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SPRING MADNESS Casa Manglar @ La Chosa del Manglar


Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds


Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

SPRING MADNESS HAS ARRIVED, PRICES SLASHED, BOOK YOUR TROPICAL ESCAPE NOW.

The home of the owners of "La Chosa del Manglar". The house is extraordinary in it's sense of oneness with the surrounding environment. The house smoothly blends into the natural surroundings of the tropical property converting outside to inside.

The space

At "La Casa del Manglar" (or "The Mangrove House" if you prefer the English version) you are GUARANTEED to see WILDLIFE. How certain are we? Well, have you ever sat around a Tropical Garden and watched a Scarlet Macaw, a Monkey or a Kinkajou hang out in there environment? You can at "La Casa" Many guests have told us that they saw more wildlife on the property than at any other location during their Costa Rican visit.

Come and stay with us, whether for a few days or a couple of weeks. We are only a 5 minute walk to downtown Puerto Jimenez and only 350 meters from one of the nicest beaches here. Gentle waves will lull you on our beautiful chocolate sand beaches, cavorting Scarlet Macaws (Lapas) will fly and play throughout the gardens of "La Casa". This is truly a birders paradise. You don't even have to leave your room to see these impressive Macaws and the many other varieties of exotic birds that visit here. Don't forget to spend some time in the tropical lounge with a 20 ft ceiling finished in tropical hardwoods. "We do offer Wireless Internet Service so please bring your laptops, smartphones or tablets if you want to hook up.

Our lively & helpful English & Spanish speaking staff will help you select the best tours for your vacation & gladly make all the arrangements for you. Hiking, kayaking, birding, horseback riding, surfing, canopying, snorkeling & camping are all easily practiced from "La Casa". If you prefer, just walk the beaches or e and spend some time with us. Make "La Casa del Manglar" your home on the OSA.

There is extraordinary animal activity at "La Casa" There really isn't anything we can say with words that can do it justice. so we simply suggest that you visit the Photo Gallery and see for yourselves what "La Casa" has to offer. Remember that all photos have been taken on the property. Bring your cameras folks! (website hidden)

How do you want to spend your vacation? Whether your days are action packed or totally peaceful & restful, you will love coming back to your home away from home at "La Casa del Manglar". We have a variety of rooms to fit different needs all surrounded by lush landscaping which brings nature right to you. Fluttering butterflies, hummingbirds, monkeys and lots of others start their day right outside your door.

Air conditioning is available in all 4 bedrooms. They are all brightly decorated with beautiful wooden furniture, orthopedic mattresses, comfy pillows, nice cotton linens, private baths and night stands all make your room very comfy. Then step outside and relax in one of the lounging areas in the shade. You won't want to leave. And why should you when you can see what you came to Costa Rica for right outside your door!

Why leave monkeys to go look for monkeys? They're right here. With over four acres of lush landscaping and natural mangroves to explore you might just want to stay right here for awhile. The magnificent Scarlet Macaws (Lapas) can be seen daily, literally dropping out of the sky for you to get a very up close peek. You will never forget these spectacular creatures, which lodge all over the Osa Peninsula, and one in particular, "Pachuco" has made almost daily stops for milk and bread right here for years! There are tropical, brightly colored flowers, fruits and plants filling the grounds of the property some of which may eventually end up in your tummy. Butterflies, birds, lizards, flowers, it's like being in a tropical fairy tale, or maybe it's more of a cross between a botanical garden and a zoo without cages, you'll have to decide for yourselves when you visit. Pura Vida!

Casa Manglar guests have access to all 4 acres of the property including the restaurant and bar located next door at La Choza del Manglar as well as their indoor/outdoor lounges. Make sure to visit (email hidden).

Someone is always present during your visit. We offer concierge service to guests during their visit and are happy to book any activities or tours on your behalf.

Privacy, privacy and more privacy enveloped by tropical gardens allowing free movement of all birds, reptiles and mammals.

Buses and taxis are available regularly

There is always someone on the property who can help you adjust to the new tropical environment.

Guest access

Casa Manglar guests have access to all 4 acres of the property including the restaurant and bar located next door at La Choza del Manglar as it's indoor/outdoor lounges.

Interaction with guests

Someone is always present during your visit. We offer concierge service to guests during their visit and are happy to book any activities or tours on your behalf.

Other things to note

There is always someone on the property who can help you adjust to the new tropical environment.


The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $308 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Sorry we do not allow pets due to the wildlife. Smoking permitted on the exterior of the home only.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Beat User Profile
April 2016
Most probably if bot the best then one of the best places to stay in Puerto Jimenez.

Tim User Profile
January 2016
This booking was my first AirBNB experience and Andrew made it absolutely fantasic and simplistic which was exactly what we were looking for. This place nestled in the jungle was unique and very rewarding. We saw white face monkes, iguanas, toocans and scarlett maccaws. Town was a very short walk to find great meals and the beach is where we spent most of the time which was also a short walk. The beach was a nice soft sand and not rocky unlike what we saw in other areas of Costa Rica. We were only two couples enjoying Casa Manglar but it would be great for 4 couples. Casa Manglar was one of the nicest places in Puerto Jiminez that we saw and glad we chose it as our place to stay at.
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Tim it was great to read about your animal sightings and that you had a fantastic experience at Casa Manglar in the little town of PJ. I have replaced the hammock as you suggested. Much appreciated for that feed back. We don't have a private beach but the beach is only 300 meters distant. Cheers, Andrew
January 2016

Talía User Profile
July 2014
Our experience at Casa Manglar was something very new and exciting. We were a group of 7 women and we fit perfect and comfortable in the big house. We definitely got a felling of being in the middle of the jungle. Good beds, nice sheets and towels. Andrew and the staff were very kind and communicative. We got visits from different guides who offer us many different and interesting tours. Although the gas in the stove was not working and we did not have hot water the first night, Andrew managed to fix it and then it worked perfect. I appreciate that they cleaned the house for us the first day, since we were busy it was nice to come back home and had everything clean!! Thank you Andrew! Looking forward to host you soon in Mexico.. Talía
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
I am happy we were able to quickly resolve the gas problems Talia. We have bought a new cutting board as recommended and look forward to seeing you visit again sometime in the future. Or better yet maybe you will get a visit from us in Mexico.,
July 2014

Jon User Profile
June 2014
Casa Manglar is an outdoor lovers paradise. The main living room is all open and leads directly to a beautiful garden and paths to the rest of the property. Comfortable couches and even a hammock to sit and relax, read, or just listen to the many many sounds of the jungle. We heard countless cries of the scarlet macaws and in the morning, saw a handful of howler and white faced monkeys so close by in the branches above. It was such a cool site to see so close to nature. There is also a roof deck to be able to get a closer view of the trees! The house itself fit our group of 7 extremely comfortably, with room to spare. Each room had it's own AC which provided a nice break from the humidity from the outside and the rest of the house. Andrew was a great host, though we never saw him throughout the short stay. He was very responsive to all our requests and questions. Although we ended up not booking any tours through him, he was pleasant to deal with and helped us with anything. Thanks Andrew for the wonderful stay in casa manglar!
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
I get a huge kick when a group of people enjoy Casa Manglar as much as I and my family have over the years. I enjoy the house exactly because it offers shelter without limiting a persons interaction with the Flora & Fauna. So pleased that all went well for Jon and his group. Hope to see you back next year. Cheers Andrew
June 2014

Claude User Profile
February 2016
EXTRAORDINAIRE! Il n'y a pas d'autre mot pour décrire la Casa Manglar et le bonheur qu'on y vit! La Maison est vaste, originale, ouverte sur la nature et pourtant pratique, confortable et bien équipée! Une chambre immense avec salle de bain, dressing, coffre et climatisation. Une deuxième grande suite avec dalle de bains, deux chambres et une salle d'eau et un quatrième wc. Cuisine complètement équipée. Terrasse sur le toit et accès à tout le jardin et à la salle commune! Chaque jour, les Singes viennent dire bonjour, les oiseaux multicolores saluent le lever du jour et on peut croiser toutes sortes d'animaux! Ajoutons la luxuriance du jardin, la proximité de la ville (300 mètres), de la plage (souvent déserte à 500 mètres) et du oetit aériport (100 mèttes). Andrew est sympa, jpvial et serviable mais surtout il adore son Lieu et fait partager sa passion. En son absence, le personnel est serviable, efficace, poli et honnête. Impossible de trouver une ombre à ce tableau idyllique. Sinon les moustiques, gourmands dans tout le pays! Merci à la Casa Manglar, pour ces 38 jours de bonheur pur! Nous n'oublierons pas la Péninsule d'Osa, belle et sauvage, le Golfo Dulce, chaud et pur et la géniale Casa Manglar! Pura Vida!
Andrew User Profile
Response from Andrew:
Claude first of all let me say that your visit was a great experience for all of us. Come back any time. I hope you don't mind but i took the liberty of translating your comments using Translator so that English speakers may read what you thought of your stay at Casa Manglar. EXTRAORDINARY! There is no other word to describe the Casa Manglar and the happiness that lives there! The house is large, original, open to nature and yet practical, comfortable and well equipped! A huge bedroom with bathroom, dressing room, safe and air conditioning. A second large suite with bathroom tile, two other bedrooms and a bathroom and a fourth toilet. fully equipped kitchen. Roof terrace and access to the entire garden and the common room! Every day, the monkeys come and say hello, multicolored birds welcome daybreak and you can meet all kinds of animals! Add lushness of the garden, the proximity to the city (300 meters), the beach (often deserted 500 meters) and small airport (100 meters). Andrew is nice, jovial and helpful but above all he loves his place and shares his passion. In his absence, the staff are helpful, efficient, polite and honest. Unable to find a dark spot in this idyllic picture. Other than mosquitoes, gourmands throughout the country! Thank you to Casa Manglar for these 38 days of pure bliss! We will not forget the Osa Peninsula, wild and beautiful, the Golfo Dulce, warm and clean and funky Casa Manglar! Pura Vida!
February 2016

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La Chosa del Manglar, 150 m oeste del aeropuerto, Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica 60702 · Joined in January 2014
Andrew User Profile

I've been living in the Tropics since 1991. Most of that time has been spent on the OSA peninsula of southern Costa Rica and Atenas in the hills of the central valley reputed to have the best climate on earth for human habitation according to NASA.

I know that most hosts that have multiple listings are agents but in my case I am the actual owner of the majority of the listings while a couple of friends own the rest. It's all about unique locations and we have a number of them with unparalleled flora and fauna. Some of our offerings are a small hotel in Puerto Jimenez, another one in the peninsula de Azuero of Panama, a large four bedroom tropical home, a cool laid back beach cabin and an escape to the OSA interior on horseback to the Osa Mountain Hut and finally a truly magnificent home in Atenas offering fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains. FYI -all animal fotos were taken on our properties, so bring a camera and enjoy.

I know internet is a huge thing for a lot of travelers, so i have done a few speed tests at Casa Manglar & La Choza del Manglar and posted the results as fotos for you to see. They are the last fotos on each listing. We have a 4 MB connection in Puerto Jimenez but please take into account that when it is raining hard on the OSA internet service can be intermittent.

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