A beautiful 2 bedroom home in the heart of the Jungles of Manuel Antonio. Surrounded by jungle, waterfalls, and 3 pristine beaches. The closest beach is 10min walking and the main beach and National Park are 7min (3 short stops) by local bus, and the bus stop is 2min from the house.
30min walking there is a big waterfall, suitable for swimming. The town of Quepos is 5min by local bus or a 10min walk and it has restaurants, stores and a wonderful vegetable and fruit market every weekend by the ocean walk, and the Manuel Antonio Beach is full of hotels, restaurants and the main beach is located there. The beautiful and well known Manuel Antonio National Park is a 30min walk away.
The house has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and one with a twin sized bed. A living room with a open kitchen. The bathroom is newly renovated, looks like a cave surrounded by stone wall, and a window looking in to the jungle.
The house has hot water, fans in each room, wifi, and all bills are included.
The house also has an outside shower for the ones that want to shower in the wild ;-)
There is a big yard, filled with avocados, coconuts, mangoes and much more.
It also has a huge terrace with a seating area where is great to have your morning coffee while observing monkeys daily visit and Tucans flying in the sky.
Its a very friendly area, great neighbors.
There is also a gardener that comes in 1x a week, and he can bring some coconuts down for you ;-) and I have a cleaning lady come in before your stay and after your stay.
My house manager can take care of all tours and car rentals for (website hidden). Long term rentals available!!!
There is a public bus that goes to the local town Quepos and to the National Park in Manuel Antonio and beaches
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$950 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
We enjoyed our 3 days at Casa Daniela. Having our rental car made getting around the area very effortless but the bus stop is just down the hill and also very convenient. The home is very secure and the appliances new. Would be ideal for a long term stay.
My wife and I stayed 3 nights from 2/17 to 2/19 and it was a great place to stay if you're visiting the Manual Antonio area.
The other reviewers are pretty spot on in their reviews - Jessica's place is beautiful inside and out. The breakfast bar area was a great place to cook and relax before heading out to explore the area. The outdoor patio area was also a relaxing place to hangout in the early morning when it was cool while the jungle was coming alive. As others mentioned, we saw monkey's pass through one morning which was a fun experience.
Jessica's kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal. We ended up cooking breakfast there and ate other meals out (Sanchez's has excellent taco's which is just up the hill towards Manual Antonio).
If you're traveling without a vehicle and taking Interbus, it might help to get dropped off at the Best Western Kamuk in Quepos which is right next to where the current house manager works which was convenient, Check with Jessica to ensure that's still true, but that worked out well for us. The house manager was kind enough to stop at a small grocery store to allow us to pick up groceries, just ask.
The bus will pick you up right in the front of the road leading up to Jessica's place (Across from Amigos Del Rio). Just wave your hand like a slowing motion when the bus will pick you up. As a tip - it was 285 colones (which works out to about a half dollar) for each passenger.
WE were there from Oct.30 to Nov. 8, and it was perfect. warm days and only rained at night. Having the monkeys come through the yard every afternoon was so fun. Jessica's house was the best. We were able to buy groceries in Quepos and cook at the house. So enjoyed sitting out on the patio and listening to the birds. It is very private. Loved the outdoor shower. There is a short steep hill to climb but wasn't to bad just have to go slow. Having the bus stop at the bottom of the hill was a plus. We really enjoyed Quepos. We spent alot of time walking around there and really enjoyed all the delicious food. They have a great Farmers Market on Sat. on the levee. We felt totaly safe there the whole time. They are the friendlest, most helpful, and happy people. We hope to go there again one day.
We had a great stay at Jessica's place, as a couple staying for about 10 days in the rainy season. The house is very private, and is situated off the main road (just uphill a steep driveway off the main road) between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, next to a bus stop, and throughout our entire stay we took the local bus to all the sights and restaurants in the area. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and tours to take advantage of, even in the rainy season, even though the area was pretty quiet. We enjoyed the calm! There are half a dozen beaches around, you have your pick of your favorites if you take the bus, and we preferred Espadilla Sur to relax, and beaches in Manuel Antonio for wildlife and privacy.
There was a different house manager than the other reviews discussed. The new house manager, Dennis, picked us up from the Quepos airport and even took us to grab some groceries before we settled in, which we much appreciated since we came without a car. It was his first time managing the house so he was not as familiar with the immediate area and recommendations, but was still very accommodating and available to help book tours. Coming and going from the house by bus was very easy. We had a great stay, and will miss being surrounded by the plants and sounds of the rainforest.
We had a great time staying in Jessica's place. The location is absolutely perfect between quepos and Manuel Antonio. Its set back in the jungle a few hundred meters from the road and feels nice and secluded but is really close if you want to go out and do anything. The house feels brand new and very safe. Nice listening to the jungle at night and there's a nice little patio out back. There's also a very nice little cat that likes to hang around outside in the yard and she's like a little vacation pet. Definitely recommend this place if you're planning to stay in the area.
Nice little house between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Well equipped and clean with 2 small bedrooms and 2 terrasses. Very friendly host.
Be aware to carry everything a few steep steps from the driveway down to the house.
The house and garden are a lovely getaway. It was home for me for 3 month. Most enjoyed the spacious outdoor patio for my morning coffee and watching the birds and monkeys visiting. Also the outdoor shower is wonderful after you come home from the beach.
The kitchen is full equipped, stainless appliances.Transportation. is a short 2 minutes from the house.
You need to be in fair shape to clime a short hill and also steep steps on to the property.
The contact person Donna and Bruce been most helpful of any needs you may have.
I highly recommend Jessicas casa.
the newly renovated jungle house is a pleasure to be a guest in. It is set back as if into the jungle and one has a lot of privacy. The house itself is beautiful and the garden lush and tropical. From there walks to the waterfalls and beaches, manuel antonio park and beaches on the local bus, or privat beaches...all of it wonderful. the care takers make you feel very welcome and help in anyway they can. It would be a great place for a couple. all in all a great experience.
We were very happy with our decision to stay at Jessica's jungle house. After spending a few days in the Manuel Antonio/Quepos area we agreed it was the right way to go. It is very private, comfortable for a couple or small family, and well-located right off the main road where you can take buses/taxis down toward the park or the other way to Quepos. It's about halfway between the two. The living area and bathroom are modern and space is very clean. Having laundry machine/dryer was clutch as well. We were able to pack lighter and do a wash before heading to our next destination.
Hearing wildlife and rainstorms right outside the window really suited the idea of a nature-centric vacation. We loved coming back to our house each day.
House owner Jessica and house managers Donna and Bruce were helpful and responsive. D&B picked us up from bus station in the evening and went out of their way to find a place to eat for us so we wouldn't go to bed starved.
When D&B let you into the house, remind them to check that the hot water heater is on. We didn't have hot water on at first, but that was just a simple oversight, once we contacted Bruce, he came and fixed it right away. It can get hot in the house, but ceiling fans and windows do the trick. If you are stickler for needing A/C, then it may not be for you.
Also, it is a very steep incline and a few minute hike on the path between the road and house location. We didn't have a car, and it wasn't too much of an issue for us because we are young and in good shape, but anyone with physical restraints would have serious difficulty. Be careful b/c it's tough to see at night (flashlight app recommended) and can be slick going down if it has rained.
All and all we had a great stay. Wish we could have stayed a few more days. We'd recommend the house. Also would recommend going to Ronny's (across the main road from the house) for great sunset views and good food. But it is a longer hike to the restaurant than we realized. Would recommend driving or taxi if you are spent already from a full day of hiking.
Hope others enjoy as we did!
Jessica's place is very nice - everything you need, including a washer/dryer. Location is about halfway between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Tico neighbors are very friendly and enjoy chatting (if you speak a bit of Spanish). A few words of advice: the driveway getting down to the main road is quite slippery in the rain. Probably a good idea to wear some shoes/boots with some traction. Also, it's best to take a bus or taxi into Quepos or Manuel Antonio -- the distance is not a big deal, but there is not much space on the side of the road to walk -- just do your walking at the park or in town. No problem.
We booked without a lot of notice, and appreciated that Jessica was very accommodating. Her property managers, Bruce and Donna were very nice as well -- they picked us up and drove us to the bus station when we left town. Good stuff!