Osa Beachfront Villa w/ Large Pool

House - Entire home/apt · Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Beautifully designed open air home on the beach with a large pool.

Your host, Monika
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Beautifully designed open air home on the beach with a large pool.

The Space

Casa Playa Sombrero has an open construction style that allows for a steady ocean breeze throughout the living space and provides both ocean and lush mountain views. Upstairs has a large floor plan with a beautiful hardwood floor and a thatched-roof ceiling. This room provides two netted, king-sized beds and a balcony with a spectacular view of the Golfo Dulce. Two extra beds can easily be arranged. Downstairs has a cozy living space, bathroom and a detached kitchen equipped with professional appliances. Both the living area and kitchen open up to the spacious swimming pool, deck and lounge area. The pool has both deep and shallow areas - perfect for relaxing or swimming.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to yoga classes, surf lessons, board rentals, and a variety of other activities offered in the area.

Interaction with Guests

Monika will be your onsite hostess. She can arrange tours, provide information about the area, and book taxis.

The Neighborhood

The Osa Peninsula is a magical place full of wild life. If you're looking to get away from it all and relax, this is the place for you.

Getting around

There are local taxis, two rental car companies, and a local colectivo (public transportation).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $1350 /week
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets
  • During our 5 weeks of travel in Costa Rica, this was probably the very best place we stayed.

    The house itself was truly beautiful and the location was just astonishing! But moreover, the vibe and the people in the area was so nice, and Monika and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I don't think that many tourists make it this far, and that affects the area in a positive way. It's simply more down to earth and pleasant.

    You'll probably spend the first night getting used to sleeping in an open house with no walls - I know we did! – but after that, it's just wonderful that there is no walls, and that the ocean is right there in front of you.

    We drove from there to San Jose in 6,5 hours, but I think it's also very easy to fly into Puerto Jimenez and take a public taxi from there.

    Please take note, that there's no internet in the house itself, but it's available in the nearby house (2 min. walk). You shouldn't use internet while you're here anyway.

    We just wish we had been able to stay longer.

    July 2014
  • My husband and I had a wonderful stay - the place is really beautiful and directly located on a private beach with amazing views. The macaws and toucans were frequent visitors along with the many butterflies and humming birds. The house is open and breezy and had all the amenities that we needed during our stay. Monika was a great host and made sure we felt at home and was right there if we needed anything. She was really helpful about suggesting things to do in the area and even let us use a couple of yoga mats. We will certainly make a trip back down to the Osa and would recommend staying here, for sure!

    June 2014
  • My girlfriend and I stayed at Osa. Monika was such a wonderful person to get to know. She instantly made us feel welcome and at home. The accommodations were amazing and breathtaking. Monika truly added a wonderful touch to our vacation.

    May 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed 8 days at the amazing tent cabinas at Boca Sombrero. Having traveled multiple times to various locations in Costa Rica, this was by far the best value for the price. The tent cabinas were clean, comfortable, and unique. They are scattered across the property so you definitely have some privacy. There is a large, open, and beautiful "main house," which acts as a common area where we enjoyed delicious (and big) breakfasts every morning made by the fabulous Grace. The host, Monika, was lovely and went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Any activity you want to partake in while staying here, I assure you Monika can arrange! The large beachfront property is immaculate, with a beginner surf break just a minute away walking. There are 2 restaurants close by and Pan Dulce/Matapalo is a 45 minute walk or short car ride away. We didn't have a vehicle and enjoyed walking to pan dulce to swim/surf, but if you aren't into that sort of thing you will want a rental car. We were lucky enough to befriend a small yoga group that was also staying there and joined in on dinner with them a few nights at the main house thanks to Monika. The food (made by the amazing Lily) was some of the best I've ever had and finding it in a fairly remote location was unexpected! If you visit make sure to go to Martina's on Friday night for the little market, dinner, and dancing. We could not have had a better experience and feel so fortunate we found Monika and the tent cabinas on airbnb. We were truly "wowed" and I can't wait to return.

    May 2014
  • Monika is a great warm host. She was too kind waiting for our arrival from Corcovado at 7pm. The photos posted by Monika are true to reality. She greeted us showed us around and kept us company during dinner at the main house. We were prepared to cook there and the kitchen in the main house is clean and seems well equipped, but there was a dinner already prepared for a large yoga group staying there, so we prefered to pay for the 3 course dinner rather than having to cook it. It was delicious. (tip: 1-At an extra price, this lady can cook anything you ask for, provided they have access to it. 2- you can charge your electronics in the main house)

    The whole concept of tents in a hut with their own porch is very charming. There is a light on the front porch, enough to search through my luggage and later, read a book. Each hut has its own shower a few steps away. They are in the open but shielded and I believe private enough for almost anybody. There is no light on the way to the shower or in the shower so I placed my smartphone over the shower walls with the flashlight pointing down. On the way back from the shower, the stone path prevents you from getting your feet dirty if you decide to go barefoot. There's a shared toilet far enough for privacy but close enough for comfort.

    There's a guard walking around at night to make sure everything is safe but we didn't ever see him though we heard him walking at a distance. There are no covers on the entrance and backside of the tent, just mosquito nets to let the sea breeze in. This doesn't take privacy away since it is quite dark and other than the guard, there are not many more tents (maybe 3?) which are well spaced. Mattresses are comfortable and sheets feel like new. A small electric fan pointing to each bed helps to keep you cool if it's extra hot but otherwise you can be fine without them. The huts are not right next to the beach but there's a barrier of almendro trees in between so we fell asleep while listening to the sea. Sleeping here was one of my best experiences in the south of Costa Rica.

    Next day we were limited on time so we decided to spend time at the beach. There's a waterfall nearby but we didn't feel like walking there. The property has one path to the beach, with a hut just before getting to the beach where we had some drinks and snacks (we skipped the courtesy breakfast). Sombrero is a very large beach with no one on sight as far as we could see, and at least when we were there, sea level was low and far away, exposing long flat rocks and leaving small pools of water where we sat and admired the beach.

    April 2014
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My husband Walter and I moved to Costa Rica 15 years ago. We love living her and sharing the magic of the Osa Peninsula with world travelers.
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