18 acre tropical jungle estate!

House - Entire home/apt · Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Space

Monte Grande is an 18 acre tropical Jungle estate, on the way to Playa Grande.The property consists of A main house, and a pool house, with a total of 3 bedrooms / 2 .5 baths. Caretaker home onsite 100 meters away for security and to assist you in anything you may need during your stay.

Take advantage of seeing as much as you can on your vacation!! Instead of staying close to one beach, stay at Casa Bambu, Monte Grande, central to all sites and towns only minutes from Playa Grande, Tamarindo, Conchal, Brasilito, Playa Potrero, Flamingo and all amenities, services & authentic Costa Rican cuisine in Huacus. Close to it all, yet just far enough away to enjoy peace & quiet.

This mountain / jungle retreat comes with your own personal concierge to make the check-in process easy, and to assist in arranging any activities such as turtle refuge tour, surf lessons, zipline tours, Volcano Rincon de la Vieja, Volcano Arenal, national parks, fishing, snorkeling, mangrove / estuary tours, sunset catamaran, massage, private chef, extra housekeeping, information on local fiestas, and anything else you would like to see & do during your time here.

Enjoying your 4x4 rental car making your way to the house, is all part of the fun!! Stay away from tourist traps and experience real Costa Rica paradise living!!!

This new rustic, ecological custom home is a 100% bamboo structure with Teak wood floors, full kitchen, with a total of 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms. a 2 bedroom main house and a 1 bedroom guest house., The pool is pristine, there is a laundry room & over 3,000 sqft of construction. Very clean, open air space. RENTAL INCLUDES A SAMSUNG GALAXY CELL PHONE AT NO EXTRA COST... for local calls, international calls, GPS. internet & WIFI.....Print out a copy of the House Manual below for instructions on how to use phone & washing machine.

Very safe and secure property with security cameras, caretaker & trusty guard dog onsite. This is a country retreat in the hills with a lot to see and do in the surrounding areas, so unless time is not an issue, a rental car is recommend to see, and experience the most you can during your vacation.

This Oasis is in the heart of hundreds of acres of ranch land, on the rural outskirts of the sleepy little town of Matapalo... This little reserve known as Monte Grande is where the monkey's, exotic birds, iguanas and other animals live freely. There are private hiking trails throughout the property that leads to a breath taking ocean viewpoint ideal for watching the sunsets.

This is the perfect place for an affordable, blissful vacation to share with family and friends.

A helpful tool is the HOUSE MANUAL listed below. Please print out a copy and bring it with you for; suggested tours, driving directions to the must see beaches, Daniel's top suggested restuarants, and how to operate certain mechanics in the house, as well as what to do in case of an emergency. Print out a copy and bring it with you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after 3 guests
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $40
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Believe the hype! Daniel's eco friendly retreat was fantastic. My husband and I and our two kids (15 and 12) stayed here the last week of March, and it was utterly relaxing. The house is definitely off the beaten path and that is what appealed to us. We were only about 15-20 minutes from several beaches, including the tourist hot spot Tamarindo, where we went on an estuary tour (lots of howler monkeys!) and got surfing lessons (I recommend Kelly's). But it was nice to leave all that behind at the end of the day and return to the peace and tranquility of Monte Grande. Sunsets were glorious when viewed from the hilltop behind the house and those starry skies...Every night I would step outside and the same line from 2001: A Space Odyssey would come to mind: "My God, it's full of stars." Definitely a stargazer's paradise.

    I can't say enough good things about Daniel. He was an excellent host and very attentive and eager to make sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible without being obtrusive. He was always only a text or phone call away and helpful about giving us suggestions for tours and other activities, restaurants, etc. We would love to go back and stay again, but next time we just may leave the kids at home!

    March 2014
  • We had the pleasure of staying at this fantastic property for the first week of March and it more than lived up to expectations. It was perfectly situated with enough privacy to give that secluded get-a-way feel while being a very convenient starting point to get to so many different beaches and towns. A car is a must as past reviewers also mention. Daniel couldn't be a better host - he was attentive, great at offering advice on "local" hot-spots, and went so far to help us locate an English speaking doctor when we needed to seek some non-emergency medical care. The real stars of the place were the trusty guard dogs Machete and Sierra...wonderful companions as well. We're already talking about a return trip next year!

    March 2014
  • Wind, stars, dust, sun, birds, sunset, trees, pool, bathhouse, the house an artwork, Machete the dog our new friend, Danise the housekeeper... one of the most beautiful places we have ever been.

    Daniel, Danise, thanks for all that.

    February 2014
  • Amazing, spacious bamboo house! We really enjoyed this experience. It was a little big for us as a couple but should be perfect for 4 :)

    The place is just as described and has some great views over the jungle forest - jungle noises inclusive! Loved the terrace(s) too! Playa Grande is a 10 min drive - the beach is beautiful and there is a great surf school nearby (Frijoles Locos). There are also a couple of cute eateries in the village nearby.

    But most importantly - Daniel and Danise, who helped out during Daniel's absence, are great hosts. The communication was super easy and Danise was a massive help on-site. She helped us organise a couple of tours :)

    Machete, the guard dog was super friendly too. Here you will definitely get an amazing holiday and a dog. Not a bad deal!

    February 2014
  • This listing didn't have a lock box for the key, or a map to find the house, so it took some extra time to get checked in. There also wasn't free wifi, or basics like soap, towels, and blankets.

    During our visit, there were 4 different people who came to the property to work on various things. More privacy would have been nice.

    February 2014
    Daniel
    Response from Daniel:

    I am very sorry you did not thoroughly enjoy your stay. Key boxes are not used anywhere in Costa Rica for security & liability reasons. There is a map on the profile, and a copy could have been provided if you asked, as well as extra towels, free wi-fi, soap & blankets. Employees are there to make you feel secure & to attend to your needs, but to not say anything only to complain afterwards, publicly in a bad review.... is not fair Anne.

  • Casa Bambu is an amazing place to stay! Close to the beach, but at the same time secluded, it was just the perfect spot. The house is very comfortable and the private pool is just perfect! And there are so many fantastic beaches around that you'll enjoy every single moment there. If you plan on going to Costa Rica, don't think twice and book this unique place!

    December 2012
  • We had a great stay at Daniel's place. Very unique! Enjoyed the open space and the howler monkey's every morning were alot of fun! Beautiful landscape.

    December 2012
  • This place was great. It was beautiful, quiet, and fairly comfortable. The only downside was the window in one of the bedrooms doesn't close, so prepare to get bit like crazy by mosquitos if you are in that room. Also, there is very minimal cookware so don't plan on making any big meals. Also, at night, the lights on the bridge to the house don't work, so be careful and watch your step. And I'm not sure why, but there are 2 guard dogs that stay at the house which was a surprise to me. One is a sweet rotweiler but she kept barking at us until we got to know her. If you are not a dog person, you should be made aware of this. Other than that, it was a great time! A bit like camping!!

    November 2012
    Daniel
    Response from Daniel:

    We do not get a lot of mosquito's. With a fan on during the night you can sleep with all windows open and will not get bit once. If you ask the caretaker, he will bring (email hidden) if you prefer....If you need more cookware, ask the caretaker and he will bring some more from the guesthouse....If you can't figure out how to turn on the bridge lights, again, ask the caretaker and he will show you how....The caretaker asked the guests if they wanted the dogs for extra security, and they said yes. Dogs can be removed from the property, and can stay with the caretaker at any time....I guess Rose thought "rustic" meant "luxury all-inclusive resort"...but it is far from camping. If you need something, all you have to do is ask. Your comfort is our top priority.

  • We had an amazing time at Daniel's! We enjoyed being tucked away in the jungle, beaches and grocery stores are just a short drive away. Lots of wildlife to explore on the property. Daniel was very informative and helpful with any questions that we had. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a more private location for their vacation! Thanks again Daniel, we had a blast.

    November 2012
  • To the future renters,

    This place is pretty great. One of the most unique and naturally beautiful places I have stayed.

    Daniel and his estate deserve a 5+ star rating. The fact being even during a rather grand earthquake we/it (the estate) was left unharmed. The pool was the best especially after a long day at the beach :)

    I will be returning again sometime...

    Thanks Daniel!
    -Melissa

    September 2012
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I am from Colorado, and have been living in Costa Rica since 2004. Most of the time I can be found in the guesthouse on my jungle estate, enjoying the relaxing lifestyle, and attending to my guests.
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