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Completely Private Waterfront Home...Adventurer's Paradise, Rich Aesthetic

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The views are superb in all directions...as is the fine craftsmanship!

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is your chance to completely escape the monotonous grind of everyday life and rejuvenate your body and mind with a healthy dose of natural beauty, active adventure, rustic luxury, and cultural authenticity. All five senses will be on full alert here…each one contributing to an overall sense of joy and relaxation. Start your mornings with the sounds of howler monkeys, the sight of tropical sunrises, and the aroma of Costa Rican coffee that would put Starbucks to shame. Fill your days with a plethora of river, ocean, or rainforest adventure – all available directly from your front steps. Finally, wind down the evening watching the flight of white ibis across the sunset over Isla Violin with a cold cervesa or mojito in hand. Sound like paradise to you...we think so too!


Our home's location on the Sierpe River – a fully navigable river that flows into the Pacific Ocean – serves as a direct connection to all of the best adventure activities that Costa Rica is known for. Accessible directly from the front steps of the cabina are 5 kilometers of hiking trails that weave through primary rainforest, wetlands, mangroves, and 3 tropical fruit filled gardens - great for wildlife watching and birding. Feel free to help yourself to the fruit, the resident monkeys certainly do! Four kayaks are stored on-site and are yours to use for exploring the river and its tributaries. Are you a fan of fishing? If so, you’ll be glad to know that some sizable red snapper and snook have been caught from the two riverfront piers. For adrenaline junkies some pretty intense mountain biking and horseback riding trails connect the property to the Mirimar mountain range to the south. Just want to relax?...then you'll love the lounger and hammock on the deck overlooking the river..

In addition to the on-site activities, it is highly recommended that you arrange for a variety of tour boats to pick you up at the riverfront dock for some of the ocean related activities that have made this area so popular with tourists. Favorites include deep-sea fishing (world class in-shore and off-shore), snorkeling, diving (Costa Rica’s most renowned), wildlife watching in Corcovado National Park, Cano Island hiking, snorkeling, surfing, beach cruises, and dolphin and whale watching. All of these tours can easily be arranged for you by the owner and are of a very high quality.

The home itself is brand new and was built in the signature “refined rustic” style of our Canadian builder. Large beamed exotic hardwoods combine with lofted ceilings and ample use of screened in windows to emphasize views of, and harmony with, the natural surroundings. A 300 sq. ft. veranda has rocking chairs, a breakfast nook, and lounger available to relax in while enjoying the amazing views. Despite being very isolated and completely “off the grid”, a very large solar system, on demand hot water, and 3G cell phone will keep you comfortable and connected. Ask about internet. King and queen sized beds, 500 thread count sheets, and custom built furniture convey a true sense of luxury in the jungle. One of two spacious 3/4 baths with high volume/pressure showers connect directly to first floor bedroom and living area, while the other is located in the upstairs master suite. The kitchen/dining area seats up to 9 and has a 6 burner oven/stove, fridge, and freezer.

While the enjoyment of our river retreat provides the ultimate in tranquility, beauty, and seclusion, it must be said that this experience is better geared towards those who are adventurous, independent, and enjoy physical activities. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a large hill. While the home is very new and provides a wide range of modern comforts and conveniences, you must remember that you are “off the grid” and in the middle of a tropical rainforest. This cabin does not have air conditioning, but 9 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the cabina comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!

This home is not suitable for children aged 2 or younger and the infirm. Ask about suitability for children aged 3-6 and the elderly.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Not suitable for children under 2. Ask about suitability for children aged 3-6....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    connecting bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    in suite bath...moreless

  • Our upstairs master suite is 550 sq. ft. in size, has 360 degree views, and has it's own private bathroom. Our guest bedroom connects directly to the first floor bathroom as well as the wrap around deck. In addition to the sleeping options in the bedrooms, there are two fold out sofas that could sleep another four people....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have high pressure, high volume, massaging hot water showers...moreless

Other Amenities

  • While the enjoyment of our river retreat provides the ultimate in tranquility, beauty, and seclusion, it must be said that this experience is better geared towards those who are adventurous and enjoy being physically active. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a decent sized hill. While the home is brand new and provides a wide range of modern comforts and conveniences, you must remember that you are “off the grid” and in the middle of a tropical rainforest. This cabin does not have air conditioning, but 11 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the cabina comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    local nature and wildlife guides, history of Costa Rica, tropical topical, and novels...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    3 mountain ranges...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    You can boat directly into the ocean, it is 20 minutes away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    parking at our office in the town of Sierpe...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    we provide a cell phone for your stay...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove

Outside

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 are available for guests of the entire development....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$99
$650

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Shoulder Season
Nov 22 - Dec 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

January
Jan 9 - Jan 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Feb 1 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

April
Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$140
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

May/June
May 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$135
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$140
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please note, HomeAway does not correctly apply extra person fees to children. A $10-$15 fee per person per night over 2 applies to all guests. Also, if credit card used is from outside of the US, there will be an extra foreign transaction fee of 1.25-2.5%.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palmar Norte
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sierpe
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Buenas
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sierpe
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Town of Sierpe
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sierpe River Mouth

Car: Not Necessary

Corcovado National Park, Cano Island Bio-Reserve, Sierpe/Terraba Mangrove Preserve, Pacific Ocean, Sierpe River, Marina Ballena National Park, San Pedrillo Ranger Station, Sirena Ranger Station, kayaking, wildlife tours, whale watching, sport fishing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, hiking, horseback riding, Drake Bay, Sierpe, Palmar Sur

Other Activities: kayaking, birding, wildlife watching, whale and dolphin watching, shelling

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My father and I built this home in 2010 but have been visitors and business owners in the Sierpe River area since 2006. We live in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, but try to visit Costa Rica as often as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
Nowhere else in Costa Rica can you access the rainforest, river, and Pacific Ocean right out your front door. I place a big value on authenticity and access to outdoor adventure activities. Sierpe is the best spot for this in Costa Rica. Waking up to the sound of toucans and eating fresh picked fruit for breakfast before going out to the ocean to fish, snorkel, dive, or surf, is a regular day here!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is the real Costa Rica. This is the Costa Rica you see on National Geographic magazine!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • The views are superb in all directions...as is the fine craftsmanship!

    The views are superb in all directions...as is the fine craftsmanship!

  • Our seclusion and tranquility are complemented by absolute comfort

    Our seclusion and tranquility are complemented by absolute comfort

  • The views from the front yard include river, mountains, and the rainforest

    The views from the front yard include river, mountains, and the rainforest

  • There is no better place to watch the sunset than the wrap around veranda

    There is no better place to watch the sunset than the wrap around veranda

  • This snorkeling tour to Cano Island originated from our vacation home

    This snorkeling tour to Cano Island originated from our vacation home

  • The guest bedroom has a queen sized bed, deluxe sheets, and great views

    The guest bedroom has a queen sized bed, deluxe sheets, and great views

  • A troop of white-faced monkeys live nearby and can be seen daily from the house

    A troop of white-faced monkeys live nearby and can be seen daily from the house

  • Whale and dolphin watching tours to Cano Island can pick you up at the pier

    Whale and dolphin watching tours to Cano Island can pick you up at the pier

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  • Our bathrooms are large and spacious

    Our bathrooms are large and spacious

  • There are 5 kms of hiking trails on-site....great for wildlife and bird watching

    There are 5 kms of hiking trails on-site....great for wildlife and bird watching

  • Our views have plenty of nature...not a single man made structure in sight

    Our views have plenty of nature...not a single man made structure in sight

  • This hill-top home is completely immersed within lush jungle

    This hill-top home is completely immersed within lush jungle

  • This kitchen is spacious and fully outfitted.

    This kitchen is spacious and fully outfitted.

  • Tours to this beach at the mouth of the Sierpe River can be easily arranged

    Tours to this beach at the mouth of the Sierpe River can be easily arranged

  • The upstairs master suite has 550 sq. ft, 360 degree views, and a king sized bed

    The upstairs master suite has 550 sq. ft, 360 degree views, and a king sized bed

  • Over 25 species of fish like this snapper can be caught in the ocean or river.

    Over 25 species of fish like this snapper can be caught in the ocean or river.

  • The estate has several viewpoint platforms available for your enjoyment.

    The estate has several viewpoint platforms available for your enjoyment.

  • You are welcome to use the kayaks to explore the river and mangroves at any time

    You are welcome to use the kayaks to explore the river and mangroves at any time

  • This home is surrounded by pristine jungle. This is the ultimate in privacy!

    This home is surrounded by pristine jungle. This is the ultimate in privacy!

  • Use of our KHS front suspension mountain bikes is included in the rental fee

    Use of our KHS front suspension mountain bikes is included in the rental fee

  • Luxury in the jungle is an understatement!

    Luxury in the jungle is an understatement!

  • This home sets a new standard in

    This home sets a new standard in

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 09/22/2016

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