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Experience WORLD FAMOUS 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage Home in Manuel Antonio

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

This 2 bedroom 2 bath 727 perches 50 feet above the jungle canopy

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park, this 2 bedroom 2 bath home, re-purposed from a 727, has been named by Travel and Leisure, HGTV, Strange Homes and Animal Planet as one of the most unique and fantastic experiences in the jungles of Costa Rica.

The airplane, nestled beside the rain forest and beside our Costa Verde II building, is perched on a custom-built platform 15 meters (50 feet) up from the ground. At this height, our guests enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from both the airplane windows and the handcrafted decks that has been built atop its wings. The inside of the plane has been decorated using lovingly restored local teak wood and Costa Verde‘s renowned innovation. This has resulted in a beautiful wood paneled fuselage with three queen size beds, two bathrooms, TV, AC, kitchenette and safety deposit.

When the 727 is booked, please look at our romantic Cockpit Cottage , sleeps 2 people in a meticulously repurposed cockpit . VRBO listing 1068248. Or book both if your group requires sleeping for 8.

Wake to the roar of the howler monkeys, and have coffee with the playful spider and white faced monkeys to start your day. Fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, a total of 3 Queen beds and 2 large outdoor over the wing deck/ balconies of polished teak and handcrafted furnishings make this flight of fancy a truly unforgettable vacation home. Monkeys , sloths, acoutis, and over 184 species of birds will become your neighbors, greeting you in your private jungle paradise.

You are a short downhill walk to the white sand beach and the shops and nightlife of Manuel Antonio.

Adjacent to Costa Verde Hotel, you will enjoy the 3 pools, one is adult only with a pool bar, 4 restaurants, maid service and tour/ concierge services within a few minutes walk or a call to the bilingual front desk. Free Internet. The closest airport is Quepos, or San Jose International airport which is aprox 2.5 hours drive. Arrangements can be made to pick you up at either.

Pez Vela Marina in Quepos is home to some of the best sport fishing in Costa Rica, with daily charters, catamaran cruises, and private sunset sails . Several great ocean front restaurants in the marina have become the place to enjoy some world class sports fishing and be part of the international boating community that docks in Marina Pez Vela.

Waterfalls, ATV's, Hiking, Zip Lining, Manuel Antonio National Park, surfing, bird watching, jungle explorations are all part of the Manuel Antonio experience for the nature lover. Or do nothing, lay by the pool, have a massage on your private 727 and listen to sounds of the jungle with a cold drink in hand. Click on our video for a close up look at the interiors and views.

High Season Jan 3 - Mar 22 $500 daily + 13% tax

Easter Season Mar 23 - Mar 26 $750 daily + 13% tax

High Season Mar 27 - Apr 30 $500 daily + 13% tax

Green Season May 1 - Aug 31 $360 daily + 13% tax

Promo Season Sep 1 - Nov 15 $260 daily + 13% tax

High Season Nov 16 - Nov 26 $500 daily + 13% tax

High Season Nov 27 - Dec 19 $360 daily + 13% tax

High Season Dec 20 - Dec 23 $500 daily + 13% tax

Christmas Season Dec 24 - Jan 2 $750 daily + 13% tax

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About Faith

Seeking peace and simplicity surrounded by nature, after 30 years in the travel and tourism business. Never stop travelling and experiencing new cultures!

Faith purchased this house in 2006

Why Faith chose Manuel Antonio Area

Manuel Antonio is one of the only places on earth where you can travel standing still. Discover the excitement of an off the grid paradise.

What makes this house unique

Ideally located within a resort, yet very private and remote feeling within nature. Great jumping off spot for all tours: ATV, Waterfall, Snorkeling, White water rafting, Surfing, Zip Line, Catamaran, Sport fishing, yoga classes, dolphin and whale watching...and still more monkeys than people!


Quepos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Built into the tail of the aircraft, in the guest room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom is in the Cockpit
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Two Queen Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , One Queen Bed
  • Air conditioned, teak paneled large bedrooms with detailed finishes
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This home is adjacent to Costa Verde Hotel, and features access to 4 restaurants, a pool bar, housekeeping and concierge / tour desk services, Currency Exchange, Hiking trails. We have a large scenic ocean view event center on property and several other casitas, bungalows and studio apartments for rent for larger groups, weddings and retreats.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Experience WORLD FAMOUS 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage Home in Manuel Antonio
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Grand Rapids, MI

Living in a plane down by the jungle!

  • 5 of 5

To begin with, a tourist van stops in front of the place every morning so people can take pictures of the plane you are staying in. It's not intrusive at all though and we enjoyed waving at the folks. Really, how many opportunities do you have to stay somewhere as unique as this? We split our time in Manuel Antonio between here and Espadilla Ocean Club. The plane is everything the pictures/reviews/description says. Very comfortable, good view, updated, and spacious. I would say the kitchen is not intended for making big meals but it's definitely suitable for keeping a few things in the fridge and heating stuff. The local restaurants are great. I think it is important to note here though that in addition to the plane, the grounds of Costa Verde are beautiful! Have you ever been to a tropical greenhouse in your home town? That's what the entire property is like. The flowers smell wonderful, the flora is lush and monkeys and lizards run around all over the place. There was a sloth hanging out by the nearby pool we used (which we practically had to ourselves) and the adults only pool has an amazing view of the water. There's a large vine covered chalice tunnel on the property that bats swarm at night chasing bugs. You don't have to walk through it but my son and I did repeatedly and were never touched. It was awesome. You should spend a night or two of your Manual Antonio itinerary here. That's the only way you're going to be able to look at each other and say "Remember that time we slept in a refurbished plane in the Costa Rican jungle?"

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What fun! I am so glad you got to see all your animals right near your 727. It is a family vacation you will always remember. Thanks for letting us host you and come back and see the the monkeys soon!
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It was awesome! Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely worth it. We were traveling 3 adults and a 5 year old. The set up was perfect, everyone had enough privacy, with the bedrooms and bathrooms being at either end of the plane. Capuchin monkeys came to check out the deck our first morning, but since we didn't feed them their remaining visits were in the trees and along the top of the plane, every morning and evening...the views are spectacular. The air conditioning is better than at home, we got in late and just turned them on to 20...which we realized was about 66 Fahrenheit when we woke up freezing the first day, lol. Clean, great service from everyone, front desk, housekeeping, we tried all the restaurants on the property, which front desk will shuttle you to, as 2 are up a steep hill (for a 5 year old). Pizza at el wagon was great, we saw squirrel monkeys in the trees there our last night. Had breakfast at Anaconda every day, very quick service, and delicious with great views. Faith was a pleasure to deal with on the booking. It was just flawless. I will stay here anytime I am traveling with a group in Manuel Antonio. Thank you all for an unforgettable experience!!!🐒

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin, the 727 is awesome isnt' it? Sounds like you had a fabulous stay with us, and enjoyed the Pura Vida . Please come back anytime.
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Amazing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Costa Verde 727 Airplane was incredible! The kids loved it. This hotel basically doubled as an attraction as the kids loved playing all around the plane. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a kitchen, sitting area with TV and a large deck overlooking the lush green trees and the ocean, this was almost more of an apartment than a hotel. Plus, there is a ton of stuff to do in the area. I highly recommend this stay to anyone looking for a unique experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie , I am so happy to hear your family's " flight " above the jungle was fabulous. It really is a wild vacation experience! Thanks for your 5 star recommendation.
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  • 5 of 5

WOW! First time travelling to Costa Rica but it won't be the last! The surroundings were gorgeous and the plane was just too wild. I was able to de-stress at a level that I have never before experienced. Sunsets are life changing here. And when my friends and I talk about vacations....I win! Faith was a hoot to work with and I will certainly go to her for my next adventure. but I don't know how she will ever top this. May just have to make this one an annual visit. Highly recommend this experience.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Best "Hotel" Ever !!!

  • 5 of 5

Faith was fantastic…. She made it so easy to escape from New York's cold winter…. And what an amazing place !! Don't miss this one…. In the midst of the beautiful Costa Rican Manuel Antonio National Park, you will not forget this stay - It is great having the hotel amenities nearby, but you will be so content in the converted plane, you may not want to leave…. bring lots of bananas…. the monkeys might make you breakfast !!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan! I told you NEVER FEED the monkeys, or they will make you more than breakfast...You and the family are delightful guests, such adventurers. I am glad you explored the park with the guide. They are able to point out howlers, crocs and birds the untrained eye doesn't see. Please share some of those wildlife pics with me when you get a chance. Come back soon!
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Join the Mile High Club at Sea Level in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

You can forget all your inhibitions about joining the Mile High Club with other passengers and flight attendants nearby! Do it in your own private airplane hotel suite mounted in the trees in exotic Manual Antonio National Park, Costa Rica! We did! The only witnesses will be wild monkeys with white faces, or howlers! Maybe even the occasional drunken sloth will be watching (fermenting leaves in their digestive system), but a sloth will be hard to find amongst the thick canopy of trees outside your airplane "porthole" windows! The outside of our suite looked like an airplane, but the inside looked more like a ship! All the walls and ceilings were covered in beautiful teak wood. This is the most amazing, spectacular, exotic, awesome place that I have ever seen, or stayed in my life! Surely something to write a review about! It will be one of those places I will NEVER forget... the airplane suite, not just the National Park! Try it, at least once in your lifetime... join the Mile High Club at sea level in Cost Rica, the only place you can! Or bring your family... but only if you have to!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carrie, You REALLY did enjoy yourselves! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences in the 727. I always hope my guests will have a vacation they never forget. Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Every possible outdoor activity can be found in the Manuel Antonio area from bird watching to sport fishing. Jungle , beach and mountains are all within your reach.


Rates & Availability

Quepos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Pre Xmas
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Christmas / NYE
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Weekly rates are available

50 % deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Your final balance is due 30 days prior to arrival, at which time it becomes NON REFUNDABLE.

We accept checks, paypal, credit cards, Chase Quick pay and bank transfers.

Check in time is 2pm Check out time is NOON.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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