About this listing
Fall into the arms of Mother Nature!
Hidden Jungle Beach House is truly the place to refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release the stress of everyday living.
1 minute walk to the beach...
5 minute walk to town...
Clean, Comfortable, Economical..
Tranquil Jungle Setting, surrounded by nature...
Only 4 rooms - no more than 8 people to share the public space.
At Hidden Jungle Beach House we have ROOMS FOR SINGLES and COUPLES. THIS PAGE IS THE LISTING FOR SINGLES. The other Hidden Jungle Beach House is the listing for couples. Singles pay $28.00 per night
Immerse yourself in nature in this tranquil, jungle hide-away, just a 3 minute walk to a breathtaking beach, Playa Negra. Enjoy peace and quiet, yet have access with a 5 minute walk, to the charming town of Puerto Viejo, - cute shops, great restaurants and and a lively night life.
Hidden Jungle Beach House: where nature lovers can socialize around the kitchen table or enjoy solitude in a quiet spot on a hammock.
You fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the chattering of a million tropical birds.
Hidden Jungle Beach House is a typical Caribbean style wooden house with three levels. The kitchen is on the first floor. The bedrooms are on the second. And the third floor is my room, I'm the owner, Lisa, and I live here, too.
The first floor kitchen is spacious and open, with jungle all around. The grocery store is only a short jaunt away so you can buy what you need and cook it here. The shared bathroom with a hot shower is on the first floor.
The second floor of Hidden Jungle Beach House has four bedrooms and a living room with cable TV. It also has a shared bathroom with a sink and a toilet. The bedrooms are simple and small. Three bedrooms have double beds and one has a single. Each room has a place to hang your clothes, shelves, desk or table and chair, mosquito nets and a fan, along with clean sheets and towels.
We are a simple place: The windows have screens but we use mosquito nets, too; no A/C just fans and jungle breezes. We love animals. We have two German shepherds (and a cat) to guard the house and entertain the guests. Smoking cigarettes is allowed only outdoors in the yard.
Hidden Jungle Beach House is truly Puerto Viejo’s hidden treasure. You’ll love it’s relaxed and friendly vibes. You’ll sleep cozy and comfortable in the arms of mother nature. You’ll wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys, cute little geckos and a million different kinds of colorful birds.
Helpful suggestions on where to go and what to do are provided by your delightful host, me! I have lived on Costa Rica’s Caribbean for almost 7 years and can give you lots of good advice.
If you are looking for a simple, economical place to stay in the quiet tranquility of the jungle but close to all the activity, Hidden Jungle Beach House is the place for you.
BREAKFAST NOT INCLUDED
Quiet Comfortable places to immerse in nature...
Shared spacious kitchen with coffee and condiments provided...
2 shared bathrooms, hot shower, toiletries provided
Surf Board Rental
Interaction with Guests
I am Lisa, the owner, and I live here, too! I am most always around - accessible for questions or help.
I'm a writer with a website telling you all about my experiences living in Costa Rica for seven years. I'll give you all the details on your options to get here from the airport, along with photos and instructions. I can book your transportation and I also offer personal guide service. Once you have made your reservation, Airbnb will allow me to give you the link to my website.
When you arrive I give a little tour of the place, showing you where everything is. I am happy to give guidance or recommendations and help you find what you need.
Life in the jungle! Our closest neighbors are sloths, often seen in the trees just outside our windows. Stunning Blue Morpho butterflies and colorful hummingbirds flit by as you sit on the patio. The mornings are chirpy and bright with a million melodic bird songs. Afternoons are quiet and peaceful under the cool of the jungle canopy. And the evenings are exotic with the heady fragrance of jasmine, white ginger and ylang ylang and the curious calls of our nocturnal animal friends. This is truly the place to refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release the stress of everyday living.
It is easy to get here. From the airport you can take a bus, a private shuttle, a rental car or you can even take a rafting trip! I'll give you all the details and book your transportation, if you like.
Once you are here you can access most everything on foot or by bike. The public bus system works well and there are taxis at your disposal.
Other Things to Note
IF YOU HAVE A CAR: If you are coming by car, please let me know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited so I have to make sure there is space for you. Thanks!
DOGS: We have one cat and two German Shepherd guard dogs. They are very sweet. The dogs do not bite. But they do bark to protect the property from intruders. When you arrive the dogs and cat will greet you as part of the family. Most all of my guests love our pets and the pets love the guests as well.
1. Window shutters and doors must be locked when you leave the premises.
2. Smoking allowed only out in the front yard.
3. Quiet before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
4. No outside guests allowed without advance reservations. Reservations for having an extra guest in your room must be made in advance. This is solely for security reasons.
There are no words to properly articulate what a joy it was to stay in Lisa's house and be immersed in the Costa Rican culture. Lisa is very knowledgeable of the area, friendly, and helpful. The home had everything you need and was clean and well organized. If you read her website thuroughly traveling to and from the house will be a breeze. The drive out to the house from San Jose was beautiful and well worth it. You have all the modern amenities in the area but the charm of lightly traveled land. I went alone but never felt alone and was pleasantly surprised by such a welcoming community. Everywhere I went people were friendly and enlightening. I learned to surf, danced around a fire with the locals, and hiked into the jungle. I am already planning my return :)
I am so happy you enjoyed your stay here and that you are planning to come back. Thanks so much for the very sweet review. And don't forget that part of the reason you enjoyed the people and community so much here is that they enjoyed having you. You are a sweetheart, Hilary!
Very nice place! It's simple but you will have all you need and it's very clean. Very close to the center of Puerto Viejo, 5 min walk but it quite and peaceful. The beach is 2 min walk or you can go to Cahuita or Punta Uva. I like people who stayed at this place. Lisa was very helpful. She can help you with the tour or suggest where to go. I like this place and recommend everybody!
Une vraie maison en bois dans la jungle. Lisa joue le jeu avec un acceuil tres complet, documentation, carte ... La maison est a l entree de la ville de puerto viejo 5 mn a pied du bus. Ce n est pas la plus belle plage du coin mais lisa loue des velos a faire imperativement pour aller sur les 3 plages magnifiques du coin et bien pratique pour rentrer du resto le soir ou avec les courses. Petite chambre tres propre. Bon rapport qualite prix.
This was my favourite place to stay in Costa Rica! Beautiful, peaceful room in a nice and well organised house. It's a (very short) walk out of town but it's well worth it for the quiet. I loved sleeping with the windows opened and listening to the sounds of nature, or working on my laptop while sitting on the porch. Maybe it's not the place to be if you want to be in the middle of the action and party all night long, but for every one else I would definitly recommend this. The owner was very nice, too, I made a mistake with booking and she was quick to reply and help sort it out. Recommended!
Thanks for the very nice review, Nele. I really love nature and I am happy when my guests enjoy it, too. I am happy to be able to provide a tranquil quiet place for people to relax. The action and fun activity of Puerto Viejo is just a few minutes away but here we seem to have a magical quiet space hidden away from it all. I hope you can come back and visit us again.
Nice jungle space. Lisa is accommodating and very knowledgeable about the area. She provided tips and suggestions on where to eat and what is good in the area. The place itself is basic, comfortable and clean, it's what I needed for the duration of my stay. Very close to the black sands beach. Will definitely stay again when given the chance.
They say like attracts like. I was here for a week, and met some wonderful people. Lisa's place is like a "hostel for adults and families" - private rooms, but shared kitchen which makes for enjoyable dinners at the end of your day out. You are a less than a 5-minute walk from town, so in a quiet place where you hear the waves at night. Lisa is happy to help with suggestions and getting around and her kitchen is well-equipped.
I spent 9 days at Lisa's place in a single room. I felt welcome. Lisa is a very nice person. She is very helpful if you have questions but she can be also reserved if you don't wish conversation. The place is small, but it was clear from the description, so there is nothing to complain about. I enjoyed the quite place, met nice people and loved Puerto Viejo. Thank you Lisa.
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About the Host, Lisa
I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived in Costa Rica’s Caribbean since 2007.
I believe in following your dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. I believe in giving without regard to what you get. I try to find the balance between being in the moment and planning for the future. I work on keeping judgment in abeyance. And I am thankful, grateful and appreciative of almost every little thing in every moment of life.
One of my greatest feats, since moving to Costa Rica has been that of learning to reinvent myself. In the past I worked as a mural artist and an interior designer. I’ve continued my art work in Costa Rica, but only to a minor extent. To my own surprise my creativity took a turn to the literary, as I recounted my Costa Rica new life experiences to my friends. In September of 2009, I wrote a book about my first two years in Costa Rica, coming here as a woman alone. My book, “If She Can Do It, So Can I!” is available on my website as an AUDIO BOOK an EBOOK and the paperback version is available from Amazon.
My love for literacy and language sparked another idea. I became certified to teach English as a second language and taught locally for a year. As my writing continued it stimulated more reinvention. Due to readers extensive inquiries about Costa Rica living, I developed a Guide Service and a Consultation Service for those interested in Costa Rica.
Three years ago life brought another new way to share my Costa Rica experiences and to reinvent myself. I am the happy owner of a sweet little guest house in the jungle. Although I carry on my guiding and consultation, my realm of service has extended to providing lodging at Hidden Jungle Beach House. It seems things have come full circle. My book was written to inspire others to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Now I can help those who dream of travel to Costa Rica by providing guidance and an economical place to start their own adventure.