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Completely Private Waterfront Home...Adventurer's Paradise, Rich Aesthetic

Cassidy Scheer

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Cassidy Scheer

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2015
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Completely Private Waterfront Home...Adventurer's Paradise, Rich Aesthetic

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Drake Bay House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 additional pull out beds, sleeps 6-8

This is your chance to completely escape the monotonous grind of everyday life and rejuvenate your body and mind with a healthy dose of natural beauty, active adventure, rustic luxury, and cultural authenticity. All five senses will be on full alert here…each one contributing to an overall sense of joy and relaxation. Start your mornings with the sounds of howler monkeys, the sight of tropical sunrises, and the aroma of Costa Rican coffee that would put Starbucks to shame. Fill your days with a plethora of river, ocean, or rainforest adventure – all available directly from your front steps. Finally, wind down the evening watching the flight of white ibis across the sunset over Isla Violin with a cold cervesa or mojito in hand. Sound like paradise to you...we think so too!

Our home's location on the Sierpe River – a fully navigable river that flows into the Pacific Ocean – serves as a direct connection to all of the best adventure activities that Costa Rica is known for. Accessible directly from the front steps of the cabina are 5 kilometers of hiking trails that weave through primary rainforest, wetlands, mangroves, and 3 tropical fruit filled gardens - great for wildlife watching and birding. Feel free to help yourself to the fruit, the resident monkeys certainly do! Four kayaks are stored on-site and are yours to use for exploring the river and its tributaries. Are you a fan of fishing? If so, you’ll be glad to know that some sizable red snapper and snook have been caught from the two riverfront piers. For adrenaline junkies some pretty intense mountain biking and horseback riding trails connect the property to the Mirimar mountain range to the south. Just want to relax?...then you'll love the lounger and hammock on the deck overlooking the river..

In addition to the on-site activities, it is highly recommended that you arrange for a variety of tour boats to pick you up at the riverfront dock for some of the ocean related activities that have made this area so popular with tourists. Favorites include deep-sea fishing (world class in-shore and off-shore), snorkeling, diving (Costa Rica’s most renowned), wildlife watching in Corcovado National Park, Cano Island hiking, snorkeling, surfing, beach cruises, and dolphin and whale watching. All of these tours can easily be arranged for you by the owner and are of a very high quality.

The home itself is brand new and was built in the signature “refined rustic” style of our Canadian builder. Large beamed exotic hardwoods combine with lofted ceilings and ample use of screened in windows to emphasize views of, and harmony with, the natural surroundings. A 300 sq. ft. veranda has rocking chairs, a breakfast nook, and lounger available to relax in while enjoying the amazing views. Despite being very isolated and completely “off the grid”, a very large solar system, on demand hot water, and 3G cell phone will keep you comfortable and connected. Ask about internet. King and queen sized beds, 500 thread count sheets, and custom built furniture convey a true sense of luxury in the jungle. One of two spacious 3/4 baths with high volume/pressure showers connect directly to first floor bedroom and living area, while the other is located in the upstairs master suite. The kitchen/dining area seats up to 9 and has a 6 burner oven/stove, fridge, and freezer.

While the enjoyment of our river retreat provides the ultimate in tranquility, beauty, and seclusion, it must be said that this experience is better geared towards those who are adventurous, independent, and enjoy physical activities. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a large hill. While the home is very new and provides a wide range of modern comforts and conveniences, you must remember that you are “off the grid” and in the middle of a tropical rainforest. This cabin does not have air conditioning, but 9 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the cabina comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!

This home is not suitable for children aged 2 or younger and the infirm. Ask about suitability for children aged 3-6 and the elderly.

Please contact me for availability, and don't forget to watch our promotional video!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cassidy Scheer (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2015

About Cassidy Scheer

My father and I built this home in 2010 but have been visitors and business owners in the Sierpe River area since 2006. We live in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, but try to visit Costa Rica as often as possible.

Cassidy Scheer purchased this house in 2010

Why Cassidy Scheer chose Drake Bay

Nowhere else in Costa Rica can you access the rainforest, river, and Pacific Ocean right out your front door. I place a big value on authenticity and access to outdoor adventure activities. Sierpe is the best spot for this in Costa Rica. Waking up to the sound of toucans and eating fresh picked fruit for breakfast before going out to the ocean to fish, snorkel, dive, or surf, is a regular day here!

What makes this house unique

This is the real Costa Rica. This is the Costa Rica you see on National Geographic magazine!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Completely Private Waterfront Home...Adventurer's Paradise, Rich Aesthetic
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

Fantastic jungle home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at the Sierpe del Pacifico property. If you are looking for a wild Costa Rican adventure, then you won't be disappointed. The home is beautiful, and the views stunning. We were awakened by howler monkeys every morning and found them sleeping on the property during the day, and most mornings a large troupe of white-faced capuchin monkeys passed right by the house. There were lots of birds to watch, and a fruit garden to go pick your own fruit...paradise found! We took a night tour of the mangrove and saw mammals (including squirrel monkeys), birds, crocs, caimans and snakes. We took a horseback riding tour and were wowed by the generosity of Rosita and her family on their farmstead; we went fishing in the ocean and caught five species of fish including red snapper, albacore tuna and roosterfish - while seeing porpioses and sea turtles to boot! The house is well equipped, the staff are welcoming and friendly. When we went in March it was hot and humid for us northerners - an outdoor shower might be a nice addition to the property for a quick cool down - but all in all we were wowed with this portion of our trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5

We just ended 4 wonderful nights at the house. The house is very comfortable, relaxing, and has everything you really need. Before you arrive you are sent all the information about the house, area, tours, what to bring, etc. They are important and if followed you will have a great experience. The hike to the house is challenging, it’s all up hill but the views are worth the climb. We did a bit of hiking and found a Boa Constrictor on the path to the fruit garden. The Capuchins are in the trees around the house most days.

Guillermo arranged for us 3 different tours while we were here. We went to Cano Island for snorkeling, River fishing with Guillermo, and a night mangrove safari. All were terrific. I would highly recommend the night mangrove you are able to see so much nature. Our guide David was so knowledgeable, showing us things we would have never seen on our own and learning about the area. As part of the tour you have dinner in town which was very nice. Bring flash lights the walk back to the house is dark but all part of the adventure.

This area and this house provide a unique experience you won’t find elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Unforgettable Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property situated on the top of a hill in the middle of the Rainforest. The home is very well built, extremely comfortable and top notch. The staff was very accommodating and helped arrange our unique ocean excursions. Highly recommend this to couples and families!��

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Paradise Found at Sierpe Del Pacifico

  • 5 of 5

My family of five had the adventure of a life time at Sierpe del Pacifico (our three children range in ages from 8-17). The jungle home is stunning, clean and placed right in the middle of the jungle--toucans, parrots, capuchin and howler monkeys are neighbours.

We loved the solitude and natural splendour of the property. Paradise is simply sitting on the porch, overlooking the jungle and the Sierpe River, watching scarlet macaws fly by.

We took boat trips to Corcovado Park, Cano Island, Violin Island and went horseback riding with Rosita (which was so much fun)!

Caesar was a top notch guide in Corcovado--very informative and he tracked a tapir for us.

Felipe was a friendly, kind and knowledgeable driver on our way to and from San Jose. In fact, everyone we dealt with regarding our vacation was friendly, knowledgable and eager to help.

The experience best suits those who enjoy nature and wilderness, don't mind hot and humid weather and can handle a 5-10 minute up hill climb to the house from the dock.

Make sure to stock up on groceries well before Sierpe as we found the town grocery store lacking.

Being submersed in the true jungle, I learned more on the Oso Peninsula about life than in my 8 years of university.

I've been home for a while; yet, I still miss the howler monkeys and their morning calls.

Thank you Cassidy, it was the most amazing vacation and I'd love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Paradise Regained

  • 5 of 5

Sierpe del Pacifio is perhaps the most amazing experience with nature you'll ever have. The climb to the top is a bit grueling but the rewards are many. Although off the grid, there is still solar electricity and on demand hot water if you are conservative. The natural cabina is rustic but well designed and comfortable, with beautiful natural woods and hand-carved beams. The beds are very comfortable and the cabina is scrupulously clean. Just sitting on the back deck in the great leather rockers and watching the monkeys, toucans and other incredible species is worth the price of admission (bring binoculars and a decent cam era with a zoom lens).The welcome package you receive is amazingly well written and complete (and should be followed religiously). The excursions down the Sierpe river to Cano Island, Drake Bay and Corcovado Park are once in a lifetime experiences. DO NOT MISS the horseback ride with the charming Rosita. It may have been the best cultural experience of any vacation we have had. Guillermo will make sure your stay is completely hassle-free and is available by the provided cell phone.You really should just do this, it ranks in our top five "don't miss".

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Jungle serenity

  • 5 of 5

Well, this was my kind of place. I'm always looking for that out of the way place where there is an abundance of wildlife. It's hard to find the out of the way and also a reasonably comfortable place to stay. Truly beautiful house. I loved waking up each morning with a group of 35 white faced capuchin monkeys playing in the trees outside our bedroom window. And, sitting on the deck in the evening with incredible toucan just feet away. It was very easy to arrange for someone to take us fishing, or take us snorkeling to Cano Island. Everyone was very friendly and punctual. We loved it. My only complaints would be mosquitos (which need to be there to feed the bats), so it is a small complaint. And, the welcome book very strongly states that any dog that visits the house not be fed and basically that dogs are bad for the eco system. There was a very sweet dog that slept on the porch every night (i think it was his safe place) and I also think that dogs have lived in the very nearby village for many years and are part of the eco system. The new houses being built here and the people visiting are a much greater threat.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palmar Norte
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sierpe
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sierpe
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Town of Sierpe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Sierpe River Mouth
Car: not necessary

Corcovado National Park, Cano Island Bio-Reserve, Sierpe/Terraba Mangrove Preserve, Pacific Ocean, Sierpe River, Marina Ballena National Park, San Pedrillo Ranger Station, Sirena Ranger Station, kayaking, wildlife tours, whale watching, sport fishing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, hiking, horseback riding, Drake Bay, Sierpe, Palmar Sur

Other Activities: kayaking, birding, wildlife watching, whale and dolphin watching, shelling

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Drake Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
May/June
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
December Shoulder Season
Nov 20 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Notes Please note, HomeAway does not correctly apply extra person fees to children. A $10-$15 fee per person per night over 2 applies to all guests. Also, if credit card used is from outside of the US, there will be an extra foreign transaction fee of 1.25-2.5%.

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Amenities

Drake Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have high pressure, high volume, massaging hot water showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , connecting bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , in suite bath
  • Our upstairs master suite is 550 sq. ft. in size, has 360 degree views, and has it's own private bathroom. Our guest bedroom connects directly to the first floor bathroom as well as the wrap around deck. In addition to the sleeping options in the bedrooms, there are two fold out sofas that could sleep another four people.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While the enjoyment of our river retreat provides the ultimate in tranquility, beauty, and seclusion, it must be said that this experience is better geared towards those who are adventurous and enjoy being physically active. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a decent sized hill. While the home is brand new and provides a wide range of modern comforts and conveniences, you must remember that you are “off the grid” and in the middle of a tropical rainforest. This cabin does not have air conditioning, but 11 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the cabina comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!

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