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ShantiWasi Jungle/Carbonera Beach Cabin - CasaLapa
ShantiWasi Jungle/Carbonera Beach Cabin - CasaLapa

Entire home/apt

5 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Have your own private off-the-grid cabin in the jungle of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, and just steps from a secluded beach. You'll see monkeys off your front porch, pick your own fresh mangoes off the tree in your front yard, and go for a surf at an excellent point break just steps away. Perfect for couples, singles, small families, adventure travelers, eco-travelers, surfers, fishermen, birders, hikers, and anyone looking to really get away from it all.

The space

Nature-lovers' dream! Perfect for couples, small families, surfers, fishermen, birders, hikers...and anyone looking for a secluded retreat in one of the world's most beautiful natural settings. ...Costa Rica's secret!

We are an off-the-grid property in the heart of the Osa peninsula, surrounded by pristine, solitary beaches and lush jungle. Wake up to the sounds of monkeys, macaws, and tumbling surf just outside your door. Just steps to a secluded beach with excellent surf. Walk to a nearby waterfall and world-class surf spots, and an internationally acclaimed restaurant and bar.

Individual, private cabin in a very quiet, secure, lush tropical property. Includes your own kitchen, and you can pick your own mangoes for breakfast, while watching the monkeys swing from the banana trees just off your front porch.

Cabins also include a private bathroom, fans, and refrigerator. Your cabina features hardwood floors throughout, and traditional Tico construction. Queen bed with mosquito netting, and safes. Free WiFi (yes, in the jungle) is also available.

Nearby day excursions include Corcovado National Preserve (home to some of the planet's greatest biological diversity) guided nature hikes, surf trips, birding, diving, sailing, and even whale-watching.

Out here, there are no high-rises, no electrical lines cluttering the view of the ocean, no noisy discos, and no crowds on the beaches...you will often have an entire beach all to yourself, even on weekends! At night, fall asleep to nothing more than the sounds of wildlife and waves.

Cabinas Ola Mar is one of the few places where you really can get away from it all!

Guest access

In addition to your fully equipped, self-contained cabin, guests have access to our open air Casa Grande - with internet and telephone access, hammocks and comfy couch for lounging, an extensive lending library of books, skin care products, binoculars, etc. We also have expansive lawn areas for viewing the night sky without the nuisance of light pollution or lounging during the day and being entertained by the extensive wildlife that flos through the yard.

Interaction with guests

During your stay there will always be someone on hand - either one of the owners or a manager to help answer any questions, give you directions, make suggestions or meet any of your other needs. That being said, you are welcome to just stay to yourself in your cabin with the assurance you will not be distrurbed.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises

Extra people $20 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

We are an off-the-grid property in an ecologically sensitive area, and we have a few simple guidelines for your stay, but we will go over everything when you arrive.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Jennifer, User Profile
July 2017
This location is beautiful. The cottage is perfect and has everything you could need. Waves, animals and waterfalls are all nearby.

Paul User Profile
June 2017
This is a rustic Tico jungle home with everything you need to to get you through your stay in Matapalo, bring your own food and you are all set!

Brooke User Profile
May 2017
Shanti Wasi is a beautiful base for exploring Matapalo and the Corcovado. The drive in to Puerto Jimenez takes about a half hour and is manageable with four wheel drive. The cabin itself was very clean and nice and has an open air feel as the screen does not go to the ceiling (as such there will be bugs). Think- glamorous camping. There was no hot water, which is absolutely fine and a great way to cool off from the heat and humidity. We had howler monkeys as neighbors every day, as well as an array of lizards, macaws, toucans, and squirrels. If you really want to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Osa, this is the place to be. Jim is a great host as well, and is very warm and welcoming and happy to answer any questions. I would highly recommend staying here.

Jessica User Profile
March 2017
Jim and Trish are warm hosts. Their property is gorgeous. Monkey, leaf cutter ants, Macaws, you name it. Just steps from a rocky and wonderful beach, not a long walk along the beach to Pan Dulce for surfing. The cabina was beautiful, kitchen was well-equipped. Two bathrooms and showers, so it would be really easy to share the space with several people. Loved it, highly recommend!

Kyle User Profile
March 2017
The place is very nice however, I was not given the cabin I had reserved on Airbnb. Traveling with my family of four, I I reserved the cabin with two bedrooms and three beds, but was put in the cabin with one bedroom and two daybeds. When I asked why this occurred, no answer was given nor was anything done to remedy the error. Groups traveling of three or more or families should communicate with the host before hand to ensure they will receive the cabin they booked online. Also a bit troublesome was that the wifi did not work in the cabins as advertised.

Giovany User Profile
February 2017
Shanti Wasi is a wonderful place to be. It is remote and beautiful and enchanted with wildlife. You live among the inhabitants of the jungle, especially monkeys. We saw squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, and howlers. One night a howler slept in the trees above our place! We saw frogs, an Armadillo, and other wildlife in our midst. The beach and rivers are walking distance as well as nearby walks to waterfalls. You can look at the night sky full of stars and spend time in the hammock. If you need anything Jim and Trish are very nice and helpful. You can eat at a nearby restaurant that is walking distance but otherwise stock up at BM grocery store in Puerto Jimenez. We plan to return to this wonderland soon!

Karen User Profile
February 2017
Very comfortable spot to stay( except for the scorpions. Wonderful birds and monkeys from the front porch easy walk to beach or bar/restaurant, easy drive to Puerto Jiminez or Carate, lots to do and wonderful to just relax on the porch. Trish was a great spirit, very helpful and down to earth

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Puntarenas, Costa RicaJoined in April 2013
Jim User Profile

Owner-Operator of Cabinas Ola Mar ( I've lived here on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica for 20 years. I love surfing and exploring. As a host, I am conscientious and here to help, as I know what it's like to travel and stay in a new place. I want to make sure all my guests have what they need to have the best time possible here in the very special place that is Costa Rica's precious Osa peninsula.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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