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Left on 08/31/2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had the happy occasion of spending one week at beautiful Casa EKO Mar this August.
I have rented many houses all over the country during my 4 visits to Costa Rica and this lovely home was beyond our expectations. Spotless inside and out. The kitchen is well appointed, so if you like to cook, you're in luck. Everything is top of the line, from furniture to linen.

I found the location of the house to be the perfect balance between privacy and having quick access to nearby Uvita attractions, beaches, National Parks, restaurants and grocery stores. The infinity edge pool and the pacific sunsets are absolutely stunning.

We would return in a heartbeat. Thanks to the owner Yves for an exceptional experience!

James T
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“Outstanding stay”

Left on 07/22/2015 for a stay in July 2015

During our two week stay in July at Eko Mar was absolutely Perfect! The house was very comfortable with all the amenities! Outside the views were breath taking! The owner Yves provided us with welcoming coffee, a six back of beer, and fruit. If we needed anything or had questions Yves always responded immediately he was truly awesome! The location of the house was just minutes from the grocery store and beautiful beaches! Basically our stay at Eko Mar resulted in much needed relaxation! We would highly recommend Eko Mar because of all the wild life one will see and the amazing pictures you can get from that elevation. Thank you so much Yves!

 

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“Absolutely Wonderful!!!”

Left on 04/04/2015 for a stay in March 2015

My husband and I loved LIVING at Eko Mar during the last 2 weeks of March. What a beautiful, comfortable, private and luxurious HOME! Watching spectacular sunsets every night from the perfect infinity pool overlooking the ocean was heavenly as were the daily nature walks. My husband shopped at markets in Uvita and Portes; he thoroughly enjoyed cooking in the fully equipped kitchen. Yves, the owner, put so much thought into the details of designing this lovely home including the wonderful outdoor living space and the gorgeous landscape....not to mention how the house is situated to experience the stunning 180 views! Yves respected our privacy and he was always available when we needed something. Everything about our stay was magical - we plan to return next year. Thank you, Yves!!! You are the best!!!


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Wonderful house, fantastic views! Casa maravillosa con vistas fantásticas!

This house is wonderful! The location is excellent, private but a few minutes of everything. You can enjoy the swimming pool and at the same time relax watching the ocean, the jungle and the mountains. Full of birds, you can see the toucans and parrots flying around. The sunsets are spectacular! At lot to do around, beaches, horseback riding, waterfalls, national parks, animal sanctuary, restaurants and more... Yves, the owner, is super nice, detail oriented and he is always available for whatever you need but not intrusive at all. Vacations 100% guaranteed! Esta casa es maravillosa! La ubicación es excelente, privada, pero a pocos minutos de todo. Se puede disfrutar la piscina y al mismo tiempo contemplar el mar, la selva y las montañas. Lleno de aves, se pueden ver los tucanes y los loros volando alrededor de la casa. Los atardeceres son espectaculares! Muchas actividades para hacer: playas, cabalgatas, cascadas, parques nacionales, santuario de animales, restaurantes y mucho mas... Yves, el dueño, es buenísimo, detallista, está siempre disponible para lo que uno necesite, y es muy respetuoso de la privacidad. Vacaciones 100% garantizadas!

Spring Break

The house and the view are lovely! We lacked for nothing. The villa is perfectly situated for a relaxing, low key vacation. Highlights were sitting in the outdoor living space listening to the howler monkeys while drinking coffee in the morning or relaxing in the pool watching toucans fly from tree to tree in the valley below. My family was really able to relax and rejuvenate here and would love to return. Yves (and his 4-legged companion Beau) is a wonderful and considerate host. We would highly recommend the villa (and the host) to other small families or groups.

Exceptional

Not that this property needs any more 5 star ratings but you'd be hard pressed to find a better vacation rental property than this. It is actually better in person than the pictures depicted on the VRBO website. Yves was a gracious host, available when needed but otherwise totally unobtrusive. The house is perfectly sized for 4 people (2 couples in our case) but would also be appropriate for a single couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family of 4 with older children. For those looking for a hopping nightlife or in your face daytime activities Uvita and the surrounding area may seem a little sleepy, but part of the charm of the area we found was meeting local residents and through them discovering places and activities that we would otherwise not have known about. This is an area and a house that we would love to visit again and can highly recommend.

Beautiful Rental

This was a beautiful, emaculate home. Fantastic views, great pool, patio, lanai. My husband and I loved it. The owner is very nice, we enjoyed meeting him. We would rent this again without hesitation.

Great!

We just returned from an amazing week. The house was great, Yves was very kind - all good. Utiva was a great little town to do some active fun and then return to this house was a dream! We loved hanging by the pool and the lanai. It was total relaxation. Can't wait to return!
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Recommended for: Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Romantic getaway

Simply wonderful!!!

My husband and I loved "LIVING" at Eko Mar for 2 weeks. What a beautiful, comfortable "HOME" that is in a safe, private and convenient location. Watching spectacular sunsets every evening in the perfect infinity pool overlooking the ocean was heavenly as were the daily nature walks. My husband loves to cook and he was truly impressed with the kitchen - it had everything he needed. The owner, Yves, could not be more wonderful, fun and helpful. He always respected our privacy and he was always available immediately when we needed anything. His attention to details is impressive as reflected in the amazing design of the house, the wonderful outdoor living space, the beautiful landscaping....and the views are stunning! We plan to return next year.
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Paradise

We spent a month at Eko Mar in February, 2015. It's a wonderful property that's close enough to amenities to make make them easily accessible but far enough away to ensure your quiet and privacy. The perfect location. The villa is even better than advertised. Comfortable, new and very well kept. The owner was a pleasure to meet and lives very nearby if you have any questions or concerns. The view and pool we're amazing. We loved our stay so much, we already booked to go back for a month next winter. What more can I say?
  • Stayed: February 2015
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A True Gem and Location!

It is our third visit to Costa Rica and if I previously knew about Casa Eko Mar I would have stayed here without a doubt. The owner takes immaculate care of the property and one can sense the pride and personal attention to this place. The house is beautifully equipped and the kitchen has everything you can think of - really! We've stayed in other homes in the area before but this place truly stands out above the rest. The rooms are elegant and the bedding is very comfortable. Best of all is the absolutely fantastic view of the Whales Tale and the Balena National Park, even the bath room has a stunning view! The pool was great and we couldn't get enough of it so we ended up spending most of our time there for sunset. There is a lounge and BBQ area where one can chill and have drinks or even Breakfast. The garden is beautiful and often saw Toucans and Parrots, keep an eye out for Monkeys as they might surprise you while having your morning coffee! The location is perfect, 5 min to Uvita and 10 min to Balena National Park, great restaurants in area especially Ojochal, ask Yves he had some great recommendations. If you are looking to treat yourself and have peace and quiet with exceptional value for money don't think twice about this place. Thanks Yves for a fantastic stay, we will definitely be back for more Pura Vida! Best Wishes, Carlo & Tineka
  • Stayed: November 2014
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Phenomenal Views - Romantic Getaway

We had the trip of a lifetime. The home was beautiful. The pool was incredible. The view from the pool spectacular...REALLY spectacular. The sound of the howlers so close was an amazing experience. The Toucans in the nearby tree every morning were a treat. Being able to look upon the ocean whenever we felt was simply extraordinary as were the sunsets on the Pacific. Very well-situated for the beaches and some really fantastic restaurants. Yves is a great host. I should make it clear that Yves does not stay in the house. He is available if needed but you do have the house and pool to yourself in total privacy. It is convenient knowing he is not far away in case you do need something or have a question. It really was a phenomenally romantic getaway for us...one that we will never forget. We highly recommend this place!
  • Stayed: November 2014
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Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic getaway

WOW...A Great Place for Adventure

I recently had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica and enjoyed my time immensely. I contacted Yves, the owner of Casa Eko Mar, and he was quick to respond with answers to all of my questions. I sort of ask a lot of questions to see if the owner is sincerely interested in having me and my guests stay in their home. It was obvious from the beginning that Yves enjoys having people come to his home and to his area of paradise. We arrived for a much too short 5 day stay and the house is much more than the pictures and words can describe. Immediately when we walked in to the house, the view through the ocean side windows and doors is fantastic. As Yves was speaking, we had to ask him if we could go outside to finish the pleasant introduction. The view from every point of the house is great. Yves gave us great recommendations, instructions of what beaches were in the area and what to explore. And man, did we. Within 20 minutes driving, there are 6 beaches of which we visited all. We body boarded in Playa Hermosa, explored the cave and waterfall at Playa Arca, walked on the "Whale Tail" at Playa Uvita and then in the same afternoon, we saw whales breaching at Playa Ballena. The house, Casa Eko Mar is perfectly situated on the side of the mountain and is nicely outfitted with everything you'll need for your stay. We cooked most meals at the house outside on the grill. The mornings and evenings are excellent for sitting outside on the patio. And Yves told us that he just finished re-surfacing the pool deck and it is really a nice space. The pool is perfect for relaxing after being adventurous all day and enjoying the view of the ocean. I will definitely recommend this house to my friends and anyone else that has the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica, specifically Uvita. * There is no opportunity here to add photos, but believe me, it is a really nice house. The photos on the site are great, but in person...WOW!
  • everything we hoped for
    What a lovely home and owner. The location in Uvita was perfect -- central to all the great beaches, national parks, and local flavor. Uvita itself is very quiet but we liked that and ended up in Dominical or Ojochal for dinners out. The house and surroundings are so beautiful, comfortable and private that we were happy to have time some days to just be there and enjoy it all. Cooked several evenings and the kitchen is really well stocked. Thank you Yves, we hope to come back soon!
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Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Romantic getaway

Peace and Relaxation

I live in Costa Rica and was looking for a place to relax and disconnect from my daily life. I found it in Casa Eko Mar. I was greeted after a long drive with a cold towel that was very refreshing and an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. The house is a little removed, but incredibly appointed with outstanding views and I found that there is no real reason to leave other than to visit the many beaches in proximity to the house. I stayed in the upstairs Master that had a balcony perfect for mediation in the morning and a nap in the afternoon. A flat screen t.v. with cable, ceiling fan and a/c were the perfect combination for peace and luxury. The kitchen is perfectly outfitted with every thing you need to make a simple breakfast or gourmet dinner. Plenty of plates if you have guests and plenty of seating for 6 comfortably. I mostly enjoyed taking my meals in the outside living space. Overall, this was a perfect place for me to get away and enjoy a quick trip. The owner was very accommodating, friendly and attentive to any questions I had. If you are thinking of traveling internationally or within the country of Costa Rica, Casa Eko Mar is a great reason to get away.
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic getaway

Beautiful home and views
We were blown away when we first stepped inside and had an uninterrupted view of the infinity pool and ocean. We continued to be stunned as we took our tour of the home and grounds. There were multiple places to relax with a view! We spent much time by the pool and on the covered patio where we drank our morning coffee on the comfy couch and chairs and grilled out for dinner. We did a fair amount of cooking during our stay and the kitchen was well appointed with everything you would need to prepare a meal including cooking oils, condiments, and spices. Each morning Beau and Filou (sp?) would greet us with excitement. The house is a short distance from the Whales Tail, Dominical, and the Nauyaca Waterfall. However, I probably could have spent the whole time by the pool taking in the views. I would highly recommend this home if you are looking for some peace, relaxation and gorgeous scenery. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return in the future.
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Great retreat!

My fiancé and I spent 5 great nights at this beautiful house. It's all that the pictures show it is. You do need a car to stay here. The place was well maintained and appointed inside and out. The owner and his two dogs were very nice to be around . They are available as much or little as you wish. The view is first rate and the pool very nicely placed and refreshing. Our deposit was returned promptly after leaving and all business was conducted and taken care of as stated in info. Great kitchen and patio, master bedroom and views, BBQ grill and parrots every morning to greet you. No alarm clock needed! Plenty of towels and dishes, silverware, etc. Beautiful house and grounds. I would very much like to go back and stay there again! thanks Yves! The Colorado people!!! Michael and Karen.....
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

Couldn't Ask for More
Four of us (two couples over 55) spend a lovely 4 days at Yves villa. As noted in another review, although the photos try to capture what you will encounter, they are unable to put it all together. The combination of an immaculately kept/well stocked abode, tastefully landscaped garden, fabulous view and an attentive but unobtrusive caretaker (Yves) made this a perfect last stay in our two week tour in Costa Rica. Located out of the main tourist area, you can still easily reach the more popular resort areas while having your own private resort to retreat to in the evening and wake up to in the morning. The variety of different seating areas accommodated anything you chose to do, from sunbath, to nap, to read, to eat and BBQ. I would highly recommend this to any of our friends and would definitely come back if I were in Costa Rica again.
  • Stayed: March 2014
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First Class Casa

Yves, we very much enjoyed our 6-nights at your beautiful home. The house, view, and setting are amazing, and the standard of housekeeping is exemplary. We were extremely pleased with the generous stocking of quality kitchen accessories as we prepared most of our meals at home. The outdoor sitting/eating/BBQ area is another big plus that we thoroughly enjoyed as it provides a great place to get out of the hot sun but remain outdoors. Thank you again for your support with getting our late arriving luggage to the house! It was a pleasure to meet you, and we look forward to returning in the near future.
  • Stayed: March 2014
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Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Romantic getaway

Epic property with ocean view

We had a amazing time at this vacation home. The house is beautiful with a amazing view of the ocean and the whales tale beach. I highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking to have a epic spot to go to in costa. You are only 15 minutes south of 32 restaurants in dominical, 10 mins from the beach and right in the back yard you can catch sight of nature in its finest.
  • Stayed: February 2014
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Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Families with young children, Romantic getaway