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Osa Peninsula Beach Front House on 8 Private Acres

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cabo Matapalo house description

Quinta Soñada (rough translation: 'Dreamy little Farm') situated on a gorgeous beach steps from the house. We are on a point of land with miles of beaches either side of us. Your upstairs bedroom is only 50 yards from the ocean, on the Golfo Dulce in the spectacular Osa Peninsula. Wonderful meals are available as are kayaks and surfboards. The house rental includes a 2 story house and private cabin next to the house with private bathroom. Our house is a comfortable beach house with an open plan to let the breezes cool the house. We offer high quality linens, towels, bug nets and provide a fully equipped kitchen with service for 10. We have an iPhone compliant whole house stereo as well as a DVD player, extensive library, games and yoga mats. The fully equipped kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, blender,ice chest for day excursions, everything you might need. The upstairs beds have reading lights and personal fans. There are 2 baths and 6-7 beds total. Our hot water shower has a great view of the ocean.

The upstairs bedroom is toddler safe and our caretakers are friendly, and great with kids.They can cook meals to your request for a fixed price $20/Dinner or you can purchase food and they will cook and clean for a set $10/person,. Maid service is included in house rental. We change sheets every 3-4 days. Meals and transportation are to be paid directly to our caretakers Jose and Elieth at the end of your stay. We require a 50% deposit to hold the house with the balance to paid on or right after your arrival. We take deposits using PayPal on our website (see our personal website shown below). Please Note: we cannot hold a reservation prior to having a PayPal deposit on our site .

We are 2 miles from the tip of Matapalo Point, and 8 miles to the airport in Puerto Jimenez.Over 8 acres of gardens surround the house.You can walk to 2 restaurants near us. Our home is rustic and tranquil offering a quieter experience away from the road unlike the Matapalo homes just up the way.

From the upstairs bedroom you have an ocean view of the Pacific and across the Golfo Dulce to the mountains of Panama. Scarlet Macaws and Toucans come most mornings to feed on our plentiful fruit trees.Our house is powered by the sun (Photovoltaic power) and cooled by offshore winds. You can use the house as a base to explore Corcovado National Park, or Drake Bay. Some folks like to fish or surf the Golfo Dulce. And some folks even take short trips to Panama. Others prefer to not ever leave the property. We are available to help arrange whatever side trips you have planned. Our caretakers can assist you while there.

The Osa Peninsula contains one of the last outposts of unspoiled coastal jungle. Corcovado Park is quite close, as are world class fishing and bird watching. We can pick you up at the airport and have available if you choose, on-site taxi, a knowledgeable guide, hearty meals,and laundry service. You may find a highlight of your trip is getting to know your wonderful Costa Rican host family. Or, if you prefer, you can relax at the house in complete solitude. Many honeymoons & weddings (5), have occurred here- ...very good for a beginning OR a renewal.

'....'The house is open, Costa Rica rustic, but clean and tidy, with exquisite materials and workmanship. It is clear a lot of labor and love have gone into making this a dream spot. We loved the elevated bed allowing for beautiful morning views of the sea and daily Scarlet Macaw visits. Your host family, Jose and Elieth are generous and warm hosts'... Loretta and Jonathon, NY.NY.

Please do not contact anyone other than my wife (Phoebe) or me (Chris). We do not take money wires only PayPal, persons have been known to scam on VRBO so please be aware. We prefer PayPal for deposits or personal checks however can not hold dates before payment is received.Please call Phoebe at 415 298 5521.Please inquire about our other local property for sale.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Chauffeur
          • Private Chef
          • Staff


          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            We are on a point of land between Sombrero Beaches and Tomales Bay with sweeping views across the gulf and along the beach.Beaches and small coves slope away to either side along the coast from here- just to the right is a lovely safe swimming beach. And to the left within walking is the longest sand beach in the area, with also a fresh water river you can rinse off in, all very pristine waters! This is playa Tamales which you see in the photos off down the beach to the left....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Smoking Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Detached Unit


          • King size beds (1) 1 King- All the Kings and Queen beds are made out of Crstobal by Don Eric. One of the finest furniture makers in the southern zone., Queen size Beds (5) 4-5 Queen Beds in Costa Rica they are known as Fulls slightly smaller than a large queen here.But nice for 2. We have top quality cotton linens, 1 twin bed upstairs for kids or for watching films., Child Beds (1) We have a nit knat nest- the no see um tent for babies and toddlers. House is baby proof upstairs....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The house is beautiful yet Rustic, ,and rental includes a second unit (Cabin next to main house) with bath room.,All built with renewable recycled hardwoods,Extensive gardens, Beachfront, Gardens and Fruit Trees, nebed netting, On sight caretaker/cook/local guide, Kayaks, Top quality linens, Cookware, Blender, Coffee grinder, on site cook, transportation, and relaxation guaranteed, Possible childcare, laundry and tours into Corcovado etc, The house is powered by solar electricity and is built and furnished with the highest quality renewable materials, All beds have mosquito nets, fans and reading lights, This house is perfect for a family or good friends, The upstairs sleeping area is one large room, There are A Huge King Bed,2 Full / Queen beds, and 1 twin bed, We can add a Full also there is a separate cabina with 2 Queen beds.,We prefer the Hammock!! , Large DVD library and Book library,cd player and ipod connection with speakers upstairs and down. Our host family Loves kids!...moreless


              • Books:

                Personal well stocked library on Natural History and Novels Maps etc....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                ipod capability and speakers throughout the home.Various CDs jazz classical Reggae...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Video and a variety of DVDs...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Yes easily 50 films comedies, classics and kids.......moreless


                  • Adventure


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Spectacular beaches, coves Rocky and Sandy...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Fabulous secluded beaches ,and your bed looks onto the surf,as we have built the house 50 yards from the water....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Yes!!! Gorgeous. Due to a fluke when the sun sets you are looking at the sun set out over the ocean on the west coast!!...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming


                  • Dining:

                    Dining in open area downstairs seating for 8 but we can add a table....moreless

                  • Dining Area


                  • Covered Parking:

                    no but a possibility...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    We change linens every 3-4 days- (Everything is sun-dried) (Our caretaker Ellieth is a very meticulous housekeeper)...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Telephone:

                    Make arrangements with caretakers it is $1/minute...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    We have a wonderful staff available for clothes washing for reasonable fees....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    In the back house our cuidor (caretaker) cooks on a woodstove and Elieth loves to share her secrets of the fine art of tortilla making! She used to cook for lumber camps in the jungles of Guanacaste. The family is from Upala, Northern Costa Rica. ...moreless


                  • Catering Available:

                    If you purchase the food & Elieth cooks it, the cost is $10 per person. If SHE buys the food & cooks the price is $20 per person per meal. She will come to the house and will lay out a beautiful table and clean up....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    6 burner Stove,Refer, Blender,Coffee Grinder,Ice Chest, Pots And Pans Service for 10....moreless

                  • Refrigerator


                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        4 Kayaks for your use $100 deposit....moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        fountain I had built for my baby when she was 3 as a toddler pool very refreshing! It has a pump with a small cascade and is next to the house.Not a swimming pool, but good for toddlers....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


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                          Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Puerto Jimenez
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Blue Osa,Martinas
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Tours to surrounding areas,'Perfect accommodations provide enough amenities while still feeling like we were living with the birds, the butterflies and the monkeys, Elieth's food was perfect, the view from the shower makes you want to linger', ...John and Sarah Robertson, New Jersey, 'Wow what a spot! We had a fantastic week staying at Quinta Sonada, this is the kind of place you hate to leave, I appreciate the effort you have put into your home, everything is just right from the house to the garden', Todd Riddick, Santa Cruz


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1993

                          About the owner: A long search through Latin America starting in southern Mexico locales such as San Blas and Petalco in '73 and further on to Guatemala led to years of annual pilgrimages to Bali-Baja. In the late '80's I started traveling to Costa Rica and did not find my way down to the Osa until around 1990. This parcel I purchased around 1993- The greatest thing about buying this property has been getting to know local Costa Rican ways, & your hosts: the family of Jose Ramirez Cruz, Elieth Daughter Lilli and Son Joselito. Long May You Run......

                          Why the Owner Chose Cabo Matapalo:
                          This is the most beautiful part of Costa Rica. Perfect spot for family retreat, we have had 5 Honey Moons, couples & family retreats up to 10 persons- This was originally part of a larger farm Ojo Del Agua At this point the farming operation had gone rather fallow. 1st lumber was harvested before there was a road into these parts Then at one point many trees on the coastal bluff were felled to provide a good terrain for dryland rice farming which still is practiced on the way out to Carate today. Thankfully much land is now in a variety of preserves and in the process of reforestation.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Nature's Splendor.

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                          • Bedroom with Ocean View

                            Bedroom with Ocean View

                          • Newly Remodeled Kitchen

                            Newly Remodeled Kitchen

                          • Beach House at Qunta Soñada

                            Beach House at Qunta Soñada

                          • Dining Area and Kitchen in Background

                            Dining Area and Kitchen in Background

                          • Cottage with bath

                            Cottage with bath

                          • Open Plan Jungle Home lets the cooling wind blow off the ocean.

                            Open Plan Jungle Home lets the cooling wind blow off the ocean.

                          • Cabin Next to house-2 Full Beds with private bath included in rental

                            Cabin Next to house-2 Full Beds with private bath included in rental

                          • Hike to the the right of our house there are miles of sandy coves and beaches

                            Hike to the the right of our house there are miles of sandy coves and beaches

                          • Morning Coffee Bench

                            Morning Coffee Bench

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                          This listing was first published here in 2003.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                          $150 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          Osa Peninsula Beach Front House on 8 Private Acres

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