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Swiss Family Robinson/Ocean/Beach/4 BR/Pool/Best Treehouse in Costa Rica

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Treehouse 60' up! Ocean View near Corcovado National Park. 200 acres jungle.

Voted Best Luxury Treehouse in Costa Rica, Lapa’s Nest Treehouse sleeps 1-8, with all amenities. Enjoy the magic of the Swiss Family Robinson 's tree house adventure high up in the canopy. From the moment you are in the tree house, you feel laughter's spell approach.

PLEASE NOTE- please contact us directly by clicking on the link below which says CONTACT OWNERS (below our photo) rather than INSTANT QUOTE as we prefer to have contact with our guests BEFORE any payments are made. We DO NOT ACCEPT online bookings through HomeAway as they now charge travellers 10% extra just to book. In addition to the subscription fees they charge us- so contact us directly. We have plenty of reviews and you can also call us to chat There is nothing in "extra protection" for travellers for booking with HomeAway online- just another way to milk more money from listings and you! You can also find us by going directly to our web site at If you want more info, google for info about the new "travelers fees" being charged by HomeAway. OK now that we have that out of the way, continue reading for a great vacation!

Monkey grins become contagious, Imagination and rekindling begin to reign as you walk up the 45 steps of this unique family vacation rental. The child in you takes over and you feel safe and at home high in the canopy. In the morning, pour yourself a cup of organic Costa Rican coffee, choose your favorite cushy sofa and sit back to watch the show. One by one, your new jungle friends greet you. First there are the howlers--then the toucans, scarlet macaws, hawks, falcons, and parrots until the air is filled with wildlife's jazz and dance.

Ask about last minute 3 and 5 day vacation rentals at discounted pricing. SO if renting a home right on the beach please be aware that you have traffic walking by all the time-day and night. There is no comparison to eco lodges and lodging near the beach where you have constant guests walking by your accommodations. We assist you with all travel planning one you book and never charge a commission. From Car rentals, Domestic flights, charters and fun tours, we help get your vacation started so you can enjoy every minute of it. For 2016 Reservations and Rates or for questions about travel, contact us. Lapa’s Nest overlooks Corcovado National Park, with 3 km of trails connecting you to the most bio diverse area in the world. Great educational guided hikes and day tours available on and off our reserve.

Close to Lapa’s Nest, there is a fun dipping pool in the rain forest keeps you cool. Also secluded beaches, kayaking in mangrove estuaries close by. We’ll set up fun tours for you once you book your reservation. Enjoy fun zip lines, Gulf boat tours, wildlife refuge, surfing and a great organic chocolate farm close by. Our gardens are filled with organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. Everybody loves and enjoys fresh eggs and fruit from our organic farm, friendly staff, hiking and guided hikes through rain forest nearest Corcovado National Park. We are accessible via the Osa's only paved road (paved road ends at Puerto Jimenez). A truly unique 6 story tree house and vacation destination our luxury treehouse in Costa Rica sleeps up to 8 comfortably (3 Queens, and 1 King) in screened in bedrooms with fans and reading lights. Built with sustainable gathered exotic tropical hardwoods, Lapa’s Nest Treehouse is truly a magical experience your family will remember for a lifetime. Contact us soon for reservation and rates.

Lapa’s Nest 2016 – 2017 Weekly Rentals Rates

• 2 Bedroom x 4 guests / $950

• 3 bedrooms x 6 guests / $1250

• 4 bedrooms x 8 guests / $ 1650 ( weekly rates posted on rates page. )

Lapa's Nest Treehouse- sleep 6-8 on multi story accommodations 60 feet up in the canopy and the ONLY real tree “house” in a tree which is fully furnished. This is a perfect home base for Osa Peninsula Travel. We have created a Disney Swiss Family Robinson style treehouse with elegant decorator motif, comfy linens and all the modern amenities that you would find in any hotel, resort or treehouse spa.

For true canopy pampering experience, hire our chef or yoga instructor, get a massage, Reiki, reflexology or acupuncture. There are great restaurants and beaches in Puerto Jimenez, just 10 minutes away. Travel to Southern Costa Rica to meet our Congo and Whiteface Monkeys, endangered Mono Titi', Scarlet Macaws, toucans, trogons, parrots, falcons, owls and the occasional visit from a sloth or kinkajou. Down on river, you can see Ibus, Egrets and Blue Herons. Guests have seen Margays, White Anteaters and Agoutis and yes, even the hard to find Jaguar- with a BABY! 2009 and 2013. Once you’re up in canopy, everything is open air and you are a mere 10' from hundreds of titi monkeys swinging and munching their way through the forest The intoxicating scent of Lang-Ylan surrounds you as you walk below the canopy with your camera. Your kids will enjoy an up close look at nature and all its extreme oddities.

Corcovado National Park is your backyard and The Gulfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean is your front yard! And your neighbors are monkeys, sloths, jaguars and exotic birds. Puerto Jimenez vacation rentals have zero privacy and can be hot, dusty and noisy. Our travel service is FREE to our guests.We are only 10 minutes away from beach and much cooler.

Lapa’s Nest Treehouse is the ONLY modern completely furnished (including full kitchen) treehouse in Costa Rica. Central America's most luxurious treehouses, just Featured on Travel Channel New Series, Life's a Beach. Discovery Channels 2016 Featured programming. Renting our tree house is a great alternative to staying at eco resorts, eco hotels and ecolodges. Email is the best way to communicate with us. Email us is best, as the Monkey coconut telegram works best on -line. Pura Vida and Hope to see you! 508 -714-0622 /506-8378-3013..

Michael n Blondie.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, Coconut telegram works well too.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Blondie

We have been living on The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica collectively for for 39 + years. We can help you with travel, rental car and domestic airfare with no additional fees and make your trip to the Osa a special one. Private chef services also available. Feel free to call us anytime at USA 508-714-0622 or in Costa Rica call 011-506-8378-3013 but ALWAYS follow up with email as we don't always get phone calls if we are not near the phone. We ALWAYS get email!

Blondie purchased this house in 1997

Why Blondie chose Costa Rica

The beaches on the OSA are deserted and breath taking. We love being so close but elevated above where cooler breezes prevail and we escape the bugs at the beach which are BRUTAL. And it is cooler up here off the chocolate colored volcanic sands which hold heat. At the reserve, we are where rainforest meets sea and get the cool breezes from the rain forest and not the hot air from that dark sand. No kidding, you CANNOT walk on that sand until you get to the water line. We escape all of that heat.

What makes this house unique

Having over 120+ acres of rainforest and pristine jungle gives us the opportunity of living with nature without the inconveniences of being far to go out. Corcovado National Pak is literally our back yard and guests can hike there with a guide where no other tourists go. We have no neighbors unless you count the wildlife! Therefore, unlike most communities on the OSA peninsula, you get complete and total privacy. But are an easy drive on paved road to town for restaurants, entertainment, gas station, grocery store. The other Osa peninsula vacation lodging is on a VERY rut filled, washboard, no bridges over rivers and expedition style, 4 wheel only roads. Not easy nor quick for going out to dinner. At the reserve you can go out and back with easy access and no bumpy roads. Save the expedition roads for a day trip- you'll see what I mean when you get here! We love feeling totally isolated but being an easy drive to going out. You will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Taken from our FlipKey/TripAdvisor review from this guest:

I traveled to Costa Rica for a wedding for 9 days with family & friends. Though you can rent each home individually, we had all of them on the 120 acre reserve. The houses are all on different sides of the property so there was lots of privacy. Had we not been family & friends, we would never have run into other guests! Almost every day we had monkeys & so many birds- I have never seen such an abundance of wildlife- all right there! Everything was included in my trip for the wedding at this Tree House reserve, which made it very convenient! I went zip lining, kayaking, and even went swimming with dolphins! It was all included along with meals. I also had a great experience hiking to a 68 ft. tree, climbing it and finally jumping from it. Overall my experience in Costa Rica is one I will never forget!!!
Jun 2001
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Swiss Family Robinson/Ocean/Beach/4 BR/Pool/Best Treehouse in Costa Rica
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Amazing Tree House

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 5 adults, well travelled in Central and South America, and have just returned from Michael and Blondie's amazing tree house. We surfed VRBO (HomeAway) looking for a unique experience for this year's trip, came across the Tree House, and knew that was where we wanted to stay, so it was off to Osa for us. You don't have to be a bird and wildlife enthusiast to enjoy this location - just go, relax and enjoy cocktails in the most amazing house you've ever stayed in! We loved every minute - and the pictures do not do it justice. Our only regret is that it did not rain (really) as we wanted to enjoy it from our tree. We were close enough to beach life and other attractions (need a car) yet tucked away in the rain forest in a remote but safe location. We were surprised to know that there had been other visitors in a house nearby - we had no idea anyone else was there - it was totally private - especially reassuring when using the outdoor shower! A truly fantastic vacation. Tree House bucket list, check! Now, how can we possibly top this next year?

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time experiencing the tree house and the jungle around us. Took a little while for the kids to adjust to the nature around them. Mornings were the best-it was great waking up to all of the sounds of the jungle, having coffee with the macaws,toucans,monkeys,butterflies and various insects. An experience of a lifetime. Do keep in mind that this is the jungle. If you do not like bugs or wildlife you may need to make adjustments! The listing was accurate in description. Property was clean, well maintained, caregivers Anna and Humberto were lovely people. Owners Blondie and Mike were a wonderful resource while planning our trip before we arrived and planning activities once we had arrived at the treehouse. One of the highlights of our trip was our day hike in La Tarde with guide Mike Boston. The swim at the end of the day in the river was pretty terrific too! Loved the bar b que dinner buffet at Iguana lodge on Tuesday, Italian night on Friday. The beach in front of the Iguana lodge was our favorite for swimming and spending the afternoon in the sun. Pizzamailit had great food also!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful rainforest immersion experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the tree house was a beautiful adventure. Blondie was very helpful planning our excursions. It is quite secluded, and the town near the home was truly Costa Rican, without the touristy feeling of many other areas. The little dipping pool was refreshing, and our children loved the adventure outside every door and window. The sounds of nature were all around, and the beautiful rainforest surrounding the home is beautiful, authentic, and so easy to experience. The caretaker, Wilbur, was a wonderful rainforest guide, and the waterfall hike was perfect for our family! Be prepared to keep caveman hours (down with the sun, up with the sun), and to appreciate the quiet,solitary environment - it isn't for everyone, but we couldn't be happier that we skipped the orchestrated eco-tours so many others have taken for a real and authentic trek into the life of the Osa Penninsula. We would not recommend the Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall tour from San Jose. While our driver, Erik, was wonderful and gracious, and truly knowledgeable, the tours were a terrible way to end a trip filled with authentic and lively interactions in Puerto Jimenez and the forest. We really enjoyed our authentic jungle stay, and will have one foot in the rainforest for a long time!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly unique experience

  • 5 of 5

The tree house was great. Highly recommended. We had daily visits from monkeys and really enjoyed the natural setting. Puerto Jimenez is a quick and easy drive and the local folks were all nice & friendly. We travelled to other parts of the country and the Osa was our favorite area. We were 2 adults and 2 kids (11 and 13). We rented a car in San jose and drove down via Jaco/Quepos.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Stay in Osa Peninsula Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

The Osa is one of the most pristine, beautiful places I have ever visited — in fact, the ONLY vacation I have ever taken that topped this amazing adventure was a three-week safari in Botswana, which is a tough trip to match. On top of the amazing natural beauty and adventure in the Osa, the treehouse of Mike and Blondie is an unrivaled experience. It is not like a mundane treehouse "hotel" that is part of a resort; this is the real deal! It is a custom made tree-house that truly blends with the environment. Imagine troops of monkeys coming within feet of your sitting area with nothing between you and exotic birds perching and flying by at all times of the day. The treehouse is beautifully furnished with an amazing kitchen and comfy rooms. As if it couldn't get any better, the owners are a dream and very helpful and the caretaker of the property is one of the most genuine and caring people I have ever met. I will certainly return to this amazing oasis and encourage anyone who has the opportunity to visit to take it as soon as possible. It is a life-changing experience that will heal the soul and renew the life of anyone who visits.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tree House Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We loved loved loved the Treehouse. We've been home for a few days now and we still can't stop talking about it. Pictures don't do it justice. Waking up and having coffee while hearing the jungle wake up is the best!!! And having margarita's at sunset is a close second!! Wilbur is the best. I highly suggest that you book him for a guide if possible. Also, have Blondie book your tours for you too. We don't usually do that and end up spending hours on the internet researching everything. We decided to let Blondie help us set up our trip and it was so worth it!! She knows the tours, the owners, the guides etc. so she sets you up with the best. This is a great experience and a great tree house!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Wonderful Small Local
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Palmar Norte
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Excellent Local Fish & Chicken
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Many Beaches to choose from 5-15 min. away
Car: recommended

Sombra de Lapa Rainforest reserve is located where rainforest meets sea on the Osa Peninsula just North of Puerto Jimenez near secluded beaches and Corcovado National Park. We are only a short 45 min flight from San Jose, and we can help you with taxis and car rentals once your reserve your adventure vacation with us. You will find great hiking on our 120 acres private rain forest reserve.

Lots O Monkeys pass by our Lapas Nest Vacation Treehouse Rental. Toucans, Parrots, Exotic birds, river, jungle and rain forest hiking. We can also help you with car rentals and taxis once you reserve with us.

You can also extend your adventure vacation by hiring a private taxi / tour bus to drive you to our eco rental home. WE are only a 4-5 hr. drive from San Jose on mostly paved roads. Stop at a nice beach, have lunch, and before you know it, you have arrived


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Short stays of 4 nights are good year round but have limited availability. IF THE CALENDAR SHOWS RESERVATIONS DURING THE TIME YOU WANT TO VACATION, ask us as we have 2 other accommodations on opposite sides of this reserve which might be available. You'll have no idea if there are other guests as you don't see nor hear them. All are really cool and totally different from each other-complete privacy too as they are placed on opposite sides of the private wildlife reserve

Cancellation over 120 days before arrival full refund minus $350 admin fee except holidays. Holiday cancellations at any time are allowed with full refund only IF we re-rent the week at the same rate and there is a $350 admin fee)
No cancellation on ANY specials/holidays. school vacation weeks unless week is re-rented and there is a $350 admin fee deducted.

For reservations more than 120 days from arrival, we require 50% deposit at time of reservation and balance due at 120 days before arrival. For reservations less than 120 days in advance and ALL specials, we require full payment. at time of reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Glass Bottom Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Our Main Treehouse Bathroom is located just off the kitchen, great view from 50' up as you do your biz. For real Costa Rica adventure travel, give our glass bottom shower a ride. Hang on -as you can see 50' down to the bottom of the tree. Don't worry its completely private. Down below we have a 1/2 bath on the Studio level that both the Monkey Room and Surf Room share, and then all the way at the bottom is our outdoor shower in between the monsterous root buttresses. All rooms are pretty much open air, however you will feel safe in the bathrooms and bedrooms. We also have a spring fed dipping pool in the rain forest, and small patio for you to hang out at. Its just a few minute walk in the rain forest, where youn will see monkeys, blue morphos, and occasionally a Pizote or Tayra. Our Treehouse has all the ammenities of an Osa Peninsula eco resort or eco lodge. Costa Rica beaches are hot, so visit the beach during the day, cool off with us at night
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Monkey Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Surf Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Living Room With Queen Bed/Sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Optional King Size-addil charge for 4th bedroom for 8 people
  • Our Lapas Nest Vacation Rental in Costa Rica sleeps 2-8 adventure travelers depending upon your family and groups needs. Our Mosh pit / living room dbls as a bed allowing 6 to sleep comfortably on the lower levels. Our Monkey Room has a comfy queen bed on first level, Egyptian Cotton sheets and linens on all beds. Screened in with reading lights, small fans to keep you cool, however it is much cooler on the rainforest in our treehouse vs. staying at beach hotels and eco resorts where it's hot crowded. If you looking for an eco lodge, Puerto Jimenez Hotels, or eco resort style adventure vacation, The Lapas Nest Tree House Rental is the spot! The next level up is Our Surf room w/ Queen size bed and ocean view. The monkeys pass by just a few feet away. And the third bedroom is our living room, with protective netting at night. Ask Blondie about the 4th bedroom - Lapas Master Suite. With this option - our Vacation Treehouse sleeps 8 very comfortably.
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Stay with us at our Lapas Nest Tree House Vacation Rental. Close to Puerto Jimenez and only 2 km. away from Corcovado National Park. Private treehouse rental for Weddings and Honeymoons, home rentals in The Rainforests of The Osa Peninsula in Southern Costa Rica.Staying with us is much more secluded and private than Puerto Jimenez eco hotels or eco resorts. Our great amenities include; pool, view of ocean, and only 10 minutes north of Puerto Jimenez. You will find great adventures and Puerto Jimenez tours. Visit Our Lapas Nest Tree House The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s private vacation destination near Corcovado National Park. Lapas Nest Tree House support local owned businesses and we only recommend only tours we have been on. Our Lapas Home rental on The Osa Peninsula is a private home rental, secluded and a perfect home rental for Osa Peninsula Weddings, Honeymoons and for family reunions in Southern Costa Rica.

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