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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 - 5 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, turkish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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

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!


Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • 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.


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Experience WORLD FAMOUS 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage Home in Manuel Antonio
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Quite beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The 727 was amazing . The views are great and there’s plenty to do close By . We were visited by squirrel ,and white faced monkeys . Quite and experience

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back to the jungle soon, the monkeys miss you already!
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  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to beach,restaurants & bars. Loved the adult pool over looking the ocean. Would definitely return

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enfield CT

Smelly, poor service, unfriendly staff

  • 1 of 5

From the moment we checked in the staff was not friendly, unprofessional and inattentive. Issues arouse such as our room being left wide open from housekeeping, unfriendly bartender at the pool that would not do so much as to say hello or hola, a nasty chemical/sewer smell in the 727, lack of any hot water the day we checked out. Coste verde and this resorts owner should be shut down. We have traveled the world and are down to earth low maintennace, but have never have we had such a horrible experience. The property manager is detached and does nothing to correct issues during your stay. One star is generous.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is indeed one of the oddest reviews I have ever received. There is no mention of the early check in I arranged for you, the several conversations we had during your stay where you thanked me for sending you to hear my friends play music and when the hotel manager personally called to apologise that housekeeping left the key in the door. I myself apologized , and explained that sometimes things don't work the same in a third world country. That being said, you make no mention of the spectacular sunsets, the monkeys swinging in the jungle foliage, macaws and toucans waking you in the morning, or the breathtaking white sand beaches viewed from the overwing teak balconies. In your email to me you stated the 727 and the grounds are meticulously preserved and groomed, and thanked me for my extra assistance. I am at a loss to explain your deeply upsetting review.
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Jaco Costa Rica

WOW what an experience

  • 5 of 5

This was really a wild experience, and first class all the way. Faith was great to deal with, sent us all kinds of info and helped us get the most out of our jungle stay. The 727 is beautifully refurbished, and meticulously maintained. We sat and watched the monkeys watch us , with views of Manuel Antonio white sand beaches. Several good restaurants in walking distance, but our favorite is the bar area at the adult pool, where we met other colorful adventurous travelers. Best sunset in Costa Rica . They have also built a smaller cockpit cottage, perfect for a couple, and were bringing in another fuselage that is being converted into an event / restaurant space. The owner also owns the restaurant AVION, up the hill, a must see when in Manuel Antonio , even if you don"t get to stay in the 727.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best birthday present for my 5 years old son

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Fuselage hotel for 2 nights only. But we will be always remember that experience.

The plane and its location is amazing. We enjoyed sitting outside and looking at the sunset or drinking morning coffee on the over-the-wing terrace.

My son didnt wanna get out of the cockpit, and my daughter enjoyed the shower in the back bathroom.

The restaurants around ( El Wagon, El Avion and La Cantina) are awsome and also Baguette is great for little light breakfast before you head out to Manuel Antonia Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience in the 727. We are happy you and the family will have memories for a life time of this unusual home. Please come back and visit the monkeys again!
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very unique place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lot of fun in Manuel Antonio! The plane was certainly unique. The monkeys would come on the porch when we would eat outside. We didn't feed them, but it looked like they expected it. The kitchen area was fairly small, just good for making breakfast , but there are

several restaurants near by.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

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