Adorable Concrete Beachhouse, Steps Away from Private Surf-Spot(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Sleeps 3 Cabo Matapalo Area
Casa „Oceanside“ was designed with love and function in mind. Cool and open during the hot summer months, but dry and cozy once the rain hits. The two storied concrete bungalow, perfectly tucked away in a lush tropical two acre garden teeming with wildlife can be, whatever you want it to be: A „surfer´s private refuge“, a „birdwatcher´s colourful paradise“, a „quiet girlie getaway“, a „honeymooner´s romantic hideout“ or a „wildlife enthusiat´s research base“. The house sleeps two persons comfortable (kingsize bed), or three at the most (additional sofa). Steps away from Playa Sombrero in the Matapalo Area, Casa „Oceanside“ offers everything you need for a lifetime experience along the jungles of the the pristine Osa Peninsula.
Being so far off the grid, we work with solar power around here. Our panels provide enough energy to power the lights, a refrigerator to keep your drinks cool and your veggies fresh, your laptop and also the B&W stereo system (iPod or iPhone docking station or cable into aux outlet). Our fresh water source is a deep well. The water gets pumped via a 12v solar pump into the tank ontop of a tower and flows back by gravity into the house. Our water has been tested by a laboratory in New York and is 100% drinkable and good for cooking. The fully equipped kitchen comes with all amenities, pots, pans, cuttlery and towels, a 4 range gas-stove, a big „Sundancer“ fridge and a breakfast countertop for 2-4 persons. The storage room that houses the solar batteries and the inverter (converting 12 volt solar power to 110v) also has a security safe for all your valuables such as credit cards, passports, cash money or cameras/phones.
A spacious living area with two sofas borders the office space with a big office table, bookshelf with plenty of reading material in German, Spanish and English and a reading sofa/day bed combo, that can easily serve as a third bed. The bathroom provides towels, hot water shower, hot water sink and toilet and was just redone with a very stylish slate floor. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a huge kingsize bed and a super comfy matress. A tight mashed mosquito net will help to keep insects out during the wet months. From December until May, you could easily sleep without the net. The Master bedroom is surrounded by terraces. The roofs of the bathroom and the office also serve as hangout platforms.
A big sundeck with two hammocks and wooden chairs plus table are perfect for that sundown cocktail while you watch howler monkeys up close, crazy squirrel monkeys swiftly leaping great distances from branch to branch, pairs of Scarlett Macaws flying overhead and hummingbirds buzzing close to your head. If you are lucky you will see an anteater strolling through the garden or a coati (pizote) checking for something to eat in the tropical bush. From the office roof, you can climb onto the roof of the bedroom via a comfortable ladder and gaze at the starts at night. During the summer months it is highly recommendable to throw some pillows up onto the roof and lie there for hours with a cool drink in hand, watching shooting stars, or checking the always visible Orion constellation, the beautiful Pleiades or the southern Zodiac signs. Nothing short of miraculous.
„National Geographic“ described the Osa Peninsula as „one of the world´s biologically most intense places on earth.“ Once here, you will quickly find out why. A hobby-birdwatcher from Minnesota recently counted 137 different species of birds on our property alone. Add the Riverotters, playing in our clear water river, that runs through the property, the occasional Sloth, Armadillos, Caimans, Turtles, Toucans, Aracaris, Monkeys, Anteaters, Iguanas or the Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphins and Whales and you get an idea.
As for activities, they are almost too numerous to mention: Perfect Longboard- and easy learning waves for surfing, roll in right infront of the house. Grab a board, walk 80 yards to the beach at hightide and enjoy the waves with only you and a few other friendly surfers in the line-up. We also offer surf-lessons and rental boards. For the more experienced surfer, (almost) world class waves can be found in the close vicinity. Also: sea kayaking, SUP paddling, swimming, snorkeling, boogieboarding, sportfishing and boat trips are all possible. We can assist you with your trip into the Corcovado National Park too. Tidepools are waiting a 10 minute walk down the beach. Treeclimbing, jungle hikes, waterfall repelling, horseback riding, bird watching, yoga classes, massages, or just long walks along the wild and empty beaches without ever meeting another soul will make your stay a remarkable memory. Bring sandals, the sand gets very hot.
During your stay, there will be property management nearby. If you have questions, just ask. Rental Car assistance, medical attention, shopping in Puerto Jimenez, trip booking etc... We will be more than happy to help.
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Member since: 2013
- 90 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Hot water shower, Hot water sink, water toilet, towels
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Living Room
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleanning Fee $23.28
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Casa Oceanside is situated on Playa Sombrero on a 2 acre piece of land, a tropical garden that has been cultivated for 20 years, but also has wild spots for the birds to nest in and high trees for the monkeys to cross. A clean river is running through it which is inhabited by otters, caimans, turtles and you see kingfishers and many types of herons daily. It is a beachfront property with lawn and coconut palms near the water. The surfable waves break right in front. You look out onto the spectacular Golfo Dulce with Panama visible in the background and Cabo Matapalo to the south. The ocean´s temperature is about 26 °C (78,8°F) all year. You can walk on the beach all the way to Puerto Jimenez in one direction if you like or to Backwash Bay and Matapalo in the other direction. The only beach bar and restaurant 'Buena Esperanza' is a 20 - 30 minute walk on the beach or a 5 minute drive by car. Corcovado National Park and Carate Beach is a 1 - 1,5 hour drive by car. 4x4 is recommended in the rainy season (May/April - Nov/Dec). Boat Trips (sport fishing or surfing in Pavones) as well as trips into the Corcovado National Park can be arranged in Puerto Jimenez. The little fishing village of Puerto Jimenez offers Supermarkets, Dentist, Hospital, Cafés, Restaurants, Internet Cafés, Travel Agents, Rental Car Services, Gas Station and a little bit of local nightlife on the weekends. From there you can also take the ferry to Golfito, fly in or out to San José.
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: Michelle is from Canada, grew up in Chile and has been living in Costa Rica since 1994. She is a journalist, worked as a TV host and loves to surf. Eddy is a passionate surfer from Germany, works as an author and journalist and came to Costa Rica in 1993.
Why the Owner Chose Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
We arrived with a group of friends on Playa Sombrero in the fall of 1993. We fell instantly in love with the pristine jungle, the empty waves and the abundant wildlife. The Golfo Dulce, the blue sky and the purple clouds were almost too much. We never left.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beauty, Privacy, Wildlife, Perfect Surf, endless lonely Beaches
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Casa Oceanside at dusk
Casa Oceanside - main entrance
Casa Oceanside - Living Room by night with office in the back and kitchen
Casa Oceanside - Bathroom
Casa Oceanside - Bathroom Detail
Casa Oceanside - Masterbedroom
One of our beautiful beaches nearby
Michelle enjoying a surf at Playa Sombrero
Sunrise Kayak Cruise - perfect way to catch a Snapper for dinner
Breaching Grey Whale outside of Matapalo
Squirrel Monkey around the house
Scarlett Macaws in flight
Casa Oceanside - View from the garden
Casa Oceanside - Living room by day
Casa Oceanside - Living Room and office space
Casa Oceanside - Bathroom
Casa Oceanside - Masterbedroom
Playa Sombrero - sunrise over Panama
Perfect Set Wave in Matapalo
Eddy windsurfing the Golfo Dulce
Michelle feeding an orphaned baby Aguti
Snorkeling with Pilot Whales in the Golfo Dulce
Howler Monkey mom with newborn right above the roof of Casa Oceanside
A Pizote comes to the kitchen of Casa Oceanside
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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