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Private beachfront rancho and bay on the Golfo Dulce with no neighbors

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Waterfront, sleeps-six, open-air, thatched roof rancho on private bay

Finca de Nada consists of 65 acres of jungle on your own very private bay on the Golfo Dulce. Highlights of the property are the wildlife, in-the-jungle location and the fantastic swimming & kayaking (2 kayaks included). We are very close to the Los Patos entrance to world-famous Corcovado Park.

The rancho is custom made wood / bamboo with thatch roof and is off the grid - powered by solar and small hydroelectric.

Property Manager
Colin Felton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish, Mandarin, japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Colin Felton

Nature & fruit loving west-coast engineer escaping the corporate world.

Colin Felton purchased this estate in 2003

Why Colin Felton chose Sierpe

I brought this property because it did not have road access.

What makes this estate unique

Privacy, awesome tranquil water for swimming & kayaking and wildlife viewing on par with Corcovado Park.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Sierpe in Cantón Osa

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , washing machine in bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with mosquito net & bamboo walls
    Loft - 2 Double Bed , loft overlooking jungle
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private beachfront rancho and bay on the Golfo Dulce with no neighbors
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

A truly unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

A great adventure. A rustic house in a beautiful setting. The amazing beauty is hard to put in words! This is a place for those who are ok with having critters around. Saw so many “firsts” from scorpions and tarantulas to incredible numbers of unique birds, frogs, snakes and monkeys. Manuel the caretaker is a very kind and accommodating man. We had our two children with us (6 and 8) who were a bit challenged by the bugs but really enjoyed the adventure, they snorkeled, fished and ate lots of fresh fruit. Colin the owner was also very responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location; Facility needs work

  • 3 of 5

We really looked forward to our stay at Finca de Nada. As we approached the house, we found the thatched roof covered with black tarp. It was obvious that the roof leaked as we found the upstairs bedroom had water on the beds during and after each rainstorm. In addition, bats found the upstairs to be a perfect place to hang out. They caused pieces of the the thatched roof/ceiling on the stairway each morning.

There was one area of the kitchen floor that actually sunk when walking on it.

We tried to use the first aid kit. The case was rotted and utensils unusable.

On the positive side, Manual is a tremendous asset for Finca de Nada. We consulted the Spanish/English dictionary to ask him for hydrogen peroxide and other supplies. He was able to get them for us in a timely manner.

The kitchen was well-equipped and quite functional.

Kayaking was wonderful and was a daily activity. However, one leaked to a point we had to continually empty it.

We have been clients as well as customers with VRBO. They provide a service that is worth the payment. However, Colin sent an e mail asking to pay the remaining balance in cash to avoid VRBO fees. He made this request after we were in Costa Rica for a week. When I informed him that I did not carry that much cash, he suggested I use a local a.t.m. In other words, I would pays two fees so he could avoid paying his.

This, along with the neglected facility would cause me not to return. This is the first time in four visits and twelve different places to the Is a Peninsula I have given a negative review . I do have "real up-to-date" photos but this site has no provision for them.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately the guest expected an air conditioned condominium. This was the first rental we had since the winter. We get 300 inches of rain there per year and it is an open air house so at times the wind and rain blows water into the edge of the house. There was never any water on the beds, the renter was exaggerating. The first aid kits are operable but they are not stored in an air conditioned environment so they weren't up to the renters standards. At times we have to do repairs on the thatch roof due to the harsh environment and use plastic as a temporary fix. All the renters in the past were interested in nature and the environment not the appearance of the house. Also, the listing states that the 2nd payment is to be brought and paid upon arrival. Unfortunately the renter was unable to read, hence the confusion. He refused to pay until 3 days after arrival even though he was asked to pay when he arrived. This is the type of renter you want to avoid - they will find fault with every minor thing and expect a 5 star hotel for the price of a hostel dormitory.
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Breath taking atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

The cabina is rustic, but the setting is fantastic! We have stayed in several places in Costa Rica and this was our favorite. Our 3 yr old daughter loved it too.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place is everything and more than described!

  • 5 of 5

Glamping is what one previous guest called this but it was so much more!! It is the ultimate Costa Rican experience. Snorkeling and fishing supplies! Books and games! Music system! It was great!

House is very open but the most dangerous thing was the translucent jellyfish. Which was not overwhelming just annoying like an ant "sting". We felt privileged to be able to have this experience.

Colin and Manuel are great to work with. Our car was kept safe on shore on Colin's other property by the highway.

We drove on a Tuesday from Nueva Arenal in six hours, just in case you don't think OSA is doable. Make the effort - this place is GREAT!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you survived your stay and had a good adventure! Yes, on occasion there are annoying critters in the jungle & tropical waters. Sometimes after a heavy rainstorm jellyfish like creature called the Hilo de Oro (thread of gold) appears in the Golfo Dulce and if it touches your skin you feel a slight burning sensation that goes away in about 20 minutes without any treatment. It is just annoying but not dangerous.
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Amazing Place! Cant wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at finca de nada for 4 days and loved every minute of it. Very straight forward from the start. The pictures and description of the property are up to date and pretty much spot on. The home is very nice and well kept. There is a little bit of wear and tear on some areas but nothing that will take away from your experience. From the sounds of it Colin (the owner) has plans to take care of those small problems in the near future. After our stay at the finca de nada we stayed in a house that cost 4 times as much a night up in the mountains above Tres Rios and it was much more modern with A/C but it had so many issues I don't have time to explain them all. We wanted to go back to our little piece of paradise in Rincon after our first night in Tres Rios.

From the start we really liked Manuel (the caretaker), a quiet, hard working, genuinely nice local man that would be willing to do anything you asked without question. Colin is very lucky to have him. We also had a chance to meet Colin the day before we left and he also is a very nice guy that seems to truly love his home in the jungle.

The animals in the area hardly seem to notice your even there after a couple of days. Howler monkeys wake you up in the morning and let you know when its time for dinner. Humming birds are everywhere, Macaws are flying overhead all day and land right in the trees above the house sometimes. toads, many different types of insects, coati, peccary, bats the list goes on. The fishing was slow but that was due to extremely warm waters, still very fun and easy with the kayaks at the property. The snorkeling was great.

I would recommend this to anyone that likes an adventure and doesn't mind the heat. It truly is like camping with a really nice jungle home to stay in. The home is completely wide open, no doors, windows, or screens. The mosquito netting over the beds is your only protection. We did not have any issues with bugs or animals while sleeping at night. We did burn a small candle on a plate in the middle of the room just to give us a little light to be able to see if we got up in the middle of the night. You also need to plan ahead for your meals, Manuel will gladly take you back to your car at any time but the more you stock up the first trip out the better. There is not a refrigerator but they do have a very large icebox (I could easy fit into) they keep stocked with ice so keep that in mind while you are shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful out of the way Costa Rican experience

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly pleased with our stay. Both Colin, the owner, and Manuel, the caretaker, were very accommodating and helpful. The use of the kayaks was great and the Gulfo Dulce was a good place to kayak. I even got to kayak with a dolphin. The water in the Gulfo Dulce was so warm and clean. We loved it. The house itself was clean and everything was explained to us by Manuel. I would recommend this property to folks who are looking for privacy and wildlife. It is definitely off the beaten track. We will be back !!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bar at the bridge
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Puerto Jimenez to Golfito
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Golfo Dulce
Car: not necessary

Finca de Nada consists of 65 acres of jungle and a very private bay with a beach a on the Golfo Dulce. Highlights of the property are the wildlife, in-the-jungle location and the fantastic swimming & kayaking. We are very close to the Los Patos entrance to world-famous Corcovado Park and can make park reservations for you. The property does not have road access. You will be taken to the property by boat.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Sierpe, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

I ONLY ACCEPT THE SECOND PAYMENT (75% of the total) ON ARRIVAL PAID IN PERSON TO MY CARETAKER MANUEL EITHER IN LOCAL COLONES OR US DOLLARS. Please disregard VRBO's requests for online payment even thought they make the solicitation sound like it comes from me.

We can also stock the fridge & kitchen with food upon your arrival. Just let us know what you want and we will buy it for you and you can reimburse us the actual purchase price upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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