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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.

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.

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 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 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 !

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:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please note a vehicle (4x4) is REQUIRED to stay at this property. We can help with rental car recommendations. No taxis, ubers, shuttle allowed
  • NO additional guests are allowed at the property without prior autorization from owners.
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:
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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. 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

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Your private suite in the middle of the jungle ! Perfect for couples & families
average rating of 4.83871 based on 32 reviews
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PEACE AND QUIET IN ABUNDANCE

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVED IT !

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at the Jungle House/amazing grounds

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was absolutely amazing and the property beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was super clean and comfortable. The property was absolutely stunning with a creek running through and beautiful flowers, plants, and animals. There is a wonderful sitting area that overlooks the hills and ocean. House and property are super quiet and calming- no noise, except amazing jungle sounds. The property owners gave us plenty of space, but were available if/when needed. They were super nice and accommodating. We would definitely rent this property again if ever in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund