LUXURY JUNGLE BEACH HOUSE AT CABO MATAPALO BEACH W/ POOL & INTERNET

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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LUXURY JUNGLE BEACH HOUSE AT CABO MATAPALO BEACH W/ POOL & INTERNET

Cabo Matapalo House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms w/ king beds and 3 full baths, sleeps 10 with Pool and WiFi

This is the perfect location for an exotic honeymoon, a bird watching tour, a yoga retreat or a playful base for an unforgettable family vacation. Leave the real world behind and let your inner child emerge. The home is in Cabo Matapalo, on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. With continuous rainforest connecting to the famous Corcovado National Park, the wildlife viewing is unrivalled. Monkeys and macaws are daily visitors. The home is open plan with only walls where necessary to provide privacy. The main platform comprises the kitchen, dining area, relaxing areas and two en-suite bedrooms. The upper level comprises the master suite and en-suite shower room. In the garden there are two connected dipping pools and up behind the house in the primary forest there is a private yoga deck with a view over to the ocean. Choose your favourite corner and catch up with a good book, interrupted only by passing monkeys, macaws and butterflies.

The kitchen is designed with cooks in mind but space for helpers too! The kitchenware is of good quality and is regularly updated. The custom storage rack reduces the chore of washing up, just place items in their rack and they will dry for next time, minimum hassle. The gas stove has 6 large burners and a large oven. There are 3 sinks, 2 together and 1 on the island bar where smoothie or cocktail preparation is a breeze with a blender all set to go. The upper master has a king bed and large shower room and a private toilet. The junior suite on the main floor has a private deck, king bed and shower room and private toilet. The family suite has screened windows with a shower room and private toilet. This can be set up as a third king bedroom or a king with 2 additional beds, or can be a bunk room with beds for 6. All the beds have cotton sheets and high quality mosquito nets. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf knowing you are in the most comfortable beds in the area!

At Casa Vida Verde it is hard to know where the interior ends and the exterior begins! The viewing deck is the perfect spot to watch the jungle wake up each morning and birds and butterflies starting their day in the golden dawn light. Steps take you down through the grounds which gently transition from the forest to garden and lead to the pool area. The organic design of the house is evident here too with a fun, funky combination of two dipping pools connected by a channel and a small waterfall surrounded by lush tropical foliage and flowers. Relax here in the shade or sun, or this private setting is also a serene setting for yoga. Poolside, you will find a bistro table and chairs, a BBQ and an outdoor shower. Much of our property is actually primary forest behind the house. Explore this area using the well-tended trail of steps and spend some time up at the large platform with a view to the ocean. This is the perfect spot for yoga, massage or bird and wildlife watching.

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE? Temperatures average mid-80s during the daytime and fall to the mid-70s at night. The coastal waters are a constant 74 degrees all year long. There are two seasons: the Dry (December through April) which is less humid and there is less rain, and the Green (May through November) when there is more rain usually in the afternoons and at night. October and early November are the rainiest months. WHAT ABOUT BUGS? There are many insects around but most insect encounters are part of the wonder of being in the rainforest. Remember, there is a whole food chain out there and there are plenty of animals and birds intent on eating all insects found. However, it is a good precaution to have insect repellent, particularly in the early evenings. If you are very concerned about the possibility of insects being around you, it is possible the open air living at Casa Vida Verde is not the best environment for you. CAN YOU DRINK THE WATER? Yes! Our water comes from a natural spring or well, depending on the time of year, and is safe to drink. IS THERE HELP NEARBY? Our managers, Carlos and Sianne, live on site with their two children. Both speak English well and are there to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. They know the area very well and are very experienced hosts. Our guests report that nothing is too much trouble for them. DO WE NEED TO RENT A CAR? No, you do not need to. If you are happy to walk locally, we recommend you getting a taxi to other locations. The taxi drivers know the area well, will often spot animals and birds that you would miss and can look after the driving while you enjoy your surroundings. However, if you prefer to have your own vehicle this can be sorted with pick up and drop off in San Jose or Puerto Jimenez. CAN WE USE ELECTRONICS? Yes, please bring your own cameras, cell phones and laptops and iPod/iPads. Purchase a local SIM card at the airport in San Jose, we do have reception in Cabo Matapalo. Also, we have wireless internet. However, although it is reliable, it can fail and you may need to visit Puerto Jimenez to connect if the need is urgent. We have an iPod player if you wish to bring your own music. Please don’t bring hairdryers or curling irons, as these use too much power. You will not miss them, in the jungle you don’t have to worry about what your hair looks like! The outlets are standard North American for 110V applications. WHAT IS PROVIDED? We provide all linens, towels (including beach towels), kitchen towels and toilet paper, biodegradable shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, liquid soap, dish detergent, and other staples for the kitchen. We also have some games and books together with information cards on the flora and fauna of the area. Some herbs for cooking are grown on site and there is also a variety of fruit trees. Carlos will supply you with these as available.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Isabel

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Luxury Jungle Beach House at Cabo Matapalo Beach w/ Pool & Internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Luxury Jungle Beach House at Cabo Matapalo Beach w/ Pool & Internet
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Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
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January 2013 Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
My overall rating for my stay at Casa Vida Verde is exceptional!! Everything was exactly as advertised and expected, if not more than expected. Therefore the listing description is spot on regarding the location, layout, amenities and everything else. I would highly recommend this area and this property to others.

The caretaker Carlos and his wife Sianne were very informational and helpful in anything that we needed. The property is well maintained and the house was kept clean during our 5 night stay. Beds were made, towels were changed, garbage was removed, floors were swept, etc. I was also impressed that they provided a large bin for recycling materials and a bin for organic garbage. They also had a large wooden box to place organic foods in overnight in order to keep any wildlife away. We requested to have our meals cooked for us a couple of nights and mornings. The ladies that came to cook were very friendly and quite talented to put together delicious meals with whatever we had available for them. We joked that they would be good on the Food Network show "Chopped"!

I was suprised at the lack of bugs (mosquito, purruja type bugs) at the house in the evening. We were prepared with repellent but never had to use it at the house or in the general area. As expected with any open house located in the middle of the jungle, there was the occasional scorpion, beetle, ants, etc., but were never a problem.

My party included my 2 nieces of 2.5 yrs and 8 months old. Everything at the house was child friendly and they also enjoyed their stay and especially seeing the monkeys so often.

The only thing that we wished we had noticed before we arrived was that we should have brought ice. The refrigerator keeps things cold, but it does not produce ice. The website does recommend bringing ice, but we missed that. However, Carlos was able to get some later during our stay when he went into Puerto Jimenez. The rum and cokes were expecially good that night!

There are not words to describe waking up to the howler monkeys, toucans, and macaws every morning. And to be able to see the 4 species of monkey that exist in CR from the hammock at the house is priceless!

If we are lucky, we will make coming here a family tradition every year. It was definitely the best New Years/Anniversary/Birthday/Family Reunion ever!!
Owner's Response: Pura vida friends! Carlos here writing back wishing the best always...
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Puerto Jimenez Dock
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Cabo Matapalo
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Buena Esperanza
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Encanta la Vida
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Yoga platform, 3 great surfing spots, waterfall & tree repelling, nature hikes, kayak or local fishing, skywatching, etc.

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Availability & Rates

Cabo Matapalo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$380
$2,520
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
Green Season
Sep 1 - Nov 15
$315
$2,100
1 night
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Jan 3
$4,200
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Additional fees will incur on wire transfer payments. 3% bank fee will be applied on credit card payments. Personal checks sent by mail are the less expensive method.
In order to confirm a reservation, we require a 50% deposit and completion of a credit card authorization form . The remaining balance should be paid 45 days prior to arrival. Payment can be made by credit card, personal check (USA) or wire transfer, depending on your preference. We require 60 days advance notice to cancel. With that notice, we will refund your deposit minus 15% of the total rent.
Notes Credit card form is required. Please be advised that your credit card will be held as a security deposit guarantee in case of any negligent damages over and above normal wear and tear.
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Amenities

Cabo Matapalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Backpack
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master 1 - toilet , shower
    Jr. Master - toilet , shower
    Family Suite - toilet , shower
  • All 3 of our bathrooms are very nice and have very large showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , w/ private bathroom
    Jr. Master Suiter - 1 king , w/ private bathroom
    Family Suite - 1 king , 4 twin/ single , can have up to 6 singles
  • We have 3 suites each with a king size bed and private bathroom. The upper master has a king bed and large shower room and a private toilet. The junior suite on the main floor has a private deck, king bed and shower room and private toilet. The family suite has screened windows with a shower room and private toilet. This can be set up as a third king bedroom or a king with 2 additional beds, or can be a bunk room with beds for 6. All the beds have cotton sheets and high quality mosquito nets. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf knowing you are in the most comfortable beds in the area!
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Walkway to Water
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ski privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Cabo Matapalo is on the tip of the Osa Peninsula, in a remote corner of Costa Rica accessible only by four wheel drive. Close to the Corcovado National Park, it is renowned for its diverse and abundant animal and bird life. More than 300 species of bird live here, with scarlet macaws, eagles, hummingbirds and toucans ordinary sightings. All 4 monkey types, Spider, Howler, Cappuchin and Squirrel can be seen as they forage through the forest. The area is also famous for its unspoilt beaches; Playa Pan Dulce with surf conditions perfect for beginners, Backwash Bay favoured by intermediate surfers and with Playa Matapalo challenging even the advanced surfer. This is an off grid location, unplugged from the modern world - experience nature in the raw and be an adventurer not a tourist. Activities available include hiking, horseback riding, tree climbing, waterfall rappelling, zip lining, kayaking, ocean fishing and yoga.

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