Dharma Bum Poolside Condo


Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Short Description

Beach is TWO MINUTE WALK from Home.


Sounds of the ocean and of the nearby wildlife (monkeys, toucans, etc)

Located an easy 200 meters from Playa Chaman (a beautiful beach connected to Ballena National Park and the famous Whales Tail Beach) in Uvita, the Poolside Bungalow at Dharma Bum Bungalow has everything guests want in a visit to Costa Rica.


One of the advantages of reserving this great property with Osa Property Management, is the professional assistance and the appropriate level of communication and support from our local and knowledgeable staff.

We will assist you with booking your tours, securing your rental car or scheduling in-home services, such as a private chef or a massage. An Osa Property Management Representative will meet you at our office in Uvita (less than 5 minutes away), and escort you to the bungalow for check-in.

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 WhatsApp group chat.


The Property is located in Uvita near to Playa Chaman - approximately a 1-2 minute walk away. There are plenty of little restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk. Uvita "centro" is about a 5 minute car ride away.

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.


Guests will meet with Osa Property Management for their initial access to the property. Guests will receive a keypad code to enter the property (it's gated). Each floor has its own access and its own key.


Dharma Bum Poolside shares the swimming pool with the upstairs Studio. The Studio has a separate entrance.

The upstairs is accessible via a set of stairs that are outside (see photos).

Bedroom #1 has a full-size bed and A/C.
Bedroom #2 has a 'double+single' bunk bed.

The swimming pool is shared with the studio unit located on the second floor.

Highlights include:
PERFECT LOCATION in Uvita. A short 2-3 minute walk to the beach. A coffee shop about 100 meters to the south of the property and other restaurants within a short car ride away (or a 5-10 minute walk). "Downtown" Uvita is approximately five minutes away by car, where guests can enjoy more restaurants and bars, or if needed, a bank, a pharmacy, a bakery or other shops.

Uvita is the launching site for the areas most popular tours, including: whale watching, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, hiking or chocolate making.


Dharma Bum Poolside is easily accessible by any type of vehicle (or bike or walking). Please note
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 during your time at the property and/or transportation to/from San Jose International Airport (or any other airport).


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 canceled.

Important: We are committed to protecting our properties and keeping up-to-date with short-term rental regulations, which is why you will be asked to complete our independent verification.

Please note: Before your booking begins, you will need to verify your details with us to complete your booking. You will be contacted via email and/or text to complete the verification.

You will also be given the choice between paying a refundable deposit or buying a non-refundable damage waiver. We suggest you buy the damage waiver as this protects you in case you cause accidental damage during a booking.

Every vacation rental managed by Osa Property Management/Costa Rica Las Villas will have the following provided:
Full bag of Costa Rican coffee (250 mgs)
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
If Guests require more of the above, they are responsible for it.

No pets.

There is a cost (~$5) to enter the National Park entry at Playa Chaman.


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


Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking


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
Smart TV


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

Stephanie (review from Airbnb)
5 stars!! Thank you!!! It was the most perfect location. Couldn’t be closer to the beach which is all we wanted to do, be beach bums! And the Darhma Bum house was perfect for making that happen. We will definitely be back and rent the same house. Couldn’t be better.

René (review from Booking)
Very good
Das Grundstück liegt nur wenige Meter vom Strand entfernt. Gute Ausstattung. Waschmaschine und Trockner waren sehr praktisch am Ende des Urlaubs. Ringsherum viele Bäume in denen man verschiedene Affen und Vögel beobachten konnte. Schöner kleiner Pool. Garage vorhanden.
Die Verwaltung ist gerne behilflich beim Buchen von Ausflügen.

Fliegengitter an den Fenstern wären ganz praktisch. Bei der hohen Luftfeuchtigkeit hätten wir gerne die Fenster nachts geöffnet. Wird dann muffig im Zimmer beim Betrieb Klimaanlage.
Weingläser wären gut bei der sonst guten Ausstattung. Die Fernbedienung für das Tor fehlte, damit war das Parken besonders umständlich.
Riesiges Schlüsselbund - das geht besser.
Die Couch im Schlafzimmer ist ziemlich überflüssig und macht das Zimmer eng.

Jean (review from Booking)
Maison design à proximité de la plage
La localisation, à proximité de la plage. La gérante a pu nous organiser transferts et réservations pour les sorties « baleines ». Grande cuisine équipée. Proximité des restaurants.

Un système d’économies d’énergie coupe la climatisation plusieurs heures plusieurs fois par jour sans qu’on puisse la relancer. Quelques effets d’une surpression de l’eau: fuites diverses.

Chris (review from Airbnb)
I loved this poolside property! Walked to the beach/National Park during my stay (there is a small entry fee to the National Park - like there is at all National Parks in the world) but it was worth it. Awesome beach. The patio and pool is right outside the unit and the property management company told me it was recently re-furbished (it was in great condition!). There is private parking and is very secure.
Walking distance to some local restaurants.
Loved staying here!

Thanks Chris! Definitely great to Host you again! See you again in the Fall. Pura vida!

MIKI A. (review from Vrbo)
Lovely and sweet - great beach access
Overall a sweet lovely place right next to beach. Had some initial communication challenges with the owner but we worked it out in the end. They set up a whatapp thread for the guests which was helpful.
Appreciate the cleanliness. That is the most important thing to me.
Thank you!

Bonnie (review from Vrbo)
This place is set not far from the beach. The grounds were ok, small, not really private and quite wet. Note that the pool is available to both renters on the top floor as well as the bottom. This would really invade privacy for people on the first floor if they did not know the other people. The kitchen was nice, however we encountered ants. The beds seemed small…maybe not two queens, but full beds. Also, there wasn’t a good defined place to park. It would be awkward if we had more people stay with us because there wasn’t enough seats in the living area. Although there was a kitchen there were only a few barstools…no table and chairs.

Jennifer (review from Vrbo)
The property was conveniently close to the beach. There was a coffeehouse opened Thursday to Sunday that was incredible right near there. There was enough towels and sheets. The property felt very secure and safe. The beach was an easy walk. However there is a fee to get onto the beach. Which can add up.

I can’t say anything negative about the house other than the water pressure for my shower was not good. The TV needs to be replaced because there’s something wrong with the speaker. Also, you can’t leave food out on the counter of the kitchen because these little teeny tiny bugs will come.

We struggled with the key to open and close the sliding door. The maintenance guy with his keys made it look so easy. But we could not lock it from the inside without struggle.

There is an upstairs to be rented and a downstairs to be rented. We stayed it downstairs.

But these are minor things to how beautiful and amazing the house was to stay in.

I would recommend this house still with all these minor issues. And I would stay inside this house again if I was to come back.

Joe P. (review from Vrbo)
Short walk to the beach
This place was great. Uvita's beaches are protected parks so this place is about as close as you can possibly get to the beach. There are little restaurants walkable around the house. It is easy access to everything you need. The property was just the right size and to have our own pool was great to hop in and cool off in as well. If you want to be near the beach this is the place.

Roni (review from Airbnb)
Terrible place
doesn't look even close to the pictures that are published!
all photos are filtered with Photoshop
the place is dark, no light, smells from mustiness.
the shower tap isn't working properly and when i asked the owner to replace it-he refued.
the water from the tap are running with a wierd white color- and the owner said it's "ok"
the house is small! not like shown in the pictures.
the cleaning was discusting
i paid allot of money and got nothing got zero for it.
eventually we left a day earlier than scheduled because we couldn't be there.