About this listing
Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with floor to ceiling louvered doors and an ocean view from every room... Very private -- monkeys and parrots will be your closest neighbors. This is a nature-lover's PARADISE!! Explore or just chill in the hammocks!
Pelican House is on the Osa Peninsula, one of the last wild places in the world. Ocean views from every room. Private and romantic. Great swimming on a deserted beach. Scarlet macaws and squirrel monkeys are your only neighbors. A nature lover's paradise!
Floor to ceiling louvered doors let in the ocean breeze. Ceiling fans in every room. Full kitchen. Hammocks galore. Our wonderful caretaker will make your stay complete.
This is a perfect place for a honeymoon or a small family vacation. Two private bedrooms with queen beds. We also have two inflatable mattresses and a very comfortable couch. On the best beach in the Osa - Pelican House is great for kids (and great without them!)...
Wake to the calls of howler monkeys. Zip lines are nearby and good surfing just up the coast (waterfalls, too). The Osa is a bird watcher's paradise. Yipes -- what more can we say?! It is incredible!
Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. While the country has only about 0.25% of the world's landmass, it contains 5% of the world's biodiversity. Around 25% of the country's land area is in protected national parks and protected areas, the largest percentage of protected areas in the world (developing world average 13%, developed world average 8%). Costa Rica has successfully managed to diminish deforestation from some of the worst rates in the world from 1973 to 1989, to almost zero by 2005.
Pelican House is on the best swimming beach in the Osa. It is completely undeveloped and you can walk for miles. Ziplines, hiking and boating are close by and easy to arrange.
Interaction with Guests
The house is entirely private (we live off the premises). We have a wonderful caretaker who lives in a separate dwelling on the property.
You can rent a vehicle, take taxis (we're only 8 minutes from the little town of Puerto Jimenez) or catch the colectivo bus that passes by twice a day.
Hi! I am a documentary filmmaker ( and Jim is an artist ( We designed and built Pelican House six years ago (Jim was the architect). When we're not in Costa Rica, we live on Cape Cod.
We care deeply about nature and the health of our planet, which is one reason we fell in love with the Osa. It is still wild and untouched -- no big hotels or golf courses! Pelican House is completely off the grid -- even the fridge is powered by the solar panels. The nightly frog chorus provides the music and the fireflies provide the light show. It's a deliciously private and romantic spot, right on the ocean. We're often visited by squirrel monkeys and we awake each morning to the calls of howler monkeys and parrots. Scarlet macaws visit us regularly. It's magical!
We love sharing our home with like-minded people - those who treasure the natural world and want to help protect it. We rent our Osa home for much of the year, but we are open to a swap if you have a place we've been wanting to visit. We love Paris and Tuscany, Thailand and Bali, London, Venice, Rome -- and we love new adventures...!