SUMMER SIZZLE! MONKEYS, BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS. QUIET, SPACIOUS, HUGE POOL AND DECKS

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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SUMMER SIZZLE! MONKEYS, BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS. QUIET, SPACIOUS, HUGE POOL AND DECKS

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Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4/5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

This open air style house is situated on a hilltop surrounded by over an acre of tropical gardens and peaceful forest. There are spectacular views of the Talamanca Coastal Range and 6000 foot Mount San Geranimo.

This gorgeous home has two Master Suites for two families traveling together! This is a 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home which has an second living room which can be converted into a 5th bedroom.

There are covered terraces surrounding most of the upper level and the bedrooms at pool level. The house can be opened up completely to these terraces allowing for a tropical out of doors living experience. Monkeys pass by in the trees outside our bedrooms most days and an occasional sloth has crawled across our property. Come and hang-out by the pool - we have huge decks and an even larger pool!

The hillside pool is situated beneath towering jungle trees where White-faced or Titi Monkeys are often swinging through the branches. There is fantastic bird, butterfly, and iguana watching right from our decks. There is 24 hour security in this gated, secure community. The house is very private and quiet, unlike so many rental houses and hotels crammed along the busy main road and with giant walls as your next door neighbor. You can walk to the main road in three minutes where there are buses and restaurants. By car you are only five minutes from the National Park and some of the worlds most beautiful beaches or equal distant from the entertaining town of Quepos. There are generous parking and storage areas.

For your pleasure and comfort, the Family Jungle House offers the following amenities: WIFI, Phone, air conditioning, and there are three flat screen TVs and a DVD player. We have a well outfitted full kitchen and main floor washer and dryer and the maid will do your laundry. Bed linens and towels are provided.

Outdoors we have a teak wood jungle gym for kids, BBQ grill, and fantastic pool complete with its own water slide. After an exciting day in the tropics, the pool and terrace make for a relaxing evening.

We offer housekeeping every other day, laundry service by the maid when she comes and we can arrange for a private chef and babysitting for an additional fee.

Keywords: Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Puntarenas, San Jose, Escazu, beaches, mountains, ocean, serene, peaceful, birds, butterfllies

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Heather Burt

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I moved to Manuel Antonio in Aug of 2004. We lived there with our two girls until April of 2012 when we moved back to Florida - and we now long for the days when we get to go and visit Manuel Antonio ourselves. We hope you love Costa Rica as much as we do!

Heather Burt purchased this house in 2006

We love entertaining guests - always have. We wanted a comfortable house that would be practical and fun for families. I know from experience that can be difficult to achieve.The beach, the ocean, the waves, the mountains, the sunsets, the clean air, the nice people - why would we not want to live here?

This house is wonderful for families! Kids have outside and the pool, and the biggest kids have plenty of space for themselves too! Right in the middle of Manuel Antonio, but removed from all the noise and crazy drivers. True peace in paradise!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Summer Sizzle! Monkeys, butterflies, birds. Quiet, spacious, huge pool and decks
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
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Summer Sizzle! Monkeys, butterflies, birds. Quiet, spacious, huge pool and decks
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The house was perfect for Grandparents all the way to young grandchildren. We had a wonderful time. All the staff was pleasant and helpful as was Heather. We all hope to return someday.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello Martina,

Thanks for your review! We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at the Family Jungle House! We hope to see you back soon!
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Summer Sizzle! Monkeys, butterflies, birds. Quiet, spacious, huge pool and decks
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
3

Small Family

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Average because of the good pool, otherwise fair. If dust is any issue consider another rental. Interior is somewhat outdated. Very good pool though, sky tv in most rooms and good restaurants at walking distance. Internet is useless if
several people make use of it at the same time. Check when they clean the pool. We planned to stay at the pool the day we left but they use some chemical to clean it and we didn't feel comfortable to go in after they just cleaned it. Big enough for 2 families.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hello Ternova Family.
I must admit that I am baffled entirely by your review. According to our concierge and the maid, both stand firm in that you and your family were extremely content for the entirety of your stay. You never mentioned dust (which I can only assume is dust from the road by the house since the maid comes everyday except for Sundays so I KNOW there is no dust in the house) to either of them. Yes, this is the HEIGHT of dry season in Costa Rica - it has not rained for months and so the ground has become arid, hence some dust, EVERYWHERE.
As for the pool, this I understand even less. How exactly were you going to spend the last day of your stay at my house by the pool, when check-out is at 11AM? Also, this is a chlorine pool - one or two days per week chemicals are added to this pool to ensure clarity and also to prohibit algae growth - both of which are standard in any chlorine pool. I checked with the pool company and the only chemical added this day was chlorine.
You certainly have a right to complain about the interior décor of the house, except that it is the exact same décor visible in the photos of the house. And as for it being outdated, I am not sure how often you replace your furniture, bedding, etc. . . but since this furniture was purchased new at Pottery Barn less than two years ago, I struggle to see the "outdated" part.
I'll make sure to let the concierge know how much appreciated him driving you to the rental car place to save you all the trip in taxi.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Summer Sizzle! Monkeys, butterflies, birds. Quiet, spacious, huge pool and decks
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
4

Nice place!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Many rooms, a very fun pool, a house with all you need, near to the stores and the beach, but in the middle of a mountain. Recommend!
Owner's Response: Hello Jason!

Yes, this house is incredibly quiet, spacious, peaceful and CENTRALLY LOCATED!! El Salto is wonderful! Glad you all enjoyed your stay!!
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Summer Sizzle! Monkeys, butterflies, birds. Quiet, spacious, huge pool and decks
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+1 239 3008052
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Excellent house that is close to the center of Manuel Antonio. The house is spacious and clean and is fairly updated. The pool and outdoor area are really nice to have for breaks from the jungle and beach. The pool was kept very clean and maintained. The kitchen is stocked with plates and utensils-- it has everything you need. The living room furniture could be updated, but it's clean and does the trick. The house comes with a housekeeper that frequented the house at least every other day. This was a huge help and surprise. The owner was responsive and fairly hands off. Our concierge, Josue, who came with the house was excellent. Communication was fairly sparse before the trip, which was a little concerning, but Josue had taken care of everything and we were ready to go as soon as we got to Manuel Antonio.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello there Jason,

We are so happy that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the house! The house IS very well situated and close to everything. Our maid Roxana is a delight and proper pool maintenance is a high priority for us!

I am a little concerned by your comment that you felt that "Communication was fairly sparse before the trip, which was a little concerning, but Josue had taken care of everything and we were ready to go as soon as we got to Manuel Antonio." This is a wonderful comment for us to use to better our services and make sure guests' every need and concern are being met. In the future we will be more proactive on communication before your trip down!!
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Summer Sizzle! Monkeys, butterflies, birds. Quiet, spacious, huge pool and decks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182183vb
+1 239 3008052
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Kids' Paradise

Kids' Paradise
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The Jungle House is everything it promises. We had 5 kids ranging from 6 years old to a teenager and all of them had a ball at the house. The kids' bedroom comfortably housed four little girls and the kitchen/living room/dining room area was very functional for preparing and enjoying dinners. Josue knows everyone in the area and arranged some fantastic tours, helped me shop on the first night, made sure we were well looked after at the beach, organized a great chef and booked a fantastic dinner reservation. You would be crazy to try and do any arranging yourself when you have such a great resource at your disposal. My kids have decided that they do not want to go to the Caribbean in March and they want to return to Manuel Antonio and the Jungle House.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello there!!
Thank you so much for your great review! The Family Jungle House is a perfect retreat for larger families - plenty of space, plenty of beds, GREAT location and a fantastic concierge to make sure your every need is met! Thanks so much and see you in March!!
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Manuel Antonio National Park
"A must see! Zoo in the wild. Spend the money for a qualified and certified National Park G..."
Manuel Antonio National Park
"A must see! Zoo in the wild. Spend the money for a qualified and certified National Park G..."
Cafe Milagro
"Great breakfasts and lunches! And the coffee is worth going back for again and again and ag..."
Biesanz Beach
"Perfect for families with young children - virtually no currents in this bay! On a typical ..."
Restaurante Barba Roja
"Worth the trip up the mountain - gorgeous ocean and sunset view year-round! Great daily spe..."
Bambu Jam
"Try it! Not sure what is happening there these days!"
Super Joseth
"Great international grocer only 1 mile from the Family Jungle House - can be more expensive ..."
Tarcoles Bridge
"Stop here on your drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio - all I can say is that once you arr..."
Ríos Tropicales
MidWorld Costa Rica Tour Office
"The picture is of myself and my 5-year old daughter about to enjoy some 'hang-time!' Very ..."
Cafe Agua Azul
"Great food! Prepare to wait a little bit to sit down!"
Agua Azul
"Water Sports and Parasailing!!! Do this! Parasailing is awesome!!"
Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Quepos Municipal Airport
Nearest Motorway
150 Metres
Manuel Antonio Highway
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Manuel Antonio Beaches
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Z Restaurant, Ambar Lounge at Hotel Gaia
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Los Suenos at The Marriott in Herradura
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Z Restaurant, Pizza de Marco, La Luna
Nearest Point of Interest
Gaia Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Plaza Yara
Nearest Point of Interest
Mono Azul Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Lot # 1, El Salto Estates
Car: recommended

Manuel Antonio beach or Playa Espadilla - was just rated by Trip Advisor as the Best Beach in Latin America this past April 2013 and Costa Rica is the happiest country on the planet according to various surveys! Come see what all the fuss is about! Don't want to go to the beach, then maybe try a ziplining tour, or some deep sea fishing, or raft down one of our awesome white-water rivers. Or just hang out at one Manuel Antonio's fantastic Happy Hour bars!

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Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Ziplining Awesomeness!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 31, 2014 to Jun 21, 2014

New Reservations Only.

Receive two free Canopy Tours at Midworld when you rent this house for 6-nights or more from June 1 - June 21, 2014.

You must pay the full rate to get the discount. Negotiating the price will cancel the Canopy Tour offer.

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Rates are for 8 people. Additional guests are $20 per person per night.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season 2014
Jan 7 2014 - Apr 11 2014
$525
$2,500
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Week
Apr 12 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$750
$3,950
5 nights
 
 
May - June 1, 2014
May 1 2014 - Jun 1 2014
$300
$1,800
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Jun 16-Aug 2014
Jun 2 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$500
$2,200
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Rates are for up to 10 people.
GROUPS OF 7 or fewer ask for small-group discount.
Cash deposit required at "check-in."

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Amenities

Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • This whole house was built between 2007-2012 so just about everything in this house is new or at least new-ish. The bathrooms are clean and relatively large.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , There is one set of bunk beds and a trundle bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 baby crib , Also we have access to an air mattress
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4) Bunk Beds in kids room, Baby Cribs (1) We have one available Pack n' Play for babies., Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • whitewater rafting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
This house is located about 1.5 miles on the road to Manuel Antonio National Park. This is a secure, gated community with lovely hiking trails, gorgeous views, silence, peace and a ton for kids to do. This house is perfect for 2 or 3 families traveling together who want to keep their kids occupied. There is a huge pool and a jungle gym to keep all age ranges happy. We have a great patio for grilling with an outdoor sink next to the pool. The monkeys come by with frequency since this house is on a monkey trail. There are 5 restaurants and a spa within walking distance. Our home has kid-safe railings on the balcony that are sometimes difficult to find in this area.
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