WILDLIFE & ADVENTURER'S PARADISE...ACCESS TO OCEAN, RIVER, AND RAINFOREST

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Cassidy Scheer

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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WILDLIFE & ADVENTURER'S PARADISE...ACCESS TO OCEAN, RIVER, AND RAINFOREST

Drake Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6

A stay at Sierpe del Pacifico is Costa Rica at its finest...remote and comfortable accommodations...nature in its purest form all around you...adventure rich...much more affordable for families than the Drake Bay Eco-Lodges

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, 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 you 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 cabina'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 - all great for wildlife watching and birding. Feel free to help yourself to the fruit as well, 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 SDP property to the Mirimar mountain range to the south. Finally, if you just want to sit back and enjoy the wide open views of three coastal mountain ranges, Isla Violin, and the daily flights of macaws, toucans, and parrots over the river, two additional hill-top scenic overlook verandas are just a couple minutes walk from the cabina.

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), and wildlife watching in Corcovado National Park.

The cabina itself is relatively new and was built in the signature Sierpe del Pacifico 'refined rustic' style. 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 215 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 here, a well appointed solar system, on demand hot water, and 3G cell phone coverage will keep you comfortable and connected. Ask about internet options. The beds are all custom made from exotic hardwoods, have orthopedic mattresses, and use high thread count sheets.

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 physical activities. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a decent sized hill. While the cabina 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 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 and under or the infirm. Ask about suitability for children ages 3-6 or those with limited physical abilities.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Cassidy Scheer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english, spanish
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My father and I built this home in 2008. Hailing from northern Wisconsin, we've always loved the outdoors and experiences that are adventurous and authentic. This home on the Sierpe River gives this to us in droves. We love days filled with river, rainforest, and ocean adventure, and evenings spent on the deck sipping mojitos and watching the birds fly by.

Cassidy Scheer purchased this cottage in 2008

It is the idyllic combination of river, rain forest, and ocean. We can access the beauty and adventure of all three environments from this one property.

This is the real Costa Rica. You will be hard pressed to find a more authentic and adventure rich experience!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
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Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest
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Drake Bay Puntarenas
5

Nature Life

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We really enjoy staying in such place inside the rainforest.
It is a really new experience to replace the sounds of our big town with animals sounds like howler monkeys in particular.
Don't hesitate. And if you need help and advices, Guillermo is there to give you all you need and organize a discovery day in corcovado or island...
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hey Fabrice - We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable time at the cabina with your family! You're right, being up close and personal with nature is what really makes this experience so great. Everyone loves seeing (and hearing) the monkeys in their natural environment. I will make sure to pass along your compliments to Guillermo and the rest of the staff. Pura Vida - Cassidy
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Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest
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Drake Bay Puntarenas
Wausau, Wi. USA
5

Sierpe del Pacifico Adventure

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We recently returned from our second visit to Sierpe del Pacifico. We had an excellent time at SDP. Our accomodations in the River Cabin we quite comfortable. We ate most all our meals there but made a few visits to the Village. The SDP experience is perfect for anyone that enjoys exploring the beauty of Costa Rica. While we were visiting we enjoyed both a guided river fishing trip for snook, snapper & corvina & a fantastic day on the Pacific. We ate fish almost eveyday! We had another great day riding horses & visiting with Rosie & her family on a real Tico farm. Visiting with Rosie & her family was a great way for us to work on our Spanish too. We took daily walks on the miles of well maintained trails, taking pictures & video of the plants & animals. On this visit we saw all four species of monkeys that are native to CR. We enjoyed fresh fruits from the garden daily. If you snorkel or dive, a day trip to Isla Cano is highly recommended. The SDP staff were there to help with just a call on the cell phone provided. So much to do. We had a blast. We recommend grocery shopping in Pal Mar on your way to Sierpe for best selection. Be sure to read the info provided. It's full of important points to have a safe & enjoyable experience.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a good time John...glad to hear you caught some fish as well! In my opinion snook and corvina are two of the most delicious fish a person can catch in Costa Rica! We hope you can visit Sierpe again soon! Pura Vida - Cassidy
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Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest
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Drake Bay Puntarenas
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Off the Grid Awesome

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
If you are looking to get away from it all, and experience a little piece of the jungles of Costa Rica, then this place is for you. It's off the beaten trail, and accessible by a short boat ride down the Sierpe River.
This place is for those looking to enjoy the simpler things in life, not all inclusive resorts that don't actually show you anything about the country.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest
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Drake Bay Puntarenas
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Jungle Oasis

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Fantastic place off the beaten track... but not so far off that you feel totally isolated. Great service from staff including Guillermo and Donal. So much fun poking around in the jungle, listening to the noises at night, paddling kayaks on the river, eating fresh fruit from the trees in the garden, soaking in the heat and humidity. The place seeps into your soul!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest
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Drake Bay Puntarenas
Midlothian, Virginia
5

Jungle Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We spent 5 nights in this Jungle Paradise for our 25th Anniversary and we can't wait to go back! This was by far the most relaxing, awe inspiring vacation we ever had.

Right from our first contact with Cassidy our experience was flawless, and Guillermo was a perfect host. He was always available for questions, happy to talk and share his knowledge of the river and Sierpe, and to help with arranging various trips. What you see in the photos and read in the description and reviews is exactly what you get - no surprises! Just Paradise!

We loved waking up every morning to the Howler Monkeys, enjoyed the visits daily by the White Faced Monkeys, and the added Sloth one evening was icing on the cake. In addition to just relaxing on the back deck, reading and taking in the sights and sounds of the jungle, we went on the snorkling trip to Cano Island, which we highly recommend. We also went horseback riding with Rosita which is another highly recommended activity. We rode with her through the jungle and had some lunch at her home, it was a very special day. We also took the night boat tour which was another great event. Oh, and we did take advantage of the kayaks that they have for your use at the dock - a must do!!

The home was absolutely fantastic, we loved the fact that there was no air conditioning, (there are ceiling fans which do the trick) breathing fresh air 24/7 for 5 days was magic. And the bugs were of no problem at all, truly we didn't have a problem all day, the mosquitos would come out after sun down, but nothing that some bug repellent couldn't handle, nothing more than we deal with here in Virginia :)

Honestly, when we left Sierpe del Pacifico and headed to Dominical we were both a little heavy in the heart. It actually took almost two days to stop wishing we were back in our Jungle home. There were games to play in the house, books to read, everything you could need in the kitchen, comfortable bed, refreshing showers (plenty of hot water if you wanted it) Toucans, Monkeys, Sloths, Beautiful Butterflies - everything you need for a restful, relaxing vacation. We are already planning our return for next year to celebrate our 26th Anniversary!! And next time we do plan to stay a little longer and make sure to go on one of the fishing trips - just ran out of time :)

Just Do It! Pura Vida!!!!
Owner's Response: Hey Debby - We're thrilled to hear that you had such a great time. We look forward to hosting you again for future anniversaries! Puuuuura Viiiiiiiida!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palmar Sur
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sierpe
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sierpe

Costa Rica, Puntarenas, Drake Bay, Sierpe, Sierpe River

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing, boating

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Availability & Rates

Drake Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
April
Apr 1 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$115
$750
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Season
May 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$105
$700
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$125
$800
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$99
$650
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$125
$800
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$165
$1,100
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$125
$800
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Drake Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 905 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , high pressure w/hot water
    - toilet , shower , high pressure w/hot water
  • Both bathrooms are spacious and well adorned. The showers can deliver high volume/ high pressure flow.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , high thread count sheets/orthopedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , full mattress, high thread count sheets/orthopedic mattress
  • Both bedrooms are spacious, well lit, and have large window expanses with views of the surrounding rainforest. The mattresses and sheets are of a very high quality and were downright expensive! The beds are both custom made out of exotic hardwoods. Both bedrooms have a high powered yet quiet fan located directly overhead so as to keep you comfortable when sleeping. Both bedrooms also connect directly to their own 3/4 bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Boat Dock
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing

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