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A Romantic Vacation in a Tree House 3 Min. to Beach in Mal Pais!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 9, 2016
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Tree House Close to the Beach (Sleeps 2-3)

Ever Stayed in a Real Tree House? Now's Your Chance!

This is a wonderful opportunity for a unique vacation in a real tree house nestled in a Banyan Tree where you can see and hear Howler Monkeys, a large variety of tropical birds, and other Costa Rican wildlife. Feel as though you're a part of the jungle living up in a tree in this tropical paradise!

The Playa Selva Tree House is a custom and creatively built cabin up in a Banyon tree in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. We have the only real tree house for rent in the area, with character you can not receive in any other vacation rental.

The house is a one bedroom equipped with a kitchenette, full bath with shower and hot water, indoor & outdoor shower, ceiling fan, balcony with sitting area, and it sleeps up to three people (one double bed and one single 'Murphy Style' bed).

It's situated on about 1.5 acres of private property (Playa Selva) and is a few minutes easy walk from a lovely semi-private beach cove and good surf at Mar Azul.

Playa Selva Tree House Lodging also rents surf boards and offers games such as horse shoes, croquet, and bocci ball.

See the Amenities and Activities sections for more information on our tree house, the area and what we have to offer.

We'll be happy to schedule for you any activities or appointments you'd like for off-site activities or services.

Please visit our own page on the web at: tree-house-costa-rica (dot com) for more photos, and info.

YOU'LL NEVER FORGET YOUR TREE HOUSE VACATION IN MAL PAIS!

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars

Reviewed December 26, 2014

The tree house (playa selva) really is unique in the best kind of way. A home made cabin with all the amenities of any high brow venue. Unfortunately Kurt and Tiffany (the owners) were not around during our stay, but Kurt's mother was our host and was a very lovely woman and incredibly accomdating and made us feel very welcome. There was an abundance of wildlife to be seen all around the tree house itself, we were lucky enough to have the company of a large family of howler money's and their incredibly cute babies!



The cabin has full cooking and washing facilities, the double bed is very comfortable and comes with full but protection.



A small note for the owners - the way that you enter the cabin (through a trap door in the floor) didn't seem to have an option to lock from the inside. This would of given us peace of mind during the night, we opted for piling our belongings on top of it as to stop it from being opened. The tree house is however fully lockable and secure when you are out (it locks from the outside, not the inside)



There is a secluded beach only a few minutes walk away, however if you are surfing you might want to take the 10 minute walk toward Santa Teresa for a more consistent break.



There is a few restaurants within walking distance (Mary's was our favourite) that have great food and good prices.



The only things we would like to point out would be that if you are a light sleeper you may have some difficulty as in the tree house you are exposed to all the vibrance of the Costa Rican wildlife, and to be aware that the closest 'town' with pharmacy, shops etc, is around 20 minutes walk away.



Overall fantastic place and would recommend to anyone 100%
Dec 2014
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14 Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

5

Honeymoon in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this treehouse was a dream come true. My husband and I have always wanted a treehouse, so to stay in one in the middle of the jungle on our honeymoon was amazing. It is so cozy and comfortable. It gives you a home away from home feel, but in the trees! The family was so nice and welcoming. You are surronded by beautiful jungle and you are just a walk from the beach. We loved hanging out in the private pool watching the monkeys in the trees. We would totally go back! Maybe someday when we have kids! Kids would have a lot of fun I'm sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Key West
5

Great Fun

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my daughter, 17 for two nights. Great place...pool steps away. Across the road is a great cove. Very quite with lots of monkeys! The folage is beautiful and tree house is a work of art. Great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Floral Park NY
5

OUTSTANDING!!

  • 5 of 5

My man and I stayed there for three days in April. How we loved this place and truly the best part of our Costa Rica trip! We did not want to leave and hope to return again one day to stay longer.

It is the most unique and wonderful place to stay. Every thing you could need: great, large always hot shower; kitchen where we made breakfast and the fish we caught for dinner one night, not to mention the most comfortable bed we experienced during our entire trip.

We had breakfast every morning out on the balcony. Beautiful beach only a few minutes away, along with zip lining and fishing very close by.

The owners are outstanding and the entire experience was wonderful. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Floral Park NY
5

OUTSTANDING!!

  • 5 of 5

My man and I stayed there for three days in April. How we loved this place and truly the best part of our Costa Rica trip! We did not want to leave and hope to return again one day to stay longer.

It is the most unique and wonderful place to stay. Every thing you could need: great, large always hot shower; kitchen where we made breakfast and the fish we caught for dinner one night, not to mention the most comfortable bed we experienced during our entire trip.

We had breakfast every morning out on the balcony. Beautiful beach only a few minutes away, along with zip lining and fishing very close by.

The owners are outstanding and the entire experience was wonderful. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
5

So Romantic...We didn't want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted something romantic and unusual and this gave that and so much more. When we found the treehouse we built our itinerary around the available dates and once we got there we didn't want to leave. We were still a little wired from traveling when we arrive, but as we lay in bed that night with the soft white netting and the gentle air from the ceiling fan, all of our cares drifted away. We whole-heartedly recommend staying here! Kurt and Tiffany were awesome. Really friendly, down to earth, and helpful with recommendations of things to do in the area. The pool was refreshing and a work of art in a lush, tropical setting. We loved walking the labyrinth, and we'll never forget the monkeys. We hope to return someday for a much longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mother Daughter Trip

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here 2009 with my then 9 year old daughter. It was so remarkable and our favorite vacation place so far, that we plan a trip back in 2016. We absolutely fell in love with the tree house and of course Mary's restaurant. I miss the Howler monkeys to this day. Plenty of day trips available. Make sure you take a sailing tour from Tiff and Kurt

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tambor at 14 Miles Nearest Barpub : down the street at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Paquera at 55 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tambor at 14 Miles Nearest Restaurant : down the street at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Mar Azul at 0.1 Miles Car: recommended

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Jungle Canopy Tours, Hiking, Bicycling, Surfing, Fishing, Swimming, Shelling, Big Tide Pools to Bask in, Snorkeling and Diving, Boating, Horseback Riding on the Beach or in the Mountains, Monkey/Bird/Wildlife Viewing, Horseshoes, Croquet, Bocci Ball, Sightseeing, Golf, Tennis, Restaurants/Bars in Walking Distance, Shopping, Massage, Accupuncture, Yoga, Pilates & Reiki!

Availability

Rental rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.39%

Rate is $95/night plus tax for 2 people (additional $10/night + tax for third person)
16.39% tax will be added.
Rate is subject to change until reservation confirmation.

50% deposit is required to book a reservation (please inquire for instructions on this), the other 50% is due upon arrival.

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Amenities

From the Owner

Playa Selva Tree House Lodging is a friendly, small, family run business in a very casual environment with two other cabinas/dwellings on the property, and a bodega/garage/workshop. This is not a fancy, five star hotel, but a little something different for the adventurous nature lovers.....a small, charming, unique tree house up in a Banyan Tree. Many fall in love with it, but tree houses are not for everyone... so, if you're not sure, please ask questions so that we might help you determine if it is right for you. Thank you.

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Other (See Description)
  • Double Beds (1) Comfortable, standard double bed with mosquito net., Murphy Beds (1) Sleeping space for a third person is a single 'Murphy' style bed with foam mattress. (A bit smaller than std. 'twin')

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

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

Notes:

  • Balcony with Sitting Area, One Double Bed and One Single Bed, Kitchenette (Refrigerator, Sink, Cooktop, Dishes, Utensils, Coffee Maker with Complimentary Costa Rican Coffee), Linens and Bath Towels Provided, Ceiling Fan, Charcoal Grill (BBQ) Available, Full Bath with Hot Water Shower, Plus an Outdoor Shower, Swimming Pool, Surfboard Rentals, Sailing Tours with Our Very Own Boat! (www.sailingchartersmalpais.com)

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