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San Juan del Sur

Casa Selva- Live the life in the Jungle House!

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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 watc...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!More
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About the Owner
Joel J
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2010
Interaction with guests
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
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Reviewed 2 November 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 outdoor dining table, grill some local fish or chicken outside...More

Date of stay: October 2015
1  Thank James B
Management response:Responded 3 November 2015

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!

Reviewed 24 August 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 monkeys that we saw both morning, afternoon, and in...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Goingfor100countries
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Reviewed 3 April 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 beautiful, elegantly decorated and well supplied (since we love to cook)....More

Date of stay: March 2014
2  Thank caminomonument
Management response:Responded 3 April 2014

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...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

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Date of stay: March 2014
Management response:Responded 31 March 2014

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Reviewed 2 July 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 in town and show us...More

Date of stay: May 2013
Thank ummleah
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Looking for something a little different? Something a little exotic, a little adventurous, but still with that certain amount of luxury? Experience seclusion and privacy a midst an exotic landscape steps from the ocean and only 20 mins from downtown San Juan del Sur. We have monkeys, sea turtles, surf breaks, hiking, kayaking, sunsets, quiet, tropical forests, and most importantly, beautiful untouched beaches. Our proximity to the lively town of San Juan del Sur allows for exploring the markets, restaurants, bars and entertainment, but also allows you to immerse yourself in what is truly Nicaragua- the sights and sounds of the ocean and country side. What make Balcones de Majagual so unique is its setting. Perched high on a ridge, covering roughly 100 acres stretching from the jungle to...
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!
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