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Romantic, Unique 1 BR Tree House- Close to Beach!

Playa Selva Tree House nestled in a Banyan
4.5 of 5 stars
Very good
17 reviews
Playa Selva Tree House nestled in a Banyan
Private custom pool for guest use
Looking up into newly added bedroom (without bed)
Newly added bedroom
Howler Monkey next to Tree House
Balcony and sitting area
Main room and kitchenette
Sunset at local beach
Bridge walk-way to Tree House
Sunset at our local beach
Howler Monkey eating Papaya leaves near Tree House.
Main room with kitchenette
Full bath with shower and hot water
Custom built artisan private pool at Playa Selva
View of side of Tree House and balcony
Howler Monkey eating and hanging out next to Tree House balcony
Fragrant Plumeria flowers near the private pool
Path to Tree House
Tree House tucked just behind
Sink and view out window of 'kitchenette'
Beautiful flowers about the property
View of corner with 'door in the floor' closed
Bedroom with double bed
One of many types of flowers at Playa Selva
Small owl in palms of Playa Selva
View out kitchenette window
Balcony of Tree House
Tree House art
Side of tree house with stair lead up to it
View of stairs/door leading in and out of Tree House
Back of Tree House
Orchids growing on palms at Playa Selva
Single 'Murphy' style bed for additional person
Nearby Beach at Mar Azul, Mal Pais
'Murphy' style single bed for additional person
The door-in-the-floor
View down the stairs out of tree house
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
This magical vacation rental is just a few minutes walk to the beach and is like no other in the area...it's built several feet off the ground in a Banyan Tree! Howler and white-faced Capuchin Monkeys frequent the property and love to visit the tree house banyan tree, providing for amazing 'National Geographic' style photo opportunities! A 4 minute walk down a short trail takes you to the closest beach, which is quiet and most often unpopulated...wonderful for your walks, nightly sunset viewing, etc. Nestled up high on ~1.5 acres of private residential property (Playa Selva) in Mal Pais, this small house offers a get-away from the busy, more tourist populated areas of Santa Teresa (about 1.25 miles away), near Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Canopy Zip-line Tour, the fishermen's village, and less crowded beaches. Playa Selva... Read more
About the owner, Tiffany M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Oct 2011
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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 of 5 stars
4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Dana M
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in November 2015

The treehouse is beautiful. But, it is a true treehouse, not a cabin on stilts. Expect bugs. We are prepared 'campers' so we had bug stuff and sleeping bags. We needed both. The roof leaks over the 'romantic' (read tiny) bed plus humidity - the bed was wet, and there were bugs under the sheets. I slept in a sleeping...


Paloma E
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights on our Costa Rica adventure. We were so EXCITED to stay in a secluded tree house, this was my birthday present. When we first arrived, we we were blown away by the house and surrounding property. There were monkeys in the trees and it was peaceful and quiet. Our host Maria... more

Management response:

Thank you so much for coming to stay at the tree house, and for taking the time to express your experience and opinions. We apologize for any discomforts or unpleasant experiences during your stay. We strive to make guests satisfaction our priority and therefore we appreciate direct communication when an unpleasant experience occurs so that it can be immediately remedied,... more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 for a stay in April 2015


  • Balcony
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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  • Tax rate: 16.39% of rental - Tax
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The rate is $95/night (+ tax) for 2 people, year-round, please add $10/night for additional person.
Taxes of 16.39% will be added.
A 50% deposit is required to secure reservations. Any cancellations must be made 30 days prior to reservation date to receive 50% of deposit refunded (which would be 25% of total)
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How to get there
Airport: Tambor: 18.0 mi
Ferry: Paquera: 26.7 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.1 mi.
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