House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11, 8 adults and 3 children
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.These 3 bedrooms have a small bed for a child up to 10 years old. 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 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
our trip to peninsula Osa..Marmaris House, Costa Rica
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The house was incredible, Ximena, we are still talking about it with our friends here in Nosara. You designed it so perfectly!! My husband's favorite place was right in the master bed as he could see if Backwash was breaking without moving a muscle! I absolutely love the living area and the comfortable furniture to just sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, OR the master bathroom, love the shower and how we could watch the Capuchin monkeys jumping from tree to tree some 30 feet!
I can promise you we will be back.
4.9 based on 21 traveler reviews
our trip to peninsula Osa..Marmaris House, Costa Rica
We spent..so wonderful vacation..so nice place..full of really exciting views...enjoy so much..sounds...of birds...sea...service at the house..was very good..they cook..for us...we enjoy..and the place is so peaceful...so full of all...5 star..holiday...we will return ...for sure...with friends..to show them..this wonderful...place...unforgettable experience!!
One of a kind vacation
We just returned from a 7 night stay at Casa Marmaris on the Osa Peninsula. My husband and I traveled to this remote location with two other couple friends. We are all adventure seekers but we all have small children and wanted a quiet place to retreat to. We found it! Getting to this home is an adventure in and of itself. The drive to Casa Marmaris is no joke! When they say they recommend 4 wheel drive they mean it. Once you find your way though the travel is worth it because when you go through the house gates it is like you are on your own planet. The nature that others mentioned is true. Ximena was very helpful and easy to work with when booking the home. We had Desiree cook us breakfast and dinner and were so thankful we did. Her food was amazing! Her husband Isaac was helpful with massage bookings and adventures. There was a cleaning service each day so the home was clean even though you are mostly outdoors.
We surfed, had massages at the house, took the 4-hour horse and waterfall rappelling tour set up by Isaac (it was awesome!), zip lined, hiked up streams in search of waterfalls, took a boat tour to fish and dolphin seek (which we found ), we took in sunrises and waded in our pool, soaked in nature and played a lot of 6 handed euchre with a beverage in our hands! The lighting was good but the hot water was spotty. A few things to know though about this house. There is no air conditioning. We were all fine with this but 2 of the guys had a hard time at night sleeping because they were hot/sweaty. We loved Martina’s bar/restaurant which is close. We also liked Los Delfines in Puerto Jimmenez.
At Casa Marmaris you go to sleep early and rise early. You are on nature’s schedule. The waves put you to sleep and the monkey’s talking wake you. It’s something you won’t soon forget.
A fair warning to potential travelers traveling in the near future. There is construction next door to this house. It was going on while we were there. It was the one negative of the home. It is obviously temporary but it did change how we approached the day. The workers arrived at 7am and were there until about 4pm. They take an hour lunch. It was loud. Sawing and hammering. We brought a music speaker and played our music to limit the noise. We also planned our adventures during this time to avoid the noise. I will admit when they left each day we were happy! Ximena did discount the cost of our food to make up for it.
Wonderful place to experience the beauty of Costa Rica
We just returned from ten-day stay at Casa Marmaris on the Osa Peninsula. This is one of those rare instances where the photos and description on the website simply do not do justice to how beautiful the place is. The view from the main building is spectacular. You look out over the amazing turquoise waters where Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean. We watched four species of monkeys, Scarlet Macaws (everywhere!), Toucans, Parrots, Parakeets, Hummingbirds, Caracaras, Coatis, Raccoons, and more, right there on the property. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The Plunge Pool was kept sparkling clean by Isaac. The walk down Matapalo Beach Road never failed to deliver great wildlife sightings. For the adventurous, if you turn left when leaving the house, and go all the way down the road, you will see a steep hill with two concrete strips for a car to drive. You can go up this hill, or take the path on the right just before the hill to get to the 100 foot tall King Louis Waterfall. Wear shoes that can get wet, and bring a walking stick. The going is tough. The caretakers, Isaac and Desiree, were wonderful. They were very responsive, without interfering with our privacy. We had a few issues with intermittent hot water, but a replacement water heater was on order. The road into Matapalo is an adventure that absolutely requires 4-Wheel Drive (and decent ground clearance). By the end of the trip, I was getting pretty good at avoiding the worst of the rocks and potholes, but some were unavoidable. We did the boat trip to Corcavado National Park, since it was supposed to be less crowded that way. The park itself was spectacular, but the boat trip was disappointing. The boat arrived over an hour late, and the time at the park was only 4 hours (for an "All-Day" trip). The boat ride was insanely bumpy (worse than Matapalo Beach Road). In hindsight, we would have driven to the park instead and spent much more time seeing wildlife. Martina's bar/restaurant is a great place to get good food, good drinks and you can get great souveneirs and homemade ice cream on Friday nights at their Farmers Market.
Costa Rica Retreat
My children and I just returned from a week on the Osa and it was by far, the best vacation ever. This peninsula is just as God made it, amazing!! Casa Marmaris was perfect for us! Falling asleep and waking up to nothing but the sound of nature was just what I was looking for, and that was exactly what we got! The view from everywhere on this property was just beautiful. I would have to say that the very best part of this stay was having Desire, Isaac and Andreas right there with us. They are great souls that just added to the natural beauty of this entire place!
Costa Rica Adventure
Our stay at Casa Marmaris in the Osa Peninsula was one of our favorite all time travel experiences. Once we negotiated the somewhat tricky final few kilometers and arrived at the house (4WD is probably necessary for this part of the drive), we were treated to an incredible view of Backwash and Pandulce beaches and beyond to Backwash Bay. The house was exactly as depicted on VRBO. The large main house has a large living room, a dining room and a kitchen, as well as a sitting area that can be closed off to provide a 4th bedroom along with a full bath and shower. The wood floors are beautiful. The floor plan is open, although there is mosquito netting that drops down to "enclose" the house. We had three couples so each of us occupied one of the separate bungalows, each with a large bathroom, including a private but indoor/outdoor shower. The bungalows were very private and were enclosed by screen doors and windows. (To my amazement, insects were never a problem for us. They were truly no more of a nuisance than at our home in Austin. A couple of our outdoor showers were visited by orange and purple crabs but that was just part of the adventure).
On our initial drive to the house from Puerto Jimenez, we got a jump start on our wildlife viewing. A coatimundi was running along the side of the road and there were 15-20 scarlet macaws screeching in a tree.
We were awakened (in a good way) each morning by howler monkeys in the adjoining trees. In addition to the howlers, we saw capuchin, spider, and squirrel monkeys in the immediate area. After a short walk, we saw sloths and other local wildlife.
We highly recommend a visit to the Osa. In our week-long visit, we went scuba diving (long day trip), hiked in Corcovado National Park (incredible wildlife viewing), climbed a tree, rappelled down a waterfall, hiked in Cabo Matapalo, kayaked among the mangrove swamp, visited a wildlife sanctuary, went zip-lining, among many other activities.
I cannot imagine a better place to stay than Casa Marmaris. We had dinner at Lapa Rios and it was lovely but I much preferred the more "local" experience of staying at the Casa. The best dinner we had on our trip was cooked by Desiret, one of the caretakers of the Casa. An amazing meal. Ximena made the entire booking experience very easy and she was very helpful in pointing us to the right people to assist with activities.
To summarize, you should go to the Osa and stay at Casa Marmaris.
Graduation Trip...Costa Rica
Outstanding, breathtakingly beautiful, and the best location imaginable, right on Backwash beach and footsteps to Pandulce....also a 30 min. boat ride to Pavones, all famous surf spots. We highly recommend this home! My son graduated high school this year and is a surf/nature enthusiast, as well as my daughter. We took morning walks with scarlet macaws flying over head, and monkeys swinging through the tree canopies above. Truly magical, and the perfect place for family bonding, adventure, and much needed disconnect. We would highly recommend having Isabelle cook, it was the BEST food ever...we still crave her cooking! We will return one day, there is no place we would rather stay in Osa.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest|
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking ...
- Linens Provided ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet ...
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available ...
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- pets not allowed ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- health/beauty spa
- rain forests
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- 300 m²
- 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 ...
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
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.