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GUEST HOUSE: Private rooms, shared bathrooms and kitchen.
BEST LOCATION AROUND! 1 minute walk to the beach, 5 minutes to town yet nicely tucked away for privacy and security. Fall into the arms of mother nature. Refresh the mind, nurture the soul and release life's stress.

ALL ARE WELCOME. We value diversity and welcome all people without regard to race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and socioeconomic status.

The space

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Tranquil Jungle Setting, surrounded by nature...
GUEST HOUSE: PRIVATE ROOMS, SHARED BATHROOMS AND KITCHEN
Only 4 rooms - no more than 8 people to share the public space. The rooms are SMALL but comfortable. Breakfast is not provided.

At Hidden Jungle Beach House we have ROOMS FOR SINGLES and COUPLES. (A couple is any two people who want to share a bed. There is only one bed per room.) THIS PAGE IS THE LISTING FOR COUPLES. The other Hidden Jungle Beach House is the listing for singles.

Immerse yourself in nature in this tranquil, jungle hide-away, just a 3 minute walk to a breathtaking beach, Playa Negra. Enjoy peace and quiet, yet have access with a 5 minute walk, to the charming town of Puerto Viejo, - cute shops, great restaurants and and a lively night life.

Hidden Jungle Beach House: where nature lovers can socialize around the kitchen table or enjoy solitude in a quiet spot on a hammock.
You fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the chattering of a million tropical birds.

Hidden Jungle Beach House is a typical Caribbean style wooden house with three levels. The kitchen is on the first floor. The bedrooms are on the second. And the third floor is my room, I'm the owner, Lisa, and I live here, too.

The first floor kitchen is spacious and open, with jungle all around. The grocery store is only a short jaunt away so you can buy what you need and cook it here. The SHARED BATHROOM with a hot shower is on the first floor.

The second floor of Hidden Jungle Beach House has four SMALL bedrooms and a living room with cable TV. It also has a SHARED BATHROOM with a sink and a toilet. The bedrooms are simple and small. Three bedrooms have double beds and one has a single. Each room has a place to hang your clothes and shelves, desk or table, screened windows and a fan, along with clean sheets and towels.

We are a simple place: The windows have screens; NO AIR CONDITIONING just fans and jungle breezes. We love animals. We have two German shepherds (and a cat) to guard the house and entertain the guests. Smoking cigarettes is allowed only outdoors in the yard.

Hidden Jungle Beach House is truly Puerto Viejo’s hidden treasure. You’ll love it’s relaxed and friendly vibes. You’ll sleep cozy and comfortable in the arms of mother nature. You’ll wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys, cute little geckos and a million different kinds of colorful birds.

Helpful suggestions on where to go and what to do are provided by your delightful host, me! I have lived on Costa Rica’s Caribbean for 8 years and can give you lots of good advice.

If you are looking for a simple, economical place to stay in the quiet tranquility of the jungle but close to all the activity, Hidden Jungle Beach House is the place for you.

BREAKFAST NOT INCLUDED

Guest access

Quiet Comfortable places to immerse in nature...
Shared spacious kitchen with coffee and condiments provided...
2 shared bathrooms, hot shower, toiletries provided
Free WIFI
Bike Rental

Interaction with guests

I am Lisa, the owner, and I live here in Hidden Jungle Beach House with my husband, Christian. We are most always around - accessible for questions or help.

I'm a writer with a website telling you all about my experiences living in Costa Rica for seven years. I'll give you all the details on your options to get here from the airport, along with photos and instructions. I can book your transportation and I also offer personal guide service. Once you have made your reservation, Airbnb will allow me to give you the link to my website.

When you arrive we'll show you around the house. And I am happy to give guidance or recommendations and help you find what you need.

Other things to note

IF YOU HAVE A CAR: If you are coming by car, please let me know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited so I have to make sure there is space for you. Thanks!

DOGS: We have one cat and two German Shepherd guard dogs. They are very sweet. The dogs do not bite. But they do bark to protect the property from intruders. When you arrive the dogs and cat will greet you as part of the family. Most all of my guests love our pets and the pets love the guests as well. Our dogs are not allowed inside the house. They stay in the yard and sleep on the ground floor outdoor patio. The patio is a a central part of our place, with chairs and a hammock for our guests. And most are happy to share the space with the dogs. We bathe and brush the dogs regularly and do our best to keep the patio clean. Our dogs are well trained and essential for the security or our property. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE DOGS, OUR HOME MAY NOT BE THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR VISIT.

NOISE: We are in the jungle yet 1 minute from the beach and only 5 minutes from the town of Puerto Viejo. You'll always hear the waves. And now and then, especially on weekends and holidays you'll hear the sounds of the village coming through the jungle - music from the bars and some traffic on the road.

COUPLES: Our place is small and the four rooms are close together. You will have complete visual/physical privacy but you may not have the audio privacy that some couples prefer. Noise at the level of quiet normal conversation is not heard by others in the next room but our walls are not soundproof.

There are NO LAUNDRY FACILITIES available here, however there are lines to hang wet clothes. And there is laundry service available nearby.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 9PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 79
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 9PM

IMPORTANT - YOUR INSTANT BOOK RESERVATION CAN BE CANCELLED IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY WITH WHAT IS LISTED HERE.
IF YOU HAVE A CAR: Let us know AT THE TIME YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. Parking is limited.
1. CONSIDERATION: Smoking allowed only out in the front yard.
2. CONSIDERATION: Quiet before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
3. SECURITY: Window shutters and doors must be locked when you leave the premises.
4. SECURITY: No person allowed on the property without owner's permission. Reservations for an extra guest in your room must be made in advance.
5. IF YOU HAVE A CAR: Let us know at the time you make your reservation. Parking is limited.
6. ARRIVAL TIME: In advance of your arrival day you must let us know the approximate time you will be arriving. That is so we can be sure to be here to let you in.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

46 Reviews


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Jenny User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at Hidden Jungle Beach house was great. My friend and I had been travelling for a few weeks and our stay here felt like complete luxury after living in hostels (even though the price was basically the same). The location is perfect, just 5 minutes from the town and 1 minute from a gorgeous beach. The house was clean and had great facilities, so we were able to cook for ourselves for most meals which saved us some money. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming and Lisa gave us a very thorough tour when we checked in to show us around and also gave us lots of information about things we could do during our stay - she even had bikes we could rent out.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks so much for your very nice review, Jenny. I'm glad you felt comfortable here and really enjoyed our place. That's what we're here for!
July 2017

Brandon User Profile
July 2017
I enjoyed the stay. The place is as described. They have helpful advice about the area as well Thanks again!

Lowell User Profile
June 2017
This place was perfect for us, the room that we had overlooked the jungle, it was beautiful and there was a lot of Wildlife. The place was very clean and neat, the beds were very comfortable. Lisa and Christian we're great host.
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the great review, Lowell. You covered just about everything! It was nicew to have you in our home.
June 2017

Paul User Profile
March 2017
Lovely colourful place, as the name say's at the beach but hidden in the jungle... very comfortable rooms and a great kitchen. Perfect extra is the opportunity of seeing sloths in the garden. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for having us
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks for the nice review, Paul. We hope you can come back again.
March 2017

Carly User Profile
February 2017
We had a really lovely stay at Lisa and Christians place, as soon as we arrived we were shown Sloths, Iguana's and Abouti's in the garden which was a real treat! The house is walk able to town and also across the road from a beach! There are also a couple of good restaurants near by! You can walk to the house from where the bus drops you in town as well. Our stay was really nice and our room and bed really comfortable! Lisa and Christian are very kind and friendly hosts and it was a great experience!
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Thanks so much for the very sweet review, Carly. We love to share our love of nature with our guests like you, who love nature, as well. I'm so glad you were comfortable here and enjoyed your time in our home and our area.
February 2017

Robert User Profile
February 2017
It is NOT so QUIET as told in the description of this location! The main road is very close and you always hear the sound of cars passing by. The traffic is also there at night, so do not expect to have a night with just nature sounds. You will be disappointed, as we were. It is very SMALL (as descriped). Not enough space for all the (up to) 6 guests if they would like to chill. The provided seats are not really comfortable. You will find lots of accomodations in and around town that are much nicer and cheaper as well. Price-value to our mind is bad. Kitchen is well equipped, rooms are clean and everything is good organised. Lisa was very helpful in the beginning and conversation was pretty good. She also put an extra mosquito net on our bed, what was really nice. Unfortunately her mood changed after arrival. From there on it just felt like business. Be aware that kitchen is not always available, because hosts are using it too and there are just 2 cooking plates (the third one is too small to count). Waiting is no big problem for us as we stayed in several hostals before where sharing a kitchen is common. But it felt like staying in the way. Where we felt extremly unwelcomed. One guest, a professional cook, cooked for Lisa and Christian. This took a lot of time with explanations about what she was doing. Although Lisa recognised that we were trying to cook our dinner at the one plate left she stayed next to the very small burner all the time. Always in the way. She just moved after asking for it (we asked for more than 10 times). And she did not tell us about needing the kitchen for that time, what I expect if someone blocks the kitchen. She also did not ask us to join, what made it very obvious that she did not like us there. This did not feel good. She rents bikes for the double price as you can get it in town. That was especially sad for us as we asked her for snorkeling spots. She just answered it is easy to go there by bike. One great point was Christian, Lisas husband. He was always friendly and told us whenever he spotted another animal in the surrounding garden. Thanks!
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Wow, what a shock! I had no idea you felt this way. And you two bought me a bottle of wine to show your appreciation on the day you left. I have never had an experience like this before. I am really sorry you concealed your true feelings and then told me here. If you had said something earlier I could have talked to you and remedied some of the problems. I feel absolutely terrible! I will address each thing you said one by one: 1. The noise. It all depends on when you are here. Sometimes it is very quiet. On weekend nights there are times the music from the town and the cars on the road make more noise, which carries through the jungle. In our Airbnb reviews, many people comment on how tranquil and quiet it is here. I don't think they are just making that up. And I DO mention in my description that there can be noise from the town and the road. Maybe you did not see it. Obviously that is not in my control. But any place that is located as conveniently as we are and as I say in my description - one minute from the beach and 5 minutes walk from town - will have some noise from those areas. 2. As for being over crowded - there were several days when you and your wife were the only guests here! Then several days when there were 2 more people. And then a few days when the house was full - 6 guests. Two of them didn't use the kitchen. And when the woman was cooking for us as a very nice treat, we had no idea when you were going to be coming back to the house that night. I wanted to invite you both but there was not enough food. I had no control of what time she was going to cook nor what time you wanted to cook. Nobody told me anything ahead of time yet you expected me to make it all work like magic. Robert, I do everything I can to make my guests feel comfortable and happy. But I cannot read minds. (And you did not ask me to move.) 3. As for what you said about me. THIS IS MY HOME - IT IS MUCH MORE THAN A BUSINESS. I treat everyone who comes like an individual, a friend. I am interested in who they are and what they do, if they want to tell me. I also try to give people privacy and not to be imposing. It can be a difficult balance, but I try very hard. And besides that, my husband and I had an argument. This is normal for all couples. What is not normal is to have to hide your personal business in your own home. But of course we do. We do not allow our personal business to come into our work and affect our guests - at least we try not to. But I am human. I think if I seemed a bit different for a few days it was because I was a little sad about the argument my husband and I had. We did resolve the problem and I was in a happier mood after that - while you were still here. I'm sorry that you took my quiet mood personally. It was not meant to be that way and I made an effort to smile and ask you how you slept and how was your day, so as to have you feel comfortable and not notice my solemn mood. I guess I did not do a good enough job at that. 4. I felt bad that I could not give you a better price for a bike rental, Robert. In town there are bike shops who do their own maintenance. I must take my bikes in for maintenance. I don't own a bike repair shop. We keep our bikes well maintained. This is very expensive. I almost decided to stop the bike rental and sell my bikes, but many guests like the convenience. Some of our guests rent bikes in town. We charge $10.00 a day. You can get a less well maintained bike for half the price, no doubt. And that works for some people. And by the way, I absolutely DID tell you where the good snorkeling is. I tell everyone the same things when they first arrive. I show the maps I made to introduce them to the area and I tell them the places good for snorkeling. I have addressed the main points. There are many others I will not go into as they are just not true and I don't want to be trivial. This is really very sad for me. I still can't believe you would buy me a bottle of wine and embrace me so sweetly when you left yet have these awful things to say about me and my place. I'm sure someone else will enjoy the wine more than I am able to at this point.
February 2017

Robert User Profile
February 2017
We had a really wonderful time staying with Lisa and Christian in there beautiful house. The house is located just outside of Puerto Viejo town and is really close the nice beach Playa Negra. The house is well equipped with everything you'll need. Great big kitchen, nice bathrooms and the rooms are in a good size. Lisa is a great host, so helpfull and loving. She gave us very good information about the area and things to do. Christian is a great tracker of wildlife in the surrounding jungle- he showed us iguanas and sloths. The dogs, Sativa and Santos are so nice and friendly. We are so happy we got the chance to stay here and we enjoyed every second of our time here. We really fell in love with the house and area surrounding and would love to come back again! Highly recommend it to others! Lisa and Christian, thank you so much for making our last days in Costa Rica so wonderful. Hope to see you again soon! Lots of love from Julia and Robert
Lisa And Christian User Profile
Response from Lisa And Christian:
Julia and Robert - you touch my heart! It was a real pleasure to have you in our home. And I'm so glad you enjoyed it all. I hope to see you soon, as well. Big Hugs! Love, Lisa
February 2017

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Lisa And Christian User Profile

I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived in Costa Rica’s Caribbean since 2007. I opened Hidden Jungle Beach House in 2011, running my guest house alone for 3 years. Then Cristian Montenegro came into my life and has been working with me here for the past three years. We got married in November 2016. So now at our place you have two hosts - one North American and one Nicaragua/Costa Rican.

We both believe in following our dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. And always encourage others to do the same. Many of our guests come here looking for more than a vacation. They use their time here in nature, away from the stress of the "civilized" world to ponder and reflect on their choices in life. Some go back to their lives with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Some discover a new way to live. And some don't go back at all!

Cristian and I are thankful, grateful and appreciative of every aspect of our life here - including our guests. Cristian will show you sloths and iguanas in the trees around the property. He'll tell you stories about the little agoutis who come eat our compost and the time we had a snake for a neighbor. I'll share the story of my discovery of a new life in Costa Rica. And I look forward to hearing your story and encouraging your Costa Rica dreams to come true!

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