Scarlet Macaws/Butterflies/Monkeys Galore. Huge Pool with Slide and Swim Lane(51 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4BE/4BA/2HalfBA, Sleeps 18, recent remodel
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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- 3800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Sofa Bed
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early December 2016
Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2016
4 night min stay
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Feb 1 - Apr 10, 2017
5 night min stay
Easter Week 2016
Apr 11 - Apr 17, 2017
5 night min stay
Late April 2016
Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 21, 2017
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
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."
Manager's cancellation policy:
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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!
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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Huge pool w/ swim and slide. My 2 children show size of slide/ pool. Junglegym
Living Room with View of Balcony
Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Living Room
Second Master Bedroom with both beds visible
View from the top of the slide down to the pool
Master Bath #2
Master Bedroom #1 on upstairs level with view into closet - King-size bed
Master Bedroom on Pool Level
Second Master Bedroom on Pool Level
Half Bath directly next to the pool for easy access
Pool Level Living Area with Day Bed (convertible to 2 twin beds visible
Capuchin Monkey eating on the railing
Granite Breakfast Bar, Kitchen and Dining Room
Second Mater Bedroom Upstairs
Good Morning Family Jungle House!
Master Bedroom #1 on upstairs level - King-size bed
Master Bedroom #1 bathroom
Master Bedroom on Pool Level
Second Master Bedroom Bathroom on Pool Level
Pool Level Living Area
Iguanas love hibiscus flowers
Momma and baby sloth "hanging" around our house!
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 10, 2016
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