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Beautiful jungle villa surrounded by rivers, waterfalls & exotic animals

Parrita, Costa Rica
  • Cabin800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 bedroom, 1 bathrooms with large balcony with mountain and river views from

Beautiful sunset and sunrise mountain views surrounded by nature sounds of the beautiful birds, Tucans, Honey birds, monkeys and many more exotic animals and flora. Enjoy the barbecue and lounge area with tiki hut along side the river. The unit comes fully packed with full size kitchen, large balcony and internet service. Horseback riding and canopy tours are available just down the road.. Manuel Antonio, Quepos and World Famous “Marina Pez Vela” are all just 15 minutes away


Dan and Sheyla Hawley

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 09, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • This two bedroom villa has a full kitchen, living room, large covered front porch and two separate bedrooms with one full bathroom. The cabin is fully furnished with air conditioning and WiFi


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The cabin has beautiful modern tiled bathrooms with stand up showers.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Downtown
        • Mountain
        • Mountain View
        • River
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      laundry service availble upon request
                    • Heating
                      no heat needed
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      fresh clean linens provided
                    • Living Room
                      both cabins have living rooms
                    • Air Conditioning
                      the cabins have air cond and climate controlled
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      parking availble for each cabin
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      fresh clean towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      laundry service availble upon request
                    • Wood Stove
                      We have the outside tiki hut with the out side wood burnimg stove and piknic table great place to enjoy the river,


                        • Microwave
                          we also have a microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          we also have a coffee maker in each cabin
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          we have all the dishes and utensils needed to stay a week or month
                        • Freezer
                          full refrigerator with freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen has a 4 burner stove coffee maker hot and cold water very clean and neat
                        • Kitchenette
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          we have all the utensils needed for a week or month,in each cabin.
                        • Oven
                          stove with oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          The cabin has a full size refrigerator with freezer
                        • Stove
                          4 burner stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          toasters in each cabin


                            • Dining
                              the perfect place to enjoy your meals is on the big front porch with the table and chairs room enough for 6 persons
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      the cabins can enjoy the tiki hut and out door grill on the river
                                    • Balcony
                                      very spacious fron porches
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      tili hut and grill on the river
                                    • Gazebo
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • marina
                                            • rain forests
                                            • reefs
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • rafting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • whitewater rafting
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Come experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica. We are offering a quiet secluded getaway in a tropical mountain setting on the pacific coast of western Costa Rica just 20 minutes away from the crystal blue waters of the Pacific ocean and the famous Manuel Antonio beaches. Surround yourself with gorgeous tropical landscaping. Experience nature as only Costa Rica can provide. Catch a glimpse of a monkey right outside your door and see and hear the beautiful exotic birds and creatures in their natural habitat. This private compound has over 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation and each cabin is set in its own private setting. See beautiful mountain views from your private front porch. Sit and relax under the Tiki Hut or cook dinner on the BBQ pit by the flowing Mountain river. Your sure to have one of the most enjoyable and relaxing vacations you ever had. This is truly a nature lovers paradise. You can even arrange a fishing trip to one of the worlds best deep sea fishing areas.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              21 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Off the beaten path= just lovely

                                                              bridget b.San Antonio TX

                                                              This darling house is nestled out of town- 3 miles on dirt path (just get good directions/map). It is right next to a river and great wildlife - Coolest was a poison dart frog here. It was great for our family of 5. Dan and Shayla were very accomadating and the local house manger was helpful. She helped us set up a horseback/waterfall tour which was great. We had a great time and the surround area is awesome.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the wonderful review glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise 👍👍

                                                              Peaceful and Tranquil Stay

                                                              Susan R.

                                                              We just returned from a 3-night stay at the Ginger Cabins. If you are looking to relax and escape the noisy, heavily touristed areas, this is the place for you! The cabin is nicely appointed, extremely clean and has everything you need. We stayed in the cabin with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bed and 1 with 2 twins. The house does have AC, which was great for sleeping. We enjoyed playing cards on the porch and listening to the night sounds of the jungle. Of note, the cabins are about a 10 to 15-minute drive down a dirt road off Route 34 so you'd need to add that to your drive times. Also, the dirt road isn't well marked so here's a tip: if coming toward Quepos, the turn off (dirt road) will be on the left but NOT the dirt road with the "Rainmaker" and the brown wooden carved sign, it's the next one. Your turn will have a bus shelter. For area recommendations, do go to Rainmaker Preserve, primitive rainforest with lovely swimming and get the lunch. Also, Manual Antonio is about 30-45 minutes and well-worth the visit. There are some pretty good gas/grocery/ stores not far from the cabin on 34. Also, we ate at a great soda not far down 34 towards Quepos on the right, the name escapes us but it had the word Palm in it. Enjoy!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the wonderful review 👍will help future guests hope to have you back !!

                                                              **IMPORTANT** THIS PROPERTY IS 45 MINUTES AWAY FROM WHERE THEY SHOW IT IN THE LISTING

                                                              Dylan G.Portland, OR

                                                              **PLEASE READ BEFORE THINKING TO BOOK THIS PROPERTY**

                                                              The property is listed in Quepos next to Manuel de Antonio on the website map, however it is actually between Parrita and Quepos, 3 miles down a dirt road, in the middle of no where, which takes 45 minutes in a taxi and thirty bucks to get to the listed location. There are basically no restaurants or stores in this area either and you need to speak Spanish to describe the location to any taxi, and we actually only had 1 of 8 taxi drivers know where the heck we were talking about needing to go. If you dont speak Spanish Im really not sure how you would find the location.

                                                              The property itself was adequate and as described. The man that lives on the same property with his family was accommodating, but he does not speak English either, so speaking Spanish here is really a must, especially if you need a taxi out, which you will unless you rent a car. You are no where near the beach either and the only place to walk would be along the dirt road that leads to it.

                                                              We were given the location the day we left the US and due to it being new years eve weekend, we had no other alternatives for places to stay. When I told the owner that the location does not match the description of the property he told me he wasnt sure why that was and he would fix it right away. The location is still the same some 3 weeks later though.

                                                              We tried to follow the VRBO support resolution pathway by contacting the owner to work towards a solution, which was please refund the amount of taxi fare that we have had to incur due to the fraud you have committed in your listing's location, however the owner told us he couldn't believe we thought we could stay in Quepos for the price he had listed, and that he would refund us zero nor do anything else to help. Yes, actually we did believe we could stay in Quepos for that price BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU DESCRIBED IN YOUR LISTING SIR. Also, how could we (or you potentially) know what costs are in a foreign country? We were visitors after all and have to put our trust in others when travelling.

                                                              All this said, we would not stay here again and I would caution anyone looking at properties of these owners (their names are listed and they have other properties). This listing really ruined our time in Manuel de Antonio and I hope this review prevents it from doing the same for anyone looking to potentially stay here.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dylan - I'm sorry you had a really bad experience. This is the first for us and we take it personally.

                                                              When we spoke on the phone, I had strongly recommended that you rent a car. My cabin is remote and is advertised as so. You insisted that you and your party are experienced hikers and don't mind the 3 mile hike off the main road to the rain forest. I even suggested a bus service that cost $1 that will drop you off at the entrance to the 3 mile hike that leads to my cabins. As for the location, it is pinned accurately.

                                                              You stated there are no stores available. There are 2 stores within a mile from the cabin. We are 15 minutes to the town Quepos, 20-25 minutes from Manuel Antonio beaches. Once again... I will reiterate this is a REMOTE location. It is advertised for guests who want to experience a serene Costa Rican lifestyle.

                                                              Efrain is a local and I apologize he doesn't speak English. He is, however, knows the lay of the land and is accommodating to all of my guests.

                                                              If you read other reviews, people had described our location and its surroundings perfectly. Once again, I apologize that you had a bad experience. Best of luck - Dan & Sheyla

                                                              Relaxing Jungle Getaway

                                                              Sam H.

                                                              My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights and loved it! The views were beautiful and the cabin was cozy. We loved sitting on the front porch listening to the rain. Having no TV was a nice break from day to day life. The river and lounge area were a perfect way to spend an afternoon. If you are looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is your spot. We will be back again and hope to bring friends to stay in the other cabin!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for sharing this review for our future guests very glad you had a great time hope to have you back soon 👍👍

                                                              Cabin in the jungle

                                                              Anne G.

                                                              These cabins are a more authentic "campo" experience than you would be able to have in Manuel Antonio or Quepos. The drive is around 40 minutes to Manuel Antonio, just 15 minutes to the BM grocery on the edge of Quepos. You should definitely have 4w drive, especially if it rains! The caretaker Efrain is very sweet and helpful. The family added baby-proofing for our toddler on the deck, which was awesome. The views from the cabin are excellent and the property is gorgeous. The deck looks out into the jungle and you can hear the creek. Highlights included seeing poison dart frogs and making limeade from the fruit on the trees outside. Internet is only functional in the mornings from the cabins, but lots of places in quepos and Manuel Antonio have wifi. The 2 bedroom cabin is quite small and only sleeps 4. The AC was really nice after days at the beach.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed our piece of pardice not sure if you stopped for breakfast before going to Manuel antiono it really is a 20 to 25 min drive just want our future guests to know 👍Thanks again Dan & sheyla

                                                              Great Place to see Central Pacific Costa Rica from

                                                              david w.

                                                              We stayed at the Ginger Cabin for our entire 10 days in Costa Rica. The cabin provided everything we needed. We were able to cook at the cabin if we didn't want to go out. Beautiful property and setting with constant sound of flowing water from the covered porch. We spent most nights on the porch recovering from the day and planning the next day. Looking back we should have spent more time at the river cabana on the property. We were greeted with a great basket of fruit on arrival. I can't say enough. We loved our stay here!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you very much for the wonderful review ! Hope to have you back again , Dan & Sheyla


                                                              Parrita, Costa Rica

                                                              canopy tours, horseback riding, monkeys, tucans, your own nature setting nature trails, outdoor kitchen on the river,we now have internet service

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee

                                                              $100/night for 4 people ... Contact owner for monthly rates and specials 700.00 weekly

                                                              21 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.5/5
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