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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-8)

This beautiful 3 bedroom/2.5 Bath home is nestled on the Mountain hillside overlooking Ojochal, with stunning views of the river mouth and the Pacific ocean.

'Estilo de Vida' ('The Style of Life') is available for short-term and long-term rental.

The property offers a private pool with complete privacy due to the secluded nature of the property. The temperature of the pool is a wonderful 86 degrees all year around. Located at an altitude of 700 feet above Sea level the property avoids the problem of pesky mosquitoes. Watch the Howler Monkeys in the trees and humming birds and toucans right from the pool deck. Enjoy a daily visit from our resident Coati!

The 12 acre property includes a private nature trail that leads to a stream and then on to the main river that runs through the property. Enjoy a swim in the river and then head back to the house spotting monkeys and Blue Morpho butterflies along the way.

Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and is air-conditioned. The air conditioners use the latest Inverter technology which causes the unit to slow down as it nears the set temperature. This results in very quiet operation (no condenser kicking in and out) and as it is running constantly it results in very low humidity levels (35 to 40%) which makes you feel cooler. Free High Speed wireless internet is available throughout the house.

The house features a remotely monitored security system that you can activate when you depart the house each day.

Keywords: House, Villa, Vacation Home, Jungle, Nature, Pool, Jacuzzi, Ojochal, Uvita, Dominical, Playa Ventanas, Cinco Ventanas, Stream, River

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Property Manager
Michael Jeffrey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Michael Jeffrey

My wife and I are fortunate enough to live on the island of Bermuda where I operate a Health club and my wife works as the IT Manager for one of the Off-Shore Insurance companies. We have two young sons who love going to the Costa Rica house. We tend to go in the rainy season each year or sometimes every two years.

Michael Jeffrey purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael Jeffrey chose Puntarenas

We love the remote jungle setting. In the picture my sons explore Playa Tortuga near the house. The property itself is amazing as the lot is 12 acres in size which allows you to completely relax in privacy. We like getting up early in the morning walking the nature trail to the river and back.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful view of the Pacific Coast. Watch White-faced and Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Humming Birds, Wood Peckers, Sloths and other animals and birds in the jungle around the property, and watch them right from the comfort of the pool deck. We have a resident Coati who visits the house every day to see what is going on at Estilo de Vida.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Ultimate in privacy and jungle experience still but close to everything you want....

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been renting homes annually in and around Ojochal for the last six years and this one is as nice as any. Big house suitable for a family or up to 3 couples. Big kitchen, nice pool with a great view, breezy location, good internet, gated driveway and a security system for when you are away from the house, minutes from markets, beaches, restaraunts etc...daily visits from monkeys, toucans, parrots, coati, anteaters, butterfly's by the dozens...the green season three week rate is a bargain! Weekly maid service and pool guys included for extended stays..Highly recommend this home. We would definitely stay again but our own home in this paradise will begin construction after the new year with us retiring here shortly after it's completion. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

What can be said about this rental that hasn't been said? It truly was fantastic. The pool! The view! The location! The amazingly large bugs never seen in Canada! I mean we were IN the jungle! The wildlife is like nothing else you ever get to see. Some nights the howler monkeys were so loud you could feel it vibrating in your chest! Amazing! One thing I especially loved was that the amazingly deep pool (hard to find a deep one and that is why I chose this house) was in the shade in the afternoon, but if you wanted more sun there was lots on the grounds. After a morning in the blazing sun at the beach, a shaded pool was like a dream. My children are still talking about it (3 months later). My only complaint (if I had to have one) was that I believe the house was empty for some time prior to our arrival, so although the fans had been turned on for us (which was nice), it was VERY hot and there were a number of dead bugs on the floor. The eating table was also dirty. But non of it was a big deal. A jump in the pool and a few sweeps with the broom and it was all good. The customer service was very very good. I'm always cautious of giving large sums of money to some random person for some random house. It's always a little unnerving. Do not fear, this is a fantastic property as shown and a bad time could not be had here!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn. Thank you for your response. There was actually a party that departed the day before your arrival so it would have been cleaned the day before you arrived in the afternoon or the morning of your arrival. Based on the reviews the cleaning crew normally does a good job of getting the house ready for the guests. Not sure whether something went wrong or if they were rushed to get it done with the quick turn around. Glad you otherwise enjoyed the house and thank you for writing the review.
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Relax and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

We four retired women spent a week at this wonderful haven. The house is large and spacious, with a choice of three air-conditioned bedrooms. The kitchen, happily, included a dishwasher, which certainly helped us feel like we were on vacation! We spent most of our time outdoors, of course. (There was a nice tv the living room but we didn't turn it on even once!) The pool was our favourite place to be. It's magnificent and the perfect place to hang out. When not in the pool, we enjoyed meals and just sitting outdoors-- where there is a large covered area, table and chairs as well as 3 loungers, and even ceiling fans to help keep us cool.

The grounds are beautiful and the view and the sounds are stunning! We saw Capuchin Monkeys, Red Squirrel Monkeys, 2 kinds of Toucans, Parrots, Egrets, Hummingbirds, Puffbirds, Kiskadees (way too many birds to name them all!) and we even saw a Coati run across the yard!

Massi is simply the BEST manager. He was available whenever needed and addressed any issues immediately and efficiently. We had a problem with our rental car and couldn't get it unlocked. The keys to the property gates were IN the car, so we couldn't open the gates for the car rental people to get to us. We contacted Massi and he made a trip just to open the gates for us - with smiles as if he were happy we'd interrupted his day! We stayed at another rental while in Costa Rica and the difference in managers was night and day. We miss you, Massi!!

We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it as a wonderful home base for visiting this part of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Massi is always willing to help guests in distress! Well done on all the animals you spotted. The Red squirrel monkeys can be quite hard to find. I hope you will become one of our repeat visitors if you return to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely wonderful. It was very nicely laid out with lots of privacy. The pool was very welcoming for a dip on a hot summer day. The view was absolutely stunning with a great view of the river and the ocean side. We could watch the tides go in and out depending on the time of day. There was plenty of room for the five of us. it was a short drive to Uvita or Ojochal for shopping dining or to some very good nearby beaches. We did have a couple of small problems but Massi the property manager took care of them very quickly. The last night we were there we had a torrential downpour that knocked out the power for about 3 hours. It was on a Saturday night and i thought it would take the next day or Monday to have it fixed. To our surprise the power company was there that night and had it repaired quite quickly. It was not a small problem either as there were lines down across the road. The property also has three hiking trails. Two are very short but the third one took us about 25 minutes to hike down to the river. Once we got there it was very refreshing to bath in the pools. The trails are not easy as some parts are quite steep but with a little care can be hiked. All in all we really enjoyed our stay there and when we return to Costa Rica if we do not stay in this house would definitely stay in this area. Thank you Massi for all your help.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ron. Than you very much for taking the time out to do a review. The electrical company are really quite good about getting power back online. They also have an interesting automated system which will attempt to restore the power every 5 minutes or so in case there was something that temporarily shorted their main fuses.
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Another perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful house for the fifth time. This time only for 4 days, but very pleasant anyway.

The house felt the same (felt like coming home), but was also upgraded (new paintjob, new TV etc.). We also received a nice welcome package (small present, Some drinks and snacks).

The area is perfect for us. Beaches (cinco ventanas), Nice restaurants ( exotica, Ylang Ylang etc) and natural trails (one starting from the house).

We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, private, intimate, for adventurers!

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, the best place we stayed on our vacation! The pool was incredible! Honestly, I loved the view and the privacy. For those of you who enjoy wildlife, this place is surrounded by it! You feel like you have perfect privacy with the gated fence and the surrounding jungle.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palmar Norte
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
La Constanera
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Ventanas
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

Bahía Ballena House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Based on Occupancy of 2 people. 3-4 people add $10/night. 5-8 add $20/night. Add nights to your 3 Day stay - $185 (High), $155 (Mid), $125 (Low) or to your week - $170 (H), $145 (M), $120 (L). Other Rates - 3 Week - $3,300 (H), $2,800 (M) and $2,300 (L). Add nights - $150 (H), $125 (M), $105 (L). 4 Week - $4,200 (H), $3,570 (M) and $2,950 (L). Add nights - $150 (H), $125 (M), $105 (L).
A $300 security deposit is due at the time of check-in and is refundable at check-out assuming no damages.

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Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared between Bedrooms 2 and 3
    Powder Room - toilet , Located Downstairs in Main Living Area
    Ensuite Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , En Suite to Master Bedroom. Rain Forest Shower. Double Sink.
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , En suite Bath w/Tub. A/c. Walk in Closet. Opens to pool.
    Additional Beds - 2 twin/ single , Two Inflatable Twin Beds to accomodate 7th and 8th Guest.
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A/c with Inverter Tech. Walk in Closet. Balcony access.
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bay Window & Balcony. A/c with Inverter Tech. Walk in Closet
  • King size beds (1) Located in the Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Located in one of the Upper Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) Located in one of the Upper Bedrooms. This bedroom has a Bay Window. Two Inflatable twin beds available for a 7th and 8th guest., Baby Cribs (1) A pack and play is available for use with children up to the age of three. The Pack and Play includes a bassinet for an infant. Ceiling Fans and Standing Fans in all bedrooms. All Bedrooms feature the latest A/c with Inverter Technology. As the a/c unit reaches the desired temperature it slow downs but does not go off. This means you do not have the loud sound of the compressor going on and off. The constant supply of cold air results in very low humidity levels (35% to 40%) which makes you feel much more comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Maid and Pool cleaning services are provided once a week.

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