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“Magical rainforest home by the river”
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Location of Casa Rio Sierpe located in Primary rain forest along the Rio Sierpe
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Our 700 sqft covered deck is our favorite room in the house
Breathtaking views from the house of the rainforest, river & mountains
These could be your foot prints on this pristine beach
Spacious fully equipped kitchen to support your culinary delights
Included in your Stay, Unlimited River fishing by boat & we provide the tackle!
400 sqft Master Bedroom with private balcony
One of the amazing trees found in the primary rainforest near the house
Luxurious Master Bathroom, His/Hers Sinks, His/Hers Rainfall/waterfall showers
Howler monkeys, the loudest terrestrial animal in the world, your alarm clock.
Spacious guest bedroom with 180 degree views
Majestic, golden hour early morning views from the back deck
Our luxury home nestled into the primary and secondary rainforest
Spacious and well appointed bathroom
World class sport fishing found directly offshore
Inside dinning room and kitchen bar
The Bocca Beach on the SIerpe River, safe for all ages, Where is everyone?
Resident white face Capuchin monkey.
 All of the species of monkeys in Costa Rica  are in our area
Cano Island Diving and Snorkeling, the best in Costa Rica and directly offshore
Fishing on the Rio Sierpe is spectacular! How about fresh Grouper for dinner?
Guided Hikes Included; Our onsite staff guiding us through primary rain forest
One of our daily Visitors, the Toucan
The mysterious Mangrove Forest of Terraba Natl Park, largest in Central America
Lesser Anteater in one of our trees
You can do a horse back tour and have lunch and swim at this majestic river
Sierpe River at Sunset
Endangered Scarlet Macaws, they mate for life and are seen from the house
Rio Sierpe at Sunrise. Magic!
Your private waterfall swimming hole a 10 minute walk away.
Included in Stay Guided Kayak Tour; Entire family kayaking on one of our  trail
Included In stay, Tour to Jose Angles (he's 94!) fruit farm and botanical garden
Fire Billed Aracari, part of the Toucan family and regularly seen from the house
Dreams come true at Casa Rio Sierpe! This Rooster fish was a bucket list catch for this former guest
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas

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Kristina2...
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Magical rainforest home by the river”
Reviewed 29 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We loved your home - it's beautiful. I have to say water wise I was more focused on the beach prior to our trip, but that river is spectacular! The mangroves, the birds, the light, the peacefulness - just beyond my expectations. I could tool around in those mangroves for hours.
The house: Absolutely lovely, the back deck is heaven with monkeys visiting us almost every day. We saw toucans, macaws and 3 dif types of monkeys just around the house. The howlers woke us up a few times, but hey, we really didn't mind. We were provisioned well thanks to Rayna's help and really enjoyed Adriana's meals. We got used to the climb and didn't mind it - especially the boots helped with climbing up.
The caretakers: We really enjoyed and appreciated the help from Ruben, Adriana and Yuliana. I practiced my college spanish and we communicated very well!! They are a wonderful asset for you. We enjoyed the walks with Ruben. On one night we (w/ Ruben) walked up the mountain and were very close to a big cat (it was my dream to actually see one). We heard a rumble/growl (a little warning to move along) that I suspect was a jaguar or maybe puma. It was maybe 10 feet from us, but we didn't see it.
The tours: Jose Angel farm - What a treasure! We want to alert 60 minutes to do a story about this guy. So interesting! 90 years old, living solo on this island for years and growing this Garden of Eden! *Loved it.*
Cano Island- was good, we saw shark, rays, turtles, pretty fish.
Sirena Station - Loved the park, the guide Cesar was very good. We saw lots of wildlife. Had a fantastic lunch by the Sirena River. (Would just love to see those bull sharks and crocs at high tide!!!) The ranger station is pretty cool. Would be interesting to stay there a couple nights and do some night walks.
Horseback - Lovely and beautiful! Rodolfo was super sweet and a great guide. Loved the freshwater pool. Loved the vistas along the way, just gorgeous. Adored Sabalo and all the funky cute houses and colorful flowers!
Kayak, 2 beach trips, mangroves and hikes with Ruben - All perfectly wonderful. Kayaking the mangroves was one of our favorite things!! Our last night we had a very peaceful walk -with lightning flashing! along the road with Ruben and Yuliana. It was delightful to share stories with them and teach/learn english/spanish with Yuliana along the way.
Return trip with Sergio - He is such a nice gentleman and I really enjoyed conversing with him. He was A+!
Thank you Mark and Lisley for sharing your beautiful rainforest home! We highly recommend to the adventurous, off the beaten path traveler!

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Dan F
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
Reviewed 19 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

This house and location is absolutely amazing! Not only is the house stunning but the care takers Rueben and Adrianna were the kindest, most loving care takers imaginable. Leading up to the trip Mark was great at communicating and giving us all the details needed for an outstanding vacation. Adrianna will cook for you, Rueben will show you sloths, Monkey's, birds etc. We took many trips to the beach, river, fished, relaxed and had a once in a lifetime experience. Honestly, there is to much to list in a review! One of the most incredible experiences in 20+ years to Costa Rica. I would highly recommend this house for those wanting to get away from it all and experience what nature and Costa Rica living is all about. We even sent our 10 year old daughter to school with Rueben and Adrianna's daughter for a morning. Great people, great spirit and fantastic house with all the amenities you will ever need.

Your age range 35-49
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NicholasR...
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“YOU + HOUSE + JUNGLE = TOTAL NATURE”
Reviewed 8 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I'm somewhat reluctant to write this review because I don't want to give away one of Osa's best kept secrets, but I refuse to be selfish with this hidden treasure!

People often strive and search for a true nature "getaway" experience and become disappointed finding themselves among lots of other fellow homosapions. It's no easy task to escape people traffic in the 21st century.

However, we have found the answer!

If you love Costa Rica and, in particular, the CR nature and wildlife, and wish to see it without anybody else around, Caso Sierpe is the place. Who isn't down for Macaws, toucans, and howler monkeys greeting you on the porch or a herd of wild pigs waking you up in the morning as they travel right by the house? How about a six foot snake slithering right by you on one of the trails or the adrenaline rush of being surprised by a Tayra that lives behind the house? We could go on...

This is Costa Rica at its best. You have the luxury of a well built home with kitchen, grill, and sweeping views of the river/ jungle perched high on a hill combined with a local guide who can set up tours for no cost including boat rides, fishing, trips to a secluded beach, etc (only pay for the boat gas).

There are other tours not included such as snorkeling/ scuba at Cano, trip to Corcovado, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, etc. Mark will assist you with everything.

Friends, we are already picking out dates for next year. We hope to make this annual.

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Greg C
Montreal, Canada
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“Amazing! You have to go there once in your life”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We booked the casa for 6 nights in early July. My wife and I travelled with 3 kids (8,9 and 13). I'de like to first note that it is not an ordinary home rental. It is an extraordinary adventure. The home is off the grid, somewhere in the jungle, on the Sierpe River, about two third of the way from Sierpe to the Ocean. Access is by boat from Sierpe. The staff have taken care of us from our arrival in Sierpe. We have been transported with our gears and food to the casa, a wonderful 45 minutes boat ride on the wild river. At the dock, Ruben and Adriana and other staff welcomed us and have carried all our luggage up the hill to the casa. They then unpacked our grocery and took care of our gears. Ruben and Adriana leave about 250 meters from the casa. She came every morning to clean the house, including the breakfast dishes. And then she came back during the evening to clean the diner's dishes and take care of the beds. Every night we were planning our next day of adventure with Ruben and decided on the time to meet in the morning. We went fishing three times on the river and in the mangrove and catch enough fishes to have a copious diner each time. The fishing adventure is wonderful. You first go into the mangrove and catch small crabs in the trees. This is the bait! So much fun with the kids. We also went to visit a secluded man who grow a wide variety of fruit on an island and came back with enough fruits for the week! We went twice to the beach at the end of the river: a splendid remote beach. For a little extra, we also went horseback riding in the jungle, including a short swim in a wonderful cascade. We went hiking in the jungle, during the day and during the night. The night walk was fun, and we saw lots of things... During the day we say many animals, including coatis and a group of monkeys. Directly from the amazing patio of the casa, we saw toucans every day, and several other birds. We also used the two double kayaks to visit the mangrove. Thank you so much for this wonderful week. And a special thanks to Ruben, Adriana and their daughter who made us feel home in this remote jungle. Definitely a place to go if you are planning a trip to Costa Rica. A genuine backcountry adventure in the jungle, with the luxury of a five stars hotel!

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Liked best: Remotedness, wildlife, service, confort
Travelling group: Young Children
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EFMiller
Dover, Delaware
1 review
“The Perfect Honeymoon Spot!”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband and I spent 4 days of our honeymoon at Casa Rio Sierpe and absolutely loved it! The house was beautiful, clean, private, and had spectacular views. The owner (Mark) answered all of our questions promptly and thoroughly and makes the transition from town to the house seamless. While planning our trip, we were nervous to leave our rental car for a few days in town, but the garage turned out to be well protected and we did not experience any issues. During our stay, Rubin (staff member) took us fishing on the river and to a secluded beach on the Pacific (muy romantico!). Also, we saw a howler monkey feeding and scarlet macaws right from the porch! This isn't just a house rental, it is the Costa Rica experience at it's best!

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
We know that you had many choices to choose from in Honey moon destinations and we sincerely appreciate you choosing to come and visit us over the rest on your very special occasion, THANK YOU! From us and the staff at Casa Rio Sierpe we wish you and your husband many years of health and happiness. We hope to see you again in the future.
Warmest Regards
Casa Rio Sierpe
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Lee J
Fountain Hills, Arizona
1 review
“Hidden Rainforest Luxury”
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

From the moment that my wife and I landed in Palmar Sur until it was time to go, Mark and his crew took care of everything. We were immediately greeted by a friendly taxi driver waiting for us that helped get our groceries, then delivered us to the boat for transport to the amazing Casa Rio Sierpe. Ruben and his wife were 5 star themselves greeting us with cold lemonade. Ruben went with us on hiking adventures to the waterfall and then hours of fishing the mangroves and Sierpe river whenever we wanted. As for the home...WOW! When we weren't fishing or hiking, we didn't move from the wonderful patio. The majestic sounds of nature and afternoon rain surrounded us as we grilled up our fresh catch. Ruben's wife kept the beautiful home immaculate along with our laundry! When traveling to Costa Rica we would definately recommend getting away from the tourists and seeking out the luxurious Casa Rio Sierpe and the team that make it truly an unforgettable experience in the rainforest.

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Kristin B
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“It was great to get away from everything and connect with each other and with nature!”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The house was beautiful and luxurious. Pretty great to have an ice maker in the middle of the jungle. I loved how the house was isolated and remote. We spent most of our time outside on the beautiful patio. The caretakers were extremely friendly, nice and helpful. They cleaned and did laundry and took us wherever we wanted to go on the boat whenever we wanted. We loved the beach just a 10-minute boat ride away, the Cano Island snorkeling and horseback riding up the mountain to an emerald green swimming hole. We also liked seeing the wildlife and hearing the monkeys bright and early in the morning. Finally, we liked the fact that there was no internet access because our kids read more books than they had in a long time and we played cards and games as a family. The walk up the hill is not for the faint of heart. But it's well worth it once you get to the top!

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: the hill
Travelling group: Teenagers
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