About this listing
Savings on restaurants will pay for this accommodation when you use our fully-equipped kitchen.
This is the entrance-level 1-bedroom/1-bathroom BIG Room of the Jungle Villa. This room has 2 double bed and 2 single beds and sleeps max. 6 persons.
Our guests enjoy the relaxed and private lifestyle of a beautiful tropical villa.
All guests have full access to the fully-equipped kitchen, 3 pools, pool area, 4000 square feet living area, BBQ area, tv corner and 5 terraces.
Total seating capacity of living area, terraces, kitchen bar, dining area: 40 seats. Pool area: ca. 20 seats.
Here you find maximum privacy without any neighbors seeing you and the visiting monkeys the Jungle Villa is famous for. Away from the rest of the World, just you, the jungle, the animals and the Ocean. Staying here is an unique experience, not just a place to sleep!
Very private rooms in a beautiful villa where you can relax and enjoy nature. All bedrooms have fans, air-conditioning, bathroom, linens, towels.
Guests of each room have full use of the kitchen, 3 pools, pool area, BBQ area and 5 terraces. Our guests can buy and prepare their own food and drinks in the villa's kitchen.
A very private villa in Manuel Antonio with ocean and jungle view, visiting monkeys, 3 pools.
Paradise resort in the heart of Manuel Antonio where Ocean, Jungle and Western comfort meet. Truly the Pearl of Manuel Antonio
This villa is set in 2.3 private acres of lush tropical rainforest which surrounds the villa completely, giving total privacy to you and your guests.
Under the huge 5500-square-feet roof you find a big living space and bedrooms (with air-conditioning and locks).
The living area has a kitchen, living room, bar, dining area, tv corner and 5 terraces.
From here you have an unobstructed view of our 3 pools , the ocean and the jungle: no windows, no doors, no walls.
2.5 to 3 hours drive from San Jose International Airport (SJO).
6 Minutes drive to Quepos, 12 Minutes drive to Quepos Airport
In the heart of Manuel Antonio, halfway between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio Park and beach are a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive
10 Restaurants within 5 minutes walk.
Nearest ATM and grocery store are 2 minutes walk from the villa.
Great view over jungle and Pacific Ocean, completely surrounded by nature
300 Feet from the Manuel Antonio casino with sports bar and pool tables.
Total size of living room, kitchen, office, TV room, 5 terraces (30 seats): 4500 square feet
Total size of 3 pools, pool area, BBQ area: 3500 square feet
Our staff can arrange car rentals, tours, transfers, taxis, massage.
Guests of each room have free access to the fully-equipped kitchen, kitchen bar, living area, dining area, tv corner, 3 pools, pool area, BBQ area, 5 terraces and our covered parking.
Although our villa is within walking distance from many restaurants and shops, our location is very private. The villa cannot be seen from any road or other property.
For this reason we have created a very detailed webpage with our GPS coordinates, aerial pictures, text description how to reach us from
San Jose International Airport (SJO), Jaco and Quepos and our location on different interactive maps.
As soon as your reservation is confirmed we send you by direct email the web address of our detailed location page. Unfortunately we cannot give you this web address in this messaging system before a reservation is confirmed.
Thanks to our very private location, our villa is one of the safest locations in our area, and we never had any burglary since we bought the villa early 1999.
Other Things to Note
Air-Conditioning Fair Use Policy:
Since Costa Rica has one of the highest electricity rates in the World we require our guests to make responsible use of the air-conditioning.
The pleasant climate in the villa doesn't require 24/7 use of air-conditioning.
Air-conditioning, fans and lights should always be turned off when nobody is in your room.
When you stay in our villa and you have any questions or remarks, you can always use the Airbnb messaging system. Answers will come within a few minutes. Don't hesitate to use this very useful tool.
When you leave your room, please turn off the lights, fans and air-conditioning.
Don't touch, chase, harass or kill the monkeys, sloths, frogs and other animals, big and small, who regularly visit our villa and the pool area.
Our animals incl. bugs sometimes behave like humans: they take a wrong exit and end up in the wrong place.
Please contact our staff whenever you see any animal in an unwanted place.
Our staff will take the animal and place them back in the jungle where they belong.
The Jungle Villa property is full of animals, only because the villa's owners and staff protect all of them !!
Air-Conditioning Fair Use Policy:
Since Costa Rica has one of the highest electricity rates in the World we require responsible use of the air-conditioning.
The pleasant climate in the villa doesn't require 24/7 use of air-conditioning.
Air-conditioning should not be turned on when nobody is in the room.
Our pool area is closed between 9pm and 9am.
During the rainy season (may thru november) the pool may be closed more hours for maintenance.
Use of the pool is not allowed when it's raining or lightning.
I felt partially welcomed as we had been corresponding previous to the trip. However, once there, I felt on our first night that we were being watched heavily. You needed an employee to let you onto the grounds via gate--first red flag. The room smelled like a urinal cake, very unpleasant. The host smoked cigarillos, very smelly and offensive. Pools weren't clean, waterfall never ran, lights ever turned on. Parking was horrendous. Room had a large spider in it which I requested killed and removed by the "front desk." Issues began when I had some friends come over who helped carry in groceries and to hang out in the room for a little bit while we discussed where to eat dinner. Tried to go to front desk to ask to pay for the extra heads when we had two additional last minute additional guests, the gates were closed and no one was around. Came back a little later and they were still closed but he talked to one of my friends asking who was staying and who wasn't; they who referred him to me and I went to chat with him. Chatted with him, and discussed we had extra guests to add on and apologies for the late addition, he approved and charged me for the heads--was asked to pay cash outside of the app, not knowing that the host could charge me from the app so it was traceable by airbnb (I would have been fine if he had said no originally). We were asked to leave in the middle of the night, even though he had originally approved it and the amount was paid in cash. Very inconvenient. My issue here isn't that we paid and lost the money, it's that as a business owner, if you make an agreement, you should stick to it. You shouldn't back away from your word without evidence as to why. There were no noise complaints, I was happy to pay the extra amount and even asked if we could rent out an additional room. Providing a good stay and experience is only as good as the business that provides it. Ensuring the customer experience, working together, and if there isn't a great solution, being gracious until the end of the transaction. I wasn't given this courtesy by the host. I escalated to airbnb and they took the time to work with me to suss out some of the gaping holes in processes which would have helped to mitigate risk. I am thankful to the rep I worked with to find resolution and to fully vet this host so that others aren't trapped like we were. Something to note: the locals around his business apologized on his behalf saying: we're surprised you lasted this long. His behavior is obviously no surprise, and trends in repeated behavior. What a disappointment. I'll steer all friends and family from this place, unfortunately he is a host that will only learn when his bottom line is...
The hosting of this group was a very unpleasant experience.
She booked and paid a room thru Airbnb for 4 guests but showed up with 8 guests. Without any advance notice or approval from us or additional payment.
When we told her that it would have been normal to contact the house manager first, she found that a very bad customer experience in our villa.
It was bad hospitality by us.
We offered her to find another room in a hotel nearby for the 4 more guests but that was again a very bad customer experience for her.
Then we offered her a few extra matrasses for 4 people with sheets and towels for a special rate of $10 per person extra. But also that offer was considered bad customer experience by her.
Probably she also calls her friends when she booked a flight to Paris and discovers that half the flight is empty.... Why would she pay anything extra?? The room was big enough to sleep 8 persons. That was it.
We told her she could sleep with 4 guests in the room, no more. For the money she paid to Airbnb. But that was no issue anymore. She had decided to sleep with 8 persons in the room without any additional payment!
She knew what customer service was because she works for Amazon.
Luckily a few persons in the group understood this was not the correct way to book 8 people on Airbnb. They convinced the others to stop their failed trick and all left without any further problems at 9pm.
Of course nothing in the villa was good anymore and everything was bad. But the night before she slept with a total of 4 guests in the same room. Everything was great, excellent room, great pools etc. No complaints!
After she left our other guests who overheard our conversation were amazed and perplexed by such a brutality and bad behavior. They could not believe we stayed so quiet although they were very aggressive against us.
99% Of our Airbnb guests are great and a pleasure to host. But unfortunately and very rarely we also get our share of guests we wish we had declined right away.
When you get to this villa it is under a special impression. We had a confident feeling that we are in the jungle. When the sun sets at the villa begins nightlife. Lots of different sounds you hear from animals. It gives a special charm and puzzle !!! Ad is a very good host. The villa is equipped with everything necessary. Manuel Antonio Park is by car to go 5 minutes. The beaches are close by. I would definitely recommend this holiday villa in Manuel Antonio.
The jungle villa had an amazing location and pool. With it being within walking distance of banks, good restaurants, grocery stores, and boutiques it made the stay very easy. The beach was just a short bus ride to the bottom of the hill. The only real complaint I have was all of the bugs in our room and in the kitchen drawers.
Was a great find nestled in the jungle with an ocean view from the balcony. The host was kind and helpful. Very safe and peaceful eco friendly. We saw monkeys in the morning before we left to Manuel Antonio park. Pool was clean and fun! Thank you for the accommodation.
Ad was very accommodating and went out of his way to make sure we were enjoying our stay. Out of the seven places we stayed during our travels in Costa Rica, this was our favorite!
We had a great time at Jungle Villa. We were only there for two nights, but sitting outside at night in the covered portico was wonderful. Great location. You know you are close to the city streets, restaurants, and bars - but you feel like you are in the jungle.
Pasamos un fin de semana increíble en Jungle Villa.
El lugar es aún mejor de los que se puede apreciar en las fotos, tiene unas áreas sociales muy amplias y frescas, los cuartos son muy cómodos y con excelente ventilación. La cocina esta equipada con todo lo que se pueda necesitar.
La vista panorámica es impresionante y tuvimos un desayuno muy especial en el que nos visito una manada numerosa de monos.
Es un lugar muy tranquilo para cualquiera que sea amante de la naturaleza y quiera hospedarse en un ambiente relajado, rodeado de arboles y con todas las comodidades a la mano, incluyendo unas piscinas increíbles.
Ad es una gran persona, sumamente amistoso, atento todo el tiempo, siempre estuvo pendiente de que nos encontráramos a gusto y fue muy agradable conocerlo.
Es definitivamente el mejor lugar que hemos disfrutado en Manuel Antonio, en todo momento nos sentimos como en casa, con toda seguridad que volveremos a visitarlo.
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About the Host, Ad
I bought this beautiful Jungle Villa early 1999. Originally it was built as a restaurant with 3 pools for a nearby hotel. It's was converted into a private residence in 1999. Guests have given the house many different names like Monkey House, Noah's Ark, etc. but we simply call it the Jungle Villa, a villa embedded in the jungle. If you come to Costa Rica for its nature and animals, this villa is your best choice. As hundreds of guests said already: whenever you enter our property gate, you enter a completely different world. A world with a relaxed atmosphere, sounds of the nature, animals and jungle. A world far away from everydays world. Just relax and enjoy it.