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Welcome, Bienvenidos to the BIRD HOUSE! Beautifully landscaped gardens.

Welcome, Bienvenidos to the BIRD HOUSE!  Beautifully landscaped gardens. Custom jungle woodworking finely crafted to enjoy our unique, secluded paradise. A short walk down a seldom used country road to swim at our neighborhood beach. One of our friendly nieghborhood giants to visit on your stay! Spacious upper deck.  A relaxing place to hang out!  Check out that toucan! Nothing like a hammock to truly enjoy a good book and become a Loco Natural! Upstairs bedroom with Queen size bed with custom made furniture made on site. Large downstairs bedroom with a Queen  and two single beds w/ bathroom attached. Large upstairs bedroom with Queen and single bed, lulled to sleep by the jungle. Kitchen and dining area with full size refrigerator. Royal palms, traveler palms with natural landscape, and pristine rainforest. A recent guest just saw 5 of these critters in one tree. Entrance and parking surrounded garden, fruit trees and of course, the jungle!

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  • Pets considered:No
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Puerto Viejo house description

Puerto Viejo has become one of Costa Rica's major tourist attractions. Located on the South Caribbean Coast, its unique culture, flora and fauna make it special. Your stay at the Loco Natural Farm and Rain Forest Reserve will give you the opportunity to experience it all. Take a step out of the ordinary, and spend your vacation in a picturesque expanse of green which gives one a sense of privacy and seclusion rarely enjoyed. For those who desire a dip in the sea, one of the Caribbean's most pristine and solitary beaches is a short walk away.

Our two story Bird House is perfect for families or groups of friends. There are two bedrooms upstairs. One has a Queen size bed and a single bed. The other has a Queen size bed as well. There is a Queen size bed with two single beds in the downstairs bedroom. It also has a full kitchen downstairs and a bathroom on each floor. We also have high speed wireless internet throughout the house and surrounding gardens. Perfect to stay in touch with your computer or any wireless device. Save money in your own private hideaway and cook your meals at home. If you feel like dining in town, there are many excellent options for local and international cuisine as well.

We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with our guests, and have been doing so for the nineteen years. We live on our 8 acre farm and are available to help ensure your stay with us is a pleasant one. So come and try some of our organic fruit and let nature brighten your vacation. We look forward to meeting you.
Your Hosts, Pamela & Carter

Keywords: Two Story, Finely crafted, custom built Jungle Home nestled between beautiful green gardens with an incomparable view of the jungle with all its flora and fauna! Built by us! A short walk to the Beach.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Wheelchair Accessible
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Children Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

                  • Downstairs bedroom : 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

                    Large downstairs bedroom....moreless

                  • upstairs bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                    Other upstairs bedroom....moreless

                  • upstairs bedroom 2: 1 queen

                    Perfect for couples who want a nice size room....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Kitchen:

                    Also has a coffee maker and blender, and a wet bar with fridge upstairs....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    One in downstairs kitchen. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    9...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dining
                  • Oven

                  Amenities

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street

                  Other Amenities

                      • The spectacular sights and sounds of the jungle await you from a bird's eye view on our unique 8 acre organic farm and rain forest reserve, the house was just built and includes a natural touch to wood working, including lumber harvested on the farm, birders and nature lovers will especially enjoy all the little things that make it a once in a lifetime experience, just 400 meters from the beach, but with an isolated privacy seldom attained when vacationing, take a step out of the ordinary and experience the Loco Natural Way of Life....moreless

                      Communications

                      • Telephone:

                        A phone to make free local calls is shared by all guests to call taxis and arrange local tours, etc....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Throughout the house and garden....moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Broadband Access

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony

                      Activities

                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Shopping
                      • Rafting
                      • Hiking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • We have several hundred meters of trails that loop through our farm and lead to the beach. The trails are ideal for wildlife viewing and birding....moreless
                           

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                          • BEST VACATION EVER!

                            BEST VACATION EVER!

                            • Guest Jon & Cori (Montana)
                            • Date of stay 06/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/27/14
                            Our family of 4 stayed in one of Carter & Pamela's newest houses for 6 months. It was the most precious bonding experiences as a family we have ever had. Our daughter age 6 and son age 11 went to a private Costa Rican school for 5 months. They met many friends and learned the Costa Rican Pura Vida Way. We went to the beach, snorkeled, hiked to waterfalls, traveled to Limon, saw countless wildlife, rode our bikes all over Puerto Viejo etc. Carter & Pamela could not have been better hosts. We had many "special" needs because we were there for six months and knew very little Spanish. They helped us communicate with our mechanic that spoke no English on several occasions. Pamela is also an awesome yoga instructor and we were able to attend some of her classes that helped us with rest, relaxation, and stress. After coming from the States from high pressure businesses this was the perfect place for us to regroup with the beautiful jungle and gorgeous beaches. These houses are safe, secluded, but close to everything. We miss everything about Puerto Viejo and can't wait to come back and see Carter & Pamela!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                          • As amazing as it can get!

                            As amazing as it can get!

                            • Guest Troy (Maine)
                            • Date of stay 01/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/15/13
                            Carter and Pamela actually have several homes that they rented and we stayed in the newest one. Picture paradise in the jungle where you can still here the waves crashing. We saw so much wildlife. Carter plays in a band in town and we were welcomed into the community completely. Pamela guided us through everything we needed, sent us out to the best breakfast you can imagine (Bread and Chocolate, in Puerto) and helped us immensely on a daily basis. The place is so laid back and beautiful. You will sometimes see people complain because every little detail isn't perfect, and what I say to you is don't listen. This place is perfection (no car necessary)! If you want to relax I can't think of a better place in the world to do it. As a matter of fact I am getting married in two weeks to the woman I stayed here with and we are going back for our honeymoon!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: Thanks Troy and Tabitha. We look forward to seeing you again. Pura Vida, Carter and Pamela

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                          • Unforgettable stay in the Bird House jungle retreatmi

                            Unforgettable stay in the Bird House jungle retreatmi

                            • Guest Michele (Concord, NC, United States)
                            • Date of stay 05/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/31/13
                            I just returned from a 15-day stay at Loco Natural Jungle Houses that can only be described as awe-inspiring. The ambiance in this secure and convenient tropical paradise was simply amazing. I traveled with my two teenage children and the two-story Bird House, constructed of local hardwoods, was one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. There was ample room in the house for all of us, as well as a full kitchen and hammocks on the second story from which we could relax in the evenings. The house was cleaned weekly and laundry service available onsite. I woke early every morning to the sounds of chattering birds and watched the cute little agouti (they resemble a cat-sized guinea pig) frolic around the gardens carrying fruits and nuts. The vast variety of tropical plants and trees were simply gorgeous and we were not only taken on several walking tours by the cordial owners, but also invited to freely walk the grounds to take photos and video as we pleased. The day after our arrival, we spotted a baby sloth that had just climbed down out of its tree. I was close enough to reach out and touch his fur as he extended a three-toed arm my way. He was the most adorable creature, moving slowly up a wooden post, head bobbing side-to-side. In addition to this little one, we encountered a variety of other animals on the grounds: a full-grown sloth who was crossing the gravel pathway, a stunning tree frog, a prehistoric toad, brilliant green chameleons, butterflies and dozens of hummingbirds that would fly through the kitchen to greet us. The hummingbirds flew so close we could hear the whirr of the wings! I highly recommend Loco Natural to anyone from honeymooners to families, for a relaxing tropical getaway. The house is only a 5 minute walk to the incredible Playa Negra, a serene black sand beach, and a 15 minute walk (or 5 minute bike ride) into the small town of Puerto Viejo.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: Thank you Michele for the kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again. Pura Vida. Carter and Pamela

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                          • Two Senior Women

                            Two Senior Women

                            • Guest Adventureous Seniors (Cedar Bluff Alabama USA)
                            • Date of stay 01/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/25/13
                            We cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay at Loco Natural. First as 2 women traveling alone we felt perfectly safe and secure. We stayed in the Birdhouse and loved it. Everything was clean, well maintained and provided everything we needed. Pamela, Carter and their staff were friendly, personable, and helpful. All of the houses were beautiful! Excellent craftmanship. If the furniture had fit into my suitcase I would have been tempted. We had a great time on our excursions, the food was good, the beach beautiful, and Puerto Viejo a great little town. Pamela and Carter recommended Terradventures and we were very pleased. The Kekoldi Reserve Tour was our favorite, Alex Pa'ez our favorite guide (but you must be physically fit for this hike). The owner and staff of The Point resturant were very helpful and the food was excellant. The owner is American and can help you out. It is also close to Loca Natural.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                            Owner response: Thanks ladies! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We love it when guests really feel satisfied. Pura Vida, Pamela and Carter

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                          • Excellent Trip

                            Excellent Trip

                            • Guest Rachael (Lewisville, Tx USA)
                            • Date of stay 08/22/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/31/12
                            We were amazed when we first got off our bus and saw where were staying. The beautiful foliage, the unique architecture, and the remote feeling of being left alone in the rainforest was above and beyond what we expected! The main town was a 5 minute bike ride away, so it was incredibly convenient as well. Pamela was a great help in planning our activities and recommending stores and guides for us. She even helped us rent a car to San Jose when we realized we might miss our flight due to a bus schedule mishap. Our stay was elevated to new heights due to her gracious hospitality. We had plenty of room with just the three of us, but this house could have easily held more. With the multilevel structure, there's enough separation to feel like you're not living on top of each other, like you do in a hotel after so many days. The mosquito nets were in great shape and definitely needed. However, on the second floor, every night our room would fill up with fireflies and they would light up the room.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Rainforest delights

                            Rainforest delights

                            • Guest M. (Washington, DC)
                            • Date of stay 11/20/10
                            • Review Submitted 11/01/11
                            There is much to enjoy on the property: we saw a three-toed sloth, an iguana, many toucans and other birds, and cool insects. We cooked with fresh ginger and culantro harvested in front of the house and relished the homegrown bananas shared by hosts Pamela and Carter. It rained a lot on our visit but the house is a comfortable place to relax and stay dry while watching the tropical deluge. The natural woods used for the house and furniture are beautiful and unique. Pamela and Carter were so friendly and helpful, meeting us when we arrived, making arrangements with excursions and transportation, and waiting when we departed. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

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                          • A wonderful corner of paradise!!

                            A wonderful corner of paradise!!

                            • Guest Louise - Serdar - Zeynep - Alex (Istanbul, Turkey)
                            • Date of stay 06/26/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/21/11
                            We spent the most incredible six nights at The Bird House. On arrival Pamela and Carter were there to meet us and show us around their fantastic property and grounds. We spent our time exploring the area - diving - fishing - beaching and just enjoying the whole atmosphere. Our first visit to Costa Rica is definitely going to be one of many - and we look forward to coming back. We even wished we could make our stay longer instead of the planned 10 days after Costa Rica in Orlando!! With huge thanks to Pamela and Carter for sharing their corner of paradise and making it so easy going and comfortable.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Thanks you so much for your kind words. It was nice to have met you and help you enjoy your holiday. Hope all is well back home and we'll see you again someday. Pura Vida, Carter and Pamela

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                          • Livin' Large : "Perfect Storm" at the Birdhouse

                            Livin' Large : "Perfect Storm" at the Birdhouse

                            • Guest Steve, Martha and Sam (laPorte, Indiana, USA)
                            • Date of stay 01/19/11
                            • Review Submitted 03/07/11
                            My wife Martha, 23-year-old son Sam and I just returned from 5 weeks [1/18/11 to 2/25/11 in the Birdhouse at Loco Natural. . .in flight from unrelenting northwest Indiana winter. Our stay at the Birdhouse was a "perfect storm" of better type. . .sounds of snowplows replaced by the patter of birds and distant calls of howler monkeys. . . and winter white and gray given way to the "sweet greens and blues" of lush tropical foliage surrounding the Birdhouse. . . handsome and well-maintained hardwood structure asaccurately depicted above. The open-aired kitchen and living areas [bedrooms are enclosed for sleeping] allowed us views of the abundant hummingbirds, toucans, and stunning Morpho butterflies that frequented the property, as well as the everblooming and diverse foliage which owners Pamela and Carter have skillfully cultivated over the 15-some years. Those treats we enjoyed from the breakfast table, while checking e-mail via wireless high speed internet service, . . or hanging out in the hammock with a good read. "Location, location', as they say. It was a 5 minute walk to the palm-lined empty beach [Playa Negra, a 15-20 minute beach walk to Puerto Viejo with its amazing diversity of cuisine [Traditional Costa Rican, Jamaican, Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza, etc.] . . yet discretely located in a way tht gave u a sense of privacy and security. And it sits amidst the 20-25 kilometers of Carribean coastline/tropical forest that stretches from Cahuita to Manzanillo. . .with national parks/refuges at each end and diverse tropical experiences nearby [e.g.,botanical gardens, zip lines, snorkeling, kayaking and surfing--our favorite: whitewater rafting on the scenic Rio Pacuare.] We found, however, that we had rented not just a place. . .but also the insights and acuired wisdom of our owners' many years in the Puerto Viejo community and larger Costa Rica. .places to eat, things to do, safety considerations,and local color. Both Pamela [a native Chilean] and Carter [a Michigan man] often reached out to make our stay more enjoyable. . Pamela dropped off home-grown bananas and personally assisted on several occasions in arranging travel to distant points. . . Carter gave informal tours of the grounds . . .an accomplished percussionist, we hit a couple of his gigs at local haunts. Very naturally we became friends with both. Loco Natural was, in short, a great natural experience. Pura Vida! Steve, Martha, and Sam King

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                          • Wonderful Caribbean Vacation

                            Wonderful Caribbean Vacation

                            • Guest Debbie & Bruce (Everson, Washington)
                            • Date of stay 06/29/10
                            • Review Submitted 09/27/10
                            Lucky us!! Rented both Casa Mambo and the Birdhouse for the the month of July. If you want a jungle experience that both delights and refreshes you, you've found it in Loco Natural. The houses boast the use of exotic tropical woods and bright Caribbean colors, clean and fully furnished. Delight in the jungle sounds as you wake and as you drift off to bed, and, with a bit of luck, you just may sight toucans, agoutis, sloths, dart frogs, iguanas and more! Certainly try your hand at ziplining, surfing or scuba diving but when you're finished for the day, you won't find anything more enjoyable than slipping into a hammock and letting the sounds of the jungle soothe your soul. Need anything? Pamela and Carter are friendly, helpful and totally enjoyable. Whether you go by foot, bike or car, town is easily and quickly accessible -- Saturday Public Market is a great place to find fresh native fruits, veggies and hand-made items; Live music, great food, outdoor movie theatre, local venders are all nightly activities to enjoy. Pura Vida!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                            Owner response: Thanks Debbie, we are happy that we met you and your family, it was very nice for us to have you and we hope you the best of lucks, mucha suerte y pura vida, Pamela y carter

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Easter week 2010 in the Bird House

                            Easter week 2010 in the Bird House

                            • Guest csv1 (Detroit)
                            • Date of stay 04/03/10
                            • Review Submitted 06/14/10
                            Our family never stays in one place on vacation but this year we stayed a whole week in the Bird House. The setting is nothing short of exotic, especially when you are from the midwestern US! Every day we were noticing new plant species not noted the day before. The grounds were lush and incredibly beautiful! The home was comfortable for the four of us and could have accomodated more people. PIt was easy to prepare food there. The home is a work of art with the use of local hard wood and tasteful tiling. Despite the beauty of the homes and the environment, the best feature of Local Natural is its host and hostess: Carter and Pamela who are sincerely warm and helpful people dedicated to facilitating a great experience for their guests. It was easy to walk to the beautiful ocean beach. The water was warm and everyone loved to play in the waves! The hightlight for our kids (13 and 17) was learning to surf. We would highly recommend a vacation here and we hope to return one day.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                          The house is avaiable year round and is perfect for families or groups of friends.
                          Daily  1-2 persons $80,  3 persons $100,  4 persons $120. (3 night minimum stay)
                          For more than 4 persons $15/night for each additional guest.
                          Weekly  1-2 persons $500,  3 persons $600,  4 persons $700. 
                          For more than 4 persons $100/week for each additional guest.
                          Monthly  1-2 persons $1,500,  3 persons $1,650, 4 persons $1,800.
                          We encourage long term stays with special discounted rates.
                          

                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                          Year Purchased: 1992

                          About the owner: We try to offer our guests a unique place to enjoy the Caribbean coast and its wonderful beaches and jungle from our little piece of paradise.

                          Why the Owner Chose Puerto Viejo:
                          We built our rental houses ourselves. We began 21 years ago, developing our property little by little. This house was made 6 years ago with wood from our farm and surrounding farms.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We offer privacy seldom experienced in a vacation rental. Both our houses have their own entrance and garden spread throughout 8 acres of lush green forest and farm. We also have excellent birding and wildlife opportunities. We just inaugurated a new nature walk down to the creek and upstream to a beautiful little waterfall.


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                          • Welcome, Bienvenidos to the BIRD HOUSE!  Beautifully landscaped gardens.

                            Welcome, Bienvenidos to the BIRD HOUSE! Beautifully landscaped gardens.

                          • Custom jungle woodworking finely crafted to enjoy our unique, secluded paradise.

                            Custom jungle woodworking finely crafted to enjoy our unique, secluded paradise.

                          • One of our friendly nieghborhood giants to visit on your stay!

                            One of our friendly nieghborhood giants to visit on your stay!

                          • Nothing like a hammock to truly enjoy a good book and become a Loco Natural!

                            Nothing like a hammock to truly enjoy a good book and become a Loco Natural!

                          • Large downstairs bedroom with a Queen  and two single beds w/ bathroom attached.

                            Large downstairs bedroom with a Queen and two single beds w/ bathroom attached.

                          • Kitchen and dining area with full size refrigerator.

                            Kitchen and dining area with full size refrigerator.

                          • A recent guest just saw 5 of these critters in one tree.

                            A recent guest just saw 5 of these critters in one tree.

                          • A short walk down a seldom used country road to swim at our neighborhood beach.

                            A short walk down a seldom used country road to swim at our neighborhood beach.

                          • Spacious upper deck.  A relaxing place to hang out!  Check out that toucan!

                            Spacious upper deck. A relaxing place to hang out! Check out that toucan!

                          • Upstairs bedroom with Queen size bed with custom made furniture made on site.

                            Upstairs bedroom with Queen size bed with custom made furniture made on site.

                          • Large upstairs bedroom with Queen and single bed, lulled to sleep by the jungle.

                            Large upstairs bedroom with Queen and single bed, lulled to sleep by the jungle.

                          • Royal palms, traveler palms with natural landscape, and pristine rainforest.

                            Royal palms, traveler palms with natural landscape, and pristine rainforest.

                          • Entrance and parking surrounded garden, fruit trees and of course, the jungle!

                            Entrance and parking surrounded garden, fruit trees and of course, the jungle!

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