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

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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 15, 2014
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

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Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p378382vb
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
San Jose
5

Real GETAWAY!

  • 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.
AAA+
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!
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Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p378382vb
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
5

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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p378382vb
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
Worcester, MA
5

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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p378382vb
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
Denver, Co
5

Finca Solla Sollew... where you never have troubles, at least very few!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were lucky enough to be able to celebrate 5 nights of our honeymoon at Finca Solla Sollew! We could not have had a better experience. Natalie was incredibly sweet and helpful and we very much enjoyed our time with her and Ben. We cannot recommend this magical place enough... it is definitely a slice of heaven. The dogs and Natalie became our family while we were there and it was sad to say good bye for now, but we know we will be back. The price is extremely fair so next time we will bring family and friends and rent out the whole place!

We slept great every night and enjoyed waking up to the sounds of birds and monkeys each morning at exactly the right time. Casa Selva had all the amenities we needed and the pool was a huge bonus to our stay. We loved going to the local beaches during the day and exploring the cute town of Dominical and Uvita. Access was super easy and the road was the best 4x4 road we experienced in Costa Rica. We loved all of the food recommendations that Natalie gave us and enjoyed coming back to our beautiful cabin each day. It is truly paradise and it was hard to leave. We will definitely be back with our family one day ;-) and in the mean time will recommend Finca Solla Sollew to everyone we know!
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the raves! We loved having you here as much as you enjoyed being here. We look forward to having you and family back again soon. Until then, take care of yourselves. Pura Vida!
business
Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p378382vb
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
Denver, CO
5

Tranquility in the jungle with the most amazing view!

  • 5 of 5
We headed to Monteverde first and then were looking forward to some R&R and that is exactly what we found! The pictures of the property do not even do it justice. It is a perfect little tree house tucked in the jungle with access to a pool, full kitchen and the most amazing ocean views. The main house on the property would be perfect for a family or the whole compound would be great for multiple families traveling together. Our little cottage was perfect for 2 with the openness and sounds of the jungle right there...we saw toucans, sloths and monkeys without even leaving our cottage! Natalie (the owner) was fabulous in every way, we can't thank her enough for her wonderful hospitality and great recommendations of things to do, places to see and where to eat while we were there. She made us feel at home and she has created such a beautiful 'homey' place for people to stay. We would highly recommend this to others traveling in the area...couples, families or groups she has accommodations for all!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, sounds like you enjoyed being here as much as I enjoyed having you.
business
Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p378382vb
-+011 506-8304-2859
Dominical Puntarenas
Arlington, VA
5

Perfect Getaway! - Apr 2012

  • 5 of 5
Wife and I stayed in Casa Selva for five nights in the middle of April. We could not have been happier with this place! Natalie (the owner) has done an awesome job carving out a piece of paradise in the jungle where you can't see or hear neighbors but can see and hear the ocean and wildlife. The place itself is cozy and has all the modern conveniences you'd need. It's screened in so you always feel you're outdoors enjoying nature. Plenty of great quiet beach options nearby. Natalie is an ideal landlord and always had great recommendations for food and sightseeing. We highly recommend this spot for singles or couples. Her larger cottage would be great for families.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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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
 
Low Season
Jun 16 2014 - Nov 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$85
 
 
High Season 2014
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
Holiday 2014/2015
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$765
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Jun 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$765
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Christmas, New Years & Easter are holiday weeks, see holiday pricing.

Amenities

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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