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Wildlife Paradise - Fantastic Gulf Views & Pool

Pavones, Costa Rica
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 queen bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms

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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Owner

Jo Freeman

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 18, 2018

Amenities

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

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • All mattresses are comfortable orthopaedic ones and linens are provided

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Water View

            Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Pay-as-you-go internet is available at the house and free unlimited wi-fi access is available at the pool.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • Toys

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large terrace area that is perfect for reading, relaxing, entertaining and watching the wildlife put in an appearance

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                18m swimming pool with a children's pool with waterfall

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: Flexible

                                                            Check-out: Flexible

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            1 Reviews

                                                            5/5

                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Costa Rica wonder

                                                            First time in Central America, although we have travelled extensively in the world. We love to organise our own travel arrangements and go 'off the beaten track'. The flight down to Golfito was a stunning start to our adventure and then the road journey down to Pavones through interesting and diverse terrain really got us in the mood. Casa del Sol is part of an imaginative and tasteful development. It is a delightful villa in the midst of surrounding jungle, with stunning views of the sea below. We hired horses and went down to the beach - unspoilt and few people, with warm, clear water where we tried paddle- boarding for the first time. This really is a gem for those who want something rather different from the run of the mill. The use of the huge pool within five minutes walk is superb and the local folk could not be more friendly or helpful. The owners are very knowledgeable and were great at recommending places to go and where to eat and shop. A fabulous holiday.

                                                            Location

                                                            Pavones, Costa Rica

                                                            bodyboarding, surfing, kitesurfing, gold-panning, boat trips to the Osa Peninsula.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Additional Guest Fee
                                                            $21
                                                            $80avg/night
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                                                            For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                            Property # 710191

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