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Casa Tres Monos- Stunning Garden/Beach Wildlife Viewing

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Spectacular Jungle Botanical Garden, within five minutes walk to Punta Uva beach. Casa Tres Monos (Three Monkey House) is located within the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, and is ideal for viewing a vast array of wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, iguanas, turtles, frogs, sloths and giant blue butterflies from the comfort of your porch hammock.

Tres Monos is a simple yet comfortable two story home made almost entirely from beautiful gleaming red Níspero wood. It has two large covered viewing decks with plenty of comfortable chairs, lounges and hammocks to enjoy the brilliant garden and warm tropical air, fragrant with the natural perfume of Ylang Ylang trees and white ginger flowers.

The beds all have Orthopedic mattresses and are dressed in deliciously luxurious bamboo sheets and pillows, surrounded by good quality mosquito netting. Plenty of plush, Eco-friendly quick dry bath towels, as well as beach towels.

Full kitchen, with refrigerator, four burner gas stove and oven, glassware, dishware, cutlery, utensils, pot, pans etc. Fresh condiments and some pantry items also provided. Drinking water is delivered weekly.

There is a curiously well stocked grocery at the end of our road where you can get most (if not all) of your supplies, including vegies, fruit, fresh fish, organic fresh eggs and chicken, as well as soda, beer, wine or even rum. We are also close to some truly fantastic restaurants.

The property is nestled by 5000 square meter riverfront, and the garden has giant tropical trees (many fruit trees as well) and tons of brightly colored flowers, all lovingly landscaped for a maximum butterfly and bird-watching experience in mind. There is also a freshwater pond that is just jumping with daily frog and turtle activity that can be easily viewed from the deck.

Over 130 species birds have been counted on property to date; including three species of toucans, several jewel colored hummingbird species, parrots, giant black hawks, and very recently, the green macaw has been successfully reintroduced into the area.

You’ll have a lovely, short 5-8 minute walk or bike ride to one of the most beautiful beaches and pristine live coral reefs in the Caribbean. Perfect for snorkeling, diving, surfing and even horse back riding.

As a guests of Casa Tres Monos, you will find bikes, surfboards, boogie boards and kayaks on site to enjoy. In fact, you can kayak right to Punta Uva beach from the property!

We are close to National Park hiking trails and local guides are easy to book. Easy to use public transportation is just 200 meters from house.

Keywords: jungle lodge, eco lodge, beach house,
river view, bird watcher lodge, Caribbean vacation, sloths, monkeys, tropical wildlife viewing, Gandaco Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Punta Uva, Puerta Viejo, Cocles, Talamanca


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    On the deck or outside only. We have plenty of ashtrays....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Casa Tres Monos is set privately in an amazing tropical garden bordering a small river, within true tropical rain forest. Sit on the decks and watch and incredible diversity of monkeys (3 species), birds (over 120 species counted on the property, including 3 species of toucans, parrots, hummingbirds), amphibians( lively frog/lilly pond) though out the day and night. Beautiful tropical flower garden with many tropical fruit trees. Seasonal bananas and fruit available to the guests. Nature Lovers Only! An easy few minutes walk to the best beaches of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Good snorkeling, surfing, swimming and walking all close by! On site snorkeling masks/fins and boogie boards. Many restaurants within walking/bike riding distance. Grocery store just 200 meters from the house....moreless


  • Books


  • Away From It All


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    really more of an amazing jungle garden view looking out on old growth rain forest trees surrounded by carefully planted and tended tropical flower and fruit gardens., Always an incredible wildlife show going on!...moreless

  • Water View:

    view of small river bordering the property...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    frog pond just off the deck in the garden. night blooming water lilies...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Large dining table on downstairs deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    See washing machine. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:


  • Telephone:

    local calls free international calls with phone card purchased close by at the little store...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We have laundry service. one load per week free, extra loads $6.00...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Upstairs and downstairs decks, both roomy....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.3
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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Zip lining, Wildlife viewing, kayaking, surfing, horse back riding, boogie boarding, snorkeling, fishing, diving


Owner info

About the owner: We are Tracy and David Moseley. We are American expats, who fell head over heels in love with Costa Rica and the amazing plants and animals that reside there. We are passionate about animals and the environment, and love to share our home with like minded people.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • White Faced Capuchin Monkeys

    White Faced Capuchin Monkeys

  • Spider monkeys

    Spider monkeys

  • Seen from bedroom window at tres monos.

    Seen from bedroom window at tres monos.

  • Morning view off the deck.

    Morning view off the deck.

  • Exotic flora

    Exotic flora

  • Tracy snuggling a baby howler at Jaguar animal rescue down the street

    Tracy snuggling a baby howler at Jaguar animal rescue down the street

  • Out of the river, into the caribe

    Out of the river, into the caribe

  • Upper deck.

    Upper deck.

  • Kitchen. There are two refrigerators and a propane stove/oven range.

    Kitchen. There are two refrigerators and a propane stove/oven range.

  • Night falls at Casa Tres Monos

    Night falls at Casa Tres Monos

  • Howler 

    Howler monkeys

  • Red eyed leaf frog. These can be seen every night!

    Red eyed leaf frog. These can be seen every night!

  • Toucan in the garden.

    Toucan in the garden.

  • Three Toed Sloth mom with baby

    Three Toed Sloth mom with baby

  • Giant trees.

    Giant trees.

  • Giant Blue Morpho Butterfly

    Giant Blue Morpho Butterfly

  • Punta Uva 

    Punta Uva beach

  • Lower deck.

    Lower deck.

  • One of four bedrooms.

    One of four bedrooms.

  • Large warm shower.

    Large warm shower.

  • Lovely young guest with Three toed sloth in the garden.

    Lovely young guest with Three toed sloth in the garden.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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