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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Secluded feeling beach bungalow just a half a block from the waves, surrounded by beautiful trees and located right in the center of town.

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*enjoy the use of two free beach cruisers during your stay*

Da Mon Key Jungle Bungalow is located in the center of Playa Carmen of Mal Pais yet once you walk onto the property you might feel as if you are in the heart of the jungle. The spacious and well appointed studio features a super comfy queen bed, a single bed outfitted with bunches of throw pillows to double as a "bali bed", full kitchen, private porch area with seating area, outside dining area, and a hammock, plus indoor/outdoor bathroom surrounded by tropical plants, additional outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach, gated parking & night time security guard.

The bungalow is a bit on the rustic side. Great for a couple or group of 2-3 interested in being right by a great surf spot and also in the right place for the night life. Central to great restaurants, the banks, stores & shopping.

Located on a nice size property and surrounded on two sides by another expansive property. One side has an apartment building nearby, but you won't notice that too much as it is behind the house & just a solid wall. There is a house a short distance from the bungalow, but far enough away to ensure your privacy.

As the name says we are down by the beach (1/2 block) right in the center of town, in the crossroads.

Someone will be there to welcome you and we are available at any time to help with travel plans, town advice, suggestions on what to do, see and eat, and anything else we can help with.

Guest access

The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, a small refrigerator, microwave, pots, pans, plates and utensils.

There is a great fan in the bungalow.

All the surrounding outdoor space is free to enjoy. The patio is privately yours as well as your separate entrance.

Other things to note

Although it does not feel like you are in the center of town, you are near the main road so when loud quads go by or when there's a sporting game or loud music on at the sports bar outfront you will hear some noise. It shouldn't ever be overwhelmingly loud or go very late. This entire area is built along one long stretch of road so there really isn't anywhere you can stay where you won't hear quads zooming by. That loud gorilla like grunting!? Those are our neighbor howler monkeys! You'll be sure to hear some of that as well!

Another thing to note, this is the jungle! There are geckos in the house! They are wonderful, interesting harmless creatures that eat the bugs that we don't like. There are wild animals around. They are also completely harmless unless you try to grab them or something silly. The window is open to the outside but closed with bars to keep the house secure. The fan is great to keep mosquitoes and other bugs to a minimum.

If you would like a cleaning lady is available to come and do a quick clean of the entire house including dusting and sweeping. There's a $6 additional charge for this that you can give directly to her. For a complete clean of the house including changing sheets and towels during your stay for $12. You can arrange these cleanings as often as you would like.

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Extra people $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $12
Security Deposit $300
Weekly Discount: 6%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock

Registered quests only. No visitors allowed on property.

We provide high-quality sheets and towels. We do not allow any of these items to be taken off the property at any point during your stay. Please provide your own beach towels.

No drug use.

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


2 nights minimum stay

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Kristopher User Profile
June 2017
The mosquitoes were insufferable. I realize that is a common problem in this area. However this is the least sealed house I’ve ever stayed in. In the house construction, such as where the roof meets the walls, there is no barrier to the outside. There were also giant holes in the window screens as well. Seeing that the rest of the house was porous, I guess window screens are only a facade, as was the mosquito net. There were mosquitoes inside of the net when we arrived. There were other smaller issues that were very fixable. Such as the front door lock was very difficult to stick the key into and turn (WD-40!), the bathroom door dragged on the floor and was very difficult to open and/or shut, the toilet spit water out of it every 3rd flush or so. The pans we were provided to cook with were all near impossible to clean even after using oil to cook with (no non-stick). The house had multiple lights/lamps within it, however many of the bulbs were burnt out when we arrived. This problem was promptly fixed and we were provided with light bulbs to replace the faulty ones, however, there were still lights that did not work properly due to electrical problems. The wifi was very spotty and did not work a majority of the time. It is important to note that the bathroom and shower are not indoors at all. They are adjacent to, but completely outside of the room. There is a roof over the area, but it is completely open to the outdoors. Additionally, the shower was cold – no hot water. The crabs that visited frequently in the bathroom and shower were kind of freakish but cool. Regarding location, it was right in the epicenter of town and very close to the beach which was great. We did get a lot of wildlife (in addition to insects) and that was a plus. There are two nice cats that frequented our porch, as well as a timid opossum. There were daily howler monkey sightings and they were actually quite close which was also very exciting to see. Howler monkeys are in trees all over the city however and you can run into them just as closely walking down the street. Hummingbirds and butterflies were abundant. If you are looking for a great location, this is the place. If you are looking for luxury and comfort, I would consider very closely what you are and what you are not willing forgo. I would liken the experience to deluxe camping in the beautiful jungle.

Maya User Profile
May 2017
We loved that we saw so much wildlife just from the front porch. Definitely a great place to spend our first few nights in Costa Rica. So close to shops and restaurants and the beach!

Justin User Profile
March 2017
Danielle is a great host and her place has what you need, thanks Danielle!

Brian User Profile
March 2017
This bungelow is everything you need for a comfy stay surrounded by fun places to eat and a couple cool bars. The one across the street has pools and great nachos. You are a 4 min walk to the beach and will not want to miss a single sunset. This place provides privacy and a saft place for a dog to hang out in the yard while you are home. Monkeys above provide entertainment and horses walk up to the bank fence in the evenings. This place an incredible value. Make sure to try Nativos $4 taco Tues and $4 margarita Wed. Don't miss a sunset swim at Vista Des Olas in the infinity pool. Wow what a great time.

Julie User Profile
February 2017
The Jungle Bungalow was great! Easy walk to shops, restaurants and the beach yet secluded and private. It did get a little noisy one night from music from the bar nearby but it got turned off at a decent hour. Everything was very clean and tidy but do expect to see some lizards, spiders and even small crabs scurry across the floor. There are also animals that are very active at night right outside the window. I enjoy camping and wanted to be close to wildlife so this was not an issue for me, however I wouldn't recommend staying here if stuff like that creeps you out! If I were to return to Mal Pais I would definitely consider staying here again! Very cool place and totally relaxing.

Ian User Profile
December 2016
Perfect location, right in Playa Carmen. Seconds from the beach and shops, restaurants, etc. Cute little cottage, very much an indoor/outdoor space so if you're not into bugs then probably not the place for you. Overall we had a great stay and Danielle was very helpful.

Matthew User Profile
November 2016
The best part of this listing are the hosts, Danielle and Annette were very responsive and warm, and the recommendations were excellent! The place itself is very basic, not the most comfortable and well maintained airbnb we have stayed in. E.g. bug screens are pretty patchy, pans & stove were very old. Location is very central and walkable to everything important, which is excellent. Also close to a great, somewhat noisy bar so depending on your preference that's either a big positive or a downside.

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Malpais, Costa RicaJoined in May 2012
Danielle User Profile

Hi! I'm a US native but feel Costa Rica is my home. Been here 10 years and in the area of Mal Pais / Santa Teresa eight and a half of those years. I'm always happy to help guests with any travel question, info on town, and anything else that might come up.

Looking forward to hosting you!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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