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Pearl of Manuel Antonio, Ocean view villa units in Noah's Ark. 3 Pools, AC, wifi

Ad Latjes

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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Pearl of Manuel Antonio, Ocean view villa units in Noah's Ark. 3 Pools, AC, wifi

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa units surrounded by jungle and wildlife - 4 BR - 4 BA - (Max. 17 pers)

This is the most private villa in Manuel Antonio with ocean and jungle view, visiting monkeys, 3 pools, air-conditioning in the rooms, wifi, cable tv, 4 rooms, 3 staff. Paradise resort in the heart of Manuel Antonio where Ocean, Jungle and Western comfort meet. This villa is set in 2.2 private acres of lush tropical rain forest which surrounds the villa completely, giving total privacy for you and your guests.

The Jungle Villa has 2 units (4 rooms in total) which are rented separately and sleeps max. 17 guests. Guests of each unit have full access to the huge living area, kitchen, 3 pools, pool area, tv corner and 5 terraces.

Total seating capacity of living area, terraces, kitchen bar, dining area: 40 seats. Pool area: ca. 20 seats. Our prices are quoted per unit.

Our 2 rental units have each the same price.

1. Upper-level Master Bedroom: 1 bedroom with 4 beds, 1 bathroom.

Maximum sleeping capacity: 6 persons. Total size: 580 square feet

This room has 1 kingsize bed, 1 double bed and 2 single beds

This room is on the same floor as the entrance, kitchen, TV corner and all terraces.

2. Lower-level floor: 3 bedrooms with 6 beds, 3 bathrooms.

Maximum sleeping capacity: 11 persons. Total size: 1050 square feet.

This floor has 2 kingsize beds, 2 double beds and 1 bunk bed (bottom: double bed, top: single bed). This floor is on the same level as our lowest and biggest pool.

The only way in and out the villa is a 250-feet long jungle bridge that connects the house with the rest of civilization. Under the huge 5500-square-feet roof you find a big open-air living space and bedrooms (with airco and locks). The open-air living space has a kitchen, living room, bar, dining area, tv room and terraces. From here you have an unobstructed view of nature: no windows, no doors, no walls.

The Jungle Villa is completely surrounded by real, all-natural tropical rain forest. There are no windows or walls between the jungle and the villa's living area. All bedrooms have walls, air-conditioning, locks and screen windows which can be opened for fresh oxygen and stop insects from coming in. Bedrooms are protected against direct sunlight by the surrounding trees which keeps rooms cool without the use of air-conditioning.

60% of our guests are repeat guests who keep coming back because of the villa's relaxed atmosphere where guests have a lot of freedom. The hidden location, privacy, 4000 square feet common living area, the visiting animals and the unobstructed view of the jungle and ocean are appealing to most of our guests. But not everyone appreciates this unique property and would be best served in a different style of accommodation. Our bedrooms have walls, doors and air conditioning however our living area is totally open without any walls and doors, but with roof.

For those that love and respect nature and want a truly unique vacation rental, then this beautiful location of the Jungle Villa is absolutely incomparable with other vacation rental properties in Manuel Antonio.

Of all villas in Manuel Antonio this beautiful 4-bedroom/ 4 bath Jungle Villa is the only villa which is one with Mother Nature and fully embedded in the surrounding rain forest.

Nestled under the huge surrounding trees, the open air living spaces are made of tropical hardwood and the trees around the 3 pools are part of the walking trails of the monkeys who regularly visit the villa. If you want to watch our wildlife thru the windows of an air conditioned room, this villa is not the place for you.


The jungle villa is located in the tropical part of Costa Rica and wherever you look you will see it. To blend the villa with its surroundings, walls, rooms, doors and floors are decorated in natural colors: green and brown.

This is the only villa in Manuel Antonio with 2 full-time staff members in daytime to maintain the villa and pool area and to keep it clean. If you love pure nature, this villa is the perfect place for you. You will never live and sleep closer to Mother Nature than in the great Jungle Villa.

Why do we rent our 2 units separately too?

For many years we only rented our 2 rental units together to one group.

Our rates were great for groups of 10 to 15 people, but too expensive for smaller groups of 4 to 8 people. On request of guests who stayed in our villa with a big group, and wanted to return to the villa with their own (smaller) family, we decided to rent the 2 units separately too.

Unlike other villas in our area, 75% of our villa's large space is living area, kitchen and terraces with 40 seats. Combined with different schedules of the maximum 2 parties who can stay in the villa simultaneously, each party has sufficient privacy if they want.

We rent the 2 units separately for some time now and the results are great. Our guests love it. After all their common love for nature, animals and Costa Rica brings them together !!

Big groups can still rent the 2 units together and small groups can now afford and enjoy our beautiful villa too.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ad Latjes (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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About Ad Latjes

Let the Dutch press speak about me: Latjes is an European entrepeneur who lived most of his life in The Netherlands.

He never worked for a boss, he is an independent thinker, and all his enterprises were first-of-a-kind.

In 1999 Latjes realizes he can maintain and operate his popular travel website from any location on planet Earth which has modern communication lines.

After considering many places in the World's Sunbelts, Latjes decides to move to one of the rare locations where the Ocean, the Jungle and Western Civilization meet each other: the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in Central America

Ad Latjes purchased this villa in 1999

Why Ad Latjes chose Manuel Antonio

The moment me and my family saw this beautiful villa we fell in love with it and bought it within a few weeks.

At this great location, you have ocean view plus jungle view and the villa is also surrounded by huge trees and lush vegetation of the tropical rainforest. Many animals live around the villa. Most of the times you don't see them but you always hear they are there. Once inside the villa you feel far away from the rest of the World. And still you are steps away from the heart of Manuel Antonio.

What makes this villa unique

This unique villa is mostly rented to persons who come to Costa Rica because of the country's beautiful nature and the many animal types. If you are afraid a monkey takes a piece of banana from your plate (very rare) this is not your place. If you see this as a rare photo opportunity, you are very welcome in the great Jungle Villa.

Also, when you are just looking for a place to sleep, please contact any hotel in the area. We love to host guests who know to appreciate the unique, relaxed lifestyle in one of the greatest homes along the Pacific Ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ad makes his beautiful jungle home a welcoming haven for families, couples, or anyone traveling.

The house has an interesting unique layout that allows for easy mingling or quiet thought. The pools are truly beautiful with 3 levels and a waterfall.

We saw more wildlife in the jungle surrounding the villa than we did while hiking in Manuel Antonio.

The staff can tell you where to find hand rolled cigars, a pharmacy with a doctor for a child with swimmers ear, and the best place to get glasses/contacts after you loose them in the surf. A cook an be arranged for you, shopping can be down for you. There is daily maid service and a functional kitchen. They will tell you about the 3 grocery stores, 1 for the people that live there and is the least expensive, 1 that is also mostly local but has some nice extras and one that is mainly for tourist and has (at tourist prices) all the comfort foods of home.

The pizza place directly across the street will deliver or you can walk and eat there,the pizza is excellent! El Avion the airplane restaurant is also walking distance, pricey but very good and a must see. We walked to several other place but the there are no sidewalks - be careful

in short every member of our 2 families consistently picked Jungle Villa as the best place we stayed
Mar 2014
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Pearl of Manuel Antonio, Ocean view villa units in Noah's Ark. 3 Pools, AC, wifi
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 9 reviews

Gorgeous Jungle Retreat!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa march 2013 for our wedding and HAD to return this year for our anniversary!!!! We love the open outdoor feeling you have at jungle villa! The 3 swimming pools are so refreshing!!!! There is always staff on hand to assist you with whatever you may need and we always find the villa clean and comfortable!!! We recommend the villa to anyone looking for a unique jungle experience! We had monkeys visit us almost every day we were there! Just a tip... We rented the entire villa along with a friend for complete privacy!! As there are two floors of suites.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Simply gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two weeks in Costa Rica, traveling with kids and friends (8 people total).

The Jungle Villas was our favorite place. The kids spend every moment we let them in the pools,

and the grown-ups enjoyed both swimming and chilling out on the veranda.

We made most of our own meals in the open-air kitchen, and when the kids went to sleep we

on the veranda and emailed pictures back to our jealous friends.

And then there were the squirrel monkeys! Adorable, endangered, irresistable.

They visited nearly every day. There were also sloths, howler monkeys to wake us up in the morning

(who needs an alarm?), little lizards and snakes, birds and more birds --

much of what you visit Costa Rica to see, just buzzing around us at every moment.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike It was great to host you and your family in the beautiful Jungle Villa. The villa's pools are indeed great for children, and the different terraces around the pools allow parents to watch their children in the pool while relaxing and chatting. The monkeys are always a great attraction whenever they come.
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Not as advertised! PLEASE READ THE TRUTH

  • 1 of 5

It pains me to write a negative review on anything as I know the ramifications of such an action. I am truly an optimistic and understanding person. However, after staying at this property with four adults and four children, I am compelled to tell the truth. This was our first time visiting Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio. The country and area are absolutely beautiful with miles of gorgeous beaches, amazing wildlife, loads of activities; and some of the most friendly people we have meet, locals and tourists alike. We loved our time there outside our lodging. There are really only three good things to say about the property. Firstly, it is somewhat secluded but convenient for restaurants, beaches and activities. Secondly, it does offer plenty of space with a great view of the ocean. Thirdly the monkeys(especially the squirrel monkeys), their visits truly made our stay here salvageable. Now the bad, it really is dirty and not maintained at all. This is not the fault of the very nice people who stayed there day and night, but lies with the owner who clearly has chosen not to spend any money on maintenance. There was plastic on the roof; the kitchen was rotten, especially by the sink and was infested with ants. The pool did not work, it was two feet shy of being full and therefore had no waterfall or filtration. By the end of our stay, it resembled a green stagnant pond with feces, leaves and hundreds of tadpoles swimming about. This is no joke! The pools were one of the main reasons we booked this property; the adults swam once and the children a handful of times, they refused to get in the last two days. There was virtually a junkyard behind the pool with various items strewn about. The bedrooms were dirty and outdated, the mattresses were awful. The bathrooms were gross and the toilets rarely flushed. Twice, three inch cockroaches were spotted in the upstairs bathroom. There was A/C in the bedrooms but were only allowed to run from 7pm-1am. There was no hot water to speak of for showering, until the last night and morning when the owner came to stay. We loved our time in Costa Rica, just did not get what we had expected or paid for from our lodging. I understand this is a tropical rainforest/jungle and some concessions will be made, but this place is truly going downhill.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A unique villa like the Jungle Villa can never be advertised properly. Simply because the villa is in reality a lot bigger, more beautiful and more spacious than online texts and photos can ever explain. Every guest entering this villa for the first time tells us it's in reality a lot bigger and nicer than expected. The truth about the Jungle Villa is it has 3 full-time all-year staff members who keep the villa and its rooms clean and maintained. This is the only villa in Manuel Antonio with all-day maid service. The truth about the Jungle Villa is that 60% of the guests are repeat guests. Guests come back because of the privacy, the relaxed atmosphere in the huge living area and the comfort of a villa where almost everything is possible and allowed. The truth about the Jungle Villa is that it happens 2 or 3 times a year the water of our 3 pools turns green within a few hours because of a rare chemical reaction caused by jungle dust, leaves in the pool and sun screen oil. By using chemicals the pools become crystal clear again within 24 hours. This is what happened when the reviewer and his family stayed in the Jungle Villa and that's why we sincerely apologized to them and offered them a refund for their last 2 nights stay which they refused. I am sorry to say but ants in the kitchen are only caused by not rinsing off quickly enough everything used to prepare food. Cleaning, cleaning and cleaning are the 3 keywords for using our unique kitchen. Preparing food in a kitchen 20 feet away from the tropical rain forest requires the highest standards of hygiene ! This group tipped Marta, our maid, the day they left the villa. No idea why someone who would do that if Marta did not do her work properly? Also our maid Marta was told by this group that cleaning the rooms during their stay was not necessary. They would do it. Every day thoroughly cleaning the rooms is a must in the villa's tropical climate and is done by our maid for free. Our pool water is filtered every day. As long as the deepest point of the pool is 6 feet deep, filtering is no problem and is there no need to fill the pool with more water. If there are any issues about whatever our guests can always contact the staff, villa manager or owner who are 24/7 standby. Everyone working in the Jungle Villa realizes this is a high-maintenance villa Any problem is instantly solved !!


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Quepos Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Byblos Sportsbar
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Aqua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio beach

There are few places on Earth where Ocean, Jungle and Western civilization come as close together as in this unique Jungle Villa.

It is located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, 25 minutes by plane from San Jose, 4 km south of Quepos, 3 km from Manuel Antonio National Park .

Manuel Antonio's beautiful beaches, famous around the World for many romantic movie scenes and Jurassic Park, are just minutes from the villa.

The most famous inhabitants of the Manuel Antonio National Park, which was declared a national park in 1972, are the endangered squirrel monkeys and white faced capuchin monkeys who often cross the park boundaries to visit the villa, mostly during 'monkey hour' from 3pm to 6pm.

The villa is located very privately and not visible from any neigboring properties. It has three pools on three different levels with two waterfalls.

This is also a great place for private parties and weddings of up to 120 people.

Manuel Antonio's greatest parties are held here.


Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season for 1 unit
Apr 6 2015 - Jun 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season for 1 unit
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 15 2015
1 night minimum stay
Low Season for 1 unit
Aug 16 2015 - Nov 23 2015
1 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season for 1 unit
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 17 2015
1 night minimum stay
Christmas for 1 unit
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 26 2015
6 night minimum stay
New Year for 1 unit
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
High Season for 1 unit
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes This villa has 2 rental units (4 rooms total) which are also rented separately.
Our rates given are for the upper-level Master Bedroom unit (580 square feet) for max.6 persons.
Rates for the lower-level 3-Bedroom/3-Bathroom unit (1050 square feet) for max. 11 persons are $225 Low season, $265 Mid season and $315 High season. Christmas and New Year periods on request.
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 Private Pools with 2 waterfalls

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