About This Listing
This spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath cliff tropical home is one of a kind. Built in traditional construction style, with over 10,000 palm leaves making the roof of this magnificient tropical home. The roof is supported by a giant tree in the center which also serves as a circular staircase into a bedroom on the second floor. The house and its screened windows are designed to take advantage of the constant cliff side breeze giving no need for a lot of airconditioning. Except for the bathrooms and the tile floor on the ground floor the house is all in wood. The house enjoys an amzing pool with waterfall and jets for relaxation as well as two balconies to the front and the back with a seating and dining area both inside and outside. The less populated south ridge is also a lot more quite as barely any cars roll by. Casa Jungle is one of 4 units in a small vacation resort.Each bedroom has its own bathrooms, a living/ dining room withkitchen and a private and spacious balconies in. Sliding doors make the balcony accessible from all rooms. Amazing ocean and beach views are to be enjoyed from each room and the balcony. This unit has all the modern amenities one expects from a modern but tropical apartment.
Air Conditioned(Only the first floor bedroom has one unit)
Washer, Dryer, and Laundry Service
fully equipped kitchen
sheets and towels on site.
Garden and Maid service included (Short Term Rental Only, further discussion for long term rental)
The beach is only minutes in walking distance with a wide variety of dining and entertainment and shopping possibilities across the beach on the north ridge of Flamingo. Another advantage of this unit is it is close to everything but just far away to feel secluded enough to truly enjoy the daily monkey visits and experience the variety of wildlife directlly in front of you!
We had a wonderful stay at casa jungle! We loved the uniqueness of the house, the amazing views and the dipping pool. It makes you feel at one with your surroundings. It was very relaxing!
The caretakers were great as was their sweet dog, Negra.
Playa flamingo is a beautiful beach - the best we saw in the area!
Thanks for everything!
We were two couples and stayed at Casa Jungle for four nights. We were welcomed by Johannes who was on time at our meeting point and was very helpful through our stay. The rooms are very comfortable and the house was perfect, less than 10-minute walk from the beach and close to Playa Grande and Playa Tamarindo by car. The view from the house is awesome and there are many monkeys in the forest which we saw from the house. I would definitely recommend Casa Jungle for a stay in the area and I wish our stay would have been longer!
First time in Costa Rica and first time using airbnb. We were very pleased and had a great time.
The house is very cute. Upstairs was stuffy at night, but with all the open air windows it was fine. No complaints on the a/c from below because we couldn't hear it. The only thing we heard were the birds.
The beach is definitely a 10-15min walk downhill, which wasn't bad until you had to walk back up it after having a few coco loco's. We spent more time at the pool than the beach, which we didnt expect to do. It was amazing having our own little pool to swim around in, with amazing views of the beach.
From start to end, everyone we emailed or talked to was very friendly and direct. Although we got a little turned around, the directions to the house and office were very clear. I just was being spacey.
We will definitely stay here again next time we're in the area. We loved it and would recommend it to anyone. It's smaller, but not where you feel like you're crowding someone else. We had a party of 2 couples and it was great. Space for a few more too.
Great view of Playa Flamingo above bustle of beach traffic. Enjoy your breakfast and dinner on deck overlooking Playa Flamingo by stocking up on food via nearby Super Massai Grocery. Eat at Loco Coco first night. Rent your car from Alamo and use GPS for around town navigation. Directions to house from Desiree are important. Air conditioned bedroom helpful when nights are hot. Dipping pool refreshing during day. Loved the place, coming back.
A true jungle house! Amazing!
Everything was like clockwork from the very beginning. Desiree answered our request literally within inured and we were on our way.
The property management office was easy to find, and is located at one of the best restaurants on Flamingo Bay. Our house on the hillside had incredible views and a great open feel. The housekeeper and gardener were extremely responsive. The main floor bedroom is comfortably air conditioned and we slept great. There is also a sleeping loft which we did not use but looked great. We would definitely stay there again when we return, which we will. The Beach is pristine and the waves are great. Our experience was totally Pura Vida!
Casa Jungle was fantastic. Totally unique place with amazing views, great dipping pool and nice location. We loved it for its character. It is a bit rustic, AC in only one room, but we turned it off and opened up all the windows. Lots of breezes up on the hill and the house cools nicely at night. It is the opposite of a sterile condo and that is why we loved it. Wind blowing through the house, birds and monkeys in the trees. Of course this means it can get hot during the day, and exposed to the noises outside and some dust. Unfortunately, there is a unit below it and their AC unit outside the back wall, running all the time that it is occupied. Since Casa Jungle is open plan and has simple wood walls it can be noisy at night (AC), and early morning because of birds and monkeys. Bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. Groundskeeper and hosts were very friendly. Felt very safe and welcome there. Actually, felt safe and truly welcome throughout Costa Rica.
I would recommend the hosts provide a few more amenities like a safe (they are working on it), more dish ware and cutlery and some cooking basics like salt, spices, oils, etc and some beach gear, cooler, and chairs.
It is a steep but doable 5 min walk to the beach; one of the best swimming beaches in the area. Lots it explore in the area. Best to rent a car (4x4) it get around though taxis and tours are plentiful.
If you are looking for a unique place, with character and amazing views, you will love Casa Jungle.
We had a very good experience at Casa Jungle. We were a little concerned about finding the location but we had a driver from the airport in Liberia that knew where Coco Loco was. Coco Loco is a restaurant at Playa Flamingo and also where the property manager works (Angela). Before arriving it would have been nice to get more specific instructions and directions. Some important details that were not so clear- the restaurant/office/cocoloco is on the beach, however the house is far far up a very steep road. After you arrive and want to go to the beach it is good a hike down. It took about 15-20 minutes to get down and maybe twice that to get back up. It would also have been nice to have a house book telling us information and recommendations. It took us a while to find extra towels (they are under the tv). There is wifi though.
Angela really pressed us to rent a car but from friends experiences in Costa Rica we chose not to. The roads are not great and there are no road signs. It was easy to find cabs online, and our favorite driver by far was Maikol (pronounced Michael in English) his number is (phone number hidden). He was super friendly, speaks English very well and took us everywhere we needed to go for a reasonable price. He also helped me with my Spanish and recommended places to eat. Angela recommended another guy who was nice enough but did not speak English and was more expensive. He also was not a registered taxi driver with a meter (Maria in Costa Rica) which made me nervous. We were able to do just fine without a rental car.
Although there are several companies in the area for adventure tours, the one I would highly recommend is the sailing/snorkeling tour from Lazy Lizard in Playa Flamingo. One of the most fun experiences in my life. It was $85 a person but so worth it. It was open bar, amazing sailing, good food and great snorkeling.
All in all it was a great start to our vacation in Costa Rica. The view was spectacular to wake up to every morning and you could hear the waves crashing morning and night. I would recommend.
We would love to improve our experience how would you rate where the office was since you have the personal experience as an outsider?
I completely agree lazy lizard is the best totally worth every penny and it's always different :)
Thanks so much for your feedback and we hope to have you back again.
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About the Host, Desiree
Living here is loving here. We started a software company in Costa Rica and now we are the National MLS (Multiple Listing Service) provider for Costa Rica Real Estate Association. Our tour office is located in 650 meters south of Flamingo Beach Resort, next to a great restaurant Coco Loco right on the beach.
We manage several lovely homes here in Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, Playa Grande, and Playa Ventana, some are ours, some are our friends'. Each house/beach has its own characteristics and we hope that you will enjoy every minute of your time in Costa RIca. We live off and on in Costa Rica as my husband and rescue dog are both natives of Costa Rica, we recently moved to Sarasota, Florida.
For Costa Rica listings, I have my property manager who is Tico (Costa Rican) and very responsible to taking care of all tenants and houses. Hope you enjoy your time staying in our lovely homes. Thanks :)