2 BR A / C, Wifi, Safe - 1WC-1bath-with private pool, tropical garden
- english, german, spanish
We love our cosy jungle home. We want you to enjoy your holidays in a private and comfortable environment. Even though we don´t live there anymore - our caretakers are there to help you. You can contact us any time via sms, WhatsApp, call or email.
Andrea purchased this House in 2000
Why Andrea chose Ostional
The Gecko House is the perfect escape if you are looking for a private paradise... Surrounded by nature and a Tropical garden with fruit and Palm trees without traffic noise or Close neighbours. Just enjoy the jungle sounds and we can guarantee that you will see monkeys, hummingbirds, lizzards and lots of other creatures that live in the jungle.
What makes this House unique
Upon Arrival you will find fruits, coffee and tee and enough to eat for a first breakfast. The Pool will be cleaned for you and we are always Aware to respect your privacy. Any further arrangements can be discussed and we do what we can to make your stay unforgettable. We will also help you to book tours or activities if wanted.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Jungle retreat with all amenities
Just got back from a 2 weeks vavation in Villa Gecko. This is a charming very private house only a few miles from many beautifull beaches and quaint villages. We were really happy to witnes a grand private show by a wild tribe of 15 monkeys a few yards away from us by the pool. They jumped from tree to tree feasting on new shoots. We saw numerous colorfull birds. I have been renting from VRBO for many years and I never had an owner answer all requests so quick and so helpfull. Thanks Andrea.
If your looking for a vacation with real privacy, but not to far from villages and beaches, this is where you have to go. We appreciated the private pool with just adequate temperature, refreshing but not cold. We expected cold water for the shower, heating system beeing solar but were suprised to have plenty of very hot water. We barely used the air conditioners,having a nice breeze with screened big windows opened.
I highly recommend
Thank you for beeing our guests! We are happy that you were happy....
Comfortable, nicely-appointed home. Nice pool.
This is a clean, comfortable, nicely-appointed home on a lot which provides privacy and quiet. And we really appreciated the pool. We enjoyed our month-long stay.
An infestation of a portion of the roof, by bees, impacted a part of our stay but Andrea was very responsive to the problem. She had her local caretakers attend to the bees and provided compensation for our inconvenience by adjusting the rate.
Also, although the house does not have wifi, there is cellphone reception and we found that our cellphone provider's data plan allowed us to have an internet connection at a reasonable cost.
San Juanillo beach, which is lovely, is about a twenty minute drive. The yoga and beach town of Nosara is about a 45-minute drive and the retreat centre of PachaMama is less than ten minutes away.
We booked this house 6 months in advance. Paid deposit and balance well before due date. Emails back and forth with the owner prior to arrival. Day before arrival, sent another confirmation email.
When we arrived there was no one in the house. No caretaker on site. Activated international data to try and call owner. Phoned all the numbers and got a message. Went to neighbouring Hotel Azul and asked them to call. Still received voice mail. Waited until dusk and when no one showed up, we started out again looking for a place to stay. Be forewarned, the roads are quite bumpy and travelling is SLOW in this area. You cannot get anywhere quickly.
We ended up travelling to Samara looking for a place to stay, with 2 tired and hungry children. We had travelled all the way from La Fortuna just to stay at this house. Turned out the owner never forwarded our emails to the onsite caretaker. Even though we had booked MONTHS in advance!!
If you 're going to book here, be very careful. No guarantee anyone will be there to meet you. NOT RECOMMENDED.
yes - the worst case happened to you and I am really really sorry and I apologize again. The Information about your Arrival that was ment to reach the caretakers as normal as always did not get out of my mail Server. Nobody noticed and the caretakers did not know that you would arrive that day. I did not receive any call, sms or WhatsApp from you here in Germany where I am right now. The only thing I could do was the refund of your payment and the offer of a 1 week free stay at the house any time you like. Since this happened we triple check our communication with our caretakers. This will not happen again.
Gorgeous jungle paradise!
We truly enjoyed our stay at Andrea's lovely home. Andrea was extremely accommodating. The home is clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The entire property, landscaping, etc has wonderful attention to detail. We saw nearly a dozen howler monkeys by the pool! It was a joy to stay here and we will always remember it. Private and absolutely stunning!
I am really happy that you could enjoy our Little paradise.....
Very nice and quiet place.
Peaceful - only the birds and howler monkeys to listen to
This is a beautiful place. The gardens and pool are spectacular. There has been a lot of attention to detail in the creation and design of this jungle escape. The tiling inside and out is amazing. The home is very comfortable and well equipped. This is an "away from it all" place just as advertised, so make sure you're prepared with food etc for your stay. There are a couple of restaurants in the area but a call ahead would be necessary to see if they're open or if you can reserve. The closest bigger centre is Nosara. It takes a bit to get there on a dirt road with some potholes and 3 rivers to drive through. One river crossing has a little bridge so if your vehicle is small enough you can use that. It's all very doable (we went back and forth several times) but I would recommend a 4 X 4 or a vehicle with some clearance to make your journey more comfortable. There are incredible beaches to visit between this jungle paradise and the town of Nosara.
Pure nature with sea view situated between Ostional - reserve for turtles - and San Juanillo. The house is located in the jungle. You can reach the nearby surfing beaches of Nosara or Playa Junquillal within 25 minutes by car. San Juanillo is known for its beautiful beaches. Here you will find pristine nature away from mass tourism. Excursions and activities such as ATV tours, guided horseback riding, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, scuba diving, turtle walks, yoga, boat tours, massage, etc. can be organized locally. We can help you with this and give you Information. The accommodation itself is remote and you need a 4 x 4 car. The house offers due to its location dangle a wonderful contrast to the hectic everyday life and you can just leave the soul in the tropical garden and observe monkeys, armadillos, lizards and hummingbirds up close in their natural environment. Nearby is 'Pachamama', an interesting address for meditation lovers. Also the 'Hacienda del Sol' in a few minutes by car (rawfood / massage / cleansing). Local restaurants and sodas for high demands are in the immediate environment. In the unique Cafe 'Anxient people' in San Juanillo one can not only enjoy homemade ice cream and cake, but also browse the spacious shop for clothes, local art and souvenirs. If that's not enough there can be chosen also - from an experienced tattoo-artist from Spain, a souvenir of a different kind.