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This 20 Acre Beachfront Property Offers Maximum Privacy and Relaxation

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Beachfront rental property on a secluded 20 acre property. Sleeps 10 people.

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Last updated: 12/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cabo Matapalo house description

Roca Dura is a remote beachfront property spanning over twenty acres on the Southern tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Located at the end of the road in Cabo Matapalo, you are sure to enjoy maximum privacy during your stay in this secluded jungle paradise. The property boarders Matapalo Beach then stretches across a section of lush tropical gardens and backs up to a mountainside draping with the rainforests canopy. The house is situated at the base of the mountainside, featuring gardens views with the sound of the waves crashing nearby.

Roca Dura can accommodate up to 10 people, making it the ideal vacation home for families, groups of friends, or small retreats. The main floor has an open floor plan consisting of a fully equipped kitchen and dinning area. Just off the dining area are two bedrooms, each with a double bed. There is also a large bathroom, with a hot water shower on the main floor. The windows on the main floor are screened in. The second floor has an open air design that allows the breeze off the mountain to pass through during the night. There are two separate sleeping areas, one with a double bed and the other with four single beds. There is also a half bath with toilet and sink on this level.

While staying at Roca Dura you will enjoy an off the grid experience. A small solar system powers the lights, fans, and fridge. There is a small inverter for charging electronics (standard US 110 outlet). The water supply, which is drinkable, comes from a nearby spring.

Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km South on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf, with waves that vary in difficulty. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agouties, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation.

The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome:

        Roca Dura and the Cabo Matapalo area is a great place for kids to explore the beach and get to know nature....moreless

      • Limited Accessibility
      • Pets Considered
      • Smoking Allowed:

        Smoking is allowed on the front patio. No smoking inside the house....moreless

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

      • Upstairs Bedroom 3: 1 double

        This room gets a lot of natural light. ...moreless

      • Downstairs Bedroom 2: 1 double

        This bedroom is located just off the kitchen/dinning area....moreless

      • Downstairs bedroom 1: 1 double

        This bedroom is located just off the kitchen/dinning area....moreless

      • Upstairs Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

        This rooms serves as a bunk room. Great for the kids!...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

      • Downstairs Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

        This large tiled bathroom is equipped with hot water shower....moreless

      • Upstairs Bathroom 2: toilet

        A small bathroom with toilet and sink....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • The oversized outdoor shower, known as the chorro, is the perfect place to refresh yourself during the heat of the day. The small pool can be filled for lounging or for children to play in....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Health/Beauty Spa

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Roca Dura is a remote beachfront property spanning over twenty acres. The house is nestled at the back of the property with garden views. You can hear the sounds of the ocean from every room....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining can be done either inside the house or at the picnic table on the front patio....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen:

                The kitchen features tile countertops. It is fully equipped with pots, pans, plates, and utensils....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                The large chest style refrigerator runs on solar power and will keep your food and beverages plenty cold. ...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                The covered front patio is a great spot to relax with a book or have meals at the picnic table....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The lush tropical gardens are a highlight of the property. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $150
                  $1,000 $3,000

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  Christmas
                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,750
                  flat fee
                  New Years
                  Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,750
                  flat fee
                  Semana Santa
                  Mar 28 - Apr 5, 2015
                  9 night min stay

                  $1,750
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $115
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  *High Season, Low Season, and Green Season Rates are based on double occupancy. Additional guests are $20/person during High and Low Season, and $15/person during Green Season.

                  ***Holiday Season rates are up to 4 guests. Additional guests are an additional $150/week.

                  A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance can be paid upon arrival.


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                  Last updated: 12/24/2014
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                  Location

                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Puerto Jimenez
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Buena Esperanza
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Puerto Jimenez
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Encanta La Vida
                  5 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Matalo

                  Car: Recommended

                  The Osa Peninsula and Gulfo Dulce offer a variety of activities that will allow you to get up close and personal with nature. Adventure seekers will also find plenty of tours that will keep their adrenaline pumping. Here's a list of some of the tours offered in the area:

                  Surfing Lessons

                  Tree Climbing

                  Waterfall Repelling

                  Zip Lining

                  Bird Watching

                  Nature Hikes (either in the surrounding area or to Corcovado National Park)

                  Snorkeling

                  Dolphin watch

                  Sailing

                  Deep sea fishing

                  Kayaking

                  If you're looking for a more relaxing experience, yoga, massage and spa are also offered in the area.

                   

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                  • Beachfront rental property on a secluded 20 acre property. Sleeps 10 people.

                    Beachfront rental property on a secluded 20 acre property. Sleeps 10 people.

                  • Downstairs, open floor plan, kitchen and dinning area.

                    Downstairs, open floor plan, kitchen and dinning area.

                  • Second floor bunk room

                    Second floor bunk room

                  • First floor bathroom

                    First floor bathroom

                  • BBQ station on the front patio

                    BBQ station on the front patio

                  • Entrance sign for Roca Dura

                    Entrance sign for Roca Dura

                  • Matapalo beach infront of the house offers a world class surf break.

                    Matapalo beach infront of the house offers a world class surf break.

                  • Hibiscus flower in the garden

                    Hibiscus flower in the garden

                  • The whiteface monkeys are regular visitors on the property.

                    The whiteface monkeys are regular visitors on the property.

                  • This chestnut mandible toucan is a common sight.

                    This chestnut mandible toucan is a common sight.

                  • There is surf for all abilities in Matapalo. Surf lessons at Pan Dulce Beach.

                    There is surf for all abilities in Matapalo. Surf lessons at Pan Dulce Beach.

                  • The front patio is the perfect spot to relax with a book.

                    The front patio is the perfect spot to relax with a book.

                  • The fully equipped kitchen features tile countertops, six burner stove, & fridge

                    The fully equipped kitchen features tile countertops, six burner stove, & fridge

                  • Second floor bedroom

                    Second floor bedroom

                  • First floor bedroom

                    First floor bedroom

                  • The oversized outdoor shower with kiddie pool is a great spot to cool off.

                    The oversized outdoor shower with kiddie pool is a great spot to cool off.

                  • The lush tropical gardens that lay between the beach and the house.

                    The lush tropical gardens that lay between the beach and the house.

                  • Olman and Elva, the onsite caretakers, will make sure your stay is enjoyable.

                    Olman and Elva, the onsite caretakers, will make sure your stay is enjoyable.

                  • If you're up early enough, you will enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

                    If you're up early enough, you will enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

                  • Pan Dulce beach, just a short walk from the house, is a great spot to swim.

                    Pan Dulce beach, just a short walk from the house, is a great spot to swim.

                  • Bananas are one of the many fruits produced on the property.

                    Bananas are one of the many fruits produced on the property.

                  • Carambola, also known as star fruite, are great for making fresh squeezed juice.

                    Carambola, also known as star fruite, are great for making fresh squeezed juice.

                  • This place could be your next vacation destination. Just send us an inquiry.

                    This place could be your next vacation destination. Just send us an inquiry.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                  $115 - $150 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/24/2014
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