Puerto Jimenez House Rental Photos and Description
LuxuryTree House top level/ Ocean Views/2 Kitchens, 2 Living Rooms, 2-16 people
Waking up on the third floor in king sized luxury and pulling back the soft hanging screens separating you and the jungle, and before you even take your first sip of coffee in bed, a cacophony begins including howler monkeys, macaws, parrots, toucans and who know what else lives in the canopy? As the sun rises above Golfo Dulce and Volcan Baru, filling the sky with the palette of a tropical morning air and smells, the choir of parrots takes flight and marvelous colors of the rainforest start the day. Even the adults squeal like kids when the monkeys swing by the 3 story vacation rental. After breakfast in the open air dining area, it’s time to kick off the summer holiday’ fitness program and you hit one of the many hiking trails through the 40-acre jungle sanctuary. Adventure abounds as you all head out towards the river and discover that you are passing under a troop of dozens of titi monkeys and their babies, joyfully feeding on organic cacao as they make their way through the canopy. You see frogs and lizards and insane looking bugs on leaves as big as your chest. Finally, it’s pool time! Out come the toys and the fresh tropical smoothies and you gather on the jungle patio to enjoy ocean views and the cocktail pool filled with natural spring-fed water. As you inhale the sublime odor of fresh red snapper dripping in mango sauce on the BBQ, you close your eyes and smile. You did a darn good job at finding paradise and an amazing vacation rental home near Puerto Jimenez.
The main house has a pool deck excellent for viewing and photographing wildlife and splashing in the pool.Only a 45 min. flight from San Jose, Costa Rica and a 10 min. taxi and you’re here.You can rent our ocean view vacation rental home with pool as a 3, 4 or 5 bedroom depending on how many are in your group. Lapa's home rental sleeps 6-16 with a great swimming pool and BBQ area fun places for kids of all ages to hang out. Life changing moments for your family summer vacation await you in Southern Costa Rica. Educational adventures with guides and botanists, fun out on the water with Johns' dolphin tours.. out on the water with dolphins. Private rainforest reserve is full of exotic wildlife, monkeys and birds. For no additional fees, we help you with domestic airfare, car rentals if need be, tours around the Osa or a visit to Corcovado National Park in Southern Costa Rica. They start moving around pretty early so keep your cameras close by. You will be amazed at how close you are to nature, especially in the treetops with the 2 top level bedrooms and baths. The canopy explodes each day with our) resident Titi ( squirrel Monkeys performing their acrobatic and gymnastics show as they pass by. Our 4000 sq.ft. open air home has great ocean views on all 3 levels with swimming pool, BBQ, and all the amenities.
Check listing 292693 if this house is booked for the dates you want.
The Osa Peninsula has 'No Artificial Ingredients' and is absolutely spectacular, the way Costa Rica used to be. Secluded beaches and not overrun with tourists and fast food restaurants like Northern Costa Rica. To truly experience Costa Rica as it was, You Must Come to Osa!At Sombra de la Lapa rainforest reserve you get the best of both Costa Rica vacations- Secluded and deserted beaches nearby and 100's of monkeys and birds in the jungle. Wake up in nature and explore Osa Peninsula's rainforest, waterfalls, beaches and The spectacular Golfo Dulce, sweet gulf, where you can see Dolphins, Turtles and Whales. Good diving is only 1- 1/2 hours away at Drake Bay, Cano Island diving is Southern Costa Rica's best kept secret. Your family can enjoy zip lines, kayaking , hiking in Corcovado National Park, night hikes, boat tours and waterfall rappelling. Ladies will love the organic chocolate farm close by. Osa Peninsula's best tours are just a few minutes away. Visit pre Columbian site or spend the day with Ngobe shaman and naturalist guides near Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula. Swim with Dolphins, swing from trees and Stay and play at Lapa's Vacation Home Rentals on the Osa Peninsula, in Costa Rica and where the rainforest meets the sea. Tours on the water and in the rainforest are endless, where the rainforest meets the sea. Occasionally guest will come across seeing and anteater or jaguar down by our river. The Osa Peninsula is truly a special spot ! Join us for a Pura Vida Vacation in remote Southern Costa Rica. Pura Vida and hope to see Ya.
- Events Allowed
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Blondie or Michael Cranford
Michael Cranford and Rebecca Amelia are both artists,We LOVE the Osa, the people here and especially the abundance of wildlife. You need not leave to find it. Just sit for a few minutes. It comes right here without leaving to find it! We invite you to experience nature as it was.
Blondie or Michael Cranford purchased this house in 1998
Why Blondie or Michael Cranford chose Puerto Jimenez
Being elevated just a bit off the beaches allows the cool breezes to drift up and gather the coolness from the rainforest. Being where the rainforest meets the sea, we have the perfect combination of both worlds! Beautiful ocean and Gulf views AND being cool and comfortable. With the sweeping ocean views and being at the cusp of rainforest meeting sea, you will leave refreshed and relaxed. Having lived on the OSA for 20 years and living where there is no grid power, we decided that Sombra de la Lapa was the perfect marriage of comfort and exotic wilderness with ocean breezes. Bask on the beach during the day but come home to cool comforts and sleep comfortably at night. No other guests walking by or disturbing you and all private property. Being on the grid means you have standard electricity while still lessening your footprint since 90% of Costa Rica electricity is derived from hydro power. We opted not to go with private solar or hydro systems since in all applications we know of in vacation rental homes, the systems cannot support leaving phones, laptops, cameras, iPods, etc being left plugged in and definitely cannot make ice. Being connected to the grid, allows you to be on vacation and not worry about some electronic device being left plugged in and having comforting cool fans or AC all night. It is nice to have luxury for the same price as other locations which cannot offer conveniences.
What makes this house unique
Because we are the only vacation property off the newly paved road which goes right into Puerto Jimenez, we not only offer our guests total and complete seclusion and privacy, but also very comfortable, easy access to town, beach and tours. Almost every other rental home on the OSA which offers this kind of seclusion is a minimum of 1.5 hrs from grocery stores, gas station, tours, etc and on a RUGGED 4 wheel only road. Many days of the year and after heavy rains, this road is impassable. Our wildlife reserve is yours to explore and still go out for dinner without it being a major expedition. If you have a large group or family and want to accommodate larger groups for weddings, reunions, etc ask us about our other 2 homes located on the same reserve. All 3 homes are located on opposite sides of the reserve so each home is totally and completely private. We also have 24/6 caretaker.
Guestbook comments from the owner
HomeAway asks all guests who leave a review, to sign up for an account in order to do so. Therefore, guests have told us they prefer not to leave a review on this site. However we have many more, up to date, reviews on FlipKey listing #195460.Feel free to see more up to date reviews on that site. Meanwhile I continue to send our guests a review request through both sites!
Come visit us! Cooler breezes, elevated views of the shimmering ocean where rainforest meets sea! Corcovado National Park is our neighbor and you can walk to it from our reserve.
PURA VIDA - a common greeting here which translates to "pure life".
That alone should make you want to come!