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Huge pool w/ swim and slide. My 2 children show size of slide/ pool. Junglegym

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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

ASK ABOUT OUR SMALL GROUP DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OF 5 OR LESS. 10% discount for groups of 5 or less
You deserve it! You really do. A beautiful, private, quite home located in the El Salto Estates gated community where you can sit comfortably while watching your children play and have fun in our giant pool or on our awesome jungle gym (pun intended). Bring your friends and family - there is plenty of space here at the Family Jungle House. Our staff is gracious, caring, hard working and ready to serve! So, yes! Book now! Do not miss out on this awesome opportunity for rest and relaxation at a price you can afford!
Perks: 1. Sediment/Carbon/UV Light filter for CLEAN drinking water included now at the house!
2. 4 Full baths PLUS 2 half baths. One of the half baths is located right next to the pool for convenience.
3. Gated Community with controlled access
4. Great Pricing for larger groups and for smaller groups - compare our pricing to other homes and ours will be the most competitive!
5. Newly remodeled! With newly redesigned granite counter-tops in the kitchen, full interior and exterior painting, extra bathrooms, new outdoor shower, new beds, new floors - will be fully remodeled in October of 2015!!
6. Roxana and her amazing food at an unbelievably good price!!!!!!
7. Scarlet Macaws - virtually daily sightings of these magnificent birds recently reintroduced to Manuel Antonio.
8. Plenty of parking for multiple guests.
9. Large families or multiple families traveling together can stay here without breaking the bank!!!
10. 450 Sq. Ft or covered deck space and 450 Sq. Ft of deck with sunlight. To tan or not to tan . . . . .

This open air style house is situated to where it is surrounded by over an acre of tropical gardens and peaceful forest. There are spectacular views of the Talamanca Coastal Range and 6000 foot Mount San Geranimo. There are daily sightings of exotic Costa Rican animals such as Blue Morpho Butterflies, Sloths, Monkeys, Jewel-toned Hummingbirds, and now Scarlet Macaws!! The 5-Star Gaia Boutique Hotel (only 200 meters away as the crow flies) began a program to reintroduce Native Scarlet Macaws to the Manuel Antonio area about 1 year ago. And the lucky guests of the Family Jungle House are right in the flight path of these gorgeous, amazing birds!!! The are sightings virtually everyday!!
This gorgeous home has multiple Master Suites for multiple families traveling together! This is a 4 or 5 bedroom/4.5 bath (currently a 4/5 bedroom home with 3.5 baths - remodel will be finished in October 2015) home which has an second living room which can be converted into a 5th bedroom. The bedroom layouts are as follows: Master Bedroom #1 has a King-size Memory Foam mattress with a trundle bed in the room to be used either as a day-bed or two twin beds at night! Master Bedroom #2 has a Queen-size Memory Foam mattress with a trundle bed in the room to be used either as a day-bed or two twin beds at night! The downstairs bedrooms now have two full bathrooms and the "Blue" room has a King-size and the Pirate Room has a Queen-size Memory Foam mattress with a bunk bed. The Pirate Room will have its OWN full bathroom in October of 2016!!
If you are staying for 6-nights or more, when you arrive to the Family Jungle House you will find some delicious local, Costa Rican fruit available for immediate consumption, or wait until the next day and have Roxana, the maid, cut it all up for you! We now also provide 250g of Coffee for all guests staying Dec - Aug so that you can arrive and immediately enjoy a cup of delicious, hot Costa Rican coffee! WE ALSO HAVE AN OUTDOOR GRILL FOR BBQ BY THE POOL!!
The Family Jungle House now has a local chef with fantastic food and great deals!! $50 for breakfast for 10 people (each additional person pays $7 per person) and $120 for dinner for up to 10 people (each additional person pays $12 per person)!! Exclusive, only for the Family Jungle House and these prices include food cost! Roxana does not cook anywhere else and you will NOT find this deal anywhere else in Manuel Antonio. There are some restrictions: service is only Mon-Fri, only certain meals are prepared, the food is all local Costa Rican cuisine, and the meals are only served at certain times. There are no subsitutions and only one main course may be selected! Only here at the Family Jungle House!! I dare you to find another deal this good in Manuel Antonio!
There are covered terraces surrounding most of the upper level and the bedrooms at pool level. The house can be opened up completely to these terraces allowing for a tropical out of doors living experience. Monkeys pass by in the trees outside our bedrooms most days and an occasional sloth has crawled across our property. Come and hang-out by the pool - we have huge decks, both for sunbathing and plenty of space in the shade - and the pool is huge and was planned for children of all ages with three separate depths: 30 centimeters for toddlers and small children, 120 centimeters for moms and dads to walk smaller non-swimming children around and then a full 2 meters where the slide empties into the pool! There is also an outdoor shower right next to the pool to wash off children before bed without having to convince them to take a shower inside the house!!!
The hillside pool is situated beneath towering jungle trees where White-faced or Titi Monkeys are often swinging through the branches. There is fantastic bird, butterfly, and iguana watching right from our decks. There is 24 hour security in this gated, secure community. The house is very private and quiet, unlike so many rental houses and hotels crammed along the busy main road and with giant walls as your next door neighbor. You can walk to the main road in three-to-five minutes where there are buses and taxis to take you to Quepos or the gorgeous beaches of Manuel Antonio. Within a 10 minute walk are the restaurants: La Gondola, El Arado, and La Luna at Hotel Gaia! By car you are only five minutes from the National Park and some of the worlds most beautiful beaches or equal distant from the entertaining town of Quepos. There are generous parking and storage areas.

For your pleasure and comfort, the Family Jungle House offers the following amenities: WIFI, Phone, air conditioning in all the bedrooms PLUS in the living room (most houses, even the most luxurious here in Manuel Antonio do NOT offer AC in the living room - ask for yourself and you will see!!) , and there are three flat screen TVs and a DVD player. We have a well outfitted full kitchen. The washer and dryer and currently next to the kitchen but will be moved down stairs in October. We ask that ONLY the maid use the machines and she will wash, dry and fold your clothes for you. Bed linens and towels are provided.

Outdoors we have a teak wood jungle gym for kids, BBQ grill, and fantastic pool complete with its own water slide. After an exciting day in the tropics, the pool and terrace make for a relaxing evening.

We offer housekeeping everyday EXCEPT Wednesdays and Sundays! Laundry is done by the maid the days she cleans the house and we can arrange for a private chef (outside of Roxana if you choose) and babysitting for an additional fee.

Keywords: Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Puntarenas, San Jose, Escazu, beaches, surfing, boogie boarding, Scarlet Macaws, mountains, ocean, serene, peaceful, birds, butterflies, gated community, pool with slide, zipling, white-water rafting, parasailing, deep sea fishing

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    This house is made for families!!! Safe railings for small children, although we do not have a gate around our huge, fun pool....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Please smoke out on the deck...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Also we have access to an air mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    There is one set of bunk beds and a trundle bed...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4) Bunk Beds in kids room, Baby Cribs (1) We have one available Pack n' Play for babies., Futons (1) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet

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  • Bathroom 6: toilet

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  • Bathroom 7: outdoor shower

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  • This whole house was built between 2007-2012 so just about everything in this house is new or at least new-ish. The bathrooms are clean and relatively large....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This house is located about 1.5 miles on the road to Manuel Antonio National Park. This is a secure, gated community with lovely hiking trails, gorgeous views, silence, peace and a ton for kids to do. This house is perfect for 2 or 3 families traveling together who want to keep their kids occupied. There is a huge pool and a jungle gym to keep all age ranges happy. We have a great patio for grilling with an outdoor sink next to the pool. The monkeys come by with frequency since this house is on a monkey trail. There are 5 restaurants and a spa within walking distance. Our home has kid-safe railings on the balcony that are sometimes difficult to find in this area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) This house has three brand new Plasma TVs and one DVD players. There is HBO and Cinemax included in over 150 channels....moreless

  • Television:

    There are 3 televisions (all HD and wall mounted) in this house!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Six wall units. One in each bedroom and one in the Kitchen/Living room...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Lease allow maid to do your laundry...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have WiFi!!!!! We have recently upgraded our internet speed and now have much faster WiFi! ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide plenty of towels, both for home use and for beach use....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    You park off the main road in a private parking lot which can fit up to 5 cars....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Sorry, no international phone calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Please allow maid to do your laundry...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We have WiFi!!!!! We have recently upgraded our internet speed and now have much faster WiFi! ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We have a coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, microwave, stove top range (4 burners), oven, dishwasher, and plenty of dishes, glasses, mugs, silverware, etc......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    It's of outdoor deck space as well as roofed outdoor deck space!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Huge pool with swim lane and fantastic slide!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug-Nov 2016
Aug 2 - Nov 18, 2016
5 night min stay
$310
$1,700
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$450
$2,390
Early December 2016
Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2016
4 night min stay
$340
$1,990
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$755
$5,190
January 2017
Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$379
$2,350
February/March 2017
Feb 1 - Apr 10, 2017
5 night min stay
$490
$2,900
Easter Week 2016
Apr 11 - Apr 17, 2017
5 night min stay
$580
$3,400
Late April 2016
Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$350
$2,100
May-June 2017
May 1 - Jun 21, 2017
5 night min stay
$310
$1,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Rates are for up to 10 people.

GROUPS OF 7 or fewer ask for small-group discount.

Cash deposit required at "check-in."


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Location

  • Manuel Antonio National Park

    "A must see! Zoo in the wild. Spend the money for a qualified and certified National Park G..."

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  • Cafe Milagro

    "Great breakfasts and lunches! And the coffee is worth going back for again and again and ag..."

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  • Biesanz Beach

    "Perfect for families with young children - virtually no currents in this bay! On a typical ..."

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  • Restaurante Barba Roja

    "Worth the trip up the mountain - gorgeous ocean and sunset view year-round! Great daily spe..."

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  • Bambu Jam

    "Try it! Not sure what is happening there these days!"

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  • Super Joseth

    "Great international grocer only 1 mile from the Family Jungle House - can be more expensive ..."

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  • Tarcoles Bridge

    "Stop here on your drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio - all I can say is that once you arr..."

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  • Ríos Tropicales

  • MidWorld Costa Rica Tour Office

    "The picture is of myself and my 5-year old daughter about to enjoy some 'hang-time!' Very ..."

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  • Cafe Agua Azul

    "Great food! Prepare to wait a little bit to sit down!"

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  • Agua Azul

    "Water Sports and Parasailing!!! Do this! Parasailing is awesome!!"

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8 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Quepos Municipal Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Z Restaurant, Ambar Lounge at Hotel Gaia
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Los Suenos at The Marriott in Herradura
150 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Manuel Antonio Highway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Z Restaurant, Pizza de Marco, La Luna
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Manuel Antonio Beaches

Car: Recommended

Manuel Antonio beach or Playa Espadilla - was just rated as the Best Beach in Latin America this past April 2013 and Costa Rica is the happiest country on the planet according to various surveys! Come see what all the fuss is about! Don't want to go to the beach, then maybe try a ziplining tour, or some deep sea fishing, or raft down one of our awesome white-water rivers. Or just hang out at one Manuel Antonio's fantastic Happy Hour bars!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: I moved to Manuel Antonio in Aug of 2004 because I simply fell in love with the delightful Costa Rican people and the convergence of powerful elements all meeting in one place - the mighty Pacific Ocean, the strong sun, the wildness of the jungle, the tropical animals and foods, the strong winds and rains . . . We lived there with our two girls until April of 2012 when we moved back to Florida - and we now long for the days when we get to go and visit Manuel Antonio ourselves. We hope you love Costa Rica as much as we do!

Why El Cerro, Quepos, Costa Rica:
We hope you find the peace and joy and harmony we tried to instill in this house and the surrounding gardens. We love entertaining guests - always have. We wanted a comfortable house that would be practical and fun for families. I know from experience that can be difficult to achieve.The beach, the ocean, the waves, the mountains, the sunsets, the clean air, the nice people - why would you not want to visit here?

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is wonderful for families and for Multiple Families traveling together that will NOT break the bank! Kids have outside and the pool, and the biggest kids have plenty of space for themselves too! Right in the middle of Manuel Antonio to where access to the beaches is a five-minute drive and Quepos is a 4-minute drive, but removed from all the noise and crazy drivers. True peace in paradise!


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/28/2016

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Photos

  • Huge pool w/ swim and slide. My 2 children show size of slide/ pool. Junglegym

    Huge pool w/ swim and slide. My 2 children show size of slide/ pool. Junglegym

  • Living Room with View of Balcony

    Living Room with View of Balcony

  • Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Living Room

    Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Living Room

  • Second Master Bedroom with both beds visible

    Second Master Bedroom with both beds visible

  • View from the top of the slide down to the pool

    View from the top of the slide down to the pool

  • Master Bath #2

    Master Bath #2

  • Master Bedroom #1 on upstairs level with view into closet - King-size bed

    Master Bedroom #1 on upstairs level with view into closet - King-size bed

  • Master Bedroom on Pool Level

    Master Bedroom on Pool Level

  • Second Master Bedroom on Pool Level

    Second Master Bedroom on Pool Level

  • Half Bath directly next to the pool for easy access

    Half Bath directly next to the pool for easy access

  • Pool Level Living Area with Day Bed (convertible to 2 twin beds visible

    Pool Level Living Area with Day Bed (convertible to 2 twin beds visible

  • Capuchin Monkey eating on the railing

    Capuchin Monkey eating on the railing

  • Granite Breakfast Bar, Kitchen and Dining Room

    Granite Breakfast Bar, Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Second Mater Bedroom Upstairs

    Second Mater Bedroom Upstairs

  • Good Morning Family Jungle House!

    Good Morning Family Jungle House!

  • Master Bedroom #1 on upstairs level - King-size bed

    Master Bedroom #1 on upstairs level - King-size bed

  • Master Bedroom #1 bathroom

    Master Bedroom #1 bathroom

  • Master Bedroom on Pool Level

    Master Bedroom on Pool Level

  • Second Master Bedroom Bathroom on Pool Level

    Second Master Bedroom Bathroom on Pool Level

  • Pool Level Living Area

    Pool Level Living Area

  • Iguanas love hibiscus flowers

    Iguanas love hibiscus flowers

  • Momma and baby sloth "hanging" around our house!

    Momma and baby sloth "hanging" around our house!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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