#0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula

home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula
home exchange #0825: Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula

    Description

    Completed in 2013, Casa Jungua, “House of Jungle and Water’ (casajungua.com) is a beautiful, brand new sustainably built, off the grid, Balinese-Style Farm house located in Cabo Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula.  She is built purely from greenheart woods and has an extremely low impact on the environment.  Exclusively solar powered yet featuring refrigerator/freezer and other amenities one would expect from a “wired” home. 

    Casa Jungua borders the largest protected wildlife preserve in Central America (Corcovado National Park), overlooks Golfo Dulce “The Sweet Gulf” and the Pacific Ocean as well as Pan Dulce and Backwash Bay – world famous surfing destinations. Casa Jungua sleeps up to 6 in two large bedrooms and has a large living room / dining room, kitchen “monkey porch” and full-length front porch providing breathtaking views of the sea. The front yard features a plunge pool and the signature element of the property – a pavilion that is suspended over the jungle and looks down on Lower Matapalo and the gulf.  From this vantage point our guests enjoy watching the sunrise, a wide variety of wildlife, surfers, fishing boats, waves and humpback whales while dining, enjoying a morning coffee or happy hour after a long day of hiking, fishing or simple lounging.

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Set atop the exclusive and expansive bluff (shared by only 4 properties) of Cabo Matapalo enjoying incredible vistas and cooling breezes. 

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 2 x bunk bed

    each bedroom has a full bathroom

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: shower, toilet

    wc 3: toilet

    There are full baths for each bedroom as well as a half bath outside by the pool.

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 21 to 33
    Green Season High Season
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access

    Services

    We have a caretaker who maintains the house and the grounds beautifully and cleaning is available for reasonable rate.

    We have a cook who is available for all or some meals at a very reasonable rate.

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Horse riding (10 minutes drive)

    Fishing (10 minutes walk)

    Sailing (40 minutes drive)

    Snorkeling (10 minutes walk)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Surfing (10 minutes walk)

    Canoe/Kayaking (10 minutes walk)

    Boating /Sailing (10 minutes walk)

    Other

    Shops (40 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (15 minutes drive)

    Culture (on site)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Beach (10 minutes walk)

    Town (40 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    By road from San Jose take the Inter-American ( Pan Am ) Highway ( Ruta 2 ) to San Isidro de General ( 2 – 3.5 hrs ). Continue through Buenos Aires ( 1 – 1.5 Hrs ) to Palmar Norte ( 1 – 1.5 hrs ). Thirty-three kilometers past Palmar Norte take a right turn at Chacarita. At Chacarita you will see a service station by the name of “Corcovado”. The right turn to Puerto Jimenez is directly after the service station (mileage to Puerto Jimenez (77 kilometers). On this paved road you will drive 44 km to Rincon where the pavement ends, 33 more kms will take you through La Palma and eventually on to Puerto Jimenez ( 1 – 2 hrs) ). After loading up on "provisions" in Puerto Jimenez, you continue on the road toward Carate for another 18 kilometers.  Our gated, private road will be on your left aprox. 1.5 kilometers past the "collectivo" or bus shelter. Or...you can fly from the international airport in San Jose via Sansa airlines or Nature Air directly to the town of Puerto Jimenez and take a taxi out to the house from there.

    The beach for surfing, Launching kayaks, swimming, snorkleing, etc.  is only a short walk down and there are many incredible trails for communing with the vast array of wildlife....however, if you would like to explore more or take day trips into town for shopping, dining, etc.  then a car is recomended.  Must be a sturdy 4X4 vehicle.

    Where the Jungle meets the sea

    Casa Jungau is situated on a bluff overlooking the Golfo Dulce in the front, the Pacific Ocean to the side and one of the world's most biologically di...

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 21 to 33 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 6
    Min stay 5 days