Casa Aire LibreCasa Aire Libre
Casa Aire Libre, Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre
Hosted by Tristan
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5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Casa Aire Libre is a two-story, open air rustic home truly one with nature, located in the forest reserve of the world famous Corcovado National Park with a brand new park entrance opened in February 2015!

The space

Casa Aire Libre is located in the Osa Peninsula, southwest Costa Rica where the rainforest meets the sea. It is one of the most remote, most spectacular and wildest regions in the country. One of the last places in Costa Rica to be settled, it has been dubbed Costa Rica's last wilderness frontier. Rich in wildlife, sparsely populated and until recently very difficult to access by road. Consequently much of the peninsula is still covered in majestic, pristine rainforest. Dominated by Corcovado National Park which protects most of the peninsula, the Osa supports more then fifty percent of the animal and plant species that live in Costa Rica. National Geographic has described the Osa as, "The most biologically intense place on earth".

While you are staying at Casa Aire Libre you will have the feeling to be in the middle of the jungle with no one else around yet the property manager is only a few minutes away. Tucked away on 30+ acres you will discover the wonders of the tropical rainforest, such as leaf cutter ants, the white-nosed coati and the explosive diversity of bird species; Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Motmots and Trogons just to name a few. At night you will fall asleep to the sounds of howler monkeys in the distance and the Rio Tigre right outside your house.

Guest access

Casa Aire Libre is a two-story, open air rustic home truly one with nature, located in the forest reserve of the world famous Corcovado National Park with a brand new park entrance opened in February 2015! A very private house, you will have the feeling to be in the middle of the jungle, yet the property manager is only a few minutes away. Tucked away on 30+ acres you will discover the wonders of the tropical rainforest, such as leaf cutter ants, the white-nosed coati and the explosive diversity of bird species; Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Motmots and Trogons just to name a few. At night you will fall asleep to the sounds of howler monkeys in the distance and the Rio Tigre right outside your house.

Interaction with guests

Please bear in mind that the internet connection in the Osa Peninsula is very limited and sometimes it can take longer than usual for a response to your inquiries.

Other things to note

What should I Pack?

This is our suggested list of items to bring on your holiday. Please bear in mind the weight of your luggage is very limited on domestic flights.

Lightweight hiking or walking shoes.
River shoes and flip flops.
Flashlights and/or headlamps.
Please bring rechargeable batteries, currently we have no way of recycling them in the Osa Peninsula.
Quick drying clothes.
Snacks from home (power bars for example).
San Jose is usually 70 to 80°F (21 to 27°C) although it can get pretty chilly at night, pack a long sleeve shirt and pants.
Re-usable water bottle.
Day pack for hiking and short trips.
Dry bags (protection for your gear).
Waterproof case for your phone.
Reading material, none of our houses have TV or internet.
Sunscreen, sunglasses and/or hat.
Insect repellent, after-bite and travel first-aid kit.
Umbrella/rain gear during the green season (April thru December).
English/Spanish dictionary.


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 4%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 6PM
Check out by 11AM

Welcome, Bienvenidos

Please note that we really prefer not to receive guests after 6:00 pm. If you're driving from an area that is far away (we advise you that driving times are usually much longer then what you might think) then take your time and enjoy the drive, no need to rush, you're on holiday!

In an effort to conserve energy and respect the environment turn off everything when not in use, do not forget the lights and fans.

Casa Aire Libre is located in the Forest Reserve of the Corcovado National Park and many amazing creatures live here. A word of caution: some of them are dangerous. Make sure that you bring a head lamp and or flashlight. Always carry a lamp at night and use caution when walking in the jungle.

There is no rubbish service in the jungle and we recycle what we can. We ask that you separate recyclable items and use the appropriate bins provided. Please do not bring plastic drinking water bottles, we have some of the best water in Costa Rica!

Bring one bottle for your drinking water and re-use it, we love our beautiful jungle paradise and want to keep that way!

Just like in much of Costa Rica, our septic tank is unable to handle any paper or feminine products so we ask that you place these things in the bin provided next to the toilet.

We would appreciate it if you would not smoke inside the house.

Although we have never had problems in the past, always take precaution and put your valuables in the security safe.

When staying with us at Casa Aire Libre we want you to consider it your home for as long as your vacation lasts, and we are sure you will love it and treat it as if it is your own.

Pura Vida,

Tristan

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 1 flight of stairs to the 2nd level, another small flight of stairs for the 3rd level bed
Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

49 Reviews

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Christopher User Profile
September 2017
Osa is already a magical place and both Tristan and Aire Libre are the perfect compliment to anl visit, allowing you to sleep in the heart of the jungle. It offers the comfort you can only find when you tear down the walls and allow nature to surround you. I can't wait to return and experience again the close relationship this home affords.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
The house was amazing. The host went above and beyond to make me comfortable. If I return to Costa Rica I will stay here again.
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Response from Tristan:
We look forward to Sarah's next visit to the peninsula de Osa!
July 2017

Priya User Profile
July 2017
Casa Aire Libre was a really incredible experience. The house has no walls. You're literally living in the jungle, but along with some other people nearby in this little town called Dos Brazos. Waking up to monkeys and the beautiful songs of stunning birds and insects and frogs and the river...Oh I miss that so much! I slept better than I have in years on the hammocks there. It was incredibly peaceful and refreshing. The garden has 40 different varities of fruit and so many varieties of orchids! We also took a walk down the river to a tiny little waterfall. We also did a night hike with the amazingly passionate and patient ROGER of Ficus Tours who we hired once again later for a hike through the Corcovado national park. Please make sure you wear rain boots for these hikes! The bathroom is an outhouse and in the garden. Look where you're walking. There are apparently snakes but we saw none around. If you're scared of snakes, just know that they're not interested in humans in anyway. So just as long as you don't trouble them or step on them, you'll be absolutely fine. There were several books with amazing and detailed information. Make sure to read the instructions if you feel unsure of anything. Also make sure to buy all of your groceries before you head there. There's nothing closeby really. PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THE GPS to the co-ordinates when headed to this place. I can't insist on that enough. And try and get there in the day time. Just follow Tristan's detailed instructions and once you've found the Rio Tigre Bridge, it's fairly simple. A 4 wheel drive is a must. Tristan and Val were wonderful and very helpful. They are deeply passionate about the local community and the environment. I fell sick on one of the nights and they were kind enough to come check on me and bring me some fruit! This place is truly special. I can see why Tristan and Val just dropped everything and moved here.
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Response from Tristan:
A real pleasure to meet Priya and Max and appreciate the detailed review! I just would like to make a note that the bathroom is not an outhouse, but a flushing toilet in a bathhouse adjacent to the main house. Some people may get thrown off by stuff like that...lol!
July 2017

Amy User Profile
April 2017
Tristan's advice and genuine care for his guest to enjoy their trip was very evident even long before we arrived. He helped us set up our trip into Corcovado which we loved (our guide Anja was very kind and knowledgeable). Tristan was available to answer any questions we had, and also just to have good conversation :) Casa Aire Libre is, believe it or not, more beautiful in person than in the pictures. There are so many birds, insects, flora, and more right outside of the house. Sleeping on the top floor with the sounds of the rainforest surrounding us is something we will never forget! Not to mention, the town of Dos Brazos is absolutely charming, and and all of the people there are some of the most kind-hearted you will ever meet. The Bolitas hiking trails right behind the house were gorgeous, we saw lots of monkeys, birds, frogs, butterflies, and a white-nosed coati family. Our stay here was the absolute highlight of our trip. If you are even slightly considering going, do yourself the favor and DO IT!!! May everyone who continues to visit the Osa treat it as the sacred land that it is. Thanks, Tristan! We will be back :)
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Response from Tristan:
Wow, what an epic review, thanks so much Amy and we look forward to the next time you visit us in the Osa Peninsula!
April 2017

Tyler User Profile
April 2017
Everything was great, like everyone else has said! I aspire to go everywhere, so there are really veil few places I desire to go twice, but casa aire libre is one of the very few! Every day we could see and hear scarlet macaws flying overhead, howler monkeys in the trees, etc. It was *magical.* We will be back! Thanks for everything, Tristan!

Liz User Profile
April 2017
Sometimes when you book lodging online you worry that the place won't live up to the website photos. From the moment Tristan greeted us, our idyllic stay began. The tiny town of Dos Brazos and the Rio Tigre were the best possible introduction to real Costa Rica. Casa Aire Libre is a beautiful open air home, complete with a tree top bedroom on the third floor and an assortment of hammocks. The house was the perfect blend of necessary amenities and jungle rustic - even for a non-camper like myself. There was no AC but I honestly didn't miss it. You are completely immersed in the diverse, special wildlife of the Osa Peninsula wherever you are in the home. Toads regularly stopped by in the evening and a rainbow birds came to visit all throughout the day. We came at the end of the dry season, so mosquitoes were not prevalent, another bonus. The hiking trails start just outside your door and the river is just meters away. We also enjoyed an amazing night hike with Roger. Tristan had mentioned he is one of the best guides in the area and in my opinion, that is an undisputable. We saw several frogs, countless insects, and even a few snakes. I left in awe of his knowledge. (He did grow up there). All of this above was more than one could ask for, until Tristan arranged for Zulay to come and give in-home massages and facials. I cannot recommend Casa Aire Libre, Osa, Tristan, and Roger enough if you want to experience a truly uniquely Costa Rican vacation. P.S. Be sure to follow Tristan's directions exactly. Don't rely on GPS using (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps.
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Response from Tristan:
It was a pleasure to meet Liz and Jennifer and I appreciate such a in depth review, we look forward to having them stay with us again!
April 2017

Justine User Profile
February 2017
Had a wonderful time at Casa Aire Libre and wished we had booked an additional night, was just too short! The property was beautiful, loved the outdoor shower, hammocks, the decor and being immersed in nature. Tristan and his neighbor, Valle were very nice.

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Tristan User ProfileTristan is a superhost.

Tristan Winters is the director of Osa Rainforest Rentals and represents Casa los Suenos, Aire Libre, Tonka and La Casita del Rio on Airbnb. Understanding the importance of making as low as an impact on the environment and local culture as possible, while helping to generate income and employment for the local people. To help ensure that development that comes to the Osa Peninsula brings a positive experience for local people and the tourists whilst protecting the amazing natural environment of the Osa.

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

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