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Award Winner on Beautiful Playa Pan Dulce; Sup Surfer Dream Wave Right Out Front

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cabo Matapalo house description

5-star ranking recipient of five Traveler's Choice Awards. Two in 2014, two in 2013, and one each in 2012 and 2010 for Costa
Rica and Central American family vacations. Winner of TripAdvisor Excellence Award 2013. Recommended by Lonely Planet.

Costa Rica vacation rentals: there are hundreds to choose from. Yet we are told again and again that Casa Bambu and our other bamboo beach houses are exceptional. So if you're ready to take a walk on the wild side, this is the place! This Costa Rica beach rental offers nature lovers an ideal vacation. It sits on a beautiful beach, in the rainforest, on the coast of the Osa Peninsula. This unique setting lets you experience the true Costa Rica, one of the most amazing areas on earth; relax on the beach; and enjoy countless natural wonders. All this while keeping you comfortable and secure in a private rental house on the beach. At Casa Bambu the ocean waves lull you to sleep and the roar of the howler monkeys awaken you to a glorious sunrise over the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). A pristine beach is literally steps away, and the rainforest and wildlife are all around. If you love nature in all its wild beauty, this is the place for you.

After visiting vacation rentals around the country, Lonely Planet's Costa Rica recommends Casa Bambu as a place to stay. Men's Journal touts Casa Bambu in its review of Costa Rica vacation homes in its vacation guide cover story How to Rent a Dream House Anywhere: Your Own Private Resort. It says: “For the jungle experience, visit the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s wild southern appendage. Its few paved roads lead to tiny fishing villages, like Cabo Matapalo, where you’ll find unspoiled beaches and rental houses like Casa Bambu on a plot of pristine rainforest teeming with monkeys.” The Denver Post Travel section featured Casa Bambu in an article about Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula and Matapalo. The Fine Living Channel included Casa Bambu in its program Around the World in Eighty Houses, which focused on remarkable vacation houses throughout the world, including Casa Bambu. The Sunday Post of Scotland, an international publication, featured an article by a Casa Bambu guest about her vacation with us.

Our Costa Rica beach house rentals offer:

A perfect location: right on a gorgeous beach (and near several others), with a spectacular view, in the rainforest, surrounded by abundant wildlife and scenery.
A handcrafted, clean and safe vacation rental home, from which to enjoy your fantastic surroundings.
Many activities for the whole family.
Three other bamboo rentals, equally wonderful.
When natives of Costa Rica greet each other, they often say “Pura Vida,” or pure life. When you visit Casa Bambu, you’ll truly understand what this means.

Keywords: Beach House on Osa Peninsula

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        Nature loving children will have the trip of a lifetime!...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Bedroom 1

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 2

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 3

        ...moreless

      • Sleeping Porch

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      • Queen size Beds (2) Handcrafted, four-poster, comfortable, custom netted beds with bed fans and bed lights., Double Beds (4) Handcrafted, four-poster, comfortable, custom netted beds with bed fans and bed lights., Baby Cribs (1) On request...moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Pantry Items:

        Sugar, salt & pepper, paper towels, garbage bags, log lighter, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap and coffee filter and holder (no grinder)....moreless

      • Dining:

        Spacious dining room with large, hardwood, handcrafted table and chairs....moreless

      • Kitchen:

        Fully equipped kitchen (except no microwave or freezer). Kitchen fans....moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Solar powered, cold and efficient, large fridge. No Freezer....moreless

      • Stove:

        commercial stainless steel, with bread oven...moreless

      • Catering Available:

        Excellent cooks for hire on site....moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        Costa Rican style drip....moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        complete sets...moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        complete ...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        8...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Oven
      • Seating for 8 people

      Amenities

      • Living Room:

        Hawaiian lanai style covered/open air with views of grounds, ocean and wildlife....moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Sheets, towels, kitchen towels. No beach towels. Beach chairs provided....moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        Wash done for small fee....moreless

      • Parking:

        On site parking....moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Towels Provided
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Parking Off Street
      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

      Other Amenities

          • Comfortable furniture, landscaped yard with flowers, tropical fruit trees, & lawns sweeping to the beach out front, Marine band radio, solar electric system with 110-volts, hot water shower, indoor & outdoor showers, Caretaker/managers on site...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            small library of books left by our guests...moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Manager has phone. 3G phone reception....moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            Internet hot spot on grounds...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden:

            we have comfortable beach chairs for our guests...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            3 kayaks free for our guests...moreless

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Beachfront:

            Located right on pristine Pan Dulce beach on the Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf). Private beach path. Within easy walk of other gorgeous beaches. Beach often deserted, water always warm, good swimming....moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            Ocean steps away from your porch. Go for beautiful beach walks, swim in warm waters, relax in shade or sun....moreless

          • Beach View:

            Gaze out at the azure waters of the beautiful Golfo Dulce....moreless

          • Ocean View

          Activities

          • Restaurants
          • Surf Fishing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Surfing
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Laundromat
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shelling
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sight Seeing
          • Whale Watching
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Eco Tourism
          • Bird Watching
          • Beachcombing
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Main Season
          Apr 1 - Aug 24, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $165
          $1,135

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          Green Season
          Aug 25 - Nov 21, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $115
          $785

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          Thanksgiving Week
          Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $1,775
          flat fee
          Main Season- Winter
          Nov 29 - Dec 20, 2014
          3 night min stay
          $195
          $1,345

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          Christmas week
          Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $3,350
          flat fee
          New Years week
          Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $3,350
          flat fee
          High Season- Winter
          Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $255
          $1,775

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          Peak Season
          Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $295
          $1,975

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          Main Season- March
          Mar 1 - Mar 11, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $195
          $1,345

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          Spring Break
          Mar 12 - Mar 31, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $295
          $1,975

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          High Season, Peak Season, Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and News Years rate is for 1-6 persons. Children under 3 are free.

          LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTS

          If we have availability at the last minute, we are usually open to offering a discount, so be sure to ask. At any time if we do not have availability, we can usually find you a good alternative option in the immediate area.

          Payments can be by credit card, personal/business check, cashiers check, money order, bank wire or paypal from a funded account. A 50% deposit is generally required to reserve the house. Balance is due one month prior to check in.


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          Last updated: 07/24/2014
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          Location

          15 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Puerto Jimenez
          15 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          To Chacarita and the Pan Am Highway
          30 Metres
          Nearest Beach
          Playa Pan Dulci
          500 Metres
          Nearest Barpub
          Martina's Buena Esperanza Restaurant
          500 Metres
          Nearest Restaurant
          Martina's Buena Esperanza Restaurant

          Car: Not Necessary

          World-famous birdwatching, ocean kayaking, rainforest tours, on foot or horseback (including world-famous Corcovado National Park), Golfo Dulce boat tours, wildlife sanctuary tours, pristine beaches, Puerto Jimenez is a 30 minute drive and offers several banks, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, and grocery stores, We can set you up with great guides, as well as lodgings in San Jose and in-country travel.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1992

          About the owner: Married for 34 years, Lyn and Kirk have been partners in raising two great kids, Calla (33) and Ross (28), and in several businesses. Twenty years ago, while visiting friends on the Osa Peninsula, Kirk found his heaven and Lyn began overcoming her snake phobia. (Luckily, she's hardly seen any over all the years). They bought four acres of overgrown cow pasture by the Golfo Dulce, cleared it of brambles and weeds, and began to transform it. With neighbors, they planted 1,000 trees (now part of the monkey trail) and built Casa Bambu with the help of local friends. Kirk completed a second bamboo house, Casa Linda, in September, 2002; a third, Casa Piña, in August, 2003; and a fourth, Casa Sonrisa, in December, 2007. All the houses are solar-powered with artesian wells, beautiful tropical yards and on a pristine beach. Back in the U.S. Kirk has been a 'green' builder and home designer in Austin, TX. His houses are ultra efficient - utilizing passive solar techniques, proper siting and other applications that conserve energy while providing comfortable shelter. His heart, however, is in Costa Rica, where he relishes life in the rainforest and can fulfill his lifelong love of the sea. Here he, Lyn and their children, love to gather with friends and family. Lyn is a freelance writer whose work has been published in several magazines and websites and also works on the Costa Rica project.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Unique pristine wilderness on a gorgeous unspoiled surfing/swimming beach with wildlife all around.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english, spanish

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          Photos

          • Casa Bambu

            Casa Bambu

          • Casa Bambu living room has great view by guest James McCraw

            Casa Bambu living room has great view by guest James McCraw

          • Dining area by guest James McCraw

            Dining area by guest James McCraw

          • Upstairs porch for great monkey viewing by guest James McCraw

            Upstairs porch for great monkey viewing by guest James McCraw

          • Your front yard

            Your front yard

          • Steps away

            Steps away

          • Four kinds of monkeys live around us (by guest Alex Thomson)

            Four kinds of monkeys live around us (by guest Alex Thomson)

          • Our beach by guest Wes Pohl

            Our beach by guest Wes Pohl

          • 86 degree water at property's edge

            86 degree water at property's edge

          • Scarlet Macaw mate for life

            Scarlet Macaw mate for life

          • Toucan by guest Russell Burns

            Toucan by guest Russell Burns

          • Nearby waterfalls

            Nearby waterfalls

          • Casa Bambu main room by guest James McCraw

            Casa Bambu main room by guest James McCraw

          • View from Casa Bambu porch

            View from Casa Bambu porch

          • Custom netted beds

            Custom netted beds

          • Bathroom by guest James McCraw

            Bathroom by guest James McCraw

          • Casa Bambu by guest James McCraw

            Casa Bambu by guest James McCraw

          • One of the neighbors (by guest Alex Thomson)

            One of the neighbors (by guest Alex Thomson)

          • Dolphins and whales play in the Golfo Dulce (by guest Alex Thomson

            Dolphins and whales play in the Golfo Dulce (by guest Alex Thomson

          • Whiteface capuchin by guest Eileen Fischer

            Whiteface capuchin by guest Eileen Fischer

          • Sloth in Casa Bambu yard by guest Erin Seney

            Sloth in Casa Bambu yard by guest Erin Seney

          • Scarlet Macaw are protected and common (by guest Russell Burns)

            Scarlet Macaw are protected and common (by guest Russell Burns)

          • Wake up to spectacular sunrises (by guest Troy Yoshihara)

            Wake up to spectacular sunrises (by guest Troy Yoshihara)

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          Date last modified - Friday, July 25, 2014

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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

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