|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Comfortable and private for two guests, Casa Rica is located in a gated 5 acre estate of tropical gardens, fruit trees and exotic plants. The scent of ylang ylang trees perfume the air and the view from your porch is of large Guanacaste trees, exotic flowers, and the jungle faced coastal mountain range. The fruit garden provides a bounty of bananas, starfruit, coconuts, mango, citrus and more.
The interior of the house is Balinese wood, having been designed and built on the island of Bali Indonesia and transported to Costa Rica. The king sized bed is extra comfortable with a a pillow top mattress, and the full bathroom and kitchen bring all the comforts of home. There is a security safe for valuables. The private plunge pool will refresh and is surrounded by deck and steps to the Balinese gazebo. From the porch, the mountain and garden views are beautiful with many birds and butterflies making their home, including morphos - the electric blue butterfly.
The gardens are ever changing with seasonal fruits and flowers at hand for your enjoyment. There are paths throughout the 5 acre estate which will lead you through the botanical zen garden, the Labyrinth, through bamboo groves to the Spa House, the meditation stream, or wherever you wander. You may hear the call of the area resident rainbow macaws, along with many other bird species.
And for those considering a more permanent situation in Costa Rica, we will be happy to guide you to trustworthy people who can show you available property in the area.
No 4wd vehicle is necessary to access this property. This retreat will feel remote, but is convenient to activities the area has to offer.
This area of Costa Rica is ideal for lovers of gourmet cuisine with a number of the area's finest restaurants. There's also a popular French bakery nearby with delicious breads, and a Licorcia for those looking for special ingredients to cook at home.
Just 5 minutes away is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, Ventanas Beach, and the popular surfer's beach in Dominical, is approximately 30 minutes north. The newly built San Buenas Golf Course is 10 minutes away, and many other local attractions are close by; horseback riding, zip lines, off shore fishing and boating, etc.. For book lovers there is a library within walking distance.
A perfect retreat, honeymoon hideaway, or for the solitude of one, Casa Rica is a place which can be a comfortable home base for exploring the riches of Costa Rica, or a private hideaway to rest and revive.
Keywords: vacation home, casita, spa
Originally Mac is from Texas and Sharon is from New Jersey. We met on the island of Andros in the Bahamas, and fell in love 'underwater' in the blue seas. That was many years ago and we've since traveled the world, and have found our home here in beautiful Costa Rica.
Having lived for some years in Bali Indonesia, we were enchanted by the feel and beauty of the island, and have tried to bring a taste of that to our home here. Casa Rica in fact was built in Bali and transported here to Costa Rica.
The Costa Rica lifestyle is laid back and the locals are friendly and welcoming. We love the remoteness and incredible scenery, plus the eclectic community Ojochal has to offer. Really great restaurants too!
Casa Rica, Casa Bambu and Palm Spa are a dream come true for us. We enjoy spending our time doing projects on the property, making it a more enjoyable place to spend our time and share with travelers.
One of the peak experiences of our travels anywhere was attained at Bali Rica. In the hills above the village of Ojochal our hosts, Sharon and Mac, have created Paradise within an area that is still raw, unspoiled rainforest and jungle. After being in the Central Valley highlands for a week, being close to the ocean was a bit warmer and more humid, but never oppressive, with beautiful sunny mornings practically every day. The cool dip just outside the back door was a perfect balance. Just steps away was a gorgeous pagoda where a queen bed awaited - Nirvana. Not only is the property jawdropping, but the neighborhood, with its excellent roads, is really pretty, and a joy for taking walks (with friendly neighbors also out for their morning constitutionals).
The attention to detail is everywhere at Bali Rica, and you see it unfold as you explore all the nooks and crannies inside and outside the elegant, authentic Balinese cabina. A welcome basket was provided to nourish the body: Sharon had prepared scrumptious banana bread, and provided eggs from her chickens, bananas and limes from their trees -- all delicious. To soothe the mind, we meandered the lovingly landscaped grounds, observed the mysterious and ancient stone circle, and silently walked the labyrinth. We woke to the sounds of the jungle, parrots calling out, toucans overhead, and visits from the friendly ducks with their tiny ducklings and three friendly dogs. To elevate the spirit there were reminders everywhere of the interconnectedness of life, and that manifesting a vision of beauty and peacefulness (tranquilo) can occur anywhere.
The yoga pavilion is another work of art that offers weekly classes from a fine Iyengar teacher. Sharon's healing hands should not be missed. Just do not operate heavy machinery after a session with her. A surprise awaits as you find your way to the creek and Buddha resting against an ancient tree trunk above a reflection pool. (Om Shanti).
The time spent with Sharon and Mac was the icing on the cake. There are just no words to describe their love and generosity. TEN STARS are necessary for this place. We will be back!!!!!
Casa Rica was perfect honeymoon spot. Wife and I can be schizo vacationers, very hard to please--we want to be able to surf and have a night out, but also cook and laze around. This place had all bases covered. Sharon and Mac are perfect hosts, and clearly love this house and its lush grounds. The town, Ojochal, has loads of nice restaurants and is surrounded by nice beaches and hikes. Stay at Casa Rica.
We were so impressed with Costa Rica in general and Sharon and Mac as hosts that when we wanted to travel somewhere it was easy to decide to make a second visit to Casa Rica. In the year since our first visit they have added a second guest cottage that will be great when we travel with friends in the future. All the things we enjoyed so much on our first visit were even better since we were familiar with the area. There is plenty to do, the property is conveniently located and it has everything you could need. We highly recommend this property as well as Sharon and Mac as very accomodating and friendly hosts. We look forward to going again in the future.
My husband and I stayed at both Casa Rica and Casa Tika during our stay in Costa Rica and we truly felt that Mac and Sharon’s beautiful properties were the simply magical. The gardens are breathtaking; they have created a Balinese jungle Eden located in a small quaint French-Canadian town called Ojochal, pronounced Ohochal.
The general atmosphere is peaceful and positive and if you have a chance, I highly recommend getting a massage at the Spa. Sharon is one of the best masseuses I have ever been to! The plunge pool was my husband’s favorite place to be and it was really nice to be able to take a dip during the day. And we especially liked taking relaxing walks and meditating in the various reflection spots located on trails running throughout the property.
The property also has lots of yummy things to eat fresh from their garden: We ate their fresh bananas daily, fresh eggs from their happy chickens, and fresh coconut water – all we needed to do is ask their wonderful gardener Minor to cut down the coconuts for us.
There are many restaurant options to eat at in a variety of price ranges – all within walking distance (longest 15-20 minutes) with much to experience and see surrounding Ojochal.
Both Mac and Sharon are the loveliest hosts making us feel welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived. They really have figured out the perfect way balancing being very helpful while never overstepping on their guest’s privacy. We will definitely be going back to Costa Rica and we plan to come back to the Casa Rica or Casa Tika again.
We throughly enjoyed our stay in Casa Rica,Everything was beautiful,the villa,the gardens,especially the pool.The area is lovely,we enjoy birdwatching and wildlife,we found lots to see in the gardens as well as the surrounding area.we went on a boat trip to Sirena from Sierpe,we saw Whales,Dolphins and a Tapir plus lots of birds.nearby restaurants were very good too.
Mac and Sharon were brilliant hosts.we loved the whole experience and hope to return next year.
This is a beautiful cabin with eastern influence and artistic touches. Clean, comfortable, and wonderful hosts who go the extra mile to make your vacation in the Central Coast of Costa Rica extra special by providing a phone and internet card. We especially enjoyed the "refreshing pool" at Casa Rica and the sweet scent of the Ylang Ylang tree that met us at dusk every evening. Great restaurants and tours available in the area. We recommend those leaving from Sierpe on gthe Osa Penninsula - where you can snorkel and see animals and birds galore.
Costa Ballena is a highlight of Costa Rica. A unique area where the mountains meet the ocean. Nature, tours and attractions for everyone. A few or the many things to do; beautiful beaches, ATV tours, ultra light tours, jungle treks, zip lines, surfing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, great restaurants and many other attractions close by.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 15 2014 - Aug 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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