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Casa De Teca, Where Every Day is a New Discovery

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Casa de Teca with the Ojochal mountains behind

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Last updated: 12/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON: Thank you to our new guests for choosing Casa de Teca and to all of you who considered our home for your vacation! Have a wonderful experience in Costa Rica! Hope to see you next year. Pura Vida.
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Hear the ocean roar! See the sun rise over the mountains and set over the Pacific sur! Enjoy the constant and varied bird chatter from the calls of Macaws flying overhead on their way to the beach to green parrots and Gray-headed Chachalacas partying in the trees. Wake up to the roar of a Howler monkey signaling the beginning of a new day.

Our property is a throughway sitting on the front mountain range here in the tropical Pacific lowlands. Enjoy and experience monkeys, seldom seen birds, fruit trees, coconuts and the evening fragrance of our Ylang Ylang tree. Every day a new discovery awaits you.

With windows on all sides, for unparalleled viewing, the casa remains private, nestled into the forest, but open to the sea. Our property is ideally located to get to regional attractions, with good roads destination roads. The casa is designed to fit into the natural flow of life in the jungle: see, listen and 'let yourself go with the flow.'

Casa de Teca, is 100% teak and has truly world class views. The cozy interior is warm and welcoming. The open plan dining and living area allows for comfortable family gatherings. The fully covered wrap around teak deck adds an inviting outdoor living space.

While not air-conditioned the house is fully ventilated, allowing both the mountain and ocean trade winds to provide cooling breezes throughout the home. The natural teak finishes create a true retreat setting ideal for contemplation, meditation and relaxation. This relaxed environment carries to the outside where one will find an observation lawn for yoga, tai chi and aerobic exercising while enjoying the 180-degree hilltop views. A 3-meter by 8-meter pool provides ample room for water activities including swimming, pool lounging and water walking.

Best of all there is the tropical setting and wildlife – monkeys, birds, flowers, jungle and mountains – that all quickly become part of your experience. On top of the fabulous haven provided at Casa de Teca, it is ideally located to experience many of the outdoor adventures that is Costa Rica. Your imagination is all that’s missing to make this retreat an unforgettable experience. WELCOME!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, We use a machine translator to reply requests
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/26/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We have not set a hard and fast rule for the age of our renters. However, if you are considering the casa, we believe you have a right to know that it is not conducive to parties or large gatherings....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We ask that guests do not smoke in the house or on the deck/porch. Since the casa has natural ventilation smoking, even outside on the porch, leaves odors in the house. We thank you for your cooperation....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Listen to the ocean roar; hear the jungle wildlife...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Wake up to the sun rising over the mountains!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • In addition to the sink and toilet, the bathroom has a large walk-in shower. While you shower, open the windows and enjoy the beauty of the forest....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The casa does include a library of mystery books for readers who enjoy this genre. Leave a book; take a book....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wireless and cable connect cable is supplied. Cable speeds are moderate....moreless

  • Television:

    The TV is a 32" smart TV. You are able to directly access a variety of programs. Unfortunately, the network provider does not include Netflix or other video/movie channels....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Partial view of Playa Tortuga from the casa. Watch waves breaking on the beach. Walking distance is approximately one (1) kilometer...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    See sunrises over the mountains from your bedroom. Mountain views stretch from behind the casa to the South side...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning 120 degree ocean views. On a clear day, you can see Cano Island, known for outstanding snorkeling and scuba diving. Cano Island is one of Costa Rica's most diverse, uninhabited reserve....moreless

  • Village:

    Casa de Teca is located in the village of Ojochal. Ojochal is known throughout Costa Rica for its outstanding international restaurants. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine at a bamboo round table while viewing the ocean to the front and forest to the side....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The dryer is a propane gas dryer. We think you will enjoy using gas. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The fireplace is decorative only. It is not vented...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    The casa has cable with excellent wireless internet connectivity....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide two sets of linens and towels for each bedroom. A washer and dryer are located on the back deck area....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The salon area includes a sofa, two side chairs, a TV and internet connections. Additionally, the is space for a meditation center focusing on the fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Guests will enjoy two parking spaces. Temporary parking for 2-3 additional cars is possible....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine is a tub agitator type - no post agitator for tangling clothes - with gentle tub action. Cold water only....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove, refrigerator, pots and pans, as well as dishes, glasses, cups, etc. The kitchen is U shaped with a view from the windows over the sink. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    The microwave employs a unique inverter microwave system designed to provide even, uninterrupted heat. It is versatile enough to be used as the only cooking source, if desired....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The casa include a 3/4 wrap around covered porch which serves well in place of a lanai or gazebo....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    lush, green front lawn surrounded by flowering bushes....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The pool is small, but very good for general pool use. Great views from the pool. No smoking or drinking while in the pool. There is no lifeguard; use at your own risk. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
14 night min stay
$55
My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
$55

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • House cleaning Service $80
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pool Cleaning Services $80

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Location

230 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, San Jose
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hyway #34, Costanera Sur
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Ylang Ylang Restaurant, Indonesian Quisine
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Tortuga (Turtle Beach)

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Casa de Teca , where every day offers a new discovery, is jointly owned by Lyle and Ramona Anderson and Shawn and Brynne Lally, son-in-law and daughter. We, Lyle and Mona, live here 8 months each year; traveling back to the USA for the family holidays and gatherings during December - March. Shawn and Brynne, both teachers, spend part of their summers here. They are truly world travelers and will continue to be, but they found the charm of the casa irresistible, making the casa their home base of operations. Somehow, the casa and it's surroundings - the mountains, the ocean and the wilderness -create a sense of well-being, of belonging, Mona and I cannot capture anywhere else. Mona grew up living in the woods in Minnesota; she immediately identified with our surroundings. I grew up a city boy with little interest or time for nature and its nurturing - that is, until I came to Costa Rica. Originally, I came to satisfy Mona's long time dream to come to visit Costa Rica. Much to my surprise, riding on our way to our hotel, I turned to Mona and said, "I'm home." We bought Casa de Teca on our first trip and have never looked back - have never been sorry. We are delighted to welcome you to our home - to your experience. May your visit be one you will look back on with joy.

Why the Owner Chose Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
Mona and I weren't looking to buy on our first trip. Our intent was to see if we could discover the heartbeat of Costa Rica. We began our journey up in the La Fortuna/Arenal region. We had notitinerary, we wanted to move from place to place using the information and advice of "locals" we met along the way (By the way, that turned out to be a great way to travel and to learn). As we moved South, we became aware of a narrowing of the distance between the mountains and the sea. One of our favorites haunts in the US is the Oregon Coast, locked in between the mountains and the Pacific. As we drove South, the feeling we were somehow in a much warmer Oregon began to develop. By the time we got to Uvita, this feeling of "Deja Vu" was very strong. So strong that we found a realtor just to "show us around." Soon we found ourselves looking in Ojochal, a village where truly the mountains meet the sea. We looked at several homes, including the casa, then prepared to head back home. I can't get that teak house out of my mind," Mona said. "Funny you should say that," I replied. We went back; we told our kids, Brynne and her husband, Shawn, about it. They said, "we want in." We bought it and, frankly, can't imagine living anywhere else.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We stand behind our statement, "Every day is a new discovery." Sit on the front porch in a swing chair and become mesmerized by the constant changes of the ocean. Move to the porch off the back bedroom and watch howler or maybe white face monkeys moving through the corridor. Just a couple of days ago Mona saw the first spider monkey we have seen. We have a resident sloth, an anteater and a Jesus Christ lizard. Yes, these lizards do walk, actually run, on water. More than once, we have watched her/him run across our pool. Sit on the back deck with a cup of morning coffee and watch the sun rise over the mountains. Polish off your day with a swim in the pool - Shawn is 6'5'' so, admittedly, for him it is a 2 stroke pool. None-the-less... Just this summer, Shawn and Brynne installed our outdoor pool shower - with hot water! Oh yeah, Shawn and Brynne walk to Tortuga Beach almost every day. Now, we don't see these critters ever, day; sometimes the sunrise is buried in a shroud of fog, but even these times can be most interesting. Sometimes there is no ocean, but always there is a new discovery, an unforeseen change that challenges us to see things as they are, not as we thought they were. Finally, it's evening time and the warm glow of the casa permeates everything. A yawn and were off to bed just as the rain begins to fall, carrying us to dreamland and beyond. We have designed Casa de Teca to meet our needs for a casual life-style that includes meditation, exercise (just walking down to close the gate is good exercise), yoga and adventure. Casa de Teca truly delivers.


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Speaks: english, We use a machine translator to reply requests
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/26/2016

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Photos

  • Casa de Teca with the Ojochal mountains behind

    Casa de Teca with the Ojochal mountains behind

  • Front porch - every life needs a splash of color

    Front porch - every life needs a splash of color

  • The salon - Reading, conversation, Cable TV - all this and a vista!

    The salon - Reading, conversation, Cable TV - all this and a vista!

  • The casa kitchen, small but light and well equipped.  Warm lighting for evening.

    The casa kitchen, small but light and well equipped. Warm lighting for evening.

  • BR #1, Forest room with screened sitting.vista room at the back

    BR #1, Forest room with screened sitting.vista room at the back

  • The quiet room - a view into our forest amphitheater - great reading room

    The quiet room - a view into our forest amphitheater - great reading room

  • Bedroom #2 - Wake up to the sun rising over the mountains!

    Bedroom #2 - Wake up to the sun rising over the mountains!

  • Beautiful 150 degree sea views

    Beautiful 150 degree sea views

  • Casa de Teca - Our Forest/Jungle Looking West toward Oceano Pacifico

    Casa de Teca - Our Forest/Jungle Looking West toward Oceano Pacifico

  • Sunset - view from the front porch deck

    Sunset - view from the front porch deck

  • Case de Teca - Our Forest-Jungle looking toward the mountains

    Case de Teca - Our Forest-Jungle looking toward the mountains

  • South side garden.  Our intent is to use as much wild flora/plants as possible.

    South side garden. Our intent is to use as much wild flora/plants as possible.

  • Private pool - 3X8 meters

    Private pool - 3X8 meters

  • Front Porch on the forest side - great ocean views

    Front Porch on the forest side - great ocean views

  • The casa dining room - 6 chairs w/table.  Great ocean vista from here!

    The casa dining room - 6 chairs w/table. Great ocean vista from here!

  • BR#1:  Both bedrooms have the vaulted ceiling with overhead fans and lights.

    BR#1: Both bedrooms have the vaulted ceiling with overhead fans and lights.

  • One of two gardens fronting the house.  Gardens are developing on the South side

    One of two gardens fronting the house. Gardens are developing on the South side

  • New this year, outdoor/pool shower - with hot water!

    New this year, outdoor/pool shower - with hot water!

  • Sunrise over the Mountains at the Casa -

    Sunrise over the Mountains at the Casa -

  • Sunrise over the mountains

    Sunrise over the mountains

  • Sunset - looking from the porch deck

    Sunset - looking from the porch deck

  • Flora on the property.  Area gardens are under development

    Flora on the property. Area gardens are under development

  • Time for a great drink with a crescent  - Pancito Bakery, Ojochal

    Time for a great drink with a crescent - Pancito Bakery, Ojochal

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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