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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea - Luxury on 'the Last Frontier' of Cost Rica

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Last updated: 06/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Jungua, built purely from sustainably grown and harvested greenheart woods, has an extremely low impact on the environment yet offers a level of elegance not matched by many. The house is exclusively solar powered yet features washer / dryer, refrigerator / freezer and other amenities one would expect from a “wired” home.

Casa Jungua has a large back deck “the monkey porch” for the daily acrobatic jungle shows (performed by all four species of the Osa monkeys) and a full-length front porch providing breathtaking views of the sea as well as incredibly cooling breezes. In the house, when the large expanse of windows and doors are open, you can experience the Osa signature 'open air living' yet with the comfort and security of SCREENS.

The front yard features an inviting pool and timber framed pavilion that is suspended over the jungle and looks down on Lower Matapalo a colorful surfing community and it's beautiful beaches. From this vantage point our guests enjoy the sunrise, watching a wide variety of wildlife, surfers, fishing boats, and even (occasionally) humpback wales while dining, enjoying a morning coffee (or happy hour), practicing yoga..... or simply lounging.

Casa Jungua is built atop an exclusive bluff (with incredible hiking trails) far off the main road which not only affords great privacy and quiet but cooling breezes and incredible views. We border the property of an incredible, world renowned eco lodge where you can make reservations for meals and/or nature tours.

At Casa Jungua we strive to create the atmosphere of an eco resort within the privacy of your own home and property. For a nominal fee you can enjoy the services of our talented chef. This not only eliminates the stress of planning and cooking meals, it ensures NO DISHES and allows you to have more time to either relax or explore.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We normally do not recommend our home for Children below the age of 10 ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

    Comfortable - sleeps 4 (see photos)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    Daybed - Living Room and Daybed available in Gazebo...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Modern - see photos...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    located in 2nd bedroom area...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: shower

    located in pool area...moreless

  • attached to each bedroom is an elegantly appointed bathroom with a walk in shower that opens up to the jungle....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Casa Jungua has 110-volt outlets (like the U.S. ) for charging electronics (no adaptors needed). All of the houses in the Matapalo area are eco-houses that use solar power. Solar power is a renewable energy and thus helps to reduce global warming. The house is powered with 12-volt solar power, so please be conservative with your use of energy. Usually the light during the day is sufficient to light up the rooms, as the sun rises at 5 and goes down around 5:30pm-6:00pm. There are also showers with hot water, heated up through solar power. Please do not bring coffee makers, radios, stereos, hairdryers, and other appliances a typical 120-volt outlet will support. These appliances will drain all of the solar energy, leaving none for basic use. You may bring battery chargers for your video and still cameras. Unplug this appliance when finished charging. We recommend to turn off all lights, fans and other small appliances when not in direct use....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    many animal and reference books for your enjoyment and education....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered parking area attached to the house by a covered walkway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    available for use of hired staff...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We make coffee the 'Tico way' which a a simple stand and a coffee 'sock' for a delicious drip cup. New Coffee socks will be provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Boating and fishing excursions can be arranged with a knowledgeable Captain...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    “monkey porch” and full-length front porch providing breathtaking views of the sea ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    kayak rentals can be arranged...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    surf board and/or surf lessons can be arranged...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Sep 1 - Nov 14, 2015
3 night min stay

$2,100
High Season 1
Nov 15 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay

$3,300
Christmas
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,800
High Season 2
Jan 3 - Mar 25, 2016
3 night min stay

$3,300
Easter/ Semana Santa
Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

$2,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Our Holiday (Christmas and Easter) rates are $3,800 per week and during these times we have a week minimum stay.

50 percent upon reservation and 50 percent 30 days before travel


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Location

18 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Puerto Jimenez
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Martina's
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Cabo Matapalo

Car: Recommended

The Osa Peninsula is one of the world’s primary eco tourism destinations. Blanketed with virgin tropical rain forest and edged in black sandy beaches and rocky outcroppings, there is much for the nature enthusiast to do and see. With four species of monkeys, exotic birds, and countless amphibians and reptiles, our guests will enjoy experiencing theses magnificent creatures up close in their own natural environment. Since Casa Jungua is flanked by the Pacific Ocean to the west and Golfo Dulce to the south, there is also a variety of aquatic activities available such as surfing, fishing (inshore and deep sea) snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. The Osa Peninsula is home to Corcovado National Park, one of the largest protected nature preserves in the world and offers exciting day-trips for travelers, however given our incredible location, many have said that they have seen more wildlife just sitting on our front porch. In Puerto Jimenez, the main town on the tip of the peninsula, guests can enjoy shopping, dining and the local culture. If you are lucky, you just might catch one of their many festivals. We would be happy to help you get in touch with some incredible guides so that you can make the most of your experience on one of the world's last frontiers.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: The O'Haras fell in love with the Osa Peninsula at first sight and their love has only grown stronger in the years that have followed. Because they care deeply about the environment they decided to build as responsibly as they could. To help preserve one of the last incredibly bio diverse places on the earth, they made sure their footprint was light. Their hope is that more and more families visit places like this, experience its indescribable beauty and come to the understanding that by our every day actions, we can all become better inhabitants and proud stewards of this beautiful planet.

Why the Owner Chose Cabo Matapalo:
Cabo Matapalo, where the dense jungle meets the sea is one of the most jaw dropping, breathtaking places we have ever witnessed. The advantages of buying on the bluff are many. Not only are the views unmatched, we enjoy the kind of quiet and privacy one wants when communing with nature..... as there are (in the "heights"), only 4 other "neighbors" within thousands of acres. The bluff, rising up from the sea below also affords welcomed, cooling breezes.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A quiet, peaceful oasis perfect for getting away from it all. A place to meditate, practice yoga and to reconnect with nature.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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Photos

  • The front yard features a plunge pool and the signature element of the property

    The front yard features a plunge pool and the signature element of the property

  • Beautiful Dining Area comfortably seats 6

    Beautiful Dining Area comfortably seats 6

  • Casa Jungua or ‘House of Jungle and Water’ is a beautiful, brand new environmentally friendly, off the grid Balinese-Style Farm house located in Cabo Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula

    Casa Jungua or ‘House of Jungle and Water’ is a beautiful, brand new environmentally friendly, off the grid Balinese-Style Farm house located in Cabo Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula

  • Beautiful Sunset in the front yard by the plunge pool

    Beautiful Sunset in the front yard by the plunge pool

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Speaks: english, spanish
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Cabo Matapalo #514247

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