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Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Finca Estrella (Star Farm) is a 150 acre paradise snuggled in the hills of Pavones with spectacular views of the rainforest, Osa Peninsula and the Gulfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). Troops of endangered monkeys swing in the trees, sloths are often spotted munching away and scarlet macaws squawk overhead. The stunning beaches are a short drive away.

Casa Madera (Wooden House), Finca Estrella's brand new two bedroomed holiday home, is perched above the 18m swimming pool. The eco-cabina sleeps 5 and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor shower and has hammocks strung on the large terrace for admiring the stunning views, star gazing or simply wildlife/bird spotting. Come and relax in paradise - perfect for everyone from honeymooners to families.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pilon 3 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Golfito 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The master bedroom has a queen bed and the guest room has a queen bed and a single.

The open plan living/kitchen area is designed to catch the cooling breezes and the large terrace is perfect for chilling on, watching fabulous sunsets or star-gazing at night.

In addition to the indoor shower room there is an outdoor shower perfect for washing off sand after a beach trip.

Price includes weekly house-keeping.

Further details outdoors

The laundry is located under the terrace.

Ride, walk or bike the finca trails looking for bird and wildlife or fruit-picking, relax in a hammock on the terrace or by the swimming pool watching the hummingbirds, barbecue fresh fish in the rancho at the pool. Practise your spanish with the wonderful local families that live nearby.

Take the horses to the waterfall, river or the local beach, wildlife spotting as you go.

The Province of Puntarenas region

The region where Finca Estrella's rental houses are located boasts the two main contrasting towns of Golfito and Paso Canoas. Golfito, with its colonial-style mansions left over from the banana industry and duty-free shopping area, also boasts the local airstrip (just an hour to fly to San Jose for international flights). Its marinas are the hub of sport fishing in the area and the quesadillas at Banana Bay Marina are a 'must eat'! Boat trips are available through the mangroves, to the wild animal refuge, Orchid House, or over to the Osa Pensinsula where the famous Corcovado National Park is located.

Paso Canoas is the nearby chaotic border town with Panama. It's an experience if you fancy doing some duty free shopping but otherwise just drive through it on the way to the pretty mountain town of San Vito, admiring the views back to the coast as you wind your way up the steep climbs.

Pavones with its fantastic surf, lazy rivers, wild black sand beaches, yoga classes and vegetarian cafes and Zancudo, home to the fishing lodge, are the most well-known beach areas in the region, both sleepy spots that are still villages really.

Although hot all year, the dry season runs from December to April then the rains start again, mainly for an hour or so in the afternoon, which signals the arrival of the 'green season' when flowering plants and trees flourish and the much awaited mango season arrives. Rains reach a peak in October and then start to fade.

Pavones

If you head south down the 'new beach road' past the high rises of Jaco, turning right when you reach Rio Claro de Golfito you will eventually reach Pavones Bay (Bahia Pavon) , the sleepy little untouched region hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy spots where Finca Estrella and its rental houses are located. It is often said that this is where the 'real' Costa Rica is found with its wild black sand palm-lined beaches, fantastic surf and unbeatable views across to the Osa Peninsula and to the volcanoes in Panama. A quiet bay within a gulf, the Golfo Dulce, the sheltered spot is a haven for all types of sea life from the turtles that nest on the beaches to the whales and dolphins that are often spotted in the waters

The recently reintroduced scarlet macaws are flourishing, birdlife is plentiful, monkeys and sloths are regularly seen from the roadside. There are lazy rivers to swim in, horses to adventure on, hikes to waterfalls, watersports and yoga classes to try out or simply get away from it all and chill in a hammock by the swimming pool.

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      Calendar last updated:01 May 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
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