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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jan 27, 2015
House, 8 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

This unique property has plenty of privacy, wildlife, fruit orchards, waterfalls and streams set on 250 acres. There is a Main House with a swimming pool, open kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There are two adjacent Guest House each with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Located 800 ft in elevation & a mile from the ocean, the property has a regular breeze and inspiring views all year around, all day long.

The environment feels less like a salty beach & more like a refreshing rain forest. Yet there are excellent beaches for family walks, horseback riding and others for surfing - all within 10-20 minutes from our doorstep.

Toucans live in the trees around the house. It is not uncommon to see toucans daily. A wide array of wildlife lives in the property including howler monkeys, parrots, 3-toe sloth and many other species. During the rainy season eagles perch nearby.

This property has many types of fruit trees including an orchard and depending on when you're visiting, various fruits from the property are provided for your sampling.

If you're ready for serious hiking and bring the appropriate gear, we can arrange a guide to take you through our pristine jungle to see what few people have the opportunity to see.

Ideal for ROMANTIC GETAWAY, FAMILY GATHERING or BUSINESS RETREAT!!!

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We've traveled the world, and have spent a lot of time in Southeast Asia, Brazil and Southern Europe. Our place will compete with any of these locales.

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2015

22 Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
Boulder
5

Rejuvenating!

  • 5 of 5
When I decided to plan my trip to Costa Rica, I was looking for a place that would allow me to slow down, rest, get centered, and feel nourished, while still having that comfort of home feeling. WOW! This place exceeded all my expectations.

When we drove up and walked into our place, I was blown away by how spacious and inviting this place was. One of my most memorable moments staying at Selva Escondida was waking up to the singing of the many wildlife; such as the humming birds and monkeys, and the breathtaking views of the jungle and ocean from the master bedroom. I truly felt that I was on top of the world and a part of nature. The property is amazing with the plethora of fruit trees, beautiful flowers, the aroma of the ylang ylang trees, and the many little critters that greeted us.

We ventured out on the 250 acres and hiked throughout the property and visited the hidden overlooks. We watched the sunset from the Mirado overlook. Sooo Amazing. Definitely a must see.

The serenity this place gave me will always remain in my heart. I was able to open up, write, and rejuvenate my creative side. It woke me up. I would encourage anyone that is looking to retreat in Costa Rica for personal, family, or business transformation, this is the place for sure. Next time...I am bringing a group with me! Thank you so much! Absolutely Life changing and growth promoting!!
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
Kenmore, WA
5

Selva Escondida

  • 5 of 5
Selva Escondida is a beautiful house with thick jungle and lots of wildlife. The privacy is quite nice and you feel very safe and secure there. Our experience was a great one. The view from the balcony and pool was amazing. We loved watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets each day, and took lots and lots of pictures. It was amazing to be surrounded by jungle on all sides and to wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys and all the different birds. The view of the ocean and the whale tail was very beautiful. The house was great, we loved the big open living room and kitchen. It would have been nice to have a phone in the house though. Vin and the rest of the staff were wonderful. They were very helpful and always very pleasant to speak with.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
Boulder, Colorado
5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5
I've stayed at Selva Escondida twice now and it has become one of those "very special places in the world" to me. The house is nestled into 250 acres of the most amazing jungle paradise with absolutely breathtaking ocean views from the poolside, living room, master bedroom and the wraparound patio. The house is beautiful, spacious and clean with all of the modern creature comforts (and excellent internet access!) We grilled-out most nights on the patio while overlooking the kids in pool and the views and ate fresh fruit picked from the tress around the property. From the house and on the property we saw white faced monkeys, gorgeous brightly colored toucans, parrots, poison dart frogs and much more. We spent most afternoons walking the trails right there on the property and enjoying the pool. Outside of the property, just minutes away, there are more activities than we could do in a trip. During our stay we did an ATV tour through stunning mountain trails, we hiked to waterfalls, surfed, boogie boarded, rented motorcycles and toured the surrounding areas, ate at great restaurants (everything from high-end dining to quaint local establishments), and just enjoyed hangin-out at the beach and the local beachside cafes across the street from the property. All-in-all a perfect getaway for family and close friends - I cannot say enough good things about this place!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5
The view, the serenity, the pool, the jungle... this place is really a piece of paradise in the middle of Uvita's moutains.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
Costa Rica
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Best place ever.

I've visited many places of my wonderful country but I must say that I have very rarely seen a place so beautiful and so peaceful. The view and nature, are simply gorgeous.

10/10
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
Belgium
5

speechless

  • 5 of 5
Everything was perfect. The view is breathtaking, the house very clean and very well maintained. The nature surrounding is exceptional. I will return for sure and I particularly recommend this place. It is flawless.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

The southern part of Costa Rica is ideal for our children to experience nature and explore the abundance of wildlife, trees, flowers and birds of the area. We fell in love right away when we came to visit this farm for the first time in 2006. As soon as we learned that this property was for sale, we bought it right away as we knew that this will be rare gem that our children and their families could enjoy for years to come.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Quepos or Palmar Sur at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Jolly Roger Bar at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : San Buenas at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : Pacific coastal highway (Costanera) at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Jolly Roger Bar at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Hermosa at 2 Miles Car: necessary

Bird watching, monkey watching, nature photography, private trails for exploring the jungle including waterfalls, teak forests, orchards, and our meditative Mirador temple.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 19 2015 - Mar 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Semana Santa
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,710
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season (20% off)
Aug 1 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$392
$2,632
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$490
$3,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Based rate assumes 10 people or less, including children over one year. For each additional person, there's an additional $15 charge per night.

Additional charges will be applied to Envision & Best Fest Music Festivals

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

The privacy is unparalleled. Nowhere else will you find a house for rent that is surrounded by the rain forest, yet with killer ocean views and restaurants a short drive away. Ideal for ROMANTIC GETAWAY, FAMILY GATHERING or BUSINESS RETREAT!!!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bedroom #1 - toilet, shower
  • Bedroom #2 - toilet, shower
  • Bedroom #3 - toilet, shower
  • Guest House - Bedroom #1 - toilet, shower
  • Guest House - Bedroom #2 - toilet, shower
  • Studio House - Bedroom #1 - toilet, shower
  • Studio House - Bedroom #2 - toilet, shower
  • 8

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom #1 (ocean view & access to patio) - 1 queen
  • Bedroom #2 (private balcony) - 1 queen
  • Bedroom #3 (access to patio) - 1 double
  • Guest House - Bedroom #1 - 1 double
  • Guest House - Bedroom #2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, bunk bed
  • Studio House - Bedroom #1 - 1 double
  • Studio House - Bedroom #2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (3), Twin Beds (2)

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Private trail system through primary rain forest, fruit orchards, teak forests and killer lookouts of the Pacific.

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