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Casa Dos Rios, Beachfront, Rainforest Home, W/Surf

Casa Dos Rios from the beach
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Casa Dos Rios from the beach
The living area.  We have more identical furniture for larger groups. The front yard, viewed from the kitchen, is great for croquet
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5.0 of 5 stars
18 reviews
Casa Dos Rios from the beach
The living area.  We have more identical furniture for larger groups.
The front yard, viewed from the kitchen, is great for croquet
Shiny wood interior, with a tree house feel!
The hammock porch usually has a sea breeze.
Casa Dos Rio's kitchen has solar refrigerator and a big island, plus view of the water.
The living space is quite large, great for parties and family gatherings
A view of the home from under a giant mango tree, beach side.
Toucans love our papayas and are often seen here.
A pair of capuchins, one of the four types of monkeys commonly seen right from the house.
A mother and baby howler monkey, as photographed by Tom Keefer, BBC
The point at Cabo Matapalo is three miles from Casa Dos Rios and is the end of the Peninsula de Osa.
The Bar-Restaurant just down the beach path from Casa Dos Rios, Buena Esparenza, is a great asset!
The Falls on the Carbonera River are a close walk from Casa Dos Rios
People taking a hike on the Carbonera River to the falls there.
The front lawn with sea beyond.
Fishing is sometimes a productive pass-time in front of Casa Dos Rios
Cabo Matapalo is known for great surfing.  This shot was taken three beaches South of Casa Dos Rios.
This is the spot to be for an afternoon nap, or reading.
The entry door is in view.
Large, open-air living space
The entry side of Casa Dos Rios
The lay-out can be seen here, with the two upstairs bedrooms visible
The Island in the foreground, then dining and living.
A SUP (stand-up paddle board) rider out front
Living room and shutters showing.
The horse shoe pits
View of the rear of the house with downstairs outdoor shower showing.
Netted beds have lights and fans in them.
The beach area in front of Casa Dos Rios
Our front yard and proximity to the sea.
The entry stairs and landscaping
A guest is surfing our sea kayak
A magical sunrise at Casa Dos Rios
A golden sunrise
View when entering the property
A spider monkey enjoys our mango tree right outside the upper house.
Horseback riding is offered in the area
A pink sunrise in front of Casa Dos Rios
A sneak preview from the beach
view from the balcony
Spider monkey is timid to cross the yard
The yoga deck above the manager house
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas
Where the rainforest meets the Sea, Casa Dos Rios, (on the beachfront), is a two-story home located between Pto. Jimenez and Corcovado National Park (the area is known as Cabo Matapalo). With a tree house feel, rich wood surfaces and lush gardens, this beach house rental gets great reviews! Fresh fruit from mature trees, a yoga deck, boogie boards, a sea kayak, horse-shoe pit, croquet and hammocks offer on-site activities for all. Three surf boards available for rent on site. Surfers enjoy our Playa Carbonera surf break out front, while children wade and adventure at the cool, clear river mouth of the Carbonera, The next beach to the South is Pan Dulce Beach.
There are overflow accomodations for larger groups, but the queen beds in four bedrooms sleep eight people comfortably (double occupancy). The staff can also set up a 'p...
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About the owner, Melanie N
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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For one of my parents' milestone wedding anniversaries we decided to get all of the siblings together & take a trip - 2 parents in their 50s and 5 20-somethings consisting of children & their significant others. We had not all traveled extensively together before - and each of us had different ideas of what a "vacation" should look like.... more

Francestown, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I am writing this review three days out of our vacation of a lifetime .. This was a special trip as I had just turned fifty and have been to the OSA five times before and have stayed at a different Casa that was very lovely .. I was looking for a new experience with three best friends .. We... more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in December 2014


  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
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  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
Jan 3, 2016 -
Aug 31, 2016
High Season
3 nights
Sep 1, 2016 -
Nov 14, 2016
Green Season
3 nights
Nov 15, 2016 -
Dec 19, 2016
High Season late 2016
3 nights
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  • Cleaning fee: $60 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The holiday rates allow up to six persons, but otherwise our rates are for the first four occupants. The taxes are included in our rent rate, but we do charge a $60 cleaning fee per week of stay and gratuities to the cleaning lady are encouraged. We will do laundry for guests at $15 per medium load. Meal service is available, but optional at a fee. The owner can cook and bake gluten-free meals for guests who have such restrictions. We also offer sailing tours to our guests, just ask for details and pricing. (These are only available Nov. - late April each year).
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How to get there
Airport: Pto. Jimenez: 11.2 mi
Ferry: Pto. Jimenez: 11.2 mi
Most people fly into Pto. Jimenez from San Jose, then rent a car or have a taxi waiting for them (arranged by the staff at Casa Dos Rios). Some people arrive by bus into Pto. Jimenez, then hire a taxi for the trip from there to Cabo Matapalo.
We recommend either flying into Pto. Jimenez and renting a car, or renting a car in San Jose and driving here. It takes approx. 8 hours to get all the way to the house, using this last option.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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