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Your Own Private Beach Paradise

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Playa Rincon, where you arrive. Cano Island in the distance.

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Last updated: 12/06/2010

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Drake Bay house description

This is Sonia Amaya's house. Sonia's house is on the beach front portion of the Amaya family property but faces the rainforest and a small private spring fed waterfall. You can see three of the four species of monkeys that reside in Costa Rica from the front porch or private covered gazebo (they come to eat the fruits from the palm next to the house and often look in from the skylight to see what you are doing-they cannot get in however). It is a wonderful experience for families and if you are interested in this special area of Costa Rica it is the best deal on lodging around.

The home sleeps up to 10. There is a master bedroom with a king size bed, a loft with a double bed, a small bedroom with a twin size bed and two queen size beds in the main room/kitchen area. Everything in the home was made by hand including hand hewed timbers and decorative carved doors. The home took 4 years to complete and was constructed by Carlos Amaya. It is floor to ceiling all varnished tropical hardwoods (seven types) purchased from local subsistence farmers/neighbors under limited sustainable harvest permits (mostly brought in by horseback and dried on site).

The Amaya family homestead along remote Playa Ricon on the Peninsula de Osa. This is the last frontier of Costa Rica. Accessible reliably only by horseback or boat this is the world of generations past. The house is next to one of the most biologically important spots on the planet, Corcovado National Park. Playa Ricon itself is virtually uninhabited where the only traffic seen is occasionally on horseback. Many of the local inhabitants on and behind the beach are related to the Amaya family, who were pioneers in this special corner of Costa Rica.

Sonia uses the home when visiting but otherwise now lives in St Paul Mn with her husband and four children.


The Beach
The Playa Ricon has one of the largest concentrations of scarlet macaws in Costa Rica, and are seen daily snacking on the almond trees along the beach. The Pacific ocean out front looks out directly toward Cano Island providing some amazing sunsets. A favorite activity is just hanging out at the beach; swimming, boogie boarding, walking or just reading a book in a hammock. This portion of Pacific ocean is the perfect spot for deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale and dolphin watching and has an amazing number of endangered sea turtles. Playa Ricon is also very active protected sea turtle nesting site. Turtle releases are common during the nesting season.



The Rainforest
The resort and cabins back into into rainforest and the still partially working Amaya family farm, A specialty of the family are the horseback tours through the farmland and rainforest along the edge of Corcovado National Park, or take the horses to one of the best Canopy Tours in Costa Rica or just tour along the beach. No one knows this area better. Tours of Corcovado National Park are available with Consuelo Amaya (who speaks English, German and Spanish) who is one of the most experienced guides in this area of Costa Rica as well as from Samuel Amaya. Consuelo and her brother Samuel also give birding tours and have identified over 80 species of birds on the resort property itself.



The normal way to reach Sonia's house is by boat from either Drake Bay or Sierpe. The Sierpe trip is itself a tour as you will pass through the mangroves of the tidal Sierpe River, then across Drake Bay and then along the Pacific Coast.


The rental fee includes three meals a day at Dona Carmen's restaurant, which is part of the Amaya Family Cabins.

Breakfast offers a variety of fresh, local fruits, juice, coffee, teas and your choice of made to order breakfasts. You can have a typical Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto, eggs and fruit, or choose pancakes, omelets, or eggs to order and toast.

Lunch depends on how you plan your day. If you are taking a tour lunch is provided as a picnic. If you want to take off on your own and explore the nearby snorkeling beach Playa San Josecito or walk to the wonderful swimming hole Rio Claro lunch can be packed to go. If you just want to hang out at the resort a hot lunch will be prepared for you at the restaurant.

Dinners are always a special event; everyone gathers to share stories of the day while enjoying a plentiful and delicious meal. The dinner frequently includes fresh fish, often from guests who decide to take the fishing tours(there is always enough to share), chicken or pork, with rice, beans, vegetables, a salad and a freshly made dessert.

Vegetarian options are always available.

Coffee and tea are available all day



Keywords: Home, house, casita, Casa,

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • next to a small stream with a waterfall, nestled in rainforest, It is a beachfront portion of property but beach not visible....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Beach View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Gazebo

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Christmas/without meals
                  Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $250

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

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                  1 night min stay
                  $85

                  Rates are based on 1 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest


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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Sonia Amaya, I grew up on the property and owned the resort Restaurant for Poor Mans Paradise and the Amaya Family Cabins. I now live in Saint Paul Mn with my husband and four children.

                  Why the Owner Chose Drake Bay:
                  This is the only home available for rent outside of Drake Bay, the only one close to Corcovado National Park as well as the only home in the area next to a oceanfront sand beach.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The Amaya family homestead where Sonia's house is located is along remote Playa Ricon on the Peninsula de Osa. This is the last frontier of Costa Rica. Accessible reliably only by horseback or boat this is the world of generations past. The house is next to one of the most biologically important spots on the planet, Corcovado National Park. Playa Ricon itself is virtually uninhabited where the only traffic seen is occasionally on horseback. Many of the local inhabitants on and behind the beach are related to the Amaya family, who were pioneers in this special corner of Costa Rica.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Playa Rincon, where you arrive. Cano Island in the distance.

                    Playa Rincon, where you arrive. Cano Island in the distance.

                  • The home being constructed

                    The home being constructed

                  • Master bedroom, Hand carved king size bed.

                    Master bedroom, Hand carved king size bed.

                  • Sam one of the family guides boarding out front at dusk. Cano island is in frame

                    Sam one of the family guides boarding out front at dusk. Cano island is in frame

                  • After a good day fishing

                    After a good day fishing

                  • One of the boats that gets you to us. Much larger one is used for most of trip.

                    One of the boats that gets you to us. Much larger one is used for most of trip.

                  • Our kids on a horse at the beach front area

                    Our kids on a horse at the beach front area

                  • Taking off from the beach

                    Taking off from the beach

                  • Surfing on the beach at sunset

                    Surfing on the beach at sunset

                  • Toucan

                    Toucan

                  • An unidentified whale

                    An unidentified whale

                  • Fishing boat, came in to trade fish for the nights meal

                    Fishing boat, came in to trade fish for the nights meal

                  • The entrance area

                    The entrance area

                  • The hand carved front door

                    The hand carved front door

                  • The king size hand carved bed

                    The king size hand carved bed

                  • Friends and family on our beach

                    Friends and family on our beach

                  • The beach we are on...not much there but us and my wife's families resort

                    The beach we are on...not much there but us and my wife's families resort

                  • A nice end of the day

                    A nice end of the day

                  • Sunset at our beach!

                    Sunset at our beach!

                  • A day touring in Corcovado

                    A day touring in Corcovado

                  • lots of dolphins nearby

                    lots of dolphins nearby

                  • Sunset with one of our boats anchored out front for the night

                    Sunset with one of our boats anchored out front for the night

                  • brown boobie taking a rest on a willing green turtle

                    brown boobie taking a rest on a willing green turtle

                  • A nice shot of a dolphin playing next to the boat on the way in

                    A nice shot of a dolphin playing next to the boat on the way in

                  VRBO #332053

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $85 - $250 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 11

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                  Speaks: english
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