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Brad Shenko, Property Manager, Booking/Travel Agent, I handle all your needs.

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english, spanish

Cabo Matapalo Rental Home, w/ Pool, Rain Forest, Jungle home,

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


Photos and Description of this Puntarenas holiday villa

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

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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  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brad Shenko, Property Manager, Booking/Travel Agent, I handle all your needs. (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

About Brad Shenko, Property Manager, Booking/Travel Agent, I handle all your needs.

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/Travel Agent, I handle all your needs. purchased this villa in 1989

Why Brad Shenko, Property Manager, Booking/Travel Agent, I handle all your needs. chose Costa Rica

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 villa 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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Cabo Matapalo Rental Home, w/ Pool, Rain Forest, Jungle home,
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 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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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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Merritt Island, FL USA

Paradise at Tres Palmas

  • 5 of 5

If you’d like a vacation like none other, “Tres Palmas” is the place for you.

Starting from the moment you step out of the car, and walk down the steps into the main house, you are awed with the beauty. Your instantly looking out over the horizon pool, across the jungle out to the ocean. In the morning you are awaken to the sounds of the Howler Monkeys, Macaws and Toucans. The Howler Monkeys are moving through the jungle for their morning trek to find food, the Macaws flack over head in pairs and the Toucans are picking the fruit from the tree next to the house. As we lay in the pool we take in the pleasure of these events throughout the day, even a friendly Hawk comes by for a drink out of the pool occasionally. We even had the chance to feed some bananas to the White Face Monkey that came down from a tree in the yard.

If the beauty of “Tres Palmas” experience isn’t enough for you, you have a 5 Star Chief (Marvin) that is more then happy to fix your meals for you. He’s an artist in the kitchen, try the Chicken Condo Bleu. For a casual evening he makes one of the best pizza’s we’ve ever had. Ulynn and Marjorie set us a beautiful (romantic) dinner table with candles and fresh flowers from the yard. Perfect setting! You will be so spoiled, I Love It!!!!!

While your there you might want to try Friday night at Martina’s where you can experience a lot of the local art booths, as well as a nice dinner. It is the Friday night happening place.

Don’t miss a visit to the water falls, it’s not only pretty, but the waters are refreshing. We like to call them the “LeLe falls” in memory of a dear friend.

For the surfers, and beach goes you will love the trek down to the beach through the jungle. There’s a lovely path right from the house that takes you down the hill to the Backwash Bay. You’ll find a number of surfers down there. After your walk back up, I highly recommend a WONDERFUL massage from Marjorie. If you’d like a good nights sleep I would highly recommend having a massage after dinner and just before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby.

George, thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying at Tres Palmas and having an unbelievable vacation. Staying here was much greater then staying at the usual Resort area, this was a True Experience.

Pura Vida our friends

Garry and Linda Beck

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation for adventure seekers!

  • 5 of 5

We love Tres Palmas! This was our second trip. On both occasions we traveled with another family. This time our group was 4 adults and 5 kids (ages 7-12). This place is not easy to get to, but that is part of the charm. It is truly luxurious, and is such a special place to come "home" to after a long day exploring the HOT jungle, or surfing, horseback riding, ziplining, kayaking, tree climbing, or just a day at the beach! The kids were in the infinity pool at sunrise and pretty much any time we weren't out adventuring! Marvin, Yerlin, and their family are just incredible hosts. They think of everything. We had them shop for us and prepare and clean up all the meals and it is well worth it! Such a treat to not have to worry about feeding everyone and they do a great job of catering to everyone's needs - we had 2 vegetarians in our group and they always made extra veggie side dishes etc. The food is fresh and delicious. Definitely have them make you their ceviche and the empanadas - just 2 of our favorites. The wildlife is plentiful and we saw much of it just lounging at the house. The tours that Brad (the property manager) helped us set up were amazing! We were very busy and active while we were there, but you could easily do much less than we did and still have a wonderful time. Brad was very helpful to work with and we really appreciate all the effort he went to.

One of the best vacations we have ever had! We were sad to leave, and hope to be lucky enough to return again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet and Mark again for choosing Tres Palmas as your "Special Place" for your vacation in Cabo Matapalo, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Speaking for our on-site staff they all appreciate the compliments, and most of all that their work aided in you all having a great vacation, and they are ready and awaiting your next trip!!! I am happy that I was able to arrange all your tours, cars, flights co-ordinate meals and help make it a less stressful vacation. All our guides with the extensive amount of tours you all did, said you all were "Warriors" and enjoyed having you. We would like to extend a 10% discounted rate to "Great Guests" for your return visit. Thanks Again & Best Wishes, Brad
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Will be Back!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time in Tres palmas and it gets better every Time!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Our's inside the Rancho, 3 others near.
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Private Estate Property, Luxury Vacation Home Rental, 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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season (Discounts) 2016
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weeks 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee/Admin Fee A$394
Refundable Damage Deposit A$657
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Puntarenas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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