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Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse/Ocean View / Pool/4BR/2 Bath in Peninsula de Osa

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The tree house you dreamed about as a kid but with all the conveniences & comfort you want as an adult! Located on 120+ acres  of private rainforest reserve  just minutes away from great beaches near Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula. Only a 45 min flight from San Jose and a 10 min ride and you’re here just off a newly paved road. Unlike many other osa accommodations where it is an expedition just to get to tours & town, we are located not only where the rainforest meets the sea, but are the ONLY vacation property with easy access to town (8 miles on newlyy paved road).  We also offer full standard conveniences such as electricity.

90% of grid power in Costa Rica is renewable energy in the form of hydro power & we are on that grid. Why settle for inadequate small solar or hydro systems in rental homes when you can stay here and have nice cold drinks, ICE (without having to haul it in yourself) and fans all night. Here you can bring Ipods & cameras and charge them without worrying about not having a cold fridge or no fans at night!  The fans will keep you cool at night & you can make cold frosty blender drinks as much as you want without a long drive to town to get ice.  All you have to do here is open the freezer & take it out!

The rainforest literally comes right into your tree house and monkeys & birds pass by each day.   Also with it's own small garden dipping pool in rainforest built OVER the rover- how cool is that!!

Staying in  our Tree House is an “Upper unity “of a lifetime, 5 levels are furnished with exquisite taste and décor, with hot water and electricity, even satellite TV, flat screen TV & internet which works most of the time.  We have created a “Swiss Family Robinson /  Elegant Gilligan’s Island “ decorator motif, including amenities such as Egyptian and Turkish linens.  You will find staying with us is a“Treemendous” experience. Your 4 bedroom tree house wraps around a giant rain forest tree and boasts wonderful views of  Corcovado National Park and The Golfo Dulce ( Sweet Gulf ). All bedrooms have reading lights, and are screened in with fans to keep you cool.  You might need a blanky in the middle of the night as it is much cooler in the canopy than it i sat beach accommodations. One could describe the feeling as “Living The National Geographic Channel- Live!” Where birds and monkeys play around you all day. 10 minutes from Puerto Jimenez,  minutes  to beaches as well. Osa Peninsula beaches are beautiful cholocate colored volcanic sand beaches. Fun to visit for a few hours in the day (leave your sandals on though to walk til you get to the water line) but the samd is HOT and at night it holds that heat and attracts no seeums- little tiny biting gnats.  here we don;t have them or that heat. So go enjoy the beach at night & then come home to a very cool house- cool in more than one way!

Keep Your Cameras Close By  
Getting up early and interacting with monkeys and birds is as easy as rolling over in bed or looking over your shoulder. Getting the kids to bring you coffee in bed while you watch the morning monkey & bird show is a must! Many of Costa Rica’s most famous birds and Monkeys visit your home every day.  You will be amazed at how close you are to nature.  The canopy explodes each day with our resident Titi ( squirrel ) Monkeys performing their acrobatic and gymnastics show as they pass by, over and under our tree house. On occasion The Congo Monkeys will take up evening residency above the house and you can watch them play above the tree house. Truly an animals lovers and birders dream ! Bird watchers are especially entertained by our family of Slaty Tailed and Bairds Trogans living near the tree house. Dozens of Scarlet Macaws, Chestnut Mandibled Toucans, Fiery Billed Aracaris  and Blue Crowned Motmots  play in and around the tree each day. We also have dozens  of Tanagers, Orange Manikins, and hummingbirds galore. So the 360* views will keep you  and your cameras busy.

Organic Gardens & Rainforest Reserve
Out in front of our tree house you will find Pineapples, Breadfruit, Yucca, Lemons, Limes, Sugar Cane, Oranges, Bananas & MORE.  All fruits are seasonal and you are welcome to eat whatever is ripe!  You can ask Wilbur (our caretaker)  to help you find bananas, limes, wild cilantro, basil and oregano growing in the garden area year round. Just below our tree house are 2 km of hiking trails through spectacular primary rainforest, up over beautiful ridges, and deep into mysterious tropical canyons are miles more of wonderful hiking- guided or self guided (we have a guide available). Truly a hikers and nature lovers paradise. Don’t miss the Blue Morph, Bamboo & Ridge Trail and keep a look out for Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws,  Parrots, Toucans, Sloths, Coatis and Tayras. Our reserve is only 10  minutes from Puerto jimenez, airport, restaurants and minutes from the beach yet is so secluded you have to see it to believe it. We are not on any airline paths so it is rare to hear anything other than the birds & monkeys & sloths!  There is zero traffic  & you will not know if anyone is on the property other than you since we have over 120 acres shared only by 3 homes! (if youhave alrger groups and need to accommodate more than 8, let us know.  We have 2 other homes, one is a 5 BR/5 bath luxury home with pool and ocean views & the other is also very nice but more simply furnsiehd hoem with ocean views and is priced more budget. We can accommodate nearly 30 people depending on rooming configurations and is perfcect for family reunions and workshops or retreats.  All homes are placed far apart so there is ZERO traffic walking under your windows or in front of your door to interrupt.  Most of our guests renting only one home have no idea if there are others on the property.  We offer a caretaker 24/6 for questions and help.

Stay with us  for your vacation anytime of the year ! A vacation experience you  will never forget. 

 Costa Rica is a vacation to remember forever & ours is your home while you are here. Let me know if you have more questions & if you would like to reserve. Email is the best way to communicate with us. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Pura Vida,
Blondie & Mike
PS Email us for a link to our YouTube Video & More Photos

Safe Travels & Pura Vida
Rebecca Amelia (AKA Blondie) & Michael Cranford

Please note that all rental homes going south towards Matapalo & Carate are off the grid- meaning
solar electricity with low power usage- fans & refrigerators lose power, camera chargers many times cannot be charged without a trip to town & need to be used carefully & sparingly. If you want to be sure of constant power & cold refrigerator you need to look north of Puerto Jimenez.  Our homes are built with almost exclusively with recycled, renewable products & all wood used was naturally fallen wood milled right here on our property- the rest was suatainably farmed teak & bamboo. We hire only our local families for cleaning,gardening,guides, etc so all your rental dollars help the local neighborhood economy & we also support our employees to continue their children's education in school. You can help in this endeavor by staying with us.

house rental amenities

Email us for a link to our YouTube Videos!
Full Reliable Electricity
Fully furnished- cookware,dishware,glassware & appliances

Over 120 Acres of Reserve with 2 Km. of Hiking Trails

5 Min Walk to Agujas River for Excellent Water BirdWatching, Swimming Holes

Minutes from Beaches, Surfing is Close By , Tours, Car Rentals, 8 miles to town (Puerto Jimenez)

Private Chef Services Available

Kitchen Stocking Service Available

Guides & Babysitting Available

Wonderful Private River Rock Fresh Water Rainforest Dipping POOL at TreeHouse

Main House Has PrivateOcean View Pool with Large Deck Overlooking Jungle & Ocean

TOTALLY Private Property- Not Shared with Other Guests

All new Orthopedic Mattresses on ALL Beds
IPOD stereo system(bring your own IPOD)
All linens included
Hiking Trails
Close to Beaches
Ocean Views

Satellite TV with English movie/news/educational channels                                                                                             

Internet -works most of the time - no promises !

activities and attractions in Peninsula de Osa Costa Rica

Too many to mention- depends how active you want to be or perhaps you want to sit with binoculars & watch the wildlife -in many cases you do not need the binoculars- it comes that close. Or you might want to:

Hike in Corcovado
Snorkel the reef at Mogos or across the gulf
Boat Tours to wildlife reserve - play with monkeys
Sport Swimming charters
Fishing for Marlin & Sailfish
Remote Beach exploring
Surfing lessons for kids
Swim with Dolphins in the Golfo Dulce
Horseback riding
Tour & hiking with Naturalists (Birding, Corcovado,Hiking)
Climb Magnificent Rainforest Trees with EveryDay Adventures
Waterfall Rapell
Waterfall Hikes
Zip Lines
Canopy Tours
Ocean & Mangrove Kayak Tours for Sunset & Night (bio-luminescence lights up the water after dark)
Wildlfie Refuge on remote "boat access only" side of Gulf
Go out for an educational tour with the local Shaman
Horticulture & Rainforest Medicinals Tour

Or just hang in the hammock with a book & frozen drink of your choice!

vacation rental rates

The tree house can be rented as either a 3BR for 6 or a 4 BR for 8. Rates vary & you only need to rent the 4th BR if you actually need it thus reducing rental costs. Ask for the rate for the time of year you are interested in since they vary. Regular high season weekly rate is $2200 for 3BR up to 6 and $2900 for 4 BR up to 8 people at NON holiday times & $300 higher for holiday weeks & school vacations. Occasionally we offer specials. There are NO MORE than 6 allowed in the 3BR rental EVER for any reason- there are no beds allowed on floors for safety reason. If you have over 6 people up to 8, you will need to rent all 4 bedrooms. If you opt not to take the 4th bedroom that level is closed & locked. 

We allow check in & out on any day of the week except Christmas, new Years & Easter weeks.

CURRENT Specials:

3 nights for only $600 for up to 4 guests (regular rate is $950)- limited availability

4 nights for only $800 for up to 4 guests (regular rate is $1250)-limited availability

5 nights for only $1500 for 3 bedroom (regular rate is $1800)-

7 nights for only $1800 for up to 6 guests (regular rate is $2200 during non holidays)

Sept-mid Nov rate is only $1200 per week for up to 4 guests in 3 BR & $1500 for 4 BR for up to 6

All specials require full payment at time of reservation to qualify and are offered only for 7 days from the time of your inquiry. After that regular rates apply. 

Special Rates:

Occasionally we offer 3,4 and 5 night short stay specials when there are gaps between weekly rentals- ask if this is available- rates vary. Occasionally, even in high season we will offer weekly specials- ask if something is available. Regular weekly rate is $2200 for 6 and $2900 of rup to 8 NON holiday weeks. 

PLEASE NOTE- weekly rates apply to any number of people up to 6- rates are not lower for less people. (Regular Non Holiday rate is $2200 for 6 in 3BR & $2900 for 8 in 4 BR and add $300 for holiday & school vacation weeks)


$2200 for all weeks except holiday weeks for up to 6 people (which is only $366 per person with a group of 6 or 8 depending on which home you choose)


Christmas- choose either 19-26 Dec 2012 or 20-27 Dec 2012 / New Years either 26 Dec- 2 Jan 2013 or 27  Dec-3 January 2013/ Easter/ School vacation weeks are $2500 for 3BR for up to 6 and $3200 for 4BR up to 8 guests

CURRENT Specials:

3 nights for only $600 for up to 4 guests (regular rate is $950)- limited availability

4 nights for only $800 for up to 4 guests (regular rate is $1250)-limited availability

5 nights for only $1500 for 3 bedroom (regular rate is $1800)-

7 nights for only $1800 for up to 6 guests (regular rate is $2200 during non holidays)


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