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Casa Selva- Live the life in the Jungle House! – Home 3975414 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Casa Selva- Live the life in the Jungle House! – Home 3975414

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Looking for something a little different? Something a little exotic, a little adventurous, but still with that certain amount of luxury? Welcome to Casa Selva, The Jungle House.

Set in the progressive, boutique community of Balcones de Majagual, Casa Selva is open air design and living at it’s finest. Located 12km from the lovely town of San Juan del Sur, Casa Selva was designed by the renowned architect Matthew Faulkner (Morgan’s Rock Eco-Lodge) and represents some of the most luxurious, progressively ecologically friendly accommodations in San juan del Sur. This private villa is perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, allowing for both stunning water and jungle views . Enjoy daily visits from the communities local troop of friendly howler monkeys, and in the winter months watch humpback whale breaching from the front deck as they are arriving in the warm waters of the Nicaraguan Pacific to nurse their young.. Being nestled in one of Central America’s largest private wildlife corridors, sightings of sloths, parakeets, iguanas, margays and hummingbirds are common occurrences for guests at Casa Selva.

Casa Selva is more than a rental unit, it is in fact, us, the owners, part time home. As a result, we ensure it is always well stocked and maintained, and lacks that cold, rental space feeling. Above all, Casa Selva is our home, and we are delighted to share it with you in our absence.

Casa Selva is a 2 bedroom, 2 1/4 bathroom home boosting high ceilings, cool polished concrete floors, and a state of the art screen system that allows for fresh air to flow through the home constantly. Both large bedrooms contain beautiful stone, en-suite bathrooms, large storage spaces, and views of either the ocean or jungle. In keeping with our eco-consciousness, the piping hot water in both bathrooms is heated by the sun with our solar hot water system. Both bedrooms rooms are well appointed with fine linens, pillows and comfortable beds.

Attention to detail such as large Japanese style sliding doors, unique wood work (all obtained from hurricane felled trees and sustainable timber) stone accents, professional photography and decor give the home a serene and peaceful feel, perfect for relaxation, honeymoons, or a place to rest after a long day of surfing. Casa Selva provides you with the essential modern conveniences such Wi-fi available in the home and on the grounds, flat screen tv, dvd, video library and comfortable furniture from Simplemente Maderas. Boundaries between indoors and outdoors blend when sliding walls in the living room open to a large patio with ocean and jungle views.

A comfortable work space with desk is provided for your use, making working from the home easy and stress free. Our brand new battery-backup system provides silent power for the house even during Nicaragua's frequent, brief power outages, allowing you to work uninterrupted during these times.

As devoted foodies, the we make sure the kitchen is stocked with everything one would need to make a gourmet meal. Gas range, pots, pans, hand mixer, magic bullet, spices, large bowls, and dishes and cutlery for eight people. A coffee maker, french press, stove top espresso maker and coffee grinder allow you to enjoy your cup of world class Nicaraguan coffee whatever way you prefer. A traditional north american style propane BBQ is available for your use, as well as all the necessary BBQ equipment.

Located just outside the home is the incredible 15 meter infinity pool boasting views of the jungle and ocean. The perfect place to watch the sunset over the pacific in the cool, comfortable pool waters.

Casa Selva is located either a short 15 minute walk or short 5 minute drive down the private road to some of the finest beaches in southern Nicaragua, Playa Maderas, Playa Majagual and Playones. There are surf board rentals, and a small selection of cafes to make your day at the beach both comfortable and enjoyable.

An English and Spanish speaking “meet and greet” is included in the cost of rental. Our host can help you arrange a variety of activities in the area including zip ling, horse back riding, boat cruises, surf lessons, professional onsite massages, and spanish lessons. This home also enjoys the benefits of secure private parking and 24 hour security in a locked, gated community. Cleaning and pool service is included.

A four wheel drive vehicle high clearance vehicle is is required for accessing not only Casa Selva, but the majority of the beaches north and south of San Juan del Sur. We are located 12km from town on country dirt roads, and seeing as though the house is perched on a hill from the main road a 4 x 4 vehicle will make your stay not only easier, but more fun as you enjoy these beautiful country roads. Let us help you arrange a vehicle in town with one of our contacts at a discounted rate!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
  • 1 Half bath, 2 Attached (ensuites)

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Guests are required to have their own 4WD transpiration in order access the home as well as much of the surrounding SJDS area. We can assist with a rental anywhere in Nicaragua with a small discount as well!

Interaction with guest

Guests will be cared for on arrival by our local Nicaraguan meet and greet team of Gabriela and Elsi as well as our onsite staff

Policies

Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $350.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The rental of a 4WD is required to stay at Casa Selva- there are no exceptions to this rule and we will of course assist with the booking process
Casa Selva is a wooden structure home- absolutely no smoking while in the house
No outside guests permitted

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About the owner

Joel J.
Calendar last updated:
21 Apr 2020
Years listed:
10
Based in:
Canada
Overall rating:
5

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

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Reviews

Excellent
22 reviews

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“Rainforest Adventure”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2015

Casa Selva is a beautiful apartment - clean, spacious and modern and is equipped with everything you need to kick off your rainforest adventure. Hangout with the howler monkeys by the pool or at the o… More

Response from the owner James- thank you for taking the time to right such a thoughtful review! We are so glad you enjoyed the home and certainly hope to see you back at Casa Selva in the very near future!

“Jungle Paradise in San Juan del Sur”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2015

We started a two-week trip to Nicaragua in Casa Selva which was truly one of the trip's highlights. From our arrival on the adventurous road to the house, to the beach down the hill, to the monke… More

“Jungle Paradise”

Reviewed 3 Apr 2014

Upon our arrival at Casa Selva we were greeted by the sounds of the Nicaraguan jungle. The birds, howlers and insects provide a musical symphony that can not be described. The house is absolutely … More

Response from the owner Frank and Ginny- thank you for such a kind review, and we hope that your time in Nicaragua provided you with inspiration to create more beautiful jewelry as we saw on your Facebook page. What creative souls! We sincerely hope you come back to Nicaragua in the future. Best wishes!

“Loved it!”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2014

I can say without reservation that Casa Selva met all our needs, exceeded our already high expectations, and provided us with one of the highlights of our time in this amazing country. Laura and Joel… More

Response from the owner And we LOVED Mike and his family! What great guests- they even fixed a lamp for us during their stay! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for us, and we are thrilled that you loved Casa Selva as much as we do- it's a special spot! Come back soon!

“Beautiful Secluded Getaway”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2013

My boyfriend and I traveled to Casa Selva in May for a week. Booking was much easier than expected and Laura and Joel are so quick to respond to emails! They put us in touch with Gabriela to meet us i… More

“Absolutely Amazing!”

Reviewed 30 Mar 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 thi… More

“It was an amazing time!”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2012

We were on our honeymoon and wanted a place where we can relax and enjoy. Staying at Casa Selva delivered and then some. On our stay, we had all of the conveniences such as a full baths, spacious b… More

“Great Getaway”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2012

Four of us stayed at Casa Selva for two weeks in early May. Everything was pretty great. Amazing views, beaches, and wildlife. We were all there to relax and do as little as possible and that was defi… More

“exotic and fun”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2012

stayed at casa selva for 1 week. unforgettable experience. the house is built archetecturally in harmony with its surroundings and is lovely; as was the pool. Mandy, our concierge, Don Carlos, our wat… More

Response from the owner 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

“A visit we will remember forever. Rejuvinating and spellbinding.”

Reviewed 25 Aug 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 … More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Joel (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Joel (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Joel (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Joel the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Joel (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Joel (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Joel (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Joel (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Joel (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Joel (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Joel (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Joel (the owner) a message.

If Joel (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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