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Casa Piro: 400 Acre Costa Rica Beach and Rainforest Estate

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Last updated: 03/11/2015
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
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Cabo Matapalo house description

This is a beautiful house on wild and pristine beach facing out to the open Pacific and surrounded by thousands of acres of rainforest. It is perhaps the best place to see wildlife in Central America. All 4 Costa Rican monkey species come by the house regularly, while scarlet macaws nest and feed immediately beside the deck, and tapir, puma, jaguar, peccary, and other wildlife walk by the house.

Sea turtles regularly nest on the beach. This is a place naturalists and bird watchers will love. There are miles of private hiking trails on the 400 acre property that has stupendously large trees. The property backs into a large conservation area and is near famed Corcovado National Park. The house has a good library of natural history books on the flora and fauna.

The house catches the sea breeze and is designed with an open well-lit architecture. Hammocks, rocking chairs and long verandas and decks with views of the ocean and forest encourage relaxation. There is no email or cell phone access(just a shortwave radio linked to neighbors and ecolodges in the area).

The caretakers will take care of cooking and cleaning. The house has a private drive and is set far back from the road. It is extremely secluded with the nearest neighbors a mile away. Yet high end ecolodges with good restaurants and world class surfing are only 15 minutes drive.

The surf out front of the house is big and not for swimming. But you can swim in the mouths of clear water rivers 15 minutes walk down the beach.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    5 years. All children need to be able to swim, as the pool accessible from all parts of the house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 400 Acres of Private Old Growth Rainforest with Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Abundant Wildlife, Excellent Birding...moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

General

  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The caretaker can arrange for laundry to be washed and dried in Puerto Jimenez. Laundromat charges by the kilogram. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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$2000/week includes cook and caretaker

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Location

Comes with a resident Spanish-speaking cook and caretaker who cook, clean, do laundry, and look after guests' needs. Our caretaker is not a trained naturalist, but he was born and raised in the area and is an experienced trail guide.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I am a tropical ecologist and writer who works on conservation of tropical forests. I built this house to have a base for forest conservation work. I am interested in having people with an interest in conservation and natural history visit and enjoy the Osa and support our conservation programs.

Why the Owner Chose Cabo Matapalo:
I have spent more than three decades in tropical rainforests around the world and I consider this area one of the best for visitors because of the abundance of wildlife, the great climate and relative absence of biting flies. I sleep in my house with all the windows and doors wide open without a mosquito net. If you want to enjoy the combination of ocean and rainforest this is it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Utter tranquility surrounded by the beauty of tropical nature. The surf fishing is good if you have a strong cast. A 45 minute walk either direction down the beach brings you to rocky tidepools with an interesting array of fish, mollusks and sometimes an octopus or moray eel. You can lie in a hammock and watch a group of Fiery-billed Araçari (Pteroglossus frantzii) attacking the papayas.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • the house is just visible in a sea of forest

    the house is just visible in a sea of forest

  • watch scarlet macaws from this pool

    watch scarlet macaws from this pool

  • lots of sea breeze and natural light in all areas of the house

    lots of sea breeze and natural light in all areas of the house

  • every night a different sunset

    every night a different sunset

  • 400 acres of rainforest giants like this

    400 acres of rainforest giants like this

  • wildlife watching is easy here

    wildlife watching is easy here

  • children have a ton of fun here

    children have a ton of fun here

  • fishing for snapper and mahi mahi is good on a rising tide late in the day

    fishing for snapper and mahi mahi is good on a rising tide late in the day

  • have this beach all to yourselves

    have this beach all to yourselves

  • hang out on the veranda watching monkeys and listening to the surf

    hang out on the veranda watching monkeys and listening to the surf

  • our children saw a rare crested eagle right here looking from the deck

    our children saw a rare crested eagle right here looking from the deck

  • sleep like a baby to the sound of the surf

    sleep like a baby to the sound of the surf

  • Playa Piro: where rainforest meets the sea

    Playa Piro: where rainforest meets the sea

  • Many olive ridely turtle nest here, sometimes a huge leatherback like this one!

    Many olive ridely turtle nest here, sometimes a huge leatherback like this one!

  • view from a veranda hammock towards the alemdro trees where scarlet macaws feed

    view from a veranda hammock towards the alemdro trees where scarlet macaws feed

  • this spot right below the house is where we have beach barbeques

    this spot right below the house is where we have beach barbeques

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/11/2015
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Cabo Matapalo #280212

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