The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
2 bedroom, 1 bathrooms with large balcony with mountain and river views from
Dan and Sheyla Hawley
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Vrbo Bear Stay review
Beautiful Cabins in a remote rainforest. If you want to experience nature in a most perfect setting, this is your place. We had the opportunity to see Toucans in the morning from our porch. There were Blue Morpho Butterflies on the property - a large beautiful butterfly. There are walking trails and at night we walked to the highest point on the property and viewing the stars was spectacular. They have a Costa Rican hut along side a flowing river which is a nice secluded spot to sit and relax and commune with nature. The inside of the cabin is all wood and well maintained. The owner was on the property and was an excellent hostess and made sure all our needs were met.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review!!! Dan & sheyla
Off the beaten path= just lovely
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.
Thank you for the wonderful review glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise 👍👍
Peaceful and Tranquil Stay
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!
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
**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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
canopy tours, horseback riding, monkeys, tucans, your own nature setting nature trails, outdoor kitchen on the river,we now have internet service