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Beachfront Jungle Luxury in the Heart of Cabo Matapalo in Playa Zancudo

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vacation rental description

CASA TRES PECES is set right on the beach in the heart of Cabo Matapalo point, one of the most magical destinations in Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula. National Geographic calls it one of the most bio-diverse lowland rainforests left in the world.

This beautiful two story open air tropical style home sits facing East towards incredible sunrises on an elevated rock outcropping right on the beach, giving it a spectacular view where the Gulfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean meet. With 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms it is the perfect getaway for 2 couples or a small family.

Following a grassy, stone trail in front of the house it is only steps to a secluded sandy cove beach that has incredible tide pools (at low tide) perfect for lounging in or taking the children.

A canopy tree monkey path runs right across the front of the house where you can watch four species of monkeys jump from branch to branch.

A Swiss Family Robinson-like experience in jungle luxury you will never forget. Enjoy the feeling of living in the rainforest with amenities. If you love nature and all of it’s wild beauty, this is the place for you. Here you will find an incredible opportunity to connect with nature in a way that is just not possible in many places. Life is brought back to the natural cycles of the sun, the moon and the tide. It is an incredible feeling to live in a house that functions independently on solar. Come and experience solar power, spring water and an amazing off the grid lifestyle.

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Last modified on 07-22-2014 at 12:25 AM.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • beach
    • beachfront
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
  • General
    • wireless internet
      • complimentary wi-fi available
    • parking
    • mobile phone
      • available for emergencies
    • washing machine
      • This service is available twice weekly
    • linens provided
    • filtered water
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • safe
  • Kitchen
    • grill
    • 4 ring stove
    • blender
    • kitchen
      • industrial stainless steel stove and oven and everything you need for cooking
    • catering available
    • freezer
    • oven
    • cooking utensils
    • refrigerator
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
      • 2
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beds for 6
    • bedroom 1:
    • bedroom 2:
    • sleeping porch:
      • King size beds (1) quality mattresses with custom noseeum netting with reading lights and fans, Queen size Beds (1) quality mattresses with custom noseeum netting with reading lights and fans, Twin or Single Beds (2) top quality mattresses that can be attached to form a bunk bed, Bunk Beds (1) single size with top quality mattresses
  • Entertainment
    • books
    • books for kids
    • games for kids
  • Outside
    • large cooler
    • kayak / canoe
    • wood deck
    • outdoor grill gas
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • walkway to water
    • lawn / garden
    • barbecue
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
      • with incredible view of the Gulfo Dulce and amazing sunrises
    • balcony
      • great monkey watching!
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
    • children welcome
    • pets considered
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
  • Notes
    • Beautiful landscaped yard with tropical fruit trees and flowers. VHF radio, indoor and outdoor showers, hot water and a great manager on site.

activities and attractions in Playa Zancudo Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • rain forests
    • restaurants
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • walking
    • whale watching
    • boating
    • horseback riding
    • wildlife viewing
    • shelling
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • deepsea fishing
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • sailing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • surf fishing
    • swimming
    • fishing
    • rock climbing
    • surfing
    • snorkeling/diving
    • kayaking
    • hiking
    • mountain biking

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
*Main Season
Feb 5 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$235
$1,550
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
*Green Season
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 14 2014
$160
$1,050
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
*Main Season 1
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 20 2014
$235
$1,550
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
*Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$2,900
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
*Main Season 2
Jan 5 2015 - Sep 15 2015
$250
$1,650
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

booking fee $50
cleaning fee** $50
50% deposit due to secure your booking, with final payment due one week before your arrival date. Personal checks, cashiers checks, or money orders are our preferred methods of payment. Payment also possible via PayPal, but there is a 4% charge to cover their service fees.
Rates are subject to change at any time prior to booking.
*Main Season rates offered from November 16 - September 15
*Green Season rates offered from September 16 - November 15
*Christmas and New Years weeks rented by the week only (7 nights) at $2900 for up to 4 guests, each additional guest $30 per guest per night.
**$100 cleaning fee for 5 night stay or more

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traveler reviews for this playa zancudo house rental

Costa Rica jungle experience

Review submitted: July 26, 2014   Date of arrival: January 15, 2014

We stayed for a week in January and had a great time.

First, the animals. We saw spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, macaws, coatimundi, blue morph butterflies, jesus christ lizards and green parrots. These were just in the back yard of the house! We also saw squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, (which we heard every morning) a sloth, iguanas, and many types of hawks and falcons on short walks down the road. We hiked up to the waterfalls one day where we also found several poison dart frogs. This is really a great place to just take it easy and enjoy nature.

The house was pretty much exactly what we expected from the descriptions given. No issues at all for us. The only thing I wish there had been 2 kayaks instead of just 1, so we could have gone for longer rides.

We ate at Martinas several times, good food, you'll pass it just before you turn off the main road just a short distance from the house. We really enjoyed the farmers market on Friday afternoon. I bought some fresh tuna to take back to the house to cook, it was delicious. I got some handmade wood bowls that were awsome also.

The roads definately call for a 4WD vehicle. Nothing extreme, just lots of rocks (smooth) and a couple stream crossings. I would also make sure you bring a flashlight for each person in your party. Bugs came out at night, so we'd get inside the mosquito netting covering the bed and play games.

I didn't get to do any surfing on this trip, but our neighbors went out every day. They said the surf beach was about a mile away and had some really long breaks they could ride forever.

Overall, I wouldn't hesitate staying here again if we ever make it back down to Costa Rica.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Open Air

Review submitted: April 8, 2014   Date of arrival: March 15, 2014

We spent six days here in March and it was hot every day, and often the breeze stopped after sunset, making the evenings warm too. Because the house is completely open, which makes it unique and a great experience, it also means there is nowhere to cool off except a cool shower.
We loved the architecture of the house, and I enjoyed the birds and other wildlife in the yard. I did complain, tongue in check, to Darren that near the end of our week, we still had not seen monkeys or toucans on the property, although we heard them often in the distance. I don't know what he did, but the next day, monkeys and toucans showed up! I also enjoyed watching dolphins fishing from my chair.
We did have an issue with no hot water in the upstairs shower, and the lack of hot water and drain stoppers in the kitchen concerned me about how previous renters cleaned their dishes but even that was not a major drawback. The property was easy to find with Darren's revised instructions, but the road does resemble a riverbed rather than a road in many parts.
One disappointment we had that our research did not show, was that we hoped to spend a day or two visiting Corcovado National Park. Recently, the rules have changed, and now you need to arrange a guide, a month in advance. Also, hiking into the park for a day is not practical. Therefore, one of the things we hoped to do while here did not materialize.
The place is not as isolated as I had expected. We could hear some rambunctious neighbors in the evenings, which was not a problem, but I had not expected this.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hi All,

I wanted to give some updated information regarding your recent review - the hot water in the upstairs shower is now working (I had to replace the hot water heater and order the part from San Jose). Regarding the new rules for Corcovado National Park: all visitors are now required to enter the park accompanied by a licensed guide, even for day trips. Our guests recently used a guide and the cost was $130.00 for an all-day guided tour, plus a $10 per person entrance fee. The entrance fee must be obtained at the MINEAT office in Puerto Jimenez, but the guide was able to purchase the entrance passes and meet the guests here in Cabo Matapalo before driving out to the park (i.e. our guests did not have to drive to Puerto Jimenez to obtain the park passes). Our guests were able to reserve the guide and get the day passes with only 24 hour notice, and entered the park the next day. If you wish to spend the night in the park, then yes, you would probably have to make your reservation (at least) a month in advance, as mentioned in this review. Best and pura vida!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Perfect for a jungle and beach getaway

Review submitted: April 4, 2014   Date of arrival: March 21, 2014

This house is exactly what we thought it would be when we chose it - unique, fun, open. The view and the location are perfect. Waking up to a picture perfect sunrise with the lively jungle sounds is a charming welcome to the day. My husband and 9 year old daughter and I stayed here for 10 days or so and found that everything on the property is carefully tended to by the caretakers. They will not invade your privacy as they are respectful about that but they also made sure they were available when we needed to ask questions.
Some of our favorite activities: the tree climb with Andy at Everyday Adventures, zip-lining, hiking to the waterfall that is close to the house (you can swim into the little pool that it falls into) and kayaking with Aventuras Tropicales. Other than that, swimming and watching the animals could occupy a full day. There are quite a few beaches around; each have something to offer. The beach right in front of the house plus one right around the corner are fun in different ways.
Other reviewers have said this, but I kind of ignored it, so I'll write it too - you do not need to bring many things. Keep it simple and you will be glad that you did. T-shirts, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, water shoes and good shoes for hiking, plus a little bug spray and most definitely sun-screen. I brought a 3 oz container of Jungle Juice bug repellant and between the three of us, we only went through half of it as it was only necessary some nights.
Darren, the owner, is about as nice as anyone we have met in a long time. We throughly enjoyed getting to know him, plus renting from someone like him on a property like this made the vacation even better.

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Playa Zancudo vacation rental

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