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Beautiful Private Beachfront Home. Surf, Practice Golf Course

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to our Selea Surf Retreat in Pilon de Pavones

This uniquely secluded property has something for everyone. While relaxing in the quiet confines of nature, you’ll truly appreciate everything this property has to offer. At first glance, you’ll think you’ve arrived at a beautiful boutique beach hotel surrounded by seven acres of tropical paradise. Long walks await you on our pristine beach just 20 steps away, or if your preference is surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, practicing golf, mountain biking or lounging at the pool, it doesn’t matter, it’s all available here! Picture yourself sitting on the spacious deck as you gaze over the botanical gardens and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Tropical birds, monkeys, butterflies and occasional flocks of Scarlet Macaws entertain you as you enjoy your morning coffee. Truly a vacation you will never want to end.

Keywords: Beautiful Gardens, Pool, Surf, Kayaking, Beachfront, Private and Secluded, Mountain biking.

More Details

Judi Hertzog
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, A little Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Judi Hertzog

My husband and I developed this property for our family in 2006. We fell in love with Costa Rica on our honeymoon and have made it our home away from home. We are in our 60"s and both surf and paddle board. We also enjoy golf, so we put in a "3" hole golf course to add to the uniqueness of this property.We have decided to start renting it so others can share this special location as much as we have.

Judi Hertzog purchased this estate in 2006

Why Judi Hertzog chose Cantón Golfito

We love the warm tropical weather, and the secluded location. We both love to surf and found this area perfect for us.

What makes this estate unique

This is a very unique spot. A small private resort on the beach that is perfect if you are very active or if you just like to curl up with a book. Words can't describe the beauty and wonder of this place.


Cantón Golfito Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
World class surfing, 3 hole practice golf course, 2 mountain bikes, 2 ocean kayaks, surfboards.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Private Beachfront Home. Surf, Practice Golf Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

I feel like not writing a review so people dont discover this place

  • 5 of 5

I feel like not writing a review so people dont discover this place but that wouldn't be fair for the owners. they deserve it. This is a unique experience. Huge house, spacious, lots of comfort in the social areas. Huge second floor porch so huge it holds chairs, a small lounge and a dining table. Beach front, the garden ( or botanical garden ) is maybe two acres of beauty that includes its own three hole golf course. The housekeeper family is just warm and diligent. And the owners who are great and on site most of the time, lend you golf equipment and paddle boards or surf boards to go enjoy the waves with your family.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, restful breath-of-fresh-air!

  • 5 of 5

Our own private resort! Very isolated, but plenty of "goodies" to keep one as occupied as desired. Awesome owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Lotawana, MO

Quite possibly the perfect trip.

  • 5 of 5

One of the best trips we’ve ever taken. 13 or so acres right on a virtually private beach. W/ in walking distance of 3 different surf breaks and the home of the best surf instructor we’ve ever used (Sean at Agua Vida Surf). Little bit of trip to get into town, but just an amazing location that I could probably move to, if given the chance.

House is situated on a large estate. A two bedroom upstairs w/ a kitchen and living room and an additional one and a two bedroom apartment downstairs that you can rent... or not. Plenty of room. Very nice pool too. Caretakers and groundskeeper are extremely friendly and accommodating. Our daughters made friends w/ their daughter almost immediately and they had a playmate that absolutely made the trip for them. Every day consisted of getting up and walking down the beach for a ridiculously inexpensive surf lesson with Sean on some of the longest gentle waves you can imagine. After that we’d either go into town for lunch or spend the afternoon in the pool or on the beach. Cocktails on the patio made with fresh fruit from the orchard at sunset, and then a good book and early to bed to get up and do it all over again. I’m ready to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's a "one of a kind" place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is wonderful! Everyone was extremely helpful and went out of their way to make our stay perfect. Amazing location, right on the beach with a perfect surf break!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than I could ever imagine!

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, secure and incredible surf!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Cedro, California USA

Pavones delight

  • 5 of 5

The stay at this site was too short. We were trying to be ambitious and stay on both sides of the Golfo Dulce in a 6 day period. We had such a fun time at this property surf, swim, and golf (yes golf). It was a lovely house enjoyed old movies that were there with the kids and felt pampered. Next time we bring more friends and family and have a family fiesta. You won't need but light clothing, packing light is recommended. We drove from San Jose you might consider flight to Quepos and renting car from Vamos. But we were glad to stop for groceries in Jaco for gourmet items ( Tofu, almond milk, granola, peanut butter, jelly etc) and Rio Claro for staples.) Groceries are high in Pavones. Make sure you turn on road before Surf restaurant, we missed it first time. Judi the owner is great and supportive by phone in those moments. Arrive before dark reduces anxiety for cars occupants. But when you wake up in am you will be amazed at properties location and amenities, like your own private Hotel.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
On site, 3 hole practice course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Pilon Surf Break
Nearest Point of Interest
Pilon de Pavones
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Surfing, Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking.

10 minute walk to Pilon surf break and 15 minute drive to world famous Pavones surf break. One of the longest left point breaks in the world!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100

Surf Season: There will be a 50% cancellation fee for reservations canceled within in 30 days of the rental reservation date.

This is a completely NON SMOKING property. There will be a $100.00 dollar charge for excessive air conditioning use. This fee will be taken out of the security/damage deposit if the electric bill reflects overage due to excessive electrical costs. Contact owner for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.