About This Listing
One-of-a-kind, all wood, luxury jungle house, fully furnished. Relax in the hammock and enjoy yoga or wildlife watching -- monkeys, toucans, sloths, hummingbirds, butterflies and more -- on the spacious, raised wood deck overlooking the jungle. Two bedrooms (master bedroom with queen-size canopy bed and en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom with queen bed and small private deck), two bathrooms with hot-water showers, hardwood floors, sliding French doors, ceiling fans, gourmet kitchen, washer and dryer. Wireless Internet (via 3G network). One mile from Cocles beach (off the main road) in safe, secluded gated community.
Mi familia y yo pasamos un excelente fin de semana en la casa de Gideon. Nos encanto la armonía de la construcción de la casa con la naturaleza. Al llegar la casa estaba limpia y bien acomodada. Entre los comentarios que leímos se decía de lo incomodo para la llegada pero en el caso de nosotros hablamos con Thomas y nos envió un link con la dirección por waze y llegamos sin inconvenientes. Personalmente la recomiendo.
Very difficult to find in the dark, but jungle location is lovely & unique and house design is also. Four wheel drive mandatory to get there. Problems: roof leaks over bed/mildew on mattress. Dryer does not work/ can't do laundry. Path to house from parking is extremely muddy. Open lattice allows insects in house. 4 towels for 4 guests not sufficient in moist (website hidden)/cable/ Wi-Fi not operable. Written instructions needed. Housekeeping marginal. Would advise future travelers to purchase local cell phone to contact caretaker.
The house is exactly what the description says, a one of a kind luxury jungle house. Breakfast while spotting tucanes, howler monekys, going out of the house and seeing rare frogs, truly spectacular. Though it is a bit out of the main way, it is 30 minutes walking and we did the trip to the beach by bike several times. Best of all is the combination of jungle and beach which this house offers. The house itself os very well equipped, has all you need and is stunning! Gideon was very friendly and responded quickly and Thomas was super helpful ( by even towing us out of the mud- in rainy season 4x4 is essential). Had an amazing month!
This place is awesome! I recommend it to anyone who wants to get a feel for the environment in this region of the world. Gideon was very responsive and the people who watch the property were very nice, make sure you've got a car with 4x4 capabilities though!
Gideon's jungle house is absolutely beautiful. Somehow they managed to create this stunning log cabin / treehouse structure in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle. The house sits into a mountain so the front door is level with the ground while the deck stands high above the ground and makes you feel like you are in a luxury treehouse, which is what we wanted in a home. When you open up the entire house (like many of the photos), it is a beauty to behold.
There were a few things that were a bit unexpected (possibly because of our newness to Costa Rica). The house was pretty hot and humid if we didn't open up all of the windows and doors. We decided to do this, and obviously received some new houseguests in the form of insects and lizards. Because of the creatures, and also to feel safe at night, we had to close up most of the house to sleep, which made it get hot again. There were two standing fans that made things feel better, but sleeping was a bit difficult until we got used to it.
The house is about 10 minutes up a rocky hill, so you definitely need a 4WD vehicle. We had one fortunately, so we made it to and from the house pretty easily, but it made it a definite trip to go to and from town. If you're looking to retreat for an entire day, this house is perfect. If you want to be involved in what's happening in town, then maybe this house is a bit off the beaten path for you.
We definitely enjoyed our time. Gideon was an awesome host and his go-between Thomas was extremely helpful. We didn't have a cell phone in Costa Rica and they still managed to get us into the house without much trouble. Thank you both for a wonderful stay!