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Last updated: 10/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ojochal villa description

Casa Ventanas is located a short 5-7 minute drive up from the coastal highway. Location, location, location! Many homes are located 15 minutes or more from the highway. Consider location for your vacation destination! We have completely renovated the kitchen. All new solid hardwood cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite countertops. The kitchen is fabulous. The exterior and roof have been completely repainted with teak exterior ceilings re-varnished April, 2011. 2012 improvements included resurfacing the pool area and installation of a new 5100 liter back up water supply and pool resurfacing and re-fencing. The property is in perfect condition.

This fabulous, extremely private three-bedroom home is nestled on a 6.14 acre private estate in a private community in the coastal foothills of Playa Ventanas, 1 km north of the village of Ojochal on the beautiful four lane coastal highway. Entrance to property is gated. It has incredible views of the ocean, offshore rocky islets, the Terraba River delta and entire Osa Peninsula, and lush, jungle-covered mountains. At the bottom of the property is a river with flowing stream, small waterfall and swimming hole. This lovely layout is perfect for maximum appreciation of the beautiful natural environment on the South Pacific Zone, either for private contemplation or for entertaining friends. The estate is surrounded by banana trees and jungle wildlife, including howler and white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths and morpho butterflies. The grounds include a running river and primary old growth forest. Access is 1.5km from coastal highway on gravel road (5 minutes). Entrance to property is gated and access to house is from a 100 meter private road. 4WD ONLY vehicles should be rented.

The beautifully crafted, 2400-square-foot, furnished home features glass, wood, and stone with vaulted ceilings. The home, built in 2000, has 3.5 baths. The estate includes a 20' by 30' tiled swimming pool , with patio area and incredible jungle and white water ocean view over pristine rainforest on 6 acre estate. Entire poolside is decked in stone. The master bedroom suite includes a king-size bed, private bath with double vanity, tub and a shower with porthole. Guest suites have private baths with showers. One room has a queen-size bed and the other guestroom has two twin beds. Each bedroom with individual wireless remote air conditioning. 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.

The Costa Rican jungle is just steps from the door of this home. The Rio Media Luna bounds the estate and the river and running waterfalls and swimming holes are active year round and just a short 5 minute walk down the hill from the swimming pool. Safety hand lines have been added to mark the trail and steps down have been cut to provide for a safe and easy trip down the hill to the river. Travel down the mountainside by car to the nearby pristine beaches, including magnificent Playa Ventanas, renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Costa Rica. Enjoy the sunset poolside or experience the beauty of a Playa Ventanas sunset. Enjoy the many nearby activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sport fishing, mangrove tours, horseback riding, waterfalls, canopy tours, and much more.

This area of the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica is best described as a beautiful unspoiled natural area for unspoiled people. There are no beach clubs, no umbrella drinks served by waiters on the beach. Just uncrowded, unspoiled natural wonderment around every corner. No crowds, no tourist buses, no gated communities. Instead you will find an interesting mix of expatriates from all over western Europe, Canada and the USA mixing and working together with the local Ticos. Dining in nearby Ojochal is world class. Local restaurants Exotica and Citrus and others provide dining opportunities not available in other areas of Costa Rica.

Services include water from a community spring, electricity, 172 channel Sky TV with dvd library, and garbage collection. WI FI at the house. Skype phone on premises with USA based phone number with or without computer. Please bring your laptop. House is wireless throughout. Property is protected by a wireless alarm system. Our property managers live above the nearby village of Ojochal and are there to assist you in insuring a wonderful vacation. Mid week maid service is included in every rental.

Ojochal is located approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours from SJO Airport via the coastal route through Jaco, Quepos and Dominical. Since the international airport is north of San Jose, driving due west to the coast avoids delays getting through San Jose. Given the completion of the Caldera Highway (tollway to the pacific coast), driving is now an easy 3.5 to 4 hour drive from the San Jose Airport. An alternative to either route is to fly Nature Air or Sansa from San Jose to the air strip at Palmar Sur. From there it is a 20 minute drive to Casa de Ventanas. Solid Rent a Car can arrange to have a 4x4 ready for you upon arrival. 4x4 vehicles ONLY should be used due to road conditions in the area. Advance reservations would be required. 50% Deposit fee due upon confirmation of reservation. 50% Final deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. $300 US Security deposit fee payable at check in and refundable at check out if no damages. No pets. On site property manager for arrival-departure and information.

No refunds available 120 days or less prior to check-in date.
No credit will be issued for early departures, late arrivals, or no-shows.

Given the remoteness of the area, guests arriving to SJO airport after 1 pm will need to overnight prior to arriving at Casa de Ventanas the next day.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Children Welcome:

                House is family friendly....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 floor safes on site for valuables during stay. Wireless alarm system with auto style key fobs for operation. Provides complete security for valuables during day trips from house....moreless


                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Music Library:

                    Stero receiver, polk audio speakers, ipod dock and bose 151 poolside speakers for inside/outside quality music. Bring your ipod for music or listen to SAT TV or internet based music. ...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Sky Sat TV with 172 channels...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Numerous dvd titles in the house....moreless


                  • Rain Forests
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    Lush primary rainforest view over 6 acre estate....moreless

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Ocean View:

                    House sits at 500' above sea level. Dramatic Osa Peninsula and whitewater ocean view. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Whitewater Rafting


                  • Dining:

                    Dining Table, Bar area and best of all eating in the rancho....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    All 3 Bedrooms w/ wireless remote air conditioning...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking:

                    covered breezeway for one auto...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    free calls outbound and inbound to USA and Canada...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    600 thread count sheets and pillows. all new bed spreads, comforters, shams....moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    second parking spot near house and covered breezeway. Secondary Parking area for additional two cars....moreless

                  • Security System
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone:

                    Skype telephone; USA based phone number...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wireless Internet on premises. Bring your Laptop. 3G cell phone service is now expansive and will work throughout CR. Buy ICE card with unlocked 3G phone!...moreless


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Full Spice Rack, knife block and full stemware and cookware...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Gourmet Kitchen
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen completely remodeled May 2010 with all new cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite countertops. ...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Built in over range with external exhaust...moreless

                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    large side by side refrigerator...moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    large stone patio surrounding pool...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    15'x 18' rancho constructed. entire pool and rancho area resurfaced with sandstone surfacing....moreless

                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Porch Furniture
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    20' x 30' private pool with ocean view. completely tiled. All new 7 piece outdoor pool furniture with 2 matching chaise lounges...moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Fall Season
                          Nov 1 - Dec 14
                          5 night min stay
                          $1,575 $4,500
                          High Season
                          Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $1,800 $5,500
                          My Standard Rate
                          5 night min stay
                          $1,505 $4,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Last updated: 10/30/2014
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                          Car: Necessary

                          Short 7-8 minute drive to house from coastal highway. House is 2.5km up from highway. Playa Ventanas is a short 10 minute drive from house. 4wd required for area roads. Canopy zip line touring, horseback riding to fabulous Nauyaca waterfalls within 30 minute drive at Dominical. See Photos for picture of fabulous Nauyaca Falls. Incredible Dominical surf break less than 30 minutes on coastal highway.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: Sunset at Playa Ventanas is truly something to experience. This area of Southern Costa Rica is still a magical place for the whole family. The fact that this day is typical instead of special says it all. Jay

                          Why the Owner Chose Ojochal:
                          The main reason for visiting this area is the abundant wildlife and the unspoiled area. The mountains plummet to the sea and the privacy and jungle are incredible.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          There are several distinguishing characteristics of Casa Ventanas over others in our area. First and foremost size and privacy. Many homes sit on postage stamp lots. This house sits on 6 acres and all surrounding properties are similar and larger. This makes a huge impact on wildlife. More nature; less us! Secondly, we are CLOSE to the highway on a non sketchy road. That becomes huge. The ability to drive 5 minutes down the highway is a big deal. The cinco ventanas road is also in great shape year round. Also a big deal.

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                          • Pool and Ocean View

                            Pool and Ocean View

                          • Living Room from Kitchen

                            Living Room from Kitchen

                          • newly remodeled kitchen

                            newly remodeled kitchen

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • View of Rancho

                            View of Rancho

                          • Master Wing

                            Master Wing

                          • Waterfall below Casa de Ventanas

                            Waterfall below Casa de Ventanas

                          • Our constant companions; the toucans

                            Our constant companions; the toucans

                          • dusk from the pool

                            dusk from the pool

                          • View of Tres Hermanas from Coastal Highway at sunset; less than 5 minutes north

                            View of Tres Hermanas from Coastal Highway at sunset; less than 5 minutes north

                          • Pod of humpback whales in August 2012

                            Pod of humpback whales in August 2012

                          • New Hammock Stand in the Queen Yard. Stars at night; monkeys by day!

                            New Hammock Stand in the Queen Yard. Stars at night; monkeys by day!

                          • Ocean View from Pool

                            Ocean View from Pool

                          • Renovated Kitchen

                            Renovated Kitchen

                          • Kitchen


                          • Pool Area

                            Pool Area

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Paddle Boarding out to Tres Hermanas from Ballena Beach Club

                            Paddle Boarding out to Tres Hermanas from Ballena Beach Club

                          • A regular visitor above the rancho...

                            A regular visitor above the rancho...

                          • Coati friend climbing the trees

                            Coati friend climbing the trees

                          • The normal beach scene

                            The normal beach scene

                          • Crowded Playa Ballena in front of Ballena Beach Club

                            Crowded Playa Ballena in front of Ballena Beach Club

                          • Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper and Humpbacks; a normal August fishing trip out of Sierpe..

                            Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper and Humpbacks; a normal August fishing trip out of Sierpe..

                          • Your Hosts! doing what they like best; SUP on the Costa Ballena!

                            Your Hosts! doing what they like best; SUP on the Costa Ballena!

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                          $250 - $275 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 10/30/14
                          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                          Speaks: english, spanish
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