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Jungle Home with 18m Pool and Ocean Views - as Seen in 'Easy Living' Mag

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Pets considered:No
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Property 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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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Guest Room: 1 king

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  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Another kingsize mattress can be placed on the floor...moreless

  • Sleeps 7 in beds and additional 2 on a kingsize mattress

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Use of our horse is included and other can be rented cheaply from our neighbours...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    The views from Finca Estrella are some of the best in Costa Rica, from the Osa Peninsula and the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) to the lush rainforest towards Volcano Baru...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are 6 swirly bar stools at the breakfast bar and a further 7 lightweight chairs and a table that can easily be carried out to the terrace for 'al fresco' dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful 18m x 6m swimming pool with children's pool and waterfall...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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$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

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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Location

bodyboarding, surfing, kitesurfing, gold-panning, boat trips to the Osa Peninsula

 

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Photos

  • Casa Amarilla - beautiful jungle home

    Casa Amarilla - beautiful jungle home

  • Pavon Bay towards Zancudo Beach from the terrace

    Pavon Bay towards Zancudo Beach from the terrace

  • The master bedroom with kingsize and single beds, walk-in closet and own 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

    View through the lounge window to the outside raindrop shower

  • Jacuzzi bathtub and vast shower

    Jacuzzi bathtub and vast shower

  • The swimming river at Cocal Beach

    The swimming river at Cocal Beach

  • Kingsize bed in the guest bedroom

    Kingsize bed in the guest bedroom

  • Stunning Osa Peninsular sunsets from the terrace

    Stunning Osa Peninsular sunsets from the terrace

  • Sunshine through a storm - magnificent lightshows from the terrace

    Sunshine through a storm - magnificent lightshows from the terrace

  • Kitesurfers at the local beach

    Kitesurfers at the local beach

  • One of the local waterfalls

    One of the local waterfalls

  • Stand-up paddleboarding 'SUP' - fun for everyone!

    Stand-up paddleboarding 'SUP' - fun for everyone!

  • The main terrace

    The main terrace

  • A waterfall from the children's pool plunges into the 18m swimming pool

    A waterfall from the children's pool plunges into the 18m swimming pool

  • Comfortable sofas and huge choice of books in the lounge

    Comfortable sofas and huge choice of books in the lounge

  • Granite countertops and full-size oven in the kitchen

    Granite countertops and full-size oven in the kitchen

  • One of the beautiful local beaches

    One of the beautiful local beaches

  • The rear of Casa Amarilla with its tropical garden

    The rear of Casa Amarilla with its tropical garden

  • Two full-size single beds in the third bedroom

    Two full-size single beds in the third bedroom

  • Carved wooden doors throughout

    Carved wooden doors throughout

  • The 18m pool - view towards the barbeque/grill rancho and shower room

    The 18m pool - view towards the barbeque/grill rancho and shower room

  • The pozo 'swimming hole' at Rio Cuervito - cool on the hottest days

    The pozo 'swimming hole' at Rio Cuervito - cool on the hottest days

  • Pilon Beach - our favourite. Surf break is off left of photo.

    Pilon Beach - our favourite. Surf break is off left of photo.

  • Rare scarlet macaws in the ceiba tree in front of Casa Amarilla

    Rare scarlet macaws in the ceiba tree in front of Casa Amarilla

VRBO #174707

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Date last modified - Friday, May 01, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 85%
  • Calendar last updated 05/01/2015
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