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Beautiful Villa, Mtn & Ocean Views

Alan Hernried (Owner)

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Alan Hernried (Owner)

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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Beautiful Villa, Mtn & Ocean Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Ojochal Villa Rental Photos and Description

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?

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.

The open, high wood ceiling Villa, with modern amenities/furnishings and gorgeous views, lies in a gated 'jungle neighborhood' on the hillside of the stunning Ojochal valley. Engage in the true Costa Rica experience, the comfort of quiet neighbors, and maintained roads. Enjoy the howler monkeys in the surrounding mountains, or bird-watch from the Villa or on your walks to rivers and streams.

Ojochal is fifteen minutes by car from the Villa and offers a world class restaurant, authentic French bakery, well-stocked grocery store, and a bar/restaurant frequented by visitors and locals alike. It is halfway from Dominical and the local Palmar Sur airport.

Between Ojochal and Dominical are at least 6 amazing beaches, with caves, arches, surfing. The larger town of Uvita is 15 minutes from Ojochal and offers two large continental-type super-markets, three banks with ATM machines, hardware stores, gift shops, a bus stop on the inter-city line, excellent medical and dental care, a visitor's center, and several bar/restaurants.

Or just relax by the Villa 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 Villa.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alan Hernried (Owner) (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

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 villa 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 villa 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.

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

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Villa, Mtn & Ocean Views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Dundas, Ontario
5

Villa Tranquila

  • 5 of 5

This property was GORGEOUS! The photos do not do it justice! It was certainly a 5-star property with very comfortable beds, beautiful, spacious bathrooms, a well-stocked kitchen and lovely views. The pool was refreshing and private, and we all loved the current that meant you could have a real work-out if you wanted, or turn it off and just float in the cool water and watch the birds. The property does not have any wine glasses or a corkscrew, so if you would like a glass of wine with dinner, bring your own. We did not use the air conditioner at all as it cools down pleasantly at night. We would love to come back to stay at this property again! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent choix!

  • 5 of 5

La maison est située dans un développement boisé qui permet d'apprécier la nature environnante. Les lieux sont agréables et le propriétaire très avenant. Nous y avons passé une semaine splendide!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Relaxing, comfortable, immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

Our family with 3 teenagers spent a week here in November and really enjoyed it. The Osa area is a very beautiful and verdant jungle, with long sand beaches without a lot of people. Villa Tranquila is just outside the village of Ojochal, that hosted some of the most amazing restaurants I've ever been to. Astonishing to have terrific cuisine in that locale. The home is well appointed and comfortably furnished - we had everything we wanted. Beds were great, the bathrooms were modern and crisp. We made quite a few meals there and the kitchen worked fine for the family. The pool was refreshing and we had coffee on the patio every morning listening to the monkeys and watching for toucans. The jungle right behind the house was host to howler monkeys, toucans, hawks and eagles. In November we even had fireflies - magic! Hummingbirds were in the hibiscus in the landscaping and cool insects like walking sticks and praying mantis's could be found in the jungles at the edge of the yard. The house was a wonderful home base for ziplining, jungle tours and just hanging out when we wanted to rest. Thank you Alan and Terry for a lovely experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

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
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

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
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Montreal, Canada
5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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

The Villa is situated in a gated community nestled in the mountain, with the feel of 'away from it all' and all the modern conveniences of a 'luxury' resort

The Villa is a 15-20 minute drive from Ojochal on compacted dirt/gravel and graded roads. 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 Villa, it's about 3 miles to the nearest beach, Playa Ventana, with uninhabited pristine white sands, a protected ocean swimming 'cove', and the temperate waters of the Pacific.Nearby are Marino Ballena National Park with miles of sand beach and swimming, Cano Island Reserve for skin diving and snorkeling, Dominical surf events, close to the Corcovado National Park (the largest and most diverse eco-system in the world), several waterfalls, surf/dive schools, hiking, deep sea fishing, tilapia fishing, diving, horseback riding, ATV rentals, and a zip-line tour!

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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Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Ojochal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Seaason
Apr 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$120
$728
$2,100
 
 
HIgh Season 1
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$161
$1,056
$3,120
 
 
Christmas-NewYear's
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$161
$1,128
 
 
High Season 2
Jan 11 2016 - Mar 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$161
$1,056
$3,120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes MINIMUM ONE WEEK RENTAL FROM DEC. 13 THROUGH JAN 5 and SEMANA SANTA.
RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED.

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Amenities

Ojochal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Two new zero-gravity lounge chairs 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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