About the property
- Cottage1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
Tucked in the jungle and close to the beach
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THE JUNGLE HOUSE is an outstanding destination for those seeking at the comforts of a home, amid the wild, natural beauty of Costa Rica!
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.
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.
You will NEED a vehicle while staying at THE JUNGLE HOUSE (4x4 required). There is nothing in walking distance, and for security we do not allow taxis, Uber or shuttles, near the property. You will also want a vehicle to explore this beautiful 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.
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.
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 !
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Chris & Mièle
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- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
About Chris & Mièle
We moved to Costa Rica over 15 and 25 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 Playa Hermosa
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 !
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This Jungle House was amazing!
Tuck up in the hillside this property is gorgeous! The Jungle House is very comfortable and well designed. Beautiful view all around. We also got one view of the monkeys coming for their breakfast one morning!
This place was incredible. Chris and Miele were so kind and helpful. The place was a little difficult to get to but you get used to the steep drive. I would highly recommend. It was so cool to hear the sounds of the jungle at night.
PEACE AND QUIET IN ABUNDANCE
Peace and quiet in abundance. The view from the deck was soothing, especially with a cup of coffee or an adult beverage of choice. The unit for the most part was as advertised, however, the lack of availability of hot water was a major downer. Had 6 hot showers, 28 cold, this I believe should have triggered a refund of some sort to compensate for the lack of hot water. The kitchen was well stocked, and everything worked. The living room furniture is in dire need of replacement, as well as the rugs in the living room and dining room. The dining room chairs could use some cushions. As we like to eat outdoors, a bistro type table would be nice where the metal chairs are. Hearing the birds, monkeys, and the animals we could never spot but hear was a definite plus. In the VRBO description, it makes it sound as if the unit had a washer and dryer, as well as a bbq grill, not so. As making your guests aware that a 4 wheel drive vehicle was necessary, was spot on, no mention of the terrible road leading to the complex. We treated our house as if were our own, and hope we left it better than we found it. Dakota did all in his power to ensure that all was well. All in all a great trip to a beautiful country. Sorry we were not able to meet and for Chris and I to compare broken bone stories. You are indeed fortunate to have created your own small piece of paradise.
LOVED IT !
The property was amazing ! Loved it! So amazing waking up to the monkeys and frogs etc.
Dakota their son was very helpful
Would definitely stay here again. Such a great experience to stay in the jungle for a couple days
The jungle house was very clean and the view was unbelievable. Chris and Mieles daughter, Kaya helped us out in there absense and she made us feel incredibly welcomed. I recommend anyone to stay here! Perfect for a couple days with girlfriends or a little two day getaway with your significant other. The hill is NO joke though! I recommend going through Adobe Car Rental. They were great and were able to provide us with a 4x4 that was great for our trip to the jungle house.
Wonderful stay at the Jungle House/amazing grounds
The stay at this home was over-the- top & above our expectations! The owner/designer has impeccable taste in style and furnishings. Our Jungle House adventure was complete with monkey (bananas are very helpful), butterfly, frog, leaf-cutter ants and toucan sitings. We enjoyed the swinging bridge and mornings on the deck overlooking the gorgeous valley and beach beyond.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. A vehicle (4x4 / 4WD) is REQUIRED during your stay at this house. Roads are concrete but also very steep A $300 refundable damage deposit is required to rent this property.