen, Kolibris, Schmetterlinge, Spechte, Greifvögel, Agutis usw), das war wirklich besonders!
Die Unterkunft ist sehr ruhig gelegenen. Man ist komplett für sich.
Das Haus ist wie abgebildet unf super schön.
Die Klimaanlagen sind super leise, echt toll. Und die Küche ist gut ausgestattet, haben uns immer leckere Frühstücke gemacht.
Die Komunikation war sehr einfach und gut. Es wurde eine Chatgruppe gemacht, und sie haben immer schnell und gut geholfen, falls es ein Problem gab.
Der Pool und Außenbereich ist auch wunderbar.

Einfach ein wundervoller Aufenthalt!!!

Cory (review from Airbnb)
We chose this for lush landscape & exterior! At checkin strong mold smell. Spent a few days trying to problem solve, found leak under kitchen sink producing black mold pushing through exterior wall, painted over, clearly preexisting problem, OSA said never had previous complaint & offered an alternate (with a barren landscape), said there were other options, we asked 2X to see… never shown. We closed doors to the main living area, ran the AC, slept in hammocks as needed & spent days outside. OSA fixed leak turning off the hot water in kitchen, never had hot water to the main bath sink, 1 day with almost no water when pump failed (told OSA of problem, unacknowledged until broken), no AC 1 BR remote broken as was TV. NEVER book to families with small children, no or inadequate restriction to falls to the pool deck, from sidewalk & Rancho into the ravine; would be tragic. No response to 3 requests for partial refund. Lovely on site service people, beautiful yard & much wildlife to enjoy.

Cory, Upon your complaints, we IMMEDIATELY offered you a new home, also with ocean views. You chose to ignore that message for over two days and then decided you were comfortable staying at the house. Our maintenance team and A/C technician both saw members of your group smoking on the property. A clear violation of our rules. We offered you a new home and we declined your offer of a refund because we provided you the opportunity for new home, also with ocean views, next to the jungle, but you declined it. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your time with us at the property. We wish you the best in the future. Safe travels! Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas

Pamela E. (review from Vrbo)
High above Beautiful Uvita
The house provided everything we needed. The pool with the view was fantastic daily. Kitchen is fully stocked. I would recommend a 4 wheel drive due to it being way up the unpaved hills. Privacy was important to us, and this house fit the bill. We had monkey visits almost daily. We enjoyed a lot of our time just hanging out at the house. Outdoor area perfect for entertaining.

Richard (review from Airbnb)
One word. Paradise!
Thank you!

Thank you Richard! We are pleased you enjoyed Casa Honu Kai in Uvita, Costa Rica. Please keep us in mind for all of your future Costa Rica travel needs. Pura vida! Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas

Ingo (review from Airbnb)
Great villa and great service by Cristian and Steven. Many thanks!

Thanks Ingo! It was a pleasure to host you. Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas

Peter B. (review from Vrbo)
Vacation in the trees
Costa Rica was one of our families best vacations ever, for the following reasons. 1. Location: The house and patio is literally in the jungle amongst the trees. If you want the true CR experience of waking up to Howler Monkeys 50 yards from your patio and spider monkeys 5 feet away in the trees this is the place. The patio and pool are as advertised and definitely the highlight.

2. You 100% need an 4x4 vehicle to get to the house (and to drive in CR). Your first drive up and down from the house gets some getting used to especially the first night. After that though, the drive up and down to the house is easy and without stress.

3. I also have to say that house management company and staff at OSA Management were excellent. We had some flight / travel issues that were not the fault of the property and they were extremely helpful and friendly assisting us.

4. The house itself is nice. I give it a 4 out of 5 only because it is a bit dark and the layout is a bit weird. The house isn't what I would call run down, but it is a bit worn. Lighting in the evening is a dim at best and the kitchen utensils, flatware, plates etc., definitely show the wear and tear of being a vacation rental. None of these items impacted our stay or joy, but I do think the owners should invest a few hundred bucks for updating / replenishing plates, glasses, kitchen knives etc.

Bottom line, none if this is major we would definitely stay at this property again.

Josh (review from Airbnb)
This house is amazing! I would highly recommend staying here. There was a lot of intentionality in how the house was set up. Very close to nature with troops of monkeys swinging through daily. The pool was great. Felt very secluded but pretty close to town. We would love to return one day. Definitely 5 stars!!

Josh, It was a pleasure to host you and thank you for the review of Casa Honu Kai. Please keep Osa Property Management | Costa Rica Las Villas, in mind for all of your future Costa Rica travel needs as our inventory has grown to over 40 vacation rentals. Pura vida! Osa Property Management Costa Rica Las Villas

Callie (review from Airbnb)
The property is beautiful and the house was great for 3 couples. We loved hanging out by the pool and outdoor kitchen when we weren't at the beach. Definitely keeping this place in mind for future stays.

Derek (review from Airbnb)
Great view, nice property and house, would recommend.

Erika (review from Airbnb)
Stunning home - perfect Costa Rica representation. We saw two sloths on the property - the biggest male I have ever witnessed and a fast moving female. Saw toucans and a hummingbird moth chrysalis! Beautiful dart frog right on the patio and howler monkeys and white faced monkeys as well as so many birds! We also saw a baby agouti and a large coati. Truly the pool was magnificent and the gazebo was the perfect morning coffee spot. All the grill amenities and pizza oven was such a nice added surprise. The house was stocked with plenty of towels and the laundry room was a good add. I will definitely rent here again - do keep in mind that the road is very challenging but the 4x4 managed it well even during the rain. Just take it slow. Did I mention the beautiful landscaping? Thanks for a memorable time.

Nathan (review from Airbnb)
Really beautiful house with a stunning view of the sea surronded by the jungle. Would defintely go again.

David (review from Airbnb)
Es un lugar con mucha paz.
Realmente se requiere de vehículo 4x4 para poder llegar.
El dormitorio principal es muy amplio con una excelente vista, tome en cuenta que las gradas son muy empinadas para subir al dormitorio.

Jessica (review from Airbnb)
This home was perfect for our family! We love to have a home base to cook and relax on rainy days and this home made us feel like we had a private bit of paradise to return to.

We enjoyed seeing the monkeys playing in the nearby trees, the various lizards visiting the fountain and pool, and birdwatching from the porch.

We would definitely stay here again.

Laura (review from Airbnb)
We had a wonderful time at this place! The view is amazing and everything was very clean. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed and things we didn't even know we'd need! There was amble space outside for the four of us to relax. As other reviewed have said, the road to the place is quite steep. However, we managed just fine in our vehicle. If we had any issues, our host was quick to respond and help out with sightseeing recommendations! We would highly recommend staying at this place!

John (review from Airbnb)
Beautiful home in a beautiful location. Great A/C. Appliances all new. Washer and drier were a huge plus. Would definitely stay again. Road up to the house is very demanding, make sure you have a 4x4.

Kelly (review from Airbnb)
The pictures of this place do it no justice. It’s literally the most gorgeous property and view I have ever booked. Communication was great and they send you a link of what kinds of restaurants and experiences you may want to do! We saw monkeys while we swam and a few other indigenous creatures of the rainforest. If you are going to rent a car, MAKE SURE ITS A 4x4. They do tell you that on their amentities page but wish they would have really specified further. The roads going up to the property can be extremely difficult if you do not have a 4x4 vehicle. Other than that, this was the perfect place for vacation.

Desiree (review from Airbnb)
Beautiful place, great location. We saw lizards, a sloth, toucans, and a green & black dart frog. Comfortable and clean stay.

Priscila (review from Airbnb)
This house was exactly like the pictures, great view from the mountain top, pool is clean, in the middle of a jungly property with lots of animal sounds. Communication was flawless and service was attentive. Access to the property requires a 4WD or at least a big car. Master bedroom was very comfortable, the two bedrooms slightly less comfortable and the bathroom they share is not very convenient as one of the bedrooms has direct access to it.

Thanks for your stay at the home. We hope to see you again soon - we have other options available to choose from for your next trip. Pura vida! Osa Property Management Offices in Uvita and Manuel Antonio

Adriana (review from Airbnb)
La vista es increible, la casa muy limpia, tiene de todo, la piscina amplia, la zona de estar muy linda..el lugar es muy privado pero cerca de todo a la vez, solo que definitivamente solo 4x4..probablemente volveremos!