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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights

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WHO ELSE WANTS 'THE PERFECT HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN SANTA TERESA'?

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Big 7 Bedroom Costa Rica Villa, 3400 sq. ft, By The Beach, Centrally Located

Your group is big and adventurous. Together, you like to try new local dishes, surf the best breaks, zip-line through the jungle, and wake up to the sound of howler monkeys in the trees just outside your window.

Standard hotel accommodations or resorts with pre-planned activities may work for some groups, but yours would rather have flexible schedules to fill with your own excursions. The Jungle House is close to all the action, making this easy & convenient.

If this sounds like you guys, then The Jungle House in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, is your place. Located smack in the middle of a stunning trifecta of ocean, jungle, and the town’s main street, The Jungle House simultaneously offers easy access to local attractions and a sense of privacy and seclusion.

At The Jungle House you'll find bold, rustic décor—including dining tables shaped like surfboards and hand crafted hardwood beams & furniture throughout—in a comfortable, relaxed setting with Zen-like peace. At 3400 square feet, with seven bedrooms and space for up to 14 guests, we are one of the largest vacation rental houses right in the heart of town. And, one of the most affordable.

Unlike other area accommodations, there’s no hill to contend with when you want to get some sun or test the surf. Just take a relaxing 5 minute walk on a flat path. We’re so close to the Pacific, you can hear it crashing just behind the row of towering jungle trees at the back of the property.

If you’re unsure where to start with your adventures and activities, we can help. We’ll happily set you up with fishing trips, zip-line canopy tours, a kayak adventure, or a yoga instructor who will come out to the property and guide you through a series of poses on your private, open-air yoga studio. Or, learn to surf with a talented instructor. One of Costa Rica’s best breaks is in the Jungle House’s backyard!

After spending all day working up an appetite, you can either step right onto the main road for a variety of restaurants, or cross the street to the frutería for fresh veggies, fruits and eggs. Prepare a meal in the house’s large open kitchen, which is fully equipped with quality cookware and appliances. There’s also a supermarket, just a 3-minute walk, for everything else you might need. We can arrange delivery of delicious fresh fish to you as well, which you can grill on the outdoor barbecue while everyone cools off in the private pool.

Forbes Magazine calls Santa Teresa one of the world’s top ten most breathtaking beaches—with its volcanic formations, lush tropical scenery, and diverse wildlife—and we know you’ll agree.

Why not give your family something to look forward to, starting right now? Book your escape to Santa Teresa’s Jungle House today!

The upstairs part of The Jungle House has a big living room w/ a large comfy sofa & bar area.

The rooms are:

The Jungle Suite: This room is perfect for a couple. It has a king size bed & its own full bathroom, and views of palm tress all around. There is no A/C, but two ceiling fans keep the room cool for sleeping comfortably.

The Junior Suite: This bedroom has a double bed, and one half bath. There is no A/C, but two ceiling fans keep the room cool.

The downstairs has the main kitchen, dining area, five bedrooms and one bathroom. The downstairs rooms are:

The Jungle Room Grande: 2 beds (1 queen & 1 single) with A/C & 2 ceiling fans. There is a common bathroom for 5 rooms.

The Jungle Room Solo: 1 double bed with shelves & a place to hang clothes, A/C & ceiling fan.

The Jungle Surf Bunks: 3 identical rooms with bunk beds & A/C. There is a common bathroom for 5 rooms, bamboo showers are outside.

We also have safe parking if you rent a car. I can arrange ground transportation for you too. Another way to get here, though, is by flying in a small plane from San Jose to Tambor airport. Check Sansa for the latest prices. It's a 45 minute car ride from Tambor to The Jungle House. Once at Tambor, with advance notice we will coordinate a pick up.

I speak English & Spanish and will be a very welcoming host for you. I live a few minutes away, so I'm available to help you with anything. My name is Joe Gatto, estoy a la orden.

The Jungle House has consistently gotten great reviews. We're very thankful to be here & extremely grateful for our guests & the positive reviews! Come visit us soon.

So what are you waiting for? Come experience Pura Vida in Santa Teresa Costa Rica. Reserve The Jungle House for your family and friends today...

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Joe Gatto

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Speaks english
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I love to travel, have visitors, and meet cool people from around the world.

My favorite travel destinations are tropical ones with beautiful beaches, and mountains to hike around in. To me there is nothing better than swimming in the ocean, running on the beach, and eating fresh fish & fruit.

I also like to visit big cities. In the U.S., my favorite ones are New York & San Francisco. I've been to Tokyo, Bangkok, Paris, Rome, and Rio de Janeiro. There are still a lot more mega cities on the list, like Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Madrid, Milano, Berlin, and Shanghai.

I grew up in Columbus, Ohio & moved to Miami after college. Living there made me want to learn Spanish well.

I learned Spanish in Caracas, Venezuela in an exchange program at Centro Venezolano Americano. I taught English & learned Spanish in the school, and made many wonderful friends. Then I worked as a journalist at The Daily Journal, the English language newspaper of Venezuela. That was a great experience because I was the cultural reporter and wrote about the arts, theater, music, and dance scenes in Caracas. I also got to meet & interview most of the ambassadors stationed there, and write reports about their countries, and the activities of their embassies in Venezuela. I ended up living there for three years & having a fabulous time.

Then I moved to Maui to go to massage school and stayed 5.5 years having a good time. I worked as a massage therapist at a hotel on the beach and was a DJ at night. I'm really into funky music from across the globe. I got to DJ for many wonderful weddings in gorgeous Hawaiian settings. I also held down a great Friday night party at Jacques' in Paia for four years. That was a blast, and I got to meet cool music lovers from all over the world.

I'm now managing The Jungle House for my friend that owns it. My motto is explore the world, follow what fascinates you, and invite others in to share what you've learned. I'm Joe Gatto, estoy a la orden...

Joe Gatto purchased this house in 2006

There is so much to do here. Obviously a surf trip to Santa Teresa Costa Rica will be epic! The surfing is world famous, and you can step right out our back door to awesome waves. We host yoga retreats, and there are great teachers around town too that can come to The Jungle House especially for your group. You can do a canopy tour and hike in Cabo Blanco National Park, rent ATVs for cruising around town & do tours through the jungle, go horseback riding, get a great sports massage on the premises, visit tide pools, go sea kayaking, or deep sea fishing. There are great restaurants in town and you can also buy fresh fish from the local fisherman and cook it at the Jungle House's BBQ.

Santa Teresa is such a beautiful, primordial place. Living here is so healthy; exercising outside, swimming, running on the beach daily is the best. I love eating fresh fruit & fish everyday. The people are very friendly & the international vibe keeps it interesting.

We hope to see you this season...

Imagine laying in a hammock in the garden, under the trees, birds singing, monkeys playing, iguanas scurrying. You're relaxing after a day of swimming in the ocean & hiking through Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve.

This evening you guys are going to BBQ fresh fish that got delivered to you from the local fishermen. Delicious fruits & vegetables came from the nearby markets, and you have a case of Pilsen in the fridge.

After dinner, you'll all walk down to the main street and have drinks in an outside bar, and befriend other travelers.

The next morning you can wake up, enjoy the fresh papaya-banana-lime smoothie that is calling your name, and go straight out to the Pacific Ocean to jump in and wake yourself up. You go for a run on the beach, do a sun salutation on the sand, go for another swim, and head back to The Jungle House for a delicious Costa Rican breakfast.

Today you and your friends will go on a canopy tour, cruising on ziplines above the jungle. You know this is something you'll never forget.

You have afternoon surf lessons, then a great massage to look forward to after that.

This is a typical day in Santa Teresa; the sky is the limit for what you can do here. I live here & fell in love with The Jungle House because of this healthy, active, relaxing, and reinvigorating lifestyle. I invite you to come down and experience it for yourself. You'll fall in love too...

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights

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Who Else Wants 'The Perfect Home Away From Home In Santa Teresa'?
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Vancouver, WA, USA
5

BEST VACATION EVER!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Can't say enough about how incredible Santa Teresa and the Jungle House are. Hands down, the place to stay if you travel here. Location is perfect, right in the middle of town, with everything you need within walking distance, yet still private and secure. Joe and the cleaning and maintenance staff were exceptional in their friendliness and hospitality. All in all, the Jungle House met or exceeded every expectation that we had and we will absolutely be back, multiple times. Cheers.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, Erick, thanks a lot! I hope you guys do come back multiple times, it would be great to host you again. I'm really happy to hear that you guys liked The Jungle House & Santa Teresa so much! You guys were 12 adults, so I'm glad you felt comfortable and had enough space to do your thing and have a lot of fun. I look forward to offering you all exceptional friendliness & hospitality the next time as well. ¡Pura vida!
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Ottawa, Canada
5

What more could you want?

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Recounting my time down in Santa Teresa, it's hard to think that there might be a better place to rent than the Jungle House. As a group of 7, and for the price, I don't there is.
First off, the pictures do not do this place justice. Tons of space, hammocks everywhere, super chill upstairs with stereo/ping pong/bar/couches, full kitchen, pool, big charcoal grill... it's setup perfect for larger groups. We never felt like we were crowded, and everything was very comfortable. You instantly felt relaxed as soon as you stepped foot on the property.
Second, the location doesn't get much better than this. About 100m from the supermarket, 4 surf shops within 2min walk, surrounded by restaurants (honestly didn't have a single bad meal in 2 weeks), 5min walk to Playa Santa Teresa (which also has arguably the best and most consistent surf in the area), only 30min taxi to Montezuma, right across the street from a tourist info center where you can book all your adventures (Joe is also a great resource for this), about 30min walk to the bank and ATMs in Playa Carmen, and bike and ATV/motorcycle rentals are a couple minute walk. Plus the house is surrounded by jungle, with frequent visits from the howlers and iguanas. I'm not sure what else you would need.
Lastly, Joe was simply awesome. Very laid back and down to earth. He helped organize all sorts of things, from getting us fresh fish delivered right to the house (highly recommended), last minute taxi rides, where to go and eat and see, transport to and from the airport, and let us know of any special events that were happening in the area. He was always punctual in his email replies, and he was always just a phone call away. Chances are you'll see him around town or the beach, and anytime we saw him he would come check in and see how things were going.
For larger groups (families or friends) who plan on surfing or beaching it up everyday with the odd adventure here or there, this is THE place. You realize once you're here.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Ben! You guys were ideal guests to have. I'm so glad you chose The Jungle House for your two weeks in Santa Teresa. I happy to hear you loved the town and my house. I hope to see you back here next winter. ¡Pura vida!
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The most perfect costa rican house. Beautiful and spacious. Less than 5 minute walk to the beach and tons of local restaurants and grocery stores nearby. Joe was a huge help the entire trip and helped us book local excursions.
Owner's Response: Thanks Alyssa, you guys were fantastic! Thank you so much for choosing The Jungle House. I'm glad you had such a blast at my house. I hope you can make it back down next winter too. ¡Pura vida!
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
5

The perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Our family of 8 has just returned from a fantastic vacation in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and thanks to Joe at The Jungle House, we had the perfect place to stay while we were there. The Jungle House is an amazing place, with plenty of space for very large groups. The kids loved the plunge pool and deck area, a perfect place to relax and watch the birds, monkeys and iguanas after a great day on the beach! Joe was the perfect host and always ready to help out with information and suggestions for local activities. Highly recommended!!!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Awesome, Lyn! Thank you so much for choosing the Jungle House! I'm glad you guys had such a blast on vacation in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, and loved the town and my house. I hope you can come down next winter too.
¡Pura vida!
Joe
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The Jungle House in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
This January 2014 we went for the first time to Costa Rica. We were a group of 14 between family, friends and boyfriends. The jungle house is 5 min walk to the amazing beach of Santa Teresa, where the water has a perfect temperature and the surfing is awesome. The location is very convenient, walking distance to the grocery stores. We were very comfortable in the house. Also, it felt like being in the jungle, listening to the monkeys every morning.
Joe was very attentive and helped us with all the arrangements to get there and to organize fun activities for all of us. He even introduced us to the guy who delivers fresh fish every week. We all had a great time! We’d love to return. Pura Vida.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jose! It was really a pleasure to host your family, and get to meet you all. Everyone was so nice! I'm glad you had so much fun at The Jungle House, and that you guys loved Santa Teresa. ¡Muchas gracias!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Tambor
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa
Car: not necessary

Playa Santa Teresa is the best beach town in Costa Rica for independent travelers that want to get away from it all, still have a lot of fun activities to do, opportunities to socialize & party a little, and plenty of comforts of home too. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at the southwestern corner of the Nicoya Peninsula is one of Costa Rica’s remaining off-the-beaten path cool spots. The Lonely Planet says “it has become one of Costa Rica’s most life affirming destinations. Here, the sea is alive with wildlife and is almost perfect when it comes to shape, color and temperature.”

A funky, laid-back surfer town, full of expats from the U.S., Canada, Israel, Argentina, and across Europe; it was just a sleepy fishing village with 30 families as far back as 1985. People from around the world have seen its beauty and potential, and relocated here to start businesses & families, and create a unique community.

You’ll find lots of great restaurants blending the freshest local ingredients & cuisine with European and international gastronomic tendencies. There are fun beach bars and great restaurants, some will even let you bring your own beer and wine. There are many interesting places to discover, and new things to try.

Most people come here for surfing. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica boasts some of the world’s most consistent waves, and it doesn’t get too crowded out on the water either. Experts have several great surf spots around Santa Teresa to choose from and beginners can count on various surf schools with excellent, patient instructors to get them up and having fun before their Costa Rica surf vacation is over.

Surfing is not the only activity in the Santa Teresa/Mal País area. The fishing is outstanding! The fisherman can also take you snorkeling. The exciting canopy tour along ziplines at the edge of Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve gives you a beautiful bird’s eye view of the area’s splendor. Yoga in Santa Teresa is a popular activity, and there are many excellent teachers and various classes to try out. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a booming water sport that you can learn in Santa Teresa as well. Kayak fishing in Mal País harbor or cruising up the Río Bongo to see all kinds of wildlife is one of the funnest things you can do around Santa Teresa. Ask the manager to set up any of these activities for you.

ATVs are the primary means of transportation for most residents, and rentals and extreme tours are readily available. Horseback riding along the beach and through the hills is a mellow activity that gives you a distinct perspective on things.

And of course, just hanging out at the gorgeous award-winning beach with friends, meeting new people, and having beers in the shade of palm & almond trees is an all-time favorite. Santa Teresa is also family friendly and offers many options for family vacation rentals, and fun activities with children.

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Availability & Rates

Santa Teresa House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Semana Santa/Easter Week
Apr 12 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Greener Season
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$325
$1,999
1 night
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 11 2015
$4,000
14 nights
 
 
Standard pricing
$1,999
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Notes Feel free to inquire about last minute deals, and special monthly rates. Please call the manager, Joe Gatto, at 011-506-2640-0480 with any questions. I respond quickly to emails as well.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Teresa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Jungle Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 Junior Suite - toilet
    Bathroom 3 Downstairs - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , There are private outdoor showers too.
  • There are 2.5 bathrooms. Upstairs has a big bathroom adjacent to The Jungle Suite. In the upstairs living room there is a half bath. Downstairs has one big bathroom that five rooms downstairs share. There are 2 showers outside, as well.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Jungle Suite - 1 king , The Jungle Suite has its own bathroom.
    The Junior Suite - 1 double , The Junior Suite has a half bath.
    The Jungle Surf Bunks - 1 bunk bed , The Jungle Surf Bunks are downstairs and share a bathroom.
    The Jungle Surf Bunks - 1 bunk bed , The Jungle Surf Bunks are downstairs and share a bathroom.
    The Jungle Room Solo - 1 double , The Jungle Room is downstairs and shares a bathroom.
    The Jungle Room Grande - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The Jungle Room is downstairs and shares a bathroom with 5 r
    The Jungle Surf Bunks - 1 bunk bed , The Jungle Surf Bunks are downstairs and share a bathroom.
  • King size beds (1) 1 King size bed in the Jungle Suite., Double Beds (2) One downstairs and; one in the Junior Suite upstairs., Twin or Single Beds (2) One downstairs and; one in the Junior Suite upstairs., Bunk Beds (6) 3 identical rooms downstairs have bunkbeds and share one bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
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