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Cozy studio tucked away in the lush mountainside with amazing ocean views

Pavones, Costa Rica
  • Cabin322 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

This cozy studio features one bedroom and stunning views of the golfo dulce

This small mountain loft is an ideal space for a couple looking to get away or a group of three travelers. The views of the Golfo Dulce are truly stunning and a unique vantage point for any water man to quickly decipher the conditions of the ocean.

The Bird Perch is about a 200 yard walk from the beach just below the house, the main pavones surf break is .8 miles from the house and Punta Banco, which is a one of our most picturesque beaches, is 1.5 miles from the Bird Perch.

The unique architectural design gives you the sensation of a modern day studio immersed in a remote jungle paradise. The Bird Perch has all the amenities you might deem necessary, including, wifi, air-con and a kitchenette suitable for any chef.


Gustavo Kalen

Member Since 2013
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english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Air Con in Bedroom and bathroom


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower
      • Bathroom located inside bedroom

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          We have complete views of the Golfo Dulce that can be seen from the living room, kitchen and deck.
        • Beachfront
          We are located about a 10 minute walk from the beach.
        • Ocean View
          We have complete views of the Golfo Dulce that can be seen from the living room, kitchen and deck.
        • Village
          The center of Pavones is about 1km away from the villa.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Only in Master Room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Small kitchenette with all of the basics
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Small table used, no large dining table available
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 3 people


                                • Balcony
                                • Boat
                                  Boat available for rental, including surf trips and fishing trips. Full day and half day packages.
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  Available for rent
                                • Lawn / Garden


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Onsite Services

                                        • Massage
                                        • Private Chef


                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shelling
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          7 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Best place for a vacation/honeymoon hands down!

                                                          Cameron M.

                                                          we had the absolute best time staying at this location. Breathtaking view, comfortable accommodations, and incredible experiences. Every need from towels, to linnens, WiFi, to having clothes washed by the maid who comes twice per week (for free), to having the maintenance personnel (Santos) available for ANY need, even if we should run out of gas somewhere while out and about; we were WELL taken care of. This location is very private as well, from our windows/deck we could not see another house in site. We felt like we had the whole Mountain to ourselves every morning as we would drink our coffee and look out over the beautiful ocean/rain forest. Gustavo (the owner) was very gracious and helpful to us from start to finish. Highly recommended to stay!

                                                          Exceeded expectations and absolutely fantastic stay I recommend the birch perch 100%

                                                          Christian E.San Diego, California

                                                          Nature is everywhere. Absolutely gorgeous view. Very nice one bedroom with all amenities that we needed and could have wanted. Gustavo is very responsive and great host and always available to help and guide. Very close to the point at Rio Claro for surfers and much nature to see on the balcony for everyone. Hands down 5 stars on location, amenities and hospitality! Only precaution is that 4x4 is a must. We have 4x4 so we are fine but I would not recommend driving up the steep hill (driveway) without it.

                                                          The perfect low-key getaway

                                                          Duncan P.

                                                          First off Gustavo, the caretaker, does a fantastic job. He was always available to quickly answer our questions. The house is small but perfect. It's laid out for efficiency and comfort. The bedroom has A.C. and the bathroom is clean a complete with a great shower. All this makes the hot Summer months more manageable. The sunsets from the deck are amazing! We loved Pavones, it's how you'd picture a small rustic, laid back, surfing town. There are a couple of wonderful restaurants close by, but the house has everything that you need to prepare full meals. We drove in from Motaplo. The drive around Golfo Dolce was amazing. It's an easy three hour drive with a number of small restaurants along the way. We loved Costa Rica, we loved Pavones and we recommend a stay in the "Bird's Nest" to everyone.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          thank you for the awesome description! The bird perch is definitely our smallest rental but the coziest never the less!

                                                          We also love our little beach town and hope to share with guests from all over the world. We are very thankful for your words and hope to see you again around these parts one day.

                                                          Pura Vida


                                                          Alice K.Brooklyn, New York

                                                          My bf and I had a wonderful stay at the bird perch.

                                                          First of all, Gustavo, the host, is very accommodating, welcoming, communicative, and is happy to ensure your stay will be perfect. Secondly, the caretaker Santos is an absolute gem. All smiles and an all around good guy -- he brought us by fresh coconuts one day. Optional maid service is included as well, and flexible to your schedule.

                                                          The bird perch is cozy, very private, and convenient. We had breakfast every morning on the balcony, went surfing, had ceviche or tacos for lunch in town (~10 min 4x4 ride), cooled down in the for a quick afternoon nap, and enjoyed the sunset either at the beach below or at the comfort of our balcony. Tap water was delicious (and comes from a deep well) so saved us $$ on water, and internet was consistent (which is a big plus in Pavones!)

                                                          The house is on a very steep hill -- close enough to walk to the water, but a 4x4 is recommended to get to different surf spots, the grocery store, restaurants and to explore the surrounding area. (You are close to both Punta Banco and Pavones.)

                                                          Great for surfing, swimming, beaching, exploring, and communing with nature.

                                                          Thanks Gustavo, Santons and Yenny!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Kim ! thank you very much for your kind words! It is an absolute blessing to have had you stay with us. The details in your review are truly important to us and more important to our future guests! thank you for letting us know what you think.

                                                          Come back and visit us one day!

                                                          pura vida

                                                          Bird watchers/surfers Paradise!

                                                          Pete B.Ramona

                                                          This place is beyond words! This was our first VRBO rental and it will not be our last.

                                                          What an incredible trip. The balcony captured every amazing sunset. We actually viewed a few whales in the bay also.

                                                          Every morning we had breakfast watching the toucans and squirrel monkeys in the trees. We brought along a blue tooth remote speaker for music entertainment. It seems the birds enjoyed the tunes. The caretaker Santos was very nice and extremely helpful in finding us a panga fishing charter. We feasted on shrimp and fish for days. If you want to experiment on IF you could live in Costa Rica...this is the place to try it. Also just a great place to detox from society.

                                                          This rental is in between Punta Banco and Pavones point. Great surfing and beach walking. I do recommend having a 4 x 4 to get to the rental. The road is concrete but it is a very steep grade. The climb is best in 4 low. The climb is so worth it.

                                                          The local restaurants or super markets can provide you with anything you desire.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Hi Pete,

                                                          thank you for the kind words. We are truly blessed in Pavones, and I am so happy you got to enjoy it. As the town slogan says, " where the road ends and the good life begins". There is really something for everyone in this town and I am happy you got to experience more that just the surf! Although the surf is pretty epic! Santos is a great part of our team and he sends his regards! Please come back and visit us again sometime. PURA VIDA

                                                          "Cozy Little Retreat"

                                                          Det K.

                                                          We asked for Cozy and private with a beautiful view…we were not disappointed!!! We woke up each morning to the sounds of howling monkeys and birds singing. With coffee and tea in hand we stepped out onto the balcony to greet an absolutely stunning view of jungle scape and the Pacific, and fresh coconuts & papaya sitting at our doorway, delivered to us by our host.

                                                          Just when you think it can't get any better, there's the sunsets. Each day ends with the sun setting right in front of your eyes, each sunset completely different each night, and often were more magnificent than the one before.

                                                          Everything is exactly as was described to us by our host, Gustavo. Our studio was very clean, with a comfortable bed and welcomed ceiling fans and air conditioned bedroom.

                                                          One note though, as I am 6'6", the studio can be a little tight for someone my size, that said two average sized people would fit very comfortably. Even though there is a loft for a third person, the Bird Perch ideally only accommodates two people comfortably.

                                                          You will need a car for this location, preferably an all wheel drive…the Costa Rican driving and road experience is, well, quite an experience!

                                                          We didn't do a lot of touring while here and we prepared most of our own meals. The unit was well equipped. There was a nice little Italian restaurant we dined at a couple of times. It's about a 3 minute drive from Bird Perch. The owner is a very nice lady and accommodating when requested to modify the menu.

                                                          The beach really is a 2 minute drive, and can be very private as well. We spent much of our time lying in our hammocks which were strung up in the trees, right on the beach…with no one around…!

                                                          Thank you for everything Gustavo, and for helping to create great experience.

                                                          Yes, we recommend this location.


                                                          Pavones, Costa Rica


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          50% of total booking required for reservation, and 50% due upon check in, plus $200 security deposit.

                                                          7 Reviews
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