Consider The Jungle House, a unique Santa Teresa vacation rental for your Costa Rica vacations. In the heart of town, a 5-min walk to the beach, restaurants & markets, it makes for your ideal home base. Perfect for a couple that wants lots of space.
Rent the whole spacious upstairs for a group of 2-4. This includes:
The Jungle Suite: Has a king size bed & its own full bathroom, and views of palm tress all around. It is upstairs & shares a living room w/ a large sofa, bar area & ping-pong table.
The Junior Suite has a double bed, and one half bath. Private bamboo showers are outside. No AC in this room.
The Jungle House, in the heart of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is a natural and artistically designed, rustic style vacation home on the beach. Accommodations at The Jungle House are rooms in a safe & secure two story, 3400 square foot house built to make you feel intertwined with the natural environment. It feels secluded because we are totally surrounded by big trees, and the Pacific Ocean is 75 meters out the backyard. There are no neighbors to the left or right, and out the front gate is the lively main street with shops & restaurants.
With one of Central America's best beach breaks right outside our backyard, it is perfect for a Costa Rica surf vacation. We host yoga retreats & surf schools at the Jungle House too.
Forbes Magazine ranked Santa Teresa, Costa Rica one of the top ten most breathtaking beaches in the world! Its lush tropical scenery, volcanic rock formations, an abundance of wildlife, and proximity to outdoor adventure activities make it one of the best beach towns in Costa Rica. Although The Jungle House is oceanfront, you cannot see the Pacific Ocean due to the dense foliage. To get to the beach & main surf break, it's just a 5 minute walk out our gate to a public path.
You’ll definitely feel that you’ve entered an exotic jungle since it is common to see many species of animals through the windows and in the backyard of the house, including groups of Howler Monkeys, iguanas, butterflies, and a wide variety of birds.
The setting is great for all kinds of outdoor activities. You can learn to surf, practice yoga, or participate in the many activities offered like, canopy tours, day trips to waterfalls, horseback riding, or just chilling at the beach.
Everyone can come together to cook dinner at home. We have a big BBQ & picnic area, as well as an ample kitchen for making family style dinners. There is great food in town, you can get delicious veggies, herbs, fruits, eggs and fish.
Amenities include ceiling fans, use of all amenities on the second level including a small kitchen upstairs, 10 person leather couch, Wi-Fi internet, ping pong table, use of the large, modern common kitchen, outdoor BBQ, Yoga Studio/Large Rancho w/ Tiki Bar.
The main surf break is 5 minutes away for all levels and abilities, warm water and air temps year round, with natural tide pools a few minutes away. We have secured parking, and we're conveniently located near small grocery stores, shopping, surf shops, and nightlife.
Santa Teresa is a very cool town with a lot of great restaurants. It is just a few minutes walking to all the action. There is more nightlife in Playa Carmen, about 10 minutes away in taxi.
We have safe parking if you rent a car. We can arrange a van driver to bring you here directly from San Jose airport. The best way to get here, though, is by flying in a small plane from San Jose to Tambor airport. Check Sansa for the latest prices. It's a 45 minute car ride from Tambor to The Jungle House. Once at Tambor, with advance notice we will coordinate a pick up.
I speak English & Spanish and will be a very welcoming host for you. I'm American and have worked in Maui as a DJ of funky music from around the world, massage therapist, and free lance writer. I live downstairs, so I'm available to help you with anything. My name is Joe Gatto, estoy a la orden...
Ideally, your group is very responsible & tidy, needs no supervision, and I can just help you get situated then go travel around some and meet you back at the house your last day.
Free wi-fi, pool, fully equipped kitchen, 1.5 baths, upstairs bar & living room, outside deck/yoga shala & tiki bar.
I'll be there to check you in & out. I live down the street, so I'm available to help you with whatever you need. If there is some mishap, you can call me and I'll get on it. I'm available to communicate with you before your stay to arrange transportation for you from the airport. I can also set up your tours & activities, like surf lessons, deep-sea fishing trips, kayak adventures, or zip lining.
Many visitors comment that this section of Santa Teresa is the coolest part of town. Restaurants & markets, surf shops, and the main beach path are all right out our front door. This little section between Super Ronny #2 & the beach path at Brunela Hostel is always alive with people walking to & from the beach, and going out to eat & drink. There are people from all over the world, and you get a really free feeling as you walk around without a care in the world, meeting other people having a great time too.
You can walk everywhere you really need to go. A lot of people rent quads, some rent cars; either way there is plenty of space & security to park them. The direct bus to the airport & downtown San Jose picks you up right in front of the house everyday at 6 am & 2 pm.
A Santa Teresa Costa Rica vacation is an unforgettable experience because of the beautiful beach, wonderful waves, cool cosmopolitan vibe, and healthy atmosphere. Come live pura vida and learn first hand what this famous phrase is all about.
What an amazing get away! Joe's Jungle House was our first stop in Costa Rica as we traveled and it was one of our favorites by far. Very clean and open with beautiful details throughout the house. Joe was so helpful, nice and fun. We enjoyed our time with him, at the house and in Santa Teresa.
Joe is an amazing host and welcoming man. The Jungle House was awesome and we loved every minute of it. Joe was wonderful at suggesting activies and even hanging out with us having and little fun fishing and going to the rodeo... Great place to stay for surfing and ideal for any one looking to get away from the busy life... I plan to return again!