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250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views in Dominical

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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 #1, (3) Guest House #2.

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Last modified on 03-20-2014 at 4:46 PM.

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Jason Sparks (303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)

villa rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story villa
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
      • Stunning mountain walls of primary forest and inspiring the ocean views bound this private paradise.
    • ocean view
      • Beautiful views of the Whales Tail (Ballena)
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • adventure
    • romantic
    • family
    • sports & activities
  • General
    • parking off street
    • living room
    • covered parking
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
    • linens provided
    • hair dryer
    • wireless internet
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • broadband access
  • Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
    • cooking utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • ice maker
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • stove
    • microwave
    • catering available
    • kitchen
      • (2) Both the Main House and Guest House #1 have full kitchens. The Main House kitchen has bigger appliances and more stuff.
  • Dining
    • dining
    • child's highchair
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
      • Half of the pool is 16' deep so it's perfect for lounging or teaching kids to swim. The other half is 5' deep and good for swimming. The view is awesome.
  • Bathrooms
    • 8 bathrooms
    • master bathroom: toilet, tub, shower
    • bedroom #1: toilet, shower
    • bedroom #2: toilet, shower
    • bedroom #3: toilet, shower
    • guest house #1 - bedroom #1: toilet, shower
    • guest house #1 - bedroom #2: toilet, shower
    • guest house #2 - bedroom #1: toilet, shower
    • guest house #2 - bedroom #2:
      • 8
  • Bedrooms
    • 8 bedrooms, sleeps 16, beds for 16
    • master bedroom : 1 king
    • bedroom #1 (private balcony): 1 queen
    • bedroom #2 (access to patio): 1 double
    • bedroom #3 (ocean view & access to patio): 1 double
    • guest house # 2 - bedroom #2: 1 double
    • guest house #2 - bedroom #2: 1 double
    • guest house #1 - bedroom #2: 1 double
    • guest house #1 - bedroom #2: 1 double
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (6)
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • books
    • television
      • Guest house has HDTV + DVD
    • satellite / cable
      • Main house has HDTV + Blu Ray/3D DVD + Direct TV
    • stereo
  • Outside
    • gazebo
      • Take a hike on our 260-acre property and enjoy the breeze at the Mirador
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
    • lawn / garden
    • balcony
    • outdoor grill
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
    • pets not allowed
    • children welcome
  • Notes
    • Private trail system through primary rain forest, fruit orchards, teak forests and killer lookouts of the Pacific.

activities and attractions in Dominical Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • nude beach
    • health/beauty spa
    • restaurants
    • zoo
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • golf privileges optional
    • deepsea fishing
    • mountain biking
    • mountain climbing
    • mountaineering
    • sound/bay fishing
    • swimming
    • hiking
    • fishing
    • surfing

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  • owner Jason Sparks
  • phone (303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Semana Santa
Apr 13 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$500
$3,360
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 18 2015
$4,200
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 19 2015 - Feb 28 2015
$500
$3,360
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$475
$3,185
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
Based rate assumes 10 people or less, including children over one year. For each additional person, there's an additional $12 charge per night.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

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Jason Sparks (303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)

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traveler reviews for this dominical villa rental

Livin la Pura Vida

Review submitted: January 16, 2014   Date of arrival: January 5, 2014

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Awesome home!

Review submitted: April 4, 2013   Date of arrival: March 24, 2013

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!

Helpful votes: 2 / 4

 

will definitely come back again!

Review submitted: January 18, 2013   Date of arrival: January 20, 2012

We spent our honeymoon in Costa Rica and stayed at Salva Escondida for over a week. It was the most beautiful, astonishing and relaxing experience, we enjoyed it 100%.

The property is huge, situated ideally in the middle of the jungle, on top of some mountains, with a breathtaking view over the Pacific Ocean, offering picturesque sunsets each evening. The house is very clean and tastefully furnished. The patio and pool leave nothing to desire, you could stay there for days, simply enjoying the clean water, the great view, the interesting noises of the jungle, and the fresh food and cool drinks.

Each day you can find new exciting plants and animals around the property - pecans, monkeys, frogs etc. At the same time, there are no mosquitos or undesirable vermin around the house. The air is wonderfully fresh, and your body and spirit become part of the jungle - you go to bed with the jungle, and get up when the several noises of the jungle imply that it is waking up. A wonderful and unique experience of nature!

You can book very private and personal tours (horse riding, whale watching, kayaking etc.) with the help of the property owners, and national parks are within driving distance for day trips.

We will definitely come back to this paradise!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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