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“Absolutely Amazing!”
The comfortable media room
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The comfortable media room
Work from home in our office with a view and wifi Two identical master en suites with hot water
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The comfortable media room
Work from home in our office with a view and wifi
Two identical master en suites with hot water
TV for watching movies!
Master queen suite with ocean view
High end linens and a funky space to rest your head
Bright colours fill our home- telescope not included
Slide open the walls to let the jungle sounds and sights in!
Incredible 20 foot ceilings soar above you
Indoor seating on our antique furniture for windy or rainy evenings
King master suite with sliding Japanese wall
Mosquito nets are decor only with our breezes!
Dusk at the home is simply beautiful
We make sure to light the house!
Welcome to Casa Selva!
Somewhere between Maderas and Matildas
Outdoor shower awaiting you!
A beautiful setting for a delicious dinner
Floating in the tree tops is our incredible deck
Seems the pool is in the treetop too!
Cool off in our shared horizon pool!
The beach at Matildas
Kitchen for creating
Cocktail hour - the best location in SJDS
Enjoy dinner under the stars
Sunset from the house- no filter!
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department

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Arleigh D
Oakville, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing!”
Reviewed 31 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Casa Selva is a stunning house with amazing views of the jungle and ocean. The sunsets are not to be missed with a Tona in your hand sitting at the picnic table. You definitely need a 4x4 to reach this place, but once you get through the bumpy roads and steep hills you get to enjoy luxury while still feeling like you are "roughing it" out in the jungle. The house itself is beautiful, with everything you could ask for, from a blender to wi-fi! The scorpions (we saw 2) were an added treat that I could have lived without, but we managed to deal with them. You get used to the 6am wake up call from the Howler monkeys, and by 8am they were chilling in the tree outside our front door. Casa Selva is a great place to feel isolated, except that you always know there is someone around to help you. The property managers Rudy and Dave were helpful and there are lots of other staff around to assist as well. We had an issue with our rental car at one point, I messaged Laura and she had Dave come up to check on us within the hour. The beaches around Casa Selva are stunning, and we were pleasantly surprised to find them pretty much empty most of the time. We enjoyed not having to share "our" beach with anyone. The town of San Juan del Sur is an easy to navigate place where you can find everything you need. We stuck to the Pali for gatorade and chips and beer, meanwhile we went to the local fish market for fresh lobster tails and shrimp and to the local market for mangoes, pineapple and watermelon. We don't speak any Spanish but we still managed to communicate with pointing and hand signals!

If you're looking for a more adventurous vacation, not just a boring all-inclusive, this is the place to go. I highly recommend Casa Selva, and want to be back there enjoying the sun, sand, surf and cheap beer now!

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Liked best: The beautiful house and the beautiful beaches around it!
Liked least: Scorpions, and potential for tarantulas!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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CO
Reviewed 11 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Reviewed 29 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Management Response
29 Apr 2012
Alma- thank you for being such a wonderful guest. Laura and i are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Casa Selva as much as we do. And what great pics! Happy travels. J & L
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luv2bike2
Park City, Utah
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A visit we will remember forever. Rejuvinating and spellbinding.”
Reviewed 26 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011

So glad we chose Casa Selva for the Nicaraguan portion of our trip. Located in a jungle, surrounded by howler monkeys, minutes down a four-wheel drive road to a (virtually) private surfing beach with all the comforts of home and the amenities of a five star resort. Do connect with the owners prior to arrival and take them up on their helpful advice...how to shuttle from the Costa Rica border, who to rent a 4x4 from on SJDS (though you could equally forgo the 4x4 rental and use Iskra's shuttle on the days you want to go into SJDS - this would mean you would make a 10 - 15 minute walk to the beach on foot, not a bad option for the adventurous) Gabby arranged massages for us, had someone stock our kitchen prior to our arrival, and offered someone to cook for us for $15/day (though we did not use the cook.) We felt absolutely safe and comfortable in what our kids affectionately called our 'tree house'...and the sunsets are amazing!

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Liked best: Beautiful, remote yet pristine location
Liked least: Rough road (15 minutes) to get there from SJDS
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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