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La Casita: Osa wildlife and beach house

Entire house hosted by Michelle
5 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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House rules
This host doesn’t allow pets.
La Casita is a custom built home in the center of the Carbonera neighborhood and just outside of the Matapalo neighborhood. It was built as a comfortable guest house that can accommodate up to 5 guests. The main bedroom has a queen size bed, the second bedroom has two single beds and there is a sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen and living room are an open floor plan with WiFi. This home was built for both airflow and security, and has been heavily planted for privacy and wildlife.

The space
The house was designed to be open air during the day and closed down when you go to sleep. There are accordion doors in the living room that opens out to a beautiful hardwood deck and the kitchen has accordion windows that open over a breakfast bar/dining area. There is a built in corner couch on the deck in the dining area that adds for extra social and lounging areas. The bathroom is nicely designed and has a bamboo outdoor shower. Wildlife viewing is abundant from the hammock on the deck.

Guest access
Guests have access to a large lockable closet in the main bedroom as well as a safety box for valuables.

Other things to note
All groceries, banking and gas stations are located in the town of Puerto Jimenez. Puerto Jimenez is 16 km from this area, which can be a 30-60 minute drive depending on the road. It is best to arrive with all needed groceries for at least 4 days of your stay. I recommend arriving during the daylight hours to get a good feel for the area. The house has clean drinking water provided. WiFi was upgraded last year to the best system available in the area. This house is on the same property as Casa Mil Flores. Both houses could be rented together to accommodate larger groups. The two houses have separate entrances. Also... please note that the wildlife is abundant here. Better put your food in closed cabinets or the refrigerator the animals may make it disappear. Please do not feed the animals.
La Casita is a custom built home in the center of the Carbonera neighborhood and just outside of the Matapalo neighborhood. It was built as a comfortable guest house that can accommodate up to 5 guests. The main bedroom has a queen size bed, the second bedroom has two single beds and there is a sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen and living room are an open floor plan with WiFi. This home was built for both a… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Matapalo, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The Carbonera neighborhood is a little hub of the Matapalo area. We have the school, the bus stop and the only local bar/restaurant. It also boasts the mouth of the Carbonera river, which is a cool spot to lounge in fresh water during the mid day. Martinas bar is a located 100m from this home and can be quite convenient for a quick bite for lunch. Friday nights there is a local market and it is the main night of the week for dancing and dj's. Typically there is a Friday night community gathering and dance party that can go until 12- 12:30am. This can be a loud night heard from the house but it’s the only night of the week like this.
The Carbonera neighborhood is a little hub of the Matapalo area. We have the school, the bus stop and the only local bar/restaurant. It also boasts the mouth of the Carbonera river, which is a cool spot to lo…

Hosted by Michelle

Joined in April 2013
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My name is Michelle Large. My passion for the ocean started at a young age at the Jersey shore on family vacations. It took a great leap when I moved to California when I was 20 years old and immediately started surfing. A few years later, I decided to travel to Costa Rica on a solo surf trip and that was the beginning of a new chapter of my life. I stayed in the Peninsula de Osa for 5 years full time during the late 90's before moving back to the states to finish my studies. My passions include surfing, traveling, yoga&fitness, cooking, painting, fishing and gardening. I speak both english and spanish. I divide my time between California and Costa Rica. I love to travel to new places and meet new people. I used to be more of a rustic traveler, but that has refined with age. In my opinion, traveling is anywhere that is new and interesting. It does not necessarily have to be going to the other end of the earth...although I like that too.
My name is Michelle Large. My passion for the ocean started at a young age at the Jersey shore on family vacations. It took a great leap when I moved to California when I was 20 ye…
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  • Gretchen
During your stay
I am available via internet and Gretchen is a property manager that is available locally to meet and greet guests and help with any onsite needs.
Michelle is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No pets
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported. Learn more
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