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Privacy and Solitude...Incredible Views......Secluded Beach - Tons of Recreation

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Last updated: 03/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)


If you have ever dreamed of being surrounded by flowering plants, smells that say fresh, oxygen filled air, hundreds of varieties of exotic birds, greenery, bright blue skies, gorgeous views in every direction all with the subtle sound of waves reaching the shores, this is the place for you. An extraordinary hide out where you and a loved one can immerse yourselves in the beauty of this paradise.

There are few places in the entire world that are as stunningly beautiful, private and safe as La Cuesta Roja, S.A., our home, available to you. If this, one of a kind, property was in California, it would be a 20 million dollar property and most likely, not available to rent. Ideally located near the renowned Corcovado National Park, Drake Bay where Sir Francis Drake hid from pirates, and the Terraba Sierpe National mangrove preserve. Tours of these and other local destinations available by pick up right in front of the house. No matter what your pleasure is; fishing, swimming, whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, zip lining, horse back riding, kayaking and more, it is all available right from the secluded beach in front of the house. This is truly a place you will think is only viewable in the movies and available to millionaires. Warning, you will want to pinch yourself when you look around and see where you are.

La Cuesta Roja is our private home perched on a hill overlooking the big blue and magnificent Pacific Ocean where you can watch whales pass by. Turn your head slightly and you are looking at a vast palm lined beach which is part of the island across the river. Turn again and you are looking up the incredibly beautiful and wild Sierpe River and the biggest mangrove reserve in Central America.

Looking up the river you can see two distinct mountain ranges in the distance. A slight turn again and you see where the river meets the magnificent and wild Rain forest. You can literally see thousands and thousands of acres but miraculously, you cannot see another house. Sound like a movie setting? Wait until you see it.

Our home for rent is still our home where we spend nearly half the year. It needs to be said that this is a rental property for the healthy and adventurous and not a good place for those who are not in good physical condition or not seeking adventure. While it has most of the comforts; I always asks if you like camping as a prerequisite to enjoying this special place. Location, location, location our home is not fancy, new or in of its self fabulous but the location is. While most of the time our beach is uninhabited, all beaches in Costa Rica belong to the Costa Rican people and they have every right to enjoy them. Occasionally, especially during holidays such as Christmas, New Years and Easter there will be Costa Rican families who come to the beach. We have never encountered a problem, they are generally families enjoying the beach.

When you arrive at our beach by boat (there is no other way to get here) there is a concrete walkway winding it's way up the slope to where the house is set. There are several places where you will want to stop on the assent just to absorb the beauty. With any luck you will be met by our happy and smiling caretaker who will, with the help of our boat driver, help carry your luggage, groceries, water, beer etc up to the house.

Provided we supply the transportation you will be orientated by one of us and shown the ropes. The beds will have clean fresh linens; the towels will be clean and ready. The refrigerator will be on and cold and you will be ready to settle in. It may take a few minutes to come to realize you are actually seeing the views you will be seeing.

The boat captain will depart and you will be on your own. For your safety and convenience, our caretaker will remain there the entire time of your stay in his home below.

The home has two bedrooms each with private bathroom, flushing toilets, sinks and hot showers. The master bedroom has a king size bed the guest room has two wide twins that can be pushed together to make a king. Please specify how you would like the beds made up and if you require additional cots.

There is a refrigerator, a gas stove with oven and complete kitchen set up with dishes and utensils. There is a large center island counter type table with bar stools all around. There is a living room with comfortable chairs and couch with coffee table and end tables.

You are 'off the grid'. The electricity is solar and is not guaranteed. It runs everything we throw at it but requires new levels of conservative restraint in order for you to not stretch the batteries beyond their capacity. There is both 12 volt and 110 volt service so you can recharge camera, IPod and cell phone batteries and have light in the evening.

There is cell phone service if you have a cell phone that works in Costa Rica. We will provide a cell phone for emergencies, supplies and tour arrangements only.

There is a washing machine for you to wash those few items you may need to do as well as a Costa Rican clothes dryer (clothes line out back). Each of these items and areas are covered in detail in the guest's handbook readily available on premises.

Please check with me about availability. Some of the reservations are family and friends who can be very flexible. We will work hard to accommodate your desired dates.

Ask about 'Special Rates' from September 15 through November 15 which is the heart of the Rainy season. It is great there at that time but it can rain more than other times of the year.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/05/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We have had many children here who have been safe and had a great time. My cautiuon is they need very good supervision....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed on the front deck as well as anywhere outside of the house. Smoking is not allowed inside the house....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Cell Phone Provided for Emergencies Only, We now have three Kayaks and a canoe for your use while you stay at our home...moreless


  • CD Player
  • Games

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Words cannot describe the beach views from this house set on a hill right at the beach....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Want to swim, fish, lounge on the beach. It is truly right there for you....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Look up the beautiful river and see two separate mountain ranges. Incredible view!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Yesterday there were several humpback whales in view from the house spouting, surfacing and playing....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The incredible thing about this property (one of many) is that we are actually inside the barrier sand bar which makes our beach very swim-able and boat loading and unloading a breeze....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,295 $3,900

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

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included


Please note that the price quoted by HomeAway may differ as they will not calculate the $10 per person per night for more than two people as per rate chart.

Payment is as follows: 1/2 total due at confirmation, half of remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. This is explained in more detail in my confirmation email.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/05/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palmar Norte

The river, ocean and mangroves make the perfect place to use our kayaks to explore beaches, channels through the mangrove or just cross the river to the huge generally empty beach where you can pick limes, shells and sand dollars 5 inches in diameter.

Want to hike in the Rain Forest? Trails come right to the house and while Rafa the caretaker doesn't speak English nor is he a certified guide, he can take you into the Rain Forest and show you wild life, flora, water falls and more. Rubber boots suggested available in Sierpe for $10/pair.

Don't miss the hike to the 'Cove of the Caves' a hike down a series of beaches to a cove full of caves. An adventure and a challenge but well worth the effort. Ask us to send the information on the 'Cove of The Caves hike'.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: The owner, Jim Cameron is an adventurist who first came to Costa Rica over 40 years ago. His 30 plus years as a Spcialty Coffee Roaster brought him to Costa Rica several times a year for many years. He fell in love with Costa Rica and this very very special part of the country. He now lives here full time visiting the US and his family from his home base at the Boca De Sierpe.

Why the Owner Chose Bahía Drake, Costa Rica:
After 40 plus years of visiting Costa Rica while I was in the coffee business, I stumbled onto the Sierpe River. It is like no other place and the people here are the kindest, most friendly people anywhere. The virtually untouched beauty of the river combined with the rain forest, mangrove and ocean add up to the closest thing to paradise I have ever seen. I had to be part of it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We can be on the beach in 2 minutes from the front door. At low tide you can walk down beach after beach, all uninhabited and beautiful. Want fresh fish for dinner? catch them off the rocks in front. Hike the trails out back through the rain forest, kayak in the incredible mangroves in our two kayaks or canoe across the river and pick a basket of fresh limes for your Corona. Swim in the gentle surf below the house in water that is room temperature and protected from the big waves of the open Pacific. Or just relax and read in the midst of splendor.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/05/2017

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  • View of the house from the beach

    View of the house from the beach

  • Kayak for miles through amazing mangrove channels

    Kayak for miles through amazing mangrove channels

  • Imagine strolling on pristine beaches with no other humans or houses in sight

    Imagine strolling on pristine beaches with no other humans or houses in sight

  • Sunset reflected on the beach below the house - great sunsets

    Sunset reflected on the beach below the house - great sunsets

  • Hike along trails through the incredible rain forest full of birds and animals

    Hike along trails through the incredible rain forest full of birds and animals

  • Sip a glass of wine while looking at the beach you found 5 inch sand dollars on

    Sip a glass of wine while looking at the beach you found 5 inch sand dollars on

  • Morning view from the house

    Morning view from the house

  • View up the river 2 distinct mountain ranges in view

    View up the river 2 distinct mountain ranges in view

  • View of the house from the private beach below

    View of the house from the private beach below

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

VRBO #231576

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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