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Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards.

Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards.


Property Details

Updated: Nov 20, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This luxury beachfront, Costa Rican home is the perfect hideaway for sophisticated nature lovers. Osa Marmaris, an eco-friendly site, provides the perfect balance between tranquility, elegance and adventure. In Osa Marmaris you can check out the waves without leaving your bedroom.

Designed and decorated by one of the best architectural firms in Costa Rica, under a detached unit concept, you can have privacy in your own Bungalow and also enjoy with your friends and family in the social area within just a few steps. This way, some guests can retire to solitude and listen to the sounds of nature as others stay in the social area for as long as they want! Every piece of furniture, every room and bathroom has been custom made to make you enjoy a tasteful home inserted in paradise!

Osa Marmaris has beautiful Costa Rican hardwood floors as well as comfortable and stylish wooden furniture. You will enjoy a spacious living area with a bar (in case you wish to have some cocktails!), a fully equipped kitchen and open dinning room (for those delicious meals you want to make yourselves or have us make for you!).

Located in Cabo Matapalo, Peninsula de Osa, Casa Marmaris is surrounded by a unique natural atmosphere, in such a privileged area that you can watch Howler Monkeys jump from tree to tree and teach their offspring how to jump as you are having breakfast on the dining table. You´ll marvel as you watch this breathtaking show every day!

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Known as one of the best surf spots in the world, Matapalo also offers eco adventure activities, that we´ll be glad to help you arrange with the best local tour office, such as:

Hikes: Corcovado tour, Day jungle hike tour, Bird watching, Night tour

Boat tours: Animal sanctuary, Dolphin watching, Snorkeling, Rio Esquinas Tour, Fishing (full day / half day or in-shore / off-shore)

Adventure: Waterfall rappelling, Tree climbing, Canopy

Educational: Chocolate Tour, Animal Sanctuary, Orchids House “Casa Orquídeas”

Other: Horseback riding, Kayaking tours (sunset kayak, dolphin kayak, full day kayak, one week kayak)

Come to Osa Marmaris so you can walk a few minutes to get to Backwash Bay and lay in the white warm sand or get your surfboard and in high tide, jump into one of Matapalo’s best surf points, right through Osa Marmaris garden.

This house, under a detached unit concept offers you an invigorating ocean front view from every room you find yourself in.

In Osa Marmaris you´ll enjoy a Master Bungalow with a king bed and 2 Bungalows (in a two story building) with 2 double beds each. Every Bungalow has a private luxury bathroom, outdoor hot water shower, a fan and a balcony with a table and two rocking chairs.

Steps way from the Bungalows, the social area includes, 1 extra room with a king sofa bed, fan, luxury bathroom and hot water shower, a spacious and comfortable living area with a nice bar, and an open dinning room that sits 8. You´ll also find a fully equipped kitchen with service for 8 that has a refrigerator, stove/oven, blender, shelves, counters and granite surfaces.

Highest quality towels (bathroom and beach) and linens are provided for our guests, as well as daily light cleaning.

We offer wireless internet access for you so you can stay connected!

Our caretakers will be very happy to assist you during your stay. They will welcome you, take care of your needs and answer your questions as we are all service oriented in Osa Marmaris. Not only do we want you to feel like at home, but we want your experience to be unforgettable!

Regarding meals, you can either cook yourselves or you can hire our caretaker's wife to cook delicious dishes and costa rican menus. You will have great meals and enjoy every breakfast, lunch and dinner at Osa Marmaris, as you will be surrounded by the sounds of nature and feel very healthy as you breath clean fresh ocean air.

Also, you can relax or read a book lying in a hammock in the landscaped garden under the shadow of our magnificent trees.

In Osa Marmaris you will fall asleep with the sound of the waves and wake up as the Howler Monkeys sing good morning.

How to get here:

If you´re driving from San José, we can send you detailed instructions upon request.

If you wish to fly, book a flight to Puerto Jimenez through one of the local airlines ( or ( and from there take a taxi to Osa Marmaris at a US $40 rate each way.

If you are looking for one of the most beautiful places on Earth, come to Osa Marmaris, it will truly be an unforgettable experience!

Keywords: Oceanfront Luxury House in Cabo Matapalo

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Ximena is a chilean lawyer who lived in Costa Rica for almost 30 years and still lives partially there. She fell in love with Matapalo in the year 1993 and bought her first property then. Osa Marmaris was built between 2008 and 2009. She fulfilled her dream of building the most elegant and luxurious house in the area, without compromising its eco-friendly standards.

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Guestbook comments from the owner


I just wanted to send you a quick note regarding our stay at Casa Marmaris earlier this month. We had an awesome time and enjoyed your house tremendously. However, we were even more impressed with the relationship we developed with Isaac, Desiree, and Andreas. They made us feel at home and treated us like a part of their family. They made our trip one to remember. We hope to visit again as soon as possible. Maybe when it is not quite as hot :-). Thanks again, John
Apr 2014
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11 Reviews

Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards.
+56 -994599999
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
San Diego, CA


  • 5 of 5
We can't say enough wonderful things about our stay - the booking process was simple and seamless, the home is stunning and even more beautiful than the photos, the surf was awesome for the boys, easy beach access, Desiree and Isaac were wonderful (Isaac even came with us one day on a drive to show us a good snorkeling spot), the housekeeper cleaned the rooms and community space daily and did a great job, the wildlife is spectacular which you see every day on the property grounds, the plunge pool is perfect for cooling off, a couple of waterfall hikes within walking distance, great hiking, Matapalo Lodge bar is walking distance, etc. etc. etc. We're ready to go back!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards.
+56 -994599999
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
San Francisco

Maravilloso Marmaris ...

  • 5 of 5
Ours is a collection of friends interested in getting away from it all and enjoying a lot of water time in a spectacular jungle scene; and we could not be more pleased with our stay at Marmaris. The location is incredible right on Backwash Bay; the facility is terrific, tasteful and well laid out, and the staff including Desiret and Isaac was extremely helpful, friendly, responsive and went beyond the call of duty when we needed. Gracias Ximena!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards.
+56 -994599999
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas

Beautiful Place for an R&R

Beautiful Place for an R&R
  • 5 of 5
Lovely to getaway to Osa again with my hubby and Casa Marmaris was the perfect place to stay in paradise.
The plunge pool was perfect after a nice cool down after coming back from any excursions and enjoying the lovely view of the backwash beach. Also, our neighbors the howler monkeys kept us company all through the week with other wildlife friends that have passed through the garden.
There was only one issue which was the power outages and at least that has been worked on and as well as the owner just added 10 more solar panels which will solve the problem for any future arrivals to this gorgeous place.
Looking forward to our next visit to your beautiful place real soon!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards.
+56 -994599999
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas

Fantastic Stay in Osa Peninsula

  • 4 of 5
This is a fantastic house in the beautiful and peaceful Osa Peninsula. It's a gorgeous property which manages to feel very open, but still private. It has a lovely view of Backwash Bay and is great for wildlife spotting - we saw monkeys every day passing through. Each of the rooms are beautifully appointed and it's a very relaxing place to hang out (especially in the hammock!).
We went at the end of the rainy season, so were pretty much the only people on any of the 3 nearby beaches (my personal favorite was Backwash). Incredible surfing too at the right time of day, and no one on the waves either! My husband, who is a keen surfer, said it's sone of the best surfing he has seen (and we travel a lot).
Not much going on in the area night-time wise, but we just made our own fun. I'd recommend a dinner out at the Laps Rios resort nearby, it was delicious. Isaac and Desiree, the on-site caretakers, were super helpful and friendly. They are constantly at your disposal and always smiling. Desiree was great with our friend's baby, who she baby sat for a few hours every day. She also made a couple of very nice dinners for us.
I'd say the only downside is that the pool is on the small side, more of a plunge pool - not for lap swimming! But the ocean is right on your door step so it's not a big deal.
I'd definitely recommend it for a peaceful, relaxing break for the adventurous type, and we'd love to come back one day!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards.
+56 -994599999
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas

Totally Incredible Oasis In A Tropical Paradise! The Best House @ Cabo Matapalo

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Osa Mamaris for 2 months and everything about the place was beyond our expectations. Its unbelievably beautiful, serene and peaceful. The staff and owner are a pleasure to deal with and be with. The location just doesn't get any better - right on the beach with little rock pools to swim in out the front and a surf break behind. And the wildlife viewing right from your loungeroom will blow you away. There are monkeys crossing in front every day and we saw armadillos feeding in the yard and pizotes and beautiful lizards of all colours and shapes. Every day was magical! The place is well taken care of and has an air of down to earth luxury. You have great walks nearby, waterfalls and wonderful adventures. You have everything you need and more. I can't wait to come back and stay again. I highly recommend this place if you want the ultimate osa experience!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards.
+56 -994599999
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
United States

Ideal Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
My wife, three children, and I stayed in this house for a week and it was probably the best vacation week we have ever enjoyed. Every day was spent watching spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, white-face, and howlers swing through the trees along with scarlet macaws and toucans before even leaving the breakfast table. Meanwhile the house is extraordinary and beautifully appointed. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful, while the caretaker and his wife took care of every detail while we were in the house. From the condition of the home, they clearly have been taking care of every detail with the house. We took advantage of the cooking service and enjoyed the best food we have had during our travels in Costa Rica with fresh seafood every night courtesy of local fisherman. The caretaker's wife and cook who made extraordinary meals along with incredible fresh juices were hands down better than any restaurant we have found in Costa Rica.

The location allows for direct access to Backwash Beach which is stunning and not bad if you want to surf or kayak. From the house you can also do a number of reasonable hikes into the rain-forest where we additionally spotted sloths, poison dart frogs, butterflies, and a stunning array of birds that you won't find anywhere else. We also went tide pooling and found crabs, sea hares, lobster, etc... Perfect for kids and adults as well.

The drive down is pretty manageable as long as you have four wheel drive, and you can also rely on taxi services if you prefer not to drive. Just be sure you stock up in Puerto Jimenez for your stay so that you can avoid return trips for extra food. You can also use this location as a jumping off for Corcovado, but know that you have a meaningful hike from Carate up into the park. We opted to do Corcovado from the north by boat later in our trip so we could enjoy more of our time in Cabo Matapalo exploring the southern part of the peninsula. Our kids range from 3-11 years of age, and all of them loved the house.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

This property is magnificently located right next to Backwash Bay without loosing its privacy. Even though it is ocean front, it has a 15 meter rise which makes the view breathtaking from every room you are in.

Activity and Interests

Thanks to its closeness to Corcovado National Park, Matapalo´s exuberant wild life is within reach. You´ll see macaws flying over your head, the 4 types of monkeys that inhabit Costa Rica going through the property or if you go out for a walk.

Located near Matapalo, Corcovado National Park is the largest and only tropical primary lowland rainforest in the world – home to monkeys, dantas and jaguars. National Geographic has called it 'the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity'

Puerto Jimenez. This main town in the Osa Peninsula region is located 45 min by car to Matapalo (it is the closest town available). Puerto Jimenez is one of the gateways to Corcovado National Park, from where many excursions can be arranged, and where supplies can be found. In Puerto Jimenez you´ll find the closest hospital, airport, supermarket and gas station.

Also if you wish to dine out or go for a drink and you have a car, you can go to Lapa Rios Hotel, Bosque del Cabo Hotel, Encanta La Vida Lodge or Martina´s Bar.


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Updated: Nov 20, 2014

Rental rates


  • Starting at $260/nt Min.stay 1 week
  • US Dollars
  • High Season (November 19th to September) 1 week minimum
  • 1-4 PEOPLE: $2,300/wk 5-6 PEOPLE: $2,800/wk 7-8 PEOPLE: $3400/wk
  • Low Season (October to November 18th)
  • 1-4 PEOPLE: $1,800/wk 5-6 PEOPLE: $2,000/wk 7-8 PEOPLE: $2300/wk
  • Easter week, Christmas week, New Years Eve Week $4,600 1 week minimum


From the Owner

In Osa Marmaris you will have 3 private bungalows, each one with it´s private bathroom and shower. They are all separate from the social area that includes the living room, dinning room, kitchen and extra bedroom. This way you can choose if you want to hang out with your friends and family in the social area or if you want some privacy and quiet in your own room.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, Full bathroom in social area
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Full bathroom in each room with outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Full Bathroom in each room with outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Full bathroom in main room with outdoor showe
  • Beautiful bathroom layouts and outdoor showers so you can stay in touch with nature all day long!


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, Bungalow
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Bungalow
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double, Bungalow
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, King Sofa Bed
  • King size beds (1) One King bed on the Master Bungalow and one very comfortable King sofa bed on the extra bedroom, Double Beds (1) 2 double beds on each Bungalow


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace


  • Catering available
  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Things to consider: Casa Marmaris is a solar powered home, which implies that energy consumption must be regulated. For the proper function of our energy system, we ask of our guests not to use high consuming appliances such as: hairdryer, electrical toothbrush, hair straightener, iron and others. The nearest town is Puerto Jimenez, 45-minute drive. Here you will find all necessities such as supermarket, gas station, pharmacy, hardware and basic garment store. If renting a car is necessary, please let us know in advance and we will help you with the reservation. Taxi service is available. If necessary we can arrange pickup. Normal rate from Puerto Jimenez to Matapalo is $40 each way.
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