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Beautiful, Private, and Refined Home...Adventurer's Paradise!

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The home is privately situated atop a large hill overlooking river and mountains

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Drake Bay house description

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, rustic luxury, 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 home'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 garden - great for wildlife watching and birding. Feel free to help yourself to the fruit, 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 property to the Mirimar mountain range to the south. Just want to relax...then you'll love the lounger and hammock on the deck overlooking the river..

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 home itself is brand new and was built in the signature “refined rustic” style of our Canadian builder. Large beamed exotic hardwoods combine with lofted ceilings and ample use of screened in windows to emphasize views of, and harmony with, the natural surroundings. A 300 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”, a very large solar system, on demand hot water, and 3G cell phone coverage will keep you comfortable and connected. King and queen sized beds, 500 thread count sheets, and custom built furniture convey a true sense of luxury in the jungle. One of two spacious 3/4 baths with high volume/pressure showers connect directly to first floor bedroom and living area, while the other is located in the upstairs master suite. The kitchen/dining area seats up to 9 and has a 6 burner oven/stove, fridge, and freezer.

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 and enjoy physical activities. The walk to the lodge from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a decent sized hill. While the cabina is very 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 home does not have air conditioning, but 9 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the the lodge comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking not allowed on interior of the house....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1) King bed with exotic hardwood headboard and 500 thread count sheets, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed with exotic hardwood headboard and 500 thread count sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Comfortable fold out futons...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            6 burner stove, oven, hot water, island seating and exotic hardwood bar....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Fridge/Freezer Combo...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            artisinal drip pot...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • coffee maker, 4 ring stove, freezer, spices, stove top burners, oven, books, games adults, games kids, radio, dock boatslip, kayak, walkway to water, bike, garden, unscreened porch/lanai , binoculars, fish cleaning table, boat+paddles, thermos bottle, activities guide, ceiling fans, safe, filtered water, local activities guide, local maps, toilet paper, bottled water, soaps basic and towels provided. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                You are provided with a local cell phone for the use of booking tours and contacting the property manager. Most US, Canadian, and European cell phones will receive coverage here as well....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                The house receives a strong 3G signal, allowing you internet access if you have your own 3G wireless connect card or international data plan....moreless

              • Telephone:

                cell phone is provided for duration of stay...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Bicycles:

                Two mountain bikes can be made available upon request....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Overlooks Sierpe River and three mountain ranges...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shelling
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Swimming
              • Surfing
               

              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
              $150
              $1,000

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

              Green Season
              Sep 1 - Nov 21, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $125
              $800

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

              December
              Nov 22 - Dec 19, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $150
              $1,000

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

              Holiday
              Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $215
              $1,400

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

              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $150
              $1,000

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


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Please not that VRBO does not correctly quote the extra fee per person per night for children when. A $10-$15 extra per person per night fee applies to all guests. Also, credit cards from outside the US will be privy to an added foreign exchange fee of 1.25-2.5% in order to cover added transaction fees.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/21/2014
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              Location

              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Palmar Sur

              birding, whale and dolphin watching, botanical garden, marina, beachcombing, bird watching, walking, eco tourism, scenic drives, freshwater fishing, deepsea fishing, sound/bay fishing, pier fishing, fly fishing, surf fishing and groceries.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: I have owned this house together with my father since it's construction in early 2010. We spend a month or two here each year and enjoy full days of fishing, mountain biking, and beaches followed up by evenings of mojitos and monkey watching on the deck. Whether you are an adventurer, angler, naturalist, or relaxationist, you will appreciate the natural beauty, solitude, and dynamic activity opportunity this property and home provide. Pura Vida - Cassidy

              Why the Owner Chose Drake Bay:
              The Osa Peninsula - and Sierpe River valley in particular - provide the most dynamic combination of privacy, natural beauty, and adventure activity on the Pacific Coast. The abilty to engage in diverse activities throughout the day and enjoy quiet, tranquil nights is one of a kind in the Osa. Nowhere else can in Costa Rica can you enjoy the best of rainforest, river, and oceanic environments from the same property.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Any adventure activity that Costa Rica is famous for involving the rainforest, river, or ocean can be enjoyed directly from this property. The high level of finishing and comfort provided by this home is unparalleled by any other rental property in the area.


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              Speaks: spanish, english

               

              Photos

              • The home is privately situated atop a large hill overlooking river and mountains

                The home is privately situated atop a large hill overlooking river and mountains

              • The king sized bed, hardwood floors, and 360 degree views of the master bedroom

                The king sized bed, hardwood floors, and 360 degree views of the master bedroom

              • This is the nicest home in the Sierpe/Drake Bay area!

                This is the nicest home in the Sierpe/Drake Bay area!

              • The Sierpe River and three mountain ranges are in view from the large deck

                The Sierpe River and three mountain ranges are in view from the large deck

              • Humpbacks, orcas, fin whales and dolphins frequent the area, tours are available

                Humpbacks, orcas, fin whales and dolphins frequent the area, tours are available

              • Monkeys, birds, butterflies and other wildlife are regularly seen from the house

                Monkeys, birds, butterflies and other wildlife are regularly seen from the house

              • The Sierpe River and surrounding rainforest are in view from the 2nd bedroom.

                The Sierpe River and surrounding rainforest are in view from the 2nd bedroom.

              • Bathrooms are spacious, well finished, and have hot water and great views!

                Bathrooms are spacious, well finished, and have hot water and great views!

              • You can hike, bike, or horseback ride to this waterfall and swimming pool

                You can hike, bike, or horseback ride to this waterfall and swimming pool

              • Snorkeling trips to San Josecito beach are very popular with our guests!

                Snorkeling trips to San Josecito beach are very popular with our guests!

              • Rosie the horse lady can meet you at your front door with caballos (horses).

                Rosie the horse lady can meet you at your front door with caballos (horses).

              • These firey-billed aracaris are always near the house

                These firey-billed aracaris are always near the house

              • Large windows, hardwood flooring, and rich finishing provide great aesthetic!

                Large windows, hardwood flooring, and rich finishing provide great aesthetic!

              • Sunrise views over the river showcase the best of the Osa Peninsula

                Sunrise views over the river showcase the best of the Osa Peninsula

              • Pristine and private beaches are just a short boat ride away

                Pristine and private beaches are just a short boat ride away

              • Snorkeling and diving around Cano Island is the most popular tour available.

                Snorkeling and diving around Cano Island is the most popular tour available.

              • The kitchen is large and in charge...it also has one heck of a view!

                The kitchen is large and in charge...it also has one heck of a view!

              • Costa Rica's best fishing awaits you in the waters of the river and ocean

                Costa Rica's best fishing awaits you in the waters of the river and ocean

              • 4 kayaks are available to use as you please on the Sierpe River

                4 kayaks are available to use as you please on the Sierpe River

              • Gardens surrounding the home are filled with flowers, fruits, and ornamentals

                Gardens surrounding the home are filled with flowers, fruits, and ornamentals

              • Early morning sunrises at the home tucked within the jungle are always a treat!

                Early morning sunrises at the home tucked within the jungle are always a treat!

              • Luxury in the jungle is an understatement!

                Luxury in the jungle is an understatement!

              • This is the Sierpe River from above...can you say secluded and private???

                This is the Sierpe River from above...can you say secluded and private???

              • The Sierpe River has superb fly-fishing

                The Sierpe River has superb fly-fishing

              VRBO #388015

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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