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Luxury Atop a Very Private Bluff on the Edge of 'the Last Frontier' Facing Sea

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cabo Matapalo house description

Casa Jungua is built purely from greenheart woods and 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 AKA “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 and 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 a plunge pool and the signature element of the property – a pavilion that is suspended over the jungle and looks down on Lower Matapalo and the gulf. From this vantage point our guests enjoy watching the sunrise, a wide variety of wildlife, surfers, fishing boats, waves and humpback wales while dining, enjoying a morning coffee or happy hour after a long day of hiking, fishing 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. And the beach, where you can surf, swim or snorkel, is only a short hike down.

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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

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Nov 16 - Apr 1, 2015
3 night min stay

$3,300
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

$2,700

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

50 percent upon reservation and 50 percent 30 days before travel


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Location

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose

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 a variety of aquatic activities available as well such as surfing, fishing (inshore and deep sea) snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, and SCUBA diving. 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. 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.

 

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.


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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

VRBO #514247

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/10/2015
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Cabo Matapalo #514247

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