Welcome to Casa Selva (The Jungle Home)
Casa Selva Cabinas - The Howler Hut
Casa Selva Cabinas - The Howler Hut
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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The space

Casa Selva Cabinas are the perfect location for couple, individual or small group looking for a peaceful and nature exposed Costa Rican get away. Casa Selva is located 5 miles South of Dominical and 5 miles North of Uvita, right off the Coast Rd (Rt 34). Our location is literally where the Ocean meets the Jungle and full of all the associated charm. There are 3 beaches within a 10 minute drive, excellent surf, and great restaurants with breathtaking views for all tastes and budgets.

Our 4 acre park-like setting is private, safe and unique. The grounds, cabina's and main house were hand built by the owner's internationally recognized craftsmanship. Plentiful and safe wildlife are frequently seen and include: howler and white faced monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds of too many kinds to list. The owners own several dogs (all friendly and well trained) and a horse on the property.

This cabina includes a bedroom/bathroom, a full kitchen, outdoor living spaces with a hammock, an outdoor cooking area, high speed internet, hotwater and a cable TV hookup. There is 1 bedroom that sleeps 2 in a bed, but there are 2 couch beds in the upstairs area. This allows us to accomodate a maximum of 4 guests.

Near by tourist attractions include: The night life of surf town Dominicalito, OSA Zipline Canopy Tours, and a Horseback riding waterfall excursion. Public transportation to Dominicalito, San Isidro and San Juan pick up at a bus stop at the front gate.

Guest access

Guest, are welcome to walk the grounds or hike up the creek. There is a lovely secluded beach around 100 meters from the property.

Other things to note

We do Animal rescue. So there are always lots of different Animals on the Property.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Always communicate through Airbnb
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $100

Be respectful of the Cabina. Be aware that you are in the Jungle, so living is a bit different. No food left out to attract, ants, insect or other animals. Trash always in bags, and in containers or hung. Be considerate of the other creatures on the property. We guarantee they will be considerate to you.
We do not allow other pets, because of the numerous we already have on the property. There is to big a chance of rivalry.
No smoking is preferred, but we do allow it on the outside deck. NEVER inside the cabina.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


14 Reviews

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Shannon User Profile
July 2017
We researched Costa Rican places for hours looking for the perfect honeymoon spot, and we couldn't be happier! Casa Selva is the perfect blend of central and secluded. There is a beach within 10 minutes of walking (best to go during low tide), and it is in the middle of Uvita and Dominical, about a 7 km drive each way, and right off the road. However while at the cabina, you are so engulfed in jungle and nature that the only way to tell you are close to the road is the occasional truck sound passing. If you love nature, this place is totally for you. You will hear the howler monkeys, you will be greeted by the friendly rescue horse, you will also encounter many large insects and spiders, mostly outside the cabina, but that is part of the Pura Vida experience! Millie and her husband Richard were the perfect hosts. They answered my millions of questions, were responsive, helpful, super friendly and laid back, and gave clear directions. We had a great blend of honeymoon privacy and friendly helpfulness. They are very knowledgeable about the area, and are practically natives. We would love to come back!
Millie User Profile
Response from Millie:
Thank you, both. Hurry back.
July 2017

Tela User Profile
April 2017
We had never been to Costa Rica, so felt like we were taking a shot in the dark when we picked Millie's place over a few others we had been looking at. It was a great decision. They were excellent hosts, giving us plenty of space to explore/relax undisturbed while remaining available to answer any questions we had over the course of our stay. When we arrived there was a fresh fruit tray and the separate house is the perfect amount of space for one or two people. The beach is only five minutes away (make sure to keep to the left and look out for rocks during high tide) and the road is close enough to the property for easy access but far enough away that you don't hear traffic. We hitch hiked most of our rides rather than taking the buses which were less frequent and we had no problems. If you are at all uncomfortable with animals this property may not be a good fit for you based on the eight rescue dogs. That said most of them are friendly. If back in Costa Rica we wouldn't hesitate to return.
Millie User Profile
Response from Millie:
Thank you, Tela. It was a pleasure having you. You are welcome back anytime.
April 2017

Smay&Adam User Profile
March 2017
YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS! I would rate this 5 million stars and move in tomorrow if I could! This place is perfectly secluded yet only 10 minutes away from Dominical action. Helpful and friendly hosts who let me borrow shoes for the waterfall repelling tour. The hut has LOTS of wildlife that you can watch and listen to from your porch. It's beautiful and relaxing. You do not need to go far away to feel like you are in the jungle- this place is the perfect mix of jungle and only a short drive from the town. We were greeted with a plate of fresh local fruit, and they were kind enough to provide us with orange juice, milk and coffee, plus there was some aloe in the hut that totally saved our skin! We will definitely visit this place again. *Dominical food suggestions: Yummy Ice cream cones at Cafe Delicias, best fish tacos ever at El Pescado Loco, and a really cheap fruit shop connected to a clothing shop only a little ways into the dominical strip sorta by the school. *Close things to do: Nauyaca (sp?) horseback rides to the waterfall was AMAZING & Costa Canyon tour to waterfall repelling were our 2 favorites.

Wendy User Profile
December 2016
Millie and Richard are wonderful people. The have rescued the sweetest dogs. They couldn't have been nicer to us. They gave us a lift a few times and had us for dinner. The cabina is cute and has all you would need. The location is a bit remote without a car. We took the buses but they were unreliable. The local busses don't really run after dark so tends to be long nights at home since the sun goes down all year at 5:15.

Morgan User Profile
May 2015
When we arrived, there was a wonderful plate of local fruit and a supply of coffee, milk and sugar. What a nice way to start a stay! Millie and Richard met us at the gate and introduced us to the Howler Hut. They went over everything we needed to know, the stove, the hot water etc. They were very friendly and welcoming. The little house itself is wonderful - you can just patiently sit on the porch and watch wildlife. You don't have to go to a reserve or a park, just stay thereI The place has just about all you need. The wifi was great. Lighting is rather dim - when we mentioned this, the hosts quickly replaced some bulbs with brighter ones - but bring a flashlight if you like to read in the evenings. It was hot and muggy when we were there (month stay April-May) and we were uncomfortable with just the celing fans, so we bought and left 2 free-standing fans. Our hosts were there if we needed anything, but were very respectful of our space and we never felt like they were watching over us. Loved the area too. There are markets close by and many beaches of all descriptions - just ask Millie! I would actually give the place four and a half stars if I could. And yes, you should like dogs to stay at the Howler Hut!

Linda User Profile
March 2015
Millie met us when we arrived and gave us a short tour of the house. She and her husband Richard made sure that there was a fresh fruit plate in the refrigerator for us. We felt very welcome and expected. The description was very accurate and the reality of the place actually exceeded our expectations. They are about a half kilometer walk down to a largely deserted beach and far enough back from the road for road noise not to present a problem. They are set off, largely by themselves and everything around the place functions beautifully

Jane User Profile
February 2014
We had a wonderful one month stay at the Howler Hut. The wildlife all around the hut was amazing. We saw howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, Jesus lizard in the stream, and more birds than I can list here. Millie & Richard were more than helpful in pointing us in the right direction if we needed anything. Somehow I had managed to pack only 1/2 of my swimsuit and Millie actually had one I could use that fit perfectly!! The Favas The layout of the hut is a little unusual in that you have to go down and around to get to the bedroom/bathroom combo but we soon had adjusted to that. We were sorry to leave so soon and will look forward to returning to Dominical and Uvita in the future.

Dominical, Costa RicaJoined in December 2012
Millie User Profile
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We are happy to answer any of your questions and direct you to what you may be looking for. Most of our guests are here to relax and explore. We honor privacy.

About Millie

Costa Rican Resident for over 20 years. Love to rumble in the jungle.

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