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Spectacular View of Pacific Ocean, Isla Gaza & Osa Peninsula

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Office,(Sleeps 7), stunning views

This large unique luxury villa with high wood ceilings and curved archways, provides complete privacy along with stunning unobstructed Pacific Ocean and virgin rain forest views. In real estate parlance, it is called a 10/10. From bird, to whale, to sunset watching, or laughing at the antics of the monkeys that come visit, this will become a vacation experience you will treasure for your whole life. With two large master suites, a third double bedroom, large office, living and dining rooms, there is room to really breath in our home, which we call 'Tucan Tango'.
The ocean facing terrace with inlayed ceramic art offers great options for dining, bird and pool antics watching, reading in a quiet nook, or taking an afternoon siesta. Guests appreciate our summer kitchen for outdoor meal preparation but are amazed by our indoor one. The oversize italian marble cooking island with sit up bar for 4 allows multiple cooks and want-to-be cooks to participate in the meal preparation. To help, we have the best stainless steel appliances, a waist level self cleaning oven, a warmer oven, glass stovetop along with all the mixers, microwaves and mashers you'll ever need.

The bedroom separation gives the Master Bedroom access to an upper floor and private verandah. It's oversize, ensuite bathroom and extra large shower is beautifully designed and feels like a spa.

The second Master bedroom, on the ground floor east wing, is also an en suite and has a breath-taking view of the rain forest and ocean from its solid wood, carved headstone bed, or, from its terrace.

The third bedroom is 30 ft from the second Master and has a private 4 ft walk to it's almost en suite bathroom. Its floor to ceiling windows look out over the back gardens which have flowers, plants and fruits ranging from orchids, to ginger, to halyconias and bananas, papayas, pineapples and lemons. Behind them is the rain forest.

Our 'wow feature' is a beautiful, long, curved, tiled, infinity edge pool. It is the largest in the area and stretches along the front of the terrace. It is surrounded by 'corolina', a natural pourous stone that never heats up in the sun and never becomes slippery when wet. Submerged in the pool opposite the infinity edge is a seat for 4 people. There is also a 4 inch ledge that traverses the deep end infinity wall, allowing guests to stand in the deep end as they drink in the sight of the whales spouting or the formations of parrots that noisily give you a private fly past. To top it all, we have installed 'firefly fountains' that spurt controlled fingers of water over the pool that you can swim under, or through and which at night looks like fingers of coloured light. There is also grass to play on or you just sit on the edge of the patio and gaze over one of the most spectacular views on our planet. Don't be surprised when the toucans fly in to the front garden and perch to watch you. Birds, including dozens of parrots, pairs of colourful scarlet macaws and butterflies abound. Howler Monkeys will be your morning alarm clock as well as the signal that the day is coming to a close as you watch the crimson red sun sink into the ocean.

Finally, for additional safety, apart from a security system, we have built a guest house on an adjacent plot far behind the house that houses our groundskeeper and his family.

We have made every effort to make our piece of paradise inviting and welcoming. If you enjoy good architecture, good design, wildlife and nature and want to experience a week in a tropical forest paradise with all mod cons, then look no further.

Some helpful advice for first timers to Costa Rica . Although our long driveway is fully concreted, a 4-wheel drive car is highly recommended year round in SW Costa Rica, as bridges on highways are often washed away and you'll find yourself having to drive through 'irish bridges' in the rivers! Also your adventures to indiginous villages in the hills will take you across creeks and up unpaved mountain roads where a 4x4 is a must. All car rental agencies in Costa Rica rent 4x4's but during December to March they sometimes run out and will try and rent you a cheaper 2x4. Say 'No' and rent elsewhere.

Pura Vida!




Keywords: Costa Rica,Home, House, Luxury Villa, Casa, Estate, Ojochal, Uvita, Resort like,vacation rental,luxury, vacation home , jungle,nature,pool,uvita,dominical,playa ventanas,parrots, toucans,wildlife,monkeys

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/03/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    If you want the additional security of having a dog, our Heinz 57 Alsation 'Brandy' can be made available to you. (We do have a security system too). Most renters have tried to buy him at end of rental as they all fall in love with him. Sorry, Brandy is not for sale! Renterrs with pets have had no problem with Brandy. He is an outside guard dog; not allowed inside the house unless violent thunder....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The master bedroom upstairs is not wheelchair accessible without climbing stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Wooden hand carved designer headboards and footboards, solid wood bed frames & top of line mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (1) the second master bedroom has a Queen bed and a large single bed in it . Both Masters have en suite bathrooms. Third bedroom is almost en suite; 3 ft away. All bedrooms have airconditioning. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • completely private pool has firefly fountains that change colour at night, plus pool lights that change colour . Christmas lights also available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small library ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    input for iphone on amplifiers. Many CD's from classical to rock....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    sky tv...moreless

  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    you can clearly see the beach , the mouth of the river and 'isla Gaza' behind it, plus Cano island in the distance....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We are about 900 meters up on the slope of a dense rain forest. Sitting on the patio your view is only rainforest, river mouth and ocean. At night , you can see the twinkling lights of Ojochal below, as though you're in a jet looking down....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning unobstructed 180 degree view of the ocean. Tucan Tango is considered by locals to be by far the best view in the area. To the south east you can see Corcavado National Park, south or straight ahead you see Cano island, and to the West are the most awe inspiring sunsets as the blood red sun is engulfed by the ocean in a blaze of orange, crimson, reds and sometimes if you're lucky, you'll see the green flash as it disappears. 'Awe inspiring' is what are guests call it....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    We always use the outside dining room table ; but we do have a solid one- piece inside dining room table too....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Although fans are sufficient, every bedroom and the office has air conditioning....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in the laundry room . not shared....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Office can also be used as an exercise room. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    See Wireless internet ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    good quality, high thread count. Additional pillows for sitting up in bed....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    For a small fee plus a deposit we can rent you a cell phone....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    room for four parked cars on our gravel parking area by the front door. Additional parking on the land we own next door....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Available at the bottom of the driveway on our other plot....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line, but good 3g cell phone coverage (4-5 bars); and good VOIP and Skype phone calls. (With an additional fully refundable deposit we can arrange to lend you a laptop and rent you a phone)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in the laundry room . not shared....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We capture the internet on a 3g stick and then wirelessly send the signal throughout the house. Available to guests for a small fee....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    for special occassions there are two restaurants in Ojochal who will cater....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    many and diverse top of the line pots and pans , 2 large saucepans and BBQ utensils; plus electric mixers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you will need and more....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    everything including double sink, wall mounted oven and plate heater, large microwave, mixers , toaster, kettle, coffee bean grinder, coffee maker, glass element cooking surface, massive granite island plus built in solid wood sit up bar for chief pooh bahs to watch the action . All cupboards are solid wood and made to measure....moreless

  • Microwave:

    very large...moreless

  • Oven:

    Large; plus a warming oven below. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    double door, plus drinks door in fridge door; includes cubed or crushed ice and ice water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass topped; four burners; electric....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Pop up ; for toast and bagels....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    enter it via double doors from master bedroom; very large with unique curved concrete ballustrades...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    very large with designer tile art work on floor. overlooks pool and front garden. Many comfortable outside chairs, including reclining. Can entertain 8-10 easily....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Totally private; infinity edge so pool water merges visually with the pacific ocean water; very deep at deep end to keep water from becoming too hot in December to March, a common problem in the area, and with a 4 inch foot ledge along deep end to allow standing in deep end at the infinity wall. Also a built in seat for 4 people in the water. Fully tiled. LED pool lights that change colour plus fiber optic lit fountains called Fireflies that you swim under....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 27 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500
Holiday Season
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,850
High Season
Jan 7 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,550
Green Season
Apr 29 - Dec 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palmar Norte
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Los Buenos
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fabrizzio's

Car: Necessary

4 star restaurants, spas, hiking, riverbed hiking, waterfall swimming, catch your own fish restaurant, visit Boruca ethnic tribal artisan village, ziplining, kyaking, ultralight flights, hang gliding and ATV tours through rain forest.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Having been a film producer and well travelled, from the Magnetic North Pole to safaris in Kenya, we searched the world looking for a place that had the most spectacular view, teeming with wildlife, flora and fauna but was also warm with gentle breezes and had an indiginous people who were friendly. We found it a few miles from the village of Ojochal,in SW Costa Rica,a politically stable country. We then set about designing a house that was full of curves and arches, cubby holes in the wall for artwork and of course creating a garden of paradise with all types of fruits and flowers. We named it Tucan Tango because in our first dawn, waking up in the house , we saw these two toucans come to a tree ten feet from our balcony and then they started to dance together . Not just a mating dance, but, honestly, it was a Tango! Jane and I have video to prove it!

Why the Owner Chose Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
Stunning views. Abundant wildlife and birds. Fresh fruit from the garden. Largest infinity pool in the area. The people. Warm oceans, political stability and excellent health care, with a major hospital only 20 minutes away. And complete privacy as we have leased the land each side of us too.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Space, freedom from man made noise, inspiring architecture. Where else can you be ten feet from wild Toucans,wild parrots, wild Macaws; or 50 feet from white face and howler monkeys! Or a ten minute drive to swimming in a river with a waterfall, or surfing in the ocean, or exploring caves in an unspoilt paradise shaped coconut kissed beach that is only 20 minutes away! Or live in an unpaved community that still has the three best restaurants, French, Italian and Thai,in the country!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/03/2016

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Photos

  • Pool with shade sail

    Pool with shade sail

  • Entrance hallway

    Entrance hallway

  • Looking from living room towards kitchen

    Looking from living room towards kitchen

  • View from front door looking upstairs to landing and office

    View from front door looking upstairs to landing and office

  • View from upstairs balcony with Pacific Ocean

    View from upstairs balcony with Pacific Ocean

  • 2nd Master Bedroom. Glass walled ensuite on left. View Pacific Ocean from bed.

    2nd Master Bedroom. Glass walled ensuite on left. View Pacific Ocean from bed.

  • Bright 3rd bedroom looks over back gardens and rainforest

    Bright 3rd bedroom looks over back gardens and rainforest

  • pool steps, colored pool lights and Ojochal twinking at night

    pool steps, colored pool lights and Ojochal twinking at night

  • Pool at night showing coloured fireflies jets and seat in pool

    Pool at night showing coloured fireflies jets and seat in pool

  • Getting near sunset time where sun dips below Pacific Ocean

    Getting near sunset time where sun dips below Pacific Ocean

  • Aerial view of Tucan Tango looking east. Gardens and rain forest ensure privacy

    Aerial view of Tucan Tango looking east. Gardens and rain forest ensure privacy

  • Toucan - a regular visitor, photo taken from upstairs verandah.

    Toucan - a regular visitor, photo taken from upstairs verandah.

  • infinity pool, forest, ocean and outside dining area from inside dining room

    infinity pool, forest, ocean and outside dining area from inside dining room

  • Unique chandelier above entrance hallway

    Unique chandelier above entrance hallway

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master bedroom (upstairs)with private verandah outside facing the forest & ocean

    Master bedroom (upstairs)with private verandah outside facing the forest & ocean

  • Walk in shower , Upper Master en suite

    Walk in shower , Upper Master en suite

  • section of ground floor ensuite 3 piece bathroom

    section of ground floor ensuite 3 piece bathroom

  • Unique lipstick palm outside shower for pool.

    Unique lipstick palm outside shower for pool.

  • Post sunset, pre BBQ time, relaxing by coloured LED lit pool

    Post sunset, pre BBQ time, relaxing by coloured LED lit pool

  • view of top floor Master suite veranda and ground floor Master wing

    view of top floor Master suite veranda and ground floor Master wing

  • Bridge to the fruit tree laden upper back garden from Tucan Tango.

    Bridge to the fruit tree laden upper back garden from Tucan Tango.

  • The view is the same from both Master suites; virgin forest and Pacific.

    The view is the same from both Master suites; virgin forest and Pacific.

  • Detail of wood carving on front door of Tucan Tango

    Detail of wood carving on front door of Tucan Tango

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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