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Casa Sonrisa Rainforest Beach House

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Visitors repeatedly say that Casa Sonrisa and our other bamboo houses are exceptional, and have made it a Travelers Choice Winner on TripAdvisor for four years. This year it was among TripAdvisor’s top hotels for families in all Costa Rica and Central America. Located on four acres in the midst of the rainforest, this off grid, bamboo house is right on beautiful Playa Pan Dulce, the area's premier beach and an easy walk to several others. Guests have compared it to having your own private nature preserve, as it is situated in the midst of wildlife coming and going. It is remote and secluded, yet not isolated; comfortable yet unspoiled. It lets you: experience the true Costa Rica, one of the most amazing areas on earth; relax on the beach; surf uncrowded waves; commune with monkeys; and enj...Visitors repeatedly say that Casa Sonrisa and our other bamboo houses are exceptional, and have made it a Travelers Choice Winner on TripAdvisor for four years. This year it was among TripAdvisor’s top hotels for families in all Costa Rica and Central America. Located on four acres in the midst of the rainforest, this off grid, bamboo house is right on beautiful Playa Pan Dulce, the area's premier beach and an easy walk to several others. Guests have compared it to having your own private nature preserve, as it is situated in the midst of wildlife coming and going. It is remote and secluded, yet not isolated; comfortable yet unspoiled. It lets you: experience the true Costa Rica, one of the most amazing areas on earth; relax on the beach; surf uncrowded waves; commune with monkeys; and enjoy countless natural wonders. All while staying secure and comfortable. At Casa Sonrisa the ocean waves lull you to sleep and the roar of the howler monkeys awaken you to a glorious sunrise over the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). A gorgeous, pristine beach is a short stroll across the property, and the rainforest and wildlife are all around. If you love nature in all its wild beauty, you'll love Casa Sonrisa. The house itself is a simple, yet comfortable handcrafted tree house. The view looks out at the magnificent Golfo Dulce. From your porch watch scarlet macaw fly by and monkeys swing past in the trees. Or venture out to marvelous waterfalls, deep-sea waters, rainforest trails and more breathtaking scenery and unspoiled sand and surf. Casa Sonrisa is surrounded by a tropical paradise of fragrant, flowering plants like ginger, halyconia, and hibiscus; and fruit trees, with delicious succulent mango, lime, breadfruit, pineapple, papaya and banana there for the picking (depending on the season). This off-grid house is handcrafted by owner Kirk, who leaves no detail overlooked.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
kirk u
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:71%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2014
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Our family had the best three weeks of our entire year long RTW at Casa Bambu. Cabo Matapalo is a truly special little spot on earth with great wildlife, awesome surf and great people. The house was off grid but had the facilities as if...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Chris I
Reviewed July 6, 2017

If you are looking at the Osa Penninsula as a destination you value solitude in nature that is untrammeled by crowds that require every modern convenience. The Casa Sonrisa has the needed niceties to sleep, eat and minimally communicate with the outside world. There is...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank waltonjs
Reviewed September 2, 2015

We had a wonderful stay in the bamboo house. It was perfect for our family (not sure about really young children here) to relax, explore, swim and enjoy nature. William, the manager and guide was awesome! We did not expect to see so much wildlife...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Trisha F
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Linens Provided
Ocean Views
Patio
Safe
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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How to get there
To Puerto Jimenez BY AIR: The nearest town to our property (35-45 minutes) is Puerto Jimenez, gateway to the Osa. This is where flights from San Jose land, and where you buy groceries. Puerto Jimenez has several restaurants, a post office, Internet cafes, a 24-hour clinic, a pharmacy, two banks and other amenities we don't have out at Matapalo, where the houses are. There is daily air service between San Jose and Puerto Jimenez on both Nature Air , and Sansa Airlines . Sansa leaves from the Sansa terminal at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (about 35 to 55 minutes from downtown San Jose, depending on traffic) where the international flights land. Nature Air leaves from the International Airport. Advance reservations are a must, as these flights often fill up. We recommend calling...
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