250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views

250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 23, 2014
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.

Keywords: Secluded compound with three separate buildings. (1) Main House with swimming pool, (2) Guest House, (3) Studio House.

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels 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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Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin

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
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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
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: 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: 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
5

What an amazing property

  • 5 of 5
My family and myself had such a great time!! We trekked within the property we chilled a lot!! We just loved the place, as well as the openness and warmth of the administrator Vin and his wife.
We hope to have the opportunity to return.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, 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
5

Livin la Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5
Selva Escondida was at the end, and most definitely the highlight of our Costa Rican adventure. As we made our way up the steep winding road to the entrance of the property, we were greeted by life sized mayanesque statues, a large iron gate and Vin. Vin (pronounced bean), the property manager, opened the gate and lead us through a 1/2 mile winding jungle mountain driveway, handed us the keys to the casa and left us to it. As he drove away we looked at each other in amazement realizing that we had just arrived at Shangri La.

Since we spent most of our trip doing laborious/adventurous things all around the Osa Peninsula, Selva Escondida provided a different kind of Pura Vida experience. It was one of relaxation, comfort and jungle luxury mixed together to create the ultimate existence. I cannot put into words the feeling I had waking up to the sun rising over the mountain as I looked down my toes to the ocean from our bed. Each morning we would wake up with the sun, eat fresh fruit and drink coffee on the wraparound porch and snap pic after pic of the jungle canopy and shoreline. The pool stays cool up there so it's the perfect refreshing start (middle and end) to the day.

For day trips we highly recommend going to Ballena National Park, which is only 5 minutes away. Another close excursion is to visit Dominical (16km to the north). It's a sleepy little surf town with restaurants, decent waves and a lot of local vendors selling souvenirs, clothing and other tchotchkes. While in Dominical we were lucky enough to have two whales fully breach just off of the shoreline, it was truly a magical experience. We also suggest you spend a day finding your very own secluded beach somewhere along the Costanera (generally you can find one by just turning off of the highway towards the coast at a random dirt road… keep the car within vision if you have belongings in there). Again, we spent a lot of time just relaxing at the house and living the ultimate dream.

On the property, Vin took us on a great hike to the Mirador. There is a direct short hike on a well maintained trail or you can take "the loop" around and through the jungle, which we highly recommend if you're somewhat fit. We saw howler monkeys, whiteface monkeys, toucans, geckos, praying mantis, and many other flora and fauna of the rain forest.

I've been coming to Costa Rica for ten years, and Selva Escondida is by far an inimitable experience. Thanks Jason and Annick!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: 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
Raleigh, NC
5

Awesome home!

  • 5 of 5
This home is amazing. Very beautiful in every way. Large and spacious! My kids LOVED the pool and spent every spare minute playing in it. The jungle is beautiful and we spent a lot of time observing the birds and looking for animals. When we couldn't find a monkey, Vin, the caretaker took us to one in a matter of minutes. It was just above a road on the property. Later, we saw several in a tree from the back patio. Every night, we went walking on the roads around the property for wildlife and saw several tree frogs, frogs, toads and interesting bugs.

Jason, the home owner set up an awesome horseback tour through the jungle and to Nauyaca Falls for us. It was through a local Costa Rican family (not a tourist trap). They fed us breakfast and lunch. Most of the food we ate was grown by them. Very delicous and fun swimming at the falls.

Jason also gave us the contact info for a deep sea fishing guide. He lives in Sierpe. We had the boat all to ourselves, so he offered to take us deep sea fishing, through the Mangroves, and to the beach. We also saw dolphins and sea turltes. We caught tuna, pompano and amberjack. The lunch he made us was great.

We scheduled an ATV tour through the jungle through Adventure Motorsports in Uvita (10 minutes south of Dominical). We swam at a waterfall and they fed us lunch. We loved this.

We also scheduled a snorkeling tour through Bahia Adventuras which included a 30 minutes hike at Corcovado Park and lunch. This was one of our favorite things we did even though it's an 1 1/2 boat ride.

Jason was very good at answering all my questions and giving me lots of info about restaurants and things to do in the area. For sure, go to the Jolly Roger right down the dirt road and get Troubador wings and honey BBQ wings. YUM! For sure try casado every chance you get. (standard Costa Rican food).

Vin the caretaker only speaks Spanish but is the sweetest man ever. He took us on a 45 minute hike on the property to a shelter up high that has an awesome view. Maids come 3 times a week.

The house doesn't have air conditioning, but we were fine without it and we were there when it was hot.

I would definately recommend this house. My family still misses it!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 19 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$515
$3,465
 
 
Semana Santa
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$515
$3,465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 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.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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.

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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