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MONKEYS GALORE! Luxury Jungle Oasis with Private Pool and Wildlife Everywhere!

El Cerro, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Villa2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 7

This superb vacation rental comprises of 2 remodeled villas set on half an acre of untouched rainforest. In total there are 3 Master Suites, each with it's own private bathroom, 3 large covered patio areas perfect for relaxing and enjoying the daily 'Monkey Show' (they might be a little late some days but they always come!) and of course, a wonderfully inviting private pool - with no prying eyes it's up to you how close to nature you want to get here!

With 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath property is the epitome of private, luxury, jungle living. These 2 villas are literally resting in the rain forest surrounded by all the flora and fauna that makes Costa Rica famous and such a popular vacation destination.

In front of each villa is a large covered patio area with a large outdoor dining space, BBQ and rocking chairs. The villas are connected by a beautiful teardrop pool and surrounded by a spacious deck area. Just the place to relax after a hard day working on that vacation tan!

The entire property has been refurbished to an excellent standard from the modern custom fitted kitchen with granite worktops and new state of the art appliances & equipment, to the 400 thread count cotton sheets, orthopedic mattresses and hand painted artwork by renowned local artist, Adrian Valli.

Located in the Central Pacific Coast only 2 hours from San Jose International Airport (SJO). It is easy to get here!

It's a beautiful drive and even more relaxing if you take a private shuttle and start your vacation being treated like rock stars! Don't forget to stop to take the tour of the Crocodile Bridge at Tarcoles and remember to stop for lunch at the seaside town of Jacó where you'll find some great bargains and delicious food!

Imagine your own private villa located within the heart of the rain forest next to one of the top 10 rated parks in the world, Manuel Antonio National Park!

At Villa Monos Bailarines (Home of the Dancing Monkeys), you are conveniently located within minutes of some of the most beautiful white sand beaches, and access to some of the best activities you can experience in a lifetime.

Safe & exciting white water rafting, zip lining over the jungle canopy, crocodile tours, riding quads across rugged trails, surfing in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and great deep sea fishing beyond your wildest expectations! Catch a tuna or mahi mahi and have one of the many world class restaurants cook your catch that night for dinner!

Costa Rica is one of the best family or romantic getaways anywhere. If you are looking for an affordable adventure in a country so safe they don't even have an army(!), then catch the next flight to San Jose International Airport (SJO) and you'll be in your villa in time to watch the dancing monkeys while enjoying open air dining.

Costa Rica: Welcome to the most ecologically sound country on planet Earth.

Come for big adventures and lasting memories!

-We ask guests not to use our laundry services as our Costa Rican machines can be delicate. However, if you do have any personal items that you wish to have washed, please let us know and our maids would be happy to do it for you, free of charge.

Property Manager

Amy Irving

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Amy Irving

I originally came to Costa Rica on a sabbatical from a busy job in London, England. I intended to stay 3 months but after 7 years I'm still here - What happened?! Well, Costa Rica happened. With so many amazing things to do & see it really is a hard place to leave, be warned! Now I get to live in paradise, hike in the jungle, swim & surf in our beautiful warm ocean, rappel down waterfalls, raft rapids, zip-line through the jungle canopy, and so much more. Lucky me!!! With the help of great friends, I manage vacation villas & run a boutique vacation planning business, My Vacation Costa Rica. We specialize in giving our guests the personal touch & between us, we guide you through all aspects of planning your vacation & make sure you only experience the best of the best - so come us in paradise and start enjoying the pura vida life!

Amy Irving purchased this Villa in 2013

Why Amy Irving chose El Cerro

Villa Monos Bailarines is a truly delightful villa! Nestled in the jungle, it's surrounded by all of our wonderful Costa Rican flora and fauna. The private pool is the perfect place to cool off and watch the monkeys play. The villa has the added benefit of a private casita, comprising of a large bedroom and private bathroom. This makes an ideally private space for extended family, nanny or friends to stay. The property as a whole really is a luxury oasis of peace & calm in nature!

What makes this Villa unique

Our wonderful property sits in the monkey corridor so expect some furry visitors morning and evening! The second villa provides a very private space for extended family members, nanny or friends to stay. *The property is incredibly secluded and is situated within a private secure development. There is some much outdoor space to enjoy you will have first hand experience of jungle living


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master Suite #1
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 2 x Twin beds lock together to form a King
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Master Suite #3


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, En Suite to Bedroom #1
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, En Suite to Bedroom #2
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, En Suite to Bedroom #3
        • Bathroom 4

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Near The Ocean
            • Rural
            • Village


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Catering available


                        • Linens Provided
                          High quality 300TC sheets
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Full kitchen, very well equipped.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Coffee, Condiments
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Breakfast table in kitchen - seats 4 Dining table - seats 8
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                      We have a collection of toys for beach and villa. Please let us know ages of children and we will do our best to have age appropriate toys ready for you.


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Boat
                                          Many different boats for rent from the marina
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Los Sueños, 45 minutes from villa
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          For rent at the main and visan beaches
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Quepos Tennis Club, 10 mins from villa


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Please only smoke outside of the villas
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Private Chef
                                                    • Staff


                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • churches
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • marina
                                                        • playground
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • synagogues
                                                        • zoo

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • photography
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • gambling casinos
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • shelling
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • whale watching
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • parasailing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • fly fishing
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                                    • paragliding
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • rafting
                                                                    • rock climbing
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                                        • We provide complimentary vacation planning so will be on hand to help you with anything you may need prior to your arrival. During your vacation, you will have a dedicated concierge to answer any questions you may have and to help you with anything you may need. We like to look after our guests!!

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          17 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews


                                                                          Jeffrey D.

                                                                          We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to stay at this house for 3 days in early January, 2018. The house was beautiful, and the detached “extra” house was a great bachelor pad for my 13 year old son during our stay. The house had more than everything we needed to enjoy our stay near Manuel Antonio National Park. It was about a 8 minute drive from the house to the park, however we may have seen more animals in the backyard then we did in the park. There were daily visits from two different types of monkeys who hung out with us at the pool in the backyard!


                                                                          Portland, OR

                                                                          Amazing Villa - We were blown away!

                                                                          Ana A.

                                                                          We can't say enough about this property. It is beautiful and was perfect for our family.

                                                                          Everything was provided from hair dryers & organic shampoos etc to a full kitchen which has all the gadgets you could need. 2 types of monkeys came to visit us every day and the pool was perfect for the kids. A huge thank you to the property manager and team, everything was fantastic! We hope to come back next year.

                                                                          Villamonos Bailarines

                                                                          Eduardo A.

                                                                          The house offers great quality, great location, is in excellent condition and is nicely decorated - the experience of being surrounded by monkeys was fascinating for my kids and gran parents - the staff was also having great attitude

                                                                          Great stay in Manuel Antonio!

                                                                          Kelly J.

                                                                          Our family of 4 (2 kids ages 11 and 14) just spent a week at the House of the Dancing Monkeys at the end of November. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed to make it our temporary home away from home. Amy and Johan were great and very responsive. There was some loud tile-cutting next door one day and we spoke with Amy and she said it wouldn't happen again during out stay, and it didn't. We had one air conditioner and a light switch break while we were there and Johan had someone there to fix them pronto. As this is a developing country, the occasional power outage and internet interruption happened and are to be expected. The maids came every other day and did a nice job of cleaning the house and doing our laundry for us. We did have a troop of squirrel monkeys visit the pool one day! There was no shortage of monkeys all around town, mostly capuchins. Johan organized 2 excursions for us: a sportfishing day with the Tres Ninas which was great, and a mangrove kayak tour with Juan with was definitely a highlight! Our favourite restaurant, which we returned to a couple of times, was the Falafel Bar. The schwarma, hummus, and smoothies were amazing!! One tip we learned when driving down to the National Park or the main beach, there are lots of men on the road as you get close trying to flag you down and get you to park in their parking area. But if you just drive on there is a nice parking lot right at the end of the road on the cul-de-sac near the entrance to the park which we found to be cheaper and more secure than the other parking areas. Overall we had an awesome stay in Manual Antonio and would happily stay here again!

                                                                          Awesome place!

                                                                          Want to be pampered and stay in a beautiful home in Costa Rica then stay here. Contemporary decor large bedrooms and full kitchen with a lovely pool. The house is romantic and quiet. The cleaning fairy magically came each day washed and folded our clothes and cleaned up the kitchen each day. The home was surrounded by tropical plants and banana trees with the sound of crickets and birds. The concierge was top notch she arranged fun and adventurous jungle excursions with front door pick-up service. The home was central to anything you need, jungle, tropical animals, monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds. We went hiking, zip lining, snorkeling, jet skiing and had a relaxing day at the beach, ate at delicious restaurants with amazing sunset views, and shopped for local art close by. The driveway was a dirt road and there are steps to get down the hill to the home which gave the house a jungle feel. Most of the cabs that picked us up had four wheel drive which way perfect for the terrain. What a beautiful experience you will love it! Especially enjoyed watching the cute little monkeys that come to visit near the pool each afternoon.

                                                                          Wonderful place to stay!


                                                                          I stayed here with my family-ages ranging between early 30s and 60-and we all loved it! We had great concierge service, it's not too far from the bus but very private and safe. The layout is fantastic! This is truly a great place to stay, you can't go wrong!


                                                                          El Cerro, Quepos, Costa Rica

                                                                          House of Dancing Monkeys is located in the heart of Manuel Antonio - a wonderful beach town in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica. Within 5 mins of our wonderful white sandy beach and renowned National Park there are so many things to enjoy here it's hard to know where to begin! In additional to surfing, swimming, parasailing and general splashing around that you can enjoy at the beach, and the multitude of monkeys, sloths, toucans etc to see at the park there are also all of THESE activities to experience! World class In Shore / Off Shore Sportfishing Zip lining White water rafting Whale watching Waterfall rapelling Mountain and Beach horseback riding Spice Farm Tour Jungle ATV - and that's just to name a few!!


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