Jungle and Beach Retreat

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Entire residential home hosted by Gretchen

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
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This home offers privacy and comfort in an extraordinary jungle setting. Take in breathtaking views of Costa Rica’s natural wildlife from the patio. Located in the heart of Cabo Matapalo on Backwash Bay.

The space
Las Almendras is a rental property on the Southern tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The home offers privacy and comfort in an extraordinary jungle setting. Take in breathtaking views of Costa Rica’s natural wildlife from the patio. This two-acre property rises gradually from Backwash Beach and stretches across a section of lush tropical gardens backing up to a mountainside draped in abundant rainforest. The home is situated at the base of the mountain, approximately 40 meters above the water and 150 yards from the sand. There is a peekaboo view of the water through the palms and almond trees. The open-air design of the home takes advantage of both mountain and ocean breezes throughout the day.

The house design optimizes outdoor living space. The pool deck is located in front of the kitchen, which is adjacent to the main living space. There are two bedrooms, each with their own sitting area, and full bathroom. In front of the bedrooms is a large covered patio that consists of a dining area and living room. Just off the patio is another open-air deck tucked against the hillside and surrounded by foliage for shade.

Throughout the booking process, you will work with a full time property manager. The property manager is able to assist with travel arrangements and answer any questions you might have. Once you arrive, they will provide a concierge service assisting with tours and providing information about the area. A cleaning service is provided every 3 days and is included in the stay. There is also a 24hr onsite caretaker that can handle maintenance issues during your stay.

Las Almendras is perfect for couples or a small family looking for adventure and relaxation in a remote jungle setting.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Living room
1 air mattress

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 17 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation.

The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.

Hosted by Gretchen

  1. Joined in January 2016
  • 48 Reviews
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During your stay

I will greet you upon arrival and provide a brief orientation to the home. I'm also available to help arrange tours. There are full time caretakers on the property, as well. They maintain the gardens, help with maintenance issues, and provide a cleaning service after 3 nights.
I will greet you upon arrival and provide a brief orientation to the home. I'm also available to help arrange tours. There are full time caretakers on the property, as well. The…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Smoking is allowed

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