Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Selva


Biophilic meets brutalist


Sleepy sequestered sands





Set along the secluded shores of Playa Puerto Suelo – where your only neighbours are the resident chirping hummingbirds – and graced by a backdrop of the Oaxaca mountains is the palapa-inspired Casa Selva. Lined with peering plants that add a colourful twist to a concrete exterior, this villa brings the outdoors in with naturally sourced local materials and handmade furnishings throughout its four bedrooms. After spending the morning slowly swaying in a hammock and swimming in your private pool, take a few steps down the wooden walkway to the sun-heated sand of your neighbouring beach to admire Oaxaca’s ochre sunsets.

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First Glance

  • Four-bedroom beachfront bungalow.
  • Alfresco dining for eight on the thatched deck.
  • Private pool lined with sun loungers and a handful of hammocks.
  • Indoor-outdoor minimalist style.
  • Fully equipped open kitchen with a bar, where private chefs prepare meals throughout the day.

Villa highlights

  • Botanical gardens
  • Secluded beachfront
  • Open-plan interiors

Sleeping arrangements

  • The 20-square-metre Master Suite has a king-size bed, TV, desk area and an ensuite bathroom with twin sinks and a shower. There’s a private terrace overlooking the ocean and opening out onto the pool.
  • Bedroom 2 is 17 square metres with a king-size bed, an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a private terrace overlooking the surrounding gardens.
  • Bedroom 3 is 15 square metres with a king-size bed, an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a shared terrace area in the centre of the villa.
  • Bedroom 4 shares a terrace with Bedroom 3, and has two queen-size beds which can sleep up to four, as well as an ensuite bathroom with a shower.
  • All the bedrooms have air conditioning and each bed is made up with luxury bedding.

Key kit

  • Free WiFi throughout
  • TVs in two bedrooms
  • Marshall bluetooth speaker
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Locally produced bath products
  • Coal-fuelled barbecue
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Private chefs
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly, but recommended for over-10s


  • Private 40-square-metre pool overlooking the beach and villa gardens.
  • Six sun loungers line the pool as well as a number of hammocks and outdoor seating.
  • There are also two sun loungers on the beach.


  • Direct access to the often deserted Playa Puerto Suelo down a private walkway from the villa’s gardens.
  • Small pond located in the heart of the garden.
  • Furnished open-roof garden at the top of the property.
  • The main house has floor to ceiling doors that all open out onto various areas of the garden.
  • Alfresco dining area and coal-fuelled barbecue.
  • Impressive views of the sunrise and sunset from the villa’s grounds.
  • 10-minute drive from San Jose Manialtepec and 30-minute drive from Puerto Escondido.
  • Treatments are available at the neighbouring spa, a three-minute walk away.
  • There’s private parking available for up to four cars.


  • The villa’s closest airport is Puerto Escondido, around a 30-minute drive away. Private transfers can be arranged, or guests can rent a car and drive northwest to reach Casa Selva.
  • The villa has private parking that can fit up to four cars.

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