Jungle Home with 18m Pool and Ocean Views - as Seen in 'Easy Living' Mag
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Pavones house description
The bay of Pavones is one of the few truly unspoiled corners of paradise left in Costa Rica where endangered monkeys lunch in fruit trees at the side of the road, scarlet macaws squawk overhead and giant dazzling blue butterflies flap by. Amidst this beauty is where you'll find the 150 acre Finca Estrella and her four modern rental houses, Casa Amarilla being the most stunning. The neighbors are all wonderful friendly Ticos (Costa Ricans) so, if you want to absorb the real Costa Rican culture, this is the place to stay. Finca Estrella is only minutes from beautiful beaches, refreshing rivers and the local surf breaks.
Awaiting you at Casa Amarilla are granite kitchen counter-tops, jungle door-carvings, comfortable sofas and mattresses, jacuzzi bathtub, wrap-around wooden terrace with hammocks and rocking chairs for breath-taking views/stunning sunsets or stargazing - everything you need to have a fantastic vacation.
The beaches are wild and stunning, the perfect kind for beach-combing, and the warm waters are fantastic for surfing (rent a board) and boogie boarding. Or, if you fancy something different, follow dolphins watching silvery fish jumping in the waves while you stand-up paddleboard in the perfect water at Pilon. If you prefer to stay on the sand then there are a myriad of beautiful seeds to find, kite-surfers to admire, seabirds by the dozen. Pick up fish for the grill on the way home from the fishermen, most likely your only companions on the endless stretch of perfect sand. Local fishermen will happily oblige if you want to join them in their boats to catch some mackerel, sea bass, snook (robalo), dorado (mahi-mahi) or red snapper. For the more adventurous, inshore or offshore sportfishing can be arranged with Zancudo Lodge or the marinas of Golfito. Boat trips can also be arranged for visits to the Osa Peninsula, the Orchid Gardens, Wild Animal Refuge, Zipline Canopy Tours or Kayaking in the Rio Coto (River) - whales, dolphins and turtles are often spotted from the boats. You can even waterski and kite-surf!
Trek with our guys, Freddy and Enrique, around the extensive finca bird/butterfly/wildlife watching amongst the myriad of exotic flowers and fruit trees - pineapples, mangoes, watermelons, papayas, cashews, a wonderful type of lychee, coconuts, guavas, cacao (yes, you can make chocolate!) ice cream beans, oranges, lemons, and grapefruit all grow on the finca. Or head to the local waterfalls - walk or take the horses - and lunch in the cool shade on mossy logs before taking the plunge and clambering up the rocks to stand under the waterfalls' refreshing torrent. The 'pozo' - swimming hole - at the Cuervito River is a must on a hot day. Jump off rocks or fallen logs and relax in perfect surroundings listening to your jungle 'music'. Gold has been found in the local rivers so let the guys know if you would like to try your hand at gold-panning.
On 'rest' days, the hammocks by the beautiful 18m swimming pool will be waiting for you. Swing serenely listening to the toucans, clicking butterflies, the buzzing of hummingbirds' wings, the parrots' chatter or other exotic birds (over 200 kinds have been spotted) and Freddy or Enrique will gently nudge you when the monkeys/sloths/anything else you would like to see is around. If you fancy being 'arty' you can use the 'house-paints' and decorate the fruits of your beach-combing labors - ornate seeds, smooth stones or even discarded flip-flops or, let Grace paint jungle flowers on your toe-nails so you can take a bit of your vacation home with you......
The water spouts from passing whales have been spotted from the finca - the gulf teems with sealife so always keep a lookout.
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Keywords: Luxury Rainforest House
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
- Sleeps 7 in beds and additional 2 on a kingsize mattress
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
Pool & Spa
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Mountain View
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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Pavones surf trip
Pavones surf trip
The house and views were awsome! You never know what to expect when you reserve online,but this place was even better than we had expected.We would definitely stay here again and look forward to coming back soon.We can't say enough good things about the entire trip.....If you want comfort,privacy,great views,friendly help.....this is the place! It was about a 25 minute drive to surf Pavones, but being up the mountain with the cooler breeze made it worth it.
- Guest Steve (South Florida USA)
- Date of stay 06/14/11
- Review Submitted 07/15/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
As an airline employee I've seen many parts of the world and nothing compared to my stay at Casa Madera. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. We opted for the bus ride down there and that was actually a fun trip in itself. When you get to Golfito though it's wise to get a 4x4 or ask about renting a 4 wheeler from the locals.
- Guest Andre Rowe (Spokane WA)
- Date of stay 01/30/10
- Review Submitted 01/30/10
I stayed for a month From the time I arrived to the time I left I felt as family the owners were More than Great, the accomadations were better than expected the Views and Wildlife were wonderful lots of birds and Monkeys.The best place to stay and I will visit again.Thanks.
- Guest Chance2 (South Carolina)
- Date of stay 04/06/08
- Review Submitted 04/06/08
$140/night .. $700/week .. $1900/month (up to 4 people with a/c) Additional people at $15pppn, $50pppw, $100pppm Discounts available/ discount given if a/c not required Price includes use of 18m swimming pool and our horse
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Casa Amarilla - beautiful jungle home
Pavon Bay towards Zancudo Beach from the terrace
The master bedroom with kingsize and single beds, walk-in closet and own terrace
View through the lounge window to the outside raindrop shower
Jacuzzi bathtub and vast shower
The swimming river at Cocal Beach
Kingsize bed in the guest bedroom
Stunning Osa Peninsular sunsets from the terrace
Sunshine through a storm - magnificent lightshows from the terrace
Kitesurfers at the local beach
One of the local waterfalls
Stand-up paddleboarding 'SUP' - fun for everyone!
The main terrace
A waterfall from the children's pool plunges into the 18m swimming pool
Comfortable sofas and huge choice of books in the lounge
Granite countertops and full-size oven in the kitchen
One of the beautiful local beaches
The rear of Casa Amarilla with its tropical garden
Two full-size single beds in the third bedroom
Carved wooden doors throughout
The 18m pool - view towards the barbeque/grill rancho and shower room
The pozo 'swimming hole' at Rio Cuervito - cool on the hottest days
Pilon Beach - our favourite. Surf break is off left of photo.
Rare scarlet macaws in the ceiba tree in front of Casa Amarilla
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3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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