BIRD/BUTTERFLY/MONKEYS GALORE. HUGE POOL WITH SLIDE AND SWIM LANE

Heather Burt

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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BIRD/BUTTERFLY/MONKEYS GALORE. HUGE POOL WITH SLIDE AND SWIM LANE

Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

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

Brand new for June-Aug 2014!! The Family Jungle House now has a local chef with fantastic food and great deals!! $30 for breakfast for up to 12 people and $100 for dinner for up to 12 people!! Exclusive, only for the Family Jungle House and these prices include food cost! Roxana does not cook anywhere else and you will NOT find this deal anywhere else in Manuel Antonio. There are some restrictions: service is only Mon-Fri, only certain meals are prepared, the food is all local Costa Rican cuisine, and the meals are only served at certain times. There are no subsitutions and only one main course may be selected! Only here at the Family Jungle House!! I dare you to find another deal this good in Manuel Antonio!

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.

Arriving to the Family Jungle House you will find some delicious local, Costa Rican fruit available for immediate consumption, or wait until the next day and have Roxana, the maid, cut it all up for you! We now also provide 250g of Coffee for all guests staying Dec - Aug so that you can arrive and immediately enjoy a cup of delicious, hot Costa Rican coffee!

Keep in touch with your family with the Costa Rican CEL phone we provide at no additional cost! Just buy prepaid minutes on the cel phone and feel confident about leaving the house knowing you can tact those who stayed behind at any time!!

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:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Heather Burt (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english, spanish

About Heather Burt

I moved to Manuel Antonio in Aug of 2004 because I simply fell in love with the delightful Costa Rican people and the convergence of powerful elements all meeting in one place - the mighty Pacific Ocean, the strong sun, the wildness of the jungle, the tropical animals and foods, the strong winds and rains . . . 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

Why Heather Burt chose Manuel Antonio

We hope you find the peace and joy and harmony we tried to instill in this house and the surrounding gardens. 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 you not want to visit here?

What makes this house unique

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 to where access to the beaches is a five-minute drive and Quepos is a 4-minute drive, but removed from all the noise and crazy drivers. True peace in paradise!

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

Reviews

4.7
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Bird/Butterfly/Monkeys galore. Huge Pool with slide and swim lane
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
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Bird/Butterfly/Monkeys galore. Huge Pool with slide and swim lane
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Austin, TX, USA
5

Great time at the Family Jungle House

  • 5 of 5
We spent 8 days in the Family Jungle House with 5 people, including 3 children aged 9, 11 and 14. We had a fantastic time and plenty of space to enjoy the house and its surroundings. We had abundant wild life in the morning to look at (especially various types of monkeys) with beautiful views of the jungle. The kids particularly enjoyed the large pool with the slide. We felt both very safe and very much part of the nature. We did a few activities in the morning, and we are recommending the Canopy tour ziplining activity.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bird/Butterfly/Monkeys galore. Huge Pool with slide and swim lane
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

We Couldn't Ask For A Better Vacation Home

We Couldn't Ask For A Better Vacation Home
  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in this home and will definitely book it again next time our family is in Manuel Antonio.

The view on the back porch was beautiful and made us feel as if we were in a remote area. The pool provided great entertainment for the kids. We felt safe and secure with our children, there are locked gates at the tops of stairs, we were easily able to see the pool while relaxing pool side or upstairs outside, it's in a gated community with security guards and the house has an alarm system.

Inside the house was great too! Roxanne the house keeper was fantastic and really allowed us to relax without worrying about laundry and tidying up. The owner Heather was very easy to work with and her pride of ownership shows throughout the property. The home was clean and bug free inside. The bedrooms were separate two upstairs and two down which was nice. We really could go on and on.

I highly recommend this home for anyone considering booking a stay for a group or family in Manuel Antonio.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bird/Butterfly/Monkeys galore. Huge Pool with slide and swim lane
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Washington, DC
4

Very nice house--just one really annoying bird!

  • 4 of 5
We had a terrific time with our three young children (ages 6-11), and the house and pool and yard were ideal (and the air conditioning worked very well). What a beautiful and absolutely secure location! The house has a fantastic deck overlooking the forest and the troops of dozens of monkeys that came by every day we were there! The housekeeper and concierge were fantastic and very helpful. The concierge arranged fantastic tours, and during our stay, the fridge broke and they got someone in on the weekend to repair it. The only problem we had was that a bird woke us at 5 am each morning by pecking aggressively on all the windows--a problem they seem to have been having for a few weeks. After several days, I finally covered all of the windows with garbage bag and solved the problem. While we were there someone came to measure for netting to be installed on the windows. As long as that is done, I would say that is is hard to imagine a better house to stay at!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello Jason,
Jungle birds!!! Why exactly a jungle bird would feel the need to peck at a window at 5AM is crazy to me!!! Yes, we now have screens to help deter the bird or birds. Seems to be working as the birds never did anything except peck at the window to make noise at 5AM!!
Thanks for your review!! This house is great and we are glad you all enjoyed it as much as we do when we are able to get down to Costa Rica!!
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Bird/Butterfly/Monkeys galore. Huge Pool with slide and swim lane
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
San José, Costa Rica
5

Happiest Kids Alive..

  • 5 of 5
We stayed just shy of a week in the house and enjoyed every single minute of it. An AMAZING pool, very decent sleeping and living area and great location. Our kids (we were there with 5 kids in the ages between 2 - 7 years old) greatly enjoyed the pool with slide, nature and playing area. We saw a lot of birds, two types of monkeys and much more aninmals. During the week the fridge broke down, but the help and concierge arranged it as soon as they could! As a dutchman (critics), the only point to improve I can think of is a few nicer and more comfortable seats on the upperdeck as we spent hours and hours there! See you next time!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bird/Butterfly/Monkeys galore. Huge Pool with slide and swim lane
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+1 2393008052
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
3

Small Family

  • 3 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Map

Map

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 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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Availability & Rates

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Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Holiday Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Week
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$599
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2015
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
June-Aug 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$425
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 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."

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

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:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater 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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