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Pure nature with private pool, tropical garden, Monkeys and lots of wildlife

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms A / C Safe - 1WC-1bath-with private pool, tropical garden

Away from the main roads with a panoramic our house welcomes you with a mixed blend of European comfort with typical elements in a striking design. Comfortably situated on the upper floor are two bedrooms with sea views and A / C. At the bottom of an open, fully equipped kitchen with original bar and a spacious living area. Also available is of course a toilet and a storage room. The magnificent tropical garden with fruit trees and bananas can be enjoyed from the terrace - or you simply relax in a hammock and watch the hummingbirds, and all the other animals. On its own pool, you can relax and enjoy the jungle sounds. A carport is also available. Here you can park your car in the shade. We would be happy to help you to organize trips .

There is wifi Internet Access provided.

You need a car in this area. Car Rental and ATV or Motorbike Rental is possible in Nosara.

More Details

Andrea or Monty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Andrea or Monty

We love our cosy jungle home. We want you to enjoy your Holidays in a private and comfortable Environment. Even though we don´t live there anymore - our caretakers are there to help you. You can contact us any time via sms, WhatsApp, call or email.

Andrea or Monty purchased this house in 2000

Why Andrea or Monty chose Cantón Santa Cruz

The Gecko House is the perfect escape if you are looking for a private paradise... Surrounded by nature and a Tropical garden with fruit and Palm trees without traffic noise or Close neighbours.

Just enjoy the jungle sounds and we can guarantee that you will see monkeys, hummingbirds, lizzards and lots of other creatures that live in the jungle.

What makes this house unique

Upon Arrival you will find fruits, coffee and tee and enough to eat for a first breakfast. The Pool will be cleaned for you and we are always Aware to respect your privacy. Any further arrangements can be discussed and we do what we can to make your stay unforgettable.

We will also help you to book tours or activities if wanted.


Cantón Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • bathroom upstairs - toilet , shower
    bathroom downstairs - toilet
  • On th upper Floor is a bathroom with shower, laundry basket, shelfes, toilet paper, towels and Soap. Hot water is provided by a solar System. Enjoy your shower with good water pressure and the nice ocean and jungle view...
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • beedroom 2 - 1 king , 140 cm
    bedroom 1 - 1 king , Kingsize
  • 2 cosy and clean bedrooms with nice Ocean view. A/C , wooden floor, 1 safe-box, Jungle view, closets, desk, mirrors, Moskitonets
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The bedrooms are air conditioned and equipped with a small safe. In the living area and terrace fans are ready to cool you down. A beautiful simple outdoor shower surrounded by tropical plants, perfect after the beach.Information on local activities, we will help you on request....


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Pure nature with private pool, tropical garden, Monkeys and lots of wildlife
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
Toronto, Canada

Comfortable, nicely-appointed home. Nice pool.

  • 4 of 5

This is a clean, comfortable, nicely-appointed home on a lot which provides privacy and quiet. And we really appreciated the pool. We enjoyed our month-long stay.

An infestation of a portion of the roof, by bees, impacted a part of our stay but Andrea was very responsive to the problem. She had her local caretakers attend to the bees and provided compensation for our inconvenience by adjusting the rate.

Also, although the house does not have wifi, there is cellphone reception and we found that our cellphone provider's data plan allowed us to have an internet connection at a reasonable cost.

San Juanillo beach, which is lovely, is about a twenty minute drive. The yoga and beach town of Nosara is about a 45-minute drive and the retreat centre of PachaMama is less than ten minutes away.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston ON Canada

No show.

  • 1 of 5

We booked this house 6 months in advance. Paid deposit and balance well before due date. Emails back and forth with the owner prior to arrival. Day before arrival, sent another confirmation email.

When we arrived there was no one in the house. No caretaker on site. Activated international data to try and call owner. Phoned all the numbers and got a message. Went to neighbouring Hotel Azul and asked them to call. Still received voice mail. Waited until dusk and when no one showed up, we started out again looking for a place to stay. Be forewarned, the roads are quite bumpy and travelling is SLOW in this area. You cannot get anywhere quickly.

We ended up travelling to Samara looking for a place to stay, with 2 tired and hungry children. We had travelled all the way from La Fortuna just to stay at this house. Turned out the owner never forwarded our emails to the onsite caretaker. Even though we had booked MONTHS in advance!!

If you 're going to book here, be very careful. No guarantee anyone will be there to meet you. NOT RECOMMENDED.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joyce, yes - the worst case happened to you and I am really really sorry and I apologize again. The Information about your Arrival that was ment to reach the caretakers as normal as always did not get out of my mail Server. Nobody noticed and the caretakers did not know that you would arrive that day. I did not receive any call, sms or WhatsApp from you here in Germany where I am right now. The only thing I could do was the refund of your payment and the offer of a 1 week free stay at the house any time you like. Since this happened we triple check our communication with our caretakers. This will not happen again.
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Gorgeous jungle paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Andrea's lovely home. Andrea was extremely accommodating. The home is clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The entire property, landscaping, etc has wonderful attention to detail. We saw nearly a dozen howler monkeys by the pool! It was a joy to stay here and we will always remember it. Private and absolutely stunning!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really happy that you could enjoy our Little paradise.....
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and quiet place.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful - only the birds and howler monkeys to listen to

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful place. The gardens and pool are spectacular. There has been a lot of attention to detail in the creation and design of this jungle escape. The tiling inside and out is amazing. The home is very comfortable and well equipped. This is an "away from it all" place just as advertised, so make sure you're prepared with food etc for your stay. There are a couple of restaurants in the area but a call ahead would be necessary to see if they're open or if you can reserve. The closest bigger centre is Nosara. It takes a bit to get there on a dirt road with some potholes and 3 rivers to drive through. One river crossing has a little bridge so if your vehicle is small enough you can use that. It's all very doable (we went back and forth several times) but I would recommend a 4 X 4 or a vehicle with some clearance to make your journey more comfortable. There are incredible beaches to visit between this jungle paradise and the town of Nosara.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Exactly What We Hoped For!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful week! Our girls are still talking about Costa Rica and our 6 year old asks weekly (at least) to go back to your villa to have the EXACT same vacation including your recommended excursions of fishing and horseback riding etc. Your assistance prior to our arrival and for the duration of our stay was so helpful in making our vacation that much more relaxed and enjoyable. Thank you for the hospitality. We certainly hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was really a pleasure to have you here and we hope to see you again one day. Give the girls a big hug. It was a great time for us also. Greetings Andrea, Monty, Cambi, Mucki ..... and all the little chicken that became big now!
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Car: necessary

Pure nature with sea view situated between Ostional - reserve for turtles - and San Juanillo. The house is located in the jungle. You can reach the nearby surfing beaches of Nosara or Playa Junquillal within 25 minutes by car. San Juanillo is known for its beautiful beaches. Here you will find pristine nature away from mass tourism. Excursions and activities such as ATV tours, guided horseback riding, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, scuba diving, turtle walks, yoga, boat tours, massage, etc. can be organized locally. We can help you with this and give you Information. The accommodation itself is remote and you need a 4 x 4 car. The house offers due to its location dangle a wonderful contrast to the hectic everyday life and you can just leave the soul in the tropical garden and observe monkeys, armadillos, lizards and hummingbirds up close in their natural environment. Nearby is 'Pachamama', an interesting address for meditation lovers. Also the 'Hacienda del Sol' in a few minutes by car (rawfood / massage / cleansing). Local restaurants and sodas for high demands are in the immediate environment. In the unique Cafe 'Anxient people' in San Juanillo one can not only enjoy homemade ice cream and cake, but also browse the spacious shop for clothes, local art and souvenirs. If that's not enough there can be chosen also - from an experienced tattoo-artist from Spain, a souvenir of a different kind.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $97.68
Endreinigung $24.42

Auf dem Grundstück befindet sich auserhalb der Sichtweite ein weiteres Haus. Die Eigentümer wohnen nicht auf dem Grundstück, sind aber telefonisch jederzeit zu erreichen. Die Schlüsselübergabe erfolgt im Objekt nach Absprache.

Wäscheservice auf Anfrage kostenlos.

There is another house on the property - but out of sight. The caretakers can help you if needed. We are also there for you - contact us (SMS/Fone/WhatsApp) for any question...
You Need a 4x4 car in this area!
We offer free laundry Service - please let us know if it is needed...

Hier braucht man ein 4x4 Fahrzeug!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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