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Casa Arenosa~ Beachfront Private Home W/Pool in Matapalo!

(9 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Experience eco-jungle living in style at Casa Arenosa. This private, ocean-front home was created with all the love of Matapalo. It is located on the secluded beach of Backwash (best swimming beach in the area) Bay on an acre and a half of lushly landscaped gardens.

The Osa Peninsula is paradise for nature lovers who thrive on adventure. It is as pristine and off the beaten-road as it gets! There are no big hotels, or discos on the beach. It’s raw, beautiful and brimming with life. National Geographic calls it the most bio-diverse place on the planet!

Wake up to the sounds of the howler monkeys, take a swim in the ocean, then stroll along a secluded beach and watch Scarlet McCaws soar overhead. Afterwards, take a dip in the refreshing plunge pool and relax in a hammock while watching four different kinds of endangered monkeys play in the bamboo gardens off the deck. At night, sleep in a comfy bed under a mosquito net canopy while being lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sound of the waves.

This is the life...Pura Vida.

Casa Arenosa is a fully functioning home off the grid. It is entirely powered by solar energy and has a rainwater catchment system as well as fresh spring water. Here, you can experience off the grid living in jungle luxury. Casa Arenosa is a two-story, open-air home, with a plunge pool and plenty of decks and areas to relax and lounge. It has with three bedrooms, two bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, a separate kitchen palapa and a dining room palapa all connected with an open thatch-roof breezeway.

Our wonderful caretakers, Mike and Cecily (who is a yoga instructor and massage therapist), are English speaking and live on site.

Keywords: Eco-luxury, large, private, ocean front home with a plunge pool on a secluded beach (Backwash Bay) in a tropical paradise!


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) We have a large Eastern King bed upstairs in the large master., Double Beds (2) We have a double bed in each of the downstairs bedrooms. , Twin or Single Beds (2) When a family stays upstairs and have small children, we have small portable twin beds they can sleep in., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Plunge pool, English speaking caretaker on site, yoga instructor and massage therapist on site. Childcare and private chef services available to hire....moreless


  • Books


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    There is a natural tropical tree barrier between the house and the beach. It serves as a natural privacy screen. However, you can peek through the leaves to see the ocean from the balcony....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    It's ironic. We are off the grid, but most cell phones have reception....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    We recommend un-plugging from your busy life to relax - but weather permitting, we have wi-fi internet access too....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    You may hire a private chef....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is fully functioning and also has a FREEZER - a rare jungle luxury!...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 7, 2018
7 night min stay

Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2019
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Extraordinary bird watching as well as an abundance of other wildlife....Monkeys, Scarlet McCaws, Toucans, etc. Adventure tours in area - waterfall repelling, tree climbing, guided hikes, wildlife sanctuary, swimming with dolphins, surf lessons, kayaking, fishing, yoga and meditation, massage and facials available.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

Why the Owner Chose Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
My husband and I traveled the world looking for a place to grow roots. When we came to Matapalo, we found our paradise. It is the most beautiful and alive place we have ever been. The wildlife, jungle, beaches and ocean are pristine. Matapalo makes you feel alive! It's a place to connect with nature, each other and yourself. You can also choose to either relax and lounge, or have a fun filled action packed adventure. In the area, there is abundant bird watching, exotic animals, beautiful jungle, river walking, waterfall repelling, tree climbing zip lines, swimming with dolphins, yoga, massage, facials, and the close by Corcovado National Park. Also, the community of people who live in Matapalo are equally amazing. They are genuine, engaging and uplifting. We feel blessed to be a part of life there, and are happy to share our paradise with those who can also fully appreciate it!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our piece of paradise is especially unique because it lies where the rain forest meets the ocean. You can walk out one side of the house and take a dip in the ocean or stroll along the beach - or walk out the other side into the jungle!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • house view from beach side.

    house view from beach side.

  • Entry view

    Entry view

  • downstairs bedroom

    downstairs bedroom

  • beach below house

    beach below house

  • A daily scene.  Pura vida.

    A daily scene. Pura vida.

  • Scarlet McCaws roosting in the almond tress in front the house

    Scarlet McCaws roosting in the almond tress in front the house

  • Backwash beach below the house

    Backwash beach below the house

  • pool and deck view

    pool and deck view

  • Kitchen


  • Formal dining

    Formal dining

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bedroom bathroom

    Master bedroom bathroom

  • House view (beach side)

    House view (beach side)

VRBO #395551

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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