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Beautiful 2bdrm 2bath with pool on Backwash

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Las Almendras is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom open air home on Backwash Bay

Las Almendras is a rental property on the Southern tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The home offers privacy and comfort in an extraordinary jungle setting. Take in breathtaking views of Costa Rica’s natural wildlife from the patio. This two-acre property rises gradually from Backwash Beach and stretches across a section of lush tropical gardens backing up to a mountainside draped in abundant rainforest. The home is situated at the base of the mountain, approximately 40 meters above the water and 150 yards from the sand. There is a peekaboo view of the water through the palms and almond trees. The open-air design of the home takes advantage of both mountain and ocean breezes throughout the day.

The house design optimizes outdoor living space. The pool deck is located in front of the kitchen, which is adjacent to the main living space. There are two bedrooms, each with their own sitting area, and full bathroom. In front of the bedrooms is a large covered patio that consists of a dining area and living room. Just off the patio is another open-air deck tucked against the hillside and surrounded by foliage for shade.

Throughout the booking process, you will work with a full time property manager. The property manager is able to assist with travel arrangements and answer any questions you might have. Once you arrive, they will provide a concierge service assisting with tours and providing information about the area. A cleaning service is provided every 3 days and is included in the stay. There is also a 24hr onsite caretaker that can handle maintenance issues during your stay.

Las Almendras is perfect for couples or a small family looking for adventure and relaxation in a remote jungle setting.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cantón Golfito in Puntarenas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The two bathrooms are located off the back of each bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Las Almendras has two identical bedrooms. Each has a sitting area, queen size bed, and full bathroom.
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Las Almendras is located in a remote off the grid area. The house is powered by solar panels and water comes from a well on the property. The open air design optimizes airflow. Road in the area are not paved and require 4x4.


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Beautiful 2bdrm 2bath with pool on Backwash
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic home in the heart of the Osa Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly amazing!! The house is in the heart of the Osa Peninsula. Only a 1 minute walk to beautiful Backwash beach. We had monkeys, Scarlet Macaw's and a host of other beautiful animals visit us. I would 100% book this home again. Gretchen was extremely helpful in booking trips and answering questions. Book all your excursions with her for the best companies and rates. Thank you Gretchen!! Book this home with confidence, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing 💚

  • 5 of 5

We are in love with this house and with Matapalo. Our third trip to Costa Rica and this area is our favorite. Totally open except for mosquito nets over beds - perfect! loved the dipping pool, and used the yoga deck every morning after amazing runs (awesome hill runs for those who like to get some altitude!). The house is up in the jungle but steps to the beach so we were always hearing the ocean (and howlers, of course). Best of both worlds. So enjoyable watching the monkeys, a few coati and the Scarlett Macaws flying over regularly. Don't let the road intimidate you. After the first time driving in you get used to it and it's no big deal! Walking the road to the beaches is an adventure every time - so much to see!! We adored the caretakers who were so kind and took care of anything and everything. Property manager Gretchen is stellar. Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Jungle Getaway with yoga and surf possibilities

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with two friends and had the best vacation. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean. The outside common areas are great for hanging out, eating, relaxing and yoga. The care-takers are just down the road and looked after us, making sure we had everything and took care of the garden and the small pool. The house is situated just a short walk above Backwash beach. If you go a little further you reach a calmer beach, perfect for beginner-surfing. And on the other side of Backwash you'll find a beach perfect for advanced surfers. There is also a Yoga Studio about 10-15 minute walk from the house. We had such a great stay and the property manager Gretchen was very helpful and gave us great information about the area, and keen on answering any questions we had. We definitely want to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Almendras

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my two children and had a wonderful time. Clean, beautiful, comfortable beds, great caretakers, lovely living area, well-stocked kitchen, handy lockable pantry room with safe, and peaceful gorgeous grounds with fruit trees and a sprawling lawn. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Jungle Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with three friends and the setting was perfect! The bedrooms are spacious enough to sleep two adults per room comfortably. The outside common area (basically an outdoor living room) is very well furnished and perfect for group activities like board games, cards, or yoga. Another great feature is the outdoor kitchen area, which includes a walk in pantry with tons of space to keep groceries! There is also a small pool that overlooks the jungle and if you look close enough you will see pairs of scarlet macaws flocking to a nearby almond tree.

In addition to all these lovely features, the beach is a short walk away, with the most beautiful turquoise waves and black sand. I highly this spot to anyone looking for a nice secluded getaway in the luscious jungle of Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House for Small Family or Two Couples

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed here for a week and it was wonderful. It has a really nice tree house vibe. Very open and spacious. Location is excellent, backing up to the mountain/jungle and a short walk down to beach below. We have stayed in this area several times and this property was definitely my favorite. Very clean with all the supplies you need. The property is beautiful and private. Gretchen was wonderful and helpful with arranging massages, zip lining and dinners! Would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Puerto Jimenez to Golfito
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Encanta La Vida
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Backwash Bay
Car: recommended

Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 17 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation.

The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £19.04 per person per night
Pet Fee £76.14

Payments are to be made via wire transfer to the home owners Costa Rican bank account.
Once potential guests are ready to reserve, bank information will be provided.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancelations made with 60 days notice or more will receive a refund of all monies received, less a cancellation free of $150.
-For cancelations made with less than 60 days notice:
If the period of rental can be re-booked, a refund for the period re-rented or the part thereof, less a cancellation fee of $150 will be issued.
-If any part of the rental period cannot be re-booked, the Renter will forfeit all monies paid for that period.

50% due at the time of booking.
Balance due prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.