About the property
- Villa1155 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay3 nights
Charming, Colorful, Fully Furnished Modern Villa With Private Boat Dock
Charming, colorful, fully furnished two-bedroom, two-bathroom modern villa located on riverfront property with private boat dock. This is Costa Rica at its most stunning and diverse, as it was 20 years ago, yet with all the features and comforts of home!
This is the place for an authentic Costa Rican adventure! Perfect for families, nature lovers, explorers and fishermen. See gorgeous wildlife from your front balcony and on trips along the river – scarlet macaws, toucans, spider and howler monkeys, sloths and other incredible species.
The sea is about 30 minutes away by boat. Bass, snook, red snapper, tuna, sailfish and marlin are just a few of the fish you can find, and reasonably priced guides are located in Sierpe village, less than 10 minutes from the house. Your guide can arrange for your catch to be freshly cooked at one of the local open-air restaurants overlooking the river.
Corcovado National Park, one of the most diverse biological corridors in the world, is just a boat ride away. Corcovado is known for its dolphin and whale populations. Cano Island, Drake’s Bay and the Osa peninsula offer stunning snorkeling, diving, and swimming on pristine beaches, as well as guided nature walks for all ages and abilities. You can arrange a tour at any of the local restaurants or through our house manager, Rayna. Rayna is from Virginia and married to a local officer from the country's environmental agency, speaks fluent Spanish and has lived in Sierpe for years. She can arrange all your tours, including fishing, trips to Corcovado, and fabulous cultural tours of local tribes, where you can learn about and purchase their tribal carved masks, as well as to the mysterious ancient spheres that are found here. If you are interested in turtles, a major conservation area is about 30-40 minutes away, along with a number of stunning Pacific beaches, caves and waterfalls. There's a packet of information at the house, and we'll be happy to share more information on any or all of these options
Sierpe town is not overpopulated with tourists and has retained a safe, friendly atmosphere not often found in the big resort towns.
This is a tropical paradise in a tranquil, scenic location!
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- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 09, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very nice home , clean and roomy
The property was exactly as described. Nice roomy home with two bedrooms , two baths that are luxurious compared to many ( that is a nice change when traveling for a while!) The house is raised so there is not much problem with insects while sitting on the front porch . It is well equipped for cooking , watching birds and animals , bring a good pair of binoculars, you can see many birds and monkeys . It is close to Sierpe and the store there has anything you would need . Plenty to do in the area , Rayna will help you arrange tours or give you suggestions. It is also just a nice home for some relaxing time , we loved sitteringout in the morning with a cup of coffee watching the river flow and listening to wildlife. There is a big selection of DVDs if you would like some entertainment in the evening. The house also has a washer and dryer , another amenity appreciated after a month of travel . I can’t think of anything not to like about our stay! Communication was easy , no problems!
Beautiful, rural retreat with Scarlet Macaws in the garden!
Spacious, comfortable, clean and well-equipped house in a large garden overlooking a tranquil river. Breakfast on the terrace watching the birds and butterflies go by was a daily joy. Friendly, efficient communication with owners and Rayna, the property manager, who organised an excellent wildlife guide for a day.
A nice place to stay!
We (30 year old couple) spent 4 nights in this house which is located in a beautiful and peaceful area directly at the river. We spotted monkey families and red macaws in the garden nearly every day. Except for internet the house offered everything we needed. The property manager was very nice and booked tours to Cano Island (snorkeling) and to the Corcovado NP for us. Definitely a nice place to stay!
Down by the River
This house was well equipped, clean and very comfortable. The air conditioning was clutch due to the humidity in the South Pacific. The balcony is a great place to relax and observe the river. Shani, the property manager, was very helpful and managed to book some last minute tours the minute we landed. Hang out on the dock, and you'll find the river is an excellent place to check out some wildlife, especially the ibis and a gang of scarlet macaws. Unfortunately we did not spot any monkeys from the house, but we found some playing a quick boat trip up the river. Due to it's close proximity to Sierpe, this is a great location to begin any adventures on Rio Sierpe, Pacific Ocean, Osa, or Corocovado. Would be nice to have access to kayaks to explore the river more. And unfortunately the grill and internet were out of commission. But there's plenty of pots and an interesting DVD collection to keep you entertained in the evenings.
So glad you enjoyed the villa and this wonderful, unspoiled part of Costa Rica! We weren't aware that the BBQ wasn't working and are seeking a new one - we'll add it back to the listing when we have one. The kayaks are a good idea and we hope to add them to the villa in the near future. We don't seem to be able to get internet at the villa, but Kokopelli Restaurant in Sierpe has free internet all day and the owner is happy to have you use it.
So glad to host you and looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Perfect homebase for your Costa Rican adventure
Our family of 5 (including 2 adult children & daughter's fiance) stayed here for a week. We loved the area, the village of Sierpe--and the house was close enough to be accessible to the town for shops/restaurants & tour companies, but off the beaten path enough to be peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed sitting on the porch & watching the river and the wildlife that visited us and listening to the birds & frogs. The house was clean and well-equipped and we would definitely return. We were able to do a lot of exploring and it was close enough to several beaches that we checked out several. (about 30-45 min drive).
Perfect Jungle Villa
My wife and I, our daughter and son-in-law and their baby all stayed here for two weeks and ventured out to waterfalls, beaches and visits to our son-in-law's family. It was great to relax in the morning on the deck and watch the Squirrel Monkeys swing through the trees and the birds wake up: Ibis, Egrets, Macaws, Parrots, Hummingbirds and more.
This is a very wonderful home with a completely equipped kitchen. It has air conditioning throughout. The bathrooms are large and there is hot water in the showers, not a given in Costa Rica. There are guide books in the house for local places as well as a bird book which you will certainly want to use.
Boats leave here for Corcovado Game Reserve where we saw Tapir, Couati, three species of monkeys, and sloths and many birds.
This home is a great base for seeing the diversity of beaches, wildlife and culture on the Osa peninsula.
See incredible wildlife - macaws, monkeys, toucans - without leaving your front porch! The sea is about 30 minutes away by boat. Bass, snook, red snapper, tuna, sailfish and marlin are just a few of the fish you can find, and reasonably priced guides are located in Sierpe village, less than 10 minutes from the house. Your guide can arrange for your catch to be freshly cooked at one of the local open-air restaurants overlooking the river. Corcovado National Park, one of the most diverse biological corridors in the world, is just a boat ride away. Corcovado is known for its dolphin and whale populations. Cano Island, Drake’s Bay and the Osa peninsula offer stunning snorkeling, diving, and swimming on pristine beaches, as well as guided nature walks for all ages and abilities. Sierpe town has several good restaurants and a supermarket, plus a host of ecotours of the mangroves, Corcovado and Cano Island. Ojochal and Pacific beaches are a short drive north, and Panama is just an hour south on good roads.