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Ridge top location whitewater ocean view only 800 meters from highway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 King Bed 3x1/2 Bath W Pool And White Water Ocean Views

This special, fully renovated 6 acre property enjoys a great location being on the top of a ridge giving access to breezes from any direction ,white water pacific ocean views, yet close enough to hear the sound of the surf and combines,mountain,valley and jungle views and offers all this at only 2 to 3 minutes or 800 meters from the highway. You turn off at Ojochal to a paved access from Calle Peresoza ensuring easy all weather access to Ojochals great restaurants with Mama and Papas Italian restaurant being only a 200 meter walk and Exotica,Citrus, Ylang Ylang ,Azul, Verde, El Fuego and Villas Gaia all within 1200 meters.But don’t forget the multitude of great value Tico restaurants along the highway for main meals or breakfasts that will fuel you for a full day of activity at the nearby beaches of Tortuga,Pinuela,Ventanas and Ballena or go kayaking through mangroves, ziplines,hiking,white water rafting,whale and dolphin watching or visiting some of Costa Rica's unique national parks to observe wildlife and rainforest communities in a natural state.

This special very ,private location has its own gated entry and leads to the completely renovated three bedroom home, all with king size beds two of which converts to two singles and all with their own luxurious ensuites.

It has a large open plan living, dining area with a new kitchen including granite tops overlooking the large pool which is surrounded by a non slip coral tiling, complemented by an outdoor BBQ and eating area. While the bedrooms are air conditioned it is generally not needed as there are fans in all areas including the spacious verandah overlooking the pool with outside toilet shower and ocean view.There is a small river at the bottom of the property and you will rise each morning to the sounds of many birds and each night brings a new sunset experience. The owners live adjacent but well out of site and can complement the property manager with any queries during your stay.

The pool is serviced at least twice per week and the linen is changed weekly and the house cleaned. More frequent service including meals can be arranged.

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Kathy Sturk
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Kathy Sturk

Owners are retired Australians and live on an adjacent but separate private property. And therefore available to attend any needs of the renters. And ensure an enjoyable experience.

Kathy Sturk purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathy Sturk chose Puntarenas

It's location complements our own. Enjoys all weather 2 wheel drive access. Only 800 meters from Hwy with ridge top views.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to the best restaurants in Ojochal. Photographers and birdwatchers Paradise. A different sunset every night. Close to 6 of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. Easy access to tourist operators and all that the South Pacific coast has to offer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Ridge top location whitewater ocean view only 800 meters from highway
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Key Largo


  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this property justice!! I've been coming to Costa Rica for 12 years, 5 years to the Ojochal area. On this particular trip, I brought a couple of friends who had never visited before. As we drove up the driveway to this beautiful property, we could not have imagined the beautiful vista that would await us at the top of the hill! My friends & I were awestruck! Every type of view you could want- mountains, ocean, valley- were all there. Rocio, the housekeeper was there to meet us & show us around. The entire house has sliding glass windows & doors around it. The entire house is bright & airy with ceiling fans in every room. The ceilings were high & kept the hot air up. There was never a need for A/C. The master bedroom has you waking up to the view of the ocean. The 2nd, rear bedroom (where I slept) had you waking up to the sun easing up over the mountains behind with all the sounds of the jungle that come with it. A flock of green parrots were there every morning in a tree in the beautiful backyard. Everything you needed, this house had. From extra blankets, pillows, & towels to every kind of dish & cookware needed to prepare a gourmet meal, this house had it. The kitchen, living room, & dining room were large. The style of the house, I dare say is simple, but is a gorgeous "less-is-more". Nothing is overdone, yet it has a quiet refinement that lets you know the owners wanted the outside of property to be the main event at this marvelous property. They did a great job bringing the outside in & making the house feel organic & not out of place is such a gorgeous setting. My guests could not stop talking about the property! There is also a wonderful pool for cooling off in the heat of the day. The 2-car garage & guest house round out this perfect, utilitarian property. Two families of 4 could easily stay at this property & not be crowded. I can't say enough good things about this property! I will definitely being putting this property at the top of my list for future stays! Thank you again for allowing us to experience this Shangri La. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gorgeous gataway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this house! It is beautiful inside and out, and outfitted with virtually anything you could need. The pool is wonderful and our kids had a blast and although it is not heated it gets a lot of sun throughout the day and it was a comfortable temperature. The view is amazing too. We had wonderful service throughout the entire rental process and warm welcome upon arrival.

I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kent, UK

Beautiful property in fantastic postion

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous property in a stunning location - the gardens and views are amazing with a property with all you could need. The pool is perfect and we spent a lot of time relaxing in it and enjoying the view. The gardens are a bird lovers paradise! So much to do in this area - the mangrove kayaking with Pinapple tours was our favourite. Thanks to Bob and Colleen for being there if we needed you. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Great property, excellent value. We spent a LOT of time in the pool with our kids! (Ages 2 and 4)

The place is better than the pictures.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thunder Bay, Ontario

Luxury in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in April and May of 2015 in this fabulous house. First of all, the location is just perfect. Very short access from the highway. On arriving you find yourself on top of a ridge and the view of the ocean and surrounding hills hits you.... It's a feast for the eyes!

The house is beautifully furnished with a big TV, Wi-Fi connection that works very well outside on the patio and all the stuff you need to feel at home. For us the best part was a beautiful and well equipped kitchen, perfect for home grown chef warriors. It was a great place to cook fancy dinners and mix tasty cocktails. And that we did, my friends! Sure there are great restaurants, but if you like cooking, this is the place. Robert and Kathy, the property manager, were always extremely helpful and accommodating with any concerns and questions we had.

Other huge assets of this house are security and privacy. It has an alarm system that you can set with a remote control every time you leave. Very convenient. The whole property is fenced with a gate at the bottom of the driveway and it’s surrounded by vegetation on all sides except the ridge facing south-east, where you get spectacular view of the Ocean. You will definitely spend lots of time sitting in the pool, sipping your tropical cocktail and watching dazzling sunset over the ocean.

Now, what else to do besides enjoying yourself in these luxury surroundings? Here are my suggestions. Visit all the beaches nearby, Playa Tortuga (free access, park under the trees), Playa Ventanas, a must see place with a guarded parking lot (costs 1 or 2 bucks) and many others. The best times to visit are weekday mornings, the beaches are totally deserted and you will feel like Robinson Crusoe. Buy the freshest seafood, that was still swimming in the Ocean that morning, from a local fisherman right at the entrance to Playa Tortuga. Spend few hours in the Restaurante Tilapias el Pavon, about 3 km south of Ojochal (turn left onto a dirt road), eat best Tilapia in the world and swim in nearby waterfall. Definitely visit native village of Boruca and buy the famous mask there, not in a tourist gift shop. The drive up the mountain will stop your heart, it is totally exhilarating. Visit Palmar Sur, Sierpe, Puerto Jimenez, Corcovado Park, Golfito. And every day, tired and happy, come back to your luxurious house, eat fresh food, drink plenty of beer and drinks, relax in the pool, look at the sunset and plan the next day adventure. We shall be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is with great pleasure to read this review and know that our house and property brought so much pleasure to your vacation. We are happy that you were able to enjoy so many of the wonderful tours and activities available; but that your favourite joy was our house.
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Menlo Park, CA

"Casa Tusca del Mar": Absolutely Excellent!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of three couples (no kids) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the well-maintained "Casa Tusca del Mar". There are certainly higher-end and lower-end properties in the area, but the amenities provided for the price were outstanding, and the property fit our needs perfectly. The pool, the view, and the amount of land/open-space were the features we most enjoyed. One of the non-negotiable requirements for the house we planned to rent was that each bedroom have it own full "en suite" bathroom. This property satisfied it perfectly ... plus it has two other half baths (only one of which actually got used). The well-equipped kitchen was great (even though we broke the provided corkscrew --- due to over use I would have to candidly admit.) Any issues we had were small, and Bob handled them promptly and graciously. No question but that we would return to the property when we return to the Ojochal area.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take pride in the fact that our guests love both the house and the property surrounding it. Our goal is to make our guests completely at home and wanting to return to explore all that is available in the area. It is a pleasure to realize this goal.
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Nearest Motorway
800 Metres

Location 800 metres from highway on ridge top giving easy access to all the south pacific has to offer


Rates & Availability

Ojochal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Dec 10 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
May 2 2017 - Dec 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

The above rates are quoted on a two person occupancy and requires $25 for each additional person per night.
The owners have installed meters to monitor electricity usage. Any usage above $10 USD per day will be charged to the renter. Electricity is expensive in Costa Rica and we like to encourage conservation.

Minimum $150 deposit by Paypal or direct bank transfer to reserve with balance due in cash on check in.

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Ojochal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , services pool and outdoors
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , adjacent living kitchen area
  • All fully tiled with large shower heads
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , king converts to two singles if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , converts to two singles if required
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
owners live in adjacent property most of the year and while not in view can help with any problems/info if required.

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