TREE HOUSE, Man. Antonio /NEW pool!

Treehouse - Entire home/apt · Sendero los monos, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The Space

Lovely wooden structure, nestled in lush rain forest. THE place for nature- and animal lovers. Great porch to watch the monkeys, sloths, iguanas, birds and more. Private trail leads to platform at the river, your retreat in the jungle! NEW POOL on the property!

It's THE place to enjoy the lush rain forest and animals, away from the "tourist traps", as one of the reviews says! Only in short distance, walking or by car/taxi, you reach Quepos downtown, with farmers market, shops and restaurants. Frequent public busses take you to the famous beaches and National Park of Manuel Antonio. Day excursions and adventures can be arranged on request, with the best local companies. There is a lot of FUN out there....

- Location: Above Marina Quepos, VERY quiet, private and safe, jungle view, 10 minutes away from Quepos, parking lot
- Size: 6 x 7 meters, covered porch
- Equipment: Gas stove, micro wave, coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, plates, glasses, silverware, refrigerator, washer, hot shower, stereo system with iPod dock, Wifi, Safe
- Furnished with: king size bed (towels and sheets provided), sitting area, table and chairs, hammock, ceiling fan, full screened.
- Internet: high speed wifi
- NEW pool on the property, with sun deck, cosy ranchito, hammocks

Guest Access

The pool is shared only with guests of the two listings on our property:
Tree House
Villa Malinche

Interaction with Guests

We provide complete privacy in both units, the Tree House and Villa Malinche, but we are here for you if you need to know details of local attractions, activities, beaches, etc.

The Neighborhood

Very peaceful neighbourhood: Just nature all around us, lots of wildlife! Enjoy it!

Getting around

The property is about 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes by car/taxi from downtown Quepos. From there, you have a frequent bus service (every 15 minutes, 60 cents/ride) to the beach and National Park Manuel Antonio. The drive takes about 10 minutes, also by car (parking along the beach or at the entrance of the NP)

Closest airport is San Jose (SJO), with several options for transportation to Quepos:

SANSA AND NATURE AIR are the two local airlines, taking you to Quepos or back to San Jose, the flight is 25 minutes, the ticket cost $ 75.-/pax one way. Both airlines can be found in the web and tickets can be easy purchased online.

INTERBUS AND GRAYLINE: shuttle service with several pick up and drop off locations.

The other option is a van transportation, pick up at the airport upon your arrival and drop off at the Tree House. Like that you can already enjoy your drive from the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast.

VAN TRANSPORTATION: door to door service (any time day or night)
Ask us for the current price.

You can, of course, also rent a vehicle and drive by yourself, but I can always see the guests arriving very exhausted. For your individual transportation then in Manuel Antonio, there are several rental car companies with similar cars and prices:

Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Adobe, Budget, Toyota, Economy, National

Other Things to Note

If your dates are not available, check our other listing: Villa Malinche,

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Another review to add to the glowing reviews for Thomas' treehouse. We had an amazing 5 days with the sloths, whitefaced monkeys, iguanas, land crabs, birds and more.

    The tree house is absolutely charming. It is clean, comfortable and like living in a storybook. The bed is comfortable and the hammock was heavenly. The pool was a beautiful space and a great way to cool down.

    It was an enjoyable walk to Quepos to get groceries either in the stores or at the market. The people are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is Pura Vida. The walk back was a bit more adventurous, but if we didn't feel up to it it was always easy to grab a cab.

    Thomas was a very accommodating host and always available when needed. I had very high expectations for this trip and was worried my expectations were too high and I would be disappointed- but I wasn' the least.

    Thanks Thomas for sharing your piece of paradise.

    April 2014
  • Thomas picked us up from the Quepos airport after a Sansa flight from San Jose and was very warm and hospitable. We stayed at the tree house for 6 nights and loved every moment of it. From the daily squirrel and capuchin monkey visits to the sounds of the jungle at night, it was truly a one-of-a-kind experience we won't soon forget! It was convenient to have wifi, a nice rain shower with a tree running through it, an adequately stocked kitchen (email hidden) (my partner was only bit once or twice, but they loved me until I bought some Off at the pharmacy in Quepos).

    The pool and surrounding garden was gorgeous and an amazing way to cool off day or night, and there were even yoga mats in the ranchito for guests to use. It was an easy downhill walk into Quepos from the tree house, and an invigorating walk back if you like seeing the wildlife and enjoy a little hike. We saw lots of halloween crabs, cane toads, geckos, iguanas and bats on our nightly walks back to the tree house. The roads are mostly lit except for a few stretches where we used a flashlight.

    The buses to Manuel Antonio departed from Quepos about every 15min, and the short ride to the national park was cheap at 285 colons. Quepos itself had plenty of food options and was pretty lively in the evenings when the temperature had cooled down a little. We preferred eating at the small sodas where a large plate of casado con pollo was about $5 or 2500 colons on average (compared to about $8 or 4500 colons at a more touristy restaurant like Dos Locos). Fried chicken and empanadas were plentiful, cheap and delicious as well.

    We'd highly recommend the tree house to any nature or animal lover--there is nothing else like being in your own studio apartment immersed in the tropical jungle! Pura Vida!

    April 2014
  • The Tree House was such a cool place to stay at.
    Monkeys woke us up every morning by jumping onto the porch and onto the roof. We saw a sloth outside one night and were amazed by it as it was the first one we'd ever seen in the wild. We also saw another one during the day while we were walking on the hiking path next to the tree house.
    Thomas is a good host. He gave us a quick tour of the little town and helped us when we wanted to book tours and a taxi back to the town on our last day.
    We had a good time at the tree house, but it is in need of a little picker upper. It is very clean, and so it wasn't such a big problem, but it's just the tiny things that can make a place really shine.
    We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to see wildlife up close. As a matter of fact, we didn't even bother going to Manuel Antonio park to see the wildlife because we were able to see it all here. We went to Rainmakers instead and it was an awesome experience.

    March 2014
  • Paradisiac! Our stay was too short (3 nights)...
    Thank you Thomas for your kindness.

    March 2014
  • The tree house is truly an amazing, incredible place to stay!!! Built inside the canopy its extremely private. It has a full kitchen and with a farmers market and inexpensive fresh fish market right in town its very easy to prepare your own meals. Sheila and I travel a lot and this is by far our new favorite spot. If you are looking for a unique nature and wildlife experience the tree house can not be beat! Seeing animals is never automatic but we saw more birds and animals on Thomas’s property than in Manuel Antonio NP and the Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve combined. On arrival we were greeted by a group of white faced monkeys on the balcony. Two hours later a mother and baby sloth were hanging in a tree just off the balcony. Where else can you see monkeys playing and sloths from your bed? Over our 4 nights we were visited by the white faced monkeys every morning,squirrel monkeys 3 times, and we had two other sloths in the same tree within 50ft of the balcony. If you are into birding there is no need to leave the property as we saw atleast 40-50 different species. We also saw howler monkeys, lizards,geckos,iguanas,and frogs. Falling asleep to the sound of the jungle is amazing. You are surrounded by jungle but its only a 5-10minute walk to the beach and just a $4 taxi ride back up the hill. Thomas is an awesome host. He knows the area,tours,and guides extremely well and booked all of our excursions for us. He set us up with a top notch guide, Henry who I highly recommend for our day trip to the Rainmaker private rain forest reserve, a beautiful reserve with NO crowds. Thomas also set up our tour of the vanilla n spice biodynamic farm and our sunset sail around Manuel Antonio NP that included dinner,open bar, dolphins,snorkeling and a beautiful sunset. After experiencing the tree house I couldn’t imagine staying in a hotel or anywhere else in Manuel Antonio. Sheila and I will definitely be guests of Thomas’s again! Thank you Thomas for an incredible experience! Mike n Sheila

    March 2014
  • What an experience!!! Words can barely describe our experience we had while staying in the treehouse, as it far surpassed our expectations leading up to our stay.
    Thomas and Lili were more than welcoming and accommodating in helping us plan our stay and arrange travel while we were there. They were very easy to get in touch with and quick to answer any questions we had.
    The treehouse itself was a little bit of paradise set in a beautiful rainforest filled with wildlife (including a 5am bird and monkey alarm clock :) !!!). It looked exactly as the pictures show and was even better in person. We enjoyed our short walks into Quepos and especially enjoyed hitting up the farmers market on Friday and Saturday for all of the fresh fruits and vegetables we enjoyed during our stay.
    It you are beach bums like we are, the bus ride into Manuel Antonio is quick (15mins), easy, and a steal at 60 cents per person. After our days in town and at the beach we had the luxury to come back to the treehouse and end our nights with an evening/night swim in the pool. It was nice to still be very close to everything we needed (even great pizza! thanks for the recommendation Thomas), yet just far enough away to escape the busyness and reality of our everyday lives.
    We would go above and beyond any normal recommendations for this place, as it was the perfect way to end our honey moon. We are very hopeful to make it back in the near future and anyone who has the chance to stay there will be lucky to have the memories of a lifetime!

    Thank you,
    Tara and Stew

    March 2014
  • This was the best airbnb or bnb that I have ever stayed in, in my entire life. We adored it!! The little house is adorable and has plenty of space and light and air, and the deck -- it's amazing. We spent hours and hours out there, often watching the monkeys who made dramatic and occasionally hilarious appearances now and then. Thomas was terrific as a host. The pool was a nice addition, and I did yoga there too. The landscape, everything. The road to the house is pretty rough so get four wheel drive or do what we did and use public transport., taxis, and walking. Loved it!

    March 2014
  • Well all I can talk about is the hosts and they were great.
    For unseen circumstances I was unable to get to the beautiful retreat but am looking at booking in the near to attempt it again.
    The hosts are amazing and very informative with helpful emails about the and cost. They are also very quick to respond to your emails.
    I hope to see them soon...

    March 2014
  • The treehouse is incredible. Thomas & Lily are the best hosts - it's like staying in a cabin in the woods, but you have a concierge to arrange any and all adventures you can think of. And the tree house is absolutely gorgeous. Can't recommend the place enough!

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Thomas' Treehouse property as well as the beautiful Villa Malinche.

    The treehouse was a completely unique experience. We immediately felt cozy and at home. We were in awe of all the beautiful work that Thomas did himself using teak and other recovered wood material, creating a rustic and cozy atmosphere.

    The treehouse is equipped with everything that you would need to feel at home. On top of doing some much needed laundry we enjoyed cooking breakfast each morning and watching the monkeys play on the porch. We were visited almost daily by both the white faced capuchins and little squirrel monkeys. The best thing about the treehouse is that you feel apart of nature, an experience that you would not be able to get at a large scale resort. Set in the jungle it's quiet atmosphere is only interrupted by the occasional sounds of howler monkeys and geckos. We would most definitely recommend a stay here if even for a night.

    Some other things to note, it is a short 10 minute walk down a steep hill to reach downtown Quepos, where there are many restaurant choices and markets to shop at for food and drink items. The walk can be hot during the day, but we would often walk in to town and then take a taxi back to the treehouse in the evening. Catching a taxi is easy to do in Quepos as they often line up in a specific area. Most drivers know how to get to Thomas', the trip costs between $4-$6; be sure to agree on a price at the start of the trip otherwise the driver may try to charge you more. Also, once in Quepos, you can take a short bus ride to Manuel Antonio for only 60cents. Manuel Antonio has endless restaurant options and beautiful beaches.

    What really made our trip memorable was the hospitality provided by Thomas and his wife Lili. They are both great people with a wonderful sense of humour. Thomas was always easy to reach, and was happy to provide recommendations, organize day trips for us, and call taxi's if we needed them. He even helped us figure out how to open a particularly stubborn bottle of rum.

    If you are still wondering if the Treehouse is the place for you, stop thinking about it and just book it, you will have an experience that you will never forget.

    And if you are looking for everything that the Treehouse has to offer, but with even more luxury, check out Thomas' Villa Malinche listing.

    We look forward to returning for our next vacation!

    February 2014
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Moved from Switzerland 15 years ago, just love it here! The people are "pura vida", life is so easy, the climate is very healthy! Very lucky to have purchased a big piece of property in the Playa Macha area, declared as green area, where I offer the Tree House and Villa Malinche. It's almost like the National Park, lot's of wildlife and very peaceful, surrounded by lush rain forest! My wife Lili is a licensed physic therapist, also with a great dedication for massage treatments, she can make you feel in heaven.... Don't miss an in-home treatment during your stay! We are happy to share this relaxed jungle feeling on our property with the people we meet through Airbnb. Just lay back in the hammocks, taste the famous coffee and watch the monkeys fly by...
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