Ojochal Accommodations

Accommodations in Ojochal

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Excellent
6 reviews
3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceIn a 100 hectares property, with beautiful waterfalls and nice trails, in the hills of Ojochal, in the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is located this luxury house. With gorgeous views to ocean and mountain from the terrace, bedrooms, living room and all house. The house is very spacious and comfortable. The principal characteristic of the house is the interesting design and location. It has 3 bedrooms, with air conditioning (2 queen size beds and 1 king size bed), all bedrooms has its own closet and bathroom with hot water. The Master bathroom has a hot tub.The laundry room has washer and dryer.Living Room with comfortable couches, satellite TV, DVD, CD player and stereo system. The house and the property have excellent cellphone coverage.Modern fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, ice maker, blender, coffee maker, toaster and cooking utensils provided. Dining table for 8 people.The garden around the house is gorgeous.There are over 5 waterfalls over 150 tall on the property. One 90 meter fall is directly off the road. Two are within a 30 minute adventurous yet easy hike. Others are for more skilled hikers and can be gotten to within a 1 hour hike. Check this link: (website hidden) Come to explore the property and feel the tranquility of the nature!! Automatic Gate with Security cameras throughout.
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe house is located in Ojochal, South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The house is pleasant to live, spacious, finely decorated. Window screens. Conditioned room with 1 double bed, closet and private bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed and air-conditioned closet. Conditioned room with three bunk beds and closets. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Bathroom in the hallway. show. Cable TV, high speed internet, wifi. Hot water in the bathrooms and the kitchen. Fully equipped kitchen, terrace, large private garden, large swimming pool, garage, parking and access privés.Portail. (URL HIDDEN) case you want to come over 8 people, we can add mattress. An extra $ 10US / additional people by day will be requested and paid upon arrival. Pool cleaning is include 1 time by week. the guests have responsability to put chloring every 3 days. House cleaning is not include. The house is located in a closed and secure property .. Located in the heart of the village of Ojochal, near all amenities: supermarket, butchers, restaurants (the most famous of the country), located 2km from the beach. In addition to observing the lush, Ojochal and its surroundings offer all kinds of activities: horse riding, sea fishing, river, wild beaches, mangrove ride, scuba diving, snorkeling, ATV rides, surfing, bird watching, whale watching (december to march & july to october) ... The proximity of the largest mangrove forest in the country requires a boat trip to observe the large crocodiles, monkeys and hundreds of species of birds. We can help you organize your arrival in San Jose, hosting your site and your transfer to the South.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceComfortable and private for two guests, Casa Rica is located in "Bali Rica", a gated 5 acre estate of tropical gardens, fruit trees and exotic plants. The scent of ylang ylang trees perfume the air and the view from your porch is of large Guanacaste trees, exotic flowers, and the jungle faced coastal mountain range. The fruit garden provides a bounty of bananas, starfruit, coconuts, mango, citrus and more The house is made of Balinese wood, having been designed and built on the island of Bali Indonesia and transported to Ojochal. The king sized bed is extra comfortable with a pillow top mattress, and the full bathroom and kitchen bring all the comforts of home. There is a security safe for valuables and an ipod station for your music. The private plunge pool will refresh and is surrounded by a deck which steps to the Balinese gazebo, where you can lounge away the day - or night. From the porch, the mountain and garden views are beautiful with many birds and butterflies making their home, including morphos - the electric blue butterfly. The gardens are ever changing with seasonal fruits and flowers at hand for your enjoyment. There are paths throughout the 5 acre estate which will lead you through the botanical zen garden, the labyrinth, through bamboo groves to the Spa House, the meditation stream, or wherever you wander. You may hear the call of the area resident rainbow macaws, along with many other bird species. Of special note is the on-premises "Palm Spa", which offers convenient spa treatments for guests of Casa Rica. The garden is also home to The Namaste Pavilion, an open-sided, teak-floored sanctuary. This is where yoga classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, or private classes, by appointment, are available for your wellness and pleasure. There is also a DVD player and a choice of DVDs. Guests have also used this inspiring space as a painting studio. And for those considering a more permanent situation in Costa Rica, we will be happy to guide you to trustworthy people who can show you available properties in the area. The village of Ojochal is ideal for lovers of gourmet cuisine with a number of the area's finest restaurants. There's also a popular French bakery nearby with delicious breads, and a Licorea for those looking for special ingredients to cook at home. Casa Rica is located 3 minutes from the scenic and paved Costa Rican coastal highway. No 4wd vehicle is necessary to access this property. This retreat will feel remote, but is convenient to many activities the area has to offer. Just 5 minutes away is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, Playa Ventanas, and the popular surfer's beach in Dominical, is approximately 30 minutes north. The newly built San Buenas Golf Course is 10 minutes south, and many other local attractions are close by; waterfalls, horseback riding, zip lines, off shore fishing and boating, etc.. For book lovers there is a library within walking distance. A perfect retreat, honeymoon hideaway, or for the solitude of one, Casa Rica is a place which can be a comfortable home base for exploring the riches of Costa Rica, or a private hideaway to rest and revive.
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The SpaceYou stay in a Standard Room ($50) The Standard Room is a simple room, (max. 2 persons) with a double bed and a private bathroom with cold and hot water. Extra bed is not possible. There is a ventilator in the room. Air conditioning: +$6 per night. Breakfast is available but not included in the price. If you need a bigger room, more beds, please contact us asking for the details. But you also can stay in one of our Cabañas (for 2 persons: highseason $85, lowseason $75, cabaña for 4 persons: high season $100, low season $90). Contact us for more details. Discover the unspoilt south of the magnificent holiday country Costa Rica! Hotel El Mono Feliz, situated in the south western Pacific region, is the excellent spot to explore this beautiful zone. The hotel has a Dutch management and it is an excellent starting-point for all the sights in the direct surroundings, but also a place to relax after all the daily troubles at home, lying in a hammock near the swimming pool. The hotel has a tropical garden, a paradise for birdwatchers, where you also can enjoy the beautiful flowers, trees and beautifully colored butterflies. Near the swimming pool a hammock invites you to take a well-earned siesta. On the large veranda you can relax in the shade. You can take a walk in the back garden, where you will see a lot of palm trees and tropical plants. Two streams cross the terrain and at the end of the garden you will reach the river. The hotel is a starting-point for all kinds of activities: enjoying the beaches, discovering wild animals and natural beauty in the different national parks, horseback riding, visiting the most beautiful waterfalls in Costa Rica, canoeing at see or on the river, boat trips in the mangroves, sea-fishing on a boat, discovering the underwater world while snorkeling or scuba diving, a boat trip to one of the islands off the coast, in short: there are a lot of opportunities to discover the country! The owners of the hotel will be happy to help you planning your trips in order to give you an unforgettable holiday! Guest AccessThe garden is about 1 hectare (2,2 acres) and please feel free to discover all the beauty of plants, trees, flowers, hummingbirds and butterflies in this tropical paradise. The pool is waiting for you! Interaction with GuestsThere is a lot to do in the neighborhood. At your arrival we will inform you about all the possibilities. We have brochures with a lot of information and you will see that you will have not enough time to do all trips. The NeighborhoodThe tranquility in our charming little village. In the neighborhood are beaches, mangroves, the ocean with its whales and dolphins, the waterfalls and so much more to discover. Getting AroundThere is not so much public transport in our area. Best way is coming with a (rental) car. We have a private parking lot. Other Things to NoteWhale watching: from the end of December until March and from mid-July until the end of October.
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The SpaceYou need a car to get here. The Tower at Finca Perla Ballena is a private nature reserve located where the mountain plunges into the ocean. We have many waterfalls, rivers and hiking trails to enhance your stay. A true jungle experience. Guest Access• Access to the Private Nature Reserve • Access to a private beach at Playa Ballena • Rainforest and Cloudforest access • Botanical Garden and Lots of Common Areas Interaction with GuestsSpanish is not bad The NeighborhoodUvita is the closest city. Uvita has great restaurants, supermarkets and shops that can provide you with everything you need to help you enjoy your Costa Rican experience. Getting AroundCosta Rica has everything from buses to airplane transportation, all high quality and convenient. Other Things to NoteTo get here a 4 wheel drive is not necessary. The best place to meet is at Villa Leanor at kilometer 170. They can call me from there to alert me.
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWhether you are ready for hiking through our national parks, zip-lining, kayaking through mangroves, exploring our waterfalls and beaches or simply sitting by your refreshing pool enjoying the view and a cocktail…Casa Cielo en la Tierra awaits. The NeighborhoodThe Village of Ojochal lies on the south central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Ojochal is approximately thirty minutes south of Dominical and thirty minutes north of Palmar Norte. This warm and welcoming village consists of a variety of hotels, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and more. Area activities are endless. The cultural diversity is as varied as the country itself. Ojochal boasts beautiful beaches and magnificent mountains. This charming village captures the natural beauty and mystery that is Costa Rica. Getting AroundIn order to enjoy the incredible views, most homes and hotels are situated on raised areas of land. Therefore a Rental Vehicle (with GPS) is strongly advised. We also recommend 4x4 as it is more gentle on our roads and will give you greater access to the area's Natural Treasures. Other Things to NoteAt check in, we will give you all details concerning your home-away-from-home, including internet service, laundry, kitchen equipment, area tours and activities.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceIn the main room, there are the kitchen and living room. 2 bedrooms : one with a bed for two (French size, approximatelay 56 inches) and the other one with two beds for one person. A wardrobe with shelves in each bedroom. You can access the bathroom from each bedroom. Ideal for 4 persons. In the kitchen : a refrigerator, a gas cooker, a washing machine and a microwave oven. Everything is new. Also a blender and a toaster. Everything you need to prepare a good meal. Around the swimming-pool, 2 deckchairs. Also on the property, a cabina for 2. You'll share the swimming pool with persons in the cabina (if there is someone at the time you are there) but the entrances of each dwellings are separated. Last but not least, a lush and pleasant garden that makes you feel you are in paradise. There is also a splendid "arbol de leche" behind the cabina. Guest AccessYou can have access to the whole house and garden (taking care to respect the space around the cabina if it is occupied) and to the swimming-pool. Interaction with GuestsWe will not be there as we live in France but some friends of us who have been living in Ojochal for more than 20 years will be able to help you if necessary. However, to help you prepare your trip, we can e-mail if you wish and send you the guide we wrote for you. The NeighborhoodThe property is located in a calm environment but is not isolated, in a village where roads still look liked dirt tracks and where you'll need a four-wheeler. There you'll find everything you need, including a French bakery. 5 minutes away from Playa Tortuga, where turtles come to lay eggs and a few miles away from Playa Ballena where the whales come to reproduce each year (for both, from September to November). At the end of our street, you can ride horses at our neighbors' equestrian center Finca El Ceibo. Also in the village, you'll find beautiful waterfalls. The owner of the first one can take you on a walk to help you discover the local fauna and flora. Very near also, canopy and surf. Last but not least, we are 50 minutes away from Sierpe, from where you can take a boat and go through the mangrove swamp to reach Drake and the Corcovado National Park which shelters 4% of the global biodiversity. Getting AroundFrom the San Jose/Alajuela airport, you'll have to drive approximately 3h30, on a good road. If you want to be comfortable, you'll have to rent a four-wheeler - absolutely necessary in the village - with a GPS to leave the airport area. It is also possible to fly from San Jose to Quepos, then to rent a car, or to come by bus (which can be long). For car rentals or transportations, ask us. We made a useful guide for you in which you'll find all the information you need. You can park the car by the house, in the garden. Other Things to NoteAucune
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceTurnkey home, easy access from the coastal highway just 1.3 km on a well maintained road. wifi, sky tv, huge waterfall pool, with all you need for your jungle paradise getaway, a stones throw from villa leonor/ Ballena beach club a huge secluded family and couples friendly beach, great food easy walking distance, secure parking. 10 minutes to Uvita or Ojochal- world class international dining, supermarkets banks, doctors etc. safe, fun low key tropical paradise! property is 1.45 hectares Guest Accesshouse, pool, property jungle hiking trails Interaction with GuestsWe live off site but am available whenever needed. We will be there to check guests in and out. The NeighborhoodTurnkey Fully Equipped Unique Jungle Retreat Ocean Views Primary Forest/Wildlife! Walk down the hill to Ballena Beach and villa leonor beach club restaurant, natural pool, secure parking- huge secluded swimming beach great for couples and families. The house is a two story octagon set inside the jungle- a nature lovers paradise, birds, monkeys, even ocelots and jaguarundis can be seen walking on the trails around the house. The second story is a huge master suite, see the sunset over Ballena Island and humpback whales from the kitchen window. ample terraces and huge BEACH ENTRY POOL WITH WATERFALL- DIVE IN! All amenities pool bar, wifi, easy road access (only 1.3 km from costanera highway). % min to Uvita or Ojochal- lots of excellent international dining, banks, ATM, super markets. Nature hiking, waterfall just down our road, tons of area waterfalls, zip lining , surfing on some of Cost Rica´s best beaches, fishing and horseback riding all within 20 minutes or less of the house. Available min. 1 wk stay. long term rental also possible. House is for sale and must be available to show with advanced notice to renter Getting Aroundcar necessary, you can walk down the hill to the beach. 4x4 car rental is a good idea all over. my road accessable without it though. taxis available. Other Things to NoteNo Reservations taken more than 3 months in advance. Holidays 6 night min. @ $250 night area amenities and activities: Activities Snorkeling Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling Sound/Bay Fishing Whitewater Rafting Surf Fishing Paragliding Fitness Center Medical Services Deepsea Fishing Fly Fishing Equestrian Events Surfing Snorkeling/Diving Cycling Fishing Hiking Swimming Rafting Golf Kayaking Jet Skiing Sailing Eco Tourism Bird Watching Scenic Drives Whale Watching Walking Beachcombing Playground Churches Recreation Center Health/Beauty Spa Restaurants Groceries ATM/Bank Hospital Massage Therapist Laundromat Horseback Riding Sight Seeing Shopping Boating Wildlife Viewing Shelling
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1br Home/Apartment
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Private gated estate on 15 acres,Great Ocean and Sunset view Just minutes from the coast Highway. Infinity view pool. Full kitchen Living room and bath with Patio beside the pool.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceIn the charming town of Ojochal, international oasis on Costa Ballena. Only 2 minutes from the Costanera Highway. Live in the jungle with monkeys, toucans and parrots, but with all the refinement of civilisation close by: several restaurants (simple to white cloth), cafés, French bakery, grocery stores with imports! Jungle tours, surfing, zip lining, golf, white water rafting, horseback riding, Caῆo Island snorkeling and diving, beachcombing, and visits to natural preserves are all within a few minutes drive. Several of Costa Rica’s best beaches are minutes away: for all tastes (some very calm and safe for kids, others with great waves for surfing). Easy to get by in English and French, as well as Spanish. Gorgeous, all equipped brand new construction: hot water, pool, washer, Internet, bedding, all necessary kitchen equipment, etc. on a 5 acres lot with cascade. We live in Canada, but a caretaker is there to welcome you and help you with anything. He speaks French, English and Spanish. Guest AccessYou will have exclusive access to the entire property, including the pool. Interaction with GuestsOur local caretaker, Leo, will be available during your stay to solve problems and give you advise about the area. Getting AroundIt is strongly recommanded to have a car to rent our house and discover our area. Everything is withing a short driving distance, but not easily accessible by foot. Other Things to NoteThe property is not safe for young children without adequate supervison.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpacePhidjie Lodge, it's two bungalows (PALMERA and TORTUGA) flooded in a tropical garden where toucans and parrots come to wake you with the sun for companion. You can take a path our property (3500 m2) and cross iguanas basking, but also many multicolored birds, as hummingbirds, to see the squirrels playing in coconut palms and devouring walnuts, without forgetting the magnificent morpho (electric blue butterfly) to glance through the river which winds through this garden. Our two bungalow are fully equipped (cooktop gas, toaster, coffeepot, fridge, microwave, ventilators, etc.) and have lounge, privative bedroom, dressing, bathroom with warm water and kitchen. Thus, you can be totally autonomous. Of more their arrangement allowing each a big intimacy. Each bungalow is foreseen for 3 persons, until 4, check with us before booking. Finally to relax, raise attractive colors, but also cool, the swimming pool green lagoon waits only for you. In the evening, it adorns with soft lights and it will not remain to you more that to get drunk of the subtle perfume of Ylang-ylang tree by sipping a cocktail on the wooden decks which surround it. But Phidjie Lodge remains an ideally placed starting point for numerous excursions: dive and/or snorkeling to Isla del Cano, discovered by the park of Corcovado, stroll in parks Manuel Antonio, Marino Ballena, surfing in Dominical, botanical garden Wilson, meeting with the Indians, the canopy, the horse ride, etc. Everything is very close to our lodge. More all the businesses are nearby, supermarkets, doctors, pharmacy, banks, French bakery, butcher's shop, fishermen, without forgetting wonderful restaurants among the best. But our services do not stop there: WiFi, guard of your personal items, offers of rentals cars and 4 wheels, laundry service, reservations of your tours and restaurants, etc. For us, it is always a real pleasure to help our hosts to discover this peaceful south zone, certainly one of the richest in the Costa Rica! Welcome to Phidjie Lodge! Guest AccessPiscine, Barbecue, Jardin, Parking privé, Wifi gratuit, Serviettes de piscine, etc The NeighborhoodLa tranquillité, l'accès facile, le jardin, les restaurants, le supermarché et tous les services très proches. Getting AroundUne voiture de location est recommandée, mais un accès taxi ou shuttle est possible.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis beautiful 3 bedroom/2½ Bath vacation home/villa is nestled on the Mountain hillside overlooking Ojochal, Punterenas with stunning views of the river mouth, Cano Island, the Osa Peninsula and the Pacific ocean. "Estilo de Vida" ("The Style of Life") is available for short-term and long-term rental. The Village of Ojochal lies on the south central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the province of Puntarenas. Ojochal is approximately thirty minutes drive south of Dominical and twenty minutes north of Palmar Sur. The village consists of a variety of hotels, restaurants, bars and stores. Ojochal also has many amenities including a doctor office, dentist office, supermarket, bakery, gas station, hardware store, an internet cafe, DHL Office, beauty salon, taxi service and so much more. Ojochal is located near to several beautiful beaches and surrounded by magnificent mountains, and "Estilo de Vida" is nestled into the sides of the mountains, overlooking the Village, the river mouth, and the Pacific Ocean. Set at an altitude of 700 feet above sea level the house escapes the problems with mosquitoes that will be experienced at lower altitudes. Estilo de Vida' is located in a development that features very large lots, minimum of 6 acres up to 60 acres. (View (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) satellite image) . The development has not had many houses constructed and as a result the house makes an excellent location for viewing the abundant local wildlife.
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The Space"Come Alive in the Jungle" in your very own jungle retreat over looking the Pacific ocean. The ideal venue for adventurous, independent & easy going travelers! Built in 2011, 'Casa Tres Monos' is a cozy, turn key, rustic jungle retreat. Situated within a gated setting, offering amazing surroundings with stunning ocean & jungle views for 'renewed living'! That's right, just bring your tooth brush & clothing, everything you need is here down to the last detail. Daily maid service and internet is included. In the classic sense of 'Pura Vida' living, Casa Tres Monos is constructed of purely sustainable wood harvested from certified plantations. All care has gone into both layout and orientation on our beautiful 6 acre compound to provide true comfort. Enjoy amazing ocean views from your outdoor deck and dining area at an elevation of 700 ft. You will need a 4x4 vehicle to get here. Accommodations include, a 1st floor bedroom with queen pillow top spring mattress bed and walk in closet. Take a hot shower in your en suite bathroom after a hike in the jungle in your fully appointed rain shower. Your 'open concept' tree house living area awaits you on the 2nd floor. Two full size convertible sofas comfortably sleeps 2 additional guests. To complete that 'tree house' feeling, a single bed awaits you in our loft with 'ladder access', giving you that 'birds eye view' of the jungle! Whole cabin is cooled via cieling fans & great cross ventilation. At 700 ft. our nights are relatively cool here year round. A fully appointed galley kitchen with range, oven, refrigerator, rice cooker, coffee pot, toaster and ample counter space to whip up your favorite 'jungle cuisine'. To top it off, end your day in 'the most amazing walk-in jungle rain shower in the 2nd full bathroom. Internet Service is included. 3G service is provided through Kolbi, via a USP plug-in data card for your laptop and some notebooks. Video chat functions well, streaming downloads may not work. Take it outdoors! This is where the 'passion' begins in your landscaped garden ( complete with caretaker ) with tropical fruit orchard overlooking the Pacific. Expansive views of the jungle, valley and ocean will mesmerize your senses while hummingbirds & Tucans circle overhead. While relatively new, our garden is a work in progress at just 5years old! Emmerse yourself in 'classic jungle living' in every sense. Begin your day, not with the sound of roosters but our howler monkeys right outside your bedroom window! You will be sharing the jungle with Howler & Capuchin monkeys, Tucans, Cusingas, Sloths, Pizotes, Picarres, Morpho butterflies, Iguanas and Dart frogs just to name a few! The most amazing unspoiled beach awaits you and is just a quick 10 minute trek down the hill in your 4x4. Casa Tres Monos overlooks the largest marine park in Central America, Parque Nationale Marino Ballena. Each year, from early August to late October, this world class marine park is internationally recognized as a 'principal breeding ground' for whales & dolphins. In addition, Ballena is host to the annual breeding of thousands of turtles. The southern zone is also host to a bounty of amazing adventure for all to enjoy. There is something here for everyone! From world class sport fishing to world class surfing, white water rafting, zip lines, mountain biking, kayaking, whale watching, 4x4 ATV's, bird watching, hiking for the novice and the pro, horseback riding in the mountains or on the beach, waterfalls to explore and so much more! Boredom?? None of that here! Everyday is Your's to Seize!! For further inquiries regarding daily excursions and tours, please contact Sonia at the "Uvita Information Center". Sonia may be reached at (EMAIL HIDDEN) The views shall take your breath away! Imagine 360 degree views of not only the Pacific but all that comes with it. Isla Ballena, Isla Tres Hermanas, Cano Island, the Osa Penninsula & the El Tigre Mountain & Valley shall be front and center each and every day. Yes! Important that we stress, you will need a 4x4 vehicle to get to Casa Tres Monos. Sonia will be happy to accommodate your rental car reservation. 4x4 is the most common mode of transportation on the coast! "There's no place like home! There's No place like Casa Tres Monos - Costa Rica!" Come and Explore the 'Pura Vida Lifestyle', We look forward to your inquiry! Interaction with GuestsJaguar Management is your on-sight service provider. Chris, Tom or Andres will be available to assist you with your in-country needs. The NeighborhoodCasa Tres Monos is located in the community of Brisas Del Mar. The 28 lot community has only five homes, maintaining it rural jungle charm. Located behind a locked gate, the community has good roads and is maintained by a full time gardner. Lots in the community are available for purchase. Contact a local realtor for price information. Getting AroundReprint of an article from Costa Rica Today Driving here will teach you patience Driving in Costa Rica requires more patience and street smarts than elsewhere. In addition, roads and bridges are not always in perfect shape. Still, a visitor or potential expat will find many welcoming and helpful Costa Ricans throughout the land. The virtue of patience is important because certain rules and traditions can turn a dented fender into a massive traffic jam. The rule here is that motorists must leave their damaged vehicle in the exact spot where the accident took place. Never mind that the slightly damaged vehicles block a key highway at the peak of Friday's rush hour. That rule is in place so that accident investigators can accurately assess blame. The state insurance agency has crews of investigators working 24 hours a day. Still, one may take hours to arrive at the latest scene. So two lanes of a major artery can be reduced to a single file of vehicles crawling around a crash site. Exchanging telephone numbers in anticipation of a later settlement of damages is unacceptable here. Visitors and expats should not travel at night unless absolutely necessary. Many surprises lurk on the roadways. Highway designers do not have new arrivals in mind. Then there are the drunks and the crazy motorcycle drivers. A high percentage of serious accidents happen at night.pot hols Naturally the road signs are in Spanish, but that is not a big problem. Usually the problem is the absence of road signs. San José, for example, is not very friendly to tourists. If a driver does not know the route, the city can resemble a maze. A good practice is to make extensive use of taxis in the capital if only to learn the routes. The major street called the Paseo de la Vaca got that name because it was designed by cows coming home at night from pasture. Traffic officials also love one-way streets, which can be a pain if a motorist is not going that way. Even in daylight, driving can be dicey. One recent major tragedy took place because a tourist swerved to avoid a hole in the pavement of a bridge. The tourist and his wife were unharmed but nearby vehicles collided, and one was a gasoline tanker. A pair of tourists last week were surprised to find workers digging ditches across the gravel road from their jungle hotel. This was drainage work, but there were no alternate routes or provision to get vehicles across the open ditch. Time for another cup of coffee. Motorist must expect the unexpected at all times. Among the most unexpected is the way gentle, helpful Costa Ricans turn into raving maniacs behind the wheel. Some psychologist link this to exercises in personal freedom in a restrictive society. Then there are the taxi and bus drivers. For a time, new arrivals in rental cars were targets of crooks. The trick was to puncture the tires of vehicles. Some claim that this might have been inside jobs at some rental agencies. The tire would go flat on the route from the airport pickup to the hotel, and crooks would arrive to help. What might follow could be a simple theft of luggage to a full-scale stickup. Although there have been fewer reports of this type of crime after police agencies began stressing prevention, the best bet is to drive on the flat tire to some secure spot, such as the guarded parking area of a nearby hotel. The rental agency might collect for the tire and rim, but that is preferable to the alternative. A punctured tire also is possible at the local gas station when a motorist pulls up in a rental vehicle or perhaps one loaded with luggage. Someone must be with the vehicle at all times. Tourists know that their foreign driver's license is respected here. The squeeze comes when they chose to move here. Other Things to NoteFeel secure when you are out exploring the southern coast. We have just added a motion sensor full house security alarm system. Turn on and off from your key fob.
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The SpaceLooking for privacy and quiet ?? You will be out of place in this place full of tranquility. You can relax in the middle of nature with the sweet sound of the lapping of the river and you will be waked up by the cries of howler monkeys and parrots. You have every comfort at disposal, a fully equipped kitchen, a terrace that you can open or close at wish and all the linens. You can refresh yourself in YOUR PRIVATE pool of 2.5mx 5m, fully tiled and relax on the wooden deck. To join your friends you have the WIFI at disposal . The capacity is ideal for 2 people Guest AccessYou will have NOTHING to share with anyone. The privacy is the key word for this bungalow located in a tropical garden of 900m2 Interaction with GuestsFor the well-being of our customers, we remain at their disposal for any help or useful information to make their stay optimized to the maximum The NeighborhoodThe house is located on the hills of Ojochal, a french village, 3 km from the Pacific. There are two well-French bakers, gourmet restaurants and a lot of good moon. Getting AroundYou reach the bungalow without any problems and you can park the car in front of the house. The airport is located approximately 220 kms from Ojochal .. There are bus services which are very reliable also
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The SpaceIn the Heart of Costa Ballena, above Playa Ballena and overlooking the rock formations of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (Ballena National Marine Park) is the Eco-Residencial Community of Perla Ballena, where this home is located. The design is Two Master Suites, which open to terraces above the pool. The Main Living Level with kitchen & dining, outside salon and a third bath adjacent to an area with a futon which converts to the third bedroom with bath for sleeping accommodations. Wake up for coffee or tea on the outside salon area to see Toucans cruising past or maybe a Pizote (raccon type animal) stealing papaya from the trees below the pool, as you look out over the Pacific to the Osa Peninsula and Isla del Cano in the distance. January to April and July to October you may see Humback Whales breaching in the waters off Playa Ballena (Whale Beach) You are surrounded by primary rainforest where Howler Monkeys or White Face Monkeys may be encountered at any time. A private and gated road keeps the Perla Ballena Community secure and peaceful. The Private Road is a good road, but please be aware it is a road through a Rain Forest mountain, we require that you have a 4WD vehicle, it is not critical for access but is more secure and comfortable for you and causes much less wear on our gravel surface. Trails in the Private Preserve areas lead you to a waterfall and cascades, or just to enjoy the tranquility and sounds of the forest. Included with your vacation rental is the use of our BALLENA BEACH CLUB facility, two pools, showers, parking for visiting Playa Ballena with full Restaurant and Bar service at Restaurante Villa Leonor. Interaction with GuestsAs mentioned before, we provide the services and amenities of Ballena Beach Club, where a secure and calm access to Playa Ballena is yours to enjoy. We also can provide assistance with tour bookings for activities of Zip Lines, River Rafting, Corcavado Park, Isla del Cano for snorkeling, Canyoning (repelling waterfalls), ATV Tours, Waterfalls and Nature Hikes or Walks. The NeighborhoodWe are in a unique part of the Costa Rica South Coast, known as Costa Ballena. Eco & Rural Tourism with Fine Food and services available throughout the area. Getting AroundA rental car is needed to enjoy the different attractions and amenities of Costa Ballena. The house is up on the mountain, too far to walk down to the highway and public transport. It is also a private road through a rain forest mountain, so 4WD is required, not critical to traverse the road but more secure and comfortable for you and less wear for our gravel surface we maintain.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe house is located in Ojochal, South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The house is particularly suited to the tropical climate, modern building combining tropical materials : bamboo, driftwood. Its roof in palms and large bugproof windows make it fresh and very pleasant. The first bedroom has a queen bed, cable TV, fan, air conditioning and bathroom. The second bedroom has 2 single beds, private bathroom, fan, this bedroom donte have air conditioned. Hot water in the bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen, terrace, private garden, a charming small above ground pool, private parking and access. Internet, wifi. Barbecue. The house is located in a closed and safe property, residence of the owners. Located in the heart of the village of Ojochal, near all amenities: supermarket, butchers, restaurant (the most famous of the country), located 2km from the beach. In addition to observing the lush and abundant nature, Ojochal and its surroundings offer all kinds of activities: horse riding, sea fishing, river fishing, wild beaches, mangrove ride, scuba diving, snorkeling, ATV rides, surfing, canoeing , canopy, whale watching (december to march & july to october), bird watching, ... The proximity of the largest mangrove forest of the country requires a boat trip to observe the big crocodiles, monkeys and hundreds of species of birds. We can help you organize your arrival in San Jose and your transfer to the South.
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Excellent
7 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
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Bungalow for rent in the heart of Ojochal in secured property: King bed 2 * 2 meters, air conditioning, private terrace, kitchenette, pool access. We look forward to seeing in our little corner of paradise. Breakfast included
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The SpaceOpen Bali Style home that allows you to feel a part of the natural surroundings with all comforts of modern living.....except TV. You will be the ONLY guest in my home at the time of your stay. The seperate guest bedroom and bath are private from the main house, but join with a walkway to the pool, and open air gathering area that includes internet, kitchen, dinning, living room and laundry. Clothing optional in the pool, as you are the only guest. I have hammocks and books to share as well as a few DVD's but it is better to bring your own selection if you want to watch a movie. I can make arrangements if planned in advance for massage, Reiki, facials, tours, private chef. There are several good restaurants in the area and I am located about 1/2 way between the town of Uvita and Ojochal. My home sits overlooking the Ballena National Marine park and is backed up to Primary Rain Forest....full of birds, monkeys, slothes, butterflies and more....all right here to enjoy close up. There is air conditioning available for an extra fee, but most do not need it, the evenings have cool breeze from the mountains and a light blanket is usually needed long before morning. There are ceiling fans in all areas. I love to share the peaceful beauty I have found here and will do my best to provide you with a very memorable experience that you will want to repeat again. There is much to entertain yourself in our area if relaxation is not your goal. We have Snorkeling, Scuba, Zip Lines, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Bird Watching, Hiking in Jungles, Waterfalls, Quad Tours, Surfing and surfing lessons, Yoga classes , Horseback Riding on Beach or Mountain trails to waterfalls, Marine Park and not far is Corcovado National Park, and more(URL HIDDEN) My home is open for all couples or singles, and Alternative Lifes Styles Welcome. It is also a great Honey Moon or Aniversary stay(URL HIDDEN) My pets are in the main house and not permitted in your bedroom, they are all very friendly and non threatening and love having company. You will also see many different jungle animals and birds if you are patient and around the house at the right time. I am bordering the jungle rain forest and a path way for many is right next to my home! BE SURE TO RENT A 4x4 car for your travels in Costa Rica's southern zone and to my home, it is not far off the main road but it is a bit of a climb! Guest AccessThe gathering area, pool and all gardens...everything except the building with my sleeping quarters. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as they desire and time permits. I work off of the property in the mornings some of the time and am busy with errands, so there is plenty of time for privacy during the day and around the pool. All you have to do is let me know your wishes. I am available to book tours and make suggestions always and is available I can prepare a private dinner for you or arrange a private chef with advance notice for dinners. Getting AroundI recommend renting a 4x4 car so you have freedom to explore and come and go as you please. Other Things to NoteCheck in is from 2 pm or later, it is highly recommend you arrive before dark (5:45) your first time here, this makes us easier to find the landmarks for your arrival(URL HIDDEN)Check out is no later than 10 am on the day of departure unless previous arrangements have been made.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceComfortable and private for two guests, Casa Bambu is located in "Bali Rica", a gated 5 acre tropical garden of fruit trees and exotic plants. The scent of ylang ylang trees perfume the air and the view from your porch is of large Guanacaste trees, exotic flowers, and the jungle faced coastal mountain range. The fruit garden provides a bounty of seasonal bananas, starfruit, coconuts, mango, citrus and more. The accommodations include an extra comfortable queen bed with a pillow top mattress. The full bathroom and kitchen, and spacious screened porch bring all the comforts of home. There is a security safe for valuables. From the screened-in porch, the mountain and garden views are beautiful with many birds and butterflies making their home, including morphos - the electric blue butterfly. Casa Bambu also has a private deck for your sun bathing or evening star gazing enjoyment and a refreshing dipping pool to cool off. Of special note on the premises is "Palm Spa", which offers convenient spa treatments for your pleasure and relaxation. The garden is ever changing with seasonal fruits and flowers at hand for your enjoyment. There are paths throughout the 5 acre estate which will lead you through exotic flowers, the zen garden, yoga pavilion, the Labyrinth, through bamboo groves to the Spa House, the meditation stream, or wherever you wander. You may hear the call of the area resident rainbow macaws, along with many other bird species. For those desiring an occasional tune in to the news or watching a movie, there is an open air pavilion on premises for WIFI, DVD or TV viewing. Weekly yoga classes are held every Wednesday 9am, Zumba on Monday 9am. Complementary class for guests of Bali Rica. Private yoga classes can also be arranged. Casa Bambu is located 3 minutes from the scenic and paved Costa Rican Pacific coastal highway. No 4wd vehicle is necessary to access this property. This retreat will feel remote, but is convenient to activities the area has to offer. Though we encourage guests to rent a vehicle for more freedom for exploring, the village of Ojochal has much to offer and groceries and restaurants can be accessed by foot or by the supplied mountain bikes. Also local taxi or tour bus can be arranged for front door pick-ups for your tour needs. The village of Ojochal is ideal for lovers of gourmet cuisine with a number of the area's finest restaurants. There's also a popular French bakery nearby with delicious fresh, warm-from-the-oven breads, and a Licorea for those looking for special ingredients to cook at home. Just 5 minutes away is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, Playa Ventanas, and the popular surfer's beach in Dominical, is approximately 30 minutes north. The newly built San Buenas Golf Course is 10 minutes south, and many other local attractions are close by; horseback riding, zip lines, ATV tours, off shore fishing and boating, etc.. For book lovers there is the village library within walking distance, or you can ride the two mountain bikes provided for your enjoyment as well. For those considering a more permanent situation in Costa Rica, we will be happy to guide you to trustworthy people who can show you available properties in the area. A perfect retreat, honeymoon hideaway, or for the solitude of one, Casa Bambu is a place which can be a comfortable home base for exploring the riches of Costa Rica, or a private hideaway to rest and revive. . Guest AccessMost of a 5 acre garden. Private areas are marked.
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe house is located in Ojochal, South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The house is pleasant to live. Window screens. Bedroom 1 with 1 king bed, closet, air conditioned and private bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed, air-conditioned, closet and bathroom. Cable TV, high speed internet, wifi. Hot water in the bathrooms and the kitchen. Fully equipped kitchen, terrace, hamock, large private garden, large swimming pool, garage, parking and access privés. Barbecue. Pool cleaning is include 1 time by week. The guests have responsability to put chloring every 3 days. House cleaning is not include. The house is located in a closed and secure property .. Located in the heart of the village of Ojochal, near all amenities: supermarket, butchers, restaurants (the most famous of the country), located 2km from the beach. In addition to observing the lush, Ojochal and its surroundings offer all kinds of activities: horse riding, sea fishing, river, wild beaches, mangrove ride, scuba diving, snorkeling, ATV rides, surfing, bird watching, whale watching (december to march & july to october) ... The proximity of the largest mangrove forest in the country requires a boat trip to observe the large crocodiles, monkeys and hundreds of species of birds. We can help you organize your arrival in San Jose, hosting your site and your transfer to the South.
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The SpaceSituated on a Private Gated hilltop Estate this studio apartment is the second apartment on site. Wildlife abounds in this Canopy jungle setting. The apt. includes a kitchenette with fantastic Ocean, Jungle and Sunset views, from the balcony. 2wd drive access only 2 minutes from the coast highway. French, Italian and Indonesian restaurants within walking distance. Some of the worlds best beaches are just minutes away, Dominical and Uvita for surfing, Ventanas Sea Caves and Rio Terraba for mangrove Kayaking. Horseback jungle and beach Safaris. Whale watching at Ballena National Park just 10 min. away. Apartment includes free daily access to Ballena park through the shared condo the Ballena Beach Club with bar restaurant and two pools. The Costena sur mountain range which runs parallel to the coast are an imposing site with its primary rain forest. Waterfalls abound here and repelling them a new sport. River raft and visit the Indigenous Boruca tribe. The Mysterious Sheres of the Diquis Delta are only minutes away. Interaction with GuestsWe provide concierge services and attempt to meet all their needs. The NeighborhoodClose to coast highway and just minutes from all the beaches and restaurants. A great jungle hike around our "loop" road of 4 miles with Lots of birds and Monkeys. Getting AroundJust a five minute walk away Other Things to NoteIncluded is access to our Beach Front Condo a $6 per day PP value included in your stay
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOur home was built by an artist that worked with concrete. The whole house is formed concrete except the doors and windows. It really feels like a storybook house. Guest AccessGuests will have full access to all the property. Interaction with GuestsWe will not be on the property. The NeighborhoodThe house is located in an area of lush jungle and beautiful beaches. Ojochal is a small town with many great restaurants know as a foodie village. There are 6 beautiful beaches within 20 minutes. Getting AroundIt is a 10 minute walk to the main highway where there are public buses. I would recommend having a rented car so you have access to the whole area.
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The SpaceBeautiful gardens, short walk to the most beautiful beach Playa Ballena in the Marine Park. Where the rainforest rolls down from the mountains to the beach, unique in the world. Guest AccessAll bedrooms have AC, King bed, Full Kitchen, Over size bathroom with tub and shower, open air balcony, free parking, Free WiFi and Laundry Service Interaction with GuestsWe would love to assist you in anything you might need for your stay to be enchanting and joyful. We can help book restaurant reservations, rental cars, day excursions like zip line, horse back riding, river rafting, ATV tours, deep sea fishing and Whale & Dolphin tours The NeighborhoodEnjoy the visit by monkeys, toucans and lot of variety of birds and butterflies in your balcony, there is also beautiful beaches near by, with caves and amazing views, explore nice restaurants only 11 minutes away. Getting AroundWe recommended you to have a car although 4X4 vehicles are NOT required to access Makara - but so you can reach all the hidden and most beautiful spots full with nature. Other Things to NotePlease contact us for more information about rates and more options for your desired suite and have a perfect stay !
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceYou are in the middle of the jungle overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The mini hotel is located in a 200 acre National Wildlife Reserve with hiking trails and waterfalls. This is a studio apartment on the top of the tower with refrigerator, stove and kitchen facilities. Guest AccessYou have access to acres natural park with trails, waterfalls and green zones on our 200 acre Nature Park. Also you have access to a private beach in Bahia Ballena, less than 3 miles away. Interaction with GuestsThere are many common areas where people can relax and interact with other guests. The NeighborhoodThis is the true Costa Rica jungle experience. Getting AroundCosta Rica has very good public transportation. Everything from air travel to private cars, and public buses. All very clean and well maintained.
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The SpaceYou need a car to get here. The Tower at Finca Perla Ballena is a private nature reserve located where the mountain plunges into the ocean. We have many waterfalls, rivers and hiking trails to enhance you stay. A true jungle experience. Guest AccessYou have access to acres natural park with trails, waterfalls and green zones on our 200 acre Nature Park. Also you have access to a private beach in Bahia Ballena, less than 3 miles away. Getting AroundCosta Rica has everything from buses to airplane transportation, all high quality and convenient.
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The SpaceVery private gated Estate whitewater Ocean view let the surf put you to sleep at night. 1 br luxurious bath AC with open air kitchenette , 2 covered terraces front has mountain view rear is jungle and ocean. Large Pool w fountain,Toucans, Parrots and Scarlet macaws visit regularly. 2 minutes from the coast highway. Numerous french and tico restaurants in town. Playa tortuga beach 2 minutes Ventanas beach 5 minutes and Bellina national park and beach 12 min.this beach is 11km long! Waterfalls abound.Included is free daily entrance into the Ballena national park at our beach club condo with pool and restaurant $6/day/per value. Surf boogie board hike the jungle visit the waterfalls all right here. Guest AccessPool and jungle hiking trail with free access to my Private beach club with rest and beach access Interaction with Guestsconcierge services The Neighborhoodwalk to grocery and restaurants. Getting Aroundbetter have a car
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOur home is on a quiet road a few kms from Ojochal. We are at 800' elevation so there is a warm breeze off the ocean during the day and a cool breeze off the mountains at night. The climate is perfect - no heat or air conditioning needed. We are 5 km from the main highway, an easy drive to reach our home. Guest AccessOur home has 1350 sq' on two levels. The upper level includes two large bedrooms each with their own ensuite bath & shower. The beds are queen size doubles. The bedrooms are separated for privacy by the central kitchen area which includes a breakfast bar. The covered Terrace is ideal for dining and relaxing. The lower pool level has a patio and shower as well as the laundry room and bodega/pool room. Our 2 hectare lot has a mountain stream on two sides. One half has been left as Natural Jungle and the rest is landscaped and includes a variety of flowering and fruit bearing plants including banana, lemon and pineapple. Interaction with GuestsWe have a Property Manger who lives close by. He will meet you in the village, take you to our home and make sure all is well during your stay. The NeighborhoodOur home is in a residential development which features large private lots on a dead end road. There are a number of beautiful homes and with only four beyond us, there is very little traffic. There is none of the highway noise, dust & higher temperatures found closer to the ocean. Getting AroundFrom the Pacific Coast Highway, a gravel road winds through Ojochal and then heads toward the mountains. A gradual climb over 2 km will get you to our place. Our area features three National Parks, Manuel Antonio to the north, Corcovado to the south and, very close by, Marina Ballena, the only Marine National Park in Costa Rica. The beaches along the Pacific Coast are wonderful - easily accessible and usually uncrowded. There are lots of activities - ATV Tours, Zip Lining, Canopy Tours, Whitewater Rafting, Horseback Riding - in the area.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOur home is on a quiet road a few kms from Ojochal. We are at 500 feet elevation so there is a warm breeze off the ocean during the day and a cool breeze off the mountains at night. The climate is perfect - no heat or air conditioning needed. We are 5 km from the main highway, an easy drive to reach our home. The house is near by the Hotel Diquis del Sur. During your stay you can use ALL the services and facilities of the hotel. (Pool, park, orientation, food, internet, Wifi, and much more). This way you benefit from all the advantages of an hotel and those of a private house. Guest AccessOur home has 1350 sq' on two levels. The upper level can accommodate 4 people and the lower level can accommodate 2 more. The upper level includes two large bedrooms with their own bath & shower. The beds are queen size for the first room and two single beds for the other. The kitchen is on the upper level as well. The terrace is ideal for dining and relaxing. The lower level has a third room, a bathroom, a patio and shower as well as the laundry room and bodega/pool room. Our lot has a mountain stream on two sides. One half has been left as Natural Jungle and the rest is landscaped and includes a variety of flowering and fruit bearing plants including banana, lemon and pineapple. Interaction with GuestsWe have a Property Manger who lives close by. He will meet you in the village, take you to our home and make sure all is well during your stay. The NeighborhoodThe villa is located in the village of Ojochal Costa Rica. This charming and relaxed village is located where the rainforest meets the sea on the south coast of Central Pacific of Costa Rica. Thirty minutes south of surfers paradise Dominical and 5 minutes of natural sandy beaches of the Pacific and Marino Ballena Marine Park known for its turtles, dolphins and whales. The city is located on a hill surrounded by mountains and nature.   Ojochal has many restaurants , supermarkets and even a French bakery, making it a great place for all travelers . The slow pace of life in Ojochal has not been affected by tourism, making this region a peaceful and idyllic destination. Known for its beautiful sunsets and the blue sea, this area is also a bird observation station with hundreds of species . Our home is in a residential development which features large private lots on a dead end road. There are a number of beautiful homes and with only four beyond us, there is very little traffic. There is none of the highway noise, dust & higher temperatures found closer to the ocean. Getting AroundFrom the Pacific Coast Highway, a gravel road winds through Ojochal and then heads toward the mountains. A gradual climb over 1 km will get you to our place. Our area features three National Parks, Manuel Antonio to the north, Corcovado to the south and, very close by, Marina Ballena, the only Marine National Park in Costa Rica. The beaches along the Pacific Coast are wonderful - easily accessible and usually uncrowded. There are lots of activities - ATV Tours, Zip Lining, Canopy Tours, Whitewater Rafting, Horseback Riding - in the area. Other Things to NoteFor longer stay than a 3 weeks please contact me for a special price.
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10br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceMar y Selva Retreat is an immersion in the rainforest, with fresh clean air and all the comforts of home. Near virgin beaches, It has the only Olympic size pool in the southern part of Costa Rica. On property we have 10 individual bungalows, each complete with individual bathrooms, air conditioning, either a king or queen bed, refrigerator, coffee maker, and a fantastic ocean view on their private patios. The main building has three floors. The first floor is an open air dining area that seats up to 60 people and a gourmet kitchen. Guest AccessGuests will have complete access to the property including: 10 Individual bungalows, each with their own full bath. 4 BR/4.5BA Owners Suite 2 Gormet Kitchens Restraurant/Dining Area that Seats up to 60 2 Kayaks Olympic Size Swimming Pool 10 Acres of Jungle Paths Washer/Dryer Interaction with GuestsWe do have on site management that live in a separate house. We interact as little or as much as our guests would like and include in the price daily room cleanup and breakfast. For those who would like customized catering for other meals we also offer concierge chef services and liaison to tours and activities. The NeighborhoodI never get tired of hearing the jungle come awake in the morning. The howler monkeys make sure that everyone hears them, the McCaws sound off and the rest of the jungle life that surrounds the hotel is rich with the sounds of life. So peaceful!!! Getting AroundWhile there is a public bus stop a short distance away, we recommend a rental car to get to everything efficiently. Other Things to NoteVisit our (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) page for the latest news and activities: (URL HIDDEN)
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceA newly built, fresh home at the edge of a Primary Forest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guest AccessA fully furnished house with equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, parking space Interaction with GuestsMassi, the property manager will assist guests before and during their stay The NeighborhoodAvancari is an exclusive residential development nestled in the Southern Pacific zone in the town of Ojochal, Costa Rica. It is a retreat of tranquility, contemplation, and breathtaking nature. There are 36 exclusive residential lots in the development, located in an area encompassing 222.2 acres of lush tropical jungle and waterfall-ridden mountains. There are amazing ocean and mountain views all within a combined 75 minute flight and drive from San Jose. This development is a truly exclusive community. It has been custom designed to offer each owner the utmost privacy and a unique experience of interaction with nature. This community has access to a state of the art medical facility within a 20-kilometer drive in the town of Cortes. In this area there are varied culinary options ranging from fresh seafood, French, Italian, and local cuisine. The project aims to preserve a vast amount of primary forest area as a private nature reserve in order to provide beautiful backdrop of Costa Rica’s natural beauty. Getting AroundA private 4x4 car is necessary
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5br finca
    If you want a place to be away from the city noise and connect to nature this is the place!! We are located inside a rainforest overlooking the ocean!!! you will enjoy breathtaking views of the 3 sisters islands and Cerro El Tigre mountain. We offer a place relaxation, meditation and connecting with nature. We are located 15 min drive to many beautiful beaches. In addition we offer our guests guided tours to many amazing waterfalls. We have a beautiful pristine river and many creeks inside the property with uncountable waterfalls and wildlife like monkeys, sloths, toucans, etc. We offer our guests raw organic vegan meals, or they may cook their own food in their own kitchen. We also offer juice detox fastings, pls inquire if you are interested. We offer our guests either the jackfruit cabin, or the Ocean-view house.
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    3br house
      Luxury of the city inside a mountain top forest estate with breathtaking oceanic views, several 100m waterfalls, waterfall pools, and large streams on the property. All within minutes from the most pristine protected beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Ventanas, Playa Tortuga, Playa Ballena and Playa Pi単uela. Beautiful luxury home within the rain forest with an almost 360 degree Oceanic/Mountain view. Employees Tipped upon leaving. (Optional) The town is quite, very friendly, peaceful Costa Rican town with all the amenities necessary for the perfect holiday getaway. The House is less than a 15 min drive to the beach and is just 2km from the most beautiful pristine beaches in the country.
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      1br bungalow
        Bungalow for rent in secured property in Ojochal: Kingsize bed, air conditioning, private terrace, kitchenette, pool access. The price includes breakfast. Of French origin, we decided to live in Costa Rica and especially on the Costa Ballena which is for us, the most beautiful of the country. We have two girls (15 months and 2.5 years old), two dogs and two cats ... all done by two home !! We have a passion for nature and the "Pura Vida" and wish to share our love for this greatest region. Depending on your needs and your desires, we can advise you on activities, beaches, waterfalls, restaurants and more. Ojochal is a small quiet residential village, and the most beautiful beaches in the area are 3 minutes by car !!! Depending on the season, you will see whales, turtles nesting ... We are looking forward to our little corner of paradise In the village, we offer a completely independent bungalow of our house. Our garden is full of plants, exotic flowers and of course birds. Sometimes an anteater visiting us ...
        villa
        3br villa
          Our home is on a quiet road a few kms from Ojochal. We are at 500 feet elevation so there is a warm breeze off the ocean during the day and a cool breeze off the mountains at night. The climate is perfect - no heat or air conditioning needed. We are 5 km from the main highway, an easy drive to reach our home. The house is near by the Hotel Diquis del Sur. During your stay you can use ALL the services and facilities of the hotel. (Pool, park, orientation, food, internet, Wifi, and much more). This way you benefit from all the advantages of an hotel and those of a private house.
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          3br villa
            Description of the property This fabulous, three-bedroom, three and a half bath home is nestled on 6.14 acres in the private Cinco Ventanas community in the coastal foothills of Playa Ventanas, just 32 km south from Dominical in Ojochal, Costa Rica. Cinco Ventans is also only 1 km north of Ojochal, and a short 25 minute drive north from the airstrip at Palmar Sur . It has incredible views of the ocean, offshore rocky islets, the Terraba River delta and entire Osa Peninsula, and lush, jungle-covered mountains. Toucans are daily visitors to the trees surrounding the house. Howler monkey and White face monkey troops are resident in our area, heard always and often (and fyi, very early in the morning...) and seen shaking the limbs in the trees surrounding the house with regularity. Perhaps the most amazing, but little thought about are the beautiful "Morpho" butterflies. Seemingly impossible to photograph they are seen daily (usually in the morning). Their neon blue wings are a color you will only believe when you have seen them. This is not a "sleep in" holiday. The sunrise and sunset in this area are just incredible. The above is the view of Playa Ventanas and the coastal mountain range behind it taken from kayaks. Casa de Ventanas is in the lower mountain range to the left center of the picture. As can be seen, there is still a preserved natural beauty with a minimal human foot print in the area. This lovely layout is perfect for maximum appreciation of the beautiful natural environment on the South Pacific Zone. The estate is surrounded by banana trees and jungle wildlife, including howler and white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloth, lizards and butterflies. The grounds include streams and primary old growth forest. Access is gravel from a private gated road. Due to the gravel road as well as issues with all roads in the area 4WD VEHICLES ONLY should be rented for your stay. Although the Cinco Ventanas road as well as the private drive have each been recently resurfaced, 4WD is necessary at times. In addition, most of the "off the highway" roads in the area are not in as good a condition; hence the 4WD is a must. The property is bordered by the Media Luna river which runs year round with small waterfalls and swimming holes just a short walk down from the swimming pool. There are safety lines leading down to the stream, which is a short 5 minute walk down from the house. In addition to the natural falls and pools on the property, the area is home to literally hundreds of cascading waterfalls. Many are near, and open to the public. In addition to the famous Nauyaca Falls, there is a wonderful fall and pool in Uvita as well as a favorite at the Talapia Farm just south of Ojochal. The beautifully crafted, 2,400-square-foot, furnished home features glass, wood, and stone with vaulted ceilings. The home, built in 2000, has 3 ½ bathrooms. The estate includes a 20' by 30' swimming pool. The house has been completely renovated inside and out since 2007. The master bedroom suite includes a king-size bed, private bath with double vanity, tub and a shower with porthole with ocean view. Guest suites have private baths with showers. One room has a queen-size bed and the other guestroom has two twin beds. Each bedroom is individually air conditioned with wirelessly controlled ductless a/c units. Brand new high thread count bedding and towels are included. This open-concept home has a living room with ceiling-to-floor windows overlooking the ocean and the jungle. The fully equipped kitchen includes a snack bar and dining area. Right off of the kitchen are laundry facilities with washer and dryer. Renovations include the addition of a new Rancho and renovated pool decking area with sandstone throughout. The rancho provides a wonderful spot in the shade with ceiling fan and lighting for enjoyment during the dry or green season. The Costa Rican jungle is just steps from the door of this home. Three resident Howler monkey troops live in the immediate area and white faced monkeys and Toucans are daily visitors to the trees surrounding the house. Travel down the mountainside less than 10 minutes to the nearby pristine beaches of Playa Ventanas, Playa Tortugas, the Ballena national park and others. View the sunset poolside over the canopy of primary rainforest or experience a Ventanas beach sunset for a truly memorable experience. Enjoy the many activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sport fishing, mangrove tours, horseback riding , waterfalls, canopy tours, and much more. Casa de Ventanas is located in Cinco Ventanas, just 1 km north of Ojochal, where all of the local attractions are within easy access. The casa is a short 7-8 minute drive up the mountain from the coastal highway entrance. Besides lovely Ventanas beach, you will be less than 10 minutes from the wonderful village of Ojochal. This unique blend of people and cultures will make your experience truly enjoyable. Comprised of expatriates from the USA, Canada and western Europe as well as the local folks ("ticos"), this village is a remarkable example of people from many cultures all working side by side to help one another in an environment that demands self reliance and cooperation among friends and neighbors. It is routine to hear spanish, english, french and german spoken in the same place at the same time! This confluence of cultures has led to Ojochal becoming renowned in Costa Rica for its high level of international cuisine. See all of the wonderful activities to fill your week's vacation at (website: hidden)
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            1br apt. / condo
              Casa Rana Verde is a newly built gated deluxe private residence in the coastal hills of Ojochal. Ocean view of the surf ,hear the ocean roar! See the sunsets and the green flash here! A private jungle with monkeys and mountain view awaits. Tropical fruit and flower gardens surround the Estate. 1 minute to the coast highway 2 minutes to the beach. A condo beach club membership at Ballena national park is included with this rental and is just 5 minutes away. Each apartment comes with a kitchenette fully equiped. Great French restaurants abound in this multicultural Oasis. Great surfing and jungle trekking. Sea Caves at Ventanas 3 minutes away. This is truly the Best of the Best! Included with this property is free admittance to a private beach club at Ballena beach! Calle El Perezoso 200 meters N Hotel El Perezoso
              apt. / condo
              2br apt. / condo
                Casa Rowe is a relatively new (2007) 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome located in the Gardens of the Pacific, a small community in the rural beach hamlet of Playa Bejuco on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast. The Gardens is a quiet and safe residential community of a few dozen homes designed to blend in with the natural environment. Playa Bejuco is a 2 hour drive from the San Jose airport and 25 minutes south of the tourist mecca of Jaco, through bucolic countryside with cattle grazing in lush green pastures framed by mountains and ocean. The scenic drive south on the Costanera (coast highway) leading to our townhome is enchanting, and the idyllic beauty of the region quite breathtaking. Playa Bejuco is centrally located on the Pacific coast, an ideal home base for those wishing to explore the ecodiversity of Costa Rica, including beaches, rainforests, mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls, rivers and coastal estuaries. TOWNHOME DESCRIPTION: Casa Rowe is a spacious and relaxing 2 story townhome that can comfortably sleep 5-6 persons. The home is newly furnished throughout with dark and rich Costa Rican wood furniture, and includes the following: - A fully equipped kitchen with natural wood cabinets, refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric mixer, blender, pots and pans, glasses, silverware, etc. - A large upstairs master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, queen size wood bed with carved design, nicely tiled master bath with wood cabinets, and private outside balcony with decorative iron railings. - An upstairs guest bedroom with vaulted ceilings, large wooden bunk bed (sleeps 3), nicely tiled guest bath with wood cabinets, and private outside balcony with decorative railings. - Outdoor Teak furniture on balconies. - A large living and dining area with wood futon sofa, end tables, designer lamps, wall art, coffee table, rocking chairs, wood window shades and 6 person dining room table. - A 1/2 Bath downstairs. - Decorative tiled floors throughout the home. - Decorative tiled stairway with wood handrails and attractive upstairs stairwell landing area. - Ceiling fans in every room. - Sony HDTV. - Wireless Internet. - Air Conditioning. - Laundry room with washer, dryer and sink. - Green space adjacent to the property. - Outdoor shower. - Covered parking. - Beach Cruiser Bikes (2). - BBQ Grill. - 24 hour security with friendly Tico gatekeepers. PLAYA BEJUCO/ GARDENS OF THE PACIFIC: Casa Rowe is a short 5-8 minute walk to quiet and secluded Playa Bejuco, a Blue Flag beach (highest ecological rating) known for its clean water and quality surfing waves. The ocean water is warm - around 80 degrees - year round. The lengthy and wide (especially at low tide) dark sand, palm tree-lined beach stretches for miles and is usually empty, perfect for extended beach walks, bicycle rides and/or collecting shells and driftwood, especially at sunrise or sunset. The outside of our Gardens of the Pacific townhome is nicely landscaped and kept beautiful by the friendly community gardeners. Yard foliage includes a large and shady jacaranda tree, palms, crotons, allamandas, heliconias, hibiscus and other flowering plants. The yard and adjacent green space attract a variety of birds (including hummingbirds) and butterflies, and you awaken each morning to the sounds of exotic birdsong. The trees in the community are frequented regularly by large multicolored parrots (scarlet macaws) and, occasionally, troupes of monkeys. Gardens of the Pacific has a large tropically landscaped green space/ BBQ/ pool area in the quiet rear portion of the community. The space includes a covered entertainment area, BBQ grill, community pool (w/ child pool), bathroom and outdoor shower. It is an ideal setting for family/group gatherings. Playa Bejuco is a tiny rural coastal village. There is a bodega (mini-mart) located steps from our townhome, and two beach hotel/restaurants a short walking distance down a road leading to the ocean. The restaurants offer excellent food at reasonable prices and are nice places to enjoy drinks at sunset. Playa Bejuco offers vacationers to Costa Rica the best of both worlds, a beautiful rural setting located slightly off the conventional tourist track, yet with easy access to a variety of attractions and activities. ACTIVITIES: Costa Rica offers much in the way of adventure and ecotourism, with opportunities for surfing, fishing, rainforest canopy tours, zip lining, ATV rentals, horseback riding, golfing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, scuba diving, birdwatching, hiking, waterfall trips, and wildlife viewing. Costa Rica is a wonderful place to visit and explore. We hope you choose our comfortable and affordably priced family vacation townhome as a home base to experience some of the wonders this unique country has to offer. Please visit our Casa Rowe website for more information, including additional photos. PURA VIDA! The Rowe Family Playa Bejuco is a small coastal hamlet located between Jaco/Playa Hermosa and Quepos/Manuel Antonio. It is a 2 hour drive from the San Jose airport, and 25 minutes south of Jaco. Our community, Gardens of the Pacific, is located off the coast highway as one heads toward the beach. The beach is a short walk away from our townhome.
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                5br villa
                  Wellcome to Casa Tordesillas, Marga and Chema offers you the possibility of sharing their way of life. It is relaxing and full of inspiration, since the area is so peaceful and complete with natural beauty. The coolness of the high mountains and being close to tropical beaches, makes it a unique place. Nearby cascading rivers and jungle trails for the more adventurous that can be covered hiking or on horses of our own breeding, spanish andalusian crossed with costarican paso fino. If you do not know how to ride, we will give you ridding lessons. You can also participate in sustainable and regenerative activities such as reforestation with native species, organic and biological gardening, Do-In exercises (japonesse yoga) and join Marga and Chema for evening meditations. We are located up on top of the Coastal Range, above the National Park of Marino Ballena and Uvita beach, on the Pacific south west and 4 hrs drive from the capital San Jose. The road is rural and requires a 4X4 vehicle. The main access road is from the valley side of the ridge, it is paved up to 5 km and the rest is well gravelled. What is a sustainable way of life? Marga and Chema have been living a sustainable way of life for over 20 years and they would like to share it with you, even if it is just for a few days. This way of life is much more economical and nature friendly, where arts and crafts predominate over mass consummerism; where walking, bicycling, horses and public transport is the form of transport, instead of the private car; where the use of energy is minimized and sustainably produced. But perhaps the most important is to grow as much of ones own food, since food is health and health is food. To summarize, it is about quality of life instead of standard of living; it is about enhancing, empowering and a conscientious way of life. It is about sharing with family, friends and neigbours; to barter, to trade to be frugal and not to waste; which is true economy. Marga and Chema have built their own house and furniture (Chema has been a cabinet maker and a carpenter). Marga is a seamstres and makes most of their clothes. Energy is sustainably produced and waste is minimized. They breed, raise and traine (the natural way) their own horses, a cross between andalusian and costarican paso fino; they also do all the animal husbandry, to include the maintenance of the fields and do their own farrier work. The home is a large, two storied, round building. 5 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, a large living room with a fireplace, dinning room overlooking the tropical forest and the Pacific ocean, with a geodesic dome at the second floor for holistic exercises. Solar panels and candles for light. The farm is located on top of the Coastal Range, on the south west of Costa Rica, sorrounded by tropical forests and the Biological Corredor "El Paso de la Danta" (The Path of the Tapir). It has its own water springs which feed the house. Mountain trails arround the forest to the many waterfalls and down to the beach at Bahia Ballena National Park (a migrating destination twice a year for the humpback whales). A 12 km rural road conects us to the beach and national park (4 wheel drive, walking or horses) taxi services available. We offer sustainable practice and holistic health semminars throughout the year, you may inquire about them. Also, our ecuestrian tours give you an insight to the regions way of life, which still uses the horse as a form of transport and if your visit coincides with the local villages festivities, one can join in the cabalcades, which are one of the main events. Also the phylosofical conversations and story telling with Chema arround the fire place. But perhaps the most distinguishing factor about our place, is Margas Kitchen; with its many different dishes, all naturally made. Some of the most popular dishers are the lasagna, the paella, spanish omelett, stuffed fowl, sushi, and many baked pasteries. Our place is a mountain retreat for the artist, the mistic and the naturalis; it provides a haven to inspire, to reveal and to view nature with all its grandeur and splendor. Rates per room, doble occupancy $60 per day $350 per week $1200 per month Our farm and home is up on top of the ridge of the Coastal Range, on the south west coast of the Pacific in Costa Rica. It is sorrounded by tropical forests and cascading rivers, the nearest village is 3 km away and the beach (National Marine Park of Marino Ballena) is 12 km by rural road (4X4 required). We have several water springs, one of which feed the house. It overlooks the ocean, to the west and the tall Tallamanca range, with the highest mountain in Costa Rica the Chirripo, to the east. A good place to observe nature, wild life and very good birding, since the farm is set at a mountain pass comming from the ocean low lands to the fertil valleys on the other side of the ridge. On the western border, an impresive scarpment of a 1000 mts, overlooks the tree tops of the tropical forest, offering some fascinating views of the coast line. The many trails in the area, gives the visitors a great opportunity for extended hikes to the many waterfalls with their natural swimming holes, makes the area a unique place. Also, for the experienced ecuestrian, these trails offers excellent riding opportunities. There is public bus service up to the nearby town, 3 kms away and from there a local taxi can bring you up to our place. Also, if you so desire for a fee, we can offer airport pickup. For more detail information, once you have booked the reservation, please contact us and we will provide all the needed information. If you rent a 4X4 vehicle, please call us, so as to advise on the best route in order to avoid heavy trafic hours. If you come by bus, once you have your ticket, please call so as to have our regular taxi wating for you Avoid coming at night, since we are in a wilderness area and the place may be difficult to find
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                  2br villa
                    Phidjie Lodge is located on southern Pacific coast, in a charming village called: Ojochal. This B&B; created in december 2007, owned by a French couple gives you the opportunity to hire a fully equipped and selft contained bungalow. Wanna fancy surfing? diving or snorkeling to Cano Island, going to the beach or on a boat ride to see whales and dolphins? Everything is possible here! If you would rather relax by the swimming pool under the gaze of the toucans and parrots, you can do that too. Phidjie Lodge is above all a peaceful and relaxing place but also a wonderful base for many activities such a horse riding, meeting Indians, discovering the rich fauna and more, even Manuel Antonio Np, Marino Ballena Np and Corcovado Np! Besides booking excursions for you, we can also provide you with rental cars and give you advices and information to make your stay even more enjoyable. So, come and join us to discover the many wonders of the South Pacific region Extra are only for the third person, starting from 6 years old. A fourth guest will stay for free. Ojochal is a little charming village, with supermarkets close to our lodge, but also fishermens, butcher, even French bakers. Well there you can find all what you need to spend wonderful holidays in our lodge. Need more, no problem, we are there to help you !
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                    3br villa
                      Welcome to Casa de Ventanas! This beautiful home located directly above gorgeous Ventanas beach (considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Costa Rica) will provide your family or friends with a perfect spot from which to explore the southern Pacific coastline. We believe our guests are our best source for describing the absolute beauty of the area and the experience of jungle living. Casa de Ventanas is located in Cinco Ventanas, just 1 km north of Ojochal, where all of the local attractions are within easy access. The casa is a short 4-5 minute drive up the mountain from the coastal highway entrance. Besides lovely Ventanas beach, you will be less than 8 minutes from the wonderful village of Ojochal. This unique blend of people and cultures will make your experience truly enjoyable. Comprised of expatriates from the USA, Canada and western Europe as well as the local folks ("ticos"), this village is a remarkable example of people from many cultures all working side by side to help one another in an environment that demands self reliance and cooperation among friends and neighbors. It is routine to hear spanish, english, french and german spoken in the same place at the same time! This confluence of cultures has led to Ojochal becoming renowned in Costa Rica for its high level of international cuisine.
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                      2br house
                        Turnkey Fully Equipped Unique Jungle Retreat Ocean Views Primary Forest/Wildlife! Walk down the hill to Ballena Beach and villa leonor beach club restaurant, natural pool, secure parking- huge secluded swimming beach great for couples and families. The house is a two story octagon set inside the jungle- a nature lovers paradise, birds, monkeys, even ocelots and jaguarundis can be seen walking on the trails around the house. The second story is a huge master suite, see the sunset over Ballena Island and humpback whales from the kitchen window. ample terraces and huge BEACH ENTRY POOL WITH WATERFALL- DIVE IN! All amenities pool bar, wifi, easy road access (only 1.3 km from costanera highway). % min to Uvita or Ojochal- lots of excellent international dining, banks, ATM, super markets. Nature hiking, waterfall just down our road, tons of area waterfalls, zip lining , surfing on some of Cost Rica´s best beaches, fishing and horseback riding all within 20 minutes or less of the house. Available min. 1 wk stay. long term rental also possible. House is for sale and must be available to show with advanced notice to renter. Safe and Secure Paradise, Located inside primary jungle, but only a 10 minute walk downhill to Ballena beach inside National Marine Park. Close to all activities, restaurants, doctors, 15 min hospital. Easy access the road is gravel but in great condition year round. Fine International or casual beach dining, surf, swim, horseback ride, ultra light flight, dive snorkel, kayak or fish all within 20 minutes or less of this unique home.
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                        2br house
                          . Our home is 1320 sq' under the roof on two levels. It is designed to emphasize outdoor living and to suit a tropical climate. We face south towards the Pacific Ocean to not only maximize the ocean breezes during the day but also minimize direct exposure to the sun. The main floor on the upper level features two large bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom w/shower and a queen size double bed. The bedrooms are separated by the kitchen and sitting area so are quite private. The covered terrace is ideal for relaxing and dining - we have all of our meals here and often watch T.V. in the evening. The lower level features the 10' x 30' pool, surrounded by a Croton hedge for complete privacy (suits are optional) and a lower patio, shower, laundry room and Bodega/pool room. Our large two hectare lot is bordered on two sides by a mountain stream. Half of our property is natural jungle so is a haven for wildlife - many bird species including Toucans, Aricari & Parrots to name a few - & lots of Butterflies - especially the fabulous Blue Morpho, Sightings of Monkeys, Iguana, Coati and other mammals are common. Our property features numerous flowering plants as well as fruit bearing trees - Banana, Mandarina, Lemon, Pineapple and, sometimes, Papaya - so help yourself. We have a Jungle Waterfall & Pool close by (5 min. walk) and there is a larger Cascada on the north edge of Ojochal (5 min. drive). The village of Ojochal is unique. With a large French-Canadian population, it is renown for its many fine restaurants and small resorts. There is a supermarket, French bakery, several cafes, and the cuisine includes Italian, Thai, Indonesian, French, International and, of course, Tico. Uvita to the north and Palmar to the south offer more extensive shopping options. The South Pacific Coast is famous for its many fine beaches, all are accessible and usually uncrowded. There are three National Parks in this part of Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio, near Quepos, and Corcovado, an hour to the south, provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Marina Ballena is the only National Marine Park in Costa Rica and is very close by. It offers both whale and dolphin watching, and snorkelling and scuba diving. Perhaps the best diving experience is available at Cano Island, only a few hours away. Our home is two km's from Ojochal heading toward the Coastal Mountains. From the Pacific Coast Highway, you take a secondary gravel road through Ojochal to get there. Our neighbourhood features a number of fine homes and our road is a dead end so, with only four homes beyond ours, there is very little traffic. We are at 800' elevation so benefit from the cool mountain breeze at night - no air conditioning required. This also means no highway traffic noise, dust, or no-see-ums that are found closer to the ocean
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                          3br house
                            With its nearby beach, gorgeous ocean views, upscale amenities, and secluded location, it's no wonder that Villa Mariposa is once again TripAdvisor's Top Vacation Rental for Ojochal. Again and again, our guests rave about our jungle paradise in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica, and we're sure you'll fall in love with it too. The spacious poolside terrace is one of the villa's best features. French doors open onto a shaded living area, a separate sun-drenched deck and stunning views of the ocean. With plenty of lounge chairs and natural cooling breezes, it's a restful place to savor your morning coffee, sunbathe, or get caught up in a good book. All the while, you'll be awed by the hummingbirds, Scarlet Macaws, and incredible blue butterflies—just a few of the species that populate the tropical garden and surrounding jungle. When you're ready for a dip, the private pool boasts scenic views of the Whale's Tail and the coastline up to Manuel Antonio National Park. The estate is gated and completely private; there are no neighbors in sight! This one-story villa has a natural flow to its design, and with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an optional fourth bedroom, it provides plenty of space for extended families or several couples. The central dining and living area is flanked by two large bedrooms, including the master bedroom. Both have French doors that open onto the terrace. You're literally steps away from the pool and you can view the ocean from most every room of the house. The master bedroom is especially luxurious. It boasts views of the ocean and the pool, an en-suite bathroom with an oversized glass block shower, a plush queen-size bed, and a walk-in closet. You'll feel pampered during your stay. Every detail was considered when designing Villa Mariposa. The villa has teak-beamed cathedral ceilings, custom handmade cedar doors, cabinets and furniture, and a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens onto the outdoor terrace, so you can easily dine alfresco while watching the sunset. The house was built 800 feet above sea level and is cooled by natural breezes. Air Conditioning has been recently added as an option and is available for an extra fee, but you will likely not need it. In addition to all this, Villa Mariposa was built in 2009 and retains the look and feel of a brand-new vacation home. When it comes to location, the villa couldn't be better situated. We're minutes from Ventanas Beach—a virgin strip of palm tree studded sand hidden in a quiet bay. The surrounding cliffs and caverns add to the beauty of the area, and you can walk through the ocean caverns at low tide. The villa is also minutes from the village of Ojochal, which is renowned in Costa Rica for its international cuisine and world-class dining experiences in the jungle. You will find Canadian, American and European expatriates living there in a cooperative culture with the villagers. We include our restaurant recommendations for some of the best French, Italian, Thai, German, Swiss, Indonesian restaurants on our website and in the villa information binder. The binder also includes our scrumptious secret recipe for sea bass which you can prepare in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy with chilled wine on terrace overlooking the ocean. Our English-speaking property manager, Heather, is happy to provide concierge services, including booking tours and activities prior to your arrival and during your stay. Heather will meet you at the villa and is available for any questions you may have. She is here to ensure your stay at Villa Mariposa is enjoyable and worry-free. If you're looking for adventure, take a horseback tour through the lush jungle to Nauyaca Falls, where you can swim in the natural pools or jump from the falls. You can also get close to tame toucans and Scarlet Macaws at Don Lulo's home, where the tour stops for a typical Costa Rican fare. It makes for a very memorable photo op! There are many more ways to enjoy your days: Tours to Cano Island offer sport fishing and the best scuba diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica, strolling the nearby beaches, zip-lining through the jungle canopy, ATVing, kayaking, whale watching and taking eco-tours through the area's incredibly lush tropical jungle. For more information on the area and our recommendations for the best restaurants and activities visit our website and Insiders guide. Book with us and you will have no extra booking fees. Weekly rates includes cleaning before and after your stay and NO additional Guest Booking Fee Spring break or March Break are $2200 per week. Spring and Summer Specials- Save $200 on weekly stays and on 5 or 6 night stay A 50% Deposit fee is due upon confirmation of reservation and a 50% Final deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival. $300 US security deposit fee payable with final payment and refundable following check-out if no damages. Payment by Interac Transfer through Canadian Banks, Bank Wire Transfers or Credit Cards . Weekly rates are for up to six people. An additional charge of $25.00 per person per night or $175 per week for guests in addition to 6 for a maximum of 8 guests Children count as people. The office can be used as a bedroom with two twin raised air mattresses. Weekly rates include cleaning before and after your stay. Call to book the villa and our local English speaking property manager will assist you with booking tours and activities. Check in time is between 3 and 6pm. Inquire for later check in. Check out time 8am. Want to Know more about our villa rental? Give me, Ellen, a call for details:1-416-767-2279 Zoom out on the map to see the area and the ocean. The Costa Ballena on south Pacific coast is renowned for its dramatic landscapes where the mountains meet the ocean. This is the real Costa Rica with the gorgeous and secluded Ventanas Beach only 10 minutes from the Villa Mariposa and the village of Ojochal with international restaurants and all the amenities all within 15 minutes. Located 30 minutes south of Dominical and 25 minutes north of the Palmar Sur airstrip on the picturesque and well paved Costanera highway. The Villa Mariposa is 3 hours south of San Jose by car or private VIP shuttle. Another option is a 30 minute scenic flight to Palmar Sur airstrip. From there you can arrange to have a 4x4 rental waiting for you & drive 25 minutes to the villa. There are more daily flights to Quepos, which is a 1 hour drive to the villa. Villa Mariposa is located a few minutes drive up the coastline from the wonderful village of Ojochal, renowned for it world class dining in the jungle. Starting with Ventanas Beach which is the closest to the villa, there are a series of uniquely spectacular beaches up the Costa Ballena coastline. For a detailed map of restaurants and reviews visit our website
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                            2br house
                              Exquisite, private newly-constructed house to rent on 5 acres with incredible rainforest mountain views in a lush tropical setting. Located in Ojochal - Playa Tortuga only 25 minutes south of Dominical and 15 minutes south of Playa Uvita. 2 private-entrance high-vaulted ceiling and spacious bedroom suites with private hot water tiled bathrooms. Fully-equipped Captain's kitchen with direct access to the terrace for your culinary needs decorated with taste. 35ft.X 24ft. high-vaulted ceiling, terracotta terrace with comfortable living and dining area with direct view of magnificent rainforest mountains and curved Roman style steps leading into the 30ft. X 13ft pool. Palm Beach style ceiling fans cool the Malaysian-furnished terrace enhanced by designer lighting for an intimate evening atmosphere. Ceiling fans in each bedroom suite, Queen size beds and screened doors for night-time comfort. High speed Internet ADSL access with WIFI. Note : The rental rates mentioned are for 2 guests and the Master Suite. Add 200$ US for 3 or 4 peoples and access to the guest room. Beds: 2 Queen Beds Deposits: 1- Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. 50% Deposit fee confirmation of reservation. 50% Final deposit upon arrival. $300US Security deposit fee refundable at check-out if no damages. US funds in cash only. 2 - No refunds available 30 days or less prior to check-in date. No credit will be issued for early departures, late arrivals, or no-shows. On site manager for arrival-departure and information. No pets. Exquisite, private newly-constructed house to rent on 5 acres with incredible rainforest mountain views in a lush tropical setting. Located in Ojochal - Playa Tortuga only 25 minutes south of Dominical and 15 minutes south of Playa Uvita. 2 private-entrance high-vaulted ceiling and spacious bedroom suites with private hot water tiled bathrooms. Fully-equipped Captain's kitchen with direct access to the terrace for your culinary needs decorated with taste. 35ft.X 24ft. high-vaulted ceiling, terracotta terrace with comfortable living and dining area with direct view of magnificent rainforest mountains and curved Roman style steps leading into the 30ft. X 13ft pool. Palm Beach style ceiling fans cool the Malaysian-furnished terrace enhanced by designer lighting for an intimate evening atmosphere. Ceiling fans in each bedroom suite, Queen size beds and screened doors for night-time comfort. High speed Internet ADSL access with WIFI. Note : The rental rates mentioned are for 2 guests and the Master Suite. Add 200$ US for 3 or 4 peoples and access to the guest room. Beds: 2 Queen Beds
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                              2br house
                              • Pets Allowed
                              Our house is fully furnished with two bedrooms,(south bedroom has two beds),two bathrooms, large greatroom and kitchen. The large front porch which faces west has wonderful views of the ocean, valleys and mountains. Just a few feet away is the inground pool. Off the pool is the bodega which houses the clothes washer/dryer and pool filter. Our house is situated on a "dead end" road. Therefore traffic is limited. Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Beds Deposits: We require a 50% deposit to secure your reservation. The balance of the rental is paid to our manager at check in. Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check Other Fees: There will be a $75.00 late check in fee after 6pm. PLEASE! Arrive during daylight hours. Our house is fully furnished with two bedrooms,(south bedroom has two beds),two bathrooms, large greatroom and kitchen. The large front porch which faces west has wonderful views of the ocean, valleys and mountains. Just a few feet away is the inground pool. Off the pool is the bodega which houses the clothes washer/dryer and pool filter. Our house is situated on a "dead end" road. Therefore traffic is limited. Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Beds
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                              2br house
                              • Pets Allowed
                              Casa Dulce is a newly built and newly furnished home set on the mountains of Ojochal, the Southern gem of the well known Costa Ballena stretch of coast of the South Pacific area of Costa Rica. Casa Dulce stands within the gated residential development of Avancari. Avancari is an exclusive residential development nestled in the Southern Pacific zone in the town of Ojochal, Costa Rica. It is a retreat of tranquility, contemplation, and breathtaking nature. There are 36 exclusive residential lots in the development, located in an area encompassing 222.2 acres of lush tropical jungle and waterfall-ridden mountains. There are amazing ocean and mountain views all within a combined 75 minute flight and drive from San Jose. This development is a truly exclusive community. It has been custom designed to offer each owner the utmost privacy and a unique experience of interaction with nature. This community has access to a state of the art medical facility within a 20-kilometer drive in the town of Cortes. In this area there are varied culinary options ranging from fresh seafood, French, Italian, and local cuisine. The popular Osa Zip Line (one of the best of the Country) is at short drive distance from Ojochal. The project aims to preserve a vast amount of primary forest area as a private nature reserve in order to provide beautiful backdrop of Costa Rica's natural beauty. Casa Dulce has been created to offer continuity with the outer space. The high ceilings permanently create a natural passage to the sea breeze, which will cradle you in a really fresh environment compared to the high temperatures of the Coast. It comfortably sleeps 4 people in two bedrooms, all with orthopedic mattresses. Both bedrooms will allow you to wake up with the exciting view of the primary forests of the Cordillera de Talamanca! The kitchen, very well equipped with microwave, coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, has been thought to prepare and enjoy your meals in front of the majestic view of the Pacific Ocean. The property is bordered by a summer creek that will lull your rest with its tropical sound of water, birds, and crickets. The outdoor shower is designed to mix its sounds with the sounds of the creek, offering the experience of natural immersion. The house has a private parking space (4x4 car is necessary). Security is guaranteed by the gated access to the community, and a safe is available for valuables. Come and enjoy the sweet atmosphere of Casa Dulce! 200$ security damage deposit is due by credit card authorization upon check-in. Avancari is an exclusive residential development nestled in the Southern Pacific zone in the town of Ojochal, Costa Rica. It is a retreat of tranquility, contemplation, and breathtaking nature. There are 36 exclusive residential lots in the development, located in an area encompassing 222.2 acres of lush tropical jungle and waterfall-ridden mountains. There are amazing ocean and mountain views all within a combined 75 minute flight and drive from San Jose. This development is a truly exclusive community. It has been custom designed to offer each owner the utmost privacy and a unique experience of interaction with nature. This community has access to a state of the art medical facility within a 20-kilometer drive in the town of Cortes. In this area there are varied culinary options ranging from fresh seafood, French, Italian, and local cuisine. The project aims to preserve a vast amount of primary forest area as a private nature reserve in order to provide beautiful backdrop of Costa Rica’s natural beauty.
                              b&b
                              2br b&b
                                We would be happy to welcome you in our hosts' small house called "La Casita" during your visit in the South of Costa Rica. Surrounded with fruit trees and with flowers in the magic scents, " La Casita " is located between sea and mountain over Ojochal. It is a retreat of tranquility, contemplation, and breathtaking nature. We propose you a small cabin with all the possible comfort. You have a double bed (1.40m), a shower room with hot water & toilets and a fully-equipped kitchen. - fan and air-conditioning - WiFi connection - Shared swimming pool - Secure parking lot Minimum stay: 2 nights Price from 50 USD (1 or 2 persons) SITUATION Halfway between the village of Playa Dominical and that of Palmar, OJOCHAL is a quiet village, which is accessible very easily by the national which connects these two points. The beaches are situated between 1 and 5 km of the site. A supermarket and numerous restaurants are nearby in the village. We can recommend you for quite different means of transportation (bus, plane, taxi) ACTIVITIES During your stay, we can propose you numerous possibilities of activities according to the seasons: · Beaches, sunset , scuba diving and snorkeling · Observation of birds - More than 450 species of birds are listed · canopy · Restaurants · hiking and climb, It is a paradise. Several rivers, paths and beaches · Pony trekkings · Mangrove swamp by boat, rare ecological sites between earth and ocean · Mountain bike · National Parks · Photograph - Big opportunity to take magnificent photos To respect the flora and fauna, some recommendations are the object of internal rules for the use of the swimming pool as well as the garden. We cannot accept animals, as well as it is not authorized to smoke inside Casita.
                                house
                                3br house
                                  With its gorgeous ocean views, nearby beaches, upscale amenities, and secluded location, it's no wonder that guests rave about this jungle paradise on the south Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and we're sure you'll fall in love with it too. The landscapes in this part of Costa Rica are dramatic—jungle covered mountains meet the ocean and rise up sharply from pristine sandy beaches with panoramic ocean views and lush tropical rainforest. The villa is minutes from Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, exceptional restaurants, dramatic landscapes, impressive national parks, and enticing activities that satisfy your sense of adventure. Our villa has something for everyone. This rich bio-diverse area of Costa Rica and the beautiful surroundings provide a vacation experience as active or relaxing as you desire. This exquisite home is surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest with dazzling tropical flowers and fruit trees, exotic birds, howler monkeys, incredible iridescent blue butterflies, a rolling stream with a series of natural waterfalls and pool—giving you the feeling of really being away from it all. The Costa Ballena on the south Pacific coast of Costa Rica is renowned for its dramatic landscapes. Here the mountains meet the ocean. This is the real Costa Rica with the gorgeous and secluded Ventanas Beach only 10 minutes from the Villa Mariposa and the village of Ojochal with international restaurants and all the amenities all within 15 minutes. Located 15 minutes south of Uvita or 30 minutes south of Dominical and 25 minutes north of the Palmar Sur airstrip on the picturesque and well paved Costanera highway.
                                  apt. / condo
                                  1br apt. / condo
                                    Private Gated jungle Paradise with Ocean sunset views. Situated on 15 acres overlooking the beach of Playa tortuga and the pacific ocean. Wildlife abounds Scarlet MaCaws, Parrots, Toucans and and aracaris, Sloths Monkeys and poison aero dart frogs Just 2 minutes from the Coast highway and beaches. The best French Restaurants Citrus and Exotica in Costa rica are a minute away. the best beaches await Ventanas and the national park Ballena are 5 minutes away. All the best luxury you could imagine in the jungle. Fully tiled pool with waterfall and infinity view. Balcony views of our own Banana Papaya and Pineapple Gardens.