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Swiss Family Robinson/Ocean/Beach/4 BR/Pool/Best Treehouse in Costa Rica

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Lapas Nest Towers 60' in caopy, sleeps 8

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Last updated: 07/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Rent Lapa's Nest Treehouse for summer 2015 summer vacation, holidays in Costa Rica.I f your family was enthralled with the magic of the Swiss Family Robinson 's tree house and wish to create that same travel experience for your family and friends, come stay in our Lapa's Nest Tree House in southern Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. A truly unique vacation experience near pristine beaches. Six story treehouse rental sleeps up to 8 comfortably in screened in bedrooms with fans and reading lights. Just a few kilometers hike from Corcovado National Park, just north of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula on the Southern Pacific side of Central America. Built with sustainable gathered exotic tropical hardwoods, bamboo and funky design surprises. This unique vacation is in Costa Rica’s best destination, near quiet beaches and nestled in a 220-acre rainforest near Puerto Jimenez beaches.

The moment you are in the tree house’s shadow, “Sombra de Lapa”, you will feel laughter's spell. As you approach, your monkey grins become contagious. Imagination and rekindling begin to reign as you walk up the 45 steps of this unique canopy rental. Wrapped around a 150-foot Guanacaste tree, the design elements flow as if they were leaves on a vine. The child in you takes over and you feel safe and at home high in the canopy. In the morning, you go downstairs, pour yourself a cup of organic Costa Rican coffee, choose your favorite cushy sofa and sit back to watch the show. One by one, your new jungle friends greet you. First there are the howlers--then the toucans, scarlet macaws, hawks, falcons, and parrots until the air is filled with wildlife’s jazz and dance.

Everything is open air and you are a mere 10' from hundreds of titi monkeys swinging and munching their way through the forest The intoxicating scent of Lang-Ylan surrounds you as you walk below the canopy with your camera. Your kids will enjoy an up close look at nature and all its extreme oddities here in the tropics. They will hike, climb, meander down the river, swim the secret swimming pools, pick and eat furry exotic fruits. Just a few minutes away, you can swim with dolphins and enjoy fun eco tours with your family. Great restaurants and beaches in Puerto Jimenez, just 10 minutes away.

Your wild family of monkeys should travel to Southern Costa Rica to meet our Congo and Whiteface Monkeys, also 100's of Mono Titi's (endangered squirrel monkeys)pass by while you enjoy wildlife including; Scarlet Macaws, toucans, trogons, parrots, falcons, owls and the occasional visit from a sloth or kinkajou. You can see also Ibus, Egrets and Blue Herons along the Agujas river estuary below less than a 5 minute walk.

Small dipping pool in the rain forest keeps you cool. Also secluded beaches, mangrove estuaries and, zip lines, kayaking, Gulf exploration, surfing, Organic chocolate farms close by accessible via the Osa's only paved road (paved road ends at Puerto Jimenez). Everybody loves and enjoys fresh fruit from our organic farm, friendly staff, hiking and guided hikes through rain forest nearest Corcovado National Park.

Our tree house guests post great vacation stories on Tripadvisor. Favorite eco tours include : Zip lines, canopy and dolphin tours near Corcovado National Park. Recent guests have seen Margays, White Anteaters and Agoutis and yes, even the hard to find Jaguar- with a BABY! 2009 and 2013 Central America's most luxurious treehouses, and amazing treehouse hotels on CNN can be found on The Osa Peninsula in Southern Costa Rica. Just Featured on Travel Channel New Series, Life’s a Beach, watch Travel channel, beach week.

Our travel service is FREE to our guests.
Renting our tree house is a great alternative to staying at eco resorts, eco hotels and ecolodges.
Email is the best way to communicate with us. 508 -714-0622 /506-8378-3013.
Pura Vida and Hope to see ya.
Michael n Blondie.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 3-4 not recommended, but we leave that decision to parents. Bedrooms are screened but have no bars over the screen so parents might feel this is not suitable for kids under 5-6. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Monkey Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Surf Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Living Room With Queen Bed/Sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Optional King Size-addil charge for 4th bedroom for 8 people...moreless

  • Our Lapas Nest Vacation Rental in Costa Rica sleeps 2-8 adventure travelers depending upon your family and groups needs. Our Mosh pit / living room dbls as a bed allowing 6 to sleep comfortably on the lower levels. Our Monkey Room has a comfy queen bed on first level, Egyptian Cotton sheets and linens on all beds. Screened in with reading lights, small fans to keep you cool, however it is much cooler on the rainforest in our treehouse vs. staying at beach hotels and eco resorts where it's hot crowded. If you looking for an eco lodge, Puerto Jimenez Hotels, or eco resort style adventure vacation, The Lapas Nest Tree House Rental is the spot! The next level up is Our Surf room w/ Queen size bed and ocean view. The monkeys pass by just a few feet away. And the third bedroom is our living room, with protective netting at night. Ask Blondie about the 4th bedroom - Lapas Master Suite. With this option - our Vacation Treehouse sleeps 8 very comfortably....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Glass Bottom Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Outdoor: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • Our Main Treehouse Bathroom is located just off the kitchen, great view from 50' up as you do your biz. For real Costa Rica adventure travel, give our glass bottom shower a ride. Hang on -as you can see 50' down to the bottom of the tree. Don't worry its completely private. Down below we have a 1/2 bath on the Studio level that both the Monkey Room and Surf Room share, and then all the way at the bottom is our outdoor shower in between the monsterous root buttresses. All rooms are pretty much open air, however you will feel safe in the bathrooms and bedrooms. We also have a spring fed dipping pool in the rain forest, and small patio for you to hang out at. Its just a few minute walk in the rain forest, where youn will see monkeys, blue morphos, and occasionally a Pizote or Tayra. Lots of hiking in the rainforest too. Our Treehouse has all the ammenities of an Osa Peninsula eco resort or eco lodge. Costa Rica beaches are hot, so visit the beach during the day, cool off with us at night...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Stay with us at our Lapas Nest Tree House Vacation Rental. Close to Puerto Jimenez and only 2 km. away from Corcovado National Park. Private treehouse rental for Weddings and Honeymoons, home rentals in The Rainforests of The Osa Peninsula in Southern Costa Rica.Staying with us is much more secluded and private than Puerto Jimenez eco hotels or eco resorts. Our great amenities include; pool, view of ocean, and only 10 minutes north of Puerto Jimenez. You will find great adventures and Puerto Jimenez tours. Visit Our Lapas Nest Tree House The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s private vacation destination near Corcovado National Park. Lapas Nest Tree House support local owned businesses and we only recommend only tours we have been on. Our Lapas Home rental on The Osa Peninsula is a private home rental, secluded and a perfect home rental for Osa Peninsula Weddings, Honeymoons and for family reunions in Southern Costa Rica. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV is mostly reliable and is in English or Spanish....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    see Golfo Dulce from treehouse kitchen. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Puerto Jimenez only 12 min. away. Great restaurants and beach front dining. ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Our back yard is Corcovado National Park. 8 km. of great hiking trails, 3 types of monkeys, jaguars, coatis, anteaters and pizotes, sloths too. Too many parrots to count. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    200 acre private rainforest, hiking trails, monkeys and exotic wildlife abound....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beautiful sunrises overlooking mountains....moreless

  • Resort:

    We offer massage, spa, yoga, Reiki and private chef services. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    You can see half of golfo dulce from top of treehouse...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet:

    We always remind our guests that you will be coming to a 3rd world country and so things don't work like you might be accustomed to.There are occasions when it slow or non existent but not often...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    open air, bedrooms are all screened in....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    secure...moreless

  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    As a reminder, internet is not sufficient for streaming anything and is only for email. There are occasions it is very slow or non existent. But generally it works....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with 6 burner stove, oven, frig, pots and pan and an occasional kinkajou if you leave food out at night. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Over size oven & 6 burner stove with grille...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size stainless steel refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    dolphin, whale and turtle boat tours nearby. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Explore mangrove with guided kayak tour. Kayaks are not located on the property and are an additional fee charged by the outfitter and include a guide...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Small dipping pool a few minutes walk to the river and is built over the river!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Family/Friend 5 night up to 6
Jun 17 - Aug 31, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,495

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

GREEN Season SPECIAL up to 4
Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving and pre Christmas
Nov 2 - Dec 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,200
Holidays 2-6 ppl (+400 for 8)
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,900

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2-6ppl
Jan 5 - Apr 11, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Short stays of 3 & 4 nights are good year round but have limited availability. IF THE CALENDAR SHOWS RESERVATIONS DURING THE TIME YOU WANT TO VACATION, ask us as we have 2 other accommodations on opposite sides of this reserve which might be available. have no idea if there are other guests as you don't see nor hear them.You'll All are really cool and totally different from each other-complete privacy too as they are placed on opposite sides of the private wildlife reserve

For reservations with more than 120 days advance we require 50% of rental amount to guarantee reservation. For reservations less than 120 days before arrival, we require full payment. Security deposits are required 30 days before arrival. All specials/discounted rates require full payment at time of reserving to guarantee the rate.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Jimenez
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wonderful Small Local
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Puerto Jimenez
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
Palmar Norte
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Excellent Local Fish & Chicken
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Many Beaches to choose from 5-15 min. away

Car: Recommended

Sombra de Lapa Rainforest reserve is located where rainforest meets sea on the Osa Peninsula just North of Puerto Jimenez near secluded beaches and Corcovado National Park. We are only a short 45 min flight from San Jose, and we can help you with taxis and car rentals once your reserve your adventure vacation with us. You will find great hiking on our 120 acres private rain forest reserve.

Lots O Monkeys pass by our Lapas Nest Vacation Treehouse Rental. Toucans, Parrots, Exotic birds, river, jungle and rain forest hiking. We can also help you with car rentals and taxis once you reserve with us.

You can also extend your adventure vacation by hiring a private taxi / tour bus to drive you to our eco rental home. WE are only a 4-5 hr. drive from San Jose on mostly paved roads. Stop at a nice beach, have lunch, and before you know it, you have arrived

Golf: a new course just open up 3 hrs north of us if you are set on swingin your clubs while on vacation. Great place to visit coming or going to osa.

Ski: Water skiing and water sports out on the Golfo Dulce. Dolphin tours are popular, and if you are fortunate you will see humpback whales and whale sharks seasonally between Feb- May.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: We have been living on The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica collectively for for 39 + years. We can help you with travel, rental car and domestic airfare with no additional fees and make your trip to the Osa a special one. Private chef services also available. Feel free to call us anytime at USA 508-714-0622 or in Costa Rica call 011-506-8378-3013 but ALWAYS follow up with email as we don't always get phone calls if we are not near the phone. We ALWAYS get email!

Why the Owner Chose Puerto Jimenez:
The beaches on the OSA are deserted and breath taking. We love being so close but elevated above where cooler breezes prevail and we escape the bugs at the beach which are BRUTAL. And it is cooler up here off the chocolate colored volcanic sands which hold heat. At the reserve, we are where rainforest meets sea and get the cool breezes from the rain forest and not the hot air from that dark sand. No kidding, you CANNOT walk on that sand until you get to the water line. We escape all of that heat.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Having over 120+ acres of rainforest and pristine jungle gives us the opportunity of living with nature without the inconveniences of being far to go out. Corcovado National Pak is literally our back yard and guests can hike there with a guide where no other tourists go. We have no neighbors unless you count the wildlife! Therefore, unlike most communities on the OSA peninsula, you get complete and total privacy. But are an easy drive on paved road to town for restaurants, entertainment, gas station, grocery store. The other Osa peninsula vacation lodging is on a VERY rut filled, washboard, no bridges over rivers and expedition style, 4 wheel only roads. Not easy nor quick for going out to dinner. At the reserve you can go out and back with easy access and no bumpy roads. Save the expedition roads for a day trip- you'll see what I mean when you get here! We love feeling totally isolated but being an easy drive to going out. You will too!


Contact us

Speaks: english, Coconut telegram works well too.

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  • Lapas Nest Towers 60' in caopy, sleeps 8

    Lapas Nest Towers 60' in caopy, sleeps 8

  • Treehosue living room, sleeps 7-8th person, Great spot for coffee and margaritas.

    Treehosue living room, sleeps 7-8th person, Great spot for coffee and margaritas.

  • World's most luxurious and functional tree house kitchen, all ameniities

    World's most luxurious and functional tree house kitchen, all ameniities

  • Tree House Book Shelf and stairs to master bedroom, 60' in air.

    Tree House Book Shelf and stairs to master bedroom, 60' in air.

  • Have coffee with a 3 toed sloth, next to treehouse.

    Have coffee with a 3 toed sloth, next to treehouse.

  • Monkey Room with Queen Size Bed

    Monkey Room with Queen Size Bed

  • Great treehouse views, share the experience with monkeys

    Great treehouse views, share the experience with monkeys

  • Treehouse Living Views of Corcovado National Park.

    Treehouse Living Views of Corcovado National Park.

  • Non GMO Organic garden and fresh poultry for guests.

    Non GMO Organic garden and fresh poultry for guests.

  • Toucans in trees each and every day

    Toucans in trees each and every day

  • Bairds Trogon and Slaty Tailed Trogans surround treehouse in stereo.

    Bairds Trogon and Slaty Tailed Trogans surround treehouse in stereo.

  • Mosh Pit living room converts to queen with sleeps 8- bug free!

    Mosh Pit living room converts to queen with sleeps 8- bug free!

  • Great Tree house Breakfast Bar with Ocean View.

    Great Tree house Breakfast Bar with Ocean View.

  • Treehouse living room, library and stairs leading to master bedroom 60'

    Treehouse living room, library and stairs leading to master bedroom 60'

  • Largest Treehouse in Costa Rica, sleeps 2-8, 2 bath with all amenities.

    Largest Treehouse in Costa Rica, sleeps 2-8, 2 bath with all amenities.

  • Tree house Master Suite   55' In Air at tippy top!

    Tree house Master Suite 55' In Air at tippy top!

  • Surf Room just above Studio Level - Private & Fun.

    Surf Room just above Studio Level - Private & Fun.

  • Baby sloth born Christmas 2011.

    Baby sloth born Christmas 2011.

  • Treehouse Studio   Lower Level with 1 2 Bath

    Treehouse Studio Lower Level with 1 2 Bath

  • Fun at the Dipping Pool

    Fun at the Dipping Pool

  • Tree house pool and spring in rainforest. Cool off in shade...down right chilly

    Tree house pool and spring in rainforest. Cool off in shade...down right chilly

  • Baby Titi Monkeys in forest all around tree house. New babies arrive in Feb- April.

    Baby Titi Monkeys in forest all around tree house. New babies arrive in Feb- April.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, Coconut telegram works well too.
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/12/2015
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