Tranquilo Jungle Retreat –
Angler’s Lair

Jungle living at its’ finest!  This beautiful home sits on nearly an acre of tropical gardens, water features, fruit trees and wildlife habitat–in the heart of Playa Chiquita, just 300 footfalls to the sands of the Caribbean.

Angler’s Lair – Jungle Chic

Looking for an intimate getaway? Or a private family vacation? This property offers something for groups large and small.  In all, the 3 bed, 3 bath home will accommodate 2-11 persons in a clean, comfortable, and well-equipped home away from home. Regardless of the size of your group, we rent to just one party at a time, assuring you a safe, healthy and relaxing stay.

Lush tropical gardens, a frog pond and diverse vegetation provides habitat for many species of wildlife; keep tabs on Max the sloth and her expanding family who now occupy several mature 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.

  • Hot Tub

  • Private Pool

  • Wildlife

  • 1-2 Guests
  • 3-7 Guests
    as low as $235/night
  • 8-11 Guests
    as low as $300/night
Cleaning is $125 per stay
Pet fee is $25 per pet per stay.
Laundry is $10 per wash/dry per load.
13% sales tax added to all bookings.
50% down payment to hold the reservation.
Final 50% of payment due within 7 days of arrival.
Refundable security/damage deposit of $250 due at check-in.

The Garden Apartment

The fully furnished 100 square meter ground floor apartment sleeps two; choose to have the bedroom arranged with a pair of single beds or an enormous king-sized, all properly outfitted with high quality mattresses, plump pillows and imported linens. Furnishings crafted of reclaimed lumber–a dry-box closet, nightstands, and storage.  Overhead fan and secure window screens afford plenty of airflow, shutter to assure absolute privacy. We’ve done everything we can to guarantee a good night’s sleep, but the Howler Monkey “alarm clock” is beyond our control… take it up with them over your first cup of fine Costa Rican coffee enjoyed in the garden ranchita.

A compact kitchen includes cooktop, refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, cookware and table settings allowing meals prepared at home. We’ll stock some basics for your arrival, then guide you in harvesting many of your ingredients from the gardens, shopping the weekly farmer’s markets or haggling with the mobile vendors over local 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 or ranchita for a gourmet picnic in the garden.

One of a kind bathroom features a sink carved from a tree trunk, an evolving mosaic mural and a garden shower, all faucets deliver hot water. 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 sandy pebble zero-entry, wet deck for sunning, and plunge depth. This has become a favorite place to watch the monkeys overhead.

The Tree Level House

At tree-level, the main house boasts an open floor plan, where you are at times eye-to-eye with 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.

Equipped 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 huge 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 as you gaze out through the trees to the garden below.

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