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Adventurer's Paradise...Direct Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest!

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Drake Bay house description

A stay at Sierpe del Pacifico is Costa Rica at its finest...remote and comfortable accommodations...nature in its purest form all around you...make sure to watch our promotional video...you'll be sold in seconds!

This is your chance to completely escape the monotonous grind of everyday life and rejuvenate your body and mind with a healthy dose of natural beauty, active adventure, and cultural authenticity. All five senses will be on full alert here…each one contributing to an overall sense of joy and relaxation. Start your mornings with the sounds of howler monkeys, the sight of tropical sunrises, and the aroma of Costa Rican coffee that would put Starbucks to shame. Fill you days with a plethora of river, ocean, or rainforest adventure – all available directly from your front steps. Finally, wind down the evening watching the flight of white ibis across the sunset over Isla Violin with a cold cervesa or mojito in hand. Sound like paradise to you...we think so too!

Our 905 sq. ft. cabina is part of the Sierpe del Pacifico eco-adventure community located along the elevated banks of the Sierpe River in Costa Rica’s world famous Osa Peninsula. Dubbed by National Geographic magazine as the world’s most bio-diverse place, the Osa is the last bastion of untouched wilderness, tranquility, and privacy in Costa Rica.

Our cabina’s location on the Sierpe River – a fully navigable river that flows into the Pacific Ocean – serves as a direct connection to all of the best adventure activities that Costa Rica is known for. Accessible directly from the front steps of the cabina are 5 kilometers of hiking trails that weave through primary rainforest, wetlands, mangroves, and 3 tropical fruit filled gardens… all great for wildlife watching and birding. Feel free to help yourself to the fruit as well, the resident monkeys certainly do! Four kayaks are stored on-site and are yours to use for exploring the river and its tributaries. Are you a fan of fishing? If so, you’ll be glad to know that some sizable red snapper and snook have been caught from the two riverfront piers. For adrenaline junkies some pretty intense mountain biking and horseback riding trails connect the SDP property to the Mirimar mountain range to the south. Finally, if you just want to sit back and enjoy the wide open views of three coastal mountain ranges, Isla Violin, and the daily flights of macaws, toucans, and parrots over the river, two additional hill-top scenic overlook verandas are just a couple minutes walk from the cabina.

In addition to the on-site activities, it is highly recommended that you arrange for a variety of tour boats to pick you up at the riverfront dock for some of the ocean related activities that have made this area so popular with tourists. Favorites include deep-sea fishing (world class in-shore and off-shore), snorkeling, diving (Costa Rica’s most renowned), wildlife watching in Corcovado National Park, Cano Island hiking, snorkeling, surfing, beach cruises, and dolphin and whale watching. All of these tours can easily be arranged for you by the owner and are of a very high quality.

The cabina itself is less than a year old and was built in the signature Sierpe del Pacifico “refined rustic” style. Large beamed exotic hardwoods combine with lofted ceilings and ample use of micro-mesh screened windows to emphasize views of, and harmony with, the natural surroundings. A 215 sq. ft. veranda has rocking chairs, a breakfast nook, and lounger available to relax in while enjoying the amazing views. Despite being very isolated and completely “off the grid here”, a well appointed solar system, on demand hot water, and 3G cell phone coverage will keep you comfortable and connected. A queen-sized orthopedic mattress comfortably sleeps two in the main bedroom, a full sleeps two more in the downstairs bedroom, and a pull-out futon and air mattress can accommodate two more. There are spacious 3/4 baths with high volume/pressure showers in both the upstairs and downstairs. The kitchen is fully stocked and features island seating for six, a gas range/oven, and a sizable refrigerator. For entertainment purposes there is a stereo/CD player/ipod adapter, and books and board games. 3G cell phone service at the property is very good and can provide broadband internet to cell phones and laptop connect cards.

Upon your arrival by boat (it’s the only way to get here) the boat captain will walk you up the access road to the cabina and help you with your bags. The beds will be made, the fridge will be cold, and linens and towels will be available for the duration of your stay. Maid service can be arranged for an extra charge. For your safety and convenience there is an on-site caretaker who lives a few hundred yards away. A cell phone will also be provided to you for emergency contact and booking of tours.

While the enjoyment of our river retreat provides the ultimate in tranquility, beauty, and seclusion, it must be said that this experience is better geared towards those who are adventurous, independent, and enjoy physical activities. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a large hill. While the cabina is brand new and provides a wide range of modern comforts and conveniences, you must remember that you are “off the grid” and in the middle of a tropical rainforest. This cabin does not have air conditioning, but 4 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the cabina comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!

This home is not suitable for children aged 2 or younger or the infirm. Ask about suitability for children aged 3-6 and the elderly.

Please contact me for availability, and don't forget to watch our promotional video!


Keywords: jungle, ocean, wildlife, nature, cabina, fishing, bird watching, river,rainforest, kayaking,

Property Type

  • House
  • 905 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside the house please. Smoking outside of house is fine....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            Bedroom is downstairs, access requires brief walk outside....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Queen size Beds (1) custom built hardwood bed, Double Beds (1) custom built hardwood bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1). Downstairs bedroom requires walking outside of home on concrete steps....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            gated and secure parking at office in town of Sierpe...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Stereo
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Broadband Access:

            This home receives a 3G cell phone signal enabling those with a laptop connect card or a cell phone to receive internet. Please check with you US provider first for service and rates....moreless

          • Mobile Phone:

            allows you to communicate with the owners, water taxis, and tour agencies...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Bicycles:

            two mountain bikes available upon request...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            tropical gardens a short walk away...moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Gazebo
          • Balcony

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Sports & Activities

          Location & View

          • Waterfront:

            Property borders water. Is a 5-10 minute walk to water view...moreless

          • Water View:

            Water views are available from nearby viewpoint platoforms...moreless

          • Mountain View

          Activities

          • Restaurants
          • Surfing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Sailing
          • Hiking
          • Surf Fishing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Pier Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Kayaking
          • Fly Fishing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Medical Services
          • Groceries
          • Eco Tourism
          • Beachcombing
          • Shopping
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Bird Watching
          • Shelling
          • Sight Seeing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Water Skiing
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.8
          from 22 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer
          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $125
          $800

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          Low Season
          Sep 1 - Nov 21, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $99
          $650

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          Thanksgiving - December
          Nov 22 - Dec 19, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $125
          $800

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

          Holiday
          Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $165
          $1,100

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

          High Season
          Jan 6 - Apr 5, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $135
          $900

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

          April
          Apr 6 - Apr 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $125
          $800

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

          May/June
          May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $105
          $700

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $125
          $800

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Please note, VRBO does not correctly calculate extra person fees for children. A fee of $10-$15 per person per night over 2 applies to all guests except infants. Also, there will be a foreign credit card transaction fee on all credit cards originating from outside of the United States.


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          Last updated: 08/26/2014
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          Location

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            Cano Island View on map

            Island Bio-reserve...great place for snorkeling, diving, hiking, fishing and dolphin and whale watching. A day tour to the island combining all of these activities is highly recommended.

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            Corcovado National Park View on map

            Costa Rica's most renowned national park. This is the largest expanse of remaining primary rainforest in Costa Rica. Great for hiking, birding, and wildlife watching. Guided tours from the cabina c

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            Mouth of Sierpe River View on map

            Guided tours can be taken through down the river, through the mangrove forests to the beaches at the mouth of the river. This is a great half day trip that can easily be arranged to pick you up at th

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            Town of Sierpe View on map

            This is where we will meet you upon your arrival and then transport you to the cabina on the river. This is a quaint, friendly, and full service town on the river. If you go fishing there are some g

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            Palmar Norte View on map

            Palmar is home to a regional airport that receives daily flights from San Jose. It is only a 15 minute taxi ride from Palmar to the town of Sierpe where we will meet you before taking you to our rive

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          10 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Palmar Sur
          2 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub

          Jungle tours, wildlife watching, birding, crocodile tours

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2008

          About the owner: Along with my uncle and father, I own this rainforest retreat and spend between one and two months a year here. We own several vacation properties in Costa Rica, but this one is our favorite. The private and pristine nature of the rainforest/river environment and easy access to the Sierpe River and Pacific Ocean keep us entertained and engaged on so many levels. Kayaking the river, mountain biking through the jungle, fishing the ocean and enjoying a coffee, book, and a sunrise from the veranda are amongst my favorite activities to enjoy while here, however every day seems to bring a new, exciting, and ideal mix of adventure and relaxation.

          Why the Owner Chose Drake Bay:
          The unique location of literally 'Where the Jungle Meets the River that Meets the Sea' provides the ultimate in eco-adventure opportunity. At any point of the day I can choose to partake in any activity involving the rainforest, the Sierpe River, or the Pacific Ocean. Due to the remote nature of the property, authenticity and privacy are guaranteed and my ability to relax is unparalleled. To be surrounded by this much greenery, see monkeys, toucans, and other diverse fauna in their natural environment, and be safely, comfortably, and conveniently removed from civilization is a very liberating and calming feeling.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          While seemingly simple in design, our home in the rainforest is rich in aesthetic, craftsmanship, and detail. It is a sanctuary that is harmonious with its surroundings, at the same time provides a level of comfort and security one would not expect in the jungle. This sets a great tone for starting and ending your days of Costa Rican adventure from this property. This is a great place to relax and engage your mind, body, and connect with nature and loved ones.


          Contact us

          Speaks: spanish, english

           

          Photos

          • The cabina at night

            The cabina at night

          • The covered, elevated deck is a great place to relax and take in the view.

            The covered, elevated deck is a great place to relax and take in the view.

          • The Pacific Ocean and this secluded beach are just a short boat ride down river

            The Pacific Ocean and this secluded beach are just a short boat ride down river

          • Four kayaks are available for your use on the river...a family favorite!

            Four kayaks are available for your use on the river...a family favorite!

          • Red snapper like these are one of 50 species to be caught in the ocean or river

            Red snapper like these are one of 50 species to be caught in the ocean or river

          • This snorkeling trip to Cano Island originated from the cabina

            This snorkeling trip to Cano Island originated from the cabina

          • The cabin bedroom is well adorned with a queen sized bed and orthopedic mattress

            The cabin bedroom is well adorned with a queen sized bed and orthopedic mattress

          • White-faced monkeys like this guy are seen daily on the property

            White-faced monkeys like this guy are seen daily on the property

          • You can bike, hike, or horseback ride from the cabina to this waterfall!

            You can bike, hike, or horseback ride from the cabina to this waterfall!

          • The cabina is magical at night!

            The cabina is magical at night!

          • Every time you go on an ocean trip from the river this will be you!

            Every time you go on an ocean trip from the river this will be you!

          • Sunrises on the deck with a cup of Costa Rican coffee are part of every morning!

            Sunrises on the deck with a cup of Costa Rican coffee are part of every morning!

          • The pure Costa Rican rain forest is front and center

            The pure Costa Rican rain forest is front and center

          • The cabin interior is adorned in exotic hardwoods and fine detail.

            The cabin interior is adorned in exotic hardwoods and fine detail.

          • One of three viewpoint platforms available for viewing the river and mountains

            One of three viewpoint platforms available for viewing the river and mountains

          • Make all the mojitos or limeade that you want!

            Make all the mojitos or limeade that you want!

          • Whales are frequently sited in the ocean just 20 minutes downriver.

            Whales are frequently sited in the ocean just 20 minutes downriver.

          • Your morning coffee always comes with a view

            Your morning coffee always comes with a view

          • 5 kilometers of ecologically rich hiking trails are part of the property

            5 kilometers of ecologically rich hiking trails are part of the property

          • Great mountain biking trails are available directly from the cabina!

            Great mountain biking trails are available directly from the cabina!

          • Pick as many starfruit as you want in the tropical garden!

            Pick as many starfruit as you want in the tropical garden!

          • Horseback riding with Rosie is a guest favorite! Only $20 a person too!

            Horseback riding with Rosie is a guest favorite! Only $20 a person too!

          • Snorkeling trips to San Josecito beach are a guest favorite.

            Snorkeling trips to San Josecito beach are a guest favorite.

          • There is excellent fishing for snapper, snook, corvina, and grouper in the river

            There is excellent fishing for snapper, snook, corvina, and grouper in the river

          VRBO #295001

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