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Slice of Paradise Luxury Beach Bungalows

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

sleeps 2 - 5, 1&1/2 bathrooms, full kitchen, A.C, Balcony + 1 studio bungalow

Welcome to Slice Of Paradise, We can accommodate up to 7 people total with our 2 bungalows. We have a studio bungalow for 2 people, and a large 2 story bungalow that will sleep up to 5 people that has 1&1/2 bathrooms, one large bedroom w/ a king & queen size beds, this bungalow also has sleeping accommodations (a couch/trendle bed) that makes into a single bed in the downstairs living room. Both bungalows have A.C. & fully equipped kitchens including coffee makers and bean grinders, toasters, blenders, full size refrigerator, a stove, and all the dishes and cooking utensils you will need for meals. The 2 story large bungalow has a balcony off the upstairs bedroom that has a spectacular view of the jungle mountain and green meadow directly behind it that's full of tropical bird life and wildlife.

Slice of Paradise is located on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Costa Rica. There is an abundance of wildlife here including , monkeys that visit us daily, sloths, toucans, parrots, iguanas, and endless species of tropical birds for bird-watching.

Our lush tropical gardens are a beauty to behold and we have several tropical fruit trees as well. We have an amazing selection of orchids, pink and red ginger and birds of paradise to name just a few. If you would like to see Mother Nature at her finest Slice of Paradise is the place for you, it will be like having a private beach completely to yourself, you can beach walk for miles on this velvety sand beach and will never step on a rock and will see just a few locals fishing by only using a hand line. When you go for a long beach walk you never have to worry about finding your way back because you can simply follow your own foot steps in the sand that will lead you back to Slice Of Paradise.

Being located only 25km south of Manuel Antonio National Park and 13km north of Dominical, Slice of Paradise is centrally located to all the best things Costa Rica has to offer. You could never stay at Slice Of Paradise and have enough days to do the things you would like to do or see here, there is just to much beauty to take in here on Playa Matapalo and the surrounding area. Be sure to catch the sunsets every evening on the beach, everyone on this small beach always congregates on the beach in the evening to watch the beautiful sunsets that we get every day. They're a thing of beauty and don't forget to take your camera with you

Keywords: Manuel Antonio National Park, bungalows, full kitchens, Air Conditioning., private beach, wildlife, Dominical, Playa Matapalo, sunsets, monkeys, tropical birds

More Details

Ron Amundsen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018


Playa Matapalo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom #2 - toilet , 1/2 bath down stairs w/ toilet, & sink
    Full Bathroom is located on 2nd story with large bedroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Full bathroom w/ large walk in shower, toilet & sink
  • The large 2 story bungalow has a full bathroom with a large walk in shower located up stairs with the large bedroom.... The 1/2 bathroom with a toilet & sink is down stairs...both have hot water, & mirrors. There is also an outside shower to use when returning from the beach to cool off and remove the sand and salt water after a hot day on the beach. The studio bungalow has a full bathroom with hot water & a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Studio Bungalow - 1 king , Studio w/ full kitchen, 1 king bed, AC, full bath, sleeps 2
    large 2nd story bedroom,1 king,1 queen,full bathroom - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , trendle bed makes into single bed in Living Rm down stairs
  • Our 2 story large bungalow - sleeps 5 people, it has a large bedroom upstairs w/a King & Queen beds, a balcony, & a full bathroom upstairs w/walk in shower. The trundle bed/couch coverts into a single bed & is located down stairs in the living room, with the 1/2 bath & full kitchen are also downstairs. This bungalow has A.C. throughout, as well as custom woodwork cabinets, headboards & all hand crafted solid teak doors. The balcony off the bedroom upstairs has a spectacular view of the jungle mountain and green meadow directly behind the bungalow, the meadow is full of tropical birds and wildlife. Our studio bungalow , sleeps 2 people w/ king size bed, a full kitchen, full bath with shower, A.C. & beautiful hand crafted woodwork & teak doors. It has a view of the jungle mountain and green meadow directly behind the bungalow. The studio is a 2nd story unit with large picture windows giving it a beautiful view of the jungle mountain & meadow behind the bungalow.
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We have a unique outside shower that has a tiled base and sits under one of our giant mango trees. It is surrounded by thick green plants for your privacy, our guest are welcome to use this shower when returning from the beach to remove sand and salt water before entering your bungalow. Its my favorite shower at Slice Of Paradise and I'am sure you will agree & enjoy a fresh cool rinsing off after returning from a hot day on the beach.


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Slice of Paradise Luxury Beach Bungalows
average rating of 4.8358207 based on 67 reviews

Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Ron’s bungalow. There is much to see and do in the area and Ron was very helpful in giving us advice on where to go and what to see. He also set up a zip line tour and sunset cruise for us. We couldn’t have asked for better hospitality - Thank you Ron! Hope to be back again one day for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Valerie & Bryon, It was a pleasure having you as my guest and hope you come back soon for a longer stay next time. There so much more for you to see & do in our area. PURA VIDA, RON
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Affordable option - Pura Vida Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay thanks to Ron's hospitality. The beach was practically deserted and just stunning (jungle meets the sea). The water was so warm, perfect for jumping in the large waves and boogie boarding. We especially enjoyed our day exploring the towns south of Matapalo - lots of waterfalls, caves and quaint beach towns. Our 9 year old loved the morning "monkey show" outside our bungalow, watching them feast on Ron's bananas. We spent a day in Quepos at Manuel Antonio and a catamaran/snorkle/sunset cruise. It was a good recommendation from Ron based on what we thought we wanted to do but, honestly, but felt too crowded, touristy and over-rated. We enjoyed exploring on our own far better - it felt more authentic. We would recommend checking out RainMakers north of Quepos. It's a suspension bridge meets waterfall swimming kind of place (but way less touristy than Mistico in LaFortuna/Arenal).

Overall, we had a wonderful stay and are plotting about how and when we can go back. Thanks for everything, Ron!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place and location

  • 5 of 5

Ron's studio bungalow was perfect for us (2 adults).

This place is definitely a slice of paradise!

Ron is great and very helpful if you need recommendations on the area.

10 out of 10!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Rooms were clean and comfy. Ron was amazing. The nearby beach is beautiful and private.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Slice of Paradice for several nights in March 2018 with our 3 teenage kids. There was plenty of room for everyone. The gazebo right outside was perfect for dozing in the hammocks and coffee in the morning. The nearby beach was lovely-soft sand and almost empty. We saw sloths and white faced monkeys. Ron was helpful and attentive. We would definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location of this property is great; not exactly right on the beach like we thought but great

  • 4 of 5

Ron takes AMAZING care to make sure that his guests know the best places to eat and which tours are the best!! He arranged an all day boat tour for us which was fantastic; we saw whales, dolphins and swam with turtles and beautiful fish!!

The monkey show is surreal and makes this location in the jungle such a unique experience!!!

The studio bungalow has great air conditioning but it was lacking some updates such as a toilet and mattress and a clean fridge which are important. The kitchen needs some more utensils for the true chef at heart such as tongs, good knives and a great frying pan. We didn't mind eating out but part of the reason we stay in a Home Away is to do some cooking.

The gazebo with the hammocks is a perfect spot to relax and listen to the sounds of the jungle and the ocean at the same time!!!

Rob definitely wants his guests to be happy during their stay and this wasn't much appreciated!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirsten & Rob, thanks for being my guest and what a beautiful day we picked to go to Cano Island, it was an experience & adventure I will alway remember listening to the whales singing and communicating with each other & the snorkeling was also great that day. So sorry for the upgrades that needs attention & hadn't been done before your arrival date . Its the end of the season & you were my last guest until the new high season begins Dec.1st. The items you mentioned are already being addressed and there will be new utensils for the kitchen by then. My apologies for the stains on the toilet seat, the cleaning lady had used harsh cleaning chemicals on the plastic seat that she should not have used and it left it with a stain. I will be getting a new toilet seat this weekend when I'am in San Jose. I very much appreciate your input that needs to be addressed to keep my guest happy and comfortable in the bungalow. Thanks again for being my guest at Slice Of Paradise, I enjoyed your company and visiting with you & Rob & especially going on our trip together to Cano island on your tour. I think you also had a wonderful white water rafting experience with my guest in my other bungalow. I hope to see you back again one day. I think what you meant to type on your last comment is, "Ron" not Rob, "Definitely wants his guest to be happy during their stay and this WAS much appreciated". You are so right about that. As they always say in Costa Rica PURA VIDA. RON
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Belmont, California

Great spot, low key, 100 yards from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stays at Ron's Slice of Paradise. It was much better suited to our family than the hustle and bustle of touristy Manuel Antonio.

Ron showed us a couple of nearby sloths. (there are a lot of them if you keep your eyes open).

He also had a great beginner surfboard that he leant me.

The sea was fairly rough (3-4 ft waves) while we were there, so probably not ideal for small kids or weak swimmers.... but we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Paradise provides beach cruiser bicycles, boogie boards, Surf Boards, Kayaks, reclining Beach lounges, beach Umbrella's, large Beach Towels, and WiFi at no additional charge.

We have white face monkeys that visit us daily on our property and from the 2nd story balcony of the main house you are at eye to eye level, up close & personal for great pictures of the daily monkey show, this is where the WiFi is located and is excellent entertainment to say the least while using the internet in the early morning hours while enjoying a cup of fresh Costs Rician coffee and relaxing in our hammocks looking out over the canopy of the back yard.

For Manuel Antonio National Park visitors, the park is an easy 25 min. drive to the north from your bungalow to all the attractions and there are many 5 star restaurants as well as tipical Costa Rician dining and gift shops. Matapalo has one of finest Sea Food Restaurants in the entire area called The Happy Lobster, also Guva Lodge is within walking distance, just down the beach & around the corner from your bungalow and is a favorite local dining spot of our guest. Dominical is located less than 15 min. south of Matapalo and is a favorite for souvenir shopping, surfing, and dining for a taste of tipical tico cruisine, there also is an excellent Thai restaurant in Dominical.

We work directly with all the local tour companies in the area and have all the information on any tour you would like to do and have all the daily times of operation. We can do all your tour reservations for you with one quick phone call while staying at Slice Of Paradise, some of these are... canopy zip lining on the newest, longest , & fastest zipline in the area, one of the ziplines is over 3/4 of a mile long and reaching speeds of 30 to 35 MPH, white water rafting down a wild jungle river, horseback riding on Matapalo beach, a sunset cruise with dolphin/ whale watching & a snorkeling booze cruise all combined in one tour on a 80 ft. catamaran includes all you can drink & a fresh grilled fish dinner, jungle waterfalls, a tropical beach with caves to explore , kayaking down a local jungle river & through the mangroves, a jungle river cruise down the Sierpe river to Cano Island w/scuba diving or snorkeling/ dolphin & whale watching with a mangrove tour all combined in one tour.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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