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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Playa Santa Teresa house description
***Great Deal For a Family Vacation To Ring In The New Year***
Believe it or not, the New Year is quickly approaching! Imagine an unforgettable start to 2014 by the beach in Santa Teresa Costa Rica with family & friends. Just $299/night or $1999/week from Jan 3-10!
We invite you to The Jungle House in Playa Santa Teresa to enjoy your Costa Rica vacations at our award winning beaches. You can stay 100 yards from the beach, yet still be right in town close to everything, and have a spacious, one of a kind, Costa Rica villa for your vacation rental home away from home.
The Jungle House is the best value vacation rental home right in the heart of Playa Santa Teresa. For an adventurous family, or any group of self-sufficient, adventurous travelers that prefer rustic charms & independence, The Jungle House is the ideal rental near the beach, and everything the town has to offer.
An adventurous family, a few couples, or a big group of friends traveling together can enjoy renting an entire large house and walk to the beach and the best surf breaks in Costa Rica within five minutes.
Naturally and artistically designed in a rustic style, The Jungle House has 7 rooms in a safe & secure two story, 3400 square foot house built to make you feel intertwined with the natural environment. It feels secluded because we are totally surrounded by big trees, and you can hear the Pacific Ocean. We are one of the few lodging options where you don't have to walk uphill to get back & forth to the beach and town. And, out the front gate is the lively main street with shops & restaurants.
The upstairs part of The Jungle House is like its own apartment with a small kitchen, big living room, two bedrooms, and 1.5 bathrooms. The upstairs rooms are:
The Jungle Suite: This room is perfect for a couple. It has a king size bed & its own full bathroom, A/C, and views of palm tress all around. It is upstairs & shares a living room w/ a large sofa & bar area.
The Junior Suite: This bedroom has a double bed, and one half bath. There is no A/C, but two ceiling fans keep the room cool. Private bamboo showers are outside too.
The downstairs has the main kitchen, dining area, five bedrooms and one bathroom. The downstairs rooms are:
The Jungle Room Grande: 2 beds (1 queen & 1 single) with A/C & ceiling fans. There is a common bathroom for 5 rooms, bamboo and outdoor showers are outside.
The Jungle Room Solo: 1 double bed with shelves & a place to hang clothes, A/C & ceiling fan.
The Jungle Surf Bunks: 3 identical rooms with bunk beds & A/C. There is a common bathroom for 5 rooms, bamboo showers are outside.
With one of Central America's best beach breaks right outside our backyard, it is perfect for a Costa Rica surf vacation. We often host yoga retreats & surf schools at the Jungle House too.
Forbes Magazine ranked Santa Teresa, Costa Rica one of the top ten most breathtaking beaches in the world! Its lush tropical scenery, volcanic rock formations, an abundance of wildlife, and proximity to outdoor adventure activities make it one of the best beach towns in Costa Rica. Although The Jungle House is oceanfront, you cannot see the Pacific Ocean due to the dense foliage. To get to the beach & main surf break, it's just a 5 minute walk to the ocean via a public path.
You’ll definitely feel that you’ve entered an exotic jungle since it is common to see many species of animals in the backyard of the house, including groups of Howler Monkeys, iguanas, butterflies, and a variety of birds.
The setting is great for friends traveling together, families, and other groups. With the variety of activities available it is ideal for groups that want to spend a lot of time being active together. You can learn to surf, practice yoga, or participate in the many activities offered like, canopy tours, day trips to waterfalls, horseback riding, or just chilling at the beach.
Everyone can come together to cook dinner at home. We have a big BBQ & picnic area, as well as an ample kitchen for making family style dinners.
Amenities include A/C, ceiling fans all over the house keep it cool, and hot water. On the second level there is a small kitchen, 10 person leather couch, Wi-Fi internet, and ping pong table. Downstairs has a large, common kitchen, outdoor BBQ & picnic area, and a Yoga Studio/Rustic Style Large Hangout Rancho.
The main surf break is 5 minutes away and there are waves for all levels and abilities, warm water and air temps year round, and natural tide pools a few minutes away too. We're conveniently located near small grocery stores, shopping, surf shops, and restaurants.
There is free access to wi-fi, main kitchen, BBQ, dining room, hammocks, and covered deck. The kitchen is ample with everything you need to cook, coffee maker, and blender for making smoothies. We can also arrange a cook to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner for additional cost.
Santa Teresa is a very cool, international town with many great restaurants. It is just a few minutes walking to all the action. There is more nightlife in Playa Carmen, about 10 minutes away in taxi.
We have safe parking if you rent a car. We can arrange a van to drive you here too. The best way to get here, though, is by flying in a small plane from San Jose to Tambor airport. Check Sansa for the latest prices. It's a 45 minute car ride from Tambor to The Jungle House. Once at Tambor, with advance notice we will coordinate a pick up.
I speak English & Spanish and will be a very welcoming host for you. I live a few minutes away, so I'm available to help you with anything. My name is Joe Gatto, estoy a la orden.
The Jungle House has consistently gotten great reviews over the years. We take pride in maintaining a great villa in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, and it only keeps getting better. We're very thankful to be here & extremely grateful for our guests & the positive reviews! Come visit us soon…
- 3400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
All but 1 bedroom have an airconditioning unit in the window. The Jungle House is eco-friendly, therefore we ask that you only use the air conditioner in your room at night if you need it to sleep....moreless
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Living Room seats 10
- Ping Pong Table
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Playa Santa Teresa is the best beach town in Costa Rica for independent travelers that want to get away from it all, still have a lot of fun activities to do, opportunities to socialize & party a little, and plenty of comforts of home too. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at the southwestern corner of the Nicoya Peninsula is one of Costa Rica’s remaining off-the-beaten path cool spots. The Lonely Planet says “it has become one of Costa Rica’s most life affirming destinations. Here, the sea is alive with wildlife and is almost perfect when it comes to shape, color and temperature.” A funky, laid-back surfer town, full of expats from the U.S., Canada, Israel, Argentina, and across Europe; it was just a sleepy fishing village with 30 families as far back as 1985. People from around the world have seen its beauty and potential, and relocated here to start businesses & families, and create a unique community. You’ll find lots of great restaurants blending the freshest local ingredients & cuisine with European and international gastronomic tendencies. There are fun beach bars and great restaurants, some will even let you bring your own beer and wine. There are many interesting places to discover, and new things to try. Most people come here for surfing. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica boasts some of the world’s most consistent waves, and it doesn’t get too crowded out on the water either. Experts have several great surf spots around Santa Teresa to choose from and beginners can count on various surf schools with excellent, patient instructors to get them up and having fun before their Costa Rica surf vacation is over. Surfing is not the only activity in the Santa Teresa/Mal País area. The fishing is outstanding! The fisherman can also take you snorkeling. The exciting canopy tour along ziplines at the edge of Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve gives you a beautiful bird’s eye view of the area’s splendor. Yoga in Santa Teresa is a popular activity, and there are many excellent teachers and various classes to try out. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a booming water sport that you can learn in Santa Teresa as well. Kayak fishing in Mal País harbor or cruising up the Río Bongo to see all kinds of wildlife is one of the funnest things you can do around Santa Teresa. Ask the manager to set up any of these activities for you. ATVs are the primary means of transportation for most residents, and rentals and extreme tours are readily available. Horseback riding along the beach and through the hills is a mellow activity that gives you a distinct perspective on things. And of course, just hanging out at the gorgeous award-winning beach with friends, meeting new people, and having beers in the shade of palm & almond trees is an all-time favorite. Santa Teresa is also family friendly and offers many options for family vacation rentals, and fun activities with children....moreless
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Casa de la selva: el mejor lugar para pasar las vacaciones
Casa de la selva: el mejor lugar para pasar las vacaciones
Estuve en Jungle House durante una semana entera junto con 8 personas más y la pasamos espectacular. El lugar es precioso y la pasamos muy comodamente en la casa que es bastante grande y hermosa, donde la pasamos de maravilla. La casa se encuentra rodeada de árboles que lo hacen a uno sentir como en la selva y se encuentra solamente a 5 minutos de la playa Santa Teresa, en donde es perfecto para surfear, se observan atardeceres hermosísimos y la arena es muy blanca, por lo que es muy lindo lugar para estar. Fue el mejor lugar que pudimos elegir para pasar nuestras vacaciones.
- Guest Jessica M (Heredia, Costa Rica)
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 09/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: ¡Muchas gracias, Jessica! Fue un placer conocerles y ser anfitrión para su familia. Espero verlos aquí en Playa Santa Teresa en otra oportunidad. Pura vida, Joe.
Jungle house was awesome
Jungle house was awesome
Had a great stay at jungle house. Great location close to stores, shops, beaches, and restaurants. Joe was a great host. I would highly recommend this place for anyone traveling.
- Guest Jamie (Florida)
- Date of stay 06/05/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: Thanks a lot, Jamie! It was great to have you guys at The Jungle House. I'm glad you all had so much fun, it was cool to hang out with you guys too. I hope you make it back to Santa Teresa for your next Costa Rica surf trip. Pura vida, Joe
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Nov 1 - Dec 8
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Dec 20 - Jan 12
7 night min stay
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Apr 12 - Apr 20
7 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30
1 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31
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Sep 1 - Oct 30
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- Nearest Airport: Tambor at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Playa Santa Teresa at 75 Metres
Year Purchased: 2006
About: I love to travel, have visitors, and meet cool people from around the world. My favorite travel destinations are tropical ones with beautiful beaches, and mountains to hike around in. To me there is nothing better than swimming in the ocean, running on the beach, and eating fresh fish & fruit. I also like to visit big cities. In the U.S., my favorite ones are New York & San Francisco. I've been to Tokyo, Bangkok, Paris, Rome, and Rio de Janeiro. There are still a lot more mega cities on the list, like Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Madrid, Milano, Berlin, and Shanghai. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio & moved to Miami after college. Living there made me want to learn Spanish well. I learned Spanish in Caracas, Venezuela in an exchange program at Centro Venezolano Americano. I taught English & learned Spanish in the school, and made many wonderful friends. Then I worked as a journalist at The Daily Journal, the English language newspaper of Venezuela. That was a great experience because I was the cultural reporter and wrote about the arts, theater, music, and dance scenes in Caracas. I also got to meet & interview most of the ambassadors stationed there, and write reports about their countries, and the activities of their embassies in Venezuela. I ended up living there for three years & having a fabulous time. Then I moved to Maui to go to massage school and stayed 5.5 years having a good time. I worked as a massage therapist at a hotel on the beach and was a DJ at night. I'm really into funky music from across the globe. I got to DJ for many wonderful weddings in gorgeous Hawaiian settings. I also held down a great Friday night party at Jacques' in Paia for four years. That was a blast, and I got to meet cool music lovers from all over the world. I'm now managing The Jungle House for my friend that owns it. My motto is explore the world, follow what fascinates you, and invite others in to share what you've learned. I'm Joe Gatto, estoy a la orden...
Why Playa Santa Teresa:
There is so much to do here. Obviously a surf trip to Santa Teresa Costa Rica will be epic! The surfing is world famous, and you can step right out our back door to awesome waves. We host yoga retreats, and there are great teachers around town too that can come to The Jungle House especially for your group. You can do a canopy tour and hike in Cabo Blanco National Park, rent ATVs for cruising around town & do tours through the jungle, go horseback riding, get a great sports massage on the premises, visit tide pools, go sea kayaking, or deep sea fishing. There are great restaurants in town and you can also buy fresh fish from the local fisherman and cook it at the Jungle House's BBQ. Santa Teresa is such a beautiful, primordial place. Living here is so healthy; exercising outside, swimming, running on the beach daily is the best. I love eating fresh fruit & fish everyday. The people are very friendly & the international vibe keeps it interesting. We hope to see you this season...
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Imagine laying in a hammock in the garden, under the trees, birds singing, monkeys playing, iguanas scurrying. You're relaxing after a day of swimming in the ocean & hiking through Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve. This evening you guys are going to BBQ fresh fish that your husband got from the local fishermen. Delicious vegetables came from the nearby farmers' market, and you have a case of Imperial in the fridge. After dinner, you'll all walk down to the main street and have drinks in an outside bar, and befriend other travelers. The next morning you can wake up, enjoy the fresh papaya banana smoothie that is waiting for you, and go straight out to the Pacific Ocean to jump in and wake yourself up. You go for a run on the beach, do a sun salutation on the sand, go for another swim, and head back to The Jungle House for a delicious Costa Rican breakfast. Today you and your friends will go on a canopy tour, cruising on ziplines above the jungle. You know this is something you'll never forget. You have afternoon surf lessons, then a great massage to look forward to after that. This is a typical day in Santa Teresa; the sky is the limit for what you can do here. I live here & fell in love with The Jungle House because of this healthy, active, relaxing, and reinvigorating lifestyle. I invite you to come down and experience it for yourself. You'll fall in love too...
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The upstairs Jungle Suite
The upstairs Junior Suite
The upstairs kitchen
Downstairs bathroom, shared by 5 rooms downstairs.
The single bed in the downstairs large double room.
There are 2 identical bunk bed rooms, that are spacious, w/ a double bed below.
The downstairs hallway
We have a spacious kitchen w/ everything needed to cook your own meals.
The dining area & large surfboard shaped dinner table.
Everyone loves the hanging chairs.
Bamboo shower outside
The back of the Jungle House from the hammock garden.
Bathroom for the upstairs Jungle Suite.
The upstairs entry way
The upstairs living room
This is the queen size bed in the downstairs double room.
Double bed in the downstairs single -- The Jungle Room.
The second bunk bed room.
2 fridges in the kitchen
Plenty of room for family style dinners
Yoga studio. We host retreats & can get a private teacher just for your group.
The pool is perfect for cooling off, and kids love it!
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