House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Experience eco-jungle living in style at Casa Arenosa. This private, ocean-front home was created with all the love of Matapalo. It is located on the secluded beach of Backwash (best swimming beach in the area) Bay on an acre and a half of lushly landscaped gardens.
The Osa Peninsula is paradise for nature lovers who thrive on adventure. It is as pristine and off the beaten-road as it gets! There are no big hotels, or discos on the beach. It’s raw, beautiful and brimming with life. National Geographic calls it the most bio-diverse place on the planet!
Wake up to the sounds of the howler monkeys, take a swim in the ocean, then stroll along a secluded beach and watch Scarlet McCaws soar overhead. Afterwards, take a dip in the refreshing plunge pool and relax in a hammock while watching four different kinds of endangered monkeys play in the bamboo gardens off the deck. At night, sleep in a comfy bed under a mosquito net canopy while being lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sound of the waves.
This is the life...Pura Vida.
Casa Arenosa is a fully functioning home off the grid. It is entirely powered by solar energy and has a rainwater catchment system as well as fresh spring water. Here, you can experience off the grid living in jungle luxury. Casa Arenosa is a two-story, open-air home, with a plunge pool and plenty of decks and areas to relax and lounge. It has with three bedrooms, two bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, a separate kitchen palapa and a dining room palapa all connected with an open thatch-roof breezeway.
Our wonderful caretakers, Mike and Cecily (who is a yoga instructor and massage therapist), are English speaking and live on site.
Keywords: Eco-luxury, large, private, ocean front home with a plunge pool on a secluded beach (Backwash Bay) in a tropical paradise!
Best Location on the Osa
About the Owner
5 based on 9 traveler reviews
Best Location on the Osa
Loved the atmosphere!
My only negative comment would be that the description on the website could use some up-dating. A useable grill does not exist, so we had to re-plan meals for the meat that we had brought to grill. There is solar power that runs lights and a refrigerator, so although you are living off-the-grid there really are no inconveniences. We used an unplugged second refrigerator to store dry goods in; but found it to be a poor option with some mold being present. A well sealed cupboard or large lidded plastic bin would have worked much better. The cookware was great, knives not bad, plenty of cutting boards, but limited drinking glasses . . . and those that were there were worn and tired. Nothing for wine, but when we mentioned this the caretaker kindly brought some wine glasses the next day. Mike, the caretaker was busy most of the week, and we never did have an opportunity to meet Cecily who was also busy doing massages.
Wi-Fi was reliable and fairly strong . . . a convenience for some, but I really was looking forward to finding this location to be too remote allowing me to test whether I could still spend a week disconnected from the world!
All things considered . . . a wonderful spot to enjoy nature and the beach.
Tranquility in the Jungle
Casa Arenosa, amazing tropical escape
Best house in the area!
Trip of a lifetime
The best part is, the local people are amazing and welcoming and the beach is right there, it doesn't get much better than this. The location of Casa Arenosa is hard to beat, it is truly what a Costa Rican vacation should be like, you will not be disappointed! Can't wait to go back!!
From the Owner
“My husband and I traveled the world looking for a place to grow roots. When we came to Matapalo, we found our paradise. It is the most beautiful and alive place we have ever been. The wildlife, jungle, beaches and ocean are pristine. Matapalo makes you feel alive! It's a place to connect with nature, each other and yourself. You can also choose to either relax and lounge, or have a fun filled action packed adventure. In the area, there is abundant bird watching, exotic animals, beautiful jungle, river walking, waterfall repelling, tree climbing zip lines, swimming with dolphins, yoga, massage, facials, and the close by Corcovado National Park. Also, the community of people who live in Matapalo are equally amazing. They are genuine, engaging and uplifting. We feel blessed to be a part of life there, and are happy to share our paradise with those who can also fully appreciate it!!”
Activity and Interests
Extraordinary bird watching as well as an abundance of other wildlife....Monkeys, Scarlet McCaws, Toucans, etc. Adventure tours in area - waterfall repelling, tree climbing, guided hikes, wildlife sanctuary, swimming with dolphins, surf lessons, kayaking, fishing, yoga and meditation, massage and facials available.
- From $250/nt
- US Dollars
- Green Season (Sept 1-Nov 15th) starting at $250/nt for 1-2 guests, $25/add person
- Main Season(Nov 15-Aug 31)starting at $300/nt for 1-2 guests, $25/add person
- Christmas and New Years $3500/wk
- Spring Break $2500/wk for 1-2 guests, $25/additional person
- 3 night minimum, rates include tax.
- Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
- Reservation confirmation requires %50 deposit.
From the Owner
“Our piece of paradise is especially unique because it lies where the rain forest meets the ocean. You can walk out one side of the house and take a dip in the ocean or stroll along the beach - or walk out the other side into the jungle!”
- Linens Provided
- Mobile Phone ...
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet ...
- Catering Available ...
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Ocean View
- health/beauty spa
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- surf fishing
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Convertible bed(s)
- King size beds (1) We have a large Eastern King bed upstairs in the large master., Double Beds (2) We have a double bed in each of the downstairs bedrooms. , Twin or Single Beds (2) When a family stays upstairs and have small children, we have small portable twin beds they can sleep in., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Guests provide their own meals
- Plunge pool, English speaking caretaker on site, yoga instructor and massage therapist on site. Childcare and private chef services available to hire.