House, 2 Large Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
About Chris Whitby
A long search through Latin America starting in southern Mexico locales such as San Blas and Petalco in '73 and further on to Guatemala led to years of annual pilgrimages to Bali-Baja. In the late '80's I started traveling to Costa Rica and did not find my way down to the Osa until around 1990. This parcel I purchased around 1993- The greatest thing about buying this property has been getting to know local Costa Rican ways, & your hosts: the family of Jose Ramirez Cruz, Elieth Daughter Lilli and Son Joselito. Long May You Run......
Chris Whitby purchased this House in 1988
Why Chris Whitby chose Puerto Jiménez
This is the most beautiful part of Costa Rica. Perfect spot for family retreat, we have had 5 Honey Moons, couples & family retreats up to 10 persons- This was originally part of a larger farm Ojo Del Agua At this point the farming operation had gone rather fallow. 1st lumber was harvested before there was a road into these parts Then at one point many trees on the coastal bluff were felled to provide a good terrain for dryland rice farming which still is practiced on the way out to Carate today. Thankfully much land is now in a variety of preserves and in the process of reforestation.
What makes this House unique
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Heaven in Paradise
The property was beautiful and as pictured. The property was very clean and was supplied with everything we needed. No need to worry about a lot of bugs...at least during the week we were there. No mosquitoes! We did see knat-like bugs, beetles and ants. In the mornings we were serenaded awake by the Macaws and an occasionally passing monkey or two. I spent hours in the morning just watching and documenting the different birds that landed just outside the house. The property is truly amazing and you could spend your entire time at the house and still see birds, monkeys, lizards and even an Coati! The property is located about 8 km from Puerto Jimenez. I would recommend a 4x4 but it is not needed between town and the house. If you want to explore up the Peninsula further, and I highly recommend that you do, get the 4x4.
Stay at a great place
Great place to stay. Thanks
Surrounded by birds in a delightful open air home overlooking the sea with spectacular scenery. Awaking to birdsong and looking into the ocean through the trees is what makes Casa Soñada an ideal holiday home for our family. We enjoyed walking along the beach, sea kayaking and visiting many places in the vicinity.
Beautiful, remote location.
Generally well maintained property with basic amenities - main structure and sleeping cabin are both open so it is essential to maintain cleanliness to keep the critters at bay. Despite it's openness we did not have any issues with mosquitoes or other biting bugs so were comfortable sleeping.
Abundant wild life and fishing. Amazing views along the shoreline.
Owner Chris was responsive remotely via email. However, only one of the staff on site spoke English so just be aware.
The nearest store is in Puerto Jimenez about a 45 minute drive north so you must shop accordingly for groceries. Carla is available to shop and cook breakfast and lunch if planned ahead or she can prepare food you bring in. Some people have posted that it gets expensive to have her do this, but based on the effort an expense for her to do the shopping and transporting her cost is very understandable. We were very happy with what she did for us.
Thank you Susan for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed our jungle hideaway.
Heaven on Earth
Beautiful location with the perfect house for a family vacation. Chris and Elaine are kind and helpful owners. Josielito and his wife Rachel are excellent cooks and truly sweet people. Surf out front and a huge yard for frisbee. Perfect spot on the Osa Peninsula.
Loved it but wish I knew a few things before hand -
Foremost, better directions.
You need to bring along paper towels, dish soap, shampoo, flashlight. There were no supplies.
And it’s hot. There are no ceiling fans. The little fans above the bed are helpful. You turn them on by using the center knob.
And your not the only ones there. The caretaker family is there and they and their friends use the kayaks so don’t let the thumping around worry you.
The electricity is only available if it’s sunny. No sun, no water. No water, no flushing the toilet.
Despite the dust, heat, empty water tank, empty gas tank I would come back.
Tours to surrounding areas,'Perfect accommodations provide enough amenities while still feeling like we were living with the birds, the butterflies and the monkeys, Elieth's food was perfect, the view from the shower makes you want to linger', ...John and Sarah Robertson, New Jersey, 'Wow what a spot! We had a fantastic week staying at Quinta Sonada, this is the kind of place you hate to leave, I appreciate the effort you have put into your home, everything is just right from the house to the garden', Todd Riddick, Santa Cruz