Wildlife Paradise - Fantastic Gulf Views & Pool
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
The bay of Pavones is one of the few truly unspoiled corners of paradise left in Costa Rica where endangered monkeys lunch in fruit trees at the side of the road, scarlet macaws squawk overhead and giant dazzling blue butterflies flap by. Amidst this beauty is where you'll find the 150 acre Finca Estrella and her four modern rental houses, Casa del Sol having one of the most wonderful views. The neighbors are all wonderful friendly Ticos (Costa Ricans) so, if you want to absorb the real Costa Rican culture, this is the place to stay. Finca Estrella is only minutes from beautiful beaches, refreshing rivers and the local surf breaks.
Awaiting you at Casa del Sol are comfortable sofas and mattresses, a covered terrace perfect for relaxing, entertaining and absorbing the breath-taking views/stunning sunsets or stargazing, a palm-covered rancho where you can laze in a hammock and swing in the breeze in the heat of the day - everything you need to have a fantastic vacation.
The beaches are wild and stunning, the perfect kind for beach-combing, and the warm waters are fantastic for surfing (rent a board) and boogie boarding. Or, if you fancy something different, follow dolphins watching silvery fish jumping in the waves while you stand-up paddleboard in the perfect water at Pilon. If you prefer to stay on the sand then there are a myriad of beautiful seeds to find, kite-surfers to admire, seabirds by the dozen. Pick up fish for the grill on the way home from the fishermen, most likely your only companions on the endless stretch of perfect sand. Local fishermen will happily oblige if you want to join them in their boats to catch some mackerel, sea bass, snook (robalo), dorado (mahi-mahi) or red snapper. For the more adventurous, inshore or offshore sportfishing can be arranged with Zancudo Lodge or the marinas of Golfito. Boat trips can also be arranged for visits to the Osa Peninsula, the Orchid Gardens, Wild Animal Refuge, Zipline Canopy Tours or Kayaking in the Rio Coto (River) - whales, dolphins and turtles are often spotted from the boats. You can even waterski and kite-surf!
Trek with our guys, Freddy and Enrique, around the extensive finca bird/butterfly/wildlife watching amongst the myriad of exotic flowers and fruit trees - pineapples, mangoes, watermelons, papayas, cashews, a wonderful type of lychee, coconuts, guavas, cacao (yes, you can make chocolate!) ice cream beans, oranges, lemons, and grapefruit all grow on the finca. Or head to the local waterfalls - walk or take the horses - and lunch in the cool shade on mossy logs before taking the plunge and clambering up the rocks to stand under the waterfalls' refreshing torrent. The 'pozo' - swimming hole - at the Cuervito River is a must on a hot day. Jump off rocks or fallen logs and relax in perfect surroundings listening to your jungle 'music'. Gold has been found in the local rivers so let the guys know if you would like to try your hand at gold-panning.
On 'rest' days, the hammocks by the beautiful 18m swimming pool will be waiting for you. Swing serenely listening to the toucans, clicking butterflies, the buzzing of hummingbirds' wings, the parrots' chatter or other exotic birds (over 200 kinds have been spotted) and Freddy or Enrique will gently nudge you when the monkeys/sloths/anything else you would like to see is around. Or relax and let Grace paint jungle flowers on your toe-nails so you can take a bit of your vacation home with you......
The water spouts from passing whales have been spotted from the finca - the gulf teems with sealife so always keep a lookout.
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Member since: 2008
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
To reserve a booking full payment is required. We will refund in full (less a $50 admin fee) if a booking is cancelled within a month of the arrival date, after this time we will only refund if we can find replacement guests.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Terrace in the evening light
Master bedroom with ensuite
Evening sun streams through
Nearby 18m pool and rancho with barbeque
In the afternoon enjoy cool sea breezes
Entertaining on the terrace
Fun in the river
Stand up paddle boarding
A local beach
Kitchen and living area
Sunset view from the terrace
Endless beach stretching from Pilon to Zancudo
Even the children can have fun
The squirrel monkeys come to visit
One of the lovely swallowtails
They rode down to the sea
Our friendly neighbours call in
A jaguarundi (with her family) visits the finca
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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