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Sparrow's Den, a Villa with a Million Dollar View, and Car.

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Last updated: 08/19/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ojochal villa description

This small gem of a house is situated on a plateau with amazing views of mountains, valleys and ocean, with a great view of the sunset every night. There is a bedroom with views of the rain forest, a living area with a kitchen section, and a large covered patio, with fans and lights. This is where you will spend your time, contemplating the view, and the wild-life.
There is an outside cooking area, with fridge, which keeps the house cool, although at 1,400 ft., is is often 5 degrees cooler than down on the beach. There is always a breeze and we have never felt the need for air-conditioning.
There is only one other house visible across the valley, and although remote, the only access road is gated, with a guard on at night.
It is a 15 minute drive down to the main road, where there are stores, and restaurants, ranging from el cheapo to gourmet.
The community is gated, with a guard on every night. The property has a electrically operated gate. although its remoreness guarantees security.
This is a combination of isolation and privacy, yet with access to facilities.
The bedroom has two single beds which can be moved together to make a king size bed.

Keywords: SPARROW's DEN is a compact, one bedroom house, in the mountains, overlooking ocean and valley, isolated, but with all conveniences


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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Sorry, but minimum age of 25....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Only one bedroom, and the pool is 5 ft deep....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The gravel drive way may cuse minor problems, but the patio and indoors are the same level and all tiled....moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1


              • Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin beds, can be put together to form a King size bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • SPARROW'S DEN is small villa with only one bedroom, but we live outside on the large patio with dining area, and a fantastic view. There is an outside cooking area, with fridge. The house is situated on a plateau in a remote area, which is gated for security. There is only one other house close by, but it is quite separate and very private. The pool is private, not shared. The track, 4 miles from the main road is steep, requiring 4 Wheel Drive, and a Toyota RAV 4 is available, at extra charge. There are enough activities to keep you occupied, but sitting looking at the view, and the wildlife will take up a lot of your time. There are walks nearby, access to waterfalls and rappelling, walks in the rain forest, zip-lining, kayaking, horseback riding, bird watching, deep sea fishing and several good restaurants for dining, ranging from cheapo to gourmet. A property manager lives near and will be happy to advise....moreless


                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Usually works, but can be spasmodic...moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Golf Course View:

                    Way down below us is a golf course....moreless

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View:

                    And what a view! a full 300 degree view across ocean, valley and mountains...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting


                      • Dining Area


                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        New dryer, though the solar powered drywr (Clothesline) works just as fast....moreless

                      • Computer Available:

                        Bring your Laptop...moreless

                      • Covered Parking:


                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Using Magic Jack, free calls to North America ...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Bring your G3 phone, it will work well...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone:

                        Our G3 cell phone works well, and there is a 'Magic Jack' phone via the WiFi, with free calls to North America....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        New Front loading washer...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Bring your computer for the WiFi. The speed can be slow at times....moreless


                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Large fridge, sink, stove-top inside, barbeque and counter- top toaster oven outside....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Large fridge with ice maker....moreless


                      • Deck / Patio:

                        We live outside on the large patio, the view is amazing, and there are many flowers. Toucans and parrots will entertain you....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            Adjacent to the house a private, 5m. x 3m. pool. ...moreless



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                          7 night min stay

                          $770 $2,400
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                          • Taxes Not included


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                          20 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Palmar Sur
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          A new Course
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Coastal Road
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach

                          Car: Necessary

                          The villa is surrounded by rain forest, and there are many waterfalls within walking distance. Rappelling available. In the area are wildlife parks with zip-lining, rain forest walks, etc. There is wild-live on the property, monkeys, parrots, cotes, many birds.

                          The altitude of 1,400 ft means that is is cooler, and there is always a breeze. Horse back riding and Kayaking can be arranged, a manager lives nearby.

                          A short drive to the Sierpe river, and you can take a boat ride down the river to see the wildlife. Go for a day trip and they will take you out to sea, (Look for whales and Dolphins) and along the coast to Corcovado National Park for a hike through the forest.

                          Another short drive to Dominical which is a center for surfing, and a little further for white water rafting. Our friend, Denise, will advise and arrange all these for you, at no cost to you.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2009

                          About the owner: We are a retired family physician and wife, who spends the summers in Ontario, and the winters in Costa Rica

                          Why the Owner Chose Ojochal:
                          We have traveled the world, and chose Costa Rica as the ideal combination of political stability, safety, medical care, living costs, climate, nice people, wildlife and scenery.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          Privacy in a remote area, though with access to civilization. All modern conveniences are present including WiFi in this get-away-from-it-all location.

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                          Speaks: english



                          • The living area/kitchen

                            The living area/kitchen

                          • Outside cooking area

                            Outside cooking area

                          • Papaya, pineapples and lemons form the garden.

                            Papaya, pineapples and lemons form the garden.

                          • Bedroom


                          • Kitchen area

                            Kitchen area

                          • Patio, dining area and outside kitchen

                            Patio, dining area and outside kitchen

                          • Looking down from the patio

                            Looking down from the patio

                          VRBO #403990

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                          $770 per week (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 08/19/2014
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