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Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The dream of finding that private spot, nestled in the jungle among nature and wildlife, is fulfilled by a stay in Casa Selva at Osa Vistas. Sit on the porch overlooking the Pacific shoreline, whitewater playing on the rocks below. Watch the toucans and a myriad of bird life pass right by. White face and Howler monkey's, sloths and pizotes are frequently seen passing through the canopy overhead.

The villa is removed from the hustle and bustle, not only of 'back home', but the feeling of being removed from the world is palpable. Numerous guests have commented on the 'therapeutic affect' of Casa Selva. You truly unwind here. You can enjoy solitude on your balcony or visit our porch/pool area to exchange adventure stories. Because there is only one other rental casa on our property it is always an intimate gathering! When we are not available, and the guests ask for a referral to something similar, we are hard-pressed to come up with the answer. There simply isn't one.

From Casa Selva you can drive 15 minutes to either the world famous surf town of Dominical, or the thriving community of Uvita, complete with grocery stores, banks, ATMs, pharmacies, etc. Numerous sites and activities are all around: horseback waterfall tours, whale and dolphin tours, sport fishing, turtle vigilance, diving, surfing, ATV tours, animal sanctuary, the list goes on. Or, how about some quiet time on your porch with a good book? A stay at Casa Selva includes access to the pool, which overlooks the entire southern coastline.

Questions? We are available to chat via phone, Skype, by email or thru our website at www.osavistas.com

Keywords: honeymoon, romantic getaway, jungle hideaway, additional jungle villas available if needed. Secluded in nature for privacy, but close enough to beaches, surfing, waterfalls, horseback riding, zip-lining, nature reserves, fabulous restaurants and spas, snorkeling and scuba, etc...

More Details

Owner
Diane Connors
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, A small amount of Spanish & French!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

Why Diane Connors chose Puntarenas

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.

Amenities

Dominicalito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 with open air hot water shower under roof, enclosed by screens, with great view of ocean thru the jungle!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Other (See Description) - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Private Cottage Nestled in the Jungle, Above the Rocky Shore.
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

A private sanctuary perched high above the shore and surrounded by forest

  • 5 of 5

We spent several nights at Casa Selva and can't wait to visit again! The accommodations are simple, comfortable & thoughtfully appointed. Diane and Peter are warm hosts and provide lots of information about the area. The privacy and simplicity of Casa Selva is wonderful. We spent hours just sitting on the veranda immersed in the endless wildlife activity--we saw toucans (2 kinds!) , howler monkeys, blue morpho butterflies, 2-toed sloth, parrots, and even a squirrel monkey--all without leaving the porch!

Jolly Roger restaurant is nearby and deserves its legendary reputation for both wings and burgers. We also enjoyed a sunset dinner at Porque No? near Dominical.

Casa Selva is a perfectly situated nest in the rain forest.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto Ontario
5

Just an amazing place!!!! I would love to stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the pictured villa for a week and loved it!! Exciting 5 minute drive up the mountain off the main highway. The villa is nestled in the jungle with a beautiful view of the ocean an is exactly as the pictures advertises. We had access to the pool area which included use of a gas barbecue and it had the most beautiful views I've ever seen! The owners Diane and Peter were super helpful and friendly and were always willing to chat and answer questions if needed but would leave you alone in complete privacy if that's what you wanted. I've been to this area of Costa Rica many times and if you want to experience nature and the real Costa Rica this is the place to stay! Open air room and shower lets you feel, hear and experience the real jungle - fall asleep and wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing in the distance as well as the birds, monkeys and wildlife....just amazing hanging out on the beautiful deck in the mornings and evenings! I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience nature at its best.

Daily we would see howler monkeys making their way through the trees, Toucans flying by or landing in trees close by, hundreds of bird species, butterflies including the famous (Morpho).

Can't wait to return!!!

Doug and Katie (Toronto, Canada)

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What an amazing experience and view!!!

  • 5 of 5

The lil Casita was rustic, clean and comfortable. It had all the necessary items you need to be self-sufficient. It is in a great location overlooking the jungle area and the ocean below. Diane and Peter were pleasant hosts, along with their dog Derby and cat Mono Luna. They were available if you needed anything. As we were traveling with our daughter and her friend we booked both casitas.

We enjoyed the lovely pool surrounded by trees. with another amazing view of the ocean below. Sunsets and sunrises were spectacular. There are endless chirping birds, wildlife, crickets, monkeys and butterflies in the area. We also heard howler monkeys every day in the distance and up close.

There's a restaurant called the Jolly Roger pub located halfway up the mountain that serves wings, burgers, salads, and drinks, with flat screen tv's if you are a sports enthusiast! They also offer live music a few nights a week. Friendly atmosphere and we went a few times during our 4 night stay.

The highway turn off entrance to the property was located along the main road just past Dominical, so easy to access various beaches, waterfalls in the area and restaurants.

We had rented a 4x4 SUV as recommended and can see where it could be needed depending on the season. It was an interesting drive up the mountain, but absolutely worth the view at the top!! Stock up in Dominical or Uvita before you venture up to the property. Some great cafes are located in Dominical including Mono Congo!!

We hope to visit again and we recommend staying in this private casita nestled in the jungle!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very private and nestled into the jungle nicely. We had a beautiful stay. The cottage was everything the description said it was. The owners are lovely and we had a beautiful stay. We fell asleep and woke to the sounds of nature all around us.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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~ amazing experience ~

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing experience, and are grateful for Diane and Peter, they were wonderful hosts, we very much enjoyed their property and their company.

Within the casa itself, we had everything we needed. We experienced birds, butterflies, and monkeys daily from the porch. The early wake up calls from the howler monkeys were amongst our favorite experiences.

We were busy the full 7 days with self guided excursions in the area, there is so much to see within 30 minutes drive.

Restaurants in the area were plentiful, and recommendations from Diane and Peter were among our favorites.

The drive up and down the mountain was an adventure every day, we love it!

We cannot wait to go back again, I highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dans la jungle

  • 4 of 5

Belle endroit! jungle tout autour, à proximité des singes hurleurs !!! Nous avons très appréciés.

Merci Diane!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Dominicalito Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
Low Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$85
 
 
High
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
Holiday 2017/2018
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$109
 
 
High Season 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $50

With the exception of holidays, we charge a small deposit upon booking which includes the $50 damage deposit by paypal with the balance due in cash upon check-in. The damage deposit is refunded by paypal within a few days.
Although Homeaway/VRBO will send you a reminder notice on the balance with an option to pay online, DO NOT pay online.
Christmas, New Years & Easter are holiday pricing & must be totally prepaid with no refunds.
If the guest cancels less than four weeks before the start of any stay there is no refund.
•a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least eight weeks before
•a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel up to four weeks before

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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