House, 2 Large Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
About Chris Whitby
A long search through Latin America starting in southern Mexico locales such as San Blas and Petalco in '73 and further on to Guatemala led to years of annual pilgrimages to Bali-Baja. In the late '80's I started traveling to Costa Rica and did not find my way down to the Osa until around 1990. This parcel I purchased around 1993- The greatest thing about buying this property has been getting to know local Costa Rican ways, & your hosts: the family of Jose Ramirez Cruz, Elieth Daughter Lilli and Son Joselito. Long May You Run......
Chris Whitby purchased this House in 1988
Why Chris Whitby chose Puerto Jiménez
This is the most beautiful part of Costa Rica. Perfect spot for family retreat, we have had 5 Honey Moons, couples & family retreats up to 10 persons- This was originally part of a larger farm Ojo Del Agua At this point the farming operation had gone rather fallow. 1st lumber was harvested before there was a road into these parts Then at one point many trees on the coastal bluff were felled to provide a good terrain for dryland rice farming which still is practiced on the way out to Carate today. Thankfully much land is now in a variety of preserves and in the process of reforestation.
What makes this House unique
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Heaven on Earth
Beautiful location with the perfect house for a family vacation. Chris and Elaine are kind and helpful owners. Josielito and his wife Rachel are excellent cooks and truly sweet people. Surf out front and a huge yard for frisbee. Perfect spot on the Osa Peninsula.
Loved it but wish I knew a few things before hand -
Foremost, better directions.
You need to bring along paper towels, dish soap, shampoo, flashlight. There were no supplies.
And it’s hot. There are no ceiling fans. The little fans above the bed are helpful. You turn them on by using the center knob.
And your not the only ones there. The caretaker family is there and they and their friends use the kayaks so don’t let the thumping around worry you.
The electricity is only available if it’s sunny. No sun, no water. No water, no flushing the toilet.
Despite the dust, heat, empty water tank, empty gas tank I would come back.
I loved your house Chris. It is private and clean and perfect for a relaxing vacation. Wildlife and grounds were fabulous. Had fun in the kayaks. The views of the ever changing tides in the bay was a vacation all to it self. If you are looking for serenity and beauty this is the place.
Thanks again Kathy
Right on the ocean
Joselito met us when we pulled in and explained everything. It was hot so we were glad there were fans by the beds. We loved sitting in the ranchero and watching the waves. The kitchen had ants so we just made sure everything was cleaned up. We understand the house is in the jungle so it wasn't a problem for us. The kitchen had everything we needed and the bed was comfortable. We saw howler monkeys and toucans.
Everything about the place was absolutely perfect .
Relaxing and beautiful
We had a great time at La Quinta Sonada. It really is a special place. The caretakers were wonderful and very helpful with everything we needed. The grounds and view are both amazing and listening to the ocean roar through the night is a sound you can't get enough of.
Tours to surrounding areas,'Perfect accommodations provide enough amenities while still feeling like we were living with the birds, the butterflies and the monkeys, Elieth's food was perfect, the view from the shower makes you want to linger', ...John and Sarah Robertson, New Jersey, 'Wow what a spot! We had a fantastic week staying at Quinta Sonada, this is the kind of place you hate to leave, I appreciate the effort you have put into your home, everything is just right from the house to the garden', Todd Riddick, Santa Cruz