Ojochal Villa Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-7), reasonably priced & well maintained.
This beautiful Costa Rican vacation rental is detailed to meet the taste of North American travelers, from nice linens to fully equipped kitchen you are sure to be charmed by all Casa Pajaro has to offer.
In August, 2014 Casa Pajaro received a facelift with a new exterior paint color and tiling in the pool. Our ongoing efforts keep our house to a high level of beauty and comfort. Our guest review scores remain high with some visitors returning year after year.
Our beautifully designed vacation villa has 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath which focuses on style and comfort not that you'll notice with a stunning ocean, mountain, valley and rainforest view. You have it all.
A huge pool deck and stunning landscaping means you don't have to leave the house to enjoy the water. But, that would be a shame. Within minutes you could be on Ventanas, Pinuela, Tortuga, or Uvita beaches. From crescent beaches with sea caves to surfer's paradise, pick your beach. There is one to match your taste and style. Look for sand dollars on Playa Uvita or watch for pelicans on Playa Pinuela. Playa Tortuga (Turtle Beach) is a prime site for Olive Ridley turtles to lay their eggs from July to October.
Enjoy a meal at home or visit one of Ojochal's famous restaurants. You will be surprised by the variety and quality of the restaurants in our area. We have many to recommend, just ask us.
Why Pick Casa Pajaro?
At 900 feet above sea level, Casa Pajaro offers totally unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean featuring unparalleled sunsets. See the huge sandbar called the Whales Tale that is Playa Uvita from the terrace. Further up the coast provides views of Punta Dominical and on clear days Manuel Antonio.
Our villa has all of the design and style of a resort while maintaining the feel of a family home. The pool deck is beautifully landscaped with palm trees and tropical plants. There are three bedrooms, all with queen size beds, a loft bedroom with double size futon, two and a half bathrooms, two seating areas, an over sized outdoor terrace and a completely modern kitchen complete with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a separate prep area.
Safety and ease of access is a primary concern for home renters. Our house has a security gate and lights at street level. A paved driveway makes the ascent easy. There is parking for three vehicles. We recommend renting a four wheel drive vehicle.
About Casa Pajaro -
Built in late 2007 Casa Pajaro is nestled on top of a hill, the tree lined backyard is home to countless birds, butterflies, slothes and the occasional troop of Howler and White Faced Capuchin Monkeys.
The master bedroom has a magnificent view that makes getting out of bed hard to do. The over sized en-suite has a large shower with room for two. Dual sinks give guest plenty of space and the closets have ample storage of personal items.
The main living room cupola has a beautifully illuminated 30 foot ceiling. A second seating area has a comfy couch if you prefer some quiet time to read.
South and Central American art decorates the house with a primitive style featuring Boruca masks, Ecuadorian weavings, and Nicaraguan oil paintings combine with wooden geckos to bring surprise and delight. The owner has added her own photos with most of them taken from the property.
Natural airflow allows for a beautiful breeze off the ocean during the day and the cooling air from the mountains at night. No air conditioning is needed but ample ceiling fans are outfitted in every room. The breezes can be so strong that candles will not stay lit on the covered terrace.
The pool is surrounded by tropical plants, palm trees and lounge chairs. It is a great place to sit out to watch the sun set over the Pacific or catch some sunshine. There is an outdoor shower with lots of privacy.
To quote our past guest, Karl E., ' The outdoor dining area was remarkable. The patio and pool area was very nice and exceeded our expectations. The property was well maintained and the listing description was accurate. We found that the home and the views were even nicer than that reflected in the listing photos.'
Why pick the Ojochal area?
The Southern Pacific zone is often referred to as the 'Big Sur' of Costa Rica, with a coastal range featuring some of the most beautiful, virgin rain forests in the country. It is an enchanting oasis with beautiful beaches literally one after another. Playa Dominical, Playa Hermosa, Playa Uvita, Ballena National Marino Park, Playa Pinuela, and Playa Ventana. Each one is unique. For example, Ventana has sea caves that are passable at low tide.
The Ojochal / Ventanas area is 30 minutes south of Dominical. It is a three hour drive from San Jose International Airport and just 30 minutes north of the local airport of Palmar Sur (PMZ) . Quepos / Manuel Antonio is about one hour north of Casa Pajaro. Ojochal has many great restaurants and bars, lovely grocery stores in Uvita, wine store, and surf board rentals. The real reason to come to this part of Costa Rica though is to enjoy unspoiled beaches, nature at it's most pristine, and to kick back and disconnect.
The Tico Times, the weekly English language newspaper called the Southern Zone the last frontier. While that is true, you don’t have to give up the comforts of a resort just to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. A stay at Casa Pajaro gives you best of all worlds.
About the Southern Zone and Osa peninsula -
Welcome to the “The Most Biologically Intense Place on Earth” as deemed by National Geographic: the crème de la crème, the crown jewel, and the hidden treasure of Costa Rica, The Osa’s isolated location allows you to experience the protected rain forests of Corcovado National Park, immaculate beaches, and the mind-boggling scuba and snorkeling sanctuaries. It is home to 13 major ecosystems, 400 species of birds, 140 mammals, 116 amphibians and reptiles and 6,000 insects. Although much of Costa Rica is developed, you have reached the unspoiled Costa Rica of old.
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- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
About Ross Baldwin
Jan and Ross immediately feel in love with Costa Rica on their first visit in 2005. Buying property and making Costa Rica home was the best decision we ever made.
We left corporate life for a three year sabbatical in Ojochal to do community based projects. Among our favorites are supporting a local school, Escuela Verde and ASANA. ASANA is an environmental organization that is working to re-establish a biologically corridor for Central America's largest land mammal, the tapir.
While we have had to return north for a couple of years, we want to share our home and our experiences with guests at Casa Pajaro.
Our expert property managers make checkin and out easy. They are helpful in pointing out area information.
Jan wrote a blog while living in Ojochal called My Year in Costa Rica. You see, we planned on just one year but couldn't tear ourselves away after such a short period of time.
We'd like to welcome you to Casa Pajaro. We are available to answer any questions or talk about concerns.
Thanks for considering our home for your future holiday plans.
Ross Baldwin purchased this villa in 2007
Why Ross Baldwin chose Ojochal
The southern Pacific coast is such a unique area of the world. Environmentalist have put this area in the top 20 in the world that should be protected. The jungle is amazing and sightings of both white face capuchin and howler monkeys are common. Not a day passes without hearing the trill of the toucan or squawk of the green parrots. This place is magical and our house is in the middle of it all. To quote a past guest, Marlee Williams, 'The landscaping at this home is gorgeous. We saw more birds at the house than we ever saw on any tour. You almost don't want to leave the house it is so beautiful and comfortable, but you force yourself to get out and see some sights.'
What makes this villa unique
Everyday will present a new sunset or unique mountain lighting. The air currents from the ocean or mountain keep it nicely cooled. In the evenings candles won't stay lit on the terrace because of the breezes. While secluded, there are three other houses in the immediate area although only one can be seen below.
This is the perfect house for a lazy photographer. Birds, butterflies and monkeys are seen regularly from the terrace or pool deck. You don't have to hike to see a toucan. Simply top up your morning coffee, get your camera ready and shoot a few frames. Blue morphos waft by in the morning and hummingbirds are attracted by the bushes and flowers.
The neighborhood pizote makes appearances through the day and the monkeys call every morning and afternoon.
This is a magical place.