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3-5 Bedroom /King Beds/4-16 People, Rainforest, Monkeys and Beaches.

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Great house for medium to large families. Fun pool, ocean view, 3 levels

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Last updated: 07/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Puerto Jimenez house description

Waking up on the third floor in king sized luxury and pulling back the soft hanging screens separating you and the jungle, and before you even take your first sip of coffee in bed, a cacophony begins including howler monkeys, macaws, parrots, toucans and who know what else lives in the canopy? As the sun rises above Golfo Dulce and Volcan Baru, filling the sky with the palette of a tropical morning air and smells, the choir of parrots takes flight and marvelous colors of the rainforest start the day. Even the adults squeal like kids when the monkeys swing by the 3 story vacation rental. After breakfast in the open air dining area, it’s time to kick off the summer holiday’ fitness program and you hit one of the many hiking trails through the 40-acre jungle sanctuary. Adventure abounds as you all head out towards the river and discover that you are passing under a troop of dozens of titi monkeys and their babies, joyfully feeding on organic cacao as they make their way through the canopy. You see frogs and lizards and insane looking bugs on leaves as big as your chest. Finally, it’s pool time! Out come the toys and the fresh tropical smoothies and you gather on the jungle patio to enjoy ocean views and the cocktail pool filled with natural spring-fed water. As you inhale the sublime odor of fresh red snapper dripping in mango sauce on the BBQ, you close your eyes and smile. You did a darn good job at finding paradise and an amazing vacation rental home near Puerto Jimenez.
The main house has a pool deck excellent for viewing and photographing wildlife and splashing in the pool.Only a 45 min. flight from San Jose, Costa Rica and a 10 min. taxi and you’re here.You can rent our ocean view vacation rental home with pool as a 3, 4 or 5 bedroom depending on how many are in your group. Lapa's home rental sleeps 6-16 with a great swimming pool and BBQ area fun places for kids of all ages to hang out. Life changing moments for your family summer vacation await you in Southern Costa Rica. Educational adventures with guides and botanists, fun out on the water with Johns' dolphin tours.. out on the water with dolphins. Private rainforest reserve is full of exotic wildlife, monkeys and birds. For no additional fees, we help you with domestic airfare, car rentals if need be, tours around the Osa or a visit to Corcovado National Park in Southern Costa Rica. They start moving around pretty early so keep your cameras close by. You will be amazed at how close you are to nature, especially in the treetops with the 2 top level bedrooms and baths. The canopy explodes each day with our) resident Titi ( squirrel Monkeys performing their acrobatic and gymnastics show as they pass by. Our 4000 sq.ft. open air home has great ocean views on all 3 levels with swimming pool, BBQ, and all the amenities.
Check listing 292693 if this house is booked for the dates you want.

The Osa Peninsula has 'No Artificial Ingredients' and is absolutely spectacular, the way Costa Rica used to be. Secluded beaches and not overrun with tourists and fast food restaurants like Northern Costa Rica. To truly experience Costa Rica as it was, You Must Come to Osa!At Sombra de la Lapa rainforest reserve you get the best of both Costa Rica vacations- Secluded and deserted beaches nearby and 100's of monkeys and birds in the jungle. Wake up in nature and explore Osa Peninsula's rainforest, waterfalls, beaches and The spectacular Golfo Dulce, sweet gulf, where you can see Dolphins, Turtles and Whales. Good diving is only 1- 1/2 hours away at Drake Bay, Cano Island diving is Southern Costa Rica's best kept secret. Your family can enjoy zip lines, kayaking , hiking in Corcovado National Park, night hikes, boat tours and waterfall rappelling. Ladies will love the organic chocolate farm close by. Osa Peninsula's best tours are just a few minutes away. Visit pre Columbian site or spend the day with Ngobe shaman and naturalist guides near Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula. Swim with Dolphins, swing from trees and Stay and play at Lapa's Vacation Home Rentals on the Osa Peninsula, in Costa Rica and where the rainforest meets the sea. Tours on the water and in the rainforest are endless, where the rainforest meets the sea. Occasionally guest will come across seeing and anteater or jaguar down by our river. The Osa Peninsula is truly a special spot ! Join us for a Pura Vida Vacation in remote Southern Costa Rica. Pura Vida and hope to see Ya.

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Private Chef
      • Staff
      • Housekeeper

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Children Welcome
      • Low Allergen Environment
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        View of Jungle & Water...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 4 twin/ single

        View of Gardens...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 4 twin/ single

        Ocean View & Private Bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        Ocean View, Private Bath w/horizon dipping pool...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

        Rainforest View...moreless

      • Vacation Home Rentals, Villa with Ocean view in Southern Costa Rica Rainforest, near beaches - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 2 Kitchens, Jacuzzi ,BBQ,(new for 2013 5 BR,5bath) Bedrooms are screened in with ceiling fans for comfy nights. We have all 3 types of Monkeys, Parrots and Toucans on 120 acres of private rainforest. Great master bedroom upstairs. The Lapa's HomeVacationl Home is suitable for younger children or older folks.KIDS LOVE our swimming pool. SO do the BIG kids. All amenities are totally private. There are no shared amenities so it is like having an Osa Peninsula eco resort all to yourself. Hike to Corcovado in 2 hrs. from our home. Truly a hikers paradise ! Why share your vacation with other travelers. Our private vacation rental home is much less expensive than Puerto Jimenez hotels, and perfect seclusion for honeymoon, weddings and Costa Rica adventure travel near Corcovado National Park. 508-714-0622...moreless

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

        Ocean view...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

        Ocean view...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

        Ocean view...moreless

      • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

        Ocean view...moreless

      • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub, shower

        private horizon dipping pool...moreless

      • Our vacation villa in Costa Rica includes 4 Full baths with tropical decor, open air concept w/ privacy . One Bath has a great indoor jacuzzi hot tub feels like outdoor jet tub, Toucans and Parrots fly right by. Nice music collection too, and a view of the ocean without leaving the tub. You can't buy bubbles here so bring some with you (non oily only)!! With private pool. Three. Homes are on opposite sides of property for total complete privacy- no shared amenities other than hiking trails. Most guests have no idea if there are other guests on the property. Private wildlife reserve with 24/7 on site caretakers to answer questions or take you on a guided hike....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Ask about 4 or 5 day specials during green season. . It's best to plan a day in San Jose on your arrival and a day upon your return to meet up with connecting International flights. To travel to this part of Costa Rica , I recommend at least 7-10 days to see it all and get some hammock time in. Many families with young children stay with us at the Lapa's house. We leave our dog ( Sombra ) we have a live on site gardener who will feed them if you are away or prefer not to feed them but she occasionally stays at the house. She's a sweet German Shepard.. Also shorter 4 or 5 day stays available for last minute travelers. We can help you with car rental, taxis, and domestic airfare. Private chef service is available and we can have the fridge stocked with your favorite drinks and food. OSA Peninsula Vacation Home Rental...moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player:

            There are times when DVD player doesn't work and we cannot replace them here. Sometimes it is a few weeks before we can replace it. If this falls during your stay, we apologize. ...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Various movies...moreless

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Games
          • Music Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Marina
          • Rain Forests
          • Forests
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls

          Leisure Activities

          • Horseback Riding
          • Eco Tourism
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching

          local services and businesses

          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • ATM/Bank

          Location Type

          • Mountain:

            WOnderful small mountain hikes through riverbeds to waterfalls and pristine rain forest right from the reserve...moreless

          • Near The Ocean:

            Sit all day and gaze onto the shimmering waters with a frosty cold umbrella drink!...moreless

          • River:

            Also located on th Agujas river which has MUCH cooler swimming than the ocean waters. If you want to cool off, this is where to go! About a 5 minute walk....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Our backyard is Corcovado National Park which you can hike to right from the reserve...moreless

          • Ocean View:

            Sweeping views of Gulf and Pacific Beyond...moreless

          • Beach:

            10 Minutes to secluded and deserted beaches...moreless

          • Beach View:

            From our living room, beach is only 2 miles away. ...moreless

          • Lake View
          • Water View:

            3 Level home looks out onto Golfo Dulce and The Pacific Ocean. ...moreless

          • Golf Course View:

            Not a chance ! sorry, 4 hour drive north to tee off !...moreless

          • Rural:

            Located in private rainforest reserve only 10 min. north of Puerto Jimenez. ...moreless

          • Monument View:

            Views of Mt. Chirripo to the North and Volcan Baru to the Southeast. Great ocean view....moreless

          • Village:

            Both Agujas and Puerto Jimenez are old gold mining villages now mostly farming and some tourism. ...moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Water Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surfing
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Swimming

          breakfast meal type

              • Booking Possible

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Extra dining tables provided for larger groups...moreless

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  dinner meal type

                      • Booking Possible

                      General

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Internet can be spotty. We provide it but don't expect speeds of what you are used to. We offer it as a convenience but there are times when it is not available ...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Works most of the time!!...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bath towels provided but are not for use or to be taken off property. Bring a beach towel. ...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Laundry service available for small additional fee. There are no laundry services for guest use...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Plenty of private parking for 4-6 cars...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Two large living rooms...moreless

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Linens Provided

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Toaster:

                            4 slot toaster...moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Coffee maker and large capacity coffee urn for larger groups...moreless

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Barbecue
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Balcony:

                            Balcony open air living room overlooks gardens, pool and ocean and mountain views...moreless

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool
                          • Jacuzzi
                          • Outdoor Pool
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          July/Aug 3BR (+for 5BR)
                          Jun 30 - Aug 30, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          $1,500

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          Sept/mid Nov for 6 ppl
                          Aug 31 - Nov 19, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          $1,200
                          Thanksgiving for 6PPL
                          Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,800

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                          Dec for 6PPL 3BR
                          Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $314
                          $2,200

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          HOLIDAYS 5 BR 12 PPL
                          Dec 16 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $4,000

                          Rates are based on 12 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                          JAN-APR
                          Jan 5 - Apr 15, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          $2,200

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Short stay specials are good with 30-45 days or less advance reservation. They are meant to fill gaps between weekly rentals and are good year round when available. Rates are subject to changes until reservation is confirmed & paid for. All require full payment at time of reservation. Larger multi week discounts available!. Contact us for custom itineraries, tour packages, and additional informat

                          For reservations made more than 120 days ahead 50% deposit due to make reservation and 50% due 120 a days in advance. Damage/tour deposit is due 30 days in advance and is refunded within 7 days of departure

                          2014 Rates-

                          3 bedrooms /2 bath for up to 6 people $3200 weekly

                          4 bedrooms/3 bath for up to 10 people $3500 weekly

                          5 bedroom/4 bath for up to 12 people $4000 weekly

                          $250 pp+ up to 4 more guest


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                          Last updated: 07/20/2014
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                          Location

                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Puerto Jimenez,Costa Rica,Puntarenas,Costa Rica
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica, Ferry to Golfito
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          paved road ,1 mile away ends in Puerto Jimenez
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Nice beaches a few minutes away
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          2 wonderful restaurants close by
                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Palmar Norte 3 hr. drive
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          less than 5 min, great seafood, bbq. tilapia

                          Car: Recommended

                          Immersed in rainforest, 200 acres of wildlife with hiking and tours close by. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica near pristine beaches and Corcovado National Park. Our adventure,luxury vacation home villa, rentals near Puerto Jimenez are as close to nature as you can get. CURRENT Specials see rate page. Great beaches 5 minutes away and immersed in the rainforest. We are close to all the adventure eco tours, zip lines, swimming with dolphins,Waterfall hikes, kayaking, tree climbing, horseback riding, organic tilapia and Chocolate farms...located less than 10 minutes North of Puerto Jimenez in Southern Costa Rica. Great Waterfall just up the river near Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. A secluded and romantic getaway for Osa Peninsula Honeymoon, weddings, and family reunions. If you want to get away from it all-this is the spot! Private and secluded. Unlike eco resorts and eco lodges, beach hotels - we are completely private, Why share your family vacation with other eco travelers.

                          Other Activities: Osa Peninsula Eco Tours include hiking, boating and wildlife reserves, truly a family vacation in Costa Rica, away from it all.

                          Swim with Dolphins, wildlife refuges, nature,Canopy Tours- Zip Line, Ocean Kayaking, Hiking, Fishing, Boating, Tours, Wildlife Refuge, Chocolate Farm, Birding, Birdwatching,Orchids, Botanical gardens,

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1998

                          About the owner: Michael Cranford and Rebecca Amelia are both artists,We LOVE the Osa, the people here and especially the abundance of wildlife. You need not leave to find it. Just sit for a few minutes. It comes right here without leaving to find it! We invite you to experience nature as it was.

                          Why the Owner Chose Puerto Jimenez:
                          Being elevated just a bit off the beaches allows the cool breezes to drift up and gather the coolness from the rainforest. Being where the rainforest meets the sea, we have the perfect combination of both worlds! Beautiful ocean and Gulf views AND being cool and comfortable. With the sweeping ocean views and being at the cusp of rainforest meeting sea, you will leave refreshed and relaxed. Having lived on the OSA for 20 years and living where there is no grid power, we decided that Sombra de la Lapa was the perfect marriage of comfort and exotic wilderness with ocean breezes. Bask on the beach during the day but come home to cool comforts and sleep comfortably at night. No other guests walking by or disturbing you and all private property. Being on the grid means you have standard electricity while still lessening your footprint since 90% of Costa Rica electricity is derived from hydro power. We opted not to go with private solar or hydro systems since in all applications we know of in vacation rental homes, the systems cannot support leaving phones, laptops, cameras, iPods, etc being left plugged in and definitely cannot make ice. Being connected to the grid, allows you to be on vacation and not worry about some electronic device being left plugged in and having comforting cool fans or AC all night. It is nice to have luxury for the same price as other locations which cannot offer conveniences.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Because we are the only vacation property off the newly paved road which goes right into Puerto Jimenez, we not only offer our guests total and complete seclusion and privacy, but also very comfortable, easy access to town, beach and tours. Almost every other rental home on the OSA which offers this kind of seclusion is a minimum of 1.5 hrs from grocery stores, gas station, tours, etc and on a RUGGED 4 wheel only road. Many days of the year and after heavy rains, this road is impassable. Our wildlife reserve is yours to explore and still go out for dinner without it being a major expedition. If you have a large group or family and want to accommodate larger groups for weddings, reunions, etc ask us about our other 2 homes located on the same reserve. All 3 homes are located on opposite sides of the reserve so each home is totally and completely private. We also have 24/6 caretaker.


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                          • Great house for medium to large families. Fun pool, ocean view, 3 levels

                            Great house for medium to large families. Fun pool, ocean view, 3 levels

                          • Lots of space to spread out 2-4 families, Open air living in tropical rainforest

                            Lots of space to spread out 2-4 families, Open air living in tropical rainforest

                          • Baby Titi Monkeys March  - July

                            Baby Titi Monkeys March - July

                          • Great wildlife viewing from all levels

                            Great wildlife viewing from all levels

                          • Toucans in trees each day

                            Toucans in trees each day

                          • Casa Lapa On Top Ahhh - newest 5 th bedroom addition with 360 views, ocean view

                            Casa Lapa On Top Ahhh - newest 5 th bedroom addition with 360 views, ocean view

                          • Beach room sleeps 4 singles, 2 couples in treehouse style in rainforest

                            Beach room sleeps 4 singles, 2 couples in treehouse style in rainforest

                          • Custom wood working details throughout the house

                            Custom wood working details throughout the house

                          • Surrounded by 120 acres of rainforest, great hiking in our private rainforest.

                            Surrounded by 120 acres of rainforest, great hiking in our private rainforest.

                          • Luxury Villa Adventure for 2-4 families, 5 couples or a bunch of friends!

                            Luxury Villa Adventure for 2-4 families, 5 couples or a bunch of friends!

                          • Great swimming pool in rainforest, spring fed pool - cool and refreshing

                            Great swimming pool in rainforest, spring fed pool - cool and refreshing

                          • Beach room private bath on 3 rd floor - open air shower, views of monkeys

                            Beach room private bath on 3 rd floor - open air shower, views of monkeys

                          • Family Adventure & luxury vacation rental with pacific ocean view in Costa Rica.

                            Family Adventure & luxury vacation rental with pacific ocean view in Costa Rica.

                          • Cool off in our spring fed swimming pool.

                            Cool off in our spring fed swimming pool.

                          • Sloth in tree right next house.

                            Sloth in tree right next house.

                          • Bairds trogons, 3 species found here at reserve

                            Bairds trogons, 3 species found here at reserve

                          • Casa Lapa On Top Ahh - 5 th bedroom, 360 views, wildlife, birds, ocean views

                            Casa Lapa On Top Ahh - 5 th bedroom, 360 views, wildlife, birds, ocean views

                          • 2 nd floor master bedroom, rainforest and ocean views

                            2 nd floor master bedroom, rainforest and ocean views

                          • Cookoo birds, great bird watching from house.

                            Cookoo birds, great bird watching from house.

                          • Mornings at pool, ocean view, exotic birds and rainforest

                            Mornings at pool, ocean view, exotic birds and rainforest

                          • Rainforest, 120 acres hiking trails and wildlife

                            Rainforest, 120 acres hiking trails and wildlife

                          • Private rainforest

                            Private rainforest

                          • Rainforest and Ocean views from all rooms

                            Rainforest and Ocean views from all rooms

                          $171 - $571 per night (USD)
                          18

                          5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 17

                          View calendar: Updated 07/20/14
                          Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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