Ometepe – Apartments & Accommodation

Soak in the “barefoot luxury” in Jungle House 2nd & 3rd floors, on the slopes of the Maderas volcano on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua. Relax in modern comfort of high-speed ceiling fans, hot water shower, wifi, private balconies, and incredible panoramic volcano & lake views. Short walks to the town of Balgüe and the Maderas trail-head! Ideal for couples, groups of adventurers, business travelers, individuals and families alike. We have what you want! Relax, revilalise!

This “Volcano View Luxury Suite” at the Jungle House is part of Selvista Guesthouses, a “barefoot luxury” collection of jungle guesthouses on Isla de Ometepe. The island is a lush and tropically forested UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America.

The house offers a comfortable and private lodging experience with direct access to the “jungle” of the surrounding tropical forest and organic permaculture farm. We are close to nature and wildlife here in this convenient, but remote, setting. The Volcano View Luxury Suite consists of the 2nd and 3rd floors, a completely separate space from the “Comfortable Suite w / Forest Views – Jungle House” on the 1st floor. *** Please contact me if you are interested in renting out both suites, i.e. the entire house. ***

The entire space is a masterpiece of 2 years of hand-built construction by a local team utilizing local bamboo, wood, and stone.

The 2nd floor features: luxurious Queen bed with mosquito net, laptop-friendly desk with chair, natural water filter, high-speed ceiling fans, hooks and hangers, hot water shower, double sink w / large mirrors, modern flush toilet, and private balcony.

The 3rd floor features: futon, book selection, playing cards, yoga mats, hammock chairs, private balcony, and stunning panoramic views of the volcano and lake.

Your stay also includes: secure wifi, daily housekeeping, farm-fresh breakfast, free parking (4×4 vehicle or equivalent required), full access to the open-air kitchen, full access to in-season farm fruits and organic greens garden, and a free 40-min tour of the farm property.


Check out the two other listings (identical to this one) on the same property:
– “Luxury Treehouse w / Volcano View – Jackfruit House”
– “Luxury Treehouse w / Volcano View – Mango House”

Or these smaller, budget-friendly options, also on the same property:
– “Comfortable Suite w / Forest Views – Jungle House” (first floor of this same house)
– “Organic Permaculture Homestead”

My 1-hectare (2.5-acre) Selvista Guesthouses property features a total of 4 guesthouses with a central open-air kitchen. It is located next to a 9-hectare (22.5-acre) educational organic farm called Project Bona Fide.

The entire site has been completely reforested over the past 15 years. You can find many trails, tropical fruits, plants, trees, butterflies, birds, and monkeys throughout the property. The organic greens garden above the kitchen often features spinach, lettuce, oregano, basil, rosemary, amaranth, arugula, and hot peppers. The property at large includes chickens and ducks (enclosed area), pigs (enclosed area), coconuts, bananas, mango, jackfruit, breadfruit, starfruit, canistel, and many other exotic species to learn about and explore.

From the house, you can embark ON FOOT to:

– Tour my 2.5-acre farm property – FREE with your stay!
– Tour the 22.5-acre Project Bona Fide property (2-3 hours)
– Walk 10 minutes to Finca Magdalena to visit the coffee harvesting area, old hacienda, hostel / restaurant, and entrance for hiking trails
– Walk 15 minutes to the heart of the town of Balgüe to visit local restaurants & bars, shop for basic groceries, or catch a public bus to Ojo de Agua or other parts of the island
– Walk 20 minutes to Café Campestre, El Bamboo, Las Peñitas or any of the other local restaurants
– Go trail running through the shaded cloud forest of the Maderas volcano
– Hike a short trail on the lower slopes of the Maderas volcano to see 10,000-year-old ancient petroglyphs (1.5 hrs)
– Hike partway up the extinct Maderas volcano to the “mirador” lookout point (3-4 hrs)
– Hike all the way up Maderas to the lagoon crater (8 hrs; certified guide required)
– Take a short bus ride across the isthmus to hike to the crater of the active Concepción volcano (10 hrs; certified guide required)
– Treat yourself to a holistic massage, right in your house in the tranquility of the jungle!

Local restaurants and small grocery stores in the town of Balgüe are a 15-25 minute walk from the property. After dark, from 6: 30-9: 30pm, the friendly Selvista security guard is happy to accompany guests along the unlit 5-minute stretch between our farm entrance and the well-lit, populated main part of town.

Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp, as it gets dark around 6pm throughout the year!

This place is awesome. If you are looking for a rustic jungle feel but luxurious comfort, this is the place to go. Peaceful, calm atmosphere … beautiful room, hidden and in the middle of nature. Also … the bed in the room was sooo comfortable … an overlooked detail that most may not think of, but I appreciate it in addition to everything else that was great about this hotel.

Nick2020-02-08T00: 00: 00Z

Great view, nice stay. We enjoyed our little trip with Cruncherella

Layla2020-01-16T00: 00: 00Z

This place is amazing. We fell in love with the house and the location is so beautiful. We made a night of 3 in this house and wanted another 🙂 very helpful staff and Erik and Carlos gave us some great tips <3

Kristie2020-01-10T00: 00: 00Z

The stay at Selvista was incredible! The building of the house is so beautiful and we loved our view of the volcano from the upper deck. Definitely one of the most unique houses I’ve stayed in on Airbnb. The hosts and staff were all great. Breakfast was delicious and the order delivery from local restaurants was great. We loved doing yoga in the morning with a view of the farm. There are so many activities and things to see on Ometepe, we wish we could have stayed longer!

Elena2020-01-04T00: 00: 00Z

What a great place. We were in the jungle tree house – just amazing to wake up with the volcano, the birds and the squirrels. We feel part of a large community. Do not hesitate to stay here 🙂

Jacqueline2019-12-30T00: 00: 00Z

Megan offered us a nice stay in her very special accommodation!

Lotte2019-11-27T00: 00: 00Z

A unique experience. We really felt like in a jungle with a wonderful view of the lake and the volcano. The staff was very helpful, from tours to taxis to ordering takeaway food. The accommodation was fantastic and stylish. Forest sounds can be loud, but for some, that’s what makes the experience so great. I have stayed at many Airbnbs and this was one of the best.

Sasha2019-10-10T00: 00: 00Z

I really enjoyed my stay here. I think it’s great that the farm around the property had fresh fruit! The view from the top of the tree house is incredible. The hotel and room were super clean and although there was no air conditioning in the room it was not needed, the fans kept us cool. I recommend renting the atvs, everything is nearby but not within walking distance.

Anna2019-08-20T00: 00: 00Z type of accommodation

Hotel room

Object type

Nature lodge

Shelter for




Balgüe, Rivas, Nicaragua

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