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250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2016
House, 8 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

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.


More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 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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Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin

36 Reviews

based on 36 traveler reviews



  • 5 of 5

Selva Escondida was the perfect place to find rest, relaxation, and fun with our large group. We traveled as 4 families, each with 2 children, 8 adults and 8 children under the age of 5! The main house and 2 guest houses served as a perfect set up for all 4 families. We stayed in the main house, where there are 4 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a huge kitchen and family/living room area that opened up to a covered porch. Both guest houses had 2 bedrooms and bathrooms and a living room in each, one house had a small full kitchen, the other more of a wet bar type set up with a sink. The amenities included in the house were spectacular. The kitchen was beyond decked out with every kitchen appliance you can imagine. The rooms all had clean sheets, towels, and were all very clean. We all congregated in the main house's kitchen/great room in the morning, lining up 6 kids along the breakfast bar and 2 infants in high chairs for breakfast. We never once felt crowded at all. After breakfast, we always headed to the pool, which was perfect for the kids who could swim, and the tiny ones who could hang out on the huge shallow shelf, where they could splash and sit down and play in the water. During the occasional rainy hours (not very many) the satellite TV inside kept the kids happy, and the wifi kept the adults tuned in. But let me tell you, after the first few days, all you want to do is stay unplugged! Now for the best part:

THE VIEWS!!!!! Holy moly, you will not get better views anywhere. We were lucky enough to stay in the master, and we woke up every morning to 180 degree views of the water, the jungle, and everything down the coast, including the famous whale's tail. Waking up to that view, with the sounds of the jungle (birds! monkeys!) was enough to give all of our souls a much needed reboot.

The owners are incredible! They have really looked out for every detail of comfort for their guests. They provided us with a bucket list of things to do, we did them all, and got the best, most incredible experience of the real Costa Rica! They have a great staff that is on site. Vin was awesome, and all of the kids loved him. He took everyone on some amazing hikes throughout the property (it's HUGE!). Vin's wife was available during the week for cleaning and laundry (there are a full size washer and dryer in the mudroom, perfect for 8 messy kids!)

The property is located minutes from the best stuff in Costa Rica. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place! Definitely will be returning here next year!

  • 5 of 5

Selva Escondida was the perfect place for our guys weekend. We've been coming to the area for many years and this is probably the best location we've stayed at. Fruit trees on the property, birds all day long. We even saw a wild pig when out running! The rooms are large and beds are comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked and even had many spices that we used to cook the fresh fish we grilled on our last night.

Annick answered any questions we had and everything, from checking into the property to our security deposit refund was very fast and easy. You definitely need 4 wheel drive to get to the driveway and it is remote - which was perfect for us but something to consider. Also make sure to head across the road to the Jolly Roger for THE BEST wings and burgers you've ever had, as well as an awesome view for sunset. Also check out Coco's for lunch, Por Que Non for breakfast and the night life at Patron, Rum Bar and Tortilla Flats in Dominical.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A superb vacation spot. A lovely home and quests quarters and a tremendous view. We loved the isolation, yet easy access to beaches and other activities. The pool is a wonderful amenity. We would indeed come back to Selva Escondita.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Peaceful Jungle Oasis with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

Ample space for our family (parents and 3 kids). Seamless and safe indoor/outdoor living with constant stream of fresh breezes and ever-changing immaculate views. Kitchen had it all. Caretaker (Vin) was always attentive and a fantastic tour guide on our jungle hike to the Mirador. Pool was always cool and inviting. It was a short (4x4) drive to nearby villages and beaches. Can't recommend this place enough. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lexington, Kentucky

This home has it all! Jungle, view, breezes, pool, and more!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend staying in this home enough - it is incredible! We had a large group of four adults and 14 kids ranging from 8-17, and this property met all of our needs and more. It is immaculately cared for, and every convenience you could need is either on the property or easily attainable. From the second we slid open the awesome gate and made the beautiful drive to the home, we knew we had made the right choice. This house is so convenient to many of the most popular activities in and around Dominical and Uvita. The communication with the owners was always easy and they were so helpful to us every step of the way. We cannot wait to go back to this gorgeous home again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for our large group!

  • 5 of 5

We brought a group of 18 people (age ranges from 8 - 40) and this was the perfect place for us. The view is perfect.The main house is awesome with lots of room, a great kitchen, great bedrooms/bathrooms, laundry room, etc, and the pool was just the right size for us. The other two houses adjacent to the main house were great too. This was our second trip to Costa Rica with a group of kids and last time we stayed at a local hotel, but having our own house/pool/property was far superior. After surfing, zip-lining, canyoneering, and horseback riding, coming back to our own (perfect) house was the best! We will definitely book this house every time from now on!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Envision Festival
Feb 16 2017 - Mar 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Mar 6 2017 - Apr 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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.

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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


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


  • 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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • 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


  • 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


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 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)


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • This rental is for personal use only, not for commercial use without prior written consent of the owners.

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