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Naturalist's Delight - Private House - Quiet & Secure

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Main-level living in wood home in upscale, gated community of vacation homes

The Wood Chalet, a unique wooden home constructed of teak, is strategically located between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, in an upscale, gated community with 24/7 security, where each house is hidden in the flora, and privately situated to view the fauna. This idyllic location is simply the best of beach and jungle. Ideal for a naturalist or honeymoon couple. Spacious, open living area with full kitchen and huge upscale bathroom for pampering yourself. The chalet is managed onsite, and the reception will check you in, offer assistance, and be available throughout your stay for questions or concerns. They can also assist you with travel and book tours for your convenience.

View the monkeys and the sloth that inhabit the rain forest canopy surrounding the chalet from it's roomy covered porch or patio areas. Toucans, mccaws, mot-mots, humming birds, and scarlet tanagers frequent the area. Pamper yourself at the Raindrop Spa, hike the nature trails, or simply relax and surround yourself with the sounds and sights as the tropical rain forest comes alive around you.

The Chalet is located in the natural habitat of species such as the squirrel monkey, white faced Capuchin monkey, three-toed sloth, and numerous bird species. For human contact, walk into the quaint village of Quepos, a center of sport fishing and enjoy the quaint shops and restaurants of an authentic Costa Rican town.

Minutes from the most visited national park in Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio National Park. Gorgeous beaches that are outlined by mangrove and coconut trees for shade. Arts, crafts, restaurants right on the beach!

More Details

Cynthia Hale
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Cynthia Hale

Cynthia is enjoying retirement and travels extensively.

Cynthia Hale purchased this house in 2006

Why Cynthia Hale chose Quepos

Cynthia has been traveling to Costa Rica since she was 17 and wanted a second home in the Manuel Antonio area. The Chalet was her choice because it is very private, yet located with other single-family homes just a short walk into Quepos (famous for its offshore sport fishing) and a short bus ride to Manuel Antonio National Park. She lives in Quepos and is only a few minutes away to assist guests in all aspects of their stay.

What makes this house unique

Best location - quiet and peaceful yet so close to amenities

Natural rainforest setting - see lots of monkeys & birds

Romantic, romantic, romantic!

Private yet not isolated - safe and secure

Onsite management team

Close to everything, but quiet

Tour booking assistance

24/7 security in gated community

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your place. It was exactly the jungle setting we were looking for. Just wish we would have been able to spend more time there. Dorit did a great job in lining up our activities as well.
Dec 2012
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Quepos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No running air conditioning when not in or w/windows and or bathroom door open No noise after 10 pm No unregistered guests No feeding wildlife
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Huge & tiled
  • Huge bathroom with romantic two person jetted tub, fully tiled, romantic lighting, shower, a delight!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ideal for couples
  • Luxury teak queen'sized bed - perfect for honeymoon or a romantic get-away
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The Chalet is the perfect place for guests to honeymoon, enjoy a romantic get-away, or experience the rain forest with a special person. Very private, secure (gated community), and close all the area's attractions. Naturalist's delight! House rules: no partying or loud noise, no feeding the wildlife, no smoking inside the house, and air-conditioning only with all windows and bathroom door closed with a setting no lower than 24C/75F.


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Naturalist's Delight - Private House - Quiet & Secure
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 22 reviews
Fort Collins, Co

Perfectly located in quiet & convenient neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This home is great for a couple to get away and enjoy what both Manuel Antonio and Quepos have to offer. The location is secure and the directions to the place are written perfectly making it easy to find even though its tucked away from the noise of Quepos. The area is quite humid, so expect that no matter where you choose to stay. The neighborhood is nice for morning and evening walks as its both quiet and scenic. The drive and bus ride to Manuel Antonio was quick and easy, as was the walk into Quepos. Cynthia was helpful in every way she could be and made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review. I enjoyed having you stay at Casa Chalet, and happy that you liked the private location with quick access to all the amenities the area has to offer.
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wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

This was a great location, within walking distance to shopping in Quepos and the harbor area, and a short drive to the National Park. It was also quiet, within a gated community. We saw many birds, an iquana, and had two monkeys chase each other across our deck one evening! Cynthia welcomed us with a fresh pineapple, symbol of hospitality, and was a gracious hostess.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, my location is perfect for guests who enjoy walking, and the local bus passes every 15 minutes as it loops from Quepos to the national park. The rain forest setting guarantees that you will view numerous birds, animals, and tropical plants.
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Chalet is a neat place to stay if you are visiting Quepos. We saw a lot of wildlife while lounging on the porch. It is within walking distance to everything in Quepos including the bus station where you can cheaply travel to other places around Costa Rica. The owner was very helpful. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my romantic rain forest chalet for your stay. I enjoyed meeting you and am so pleased that you had a wonderful stay.
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Relaxing in the topical forest

  • 5 of 5

First, everything you see in the pictures is accurate. This is a beautiful studio style abode in an exclusive "estate". Very private, but easy to walk to Quepos for shopping and quick drive to Manual Antonio for beach, park and eat out. The rocking chair on the porch was our favorite place to spend time, reading, talking and watching everything from monkeys play to butterflies cavort. A very relaxing vacation.

Please remember this is Costa Rica, so "outages" of some sort are bound to happen, from electricity to wifi.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate a client taking time to write a wonderful review such as this one. My house is in the rain forest away from the noise of the main road, but close to all the amenities. You will have a great opportunity to see the wild life as it comes to you here!
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Lived up to the listing - great location!

  • 5 of 5

I found Casa Chalet to be a cozy and well-appointed teak cabin in the Manuel Antonio area rainforest. Located in a secure community, the chalet is a wonderful spot for wildlife, and Costa Rica is home to five per cent of the world’s biodiversity.

From the front porch I was amazed to see during my week stay, three types of monkey, toucans, sloths, hummingbirds, coati mundi, scarlet macaws, dozens of species of decorated butterflies, and that is by no means the end of the list. The location is ideal for those who would prefer the wild animals to come to them rather than stand in line on a tour.

The property is a short walk to the busy town of Quepos, but extremely quiet at night, with the exception of cicadas, birds, and the occasional howler monkey! The beach at Manuel Antonio National Park – rated the most beautiful beach in Central America in a Trip Advisor survey, is a 15-minute bus ride from a stop near the community entrance.

Featuring a huge Jacuzzi and laundry service, Casa Chalet is ideal for honeymoon couples and romantic getaways. I stayed as a single, and thoroughly enjoyed the huge bathroom, too.

Plus, the owner is very attractive and fun!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mark! Glad you enjoyed your stay and saw so many amazing animals here at Casa Chalet. Please come again, and recommend to friends and family. Pura vida!
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Kelowna, BC, Canada

Relaxing cottage in the forest.

  • 4 of 5

This small and cozy cabin is right on the edge of central Quepos. We felt safe here with the security gate personnel. Enjoyed our stay and found it well equipped. Air conditioning was much appreciated as was the jacuzzi (cool water) as there is no pool available. Great album collection & turntable provided a trip down memory lane for those of us in our 60s. Good value although more comfortable seating and better reading lamps would be helpful. Very quiet location and helpful management.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Quepos Regional
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Quepos to Manuel Antonio
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Quepos (for sunsets, not recommended for swimming)
Car: not necessary

Here you will experience an adventure vacation in the tropical forest, surrounded by Costa Rica’s most beautiful natural environments. It is the natural habitat of species such as the Titi monkey, white faced Capuchin monkey, howler monkey, three-toed sloth, and numerous bird species such as mccaws and toucans. For human contact, walk into the quaint village of Quepos, a center of sport fishing and enjoy the quaint shops and restaurants of an authentic Costa Rican town.

Minutes from the most visited national park in Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio National Park. Gorgeous beaches that are outlined by mangrove and coconut trees for shade. Arts, crafts, restaurants right on the beach! I can book for you numerous tours and activities (see above)

Other Activities: kayaking, zip-lining, fishing, boating, parasailing, wildlife viewing, horse riding, spa, jet ski, ATV, rafting, kayaking, etc.




Additional information about rental rates

Turnaround fee per stay $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

50% refundable if cancellation is within 30 days of arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.