Cottage, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
- english, A small amount of Spanish & French!
Why Diane Connors chose Dominical
We did one long trip thru Costa Rica & fell in love with this area in particular & thought it would appeal to other travelers like us so, here we are! We really love and enjoy, the hospitality biz so now we live and work at what we love to do. Peter spends hours in the gardens, he loves to plant things that grow unbelievably quickly! We're here to help with what ever the guests may need & yet give you total privacy at your casita.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is a place to let your hair down, relax and enjoy nature. Because we are so close to the jungle (indeed we have a large amount on our property), you will see more wildlife here than in other rentals. Both howler & white faced monkeys frequently use our trees as a path from one valley to another. You can conveniently do as much or as little as you like while you're here. It's a very central location for the area.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I researched many options in planning a trip to Costa Rica. This property caught my eye immediately, and the experience was better than I imagined. Diane was EXTREMELY helpful in planning from start to finish. Her directions were very detailed (otherwise would have gotten lost) and included places to visit along the way to the Casa. We arrived after dark but still found it. The Casa is OPEN AIR (screened) - exactly what you want in CR. You can hear all the sounds of cicadas, ocean, rain, and the howler monkeys. Okay, the howler monkeys were loud (VERY BRIEFLY) and make an unearthly noise (Chewbacca undergoing extreme torture?). I was glad Diane prepared us for this! The Casa is at the top of a mountain RIGHT next to the ocean. The views driving up the mountain are SPECTACULAR. If you're inclined to run, there are some hilly(!!) options right outside the door. Dominical is about 10-15 minutes away and provides stores where you can purchase necessities and several good restaurants. The beach there is rocky but lovely. There are other good beach options nearby. Manuel Antonio is about 45 minutes away (CLOSED on Mondays). Diane provided helpful information on local places to visit (beach, restaurants, stores, etc). VISIT PIZZA TIME!! BEST dining experience in CR. We did not cook, but it was nice to have a full-sized fridge. Jolly Roger is a 5 minute drive away on top of the mountain -- EXCELLENT ambiance and food. We enjoyed spending time with Diane and Peter (and Derby and Luna!!). The Casa is VERY PRIVATE and felt extremely safe as well. The shower....sigh!! Open air (with screen) plus the view. SERIOUSLY, go see this place. We are already eager to go back!!
Wished had more time there.... Stayed 3 nights.
Pictures are spot on. Reviews are accurate. The drive up is not for the weak at heart. If you’re looking for a place with bells and whistle‘s this is not the place for you. But it had everything I needed: I was able to cook, do my emails etc and enjoy the best mornings....
Tropical paridise of nature sounds and sightings
Beautiful are the sights and sounds of nature with the monkeys traveling by everyday, the many birds, butterflies and geckos. It was wonderful just enjoying the sights and sounds. We just relaxed on the deck and appreciated the sound of the ocean waves splashing on the shore. It truly was a beautiful nature experience to relax in. Diane and Peter were great to chat with and get good information for enjoying the area. They went out of there way to make sure we saw different things, activities and places to eat. The private cottage was cute, functional and comfortable. We truly enjoyed the jungle experience.
Great jungle Casita!
My husband and I truly loved our stay at this Casita. Diane and Peter were wonderful and gave us great tips on adventures. Getting to the Casita was an adventure in itself at first but once you go up and down a few times it is no problem but you do need a 4x4 vehicle. The Casita was as advertised and would definitely recommend this place and looking forward to going back again.
Really enjoyed our stay!
My wife and I just spent three nights at Casa Selva and it was amazing! I hate to keep repeating what others have said, but it is truly an experience we will never forget. I can't imagine a more private, jungle emersed location which is exactly why we wanted to stay here. We saw all kinds of wildlife including a daily morning visit by the most amazing Morpho Azul butterfly. The casa had everything we needed for preparing meals and the bed was really comfortable. And I know everyone else has already said it, but looking over the jungle to the ocean from the open air shower is just another amazing perk. Diane and Peter have such a unique and special property! And...they are such friendly, helpful hosts. We really enjoyed the evening we sat with them on their patio that has the multi-million dollar view. Derby the perro and Luna Azul the gato were also fun to meet. Diane and Peter, we will never forget the amazing time we spent here! Thank you! John and Jan
When we are feeling vigorous, there is an amazing ocean view hill climb that can be walked, guaranteed to burn off a few pounds during your stay. There is also a Gym in Uvita and lots of Yoga and Pilates studios to choose from. There is a health and beauty spa where you turn off of the highway to come up to the house. The spa features some of the latest health treatments: mud packs, heated stones, massage and so on
We are also very close to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary which is a great place to see the animals up close. Some are being rehabbed for release into the wild which others are permanent residents due to injuries.