Villa Selva

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

1 Bathroom

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

1 Bathroom

Villa Selva is a 1 bed / 1 bathroom second floor villa with a fold out couch for an additional guest. Selva is perched on the second floor overlooking the jungle. It is great for bird watching and seeing the monkeys scamper through the trees. 

Selva is one of six villas at Villas Espavel. All 6 villas share the glorious pool, river access, an outdoor dining room and the bird's nest yoga space. Selva and the other 5 villas also have their own private outdoor space. Villas Espavel is a 5 to 10-minute walk to the beach, restaurants, Intercultura Language School and The Costa Rica School of Massage.

Villas Espavel is very secure as the property is hidden away down a long driveway. There are 4 parking spots that are available on a first come, first served basis. There is ample street parking outside of our gate if all the parking spots are filled. 

 Selva has a well-equipped kitchen and a large outside balcony for dining and relaxing. The bedroom has air conditioning, an orthopedic queen mattress, comfortable pillows, and reading lights. The room allows you to settle in and unpack with shelves and clothes hanging space . There is also a combination safe for your valuables. The bathroom has a large shower with hot water. All the windows have window screens and security bars. 

In the kitchen there’s a 4-burner electric stove and all the kitchen implements you’ll need to prepare beautiful meals. There are 3 powerful ceiling fans and bedroom air conditioning to keep you cool. The ample covered balcony, complete with a dining table, rocking chairs, and a hammock will be the place you want to stay forever. A favorite pass-time is swinging in the hammock or rocking in the teak rocking chairs while looking at the green jungle beyond the railing. 

You will see our manager, Johanna, our cleaning & maintenance team and our gardener onsite most days. In case you have questions as you settle in, you can reach Johannah or Mercy & Canuche by WhatsApp. We have a washer & dryer available if you need one during your stay.

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Tropical pool paradise

Villa Selva home nest

Selva porch details

Selvas complete kitchen

Villa Selva Pura Vida in the details

Villa Selva outdoor dining



Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Low allergen environment, Smoking not allowed and Unsuitable for elderly or infirm


Housekeeper Included

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator and Toaster


Deck chairs

Parking & facilities

Shared Garden, Gated-Community, Shared Playground and Parking lot

Pool & spa facilities

Unheated Outdoor swimming pool (Shared)

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning and Ceiling fans

Bathroom & laundry

Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin and Bed linen

Home Safety

Fire Extinguisher, Safe and Smoke Detector

House Rules

Children welcome

Housekeeper Included

Low allergen environment

Smoking not allowed

Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM



Policy and notes


December 2022


About host

Canuche Terranella and Mercy Rome

We're an active family with a 12 year old boy and 10 year old girl. Both Mercy & Canuche have worked in sustainable building in the Seattle area before becoming your happiness engineers providing you with delight and fun in Samara, Costa Rica at Villas Espavel. We live in Leavenworth, Washington. When we aren't helping guests create wonderful vacations, we love to cook, eat local food and spend time outside with friends and family. We are beekeepers and avid gardeners. When the weather is warm we love to SUP, surf, boogie and snorkel. When the white stuff falls you'll find us on skis enjoying downhill, X-country or skate terrain. We have traveled much of the world, some of our favorite places are Costa Rica, Mexico, Turkey, Syria and Scandinavia. We love hosting people and sharing the beauty of Costa Rica. 

Contact us

Email: info@villasespavel.com