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250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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

Property Manager
Annick and Jason
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Annick and Jason

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.

Annick and Jason purchased this villa in 2009

Why Annick and Jason chose Puntarenas

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.



Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
This rental is for personal use only, not for commercial use without prior written consent of the owners.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

Magical Place - far better then the photos

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here and it was amazing. I loved it so much. Very peaceful and serene. The staff helped us when we needed it. We had everything we needed. I will definitely go back next year. I'm considering leading a yoga teacher training here it is so lovely!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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.


Rates & Availability

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Semana Santa
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Envision Festival
Feb 19 2018 - Mar 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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