This is the lower-level 3-bedroom/3-bathroom rental unit of the Jungle Villa. This unit has 5 double beds and 1 single bed and sleeps max.11 persons.
This is the only real Jungle Villa in Manuel Antonio.
Don't be fooled by villa owners who pretend to be in the same area as our real Jungle Villa in Manuel Antonio.
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 experience, not just a place to sleep!
Rent the 1050-square-feet, 3-bedroom Jungle Suite with 6 beds in the great Jungle Villa, Why stay in a cheap small hotel room if you can stay in a big suite in a villa surrounded by lush tropical jungle with lots of monkeys and other animals?
Very private rooms in a beautiful villa where you can relax and enjoy nature. All bedrooms have fan, air-conditioning*, cable-tv, bathroom, hair dryer, linens, towels.
Beds in this suite: 2x king size double beds, 2x regular double beds, 1 bunk bed with double bed (bottom) and single bed (top).
Guests of each room have full use of the kitchen*, 3 pools, pool 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, air-conditioning*, wi-fi, cable tv and 3 staff members at your service.
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 open-air living space and bedrooms (with air-conditioning* and locks). The open-air living space has a kitchen*, living room, bar, dining area, tv room and 5 terraces. From here you have an unobstructed view of nature: no windows, no doors, no walls.
The Jungle Villa Suite has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Guests of each room have full use of the kitchen*, 3 pools, pool area and 5 terraces. Our guests can buy and prepare their own food and drinks in the villa's kitchen*.
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
8 Restaurants within 5 minutes walk.
Nearest grocery store is 8 minutes walk
Great view over jungle and Pacific Ocean, completely surrounded by nature
Fully-equipped, completely open, ocean and jungle view kitchen*. Maid service 8am - 4pm (except Sundays)
300 Feet from the Manuel Antonio casino with sportsbar 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: 3500 square feet
Our staff can arrange car rentals, tours, transfers, taxis, massage.
* IMPORTANT: To cover the high costs of electricity in Costa Rica we charge $10 per day for use of the 2 air-conditioning units.
Optional additional costs:
$10 per day for use of 2 air conditioning units
I like to leave positive and honest reviews, so I'll start with the positive and honest:
* only 3 km to Manuel Antonio National Park
* unique, spacious, open-air lobby with lots of space to hang out
* open kitchen in the lobby is great for social cooking
* large, multi-level pool area
* secluded, but easy access to restaurants and attractions
* nice view of the ocean through the jungle
* the long chain of connected rooms in the basement could accommodate a large group of friends together
And now for the just honest part:
* The glass shower had a large triangular hole with exposed broken glass; when I told Ad, he said, "but it has plastic on it," which it didn't. He never did anything to fix or cover the jagged glass.
* One of our toilets wouldn't flush; when I mentioned this, Ad said, "toilets always need to be adjusted." I said the broken chain needed repair. He said "but it was fixed 4 months ago." He finally said he'd have it fixed. When we returned after our day's activities, Ad claimed he didn't know about it (or the glass). Then he claimed he couldn't have it fixed because we had taken the key. Only one key? And in fact, our son had been in the room the entire afternoon, so all he had to do was knock.
* Our musty basement rooms had no cross ventilation, so AC was the only way to get fresh air. As advertised, he charged us $10/day extra, then claimed we used it too much. We used it only at night and when my son stayed in to rest - his room had absolutely no windows, making the AC a necessity.
* One of the beds in the basement had metal bars for a base and such a thin, worn foam mattress that you could feel the bars through your back. Ad claimed he'd get another mattress, but did nothing, and then got irate because we stacked a second thin foam mattress from another bed on top to try to make it comfortable.
What we didn't even bother to mention to Ad because he was so unresponsive to our main concerns:
* the towels were thin and worn out, with frayed edges and stains
* the pool water was cloudy and murky – we didn't want to use it
* the musty basement rooms look onto a covered porch used to dry laundry
After all of this, when we returned the key, Ad complained because the small, old plastic tag had broken off (we found it). He was more concerned about that 3 cm tag than the broken glass, toilet, bed, etc.
Ad is leaving Costa Rica and the villa is for sale. Hopefully someone will buy it and turn it back into a restaurant, which is what it was designed for. It'd be an awesome restaurant. For the price, you can definitely find better!
Kirsten and her family are not the type of guests we like to see coming back to the beautiful Jungle Villa.
They stayed with 5 persons (3 adults and 2 teenager boys) in the over sized 1050 square feet Jungle Suite which has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3 toilets.
The first day of their 2-day stay they noticed the staff that 1 toilet was not flushing anymore.
We advised Kirsten to use one of the other 2 toilets till the 3rd toilet was repaired.
Unfortunately they did not leave the only keys at the reception as requested but took the keys all day to the beach.
Which did not give us the opportunity to repair the toilet immediately.
We ask all guests in person and by signs to turn off the lights, fans and air conditioning whenever they go to the beach or on a tour.
But this basic house rule was simply ignored. The air conditioning was running 24/7 !!
Every bathroom has plenty of towels and if there are not enough towels ask any staff member for more towels. The Jungle Villa has 24/7 staff present.
Typical for Kirsten and her family was that whenever 20 or so squirrel monkeys (mono titis) visited the Jungle Villa, they kept playing on their mobile devices.
They hardly noticed the monkeys at all. For all groups who stay in the Jungle Villa any visit by the monkeys is a highlight.
Cameras are pulled and many photos are taken.
After Kirsten returned home from Costa Rica we were informed that our 3 pools were murky, whatever this is.
But other guests who stayed in the villa the same days as Kirsten used the pools several hours a day. They loved our pools.
Musty bedrooms is the summit of this review. The rain forest or jungle starts 10 feet from the villa. Below the villa hundreds of trees produce fresh oxygen which is blown by a soft ocean breeze into the villa's living area and its bedrooms. What else can someone expect in this environment? The jungle has a typical smell but the air in the villa is fresh and a lot more healthy than Los Angeles smog.
If you cannot stand the heat don't come in the kitchen!
Our 4 staff members try to please all Jungle Villa guests as much as possible.
But Kirsten and her family were impossible to please 100%.
Let other hosts try it, or better, don't even try.
Joshua and his party (4 adults, 4 small children) were warned 3 times that walking over the high walls surrounding our three 3-level pools was not allowed.
If a 5-year old boy falls down from this wall, he may be very much hurt. And if something happens everybody has of course forgotten all our earlier warnings.
If a person-to-person explanation of the pool rules doesn't help, a whole row of signs will definitely not help either.
This group consisted of 4 adults and 4 small children (3 - 9 years). The space they rented has 4 double beds plus 1 bunk bed (double + single bed).
Sounds like plenty of space for everyone.
Our photo page include at least 8 correct photos of this 3-bedroom unit.
We LOVED our stay at the Jungle Villa.
The monkeys made frequent visits, the pool(s) were lovely and you really do feel like you are in the middle of the jungle (great place for kids - our 3 year old loved it!)
Ad was a pleasure to deal with, check-in, check-out was simple and the place was kept really clean! Outdoor kitchen/living area was lovely.
And you get a wonderful breeze from the ocean that keeps you nice and cool!
Definitely would recommend it!
We had a great time with Ad and his staff at Jungle villa the location is great 15 mins from the beach near many restaurants which serve fantastic local fresh fish of all types. The fact you are basically in the Jungle with restaurants and bars only 500 yds away make this a unique location. We had monkeys Tapir iguanas etc right in the property and at times swinging from the rafters in the kitchen area which was amazing. The monkeys seem to like to come early around 7-00 am so make sure you get up to see them.
We had a wonderful time at the Jungle Villa. Ad was gracious enough to host our large group. He was very accommodating and helped with anything we needed. Our group fell in love with the house- and it was a great location. We would love to stay again!
jungleVilla was such a great stay had a wonderful view lots of wild life, the pool was very clean and refreshing. Treated me, my crew with lots of respect, answered any question i had, lots of good suggestion's, and most importantly felt extremely secure in good hands
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.