OJOCHAL HOME WITH POOL/OCEAN VIEW/PRIVATE JUNGLE TRAIL & RIVER ON 12 ACRES.

Michael Jeffrey

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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OJOCHAL HOME WITH POOL/OCEAN VIEW/PRIVATE JUNGLE TRAIL & RIVER ON 12 ACRES.

Ojochal House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-8)

This beautiful 3 bedroom/2.5 Bath home is nestled on the Mountain hillside overlooking Ojochal, with stunning views of the river mouth and the Pacific ocean.

'Estilo de Vida' ('The Style of Life') is available for short-term and long-term rental.

The property offers a private pool with complete privacy due to the secluded nature of the property. The temperature of the pool is a wonderful 86 degrees all year around. Located at an altitude of 700 feet above Sea level the property avoids the problem of pesky mosquitoes. Watch the Howler Monkeys in the trees and humming birds and toucans right from the pool deck.

The 12 acre property includes a private nature trail that leads to a stream and then on to the main river that runs through the property. Enjoy a swim in the river and then head back to the house spotting monkeys and Blue Morpho butterflies along the way.

Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and is air-conditioned. The air conditioners use the latest Inverter technology which causes the unit to slow down as it nears the set temperature. This results in very quite operation (no condenser kicking in and out) and as it is running constantly it results in very low humidity levels (35 to 40%) which makes you feel cooler. Free wireless internet is available throughout the house.

Keywords: House, Villa, Vacation Home, Jungle, Nature, Pool, Jacuzzi, Ojochal, Uvita, Dominical, Playa Ventanas, Cinco Ventanas, Stream, River

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome

Michael Jeffrey

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
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My wife and I are fortunate enough to live on the island of Bermuda where I operate a Health club and my wife works as the IT Manager for one of the Off-Shore Insurance companies. We have two young sons who love going to the Costa Rica house. We tend to go in the rainy season each year or sometimes every two years.

Michael Jeffrey purchased this house in 2006

We love the remote jungle setting. In the picture my sons explore Playa Tortuga near the house. The property itself is amazing as the lot is 12 acres in size which allows you to completely relax in privacy. We like getting up early in the morning walking the nature trail to the river and back.

Beautiful view of the Pacific Coast. Watch White-faced, Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Humming Birds, Wood Peckers, Sloths and other animals and birds in the jungle around the property, and watch them right from the comfort of the pool deck.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Gothenburg
5

WOUNDERFUL JUNGLE LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We spent three weeks in this wonderful hose with our 7 year old son.

On spot we discovered quickly that reality beats the pictures of the house and the surroundings. The quality, the cleaning ness, the support from the staff around the house, from Michael the owner, Massi the property manager and the girls responsible for the cleaning and care taking was excellent and a lot more than we expected.
So when we needed some support for some small issues with the pool the response was

The garden is a true animal paradise with monkeys, every bird you can imagine from toucans to hummingbirds and a huge range of butterfly's.
Compared to to the properties in Uvita the price is low and rank the value for money a lot higher after renting houses there as well.

For us the location was excellent, 10 min to one of the most beautiful beaches, cinco ventanas, 20 min. to the big supermarket in Uvita and 10 min to a lot of good restaurants in Ojochal.
So if you are looking for a nice place in the middle of the jungle and still with a close access to beaches and the civilization this is the place.

¡Pura vida!

Los Andreasson's
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Stefan. Thanks very much. You are the 2nd person to point out that the pictures don't do it justice. I must work on that. Or maybe that is a good thing as guests are then pleasantly surprised!
I have added a 9 minute Video to the VRBO site that gives a tour of the house so hopefully that will help. Thanks for taking the time to do the review. Michael.
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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Michigan
5

AMAZING VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This was our second trip to Ojochal and our first stay at Estilo De Vida and we were not disappointed! The house was clean and spacious, the pictures on the site do not do it justice. The views from upstairs are amazing and we spent many mornings drinking coffee looking at the ocean. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable. The backyard has a wonderful pool and bar area where we spent most of our nights relaxing. The location is very romantic, so romantic that my boyfriend proposed! Estilo De Vida is located close to some of the best restaurants and a few minutes drive to the beach. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend staying at Estilo De Vida, we will defiantly be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Shana, thank you for your kind words and congratulations on your engagement! While we have had a number of Honeymoon couples and wedding guests I think this is the first time Estilo de Vida has played host to an engagement! I think you are right about the photos as well. We have made a number of changes based on feedback received from guests in these reviews to try to make the house more homey, adding pieces of furniture, such as writing desks in the bedrooms and halls, improving the chairs for relaxing out on the patios, and adding artwork to the walls. I haven't been down to see the changes myself yet and will need to get good pictures on my next visit to update the website.

We would love to have you back for your honey moon next year and I hope to have added a nature walk to the property by then, taking advantage of the 12 acres that the property sits on. There is actually a river on the property that I have never made it to myself as trekking through the jungle is difficult.

Congratulations again!
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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
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Ojochal Puntarenas
brooklyn, ny
5

JUNGLE CASTLE IN THE SKY

  • 5 of 5
We LOVED our stay at Estilo de Vida. We called it "our jungle castle in the sky". In fact, we kept extending our stay because we couldn't bear to leave. We were looking for a house that felt close to nature And had lots of animal life, and this house fit the bill.
The house itself had so many nice features -- wonderful windows and decks overlooking the fantastic views of the ocean and rainforest, luxurious bathrooms and closets, and of course the wonderful multi-leveled, deep pool. The house felt quite luxurious and well- equipped. We were never too hot -- air conditioning was never wanted even by my ac loving husband. We enjoyed cooking, grilling, and blending up fresh pina coladas. The house and grounds were very private -- we really felt alone in nature. I keep telling my friends that all I had to do was roll over in bed, open one eye and I would have the best parrot and toucan watching I've ever experienced. We saw howler monkeys and coatis as we lounged in the pool. Hard to leave the house and always happy to come back after exploring the fantastic nearby beaches, waterfalls, and taking whale and dolphin tours. The town of Uvita, about 15 minutes away, had everything we needed. We stayed for a week in mid-August, during rainy season -- and we actually preferred rainy season. The clouds and rain provided a nice break from the hot sun, and the occasional heavy downpours were fun and exciting.
Completely on their own initiative, our children (8, 12 and 12) decided they were so happy there and so sorry to leave that they had to write the owners and tell them what a fantastic house they had. This never happens so we know they loved the place and the whole experience as much as their parents!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael and Anna. Thank you for your kind words - we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Receiving thank-you notes from the children was very touching. We also enjoy the rainy season in Costa Rica as the afternoon cloud cover is a welcome break from the hot sun, and as you mentioned the heavy rains can be pretty amazing. We hope that you come again soon. All the best, Michael
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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
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Ojochal Puntarenas
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Estilo de Vida at the end of June and we really enjoyed our stay there. The house is perfect. It was just my husband and I, so we never even used the upstairs, but the house had all the amenities we needed for our trip. There is a beautiful view of the ocean from the pool and outdoor patio area. The people renting the house were very easy to work with and responded quickly. The bed was comfy and the AC in the room was very nice. This place is not fancy, but has everything a costa rica traveler will need.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Escazu, Costa Rica
5

ENJOYABLE STAY AT ESTILO DE VIDA

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed for 5 nights at Estilo de Vida. We really enjoyed the home and property. The house was extremely clean and well maintained.
The kitchen had everything you need for a long stay. Plenty of pots and pans, cooking utensils, etc. The large stainless steal refrigerator had an automatic ice and water dispenser (crushed was great for making frozen drinks with the blender!) was great.
The beds were very comfortable. It was nice to be able to run the A/C in the master bedroom at night. The other 2 bedrooms did not have A/C, but were equipped with fans. It may have been hot for me, but my 6 year old did not complain. During the day we kept the house comfortable running the fans and keeping the windows and doors open. It wasnt too hot at all. The master bath is amazing! A giant open shower with rain head and even a tub, which is a rarity in Costa Rica. There is another half bath downstairs and a full bath up. We all just used the master, since it was so nice.
We spent most of our time in the outdoor space. The pool is large and very deep. The jacuzzi tub is only cold water, but that is really all you want in the jungle heat. We made use of the gas grill to cook some great fresh snapper we picked up at a local fish market. You have a nice ocean and river view from the jacuzzi. We also saw a wide variety of birds and animals without leaving the property. Toucans were daily visitors, as was a coati and morpho butterflies. We heard howler monkeys every day, and did catch a glimpse of them. The house truly is right the middle of the jungle! Biting insects were not bad at the house, I assume due to the altitude. Down by the beach the heat and insects are much worse. Now, there are insects, this is the jungle after all, just not the biting type. We kept the doors closed at night to keep them out of the house. The home is completely private and up a long driveway
My only criticisms would be that the house is very sparsely furnished. It worked for us with two young children (less to worry about), but some may find it a bit sterile. No artwork, decorative items, the dining table was a patio set, no coffee table. It would also be nice to provide a binder with area information, provide candles and flashlights in case of power outage (we had one for a few hours). These are small things, but could make a difference for guests.
All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back in the future!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Austin, Texas
5

ESTILO DE VIDA

  • 5 of 5
The view from the house was spectacular. We saw a troop of monkeys moving through the trees. The kids loved the pool. The house was clean. It is important to note that there is no air conditioning in the upstairs bedrooms. We were all comfortable staying in the master bedroom. We loved going to the nearby beaches, waterfalls, and horseback riding. We would definitely recommend this property to a friend.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palmar Norte
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
La Constanera
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Ventans
Car: necessary

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Availability & Rates

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Ojochal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$152
$870
$2,950
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$192
$1,100
$3,570
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
$4,200
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
$4,200
 
 
Easter Week
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Based on Occupancy of 2 people. 3-4 people add $10/night. 5-8 add $20/night. Add nights to your 3 Day stay - $185 (High), $155 (Mid), $125 (Low) or to your week - $170 (H), $145 (M), $120 (L). Other Rates - 3 Week - $3,300 (H), $2,800 (M) and $2,300 (L). Add nights - $150 (H), $125 (M), $105 (L). 4 Week - $4,200 (H), $3,570 (M) and $2,950 (L). Add nights - $150 (H), $125 (M), $105 (L).

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Ojochal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared between Bedrooms 2 and 3
    Powder Room - toilet , Located Downstairs in Main Living Area
    Ensuite Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , En Suite to Master Bedroom. Rain Forest Shower. Double Sink.
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , En suite Bath w/Tub. A/c. Walk in Closet. Opens to pool.
    Additional Beds - 2 twin/ single , Two Inflatable Twin Beds to accomodate 7th and 8th Guest.
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A/c with Inverter Tech. Walk in Closet. Balcony access.
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bay Window & Balcony. A/c with Inverter Tech. Walk in Closet
  • King size beds (1) Located in the Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Located in one of the Upper Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) Located in one of the Upper Bedrooms. This bedroom has a Bay Window. Two Inflatable twin beds available for a 7th and 8th guest., Baby Cribs (1) A pack and play is available for use with children up to the age of three. The Pack and Play includes a bassinet for an infant. Ceiling Fans and Standing Fans in all bedrooms. All Bedrooms feature the latest A/c with Inverter Technology. As the a/c unit reaches the desired temperature it slow downs but does not go off. This means you do not have the loud sound of the compressor going on and off. The constant supply of cold air results in very low humidity levels (35% to 40%) which makes you feel much more comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Maid and Pool cleaning services are provided once a week.
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