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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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 one of the local private vans 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. We recommend Vista Hermosa. 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 (we recommend sushi at Tsunami, or at Arigato), 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)

* 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)

* 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. You can drink it with no problem

* Please remember that a 4 x 4 vehicle is required to access the property.

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 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Your private suite in the middle of the jungle ! Perfect for couples & families
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews
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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awesome

  • 5 of 5

myself and 2 of my fiends stayed here for 2 nights. We really enjoyed it. Be warned when they tell you that you need a 4x4., they are not exaggerating. the road in is quite an adventure, then the gate opens and you really are in paradise. The house is very well equipped with everything you need. Our blender wasn't working but another was delivered to us in under 5 min. Miele was very sweet and the beautiful great dane that slept on our porch was a sweetheart. There were white faced monkeys in the trees everyday and a very cool frog came on our porch. Would highly recommend for nature lovers. thanks Miele and Chris for accommodating us on short notice. thanks Diane, Theresa, and Melissa

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Girls ! Thank you for this great review. We loved having you here. I know it´s a bit of an adventure to go up and down the steep hills around here, but once you do it a few times, it´s like you´ve conquered the way to paradise ;)
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Frank

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say how awesome the jungle was , Being from the states it came highly recommended to book our vacation at Playa Hermosa jungle house. It was absolutely amazing the amenities are top notch so relaxing with such beautiful views.

There is so much to do as far as adventures we couldn't do it all but we are definitely coming back Chris and Miele were so nice that they made it more pleasurable with all information provided. The staff was incredible and way clean couldn't have been better.

This jungle house comes highly recommended from a world traveler!

I rebooked for next year... it was that good !

"Frank NYC"

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Unbelievable!!

  • 5 of 5

We planned a budget holiday in Costa Rica and therefore avoided the hotels in town. We booked the Jungle house not only because of the affordable price, but because of the photos and the reviews. We were blown away with what we got for the price!! The house is gorgeously nestled right in the middle of a pure Costa Rican sanctuary. We didn't even bother going to (and paying for) the nature parks. It is all right here!! Toucans, Macaws, butterflies, monkeys, and don't forget the resident puppies. In fact, we hardly left the compound. it is paradise. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Kaya

  • 5 of 5

My name is Kaya and I stayed at the jungle house .The property was stunning, with exciting wildlife all around! Really good hiking trails as well, waterfalls and rivers along the way and of course stunning views.

The house was unbelievable! It was jungle heaven! Peaceful, tropical and just absolut heaven! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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
Vista Hermosa
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

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.

We definitely recommend having a 4x4 vehicle, although it is not strictly necessary. 4 wheel drive (4x4) taxis can also provide you transportation. 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 Vista 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
 
High Season 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 6 2017
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 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$140
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
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

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Amenities

Playa Hermosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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