House Description

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The main platform includes the kitchen, dining area, living area and two en-suite bedrooms with an upper level containing the en-suite master bedroom. Adjoining the main platform is a rancho with hammocks and easy chairs and a viewing deck with a spectacular view of the primary forest behind the house. In the garden there are two connected dipping pools and up behind the house in the primary forest a private yoga deck with a view over to the ocean. Choose your special place and catch up with a good book, interrupted only by passing monkeys, macaws and butterflies.

BEDROOM SUITES

MASTER SUITE

king size bed and large shower room with 2 sinks and a separate toilet on its own private level.

JUNIOR SUITE

king size bed and shower room, sink and separate toilet with a private balcony.

FAMILY SUITE

has screened windows with shower room and separate toilet.

KITCHEN

The kitchen is designed with cooks in mind but space for a group too! The wide range of utensils, cookware & tableware is regularly reviewed to ensure that all are in good condition. The custom storage rack reduces the chore of washing up, just place items in their rack and they will dry for next time, minimum hassle. The gas stove has 6 large burners and a large oven and there is an American style fridge with freezer. There are 3 sinks, 2 together and 1 on the island bar where smoothie or cocktail preparation is a breeze with a blender all set to go and plenty of counter space to prep and talk with your guests.

LIVING AREAS

MAIN PLATFORM

Provides easy chairs for 5 together with a dining table which will seat 10

VIEWING DECK

The perfect spot to watch the jungle wake up each morning, birds and butterflies starting their day in the golden dawn light. An extension out from the main platform it provides a great viewing area for the primary forest behind the house as well as the garden below.

RANCHO

This extension from the main platform has easy chairs and hammocks and catches the afternoon cooling air coming down the hill through the forest.

YOGA PLATFORM

Much of our property is actually primary forest behind the house. Explore this area using the well-tended trail of steps and spend some time up at our large private platform with a view to the ocean. This is the perfect spot for yoga, massage or bird and wildlife watching.

GARDEN

Steps take you down through the grounds which gently transition from the forest to garden and lead to the pool area. The organic design of the house is evident here too with a fun, funky combination of two dipping pools connected by a channel and a small waterfall surrounded by lush tropical foliage and flowers. Relax here in the shade or sun, this private setting is also a serene setting for yoga or massage. Poolside, you will also find a bistro table and chairs, barbecue and outdoor shower.

UTILITIES

We are off the grid so rely on solar power and so request that care is taken with power use with charging by day rather than night. Due to the design of the house and the solar power, air conditioning is not possible but the open nature of the home provides an open and cool environment which can be supplemented by fans as necessary. The house has wireless internet, so bring your laptop, local SIM cards will work in the area if you wish to use your phone. Housekeeping will be provided every other day, but if you prefer to have this service done daily, we can provide that for an additional fee. There are no laundry facilities for guest use but laundry service is available at a small additional charge or clothes can be laundered in Puerto Jimenez.

 

  • Paradise were the first words out of our mouths. The house is absolutely incredible. You feel like you are right next to nature with all the comforts of home. We saw monkeys in the trees around the house daily, toucans and macaws. It was a short hike to the beach and the trails were great for exploring. Carlos, the caretaker, was very friendly and helpful. It is definitely a bit of work to get there, but definitely worth it. I would recommend a massage by the pool from Saene, Carlos's wife - it was a treat. It was hard to leave after only a week. We will be back.
    Gone and went
    Minnesota, USA
  • We absolutely LOVED our stay at Casa Vida Verde. We enjoyed the 4-wheel drive road into Cabo Matapalo where the home is located, as we find the challenge of 4-wheeling a fun adventure. (The road definitely gives you the feeling of being off the beaten path!) And we found the home to be absolutely beautiful and very well designed
    Heidi A
    Alburquerque, USA
  • From the moment we pulled up to Casa Vida Verde, we felt as though we had found absolute paradise! The house is unbelievably gorgeous and well maintained. The beds are very comfortable and are made up with top-quality linens. The furniture throughout the house is beautiful and unique and has been hand-crafted …Take care to check out the dining room table which has been built from a single tree and curves along with the contours of the tree and whose base has been crafted from a piece of the trunk, cut lengthwise into three pieces so that it maintains the curvature of the tree - unbelievable craftsmanship!
    Jacqs
    Toronto, Canada
  • Matapalo is really a perfect getaway for any family or friends. It is unlike any other place in the world and a place where you really can spend quality time together. I recommend it to anyone.
    B Martenson
    California, USA
  • What a beautiful place! You really feel like you're in a treehouse. The pool isn't big, but it is perfect for cooling off and relaxing. …This is a birdwatcher's paradise. And Monkeys... We saw a dozen howlers and spider monkeys - from the deck!
    Karen T Brandon
    Canada