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.
Lovely jungle retreat. Close by bike to town but in a different world surrounded by trees and wildlife. We really enjoyed and would recommend
this to any couple or group as a base.
We stayed at Wilson and Jasmine's Jungle house for 2 weeks and had a great time. The home is just as described - a wonderful retreat with plenty of wildlife viewing right from the deck. Thomas was our local contact and he gave us plenty of information about the area and was available when we had any questions. We were walking/biking distance from town and the beach. We wouldn't hesitate to return.
The jungle house was beautiful and serene. This was probably the most relaxing part of our trip! It's close enough to Puerto Viejo that you could go for the day or a night cap (if you have a car or bike rental). Really a great place to stay. We enjoyed it very much!
This wasn't our first time at "Casa Musica". The house is Ina convenient Cocles location, up in the jungle a bit but still close to Playa Cocles. Short taxi ride into PV for some awesome dining. Thomas (property manager) was as friendly and helpful as ever. We were fortunate to find Christmas week open!
We had a wonderful stay in Wilson and Jasmines beautiful jungle house. The house is beautifully designed with an open plan feel and a nice big verandah/balcony for hanging out and relaxing. The house is made of beautiful local timber and is well equipped for an extended stay.
Jasmine provided some great tips on things to do in the local area, which was really helpful.
The house is in a great location in Cocles, 500 m up a gravel road (but feels more like a kilometre when walking because it's a bit rough). There is a supermarket a short walk down the road and a good cafe and beachside bar only a 5-10 min walk from the house. It is a nice 45 min walk into Puerto Viejo along the waterside jungle trail and only 3000 colonnes ($6) by taxi. We felt very safe in the house and in the local area in general, people are all very friendly.
Thomas, the property manager, is a really nice guy, very helpful and always quick to help with any of our problems or questions.
We stayed for 2 weeks whilst I volunteered at the Jaguar Rescue Centre, which is only a 15 min walk away and well worth a visit.
We loved waking to the, often noisy, sounds of the jungle (howler monkeys, birds and locals on their way to work) and we saw lots of wildlife from the balcony of the house, including a two toed sloth and Agoudi in the garden of the house.
We highly recommend this lovely relaxing home and would definitely stay here again.
Thanks again, Jasmine, Wilson and Thomas.
Jasmine and Wilson made us very comfortable from the start. They responded almost immediately to any questions I had, and once our arrival date got closer they were in touch with a lot of helpful information about the area, how to get there from San Jose, etc. They also put me in touch with their property manager, who was super welcoming and helpful throughout our stay in Puerto Viejo/Cocles. It was all very confidence-inspiring from the start.
The house itself is beautiful and spacious - though small enough to easily keep tidy during a vacation stay. The covered porch is an amazing place to hang out listening to howler monkeys, and watching humming birds and other birds and butterflies come and go. The kitchen is well-equipped and the shower is hot. What else could you ask for in the midst of the Costa Rican jungle, really?
This was our first big family vacation with our 10-month old, and this house was the perfect home base for relaxing ,easily getting to out to the beaches at Punta Uva and Manazanillo, and going in to Puerto Viejo for errands etc.
We really appreciated being able to stay here, and will definitely think about returning!
My boyfriend and I stayed 6 days at the Jungle House this September. We had an amazing time. The house is beautiful and open. You get to listen to sounds of wildlife all day & night, & not in a bad way. You'll fall asleep to the frogs and cicadas, I guarantee it. Wilson and Jasmine were so easy to contact for questions and concerns and they gave us some great tips about the local scene. Thomas, the property manager, lives close to the house and frequently checked on us. He was easy to get ahold of & gave us some good advice about the surrounding area and where to go. Also he was a great help when our internet went out. Called the company for us to get it fixed. We rented bikes for the week from a very nice man down the road from the house. Turn right at the end of Margarita Road and you'll see his business on the left hand side. We were able to get everywhere on the bikes, even rode them to Manzanillo. That was a bit of a long ride, but beautiful beach and calm waters. We went to Playa Chiquita several times, so amazing there. There is a small gravel road when you get into the start of the town to the left that takes you straight to the beach. Coral right close to shore, but a strong rip tide so be careful. There is a beach close to the house too. Just walk right across the street & take that gravel road all way to the end. It follows to the left & it takes you a really beautiful open beach. Puerto Viejo is about a 10" bike ride. Fun, lively beach town with lots of restaurants, shops, street vendors. Just try to get home before dark, you don't want to be on your bike at night. Definitely recommend hiking at Cahuita, totally worth it. We didn't use a guide, just hiked it ourselves & still saw tons of wildlife. We took the bus-just flag it down, it'll stop anywhere to pick you up. The schedule they link you to is pretty accurate, usually arrives on the 15s. Costs 1200 colones a person btw to get to Cahuita :). We used a cab at night to get into Puerto Viejo & back-costs about 2-3mil, depending on if they pick you up on the road or at the house. I also recommend going to the Jaguar Rescue. You turn right at main road and it's not too far down. Get to see sloths, snakes, birds, & play with baby monkeys. We tried a lot of places to eat, no favorites, cuz they were all great. We cooked at home a lot & got supplies from the grocery store that's close to the house & a nice man selling fruit at the end of the road. This was about the most relaxing, simple vacation I've ever had. I beyond recommend the Jungle...
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.