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

Playa Selva Tree House nestled in a Banyan
20 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
Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
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, T S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 35 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN2305470
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  • French first
  • Any
English first
Medford, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 29, 2016 for a stay in December 2016
person found this review helpful

I can't express enough how magical this tree house truly is! Kurt is clearly a master of design with an exceptional eye for detail. We spent three wonderfully relaxing days here and the gardens and pool were a joy. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel right at home . We enjoyed yoga nearby, hanging out at the quiet...

Natasha H
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
person found this review helpful

I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at the Tree House. The location was quiet with a great host. The Tree House was clean and comfortable, the pool is spectacular. I enjoyed my morning coffee on the deck and waking up to the monkeys. Lots of monkeys to see and hear. The beach close-by is private and beautiful. Renting...

Ryan C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed February 14, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

My wife and I stayed at the tree house for two nights. It was our favorite part of our trip. We loved the tree houses great craftsmanship and the feel of sleeping in the jungle. We woke up each morning, had coffee on the porch and listened to birds and howler monkeys. The pool was the perfect spot to cool...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • 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
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Ask about smoking
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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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About the neighborhood
Playa Selva Tree House Lodging is near the beach in Mal Pais, which is the southern most town near the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. (****Map displays the incorrect location, we're actually on what they call "160" in Mal Pais -you will not see any signs that refer to it as "160".**) Mal Pais is a relatively quiet area, away from the crowds of Santa Teresa. It is about 1.25 miles from the cruce ('intersection' between Mal Pais and Sta. Teresa. There are restaurants, bars, mini-market also in Mal Pais.
Car advised
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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