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Beautiful, Private, and Refined Home...Adventurer's Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

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 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 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 garden - 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 coverage will keep you comfortable and connected. 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 and enjoy physical activities. The walk to the lodge from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a decent sized hill. While the cabina 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 home does not have air conditioning, but 9 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the the lodge comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!

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

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Cassidy Scheer
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Cassidy Scheer

I have owned this house together with my father since it's construction in early 2010. We spend a month or two here each year and enjoy full days of fishing, mountain biking, and beaches followed up by evenings of mojitos and monkey watching on the deck. Whether you are an adventurer, angler, naturalist, or relaxationist, you will appreciate the natural beauty, solitude, and dynamic activity opportunity this property and home provide. Pura Vida - Cassidy

Cassidy Scheer purchased this house in 2010

Why Cassidy Scheer chose Sierpe

The Osa Peninsula - and Sierpe River valley in particular - provide the most dynamic combination of privacy, natural beauty, and adventure activity on the Pacific Coast. The abilty to engage in diverse activities throughout the day and enjoy quiet, tranquil nights is one of a kind in the Osa. Nowhere else can in Costa Rica can you enjoy the best of rainforest, river, and oceanic environments from the same property.

What makes this house unique

Any adventure activity that Costa Rica is famous for involving the rainforest, river, or ocean can be enjoyed directly from this property. The high level of finishing and comfort provided by this home is unparalleled by any other rental property in the area.


Sierpe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • rules covered in rental agreement
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) King bed with exotic hardwood headboard and 500 thread count sheets, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed with exotic hardwood headboard and 500 thread count sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Comfortable fold out futons
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
coffee maker, 4 ring stove, freezer, spices, stove top burners, oven, books, games adults, games kids, radio, dock boatslip, kayak, walkway to water, bike, garden, unscreened porch/lanai , binoculars, fish cleaning table, boat+paddles, thermos bottle, activities guide, ceiling fans, safe, filtered water, local activities guide, local maps, toilet paper, bottled water, soaps basic and towels provided.


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Beautiful, Private, and Refined Home...Adventurer's Paradise!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Comfortable house with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at this house with our 3 teenagers and really enjoyed our stay. The house looks exactly like the pictures and the whole process of getting there went very smoothly. We made our way over to the office in Sierpe, left our car there and Guillermo loaded the boat up with our luggage and groceries for 3 days. It is a pleasant boat ride to the house and upon arrival we were met by someone with an ATV who took our stuff up the house. The setting is very peaceful, you look out over the jungle and distant river. The balcony is great for birdwatching, we saw scarlet macaws, toucans, green parakeets and all sorts of other colorful birds. Sleeping in the upstairs bedroom felt like being in a treehouse, the sounds of the jungle at night are amazing.

The house is luxury considering its location but do be prepared to be off the grid. Electricity is by solar panels so use it sparingly, there is no wifi (yes!!) but you can get internet connection via data if necessary. Also note that taking tours from the house is pricey (as in everywhere in Costa Rica). We had a boat collect us from the dock to go on a snorkelling trip to Cano island, we were quoted USD100 per person. We managed to get it down to $80 each but that was still $400 for a day's outing. Horseriding with Rosita was much more reasonable at $20 each and really interesting, especially if you speak Spanish. She will meet you at the house and take you down dirt roads through the countryside to her house, it was a very authentic experience. We also took the kayaks out on the river one afternoon which was so cool, paddling down the narrow canals with monkeys jumping overhead, no one else around, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience - highlight of our trip!!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of four spent 6 nights in this beautiful house on the hill, overlooking the Sierpe river.

The house is well appointed with all we needed for an off the grid experience, Guillermo and Giovani, the onsite management made our welcome and trip a first rate experience.

Woken by monkeys and toucan's each day, horseback riding, kayaks on the river, bird watching unbelievable sunsets, beautiful days and making dinner together in the evenings, made this part of our Costa Rica trip an experience with memories we will enjoy for many years to come.

This house and location is for families looking for a little adventure and reconnecting with each other. No screen distractions, just wildlife, hiking and beautiful vistas from your deck..... slow down and enjoy each and every moment.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 4 kids 4 days and I can tell you it was the best part of our 2 weeks trip through Costa Rica. The location and the house itself are beautiful. We will recommend this house to anybody.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helena, MT

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was a serene, beautiful home for our four nights in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The information Cassidy provides is invaluable for an enjoyable stay. He will answer all your questions and prepare you for an off the gird experience if you listen to his tips and prepare accordingly. The house has unbelievable views in every direction. The screening on all sides allows breezes to come through. We were at the house in June. It was the rainy season but the rain was no problem. It was every day, but with rain suits and realizing you are in a rain forest, it was simply part of the ambiance. While sitting on the wonderful deck with very comfortable rockers you heard boats coming and going on the Sierpe all day. Sitting there just listening and enjoying the beauty was so serene and peaceful. After two days with tours we spent one day relaxing at the house. It was a great way to end our stay. We left feeling rested and refreshed instead of tired and rushed.

Everyone we dealt with on this excursion was wonderful. You definitely want to use Rayna to book your tours and activities. She is very quick to respond to questions and requests. The tours to Cano Island and Corcovado were super. She has found wonderful, top notch people to provide an unforgettable experience for you. Steven and crew for Cano Island and Caesar for Corcovado were very knowledgeable and caring.

The house is very clean with comfortable beds. The views from both bedrooms is amazing. We saw butterflies, Toucans, green parrots, Macaws, Howler and white faced monkeys, with a crocodile near the dock. The walk from the dock to the house is a bit of a climb, but very doable.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote getaway in Costa Rica

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from six nights here and really enjoyed it. There were four of us - three adults (my husband and I and our 23-year-old niece) and our 11-year-old son. When we first started thinking about Costa Rica, it was all a little overwhelming. I told my son that if he wanted to read through the guide book, he could choose our location. He chose Osa Peninsula because of the wildlife and because it's less travelled than the rest of the country. With that narrowed down, Cassidy's place was one of the few rental homes that seemed appealing.

Overall, we had a great experience. Keep in mind, though, while not exactly roughing it, it's a far cry from the all-inclusive eco-resorts found in Drake Bay and around Costa Rica. If you're fully aware of that going in, you'll really enjoy it. It's a beautiful house with a great back deck overlooking the forest and river - perfect for those afternoons when you can't do anything else because it's just too hot! There's plenty of wildlife to see. On our first afternoon, a family of howler monkeys passed by the back deck at about the same time as a pair of scarlet macaws. It was a lot to take in! And yes, the howler monkeys will wake you up every morning, but it's the best time to be up anyway.

Pay attention to the information that Cassidy sends. It's very helpful. And definitely use Rayna Levin to set up your tours. She was extremely helpful - even got us another boat when our Caño Island tour group left us on the dock! And be sure to ask for Cesar. He was our guide for Corcovado and the night tour. He has a passion for what he does and went out of his way to make sure my son got to see most of the animals that he had on his list. Oh, and he also walked us back to the house after the night tour when he realized that we'd forgotten a flashlight. I'm not sure we would have made it without him.

This place is great for families. There's a lot of time for sitting around playing cards or bananagrams.

Make sure you bring all of the food that you need.

Some might consider the solar power a drawback, but we kind of had fun with it. We lost power overnight on our first night and still really can't figure out why, except that the refrigerator was set cooler than it should have been. (It was that way when we arrived.) After that, we were constantly checking the monitor to see how fully charged the house was. It was kind of a game in itself.

It's a steep walk to the house, but it's manageable. Be prepared to sweat!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairbanks, Alaska

The Highlight of Our Costa Rica Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the best time at Adventurer's Paradise. It was the highlight (among many highlights) of our first trip to Costa Rica and exceeded our expectations. Before we even arrived Cassidy provided so much useful information on packing and a great description of tours he could help arrange. We appreciated the food list ideas to get at the store (loved the ahumada tuna)! We are so glad we started our trip at Adventurer's Paradise as it was a great way to learn about Costa Rica. Our tours and guides that Cassidy and Guillermo arranged were awesome. We are so glad we did the Corcovado/Sirena station tour as we saw so much. The Mangrove night tour and the Cano Island trips were fantastic. Fabulous boat rides all around! We were thankful we had Sunday to explore the area around Sierpe del Pacifico including the trails and garden! Capuchin monkeys, morpho butterflies, toucans (and many other butterflies and birds) were seen from the house or trails daily. No need for an alarm clock as the howler monkeys let you know it is time to get up and enjoy the adventure! This is a special place and we hope to return some day. Guillermo was an amazing and generous host.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Palmar Sur
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sierpe River Mouth

birding, whale and dolphin watching, botanical garden, marina, beachcombing, bird watching, walking, eco tourism, scenic drives, freshwater fishing, deepsea fishing, sound/bay fishing, pier fishing, fly fishing, surf fishing and groceries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Please not that VRBO does not correctly quote the extra fee per person per night for children when. A $10-$15 extra per person per night fee applies to all guests. Also, credit cards from outside the US will be privy to an added foreign exchange fee of 1.25-2.5% in order to cover added transaction fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.