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The Big House of Congo-Bongo Beach and Nature House Rentals

The Big House of Congo-Bongo Beach and Nature House Rentals


Property Details

Updated: Sep 8, 2010
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)



The Big house is located 200 meters from the nice white sandy Caribbean beach and is surrounded by beautiful tropical rainforest.

The Big house has two floors. It has a surface of 105 sq. meters and can keep up to 6 persons.

Downstairs there are two big bedrooms. One with a double and the other with king-size bed or two single beds, fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom with a hot shower and a separate toilet with sink. It has an open living area.

Upstairs there is a big bedroom with king-size bed or two single beds. The terrace has a hammock, rocking chairs and a big porch. It has a beautiful nature view on the tropical gardens. It gives a lot of privacy and comfort. The house can be locked completely and it has a safety box.

All the beds are covered with mosquito nets and the whole house is screened. Fresh linens and towels will be provided and soaps are included.

Congo Bongo is located 3 1/2 hours south east of San Jose in the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge at the Caribbean coast. On our property of 15 acre we have many flowers, fruit and giant Rainforest trees. We have a private walkway to the quiet, unspoiled beach, featuring the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea. The best snorkeling in the area can be found right offshore. The sea water is safe and no riptide or dangerous coral reefs are reported.

The property of Congo-Bongo is 15 acre we build six beautiful and comfortable private houses for you to stay.

The comfortable houses are in the middle of the Jungle and next to beautiful and unspoiled white sandy Caribbean beach.

The private walkway to the beach (just 200 meters) leads you through the garden, full with flowers, trees, butterflies, monkeys and much more…………

All day you are surrounded by the sounds of creeks and birds and sometimes a group of howler monkeys will pass by.

All of this will make you feel relaxed and be a part of nature yourself.

The houses offering you all the comfort, privacy and safety you need in this part of the world.

The area is also safe for children, so don’t be afraid to bring them along.

They will love it.

The wetlands and surrounding forest areas contain a great diversity of species, many only locally sited, endemic to this area: crocodiles, alligators, otters, wild bores, ocelots, pumas, pacas, sloths, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, white-throated capuchin monkeys, and numerous other species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Manzanillo (1km) is a small fishing village with restaurants, grocers, a dive shop and a boutique. Town children play soccer on the beach day and night in front of Maxi's famous seafood restaurant. During weekends it is crowed with local people who like to spend time on the beach and in the bar.

Puerto Viejo (14 km) there you will find a Bank, doctor, drugstore, boutiques, bars, restaurants, supermarket and nightlife.

All of this together Congo Bongo is offering you a private home to stay, in the middle of natural beauty of nature itself.

Buy the way, Congo means “howler monkey” in Spanish and Bongo is the rhythm of the Jungle……..

We hope to see you soon at Congo Bongo

Keywords: Private House

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

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The Big House of Congo-Bongo Beach and Nature House Rentals
-+506 2759-9016 (Costa Rica)
Manzanillo Limon Province
Eagle, CO United States

Amazing Stay at a Truly Remarkable Guest House

  • 5 of 5
My wife and two children (ages 2 and 5) stayed at the Big House for five days. It will be remembered as one of the best vacations we have ever had. The house is amazing, surrounded by forest and teeming with wildlife. A female sloth with baby hung out right above our patio and we spotted a male sloth a couple of trees over. The howler monkeys were a constant presence, not to mention toucans, morphos and parrots. I spotted an agouti one day on the way to the beach. Speaking of the beach, it is beautiful! On the most crowded day we had to share a mile of beach with six other people. Everything about this place is amazing. Our kids are already begging us to go back. A big gracias to Jose, the night watchman for the great conversation. We wish you and your family the best. To Luna the cat, thanks for your constant company. Make sure you hit Selvin's, Pan Pey and Elena Brown's for some great Caribbean meals. This was my fourth visit to Costa Rica and the Caribbean side is now my new favorite.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Big House of Congo-Bongo Beach and Nature House Rentals
-+506 2759-9016 (Costa Rica)
Manzanillo Limon Province
North Dakota, US

The house and grounds are amazing and you wont find a better host than Daan

  • 5 of 5
I have been to all parts of Costa Rica, some friends wanted to come down with me. I found Daan's place on VRBO and the pictures dont do it justice, its much better in person. Its a very nice short walk to the beach, normally you are alone on the beach. If you want a Cancun party place this is not for you, but if you want warmth, nature, uncrowded beach and an awesome beautiful house to stay in (will full kitchen) this is for you. FYI you can catch the shuttle bus from the airport to his place for about $40 pp, but I rent a SUV in San Jose for about $300 and drive....lil more freedom when there.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating


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low season
Sep 15 - Dec 15
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Town


  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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