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Beautiful Private Beachfront Home. Surf, Practice Golf Course

Cantón Golfito, Costa Rica
  • Estate3600 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

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.


Judi Hertzog

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, A little Spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
        • Queen size beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2)


        • 4 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beach View
                Located on the beach
              • Beachfront
                The property is on the beach
              • Golf Course Front
                3 hole practice course on property.
              • Golf Course View
              • Near The Ocean
                Built 50 meters from the beach. Located in the Gulfo Dulce.
              • Oceanfront
                Just steps from the surf break
              • Rural
              • Water View


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment
                            Weight bench, free weights
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove


                                  • Dining
                                    In door and outdoor dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • Games
                                        Scrabble, Fact or Crap, Cribbage, Surf Monopoly
                                      • Video Library
                                        Assortment of Movies available


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Bicycles
                                            Mountain Bikes
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Golf
                                            3 hole practice course. Longest distance approximately 140 yards.
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            2 ocean kayaks
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            3 acres of lawn, 3 holes of golf and multiple gardens.
                                          • Outdoor Grill

                                            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.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        11 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Fantastic, restful breath-of-fresh-air!

                                                                        Bobetta B.

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

                                                                        Quite possibly the perfect trip.

                                                                        David C.Lake Lotawana, MO

                                                                        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!

                                                                        It's a "one of a kind" place!

                                                                        Judi H.

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Better than I could ever imagine!

                                                                        Judi H.

                                                                        Peaceful, secure and incredible surf!

                                                                        Pavones delight

                                                                        TomPalo Cedro, California USA

                                                                        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.

                                                                        The Best Vacation Ever!

                                                                        Anna BelleAustin, TX

                                                                        We stayed here for 2 weeks in late July with our best friends. There were 8 of us -- 4 adults, 2 older kids and 2 younger kids. Our families loves to surf, and the setting could not have been more perfect. There was a fantastic point break a short 10 min walk down the beach and a break right out front that's perfect for beginners and intermediates. The grounds and golf course are beautiful and meticulously maintained. The on-site family is wonderful and is adept at finding and sharing all kinds of Costa Rican wildlife/ reptiles with the guests. The town of Pavones is a 20 minute drive from the house, and there you will find massage, horseback riding, grocery stores, and a few restaurants. We will definitely be back!!


                                                                        Cantón Golfito, Costa Rica

                                                                        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

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        Pet Fee
                                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                                        $30 - $35
                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        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.

                                                                        11 Reviews
                                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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