This is your chance to completely escape the monotonous grind of everyday life and rejuvenate your body and mind with a healthy dose of natural beauty, active adventure, rustic luxury, and cultural authenticity. All five senses will be on full alert here…each one contributing to an overall sense of joy and relaxation. Start your mornings with the sounds of howler monkeys, the sight of tropical sunrises, and the aroma of Costa Rican coffee that would put Starbucks to shame. Fill you days with a plethora of river, ocean, or rainforest adventure – all available directly from your front steps. Finally, wind down the evening watching the flight of white ibis across the sunset over Isla Violin with a cold cervesa or mojito in hand. Sound like paradise to you...we think so too!
Our home's location on the Sierpe River – a fully navigable river that flows into the Pacific Ocean – serves as a direct connection to all of the best adventure activities that Costa Rica is known for. Accessible directly from the front steps of the cabina are 5 kilometers of hiking trails that weave through primary rainforest, wetlands, mangroves, and 3 tropical fruit filled garden - great for wildlife watching and birding. Feel free to help yourself to the fruit, the resident monkeys certainly do! Four kayaks are stored on-site and are yours to use for exploring the river and its tributaries. Are you a fan of fishing? If so, you’ll be glad to know that some sizable red snapper and snook have been caught from the two riverfront piers. For adrenaline junkies some pretty intense mountain biking and horseback riding trails connect the property to the Mirimar mountain range to the south. Just want to relax...then you'll love the lounger and hammock on the deck overlooking the river..
In addition to the on-site activities, it is highly recommended that you arrange for a variety of tour boats to pick you up at the riverfront dock for some of the ocean related activities that have made this area so popular with tourists. Favorites include deep-sea fishing (world class in-shore and off-shore), snorkeling, diving (Costa Rica’s most renowned), wildlife watching in Corcovado National Park, Cano Island hiking, snorkeling, surfing, beach cruises, and dolphin and whale watching. All of these tours can easily be arranged for you by the owner and are of a very high quality.
The home itself is brand new and was built in the signature “refined rustic” style of our Canadian builder. Large beamed exotic hardwoods combine with lofted ceilings and ample use of screened in (“no-see-um” proof) windows to emphasize views of, and harmony with, the natural surroundings. A 300 sq. ft. veranda has rocking chairs, a breakfast nook, and lounger available to relax in while enjoying the amazing views. Despite being very isolated and completely “off the grid”, a very large solar system, on demand hot water, and 3G cell phone and internet coverage will keep you comfortable and connected. King and queen sized beds, 500 thread count sheets, and custom built furniture convey a true sense of luxury in the jungle. One of two spacious 3/4 baths with high volume/pressure showers connect directly to first floor bedroom and living area, while the other is located in the upstairs master suite. The kitchen/dining area seats up to 9 and has a 6 burner oven/stove, fridge, and freezer.
While the enjoyment of our river retreat provides the ultimate in tranquility, beauty, and seclusion, it must be said that this experience is better geared towards those who are adventurous, independent, and enjoy physical activities. The walk to the cabina from the boat dock is the equivalent of a few blocks and involves a large hill. While the home is very new and provides a wide range of modern comforts and conveniences, you must remember that you are “off the grid” and in the middle of a tropical rainforest. This cabin does not have air conditioning, but 9 overhead fans and a design utilizing cross-ventilation measures keeps the cabina comfortable. In our version of paradise we sacrifice air conditioning for air of the purest condition!
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This home is not suitable for children aged 2 or younger. Ask about suitability for children aged 3-6
Completely Private Waterfront Home, Adventure Rich Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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About the owner: I have owned this house together with my father since it's construction in early 2010. We spend a month or two here each year and enjoy full days of fishing, mountain biking, and beaches followed up by evenings of mojitos and monkey watching on the deck. Whether you are an adventurer, angler, naturalist, or relaxationist, you will appreciate the natural beauty, solitude, and dynamic activity opportunity this property and home provide. Pura Vida - Cassidy
Why the Owner Chose Drake Bay:
The Osa Peninsula - and Sierpe River valley in particular - provide the most dynamic combination of privacy, natural beauty, and adventure activity on the Pacific Coast. The abilty to engage in diverse activities throughout the day and enjoy quiet, tranquil nights is one of a kind in the Osa. Nowhere else can in Costa Rica can you enjoy the best of rainforest, river, and oceanic environments from the same property.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Any adventure activity that Costa Rica is famous for involving the rainforest, river, or ocean can be enjoyed directly from this property. The high level of finishing and comfort provided by this home is unparalleled by any other rental property in the area.
Left on 03/18/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Brett Christianson
This is an amazing property high above the rainforest. The house was beautiful with great views in all directions. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular and there was all kinds of jungle wildlife right out our back door. Be prepared to be wake up with the howler monkeys every morning! This is a true Costa Rican rainforest experience. If you are looking for an americanized all inclusive resort that happens to be in Central america, this is not for you. However, if you are looking to experience real Costa Rica I highly recommend Sierpe del Pacifico.
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