VERY PRIVATE W/ BIG OCEAN VIEW/AC IN ALL 3 BEDROOMS! MONTHLY AVAILABLE IN SUMMER

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Jay Friedman

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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VERY PRIVATE W/ BIG OCEAN VIEW/AC IN ALL 3 BEDROOMS! MONTHLY AVAILABLE IN SUMMER

Ojochal Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms (sleeps 8)

March rentals last minute at summer season rates!! Casa Ventanas is located a short 5-7 minute drive up from the coastal highway. Location, location, location! Many homes are located 15 minutes or more from the highway. Consider location for your vacation destination! We have completely renovated the kitchen. All new solid hardwood cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite countertops. The kitchen is fabulous. The exterior and roof have been completely repainted with teak exterior ceilings re-varnished April, 2011. 2012 improvements included resurfacing the pool area and installation of a new 5100 liter back up water supply and pool resurfacing and re-fencing. The property is in perfect condition.

This fabulous, extremely private three-bedroom home is nestled on a 6.14 acre private estate in a private community in the coastal foothills of Playa Ventanas, 1 km north of the village of Ojochal on the beautiful four lane coastal highway. Entrance to property is gated. It has incredible views of the ocean, offshore rocky islets, the Terraba River delta and entire Osa Peninsula, and lush, jungle-covered mountains. At the bottom of the property is a river with flowing stream, small waterfall and swimming hole. This lovely layout is perfect for maximum appreciation of the beautiful natural environment on the South Pacific Zone, either for private contemplation or for entertaining friends. The estate is surrounded by banana trees and jungle wildlife, including howler and white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths and morpho butterflies. The grounds include a running river and primary old growth forest. Access is 1.5km from coastal highway on gravel road (5 minutes). Entrance to property is gated and access to house is from a 100 meter private road. 4WD ONLY vehicles should be rented.

The beautifully crafted, 2400-square-foot, furnished home features glass, wood, and stone with vaulted ceilings. The home, built in 2000, has 3.5 baths. The estate includes a 20' by 30' tiled swimming pool , with patio area and incredible jungle and white water ocean view over pristine rainforest on 6 acre estate. Entire poolside is decked in stone. The master bedroom suite includes a king-size bed, private bath with double vanity, tub and a shower with porthole. Guest suites have private baths with showers. One room has a queen-size bed and the other guestroom has two twin beds. Each bedroom with individual wireless remote air conditioning. Bedding and towels are included.

This open-concept home has a living room with ceiling-to-floor windows overlooking the ocean and the jungle. The fully equipped kitchen includes a snack bar and dining area. Right off of the kitchen are laundry facilities with washer and dryer.

The Costa Rican jungle is just steps from the door of this home. The Rio Media Luna bounds the estate and the river and running waterfalls and swimming holes are active year round and just a short 5 minute walk down the hill from the swimming pool. Safety hand lines have been added to mark the trail and steps down have been cut to provide for a safe and easy trip down the hill to the river. Travel down the mountainside by car to the nearby pristine beaches, including magnificent Playa Ventanas, renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Costa Rica. Enjoy the sunset poolside or experience the beauty of a Playa Ventanas sunset. Enjoy the many nearby activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sport fishing, mangrove tours, horseback riding, waterfalls, canopy tours, and much more.

This area of the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica is best described as a beautiful unspoiled natural area for unspoiled people. There are no beach clubs, no umbrella drinks served by waiters on the beach. Just uncrowded, unspoiled natural wonderment around every corner. No crowds, no tourist buses, no gated communities. Instead you will find an interesting mix of expatriates from all over western Europe, Canada and the USA mixing and working together with the local Ticos. Dining in nearby Ojochal is world class. Local restaurants Exotica and Citrus and others provide dining opportunities not available in other areas of Costa Rica.

Services include water from a community spring, electricity, 172 channel Sky TV with dvd library, and garbage collection. WI FI at the house. Skype phone on premises with USA based phone number with or without computer. Please bring your laptop. House is wireless throughout. Property is protected by a wireless alarm system. Our property managers live above the nearby village of Ojochal and are there to assist you in insuring a wonderful vacation. Mid week maid service is included in every rental.

Ojochal is located approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours from SJO Airport via the coastal route through Jaco, Quepos and Dominical. Since the international airport is north of San Jose, driving due west to the coast avoids delays getting through San Jose. Given the completion of the Caldera Highway (tollway to the pacific coast), driving is now an easy 3.5 to 4 hour drive from the San Jose Airport. An alternative to either route is to fly Nature Air or Sansa from San Jose to the air strip at Palmar Sur. From there it is a 20 minute drive to Casa de Ventanas. Solid Rent a Car can arrange to have a 4x4 ready for you upon arrival. 4x4 vehicles ONLY should be used due to road conditions in the area. Advance reservations would be required. 50% Deposit fee due upon confirmation of reservation. 50% Final deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. $300 US Security deposit fee payable at check in and refundable at check out if no damages. No pets. On site property manager for arrival-departure and information.

No refunds available 120 days or less prior to check-in date.

No credit will be issued for early departures, late arrivals, or no-shows.

Given the remoteness of the area, guests arriving to SJO airport after 1 pm will need to overnight prior to arriving at Casa de Ventanas the next day.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Jay Friedman

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Sunset at Playa Ventanas is truly something to experience. This area of Southern Costa Rica is still a magical place for the whole family. The fact that this day is typical instead of special says it all.

Jay

Jay Friedman purchased this villa in 2007

The main reason for visiting this area is the abundant wildlife and the unspoiled area. The mountains plummet to the sea and the privacy and jungle are incredible.

There are several distinguishing characteristics of Casa Ventanas over others in our area. First and foremost size and privacy. Many homes sit on postage stamp lots. This house sits on 6 acres and all surrounding properties are similar and larger. This makes a huge impact on wildlife. More nature; less us! Secondly, we are CLOSE to the highway on a non sketchy road. That becomes huge. The ability to drive 5 minutes down the highway is a big deal. The cinco ventanas road is also in great shape year round. Also a big deal.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Very Private w/ Big Ocean View/Ac in All 3 Bedrooms! Monthly available in summer
average rating of 4.981132 based on 54 reviews
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Arlington, Va
5

Perfect location and layout!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
We love to stay in different area of Costa Rica. Unfortunately, we just can't help ourselves. Every trip has to include a week at Casa de Ventanas. The location is perfect. It is an easy drive (and I do not say this lightly in Costa Rica!) to activities and parks on the west coast. If you are wondering where the really terrific restaurants are in Costa Rica-- Ojochal, just down the road. Citrus is outstanding. Don't miss the passion fruit sorbet concoction at Exotica for dessert. There are fishing tours, multiple excellent canopy tours, fab beaches, a wonderful horseback/waterfall tour, nature preserves, eco-tours, surfing, and much more.

Every morning we got up early so as not to miss what were often dozens of toucans in the trees around the rancho. Every evening we swim in the pool overlooking the ocean. Howler monkeys are all over the area. Down by the property waterfall, our guests watched coatimundi playing. We have taken friends the last two trips and they have also vowed to return. The beautiful casa is perfect for families and couples. The master bedroom is on one side of the house and 2 additional bedrooms on the other end. Every bedroom has an en suite bath. Everything you need to grill your fresh caught fish or make tall frozen drinks is on hand. The grocery is close by. We stayed in other casas in the area before finding this one. Before you select a place, ask about the drive up the mountains. This casa is only a few minutes drive, you do not have to ford any streams in your vehicle to get there (often the case) and the roads are well kept and wider than many -- allowing two way traffic. Management is great and it is nice to have free skype and internet if you need it to touch base with home. You'll definitely want a mountain view and breezes. Casas on the beach can get quite hot.

If you are looking for a resort with lots of crowds and chain restaurants, this place is not for you! This is a fantastic casa in the middle of all the nature and people the make Costa Rica so incredible!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Linda, you DO know the area very well! It is really great to have others appreciate the details that we put into the house. It is a beautiful area to be sure, but having the comforts of USA standards is not easy! Thanks for coming back to see us and sending your friends as well! Saludos, Jay
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Ojochal Puntarenas
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Thank you Jay for sharing your house with us. There were three couples and we had lots of room. Most of our time was spent in the pool or at the gazebo. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. Care takers Dwight and Wendy were very helpful. We appreciated their recommendations for restaurants and things to do. Citrus and Exotica were our favorite restaurants with Azul a close second. Casa de Ventanas is in a great location with so many restaurants and things to do within a very short drive.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Pura vida Jerry!

Jay
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Ojochal Puntarenas
San Antonio
5

San Antonio loves Casa Ventanas

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This place cannot be beat! We woke up to the sounds of the howler monkeys in the mornings and sipped our coffe by to pool overlooking the ocean while watching the beautiful tucans and many other beautiful birds. We could stay at the property all day end enjoy the hike to the beautiful natural waterfall or head out to the beautiful beaches bearby, exciting ziplines, or head to Tafiki for an unforgettable rafting trip (our favorite!). This property is just a few minutes away from some of the best restaurants we've ever experienced as well. This is truly a picture perfect vacation spot that can be as relaxing and adventurous as you'd like. I can't wait to go back and my kids would have never left if they could have! Pura vida!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a great time!
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Ojochal Puntarenas
San Antonio, TX
5

An Amazing Adventure!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This was our 4th time to return to Casa de Ventanas, and we are already talking about when we can get there again! The pictures are beautiful, but it is even more breathtaking in person. My family absolutely loves this area and this fabulous house! We brought our kids (8 & 10) and our friends with their kids (10 & 12). It was perfect, very spacious, and enjoyed by all.

This trip was a great mix of relaxation and adventure. Some of our favorite activities were zip lining, surfing in Dominical, off shore fishing, white water rafting, and spending time exploring the beautiful beaches, and dining at some of the best restaurants in the world!

We loved waking up early to the Howler monkeys, enjoying a morning swim, and eating breakfast on the back porch. We would then set out to explore all that Costa Rica has to offer. By far, one of our favorite activities was rafting on the Savegre River at the Rafiki Safari Lodge. This is a must-do! Don't forget to try "the 5th fastest water slide in the world" and remember looks can be deceiving. The guides are very knowledgeable about the river and will point out plants and wildlife along the way. After stopping for a delicious tico lunch, you will visit a beautiful waterfall.
We also loved our fishing trip- we caught 2 sailfish. Playa Ventanas is just down the road and one of our favorite beaches. The food is amazing here- my favorite restaurant is Exotica. Lucy is the owner and always makes the experience memorable with wonderful food and quaint atmosphere. Other favorites include Jolly Roger for a great burger, and Azul for the beautiful scenery and cuisine. All within a short driving distance.

It was always great to return to the house for an evening swim, a game of cards, bird watching, monkey spotting, and relaxing. The house is very comfortable and clean, and Jay was very responsive to any questions that we had.

Thank you Casa de Ventanas for our unforgettable Spring Break trip! Pura Vida 2014
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hey Natalie; you guys have more fun than us! You pretty much summed up the experience. Thanks for checking in! Pura vida. Jay
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
5

The Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We have been travelling to this area of Costa Rica for 13 years. We Have stayed in Jay's place 4 times. We would have stayed more often but it is in high demand. We feel at home as soon as we arrive. We love the location, the close by beautiful beaches the fabulous eating places so close by, the easy access to grocery stores, banks, pharmacies. Everything you might need. The home is a palace spotlessly well maintained with great maid, yard and pool service and an owner who really cares and is available whenever required yet at all times allowing you total privacy. We have been lucky enough to be able to book a month next year and can't wait to get back.
I have read the other reviews and everything they say is absolutely true. This place is the perfect piece of paradise.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow. That is humbling. Thank you for the kind words Murray. The truth is I love that place and I cannot stand the thought of anyone not loving it as much as I do!

Pura vida!

Jay
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Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge
"great guides and an incredible place. definitely worth the visit."
Car: necessary

Short 7-8 minute drive to house from coastal highway. House is 2.5km up from highway. Playa Ventanas is a short 10 minute drive from house. 4wd required for area roads. Canopy zip line touring, horseback riding to fabulous Nauyaca waterfalls within 30 minute drive at Dominical. See Photos for picture of fabulous Nauyaca Falls. Incredible Dominical surf break less than 30 minutes on coastal highway.

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Availability & Rates

Ojochal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer Season
Apr 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$250
$1,575
$4,500
5 nights
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 - Oct 31
$225
$1,225
$3,000
5 nights
 
 
Fall Season
Nov 1 - Dec 14
$250
$1,575
$4,500
5 nights
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 - Mar 31
$275
$1,750
$5,250
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$250
$1,505
$4,500
5 nights
 

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Amenities

Ojochal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Security System
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Books
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
2 floor safes on site for valuables during stay. Wireless alarm system with auto style key fobs for operation. Provides complete security for valuables during day trips from house.

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