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Casa Selva Cabinas - The Howler Hut
Casa Selva Cabinas - The Howler Hut

2 guests

1 room

3 beds

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

3 beds

1 bath

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About this listing


Security Deposit: $103
Weekly Discount: 9%


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.

Interaction with guests

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.

The neighborhood

Although you are not able to see our neighbors from the Howler Hut, we have a very safe and friendly neighborhood. They are always ready to give a ride when needed. Or help to answer questions.

Getting around

There is a bus stop right outside our gates. Buses go both North to Dominical, Quepos, San Jose, or South to Uvita, Golfito, Osa Peninsula or Panama.

Other things to note

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

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

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) lives in the house



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13 Reviews

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Smay&Adam User ProfileSmay&Adam is a superhost.
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.

Jairo User Profile
January 2017
Amelia and Richard are incredibly kind, wise and generous. I loved the place and location, it had all that I needed and more. I highly recommend this wonderful retreat for single riders, couples and families. Lots of beautiful beaches, waterfalls and nature. Do it!

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.

Federico User Profile
September 2016
Exceeded our expectations 100%.

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

Liv User Profile
February 2015
There is no better place to stay in the Dominical/Uvita area and I cannot recommend The Howler hut highly enough. As soon as you arrive you do not only see but you can also feel all the TLC that has been invested in this property and Millie and Richard are the most gracious and friendliest of hosts! The cabin is beautifully built and very comfortable, especially if you are looking for somewhere to stay for a while. This is the kind of place that feels like home! You will enjoy wildlife and stunning sunsets from the patio and because the property lies just within the border of the jungle the temperature is far more comfortable than down by the beach. Even at the hottest of days the bedroom stays nice and cool at night, with only a ceiling fan and the door and window open (except for the screen door!) If you are an animal lover you will enjoy your stay even more as Millie and Richards dogs are very lovable and the horse Luke is a charmer, especially if you give him your fruit peel! There is a nice little beach just across the road and if you enjoy a good hike you can follow the dirt road outside the gate to a beautiful waterfall where you can soak and cool down before heading back. There is easy access to both Uvita and Dominical even without a car as there is a bus stop just outside the gate. The Howler hut is a place you want to return to, I know I will!
Millie User Profile
Response from Millie:
Come back soon, we miss you already.
February 2015

Dominical, Costa Rica · Joined in December 2012
Millie User Profile

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

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