$172 / night
Total guests, Nights

Angler's Lair--A little slice of heaven – Home 2512884 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Angler's Lair--A little slice of heaven – Home 2512884

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 750 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Jungle living at its’ finest!  An acre of tropical gardens, water features, fruit trees and wildlife habitat–all just 300 footfalls to the Caribbean sand..

Book an intimate getaway in the downstairs apartment; The upstairs suits a family (up to 7); Or the entire home for a multi-family retreat, (up to 9). In all, the 3 bed, 3 bath will accommodate 2-9 persons in a jungle-luxury home away from home. Regardless of the size of your group, we rent to only one party at a time, assuring you a place to assure privacy.

The fully furnished ground floor apartment sleeps two; choose the bedroom arranged with a pair of twin beds or a king, all properly outfitted with quality mattresses, plump pillows and imported linens. Security screens afford airflow or may be shuttered to assure absolute privacy. We’ve done everything we can to deliver a good night’s sleep, but the Howler Monkeys are beyond our control…

Kitchen includes range, refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, cookware and table setting. We’ll stock some basics for your arrival then guide you in shopping the weekly farmer’s markets or haggling with the mobile vendors for fruits and vegetable, fish, eggs and meat. Belly up to the breakfast bar for casual seating, dine at the hardwood table under ceiling fans, or head out to the pool deck for a gourmet picnic in the garden.

The artisan bamboo sofa and two oversized chairs provide cushioned seating in the wall-less room where the outside blends to inside. Under the wide eaves and overhead fans, this area is cool on even the warmest of days. Hammocks along the perimeter put you under-cover but virtually in the garden, a decadent way to spend the afternoon.

Bathroom features a sink carved from a tree trunk, mosaic murals and a garden shower, all faucets deliver plumbed hot water.

The tree-level upstairs puts you at eye-level to the howlers and sloths that frequent the property. The kitchen, dining and living area are surrounded by bannisters and open walls, like living on a big covered deck. The effect is amazing. Overhead fans throughout the space supplement the natural breezes.

With a full kitchen, oversized refrigerator/freezer, 6 burner stove, oven, double sink, prep island, microwave, toaster oven, blender and an abundance of quality cookware, the kitchen draws in helpers for the family style feast. A gas BBQ is situated around the corner to allow easy access.

With a table hand constructed from a single tree, the dining area will seat up to 10 comfortably. An ample quantity of dinnerware, in delightful bright fiesta colors set a table that makes any meal a party. Or gather the crew and play cards, board games or build a puzzle when you just want to sit up high and watch what might climb, crawl, creep, flitter, or buzz by below.

The living area features a large cushioned sofa and two oversized cushioned chairs, two rocking chairs and a hammock. A handprinted game table features backgammon, checker/chessboard, and cribbage. Wifi throughout the house keeps you connected and able to post those selfies to jealous friends back home.

The “Master bedroom” features a king-sized bed and headboard crafted from reclaimed lumber designed to celebrate the Caribbean colors, culture and craft.. Overhead fan and secure screens create a restful night sleep. With an ensuite bath--sink and toilet with the shower perched on a ledge extending off the back of the house. Generous plantings and screen afford modesty while providing a unique experience. Mosaic and painted murals decorate the bath areas.

The second “Family bedroom suite” is two distinct rooms. The bedroom includes a king-sized bed with a headboard of live-edge wood designed by the homeowners. Utilizing the often-discarded pieces of fallen trees, the headboard stirs the imagination similar to seeing pictures in clouds. The family room also features a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a twin bed on the top.

The bunk, too, is crafted from reclaimed lumber and live-edge wood. Sleep well knowing you saved a tree!! The adjoining bathroom includes a sink and toilet within the house and a shower perched off the back. Here the theme is jungle with a waterfall scene depicting local Volio Falls,

An assortment of bathroom essentials and quality towels are for home use and we provide sarongs for the beach. A jacuzzi sits undercover of a traditional thatch roof allowing you a soak among the beautiful gardens regardless of weather. The pool features a pebble zero-entry, wet deck for sunning, and plunge depth. This has become a favorite place to watch the monkeys overhead.

Extensive plantings and a frog pond provide habitat for many species of wildlife; keep tabs on Max the sloth and her expanding family who now occupy several trees on the property, catch the routine visits of the agoutis, and try your luck at nabbing the perfect photo of the magnificent blue morpho butterfly as it regularly weaves through the garden.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed Full bed Twin bed
  • 3 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There are several options for getting to the Caribe Sur from San Jose/SJO, including the national bus, private shuttles/taxis, shared shuttle service, and an adventure tour that includes a 1/2 day raft trip down the Pacuare River. Limited air travel to Limon is available, with the option of a private taxi or shuttle to get you the last 50 kilometers. Once you're here, the public bus, Mepe, passes hourly on the main road between Manzanillo (6 km SE) and Puerto Viejo (6 km NW). Bicycles are the preferred method of transportation, with several options for rental near the property. Taxis and tuk-tuks are easily available.

Interaction with guest

Owners, Janet & Nick, share the upstairs with their overgrown Rhodesian Ridgeback pup, Zuri, and an elusive cat, Delgado; they're available to you when you need, absent when you don't. Well, really, the cat does what he wants and Zuri will surely show up anytime she thinks you're willing to throw a stick.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The house may not be suitable to young children due to widely spaced bannisters and an in ground pool. All pets must be with deposit and prior approval of the owner, including photos. Smoking is only allowed in the outdoor spaces.


About the owner

Janet J.
Average reply time:
2 hours 19 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





13 reviews

Very Good

“Great nest!”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2020

This was a wonderful place to spend a week. The owners are terrific and went out of their way to take us places and to make sure we were comfortable. They treated us like family - In the best way! Th… More

Response from the owner Thank you for the kind words! We are always delighted when guests discover the same magic about this property as we do. Even today doing some garden maintenance I was constantly distracted by what is just natural, but always intriguing. A particular treat today was a troop of Spider Monkeys! That's unusual and of course I stopped to watch their acrobatics in the trees above. A. year is almost over, and I reflect back on the amazing guests we've met, you among them. I hope you are well, and we do hope you'll visit again.

“A Great Get Away”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2019

I really enjoyed staying at this house. It is about two stories tall which makes it about tree height. The only thing I was disappointed with was the wild life, because the description said, there ar… More

Response from the owner Thanks for taking the time to offer your feedback. I'm so sorry you didn't get the monkey visitors during your stay. The howlers (like all wild animals) follow the food, so it must be they were finding what they wanted in my neighbor's yard this week. I've noticed fewer monkeys this week, but i've also seen a lot more sloths, some very low in the trees, there have also been several iguanas and the macaws are going over 3-4 times a day. I don't know if the abundant presence of some are connected to the absence of others, but I do know that things change constantly here. I'm glad you enjoyed the home perched up in the trees and the proximity to the beach, I'll do my best to call the monkeys back!

“I can't stop thinking about this place”

Reviewed 25 May 2017

My girlfriend and I picked Angler's Lair based on the recommendation of a friend that stayed there a couple years ago. It is the most peaceful and serene house one could ever hope to luck up on … More

Response from the owner Thank you for the nice note!! We enjoyed having you visit, and only wish it could have been longer--there's definitely going to be a NEXT TIME!! The pool is taking shape, so you'll especially enjoy watching the toucans in the trees as you sip your cocktails floating!! Be well, until we meet again.

“Costa Rican Paradise”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2017

We stayed at Angler's Lair over New Year's and had a great time. The accommodations were excellent. Outdoor kitchen. Outdoor living room. Outdoor shower. Inside bedroom. Felt like we were li… More

Response from the owner Thanks For such a nice review! We enjoyed you both just as much. We take such delight when our guests are able to relax and just let the way of this place envelope them in the natural beauty and simple pleasures. Please do return, we, and I include Zuri, would love that!.

“Perfect location, fantastic hosts”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2016

We just returned from Janet and Nicks perfect spot. We had everything we needed for a great 6 nights. Comfortable bed with soft sheets, french press coffee maker are just a couple of the special touch… More

Response from the owner Terry and Tracie, You were a delight, and the reason we love sharing our home with guests from around the world; your delight in the wildlife, the quest to find every hidden beach, the easy conservation, it felt like having long lost friends drop in for a visit. We trust we'll see you soon. Best wishes in your upcoming adventures! Oh, and thanks for the very nice review!

“Jungle living at it's best”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2016

Janet very kindly came to pick us up from our previous lodgings. The accommodation is the entire ground floor of a house set in a very lush jungle garden and even comes complete with a resident sl… More

Response from the owner We loved having you for the short stop on your long adventure! Thank you for the kind words, in brought back happy memories of your stay. All is well here at Angler's Lair, Zuri is still patrolling for snacks, Delgado for laps, and Nick and I are continually blessed with the people who come as guests and leave as friends. Best wishes to you both.

“Wish we could have stayed longer!”

Reviewed 24 Jan 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Angler's Lair. The property is absolutely gorgeous, it is spacious and quaint at the same time. It truly feels like your own personal property. The owners were kind,… More

Response from the owner Thank you, Christina, for the thoughtful review. I wish you could have stayed longer... we would have enjoyed a cup (or 3) of great Costa Rican coffee in the NEW ranchito that Chicho finished! It's funny, we schedule January for the construction because it's often a rainy month and tourism is low... but not this year. We are sorry that it disrupted you at all. We hope that bikes (to ride away to a quieter place) made up for it!! And yes, as you point out, we do live upstairs, and while Delgado (cat) and I are accomplished tiptoers, I can't say so much for my husband or Zuri (dog)!! Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! But as you point out, this really is a better match for people who like to enjoy the monkeys, parrots, and toucans that commute through at 7:00 AM then take a nice siesta in the afternoon.

“True Paradise!”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2016

This was our first visit to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and what an experience it was! We were hoping to see a lot of wildlife and we didn't have to leave the property as Janet and Nick have… More

Response from the owner Thank you Sarah for the very kind review. We have the privilege of hosting great people from around the globe, and you clearly represent some of the best. We enjoyed you both and hope you'll visit us again!

“Home in the jungle”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2015

If there's a better place to stay in puerto Viejo I'd be hard pressed to find it. It's like visiting your favorite aunt and uncle in paradise. They've been so helpful and comfortin… More

Response from the owner Thank you honeymooners for such a nice review! We really enjoyed you as guests and what a funny coincidence that we come from the same town--funnier still that you had no idea of this when booking! I guess it just proves the magic of the jungle...

“Spacious, private, quiet and centrally located”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2015

The two plus weeks we spent here were just wonderfull. It was a very relaxing and safe place to stay. We could take a bus to town or on down the beach if we were so inclined. There is a small groce… More

Response from the owner Thank you!! We hope you will come back next year! Or even in October when the seas are flat, or September when all the weird tropical fruit are out, or .... Well, we obviously look forward to the next time!

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