Spyglass House Ocotal "Live Like a Millionaire"

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We are at the top of the hill Surrounded by all this grenery


Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spyglass House offers a spectacular view of captivating Ocotal Beach. A 10 minute walk to the ocean or just step into your infinity pool. Out on the deck you'll see the fishing boats or whales with your morning coffee.

Down the palm lined driveway and through the gated entrance, there is a rock garden and more palm trees. Enter the main house through the beaded doorway to the living area with the warm ocean breeze blows through.

The deck which overlooks Ocotal Bay and you can see clear cross to Roca Bruha, where there is some of the best surfing in Central America. You may also spot the whales coming in the bay to feed.

If you are into indoor views, there is a giant plasma screen TV for your entertainment.

This house is perfect for a family or 2 couples. Bedrooms at each end, with king size beds in both. The west wing provides an office desk and access to the deck. You may well be visited by the howler mono's (monkeys).

There is an outdoor kitchen with running water and propane BBQ next next to the patio and infinity pool. Dip your feet in while waiting to turn the fresh fish on the BBQ.

The indoor kitchen and eating area look out to the ocean where you can take in each evenings spectacular sunsets.

Each room has its own air conditioning unit, for your individual comfort.

As you drive down to the house you enjoy the morning sun without it beating down on you till midday.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Ocean view balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Ocean view balcony...moreless

  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom and a spectacular view of the Ocotal Bay from a private balcony....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Tub with detachable wand...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Outside shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a full laundry room on site for longer stays. The pool is fully secluded from all other properties and the road to the property. Huge big screen television for those who prefer to just chill in front of the tube....moreless


  • Pool Table:

    Down at Father Roosters. But you have to be a good golfer to play!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Great hiking , spectacular bird and monkey watching. Viaje de la Rincon, y La Fortuna maximum 2 hour. Tours available...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Great snorkeling and fishing . Deep Sea and Scuba diving meet on Ocotal Beach every morning . ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Several resorts nearby for restaurants and live music . (Seaasonally)...moreless

  • Town:

    Playas del Coco is only 3 KM, and has a selection of Banks, Supermarkets, Cafe's and Pharmacies located near by....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Waterfront dining and beachside walks are plentiful in ALL SURROUNDING BEACHES ....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Glass top table that seats 4 is on the edge of the cliff....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is a unit in virtually every room in the house....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Outdoor Kitchen with counter and running water, next to the large gas BBQ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full Wet bar outside....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Month
Dec 15 - Jan 15, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,050 $3,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $60
  • Taxes Not included


The owner has been personally involved in the construction of this property requiring many years of patience and attention to details. Built on a seemingly impossibly steep slope near the ridge line, using 62 concrete pylons going 10 meters into the rock, this house isn't going anywhere. The 'broken tile' walking steps show a lot of patience in arraigning the pieces by hand. The balcony hand rails are teak wood requiring a weekly application of treatment to maintain their rich look. there is no walls facing the view instead there are floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall plate glass windows so as to not obstruct the view in any way. The cabinets through out the home are crafted of teak also with attention given to clean lines and symmetry. The finishing touch of carefully selected pieces finish the home nicely.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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40.2 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Father Rooster's
3.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Captain Hook's Pirate ship
24.1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Papagayo Golf and Country Club
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Ruta 151, Playas del Coco
600 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Ocotal Hotel 5 Star Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Ocotal

Car: Not Necessary

Videos at YOUTUBE search: Spyglass House in Playa Ocotal, Overlooking beautiful Ocotal Bay and has a well maintained pool, patio, and landscaping around the home. The property is surrounded by a tropical forest with flora & fauna, Monkey's, Squirrels, an array of Birds, and Iguanas. Costa Rica boasts over 10,000 varieties of plants, trees, orchids, and over 3,000 species and types of Butterflies, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians, fresh and salt water Fish. There are also many Indigenous people who still reside in Costa Rica keeping their heritage alive.

Spyglass House is an estimated 500 meter walk to Playa Ocotal beach. Playa Ocotal is a “Blue Banner Beach” and meets all International environmental standards. Playa Ocotal is great for Snorkeling. You can see over 70% of sea life within a short swim of the beach. Playa Ocotal is a secluded beach, with Father Rooster's, a dive shop, fishing from beach, boat charter, sailing. Nearby Playa del Coco is the beach hub for the entire area with most everything you might want or need including tours.

Golf: The Papagayo Golf and Country Club is located only 10 kilometers southeast of Playas del Coco. Papagayo Golf and Country Club in Libertad offers 335 acres of peace and tranquility. This is the first private golf course open to the public in Guanacaste. This course is USGA Certified with a Slope Rating of 122. This country club contains a user friendly 18 hole course and has a practice tee and a driving range. Papagayo Golf and Country Club is 355 Acres of peace and tranquility. For more information on a truly unique golfing experience, simple use any search engine and enter Papagayo Golf and Country Club, Costa Rica.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: As I was approaching retirement, I decided that Ocotal was a little piece of heaven, where I intended to spend the rest of my life. As a building contractor myself I worked with the designer on the location and optimal view of the ocean for both the main house and the guest house over the much needed carport. I love gardening, as you can see from the pictures of the house. I completed the house in 2003 and have been living in the guest house with the sliding doors open to hear the soothing ocean at night. I scooter into town in the morning to the Panaderia (bakery) to grab a coffee and people watch. In the afternoon I tend to my gardens

Why the Owner Chose Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
Ocotal Beach and the gated community we live in is 10 minutes down the Gold Coast from Coco Beach, a hopping town during the high season. There is great and affordable food stores, bakeries and financial institutions. However, as you drive beyond Coco to Ocotal, you enter your own little bit of heaven. As you come through the gates you can see the ocean, just minutes away. Take a u-turn up the hill and you climb, and climb and climb, until you are almost at the top and you are at your house. I oversaw construction and paid attention to the details, which is why I have the Million Dollar view! Walk around the total estate 3km in about an hour to enjoy all of the views, while really get a workout. I also head down to the beach in the afternoon for a swim and a run. Just a 30 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport (LIR). Direct flights from Canada. Close to the Congo Trail for zip lining, 4 wheeling and another spectacular beach. Head north and you can enjoy the 4 Seasons Hotel 18 hole golf course.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Do not misconstrue the rainy season at Ocotal Beach. For a very great majority of the time it only means that you have blazing sun through the early afternoon and it often comes back before the sun sets. You will actually appreciate the break from the sun. May to September you do not have to contend with the huge influx of winter tourists, so you can call the place your own! I had one tenant in 2014 from August to December and they had only 3 days where the sun did not come out at all

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  • We are at the top of the hill Surrounded by all this grenery

    We are at the top of the hill Surrounded by all this grenery

  • Front entrance through the hanging beads

    Front entrance through the hanging beads

  • Hop in the infinity pool, but careful of the wine glass

    Hop in the infinity pool, but careful of the wine glass

  • Who needs a TVwith the view

    Who needs a TVwith the view

  • King Size bed with a view

    King Size bed with a view

  • Fully equipped kitchen makes meals a breeze

    Fully equipped kitchen makes meals a breeze

  • Relax in the pool while you are cooking in the outdoor kitchen and gas BBQ

    Relax in the pool while you are cooking in the outdoor kitchen and gas BBQ

  • You will be staying in the green roof house (R) overlooking Ocotal Beach

    You will be staying in the green roof house (R) overlooking Ocotal Beach

  • Down the winding drive

    Down the winding drive

  • The waterfall at the house entrance

    The waterfall at the house entrance

  • The farthest off island is off of Nicaragua

    The farthest off island is off of Nicaragua

  • The view from the dining area 50' up

    The view from the dining area 50' up

  • Ocean, waves, dolphins, whales and a gentle breeze

    Ocean, waves, dolphins, whales and a gentle breeze

  • The West Wing. King bed also with a view and a access to the pool

    The West Wing. King bed also with a view and a access to the pool

  • On the lower right is Ocotal Beach and Bay

    On the lower right is Ocotal Beach and Bay

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