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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 BDRM, HIGH END VILLA, for the cost of a hotel why not book an entire villa?

Situated just south of Ojochal and minutes from the local beaches, you find find yourself in a stunning 2 bedroom Villa for about the same price as a mid range hotel room.

The villa was built with luxury and privacy in mind!

It sits atop the closest mountain ridge which gives you the best of both breathtaking views!

Below the ocean opens up in front of you, directly across from Cano Is with a sweeping view of the entire southern coastline right down to Corcovado!

Or if it’s the jungle and mountains you desire, simply swing your lounge chair around and take in the breathtaking rainforest as it seems to rise up as if reaching for the clouds!

Inside the Villa is open concept with high vaulted ceilings that create a feeling of space!

During the day, the Villa is filled with warm scented breezes coming off the ocean, while at night cool air flows down the mountains and through your windows making sleep comfortable and cool without the need for ac. The high bamboo ceilings and cool ceramic tiles capture and hold the cool refreshing feeling!

The entire Villa is filled with locally made hand crafted furniture designed for the Villa! Not only does it look stunning but is also very comfortable!

Walls and shelves are filled with art from aspiring young artists' to exquisite hand carved crafts by the elders of local indigenous tribes. These combined with bright tropical colors and warm dark wood create a perfect balance of harmony and tranquility! Never will you find a place you instantly feel so at peace!

The first bedroom has 2 single beds, plenty of storage and a custom wardrobe.

The second bedroom has 1 queen size bed with the exact same features as the first, which include, wardrobes, A/C units, overhead ceiling fans and storage drawers under the bed as well as your night tables. No need for lamps, overhead wall sconces come with individual controls. You will not need any extra space, for the wardrobes were created both for hanging items and drawers to tuck and fold away shorts & T's. (there's even a flip-flop shelf at the bottom)

Upon arriving you will be given your keys and fob for the electric gated entry way.

There is a fully stocked kitchen and bathroom, with glass block shower with bench and beach pebble floors.

The full kitchen has everything needed to make a gourmet dinner or a fun and easy BBQ.

The living room has large sliding glass doors which open up to a breath-taking view of the immense expanse that is the Pacific Ocean and Cano Island. Your eyes will follow the Osa coastline with her mountains, bays, islands and inlets! Such a stark contrast from the lush dark green fore front of the mangroves and jungle below!

Step out onto the deck and sit back and relax or have your meals el fresco, all out of the reach of the suns' bright rays

Or if its sun you seek, step out onto your very own large private patio and lush green manicured gardens. Lay back, set a cool beverage down until your ready to slip beneath the cool waters of your personal plunge pool, fitted with 4 strong jets that you control!

However the best is yet to come! You've got front row seats to the worlds most FAMOUS & STUNNING sunsets! The amazing transformation of color and light last much longer after the sun has slipped below the sparkling ocean marking the end of another perfect day and the beginning of what the evening may bring!

Sleep comes early here, so if you find yourself drifting off in your lounger, listening to the waves in the distance crashing on the shore don't feel bad. The cacophony of morning sounds will wake you up, rested, invigorated, and ready for another day!

The Villa is perfect for 2 couples or a small family!

You will feel astonished, delighted and pampered in this beautifully built and decorated custom Villa at a reasonable price!!

We love of our Villa and its luxurious ambiance, and know you will feel the same way!


Lani & Leon Rome


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Lani Rome
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lani Rome

My husband and I spent 5 years, and in as many countries looking for that perfect balance, a place that encompassed both our dreams and desires. When we found our property on top of this ridge my husband looked down upon the jungle and mangroves below and further out at the bright azure ocean, with a million shining diamonds dancing on the water. He looked at me and said 'guess I wont be needing these high blood pressure pills anymore' and he was RIGHT!

Please, won't you join us in our tropical paradise and experience the luxury that we ALL should be entitled too.

Lani Rome purchased this house in 2014

Why Lani Rome chose Tres Rios

Location and prices! We are in the most southern part of the zone, the drive up is not a hair raising 1/2 hour white knuckle drive, but a pleasant drive with a gentle incline as you traverse the mountain instead of going straight up! We are also on a 'loop' road which means there are 2 ways in and out. So if your coming back from the south after touring the mangroves or from the north after a day at the Whales Tail, there are 2 entrances, a very handy and important feature!

Then of course the views, the sites, sounds and smells, incomparable to ANYWHERE I have been before (and my husband and I are seasoned world travelers)

As for why we built instead of buying, we simply had a special vision in mind, and location too! Also, I love the idea of building our own 'jungle retreat', I worked closely with the architects', builder &a foreman. I picked out every tile, faucet and paint color you will see. A well as designed EVERY piece of furniture! It was a labor of love, and we are very proud of our hard work and results - our stunning dream home and Villa.

With incredible affordable luxury and location, we know you will agree, we found our perfect nirvana and LOVE sharing it with others:

What makes this house unique

It is an easy drive up, not an arduous long winding road with long drops off to the side! It is close to so many incredible beaches, tours, trails and waterfalls.

The road also has 2 ways in and 2 ways out which is very handy! Its at the perfect altitude, not too hot, and just cool enough in the evening.

The closest town is only 10 minutes away (Ojochal) and is known for its fine restaurants.

The villa's unique features are the views, the context and contrasts make it spectacular, along with unrivaled world-class sunsets! The stars at night, will leave you wanting to sleep outside, but the comfort and quality of your personal villa will also be calling you in sooner or later.

The last unique benefit of renting with us is that we also own the Ojochal Tourist and Business Center. We help our guests plan and book their tours before they even leave home, so once they arrive, the only thing to do is relax, enjoy and live the PURA VIDA!


Tres Rios House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Custom glass block shower & bench w/beach pebble flooring.
  • 1 bathroom. Top quality fixtures, ceramic tiled walls, glass block shower with non skid beach-pebble flooring and built in bench. Window, high ceilings & fan, and beautiful custom cabinets with plenty of room. On the counter sits a stylish bowl sink with a recessed light above it on the counter.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Tempurpedic mattresses, TV, AC, ceiling fans. Lots of room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , AC, ceiling fan, wardrobe and 4 drawers under the bed.
  • 1st bdrm has 2 single, extra long *Tempupedic* mattresses and 2 drawers under each bed for you heavy packers! There is a night stand between the 2 beds and reading scones over each one with their own individual controls. You will find all the furniture matches and is beautifully custom handcrafted from Madera and Bamboo. Both bdrms have ceiling fans and ac. The first bdrm has a flat screen TV. 2nd bdrm has 1 Queen mattress, AC, ceiling fan, personal reading sconces with individual controls. The bed has 4 drawers underneath, 2 on each side and the same custom handmade furniture, beds, wardrobe and night tables.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

Lani and Leon are the best hosts you could hope to have. They are friendly, extremely helpful going so far as to set-up our excursions which were all A++, the waterfall repelling was the best! Their casita is very nice it has two bedrooms and a full bath which the shower floor is Costa Rican river rocks, super cool and great on the feet. Full kitchen, and wrap around porch with a great view overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Every room has an air conditioner and ceiling fan, fully furnished with a queen bed in one room and two twins in the other. we plan on coming back and staying in the casita gain but this time bringing our two kids. You cnanot go wrong with Lani and Leon's place. Make sure you have an SUV though, it's halfway up a mountain and the road is are not paved once off the main highway. Four wheel drive is not necessary. Pura Vida.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly a Dream Vacation -- Best One We've Ever Had

  • 5 of 5

I've been promising my wife for years (decades) that we would go to a true tropical paradise. We had two of three vacations during that span that didn't live up to that promise. But our week at Lani and Leon's beautiful guesthouse was truly a week in paradise. My wife called it the best vacation we've ever had -- by far -- and I agreed 100%!

Let's start with the guesthouse. It's immaculately clean, perfectly appointed, comfortable and beautiful. Throw in the pool, the views from the wraparound porch (my wife and I watched the sunset over the jungle and the Pacific Ocean holding hands for hours), the BBQ and it was as nice a guesthouse as we've ever stayed in.

Then there are the surroundings. This paradise is located a few kilometers out of Ojochal, a short (but bumpy) drive. Lani and Leon knew EVERYTHING -- where the best beaches were (talk about paradise!!) and the untouched waterfalls (all within a short drive). We went on a Mangrove Tour on a small boat, went horseback riding to another untouched waterfall, went zip lining through the jungle -- I'm telling you, there was no shortage of adventure to go along with all the natural beauty and the spectacular beaches and views. Their restaurant recommendations were off the charts -- we had some ridiculously good meals -- fresh seafood everywhere! And, quite frankly, Lani and Leon were really nice people, easy to talk to, easy to get along with and filled with great ideas and suggestions for activities and adventures. They were available when we needed them and out of the way when we didn't.

I recommend this property without any concerns. Good food, good people, good times and from a ''brownie points for my wife' standpoint, it's as good as it gets. I can genuinely say that this was the single best vacation we've ever had. I'd book sooner rather than later, because word is getting around about a place that everybody gives 5*'s too. We went in the offseason, where everything was green -- a great time to visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trip of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult daughter and I spent 5 nights at the Casita in June. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience! Lani and Leon were so helpful. They sent us tons of information , directions, and ideas even before we left. The casita is well set up and very pretty and the view is indescribably beautiful. Everything we needed or wanted was there, (including a really great blender for Pina Coladas!) Lani and Leon helped to set up some amazing tours for us (zip lining, crocodile viewing, mangrove tour, waterfalls, horseback riding etc.) and made everything so easy to access. Every evening we would come back from our adventures and relax by the pool. I can not recommend this experience any more highly and we definitely plan on booking with Lani and Leon again when we return to Costa Rica! My only regret is that we did not stay longer!

Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Stars isn't Enough!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow Lani and Leon set the bar so high with their beautiful, and well cared for home. Given that we were unable to call Leon due to technical glitches on our end he didn't give up and we finally met up! It is so clear they take great pride not only in their exquisite accomodations but in providing anything (reservations, local knowledge, fun and laughs) we needed. Everything they list is accurate in the description, (very well equipped) but what they don't say is the mere peace and tranquility from the covered Lani overlooking the jungle and ocean is captivating.

Yes, my husband and I are active and took alot of Lani and Leon's advice (zipline is a blast!!!) but coming home to our home away from home made eveything just perfect. It is so clear when someone goes above and beyond and truly cares that you have a fantastic experience do! Don't let the drive up and in the mountain intimidate you, the view, cooler air and privacy are well worth it. We would certainly go back!!! Thank you again Lani and Leon!!! See you soon!😃

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful little gem tucked away in the jungle of Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

This place was dreamy. Secluded, peaceful, cozy and equipped with most of what we needed. We arrived in a rain storm and a little later in the evening but Leon and Lani made sure we had some food to eat when we got there which was super thoughtful. It was wonderful to see how proud of their little casita Lani was. You can tell this is her pride and joy and that she truly loves entertaining people. It's obvious in the details she puts into the home. We used the plunge pool practically every evening to cool off, enjoy the view and watch the wildlife. The bush off the private patio was always visited by several butterflies and the flowers by the pool attract hummingbirds which were both so fun to watch. Leon and Lani willingly helped us with any questions we had and it was comforting to know they were just a few footsteps or a text/call away to help us with anything we needed, whether it was finding a grocery store, booking a zipline, finding a good beach and reminding us to check the tide charts. We genuinely enjoyed our time there. The zipline they recommended was beautiful and super fun. Recommend renting a 4x4 vehicle to get to the Casita and around everywhere else but don't let the dirt roads scare you away, you get used to it really quick. Only regret is we didn't stay long enough (7 days) to do everything we wanted to. What a beautiful country and people.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding and highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 7 nights in early March 2017 and loved it. It is just as described. Lounging deck and plunge pool are outstanding and private. Loved hearing the early morning birds. The view from the villa is spectacular. The accommodation is comfortable. Close to beaches and waterfalls. The hosts were kind and helpful. Just be aware that the road up to the villa is very rough and steep. You will need a solid vehicle.

Lorraine and Andrejs

Ottawa, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Palmar Norte or Quepos
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Costa Reale
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
San Buenaventura
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Costenera Hwy # 34
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Costa Reale
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Playa Tortuga
Car: necessary

The Southern Zone is approximately 30 kilometers long. It is made up of 3 towns, Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal. We are located just south of Ojochal.

As you drive along the Costenara the beautiful scenery, mountains and ocean views will take your breath away!

However I strongly suggest taking the time to visit each town as they are all very unique and offer different types of restaurant's, beaches, stores, tours etc.

Or you can always come into the Ojochal Tour & Business Center where our travel consultant will sit with you and go over ALL the amazing things to do and see in the Zone and beyond!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $65

The security deposit (in cash) is due upon arrival.
Prices are for double occupancy
Children 16 and under are $5 per night
Adults $10 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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