Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon

Amazing Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards and a kayak.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 300 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11, 8 adults and 3 children

This luxury beachfront, Costa Rican home is the perfect hideaway for sophisticated nature lovers. Osa Marmaris, an eco-friendly site, provides the perfect balance between tranquility, elegance and adventure. In Osa Marmaris you can check out the waves without leaving your bedroom.

Designed and decorated by one of the best architectural firms in Costa Rica, under a detached unit concept, you can have privacy in your own Bungalow and also enjoy with your friends and family in the social area within just a few steps. This way, some guests can retire to solitude and listen to the sounds of nature as others stay in the social area for as long as they want! Every piece of furniture, every room and bathroom has been custom made to make you enjoy a tasteful home inserted in paradise!

Osa Marmaris has beautiful Costa Rican hardwood floors as well as comfortable and stylish wooden furniture. You will enjoy a spacious living area with a bar (in case you wish to have some cocktails!), a fully equipped kitchen and open dinning room (for those delicious meals you want to make yourselves or have us make for you!).

Located in Cabo Matapalo, Peninsula de Osa, Casa Marmaris is surrounded by a unique natural atmosphere, in such a privileged area that you can watch Howler Monkeys jump from tree to tree and teach their offspring how to jump as you are having breakfast on the dining table. You´ll marvel as you watch this breathtaking show every day!

In relation The New York Times wrote:' Seemed to hold an increasingly rare chance to observe the rain forest in all its fecund carbon storing, oxygen-producing glory, without quite so much human company...' says AMY HARMON. Read the entire article in this link:

Known as one of the best surf spots in the world, Matapalo also offers eco adventure activities, that we´ll be glad to help you arrange with the best local tour office, such as:

Hikes: Corcovado tour, Day jungle hike tour, Bird watching, Night tour

Boat tours: Animal sanctuary, Dolphin watching, Snorkeling, Rio Esquinas Tour, Fishing (full day / half day or in-shore / off-shore)

Adventure: Waterfall rappelling, Tree climbing, Canopy

Educational: Chocolate Tour, Animal Sanctuary, Orchids House “Casa Orquídeas”

Other: Horseback riding, Kayaking tours (sunset kayak, dolphin kayak, full day kayak, one week kayak)

Come to Osa Marmaris so you can walk a few minutes to get to Backwash Bay and lay in the white warm sand or get your surfboard and in high tide, jump into one of Matapalo’s best surf points, right through Osa Marmaris garden.

This house, under a detached unit concept offers you an invigorating ocean front view from every room you find yourself in.

In Osa Marmaris you´ll enjoy a Master Bungalow with a king bed and 2 Bungalows (in a two story building) with 2 double beds each.These 3 bedrooms have a small bed for a child up to 10 years old. Every Bungalow has a private luxury bathroom, outdoor hot water shower, a fan and a balcony with a table and two rocking chairs.

Steps way from the Bungalows, the social area includes, 1 extra room with a king sofa bed, fan, luxury bathroom and hot water shower, a spacious and comfortable living area with a nice bar, and an open dinning room that sits 8. You´ll also find a fully equipped kitchen with service for 8 that has a refrigerator, stove/oven, blender, shelves, counters and granite surfaces.

Highest quality towels (bathroom and beach) and linens are provided for our guests, as well as daily light cleaning.

We offer wireless internet access for you so you can stay connected!

Our caretakers will be very happy to assist you during your stay. They will welcome you, take care of your needs and answer your questions as we are all service oriented in Osa Marmaris. Not only do we want you to feel like at home, but we want your experience to be unforgettable!

Regarding meals, you can either cook yourselves or you can hire our caretaker's wife to cook delicious dishes and costa rican menus. You will have great meals and enjoy every breakfast, lunch and dinner at Osa Marmaris, as you will be surrounded by the sounds of nature and feel very healthy as you breath clean fresh ocean air.

Also, you can relax or read a book lying in a hammock in the landscaped garden under the shadow of our magnificent trees.

In Osa Marmaris you will fall asleep with the sound of the waves and wake up as the Howler Monkeys sing good morning.

How to get here:

If you´re driving from San José, we can send you detailed instructions upon request.

If you wish to fly, book a flight to Puerto Jimenez through one of the local airlines and from there take a taxi to Osa Marmaris at a US $40 rate each way.

If you are looking for one of the most beautiful places on Earth, come to Osa Marmaris, it will truly be an unforgettable experience!

Keywords: Oceanfront Luxury House in Cabo Matapalo

More Details

Owner
Ximena Soler
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Ximena Soler

Ximena is a chilean lawyer who lived in Costa Rica for almost 30 years and still lives partially there. She fell in love with Matapalo in the year 1993 and bought her first property then. Osa Marmaris was built between 2008 and 2009. She fulfilled her dream of building the most elegant and luxurious house in the area, without compromising its eco-friendly standards.

Ximena Soler purchased this house in 2009

Why Ximena Soler chose Costa Rica

This property is magnificently located right next to Backwash Bay without loosing its privacy. Even though it is ocean front, it has a 15 meter rise which makes the view breathtaking from every room you are in.

What makes this house unique

In Osa Marmaris you will have 3 private bungalows, each one with it´s private bathroom and shower. They are all separate from the social area that includes the living room, dinning room, kitchen and extra bedroom. This way you can choose if you want to hang out with your friends and family in the social area or if you want some privacy and quiet in your own room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was incredible, Ximena, we are still talking about it with our friends here in Nosara. You designed it so perfectly!! My husband's favorite place was right in the master bed as he could see if Backwash was breaking without moving a muscle! I absolutely love the living area and the comfortable furniture to just sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, OR the master bathroom, love the shower and how we could watch the Capuchin monkeys jumping from tree to tree some 30 feet!



I can promise you we will be back.
Jun 2015
  • 1 of 8

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Puntarenas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Full bathroom in social area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Full bathroom in each room with outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Full Bathroom in each room with outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Full bathroom in main room with outdoor showe
  • Beautiful bathroom layouts and outdoor showers so you can stay in touch with nature all day long!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed , Bungalow
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bungalow
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , Bungalow
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , King Sofa Bed
  • King size beds (1) One King bed on the Master Bungalow and one very comfortable King sofa bed on the extra bedroom, Double Beds (1) 2 double beds on each Bungalow
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Things to consider: Casa Marmaris is a solar powered home, which implies that energy consumption must be regulated. For the proper function of our energy system, we ask of our guests not to use high consuming appliances such as: hairdryer, electrical toothbrush, hair straightener, iron and others. The nearest town is Puerto Jimenez, 45-minute drive. Here you will find all necessities such as supermarket, gas station, pharmacy, hardware and basic garment store. If renting a car is necessary, please let us know in advance and we will help you with the reservation. Taxi service is available. If necessary we can arrange pickup. Normal rate from Puerto Jimenez to Matapalo is $40 each way.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Amazing Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards and a kayak.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 32 reviews
Carlsbad, CA
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 5 people that spent 10 days at Casa Marmaris--most went for the surfing. The house is located at Backwash Bay -- which at the time we went was the best break! Tides are extreme--and Backwash breaks at mid to low tide (although we weren't there when it was big)! The house and grounds are fantastic--the views incredible! And the sound of the jungle make things interesting! Ximena was great to deal with for booking her house! Desiree and her husband Isaac were the caretakers of the house and were extremely helpful! We had Desiree cook for us every night---her choice of typical Costa Rican cuisine--and it was great every night! When others have said you should buy what you want to eat in Puerto Jiminez--they were right--it's a 20-30 minute drive back to Puerto Jiminez on some rocky roads! We paid Desirre to go to Puerto Jiminez and buy food and beer and wine for the 10 days we were there!! Best move we made!! Also would have to say a trip to the Lookout Inn towards Carate--is a worthwhile trip!! Plan on eating lunch there if you go--outstanding and reasonably priced--about a 45 minute drive! Keep in mind this is a remote location--no electricity--the main house is open--although all rooms have screens! I took plenty of bug spray and never used it and never was bit--I'm sure it has to do with the time of year. Internet works well! Also the howlers, geckos , raccoons and the macaws are ever entertaining! Want a tropical jungle experience whether you surf or not--great place!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron so much for your review. Ee hope to have you back soon!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Authentic Costa Rican Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin....the location was perfect (especially if you are looking for a quiet place, with a spectacular view and loads of animal "visitors"). It was a short walk, to a pretty much empty beach, and a short walk to 2 superb waterfalls which the caretakers, Isaac and Desiree, brought us to (although definitely bring your runners/hiking shoes!).

The house was wonderful for 3 couples and now seeing it, I wouldn't hesitate to invite a fourth couple...the 4th bedroom is in the main lodge but can be totally private by closing some screens and has it's own ensuite bathroom.

The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and pots/pans etc. We cooked most of our meals but had Isaac arrange fresh fish deliveries. Desiree cooked one of our last meals there...and if we had known what a fantastic cook she was we would have had her prepare a few more! We also went to Martina's (sp?) Bar for lunch several days (it was awesome!). We did the Encanta la Vida Lodge (which is a 10 minute walk from the house) for dinner one night and it was awesome too! We never had a bad meal...Costa Rican food is sooooo good.

We rented a car...definitely take pictures of your rental car before and DEFINITELY get 4 wheel drive (and as high a clearance as possible!!) The roads are an adventure in themselves! Ximena gave us some great advice and tips before our trip so we were very prepared with everything we would need in the relatively remote location. Although the neighbouring house was much closer than it seemed in the pictures, it had no impact whatsoever on our enjoyment of the property!

Our stay at Casa Marmaris was wonderful....I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Heaven on Earth is in Matapalo

  • 5 of 5

Where do I even start to express my love for this home? From the moment I inquired about this property to the moment we had our tearful goodbyes... our experience was nothing but perfect. Ximena was very helpful and accommodating to ALL my questions about the home, the area, the rental car possibilities, the taxi service, surfboard questions, beach questions and even birthday cake service on the day of checkin. The home, the area, the beach near the home were unbelievably beautiful. This was our second trip to the Osa and this home was the EPITOME of what one hopes for when wanting to stay in Costa Rica..... you have the primary jungle, the eco-living, you have wildlife galore, there are amazing beaches at your doorstep, you have fresh foods, there is peace and serenity all around you. We opted for the meal plan which I highly recommend! Not only because the closest grocery store is the BM and 30-35 mins away (depending on your unpaved jungle 4wd road driving skills) but for the fact Desiree's cooking is unparalleled! Her fresh Costa Rican cuisinee was delicious. Our family fell in love with the caretakers, Desiree and Issac (hence our tearful goodbyes!) Desiree was more than accommodating, creative, funny and Issac was helpful in our daily activity planning and was even our guide on a hike to the local waterfall. We had the most amazing massages by our casita by Sienne. She was Desiree's cooking assistant and has to be the best masseuse in Puerto Jimenez for sure! We will return to Casa Marmaris undoubtedly. I hope that if you are looking for a place in the Osa you will consider this home. The location is the best, the staff is THE BEST, Ximena was incredibly wonderful. I can't say enough about how happy we (family of 6) were here I can only assure you that we will return. Until our return Casa Marmaris we will sing your praises!!!

The entire Peach Family!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

our trip to peninsula Osa..Marmaris House, Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We spent..so wonderful vacation..so nice place..full of really exciting views...enjoy so much..sounds...of birds...sea...service at the house..was very good..they cook..for us...we enjoy..and the place is so peaceful...so full of all...5 star..holiday...we will return ...for sure...with friends..to show them..this wonderful...place...unforgettable experience!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

One of a kind vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 7 night stay at Casa Marmaris on the Osa Peninsula. My husband and I traveled to this remote location with two other couple friends. We are all adventure seekers but we all have small children and wanted a quiet place to retreat to. We found it! Getting to this home is an adventure in and of itself. The drive to Casa Marmaris is no joke! When they say they recommend 4 wheel drive they mean it. Once you find your way though the travel is worth it because when you go through the house gates it is like you are on your own planet. The nature that others mentioned is true. Ximena was very helpful and easy to work with when booking the home. We had Desiree cook us breakfast and dinner and were so thankful we did. Her food was amazing! Her husband Isaac was helpful with massage bookings and adventures. There was a cleaning service each day so the home was clean even though you are mostly outdoors.

We surfed, had massages at the house, took the 4-hour horse and waterfall rappelling tour set up by Isaac (it was awesome!), zip lined, hiked up streams in search of waterfalls, took a boat tour to fish and dolphin seek (which we found ), we took in sunrises and waded in our pool, soaked in nature and played a lot of 6 handed euchre with a beverage in our hands! The lighting was good but the hot water was spotty. A few things to know though about this house. There is no air conditioning. We were all fine with this but 2 of the guys had a hard time at night sleeping because they were hot/sweaty. We loved Martina’s bar/restaurant which is close. We also liked Los Delfines in Puerto Jimmenez.

At Casa Marmaris you go to sleep early and rise early. You are on nature’s schedule. The waves put you to sleep and the monkey’s talking wake you. It’s something you won’t soon forget.

A fair warning to potential travelers traveling in the near future. There is construction next door to this house. It was going on while we were there. It was the one negative of the home. It is obviously temporary but it did change how we approached the day. The workers arrived at 7am and were there until about 4pm. They take an hour lunch. It was loud. Sawing and hammering. We brought a music speaker and played our music to limit the noise. We also planned our adventures during this time to avoid the noise. I will admit when they left each day we were happy! Ximena did discount the cost of our food to make up for it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your Stacy for you review, I am glad that you had an enjoyable stay at Osa Marmaris, we try our best to guarantee you have an amazing stay with us and put a lot of energy to have a nice property with all the possible comfort your can get at such a remote location. Regarding air conditioning, since all properties in the area use sun panels for energy generation, you will not find air conditioning anywhere around! This is meant for eco-friendly tourism, because of the high consumption that air conditioning has, this is just not possible to have, this is also why we don´t have other high energy consuming appliances such as a hair dryer or a microwave oven. Coming to such a remote place comes hand in hand with leaving behind some aspects of modern civilization! Regarding the construction noise, we are really sorry about this. My neighbor decided to remodel his house during high season and even though I advised him against it, there is nothing that I could do to stop him. As you said I did compensate you to try to alleviate the uncomfortable situation and I am glad this was appreciated. The construction is almost done now and we expect it to be finished by beginning of April 2016. Hope to have you back!!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Wonderful place to experience the beauty of Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from ten-day stay at Casa Marmaris on the Osa Peninsula. This is one of those rare instances where the photos and description on the website simply do not do justice to how beautiful the place is. The view from the main building is spectacular. You look out over the amazing turquoise waters where Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean. We watched four species of monkeys, Scarlet Macaws (everywhere!), Toucans, Parrots, Parakeets, Hummingbirds, Caracaras, Coatis, Raccoons, and more, right there on the property. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The Plunge Pool was kept sparkling clean by Isaac. The walk down Matapalo Beach Road never failed to deliver great wildlife sightings. For the adventurous, if you turn left when leaving the house, and go all the way down the road, you will see a steep hill with two concrete strips for a car to drive. You can go up this hill, or take the path on the right just before the hill to get to the 100 foot tall King Louis Waterfall. Wear shoes that can get wet, and bring a walking stick. The going is tough. The caretakers, Isaac and Desiree, were wonderful. They were very responsive, without interfering with our privacy. We had a few issues with intermittent hot water, but a replacement water heater was on order. The road into Matapalo is an adventure that absolutely requires 4-Wheel Drive (and decent ground clearance). By the end of the trip, I was getting pretty good at avoiding the worst of the rocks and potholes, but some were unavoidable. We did the boat trip to Corcavado National Park, since it was supposed to be less crowded that way. The park itself was spectacular, but the boat trip was disappointing. The boat arrived over an hour late, and the time at the park was only 4 hours (for an "All-Day" trip). The boat ride was insanely bumpy (worse than Matapalo Beach Road). In hindsight, we would have driven to the park instead and spent much more time seeing wildlife. Martina's bar/restaurant is a great place to get good food, good drinks and you can get great souveneirs and homemade ice cream on Friday nights at their Farmers Market.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Beach
Backwash
Car: recommended

Thanks to its closeness to Corcovado National Park, Matapalo´s exuberant wild life is within reach. You´ll see macaws flying over your head, the 4 types of monkeys that inhabit Costa Rica going through the property or if you go out for a walk.

Located near Matapalo, Corcovado National Park is the largest and only tropical primary lowland rainforest in the world – home to monkeys, dantas and jaguars. National Geographic has called it 'the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity'

Puerto Jimenez. This main town in the Osa Peninsula region is located 45 min by car to Matapalo (it is the closest town available). Puerto Jimenez is one of the gateways to Corcovado National Park, from where many excursions can be arranged, and where supplies can be found. In Puerto Jimenez you´ll find the closest hospital, airport, supermarket and gas station.

Also if you wish to dine out or go for a drink and you have a car, you can go to Lapa Rios Hotel, Bosque del Cabo Hotel, Encanta La Vida Lodge or Martina´s Bar.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Puntarenas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$459
A$3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$66 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
9 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$328
A$2,296
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$459
A$3,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$66 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message Send a Message
Available
Unavailable