Bernie Bilberry

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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WILDLIFE GALORE NEAR BEACH

Cabo Matapalo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-6)

'Casa Gavilan' [hawk house] is located in the tropical rainforests of the OSA Peninsula which is surrounded on one side by the pristine Golfo Dulce [sweet gulf] and on the other side by the glorious expansive Pacific Ocean. The house lies 150 yds. from the beach which has views of the Costa Rican and Panamanian coastlines. The house is only 3 miles from Cabo Matapalo which is known for excellent surfing, yet good surfing is as close as 1/2 mile away.

This area of Costa Rica remains one of the most unspoiled and biodiverse places, not just in this friendly country, but in the world. Home to Corcovado National Park and more, this ecosystem supports wildlife that includes four species of monkeys, flocks of scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, iguanas, anteaters and countless birds. The nearby gulf is a seasonal route for whales, but dolphins and whale sharks are regularly seen here. Butterfly species and exotic insects are of interest to the curious. The gorgeous blue morpho graces the shaded areas often. The flora is as varied as the fauna with smells and taste never before experienced.

'Casa Gavilan' is a simple, comfortable, tropical home powered by the sun via solar panels. It has the option to be a 'bug free haven' with screens thru out for those who prefer such an environment.

A small 'ranchito' [thatch covered structure] is available for comfy shaded hammock relaxation and picnic fun directly on the beach.

Be sure to check out the many options for adventure, exploration and peaceful serenity in this unique, remote jungle paradise.

Keywords: House near beach

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Bernie Bilberry

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
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Bernie Bilberry purchased this house in 2007

fully screened, also front and back patio

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Wildlife Galore Near Beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
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Wildlife Galore Near Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195770vb
(970) 279-4277
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
united states
5

PRIVATE PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
my husband and i just visited this area of the osa peninsula,and we enjoyed waking up with the vocal, beautiful, scarlet macaws daily. that was just the start of the wildlife we saw; turtles, monkeys, countless birds, anteater, sloth...the house was very comfie with more than the basics. we plan to return soon.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thanks for the good review. we will certainly look forward to your next stay at Casa Gavilan on Playa Sombreyo.
business
Wildlife Galore Near Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195770vb
(970) 279-4277
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
-
4

OUR CABO ADVENTURE

  • 4 of 5
Our stay at Casa Gavilan was a true Costa Rican adventure. The close proximity to the beach makes this an excellent place when the surf is up. Scarlet Macaws are always nearby. The house is open and comfortable and the neighbours are very helpful. Love the idea that this place is off the grid, making for a tiny carbon footprint. We would recommend this place for anyone looking for remote Costa Rica. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We knew you would enjoy large exotic birds and the fully closed in house [windows with bars]. Looking forward to your return next year.
business
Wildlife Galore Near Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195770vb
(970) 279-4277
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
glenwood springs, co
4

VERY QUITE FOR WATCHING LARGE EXOTIC BIRDS

  • 4 of 5
Casa Gavilan has it all, sound of surf, big scarlet mccaws, toucans, green parrots, monkeys right from sunny or shady patio [front & back]
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: the garden and yard are coming along very colorful and nice. There are four surf breaks within 10 min walk. We have both high tide and low tide breaks.
business
Wildlife Galore Near Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195770vb
(970) 279-4277
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
Colorado
5

AWESOME JUNGLE/BEACH GETAWAY.............

  • 5 of 5
The first thing I saw when we pulled onto the property was a huge hawk circling the house, that's how I knew my stay here would be incredible. Arrived late day in time for sunset and walked down to the beach following the sounds of the jungle and the surf. I was delighted to lay in the warm sand in the mid of nowhere with no one in sight. Paradise. The perfect place to work on my book. . The colors, sounds and smells and the feeling of tranquility that I experienced will remain w/ me forever. Breakfast on the sunny patio...kicking back with coffee and watching the wildlife show all around me, a perfect way to start the day. Make sure to go to Esperanzas' bar on Fri nite a great way to meet the awesome locals.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Wildlife Galore Near Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p195770vb
(970) 279-4277
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
Colorado
5

FIRST CLASS IN THE "AWAY FROM IT ALL CATEGORY".........

First class in the "Away from it all Category".........
  • 5 of 5
Everything you could ask for. The house has all the ameneties, plus! Slept like a baby...Very comforatable and VERY private, but within an awesome community if you "were" to need anything. There is a little cove called "little Germany" where even I , the ultimate beginner felt safe enough to give surfing a try at high tide. Great beach walks in the early am and eves. The locals are so helpful we left feeling like we've made a few lifelong friends. Loved the parrots, toucans and macaws that hang near the house... they became part of the family. Even seeing the photo pop up on my screen to "write a review" made me homesick! Buy groceries and supplies in Jimenez on your way in....you won't want to leave.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Sombrero
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Martina's
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Martina's
Nearest Point of Interest
CASA GAVILAN
Nearest Point of Interest
CABO MATAPOLO
Car: not necessary

zipline, tree climb, waterfall rappel, boat excursions, yoga retreat, tours available to local botanical garden, or wildlife refuge, or to former gold mining camp, dolphin watches

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Availability & Rates

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Cabo Matapalo House Rental Rates

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Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
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6 night minimum stay
$690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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Amenities

Cabo Matapalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
Notes:
Shared use of pool, hammock directly on beach nearby
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