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Luxury Jungle House at Matapalo Beach W/ Exuberant Wildlife

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Private pool with chairs lounges, dining table and large grill, shade & sun

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is the perfect location for an exotic honeymoon, a bird watching tour, a yoga retreat or a playful base for an unforgettable family vacation. Leave the real world behind and let your inner child emerge.

The home is in Cabo Matapalo, on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. With continuous rainforest connecting to the famous Corcovado National Park, the wildlife viewing is unrivalled. Monkeys and macaws are daily visitors. The home is open plan with only walls where necessary to provide privacy. The main platform comprises the kitchen, dining area, relaxing areas and two en-suite bedrooms. The upper level comprises the master suite and en-suite shower room. In the garden there are two connected dipping pools and up behind the house in the primary forest there is a private yoga deck with a view over to the ocean. Choose your favourite corner and catch up with a good book, interrupted only by passing monkeys, macaws and butterflies.

The kitchen is designed with cooks in mind but space for helpers too! The kitchenware is of good quality and is regularly updated. The custom storage rack reduces the chore of washing up, just place items in their rack and they will dry for next time, minimum hassle. The gas stove has 6 large burners and a large oven. There are 3 sinks, 2 together and 1 on the island bar where smoothie or cocktail preparation is a breeze with a blender all set to go. The upper master has a king bed and large shower room and a private toilet. The junior suite on the main floor has a private deck, king bed and shower room and private toilet. The family suite has screened windows with a shower room and private toilet. This can be set up as a third king bedroom or a king with 2 additional beds, or can be a bunk room with beds for 6. All the beds have cotton sheets and high quality mosquito nets. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf knowing you are in the most comfortable beds in the area!

At Casa Vida Verde it is hard to know where the interior ends and the exterior begins! The viewing deck is the perfect spot to watch the jungle wake up each morning and birds and butterflies starting their day in the golden dawn light. Steps take you down through the grounds which gently transition from the forest to garden and lead to the pool area. The organic design of the house is evident here too with a fun, funky combination of two dipping pools connected by a channel and a small waterfall surrounded by lush tropical foliage and flowers. Relax here in the shade or sun, or this private setting is also a serene setting for yoga. Poolside, you will find a bistro table and chairs, a BBQ and an outdoor shower. Much of our property is actually primary forest behind the house. Explore this area using the well-tended trail of steps and spend some time up at the large platform with a view to the ocean. This is the perfect spot for yoga, massage or bird and wildlife watching.

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE? Temperatures average mid-80s during the daytime and fall to the mid-70s at night. The coastal waters are a constant 74 degrees all year long. There are two seasons: the Dry (December through April) which is less humid and there is less rain, and the Green (May through November) when there is more rain usually in the afternoons and at night. October and early November are the rainiest months. WHAT ABOUT BUGS? There are many insects around but most insect encounters are part of the wonder of being in the rainforest. Remember, there is a whole food chain out there and there are plenty of animals and birds intent on eating all insects found. However, it is a good precaution to have insect repellent, particularly in the early evenings. If you are very concerned about the possibility of insects being around you, it is possible the open air living at Casa Vida Verde is not the best environment for you. CAN YOU DRINK THE WATER? Yes! Our water comes from a natural spring or well, depending on the time of year, and is safe to drink. IS THERE HELP NEARBY? Our managers, Carlos and Sianne, live on site with their two children. Both speak English well and are there to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. They know the area very well and are very experienced hosts. Our guests report that nothing is too much trouble for them. DO WE NEED TO RENT A CAR? No, you do not need to. If you are happy to walk locally, we recommend you getting a taxi to other locations. The taxi drivers know the area well, will often spot animals and birds that you would miss and can look after the driving while you enjoy your surroundings. However, if you prefer to have your own vehicle this can be sorted with pick up and drop off in San Jose or Puerto Jimenez. CAN WE USE ELECTRONICS? Yes, please bring your own cameras, cell phones and laptops and iPod/iPads. Purchase a local SIM card at the airport in San Jose, we do have reception in Cabo Matapalo. Also, we have wireless internet. However, although it is reliable, it can fail and you may need to visit Puerto Jimenez to connect if the need is urgent. We have an iPod player if you wish to bring your own music. Please don’t bring hairdryers or curling irons, as these use too much power. You will not miss them, in the jungle you don’t have to worry about what your hair looks like! The outlets are standard North American for 110V applications. WHAT IS PROVIDED? We provide all linens, towels (including beach towels), kitchen towels and toilet paper, biodegradable shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, liquid soap, dish detergent, and other staples for the kitchen. We also have some games and books together with information cards on the flora and fauna of the area. Some herbs for cooking are grown on site and there is also a variety of fruit trees. Carlos will supply you with these as available.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are in potential danger if they are not familiar with the rainforest and may upset the wildlife. There is a dog on the property and that is a family pet and assists with providing security and is well trained....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Suite: 1 king

    w/ private bathroom...moreless

  • Jr. Master Suiter: 1 king

    w/ private bathroom...moreless

  • Family Suite: 1 king, 4 twin/ single

    can have up to 6 singles...moreless

  • We have 3 suites each with a king size bed and private bathroom. The upper master has a king bed and large shower room and a private toilet. The junior suite on the main floor has a private deck, king bed and shower room and private toilet. The family suite has screened windows with a shower room and private toilet. This can be set up as a third king bedroom or a king with 2 additional beds, or can be a bunk room with beds for 6. All the beds have cotton sheets and high quality mosquito nets. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf knowing you are in the most comfortable beds in the area!...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Jr. Master: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Family Suite : toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • All 3 of our bathrooms are very nice and have very large showers.

Other Amenities

  • Cabo Matapalo is on the tip of the Osa Peninsula, in a remote corner of Costa Rica accessible only by four wheel drive. Close to the Corcovado National Park, it is renowned for its diverse and abundant animal and bird life. More than 300 species of bird live here, with scarlet macaws, eagles, hummingbirds and toucans ordinary sightings. All 4 monkey types, Spider, Howler, Cappuchin and Squirrel can be seen as they forage through the forest. The area is also famous for its unspoilt beaches; Playa Pan Dulce with surf conditions perfect for beginners, Backwash Bay favoured by intermediate surfers and with Playa Matapalo challenging even the advanced surfer. This is an off grid location, unplugged from the modern world - experience nature in the raw and be an adventurer not a tourist. Activities available include hiking, horseback riding, tree climbing, waterfall rappelling, zip lining, kayaking, ocean fishing and yoga....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    just 300 feet away from Matapalo Point Break, World Class Surfing...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Cradled by pristine rainforest and luxuriant jungle gardens...moreless

  • Rural:

    small and unique multicultural community....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is designed with cooks in mind but space for helpers too! The kitchenware is of good quality and is regularly updated. The gas stove has 6 large burners and a large oven. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    We also have a nice YOGA DECK surrounded by Nature....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,750 $6,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Season
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,500
Easter Week
Mar 19 - Mar 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$360
$2,500 $8,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Credit card form is required. Please be advised that your credit card will be held as a security deposit guarantee in case of any negligent damages over and above normal wear and tear.

In order to confirm a reservation, we require a 50% deposit and completion of a credit card authorization form . The remaining balance should be paid 45 days prior to arrival. Payment can be made by credit card, personal check (USA) or wire transfer, depending on your preference. We require 60 days advance notice to cancel. With that notice, we will refund your deposit minus 15% of the total rent.


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Calendar

Last updated: 06/29/2015
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Location

17 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Buena Esperanza
18 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Puerto Jimenez Dock
0.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Encanta la Vida
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Cabo Matapalo

Car: Recommended

Other Activities: Yoga platform, 3 great surfing spots, waterfall & tree repelling, nature hikes, kayak or local fishing, skywatching, etc.

Perfect combination of beach and wildlife where nature meets the Ocean.

The area offers great Yoga and massage.

 

Manager info


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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

 

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  • Private pool with chairs lounges, dining table and large grill, shade & sun

    Private pool with chairs lounges, dining table and large grill, shade & sun

  • Master Bathroom w/ double sinks and large shower

    Master Bathroom w/ double sinks and large shower

  • Large open air home surrounded by jungle

    Large open air home surrounded by jungle

  • Loft with desk, WiFi and telephone.

    Loft with desk, WiFi and telephone.

  • Large attached rancho with hammocks and seating area

    Large attached rancho with hammocks and seating area

  • Taken at the house by a guest, these guys are here everyday

    Taken at the house by a guest, these guys are here everyday

  • bienvenidos…!!

    bienvenidos…!!

  • Best beds in CR! 3 kings size beds with 100% cotton sheets & mosquito nets

    Best beds in CR! 3 kings size beds with 100% cotton sheets & mosquito nets

  • Matapalo beach at the foot of our driveway

    Matapalo beach at the foot of our driveway

  • One of many comfortable seating areas with great views.

    One of many comfortable seating areas with great views.

  • Very large Family suite w/ king bed and 2 single beds and attached bathroom

    Very large Family suite w/ king bed and 2 single beds and attached bathroom

  • View of pool & garden from the balcony.

    View of pool & garden from the balcony.

  • Attached rancho w/ hammocks, perfect for yoga!

    Attached rancho w/ hammocks, perfect for yoga!

  • siéntase como en casa…!

    siéntase como en casa…!

  • vamos a ver...!!

    vamos a ver...!!

  • balconcito

    balconcito

  • pase adelante

    pase adelante

  • en medio bosque

    en medio bosque

$250 - $643 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/29/2015
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info@casavidaverde.com

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