Hus, 3 soveværelser, 1 bad, (sovepladser 6)
Rick Hardy (owner) or Rikki Hardy (owner/manager)
- Engelsk, Spansk
100% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 60 dage inden ankomstdato. 50% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 30 dage inden ankomstdato.
Great location for Glamping
The location is great. We've been to this part of Costa Rica several times over the past 15 years and always enjoy the open air floor plans. The grounds were well-maintained and we appreciated being in the jungle with a beautiful view of the beach and waves beyond. Pan Dulce is a fun, gentle surf spot and great for swimming too. I'm glad we decided to bring a board since the ones included with the rental are almost dangerously beat up and weigh about 100 lbs each. The structure is more rustic in person than photos show, and could use some updating. The electricity is spotty due to it being solar and used by two units. So of course neither house has any control of how much power the other is using. Our power went out every night, and it can be pretty muggy during the summer months without the bed fans going. The caretaker is kind and accommodating, but he really needs to live on site. As it was he was difficult to get a hold of due to the spotty wifi. We got in late the first day, and as a result were not given access to the game box until midway through our stay when we made a point of asking for it. The game box is great and would've been nice to have earlier since we were traveling with teens and one of the reasons we booked this particular place is the ping pong table. The kitchen is funky but fairly well-stocked. They have more than enough beer cozies but could use a few wine glasses, as drinking wine out of a plastic cup is pretty unappealing. Also, since it's the type of place where there are not many options to eat out unless you drive back to Puerto Jimenez (in which case try Pizza Mail-it) better cutting knives and a cookie sheet would be great additions. The bathroom was functional, just off the kitchen so not much privacy, but don't count on hot water. This is fine by me, but something to make note of since we had to hear about it from our teenage son. Speaking of which, if you're one who needs your social media, wants to watch movies, etc., this is not the house for you. Occasionally we were able to send texts. All considered, I would give this location 5 stars, the amenities 2 stars and the rental itself 3. Bottom line, if you're looking for something relatively cheap for the area, where you can glamp, enjoy the jungle, surf and drink beer away from it all, this is your spot.
Rustic house with an amazing view
The house is a simple open air bungalow set in the jungle with an amazing view of the ocean. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well provisioned to cook all food brought from town. There were lots of animals and birds in the area and a great walking. beach was a minute from the house. The plunge pool is a wonderful feature. The home is about 40 minutes from Peurto Jimenez on a gravel road that included crossing two shallow creeks so a four wheel drive is almost necessary. We were forewarned by the owner to purchase lots of groceries in Puerto Jimenez as going back and forth to town would be impractical. We had a very relaxing stay and enjoyed sitting outside watching the wildlife. We were most entertained by the spider monkey's dining in the mango trees that are scattered throughout the property.
Cannot say enough about how special this place is. Saw wildlife daily, had great ocean time, and pool kept small kids entertained and cooled off! Rick was wonderful to work with, as was Eric the property manager. Can't wait to return.
Trip of a lifetime!
Casa Dulce is everything it should be. Nestled in the jungles of the Peninsula de Osa, Casa Dulce offers the most outrageous wildlife with four different types of Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, Toucans and more all around the property.
My family loves to come to Matapalo and Casa Dulce is the best!
Awesome Place & location with Everything You Need
I know the pics don't do it justice, but this place is amazing for people/families that really like the true Costa Rica. The amenities are off the grid but don't be fooled. It has every amenity a normal home has except for a television. We saw so much wildlife in the yard, and the ocean was spectacular in the front yard!. We brought a 16yr old friend of my son's and he was in awe. The Monkeys were amazing and so was the fishing. We have been coming to Costa Rica for the last 20yrs, and even owned our own home here for three of them. We will not hesitate the rent this home again (if it is available). It is one of a few homes in the area with its own small swimming pool. It is an awesome amenity to get cooled off.
This place is for nature and ocean lovers that want to see what Costa Rica has to offer in the wilderness. It is not for the "resort minded" traveler. The stores in Puerto Jimenez have every amenity anyone would need with many "local style" restaurants to choose from. Or go to the local supermarket and get anything you will need for an awesome vacation.
I cant stress how awesome this vacation was for us with this type of amenities. We brought our niece with us who is 10yrs old and she didn't want to leave.
We will rent this home again as long as it is available, in a heartbeat!
If you are a "resort minded" traveler, give this place a try, I almost guarantee you will not go back to the "resort life" .
Also, don't let the "open design" scare you. We had no issues with bugs or even mosquitos at any time of our stay. Naturally, we saw some quite interesting insects (outside), but our 10 and 16 year olds loved it.
Yes it is warm, but with the pool and ocean footsteps away, cooling off is easy. We were used to the heat in one day and didn't want to go back to Michigan! (snow). Honestly, give this place a try. We think you will love it!!!!
Thanks for the great review!
Y’all are an awesome family. It was really fun getting know y’all, especially playing games!
Please come back next year!
Y’all should just become regulars.
Sloth in the tree above the pool, spider monkeys and makaws everyday! Caught a yellow snapper right in front, off the beach. Clean house with all the necessities. Great pool to cool off. Beautiful landscaping. Will be going back every year I can.
Glad y’all had a good trip!
Would love reviews from the kid’s perspective and it would be great to hear from all of the adults!
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