About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
This private, gated getaway on 13 acres is located in the scenic southern zone of Costa Rica in the quaint town of Ojochal. In addition to a panoramic view of the Ojochal Valley, mountains and ocean, the home is surrounded by 2 acres of landscaped gardens and home to many different varieties of birds. Quiet and relaxing with beautiful views from every window, plunge pool and terrace, this home cannot be seen from the road and is built on a natural plateau.
This property is truly a nature lover’s paradise. While sipping your morning coffee on the terrace see geckos, iguanas, hummingbirds, while listening to the parrots in the nearby trees and the howler monkeys in the rainforest.
We have a full time caretaker living on the property at the gate house that you can call on if need be.
The elevation is cooler than at sea level, the ceiling fans in every room and outside are usually sufficient for comfort. The kitchen is fully equipped however; if you don't feel like cooking there are several excellent restaurants in the area. We'll be glad to let you know a few of our favorites.
The Ojochal area offers the three prized elements of Costa Rica, endless empty beaches, the tropical rain forest, and the tropical cloud forest along the ridge. We are only minutes from our villa to the Pan American Highway, the breathtaking beaches along the coastline, and the incredible restaurants of Ojochal. There is a small store in Ojochal as well as supermarkets in Uvita (20 minutes away).
There are numerous activities available nearby. Cano Island is famous for diving and snorkeling. You can arrange zip-line canopy tours (try Osa Ziplining), whale watching, kayaking, horseback riding, birding, and numerous other activities and tours. A day trip to Corcovado National Park is possible, and Manuel Antonio, the most visited national park in the country, is an hour and a half away. Boruca, a mountain village named after the indigenous people who live there, is about an hours’ drive away. Crafts, such as the masks and woven purses and backpacks that you will see in many shops in CR can be purchased from the native artists in the village.
Keywords: House,Villa,Vacation Home,Jungle,Nature,Pool,Ojochal,Uvita,Dominical,Playa Ventanas,Playa Ballena,Playa Dominical,Palmar Norte,Cortes
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
Why Barbara Martin chose Ojochal
Ojochal Our property although within the village offers a little more piece and quiet than Uvita and Dominical. We have some of the best restaurants in the area. The town has quite a few French speaking families from Quebec. A great French baker as well as a few little shops and a grocery store. The wildlife is wonderful as well. A great place to relax and be with nature. Beaches are very close and very private. This is why we chose to buy here.
What makes this House unique
Easy access from the main highway.
Pool / Spa
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Too many bugs
Very Beautiful.....but couldn't get a break from the bugs as there are no windows....felt more like glamping.
Sorry to hear you found the bugs a nuance. The house has open living areas as per the pictures. If you leave all the lights on in the open areas at night you will attract the bugs. We use candles in those areas at night to avoid this problem. There are windows with screens however in all the bedrooms. This is Costa Rica welcome to nature lol.
The house was amazing and nested in the beautiful jungle.
We arrived and were treated by Karen, Nelson and the amazing birds. The house is large and all open. We had a wonderful time.
We so enjoyed our stay at the house on the hill. We loved the open patio layout that allowed us to be outdoors all day and night. Without bugs!
The house could use some upgrading like fixing the hammock, the hot water spigot in the downstairs bathroom, and the stuck door in the second bedroom. But these are minor when comparing the reasonable price with all that you
get. We used the plunge pool more than we thought we would and sat around watching the hummingbirds feed. In other words, we were content to hang out at this delightful house..
Beauty, relaxation, views
We loved our stay here! From mornings watching all of the various tropical birds while having coffee to serene evenings and sunsets, the house was perfect for our family. Close to many activities- zip lining, waterfalls, beaches, hiking..and amazing restaurants in the town of Ojochal! The caretakers were kind and the owner Barbara was very accommodating to us, offering suggestions when our flights were delayed on arrival. I would stay here again in a heartbeat if visiting this area. It is the perfect home base if you are looking for an active vacation as well as a lazy, relaxing 'getaway' from it all. Thank you Barb! We miss it already! Pura Vida!
Thanks so much for your review. You are more than welcome to comeback anytime!!!
The unique combination of privacy and expansive views from Cielo Grande, the house design and woodwork, open kitchen and pool were just perfect. We saw many species of birds right around the house and the pool, including the stunning White-necked Jacobin who jealously guarded the hummingbird feeders, Summer Tanager who kept showing up to watch the sunset with a precision of a clock every evening, Smooth-Billed Ani, Red-Legged Honeycreeper and many others. Karen and Nelson were most helpful, including returning a three-toed sloth to the forest that was hoping to share the house with us. Sure glad we rented a 4 x 4.
Really a 3 toed sloth how exciting!! I have never seen one on the property when I have been there myself. Sounds like you are true nature lovers. Glad the wildlife didn't disappoint!
Beautiful property, clean and spacious
The house and property was clean and very nice. The care takers were very friendly. The kids and ourselves thought it was a beautiful place.
Thanks for the wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed Cielo Grande. You are welcome to return anytime!