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Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.

Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.


Property Details

Updated: Jan 5, 2015
Cottage, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The dream of finding that private spot, nestled in the jungle among nature and wildlife, is fulfilled by a stay in Casa Selva. Sit on the porch overlooking the Pacific shoreline, whitewater playing on the rocks below. Watch the toucans and a myriad of bird life pass right by. White face and Howler monkey's, sloths and pizotes are frequently seen passing through the canopy overhead.

The villa is removed from the hustle and bustle, not only of 'back home', but the feeling of being removed from the world is palpable. Numerous guests have commented on the 'therapeutic affect' of Casa Selva. You truly unwind here. You can enjoy solitude on your balcony or visit our porch/pool area to exchange adventure stories. Because there is only one other rental casa on our property it is always an intimate gathering! When we are not available, and the guests ask for a referral to something similar, we are hard-pressed to come up with the answer. There simply isn't one.

From Casa Selva you can drive 15 minutes to either the world famous surf town of Dominical, or the thriving community of Uvita, complete with grocery stores, banks, ATMs, pharmacies, etc. Numerous sites and activities are all around: horseback waterfall tours, whale and dolphin tours, sport fishing, turtle vigilance, diving, surfing, ATV tours, the list goes on. Or, how about some quiet time in a hammock with a good book? A stay at Casa Selva includes access to the pool, which overlooks the entire southern coastline.

Keywords: honeymoon, romantic getaway, jungle hideaway, additional jungle villas available if needed. Secluded in nature for privacy, but close enough to beaches, surfing, waterfalls, horseback riding, zip-lining, nature reserves, fabulous restaurants and spas, snorkeling and scuba, etc...

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
Winnipeg, Canada

Romantic hideaway--jungle AND views

  • 5 of 5
Ever wonder why non-Costa Rican folks end up settling down in CR? Look no further than this property for an idea of why this may be so. The hosts of this property certainly caught the bug and, along with their hospitality, the property is sure to capture your dreams as well. We loved the cottage...its privacy yet openness to the 'elements' was novel and welcomed each and every day. We made one trip a day out and then back in; you are in close proximity to Manuel Antonio, Dominical (surfing) and the burgeoning town of Uvita and its market. The 3 km trip to the property requires a four-wheel drive--anything else is not an option and makes the cottage remote enough to be truly private. We used the kitchen for breakfasts and some dinners and it really had all you would ever need. The bed is comfortable and the environs relatively peaceful (you are in the midst of a jungle)--neither of us had a bad night’s sleep! Showering while being exposed to the outdoors is exhilarating. The furniture on the deck encourages outdoor eating, drinking, reading and just plain observing (e.g., the toucans and the blue morphos--butterflies). Feeling like you need some sunshine? A short walk to the property's pool will give you a vista of the South Pacific Coast of CR which is hard to beat. The hosts are incredibly helpful and friendly without being overbearing...the antics of their Australian Shepherd are sure to please. The 5 stars are well-deserved!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
We chose this place as our stay for our honeymoon, and aside from my husband this is one of the best decisions I made in our wedding planning. It's hard to summarize how wonderful our stay was with Diane and Peter at their little casita. But the first word to come to mind is 'perfect'. The photos do not do it justice, and that was our first impression when Diane gave us the tour. It is WAY more than we expected! We came to Costa Rica excited for the nature, wildlife, and beauty and this casita did not disappoint! The cottage is stocked with anything you need, and the local grocery store is not too far away. The road to the place is rough, so we were very glad we opted for the 4X4 vehicle. The cottage is nestled in the gorgeous jungle with an amazing view of the ocean in the distance. We had such a blast watching monkeys climb trees around us and toucans flying above us. Diane and Peter were so sweet, accommodating, and knowledgeable!!! They made us feel so much at home, and had lots of information to help us get around the area. They were truly wonderful hosts and they were such a joy to be around. We couldn't recommend this place enough, it's a wonderful way to get the feel of the Pura Vida lifestyle!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
Houston, TX

An amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This little house nestled away in the middle of the jungle mountains of Costa Rica is truly a hidden gem! The house had everything we need from a comfy bed, to a pretty cool bathroom that makes you feel a though you are showering right in the jungle, to a little kitchen and fridge. The location is conveniently located not far of a nearby town that is maybe about 10 min away in which you can get all your basic needs including groceries as well as go to the bank. We absolutely fell in love with this place and would definitely go back!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
San Jose


  • 5 of 5
If your are looking for the real getaway this is the place!
Truly the best place to stay at Dominical if you are looking to get unplugged.
Totaly recomended!
Thanks Diane and Peter!!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our peaceful hideaway...we enjoyed having you. Come back soon!
Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas

Honeymooners's Dream

Honeymooners's Dream
  • 5 of 5
I'm a little late in writing this, but I couldn't forgive myself if I didn't leave Natalie a spectacular review. My husband and I stayed at Casa Selva for our honeymoon this past August. The little jungle house was everything we had imagined and everything we wished for. The house is open and minimalist enough to make you feel part of the beautiful nature around you but with the modern accomodations and comforts to make you feel right at home.

We were looking for an adventure in Costa Rica, a place off the beaten path where we could have privacy and freedom to explore. Dominical was exactly that. The house was equipped with exquisitely detailed hand-drawn maps of the surrounding towns, so we easily explored Quepos, Dominical, Uvita, Jaco and Manuel Antonio. We explored Playa Dominical, Playa Hermosa, and Dominicalito. Natalie arranged for us to go rappelling and snorkeling at Cano Island but I think our favorite part of the trip was hiking through Marina Bellena National Park. We saw white faced monkeys, howler monkeys, toucans, and poison dart frogs, but the grand finale was ending up on the most beautiful deserted beach you only see in movies complete with two waterfalls, and a cave!

We fell in love with the town of Domical itself. You can walk from one end to the other in probably ten minutes, but it's packed with beach bars, markets, coffee shops, musicians, dogs and surfers. We didn't have to go far for a night life either. Our favorite spots were Tortilla Flats in Dominical and the Jolly Roger right around the corner from Casa Selva. Talk about the best wings we've ever had! If you stop by, see if Wayne is bartending and tell him Tim and Traci from North Carolina told you he made the meanest Margarita around!

Thank you Natalie for the honeymoon of our dreams. You can guarantee we'll be back sooner than later. And who knows, maybe one day it will be for good!
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
Worcester, MA

Most amazing get away!

  • 5 of 5
We had the most fantastic honeymoon imaginable at Casa Selva! Sitting on the porch and watching the wildlife was so relaxing. We saw sloths, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, lizards, frogs, toucans... all from the porch. The pool was fantastic and the gardens spectacular. The views were breathtaking. The sounds of the rainforest lull you to sleep every night. I couldn't imagine a more beautiful spot. A short drive to Uvita and Domincal. Natalie was a gracious host and had great suggestions on what to do while we were there. I would recommend this spot for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. A perfect romantic spot for couples.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We really love and enjoy, the hospitality biz so now we live and work at what we love to do. Peter spends hours in the gardens, he loves to putz. We're here to help with what ever the guests may need.

Activity and Interests

When we are feeling vigorous, there is an amazing ocean view hill climb that can be walked, guaranteed to burn off a few pounds during your stay. There is also a Gym in Uvita and lots of Yoga and Pilates studios to choose from. There is a health and beauty spa where you turn off of the highway to come up to the house. The spa features some of the latest health treatments: mud packs, heated stones, massage and so on.


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Jun 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2015
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season 2015
Jun 14 2015 - Nov 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2015
Nov 15 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2015/2016
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

25% deposit thru paypal to reserve. Balance due in cash upon arrival.

Christmas, New Years & Easter are holiday pricing & must be totally prepaid with no refunds.
If the guest cancels less than four weeks before the start of the stay there is no refund.
•a 50% refund of the total cost (minus the booking fee ) if they cancel at least eight weeks before
•a 25% refund of the total cost (minus the booking fee) if they cancel up to four weeks before


From the Owner

This is a place to let your hair down, relax and enjoy nature. Because we are so close to the jungle (indeed we have a large amount on our property), you will see more wildlife here than in other rentals. Both howler & white faced monkeys frequently use our trees as a path from one valley to another. You can conveniently do as much or as little as you like while you're here. It's a very central location for the area.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • 1 with open air hot water shower under roof, enclosed by screens, with great view of ocean thru the jungle!


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Other (See Description)
  • Queen Bed (1)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio


  • Guests provide their own meals

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