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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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Property description

This beautiful Costa Rican vacation rental is detailed to meet the taste of North American travelers, from nice linens to fully equipped kitchen you are sure to be charmed by all Casa Pajaro has to offer.

In August, 2014 Casa Pajaro received a facelift with a new exterior paint color and pool tile. Ongoing efforts keep our house at a high level of beauty and comfort. Our guest review scores remain high with some visitors returning year after year.

This beautifully designed vacation villa has 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath focuses on style and comfort not that you'll notice with a stunning ocean, mountain, valley and rainforest view. You have it all.

A huge pool deck and stunning landscaping means you don't have to leave the house to enjoy the water. But, that would be a shame. Within minutes you could be on Ventanas, Pinuela, Tortuga, or Uvita beaches. From crescent beaches with sea caves to surfer's paradise, pick your beach. There is one to match your taste and style. Look for sand dollars on Playa Uvita or watch for pelicans on Playa Pinuela. Playa Tortuga (Turtle Beach) is a prime site for Olive Ridley turtles to lay their eggs from July to October.

Enjoy a meal at home or visit one of Ojochal's famous restaurants. You will be surprised by the variety and quality of the restaurants in our area. We have many to recommend, just ask us.

Why Pick Casa Pajaro?

At 900 feet above sea level, Casa Pajaro offers totally unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean featuring unparalleled sunsets. See the huge sandbar called the Whales Tale that is Playa Uvita from the terrace. Further up the coast provides views of Punta Dominical and on clear days Manuel Antonio.

Our villa has all of the design and style of a resort while maintaining the feel of a family home. The pool deck is beautifully landscaped with palm trees and tropical plants. There are three bedrooms, all with queen size beds, a loft bedroom with double size futon, two and a half bathrooms, two seating areas, an over sized outdoor terrace and a completely modern kitchen complete with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a separate prep area.

Safety and ease of access is a primary concern for home renters. Our house has a security gate and lights at street level. A paved driveway makes the ascent easy. There is parking for three vehicles. We recommend renting a four wheel drive vehicle.

About Casa Pajaro -

Built in late 2007 Casa Pajaro is nestled on top of a hill, the tree lined backyard is home to countless birds, butterflies, slothes and the occasional troop of Howler and White Faced Capuchin Monkeys.

The master bedroom has a magnificent view that makes getting out of bed hard to do. The over sized en-suite has a large shower with room for two. Dual sinks give guest plenty of space and the closets have ample storage of personal items.

The main living room cupola has a beautifully illuminated 30 foot ceiling. A second seating area has a comfy couch if you prefer some quiet time to read.

South and Central American art decorates the house with a primitive style featuring Boruca masks, Ecuadorian weavings, and Nicaraguan oil paintings combine with wooden geckos to bring surprise and delight. The owner has added her own photos with most of them taken from the property.

Natural airflow allows for a beautiful breeze off the ocean during the day and the cooling air from the mountains at night. No air conditioning is needed but ample ceiling fans are outfitted in every room. The breezes can be so strong that candles will not stay lit on the covered terrace.

The pool is surrounded by tropical plants, palm trees and lounge chairs. It is a great place to sit out to watch the sun set over the Pacific or catch some sunshine. There is an outdoor shower with lots of privacy.

To quote our past guest, Karl E., ' The outdoor dining area was remarkable. The patio and pool area was very nice and exceeded our expectations. The property was well maintained and the listing description was accurate. We found that the home and the views were even nicer than that reflected in the listing photos.'

Why pick the Ojochal area?

The Southern Pacific zone is often referred to as the 'Big Sur' of Costa Rica, with a coastal range featuring some of the most beautiful, virgin rain forests in the country. It is an enchanting oasis with beautiful beaches literally one after another. Playa Dominical, Playa Hermosa, Playa Uvita, Ballena National Marino Park, Playa Pinuela, and Playa Ventana. Each one is unique. For example, Ventana has sea caves that are passable at low tide.

The Ojochal / Ventanas area is 30 minutes south of Dominical. It is a three hour drive from San Jose International Airport and just 30 minutes north of the local airport of Palmar Sur (PMZ) . Quepos / Manuel Antonio is about one hour north of Casa Pajaro. Ojochal has many great restaurants and bars, lovely grocery stores in Uvita, wine store, and surf board rentals. The real reason to come to this part of Costa Rica though is to enjoy unspoiled beaches, nature at it's most pristine, and to kick back and disconnect.

The Tico Times, the weekly English language newspaper called the Southern Zone the last frontier. While that is true, you don’t have to give up the comforts of a resort just to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. A stay at Casa Pajaro gives you best of all worlds.

About the Southern Zone and Osa peninsula -

Welcome to the “The Most Biologically Intense Place on Earth” as deemed by National Geographic: the crème de la crème, the crown jewel, and the hidden treasure of Costa Rica, The Osa’s isolated location allows you to experience the protected rain forests of Corcovado National Park, immaculate beaches, and the mind-boggling scuba and snorkeling sanctuaries. It is home to 13 major ecosystems, 400 species of birds, 140 mammals, 116 amphibians and reptiles and 6,000 insects. Although much of Costa Rica is developed, you have reached the unspoiled Costa Rica of old.



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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    no renters under 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Living space on one level. Doors are wide enough to accommodate a standard wheel chair. No roll in shower or grab bars...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Queen size Beds (3) Each bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed w/ extra pillows and linens., Double Beds (1) 4th bedroom has a fold out double futon bed with great views of the treelines....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fully stock book case, games, puzzles, cards.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Completely unobstructed view, west facing with beautiful sunsets. Playa Uvita, the Whales Tail is visible from the terrace during low tide. Nearest beach is Playa Ventana and its renown sea caves....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    900 feet (300M) above sea level, the house is built on a mountain side. Beautiful view of mountains and valleys. The ever-changing light on the mountains is a photographer's dream....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning, unobstructed ocean and mountain view. Isla Ballena and the islands of Tres Hermanas (The Three Sisters) is seen from the terrace....moreless

  • Rural:

    While there are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores, the best part about our part of Costa Rica are unspoiled beaches and beautiful mountain views. The rainforest literally comes up to our door....moreless

  • Village:

    The village of Ojochal is noted for having the best restaurants in all of Costa Rica. There is amazing quality and variety....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outdoor dining area. Table seats six comfortable but can expand to accommodate 8-10 people....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is complimentary. Download speed vary but email and general searches are quick...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and cutlery for eight people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 sinks, lots of counter space, granite top island with 4 stools. Convection/Traditional oven...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    In wall oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Beautiful wrap around tiled terrace with iron railings. Outdoor sitting area and dining area. Summer kitchen....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    lounge chairs, hammock, beautifully landscaped, tropical pool setting...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Lovely pool for laps or lounging. Completely private. Outdoor shower. Embracing landscaping. Lounge chairs...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Spring Fling
Apr 13 - Jun 14, 2015
4 night min stay
$219

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer Spectacular
Jun 15 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$229

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fabulous Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 22, 2015
3 night min stay
$209

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

December Delight
Nov 23 - Dec 13, 2015
4 night min stay
$239

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Howlers
Dec 14 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,695
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$249

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rental agreement will be given prior to payment with full terms and conditions included. Property manager will meet renter upon arrival and check you out upon departure. Detailed driving directions from San Jose airport are provided.

50% Due on booking reservation ; 50% due 30 days before arrival ; $300 refundable damage deposit with second payment ; preferred payment is personal cheque or Chase QuickPay ; 100% refundable if cancelled more than 60 days prior to check-in ; 50% refundable if cancelled more than 30 days prior to check-in


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Location

  • Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge

    "The guides at Hacienda Baru do a great job of incorporating important information about the ..."

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  • Playa Ventanas

    "Beautiful, secluded crescent shaped beach. Rimmed with palm trees, this beach is perfect for..."

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  • Sierpe River

    "One of the best ways to see wildlife indigenous to the souther zone of Costa Rica. Commonly..."

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  • Isla Garza

    "Fun beach. Take the water taxi south of the entrance to Ojochal. Keep an eye out for scarl..."

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  • Lookout at Playa Tortuga

    "Nice place for a sunset cocktail. Serves lunch and dinner. Meals are moderately priced and..."

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  • Ojochal

    "Lovely village with active Tico and exPat community. Fine and casual restaurants, supermark..."

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  • reserva playa tortuga

    "Great place to volunteer or learn more about the plight of turtles in the oceans. It is pos..."

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  • Playa Pinuela

    "Playa Pinuela is a calm beach that is at the lower end of the Marino Ballena National Park. ..."

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  • El Castillo Hotel

    "Great place for sunset cocktails. Local exPats and tourists alike come here for the sunsets..."

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  • Tortilla Flats

    "The perfect beach bar. Ice cold beer, yummy nachos, and across from one of the best surfing..."

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  • Ballena

    "The Parco Marina Ballena is a protected coastline and a Costa Rican national park. There is..."

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  • Uvita

    "Uvita is the larger town in the area. There are two grocery stores, two banks with ATMs, a ..."

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  • Boruca people

    "The Boruca village is small and atop a mountain. Despite the driving adventure, it is worth..."

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  • Durika Biological Reserve

    "A truly amazing place to recharge. Durika is a success story in reforestation but that is o..."

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  • San Buenas Golf Resort

    "Nicely maintained nine hole golf course. It is the only course in the area but generally is..."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Quepos
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
El Castillo
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Buenos
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Costanera Sur
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Exotica , Citrus, Azul , The Lookout, Villas Gaia
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Ventanas

Car: Necessary

Whale watching, Sierpe Mangrove River tour, Pre-Columbian Sphere Museum in Palmar, Boruca Indian Village, Surf / Kayak / Paddleboard, lessons, Ziplining, Nature Hikes at Hacienda Baru, Turtle Hatchery at Reserva Playa Tortuga, San Buenas Golf Resort, El Castillo, Citrus, Exotica, Ojochal, Uvita, Dominical,

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Jan and Ross immediately feel in love with Costa Rica on their first visit in 2005. Buying property and making Costa Rica home was the best decision we ever made. We left corporate life for a three year sabbatical in Ojochal to do community based projects. Among our favorites are supporting a local school, Escuela Verde and ASANA. ASANA is an environmental organization that is working to re-establish a biologically corridor for Central America's largest land mammal, the tapir. While we have had to return north for a couple of years, we want to share our home and our experiences with guests at Casa Pajaro. Our expert property managers make checkin and out easy. They are helpful in pointing out area information. Jan wrote a blog while living in Ojochal called My Year in Costa Rica. You see, we planned on just one year but couldn't tear ourselves away after such a short period of time. We'd like to welcome you to Casa Pajaro. We are available to answer any questions or talk about concerns. Thanks for considering our home for your future holiday plans.

Why the Owner Chose Ojochal:
The southern Pacific coast is such a unique area of the world. Environmentalist have put this area in the top 20 in the world that should be protected. The jungle is amazing and sightings of both white face capuchin and howler monkeys are common. Not a day passes without hearing the trill of the toucan or squawk of the green parrots. This place is magical and our house is in the middle of it all. To quote a past guest, Marlee Williams, 'The landscaping at this home is gorgeous. We saw more birds at the house than we ever saw on any tour. You almost don't want to leave the house it is so beautiful and comfortable, but you force yourself to get out and see some sights.'

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Everyday will present a new sunset or unique mountain lighting. The air currents from the ocean or mountain keep it nicely cooled. In the evenings candles won't stay lit on the terrace because of the breezes. While secluded, there are three other houses in the immediate area although only one can be seen below. This is the perfect house for a lazy photographer. Birds, butterflies and monkeys are seen regularly from the terrace or pool deck. You don't have to hike to see a toucan. Simply top up your morning coffee, get your camera ready and shoot a few frames. Blue morphos waft by in the morning and hummingbirds are attracted by the bushes and flowers. The neighborhood pizote makes appearances through the day and the monkeys call every morning and afternoon. This is a magical place.


Contact us

Speaks: english, We can take other languages & use Google translate

 

Photos

  • Casa Pajaro awaits your arrival & the start of a splendid Costa Rican adventure!

    Casa Pajaro awaits your arrival & the start of a splendid Costa Rican adventure!

  • Costa Rica is amazing but sometimes you just don't want to get off the terrace!

    Costa Rica is amazing but sometimes you just don't want to get off the terrace!

  • Good Morning - view from the master bedroom.

    Good Morning - view from the master bedroom.

  • Two extra large bathrooms, ensuite for the master and jack & jill for guestrooms

    Two extra large bathrooms, ensuite for the master and jack & jill for guestrooms

  • Outdoor dining at its finest!  Table accommodates 8 when extended.  BBQ (gas) make meal prep a pleasure.

    Outdoor dining at its finest! Table accommodates 8 when extended. BBQ (gas) make meal prep a pleasure.

  • Great living area to read a book or take a nap.

    Great living area to read a book or take a nap.

  • Bedroom two is oversized and has a garden view.

    Bedroom two is oversized and has a garden view.

  • Backyard and view of the third bedroom.

    Backyard and view of the third bedroom.

  • Full moon washes the pool deck with a beautiful silver light.

    Full moon washes the pool deck with a beautiful silver light.

  • Summer kitchen has lots of prep area.  The outside sink is great for washing sandy bathing suits and shoes.

    Summer kitchen has lots of prep area. The outside sink is great for washing sandy bathing suits and shoes.

  • Reading room with desk and couch for quiet time.  Views of backyard.

    Reading room with desk and couch for quiet time. Views of backyard.

  • Perfect view of Isla Ballena take from Casa Pajaro terrace.

    Perfect view of Isla Ballena take from Casa Pajaro terrace.

  • Beautifully tiled pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Playa Uvita

    Beautifully tiled pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Playa Uvita

  • Extra large, modern kitchen.  Large island, dual sinks for prep and clean up.  Huge Island have room for eat in seating for  four.

    Extra large, modern kitchen. Large island, dual sinks for prep and clean up. Huge Island have room for eat in seating for four.

  • Master bedroom has beautiful ocean and mountain views.  Tropical plants frame the views from all windows and door.  Great air flow keep the room cool along but extra fans are available if needed.  There is an attached ensuite.  Tropical bedding and good reading lights ensure a comfortable stay.

    Master bedroom has beautiful ocean and mountain views. Tropical plants frame the views from all windows and door. Great air flow keep the room cool along but extra fans are available if needed. There is an attached ensuite. Tropical bedding and good reading lights ensure a comfortable stay.

  • Master bedroom french doors open to the palms, mountains and ocean

    Master bedroom french doors open to the palms, mountains and ocean

  • Large circular living room with ample seating.  Spectacular views from curved window.  Large cupola with overhead fan.

    Large circular living room with ample seating. Spectacular views from curved window. Large cupola with overhead fan.

  • Bedroom one is bright and airy.  Great mountain views.

    Bedroom one is bright and airy. Great mountain views.

  • The fourth bedroom has a mountain and  jungle view.  Futon bed and writing desk.

    The fourth bedroom has a mountain and jungle view. Futon bed and writing desk.

  • Howler & Capuchin monkeys will be your nearest neighbor.  They regularly visit.  This photo as taken from the pool deck.

    Howler & Capuchin monkeys will be your nearest neighbor. They regularly visit. This photo as taken from the pool deck.

  • Outdoor shower on pool deck tucked behind some palm trees

    Outdoor shower on pool deck tucked behind some palm trees

  • Lots of books on Costa Rican wildlife, spotting guides, and local ingredient cookbook, and popular fiction

    Lots of books on Costa Rican wildlife, spotting guides, and local ingredient cookbook, and popular fiction

  • Gated entrance is perfect for security and privacy.

    Gated entrance is perfect for security and privacy.

  • The toucans even love Casa Pajaro.  This one was poolside in December, 2013.

    The toucans even love Casa Pajaro. This one was poolside in December, 2013.

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