Private Waterfront Home, Adventure

House - Entire home/apt · Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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.

Your host, Cassidy
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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 cabina 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. 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 3 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 (“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 will keep you comfortable and connected. Ask about internet. 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Security Deposit: $400
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • Cassidy and his crew have set up and maintained a wonderful house in the midst of the beautiful Osa, near Corcovado National Park and Cano Island. The house is perfect for a family or group of friends to get away and have the jungle be a part of your daily routine. Howler monkeys and White faced Capuchins help to make sure you are awake in time to enjoy all the beautiful and birds that past your door step and if you are adventurous at night you may even spot a kinkajou or porcupine right outside. The house is comfortable and has just about everything you need to make you feel right at home!

    April 2014
  • Cassidy's home in Sierpe Del Pacifico is a once in a lifetime adventure/treat. If you want to explore Corcovado on your own terms, this is the place for you. It's located on the Sierpe river just 15 minutes south (toward Drake's Bay) of the town of Sierpe. Cassidy's business partner, Guillermo, will load you, your bags and your groceries onto his boat, drive you up to the dock (where you will catch various boats for all kinds of excursions), walk you to your home, give you a cell phone to call him and then motorboat back to Sierpe, leaving you amidst howler monkeys, parrots, sloths, white-faced monkeys and all that entails. We literally fell asleep to the group howls of howler monkeys and watched the capuchin monkeys from our bedroom upon awakening. There are bitey-bugs because you really are in the same type of terrain as Corcovado, so prepare for that. But if that doesn't scare you off, you will be rewarded. It has the same terrain as Corcovado because the developers of these lots of land didn't hack down the jungle, instead they made small clearings for a few homes and then created similar rustic trails as Corcovado. The difference between a tour at the Corcovado Park (yes you should still go!) or Drake's Bay and Sierpe Del Pacifico is that your dock below (house is well appointed up high) will not be the ocean but the mangroves, which you can kayak. Just waiting for a boat by the dock you will see countless muddy holes and if you are still enough, reddish-purple crabs will start to peak out of almost every one. The photos of the inside of this home don't do the place justice. It is luscious with gorgeous wrap around decks and an observation patio, perfect to sit in after a long day of hiking with a drink in one hand, binoculars in the other and watch the parrots and macaws call to each other and congregate at day's end. Cassidy is thorough and available to walk you through anything that seems unclear, especially if you've never been to the area. Guillermo, as his counterweight, doesn't explain much but simply has everything covered. A good team. A great hidden gem.

    March 2014
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