A ROMANTIC VACATION IN A TREE HOUSE 3 MIN. TO BEACH IN MAL PAIS!

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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A ROMANTIC VACATION IN A TREE HOUSE 3 MIN. TO BEACH IN MAL PAIS!

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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.

For some real fun, come SAILING with Mal Pais Sailing Tours! Daily tours are offered, seasonally. (sailingchartersmalpais dot com)

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!

Keywords: Tree House, cabin, cabina, bungalow, casita, house, cozy, romantic

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
The treehouse is amazing. On our arrival Tiffany had decorated the tree house and the bed with beautiful flowers which made us feel so welcome! It is very comfortable and has everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. The howler monkeys come through the trees very near the deck and the birds are beautiful, a real Costa Rica experience. The pool is constructed with natural stone and feels like a jungle pool. There is a path to the beach right across the road for a 5 minute walk to a paradise where were often the only ones on the beach. Tiffany and Kurt assure that you have a great stay and if you have a chance, go sailing with them--it is so much fun! The nearest ATM is a 45 minute walk on a dusty dirt road but you will also find a well stocked grocery store and a wondrous bakery that becomes addicting. You call always call a taxi which only runs about $3 each way. There is a very good restaurant and a mini market about a 10 minute walk away too. While we were there we experienced a lot of noise from construction of a new house on the property. Kurt arranged for us to use the pool at a very nearby resort to be away from the noise. The house is almost finished so it shouldn't be an issue for future stays. Despite the construction noise it was a very special and wonderful experience, one we will always remember!



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Mar 2012
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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. 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 Banyon 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.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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A Romantic Vacation in a Tree House 3 Min. to Beach in Mal Pais!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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A Romantic Vacation in a Tree House 3 Min. to Beach in Mal Pais!
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
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4

AWESOME ADVENTURE!

  • 4 of 5
We loved the tree house! It has hot water AND WIFI, two things you wont find in most homes in Costa Rica. The owner did a good job of constructing it and maintaining the true "tree house" feel. The back porch is great, we sat out there for hours at a time. The owner was very friendly and allowed us to use the pool whenever we wanted. The only negative thing I can say is if you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs, the monkeys make alot of noise at night (but that should be expected I guess!) We will return next time we visit the Mal Pais area :)
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Romantic Vacation in a Tree House 3 Min. to Beach in Mal Pais!
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
Winston-Salem, NC
4

GREAT TREE HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
The treehouse is amazing. On our arrival Tiffany had decorated the tree house and the bed with beautiful flowers which made us feel so welcome! It is very comfortable and has everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. The howler monkeys come through the trees very near the deck and the birds are beautiful, a real Costa Rica experience. The pool is constructed with natural stone and feels like a jungle pool. There is a path to the beach right across the road for a 5 minute walk to a paradise where were often the only ones on the beach. Tiffany and Kurt and Lynn assure that you have a great stay and if you have a chance, go sailing with them--it is so much fun! The nearest
ATM is a 45 minute walk on a dusty dirt road but you will also find a well stocked grocery store and a wondrous bakery that becomes addicting. You call always call a taxi which only runs about $3 each
way. There is a very good restaurant and a mini market about a 10 minute walk away too. While we were there we experienced a lot of noise from construction of a new house on the property. Kurt arranged for us to use the pool at a very nearby resort to be away from the noise. The house is almost finished so it shouldn't be an issue for future stays. Despite the construction noise it was a very special and wonderful experience, one we will always remember!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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A Romantic Vacation in a Tree House 3 Min. to Beach in Mal Pais!
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
Iowa
5

BEST PLACE TO STAY IN COSTA RICA

  • 5 of 5
I fell in love with the tree house!!! Everything about it was amazing; the lush scenery, the relaxing pool, the private path to a beautiful secluded beach, the surrounding restaurants and sites....Tiff and Kurt were very hospitable. They do a great job of making you feel welcomed. I would recommend this place to anyone! It was such a fun stay!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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A Romantic Vacation in a Tree House 3 Min. to Beach in Mal Pais!
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
Atlanta
5

THE BEST OF MAL PAIS

  • 5 of 5
I can honestly say that I was almost sadder to leave Playa Selva, than Costa Rica. The tree house was beautifully designed and built by one of the owners, who, I might add are kind, fun and very hospitable hosts.

I was lucky enough to take advantage of one of their sailboat tours on my last day in Mal Pais--which was filled with beautiful weather and winds, a great crew and a mother-baby whale sighting!

After talking with friends, I am certain that Playa Selva really gives you an experience unmatched to other places in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. You get privacy, security, beautiful surroundings, great accommodations, comfortable lodging and easy access to beautiful beaches, great local restaurants and other hidden gems.

I will absolutely be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A Romantic Vacation in a Tree House 3 Min. to Beach in Mal Pais!
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
brooklyn, ny USA
5

QUIRKY, ECLECTIC, & AWESOME

Quirky, Eclectic, & Awesome
  • 5 of 5
My Fiancee surprised me with a 3 hour tour on Kurt & Tiffany's sailboat, and over the course of the trip, they mentioned how they built a one-of-a-kind tree-house on their property and rent it to vacationers. We absolutely love unique experiences (I mean, how often can you say you've spent the night in a treehouse??) and the treehouse sounded too good to be true. While they wanted us to check the treehouse out beforehand to make sure it was up our alley, we could tell the place would be perfect for us...especially after listening to Kurt passionately describe how he designed and fabricated the fully electric/plumbed, hand-made living space.

We arrived a few days later and were absolutely blown away. We've never seen anything like it: think Swiss Family Robinson meets Manhattan's West Village meets a Rube Goldberg machine. Lush, tropical plants surrounding a cozy, studio-sized apartment nestled within a massive tree 15 feet above the ground. The craftsmanship of the house is stunning, and the setting is spectacular. The furnishings and fixtures within are handmade with such beauty and precision, I began to feel bad about myself. At night, we'd dim the lamps and light candles they'd left for us and sit on the porch over a glass of rum. Sleeping was really comfortable...the ocean breeze would drift through the screened in house keeping the place at a nice temperature. And most mornings involved monkeys and red squirrels scooting around the trees, with birds of all sorts perched on the porch railing.

I guess if you're looking for the typical hotel experience with a bar, A/C, tv and concierge, this ain't for you. We came to Mal Pais from NYC to get away from the bustle and the treehouse was absolutely perfect for us. If you're at all intrigued by creative living spaces with depth and character, you'll love it. Kurt and Tiffany are extra friendly and welcoming, and made us feel at home...in a tree.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
Los Angeles, CA
5

HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!!

  • 5 of 5
Spending two amazing weeks traveling all around Costa Rica, I can truly say that our stay in Mal Pais at this unique Tree House put the icing on the cake. We were actually recommended it from a good friend who had stay in the tree house for a month. I'll be the first to recommend it to anyone else looking for something unique to write home about.

The tree house is one of a kind. It has everything you would need in it (kitchen, bathroom, shower, hot water, coffee maker, porch with dining table,..) It was like staying in the house from Swiss Family Robinson. Everything is custom and we could definately tell that some serious love went in to designing and constructing it. There is even a framed sketch hanging on the wall that the owner drew while sitting in the tree for hours thinking about what the design should be. Amazing!!

Tiffany and Kurt, the owners and builders, were awesome. I'm an architect/builder as well, so spent two hours talking to them about the tree house and some other creative projects that they have going on. Really inspiring. They invited us out on their boat for a sail and also sent us over to a friend's up the street to rent his quad for a day. Definitely felt welcomed. I just wish we had had more time to stay with them. Next time we're in Costa, we are heading straight to Mal Pais and this amazing Tree House.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

Sailing Tours, 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!

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Mal Pais Cabin Rental Rates

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Amenities

Mal Pais Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Free Local Calls
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 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')
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck Furniture
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • equestrian events
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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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