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Casa Arenosa~ Beachfront Private Home W/Pool in Matapalo!

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house view from beach side.

house view from beach side. Backwash beach below the house pool and deck view Kitchen Formal dining Entry view Master bedroom downstairs bedroom Master bedroom bathroom House view (beach side) beach below house A daily scene.  Pura vida. Scarlet McCaws roosting in the almond tress in front the house

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Last updated: 04/10/2014
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Cabo Matapalo house description

Experience eco-jungle living in style at Casa Arenosa. This private, ocean-front home was created with all the love of Matapalo. It is located on the secluded beach of Backwash (best swimming beach in the area) Bay on an acre and a half of lushly landscaped gardens.

The Osa Peninsula is paradise for nature lovers who thrive on adventure. It is as pristine and off the beaten-road as it gets! There are no big hotels, or discos on the beach. It’s raw, beautiful and brimming with life. National Geographic calls it the most bio-diverse place on the planet!

Wake up to the sounds of the howler monkeys, take a swim in the ocean, then stroll along a secluded beach and watch Scarlet McCaws soar overhead. Afterwards, take a dip in the refreshing plunge pool and relax in a hammock while watching four different kinds of endangered monkeys play in the bamboo gardens off the deck. At night, sleep in a comfy bed under a mosquito net canopy while being lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sound of the waves.

This is the life...Pura Vida.

Casa Arenosa is a fully functioning home off the grid. It is entirely powered by solar energy and has a rainwater catchment system as well as fresh spring water. Here, you can experience off the grid living in jungle luxury. Casa Arenosa is a two-story, open-air home, with a plunge pool and plenty of decks and areas to relax and lounge. It has with three bedrooms, two bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, a separate kitchen palapa and a dining room palapa all connected with an open thatch-roof breezeway.

Our wonderful caretakers, Mike and Cecily (who is a yoga instructor and massage therapist), are English speaking and live on site.


Keywords: Eco-luxury, large, private, ocean front home with a plunge pool on a secluded beach (Backwash Bay) in a tropical paradise!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • King size beds (1) We have a large Eastern King bed upstairs in the large master., Double Beds (2) We have a double bed in each of the downstairs bedrooms. , Twin or Single Beds (2) When a family stays upstairs and have small children, we have small portable twin beds they can sleep in., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Our kitchen is fully functioning and also has a FREEZER - a rare jungle luxury!...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                You may hire a private chef....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Babysitter
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • Plunge pool, English speaking caretaker on site, yoga instructor and massage therapist on site. Childcare and private chef services available to hire....moreless

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We recommend un-plugging from your busy life to relax - but weather permitting, we have wi-fi internet access too....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    It's ironic. We are off the grid, but most cell phones have reception....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Gazebo
                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        There is a natural tropical tree barrier between the house and the beach. It serves as a natural privacy screen. However, you can peek through the leaves to see the ocean from the balcony....moreless

                      • Beachfront
                      • Oceanfront

                      Activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Marina
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding

                      Other Activities

                          • Extraordinary bird watching as well as an abundance of other wildlife....Monkeys, Scarlet McCaws, Toucans, etc. Adventure tours in area - waterfall repelling, tree climbing, guided hikes, wildlife sanctuary, swimming with dolphins, surf lessons, kayaking, fishing, yoga and meditation, massage and facials available. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Best house in the area!

                            Best house in the area!

                            • Guest Sophie M.
                            • Date of stay 01/08/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/25/14
                            This house made our vacation so worth it. It was PERFECT! The best beach you can imagine right at your door step, and the best plunge pool at your house. Went with family. So much wildlife right outside your door. The caretakers are SO nice and helpful!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Trip of a lifetime

                            Trip of a lifetime

                            • Guest GO (Aptos, CA/ US)
                            • Date of stay 06/09/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/04/12
                            We stayed at Casa Arenosa for two weeks and could have easily stayed for another 2!! The house is open and airy and perfect for the climate and setting. The bedrooms and beds are comfortable and slept our family perfectly, there is plenty of space for gathering and places to retreat for some alone time. There is a yard for the kids to play, a cold plunge perfect for taking a quick dip to cool off. The kitchen allows for plenty of people to help prepare meals and sit together, it was a great place for our entire family to Bond. The best part is, the local people are amazing and welcoming and the beach is right there, it doesn't get much better than this. The location of Casa Arenosa is hard to beat, it is truly what a Costa Rican vacation should be like, you will not be disappointed! Can't wait to go back!!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Luxury On The Osa

                            Luxury On The Osa

                            • Guest Alice Rhoades (Bend, OR)
                            • Date of stay 01/28/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/22/12
                            We were lucky enough to stay at Casa Arenosa for two weeks. It was amazing! From the kitchen that allowed the four of us to slice, dice, bake and grill all at one time, to the fun dipping pool, to the spacious master suite - we enjoyed every square inch of the house. Besides the amazing accommodations, the location was perfect. Our favorite swimming beach was only a 50 yard walk from our back deck. And all of our adventures were within in a quick walk up or down the Cabo Matapalo road. I hope to make a return trip to this house many, many times!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Our idea of paradise

                            Our idea of paradise

                            • Guest Janet & Rod Rhoades (Bellingham WA)
                            • Date of stay 01/27/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/15/12
                            We have had the opportunity to visit the Osa peninsula annually over the past 8 years. We have experienced all modes of housing from hotels, B&B's and private homes. Casa Arenosa hit the top of our charts!! We were especially impressed with the style of kitchen the house provides,extremely spacious with plenty of working space for all of our novice "chefs". All appliances were clean and in good operating condition. (we always get excited when there is a freezer!!) The open breezeway between the kitchen and bedrooms allowed for a great place to hang out and relax. We all favored the webbed hanging chair. We are a big fan of the outdoor showers that both bathroooms offer. A pool always makes us feel pampered and adds to the quality of the home. Mike & Cecily are attentive caretakers and are prompt to take care of any special requests- it was a bonus to find out we had access to the washing machine. They are both bi-lingual which is a nice asset. Having the ocean just a few steps away from our front yard was the "icing on the cake" we were even able to swim for several days while the surf was calm and spent one afternoon paddle boarding with Pollo right out in front of the house. I would make every effort to make the Osa Peninsula part of your visit to Costa Rica and without a doubt you will want to spend some days enjoying the amazing: Casa Arenosa.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Luxury in the jungle

                            Luxury in the jungle

                            • Guest k (Santa Cruz, Ca)
                            • Date of stay 08/15/10
                            • Review Submitted 01/22/12
                            You will never know you're roughing it! The house itself is beautifully crafted, and though its design is spacious and airy it could not feel more safe and private. Caretakers, Mike and Cecily, are close enough at hand to assist with all your needs. You can be as pampered as you choose. The kitchen offers every convenience and as someone who likes to cook, it is a pleasure to play in. Steps from the sand, staying at Casa Arenosa felt like paradise for me and my family. Between the nature hikes and its abundance of wildlife (monkeys every day!), the nearby falls,the fun surf and gorgeous surroundings there are few better places I've found to both unwind yet have my senses filled to capacity at the same time. If you are a yoga enthusiast this is the place for you! Come with friends, escape with snookums, or have the adventures of a lifetime with your family. You can't go wrong with Casa Arenosa.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH Kim!! You are a beautiful and eloquent writer! Love, Sandy

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Green Season (Sept 1-Nov 15th) starting at $250/nt for 1-2 guests, $25/add person
                          Main Season(Nov 15-Aug 31)starting at $300/nt for 1-2 guests, $25/add person
                          Christmas and New Years $3500/wk
                          Spring Break $2500/wk for 1-2 guests, $25/additional person
                          3 night minimum, rates include tax.
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          Why the Owner Chose Cabo Matapalo:
                          My husband and I traveled the world looking for a place to grow roots. When we came to Matapalo, we found our paradise. It is the most beautiful and alive place we have ever been. The wildlife, jungle, beaches and ocean are pristine. Matapalo makes you feel alive! It's a place to connect with nature, each other and yourself. You can also choose to either relax and lounge, or have a fun filled action packed adventure. In the area, there is abundant bird watching, exotic animals, beautiful jungle, river walking, waterfall repelling, tree climbing zip lines, swimming with dolphins, yoga, massage, facials, and the close by Corcovado National Park. Also, the community of people who live in Matapalo are equally amazing. They are genuine, engaging and uplifting. We feel blessed to be a part of life there, and are happy to share our paradise with those who can also fully appreciate it!!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Our piece of paradise is especially unique because it lies where the rain forest meets the ocean. You can walk out one side of the house and take a dip in the ocean or stroll along the beach - or walk out the other side into the jungle!


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                          Speaks: english
                           

                          Photos

                          • house view from beach side.

                            house view from beach side.

                          • Entry view

                            Entry view

                          • downstairs bedroom

                            downstairs bedroom

                          • beach below house

                            beach below house

                          • A daily scene.  Pura vida.

                            A daily scene. Pura vida.

                          • Scarlet McCaws roosting in the almond tress in front the house

                            Scarlet McCaws roosting in the almond tress in front the house

                          • Backwash beach below the house

                            Backwash beach below the house

                          • pool and deck view

                            pool and deck view

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Formal dining

                            Formal dining

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • Master bedroom bathroom

                            Master bedroom bathroom

                          • House view (beach side)

                            House view (beach side)

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014

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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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