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I moved to Costa Rica from Seattle in 2003. I love the laid back lifestyle of Costa Rica and the incredible wildlife on the Osa Peninsula. I work as the booking agent for the three beachfront houses and eight tent cabinas that make up Boca Sombrero.
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This surf cabin is top notch. The open air concept is the perfect way to take advantage of the natural surroundings and Costa Rican heat. The cabin is beautifully built, very charming, and well equipped. The land is expansive and rich in wildlife, and you have private access to the beach only a few steps away. This place is truly amazing. If you're looking for tranquility, privacy, and closeness to nature, this surf cabin is the place for you. Definitely one of our best airbnb experiences to date. We just wish we could have stayed longer. Don't think twice about booking!
We stayed 13 days in Costa Rica and 3 days at the Osa Beachfront house. Of all the places we stayed, Osa Beachfront was our favorite. There was something magical about the house, and being steps from the beach!
We were on our honeymoon, and I would highly recommend Osa for a romantic getaway. Perfect place to get away from it all. If you like surfing, or want to learn, there's a surf instructor just next to the property, who is very patient and costs are reasonable.
The property is open air, which means a roof and no doors to lock. It is open and there is a safe box to store your valuables. There are some bugs as well as bats that fly through the place. All part of the experience.
Wish the place had been available for longer than the 3 nights we stayed.
Our stay was wonderful, and we can't wait to visit again. The staff and hut's were awesome, thank you for having us.
We will see you soon.
The surf cabin was amazing! I loved living off the grid and the location was so peaceful. There was so much wildlife right in front of you and the surfing was so much fun. A great time for those who are searching for a little solitude.
We arrived around 7:30pm and it was extremely dark. Monica was a delight. Led us to our bamboo home, showed us around and left promising to see us the next day.
The house is amazing. Thatched roof,expansive floor plan that captures the trade winds. A view of the beach, outdoorish shower surrounded by lush tropical forest. Amazing.
Monica guided us towards an animal shelter headed by a strong woman named Carol which was reached by a captain named Lazarus. The boat trip,was great and Carol offered us an up close meeting with monkeys, sloths, little animals I have forgotten the names of and much more.
The next day we were shown the local birds of the region, again arranged by Monica, which included the illusive greater Puto. An amazing bird with a little baby Puto. Without a guide we would have seen almost nothing and that which we did see would not have been identifiable.
As a side note the case grande is amazing. Check it out just for a visual experiencs.
What a way to start an incredible Costa Rican experience.
My girlfriend and I spent five wonderful days at Boca Sombrero Casa Troya! We were welcomed by Monica who was very friendly and manages the resort.
The house is right on the beach and you can hear the waves coming in which is really nice to fall asleep to! We really liked the openness of the house (no windows or doors) as it made for natural aircon. There is a safe where you can store your valuables. This is an ideal place to come and relax.
You will constantly see or hear animals including howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans and bats.
You basically have the beach for yourself besides a few surfers.
If you need a consistant and good internet connection then you need to find somewhere ells to stay because there is none to be found in the house and the wireless in the common area is really bad. Take this as an opportunity to put your iPhone away and just enjoy the surrounding nature instead.
We would definitely recommend this place to others!
We loved this place! So beautiful, open to air, ocean and stars.
My husband and I enjoyed staying at the resort in our tent cabins listening to the waves break while sleeping and waking up to howling monkeys. It was an experience we will never forget. Monika and Gretchen were great host as well as the folks we met during the our stay. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was truly relaxing. There was plenty of activities to do...yoga, surfing, paddle boarding, kayacking, hiking in the forest, massages, spa treatment,farmers market Friday evening, I can go on and on. We loved this place!
I had a great time at the Thatched roof tent cabins. I didn't meet Gretchen but Monica was there when we arrived and able to help us with anything we needed. She gave us info on trails to hike, swimming, and where to get lunch. The breakfasts and dinner that they served were great. We really enjoyed our experience there.
We had a great time in the house! The localization is perfect, the house it's beautiful. The neighbors are great!
We just miss the fridge. All the others things were super great!
Thank you!! Pura Vida ;)
We would have loved to host Gretchen and Oldemar for longer than just one night - their warmth and graciousness left a really wonderful impression.
My husband and I own a vacation rental here on the Osa Peninsula (Casa Dos Rios) and have been friends with Monika for many years. We know Monika to be a trust-worthy, conscientious person. She is always delightful to be around, exudes an inner peace and does her job with the competence of many years of experience running vacation rentals and now a yoga retreat facility as well. If you choose her accommodations, you will be treated with appreciation, and you will have a high quality experience. Theirs is one of the primo surf breaks along the Osa, Golfo Dulce coastline!