Pelican House is situated on the Osa Peninsula, an area of Costa Rica that has remained remarkably untouched – a nature-lover’s paradise. We are right on the water, very private and romantic. When you walk the beach, you'll feel that you’ve been dropped on a deserted island. Pelican House offers uninterrupted ocean views from every room, the gentle lull of the surf day and night, and a calm, warm ocean just steps away. The house is open and airy, with floor to ceiling louvered doors, and a soaring cathedral ceiling. Wild parrots, scarlet macaws and howler monkeys are the first sounds of the morning. You’ll awaken to spectacular sunrises over the Gulfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf)... and then you'll have to choose from the endless beauty and fun that the Osa has to offer. Of course, you can always opt to stay home and nap in the hammock between dips in the ocean...
Low-impact...Living Off The Grid: We believe in living lightly and are off the grid, completely solar-powered – even the fridge. There are ceiling fans to stir the air in the heat of the day, ocean breezes to keep it fresh at night, and screens on all the beautiful louvered doors. Our kitchen is open, airy and fully equipped. Each of the two spacious bedrooms has a stunning ocean view.
It’s a perfect setting for a honeymoon – beautiful, romantic and private. It’s also perfect for a small family or two couples. The bedrooms and two private baths are separated by a large, open great room. On the best beach in the Osa - Pelican House is great for kids (and great without them!)...
It's perfect for adventurers - or hammock potatoes: A beautiful, pristine beach is steps away. World-famous Corcovado Park is only a short drive, as are a few of the world’s most celebrated ecolodges. Hire a guide and tour the park, take a zip line through the canopy, sign up for a dolphin tour, take surf lesson, or hire a private boat to carry you to the wildlife rescue center across the Gulf. Here you can meet many of the Osa’s unique animals: howler monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws… Or just veg at the house and swim between naps in the hammock. The beach is sandy, and the water is warm and gentle. The bird watching from our deck is great: scarlet macaws and flocks of parrots regularly grace the sky, while kites and local hawks hunt for prey in the nearby pastures. Because we are completely solar-powered, you can feel good (or at least better) about your carbon footprint!
Utterly Private - but convenient: Although remarkably private, we are only 10 minutes from the small town of Puerto Jimenez where you’ll find a vibrant community, choice of grocery stores, a handful of good restaurants and even internet cafes. We love walking 25 minutes down the deserted beach to The Pearl of the Osa restaurant to enjoy a first-class meal! You can rent a car in town, rent bicycles or simply take taxis when needed
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I am a wildlife filmmaker and Jim is an artist (he designed Pelican House). When we vacationed on the Osa 7 years ago, it was love at first sight!
We live on Cape Cod when we're not in Costa Rica. We care deeply about the natural world and doing all we can to protect it.
The Osa is still untouched. It is a nature-lover's paradise.
We love to unplug and settle into our natural surroundings. We love to cook our meals at home and swim at least once a day. Watching wildlife is always a favorite pastime. It's a great place to read and write. Quiet and inspiring.