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Beautiful, Luxurious, just remodeled BEACH FRONT HOUSE in BACKWASH BAY

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 8, Wi-FI

One of a few residences literally steps from the best surf on the Osa Peninsula, maybe even in Costa Rica. Completely off the grid on Solar Power (with backup generator) you get the opportunity to recharge your batteries. Backwash Bay has one of the most beautiful beaches with a right handed point break.

The house features 3 master bedrooms with attached bathrooms, an open kitchen and main living area. Rest peacefully in one of the 3 hammocks on the top story and sway in the breeze as you read a book or take a nap. There is an extra new room with 1 queen size bed on the upper floor of the main house.

The new management of Casa La Luz offers rates including meals cooked by a private chef who will delight you with fresh, local and balanced meals; always considering your food preferences and restrictions. Do not worry about shopping in town, all groceries will be taken care of before arrival. If you wish to discuss meal planning feel free to email us and we will work a menu that fits your needs.

Felipe, your host and contact will greet you upon arrival and will gladly provide guest service, share local information and arrange trips and tours in the area (Sansa Flights, taxi pick-ups,car rentals and local tours).

There is an abundance of wildlife including monkeys and exotic birds that frequent the large grass yard adjacent to the house. Nightlife is quiet but the community gathers at the local bar/restaurant on Wednesday and Friday nights for dinner and dancing.

There are Yoga classes available nearby as well as massage, acupuncture and facials.

If you drive, a 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended to get all of the way to the house.

More Details

Property Manager
Felipe Torres
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2017


Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Master Suite Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Master Suite Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bath for Loft over Bodega
  • 3 Bathrooms all include toilet and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 beds in loft (adjacent to Main House)with Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bed upper floor main house
  • Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Please inquire in order to get rates with meals. Our Management Team offers on site Chef services.


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Beautiful, Luxurious, just remodeled BEACH FRONT HOUSE in BACKWASH BAY
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Sonoma, Ca USA

Awesome surf side getaway

  • 5 of 5

Casa La Luz delivered on all expectations. Our stay lasted 8 days. We were a mix of friends and family. Out of the 7 of us, 6 were in it for the surf. The waves and beach did not disappoint. Merely steps away, Backwash Bay and Pan Dulce brought surf morning, noon, and night. With a full moon during March equinox, it created a spotlight over Backwash, which was enough light to a take a surf session after sun down.

The accommodations at the house could not have been better. The beds provided a comfortable night sleep. Portable fans in place and a mosquito net secured a breezy, bug-free slumber.

Meals we prepared were easy and convenient in the spacious kitchen that included our normal creature comforts. Imra one of the caretakers on site cooked many authentic meals. Simple and tastefully flavored.

The hammocks upstairs made a relaxing place to hang during the day and a nice place to wind down in the evenings. With the ocean out front, you really can't beat the beautiful view.

If you are looking for laid back luxury, Casa La Luz is definitely the place to stay in Matapalo.

Thanks for having us. We will for sure be back! Pura Vida

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Encinitas, CA

Beachfront with class

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for spring break, and we had a wonderful stay. The house is very nice, and it can comfortably handle a bigger group. The remodel work was well done, and it looks very tasteful.The furniture looks new, the bed was nice and firm, and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals. We really enjoyed the frequent visits from the monkeys and birds who came through the property off and on. The caretaker Sergio and his wife take great care of the house, and they were very helpful to us as well. Felipe was a huge help in arranging our last minute travel plans over land and air. This area is very beautiful and quiet which appeals to us, but may not be a perfect match for those requiring broadband internet and air conditioning. There is a good variety of surf as well with breaks ranging from beginner to expert. I hope we can return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore MD USA

Nature and luxury at its best

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate enough to stay in this house just after new years 2016. We had two grandparents (65+), three adults and 2 children (4 and 6 yrs of age). The house was perfect size for us and would accommodate a larger party as well. The pictures are very accurate, the house is beautiful and well kept by the family caretakers who have a small house on the property. The beach is beautiful and we enjoyed both the waves and also small tidal pools that are created to the left end of the beach. The Matapalo area is teaming with wildlife, we saw all four species of monkeys found in Costa Rica from the house as well as coati and armadillo, many species of birds and lizards, dolphins and sea turtles out in Backwash Bay. The children LOVED it! Never a dull moment. Our best surprise was the chef team we could hire to prepare meals for us; Saundra and Tito, she is an AMAZING chef to say the least. This was a highlight for the adults for sure. If you are up for an adventure a bit off the beaten path, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beachfront house

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Matapalo many times. First time I ever stayed in this house. It's great. Location is perfect--right on Backwash Bay, thus central to Pan Dulce, Sombrero, Backwash and Matapalo beaches and surf breaks. House is typical style for this region, meaning open air. All beds had mosquito nets, although we never needed them. Great beach and great surfing just steps out the back door. Caretaker, Sergio and his wife Irma work tirelessly to ensure everything is perfect during the stay, including preparing meals if requested. Kitchen was one of the nicest and best equipped I have seen in Matapalo. Thanks for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Esparanza
Nearest Beach
Backwash Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Puntarenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry service $15

*Rates include full board for 4 guests. Please inquire to receive rates without meals.

50% deposit required to make reservation
50% due at time of stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.