Beachbeachbeach: Casa Ohana, Playa Negra, Costa Rica
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Playa Negra house description
Designed by Los Angeles architect Tony Unruh, Casa Ohana seems to grow out of the volcanic bluff upon which it sits. Its soaring curved walls are at once wave and shell, while its clean lines and high ceilings speak of open space and unexplored horizons.
The entry opens to a lanai area, featuring fantastic views, teak rockers and chaises, hammocks, and built-in lounges which wrap the curved southern wall. The lanai looks out onto a 40-foot lap pool to the beckoning Pacific Ocean beyond. Waves crashing over rocks and lava reefs define the amazing view.
From the entry, stairs lead up to the spacious living/dining room with 10-foot ceilings and expansive views of the ocean and southern coast. All the ocean-facing rooms on the main level have handmade 8-foot sliding-glass doors and huge window walls leading to outside decks. All wood used in Casa Ohana – joists, ceilings, stair treads, counters, windows, doors and screens – comes from hardwood trees harvested and milled locally, and built by skilled craftsmen in a wood shop right on the property. Rocking chairs and an outdoor dining table on the balcony provide comfortable spaces to enjoy a book or dine al fresca while watching the sunset. The kitchen boasts hand-crafted cedar cabinets with marble and hardwood countertops and top-of-the-line GE appliances. The kitchen also offers a full-spectrum view of the ocean.
A half-flight of stairs leads up to three ocean-facing bedrooms and a fourth bedroom boasting beautiful mountain views, as well as ocean. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the other two have two double beds each. Each bedroom has open closets, ceiling fans, air conditioning, hardwood ceilings and access to a balcony or deck. Two full baths, a half-bath and laundry are also located on this level.
Up another half-flight of stairs are the master suite and office/media area. The bedroom boasts an absolutely gorgeous 220-degree view of the Playa Negra surf break and the northwest Guanacaste coast. Off the bedroom is a private bathroom with an open shower, large vessel sink and a hand-built master closet. Decks and built-in benches deliver spectacular ocean and sunset views from the private balcony.
Keywords: 5 Bedroom Home, Playa Negra, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, oceanfront, beachfront, surf, boogie board, swim, snorkel, walk, lap pool, sunsets, Private + Gated Community, Family Retreat,
Internet, Ping Pong
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Wall safes for valuables and computers, Full Home Alarm System
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
ReviewsWrite a review
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
Casa Ohana is a dream home. We have stayed in 4 homes now in Guanacaste over the past 4 years, and this home is by far the most beautiful and enjoyable. Simple and elegant, Ohana is conveniently close to everything you need. We loved it. Watching the serious surfing everyday from the porch was delightful and inspiring, pool is beautiful, ping pong on lanai, porches everywhere...I could go on and on. We had a delightful time.
- Guest Gringos (Tennessee)
- Date of stay 12/26/10
- Review Submitted 01/11/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Never wanted to leave Casa Ohana
Never wanted to leave Casa Ohana
This house and site are absolutely spectacular! Upon arrival at the end of the driveaway one sees this structure curving towards the ocean and compelling you to to discover it's mysteries further. Getting to the front entry the vistas draw you to the beach and the rocks that are framed by the gateway to an outdoor lanai that is seems set up to draw the breeze and take in the beauty of the lanscape beyond. The Curved stairs in the entry draw you up to a beautiful expansive living area where we had fun hanging out and onece again enjoyed the most amazing shoreline and perfect spot to look at the surf . Climbing further up the floating stairs were the bedrooms with their soaring ceilings yet cosy spaces that had views to both teh ocean and the mountains in the opposite directions. The rooms were completely light and airy. On the bed in the master suite, it felt as if you were sleeping on a raft in the ocean, the building seemed to dissapear and the waves beyond felt as if they were touchable. The sunsets were exquisite. Wish I could stay forever.
- Guest Ynot (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 11/02/11
- Review Submitted 11/04/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
HIGH SEASON .. $250-$450/night (Based on Number of Persons) JAN 5 - FEB 9, APRIL 13 - SEPT 14, NOV 2 - DEC 7, 2013 WINTER BREAK ... FEB 9-23,2013 $300-500/night(Based on # of Persons) SPRING/EASTER BREAK MARCH 9 - APRIL 13, 2013 $300-500/Night(Based on # of People) LOW SEASON ... SEP 14 - NOV 1, 2013 / $200-$400/night (Based on # of Persons) HOLIDAY WEEKS ... 7-night stay required: $7,500/week DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 Additional Discounts available for rentals 2 weeks or longer.
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Year Purchased: 2003
Why Playa Negra:
We stumbled upon the land while vacationing, and decided to build the family beach house of our dreams.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beauty and power of the ocean, the dynamic ebb and flow of the Playa Negra beach, the volcanic land, the generous and warm spirit of the Costa Ricans, the dozens of different surf breaks within a drive, the food, the yoga, and our great neighbors.
Ocean-Facing Ohana with wide porches and 40-foot lap pool
Playa Negra Low Tide
The Lounge area is a great place to chill
Indoor dining at dusk
Bedroom #1, -Sonrisa- Ocean views from your pillow, 2 doubles, porch
Bedroom #3, -Lili- Queen bed + ocean views from your pillow
Private Master w/ 200 degree view, porch, queen bed, bath en suite
Ocean View with Teak Chaises
Southwestern View from Pool with Plumeria
Mountain-facing Casa Ohana
Sunset on the porch - Outdoor dining beyond
Lounge Area from Stairs
Kitchen looking out to Playa Negra surf
Bedroom #2, -Bali- Queen bed, ocean views from your pillow, porch
Bedroom #4, -Happy Mountain- 2 DBLS, w/ mtn + ocean views, bath en suite, porch
Lanai with outdoor lounge, ping pong table, hammocks, and bar area.
40-foot lap pool looking over the Pacific Ocean
Ocean View through Palm
Double rainbow off house August 2011
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Date last modified - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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