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Slice of Paradise Luxury Beach Bungalows

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

sleeps 2 - 5, 1&1/2 bathrooms, full kitchen, A.C, Balcony + 1 studio bungalow

Welcome to Slice Of Paradise, We can accommodate up to 7 people total with our 2 bungalows. We have a studio bungalow for 2 people, and a large 2 story bungalow that will sleep up to 5 people that has 1&1/2 bathrooms, one large bedroom w/ a king & queen size beds, this bungalow also has sleeping accommodations (a couch/trendle bed) that makes into a single bed in the downstairs living room. Both bungalows have A.C. & fully equipped kitchens including coffee makers and bean grinders, toasters, blenders, full size refrigerator, a stove, and all the dishes and cooking utensils you will need for meals. The 2 story large bungalow has a balcony off the upstairs bedroom that has a spectacular view of the jungle mountain and green meadow directly behind it that's full of tropical bird life and wildlife.

Slice of Paradise is located on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Costa Rica. There is an abundance of wildlife here including , monkeys that visit us daily, sloths, toucans, parrots, iguanas, and endless species of tropical birds for bird-watching.

Our lush tropical gardens are a beauty to behold and we have several tropical fruit trees as well. We have an amazing selection of orchids, pink and red ginger and birds of paradise to name just a few. If you would like to see Mother Nature at her finest Slice of Paradise is the place for you, it will be like having a private beach completely to yourself, you can beach walk for miles on this velvety sand beach and will never step on a rock and will see just a few locals fishing by only using a hand line. When you go for a long beach walk you never have to worry about finding your way back because you can simply follow your own foot steps in the sand that will lead you back to Slice Of Paradise.

Being located only 25km south of Manuel Antonio National Park and 13km north of Dominical, Slice of Paradise is centrally located to all the best things Costa Rica has to offer. You could never stay at Slice Of Paradise and have enough days to do the things you would like to do or see here, there is just to much beauty to take in here on Playa Matapalo and the surrounding area. Be sure to catch the sunsets every evening on the beach, everyone on this small beach always congregates on the beach in the evening to watch the beautiful sunsets that we get every day. They're a thing of beauty and don't forget to take your camera with you

Keywords: Manuel Antonio National Park, bungalows, full kitchens, Air Conditioning., private beach, wildlife, Dominical, Playa Matapalo, sunsets, monkeys, tropical birds

More Details

Owner
Ron Amundsen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

Amenities

Playa Matapalo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom #2 - toilet , 1/2 bath down stairs w/ toilet, & sink
    Full Bathroom is located on 2nd story with large bedroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Full bathroom w/ large walk in shower, toilet & sink
  • The large 2 story bungalow has a full bathroom with a large walk in shower located up stairs with the large bedroom.... The 1/2 bathroom with a toilet & sink is down stairs...both have hot water, & mirrors. There is also an outside shower to use when returning from the beach to cool off and remove the sand and salt water after a hot day on the beach. The studio bungalow has a full bathroom with hot water & a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Studio Bungalow - 1 king , Studio w/ full kitchen, 1 king bed, AC, full bath, sleeps 2
    large 2nd story bedroom,1 king,1 queen,full bathroom - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , trendle bed makes into single bed in Living Rm down stairs
  • Our 2 story large bungalow - sleeps 5 people, it has a large bedroom upstairs w/a King & Queen beds, a balcony, & a full bathroom upstairs w/walk in shower. The trundle bed/couch coverts into a single bed & is located down stairs in the living room, with the 1/2 bath & full kitchen are also downstairs. This bungalow has A.C. throughout, as well as custom woodwork cabinets, headboards & all hand crafted solid teak doors. The balcony off the bedroom upstairs has a spectacular view of the jungle mountain and green meadow directly behind the bungalow, the meadow is full of tropical birds and wildlife. Our studio bungalow , sleeps 2 people w/ king size bed, a full kitchen, full bath with shower, A.C. & beautiful hand crafted woodwork & teak doors. It has a view of the jungle mountain and green meadow directly behind the bungalow. The studio is a 2nd story unit with large picture windows giving it a beautiful view of the jungle mountain & meadow behind the bungalow.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have a unique outside shower that has a tiled base and sits under one of our giant mango trees. It is surrounded by thick green plants for your privacy, our guest are welcome to use this shower when returning from the beach to remove sand and salt water before entering your bungalow. Its my favorite shower at Slice Of Paradise and I'am sure you will agree & enjoy a fresh cool rinsing off after returning from a hot day on the beach.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Slice of Paradise Luxury Beach Bungalows
average rating of 4.825397 based on 63 reviews
Wichita, KS
5

Wonderful Bungalow in a very relaxing setting.

  • 5 of 5

Ron's bungalow is located about 20 min south of Quepos and Manuel Antonio and about 20 mins north of Dominical. It is located in the small town of Matapalo (laid back and relaxed). The bungalow has a full kitchen with most everything you need to prepare meals. It has two window AC units (one upstairs and one down) which is more than enough to cool the bungalow. The view from the balcony off the bedroom upstairs is a grass pasture and mountains as a backdrop. We saw birds, butterflies and iguanas on a daily basis. The monkeys came for the bananas Ron bought and hung between his house and the bungalow. It was an amazing experience...They would spend 30 minutes or more jumping from tree to tree and from house to tree gathering and eating the bananas. There were probably 15-30 monkeys each time. Simply amazing and a great experience. Ron has built a huge gazebo which contains a few hammocks and lounging chairs. While lounging one day we had a neighbors cow come up and say hi. The beach is across a small dirt road with easy access...It takes about 1 min to walk there. The beach and the dark sand was incredible. The beach was nearly empty everyday (4-6 people in sight). We saw maybe 20 people at once during a sunset, other than that you have a few miles in either direction of vacant beach. The dark sand is the finest and most soft I have ever seen (I have been to Hawaii, Honduras, Mexico, Cayman, Jamaica). Everyday was beautiful and sunny. The location is perfect for someone who wants to relax and not be in a touristy area, yet the tourist areas are only a short drive away. We rented a car in San Jose and had no issues the entire time we were there. Ron is a great host, he has been there a long time and knows where to go to see whatever Costa Rica has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Norm, Hope you & Jennifer will be back one day and bring the kids with you next time, there's lots of great tours for them to do & places and things to see. PURA VIDA, RON
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The location of this property is great; not exactly right on the beach like we thought but great

  • 4 of 5

Ron takes AMAZING care to make sure that his guests know the best places to eat and which tours are the best!! He arranged an all day boat tour for us which was fantastic; we saw whales, dolphins and swam with turtles and beautiful fish!!

The monkey show is surreal and makes this location in the jungle such a unique experience!!!

The studio bungalow has great air conditioning but it was lacking some updates such as a toilet and mattress and a clean fridge which are important. The kitchen needs some more utensils for the true chef at heart such as tongs, good knives and a great frying pan. We didn't mind eating out but part of the reason we stay in a Home Away is to do some cooking.

The gazebo with the hammocks is a perfect spot to relax and listen to the sounds of the jungle and the ocean at the same time!!!

Rob definitely wants his guests to be happy during their stay and this wasn't much appreciated!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirsten & Rob, thanks for being my guest and what a beautiful day we picked to go to Cano Island, it was an experience & adventure I will alway remember listening to the whales singing and communicating with each other & the snorkeling was also great that day. So sorry for the upgrades that needs attention & hadn't been done before your arrival date . Its the end of the season & you were my last guest until the new high season begins Dec.1st. The items you mentioned are already being addressed and there will be new utensils for the kitchen by then. My apologies for the stains on the toilet seat, the cleaning lady had used harsh cleaning chemicals on the plastic seat that she should not have used and it left it with a stain. I will be getting a new toilet seat this weekend when I'am in San Jose. I very much appreciate your input that needs to be addressed to keep my guest happy and comfortable in the bungalow. Thanks again for being my guest at Slice Of Paradise, I enjoyed your company and visiting with you & Rob & especially going on our trip together to Cano island on your tour. I think you also had a wonderful white water rafting experience with my guest in my other bungalow. I hope to see you back again one day. I think what you meant to type on your last comment is, "Ron" not Rob, "Definitely wants his guest to be happy during their stay and this WAS much appreciated". You are so right about that. As they always say in Costa Rica PURA VIDA. RON
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Belmont, California
5

Great spot, low key, 100 yards from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stays at Ron's Slice of Paradise. It was much better suited to our family than the hustle and bustle of touristy Manuel Antonio.

Ron showed us a couple of nearby sloths. (there are a lot of them if you keep your eyes open).

He also had a great beginner surfboard that he leant me.

The sea was fairly rough (3-4 ft waves) while we were there, so probably not ideal for small kids or weak swimmers.... but we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our 2 teens stayed at Slice of Paradise for almost 2 weeks. We loved everything about it! The location is great...practically on the beach. We had almost the whole beach to ourselves, and had a good time boogie boarding and riding beach cruisers.

It's close enough to buzz down to Dominical or up to Manuel Antonio/Quepos. There were a couple of good food options right in Matapalo.

It was nice to swing in the hammocks under the gazebo and hop on the WiFi. Ron was a great host! He took us kayaking through the mangroves, helped us book a snorkeling cruise, SUP tour, waterfall hikes, etc. Thanks for a memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to have you as my guest Jared & family. I do believe we got everything crossed off you list that the family wanted to do and then some. Hope to see you back one day for some more adventures in Paradise. PURA VIDA, RON
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exeptional

  • 4 of 5

What a real slice of paradise we had in Ron's bungalows .

We used the surf and the body board and it was so nice !!

The monkeys , the beach, the waves, the birds , the sunset, everything was there to make that moment unforgettable .

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dothan, Alabama
5

Secluded bungalow in the jungle, across from the beach

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow was perfect for my family of four (two of which were teen agers). We had plenty of space for everyone to sleep, live and move about with out getting on each other's nerves too much. But it was cozy enough that we had some good family time. There are many fruit trees on the property and much wildlife right outside the door. I loved the sloth and the monkeys, but was also fascinated with the leaf-cutter ants.

Ron let us use the surf boards (if you need lessons, have Ron call Choco and he'll get you up and surfing in just a few tries!) and bicycles which was handy. We could ride the bikes to the store, to Peter's for breakfast, and also to the Guava Lodge to watch the soccer game on TV. (Yeah, there's no TV in the bungalow, but who goes to Costa Rica to watch TV?)It was a great place to stay for our family, and with the surf boards and bikes thrown in, it was a fantastic value.

If I were going to Playa Matapalo again, I'd stay here without hesitation. (PS- Make sure you go eat at Peter's at least once. It's where the dirt road makes a 90* turn to the left and is just on the right after you get on the paved road, with an open-air dining area and nice landscaping. Fantastic cook - we ate 3 of 4 breakfasts here and dinner, too.)

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Paradise provides beach cruiser bicycles, boogie boards, Surf Boards, Kayaks, reclining Beach lounges, beach Umbrella's, large Beach Towels, and WiFi at no additional charge.

We have white face monkeys that visit us daily on our property and from the 2nd story balcony of the main house you are at eye to eye level, up close & personal for great pictures of the daily monkey show, this is where the WiFi is located and is excellent entertainment to say the least while using the internet in the early morning hours while enjoying a cup of fresh Costs Rician coffee and relaxing in our hammocks looking out over the canopy of the back yard.

For Manuel Antonio National Park visitors, the park is an easy 25 min. drive to the north from your bungalow to all the attractions and there are many 5 star restaurants as well as tipical Costa Rician dining and gift shops. Matapalo has one of finest Sea Food Restaurants in the entire area called The Happy Lobster, also Guva Lodge is within walking distance, just down the beach & around the corner from your bungalow and is a favorite local dining spot of our guest. Dominical is located less than 15 min. south of Matapalo and is a favorite for souvenir shopping, surfing, and dining for a taste of tipical tico cruisine, there also is an excellent Thai restaurant in Dominical.

We work directly with all the local tour companies in the area and have all the information on any tour you would like to do and have all the daily times of operation. We can do all your tour reservations for you with one quick phone call while staying at Slice Of Paradise, some of these are... canopy zip lining on the newest, longest , & fastest zipline in the area, one of the ziplines is over 3/4 of a mile long and reaching speeds of 30 to 35 MPH, white water rafting down a wild jungle river, horseback riding on Matapalo beach, a sunset cruise with dolphin/ whale watching & a snorkeling booze cruise all combined in one tour on a 80 ft. catamaran includes all you can drink & a fresh grilled fish dinner, jungle waterfalls, a tropical beach with caves to explore , kayaking down a local jungle river & through the mangroves, a jungle river cruise down the Sierpe river to Cano Island w/scuba diving or snorkeling/ dolphin & whale watching with a mangrove tour all combined in one tour.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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