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Awesome Oceanfront - Romantic! Nature-Lover's Paradise!!

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Pelican House is situated on the Osa Peninsula, an area of Costa Rica that has remained remarkably untouched – a nature-lover’s paradise. We are right on the water, very private and romantic. Most days, when you walk the beach, you'll feel that you’ve been dropped on a deserted island. Pelican House offers uninterrupted ocean views from every room, the gentle lull of the surf day and night, and a calm, warm ocean just 200 meters away. The house is open and airy, with floor to ceiling louvered doors, and a soaring cathedral ceiling. Wild parrots, scarlet macaws and howler monkeys are the first sounds of the morning. You’ll awaken to spectacular sunrises over the Gulfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf)... and then you'll have to choose from the endless beauty and fun that the Osa has to offer. Of course, you can always opt to stay home and nap in the hammock between dips in the ocean...

Low-impact...Living Off The Grid: We believe in living lightly and are off the grid, completely solar-powered – even the fridge. There are six ceiling fans and screens on all the louvered doors. Our kitchen is open, airy and fully equipped. Each of the two spacious bedrooms has an ocean view.

It’s a perfect setting for a honeymoon – romantic and private. It’s also perfect for a small family or two couples. The bedrooms and two private baths are separated by a large, open great room. On the best beach in the Osa - Pelican House is great for kids (and great without them!)...

It's perfect for adventurers - or hammock potatoes: A beautiful, pristine beach is steps away. World-famous Corcovado Park is only a short drive, as are a few of the world’s most celebrated ecolodges. Hire a guide and tour the park, take a zip line through the canopy, sign up for a dolphin tour, take surf lesson, or hire a private boat to carry you to the wildlife rescue center across the Gulf. Here you can meet many of the Osa’s unique animals: howler monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws… Or just veg at the house and swim between naps in the hammock. The beach is sandy, and the water is warm and gentle. The bird watching from our deck is great: scarlet macaws and flocks of parrots regularly grace the sky, while kites and local hawks hunt for prey in the nearby pastures. Because we are completely solar-powered, you can feel good (or at least better) about your carbon footprint!

Utterly Private - but convenient: Although remarkably private, we are only 10 minutes from the small town of Puerto Jimenez where you’ll find a vibrant community, choice of grocery stores, a handful of good restaurants and even internet cafes. We love walking 30 minutes down the deserted beach to The Pearl of the Osa restaurant to enjoy a first-class meal! You can rent a car in town, rent bicycles or simply take taxis when needed.

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Keywords: paradise, osa, nature, romantic, ocean front, costa rica, honeymoon, vacation, holiday, ideal holiday, Puerto Jimenez, villa, private, green, solar, environmentally friendly
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: french, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Because we care about the local wildlife, we don't encourage pets. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms with queen beds & excellent mattresses, overhead fans, reading lights, and ocean views., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We also have a comfortable sofa for sleeping and an inflatable queen sized mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • PELICAN HOUSE includes: • Floor to ceiling louvered doors with a stunning ocean view (and screens) • Large, open, fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove/oven, hardwood shelves, counters and island • Spacious, open living area w/ lovely, comfortable furniture • Ceiling fans in every room • Beautiful hard wood cathedral ceilings • Solar electricity w/ 110-volt outlets for charging electronics (no adaptors needed) • Linens and towels provided • On site caretaker (American property manager lives one mile away) • Safe for valuables • Hammocks • Large deck and landscaped yard • Ocean view from every room • For a fee: grocery shopping, housekeeping, & laundry...moreless


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Our kitchen is a pleasure to cook in. You should find all the utensils you need!...moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio


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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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Pelican House is located in a gloriously unspoiled area of Costa Rica: the Osa Peninsula. The property is only ten minutes from the small town of Puerto Jimenez; it is utterly private but more convenient than properties farther from town. It is a 50 minute flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez -- or a 6 1/2 hour drive. You can rent a car in Puerto Jimenez -- or hire taxis. You can also rent bicycles. There is LOTS to explore in the Osa (rain forest trails, zip lines, bird or monkey watching, deep sea fishing, surfing, horseback riding) but once you see Pelican House you might not want to leave... !...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I am a wildlife filmmaker and Jim is an artist (he designed Pelican House). When we vacationed on the Osa 8 years ago, it was love at first sight! We live on Cape Cod when we're not in Costa Rica. We care deeply about the natural world and doing all we can to protect it.

Why the Owner Chose Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
The Osa is still untouched. It is a nature-lover's paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to unplug and settle into our natural surroundings. We love to cook our meals at home and swim at least once a day. Watching wildlife is always a favorite pastime. It's a great place to read and write. Quiet and inspiring.

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Speaks: french, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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  • Pelican House at dusk

    Pelican House at dusk

  • Sun through the louvers

    Sun through the louvers

  • Open and airy. From bedroom to great room.

    Open and airy. From bedroom to great room.

  • Sun through the louvers

    Sun through the louvers

  • Our favorite shower!

    Our favorite shower!

  • The only neighbors you'll see (Squirrel Monkeys)

    The only neighbors you'll see (Squirrel Monkeys)

  • Nearby lagoon

    Nearby lagoon

  • The beach in front of our house - almost always deserted. You can walk for miles

    The beach in front of our house - almost always deserted. You can walk for miles

  • Kitchen Island

    Kitchen Island

  • Sitting area of great room

    Sitting area of great room

  • One of two bedrooms. Each is spacious with a comfy queen bed & ocean view.

    One of two bedrooms. Each is spacious with a comfy queen bed & ocean view.

  • Our kitchen is a joy to cook in!

    Our kitchen is a joy to cook in!

  • Full bath, private and bright

    Full bath, private and bright

  • Scarlet macaws from the deck!

    Scarlet macaws from the deck!

  • Allison and Jim :-)

    Allison and Jim :-)

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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