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Mar Ola cabs - Casa Lapa, family cabin – Home 378946 Bungalow

  • 1 bedroom
  • 5 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Mar Ola cabs - Casa Lapa, family cabin – Home 378946

Excellent Excellent – based on 16 reviews

  • Bungalow
  • 1 bedroom
  • 5 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Bungalow / 1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Have your own private off-the-grid cabin in the jungle of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, and just steps from a secluded beach. You'll see monkeys off your front porch, pick your own fresh mangoes off the tree in your front yard, and go for a surf at an excellent point break just steps away. Perfect for couples, singles, small families, adventure travelers, eco-travelers, surfers, fishermen, birders, hikers, and anyone looking to really get away from it all.

The Osa Peninsula is home to some of the world's greatest biological diversity. Our cabins are solar-powered, and our entire community maintains an ecologically sensitive awareness of the surrounding nature. Activities include hiking to nearby waterfalls, surfing world-class breaks, lounging in the shade of the Carbonera river, fishing, birding, nature hikes, whale-watching, yoga, and day trips to the Corcovado National Park, which is home to extremely rare animal and plant life. On the Osa Peninsula, you can have

Have your own private off-the-grid cabin in the jungle of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, and just steps from a secluded beach. You'll see monkeys off your front porch, pick your own fresh mangoes off the tree in your front yard, and go for a surf at an excellent point break just steps away. Perfect for couples, singles, small families, adventure travelers, eco-travelers, surfers, fishermen, birders, hikers, and anyone looking to really get away from it all.

The Osa Peninsula is home to some of the world's greatest biological diversity. Our cabins are solar-powered, and our entire community maintains an ecologically sensitive awareness of the surrounding nature. Activities include hiking to nearby waterfalls, surfing world-class breaks, lounging in the shade of the Carbonera river, fishing, birding, nature hikes, whale-watching, yoga, and day trips to the Corcovado National Park, which is home to extremely rare animal and plant life. On the Osa Peninsula, you can have an entire beach all to yourself. The surroundings are very quiet and peaceful, and you will be serenaded to sleep by the sounds of wildlife and waves.

Our cabins include kitchens so you can make your own food, as you like it, in the privacy of your own jungle cabin.

Location description from owner

The Province of Puntarenas region

Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, located in the country's remote southern zone, is home to empty beaches, lush jungles, and some of the planet's greatest diversity of wildlife. It is known for world-class surf, fishing, birding, and other activities. It also is home to Corcovado National Park, which National Geographic magazine described as sheltering many of the earth's rare wildlife species.

There are no major highways, no grid electricity, and no crowds on the Osa. One main road carries visitors and local around the outer edge of the peninsula, and everything else is wild. This is truly a rare find in Central America and so far has escaped the influences of mass tourism. It is a special place for those interested in quiet, secluded vacations that are close to nature.

Cabo Matapalo

Cabinas Ola Mar is located in the small beachside community of Cabo Matapalo at the southern tip of Costa Rica's Osa peninsula in an area of outstanding natural beauty, where dense tropical rainforest tumbles down through misty hills and valleys onto a rugged coastline of rocky coves, sandy bays and distant headlands to meet the sparkling blue waters of the Golfo Dulce and crashing waves of the pacific ocean. This is the wild side of Costa Rica, one of the last untamed regions in the country, with over 70% of the rainforest still intact.

The peninsula is home to Corcovado National Park, the jewel in the crown of the nation's wildlife and conservation programs. The park encompasses one third of the peninsula and is one of central america's last refuges for the elusive Jaguar. The Osa is a place of intense biodiversity, a noah's ark of flora and fauna. Many of Costa Rica's most endangered species proliferate here and especially in the Cabo Matapalo area you will be sure to see all four of central america's primate groups. The howler monkey, spider monkey, capuchin and most endangered, the squirrel monkey, not to mention a host of other strange and exotic creatures. A staggering 426 species of birds have been recorded on the peninsula and our area is home to one of the most endangered, the raucous, larger than life scarlet macaw. At one point there were more scarlet macaws in captivity than existed in the wild. Now, thanks to efforts by conservation groups and individuals, the balance is being redressed.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

James / Tricia H
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated::
30 Nov 2016
Based in:
Costa Rica
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish


This Bungalow has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Apr 2013. Located in Cabo Matapalo, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £404 to £742.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Nov 2016.

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“Wonderful place to rest and relax or be as busy as you want.”

Reviewed 15 May 2013

We loved our stay with Jim at his cabanas. They are clean and accommodating. He is an excellent host who knows the area well. He is willing to help with your travel needs. His place offers all the sounds of the jungle, with macaws, monkeys, etc. The beach and ocean are excellent. Water is warm and wonderful. The fresh fruit is delightful. I highly recommend his wonderful place.

“Off the Grid”

Reviewed 10 May 2013

I was looking for off the grid...a place to breathe and escape the noise of my daily life. I found that and more at Cabinas Ola Mar. Although, at one point, I wasn’t sure I’d even get there…it’s a journey in and of itself to get there. But, I was looking for off-grid…and that’s what I got. Jim (God bless you) was a great help in getting me turned around and on the right path to what eventually ended up being my nirvana. After arriving at Casa Titi…clean, airy and literally built under a tropical canopy, I quickly realized I wouldn’t be alone during my stay. From the birds and the monkeys to the insects and the crashing waves, the sounds of the jungle and ocean brought me back to center. I had finally arrived. Jim gave me the run-down of the amenities and a brief tour to get me started. I unpacked my supplies and headed straight for the beach wear I spent my first night. Why? Because nobody was there to tell me I couldn’t. HA! Day two brought an amazing sunrise and more exploring the tropical beauty, snacking on fresh mangos and breathing in the incredible delight of seclusion. The diverse plant life alone was enough to keep me fascinated for weeks or even months. The monkey’s came down from the canopies in the afternoon to visit and share in a snack. Life here is simply abundant, which is weird, since when I left Texas I was looking forward to not being around any “life.” I’m glad I had a chance to get that cleared up in my first-world-problem thinking mind. Bed time came too quickly, and having just rained, the mosquito draped bed served me well…bug spray too! Day three, Jim pointed me to the waterfalls where I found myself not wanting to change a thing. A slip on a rock reminded me that I might be in heaven, but I am still mortal. A quick first-aid clean up and bandage job by Jim, and I was back at it…exploring the endless hiking paths at a pace that screamed of peace. My intent to travel to a remote location for rest and rejuvenation happened exactly as I had imagined. They have Wi-Fi, but I didn’t need or want it. I was there to disconnect from the Matrix. They have clean sheets and bathrooms, so I wasn’t exactly roughing it, but I was most definitely ridiculously successful in getting what I wanted. So, BIG thank you to Jim, to the monkeys and the parrots and the ocean and the trees and the crashing waves. I’ll be back…soon!

“This is a great place to stay while you experience the Osa.”

Reviewed 9 May 2013

In the interest of disclosure I am a friends with Jim and we were among the very first people to stay there. I went with two friends and we all really enjoyed staying at Jim's place on the Osa. We also appreciated having the option of using our own kitchen as opposed to staying at a hotel. The houses are very close to the beach and a short walk to a great bar and restaurant. Lots of Scarlet Macaws and other wildlife are neighbors. One morning we saw howler monkeys lounging in the tress right behind the house. The closest beach is beautiful, wild, and practically deserted most of the time.

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