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"Outstanding, breathtakingly beautiful, and the best location imaginable, right on Backwash beach and footsteps to Pandulce....also a 30 min. boat ride to Pavones, all famous surf spots. We highly recommend this home! My son graduated high school this year and is a surf/nature enthusiast, as well as my daughter. We took morning walks with scarlet macaws flying over head, and monkeys swinging through the tree canopies above. Truly magical, and the perfect place for family bonding, adventure, and much needed disconnect. We would highly recommend having Isabelle cook, it was the BEST food ever...we still crave her cooking! We will return one day, there is no place we would rather stay in Osa."
Guest: Julie Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: July 12, 2015
"My husband, son (11), daughter (9) and I had the most perfect stay at Casa Dulce. It is absolutely everything we had hoped for in Matapalo. Simply the view from the house is worth going for.... and then there is fun surf directly out front, fabulous wildlife coming through the yard and trees, a super friendly and helpful caretaker (who also has a grown son who is very helpful, kind and generous), and a fabulous little pool to play in....the list never ends. The open windowless windows, mosquito nets covering the beds, lush gardens....are what this area of Costa Rica is all about, and you have it all here! The beach is literally 100 steps from the house. All of the photos, the other 4 prior reviews and what the owner says about the experience is totally true. It is completely safe as well. I honestly cried when we had to leave after 9 days, and we all hope to go back as soon as we can."
Guest: Sherrie H.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015
"We just returned from our vacation stay at Casa Dos Rios. What a wonderful place to stay while we explored this beautiful part of Costa Rica! Melanie and Kim have a beautiful home. They were very helpful with all arrangements -- everything from answering our many questions, to having a few things in the refrigerator for us when we arrived, to setting up our car rental and rainforest tour with Brian. We enjoyed our time relaxing at the Casa, seeing monkeys in the yard, hearing the Howler monkeys at night, watching the ocean tides go in and out. We recommend taking a sailboat tour with Kim and Melanie. What a wonderful way to see the Golfo Dulce. We were lucky enough to have a dolphin follow us on our way in. We also recommend the rainforest tour with Brian and visiting some of the really gorgeous nearby beaches, such as Playa Matapalo (the waves can be big though). For dining, so nice to have Martina's just a short walk away. We also enjoyed our dinner at Encanta la Vida. If you wish to see this beautiful part of Costa Rica and see amazing wildlife, we highly recommend you stay at Casa Dos Rios!"
Guest: BarbDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
"Wow, what a breathtakingly beautiful house and property. I've never seen so many beautiful birds in my life. We've been to the Osa several times and this is by far the most central, best property to rent. It's smack dab in the middle of Matapalo and one can generally walk to everything, not that one needs to. You could literally spend your entire vacation at the house and the beach out front. The Caretakers are the most lovely people and are extremely knowledgable about everything and anything to do. They are there to answer any questions and tucked away so you have ultimate privacy as well. The layout of the house is perfect and all I keep thinking is how magical this place is. You are steps away from the beach, but luckily there is enough foliage in front of the house that you are not living in a fish bowl. This allows for way more privacy than the other houses that might have better views but everyone can see into those houses. It's the best of both worlds. The kitchen is amazing and what a great place to hang out and socialize around meals and coffee. You can literally open up the entire upstairs so that you feel as though you are in a big tree house as all you can see is lush green picaresque trees with scarlet macaws, toucans, parrots and more beautiful song birds than you can shake a stick at. You can then fold in the windows and slats at night to feel more tucked in. Each of the beds have fans for the hot nights but there always seems to be a breeze coming off the water to keep one refreshed. There is a perfect little plunge pool that is deep enough that one can submerge themselves up there there ears to cool off. There is beautiful bamboo and old growth trees and more amazing flower plant than I've seen anywhere. The indoor/outdoor showers are so beautiful. Once can observe so much nature in the trees near by but it all seems to stay far enough away as not to bother you. I saw four different kinds of monkeys including these little amazing squirre monkeys that are the cutest things I've ever seen. They came through with little mini babies on their backs. Our kids spent almost all there time hanging in the hammocks and watching the nature go by. There are two of the most incredible surf breaks right out front. One for beginners and one that is for beginners/intermediate and experts. The beach was basically empty most of the time, we felt like we had our own private beach. We've been to the Osa a bunch and this is hands down the most perfect spot."
Guest: Happy FamilyDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 21, 2015