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250-ACRE PRIVATE JUNGLE RESERVE WITH OCEAN VIEWS

Jason Sparks

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Jason Sparks

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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250-ACRE PRIVATE JUNGLE RESERVE WITH OCEAN VIEWS

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Special Offer! Spring Break Special: March & April in Costa Rica December 19 - January 2

Dominical Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 8 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

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, (3) Studio House.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jason Sparks (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

About Jason Sparks

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.

Jason Sparks purchased this villa in 2009

Why Jason Sparks chose Dominical

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
Boulder, Colorado
5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5
I've stayed at Selva Escondida twice now and it has become one of those "very special places in the world" to me. The house is nestled into 250 acres of the most amazing jungle paradise with absolutely breathtaking ocean views from the poolside, living room, master bedroom and the wraparound patio. The house is beautiful, spacious and clean with all of the modern creature comforts (and excellent internet access!) We grilled-out most nights on the patio while overlooking the kids in pool and the views and ate fresh fruit picked from the tress around the property. From the house and on the property we saw white faced monkeys, gorgeous brightly colored toucans, parrots, poison dart frogs and much more. We spent most afternoons walking the trails right there on the property and enjoying the pool. Outside of the property, just minutes away, there are more activities than we could do in a trip. During our stay we did an ATV tour through stunning mountain trails, we hiked to waterfalls, surfed, boogie boarded, rented motorcycles and toured the surrounding areas, ate at great restaurants (everything from high-end dining to quaint local establishments), and just enjoyed hangin-out at the beach and the local beachside cafes across the street from the property. All-in-all a perfect getaway for family and close friends - I cannot say enough good things about this place!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5
The view, the serenity, the pool, the jungle... this place is really a piece of paradise in the middle of Uvita's moutains.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
Costa Rica
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Best place ever.

I've visited many places of my wonderful country but I must say that I have very rarely seen a place so beautiful and so peaceful. The view and nature, are simply gorgeous.

10/10
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
Belgium
5

speechless

  • 5 of 5
Everything was perfect. The view is breathtaking, the house very clean and very well maintained. The nature surrounding is exceptional. I will return for sure and I particularly recommend this place. It is flawless.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
5

What an amazing property

  • 5 of 5
My family and myself had such a great time!! We trekked within the property we chilled a lot!! We just loved the place, as well as the openness and warmth of the administrator Vin and his wife.
We hope to have the opportunity to return.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286294vb
-(303) 872-7215 (Colorado, USA)
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Livin la Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Quepos or Palmar Sur
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jolly Roger Bar
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Pacific coastal highway (Costanera)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jolly Roger Bar
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

Bird watching, monkey watching, nature photography, private trails for exploring the jungle including waterfalls, teak forests, orchards, and our meditative Mirador temple.

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Rates & Availability

From $490 Per night

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Special Offer! Spring Break Special: March & April in Costa Rica

Special Offer From:
Dates Dec 19, 2014 to Jan 2, 2015

Happy Holiday!

Make you reservation by the end of the year 2014 and get 10% off your nightly rate!

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 19 2015 - Mar 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Semana Santa
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,710
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,535
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$490
$3,290
 
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%
Notes 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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Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Private trail system through primary rain forest, fruit orchards, teak forests and killer lookouts of the Pacific.

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