Eco-friendly Rainforest Roundhouse

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Off road, no street name, Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica

The Space

Receive personalized attention, health services, travel assistance and an opportunity to relax in the rainforest like never before. Enjoy a ten-minute walk to the incredible coral beaches and delicious restaurants of Puerto Viejo or stay home and drink herbal tea from the garden while watching the toucans or sloths overhead. The first floor of the house is home to Hidden Garden Wellness Center, where we offer yoga classes, health counseling and a conscious living library, allowing you to make the most out of your transformational vacation.
The house has wifi, orthopedic beds, a well-equipped kitchen, open-air living room with hammocks, hybrid solar electricity and hot water, recycling and shared use of laundry room and library. You can sample the fruits of our enchanting organic garden or just breath in the smell of succulent night-blooming flowers. A unique chance to live in harmony with the rainforest amongst some of the highest biodiversity in the world, including blue butterflies, hummingbirds, monkeys, toucans and much more. We are located between Cahuita National Park, Gandoca Wildlife Refuge and Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve, three amazing days of adventure.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Absolutely amazing. My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights just wishing it could be longer. It was relaxing and laid back. We didn't have any issues, everyone was helpful and welcoming. The morning was the most peaceful, waking up to the sounds of birds, and the wind. It's also in walking distance to the beach and small, but delicious food options. We're glad we got to experience staying at the roundhouse.

    March 2014
  • First of all, the house is amazing. I went with my mom, sister, and two neces. We had an incredible experience. DIFFERENT from anything we have tried before. The hole experience starts early in the morning with the sound of the monkeys, birds and all the nature. The location is perfect, calm and quiet and only 5-10 minutes walk from Puerto Viejo. Fully equipted in the kitchen. It has simple bedrooms, but thats not a bad thing at all. Perfect for doing yoga, have a peacefull stay and enjoy being in touch with nature.

    The house is ecofriendly. You can notice this in the house itself, the house trash system, and everything. You can learn a lot on how to have a more susteinable home.

    Rachel, the host, is great! She has everything in the house organized and explained.

    NOTE: the house is for a relaxing stay. No noise after 8pm.

    February 2014
  • What a fantastic experience. My mother and I went to Puerto Viejo for three nights (wished it were so much longer) and had a delightful time in the roundhouse. The kitchen was great to cook in, there were many hammocks to rest in, wild birds and butterflies, and waking up at 3am to howler monkeys.... it was all so delightful.

    "J" (sp) was a great host while we were there and we attended one of her yoga sessions on the porch and took her advice on beaches/attractions to visit nearby... all of them great suggestions.

    If I head back to Puerto Viejo again, which I hope to... I'll definitely see if there is space to stay here again.

    January 2014
  • We had a great stay at the Roundhouse! The kitchen is well stocked, the bed was really comfortable and it's very close to some amazing beaches!

    Would recommend!

    January 2014
  • We stayed in Rachel's Eco-friendly roundhouse for about four days. In that time we explored the beaches, food, and saw plenty of wildlife. I loved having so many hammocks to relax in! I felt the location of the roundhouse was perfect, close enough to town , but far enough so that you did not have to be a part of the excitement of the main drag if you did not want to be.
    J was wonderful at answering any questions I had and always very helpful. Thanks for the yoga class J!
    The house was lovely and I think if I were ever to build a house in Costa Rica I would need to get the name of Rachel's architect: ).

    December 2013
  • The house was beautiful and perfectly tucked back at the end of the road so there was no noise except the sounds of the jungle. Even so, the location was very close to town and easily bikeable. We had one of Rachel's meals when we first got in and it was both delicious and healthy. We also sat in on the beginner yoga class and after doing yoga on a deck in the jungle, going to class will never be the same. I also enjoyed a holistic consultation with Rachel that was very informative and insightful. Rachel is the real deal. If we are in Puerto Viejo again, we will definitely pay a return visit to the roundhouse. Quick shout out to the adorable puppies at the house, be nice to each other!

    October 2013
  • We originally booked this house for 4 days and ended up staying for just under a month. Travelling with two kids under two, we wanted to make sure we found a clean and child friendly environment, within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, and attractions. We honestly could not have found a better place in Costa Rica, and would certainly stay here again when we come back.

    Rachel was a delightful host and amazed with not only her knowledge of natural healing and remedies, but with her ability to make it understandable for us.

    We saw multiple sloths in the yard during our stay here, as well as a Toucan and many other forms of wildlife! You can join Rachel for Yoga on the deck or there might be a Sweat Lodge, which is a once in a lifetime experience.

    We highly recommend the roundhouse and unreservedly give it 5 stars.

    -Ammon and Kait

    June 2013
  • To stay at Jardin Escondido is a soulful adventure in the South Caribbean djungle. The surrounding is a truly amazing medicin and herb garden filled with so many different kinds of humiming birds, butterflies and animals and birds that you possibly can recognize from Disney movies. To stay in the company of owner Rachel Thomas does not only give you piece of mind but she will also takes care of your complete health. Staying on the second floor from a wellness center means yoga classes on the porch and treatments in your home. The location could seriously not be better in Puerto Viejo, close to everything, including the beautiful beaches, but quiet. Me and my husband, both designers and super impressed by the amazing round house, stayed for two months and it´s an adventure we´ll never forget. Thank you!

    February 2013
  • My wife and I had a great time staying at the tree house. Nestled back in the rain forest in Puerto Viejo made it really easy to go into town and have some great nights of dining and cervezas. The stay was everything we expected for a simple way of living in a well designed tree house. Thanks so much.

    January 2013
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I am from the United States and have lived in Costa Rica for fifteen years. I love to work with medicine plants and be outdoors in the rainforest.
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