About this listing
Beautiful new house on a quaint rain forest road. Just a five min. walk to Cocles beach, supermarket, restaurants, bus stop, and shopping. Cocles is a tiny town between Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva. Both of those towns are just a 15 min. bike ride away.
The house has two bedrooms, an open concept kitchen and living room, and a large porch with dining table and lounge area . House is made from wood we cut from the property. The bathroom is tiled, with custom made mosaic tub. Detailed and unique accents throughout the house.
Monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths, and other creatures often play in the yard. Butterflies love our front garden and are lovely to watch while sitting on the porch.
There is a driveway that fits one vehicle.
We have wireless internet. A cell phone is available with a security deposit.
The area is safe, but house includes a security box just in case.
House is fully equipped with new appliances, hot water in the shower, and fans in the bedrooms.
Waterfalls, beaches, zip lining, hiking trails, kayaking, and animal rescue centers (where you can play with monkeys and sloths) are all available within a 20 minute drive of the house. Some of these attractions are only a five minute walk away!
Also, please be aware that our listing is for a house, not a hotel. The house locks up completely, but we did design to be open-concept because we like to be integrated with the rain forest. Sometimes, ants come marching through, geckoes like to chatter away with you while you're cooking in the kitchen, and hummingbirds sometimes try to join you at the table on the porch. We've recently learned that some people are afraid of these things, so we just want to make sure that you are rain forest friendly before you book.
Interaction with Guests
We have a property manager who will help you get settled in and who is available if any issues arise.
There is a bus stop at the end of our road for the local buses, which come by several times a day. There are bike rental shops close by, and taxis from our house into Puerto Viejo only cost $6. You can also walk- there are some lovely trails that go along the beach.
Parking for one vehicle is available at the house.
Please make yourself feel at home in our house! We just ask that there is no smoking in the house.
My husband and I loved our stay at Wilson and Jasmines Jungle house! The listing description is very accurate! The house is in a more remote area (just as described on their page)--which is nice and private, but it also makes you feel more immersed into the culture and jungle. We rented bikes for the week we stayed which was very nice to have (I would recommend that to everyone staying here). The weather while we stayed in Costa Rica was a little worse than we were hoping for our stay, but it was nice to have this little jungle house as a refuge from the rain. We felt very safe in this neighborhood but we also made sure to lock everything up whenever we left just in case. The house is close to several nice beaches. Punta Uva was our favorite--saw some sloths hanging out in the trees there! This beach was only a good 15 minute bike ride from the house. Overall, we had an amazing stay at their house. We would definitely recommend it to our friends!
I had an awesome stay at Wilson and Jasmine's. The place is exactly as pictured/described and very comfortable. Thomas, the property manager was always available and very helpful. Highly recommended!
This place is amazing! If you are looking for an authentic Costa Rica experience, then this is the place to stay. The open and airy feel of the house and bringing nature right into your accommodations is an experience you must not miss. The proximity to all the attractions and to all the necessities you could need are just minutes away either walking or driving. I highly recommend this place.
Le principal avantage de cette jolie maison est sa situation. Loin de la frénésie de Puerto Viejo, mais quand même près de tout , et surtout des plages magnifiques. Il est bien agréable de paresser sur le grand balcon en étant à l'affût de la vie alentour. Wilson et Jasmine nous on bien aidé à préparer notre arrivée , même si jusqu'à la dernière minute, Thomas était introuvable! Nous l'avons finalement rejoint au téléphone 2 jours avant notre arrivée et tout s'est bien déroulé. La maison aurait besoin d'une petite touche d'amour pour la remettre à son meilleur.
Si vous passez par là, il faut visiter le restaurant de La Costa De Papito. Ils sont incroyables! En plus d'un souper délicieux, ils ont pris la peine de faire un gâteau de A à Z pendant qu'on mangeait pour souligner l'anniversaire de mon conjoint!
Oui, nous avons adoré notre séjour sur la côte Caraïbes.
The house is central to several beaches, restaurants and activities and Jasmine gave us information about each of these before we arrived that was very helpful. The house is up a steep unpaved road. We drove and walked this road into town and the beach. It is not a strenuous walk for people who are active in their daily life. We enjoyed the monkeys, agouti, birds and other wildlife from the porch. Thomas, the property manager, checked in with us several times to see if we needed anything. The house is clean and has plenty of towels.
Wilson and Jasmine have a great place located close to everything you need on the coast. Lots of wildlife on the property, bring a flashlight to explore the yard in the dark too! Thomas the manager is very close by and extremely helpful - he's well travelled and knows the area really well.
The photos are a bit outdated, and it's understandably been well lived in since they were taken - so just imagine it without the fresh paint, plants, amenities and extra appliances (there's still a stove, fridge, coffee maker and blender though). Having wifi was great too!
As other guests have stated the gravel road to the house is a bit tough especially if you were arriving on foot with luggage etc, but otherwise just be sure to give yourself enough time (and daylight) for the short walk. We rented a small 4x4 which was really great for exploring. I was too chicken to ride a bike on the busy main road, but it looked like a great way to get around.
We were close to everything, and the area makes it really easy to participate in anything you want - the Jaguar Rescue Center, Ziplining, guided hikes etc. We missed out on the Caribeans tour but grabbed some yummy bean-to-bar chocolate before leaving. And the local restaurants were always delicious.
Cocles felt pretty safe for the most part but we had a couple of very scary moments in Puerto Viejo so I would encourage anyone to keep aware of your surroundings at all times, lest you get caught up in unnerving police incidents like we did (twice!). Our teenage daughter was hassled a lot (clapping, cat-calling) which was annoying. Apparently her red hair was a thing, so we just stayed alert and kept her close. I was always glad to have a cozy house to go home to after our outings
So if you're looking for a great home base while you explore some of the most beautiful coastline and forests we've ever seen (and we're from BC so that's saying a lot ;) this house is a great spot!
We had a wonderful month long stay at the Custom Jungle House. As stated in other reviews Thomas, the property manager, was very responsive to any questions we had. The location worked well for us and is a great value for the money.
About the Host, Wilson And Jasmine
Jasmine and Wilson met on Jasmine's first day in San Francisco. As fate would have it, they were both traveling solo at the same time to Costa Rica. Traveling together for 6 weeks turned into quite the romance. They are now married and live part time in Canada, California, and Costa Rica.
Jasmine is a belly dance performer and instructor. She also writes for several publications and has published two short stories in fiction anthologies.
Wilson is a singer/song writer/guitarist. He went to Iraq and Afghanistan to play for the troops with his former band The Willful Sinners. His current band is the DTease.