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Casa Bambu, 8 Traveler's Choice Awards, Bamboo Beach House (See Also Casa Linda)

(24 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

on-site staff, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, beach chairs, boogy boards, kayaks

5-star ranking recipient of 8 Traveler's Choice Awards and 9 Excellence Awards. Recommended by Lonely Planet. Casa Bambu is one of four bamboo beach houses on our six acre resort property. (If Casa Bambu is reserved for the dates you want, see the listing for Casa Linda, Casa Sonrisa, or Casa Pina .) At Casa Bambu our on-site staff is available 24/7.

Costa Rica vacation rentals: there are hundreds to choose from. Yet we are told again and again that Casa Bambu and our other three bamboo beach houses are exceptional. So if you're ready to take a walk on the wild side, this is the place! This Costa Rica beach rental offers nature lovers an ideal vacation. It sits on a beautiful beach, in the rainforest, on the coast of the Osa Peninsula. This unique setting lets you experience the true Costa Rica, one of the most amazing areas on earth; relax on the beach; and enjoy countless natural wonders. All this while keeping you comfortable and secure in a private rental house on the beach. At Casa Bambu the ocean waves lull you to sleep and the roar of the howler monkeys awaken you to a glorious sunrise over the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). A pristine beach is literally steps away, and the rainforest and wildlife are all around. If you love nature in all its wild beauty, this is the place for you.

After visiting vacation rentals around the country, Lonely Planet's Costa Rica recommends Casa Bambu as a place to stay. Men's Journal touts Casa Bambu in its review of Costa Rica vacation homes in its vacation guide cover story How to Rent a Dream House Anywhere: Your Own Private Resort. It says: “For the jungle experience, visit the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s wild southern appendage. Its few paved roads lead to tiny fishing villages, like Cabo Matapalo, where you’ll find unspoiled beaches and rental houses like Casa Bambu on a plot of pristine rainforest teeming with monkeys.” The Denver Post Travel section featured Casa Bambu in an article about Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula and Matapalo. The Fine Living Channel included Casa Bambu in its program Around the World in Eighty Houses, which focused on remarkable vacation houses throughout the world, including Casa Bambu. The Sunday Post of Scotland, an international publication, featured an article by a Casa Bambu guest about her vacation with us.

Our Costa Rica beach house rentals offer:

A perfect location: right on a gorgeous beach (and near several others), with a spectacular view, in the rainforest, surrounded by abundant wildlife and scenery.
A handcrafted, clean and safe vacation rental home, from which to enjoy your fantastic surroundings.
Many activities for the whole family.
Three other bamboo rentals, equally wonderful.
When natives of Costa Rica greet each other, they often say “Pura Vida,” or pure life. When you visit Casa Bambu, you’ll truly understand what this means.

Keywords: Beach House on Osa Peninsula
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Owner

Member since: 2001

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Nature loving children will have the trip of a lifetime!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We are in a wildlife protection area....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Sleeping Porch

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  • Queen size Beds (2) Handcrafted, four-poster, comfortable, custom netted beds with bed fans and bed lights., Double Beds (4) Handcrafted, four-poster, comfortable, custom netted beds with bed fans and bed lights., Baby Cribs (1) On request...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We are located beachfront on Pan Dulce beach, one of the best surf spots on the planet to learn to surf. Comfortable furniture, landscaped yard with flowers, tropical fruit trees, & lawns sweeping to the beach out front, solar electric system with 110-volts, hot water shower, indoor & outdoor showers, Caretaker/managers on site. World class bird watching, four species of monkeys plus many other animals galore. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    small library of books left by our guests...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Gaze out at the azure waters of the beautiful Golfo Dulce....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Located right on pristine Pan Dulce beach on the Golfo Dulce (sweet gulf). Private beach path. Within easy walk of other gorgeous beaches. Beach often deserted, warm water, good swimming, surfing....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Ocean steps away from your porch. Go for beautiful beach walks, swim in warm waters, relax in shade or sun....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Spacious dining room with large, hardwood, handcrafted table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Internet hot spot in house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless hot spot...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels, kitchen towels. No beach towels. Beach chairs provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Hawaiian lanai style covered/open air with views of grounds, ocean and wildlife....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    3G reception...moreless

  • Parking:

    On site parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Manager has phone. 3G phone reception....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Wash done for small fee....moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    complete sets...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen (except no microwave or freezer). Kitchen fans....moreless

  • Oven:

    commercial bread oven with range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, salt & pepper, paper towels, garbage bags, log lighter, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap and coffee filter and holder (no grinder)....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Solar powered, cold and efficient, large fridge. No Freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    commercial stainless steel, with bread oven...moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks free for our guests...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    we have comfortable beach chairs for our guests...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2
Jun 20 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$265
$1,795

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall Season
Aug 15 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$985

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Green Season
Sep 16 - Nov 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$115
$785

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$265
$1,795

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Week
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,765

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

New Years Week
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,750

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195
$1,330

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Our rates do not include the 13% Costa Rican Lodging tax which vacation rentals are now obliged to collect and pay to the "Hacienda" (the Costa Rican government tax office). Just like in the rest of the world, the tax man in Costa has enormous power; even to confiscate tax evaders property. The many of the vacation rental properties in Costa Rica and especially in the Osa are not yet paying the Hacienda tax. They may get away with it tomorrow and the next day, but not forever. We prefer to collect and pay the tax and thereby insure that your booking is secure and legitimate, no matter how far in the future you make it. We have lowered our prices by 13% in order to remain competitive in our local market. That means your booking is legitimate and that we are paying the tax for you. You get to "have your cake and eat it too" :)


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Jimenez
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Martina's Buena Esperanza Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
To Chacarita and the Pan Am Highway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Martina's Buena Esperanza Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Pan Dulci

Car: Not Necessary

We are located directly on Pan Dulce Beach, on of the best surf spots on the planet, especially for SUP and long board surfers. World-famous birdwatching, ocean kayaking, rainforest tours, on foot or horseback (including world-famous Corcovado National Park), Golfo Dulce boat tours, wildlife sanctuary tours, pristine beaches, Puerto Jimenez is a 30 minute drive and offers several banks, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, and grocery stores, We can set you up with great guides, as well as lodgings in San Jose and in-country travel.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: Married for 36 years, Lyn and Kirk have been partners in raising two great kids, Calla (33) and Ross (28), and in several businesses. Twenty years ago, while visiting friends on the Osa Peninsula, Kirk found his heaven and Lyn began overcoming her snake phobia. (Luckily, she's hardly seen any over all the years). They bought six acres of overgrown cow pasture by the Golfo Dulce, cleared it of brambles and weeds, and began to transform it. With neighbors, they planted 1,000 trees (now part of the monkey trail) and built Casa Bambu with the help of local friends. Kirk completed a second bamboo house, Casa Linda, in September, 2002; a third, Casa Piña, in August, 2003; and a fourth, Casa Sonrisa, in December, 2007. All the houses are solar-powered with artesian wells, beautiful tropical yards and on a pristine beach. Back in the U.S. Kirk has been a 'green' builder and home designer in Austin, TX. His houses are ultra efficient - utilizing passive solar techniques, proper siting and other applications that conserve energy while providing comfortable shelter. His heart, however, is in Costa Rica, where he relishes life in the rainforest and can fulfill his lifelong love of the sea. Here he, Lyn and their children, love to gather with friends and family. Lyn is a freelance writer whose work has been published in several magazines and websites and also works on the Costa Rica project.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique pristine wilderness on a gorgeous unspoiled surfing/swimming beach with wildlife all around. World-famous birdwatching, ocean kayaking, rainforest tours, on foot or horseback (including world-famous Corcovado National Park), Golfo Dulce boat tours, wildlife sanctuary tours, pristine beaches, Puerto Jimenez is a 30 minute drive and offers several banks, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, and grocery stores, We can set you up with great guides, as well as lodgings in San Jose and in-country travel.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Photos

  • Casa Bambu living room has great view by guest James McCraw

    Casa Bambu living room has great view by guest James McCraw

  • Dining area by guest James McCraw

    Dining area by guest James McCraw

  • Custom netted beds

    Custom netted beds

  • Steps away

    Steps away

  • Pan Dulce Beach is home to the best and longest SUP surfing wave in Costa Rica

    Pan Dulce Beach is home to the best and longest SUP surfing wave in Costa Rica

  • Four kinds of monkeys live around us (by guest Alex Thomson)

    Four kinds of monkeys live around us (by guest Alex Thomson)

  • Our beach by guest Wes Pohl

    Our beach by guest Wes Pohl

  • Sloth in Casa Bambu yard by guest Erin Seney

    Sloth in Casa Bambu yard by guest Erin Seney

  • Scarlet Macaw are protected and common (by guest Russell Burns)

    Scarlet Macaw are protected and common (by guest Russell Burns)

  • Wake up to spectacular sunrises (by guest Troy Yoshihara)

    Wake up to spectacular sunrises (by guest Troy Yoshihara)

  • Another beautiful beach, a short walk away

    Another beautiful beach, a short walk away

  • Casa Bambu main room by guest James McCraw

    Casa Bambu main room by guest James McCraw

  • 86 degree water at property's edge

    86 degree water at property's edge

  • View from Casa Bambu porch

    View from Casa Bambu porch

  • Upstairs porch for great monkey viewing by guest James McCraw

    Upstairs porch for great monkey viewing by guest James McCraw

  • Bathroom by guest James McCraw

    Bathroom by guest James McCraw

  • One of the neighbors (by guest Alex Thomson)

    One of the neighbors (by guest Alex Thomson)

  • Dolphins and whales play in the Golfo Dulce (by guest Alex Thomson

    Dolphins and whales play in the Golfo Dulce (by guest Alex Thomson

  • Whiteface capuchin by guest Eileen Fischer

    Whiteface capuchin by guest Eileen Fischer

  • Scarlet Macaw mate for life

    Scarlet Macaw mate for life

  • Toucan by guest Russell Burns

    Toucan by guest Russell Burns

  • Nearby waterfalls

    Nearby waterfalls

  • A curious toucan in the almond just outside the window

    A curious toucan in the almond just outside the window

VRBO #9339

This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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