Off-Grid Deluxe Oceanfront
Property reference: 740 OH
Corcovado National Park Osa Peninsula
One of the Finest Rainforest's in the World, see this short film taken on location only about 2 km's from this property the habitat and Rainforest are the same. Luna Lodge is just down the road, have a look http://www.whitehawkproject.org
‘Macaw Beach’ is located near Carate which is at the end-of-the-line for the Osa Peninsula. It’s where the road ends and the real (jungle) life begins.
This Deluxe Oceanfront off-grid wooden home is unlike any other place you’ve been. It’s an excellent location if you are a writer, ecologist, biologist, photographer, famous, not so famous, wanted or unwanted or just darn tired of the rat race and feel a strong desire to just get away from it all. It’s a place for dreamers and yes, dreams do come true and, it’s a paradise for lovers. Spiritual? Then welcome to God’s country. A great place for meditation!
This area is truly alive, you’ll be in touch with the elements, ’macaw beach’ better known as ‘Playa Lapa’ was fondly named for the lively flocks of these magnificent endangered birds that feed in the almond trees near the beach. But the most spectacular event on the beaches of Carate is the Nesting Turtles. Sea Turtles are most frequently seen when the females come ashore to deposit their eggs just above the high tide line, usually at night. This beach is an important nesting site for four species of these prehistoric animals, which include the Olive Ridley, the Hawksbill, the Leatherback and the Green sea turtle.
In addition to the macaws in the trees and the turtles on the beach, Playa Lapa is part of the daily migratory feeding range of four species of monkeys including the white faced Capuchin monkey, as well as the endangered squirrel monkey.
Because of this unique location and the proximity to the park, ‘Macaw Beach’ shares a vast and protected biodiversity of animal species and vegetation including 400 species of birds, 116 species of reptiles and amphibians, 139 species of mammals, the endangered jaguar and scarlet macaw, and some of the tallest rainforest trees in the world.
The Osa Peninsula has been called "the most biologically intense place on earth" by National Geographic Magazine. La Leona ranger station on the southern end of Corcovado National Park is a short 65-minute walk on the beach from Playa Lapa, (macaw beach) giving us an unequivocal advantage for daily exploration, as well as a Corcovado Expedition.
Playa Lapa is situated on a tract of land extending from the Carate road to the Pacific Ocean, and includes 1.5 Acres of titled land, and 2.5 Acres of Maritime land on the Pacific Ocean.
The graveled driveway winds through a myriad of gigantic palms ending in front of the beach and this handsomely built Teak and Purple Heart Hardwood home. The house is equipped with 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open-air cathedral living room and a spiral staircase constructed of Purple Heart and the famous cara de tigre (tiger face) hardwoods provides a stunning architectural accent rising up through the center of the house, to the master bedroom suite, guest room and railed walkway to the second level deck overlooking the ocean.
The spacious kitchen has a six-burner gas stove with oven, a DC (solar) chest refrigerator, washing machine and gas dryer, and a lunch bar. There is a floor to ceiling pantry closet, and full service place settings of china, glassware, stainless flatware, and commercial quality cookware, cutlery and serving ware.
A 3rd bedroom and/or Apartment are attached to the large storage shed that is next to the home, for additional needed guest space.
The furnishings throughout the house have been custom fabricated from zebrawood and include a colonial trestle dining table with two trestle benches and two straight backed chairs, two comfortable futon armchairs with ottomans, and a matching futon sofa that folds out into a double bed. The armchairs fold out flat to make two additional twin sized beds. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom as well as a chest of drawers, and a double bed in the guest bedroom, for a total sleeping capacity of eight. There are five accent tables, four bar stools, and two chaise lounges of matching style in zebrawood. Oak towel bars are installed in the kitchen and both bathrooms, as well as oak and purple heart peg racks in the bedrooms and at the front door. Ceiling fans are located in the upper two bedrooms, and the house is fully screened, with steel security on all doors and windows, and teak shutters surrounding the living room. Complete sets of bed linens, mattress covers and towels are included as well as aluminum folding beach chairs for use on the beach as well as for lounging on the spacious decks. Covered decks are located on the front, side (covered pergola), and back of the first floor, as well as a large covered deck on the second level.
A sustainable Energy consumer, this home functions in harmony with the environment by harvesting energy from the sun and water via four 250 watt solar panels and a Pelton Wheel to power essential appliances in the casa. Hot water is available via a passive solar water system built into the roof, and all water into the house is filtered through an ultraviolet sterilization system. An Internet satellite on the roof with a wireless router provides state of the art communication.
Playa Lapa is landscaped throughout with beautiful tropical flowering ornamental plants, and fruit trees including mangos, avocados, pineapples, citrus, almonds, coconut palms and four species of bananas. A sturdy foot bridge from Playa Lapa's back yard crosses over a fresh water slough flowing between the edge of the property and the beach. This waterway feeds into the the Pejeperrito lagoon, located 1/4 mile east on the beach from Playa Lapa; sand dunes and coconut palms protect the casa from the pacific surf just fifty feet beyond.
An off-grid exquisite beauty!
Houses for sale,Ocean View,Off-Grid
Location: Carate Osa Peninsula
Size: 4 Acres
Spider Monkey taken from Deck at Home
Ocean Front Osa Peninsula
Off-grid Deluxe Oceanfront For Sale
Macaws at the Beach at House
looking towards Corcovado National Park
Easy Clean Beach Home
Two bedroom Open to living area below
Lovely Beach out front