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Casa Dos Rios, Beachfront, Rainforest Home, W/Surf

22 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Casa Dos Rios, (on the waterfront), is a two-story home located between Pto. Jimenez and Corcovado National Park (the area is known as Cabo Matapalo). With a tree house feel, rich wood surfaces and lush gardens, this cool house rental gets great reviews! The view of the sea is exceptional! Fresh fruit from mature trees, a yoga deck, boogie boards, a sea kayak, horse-shoe pit, croquet and hammocks offer on-site activities for all. Three surf boards available for rent on site. Surfers enjoy our Playa Carbonera surf break out front, while children wade and adventure at the cool, clear river mouth of the Carbonera, The next beach to the South is Pan Dulce Beach. There are overflow accomodations for larger groups, but the queen beds in four bedrooms sleep eight people comfortably (doub...Casa Dos Rios, (on the waterfront), is a two-story home located between Pto. Jimenez and Corcovado National Park (the area is known as Cabo Matapalo). With a tree house feel, rich wood surfaces and lush gardens, this cool house rental gets great reviews! The view of the sea is exceptional! Fresh fruit from mature trees, a yoga deck, boogie boards, a sea kayak, horse-shoe pit, croquet and hammocks offer on-site activities for all. Three surf boards available for rent on site. Surfers enjoy our Playa Carbonera surf break out front, while children wade and adventure at the cool, clear river mouth of the Carbonera, The next beach to the South is Pan Dulce Beach. There are overflow accomodations for larger groups, but the queen beds in four bedrooms sleep eight people comfortably (double occupancy). We now have a bunk above the 4th queen bed to accommodate a 9th person, or to put three children in one room. The staff can also set up a 'pack n play' (provided) or an extra queen mattress. Lounging living room accommodates 8 people easily. A great draw to Casa Dos Rios is the open-air Bar-Restaurant, Buena Esparenza, just down the beach path. We have one of the closest vacation rental homes to this community gathering place, where there is a Friday Artisan Market and a Wednesday Pizza and Ice Cream night! Another perk for this rental is that the owners (or managers) live on-site to help with any arrangements needed by the guests. And Melanie, the owner, or Olger the manager, bakes and cooks for the guests, including gluten-free baking! (upon request at additional charge for cooking). The owners also offer a sailing tour on their 36 ft. Columbia sloop named Sorrento during the high season. During high season yoga is often offered on the yoga deck. Massage can be arranged and enjoyed on site. This home enjoys many repeat guests, who have found it to be their favourite vacation destination! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 437-98-4075More
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About the Owner
Melanie N
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2012
Interaction with guests
We, at Casa Dos Rios, pride ourselves with the level of service we offer our guests. When you arrive, you will be greeted and given an orientation. Afterwards, managers (or we, the owners) will be in another house on the property, standing by to help with booking tours, making restaurant reservations and resolving any hitches you might have while on vacation. The managers know about best activities, most popular tours and how to make the most of your rain forest and beach experience! So, know that you will be taken care of when you visit Casa Dos Rios...and if you want added services like preparation of meals or baby sitting, please don't hesitate to ask! We can arrange private yoga classes, massage and Thai yoga massage on site.
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Reviewed 27 June 2019

Right on the beach, the house is beautiful and open. All amenities and friendly hosts as well. I had the time of my life with surf, wildlife, freshwater river pools, waterfall hikes, and much more. It really is an experience that changed my life. I'd...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Jaksonen J
Mel7hills, VR Owner at Casa Dos Rios, Beachfront, Rainforest Home, W/Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

Hi Kaksonen J, Thanks a million for your great review. We both know that if people clued in to how cool this place is, we would be booked year-round! You were a wonderful guest and we really enjoyed the time we spent with you there!...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is a beautifully constructed and furnished home in a remote area. We saw more wildlife here than I have seen in famous jungle lodges. Scarlet Macaws were abundant along with some toucans and the monkeys. We had to chase a troupe of Capuchin monkeys...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Jan M
Mel7hills, VR Owner at Casa Dos Rios, Beachfront, Rainforest Home, W/Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks Jan for your really nice review. We sometimes just marvel at what a "National Geographic" experience it is to just be in that environment. I am glad that you got to have the peaceful yet adventuresome time that we always hope to share with...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This treehouse, with a view of the ocean, set in the jungle and close to a cooling river pool, was an integral part of our excellent, adventure-filled family vacation. My husband and I, and our 3 adult children loved the house with its open design....More

Date of stay: March 2018
2  Thank conida2018
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We loved the house and the view from the balcony. Beautiful woodwork throughout. The main room is larger than it looks in the photos. We did not see mosquitoes. We had Melanie cook a meal for us and it was delicious. The yoga classes were...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank garytros
Reviewed 17 April 2015

For one of my parents' milestone wedding anniversaries we decided to get all of the siblings together & take a trip - 2 parents in their 50s and 5 20-somethings consisting of children & their significant others. We had not all traveled extensively together before...More

Date of stay: March 2015
6  Thank 148elizabethh
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Blender
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Boat Available
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
While we enjoy Rio Carbonera to the South, and Rio Escoela Carbonera to the North, we face Golfo Dulce to our East, and enjoy being in the neighborhood of Buena Esparenza Bar-Restaurant and Escoela Carbonera to the West. The area is known as Cabo Matapalo, and we are located on the North end of it. We are 1/4 mile off the public road, on a beach path access road. We have parking for up to four vehicles. The area attracts many yogis and their students for retreats as well as eco-tourists. Playa Pan Dulce is an easy walk along the beach to the So. The wildlife is abundant and there are waterfalls, pristine beaches and hiking trails. Cabo Matapalo functions as a wildlife refuge, because it is eight miles off the grid of electricity.
Getting around
Many visitors of our Casa Dos Rios rent a car for getting around the area. There is a public transit bus called a collectivo…bus...for going to Puerto Jimenez or to Carate (end of the road and a corridor into Corcovado National Park). Taxis are readily available and many people use this option. Managers can call a taxi for you.
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