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Brad Shenko, Property Manager

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

Villa, Rental House, Home, Pool, Private, Surfing, Fishing

19 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Overview

Costa Rica Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

In one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, there is a paradise that only God could have imagined. The Pacific Ocean stretches out to the horizon. In the distance, one can see the tip of Panama across the Gulfo Dulce. Behind you are hundreds of acres of primary forest teaming with wildlife. Below are magnificent beaches with some of the best fishing and surfing the world has to offer. It's only a short hike down our path.

Built over 500 feet above the sea, Tres Palmas catches the cooling tropical breezes coming from the Gulfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. The sound of the surf rolling in the distance, scarlet macaws calling to their mates, while howler monkeys cavort overhead, lull you into a sense of harmony with nature.

In the midst of this spectacular setting, a secluded and exotic house has been built in modern Spanish style under a massive artificial palm thatched roof. We used the artificial thatch to give it the look of real palm thach with none of the problems.

The area was once home to the Brunca Indians that settled in southern Costa Rica and the western part of Panama. Pieces of native pottery can be found by those that care to look. The Indians considered this a holy place and many who stay here find a spiritual peace that is quite uplifting.

Our property is home to four types of monkeys, hundreds of bird species including tucans and scarlet macaws, sloth, iguana, anteaters, and a myriad of other animal species. Plant specimens are varied and abundant. This magical place offers the rare opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular and unspoiled.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brad Shenko, Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

About Brad Shenko, Property Manager

I'm an oceanfront restaurant owner living in Cocoa Beach, Florida. I love to fish and surf, so the property in the Matapalo area of Costa Rica made a lot of sense for me and my family.

Brad Shenko, Property Manager purchased this villa in 1989

Why Brad Shenko, Property Manager chose Costa Rica

It's one of the most biodiverse places on earth with lots of exotic animals and birds to observe. The fishing and surfing are world class.

What makes this villa unique

Peace and tranquility when you want it - lots to do when you desire that.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hoowaa

Winnipeg

Perfect paradise in every way imaginable !!



Left on Feb 15, 2016 for a stay in Jan 2016

Just returned from a 14 night stay at Tres Palmas. Group of 16 that consisted of 4 families of 2 adults and 2 children (There were 6 girls 8-11 and one 14 years of age plus one boy 10 years of age). We drove ourselves from SJO. 4x4's are an absolute necessity for the trip to/from Puerto Jimenez. We enjoyed this part of the adventure ! The sleeping arrangements: The two, two bedroom Cabinas slept 2 of our families, whilst the loft slept 4 of the more adventurous girls with their parents sleeping in the two other one bedroom Cabinas. Perfect for our group in all respects ! The cabinas are very well appointed and comfortable with bathrooms with outdoor showers and fans. The huge thatch roof covered main living area is absolutely stunning, needing to be seen to be believed yet so very practical: A loft area that sleeps 4 very comfortably (could sleep 6), with a 1/2 bath below for those in the loft. The kitchen has everything needed for a large group. Huge pantry, large chest freezer, large chest fridge, multiple coolers for beverages. The multiple lounging/living areas were very comfortable and allowed our group to congregate together or spread out as desired. Hammock was used always, two large tables for playing games or for dining, several areas with couches for relaxing, reading or napping were enjoyed as well. A perfect place to "hide" from the sun and catch the breezes during the day and take a siesta or hang out when the sun went down. The deck area is huge, offering indescribable, postcard views of the gulf and surrounding property. Watch the sun rise, enjoy the daily shows that the Toucans, Green Parrots and Scarlet Macaws put on a show every morning and evening. Catch the full power of the near equatorial sunshine during the day, take an outdoor shower then slide into the infinity pool to cool off. The kids and adults spent countless hours in both areas during the early morning, all day and into each evening. Simply perfect. We chose to have the property caretakers (Marvin and his wonderful family) shop for, prepare and perform clean up for our breakfast and supper meals. This was one of the best decisions we could have made for the group as everyone raved about the quality of the food and the service. Pizza in the outdoor stone fireplace was one highlight, grilled tenderloin and seafood on the outdoor grill another. Guacamole and chips every nigh
Jan 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Villa, Rental House, Home, Pool, Private, Surfing, Fishing
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews
Phoenix, AZ
5

Truly, Paradise on the Osa

  • 5 of 5

Tres Palmas is absolutely breathtaking. The attention to detail in respect to the lodgings were far beyond my expectations. The craftsmanship of the main building and cabanas showed all the hallmarks of skilled crafters, even down to the hand carved reliefs on all of the solid wood doors. The grandeur of Tres Palmas is further heighted by the fact that this beauty is in fact smack dab in the middle of the Jungle The surrounding jungle and trees were teaming with wildlife every day. We spotted the majority of the may species from the comfort of the negative edge pool or within a short walk from the houses. I read that this area was rich in plant and animal species but never expected it to be literally outside my bedroom door. But wait.... as if this was not enough sensory overload it got better. World renowned surf was breaking just a short, but steep hike, away. The hike down to the beaches in the mornings were fantastic. The caretaker (Marvin) and his wife (Yerlin) were first class all the way. From the superior meals they cooked for us (there were 6 in our party) to the cleanliness of the house. Marvin was also very informative about the local culture, terrain, safety precautions, pointing out wild life and just being an all around wonderful person. Thinking back now, after being back in the states for a week, all I can say is WOW!!! Words really can not describe this place. One has to immerse themselves in order to get a full understanding.

THANK YOU!! Marvin, Yerlin and family.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merritt Island, FL USA
5

Paradise at Tres Palmas

  • 5 of 5

If you’d like a vacation like none other, “Tres Palmas” is the place for you.

Starting from the moment you step out of the car, and walk down the steps into the main house, you are awed with the beauty. Your instantly looking out over the horizon pool, across the jungle out to the ocean. In the morning you are awaken to the sounds of the Howler Monkeys, Macaws and Toucans. The Howler Monkeys are moving through the jungle for their morning trek to find food, the Macaws flack over head in pairs and the Toucans are picking the fruit from the tree next to the house. As we lay in the pool we take in the pleasure of these events throughout the day, even a friendly Hawk comes by for a drink out of the pool occasionally. We even had the chance to feed some bananas to the White Face Monkey that came down from a tree in the yard.

If the beauty of “Tres Palmas” experience isn’t enough for you, you have a 5 Star Chief (Marvin) that is more then happy to fix your meals for you. He’s an artist in the kitchen, try the Chicken Condo Bleu. For a casual evening he makes one of the best pizza’s we’ve ever had. Ulynn and Marjorie set us a beautiful (romantic) dinner table with candles and fresh flowers from the yard. Perfect setting! You will be so spoiled, I Love It!!!!!

While your there you might want to try Friday night at Martina’s where you can experience a lot of the local art booths, as well as a nice dinner. It is the Friday night happening place.

Don’t miss a visit to the water falls, it’s not only pretty, but the waters are refreshing. We like to call them the “LeLe falls” in memory of a dear friend.

For the surfers, and beach goes you will love the trek down to the beach through the jungle. There’s a lovely path right from the house that takes you down the hill to the Backwash Bay. You’ll find a number of surfers down there. After your walk back up, I highly recommend a WONDERFUL massage from Marjorie. If you’d like a good nights sleep I would highly recommend having a massage after dinner and just before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby.

George, thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying at Tres Palmas and having an unbelievable vacation. Staying here was much greater then staying at the usual Resort area, this was a True Experience.

Pura Vida our friends

Garry and Linda Beck

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation for adventure seekers!

  • 5 of 5

We love Tres Palmas! This was our second trip. On both occasions we traveled with another family. This time our group was 4 adults and 5 kids (ages 7-12). This place is not easy to get to, but that is part of the charm. It is truly luxurious, and is such a special place to come "home" to after a long day exploring the HOT jungle, or surfing, horseback riding, ziplining, kayaking, tree climbing, or just a day at the beach! The kids were in the infinity pool at sunrise and pretty much any time we weren't out adventuring! Marvin, Yerlin, and their family are just incredible hosts. They think of everything. We had them shop for us and prepare and clean up all the meals and it is well worth it! Such a treat to not have to worry about feeding everyone and they do a great job of catering to everyone's needs - we had 2 vegetarians in our group and they always made extra veggie side dishes etc. The food is fresh and delicious. Definitely have them make you their ceviche and the empanadas - just 2 of our favorites. The wildlife is plentiful and we saw much of it just lounging at the house. The tours that Brad (the property manager) helped us set up were amazing! We were very busy and active while we were there, but you could easily do much less than we did and still have a wonderful time. Brad was very helpful to work with and we really appreciate all the effort he went to.

One of the best vacations we have ever had! We were sad to leave, and hope to be lucky enough to return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet and Mark again for choosing Tres Palmas as your "Special Place" for your vacation in Cabo Matapalo, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Speaking for our on-site staff they all appreciate the compliments, and most of all that their work aided in you all having a great vacation, and they are ready and awaiting your next trip!!! I am happy that I was able to arrange all your tours, cars, flights co-ordinate meals and help make it a less stressful vacation. All our guides with the extensive amount of tours you all did, said you all were "Warriors" and enjoyed having you. We would like to extend a 10% discounted rate to "Great Guests" for your return visit. Thanks Again & Best Wishes, Brad
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5

Will be Back!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time in Tres palmas and it gets better every Time!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg
5

Perfect paradise in every way imaginable !!

  • 5 of 5

Group of 16 that consisted of 4 families of 2 adults and 2 children (There were 6 girls 8-11 and one 14 years of age plus one boy 10 years of age).

We drove ourselves from SJO. 4x4's are an absolute necessity for the trip to/from Puerto Jimenez. We enjoyed this part of the adventure !

The sleeping arrangements:

The two, two bedroom Cabinas slept 2 of our families, whilst the loft slept 4 of the more adventurous girls with their parents sleeping in the two other one bedroom Cabinas. Perfect for our group in all respects !

The cabinas are very well appointed and comfortable with bathrooms with outdoor showers and fans.

The huge thatch roof covered main living area is absolutely stunning, needing to be seen to be believed yet so very practical:

A loft area that sleeps 4 very comfortably (could sleep 6), with a 1/2 bath below for those in the loft.

The kitchen has everything needed for a large group.

Huge pantry, large chest freezer, large chest fridge, multiple coolers for beverages.

The multiple lounging/living areas were very comfortable and allowed our group to congregate together or spread out as desired. Hammock was used always, two large tables for playing games or for dining, several areas with couches for relaxing, reading or napping were enjoyed as well. A perfect place to "hide" from the sun and catch the breezes during the day and take a siesta or hang out when the sun went down.

The deck area is huge, offering indescribable, postcard views of the gulf and surrounding property. Watch the sun rise, enjoy the daily shows that the Toucans, Green Parrots and Scarlet Macaws put on a show every morning and evening. Catch the full power of the near equatorial sunshine during the day, take an outdoor shower then slide into the infinity pool to cool off.

The kids and adults spent countless hours in both areas during the early morning, all day and into each evening. Simply perfect.

We chose to have the property caretakers (Marvin and his wonderful family) shop for, prepare and perform clean up for our breakfast and supper meals. This was one of the best decisions we could have made for the group as everyone raved about the quality of the food and the service. Pizza in the outdoor stone fireplace was one highlight, grilled tenderloin and seafood on the outdoor grill another. Guacamole and chips every night was enjoyed by all ! Authentic Costa Rican Cuisine with Marvin's personal touch and fla

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA
5

Tres Palmas Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

If you are adventurous enough to go to the Osa Peninsula, get yourself to Cabo Matapolo and stay at Tres Palmas. Luxurious accommodations surrounded by pristine jungle swarming with monkeys, macaws, parrots and toucans. Steep stairs underneath the canopy lead to beach below. Plenty of activities to arrange, including Corcovado, fishing, nature hikes, surfing, etc. Honestly, though, you will see as much wildlife spending a day luxuriating by the pool as you will anywhere else. Marvin and his wife stay nearby, are great resources, they do not intrude at all and highly recommend you have them cook dinners. Our family of 6 has now spent two vacations there (kids ages 19-26) and they are the two best family vacations we have had - and we have been fortunate enough to have been to some great places over the years. I only hope that Cabo Matapolo remains a bit of a challenge to get to, washboard road and all, so that it is not overrun and discovered by the masses.

Everyone associated with Tres Palmas has a great and welcoming attitude and can be counted on and trusted completely.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Interpanamerican Hwy 2 to 245
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Private Estate Property, Luxury Vacation Home Rental, sleeps 20 guests comfortably, all amenities of any local resort, Spa Treatments, Yoga Instruction, 25 acres of your own private Rain-Forest. Full service cooking and cleaning service, with gourmet meals. A long list of activities to include World Class Sport Fishing, Dolphin/Whale Watching Tours, Zip-Line Canopy tours, Horseback riding, Waterfall Repelling, Tree climbing, Surfing Lessons, Corcovado Hiking, Bird Watching, Night Hiking. Our manager Brad Shenko, can arrange all your tours, rental cars, in country Flights, Food, Spa, Yoga. Please see our website at www.trespalmascostarica.com, for more info about our one of a kind property.

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Rates & Availability

Cabo Matapalo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Jul 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Weeks 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,500
 
 
Easter Week 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
8 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
Low Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$4,000
 
 
Holiday Weeks 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee/Admin Fee $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Costa Rica Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (2) One in each bedroom of the main Rancho, Queen size Beds (2) In the master in each cabin, Double Beds (4) One in the second bedroom of each cabin and two in the loft, Twin or Single Beds (4) One in the second bedroom of each cabin two in the loft, Child Beds (2) Fold out cots for young children, Baby Cribs (1) Pack an Play., Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Open Air Living area, Screened bedrooms, Direct TV with music channels, WiFi Satellite Internet, Full Kitchen including a commercial stove, Freezer, Linens and Towels provided, Gas And Charcoal Grill BBQ, Wood fired pizza oven

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