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Cabo Matapalo Rental Home, w/ Pool, Rain Forest, Jungle, Email for discounts

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 557 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4.5 Baths, (12 Beds-Sleeps 20 Comfortably)

Osa Peninsula, as National Geographic put it, one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, we have your perfect private 8500 sf Villa Estate, that sits on 25 acres of Primary Rain-Forest. The Villa has a personal chef and kitchen staff to cook all you meals just how you want them. A full time onsite Masseuse is always available for a relaxing Massage or Spa Treatment anytime you want it, from the comfort of you suite or patio. The Pacific Ocean stretches out to the horizon. In the distance, one can see the tip of Panama across the Gulfo Dulce. Behind you are hundreds of acres of primary forest teeming with wildlife. Below are magnificent beaches with some of the best fishing and surfing the world has to offer. It's only a short hike down our path.

Built over 500 feet above the sea, Tres Palmas catches the cooling tropical breezes coming from the Gulfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. The sound of the surf rolling in the distance, scarlet macaws calling to their mates, while howler monkeys cavort overhead, lull you into a sense of harmony with nature.

In the midst of this spectacular setting, a secluded and exotic house has been built in modern Spanish style under a massive artificial palm thatched roof. We used the artificial thatch to give it the look of real palm thach with none of the problems.

The area was once home to the Brunca Indians that settled in southern Costa Rica and the western part of Panama. Pieces of native pottery can be found by those that care to look. The Indians considered this a holy place and many who stay here find a spiritual peace that is quite uplifting.

Our property is home to four types of monkeys, hundreds of bird species including tucans and scarlet macaws, sloth, iguana, anteaters, and a myriad of other animal species. Plant specimens are varied and abundant. This magical place offers the rare opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular and unspoiled.

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Brad Shenko, Property Manager, Booking/Tour Agent, flights,tours,taxi,hotelscars
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Brad Shenko, Property Manager, Booking/Tour Agent, flights,tours,taxi,hotelscars

I'm an oceanfront restaurant owner living in Cocoa Beach, Florida. I love to fish and surf, so the property in the Matapalo area of Costa Rica made a lot of sense for me and my family.

Brad Shenko, Property Manager, Booking/Tour Agent, flights,tours,taxi,hotelscars purchased this estate in 1989

Why Brad Shenko, Property Manager, Booking/Tour Agent, flights,tours,taxi,hotelscars chose Puntarenas

It's one of the most biodiverse places on earth with lots of exotic animals and birds to observe. The fishing and surfing are world class. Nice discounts in Low Season, call Brad


What makes this estate unique

Peace and tranquility when you want it - lots to do when you desire that. We except last minute bookings if your in the area, check our calendar if open, come on, we cater to all your needs...

Guestbook comments from the owner



Perfect paradise in every way imaginable !!

Left on Feb 15, 2016 for a stay in Jan 2016

Just returned from a 14 night stay at Tres Palmas. Group of 16 that consisted of 4 families of 2 adults and 2 children (There were 6 girls 8-11 and one 14 years of age plus one boy 10 years of age). We drove ourselves from SJO. 4x4's are an absolute necessity for the trip to/from Puerto Jimenez. We enjoyed this part of the adventure ! The sleeping arrangements: The two, two bedroom Cabinas slept 2 of our families, whilst the loft slept 4 of the more adventurous girls with their parents sleeping in the two other one bedroom Cabinas. Perfect for our group in all respects ! The cabinas are very well appointed and comfortable with bathrooms with outdoor showers and fans. The huge thatch roof covered main living area is absolutely stunning, needing to be seen to be believed yet so very practical: A loft area that sleeps 4 very comfortably (could sleep 6), with a 1/2 bath below for those in the loft. The kitchen has everything needed for a large group. Huge pantry, large chest freezer, large chest fridge, multiple coolers for beverages. The multiple lounging/living areas were very comfortable and allowed our group to congregate together or spread out as desired. Hammock was used always, two large tables for playing games or for dining, several areas with couches for relaxing, reading or napping were enjoyed as well. A perfect place to "hide" from the sun and catch the breezes during the day and take a siesta or hang out when the sun went down. The deck area is huge, offering indescribable, postcard views of the gulf and surrounding property. Watch the sun rise, enjoy the daily shows that the Toucans, Green Parrots and Scarlet Macaws put on a show every morning and evening. Catch the full power of the near equatorial sunshine during the day, take an outdoor shower then slide into the infinity pool to cool off. The kids and adults spent countless hours in both areas during the early morning, all day and into each evening. Simply perfect. We chose to have the property caretakers (Marvin and his wonderful family) shop for, prepare and perform clean up for our breakfast and supper meals. This was one of the best decisions we could have made for the group as everyone raved about the quality of the food and the service. Pizza in the outdoor stone fireplace was one highlight, grilled tenderloin and seafood on the outdoor grill another. Guacamole and chips every nigh
Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Our's inside the Rancho, 3 others near.
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Interpanamerican Hwy 2 to 245
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Martinas (Buenas Esperanzas)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Matapalo Beach, Backwash Bay Beach, Pan Dulce
Car: not necessary

Private Estate Property, Luxury Vacation Home Rental, INQUIRE ABOUT SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR LOW SEASON 2017. The house sleeps 20 guests comfortably, all amenities of any local resort, Spa Treatments, Yoga Instruction, 25 acres of your own private Rain-Forest. Full service cooking and cleaning service, with gourmet meals. A long list of activities to include World Class Sport Fishing, Dolphin/Whale Watching Tours, Zip-Line Canopy tours, Horseback riding, Waterfall Repelling, Tree climbing, Surfing Lessons, Corcovado Hiking, Bird Watching, Night Hiking. Our manager Brad Shenko, can arrange all your tours, rental cars, in country Flights, Food, Spa, Yoga. Please see our website at, for more info about our one of a kind property., call for discounts 321-266-2714 Brad


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Cantón Golfito, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 557 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (2) One in each bedroom of the main Rancho, Queen size Beds (2) In the master in each cabin, Double Beds (4) One in the second bedroom of each cabin and two in the loft, Twin or Single Beds (4) One in the second bedroom of each cabin two in the loft, Child Beds (2) Fold out cots for young children, Baby Cribs (1) Pack an Play., Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Open Air Living area, Screened bedrooms, Direct TV with music channels, WiFi Satellite Internet, Full Kitchen including a commercial stove, Freezer, Linens and Towels provided, Gas And Charcoal Grill BBQ, Wood fired pizza oven


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Cabo Matapalo Rental Home, w/ Pool, Rain Forest, Jungle, Email for discounts
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews
Phoenix, AZ

Truly, Paradise on the Osa

  • 5 of 5

Tres Palmas is absolutely breathtaking. The attention to detail in respect to the lodgings were far beyond my expectations. The craftsmanship of the main building and cabanas showed all the hallmarks of skilled crafters, even down to the hand carved reliefs on all of the solid wood doors. The grandeur of Tres Palmas is further heighted by the fact that this beauty is in fact smack dab in the middle of the Jungle The surrounding jungle and trees were teaming with wildlife every day. We spotted the majority of the may species from the comfort of the negative edge pool or within a short walk from the houses. I read that this area was rich in plant and animal species but never expected it to be literally outside my bedroom door. But wait.... as if this was not enough sensory overload it got better. World renowned surf was breaking just a short, but steep hike, away. The hike down to the beaches in the mornings were fantastic. The caretaker (Marvin) and his wife (Yerlin) were first class all the way. From the superior meals they cooked for us (there were 6 in our party) to the cleanliness of the house. Marvin was also very informative about the local culture, terrain, safety precautions, pointing out wild life and just being an all around wonderful person. Thinking back now, after being back in the states for a week, all I can say is WOW!!! Words really can not describe this place. One has to immerse themselves in order to get a full understanding.

THANK YOU!! Marvin, Yerlin and family.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5


A Memorable Trip

The trip from Puerto Jimenez (12 miles or a 45 minutes drive) to Tres Palmas was like a fairly tale drive through thick tropical forest and lush vegetation running down from the mountains and touching the ocean to our left. Birds and wildlife were abundant, but there was a noticeable lack of traffic, road signs, power lines and people. Perfect!

Along the way we quartered the Gulfo Dulce and at times came to open cattle pastures with majestic views of tubing waves breaking at point breaks in the distance.

Once we reached the entrance to Tres Palmas the fun really began! The drive up and down the 1 mile road was steep and exciting! The size of the trees towering all around us was incredible and we could hear and see howling monkeys. My immediate thoughts were, “We've found paradise!” But the best was yet to come. The Tres Palmas property overlooks Cabo Matapalo. The vista is downright breathtaking. I've never witnessed a more moving perspective in all of Costa Rica!

The amazing thing about this area is that there are so many amazing things to do and see. Within a walking distance you can experience world class surfing, hiking, wildlife, beach combing, fishing and much more.

The accommodations and food were all 5 star class.

This was my fifth multi-week trip to Costa Rica and hands down because of our visit to Tres Palmas it will be always the most memorable and exciting.

Captain Rodney Smith

Coastal Angler Magazine

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2006
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria BC

Fabulous home.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Tres Palmas was too short time we will stay a week!

The photos don't do this house is a stunner and the staff were wonderful. This was our 4th visit to the Matapalo area and by far the best.

I have never seen so many toucans which are my favourite of all birds.

Thank You Brad and George we had a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great option on the Osa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at Tres Palmas. Beautiful location, great accommodations, and all the amenities you need for a memorable beach/jungle vacation. We were a party of eight- all family members ranging from young adults to grandma. Brad, the property manager works with you to arrange flights, car rentals, excursions and meals. This was our second trip to the Osa this year and we will be back again, I am sure. So much natural beauty, so many animals, such a welcoming place! And Tres Palmas is a perfect base from which to launch your daily adventures! In fact, just getting there is an adventure. We cannot wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jungle paradise! Private, remote, 5 star amenities, unbeliveable views, the perfect get-away!

  • 5 of 5

The jungle villa was the perfect setting for my company incentive trip! I, along with four couples, made this jungle paradise home for 5 days! We wanted an adventure & we got it! If you're looking for something unusual, out of the box, & most likely a never been done experience, this is it!

The villa sleeps 4 couples in comfortable jungle style. We had all our meals prepared daily & they were fantastic! The sites & sounds all around us were spectacular!

Everyday there were more activities than we had time to enjoy. Fishing, repelling along side waterfalls, & sailing were a blast!

I highly recommend this experience to anyone with an adventurous soul!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved Tres Palmas. We experienced the best vacation imaginable. It was perfect for our family of 6 adults (grandparents, 2 sons and wives, and 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 15). Brad, the knowledgeable property manager, helped with airline reservations, car rental, meal planning and excursion reservations.

The kids enjoyed the rough road through the rain forest leading to Tres Palmas and their first introduction to the plentiful wildlife. Upon arrival at hidden and private Tres Palmas, the beauty of the villa, the infinity pool, and the panoramic view of the ocean stunned us. The lovely master suites and cabinas gave everyone their own space. Each accommodation had an ocean view with a lovely outdoor shower attached. Fans and ocean breezes kept the rooms pleasant and cool. We all ate buffet style together in the large open great room with its ocean view and soaring thatched roof.

We enjoyed having excellent chef, Sedie, cook our 3 meals each day. This luxury was well worth it. Sedie created fresh and delicious meals with plenty of local produce. Some of our favorites were smoked pork chops with pineapple sauce, fresh fish and casados. A daily treat was the "four o'clock Guac"(guacamole and chips) which we enjoyed with mojitos or lime smoothies, She even made a birthday cake. Marjorie gave fantastic massages, a real treat after our vigorous adventures. We had a hot water problem and Jose immediately bought a new heater and fixed it.

We were amazed by the number and variety of animals right on the property: howler, spider and capuchin monkeys, macaws, toucans, parrots, vultures, iguanas, poison dart frogs, 10-inch walking sticks, pecccaries and agoutis, to name a few. The kids were delighted and amazed. The pool was in constant use when we were not on an adventure. Some of the best were horseback riding with Carlos, waterfall rappelling and tree climb/jump with Andy, i/2 day in shore fishing and ziplining in La Palma. Sedie cooked the large jack fish we caught for dinner. We also caught 3 rooster fish . Surfing and standup paddle boarding (rent on beach at Encanta La Vida) were great on Pan Dulce Beach down the stairway trail from the villa to the left of Matapalo and Backwash beaches. Brad was extremely helpful in arranging the adventures which were just the guide/skipper and our family.

Our stay at Tres Palmas gave us memories to share for a lifetime.

It was a truly fantastic family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Cantón Golfito, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season, Call for Deals
30 Jul 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Weeks 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$45 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Weeks 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$45 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Weeks 2017-2018
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$45 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$38 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$637.55
Cleaning Fee/Admin Fee A$382.53
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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