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Jungle Beach Front on 8 Private Acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Large Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Quinta Soñada (rough translation: 'Dreamy little Farm') situated on a gorgeous beach steps from the house. We are on a point of land with miles of beaches either side of us. Your upstairs bedroom is only 50 yards from the ocean, on the Golfo Dulce in the spectacular Osa Peninsula. The house rental includes a 2 story house and private cabin next to the house with private bathroom. Our house is a comfortable beach house with an open plan to let the breezes cool the house. We offer high quality linens, towels, bug nets and provide a fully equipped kitchen with service for 8. We have an iPhone compliant stereo as well as games and yoga mats. The fully equipped kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, blender,ice chest for day excursions, most everything you might need. The upstairs beds have reading lights and personal fans. There are 2 baths and 6-7 beds total. Our hot water shower has a great view of the ocean.

The upstairs bedroom is toddler safe and our caretakers are friendly, and great with kids.They can cook meals to your request for a fixed price $20/Dinner or you can purchase food and they will cook and clean up for a set $8/person,. Maid service is included in house rental. We change sheets every 3-4 days. Meals and transportation are to be paid directly to our caretakers Jose and Elieth at the end of your stay. We require a 50% deposit to hold the house with the balance to paid on or right after your arrival. We take deposits using PayPal on our website (see our personal website shown below). Please Note: we cannot hold a reservation prior to having a PayPal deposit on our site .

We are 2 miles from the tip of Matapalo Point, and 8 miles to the airport in Puerto Jimenez.Over 8 acres of gardens surround the house.You can walk to 2 restaurants near us. Our home is rustic and tranquil offering a quieter experience away from the road unlike the Matapalo homes just up the way.

From the upstairs bedroom you have an ocean view of the Pacific and across the Golfo Dulce to the mountains of Panama. Scarlet Macaws and Toucans come most mornings to feed on our plentiful fruit trees.Our house is powered by the sun (Photovoltaic power) and cooled by offshore winds. You can use the house as a base to explore Corcovado National Park, or Drake Bay. Some folks like to fish or surf the Golfo Dulce. And some folks even take short trips to Panama. Others prefer to not ever leave the property. We are available to help arrange whatever side trips you have planned. Our caretakers can assist you while there.

The Osa Peninsula contains one of the last outposts of unspoiled coastal jungle. Corcovado Park is quite close, as are world class fishing and bird watching. We can pick you up at the airport and have available if you choose, on-site taxi, a knowledgeable guide, hearty meals,and laundry service. You may find a highlight of your trip is getting to know your wonderful Costa Rican host family. Or, if you prefer, you can relax at the house in complete solitude. Many honeymoons & weddings (5), have occurred here- ...very good for a beginning OR a renewal.

'....'The house is open, Costa Rica rustic, but clean and tidy, with exquisite materials and workmanship. It is clear a lot of labor and love have gone into making this a dream spot. We loved the elevated bed allowing for beautiful morning views of the sea and daily Scarlet Macaw visits. Your host family, Jose and Elieth are generous and warm hosts'... Loretta and Jonathon, NY.NY.

Please do not contact anyone other than me (Chris Whitby). We do not take money wires only PayPal, persons have been known to scam on VRBO so please be aware. We prefer PayPal for deposits or personal checks however can not hold dates before 50% payment is received.Please call me at 415-259-0771 California time.

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Chris Whitby
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Chris Whitby

A long search through Latin America starting in southern Mexico locales such as San Blas and Petalco in '73 and further on to Guatemala led to years of annual pilgrimages to Bali-Baja. In the late '80's I started traveling to Costa Rica and did not find my way down to the Osa until around 1990. This parcel I purchased around 1993- The greatest thing about buying this property has been getting to know local Costa Rican ways, & your hosts: the family of Jose Ramirez Cruz, Elieth Daughter Lilli and Son Joselito. Long May You Run......

Chris Whitby purchased this house in 1988

Why Chris Whitby chose Puerto Jiménez

This is the most beautiful part of Costa Rica. Perfect spot for family retreat, we have had 5 Honey Moons, couples & family retreats up to 10 persons-

This was originally part of a larger farm Ojo Del Agua At this point the farming operation had gone rather fallow. 1st lumber was harvested before there was a road into these parts Then at one point many trees on the coastal bluff were felled to provide a good terrain for dryland rice farming which still is practiced on the way out to Carate today. Thankfully much land is now in a variety of preserves and in the process of reforestation.

What makes this house unique

Nature's Splendor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This location, the land, the beaches, the authenticity of the locale is all so remarkable. Osa is truly a gem, we can feel it. We have been traveling the area for six weeks and love it here—it’s the best. The views of the scarlet macaws from your bed will be with us forever. "— Avra, Greece
Jan 2010
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Puerto Jiménez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) 1 King- All the Kings and Queen beds are made out of Crstobal by Don Eric. One of the finest furniture makers in the southern zone., Queen size Beds (5) 4-5 Queen Beds in Costa Rica they are known as Fulls slightly smaller than a large queen here.But nice for 2. We have top quality cotton linens, 1 twin bed upstairs for kids or for watching films., Child Beds (1) We have a nit knat nest- the no see um tent for babies and toddlers. House is baby proof upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The house is beautiful yet Rustic, ,and rental includes a second unit (Cabin next to main house) with bath room.,All built with renewable recycled hardwoods,Extensive gardens, Beachfront, Gardens and Fruit Trees, nebed netting, On sight caretaker/cook/local guide, Kayaks, Top quality linens, Cookware, Blender, Coffee grinder, on site cook, transportation, and relaxation guaranteed, Possible childcare, laundry and tours into Corcovado etc, The house is powered by solar electricity and is built and furnished with the highest quality renewable materials, All beds have mosquito nets, fans and reading lights, This house is perfect for a family or good friends, The upstairs sleeping area is one large room, There are A Huge King Bed,2 Full / Queen beds, and 1 twin bed, We can add a Full also there is a separate cabina with 2 Queen beds.,We prefer the Hammock!! , Large DVD library and Book library,cd player and ipod connection with speakers upstairs and down. Our host family Loves kids!


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Jungle Beach Front on 8 Private Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Quinta Sonada... beautiful setting ... awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at Quinta Sonada and absolutely loved the house and it's beautiful location on the point. The house was extremely comfortable for a large family group. The kitchen was large and fully equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals. The beds were comfortable and had nice linens. The house was on beautiful grounds, it felt like being in an exotic park with Mango trees, birds, and howler monkeys. We surfed or paddle boarded everyday at the point. One of my favorite things was taking a cup of coffee down to the point and watching the sun rise! There were tons of trees to hang hammocks and relax in the afternoon. I have stayed at several houses in the Puerto Jimenez/ Cabo Matapalo area and I think Quinta Sonada is my favorite. I look forward to staying here again in the near future! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you guys, and hope you can come back again soon!
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Wonderful time at Quinta Soñada

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Chris for the wonderful stay at Quinta Soñada! We fell in love with the place: the dogs, the caretakers, nearby neighbors, wildlife and the surroundings. The simple and beautifully crafted casa suited our needs perfectly. We had some delicious meals made for us by Maureen (sp?). José was such a pleasure to visit with even with our terrible Spanish, he and Isaac were very patient and friendly. We really enjoyed ourselves. So hard to leave! Its a great location for taking in the magic of the Osa Peninsula, we highly recommend it and would love to come again.

Pura Vida,


  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quinta Sonada, A sweet time on the sweet Gulf.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Quinta Sonada was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica.This place is exactly how it is described.You are situated right on the beach .My wife and i spent ten nights just hanging around and just enjoying Gods creation.Beautiful grounds,lots of birds,monkeys,and just a very relaxing time,nice breezes.We were there in Febuary,and we had no rain,and it was very warm.We would go swimming every morning and afternoon.We enjoyed swimming at Tomales beach and right in front of the house.The beach in the front has a rocky beach and water sandals are advised,but it is not a real problem to keep you from just walking out the door for a swim.The caretakers,Jose,Eliatha,and Joselito are there if you need anything.We had Eleatha cook us many dinners that were just great.The house is on a very good well,with good safe drinking water.There is a good fridge that keeps everything cold,and a good stove for cooking.Chris has the place stocked real nice with lots of books and cds .There is a couple Kayaks to take out which i did.When staying at Chris's place you have the option of heading out to explore the area or to just hang.We loved just hanging out and enjoying the place.We had no problem with mosquito's,but you should bring some citronella candles or coils just in case,Chris the owner is very easy to work.To sum it up the place is exactly as it is advertised and you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pura vida what else can I say

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. We stayed here for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. We enjoyed lazy days just walking around the grounds looking at the plants and the wild life. We saw more birds than we could keep track of. We kayaked most mornings and evenings and caught a few fish for dinner. The afternoon breeze was for lounging in the hammock under the shade of the house. We swam every day. This place is what it says it is and more. You can do as much or as little as you want here, as it is all here or close by. I have to mention one of the caretaker's dogs Etta, she never left our side the whole time we were there and all she asked for in return was a pat on the head. She made us feel safe and at home. The view across the bay is what dreams are made of. It is the most beautiful place we have stayed by far. Dreamy little farm for sure!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Magic

  • 5 of 5

Let me just start by saying the photos do not do this place justice! It is absolutely beautiful and exactly what myself and family needed for our long awaited tropical vacation/adventure. The grounds were incredibly well maintained and cared for. Beautiful plants/trees everywhere. The wildlife at the house was unbelievable, Macaws, monkeys, Huge friendly toads, Iguanas to name a few. Chris was super friendly and easy going to deal with. All of our questions were answered asap. One of our main concerns with the open air layout of the place was of course mosquitoes! After 7 night stay did not see one mosquito! No bites at all! The open air feel is amazing and is exactly how I would have built in this private location. The care takers, Jose, Joselito and everyone were so helpful planning our daily adventures. Highly recommend the nature hike with Jose or Joselito! Zip lining turned out to be another amazing experience. After reading all the reviews on the place, the only negative hit I could find was about the rocky beach. Truth is with appropriate water shoes Chris's beach is amazing for swimming as the rock is easy to traverse and warms the water quite a bit. Also no worry of rays. Spent hours swimming! My family and I would love to go back to the Osa, and I would stay at Quinta Sonada again in a heartbeat! Thanks again for sharing your place Chris!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely incredible!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights in March and it was wonderful. The house is beautiful and it is set up to take full advantage of the breeze and the view. The weather was extremely hot during our stay -36 degrees Celsius - but we were able to sleep comfortably with the provided fans.

I'm a bird lover and it was sooo incredible to watch scarlet macaws in the trees just outside the bedroom windows. The property has all kinds of fruit trees and wildlife. We cooked for ourselves as we had been eating almost exclusively in restaurants during the earlier part of our vacation. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the fridge can hold a huge amount of food. The area is really incredible and we enjoyed exploring on foot and by car. The owners (Phoebe specifically) were very prompt in all communications and provided very helpful information. The caretaker family were always available and accommodating. We did not require help cooking meals but we did ask them to do some laundry for us and to help to arrange a dolphin-watching tour. They were always available to answer questions but were not at all intrusive.

We highly recommend staying here. We hope to return ourselves to the Osa and to Quinta Sonada.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Martinas walkable
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Osa, Martinas, Lapa Rios, Bosque Del Cabo
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Tours to surrounding areas,'Perfect accommodations provide enough amenities while still feeling like we were living with the birds, the butterflies and the monkeys, Elieth's food was perfect, the view from the shower makes you want to linger', ...John and Sarah Robertson, New Jersey, 'Wow what a spot! We had a fantastic week staying at Quinta Sonada, this is the kind of place you hate to leave, I appreciate the effort you have put into your home, everything is just right from the house to the garden', Todd Riddick, Santa Cruz


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

During the holiday seasons (Christmas/NY and Easter) we require a minimum of a week for reservations.

Please use PayPal on our site once confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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