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

Cassidy Scheer

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Cassidy Scheer

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014
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WILDLIFE & ADVENTURER'S PARADISE...ACCESS TO OCEAN, RIVER, AND RAINFOREST

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cassidy Scheer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014

About Cassidy Scheer

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

Why Cassidy Scheer chose Drake Bay

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

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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
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...
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p375958
+1 -7156992715
Drake Bay Puntarenas
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Off the Grid Awesome

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest
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+1 -7156992715
Drake Bay Puntarenas
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Jungle Oasis

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Drake Bay Puntarenas
Midlothian, Virginia
5

Jungle Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
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!!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Drake Bay Puntarenas
1

Very Very Dissapointed

  • 1 of 5
During our recent visit to Costa Rica we had booked 4 nights at the Drake Bay Vacation Although the title of the property clearly states "Completely Private Waterfront Home", we were very disappointed when we arrived to find that this was not the case. The cabin is located on large piece of property that is subdivided for sale. The lot the cabin on is not located on the water and it is about a 10 minute walk to even access the river. The land was obviously logged at some time as any high growth canopy is gone. The cabin appears nice at first but things like the doors to the porch do not open and close well and there is no insulation in the place. With a dark green roof, no apparent insulation, and no trees to provide shade the place is a virtual oven during the day. Imagine hanging out in your attic on a hot day. I climbed up on the table and the ceiling was hot to the touch during the day and running fans would only push the very hot upper air down on you. Also the second bedroom is not attached and is only accessible by walking around the house and down a set of uneven stepping stones. While this might actually be nice for two couples it was not even an option with 3 small kids. That meant my husband and I had to sleep in separate rooms with our kids. The trails on the property are nice but poorly marked. The other house is very close and we could clearly hear the people talking and the clanging of cookware when they were eating. As someone who spends over 2 months a year "off the grid" in the Bahamas (a equally hot environment) I can tell you that the poor design of this house makes it physically uncomfortable to stay at. If you are looking for a rustic place there are many places that are nicer for less money out there in Costa Rica. The owner was pleasant to deal with and I don't feel they intentionally misrepresented the property but I do not feel the description is an accurate representation of the place.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very sorry that this guest was disappointed with their experience at the cabina. My family has been involved in the hospitality business for over 20 years in 3 countries, so we take the responsibility of setting, meeting, and exceeding reasonable guest expectations very seriously. In the case of our lovely off the grid jungle home that means clearly mentioning in our listing and rental agreement that this home is only intended for those people who are independent, physically active, and are seeking the adventure, nature, and authenticity of the Osa Peninsula over creature comforts or personal attention. It also means mentioning the suitability of the home as it applies to young children, the elderly, or people who aren't physically active. Overall, we've been very successful with our guests' abilities to self-qualify themselves for a stay at our home and have 19 very enthusiastic and heartfelt 5 star reviews to prove it!

For the record, the cabin does have heat insulation in the ceiling, there are trees up to 70 foot tall surrounding the house, we provide maps for the hiking trails, and the reason the doors require some extra push are because of large sweeps meant to help keep insects out. Additionally, the solar system will be doubling in size in late March, 2014, and we plan on installing more fans. It still isn't air conditioning, but it IS air of the purest condition!

Pura Vida! - Cassidy and family

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palmar Sur
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sierpe
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sierpe
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sierpe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Sierpe River Mouth

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

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

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Rates & Availability

From $105 Per night

Drake Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
December
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
April
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$115
$750
 
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
$105
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
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:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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