Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest(24 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6
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, 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 you 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 cabina'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 - all great for wildlife watching and birding. Feel free to help yourself to the fruit as well, 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 SDP property to the Mirimar mountain range to the south. Finally, if you just want to sit back and enjoy the wide open views of three coastal mountain ranges, Isla Violin, and the daily flights of macaws, toucans, and parrots over the river, two additional hill-top scenic overlook verandas are just a couple minutes walk from the cabina.
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), and wildlife watching in Corcovado National Park.
The cabina itself is relatively new and was built in the signature Sierpe del Pacifico 'refined rustic' style. 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 215 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 here, a well appointed solar system, on demand hot water, and 3G cell phone coverage will keep you comfortable and connected. Ask about internet options. The beds are all custom made from exotic hardwoods, have orthopedic mattresses, and use high thread count sheets.
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 physical activities. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a decent sized hill. While the cabina 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 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 and under or the infirm. Ask about suitability for children ages 3-6 or those with limited physical abilities.
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Member since: 2010
- 905 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Both bedrooms are spacious, well lit, and have large window expanses with views of the surrounding rainforest. The mattresses and sheets are of a very high quality and were downright expensive! The beds are both custom made out of exotic hardwoods. Both bedrooms have a high powered yet quiet fan located directly overhead so as to keep you comfortable when sleeping. Both bedrooms also connect directly to their own 3/4 bathroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Books For Kids
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
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- Local Maps
- Mobile Phone
- Parking Off Street:
- Dishes & Utensils
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Feb 1 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Taxes Not included
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Costa Rica, Puntarenas, Drake Bay, Sierpe, Sierpe River
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing, boating
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: My father and I built this home in 2008. Hailing from northern Wisconsin, we've always loved the outdoors and experiences that are adventurous and authentic. This home on the Sierpe River gives this to us in droves. We love days filled with river, rainforest, and ocean adventure, and evenings spent on the deck sipping mojitos and watching the birds fly by.
Why the Owner Chose Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
It is the idyllic combination of river, rain forest, and ocean. We can access the beauty and adventure of all three environments from this one property.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is the real Costa Rica. You will be hard pressed to find a more authentic and adventure rich experience!
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The cabina at night
The covered, elevated deck
The Pacific Ocean and secluded beach
Four kayaks are available for your use
Whales are frequently sited in the ocean
Your morning coffee with a view
5 kilometers of ecologically rich hiking
Great mountain biking trails are available
Horseback riding is available directly from the house - a guest favorite!
Guests arriving at the cabina!
The cabina is nicely set in the jungle of the Osa Peninsula
Firey billed aracari. Photo taken from cabina deck!
The pure Costa Rican rain forest
Cabin interior in exotic hardwoods
One of three viewpoint platforms available
Red snapper are one of 50 species
This snorkeling trip to Cano Island
The cabin bedroom with a queen sized bed costom made from exotic hardwood
White-faced monkeys are seen daily
You can bike, hike, or horseback ride
Snorkeling at San Josecito beach is a very memorable experience on an ocean tour
Sunrises and good Costa Rican coffee are guest favorites!
Squirrel Monkey spotted on the hiking trails
There is superb fly-fishing in the river!
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