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Welcome to our Selea Surf Retreat in Pilon de Pavones!
This uniquely secluded property has something for everyone. While relaxing in the quiet confines of nature, you’ll truly appreciate everything this property has to offer. At first glance, you’ll think you’ve arrived at a beautiful boutique beach hotel surrounded by seven acres of tropical paradise. Long walks await you on our pristine beach just 20 steps away, or if your preference is world class surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, practicing golf, mountain biking or lounging at the pool, it doesn’t matter, it’s all available here! Picture yourself sitting on the spacious deck as you gaze over the botanical gardens and the beautiful Ocean. Tropical birds, monkeys, butterflies and occasional flocks of Scarlet Macaws entertain you as you enjoy your morning coffee. Truly a vacation you will never want to end.
Country: Costa Rica
3 Hole golf course
World Class surfing
Welcome to our Selea Surf Retreat in Pilon de Pavones!
This property is so amazing. Everything you would ever need right on the property. Steve, Judie, Jackie and William were very pleasant to deal with. When we come back to the Pavones area we will be staying here. We had Jackie prepare an amazing local dinner one night and william gave us tours through the 7 acres of paradise. He always knew exactly where the resident sloth would be and full go knowledge about the local plants and trees. Steve and Judi had SUP’s, longboards and short broads to use right at the house. Huge bonus when the swell dropped down to have the SUP’s. Thank you again, PURA VIDA!!!!
08/08/2019 at 8:27 PM
What can I say… the place was fantastic! Judi and Steve are the salt of the earth, and helpful in every way. The food was great, the waves were fun and I didn’t want to leave… with any luck we’ll be back again before too long.
05/07/2019 at 8:31 PM
Amazing property, gorgeous house, perfect for our group!
Judi and Steve were kind and generous enough to allow us to host our wedding on their property. It was all we could have asked for! The outside grounds were perfect for a big party, the a/c house was perfect for all the girls to get ready, and the pool, beach out front, and golf course were all in use the following day. I love this property and Steve and Judi are the most gracious hosts! Thank you!!!!!
01/07/2019 at 12:10 PM
Want to keep it a secret!
I feel like not writing a review so people don’t discover this place but that wouldn’t be fair for the owners. they deserve it. This is a unique experience. Huge house, spacious, lots of comfort in the social areas. Huge second floor porch so huge it holds chairs, a small lounge and a dining table. Beach front, the garden ( or botanical garden ) is maybe two acres of beauty that includes its own three hole golf course. The housekeeper family is just warm and diligent. And the owners who are great and on site most of the time, lend you golf equipment and paddle boards or surf boards to go enjoy the waves with your family.
08/12/2018 at 11:00 PM
Beautiful home in a very idyllic location.
Judy and Steve have two adjacent homes they rent. One is their vacation rental, which we stayed in for one night, the other is their own, much larger home – both overlooking the ocean. We (there were five of us) stayed in their partially air-conditioned vacation rental for the first night and found it very nice but elected to switch with them for an additional four nights due to the spaciousness, beautiful pool with landscaping, and air conditioning in all rooms. Both venues have their own positive features. The vacation rental is the more rustic of the two and sits in a relatively open area with commanding views of the ocean, especially from the upper balcony. Judy indicated that all the rooms in this rental will be air conditioned within the coming year. Their personal home has ocean views through the vegetation but more private due to the extensive landscaping. If you want a more authentic perspective of Costa Rica that you will not get further up the coast in Jaco or Manuel Antonio, then Pavones is for you. Great surfing – and Steve graciously provided boards and free lessons for the beginners in our party. Very much appreciated! I recommend either of these two venues if you want to really get away from the crowds and enjoy an authentic experience. Great beaches with few if any people, depending on the time of day. Plenty of good restaurants and grocery stores nearby and remember to visit Tiskita Nuture Reserve just south of town for a guided two-hour tour to see sloths, monkeys and local butterflies and birds.
04/15/2018 at 8:42 PM
Fantastic, restful breath-of-fresh-air!
Our own private resort! Very isolated, but plenty of “goodies” to keep one as occupied as desired. Awesome owners.
01/07/2018 at 6:50 PM
The stay at this site was too short. We were trying to be ambitious and stay on both sides of the Golfo Dulce in a 6-day period. We had such a fun time at this property surf, swim, and golf (yes golf). It was a lovely house enjoyed old movies that were there with the kids and felt pampered. Next time we bring more friends and family and have a family fiesta. You won’t need but light clothing, packing light is recommended. We drove from San Jose you might consider flight to Quepos and renting car from Vamos.
Make sure you turn on road before Selea Surf restaurant, we missed it first time. Judi the owner is great and supportive by phone in those moments. Arrive before dark reduces anxiety for car’s occupants. But when you wake up in am you will be amazed at properties location and amenities, like your own private Hotel.
01/15/2015 at 3:29 AM
The Best Vacation Ever!
We stayed here for 2 weeks in late July with our best friends. There were 8 of us — 4 adults, 2 older kids and 2 younger kids. Our families loves to surf, and the setting could not have been more perfect. There was a fantastic point break a short 10 min walk down the beach and a break right out front that’s perfect for beginners and intermediates. The grounds and golf course are beautiful and meticulously maintained. The on-site family is wonderful and is adept at finding and sharing all kinds of Costa Rican wildlife/ reptiles with the guests. The town of Pavones is a 20 minute drive from the house, and there you will find massage, horseback riding, grocery stores, and a few restaurants. We will definitely be back!!
08/25/2014 at 12:24 PM