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“Doesn't Get Much Better” 5 of 5 stars
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111 Carreterra 160, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
“Doesn't Get Much Better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

When you factor in all the benefits this house offers, you're going to come up short looking for a better place. Its centrally located in arguably the best part of town because you are but a couple minute walk to anything you need. Supermarket, restaurants and bakeries, surf shops, vehicle rentals, tourism center, beaches, yoga studios... basically anything you could need is within 5min walk. The closest surf break, Playa Santa Teresa has probably the best and most consistent surf in the area. Plus it isn't too crowded. The house itself is huge, with a very large open space upstairs with couches/hammocks/ping pong/bar/fridge/stereo. Pictures don't do justice to how cool it looks. Outside has just as much space, with hammocks/pool/charcoal grill/bar area. Rooms have AC, and the kitchen is a decent size with all the appliances you would need to cook for larger groups. The Jungle House is nestled right in the jungle (go figure) with frequent visitors of howler monkeys and iguanas. Joe is also awesome and a huge help with everything. He helped us organize and arrange for a number of things including taxis, excursions, fresh fish delivery, airport shuttle, and anything else that we should see/eat/do in the area. He is always just an email or phone call away, and you'll more than likely run into him around town. For a group of 7, this house was perfect, and could easily fit many more comfortably. Again, you'd be hard pressed to find a better place that will fit lots of people, is not insanely expensive and is so perfectly located. A truly unique home in an idyllic location.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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TheJungleHouse, Manager at The Jungle House, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Ben, thanks again, buddy! You guys were an awesome group; it was such a pleasure to host you all at The Jungle House! It makes me happy to know that you enjoyed so much everything at my house and in Santa Teresa. I'm glad I got to know you, and could be of service. I hope to see you all back here next winter. ¡Pura vida!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The most perfect costa rican house! Lots of space to lounge around. We were a group of 7 and could easily find time alone or group all of us together to share a meal. The 5 downstairs rooms with AC made sleeping incredibly comfortable and the outdoor yoga hut and pool were ideal for the INSANELY hot afternoons. Less than 5 minutes from the beach, with tons of rental surf shops on the way. Located a midst a ton of local restaurants and grocery stores which gave us tons of food options. All topped off by Joe himself. He helped us coordinate any local excursions and gave us great local recommendations. I will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheJungleHouse, General Manager at The Jungle House, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Alyssa, you're awesome! Thanks for your support. I'm so glad you guys picked The Jungle House. You guys are the ideal guests. I hope you can make it back down next winter.
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Jungle House is perfectly located in Santa Teresa! Its in the middle of town but noise levels were never an issue for our stay as everything is sort of protected by the Jungle surroundings. We did not get to meet Joe, but he was very helpful in setting up our whole experience. The Jungle house is a beautiful complex! Fully equipped with everything you need to have a great time. The outdoor terrace is super nice and the upstairs ping pong table is an added bonus!
Thanks a lot for a great introduction to Santa Teresa!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JoeGatto, General Manager at The Jungle House, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Awesome, Kelly! Thanks a lot! I'm glad you guys had such a good time at The Jungle House. I wish I could have met you guys. Hopefully you'll come back again, and I'll get to meet you all. ¡Pura vida!
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I just went to the jungle house with a group of friends and we all really enjoyed our stay. The jungle house has many options to accommodate groups of different sizes and the location is convenient and centrally located. Its across the street from restaurants and grocery and mere minutes from the beach. It is a great place for small groups because it has a common area upstairs and also a cabana outside with lots of hammocks. We spent a lot of time out there just kicking it and taking it easy when it was raining. The caretaker, Joe, was very hospitable. He did an excellent job of hooking us up with awesome taxi drivers and always had info on the places we were thinking about checking out. I would definitely recommend the Jungle House to anyone and hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheJungleHouse, General Manager at The Jungle House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Hey, Mandy, thanks so much for the kind words! It was really a pleasure to have you all at The Jungle House; you and your friends are wonderful! Let me know if you want to come down next winter. Pura vida, Joe.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Really cool house with a variety of rooms and accommodation options in a great location in Santa Teresa just a few minutes from the beach. The manager (Joe) is a great guy and will help you out with whatever you need (restaurant recommendations, surf lessons, ordering fresh fish, etc!!!). Well maintained, spacious and well designed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheJungleHouse, Manager at The Jungle House, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thanks Paul! It was great to meet you here, and I look forward to seeing you on your next Costa Rica surf trip. Pura vida, Joe.
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Brick, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Real nice, big place. Only spent a couple nights with my brother and cousin, and enjoyed our stay. House is in a great location, just a short walk from the waves and the market. Carlos is the man!! He drove us back and forth from Libera airport and shared a lot of local knowledge. We stopped for mangos and maranones, and pulled over just to check out the view a few times. Carlos was real cool, he offered any help or rides we needed. Can't wait to go back! Pura vida!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fair Oaks, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a week in late April; the entire experience was AWESOME! We were picked up at the Airport by Carlos and Antonio and made the drive from Liberia to Santa Teresa. Carlos expanded on the drive by adding local knowledge and a great personality; we stopped for mangos, cashews, a local "tree wine", and melons along the way. After getting to the Jungle House things only got better; we were greeted with a very comfortable and clean room (actually we had the entire second level of the house to ourselves) and even better waves which were consistently in the 5-9 foot range for the entire trip. Macking!! Did I mention those waves were within a 5 minute walk of the Jungle House? We also had Preston who was designated to bring us to see and do other activities such as a Cabo Blanco Rainforrest Hike, a Waterfall tour in Montezuma, and to other near by surf spots (Mar Azul, Playa Hermosa, etc.). The local food was great and most places accepted US currency; although many did not accept credit cards, which turned out ok as there are two banks with ATM's in Mal Pais by Frank's Place. Santa Teresa is a very cool and laid back town; it's quiet at night and we walked everywhere day and night and had no issues. Our favorite places to eat were "Burger Rancho" (get the Ceviche as a starter), "Chicken Joe's" (get the Fish Tacos), and "Alma" (we had the Tuna and Steak, great wine list, pricier but well worth it for a good "date night" spot; it's off the road a ways from their brown sign. This place was our favorite as the food is delicious). Overall, a great trip for those looking to log a lot of laid back beach and rainforrest time and experience nature and the natural beauty in the area instead of the "touristy" stuff most people are looking for. We are going back and can't wait to do so.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Jungle House

Address: 111 Carreterra 160, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your group is big and adventurous. Together, you like to try new local dishes, surf the best breaks, zip-line through the jungle, and wake up to the sound of howler monkeys in the trees just outside your window. Standard hotel accommodations or resorts with pre-planned activities may work for some groups, but yours would rather have flexible schedules to fill with your own excursions. The Jungle House is close to all the action, making this easy & convenient. If this sounds like you guys, then The Jungle House in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, is your place. Located smack in the middle of a stunning trifecta of ocean, jungle, and the town’s main street, The Jungle House simultaneously offers easy access to local attractions and a sense of privacy and seclusion.At The Jungle House you'll find bold, rustic décor—including dining tables shaped like surfboards and hand crafted hardwood beams & furniture throughout—in a comfortable, relaxed setting with Zen-like peace. At 3400 square feet, with seven bedrooms and space for up to 14 guests, we are one of the largest vacation rental houses right in the heart of town. And, one of the most affordable.Unlike other area accommodations, there’s no hill to contend with when you want to get some sun or test the surf. Just take a relaxing 5 minute walk on a flat path. We’re so close to the Pacific, you can hear it crashing just behind the row of towering jungle trees at the back of the property. If you’re unsure where to start with your adventures and activities, we can help. We’ll happily set you up with fishing trips, zip-line canopy tours, a kayak adventure, or a yoga instructor who will come out to the property and guide you through a series of poses on your private, open-air yoga studio. Or, learn to surf with a talented instructor. One of Costa Rica’s best breaks is in the Jungle House’s backyard! After spending all day working up an appetite, you can either step right onto the main road for a variety of restaurants, or cross the street to the frutería for fresh veggies, fruits and eggs. Prepare a meal in the house’s large open kitchen, which is fully equipped with quality cookware and appliances. There’s also a supermarket, just a 3-minute walk, for everything else you might need. We can arrange delivery of delicious fresh fish to you as well, which you can grill on the outdoor barbecue while everyone cools off in the private pool.Forbes Magazine calls Santa Teresa one of the world’s top ten most breathtaking beaches—with its volcanic formations, lush tropical scenery, and diverse wildlife—and we know you’ll agree. Why not give your family something to look forward to, starting right now? Book your escape to Santa Teresa’s Jungle House today! ... more   less 
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