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Experience WORLD FAMOUS 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage Home in Manuel Antonio

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

This 2 bedroom 2 bath 727 perches 50 feet above the jungle canopy

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park, this 2 bedroom 2 bath home, re-purposed from a 727, has been named by Travel and Leisure, HGTV, Strange Homes and Animal Planet as one of the most unique and fantastic experiences in the jungles of Costa Rica.

The airplane, nestled beside the rain forest and beside our Costa Verde II building, is perched on a custom-built platform 15 meters (50 feet) up from the ground. At this height, our guests enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from both the airplane windows and the handcrafted decks that has been built atop its wings. The inside of the plane has been decorated using lovingly restored local teak wood and Costa Verde‘s renowned innovation. This has resulted in a beautiful wood paneled fuselage with three queen size beds, two bathrooms, TV, AC, kitchenette and safety deposit.

When the 727 is booked, please look at our romantic Cockpit Cottage , sleeps 2 people in a meticulously repurposed cockpit . VRBO listing 1068248. Or book both if your group requires sleeping for 8.

Wake to the roar of the howler monkeys, and have coffee with the playful spider and white faced monkeys to start your day. Fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, a total of 3 Queen beds and 2 large outdoor over the wing deck/ balconies of polished teak and handcrafted furnishings make this flight of fancy a truly unforgettable vacation home. Monkeys , sloths, acoutis, and over 184 species of birds will become your neighbors, greeting you in your private jungle paradise.

You are a short downhill walk to the white sand beach and the shops and nightlife of Manuel Antonio.

Adjacent to Costa Verde Hotel, you will enjoy the 3 pools, one is adult only with a pool bar, 4 restaurants, maid service and tour/ concierge services within a few minutes walk or a call to the bilingual front desk. Free Internet. The closest airport is Quepos, or San Jose International airport which is aprox 2.5 hours drive. Arrangements can be made to pick you up at either.

Pez Vela Marina in Quepos is home to some of the best sport fishing in Costa Rica, with daily charters, catamaran cruises, and private sunset sails . Several great ocean front restaurants in the marina have become the place to enjoy some world class sports fishing and be part of the international boating community that docks in Marina Pez Vela.

Waterfalls, ATV's, Hiking, Zip Lining, Manuel Antonio National Park, surfing, bird watching, jungle explorations are all part of the Manuel Antonio experience for the nature lover. Or do nothing, lay by the pool, have a massage on your private 727 and listen to sounds of the jungle with a cold drink in hand. Click on our video for a close up look at the interiors and views.

High Season Jan 3 - Mar 22 $500 daily + 13% tax

Easter Season Mar 23 - Mar 26 $750 daily + 13% tax

High Season Mar 27 - Apr 30 $500 daily + 13% tax

Green Season May 1 - Aug 31 $360 daily + 13% tax

Promo Season Sep 1 - Nov 15 $260 daily + 13% tax

High Season Nov 16 - Nov 26 $500 daily + 13% tax

High Season Nov 27 - Dec 19 $360 daily + 13% tax

High Season Dec 20 - Dec 23 $500 daily + 13% tax

Christmas Season Dec 24 - Jan 2 $750 daily + 13% tax

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Turkish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Faith

Seeking peace and simplicity surrounded by nature, after 30 years in the travel and tourism business. Never stop travelling and experiencing new cultures!

Faith purchased this house in 2006

Why Faith chose Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio is one of the only places on earth where you can travel standing still. Discover the excitement of an off the grid paradise.

What makes this house unique

Ideally located within a resort, yet very private and remote feeling within nature. Great jumping off spot for all tours: ATV, Waterfall, Snorkeling, White water rafting, Surfing, Zip Line, Catamaran, Sport fishing, yoga classes, dolphin and whale watching...and still more monkeys than people!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Manuel Antonio in Quepos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Built into the tail of the aircraft, in the guest room
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bathroom is in the Cockpit
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , Two Queen Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , One Queen Bed
  • Air conditioned, teak paneled large bedrooms with detailed finishes
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This home is adjacent to Costa Verde Hotel, and features access to 4 restaurants, a pool bar, housekeeping and concierge / tour desk services, Currency Exchange, Hiking trails. We have a large scenic ocean view event center on property and several other casitas, bungalows and studio apartments for rent for larger groups, weddings and retreats.


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Experience WORLD FAMOUS 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage Home in Manuel Antonio
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

An incredible experience

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! The 727 was great. Myself, my 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren ages 6,7 and 8 stayed for 6 days. The views from the deck are spectacular and we had monkeys come right up and look in the windows .The grandchildren loved to sit in the cockpit and pretend to fly the plane. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed many hours in the pools, where we saw a sloth up in a tree one day, and at the beach which was only about about a 10 minute walk away. We all loved staying here, it was a unique vacation and we will all have great memories of our 727 stay!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect! That is exactly why I love sharing this home. When you stay in this one of a kind home, your family creates a wild family memory that will never be forgotten. Let's hope your Grandchildren bring their children back to the jungle 727 one day. Thanks Kathy!
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  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to beach,restaurants & bars. Loved the adult pool over looking the ocean. Would definitely return

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enfield CT

Smelly, poor service, unfriendly staff

  • 1 of 5

From the moment we checked in the staff was not friendly, unprofessional and inattentive. Issues arouse such as our room being left wide open from housekeeping, unfriendly bartender at the pool that would not do so much as to say hello or hola, a nasty chemical/sewer smell in the 727, lack of any hot water the day we checked out. Coste verde and this resorts owner should be shut down. We have traveled the world and are down to earth low maintennace, but have never have we had such a horrible experience. The property manager is detached and does nothing to correct issues during your stay. One star is generous.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is indeed one of the oddest reviews I have ever received. There is no mention of the early check in I arranged for you, the several conversations we had during your stay where you thanked me for sending you to hear my friends play music and when the hotel manager personally called to apologise that housekeeping left the key in the door. I myself apologized , and explained that sometimes things don't work the same in a third world country. That being said, you make no mention of the spectacular sunsets, the monkeys swinging in the jungle foliage, macaws and toucans waking you in the morning, or the breathtaking white sand beaches viewed from the overwing teak balconies. In your email to me you stated the 727 and the grounds are meticulously preserved and groomed, and thanked me for my extra assistance. I am at a loss to explain your deeply upsetting review.
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Quite beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The 727 was amazing . The views are great and there’s plenty to do close By . We were visited by squirrel ,and white faced monkeys . Quite and experience

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back to the jungle soon, the monkeys miss you already!
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Jaco Costa Rica

WOW what an experience

  • 5 of 5

This was really a wild experience, and first class all the way. Faith was great to deal with, sent us all kinds of info and helped us get the most out of our jungle stay. The 727 is beautifully refurbished, and meticulously maintained. We sat and watched the monkeys watch us , with views of Manuel Antonio white sand beaches. Several good restaurants in walking distance, but our favorite is the bar area at the adult pool, where we met other colorful adventurous travelers. Best sunset in Costa Rica . They have also built a smaller cockpit cottage, perfect for a couple, and were bringing in another fuselage that is being converted into an event / restaurant space. The owner also owns the restaurant AVION, up the hill, a must see when in Manuel Antonio , even if you don"t get to stay in the 727.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best birthday present for my 5 years old son

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Fuselage hotel for 2 nights only. But we will be always remember that experience.

The plane and its location is amazing. We enjoyed sitting outside and looking at the sunset or drinking morning coffee on the over-the-wing terrace.

My son didnt wanna get out of the cockpit, and my daughter enjoyed the shower in the back bathroom.

The restaurants around ( El Wagon, El Avion and La Cantina) are awsome and also Baguette is great for little light breakfast before you head out to Manuel Antonia Park.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience in the 727. We are happy you and the family will have memories for a life time of this unusual home. Please come back and visit the monkeys again!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Every possible outdoor activity can be found in the Manuel Antonio area from bird watching to sport fishing. Jungle , beach and mountains are all within your reach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in time is 2pm Check out time is NOON.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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