CASA LA SELVA - THE JUNGLE HOUSE @ COLORADOS & PANGA DROPS SURF BREAKS

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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CASA LA SELVA - THE JUNGLE HOUSE @ COLORADOS & PANGA DROPS SURF BREAKS

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Sleeps 2 in luxury Casita....or 4 in Main Casa only....or 6 in Both

Several Renting Options:

Sleeps 2 in luxury Casita....or 4 in Main Casa only....or 6 in Both

Casita la Selva - Deluxe Studio, sleeps 2 (1 bedroom, 1 bath): $1050/wk ($150/night)

Casa la Selva - Main House, sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths): $1925/wk ($275/night)

Casa & Casita - Rented together, sleeps 6, (3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths): $2800/wk ($400/night)

Low Season (mid-Jan - mid-Feb; Oct): -10%

Christmas period: +25%

Easter & New Year periods: +50%

Note: We accept PayPal/CCs & checks for pre-payments.

Casa la Selva is FULLY LOADED with high quality accommodations at an incredible value, offering all modern conveniences and comfort in this remote area at a most reasonable price. Surrounded by a beautiful, lush jungle garden, we provide a large infinity pool, large covered lanais with ceiling fans, and a Standby Generator that can power the entire grounds. For your convenience, our English & Spanish speaking concierge and his team are here to meet your needs, including arranging any excursions, meal plans, food deliveries, and transportation.

For more details, read on.....

--- Luxury accommodations at the Beach...lush Jungle...epic Surf

--- 50 steps to the sand & beach with world class surfing at Colorados & Panga Drops!

Enjoy a week or an extended stay in this beautiful home on the Pacific Coast of Southern Nicaragua. Casa la Selva is ideal for surfers and beach-goers that want to be right at the beach, steps from the sand & incredible surf, but that also want to experience the natural beauty and lush, unique jungle flora & fauna that this area has to offer. Located in the secure, gated community of Hacienda Iguana, 50 steps away from the sand & surf, this beautiful private home has all the amenities of a resort-style vacation, without the crowds. And with some of the best quality surf in Nicaragua and Central America.

The Main House has 2 master ensuite bedrooms with an additional 1/2 bath off the great room. The Casita is a deluxe studio with all the modern conveniences and charm of the main house. Each house is FULLY loaded with amenities, equipped with granite / stainless kitchens, expansive showers with natural stone, artisan furniture, luxury bedding, wireless internet, SatelliteTV, iPhone/iPod/CD stereos, dishwashers, fully automatic standby generator and a beautiful multi-level infinity pool surrounded by lush jungle habitat. There are covered patios with beautiful custom nicaraguan hardwood furniture, a large covered lanai adjacent to the pool, and lanais with rocking chairs overlooking the jungle & garden areas as well.

Rented together, the property sleeps 6. Rented separately, the Main House sleeps 4, or the Casita sleeps 2. Each bedroom can be set-up with 1 King or 2 Xtra-Long Twin beds for use as a couple or a share (super comfy mattresses!).

GREAT SURF!

From Casa la Selva you are 50 steps to the sand of Playa Iguana and surf spots like Colorados and Panga Drops, offering some of the best surf in Central America. The house is designed for luxury and surfing, with secure outside surf closets, and is located approximately half-way between two world-class surf breaks, Colorados and Panga Drops, with several other peaks inbetween. Casa la Selva hosted the 2012 ISA Hawaiian Surf Team (including Sunny Garcia, Rochelle Ballard, & Mike Latronic) who won first place at the event held at our famous beach break, Colorados. See their testimonials below.

No matter what kind of board you ride, there are several different types and sizes of waves waiting for you at Casa la Selva. And we can arrange surf tours (by boat or auto) to some of the other surf spots nearby that Southern Nicaragua has to offer. We can also set up a surf photographer for your session (or for any activity).

Playa Iguana, including Colorados & Panga Drops surf breaks, is one of the country's finest surfing locations. Colorados is a hollow, tubing beach break with many peaks, while Panga Drops is a mellower A-framing rock reef & sand break. And there are several other peaks/breaks along our ½ mile stretch of beach.

GOLF AND MORE!

Located within Hacienda Iguana, the golf course is the only coastal golf course in Nicaragua. This 9 hole course is less than 1/2 mile from Casa la Selva and is virtually yours as you play with no crowds whatsoever and with its perfectly manicured year round conditions. The course really is a lot of fun, with a beautiful, tropical environment and some amazing views. Our renters also have full access to Iguana's Beach Club located near the Colorados surf break a couple hundred yards down the beach from Casa la Selva; it contains a swimming pool, relaxation area, restaurant & bar, BBQ, palapas, and volleyball court.

In the community of Hacienda Iguana there is Don Eloy's restaurant & bar that serves some basic foods, including sandwiches, salads, wings and pizza. And there are a handful of other local restaurants out the front gate in the nearby towns, including a beautiful restaurant on the ocean within Rancho Santana (reservations required).

MASSAGES AND YOGA

Massages and Yoga, by trained/experienced professionals, can be scheduled at the house for your convenience, also regular sessions are available across the street (at Mark & Dave's Place), and also on site at The Aqua Spa which is located near the local town of Gigante, a 20 minute drive/taxi away. Aqua is tastefully built into a local hillside with incredible private/couple massages, yoga classes/sessions, beautiful views, including a quiet beach cove, and a quaint restaurant and beach-side bar. A 'must visit.'

PERSONAL CHEF AVAILABLE

Fully prepared meal plans can be provided for 4 people or more. For $30-$35/person/day you will arrive to a kitchen stocked full of food and drink (including beer and rum) and food preparation/cooking is provided. Arranging this service will allow you to head straight from the airport to the house and beach without the hassle of shopping and spending time in a grocery store. Three delicious, healthy, and generous meals will be prepared daily by the staff allowing you to relax and enjoy your vacation completely. More details and a list of meals offered is available upon request. This is a great way to go.

Also consider fresh fish deliveries daily from Manuel...our team can arrange this for you.

TRANSPORTATION

Fly into Managua Intnl Airport (MGA), the capital city of Nicaragua. From there you can rent a car and drive 2 ½ hours south to Nicaragua's south-west Pacific coast (we're approximately 30 miles north of Costa Rica). It's relatively easy to find your way; we can provide directions (directions also available on our personal website...see link below). Or if you'd prefer airport transfers are available.

See our personal website for additional information and pictures (see 'Links to more information' below).

Note: Calendar only reflects when both houses are booked, so individual houses may be booked during days seen as open - pls inquire about availability.

Keywords: Casa la Selva, Casita la Selva, The Jungle House, The Jungle House Nicaragua, Nicaragua Surf Vacation, Luxury Beach House, Surfing Nicaragua, Playa Iguana, Hacienda Iguana, Colorados, Panga Drops, Jungle Surf

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dave (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Dave

We are two couples from the San Francisco Bay area who have been dear friends and long-time travel companions. We decided to purchase property in this beautiful area and build a vacation home together.

Dave purchased this house in 2012

Why Dave chose Tola

Captivated by its wild beauty, charming people, and consistent high quality surf, we fell in love with the Pacific Tola Riviera on our first visit in 2008.

What makes this house unique

Surf the Pacific Coastline of beautiful Nicaragua.

Casa La Selva is 50 steps from the beach and world-class surf breaks, Colorados and Panga Drops.

With year round swells, surfing is always an option. No matter what kind of board you ride, there are several different types and sizes of waves waiting for you, just steps away from Casa la Selva.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time! My husband and I stayed in the Casita for 10 nights and when arrived James had 2 bikes waiting for us; the best mode of transportation within Hacienda Iguana. The locals were super friendly. Cook for yourselves or have it catered through James...that's the best way to go! The restaurants within the community left us unsatisfied and wishing we cooked "at home". We especially loved the fisherman who showed up almost everyday on his motorcycle with a cooler full of fish, lobster and shrimp. For a short adventure outside the gate go to Pili and Mon's Kitchen. Fantastic food and totally unexpected. Two cool Spanish chicks cooking their butts off!



We came to Nicaragua to escape the busyness of everyday life and if you are looking for sunshine, beaches, relaxation and good surf this is the place to visit! We will definitely be back soon. Thank you James and we'll see you again real soon!
Nov 2012
  • 1 of 7
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Casa la Selva - The Jungle House @ Colorados & Panga Drops Surf Breaks
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Casa la Selva - The Jungle House @ Colorados & Panga Drops Surf Breaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401506vb
+1 510-733-0984 (CA)
Tola Nicaragua
Temecula, CA, USA
5

Casa la selva

  • 5 of 5
Excellent staff, very accommodating. A very secure, safe location to relax poolside in your secluded back yard and then walk across the road to great surf. I would recommend getting picked up and taken back to airport by staff. Also, get it catered. Lobster, MahiMahi, etc.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa la Selva - The Jungle House @ Colorados & Panga Drops Surf Breaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401506vb
+1 510-733-0984 (CA)
Tola Nicaragua
5

Beautiful house; wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
We actually happened upon this house at the last minute. We had rented a house at another beach which turned out to be a catastrophe. It was Christmas Eve and we needed somewhere to go and Dave really came through for us ... He told us we could come the next morning and he came out on Christmas morning to get us settled into the house. The house is beautiful and spacious with lovely updates. Being just a few steps from the beach was fantastic and the house even has boogie boards to use. The service was excellent - the housekeeper would slip in and out of the house cleaning up the kitchen after we ate and straightening up throughout the day. The second guest house was perfect for the singles in our party. They also had a box that let us log in to our Netflix, ITunes, and other US accounts to watch movies. Pretty cool.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa la Selva - The Jungle House @ Colorados & Panga Drops Surf Breaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401506vb
+1 510-733-0984 (CA)
Tola Nicaragua
Aspen, Colorado
5

Beyond Our High Expectations

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 adults and one 2 year old had pretty high expectations for this property. But we all agree our expectations were exceeded wildly. First and foremost - the property manager, James and his team were more than professional. They were crisp in execution, friendly in only the most wonderful ways, welcoming, supportive for unusual requests around a wedding and a busy day. In a "manana" culture, this team was exceptional. Now - the property: PERFECT. Just simply PERFECT. Beautiful understated furnishings, the best mattresses for the most restful sleep, windows in all the right places (some might think it dark but we found out the house felt cooler and more relaxing than houses with the sun streaming in all day), cool in the heat of the day without air conditioning, livable floor plan, wonderful swimming pool for family, intelligent outdoor shower and tap for cleaning off sand after beach time. Easy walk for a 2 year old to the beach every morning, the best beach especially at low tide - great for introducing yound children to the ocean. Perfect water temp...Fun toys for beach and pool, relaxing living spaces in which to read and dine. The photos don't do this place justice. The description is low key. But it was a wonderful home for our family (and a low key wedding with close surf friends already here..) We will return to this beach and hopefully, Casa La Selva. Thanks to the team there for making everything so relaxing and enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa la Selva - The Jungle House @ Colorados & Panga Drops Surf Breaks
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+1 510-733-0984 (CA)
Tola Nicaragua
Utah
4

Very nice beach house

  • 4 of 5
Accurately depicted very nice near new beach house
Friendly manager. Pleasent staff.
Impeccably clean
Good wifi. TV did not work!!!
Meal plan only OK. We requested certain items and were some what accommodated. Meal plan Over priced for what it is.
I would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends with advice on food alternatives.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was very unfortunate that the satellite TV system failed during Henry's visit...the satellite box had to be reprogrammed by the Claro technicians...that has never happened before and unfortunately the Claro team took a couple of days to show up (this was out of our control). The Claro technicians were able to fix the problem while onsite and we don't expect further issues. We recommend that if you purchase the food plan that you clearly communicate your food requests/restrictions prior to your arrival...our property & food manager (James) is very focused on customer service and will work hard with his team to meet your needs.
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Casa la Selva - The Jungle House @ Colorados & Panga Drops Surf Breaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401506vb
+1 510-733-0984 (CA)
Tola Nicaragua
Hawaii
5

The 2012 Hawaiian ISA Surf Team recommends Casa la Selva!

  • 5 of 5
The 2012 Hawaiian ISA Surf Team was stoked to stay at Casa la Selva during their Gold Medal Team Victory at the 2012 ISA World Masters Surfing Championships at Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua.

The Hawaiian Surf Team was comprised of Sunny Garcia, Rochelle Ballard, Mike Latronic, Kaipo Jaquias, Nelson Sadoy, and Glenn Pang.

Sunny Garcia (Gold - Grand Masters; Silver - Masters)
Good house, good waves, good food. I had my own big bed with my own bathroom for a great price and the surf out front was really good! In short I would recommend people booking this location for sure!

Rochelle Ballard (Gold – Women’s Masters)
Luxury accommodations, having a pool and lanai, & Nicaraguan cook! We felt very secure and safe and comfortable... the area is great... it’s nice being in a golf club/community style club with barreling surf only steps away! Thats about as good as it gets... : )

Mike Latronic (Team Captain; Bronze - Kahunas)
For the hardcore traveling surfer, to the weekend warrior family group... Casa De Selva is top notch. Coziness enough not to be stuffy but classy enough to be a real treat. Great food, great service, great location, good waves and a lot of smiles! Would definitely recommend this to anyone!

Nelson Sadoy
Our accommodations were great! We had a pool, people cooking us great food, making our beds, doing our laundry, we were getting world class treatment! The surf was fast running beach breaks only steps away! Waves NEVER went flat the whole time!

Glenn Pang
Nice secure location, 5 minutes walk from Panga Drops and Colorados, good food, cold beer, great service, killer accommodations...
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa la Selva - The Jungle House @ Colorados & Panga Drops Surf Breaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401506vb
+1 510-733-0984 (CA)
Tola Nicaragua
Maui, Hawaii
5

First time to Nicaragua

  • 5 of 5
My group consisted of two couples and we stayed at Casa La Selva for a week. Everything about the property was great. The place was well decorated with nice furniture and very comfortable beds. We had a maid from 8-4 who did all the day to day cleaning and wouldn't mind doing a little extra for tips. there was also a guard from 4pm-8am so the place was well protected and very safe. We could walk across the road to the beach and head left to Colorados or right to Panga Drops. There were also bicycles to use if we got tired of walking. All in all the place was amazing and we would definitely stay again.

A few things I think you should know if this is your first time visiting. If you rent a car make sure you get at least a truck if not a 4x4 and you may not want to get it at the border as we did. If you opt to get picked up from the airport plan your shopping list ahead of time and get more than you think you'll need or opt for the meal plan because the closest supermarket is 45 minutes away on a bumpy dirt road most of the way. There are only two restaurants in Hacienda Iguana and luckily they will sell you ice and beverages during your stay, just not groceries. We felt Don Elroy's (the pizza place) was a little overpriced but if you go at night you should sit inside as there are hundreds of bugs outside. Inside there aren't any bugs but it's a sports bar and everyone is smoking in a small enclosed room. There are some other restaurants and small stores just outside of the gate but they may be a little far if you don't have a car.
Enjoy the amazing adventure and have some good surf while you're there.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Managua International (MGA)
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa Iguana (sand/surfing, Colorados/Panga Drops)
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Hacienda Iguana 9-hole golf course on site
Car: not necessary

World class surfing - fifty steps to the beach with Colorados & Panga Drops surf breaks, shortboard or longboard, there are several different types & sizes of waves along our ½ mile stretch of beach. 9-hole fully groomed Golf Course (golf carts; equipment, membership rates); Shelling; Boogie Board, Body-Surf, Swim; Fishing Adventures; Fishing from shore; Diving; Horseback Riding; Hiking; Zip Line; Shopping; Yoga/Massage (In-Home or at Aqua Spa & Wellness Center in Gigante); Dining Out; In-home Chef; Action Photography; Mountain Bike Tours; Wildlife Tours; Nature Watching - Howler Monkeys, Jungle Birds; Beautiful Sunsets, amazing Star Gazing.

Full access to Iguana Beach Club pool, bar & restaurant just down the street.

Walk along our beautiful sand & rocky coastline. Take a hike south down our stunning shoreline to visit the local seaside town of Gigante, Shopping sprees to the local small city of San Juan Del Sur.

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Casita la Selva - Deluxe Studio, sleeps 2 (1 bedroom, 1 bath): $1050/wk ($150/night)
Casa la Selva - Main House, sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths): $1925/wk ($275/night)
Casa & Casita - Rented together, sleeps 6, (3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths): $2800/wk ($400/night)

Low Season (mid-Jan - mid-Feb; October): -10%
Christmas period: +25%
Easter & New Year periods: +50%
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Amenities

Amenities

Tola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Budget
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King or 2 Xtra-Long Twin beds available for each and every bedroom, your option (with very comfortable custom mattresses).
Entertainment:
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Ocean view...50 steps to the sand & surf. Fully Loaded! Gas generator can power the entire property on occasions of electric failure. Beautiful jungle flora; large multi-level infinity pool; 3 Outdoor warm water Showers (1 private poolside); large covered patio with dining table for 6, Chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs; 3 separate external surfboard/wet-wear closets (fits longboards too; securable); surfboard rentals at NSR surf shop 1 mile away; boogie boards; beach towels; large flat screen TVs/Apple TV/Wii; iPhone/iPod/CD Stereo; A/C & ceiling fans thru-out; dual-pane windows/sliders with screens and black-out linen blinds for privacy; open great room format w/ vaulted ceilings, large refrigerators, bottled water provided, dishwashers, gas ranges, microwave; bedrooms configurable with King or Xtra-Long Twin beds; brand new luxury mattresses; in-room safes, beautiful ensuite bathrooms have expansive showers & natural stone floors, dual shower heads & benches.
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