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

Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas
At Cabo Matapalo, 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! The view of the sea is exceptional! 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). We now have a b...
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Listing #FKN2386164
About the Owner
Melanie N
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2012
Interaction with guests
We, at Casa Dos Rios, pride ourselves with the level of service we offer our guests. When you arrive, you will be greeted and given an orientation. Afterwards, managers (or we, the owners) will be in another house on the property, standing by to help with booking tours, making restaurant reservations and resolving any hitches you might have while on vacation. The managers know about best activities, most popular tours and how to make the most of your rain forest and beach experience! So, know that you will be taken care of when you visit Casa Dos Rios...and if you want added services like preparation of meals or baby sitting, please don't hesitate to ask!
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

This is a beautifully constructed and furnished home in a remote area. We saw more wildlife here than I have seen in famous jungle lodges. Scarlet Macaws were abundant along with some toucans and the monkeys. We had to chase a troupe of Capuchin monkeys...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Jan M
Mel7hills, VR Owner at Casa Dos Rios, Beachfront, Rainforest Home, W/Surf, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Thanks Jan for your really nice review. We sometimes just marvel at what a "National Geographic" experience it is to just be in that environment. I am glad that you got to have the peaceful yet adventuresome time that we always hope to share with...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018

This treehouse, with a view of the ocean, set in the jungle and close to a cooling river pool, was an integral part of our excellent, adventure-filled family vacation. My husband and I, and our 3 adult children loved the house with its open design....More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

What a fantastic house! One hour after arrival we were greeted by a large group of Capuchins travelling through the forest using the roof of the house. Also, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys are frequently visiting the garden. The house is spacious, fully equipped en very...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Paul de G
Casadosrios709, VR Owner at Casa Dos Rios, Beachfront, Rainforest Home, W/Surf, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2016

Hi Paul, thanks so much for your kind words and honest enthusiasm for our Casa Dos Rios. We welcome you back any time! Glad you had a good vacation! That's why we have CDR! For appreciative people like you. Melanie and Kim Norman

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(4)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is only allowed outside of the house, which can include the balcony and lower porch. This area and property is not for everyone...the stairs can be an obstacle for the...
    2 Full baths
    1 Twin
    1 Full
    4 Kings
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  • Cleaning fee: C$80 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The holiday rates allow up to six persons, but otherwise our rates are for the first two 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. Our managers can cook and also cater. 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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About the neighbourhood
While we enjoy Rio Carbonera to the South, and Rio Escoela Carbonera to the North, we face Golfo Dulce to our East, and enjoy being in the neighborhood of Buena Esparenza Bar-Restaurant and Escoela Carbonera to the West. The area is known as Cabo Matapalo, and we are located on the North end of it. We are 1/4 mile off the public road, on a beach path access road. We have parking for up to four vehicles. The area attracts many yogis and their students for retreats as well as eco-tourists.
The wildlife is abundant and there are waterfalls, pristine beaches and hiking trails.
Cabo Matapalo functions as a wildlife refuge, because it is eight miles off the grid of electricity.
Getting around
Many visitors of our Casa Dos Rios rent a car for getting around the area. There is a public transit bus called a collectivo...truck...for going to Puerto Jimenez or to Carate (end of the road and a corridor into Corcovado National Park). Taxis are readily available and many people use this option.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Pto. Jimenez: 18.0 km
Ferry: Pto. Jimenez: 18.0 km
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 km.
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