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Private Waterfront Home, Adventure

SuperhostDrake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Entire house hosted by Cassidy
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
6 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Cassidy is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
This is the Costa Rica experience you see on the National Geographic channel. Rainforest, river, and ocean environments can all be enjoyed from this home - a home that is rich in aesthetic and harmonious in feel and existence with the environment.

The space
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 your 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 home are 5 kilometers of hiking trails that weave through primary rainforest, wetlands, mangroves, and 3 tropical fruit filled gardens - 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. 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 or on your own and are of a very high quality.

The home itself is 6 years old 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 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 will keep you comfortable and connected. Ask about internet options. 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.

For more info on logistics, services, transport, etc. consult the "house rules".

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!

This home is not suitable for children aged 2 and under. Please ask about suitability for children aged 3-6

Please note that this home is not located in Drake Bay Proper. It is located on the Sierpe River. Most of the same tours and attractions that can be experienced in Drake Bay can be enjoyed from this home.

Guest access
The entirety of the home, and all piers, hiking trails, ranchos, and gardens of the 63 acre property that this home is a part of. Guests will also get use of 4 kayaks.

Other things to note
Please read house rules for very important information regarding the nature of staying at an off the grid, solar powered, boat access only home in the rainforest.
This is the Costa Rica experience you see on the National Geographic channel. Rainforest, river, and ocean environments can all be enjoyed from this home - a home that is rich in aesthetic and harmonious in feel and existence with the environment.

The space
This is your chance to completely escape the monotonous grind of everyday life and rejuvenate your body and mind with a healthy dose of nat…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
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Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Our location allows us amazing access to the unique rainforest, river, and oceanic environments, all from one spectacular home overlooking the Sierpe River!

Hosted by Cassidy

Joined in March 2013
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During your stay
Our general manager Guillermo meets you at our office in Sierpe, transports you to the home by boat, assists you with your luggage, gives you a brief tour of the home, and then leaves you to enjoy it! He will be available by phone for questions, emergencies, coordinating tours, and organizing boat transport.
Our general manager Guillermo meets you at our office in Sierpe, transports you to the home by boat, assists you with your luggage, gives you a brief tour of the home, and then lea…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events