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BOAT, TOURS & STAFF ALL INCLUDED in stay!! Luxury Waterfront & Rainforest Hm

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Luxury, rain forest Hm on the Rio Sierpe, direct Ocean Access & included tours

At Casa Rio Sierpe Included with your standard rental, we will provide our guest with the privacy of a luxury home but with resort amenities; highly personalized service by our on site staff, customized activities and many included tours including the use of a boat & Capt that are structured around our guest schedule and not a group schedule found in a typical lodge. In planning your vacation please keep this in mind; we are not just a luxury vacation home but an inclusive "Bucket List", vacation destination all to itself, so no need to look any further for your vacation needs!

Value added Service, Amenities and Tours included in your visit.

• Daily house keeping including doing the dishes

• Full Concierge and vacation planning service For your entire Costa Rican vacation

• 20’ boat with Capt, unlimited river use

• Round trip boat transportation from Sierpe

• Free WiFi


• Boat mangrove tour

• Guided nature hikes

• Night Tour

• Guided Water fall tour

• Guided kayak tour

• Unlimited river fishing by boat

• Sierpe bocca beach tour

• Guided Isla Violin, fruit farm/botanical garden.

If you are interested in learning more about us, what makes us so unique then please take a moment to read on;

Casa Rio Sierpe is located on the northern edge of the Osa Peninsula along the banks of the Sierpe River, approximately 35* minutes by boat from the quaint town of Sierpe, which is considered the gate way to Osa. Casa Rio Sierpe is located among 2,500 acres of private reserve & adjoins the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands in the Osa Peninsula. This area is one of the most remote, most spectacular & wildest regions in the country home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity and dubbed by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth”. The house is located in the heart of true primary and secondary rain forest, a plethora of wild life is to be found many of which are endangered or threatened. There are breathtaking post card views from the house and direct ocean access where you will find extremely private, pristine beaches all only 15* min away by boat , we truly have it all!

Are you looking to discover the magic of Costa Rica's rain forests, wildlife and pristine beaches? Are you planning your honey moon or looking to rekindle your romance? Are you an avid fisherman? With over 98 line and tackle world records recorded in both fresh and salt water in the immediate area you are sure to have that once in a lifetime fishing trip. Perhaps you’re an active adventure seeker looking for a nonstop, adrenaline filled vacation or you just want to relax on our back deck in the double hammock with a glass of wine or cold cerveza and watch the monotonous grind and stress of modern day life melt away before you. Are you having a hard time satisfying everyone’s needs in a vacation? Perhaps you are looking for a romantic getaway but others want to go fishing, you want to go to the beach, others want to experience the rain forest, why choose only one when you can have it all! A stay at casa Rio Sierpe guarantees to fulfill your wildest vacation dreams and it will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul providing you with a virtual backstage pass to one of the world's most fascinating and diverse destinations.

At Casa Rio Sierpe you'll find ultra-private luxury accommodations and full service amenities typically only found in resorts but in the comfort and privacy of a home. Our newly built, 2,200 ft2 home is the perfect combination of modern and rustic styles blending Pacific Rim architecture. This gives the home an elegant sophistication that is very unique and certainly very Costarican. Carefully nestled in the rain forest atop a high ridge line * at 300 feet above sea level gives an almost 180 degree view of the surrounding rain forest, the Diquis river valley and three distinct mountain ranges in the distance. The climate is fresh with a mix of cool Pacific mountain and ocean air that circulates throughout the house and grounds. The yearly daily average temperature at the house is 85 deg & the evenings are normally a pleasant 69-73 making it perfect for sleeping!

Given the remote location of the home, we are 100% off the gird and solely relying on solar energy as the sole provider of our power. Having said that, we have made every effort to assure that our guest will be as comfortable as possible making sure that you never feel as though you are roughing it! We rely on 9 large ceiling fans and the design and the location of the house to keep our guest cool. All rooms in this luxury home are fully screened allowing sun light and cool breezes to fill the interior but keeping the unwanted guest out. Directly behind the house you will find a well-manicured trail that leads you to a small, private, waterfall and swimming hole only a 10 min walk away.

The amenities of the home include two bedrooms with two attached full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, inside dining room, living room with queen size futon and 800 ft2 of covered deck. The first bedroom features a queen size bed, large armoire and a 180 degree view of the rain forest, surrounding tropical landscape and river valley below. The second bedroom features a king size bed, bathroom and private balcony overlooking the valley. The large kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line appliances including a side by side refrigerator/freezer, 6 burner gas stove with oven, reverse osmosis purified water and of course a blender! Also, don’t worry about doing those dishes, you’re on vacation, our staff will take care of those as well! All of this is sure to sooth any culinary indulgence that a guest may have! The living room opens directly onto the 680 ft2, covered back terrace complete with ceiling fans, double hammock, lounge & rocking chairs, Weber BBQ and a large dining room table. This is the perfect spot for your daily relaxation, enjoying breath taking views & meeting many of our local neighbors as well. Almost on any given day expect to see resident Scarlet macaws, parrots, Toucans, noisy parakeets, hummingbirds, squirrels, Howler monkeys, white face Capuchin monkeys, frogs, butterflies and at night Kinkajous. And if you are very fortunate you may even see the endangered Spider monkey, Ant eaters, Tayras, Sloths, Jaguarundi cat, White-lipped peccary pigs and the White nosed coatis.

Not only is Casa Rio Sierpe’s location poised for optimal wildlife observation it is also a perfect home base for a variety of activities from land to sea that are sure to keep even the most active vacationer busy. Most of these tours are given at no additional charge to our guest with their paid rental. When you come and visit us, included is a full time guide and housekeeper whose sole job is to make your vacation the most memorable, stress free, work free as possible any way that they can. They will give you private guided tours, carry your grocery bags, take you river fishing, clean the house, find fresh fruit, do your dishes and even get you a fresh coconut to drink at the beach. We have over 10 miles of hiking trails along with several kayaking trails that our resident onsite guide will personally guide you on, day or night, along the way pointing out hard to see wildlife that you would normally miss and introducing you to interesting flora and fauna. If you would like to go on a night tour, no problem, if you want to go to a rain forest waterfall, no problem, how about getting you some wild cilantro from the forest for that fresh Ceviche you’re going to make, they can do that to. Would you like to explore the Sierpe River and her tributaries by Kayak? Kayaks are on site for our guests to use at any time. And lastly, how can a vacation along one of the world’s most beautiful river’s be truly memorable without being able to experience the natural beauty and wonders of that river without having access to a boat? Included in your rental fee we will provide you with unlimited use of a 20’ boat for use on the river and a captain to drive it, you’re only responsible for the gas that you use! Simply sit back, relax let the captain do the driving and embark on a one of countless river adventures from a lazy sunset float with cocktail in hand to bird watching and of course river fishing. How does fresh snapper sound for dinner? Also have I mentioned that we have one of the most amazing, private and secluded beaches in the area and only a 15 min boat ride away? So how about a barefoot adventure on a pristine secluded beach?

There are many other tours available at additional cost that will pick you up directly either from the house or from our private river dock guaranteeing to indulge your every whim with any array of Pacific Coast or rain forest pastimes; Horseback riding, Corcovado Natl. Park, Cano Island offering the best snorkeling & diving in all of Costa Rica, World Class Sport Fishing, whale watching and many more.


**To discover more about us, please enjoy our VIDEO "The Casa Rio Sierpe Experience" found under the Video Tab in the photo box on VRBO or in the INITIAL, large Picture lineup at the top of

the listing on Homeaway.**

* The house is located on a high ridge line so you will have the equivalent of a few blocks walk from the dock to the house with a short but relatively steep hill at the end. We will transport your luggage and supplies up the hill for you. Guest considering Casa Rio Sierpe should be somewhat physically fit, who are adventurous & enjoy the outdoors.

*Travel times on the river by boat are estimates & will vary slightly depending the load & how much wildlife we stop to look at along the way

***OWNERS CANCELLATION POLICY*** is vastly different then what is stated on the VRBO & Homeaway sites as we give refunds! Please review our cancellation policy found in the note section under Rates & Availability on this site or in our guest terms before Booking.

More Details

Mark or Lisley Davenport
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, little bit of italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Mark or Lisley Davenport

I was born and raised on the west Coast of Florida surrounded by water sports. 'Boat' was my first word (did not make my mom happy)...At the age of 10 we moved to a horse farm in Kentucky where we raised and trained saddle-bred horses. I briefly attended college and then served my country in the United States Marine Corp. I have always had a passion for the outdoors adventure and a love for all wild life, even the really mean ones! I am an avid sailor, hiker, surfer and fisherman. I have had many passions and loves in my life including our two cats but my greatest passion and love is my Cuban American wife. We have been married for almost 10 years! My wife was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She attended college there and a little over 11 years ago she won a visa to move to the United States. She then moved to Long Beach, California where we met. Like myself, she shares a passion for traveling, outdoor activities, water sports & wild life. She is a good dancer and cook and she's a bit crazy when it comes to collecting sea shells,sand dollars and pretty rocks, she can never have enough! She also enjoys sharing her knowledge with others, specially kids. Her dream is to one day move to Costa Rica and teach English to the kids and adults at the local rural school. We currently live in California on our sailboat. I'm a Yacht Broker and my wife is an executive assistant to the CEO of a large company. We started building this home in 2011 and its been a long challenging build with many ups and downs but if it was easy then everyone would do it!

Mark or Lisley Davenport purchased this house in 2011

Why Mark or Lisley Davenport chose Sierpe

MY wife and I had plans to sail around the world on our sailboat for 4 years in 2008 but the slow down in the economy changed our plans. We both knew that we wanted a dream home outside of the USA but we weren't sure where. We met another sailor and bought a piece of property from him in Guanacaste, we bought sight unseen in a country that we had never been to, you have to have a little faith sometimes in your fellow man. We fell in love with Costa Rica and we loved Guanacaste enough that we built a small home. But we soon realized that Gunacaste was lacking for us, it was beautiful but not magical enough to build our forever dream home and there were not enough animals either!!!! We wanted to experience the true remoteness and wilderness of the Costa Rican rain forest the way it all used to be in all of her splendor. At the same time we wanted to be close to modern convenience and fellow people. So we wanted to be secluded in the purest form of nature but not isolated and we wanted to be close to the ocean as well. We soon realized that what we were looking for may no longer exist, it was going to be a difficult search. We found this little piece of paradise by accident, one trip down the river, one look at the view of the rain forest and the mountains, one experience with endangered Spider monkeys swinging over head (I still think the seller trained those monkeys somehow) and we were hooked! And our story continues...

What makes this house unique

We are located on the Rio Sierpe among 2500 acres of rain forest reserve in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Casa Rio Sierpe specializes in catering to only one set of guest at a time ensuring intimacy while providing resort amenities all in the comfort of a luxury home. Also included in your visit is a private guide and boat who will take you on many of the included adventure tours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“It was great to get away from everything and connect with each other and with nature!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The house was beautiful and luxurious. Pretty great to have an ice maker in the middle of the jungle. I loved how the house was isolated and remote. We spent most of our time outside on the beautiful patio. The caretakers were extremely friendly, nice and helpful. They cleaned and did laundry and took us wherever we wanted to go on the boat whenever we wanted. We loved the beach just a 10-minute boat ride away, the Cano Island snorkeling and horseback riding up the mountain to an emerald green swimming hole. We also liked seeing the wildlife and hearing the monkeys bright and early in the morning. Finally, we liked the fact that there was no internet access because our kids read more books than they had in a long time and we played cards and games as a family. The walk up the hill is not for the faint of heart. But it's well worth it once you get to the top!
Mar 2015
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Sierpe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • My number one house rule is to please read through the entire listing along with the guest terms & conditions to establish suitability before Booking.
  • Reservation is not fully confirmed until guest terms are signed. To avoid cancellation, guest must provide signed guest terms within 48 hrs of booking
  • In the case of conflicts between clauses on VRBO/Homeaway & CRS Guest Terms any such clause found in the Casa Rio Sierpe Guest Terms will be binding.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Features his/her vanity and his/her showers,Waterfall shower
  • Attached bathroom, large vanity and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa sleeper,single & queen day bed are in living room
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Upstairs bedroom with ensuite bathroom and private balcony
  • 180 degree view of the forest, river and mountains. Queen size bed, armoire, ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
• Daily house keeping including doing the dishes by our on site staff • Laundry Service • Onsite Resident guide that will personally escort you on any number of land and river adventures! • Free WiFi •20’ boat with Capt, unlimited river use (guest is responsible for fuel for all boat related tours) • Full Concierge and vacation planning service with our English speaking manager who owns a travel agency specializing in Costa Rica for the entirety of your Costa Rican vacation! •Wireless internet is provided •(5) Ocean kayaks for 8 guest •Fishing equipment suitable for the river •Round trip boat transportation from Sierpe •A real programmable safe SMALL SAMPLE OF SOME OF THE INCLUDED TOURS •Boat mangrove tour •Guided nature hikes •Guided wildlife night Walk •Guided Water fall tour •Guided kayak tour •Full day river fishing on boat •Sierpe bocca beach tour •Guided Isla Violin, fruit farm/botanical garden.


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Best vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place off the beaten path, surrounded by natural beauty and away from the everyday bombardments of technology and the rat race. Marc's place has that covered perfectly. When we arrived from San Jose, Adrianna greeted us at the door with a refreshing fresh lemon/lime drink and a smile. When you enter the home you know you have chosen the right place. Open living breezes, beautiful view, nice furnishings, nice linens, monkeys, birds, butterflies and the most friendly care takers. We enjoyed evening dinners that Adrianna would prepare for us and a mean game of UNO with their daughter. Oh, and let us not forget Yippsie the little dog.

Ruben would take us on fishing trips, thru the mangroves and out where the ocean meets Rio Sierpe. What a fabulous beach. No one there...just us. We also enjoyed a guided horseback riding trip to a waterfall/swimming hole and thur the village of Sabalo with Ronnie. What a sweet young man. There are many other things to do but we just wanted to relax, read a book and not have to do the typical touristy adventure.

Rayna from MuchaCostaRica was extremely helpful with making sure our needs were met as well. She recommended for our driver to take us to a local Soda in Palmar Sur where we enjoyed our first authentic Costa Rican meal. Soooo yummy. She also offered to meet us at the grocery store to help us buy what we would need for the week.

Marc provides you with a lot of information to make your stay comfortable. He also gave us a ring to see how we were doing and if we needed anything.

After being in Sierpe for a week we headed to Ojochal. It was nice but nothing compared to the beauty and hospitality of Marc's home on the Rio Sierpe.

The Rio Sierpe will see us again in 2017....if not sooner.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful jungle adventure but w/ all the comforts

  • 5 of 5

We can't thank Mark and Lisley enough for being such wonderful hosts! It was exactly the experience that we were looking for, and BETTER! To be able to be in the middle of the jungle but also able to stay in a beautiful and wonderfully appointed home was perfect! Everyone is fantastic! Rayna was incredible with her reliable communication, organization of events, and helpful hints on so many things. Ruben and his family were super heroes, Cesar was awesome (and was super fun to talk animals with), and Dolly was so cheerful and accommodating with her delicious and beautifully presented meals! She did a wonderful job accommodating our vegan's request and always came up with a special meal just for her. I usually don't do laundry on vacation, but I'm so glad that is provided as an option given that nothing stays dry in the jungle. We had everything that we needed to be very comfortable (electricity, running and hot water, kitchen utensils, cooler for day trips, etc.). And then of course Mark's personal attention to detail was not only so very helpful, it was also comforting having so much information before we made our trip all the way there. I honestly can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay in the beautiful Casa Rio Sierpe and we will be recommending it to everyone we know for sure. If you are even slightly considering going to Casa Rio Sierpe, DO IT!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed five days in this most beautiful corner of the world. Each day was a new adventure as we were awakened by the sounds of monkeys, and birds, with peaceful and lovely views as the backdrop. The house itself is incredibly well cared for with creature comforts that are hard to believe are possible in the middle of the rainforest.

Mark (the owner) was quickly responsive to every question we had. He understands hospitality at a world class level. Adrianna and Ruben are indeed lovely people who care for the house, property, and guests like they are their own. Rayna handled the rest of the travel and grocery shopping logistics and left us with not a thing to worry about.

From the list of activities available we chose a visit to the fruit farm (an absolute must do), the beach, and some river fishing on the first day. Day hikes, a night hike, kayaking, and the day of horseback riding exposed us to so many gorgeous sights, sounds, and smells. The lunch available near the end of the horseback adventure was nothing less than incredible and delicious.

We also took advantage of the private tour option for a trip to Corcovado National Park. That enabled us to see sloths, anteaters, tapirs, four kinds of monkeys, birds, and so many other animals not able to be seen elsewhere. This was well worth the extra effort to get to and a highlight of the trip.

If you need a dose of peaceful, quiet, lush tropical beauty this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your family! We are so thankful that you choose to visit Casa Rio Sierpe for your holiday vacation. We would love to have you back at some Point in the future, your always welcome! All the Best Mark and Lisley Casa Río Sierpe
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic time during our 9-day stay at Casa Rio Sierpe. Mark and Lisley have assembled a great team of folks who made sure that we had a truly amazing experience. Rayna of MuchCostaRica and her assistant, Simone, did a terrific job of coordinating tours (both in Sierpe and during the rest of our stay in Costa Rica), helping us shop for groceries, and making sure that everything went smoothly during our stay. Ruben and Adriana are real treasures. Adriana cooked four wonderful meals for us – a real treat after long days exploring the rain forest! Mark checked in with us early on during our stay to make sure everything was going well.

The house is even more beautiful than the pictures suggest, the views are breathtaking and waking up to the sounds of the rain forest coming alive is a real treat. The two decks were our favorite hangouts, with everything from rocking chairs, to lounge chairs to a double hammock to relax in. My wife loved the rocking chairs so much that we located and purchased a set of them to ship home from Costa Rica. We saw howler and capuchin monkeys, toucans, geckos, sloths, beautiful butterflies and more from or very near the house.

We enjoyed many of the included tours led by our intrepid boat captain and tour guide, Ruben, including several trips to beautiful beaches, river fishing, the must-do Jose Angel Botanical Gardens and Fruit Farm tour, kayaking through the mangroves and hikes through the rain forest. Ruben even humored my wife by taking on us on a hike targeting frogs! We also took advantage of other available tours including a snorkeling and diving trip to Cano Island, a tour of Corcovado National Park and Sirena Station, a visit to Violin Island and a horseback tour through the rain forest.

This was a trip we'll never forget. We are looking forward to a return trip to Casa Rio Sierpe, next time with the whole family! We will be sure to fit in a night tour of the rain forest and an ocean fishing trip on our next visit.

Jim and Rhonda, Stanwood, Washington

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We chose Casa Rio Sierpe for our honeymoon to get away from the usual resort style vacation, and did we ever get away! The house is beautiful inside and out and has multiple views that will take your breath away. Not to mention the property around you is full of many different species of tress and flowers that attract all sorts of life from butterflies to monkeys! Mark and all the staff went above and beyond to help us with every detail of our adventure from the taxis to the horseback tours (a must do in our book) to the homecooked meals. It gave us the feel of an all inclusive with the simpleness of a home tucked away in the rain forest. We will never forget this place and all of the memories we were able to make here. Thanks Mark, Lisley, Simone, Rayna, Ruben, and Adriana for making our honeymoon so magical!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to visit us during your very special trip. The family of Casa Rio Sierpe wish the both of you many years of prosperity and happiness!!!
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Awesome, Relaxing Place!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rio Sierpe exceeded our expectations in every way. We coudn’t tear ourselves away from the view - it literally took my breath away when we entered the front door. The house is beautifully done, and it feels like you’re living in the treetops. We loved hearing the sounds of nature and watching monkeys from the porch, which we were able to enjoy even during torrential downpours. Service was top notch, from both the owners and on-site staff. I highly recommend this place for all nature lovers - a very special place!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Palmar Norte
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Boca Sierpe, 10 minutes away by boat
Car: not necessary

Casa Rio Sierpe is located among 2500 acres of private reserve and adjoins the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands in the Osa Peninsula—one of the most beautiful and wild parts of this country and home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity.


Located in the south west of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula is one of the most remote, most spectacular and wildest regions in the country. It is one of the last places in Costa Rica to be settled - it is only within the last 10 years that it has had road access - and consequently much of the Peninsula is still covered in majestic, pristine rainforest. At least half of the Osa's extensive tracts of rainforest and swamps are protected by Corcovado National Park, and Private Reserves. Its forests are home to endangered species such as Baird's tapir, the white-lipped peccary, the jaguars the America crocodiles, and the harpy eagle (only recently been re-sighted). It boasts the largest population of the endangered scarlet macaws in the country, and is the center of the very restricted distribution of the endangered Central American squirrel monkey. This small peninsula is host to almost half of Costa Rica's 860 species of birds (that is almost 5% of the world's species!), 140 species of mammals, and 117 species of reptiles and amphibians. Almost 750 species of trees have been cataloged in the area, more trees than in all of the North temperate regions of the world combined. Impressive credentials indeed! Per unit area, the Osa Peninsula holds possibly the highest natural diversity on earth. The National Geographic magazine described the Osa Peninsula as 'the most biologically intense place on earth'. This description is a reference to the incredible abundance of wildlife on the Osa Peninsula -not only in it's rainforests, but in it's surrounding marine environment as well. Botanically, the Osa Peninsula has strong affinities with that of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, and its unique forests contain more endemic plants and animals than in any other area of Central America. Climatically, the Osa is the wettest place on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, receiving up to 160 inches of rain annually. Some of the Osa Peninsula's landmarks are described below.

RIO SIERPE and the Terraba River valley

The Rio Sierpe and its watershed, the Dequis Valley, isolate the Osa Peninsula from the mainland. This substantial river is unusual in that it is tidal almost up to its source, the Sierpe Lagoon. The Rio Sierpe is roughly divisible into two wetland areas: the flooded forests of the upper Rio Sierpe basin, and the extensive mangrove swamps of its delta.

The upper Rio Sierpe wetland is virtually uninhabited, relatively unspoiled and it contains large areas of raffia palm swamp, flooded forest and lagoons. Fingers of high ground, thickly clad in rain forest, permeate this area.

The delta of the Rio Sierpe, which it shares with the Rio Terraba, is the most extensive area of mangrove swamp in Costa Rica and largest in Latin America (almost 50% of all the mangrove wetland of the country). This swamp is permeated by a maze of channels in which it is easy to become lost! The eight species of mangrove found here are some of the tallest in the world – red, black, grey, and tea mangroves being the most common varieties. The impressive mangroves provide a valuable coastal ecosystem to an abundance of avian, mammalian, reptilian and aquatic animals.

Birding enthusiasts come from all over the globe to experience the area’s phenomenal birdwatching opportunities. Both resident and migratory birds visit these swamps, which also boast two endemic hummingbird species: the mangrove hummingbird and the yellow-billed cotinga.

On the coastal fringe of this delta, near the mouth of the Rio Sierpe, lies Violin Island. Sir Francis Drake reputedly buried a large treasure here. The many attempts to find this treasure have met with no success. However, Violin Island has yielded many gold nuggets of one or more kilos in weight.


Located 12 miles of the western coast of the Osa Peninsula, Caño Island is 300 hectares in area with 5,800 hectares of Sea included in the Reserve. While the Island itself is home to relatively few animals and plants, its surrounding waters abound with marine life: colourful reef fish, impressive schools of large pelagic fish, manta rays, sharks, turtles, whales and dolphins. Caño Island is second only to Coco Island in the quality of its diving in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica not only offers some of the best sport fishing in the world, it delivers as well. With over 44 line class records, 14 fly records, and 18 all-tackle records, the fishing experience here is nothing short of a bona fide phenomena ;Sailfish, Black marlin, Blue marlin,Yellow fin tuna,Albacore,Grouper,Pargo,Pomano,Dorado,Wahoo all had to be caught has given this land its claim to fame!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $41 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel in advance of 90 days from the reservation date we will reimburse you 50% of the initial funds that have been cleared to us. If you cancel within 90 days there will be no refund as it is often very hard to secure a new rental within this time; however, we will offer you a rental credit of 50% of your rental fees on a future rental within 180 days of the cancelled reservation date. The security/Fuel deposit will be fully refundable on all cancellations. In the case of conflicts between any clauses found on VRBO/Homeaway & Casa Rio Sierpe Guest Terms any such clause found in the Casa Rio Sierpe Guest Terms will be binding.

1) Please read the entire listing description as well as the guest terms to establish your suitability before booking.

2) Reservation is not fully confirmed until guest terms are signed. To avoid cancellation by owner, guest must provide the signed guest terms within 48 hrs of booking.

3) There is a $252 a fuel deposit. In order to enjoy the use of the boat, a $252 fuel deposit must be provide directly to CRS. Fuel will be sold to you at $42 per tank and deducted from this deposit. The unused portion of your fuel deposit will be promptly refunded upon checkout

Our Seasonal Rates

Standard rate, We have a 3 night min stay unless noted otherwise
$329pn, $2,156 per wk for two guest. For all guest over the first two please add $41 per nt, per guest.

Our 2018 Seasonal Rates;

2018 Rates
Jan 3rd- July 8th- $329pn, $2,156 per wk
July 9th-Sep 30th-$299pn, $1,960 per wk
Oct 1st - Nov 11th -$199pn, $1,395 per wk
Dec 15th-22nd -$433pn, $2,990 per wk (4 nt min stay)
Dec 23rd-Jan 5th, $533pn, $3441 per wk (6 nt min stay)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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