The entry way to the house with jungle and valley viewsThe front deck with jungle and ocean views
Casa Selva - Welcome to the Jungle

Entire home/flat

5 guests

2 bedrooms

5 beds
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Casa Selva is stunning 1800sq/foot villa set in the hills north of SJDS with Pacific views and easy beach access. The home sleep 5 comfortably in 2 master en suites, with a shared infinity pool set on the jungles edge. With wifi, hot water, cleaning service, its hard to believe you are literally living in the jungle canopy of a wildlife corridor, a favourite hang out of the monkey troops The perfect spot for travellers looking to experience Nicaragua in a unique and incredible location!

The space

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 is set in the treetops 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, local art 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. 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 and a charcoal one are 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 pool is shared amongst five homes, but rarely do you find yourself sharing it with others. This is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the pacific in the cool, comfortable pool waters. Chairs are provided for your use, and this is an excellent spot to simply relax, read a book, and just be.

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. Maid and pool service is included, laundry service on request.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us for tips about the town and surrounding area. We are happy to provide you with our list of favorites, be it activities or restaurants.

A four wheel drive vehicle high clearance vehicle is strongly recommended 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 4WD 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!

Guest access

Bilingual meet and greet
Shared pool
Private road accessing beach

Interaction with guests

Guests will be assisted by our local Nicaraguan meet and greet team of Gabriela and Elsi who are there to assist for your entire stay with all aspects of Nicaragua!

Other things to note

Small events may be possible with prior permission and discussion

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit £380
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We seek guests who will take the time to enjoy the beauty and wildlife that our community has to offer. We assure you that your rental home will be outfitted as advertised and our staff will work with you to make your vacation special. Casa Selva is a non smoking home.
Vehicles required to be in four wheel drive, first gear at all times on property.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Sep 1 - Nov 2, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

62 Reviews

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Jake User Profile
September 2017
Your house is amazing the views and the comfort is incredibly great. The beds are so comfy and they had everything you could need for the stay. The pool is amazing and the beach is beautiful and quiet. The only issue we found is that this place has a scorpion issue we saw 2 huge ones in our 2 night stay. Doesn't mean you shouldn't book just be aware.

Pippa User Profile
August 2017
If you are thinking about visiting Nicaragua, go! If you are looking at Casa Selva then you won't find a much more unique place! It is such a wonderful location, with views that take your breath away and wildlife all around. The house is fantastic, with everything that you need for a relaxing experience. It is also somewhere that offers adventure off the beaten track. Driving our rental truck along the Chocolata was a real eye opener. I would thoroughly recommend this house and a visit to this incredible country.
Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.
Response from Laura:
Pippa thank you for your kind review- it was great hosting you! It's also amazing to have guests who realize that the ride to town is really and truly experiencing what life in Nicaragua is like for more people- it's a real opportunity to see how the country lives and works, vs just getting straight into town! Happy travels!
August 2017

Mike User Profile
August 2017
This house is as advertised and more. The pictures don't do some of the views true justice, they must be experienced! This space is a once in a lifetime experience. I can't say enough about it. Also, Laura is a wonderful host, who is extremely accommodating. I can't wait to go back.
Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.
Response from Laura:
Mike- the pleasure was ours and we can't wait to have you back!
August 2017

Micheal User Profile
June 2017
Thank you Laura and Joel for providing us with a beautiful home away from home but yet still very much so in the jungle. The place was very clean and stocked with everything we could possibly need the meet and greet when we first got there was extremely helpful as well as organizing our transportation to and from. Would definitely recommend to anyone and would come back again. Thanks again!
Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.
Response from Laura:
You were such fantastic guests Micheal- we really hope to see you in the future!
June 2017

Manuel User Profile
May 2017
A slice of jungle paradise on earth! What else can one say? House is beautifully appointed, tastefully decorated, very comfortable, very clean.. Keep in mind you are in the Central American jungle, so expect to be woken up by howler monkeys, birds singing, cicadas chirping, see the occasional scorpion scurry away..l great place, but 4X4 definitely required...
Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.
Response from Laura:
Manuel- we really hope you return in the future! Thanks for being such awesome guests!
May 2017

Oren User Profile
May 2017
Amazing host

Ken User Profile
April 2017
Awesome place up in the hills with great sunset views, and access to an incredible secluded beach!

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Toronto, CanadaJoined in July 2010
Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.

We are just two travel loving people who fell in love with the country of Nicaragua and ended up buying our dream home! While we try and spend as much time there as possible, occasionally, we do have to work (Joel is a photographer and Laura a chef)- and we do want to keep discovering this amazing planet-current location is California though we are Canadians (Toronto in fact!). While we are doing this, we are happy to offer homes in our community to others to enjoy and discover this truly amazing country! San Juan del Sur Nicaragua is the place to come for travellers who are looking for surf, sunshine and a little adventure, and we try our best to make our home a little piece of luxury to come and relax in between all that fun! Through renting our own personal home - I fell into assisting my amazing neighbours in San Juan del Sur with renting their homes- the rest they say is history. You couldn't pick a better spot in Nicaragua- and you couldn't pick better guests than myself and my husband Joel!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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