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Your private suite in the middle of the jungle ! Perfect for couples & families

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Tucked in the jungle and close to the beach

THE JUNGLE HOUSE is an outstanding destination for those seeking at the comforts of a home, amid the wild, natural beauty of Costa Rica!

Location:

THE JUNGLE HOUSE is located just 5km (3 mile) from Playa Hermosa (Hermosa Beach).

Located on the Central Pacific coastline, Playa Hermosa is just ten minutes south of Jaco Beach (Playa Jacó).

THE JUNGLE HOUSE is only 1 ½ hours from Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica.

If you are planning to drive from the airport, the new highway will take you on an enjoyable trip with amazing views of the mountains and down to the beach. We will provide you all the directions to get to your destination. If you prefer to have someone pick-you up from the airport, just let us know! We can book it for you.

Attractions and activities:

Playa Hermosa is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica, producing a world class wave.

In Playa Hermosa you can find a few small restaurants and a couple mini markets. We recommend VIDA Hermosa Restaurant. They have the best refreshing smoothies, and a variety of delicious meals you can enjoy while you look at the ocean!

In Jaco (15 min North) you can find pretty much everything you need. There is grocery stores, banks, Clinics, Spas, beauty salons, pharmacies, many restaurants to choose from, casinos, juice bars (try “Mandarina´s”, it is one of our favorite!), mail office, Gyms, Bakeries, souvenir shops… etc…

Or just stay at home and enjoy a cup of coffee on your porch, as you watch the monkeys jump from tree to tree around you. Or maybe go for a walk, or even for a swim at the river (about 10 min drive down the road).

If you are looking for activities, to do during your stay at THE JUNGLE HOUSE. We can provide you all the information you need.

We definitely recommend having a vehicle to explore the area. There are many places to visit and all kind of activities to do just a short drive away from THE JUNGLE HOUSE. These are just a few examples:

* Horseback riding (5km)

* Canopy tours (3 km)

* ATV tours (7 km)

* Crocodile river tour (45 km)

* Mangrove monkey boat tour

* Snorkeling tours to Tortuga Island (17 km) or Manuel Antonio (45 km)

* Deep sea fishing (17 km)

* Jungle hiking, and wildlife watching at the National Parks:

- Carara National Park,

- Manuel Antonio National Park, It is a beautiful wildlife Park on a white sand beach…

* Whitewater rafting (45 km)

* Surf lessons (8 km)

* Golf (17 km)

… And many other fun activities.

* We also own COSTA RICA UNLIMITED: The best Dirt bike tour company in Costa Rica! We get riders from all over the world. In case you might be interested ;-)

Feel free to ask, we will be happy to address your specific needs and with booking your adventures in paradise as well as in-house Massage therapist.

Acomodations:

Here is what THE JUNGLE HOUSE has to offer you:

* 1 master bedroom with beautiful Jungle view + 1 extra Bedroom + 1 bathroom

* Our kitchen has all the appliances you need to feel almost like home !

* Hot water

* Internet (wifi)

* Access to the canopy bridge on the property

* Access to the ocean view lounge/deck area

* BBQ area

* We do not have a pool at the moment. We are working on that. Hopefully we will, sometime next year.

* View: At this house you will feel like in the jungle ! In green season, a small creek runs a few meters away from the house. Enjoy the view and the sound of the water running. It´s like paradise!

* Bonus ! Our water comes from our private deep well; the water is 100% potable. No need to buy bottle water !

***** PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED A 4X4 VEHICLE TO STAY AT THIS PROPERTY**********

We can also help with rental car recommendation

Hope we´ll have the pleasure to meet you !

PURA VIDA !

English / Spanish / French Spoken

More Details

Owner
Chris & Mièle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Chris & Mièle

We moved to Costa Rica over 10 and 20 years ago respectively. We love it here ! And we want to share it with you.

Chris & Mièle purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Chris & Mièle chose Puntarenas

Our properties have a little of everything. It´s nice to be close from town but not in the middle of it. It´s also located just a few minutes from the beach. And very secure. It´s perfect to enjoy nature.

What makes this cottage unique

It´s all about the feeling ! It´s hard to describe. It´s like having a suite in the middle of the jungle !

We also have a beautiful canopy bridge on the property just a few meters away, where sometimes you can see the monkeys play in the morning and afternoon !

Guestbook comments from the owner

hi chris and miele,



it was just amazing for us to stay in your cozy casa de la jungle.

there is nothing at all we missed.

breakfast was lovely prepared and we almost feld like home ;)



just an experiance we wouldn't miss,

we also recommande you already to other travellers and friends....



cheers Sarah
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Playa Hermosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , With beautiful stone walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Beautiful Jungle View
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • There is 1 queen bed + 2 single beds in the house. We can add an extra bed for a 5th person ($15 per night for additional person after 4).
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Located a in a very secure private area, THE JUNGLE HOUSE is perfect for those who just want to relax and enjoy their stay in nature. We can also offer grocery delivery service, and transportation from/to Airport. Our water comes from our own private well. And it is 100% potable. **** PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED A 4X4 VEHICLE TO STAY AT THIS PROPERTY ******* We can also help with rental car recommendation

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Your private suite in the middle of the jungle ! Perfect for couples & families
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews
5

Jungle Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Jungle House for the first week of our honeymoon in Costa Rica. We were looking for a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life. The Jungle House was absolutely perfect! Not only is the house itself beautiful, the surroundings are incredible. We were surrounded by lush greenery, treetops and the sound of wildlife. Toucans, Macaws, and even monkeys(they made an afternoon run through trees just feet away from us very few days!) The main floor is open air and surrounded by a nice wrap-around porch(nice for viewing monkeys as they swing through the trees). The lower level has an amazing bedroom with breathtaking views of the jungle. We woke each morning to sounds of the jungle and a nice breeze. It was like a dream! The shower is very large and also has some pretty awesome views, yet very private. One morning when showering, the sound of a coconut hitting the ground gave us the opportunity to hike down a few feet from the house and retrieve it. We were able to enjoy it during the week! And our host, there is no way to explain how amazing Chris was to us. We hit a major snag with our rental car and had no transportation. *Make sure you have a 4X4 to get to this location* Chris was extremely helpful. The location of this house is great. Waterfalls, streams, trails and incredible views. We don’t have a single complaint.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical!

  • 5 of 5

We are currently on our last day in the Jungle House and are so sad to leave! This place is pure magic! If you want to really experience Costa Rica, this is the house for you. Every day we saw 20-30 monkeys pass right behind the house. We enjoyed them from the porch then followed them to the suspension bridge where we got some amazing photographs. In addition to the monkeys, we saw Scarlett Macaws, Toucans, Iguanas, multiple colorful birds, frogs, and some gnarley insects! We loved everything about this house, even the adventure of getting to the top of the mountain (reserve a 4x4 vehicle in advance). And lastly, Bullet & Arrow! Such sweet pups and we enjoyed their visits so much! My kids are heartbroken to have to say goodbye to them. Chris & Miele...thank you so much! We had a blast and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful stay in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

You wake up to the rustle of white-faced monkeys swinging through trees and see a troupe of them from your bedroom. A thrill for sure. The treehouse is screened in with no windows so you feel like you are living in the jungle with all the sounds and smells. The kitchen is great for cooking and the place is comfortable and well-appointed. There is no air-con but plenty of fans to keep you cool. There is a very steep drive so a 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary. It's a 10 min drive to the beach. A great place for people with a sense of adventure. Thank you Chris and Miele -

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for two nights in March 2017. We would have booked more if it was available. It was everything we wanted and more. You are completely surrounded by lush greenery and the sounds of the rainforest (yet surprisingly, very few bugs). The view from the deck was incredible and the hammock swings there were perfect. Just make 100% sure that you rent a 4-wheel drive and that you are not afraid of some uphill and downhill driving! Also, there are two fairly big (but gentle) dogs that walk around the property. Not a problem for dog lovers like us, but if you are at all averse you might want to tell Chris (the awesome and very helpful owner) in advance. One more thing...the property isn't completely private as it is one house in a sort of compound (but the bedrooms and bathrooms have total privacy, whether by curtains or by them facing the jungle). Overall this is a unique and incredible property - we would love to come back for a longer stay and just chill out and enjoy the views and the fresh air.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The jungle house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing honeymoon/family getaway spot! Chris and Miele were so nice and accommodating. The jungle house where we stayed was clean and beautiful. The views were spectacular from the porch hammocks. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely incredible!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon from Dec 16th to Dec 23rd and we are already planning a return trip.

We got in after sunset so we weren't able to truly appreciate the property until the next morning. When we woke up we were greeted to a beautiful view of the jungle, the hillside, and you could even see a bit of the ocean. There is a small creek that runs by the house that you can hear from your bed. There is good hiking that you can do right from the property. During our stay at The Jungle House we saw toucans, macaws, and monkeys right from our property. They also have a great lookout lounge patio with swing chairs, lounge chairs and a bridge nearby to walk across the creek to see a little waterfall.

Chris and Miele were fantastic hosts, they gave us good recommendations for restaurants, hiking trails, zip line company to use, and they got us in contact with a masseuse for an in room massage.

They also run a dirt bike tour company on the property. We didn't take part in those tours but I think we will on a return trip. We've already recommended this property to many friends and family members and we hope to see Chris and Miele again soon.

Thanks again for everything!!

Oh ya! And they certainly aren't joking when they say you need a 4x4 to get up that hill!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan and Janine, Thank you so much for this review. We feel very lucky you chose our Jungle house for your honeymoon ! It was such a pleasure meeting you both. We had a great time talking with you on the new porch ! Please keep in touch, hopefully we will see you guys again this year ;) Wish you a wonderful 2017 Pura Vida !
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Internacional JUAN SANTAMARÍA
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Backyard Bar
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Ferrys Naviera Tambor
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Estación de trenes Orotina
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Costanera Sur
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
VIDA Hermosa
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

Playa Hermosa is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica, producing a world class wave.

It is a beautiful and quiet beach. Between the months of July and December, it also becomes one of Costa Rica´s sea turtle nesting site. Where lucky nature watchers can see these lovely beasts; coming ashore at night, to lay their eggs on secluded beaches.

Please remember you will need a 4x4 vehicle to stay at this property.

There are many places to visit and all kind of activities to do just a short drive away from our properties.

Since this a very touristic area, you can find many activities to enjoy outdoors with family and friends.

We definitely recommend the CANOPY TOUR, it´s a very cool experience to be traveling across the jungle from tree to tree !

We also recommend ATV Tours. You can choose from a couple of hours to a full day tour. You will be traveling on dirt roads in the mountains, thru little rural towns. If you prefer to be a little more adventurous, and if you have motorcycle experience. We also own COSTA RICA UNLIMITED: The best Dirt bike tour company in Costa Rica! We get riders from all over the world. In case you might be interested to join us on the best ride of your life ;-) One thing is for sure, if you choose this activity, you will enjoy some of the most amazing views around.

If you want to walk around nature and do some wildlife viewing, we recommend 'Manuel Antonio National Park' (about 45 min south), you will see all kinds of animals, and don´t forget your swim suit, there is also a amazing white sand beach, and some very good restaurants!

Horseback riding is also a very good option. Talk to our good friend Andrea, she will be happy to take you for an astonishing ride on the beach, rivers and jungle. 100% fun Guaranty !

Restaurants / drinks and others:

In Playa Hermosa you can find a few small restaurants. We recommend VIDA Hermosa. They have the best refreshing smoothies, and a variety of delicious meals you can enjoy while you look at the ocean!

In Jacó (15 min North) you can find pretty much everything you need. There is grocery stores, banks, Clinics, Spas, beauty salons, pharmacies, many restaurants to choose from (we recommend sushi at Tsunami, or Arigato), casinos, juice bars (try “Mandarina´s”, it is one of our favorite!), mail office, Gyms, Bakeries, souvenir shops…

Or just stay at home and enjoy a cup of coffee on your private terrace, as you watch the parrots, toucans and the macaws flying overhead. You will probably also see the white face monkeys jumping from tree to tree, around THE JUNGLE HOUSE.

For more information about all our rentals, please take a look at our website, where you will find all the information you need: www.villasoperahills.com & www.rentinhermosa.com

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Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$550
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017 / New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$140
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$115
$700
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
SEMANA SANTA / Easter 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$140
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$90
$550
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $30

If cancelled or modified up to 30 days before date of arrival, 50% of deposit will be refunded.
If cancelled or modified later or in case of no show, the deposit will be kept in full.
The balance for your reservation will be charged in cash at check-in.

Roads are concrete but also very steep. A 4x4 vehicle is highly recommended

A $300 refundable damage deposit is required to rent this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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