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Partial View of Villa Tranquila with tropical mountains in the background.


Last updated: 08/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ojochal house description

Would you like to experience the famous Osa Peninsula, from a luxurious 1875 sq ft Villa?

The open, high wood ceiling Villa, FULLY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE, with modern amenities/furnishings and gorgeous views, lies in a gated 'jungle neighborhood' in hillside of the stunning Ojochal valley. Engage in the true Costa Rica experience, the comfort of quiet neighbors, and maintained (4x4) roads. Enjoy the howler monkeys in the surrounding mountains, or bird-watch on your walks to rivers and streams. Between Ojochal and Dominical are at least 6 amazing beaches, with caves, arches, surfing. Or just relax by the pool and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature all around! In the evening enjoy the calm and temperate weather of the outdoors, or the modern 'pleasures' that come with the home.

Groceries, gas, gifts, yoga and health food are in town. Ojochal is a small village well-known for its great international restaurants, half-way between Dominical and the local Palmar Sur airport.

About the Villa: The Villa has high wood ceilings with ceiling fans, air conditioning in the two master bedrooms, and a large open semi-circular living area. Off of the semi-circle are the entrances to the bedrooms and one full bathroom. Opposite the bedrooms and across from the main seating area are four large sliding glass doors that lead outside to the gorgeous tropical garden. Beautiful, colorful plants surround a pool and lounge area with views of lush tropical vegetation in the distance . The pool has a 'BaduJet Swimjet Treadmill' which creates a current so that you can swim 'in-place' for exercise, water-play, or massage. Also there is a basketball hoop for use with the pool.

The 'conveniences of the Villa': The kitchen has modern appliances which include a refrigerator/freezer, new microwave, new stove, blender, toaster, new garbage disposal, and new dishwasher. The plentiful exotic wood cabinets come completely appointed with place settings and cookware. A complete laundry room with washer and dryer is on-site. The home also has a new 46' LED Samsung HD television with surround sound, additional flat screen TV in one of the master bedrooms, Satellite TV with 40+ international stations, and a DVD player. Computer, all-in-one printer/scanner, and wireless internet are also available. Two new TREK 3700 mountain bikes complete with racks, baggage containers, and helmets, are available for use by the renters as is a bike rack for the car.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1875 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Dinner - Booking Possible


      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        Extra wide doors and ramps within the Villa and to the entrance,...moreless

      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Not Allowed:

        Sorry, please leave your pets at home....moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smoking is not permitted either in the Villa or on the grounds....moreless

      • Low Allergen Environment
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen


      • Master Bedroom 2: 1 queen


      • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


      • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


      • All mattresses are quality, Sealy-brand mattresses. The Master Bedrooms One and Two have queen beds, w/air conditioning in each room. Each room's ceiling fans and ample window ventilation combined with the elevation and cooler mountain breezes generally makes air conditioning optional. The other bedrooms have two twin beds. ...moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


      • Both bathrooms have extra wide doors and one sink in each that is lower, with freespace underneath. One bathroom has security bars around the toilet, and a roll-in shower with sprayer, as well. Although it was not built to complete Disabilities Act standards, these features make it possible for people in wheelchairs to enjoy the house....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Dinners (local cuisine) prepared and served at the Villa for parties of four or more at additional charge. Contact owner for details. Two new reclining chaise-lounges for sunbathing in the gardens. No smoking in the Villa or on the grounds. Please leave your pets at home. Maximum size of party is eight or less....moreless


          • DVD Player:

            HD for each TV....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Digital library resident on HP TouchSmart PC...moreless

          • Books:

            Spanish-English Language Books. Birds of Costa Rica book. Several novels....moreless

          • Toys:

            Basketball hoop for side of outdoor pool....moreless

          • Television:

            Two HD LED TV's - one with surround sound in Great Room, one in Master Bedroom. Both with satellite reception and HD DVD players...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Over 100 channels worldwide (major languages and broadcasts)....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Can connect iPod/iPhone to Great Room surround sound....moreless

          • Radio
          • CD Player
          • Books For Adults


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities


          • Caves
          • Library
          • Rain Forests
          • Forests
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Waterfalls
          • Churches
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

            Pristine, uninhabited (except for the howler monkeys and exotic birds), lush tropical mountains behind Villa...moreless

          • Ocean View:

            Partial ocean view from Villa....moreless

          • Rural:

            Road traffic is rare. View from Great Room is of Villa gardens and lush tropical vegetation....moreless

          • Mountain:

            The Villa backs up against an unpopulated virgin mountain tropical forest that is the home to many species of birds and the famous 'howler' monkeys. Many hikes with breathtaking views are available from your doorstep....moreless

          • Near The Ocean:

            A short 3 mile drive takes you to many pristine, unpopulated, tropical, sandy warm water swimming beaches. There is a partial view of the ocean from the Villa....moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Golf
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Kayaking
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Swimming
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding
          • Fishing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surfing

          catering options

              • Catering Available


              • Dining Area
              • Dining:

                View of VIlla tropical garden and pristine vegetation in distance....moreless

              • Seating for 8 people

              dinner meal type

                  • Booking Possible

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Parking available for four cars on Villa grounds....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Great room with high wood ceilings and view of Villa tropical grounds and vegetation/ocean beyond....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Newer Kenmore Series 70 Washer...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Newer Kenmore Series 70 Dryer...moreless

                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Ability to connect wirelessly to your laptop, HP TouchSmart or Canon PIXMA MG5220 All-in-One printer....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Shampoo
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Printer
                      • Scanner
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Individually controlled units one in each of the master suites (normally not needed due to location, fans and breezes) - when used guests are asked to use judiciously due to high cost of electricity)....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        All linens, bath towels, and beach towels provided. Bedding (with change of linen) provided by housekeeping once each week....moreless

                      • Computer Available:

                        New HP TouchSmart computer with internal and external sound system. Canon PIXMA MG5220 All-in-One wireless printer....moreless


                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully stocked with cookware and all utensils...moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        New GE dishwasher....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        New LG refrigerator....moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave:

                        New microwave with all features....moreless

                      • Blender
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        All cooking utensils, plates, dishes, new cookware set (pots and pans), full rubbermaid set, travel coolers....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Garbage Disposal
                      • 4 Ring Stove


                      • Gated Community
                      • Terrace
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Patio
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Lawn chairs. Tropical gardens. Can be illuminated at night....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Two new Trek Mountain bikes with locks, bags, and helmets....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber Gas Barbeque....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Outdoor dining table with adjustable shade umbrella and chairs....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Glider bench....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard

                      Pool / Spa

                      • In Ground Pool
                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool:

                        BaduJet SwimJet Treadmill for in-place swimming/exercise as well as massage....moreless



                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 10 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season 1
                      Aug 29 - Dec 23, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,056 $3,120
                      Christmas-New Years
                      Dec 24 - Jan 18, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      HIgh Season 2
                      Jan 19 - Mar 26, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,056 $3,120
                      Semana Santa
                      Mar 27 - Apr 12, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      Green Seaason 2
                      Apr 13 - Aug 28, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $728 $2,100
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,056 $3,120
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Security Deposit (refundable - see terms) $175
                      • Taxes Included




                      SPECIAL RATES FOR STAYS 4-6 NIGHTS AND FOR MORE THAN 14 NIGHTS (Christmas/New Years excepted).

                      DINNER SERVICE AVAILABLE AT VILLA (contact Owner for Details).


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                      Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Palmar Sur
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Coastal Highway
                      3.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playa Ventana
                      2.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      San Buenaventura
                      2.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      The house is situated in a gated community nestled in the mountain, with the feel of 'away from it all.' Ojochal is 30 min south of Dominical, and is known for its impressive views, French influence, world-class international cuisine, and small village lifestyle. From the house, it's about 3 miles to the nearest beach, Playa Ventana, with caves to explore and moderate waves to enjoy. Nearby are Marino Ballena National Park, Cano Island Reserve, Dominical surf events, several waterfalls, surf/dive schools, hiking, deep sea fishing, tilapia fishing, diving, horseback riding, ATV rentals, and a zip-line tour! Note: The map above shows the house far more inland (the house is only 3 mi from the ocean and Ojochal is just off the coast hwy) and south than it actually is.

                      A 4x4 is recommended, necessary some times during the year.

                      Other Activities: Zip-line tours

                      Deep sea fishing

                      Fresh local seafood

                      Nearby National Parks

                      Horseback Tours

                      Wilderness Tours


                      Snorkeling, Scuba diving


                      Ocean swimming

                      Whale/dolphin watching



                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: I grew up in an international family. My first trip to Europe was at the age of 12. At 16 I spent three months traveling by myself, and with other Europeans I met along the way, through most of Western and Eastern Europe (before the fall of the Berlin Wall). I lived and studied in France and Spain and am fluent in both languages. In addition to my international interests, I play the piano and the guitar. I enjoy the ballet as well as the symphony, and currently sing in an auditioned 100 person semi-professional choir that performs in my home's (Eugene, OR) main concert hall. In addition to the above, my educational interests have always been in science and mathematics. I have studied at Dartmouth College; and received B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degrees in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been a regular faculty member (professorial rank) at the University of Utah and Oregon State University. A passion of mine has been fine woodworking. My work has been displayed at some of the finest galleries on the west coast and can be seen at I have three wonderful children (pictured above with me) and a step-grandchild on the way.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ojochal:
                      I came to Costa Rica for my first visit relatively late in my life. During that trip, I found what is now 'Villa Tranquila.' I fell in love with both the property, people, and country. A truly unique, unspoiled, tropical paradise. A place to 'get away from it all,' return to a slower pace of life, and a greater proximity to nature and all that it has to offer

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      I try and treat my clients as honored guests in my own home, and offer them if they are coming for the first time a 'once in a lifetime' experience. Their enjoyment is my own. Knowing that they can be awakened by the howler monkeys or a cacophony of birds, watching the sun set over an unspoiled tropical and ocean vista, enjoying the temperate year round climate, swimming in the warm, clear ocean at the close unspoiled, unpopulated beaches, lounging by the pool at the Villa, watching any one of the many movies or satellite TV stations with family and friends on the 46' LED HDTV with surround sound at night, or just relaxing in the luscious gardens of the Villa at the end of the day. Villa Tranquila is not to be missed.

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                      Speaks: french, spanish, english



                      • Partial View of Villa Tranquila with tropical mountains in the background.

                        Partial View of Villa Tranquila with tropical mountains in the background.

                      • Front 'formal' entrance to the Villa.

                        Front 'formal' entrance to the Villa.

                      • Swimming pool with BaduJet swimjet treadmill.

                        Swimming pool with BaduJet swimjet treadmill.

                      • Partial view of the Master Bath with Tub/Shower.

                        Partial view of the Master Bath with Tub/Shower.

                      • Entertainment Ctr with flat screen and satellite reception/dvd player in 2nd MB.

                        Entertainment Ctr with flat screen and satellite reception/dvd player in 2nd MB.

                      • One of the Bedrooms with two Twin Beds
(a similar room, not shown, also has crib

                        One of the Bedrooms with two Twin Beds (a similar room, not shown, also has crib

                      • Kitchen with view of gardens

                        Kitchen with view of gardens

                      • A Portion of the 'Great Room'

                        A Portion of the 'Great Room'

                      • 'Great Room' with mobile 46" Samsung LED HDTV, surround sound, satellite, DVD.

                        'Great Room' with mobile 46" Samsung LED HDTV, surround sound, satellite, DVD.

                      • Exquisite details such as hand carved doors

                        Exquisite details such as hand carved doors

                      • Partial View of the Villa with Pool in front and mountains in back.

                        Partial View of the Villa with Pool in front and mountains in back.

                      • Partial view of the luscious tropical Villa grounds.

                        Partial view of the luscious tropical Villa grounds.

                      • Master Bedroom with one full bathroom (tub/shower) to the right.

                        Master Bedroom with one full bathroom (tub/shower) to the right.

                      • Second Master Bedroom.

                        Second Master Bedroom.

                      • Second Bathroom with Shower and Two sinks

                        Second Bathroom with Shower and Two sinks

                      • Kitchen with modern appliances, all servings and cookware

                        Kitchen with modern appliances, all servings and cookware

                      • 'Hallway' with rooms off the semi-circular Great Room.

                        'Hallway' with rooms off the semi-circular Great Room.

                      • The Dining portion of the 'Great Room'

                        The Dining portion of the 'Great Room'

                      • Custom iron-work in portico entry-way of 'formal' front entrance.

                        Custom iron-work in portico entry-way of 'formal' front entrance.

                      • Location of VIlla Tranquila

                        Location of VIlla Tranquila

                      VRBO #380251

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Friday, May 16, 2014

                      $140 - $182 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 08/25/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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