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About this listing

Casa Oceanside - un sitio para el recogimiento y la aventura - ha sido diseñada con amor y ecología pensando en su funcionalidad: fresca y abierta durante los meses calientes de verano y a la vez seca y confortable en la temporada lluviosa.
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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $26

Description

The space

Casa „Oceanside“ was designed with love and function in mind. Cool and open during the hot summer months, but dry and cozy once the rain hits. The two storied concrete bungalow, perfectly tucked away in a lush tropical two acre garden teeming with wildlife can be, whatever you want it to be: A „surfer´s private refuge“, a „birdwatcher´s colourful paradise“, a „quiet girlie getaway“, a „honeymooner´s romantic hideout“ or a „wildlife enthusiat´s research base“. The house sleeps two persons comfortable (kingsize bed), or three at the most (additional sofa). Steps away from Playa Sombrero in the Matapalo Area, Casa „Oceanside“ offers everything you need for a lifetime experience along the jungles of the the prestine Osa Peninsula.

Being so far off the grid, we work with solar power around here. Our panels provide enough energy to power the lights, a refrigerator to keep your drinks cool and your veggies fresh, your laptop and also the B&W stereo system (iPod or iPhone docking station up to G4). Our fresh water source is a deep well. The water gets pumped via a 12v solar pump into the tank ontop of a tower and flows back by gravity into the house. Our water has been tested by a labratory in New York and is 100% drinkable and good for cooking. The fully equipped kitchen comes with all amenities, pots, pans, cuttlery and towels, a 4 range gas-stove, a big „Sundancer“ fridge and a breakfast countertop for 2-4 persons. The storage room that houses the solar batteries and the inverter (converting 12 volt solar power to 110v) also has a security safe for all your valuables such as credit cards, passports, cash money or cameras/phones. The internet out here is weak and patience is key. In case of emergency we can provide a 3G iPhone with a local SIM card to check mails. The restaurant “Alternativas” (walking distance) has a stronger connection and in Puerto Jimenez, the internet cafe “Cafe Sol” provides a fast wireless connection.
A spacious living area with two sofas borders the office space with a big office table, bookshelf with plenty of reading material in german, spanish and english and a reading sofa/day bed combo, that can easily serve as a third bed. The bathroom provides towels, hot water shower, hot water sink and a toilet and was just redone with a very stylish slate floor. Upstairs you will find the masterbedroom with a huge kingsize bed and a super comfy new matress. A tight mashed mosquito net will help to keep insects out during the wet months (July to December). From Januarz until June, you could easily sleep without the net. The Masterbedroom is surrounded by terraces. The roofs of the bathroom and the office also serve as hangout platforms.
A big sundeck with two hammocks and wooden chairs plus table are perfect for that sundown cocktail while you watch howler monkeys up close, crazy squirrel monkeys swiftly leaping great distances from branch to branch, pairs of Scarlett Macaws flying overhead and hummingbirds buzzing close to your head, trying to reach the feeders. If you are lucky you will see an anteater strolling through the garden or a coati (pizote) checking for something to eat in the tropical bush. From the office roof, you can climb onto the roof of the bedroom via a comfortable ladder and gaze at the starts at night. During the summer months it is highly recommendable to throw some pillows up onto the roof and lie there for hours with a cool drink in hand, watching shooting stars, or checking the always visible Orion constellation, the beautiful Pleiades or the southern Zodiac signs. Nothing short of miraculous.

„National Geographic“ once described the Osa Peninsula as „one of the world´s biologically most intense places on earth.“ Once here, you will quickly find out why. A hobby-birdwatcher from Minnesota recently counted 137 different species of birds on our property alone. Add the Otters, playing in our clear water river, that runs through the property, the occasional Sloth, Armadillos, Caimans, Turtles, Toucans, Aracaris, Monkeys, Anteaters, Iguanas or the Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphins and Whales and you get an idea.
As for activities, they are almost too numerous to mention: Perfect Longboard- and easy learning waves for surfing, roll in right infront of the house. We run a small but exquisite surf school business off Playa Sombrero and always have plenty of rental boards to chose from. Grab a board, walk 80 yards to the beach at hightide and enjoy the waves with only you and a few other friendly surfers in the line-up. For the more experienced surfer, world class waves can be found in the close vicinity. Also: sea kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP paddling, swimming, snorkeling, boogieboarding, sport fishing and boat trips are all possible. We can assist you with your trip into the Corcovado National Park too. Tidepools are waiting a 10 minute walk down the beach. Treeclimbing, jungle hikes, waterfall repelling, horseback riding, bird watching, yoga classes, massages, or just long walks along the wild and empty beaches without ever meeting another soul will make your stay a remarkable memory. Bring sandals, the sand gets very hot.
During your stay, there will be property managment nearby. If you have questions, just ask. Rental Car assitance, medical attention, shopping in Puerto Jimenez, trip booking etc... We will be more than happy to help.

Pura Vida
Michelle & Eddy

Guest access

Unsere Gäste haben zu allen Bereichen Zugang.

Interaction with guests

When our house is rented, we move to a small shack on the beach, in walking distance to the house. We are around and can be approached in cases of emergency or if our guests need something or have a question. But at the same time, we make sure, that our guests do not get disturbed and that they enjoy total privacy.

The neighborhood

Playa Sombrero, Carbonera and Cabo Matapalo is a small stretch of isolated and lonely beaches with a string of houses, tucked away in the bushes. Nice people and friendly neighbors that know each other for years, look out and help each other.

Getting around

Getting around here is mostly by private car or by foot along the beach. A rental car is not a must, but does make things easier. There are three rental car agencies in Puerto Jimenez to chose from.

Other things to note

Wir leben hier abseits von allem und der Internet Zugang ist stark limitiert. Das Telefonsignal ist schwach. Wir schlagen vor, direkt am Flughafen (noch am Gepäckband) zum ICE Schalter zu gehen und dort eine "Kölbi" Pre-Paid Card, eine lokale SIM Card, für 4 - 6,-- $ zu kaufen und die mit 20,-- $ aufzuladen. So kannst Du wenigstens per Telephon ins Netz, wenn es im Haus einmal nicht klappen sollte. Geduld ist jedoch immer nötig.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

We don´t really have house rules. The only rule we have is, that you enjoy your stay as much as you can. We provide the house, nature does the rest. The Osa is truly amazing.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Nathalie User Profile
February 2017
Michelle and Eddy are the most accommodating and lovely hosts you can imagine. They helped us with everything, especially booking a tour to Corcovado Nationalpark and gave us great recommendations for activities in the area. The house is located in a beautiful garden, where you can observe monkeys and all kinds of birds. We enjoyed our stay to the fullest and hope to come back one day. Pura vida, Holger & Nathalie from Dortmund, Germany

Dani User Profile
February 2017
My Wife and daughter (8yrs old) took a last minute flight to Costa Rica. We had never been before and though Eddy's and Michele's aid on communication and pre travel info it made our trip so much easier. Their home is all we expected and more and their courtesy, local knowledge, availability (with respect for privacy) was nothing but exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking for an off-the-grid, out of the way paradise haven to really be immersed in nature and calmness. Small tip - when you rent a car to get out to the property make sure its a 4x4, and not a sedan, as the roads in that area are rough. Enjoy. Pura Vida.

Dolores User Profile
February 2017
We absolutely loved our stay in the Osa at Michelle and Eddy's. Their home is a beautiful jungle bungalow just steps from the beach. They arranged a couple of adventure trips for us, including hiking in Corcovado and a sweet day of horseback riding through the jungle and on the ocean. They were really great hosts, being there when we needed and also giving us enough space to feel as if we were on our own romantic trip. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed our nights on the deck playing cards with the only light from the tiki torches. I highly recommend Casa Oceanside.

Natalya User Profile
January 2017
Eddy and Michelle's house is amazing and will suite your needs as long as you read their description in detail. We wanted to be far away from most tourists and wanted to explore the nature in Osa peninsula, so their beautiful house and property on the beach was perfect. It is off the grid, so you have to be mindful not to waste all the energy that is stored during the day. We loved making up and having breakfast and seeing lots of wildlife in the backyard. The sunrise on the beach of their property is unreal. I took a surfing lesson with Eddy and Michelle and they helped arrange a tour guide for a private tour of Corcovado National Park for my husband and me (highly recommended!). I would highly recommend Eddy and Michelle's place for a couple of people to explore this beautiful peninsula. Pura Vida!

Dana User Profile
December 2016
As others have remarked, Eddy and Michelle were the best hosts you could ever hope to have. So warm, welcoming, helpful, and full of useful information. They were definitely a huge element of success in our Costa Rica trip. As for the Beach House, it truly is adorable. Yes, it really is off the grid (so don't expect A/C, WiFi or other such luxuries), but what you gain instead is so much more meaningful. The ability to commune with nature (monkeys and birds in the trees right off the deck), to follow the natural rhythms of sleep and waking, to experience the breeze as you sleep in the open-air space. Even learning to "love" the bugs that call the jungle home was an important part of this trip for me. Eddy and Michelle have created a garden paradise, with a lovely short walk across a charming footbridge over the river to their own private beach spot. It's a perfect place to hang out and read a book, swing in the hammock, play in the waves, and of course, surf! Michelle organized an amazing day of hiking in the primary forest, walking UP waterfalls and climbing a 65-foot Matapalo tree (and jumping out Tarzan-style). She also set up a private guided tour through the Corcovado and a 3-hour horseback riding tour of the area. It was all magical. And don't miss Martina's Bar and Grill. It was the perfect spot for a cooling margarita or beer at the end of the day, followed by a incredibly fresh, tasty dinner. If you're looking for a trip you'll never forget, then I highly recommend Michelle and Eddy's spot. You won't be disappointed!

Alyssa User Profile
August 2016
Casa Oceanside was the perfect escape from our hectic city lives. We were completely immersed in the sounds of the wildlife and Pacific Ocean. There are many types of monkeys on the property, Scarlet Macaws, Sea Otters, Jesus Lizards and a million other things. There is no shortage of things to see! Eddy and Django (the dog) were by far some of the best hosts we've experienced on AirBnB; they made us feel right at home and were extremely helpful in guiding us around the Osa. If you're looking for a jungle getaway off the grid, this is a beautiful and peaceful place to do it!

Oliver User Profile
August 2016
Great hosts! Rode a wave on first lesson. Left happy! Only complaints are that you can only surf there at high tide and there was no internet (though ultimately this was a good thing)!

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