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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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4 bdr/2 ba, full kitchen/furnishings, internet, Sat HDTV, pool, gardens, beach

Would you like to experience the famous Osa Peninsula, from a luxurious 1875 sq ft Villa?

The open, high wood ceiling Villa, FULLY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE, with modern amenities/furnishings and gorgeous views, lies in a gated 'jungle neighborhood' in hillside of the stunning Ojochal valley. Engage in the true Costa Rica experience, the comfort of quiet neighbors, and maintained (4x4) roads. Enjoy the howler monkeys in the surrounding mountains, or bird-watch on your walks to rivers and streams. Between Ojochal and Dominical are at least 6 amazing beaches, with caves, arches, surfing. Or just relax by the pool and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature all around! In the evening enjoy the calm and temperate weather of the outdoors, or the modern 'pleasures' that come with the home.

Groceries, gas, gifts, yoga and health food are in town. Ojochal is a small village well-known for its great international restaurants, half-way between Dominical and the local Palmar Sur airport.

About the Villa: The Villa has high wood ceilings with ceiling fans, air conditioning in the two master bedrooms, and a large open semi-circular living area. Off of the semi-circle are the entrances to the bedrooms and one full bathroom. Opposite the bedrooms and across from the main seating area are four large sliding glass doors that lead outside to the gorgeous tropical garden. Beautiful, colorful plants surround a pool and lounge area with views of lush tropical vegetation in the distance . The pool has a 'BaduJet Swimjet Treadmill' which creates a current so that you can swim 'in-place' for exercise, water-play, or massage. Also there is a basketball hoop for use with the pool.

The 'conveniences of the Villa': The kitchen has modern appliances which include a refrigerator/freezer, new microwave, new stove, blender, toaster, new garbage disposal, and new dishwasher. The plentiful exotic wood cabinets come completely appointed with place settings and cookware. A complete laundry room with washer and dryer is on-site. The home also has a new 46' LED Samsung HD television with surround sound, additional flat screen TV in one of the master bedrooms, Satellite TV with 40+ international stations, and a DVD player. Computer, all-in-one printer/scanner, and wireless internet are also available. Two new TREK 3700 mountain bikes complete with racks, baggage containers, and helmets, are available for use by the renters as is a bike rack for the car.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Alan Hernried (Owner) (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Alan Hernried (Owner)

I grew up in an international family. My first trip to Europe was at the age of 12. At 16 I spent three months traveling by myself, and with other Europeans I met along the way, through most of Western and Eastern Europe (before the fall of the Berlin Wall). I lived and studied in France and Spain and am fluent in both languages.

In addition to my international interests, I play the piano and the guitar. I enjoy the ballet as well as the symphony, and currently sing in an auditioned 100 person semi-professional choir that performs in my home's (Eugene, OR) main concert hall.

In addition to the above, my educational interests have always been in science and mathematics. I have studied at Dartmouth College; and received B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degrees in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been a regular faculty member (professorial rank) at the University of Utah and Oregon State University.

A passion of mine has been fine woodworking. My work has been displayed at some of the finest galleries on the west coast and can be seen at www.finefurnituredesigns.net.

I have three wonderful children (pictured above with me) and a step-grandchild on the way.

Alan Hernried (Owner) purchased this house in 2010

Why Alan Hernried (Owner) chose Ojochal

I came to Costa Rica for my first visit relatively late in my life. During that trip, I found what is now 'Villa Tranquila.' I fell in love with both the property, people, and country. A truly unique, unspoiled, tropical paradise. A place to 'get away from it all,' return to a slower pace of life, and a greater proximity to nature and all that it has to offer

What makes this house unique

I try and treat my clients as honored guests in my own home, and offer them if they are coming for the first time a 'once in a lifetime' experience. Their enjoyment is my own. Knowing that they can be awakened by the howler monkeys or a cacophony of birds, watching the sun set over an unspoiled tropical and ocean vista, enjoying the temperate year round climate, swimming in the warm, clear ocean at the close unspoiled, unpopulated beaches, lounging by the pool at the Villa, watching any one of the many movies or satellite TV stations with family and friends on the 46' LED HDTV with surround sound at night, or just relaxing in the luscious gardens of the Villa at the end of the day. Villa Tranquila is not to be missed.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
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Felt like a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
Villa Tranquila is a very comfortable house in an idyllic location. We are a family of 4 and took my parents and had plenty of room. It is off the beaten path and away from crowds so it was a very restful place to be. We all enjoyed cooling off in the pool after being out for the day. Although it was hot the house has fans everywhere and felt comfortable since it is at a high elevation.

Alan was very helpful with his directions and tips. We recommend having a 4 wheel drive car as the road to the house is unpaved and it takes about 15 minutes to get up the hill from the main paved road. We enjoyed the French bakery at the bottom of the hill and highly recommend the Indonesian restaurant up the road called Ylang Ylang. Cinco Ventanas beach is very close by and a beautiful beach to visit.

Costa Rica is a beautiful country and I highly recommend visiting it.

Nancy from Georgia
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
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Stunning villa with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5
Three of us stayed at Villa Tranquila for a week. Located near Ojochal on the SW coast, we felt lucky to be in a part of the country that isn't overrun with tourists. The grounds were private, lushly landscaped with exotic blooms and shrubs. The pool was clean and refreshing, a welcome relief during the heat of the afternoon and a good way to cool off before sleeping. The inside of the villa was beautiful, soaring vaulted ceilings, tile floors, well appointed kitchen, and comfortable beds. The view was stunning. We found the location to be perfect and very convenient for those who want to venture into the Corcovado.

Alan was so helpful, providing information and answers to questions about the country, currency, getting around, things to do, places to go, etc.

Costa Rica is beautiful and should be on everyone's Destinations list. Villa Tranquila suited us perfectly and comes highly recommended from this traveler.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
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Wonderful setting in the hill near Ojochal

  • 5 of 5
Our stayof 4 nights in the villa was a great conclusion
to our vacation of three weeks in Costa Rica. While in Ojochal we dined at Citrus and Exotica,
two great restaurants. We spend a day at Marina Ballena and we went to Sierpe to do a great
boat tour of the mangrove ( in two hours we saw Howler Monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys, White
Face Monkeys, Crocodile, Caiman and many species of birds including the Mangroves Hawk
and Blue Heron). The arrival at the house was easy with the direction
send by the owner. The house was spacious and well furnished and it was a great deal. The location is wonderful in the hill near Ojochal with
a lot of birds. Thank you Alan.
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wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5
I'm from Costa Rica and I must confess I did not know the area of Osa. It is the most beautiful I've ever met in my country. Allan's house has every thing and more ... The area is exquisite. Back of the house you can see the rain forest and a few kilometers the most impresionates beaches. All services at hand . That was the best holiday of our families. Thanks Allan for allowing us to be in your piece of paradise.
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Peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5
My wife and I spent 5 quiet and relaxing days at Villa Tranquila. The settings Alan developed lent to a wonderful and relaxing visit. The beautiful gardens are postcard worthy and we took a number of great pictures while there.

Alan has thought of everything and made our visit on for the memory books!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
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Villa Tranquila Lives Up to Its Name and More !!

  • 5 of 5
It is my distinct pleasure to write about the experience my partner and I had at Villa Tranquila…….in a word it was Excellent. The house is as beautiful as the pictures….they are not staged…..it really is beautiful and very tastefully furnished. Furthermore, it is “fully equipped” which allows you take meals at house if you truly want to relax, enjoy the pool, the surrounding wilderness scenery, or tropical birds. However, if you don’t want to cook (with fresh fish from the local store) then you can go a mile or so down the road to a 5 star restaurant. This is surprising to find a restaurant of this quality in this secluded area but it is true!
The house is in close proximity to a beautiful beach (Marino Ballena National Park) and whale watching (during the migration season) . The beach is surprisingly devoid of tourists ! Many other Costa Rica attractions are within comfortable driving distance.
In summary, I recommend Villa Tranquila very highly and with no reservations….you will not be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Palmar Sur
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Coastal Highway
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Playa Ventana
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Ojochal
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
San Buenaventura
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Ojochal
Car: necessary

The house is situated in a gated community nestled in the mountain, with the feel of 'away from it all.' Ojochal is 30 min south of Dominical, and is known for its impressive views, French influence, world-class international cuisine, and small village lifestyle. From the house, it's about 3 miles to the nearest beach, Playa Ventana, with caves to explore and moderate waves to enjoy. Nearby are Marino Ballena National Park, Cano Island Reserve, Dominical surf events, several waterfalls, surf/dive schools, hiking, deep sea fishing, tilapia fishing, diving, horseback riding, ATV rentals, and a zip-line tour! Note: The map above shows the house far more inland (the house is only 3 mi from the ocean and Ojochal is just off the coast hwy) and south than it actually is.

A 4x4 is recommended, necessary some times during the year.

Other Activities: Zip-line tours

Deep sea fishing

Fresh local seafood

Nearby National Parks

Horseback Tours

Wilderness Tours

Surfing

Snorkeling, Scuba diving

Beachcombing

Ocean swimming

Whale/dolphin watching

Birding

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Availability & Rates

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Ojochal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season 1
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$120
$728
$2,100
 
 
High Season 1
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$161
$1,056
$3,120
 
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$161
$1,128
 
 
HIgh Season 2
Jan 19 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$161
$1,056
$3,120
 
 
Semana Santa
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$161
$1,128
 
 
Green Seaason 2
Apr 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$120
$728
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit (refundable - see terms) $150
Notes PAYMENT PLAN BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN TENANT AND OWNER AVAILABLE.
MINIMUM ONE WEEK RENTAL FROM DEC. 13 THROUGH JAN 5 and SEMANA SANTA.
SPECIAL RATES FOR STAYS FOR MORE THAN 14 NIGHTS (Christmas/New Years excepted).
DINNER SERVICE AVAILABLE AT VILLA (contact Owner for Details).
RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ojochal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Free Local Calls
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Garbage Disposal
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have extra wide doors and one sink in each that is lower, with freespace underneath. One bathroom has security bars around the toilet, and a roll-in shower with sprayer, as well. Although it was not built to complete Disabilities Act standards, these features make it possible for people in wheelchairs to enjoy the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All mattresses are quality, Sealy-brand mattresses. The Master Bedrooms One and Two have queen beds, w/air conditioning in each room. Each room's ceiling fans and ample window ventilation combined with the elevation and cooler mountain breezes generally makes air conditioning optional. The other bedrooms have two twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • library
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Dinners (local cuisine) prepared and served at the Villa for parties of four or more at additional charge. Contact owner for details. Two new reclining chaise-lounges for sunbathing in the gardens. No smoking in the Villa or on the grounds. Please leave your pets at home. Maximum size of party is eight or less.
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