About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 6 nights
Place to Go for Peace and Quiet, bird lover's dream, beautiful tropical garden
This is the right place if you are looking for a unique private, safe experience of outdoor/indoor living in harmony with nature, yet having modern amenities, and nearby excellent restaurants. You will surely feel tranquil with the Pacific ocean view, mountain views, the spectacular sunsets, biodiversity of bird species, including parrots, toucans, wildlife around the property, and the numerous nearby beautiful beaches at few minutes drive or walk from the property. Enjoy the 1.7 acre lot with tropical landscape, numerous pretty flowers, and fruit trees. Pick your own pineapples, bananas, coconuts, lemons, mangos and cashews. Sleep with the pretty chimes of the tree frogs. Located in Ojochal, on the beautiful Ballena coast, Punterenas, Costa Rica. This is an established neighborhood with the best restaurants in Costa Rica, many with French chefs. Enjoy hiking/ jungle exploring – guided or unguided, surfing, whale watching, kite-boarding, Scuba diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming, exploring waterfalls, & horseback-riding
Just before sunset, having a fresh drink on the patio, overlooking the new pool. Your kids, like ours will enjoy exploring the property.
Scarlet Macaw parrots, Toucans, White Faced monkeys, jungle wildlife is surrounding the villa. We have fresh fruit growing on the property that you are welcome to pick and eat. Enjoy the local magnificent playa Ventanas beach which is a rocky cove with sandy beaches with natural wave tunnels, and is also an adventure with kids who love hermit crabs. The hilly neighborhood is surrounded by mountains with jungle with ocean views.
The house is a design offering a 3 bedroom 3 bath, approx. 1200 sq ft living space, naturally lit with many windows. (See photos). Open plan kitchen, spacious dining/ living area. Cathedral ceilings with fans maintaining cool sea breeze, as well as AC units in the family room, and 2 bedroos to cool off for High comfort and practicality, Wilderness and comfort, the best of both worlds.
The family/dining room has sliding doors opening onto wraparound terraces connecting to the infinity pool. This living space is complete with it’s own air conditioning unit
The villa features 2 large master bedrooms with oceanfront view, Each master bedroom has its connecting bathroom with a shower, closet space, ceiling fan and air conditioning. The third bedroom is connected to the laundry room with :washer & dryer, and also has it's own bathroom with shower. The kitchen is large and modern amenities included. It is fully stocked so if you want to skip the many local gourmet restaurants, you have all tools to cook.
The house has a large flat screen TV and Internet/ Wi-Fi high speed connection provided.
Infinity pool (16 feet Length/width 8 ft/Depth 5 ft). Absolutely needs parental guidance for children.
We assure your hospitality with our House Manager who will take care of you during your stay. English, French and Spanish spoken by manager. Upon arrival in Ojochal, please consult our House Manager for tips and activities planning.
Secure house with private drive and gate, safe parking lot, alarm system, iron window coverings. Rates include all utility fees including internet, cable TV, pool maintenance, hosting arrangements, towels, bathroom necessities, cleaning before and after your visit.. If you are staying longer than a week, then weekly cleaning service is available for $50 per cleaning.
Mary Frances Smith
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Mary Frances Smith
From Denver, CO
Mary Frances Smith purchased this House in 2014
Why Mary Frances Smith chose Ojochal
The house is in a perfect established neighborhood with many restaurants, close to the beach. The house has nice landscaping with fruit trees surrounded by jungle. We really like the floor plan, large bedrooms, large patio & big kitchen. Oh and the pool and outdoor shower. We love seeing flocks of parrots many times a day naturally visiting our trees., and the sound of tree frogs at night in the rainy season. We especially like a vacation without a touristic feel
What makes this House unique
Front porch with Infiniti pool, view of the sunsets. Nice mix of mountains, jungle & ocean. Close to whale's tail & Ballena coast parks, nearby Osa and Manuel Antonio nature tours. Best restaurants in Costa Rica in Ojochal (our neighborhood)
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Place was super convenient and very well kept
We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. Having this house, in this location gave us access to fantastic restaurants and all the destinations on the Pacific we hoped to see. The house is super private on a large lot of land. Mike who was our go to person for the house was awesome. He directed us completely and never seem bothered to help. We called him all the time and he gave us the best directions and insight to places and people in the area. We would definitely stay there again. For the record we probably saw more species of birds at the house than anywhere else.
Perfect relaxing and private getaway
We had a great time at Sharkey's House- probably the best place we have stayed in the 10 years we have been going to Costa Rica.. Mike, the property manager, was very thorough and always available. He was very helpful with local info (native English speaker). He is a fisherman which was helpful for us as we wanted to get a few days of fishing in. Plenty of local wildlife visit the property daily- parrots, toucans, many other birds, frogs, and even a resident basilisk lizard (locally known as a Jesus Christ lizard as they walk on water).
The house is great with a good kitchen, AC in every room, and excellent hot water (not a given in Costa Rica). Ojochal is a wonderful place to stay as there is so much to do and so many great places to eat (Mike knows them all). We will be back! Thanks Mike!
Beautiful, clean, accommodating!
Our family had a great experience! Mike the manager was extraordinarily helpful and kind. The property is beautiful and the pool was immaculate! Also, super close to some amazing beaches! Would definitely stay here again.
Convenient location, lovely cooling off pool and birds galore
This is our 5th trip to CR and 2nd time to rent a house in Ojochal. This property was very conveniently located near restaurants and small markets.
We spent most of the first two weeks reading by the lovely pool. The gardens of this property are beautiful. They have many native flowering plants, and native fruits growing. The edges of the property are surrounded by lush green growth giving a sense of privacy. We could hear neighbors and local traffic, but we couldn't see them. This gave a sense of comfort for hanging out around the pool clothing optional. :).
We liked the pool being close to the house. We liked that there were room ac units for cooling off in the worst heat of the day. We absolutely loved the amount of birds that we saw at this property due to the trees and gardens. Parrots stopped by and chatted for 30 minutes each morning and evenings. Toucans, parakeets, chachalacas and oropendolas were abundant. We saw numerous songbirds and exotic tanagers. It was healing and wonderful. We didn't turn on the TV the entire month.
The bedrooms are spacious. The showers have regular heated hot water. The kitchen is equipped for the basics, though perhaps lacking a sharp knife for cutting things.
They don't have books or games, so you might want to bring those. They do have several beach towels and some beach mats. They only had one pool toy (a volleyball), so if you want inflatables, you might want to plan ahead.
It's Costa Rica and stuff does happen. Sometimes the water, electricity or internet wasn't working. Each happened 1 - 2X over the month.
The property manager, Mike, was incredibly responsive and friendly. We appreciated his help answering our questions, planning excursions and dealing with little issues.
The bathrooms are a little stinky. Some plumbing improvements could be made to ventilate them better, but otherwise, everything was in working order at the house. There is a washer and dryer and gas cooking range.
Ojochal apparently has some petty thieving going on. This house is secured against such antics. Decorative bars are on all windows and doors. The windows all have wood pieces fitted to prevent sliding windows open. And there is an alarm system that you can activate when you leave to go somewhere. And lastly there is a remote controlled gate into the road.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A special thanks to Mike!
The electricity and internet in costa Rica in general are not always reliable. We overhauled the entire electrical system from the meter to house including the box, so it is optimized. The plumbing sewer situation is often related to the amount of we get. We will replace the missing knives. Appreciatee the feedbagck
Great tranquil location
Nice house with 3 bedrooms - each with its own full bath. The infinity pool is wonderful!
AC struggled to keep up in the hottest part of the day, but other than that, everything worked great.
Property manager is great.
Loved the pool!
This quaint place had a sweet little infinity pool that had a partial view out to the ocean. We spent so much early morning and evening time around it. This place is close enough to the main highway to make getting to the beaches easy breezy, but far enough that you have the peace you might be looking for. We shared it with another couple and found it met our needs quite well. A couple tiny extras would have given this place a 5. A propane BBQ and nicer pillows. Otherwise awesome!
The property is located on top of a hill (2 min. drive up from the Costanera Highway.) The villa is at 250 feet above the sea level. It is surrounded by 1.7 acres of tropical forest with breathtaking oceanfront and mountain views.
All the local attractions are within easy access. Though roads are very accessible, a 4X4 vehicle is recommended but not necessary as it is a short drive up the gravel road to the property, and most roads in the area if are not paved are well maintained gravel roads. We do recommend your have a vehicle to get around as the property is in a rural community.
Less than 5 min. drive to the beach. Playa Tortuga, Playa Ventana and Isla Garza are the nearest. See photos. About 15 min. walking distance to the beach.
We are few min. drive or walk to many excellent restaurants (as good as anything in the states) groceries stores, boutiques, liquor stores, markets offering daily arrival of local products (fishes, seafood, bread, pastries, cheeses, organic meat and vegetables).
You will find other services such as ATM and banks, Wi-Fi Cafe, Spa, hairdresser, dental and medical clinics, pharmacy, best gourmet restaurants, local and international cuisine, bars. (See map at the bottom.)
How to get to Ojochal?
It takes approximately 3 -4 hours' drive from Juan Santamaria Int. Airport San Jose to Ojochal depending on traffic. (Very good road conditions- paved highway). You can take a scenic windy mountain highway which will take 4 hours
Daily 35 minutes domestic flights from Juan Santamaria Int. Airport San Jose to Palmar Sur or Quepos (consult Sansa Airline & Naturair Domestic flights,for flight schedules and rates).
Located 1KM from main Coastal Road La Costanera #34 makes it easy to reach Playa Tortuga, visit the Turtle Conservation Projects and Butterfly Garden. Astonishing beaches all along the coast. Minutes to meet the shore of the Pacific Coast. Access to Marine Parks for diving and snorkeling, wonderful touristic activities to fill your week's vacation.
Property Distance and Location:
3-4 hours' drive from San Jose Airport
30 min. drive from Palmar Sur Airstrip. 45 min. drive from Manuel Antonio, Quepos Airstrip.
30 min. drive from Dominical ( popular surfing & tourist area)
15 min. drive from Uvita (public beaches, Ballena Park, shops)
15 min. drive from Cortes Hospital
10 min. drive from Golf San Buenas Resort&Spa
2 min. drive to Ojochal village
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All payments per terms are Non-refundable for any reason within 60 days of check-in, but fully refundable if cancelled greater than 60 days. Weekly cleaning service is available on request, and is an extra $50 per cleaning, paid in cash at time of check-in.. If you rent for > than 1 month, you will pay a refundable damage deposit of $1800 in addition to the insurance If you would like to rent long term for >2 months, we will discount the monthly rate by 20%, + you pay utilities