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

Bedrooms 4
Space 300 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

Ximena Soler
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

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 Cantón Golfito

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
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.


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Amazing Oceanfront House in Cabo Matapalo with pool.Two surfboards and a kayak.
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 35 reviews
Santa Fe, NM USA

Beautiful home & location

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. Ximena was easy to work with for booking and payment.

The open air layout with detached bedrooms is ideal for couples traveling together who like to socialize but retreat to your own private room. The views of the bay are gorgeous and you can watch the surfers surf into a nearby beaches about 200 yards from the house. Note there is no beach directly in front of the house.

The caretakers, Issac and his wife Desiree, are very helpful with any local need you may have. They will run into town if you give them a grocery list for food & beverages. They are onsite, but in the very rear of property and they give you complete privacy. Definitely have Desiree cook for you, she is an excellent cook and inexpensive by U. S standards.

A few things to keep in mind: the house runs on solar power so hot water for showers can be sketchy, there is no A/C and one of the guest rooms as a bit hot at night to sleep. It would have been nice to know the kitchen is stocked with all pots, pans, utensils, and glasses needed but there are no basic spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.) for cooking. The road leading immediately to the house is very rocky and in poor condition - must rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle with very high clearance.

Highly recommended for a secluded and peaceful get away. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A must stay when in Matapalo!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Maramis multiple times. Having traveled to Costa Rica for a dozen years, we always ensure Matapalo is on our itinerary, and this home is our go-to place. The finishings are gorgeous, the caretakers are friendly, helpful, and speak excellent english, and the location can't be beat! With a perfect splash pool for cooling off, monkey sightings from anywhere on the property, and comfortable furnishing, we are always sad to leave. Definitely recommend this spot for families or groups.

  • Review Submitted: 10/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lena. I hope to have you as guests many many times!
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Checks off all the boxes.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Staff, Comfortable rustic home, good location.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlsbad, CA


  • 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: 22/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron so much for your review. Ee hope to have you back soon!!!
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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: 08/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 20/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Beach
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.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
Low season
1 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$47 per night, per additional guest
high season
18 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
Special Hollydays
19 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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