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Luxury Beachside Retreat in Cabo Matapalo

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Last updated: 02/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Guest Houses, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11), Gourmet Meals Included


Casa Grande
Come live the Costa Rica experience at “El Tumbo de las Olas” (the sound of the waves), a luxury private retreat set on three acres in the heart of the Osa Peninsula. El Tumbo’s Casa Grande, the heart of the property, is a two story lodge thoughtfully designed for communing with friends, family, and the natural world.

The first floor features a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room, and a casual dining area in an open floor plan that allows guests to feel at one with the surrounding jungle. With two bedrooms, two master suites, a large open loft space, and three baths, the second floor of El Tumbo offers plenty of sleeping space with ample privacy for each guest. Each bedroom is equipped with mosquito netting and a heavy duty fan to keep the tropical air flowing.

Our favorite feature of Casa Grande without a doubt is the open air deck that wraps around the entire second floor. A perfect place to recline in a hammock and enjoy the stunning jungle-lined ocean views, expansive gardens, colorful wildlife, and mystic jungle from above.

The Bungalow, located slightly higher on the property offers unobstructed views into the beautiful jungle gardens. Enjoy the unique, umbrella fabric rooms that blend right in with the surroundings.

Creekside Cabina
A two room escape nestled next to the creek, perfect for those looking for a peaceful space to truly enjoy the natural surroundings. Our Cabina sleeps four and features a kitchenette, outdoor shower, and open-air deck perfect for afternoon siestas.

Property Features
While the interior of the home provides no shortage of luxury, it is the grounds and surrounding natural environment that make the El Tumbo experience truly unforgettable. El Tumbo features extensive outdoor lounge space that allows guests to commune with each other and the surrounding jungle simultaneously.

Hammocks scattered across the property, a bbq area, the pool deck, and lush gardens provide a variety of outside spaces perfect for “vacation mode”. Whether it’s sunrises on the beach or afternoon strolls through the jungle corridors, you are sure to experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer. For those who need to keep ties to the outside world, Casa Grande offers a high speed Wifi connection.


Concierge Services
El Tumbo de las Olas is not only a dream physical space, it is also an all-inclusive private resort experience. Felipe and Angelica, El Tumbo’s caretakers, utilize their expertise and educations in the hotel management, tourism, and culinary fields to make guests’ stays both flawless and carefree. From the first fresh-brewed cup of coffee in the morning, to the last spoonful of dessert in the evening, no detail is overlooked.

Along with creating an atmosphere of relaxation, Felipe and Angelica will help arrange local flights, taxis, car rentals and tours. They perform all grocery shopping and are happy to meet any specific needs that may arise. Housekeeping is provided daily and laundry service can be arranged for an additional fee.

It’s often said that food is the heart of every culture, and here at Tumbo we take great pride in the rich aromas of Costa Rican culture. Our property caretakers and your personal chefs, Felipe and Angelica, prepare each meal from scratch. Felipe brings his culinary education to the kitchen and pairs it with Angelica’s rich home cooking legacy instilled by her mother and grandmothers before her. Each meal is prepared with sensitivity to personal tastes and dietary needs, making sure to add heaping portions of local flair. Traditional dishes with a culinary twist, served with the sounds of the jungle in the background, make dining at Tumbo truly a five-star experience.
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Member since: 2011

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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/03/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Included In Price
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Private bathrrom...moreless

  • Masterbedrom: 1 queen

    Private bathroom...moreless

  • Rancho Room: 2 king, 4 twin/ single

    2 kings or 4 singles sharing a bathroom...moreless

  • Creek Cabina: 2 king, 4 twin/ single

    2 kings or 4 singles sharing a bathroom...moreless

  • Bungalow: 2 king, 4 twin/ single

    2 bedrooms in one structure with shared bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful manicured gardens, yoga deck. Lots of fun family games and activities such as: badminton, cornhole, horseshoes, ping pong table, croquet, kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards, poker chips....moreless


  • Books
  • Games:

    Ping pong table, cornhole, horseshoes...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    50 meters walking distance to Pan Dulce Beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    House phone available for emergencies...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry available upon request for an additional fee...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Rates include 14 hours of boat use...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks available...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Surfboards and boogies available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

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  • Taxes Not included


50% deposit to hold the dates. Remaining 50% due 30 prior to arrival.

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Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/03/2017
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Our own private boat for inshore or outshore fishing, surfing trips (Pavones) or dolphin/whale watching (in season only).

3 world class surfing point breaks all in walking distance from the house. Surfing photography also available.

On site yoga and massages in our own new yoga deck.

Beautiful jungle hikes great for birdwatching and animal sightseeing.

Guided tours to Corcovado National Park.

Many more tours and activities available in the area, such as: waterfall rappelling and tree climbing, ziplining, sufing lessons, etc.


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Calendar last updated: 02/03/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, February 13, 2017

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