Stylish oasis in Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Puntarenas, Sevegre - Portalon

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Sunset
Home exchange in,Costa Rica,Portalon,The ironwork doors fold open
The ironwork doors fold open
Home exchange in,Costa Rica,Portalon,King beds in both bedrooms
King beds in both bedrooms
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House and landscaping
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Friends enjoying the pool
Home exchange in,Costa Rica,Portalon,Large poolside veranda
Large poolside veranda
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Outdoor shower
Home exchange in,Costa Rica,Portalon,15 minute drive from house
15 minute drive from house
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Home exchange in,Costa Rica,Portalon,Ocean temperature: 29 c / 84 f
Ocean temperature: 29 c / 84 f
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Walking distance from house
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Local residents
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In the yard
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Sloth at Matapalo beach
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Portalon river
Home exchange in,Costa Rica,Portalon,Portalon river
Portalon river
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  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

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Apr 18, 2022 - Nov 7, 2022 Open to all destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

On the South West coast of Costa Rica, Casa Loro Verde was completed in 2019. Our vacation home has these features: swimming pool, privacy, jungle valley/ mountain view, well equipped kitchen and BBQ grill, air conditioning in bedrooms, fully screened when doors are closed but open air for tropical breezes, nature trails, creek with waterfall and dipping pool, walking distance to the Portalon river for big falls and big swimming holes, 15 minute drive to the beach, close to National parks. Costa Rica has frequent power outages so the house is equipped with alternate light sources and has propane for cooking.

Type

House - single floor/ Second home


Amenities

  • Access for the disabled
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cleaning service available
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Parking included
  • Private Pool
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Rural
  • Mountains
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Casa Loro Verde (Green Parrot in Spanish) is accessible by 2 wheel drive up a private mountain road . The road is used by 9 households and their guests, so the road is very quiet most of the time. The house looks back into the river valley, with only a couple of houses visible from where we are and facing away from humanity for a quiet sense of seclusion.The birds, animals, and insects that thrive in this location are a constant wonder and source of entertainment. There is a small town that you drive through to get to our road where you can get very basic supplies, and one will feed you a terrific fried chicken dinner in a very rustic setting (think dirt floor.) Larger grocery stores are out along the highway or you can stock up in the larger towns and use the well equipped kitchen to cook for yourselves. The house is striking distance to Manuel Antonio National park, surf beaches and white water rafting. The Portalon valley boasts a beautiful river only a 5 minute walk down from the house. We often walk up the river to beautiful falls and swimming holes. There are several sets of them as you traverse up the river. This is a great activity in the afternoon when it might be too hot on the beach.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • River
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Popular Monuments

Transport Nearby

  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

From our house you have access to rivers, beaches , rafting , kayaking, surfing, nature trails , national parks and sport fishing. This is a comparatively underdeveloped part of Costa Rica so shopping and fine dinning are not what you should expect close by. The Matapalo Supper Club has outstanding pizza and is the 'go to' for folks in the neighborhood. A 30 minute drive south to Dominical offers good restaurants, bars and souvenir shopping as well as surfing and people watching. 40 minutes north in the other direction takes you to Quepos where the marina offers upscale dining and the road to Manuel Antonio is a dinning, shopping and partying mecca for the area. The house has a guest book with recommendations in the area.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Matapalo Supper Club

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Hi house traders!
This house is available only from April through early November.
Our biggest request of guests is to be respectful of nature. Costa Rica has recycling and bins for separating waste are on site. Our solar panels offset the power usage but it only goes so far. Any remaining power used becomes very expensive and we would ask the guests to cover extra power costs when usage goes beyond what the panels produce. We have this house in the Airbnb rental market and it needs to be left ready for the next guests so we will ask that our cleaners be hired at the end of your stay. We will arrange this and it will cost you $100. We have house managers in the neighborhood who can introduce you to the house.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking is allowed outdoors
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered
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