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Wildlife & Adventurer's Paradise...Access to Ocean, River, and Rainforest

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A stay at Sierpe del Pacifico is Costa Rica at its finest...remote and comfortable accommodations...nature in its purest form all around you...adventure rich...much more affordable for families than the Drake Bay Eco-Lodges

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 905 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    high thread count sheets/orthopedic mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    full mattress, high thread count sheets/orthopedic mattress...moreless

  • 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

  • : toilet, shower

    high pressure w/hot water...moreless

  • : toilet, shower

    high pressure w/hot water...moreless

  • Both bathrooms are spacious and well adorned. The showers can deliver high volume/ high pressure flow....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    You can see the miramar hills and isla violin range from the house. Talamanca and Costanera Fila ranges are visible from nearby viewpoint platforms...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Sierpe River flows directly into ocean and is navigable by boat....moreless

  • Water View:

    Water views are available from nearby viewpoint platforms...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Home is part of development that borders water. 2 piers, a viewpoint platform and waterfront trails and gardens are yours to enjoy....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Property borders water, but it is a 5-10 minute walk to water...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
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    sofa, chairs, custom made furniture, nice fans and lighting...very aesthetically pleasing...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    parking is at ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    gated, secured parking at office where we meet you...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    cell phone provided for duration of stay. Costa Rica calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    artisinal drip pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt, sugar, pepper, cooking oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 kayaks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season
Nov 23 - Dec 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000

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

Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$165
$1,100

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

January Season
Jan 9 - Jan 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$135
$900

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

High Season
Feb 1 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$125
$800

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

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125
$800

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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Location

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

Costa Rica, Puntarenas, Drake Bay, Sierpe, Sierpe River

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing, boating

 

Owner info

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • The cabina at night

    The cabina at night

  • The covered, elevated deck

    The covered, elevated deck

  • The Pacific Ocean and secluded beach

    The Pacific Ocean and secluded beach

  • Four kayaks are available for your use

    Four kayaks are available for your use

  • Whales are frequently sited in the ocean

    Whales are frequently sited in the ocean

  • Your morning coffee with a view

    Your morning coffee with a view

  • 5 kilometers of ecologically rich hiking

    5 kilometers of ecologically rich hiking

  • Great mountain biking trails are available

    Great mountain biking trails are available

  • Horseback riding is available directly from the house - a guest favorite!

    Horseback riding is available directly from the house - a guest favorite!

  • Guests arriving at the cabina!

    Guests arriving at the cabina!

  • The cabina is nicely set in the jungle of the Osa Peninsula

    The cabina is nicely set in the jungle of the Osa Peninsula

  • Firey billed aracari. Photo taken from cabina deck!

    Firey billed aracari. Photo taken from cabina deck!

  • The pure Costa Rican rain forest

    The pure Costa Rican rain forest

  • Cabin interior in exotic hardwoods

    Cabin interior in exotic hardwoods

  • One of three viewpoint platforms available

    One of three viewpoint platforms available

  • Red snapper are one of 50 species

    Red snapper are one of 50 species

  • This snorkeling trip to Cano Island

    This snorkeling trip to Cano Island

  • The cabin bedroom with a queen sized bed costom made from exotic hardwood

    The cabin bedroom with a queen sized bed costom made from exotic hardwood

  • White-faced monkeys are seen daily

    White-faced monkeys are seen daily

  • You can bike, hike, or horseback ride

    You can bike, hike, or horseback ride

  • Snorkeling at San Josecito beach is a very memorable experience on an ocean tour

    Snorkeling at San Josecito beach is a very memorable experience on an ocean tour

  • Sunrises and good Costa Rican coffee are guest favorites!

    Sunrises and good Costa Rican coffee are guest favorites!

  • Squirrel Monkey spotted on the hiking trails

    Squirrel Monkey spotted on the hiking trails

  • There is superb fly-fishing in the river!

    There is superb fly-fishing in the river!

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