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Spectacular 'Home on the Hill'


Last updated: 04/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cabo Matapalo villa description

In one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, there is a paradise that only God could have imagined. The Pacific Ocean stretches out to the horizon. In the distance, one can see the tip of Panama across the Gulfo Dulce. Behind you are hundreds of acres of primary forest teaming with wildlife. Below are magnificent beaches with some of the best fishing and surfing the world has to offer. It's only a short hike down our path.

Built over 500 feet above the sea, Tres Palmas catches the cooling tropical breezes coming from the Gulfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. The sound of the surf rolling in the distance, scarlet macaws calling to their mates, while howler monkeys cavort overhead, lull you into a sense of harmony with nature.

In the midst of this spectacular setting, a secluded and exotic house has been built in modern Spanish style under a massive artificial palm thatched roof. We used the artificial thatch to give it the look of real palm thach with none of the problems.

The area was once home to the Brunca Indians that settled in southern Costa Rica and the western part of Panama. Pieces of native pottery can be found by those that care to look. The Indians considered this a holy place and many who stay here find a spiritual peace that is quite uplifting.

Our property is home to four types of monkeys, hundreds of bird species including tucans and scarlet macaws, sloth, iguana, anteaters, and a myriad of other animal species. Plant specimens are varied and abundant. This magical place offers the rare opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular and unspoiled.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    No smoking in the bedroom areas, please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Bedroom 6


  • Loft + Den


  • King size beds (2) One in each bedroom of the main Rancho, Queen size Beds (2) In the master in each cabin, Double Beds (4) One in the second bedroom of each cabin and two in the loft, Twin or Single Beds (4) One in the second bedroom of each cabin two in the loft, Child Beds (2) Fold out cots for young children, Baby Cribs (1) Pack an Play., Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Open Air Living area, Screened bedrooms, Direct TV with music channels, WiFi Satellite Internet, Full Kitchen including a commercial stove, Freezer, Linens and Towels provided, Gas And Charcoal Grill BBQ, Wood fired pizza oven...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can see our World Famous beach Playa Matapalo just below and Backwash Bay just to the north both a short hike away....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You can see Panama in the distance to the south, world famous surf spot Pavones to the east and up to Playa Zancudo to the north....moreless

  • Village:

    The Rustic town of Puerto Jimenez is located 13 kilometer from our Villa. You will pass through this town on you way to our property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Caretaker has one for those guests that wish to have their laundry done...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Connected to Villa. Won't get wet during a rain shower....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    You nust bring a laptop and use SKYPE or similar through the WiFi - it's only two cents a minute to call the States or you can bring a GSM world phone...moreless

  • Telescope
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Caretaker has washers for those guests that wish to have their laundry done...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Satellite high speed to keep you connected if you need to be....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Outdoor pizza oven....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Caretakers wife is a fantastic cook and will cook meals for $5 per person per meal. You must purchase the food....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Commercial stove with propane grill. Granite countertops. Refridgerator and separate freezer...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony:

    (4) One in front of each bedroom in the rancho and one on each cabin...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Attacheted to the villa - fantastic views of the ocean and surrounding forest - lots of birds ans animals to view...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Infinity edge pool with view of the ocean/gulf....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2015
Nov 16 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Low Season 2015
Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Week 2015
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/14/2015
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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Jimenez
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interpanamerican Hwy 2 to 245
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Surfing School, Dolphin swimming, Horseback riding, Waterfall Repelling, Tree climbing (a must), nature reserve nearby. Local tour operators for most of the activities are available and our caretakers can show you where to go and what to do.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: I'm an oceanfront restaurant owner living in Cocoa Beach, Florida. I love to fish and surf, so the property in the Matapalo area of Costa Rica made a lot of sense for me and my family.

Why the Owner Chose Cabo Matapalo:
It's one of the most biodiverse places on earth with lots of exotic animals and birds to observe. The fishing and surfing are world class.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Peace and tranquility when you want it - lots to do when you desire that.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Links to more information:



  • Spectacular 'Home on the Hill'

    Spectacular 'Home on the Hill'

  • Open Air Living Room

    Open Air Living Room

  • Two of the Loft Beds

    Two of the Loft Beds

  • John and Jamily wedding

    John and Jamily wedding

  • Dawn of Another Beautiful Day

    Dawn of Another Beautiful Day

  • Miles of beach with no one else near Carate

    Miles of beach with no one else near Carate

  • The loft sleeping area

    The loft sleeping area

  • Relax In The Infinity Pool

    Relax In The Infinity Pool

  • One of the Bedrooms

    One of the Bedrooms

  • View from the Ocean

    View from the Ocean

  • Sloth in Tree Nearby

    Sloth in Tree Nearby

  • Zip Lining Near The Property

    Zip Lining Near The Property

  • Full moon over the pool

    Full moon over the pool

  • Meditation time!!!

    Meditation time!!!

VRBO #85985

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Date last modified - Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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Speaks: english, spanish
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