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“Jungle Paradise”
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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
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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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department

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Frank_Gin...
Monument, Colorado
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Jungle Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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). If you are on a romantic vacation then you'll love the bedrooms with the hanging mosquito nets (which we didn't need for mosquitos). The most beautiful secluded beaches are only a 5 minute drive away so make sure you take time to visit. Don't forget to watch the breathtaking sunsets from the infinity pool.

The picturesque seaside town of San Juan Del Sur is a 30 minute drive and has some great restaurants, grocery stores and gift shopping opportunities. The property is managed by the local Remax realtor and they helped us with a private guide (Francisco) for day trips to Granada and Ometepe.

The people of Nicaragua are warm, friendly and always greet you with a smile. The Balcones property has 24 hour security and the guards were helpful and attentive to our needs. The road to Casa Selva is 4 wheel drive only and you MUST rent a car if you stay there. I recommend Dollar located at the Pelican Eyes Resort. We had a Toyota Hilux truck and were able to give the locals rides to and from town (that was fun).

If you're looking for a secluded location with beautiful accommodations nearby beaches, toucans, monkeys, iguanas and the most beautiful sunsets you've ever seen then this is the place to go.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: House and Location
Liked least: road to house
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
3 Apr 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 on your Facebook page. What creative souls! We sincerely hope you come back to Nicaragua in the future. Best wishes!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Vancouver
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
30 Mar 2014
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!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Leah H
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful Secluded Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013 for a stay in May 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 around. Gabriela was a godsend and took us to all sorts of stores, grocery shopping, and drove us up to the property. The drive is BUMPY but so so fun if you rent an old-school Land Cruiser from John Crilly like we did! When we got to the house we fell in love. Beautiful views, beautiful home. Bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms...all immaculate and filled with everything you could possibly need. We were worried about the heat but the other reviews are right, there is a nice flow through the house that helps it stay cool and the air circulating. We had a terrific, relaxing stay at Casa Selva and would go back in a heartbeat!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arleigh D
Oakville, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
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
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ontario, Canada
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
CO
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
CA
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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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