Vacation Rental Home in Beautiful Ostional, Costa Rica
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ostional house description
This spectacular home, built into the side of a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean, features 2500 square feet of space with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the tropical jungle of Ostional, Costa Rica.
This home is ideal for 2-3 couples wishing to travel together or for families with children. The bedrooms and loft are spacious and the kitchen contains all of the modern conveniences of home. Three decks are available for relaxing with the largest measuring 20 feet X 12 feet, which is ideal for sunbathing and dinning. Our on-site staff is available to serve you. The house is fully equipped and stocked with typical foods and beverages which are available at $20/day/guest for 3 fantastic meals are prepared by our trained chef.
Enjoy our newly completed infinity pool and hot tub surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The views from the pool are spectacular!
This home offers a very unique vacation experience. In addition to the Olive Ridley Turtle, which nests in Ostional, the area is also known for its populations of howler monkeys, kotimundi, ant-eaters, deer, iguanas, and a variety of tropical birds. Because of this, we offer a knowledgeable bilingual guide who will arrange for all of your daily excursions (i.e. turtle watching, fishing, diving, horseback riding, surfing, hiking, beaches, shopping, canopy tours, and volcano tours) at reasonable daily/weekly rates.
Turtles can be seen all year round in conjunction with full moons - usually 5 days before and 5 days after a full moon.
Please view our website for a more detailed description and pictorial perspective of this vacation home.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Mobile Phone
Pool & Spa
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
- Ostional is known as one of the most important turtle nesting sites in the world and the area is considered a national refuge. With this in mind, we offer a knowledgeable bilingual guide who will arrange for all of your daily excursions (i.e. turtle watching, fishing, diving, horseback riding, surfing, hiking, beaches, shopping, canopy tours, and volcano tours) at reasonable daily/weekly rates....moreless
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Ultimate Family Vacation
Ultimate Family Vacation
What an incredible vacation. With 2 16 year old boys and an 11 year old boy, it's hard to please everyone. Not this year, the boys had a blast on ATVs, zip lining, surfing, deep sea fishing, and just swimming in the ocean. Mom and Dad actually got a little R&R between all the excursions. Elias was incredible. He arranged anything and everything and truly became apart of our family. It was wonderful to have someone with us that knows the language, the locals and all the best places to visit. Lest I forget, Luis and Elena put the finishing touch on the best vacation ever. Not once did I have to think of what to make for breakfast, lunch dinner. Thank you to everyone at Casa Ostional. We'll be back!!!
- Guest Kim (Southlake, TX)
- Date of stay 11/16/13
- Review Submitted 11/25/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Just Terrific!Guest comment entered by owner
You were on spot -- Elias was amazing: fun, thoughtful, and entergetic. He really made the vacation an experience and an adventure! We did many of the typical vacation things: ziplining, and snorkeling, but when I asked everyone to rate their top two experiences, here's what we got (and there are more than 2 answers as not everyone's answers were the same): Watching the Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs, and learning about the village and its history with the turtles; Fishing for tuna and reds, and more; Cheering on the sabernaros as they competed to capture rings off a hanging string; Driving up to Monte Verde and our fabulous night walk where we saw a two-toed sloth, pit viper, a prorcupine in a tree itching itself, sleeping jays, a hiding tarantula, and so much more; Riding the rivers with guides and seeing crocodiles, screech owls, bats...; Visiting the Guaitil Pottery makers and learning about their history and art; snorkeling. Just terrific!
- Guest Liza - Tallahassee, Florida
- Date of stay 07/02/13
- Review Submitted 07/07/13
Wonderful Time!Guest comment entered by owner
What a wonderful time we had during our stay at Casa Ostional! The house, its pool and decks are so inviting. Spacious open areas with floor to ceiling glass gives the feeling of being part of the outdoors even when inside. We spent a lot of time on the new upper observatory deck enjoying the great views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding forest, bird watching and listening to the howler monkeys in the trees. (Bring your binoculars!) The Ostional area is very remote and rural, the REAL Costa Rica, not touristy or resorty at all. Casa Ostional is an oasis retreat from which to set out on new adventures or to relax as you desire. I can’t say enough about Elias, our companion and guide throughout our time at Ostional. He is invaluable to truly getting the best out of your experience in the Ostional/Guanacaste area. I always do a lot of research on the web when going somewhere new, but I didn’t have to do anything this time. Just sit back and enjoy! Elias knows the best of the best and always has suggestions for activity options for the day and adds a local Costa Rica experience that you would not get on your own. Elias was comfortably part of our group and I wouldn’t do the trip without his services. The roads can be amazingly rough in places (including river crossings where there are no bridges). We were happy to have Elias as our driver to negotiate some of those treacherous places. Chef Luis and his wife Elena are back at Casa Ostional after a short time away at other ventures. Luis’s gourmet meals are so wonderful, there is no need to eat anywhere else. He creates delicious sauces that are perfect accompaniment to each dish. We loved the freshly made fruit juices at each meal. It is such a luxury to have all the cooking and cleaning done for you in your “own home”. Elena is so cheerful and fun to be around. We had a great dancing party one night! We were there mid-June, early in the rainy season. We were pleasantly surprised at the comfortable temperatures in the low 80’s, as we had assumed it would be very hot weather. Morning sun for activities and afternoon showers for relaxing made a perfect combination. Thanks Mike for having such a wonderful place for us to escape!
- Guest Lynette - Kannapolis, NC
- Date of stay 06/26/13
- Review Submitted 07/07/13
Perfect PlaceGuest comment entered by owner
02-23-13 Joined by four good friends (two couples), my husband and I recently spent a week at Casa Ostional. The layout of the well-designed, contemporary house allowed for each couple to have their own spacious sleeping quarters, large bathroom, and generous closet. Two of the three also included comfortable outdoor balconies, with the third loft space overlooking the broad expanse of two-story glass with a view of the sea. The open living and kitchen space extending to a large outdoor deck was the perfect place for gatherings, both indoor and out, as well as ample space for group dining. Multiple fans on the interior and the beautiful outdoor infinity pool, chaise lounges, and hammocks warded off the afternoon heat and enhanced our siesta time. Though our visit was in the dry season, well maintained and lush vegetation surrounded the house and provided greenery and fresh flowers for the interior spaces. As others have written, the food was well-prepared, healthy, and took advantage of the local fruits, seafood, and vegetables. Staff members Karen and Daniel were a delightful couple and never failed to make us smile. I also loved being able to get my daily dog fix from their friendly and well-behaved dog, Boxy. Our visit would have been much more difficult without the cheerful assistance of Elias, our driver, guide, educator, and translator. His unending patience, flexibility, good humor, and knowledge of the area ensured that our stay was trouble-free and adventure-filled. He is a must-have!
- Guest Judye, Quincy, FL, USA
- Date of stay 02/23/13
- Review Submitted 02/26/13
Wonderful WeekGuest comment entered by owner
We just returned from a week at Casa Ostional with a group of 6 friends. What a wonderful week it was! The house is beautiful - mostly glass looking out over the surrounding forest and the nearby coast. We could hear the sounds of the surf, howler monkeys and the birds from the decks. The decks and the "observatory" were amazing places for star gazing at night. Karen and Dani took terrific care of us - always keeping the house and pool in perfect shape and feeding us delicious and healthy meals. I can't imagine being there without having Elias as your driver and guide. He had ideas for things to do but was always in tune with what our group wanted. Our favorite activities were snorkling and beach combing at the beach at San Juanillo, walking on Playa Ostional at sunset, and the zipline. We didn't get to see turtles this time so.... I guess we'll just have to come back!
- Guest Susan - Quincy, FL USA
- Date of stay 02/07/13
- Review Submitted 02/23/13
Casa Ostional is the PlaceGuest comment entered by owner
Casa Ostional is the Place
We had a GREAT time in Costa Rica. Casa Ostional was a fun place - with a great view and beautiful sunsets on the Pacific. The full time cook and driver is the only way to go. Can't imagine driving those roads without Elias. Karen and Danny were always there to help us. Three meals a day were prepared for us and they were very healthy meals served with a smile. For those that don't mind being a little remote - Casa Ostional is the place. When we would ask if we could go to a particular place or do a particular thing, Elias would say "it is possible and we are going to do it!". It was a fun and interesting experience for our first time to Costa Rica. Many thanks to all of you.
- Guest Mike and Judy
- Date of stay 01/26/13
- Review Submitted 02/06/13
All that you said came trueGuest comment entered by owner
All that you said came true
Thanks Mike we all had a great time. Elias, Danny, and Karen did a wonderful job of taking care of us while we were there. A quick reality check as we arrived back in Grand Rapids this morning to a foot of snow and 0 degrees F. Pictures will be coming soon. On our fishing trip we caught 5 sailfish and some red snapper and a few dorado as well!! You can rely on Captains William and David!! We took Elias with us and we all had a great time. Thanks again for a great time and all that you said came true on TICO TIME! Best! Norman
- Guest Norman - Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Date of stay 01/26/13
- Review Submitted 02/04/13
Fabulous TripGuest comment entered by owner
We're finally back from our fabulous trip to CR. We had a great time during our week at Ostional. What an amazing house you have! What a treat it was to wake up each day and have coffee on that great deck. As I look out at the snow in Minneapolis, I'm missing all that green. We were pretty active during our week there. We did a great horseback trip in the jungle and on the beach. We also did a zip-line tour in Nosara with Miss Sky Canopy tours. That exceeded all of our expectations and thankfully our youngest (6 year old) loved it as well. We explored many of the beaches around, but seemed to keep coming back to Playa Pelada in Nosara. We found it to be a perfect combination of waves for body surfing, soccer for the kids, nature in the tidal pools and authenticity with mostly Ticos there. We were lucky to see a turtle laying eggs one night on the beach in Ostional and also "guided" some hatchlings to the ocean. Both of these were truly magical experiences; I can only imagine what it's like to see an arrival with thousands of turtles. We'll have to find out the next time. We also checked out the rodeo that was in Ostional. Thankfully, we weren't there the night that a bull gored one of the round-up horses, but we all found it to be an extremely interesting and entertaining glimpse into the local culture. I can't say enough great things about Elias. We were wondering if it was going to be a little awkward or stifling to have a driver, as we typically like to explore on our own, but he made us always feel that our time was our time and that we could come and go as we wanted. It was great to have an insider's perspective on different locations and activities in the area. I'm thankful that we got to know each over the week and feel like we have a new friend from Costa Rica as a result. We were surprised to not find Luis cooking when we arrived, as we had read such great reviews about his cuisine prior to our arrival. Our initial disappointment, however, was extinguished after our first meal. Karen consistently prepared great and varied meals and was always very cheerful and made us feel very comfortable there. The same can be said about Dani. He and Karen were always very friendly with us and made us feel so comfortable. Their dog, Boxy, was also a welcome companion around the house and on some walks in the area. He made us miss our dog a little less. Thanks so much for sharing this great place with us and others.
- Guest David
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Thank you for Everything!!!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for Everything!!!
Our experience visiting Mike's oasis in the Guanacaste province overlooking the Pacific Ocean was so perfect that it bordered on the surreal. Much of our time was spent basking in the sun around the infinity pool and hot tub eating fresh fruits, watching a cascade of small green parrots flow in and out of the tree above us as if they were participating in a choreographed dance, listening to howler monkeys faint hoot and watching over Konrad and Kamil - our 2 1/2 year old twin boys - who had an absolute blast in the pool and tub. The property caretakers, Luis and Elena were great (Luis, it turns out is a true chef and prepared gourmet meals everyday throughout the entire trip. However, what made the trip more enjoyable than other vacations we have taken overseas, and so smooth/worry-free, was our own caretaker, Elias. At a very reasonable cost per day, Elias was our: chauffeur; tour guide; translator; and friend. After a week filled with: horse rides on the beach; zip lining through the tropical forests; ATV rides along the mountain-scape; and long siestas pool-side, we truly left CR revived and fulfilled. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!! Doug, Pensacola
- Guest Doug - Pensacola, FL
- Date of stay 10/25/12
- Review Submitted 11/27/12
Just came back from the house with our family of two kids 10 & 12. The house is very nice and has everything you need. Our only complaint is that nearest paved road is an hour or two away from the house. This makes getting around the area a bit of a hassle. The whole area is like this so it is not something unique to this house. The house itself is also a good distance from the water so you will not be making a quick walk to the beach as that would probably take over an hour to do that.
- Guest JOHN (BOCA RATON)
- Date of stay 06/12/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
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