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Two Bedroom Villa Plus Optional 2 Bdrm Cabina, &/or 1 Bdrm Jungle Pad

Dorothy and Len MacDonald

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Dorothy and Len MacDonald

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015
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Two Bedroom Villa Plus Optional 2 Bdrm Cabina, &/or 1 Bdrm Jungle Pad

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Ojochal de Osa Villa Rental Photos and Description

Two Bdrm Main Casa, 2 Brdm Cabina, 1 Bdrm Jungle Pad, 5 Bdrms, 4 Baths, Slps 10

On the ocean side of the two bedroom main villa a beautiful infinity pool overlooks a butterfly garden, the valley and ocean below. There is a rancho with hammock and jungle and ocean views. Also, a back patio offers a shaded area for afternoon relaxing and bird watching. The self contained cabina offers two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. An outdoor kitchen (cabina) offers amazing ocean views and sits at the edge of the jungle. One hundred and ninety concrete steps lead to a river which drops off into a 200' waterfall. Fresh water shrimp can be caught here -- if you're quick with a net. The steps are through the jungle with passion flowers, buttress trees, and many of Costa Ricas coloured frogs along the way. Both dwellings are A/C equipped although the breeze at this elevation means the A/C is rarely required. This is a new property built in 2012 and beautifully landscaped with flowering shrubs and fruit trees. The Jungle Pad, built in 2014, adds another bedroom with two twin beds and its own bathroom, bringing sleeping capacity for the property to 10. It is truly an amazing property.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Dorothy and Len MacDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Dorothy and Len MacDonald

We are retired Canadians, residents in the Kawartha Lakes area of Southern Ontario. We have always loved travelling and spending time with our four grown children and ten grandchildren. Recently three great-grandchildren have been added to the family. I have always loved orchids and owning this property allows me to indulge in this passion.

Dorothy and Len MacDonald purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dorothy and Len MacDonald chose Ojochal de Osa

After visiting many areas of Costa Rica over a period of 12 years we finally found our property in the Cascada Sandalo Estates development near the village of Tres Rios. We built and developed our home and property during 2012 and totally love it. The property boasts a mature mango tree and a spring fed river at the bottom of a ravine in the jungle that can be reached by 190 concrete steps. The river ends in a 200 foot waterfall.

A unique property.

What makes this villa unique

The cooling breezes at the 1300 ft elevation of our home. The many waterfalls and rivers in the area. It is so cool to look down on the mists rising from the rivers in the valley below us. The toucans and aracaris visit twice daily and pizotes and monkeys often. Occasionally a sloth. We have also seen macaws, laughing falcons, and hawks from our patio. It is so... peaceful!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Two Bedroom Villa Plus Optional 2 Bdrm Cabina, &/or 1 Bdrm Jungle Pad
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta
5

Best Part of our 35 Day Vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Orquidea, was the best part of our vacation! When only had 4 days there but did not want to come down the mountain. It is only 15 minutes and is doable in a Dihatsu Bego or Terios easily, as the roads of the association are extremely well maintained unlike many other mountain roads in the area. There sense of community made us feel very safe also. Len and Dorothy are by far the best hosts we have encountered in our journeys. Their home is beautiful, welcoming and fully stocked. We like others, felt like friends upon our departure. Temperatures are perfect, great views, great people, great time! Patrick & I will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of Casa de Orquidea. Len and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home. Hope to see you again soon!
5

A highlight on fulfilling our " bucket list "

  • 5 of 5

Penny and I had the pleasure of spending two wonderful weeks as guests of Len and Dorothy in their gorgeous and extremely comfortable cabina at Casa de Orquida.

We found the 360 degree vistas overwhelming in their beauty. The landscaping blends in an intimate way with the surrounding tropical forest.

If you are searching for a location to interact with and enjoy nature , bird watching , trekking through rain forests,or observing night after night of spectacular sunsets over the ocean then this is the destination for you.

During our stay we visited a number of local points of interest; including visiting a coffee plantation near SanVita, spending a day on an adventure tour of the Corcovado National Park, exploring the indigenous village of Boruca, as well as enjoying some of the many beautiful lonely beaches nearby.

If you enjoy adventure driving on mountainous roads with spectacular views on every corner and cutback then this location will meet your satisfaction.

The many restaurants located close by were all enjoyable culinary experiences.

We found Len and Dorothy to be extremely accomadating hosts and their pride in Casa da Orquida was well deserved.

On our departure we felt like we were leaving good friends we had known all our lives, we hope one day to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that Casa de Orquidea was able to help you tick off another box. It was great to have you and Penny visit our home in paradise and we hope you'll be back again soon. We sure enjoyed your company!
Cedar Falls, Iowa USA
5

A Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a trip to Costa Rica, and a 4 day stay at Casa Orquidea. It was wonderful! We stayed in the two bedroom guesthouse located just up the hill from Len and Dorthy's home. Our accommodations were comfortable and we had everything we needed- including a small kitchenette and grill. The setting is beautiful- the view of the ocean from so high on the mountain is breathtaking! Each morning and each evening, we would watch the toucans fly between the trees near our guest house! We saw up to 7 at one time- along with several other colorful birds. While we didn't see monkeys during our 4 day stay, we did hear the howlers in the jungle! Just walking the grounds was an experience. The beautiful landscaping includes a multitude of Costa Rica's most colorful foliage and flowers. Walking the steps down to the river on the property was a fun trek into the heart of the rainforest. Len and Dorothy were gracious hosts. They made us feel welcome, shared their pool with us, and checked in regularly to make sure that we had everything we needed. They are genuinely friendly people, who enjoy sharing their "bit of heaven." Casa Orquedea is truly a beautiful place, and Len and Dorothy are the perfect hosts!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tom and Julie, for your wonderful review of our home, Casa de Orquidea. Len and I enjoyed meeting you and hope you'll consider our home for future vacations. Julie, we hope your John Deere photo gets published!!!
Lakehurst Ontario Canada
5

Keith & Cheryl

  • 5 of 5

We just came home from one of the best holidays I have ever had. We just spent 11 nights @ Casa Orquidea an absolutely beautiful holiday villa in the mountains of Costa Rica near Coronado. We have travelled to several all inclusive resorts, but this holiday has topped any holiday we have had in the past.

The villa is located on the mountain side overlooking the jungle with a beautiful view of the ocean & wonderful evening sunsets. The villa is approximately a 3 hour drive from San Jose, but it is a very easy and scenic drive.

This location is definitely a nature lovers paradise with howler monkeys daily, some days even in the trees close enough to view & take pictures. So many different exotic birds, toucans, collared aracaris, parakeets, swallow tailed kites to name a few. It was an adventure everyday to spot new birds, butterflies & other wildlife and be able to look them up in the wildlife book provided. They have also built a staircase of 190 steps down into the jungle to a 200' waterfall which is a must do during your stay. The property has been so beautifully landscaped with so many wonderful plants & flowers, its like walking in paradise daily.

The drive up the mountain to the Villa takes about 20 minutes, a 4 wheel drive is a must but it also is a drive that you can enjoy if you keep your eyes open you never know what wildlife or flowers you may see. The mountainside community has a paid guard to monitor the road & one day when we were going through he had a large Hercules beetle to show us that he had found.

If a beautiful beach is what your looking for in your holiday, there are 3 absolutely beautiful beaches that are really close by that you can drive to & enjoy with very few other people around.

This holiday rental has something for everyone and you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Keith and Cheryl for your kind review of Casa de Orquidea. It is a pleasure to share our home in Costa Rica with guests who enjoy it as much as we do. We hope you'll visit our home in paradise again in the near future! Dorothy and Len
San José, Costa Rica
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my family at Casa Orquidea for four wonderful days. The house is surrounded by lush gardens and the rainforest, up in a mountain with an amazing view of the sea.

We enjoyed sunsets from the pool and cooked great meals at the fully equipped kitchen, including a couple of barbecues outside. The rooms were very comfortable and we woke up with the sound of singing birds every morning. Trekking to the nearby river was lots of fun, as well as chilling in the hammock and enjoying a drink by the pool.

I fully recommend staying at Casa Orquidea, the longer the better!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol. So glad that your family enjoyed their stay at our home on the mountain. We returned recently and had several visits from the howlers in the jungle on both sides of the house. We hope you'll visit again soon.
St. Paul
5

Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 visited Costa Rica for first time and stayed at Casa de Orquidea for 10 days. Distance from San Jose about 4 hours, an easy drive. The house sits about 1000 feet above sea level and has a spectacular view of ocean, undulating hills and rain forest. 4 wheel drive preferred as drive up the mountain is steep. Perfect for birdwatchers as every morning begins and ends with wonderful sounds and sites. Howler monkeys off in the distance and toucans, hummingbirds and many other species easily seen. Pool is perfect and refreshing. Home is beautifully constructed and everything needed for cooking is available. Owners are very helpful before arrival and neighbors (Hamilton's) offered info about a river walk nearby which was loads of fun. Do it for sure and it's free! Other worthwhile activities included a kayak/snorkel trip, zip lining, Cano Island for diving and a river/ocean trip to Corcovado (saw an Agouti), leaving from Siempre. All nicely arranged through Karen at Tourist and Business Center in Ojochal krath1@me.com She is wonderful. Restaurants to die for but advance reservations (before you arrive) are a must. Great eating spots were: Citrus and, Ylang Ylang , Exotica in Ojochal and Roadshack in Uvita. (reservation not necessary). Perfect stay for our family. We are very happy to have experienced Casa de Orquidea!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lou, for your kind review of our home. It's gratifying to hear that our guests enjoy our home and the Osa area as much as we do.

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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Palmar Sur or Quepos
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Baxter Bowling Alley
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
San Buenaventura
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Costanera Sur
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Several in Coronado
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Turtle Beach
Car: necessary

Located 1300 ft above sea level for cooling breezes. Rappelling and river trekking in the many waterfalls and rivers in the development and hang gliding off the top of the mountain behind us.

A 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle is Mandatory.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Ojochal de Osa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Casa de Orquidea
Dec 6 2014 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The above rates are for the main two bedroom Casa.
The optional two bedroom cabina with full bathroom and outdoor kitchen - $700/week
The optional one bedroom with twin beds and bathroom jungle pad - $250/week
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ojochal de Osa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are in the Main Villa. Bathroom 3 is located in the optional cabina.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with one queen bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main villa guest bedroom has one queen bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom in cabina has one queen size bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom #2 in cabina has two single beds.
  • Villa de Orquidae has two bedrooms. Stated rental rates apply to Villa only. Optional cabina has two bedrooms. Cabina can be rented separately for $700 per week.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Experience the soul of Costa Rica surrounded by jungle and waterfalls with the mountain behind you and the valley and ocean below you.

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