Step right into the large Salt Water Pool.Arial of the home and back side photo of the pool

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $21 / night after 5 guests
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $309 / night
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The space

Great Location for LOCAL VIBE & CONVENIENCE- Right between Jaco & Manuel Antonio.
AVAILABILITY: We do NOT post all our bookings from other sites on this site. Please inquire for availability.

Casa TUCANA is near surfing/fishing village with a great beach culture. It is CLOSE TO THE BEACH (750 meters) but tucked back a little, providing you the experience of both the beach and the rainforest (Monkeys, Sloths…). It is only a 10-15 minute walk or 3 minute drive to the beach.

You’ll also enjoy the TOP YOGA TERRACE with it’s own PALAPA and HAMMOCKs.

The house has WIFI INTERNET and Cable TV, fully equipped kitchen, Laundry room (W/D) AC in bedrooms, CEILING FANS and central airing tower that helps keep it cooler naturally.

US Manager (English, Espanol & Francais) lives nearby and offers ALL SERVICES (reduced rate tours, Surf lessons, massage, cook etc..)
EZ ACCESS to all the areas activities (Zip lines, waterfalls, horses, etc…)
This is a NON-SMOKING home.

Guest access

Our MANAGER LIVES NEARBY and will be happy to assist you both before and during your stay.

We highly recommend renting a car for access to all the areas' touristy activities, but you can still have a wonderful and comfortable vacation without one. However, having your own mode of transportation will also give you the freedom to go into town for an evening at one of the areas' restaurants or to grab groceries at the local supermarket to enjoy a peaceful meal in the comfort of the home

Interaction with guests

We respect our guests privacy. We are nearby if they need us. We are selective and only rent to respectful groups. Our guests can also rent a local cell phone from us at a nominal fee so they can always be in touch. We can also be reached on our US # (rings in CR) and by email.

The neighborhood

We love the local feel, the tranquility (unlike Jaco or Manuel Antonio's crowds- 15 - 20 miles resp.) and the proximity to all the fun!

The village has a grocery store and a few restaurants. It's definitely a BEACH VIBE, very relaxing, park anywhere, no crowds!
The house is on the LARGES, MOST PRIVATE LOT in a secure community with a mix of locals and gringos.

Getting around

Rental car highly recommended-
Airport transportation available (Optional).

Most our guests rent a car at the airport. (About 80 miles, good roads). A few guests have elected to not rent a car. This is feasible and you can still have a wonderful and comfortable vacation without one, but we personally highly recommend renting a car for easy access to all the areas' touristy activities and to see as much as possible of the Pura Vida life. Local buses are not always timely. Having your own mode of transportation will also give you the freedom to go into town for an evening at one of the areas' restaurants or to grab groceries at the main supermarket.
We have made arrangements with a local car rental company that will get you great rates and service. We can help.

Other things to note

We hope you'll enjoy the non-chlorinated SALT POOL. The water is soft, you can open your eyes underwater and you don't even have to rinse off after!
Another big hit (pun intended!) is the beautiful Teak PING PONG Table that doubles up as a great outdoor dining table. Fun for all ages!
The lower PALM GARDENS are beautifully landscaped, and feature a forest of aged King Palms. Our guests love watching the MONKEYS that pass through it nearly everyday, the occasional resident SLOTH is also a regular guest!

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking indoors.

Please rinse off beach sand before using pool

Quiet hours are from 10pm to 5am.

We provide basic supplies at checkin i.e. 1 Liquid dish soap, 1 sponge, 1 full toilet paper roll per bathroom, 1 liquid hand soap etc. If you need additional supplies i.e.: more toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener etc. please purchase these items at the local store or in jaco beach on your way to the home.

Pets only on a pre approval Basis. When approved we have a $50 extra cleaning fee and a &200 refundable security deposit to make sure no animal related damage is done to the home.

We have an electrical allotment with the rental of 70 KW per night. This is only to encourage our guests to be responsible to use things only as needed sur to the high electrical costs here in Costa Rica. The allotment is sufficient to cover basic functions of the home (laundry, lights, refrigerator, pool pump and occasional use of AC). As stated the home comes with 35 watts per night and wattage over that can be paid at checkout in cash @$.50 per watt over the allotment. We will take a reading with you at check in and another at checkout. Please feel free to use the AC as much as you like as we have them there to be used but keep in mind using them more then just occasionally to cool down before bed etc. will go over the included amount.

Thank you. Chloe



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2 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Amanda User Profile
April 2017
Perfect place!

Christa User Profile
April 2017
We loved this house in jungle. We had a sloth (a SLOTH, guys!!) come visit us on the patio for nearly a hour. It was magical. Chloe and Daniel went above and beyond helping us arrange our week. Chloe was always on hand to answer any questions and she catered an amazing dinner for us one of the last nights. Daniel was always checking in and gave the most amazing surfing lessons. They seem to know everyone in the area. The healing waters of the pool made even the hottest day bearable. We've left Gladys the Unicorn in the armoire, as she didn't want to leave. Take care of her for us? And enjoy this magical spot. You won't regret it.

Jessica User Profile
March 2017
We had a great time! The house was beautiful and Chloe and her family are amazing hosts. The home was conveniently located near lots of fun activities, we were able to walk to the beach, go off shore fishing, zip lining and play with monkeys! Would absolutely stay here again!

David User Profile
March 2017
We enjoyed waking up to the jungle around us. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. There was plenty of space, we had 6 adults and never felt cramped. The pool was nice. This was a very comfortable relaxing location. Chloe and Dan gave us great information on local attractions. We took advantage of Dan's reasonably priced surfing lessons and enjoyed them. The location was very open, but we always felt secure.

Carrie User Profile
March 2017
We had an amazing time staying a Chloe and Daniel's home! They were super accommodating and available whenever we needed them. Daniel hooked us up with horseback riding to the most beautiful waterfall that we had a really hard time leaving and a fun rafting trip that we almost backed out of (because we were tired from a full day the day before), but he persuaded us to go and I'm so glad he did! The house is lovely and so is the pool! Costa Rica stole our hearts and we're already talking about going back asap!
Chloe User Profile
Response from Chloe:
Hi Carrie, thanks for the great review. :) I am so glad you enjoyed the tours that Dan setup for you!!! It was such a pleasure to have you in Casa Tucana and we look forward to your next stay with us here we hope very soon! Blessings, Chloe
March 2017

Mea User Profile
February 2017
What a terrific find! The house is stunning, just like the photos. The location is safe and private, but a short drive to anything you need or want to do (trips, food, store). Chloe and Daniel are super helpful organizing trips for you and getting good prices, as well as suggesting things to see or do. We have three teens who all learned to surf thanks to Daniel! Our 8 year old also got up on a board! We ate locally a few times, but mostly ate at the house where there is a grill and full kitchen. We would stay in again in a heart beat as it was a perfect trip. The only thing I would do differently is HAVE CHLOE SET UP A DRIVER FOR YOU! We landed at 4pm and then had to wait 2 hours at Alamo for our car. It was dark and not knowing the route, it was tricky to navigate. Thank goodness for Chloe who navigated me along. Also the rental car price does not include Costa Rica taxes and other costs. If you have Chloe set it up, a driver will pick up your car near the house, pick you up right at the airport, drive you back all for just over HALF the cost as the air port Alamo. Definitely take her up on that. Pura Vida!
Chloe User Profile
Response from Chloe:
Hi Mea, thanks for the great review and all the kind words about your stay with us in Casa Tucana. It was such a pleasure to have you all with us. I am so glad that you liked the surfing as it is such a special thing for our family and we love sharing that with our guests so I am so glad they all liked it and that everyone stood up! :) I appreciate what you mentioned for future guests about the car rentals as we have a great local company and I love setting up clients with them as it is an easy reliable and no extra fees transport option (so there is no surprises day of arrival). It is also really nice as you mentioned having the pickup from the airport so the navigation is easy and that way you can relax and enjoy the scenery instead of stressing over street signs etc. :) Thanks again for everything and I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Casa Tucana.
February 2017

Bruce User Profile
February 2017
Lovely house and garden. Chloe was a great host and made us really welcome. She saw very helpful organising trips and best place to eat etc. Thank you.
Chloe User Profile
Response from Chloe:
Hi Bruce, thanks for the review. It was great to have you all with us and we hope you had a great rest of your adventure in Costa Rica after your stay in Casa Tucana! :) Blessings, Chloe
February 2017

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Chloe User Profile

I am Chloe and my husband Daniel (and our 3 kids) live here in Costa Rica and manage 4 beautiful Vacation Villas owned and built by our parents George and Katrina Murdoch. George is originally from Lethbridge, Canada and Katrina is from Paris, France but both live now in beautiful Santa Barbara California where Dan and I are also from. The homes are just beautiful and really reflect George and Katrinas love for design and travel which is reflected in the design, decor & furnishings of these homes. We would love to you view our site (EMAIL HIDDEN) for more info and there you will be able to read much more and can see photos of all 4 homes simple by googling Pura Vida Casas.
We love sharing Costa Rica with our guests and are here to assist you in all phases of planning. We can arrange all sorts of exciting activities or services such as in home catering, daily cleaning, spa services and more!
Our style of hosting is Family oriented. We love our family, eating good healthy foods, dancing, surfing and serving our community wherever we are.
We strive to make everything go smooth and to provide beautiful surroundings both inside and out so you can enjoy your vacation all around.
Looking forward to talking with you.

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