The owner of this property requires a 50% down payment to reserve and full payment 90 days before check-in.
We had an absolutely fantastic time during our 9-day stay at Casa Rio Sierpe. Mark and Lisley have assembled a great team of folks who made sure that we had a truly amazing experience. Rayna of MuchCostaRica and her assistant, Simone, did a terrific job of coordinating tours (both in Sierpe and during the rest of our stay in Costa Rica), helping us shop for groceries, and making sure that everything went smoothly during our stay. Ruben and Adriana are real treasures. Adriana cooked four wonderful meals for us – a real treat after long days exploring the rain forest! Mark checked in with us early on during our stay to make sure everything was going well. The house is even more beautiful than the pictures suggest, the views are breathtaking and waking up to the sounds of the rain forest coming alive is a real treat. The two decks were our favorite hangouts, with everything from rocking chairs, to lounge chairs to a double hammock to relax in. My wife loved the rocking chairs so much that we located and purchased a set of them to ship home from Costa Rica. We saw howler and capuchin monkeys, toucans, geckos, sloths, beautiful butterflies and more from or very near the house. We enjoyed many of the included tours led by our intrepid boat captain and tour guide, Ruben, including several trips to beautiful beaches, river fishing, the must-do Jose Angel Botanical Gardens and Fruit Farm tour, kayaking through the mangroves and hikes through the rain forest. Ruben even humored my wife by taking on us on a hike targeting frogs! We also took advantage of other available tours including a snorkeling and diving trip to Cano Island, a tour of Corcovado National Park and Sirena Station, a visit to Violin Island and a horseback tour through the rain forest. This was a trip we'll never forget. We are looking forward to a return trip to Casa Rio Sierpe, next time with the whole family! We will be sure to fit in a night tour of the rain forest and an ocean fishing trip on our next visit. Jim and Rhonda, Stanwood, Washington
We chose Casa Rio Sierpe for our honeymoon to get away from the usual resort style vacation, and did we ever get away! The house is beautiful inside and out and has multiple views that will take your breath away. Not to mention the property around you is full of many different species of tress and flowers that attract all sorts of life from butterflies to monkeys! Mark and all the staff went above and beyond to help us with every detail of our adventure from the taxis to the horseback tours (a must do in our book) to the homecooked meals. It gave us the feel of an all inclusive with the simpleness of a home tucked away in the rain forest. We will never forget this place and all of the memories we were able to make here. Thanks Mark, Lisley, Simone, Rayna, Ruben, and Adriana for making our honeymoon so magical!
Casa Rio Sierpe exceeded our expectations in every way. We coudn’t tear ourselves away from the view - it literally took my breath away when we entered the front door. The house is beautifully done, and it feels like you’re living in the treetops. We loved hearing the sounds of nature and watching monkeys from the porch, which we were able to enjoy even during torrential downpours. Service was top notch, from both the owners and on-site staff. I highly recommend this place for all nature lovers - a very special place!
We planned our honeymoon in Costa Rica and included most of our stay at Mark and Lisleys Casa Rio Sierpe. This home is amazing!!! You are truly immersed into the rain forest while having all the luxuries of a stunning home. We had a serious wrench thrown into our plans on route to Sierpe, 4 days into our honeymoon. While stopping for lunch in Jaco, someone broke into. The trunk of our rental car and stole our luggage! We were carrying our camera, passports and money thank goodness!!! Unfortunately other than a couple of small carry on's we had nothing else. Just the clothes on our backs. We contacted Rayna and Simone and we will always be indebted to them for all their help. It was not easy, and we were under a lot of stress but were determined to go on with our trip. Simone was meeting us to take us to Casa Rio Sierpe and she started working the night before making calls to find some critical medications we lost. She also assisted us in finding places to buy some clothes to wear during our stay. We could not have done it without her!!! Thank you When we met Ruben at the dock our stress started to fade away. The boat ride was like a new beginning! We had made it. Sue and I wanted to see the rainforest and its wildlife. We were Not disappointed! We saw 3 types of monkeys that passed through the trees around the house. We saw toucans,butterflies,geckos and even a poison dart frog. Elsewhere on guided boat and hiking trips with Ruben we saw sloths, leaf cutter ants,frogs, a ray, lizards that run on water, and alligators. Even a dolphin swam by us when we were fishing! Ruben even caught a puffer fish that day! The part of the experience we will never forget will be the sounds of the rainforest coming into the home. It took some getting used to but then it was just amazing to just sit and listen. The frogs,bird,rain,thunder,and and some what the heck was that?! Sue and I were probably not ideal candidates to stay at this home. The hill to get to it is steep! We won't forget it either but we have no regrets and only thank you'd for Mark, Lisley, Simone,Rayna and Ruben. You made our honeymoon a success despite all odds we came home with one heck of a memorable story and about 1000 photos!! Thank you Brian and Sue Calhoun________Owner's Response: Brian, We cannot thank you and Sue enough for choosing to visit us for your very special occasion. We were so sad to hear what happened to you In Jaco, that's very rare but unfortunately if it was going to happen then it would probably happen there. Costa Rica is as close to paradise as you can get but its not perfect although in regards to crime its much safer then the USA. We were very happy to help in anyway that we could and Rayna and Simone did an amazing job helping you recover and especially finding that rare medicine. BUT the credit really goes to you and Sue for not allowing adversity to stand in your way. I highly respected the fantastic fortitude that the two of you showed in not allowing one bad incident to ruin your Honeymoon. I would like to disagree with you on one account, We thought that you and Sue were a perfect fit for Casa Rio Sierpe, you walked away with an amazing appreciation for the beauty of the natural environment and tranquility that it brought to you making you memories of a lifetime. Thank you again for visiting, Lisley, myself and the team at Casa Rio Sierpe wish you many, many years of Happiness and prosperity.
My best friend and I, along with our teenage sons, decided it was time for a mother/son trip. We travel frequently together and decided this was an adventure we couldn't pass up. I have been to Costa Rica on two previous occasions, but never to the Osa. And neither compared to this one. We spent our first night in San Jose and traveled by sea plane to the house the next day. Upon arrival, we were awe struck, giddy, and completely blown away. Rayna picked us up, helped with the grocery shopping (huge plus!) and drove to the dock to meet Reuben. The drive down the Sierpe River to the house was simply majestic. When the boys saw the alligators along the banks, they knew they were in for an adventure! The house was stunning, the view was stunning, and then there were the sounds.... nothing but the sounds of the jungle. We stayed extremely busy during our week, and still did not experience everything we wanted to do. We scheduled 3 outside tours: deep sea fishing, Sirena Station in Corcovado, and horseback riding. We caught 6 yellow fin tuna during the deep sea fishing and Diede, our guide, cleaned them for us to cook that night. (He was determined for us to catch fish that day and made it happen!) Corcovado... We saw every animal imaginable other than a puma. Then there was the horseback ride. I think everyone agreed this was their favorite. The monkeys were so interested in the horses they were hanging on limbs literally right next to us and just stared! The lunch by the fresh water stream was unreal delicious and so refreshing. On our days "off", we spent time at the beach... the boys body surfed the waves and the moms enjoyed the beauty. The beach was one, if not the most beautiful I have ever seen. Adriana cooked 3 outstanding dinners for us which was much needed after our days of adventures! She and Reuben are the sweetest people you'll ever meet. They anticipated our every need and were always there to help. Even though we didn't speak spanish, we didn't have any issues, as charades worked just as well. Adriana even went into town one day and brought back a birthday cake on my son's 15th birthday which was a great surprise for him. Mark, I cannot thank you enough. there really isn't enough room or I could write so much more. Thank you Reuben, Adriana, and Rayna for one of, if not THE coolest trips I've ever taken. Only regrets are: wanted more time on the back porch and that my husband didn't get to experience this. I guess we will have to go back! :)Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.________Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting us!! It was a true pleasure to host you and your family. We sincerely hope to see you again sometime in the future!!!