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1 Bedroom

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Private room

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Fall into the arms of mother nature. Refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release life's stress.
1 minute walk to the beach...
5 minute walk to the town of Puerto Viejo, on Costa Rica's Caribbean
Clean, Comfortable, Economical

ALL ARE WELCOME. We value diversity and welcome all people without regard to race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and socioeconomic status. You are welcome in our home.

The space


Peaceful Jungle Setting, surrounded by nature...
Only 4 rooms - no more than 8 people to share the public space. The rooms are SMALL but comfortable. Breakfast is not provided.

At Hidden Jungle Beach House we have ROOMS FOR SINGLES and COUPLES. (A couple is any two people who want to share a bed. There is ONLY ONE BED PER ROOM.) THIS PAGE IS THE LISTING FOR COUPLES. The other Hidden Jungle Beach House is the listing for singles.

Immerse yourself in nature in this tranquil, jungle hide-away, just a 3 minute walk to a breathtaking beach, Playa Negra. Enjoy peace and quiet, yet have access with a 5 minute walk, to the charming town of Puerto Viejo, - cute shops, great restaurants and and a lively night life.

Hidden Jungle Beach House: where nature lovers can socialize around the kitchen table or enjoy solitude in a quiet spot on a hammock.
You fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the chattering of a million tropical birds.

Hidden Jungle Beach House is a typical Caribbean style wooden house with three levels. The kitchen is on the first floor. The bedrooms are on the second. And the third floor is my room, I'm the owner, Lisa, and I live here, too.

The first floor kitchen is spacious and open, with jungle all around. The grocery store is only a short jaunt away so you can buy what you need and cook it here. The SHARED BATHROOM with a hot shower is on the first floor.

The second floor of Hidden Jungle Beach House has four SMALL bedrooms and a living room with cable TV. It also has a SHARED BATHROOM with a sink and a toilet. The bedrooms are simple. Three bedrooms have double beds and one has a single. Each room has a place to hang your clothes and shelves, desk or table, screened windows and a fan, along with clean sheets and towels.

We are a simple place: The windows have screens; NO AIR CONDITIONING just fans and jungle breezes. We love animals. We have two German shepherds (and a cat) to guard the house and entertain the guests. Smoking cigarettes is allowed only outdoors in the yard.

Hidden Jungle Beach House is truly Puerto Viejo’s hidden treasure. You’ll love it’s relaxed and friendly vibes. You’ll sleep cozy and comfortable in the arms of mother nature. You’ll wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys, cute little geckos and a million different kinds of colorful birds.

Helpful suggestions on where to go and what to do are provided by your delightful host, me! I have lived on Costa Rica’s Caribbean for 8 years and can give you lots of good advice.

If you are looking for a simple, economical place to stay in the quiet tranquility of the jungle but not far from all the activity, Hidden Jungle Beach House is the place for you.


Guest access

Quiet Comfortable places to immerse in nature... A patio with hammock, second floor porch and living room with TV.
Shared spacious kitchen with coffee and condiments provided...
2 SHARED bathrooms, hot shower, toiletries provided
Bike Rental

Interaction with guests

I am Lisa, the owner, and I live here in Hidden Jungle Beach House with my husband, Christian. We are most always around - accessible for questions or help.

I'm a writer with a website telling you all about my experiences living in Costa Rica for seven years. I'll give you all the details on your options to get here from the airport, along with photos and instructions. I can book your transportation and I also offer personal guide service. Once you have made your reservation, Airbnb will allow me to give you the link to my website.

When you arrive I'll show you around the house. And I am happy to give guidance or recommendations and help you find what you need.

Other things to note

IF YOU HAVE A CAR: If you are coming by car, please let me know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited so I have to make sure there is space for you. Thanks!

DOGS: We have one cat and two German Shepherd guard dogs. They are very sweet. The dogs do not bite. But they do bark to protect the property from intruders. When you arrive the dogs and cat will greet you as part of the family. Most all of my guests love our pets and the pets love the guests as well. Our dogs are not allowed inside the house. They stay in the yard and sleep on the ground floor outdoor patio. The patio is a a central part of our place, with chairs and a hammock for our guests. And most are happy to share the space with the dogs. We bathe and brush the dogs regularly and do our best to keep the patio clean. Our dogs are well trained and essential for the security or our property. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE DOGS, OUR HOME MAY NOT BE THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR VISIT.

NOISE: We are in the jungle yet 1 minute from the beach and only 5 minutes from the town of Puerto Viejo. You'll always hear the waves. And now and then, especially on weekends and holidays you may hear the sounds of the village coming through the jungle - music from the bars and some traffic on the road.

COUPLES: Our place is small and the four rooms are close together. You will have complete visual/physical privacy but you may not have the audio privacy that some couples prefer. Noise at the level of quiet normal conversation is not heard by others in the next room but our walls are not soundproof.

There are NO LAUNDRY FACILITIES available here, however there are lines to hang wet clothes. And there is laundry service available nearby.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 9PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Security Deposit: $103
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 9PM

1. CONSIDERATION: Smoking allowed only out in the front yard.
2. CONSIDERATION: Quiet before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
3. SECURITY: Window shutters and doors must be locked when you leave the premises.
4. SECURITY: No person allowed on the property without owner's permission. Reservations for an extra guest in your room must be made in advance.
5. IF YOU HAVE A CAR: Let us know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited.
6. ARRIVAL TIME: In advance of your arrival day you must let us know the approximate time you will be arriving. That is so we can be sure to be here to let you in.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

126 Reviews

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Jamie-Lee User Profile
May 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at the Hidden Jungle Beach House. Lisa and Cristian are both really lovely and so helpful. We mentioned we wanted to see a sloth and the next morning, Christian was showing us one in the tree in their backyard! The place is really cute and clean, and we loved having use of the kitchen to be able to cook some of our own meals. The dogs are really beautiful and we had no problem with them whatsoever, they didn't bark at us once. The place is a quick 5 min walk into PV town. Highly recommend staying here if you want to feel like it's a home away from home.

Kaitlyn User Profile
April 2017
We had such a lovely time staying with Lisa & Christian! The home was exactly what we wanted for our Costa Rican adventure. It was easy to walk into the center of town every day, and we were able to rent bikes from Lisa for only $10/day to go on adventures & tours a little further away. It's the jungle, so be prepared for no air conditioning - but the fans made sure the temperature was never unbearable. Lisa was also very helpful in giving us recommendations for getting around the city. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, non-touristy Puerto Viejo experience.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thank you for the very nice review, Kaitlyn. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. It's a joy to see how much others appreciate our place and our area.
April 2017

Jake User Profile
April 2017
Lisa and Christian are great hosts, very nice, patient, and able to give some great tips about the beaches and activities around Puerto Viejo and Cahuita. Comfy beds, lots of space to hang out at the place, very clean, and gated car parking.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks so much for the nice review, Jake. You mentioned a few things that some people don't mention - the comfortable bed, places to relax and cleanliness. Thanks for that. We work hard to please and I think it's the little things that can make the difference.
April 2017

Julia User Profile
April 2017
Our stay at Costa Rica was worth every minute. Lisa and Christian were very helpful and friendly. Their tips were very good and we used a lot of them. The house is beautiful, clean and in a beautiful surrounding. We could definitely recommend staying there! 5 stars for everything.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thank you so much for your nice review, Julia. It warms my heart! It was great to have you both here. I hope you can come back one day.
April 2017

Manuel User Profile
April 2017
We really liked it there! :-) Can recommend it to everyone of the airbnb community! Thanks Lisa and Christian for hosting us!
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thank you for the nice review and good recommendation, Manuel.
April 2017

Polly User Profile
April 2017
This is the second time we stayed at Lisa and Christian's place. We stayed again for multiple reasons - the location is close enough to town whilst still feeling quiet and peaceful, the sweet house and comfy rooms, the great kitchen. Lisa was always around for help and conversation. We had a really great relaxing time and would stay again. Thanks for having us! Hola to Gingie, the gorgeous dogs and Al the possum.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
It was wonderful to have you here for the second time. You both are such nice people. I look forward to your next visit.
April 2017

Wiebren User Profile
March 2017
Lisa was very welcoming from the moment we arrived, even though we were a little early she helped us out with everything we needed. Christian even took us on a sloth hunt in the backyard :) great people and superb location. A little out of town so the nights were perfectly quiet. Would recommend!
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for your very nice review, Wiebren. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. It was really nice to have you both in our home.
March 2017

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Lisa And Christian User Profile

I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived in Costa Rica’s Caribbean since 2007. I opened Hidden Jungle Beach House in 2011, running my guest house alone for 3 years. Then Cristian Montenegro came into my life and has been working with me here for the past three years. We got married in November 2016. So now at our place you have two hosts - one North American and one Nicaragua/Costa Rican.

We both believe in following our dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. And always encourage others to do the same. Many of our guests come here looking for more than a vacation. They use their time here in nature, away from the stress of the "civilized" world to ponder and reflect on their choices in life. Some go back to their lives with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Some discover a new way to live. And some don't go back at all!

Cristian and I are thankful, grateful and appreciative of every aspect of our life here - including our guests. Cristian will show you sloths and iguanas in the trees around the property. He'll tell you stories about the little agoutis who come eat our compost and the time we had a snake for a neighbor. I'll share the story of my discovery of a new life in Costa Rica. And I look forward to hearing your story and encouraging your Costa Rica dreams to come true!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour