Ojochal house rental - Living space
Living space
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Ojochal House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 WC, 1 bathroom (Sleeps 4)

Unique and beautiful, sustainably-built earth bag home in a supremely serene and private rainforest setting. Just a half mile inland and 800 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this enchanted sanctuary sits nestled on a ridge in the small village of Ojochal, a friendly community with an international flavor.

La Casa de Tierra is a perfect place for people desiring a peaceful and regenerative vacation. Here, you can delight in the daily presence of families of white-faced and howler monkeys, a preponderance of toucans and other birds, colorful tree frogs, butterflies, and a bounty of other rainforest creatures.

Designed with comfort and natural beauty in mind, La Casa de Tierra’s open floor plan, sustainably-harvested local hardwood accents, loft, and tall ceilings create a sense of spaciousness and earthy elegance. Its thick walls, ceiling fans, and ocean breezes coming up the ridge keep it refreshingly cool inside even when it’s hot outside. Enjoy lounging on the deck as you watch and listen to the wildlife.

La Casa de Tierra is located in Ojochal, also called Playa Tortuga (Turtle Beach), on the southern Pacific coast in Costa Rica. It is thirty-five kilometers south of Dominical and twenty-four kilometers north of Palmar Sur, on the east side of the newly paved Costanera Sur (Pacific Coast Highway). Getting to any of the major points of interest in Costa Rica usually requires a bit of a drive, and the roads can be rough in many cases, but the landscape is luscious.

La Casa De Tierra offers:

Complete privacy and quiet (other than the natural sounds of the rainforest)

A luscious jungle setting with lovely mountain and ocean views

2 bedrooms, including a loft bedroom, both with queen-sized beds and gorgeous views

A giant, hand-sculpted tub, which can also serve as a dipping pool for cooling off in the heat.

2 deep window seats for reading, gazing and napping

Tasteful, artful décor and locally-crafted furnishing

A fully-equipped kitchen (including blender, juicer, toaster, coffee maker)

High-speed ceiling fans

Screened windows and doors

2 half baths (one with shower/tub & sink, one with toilet & sink)

A deck for enjoying yoga, meals and mountain and ocean views

Hot water

Linens and towels

AC electricity (110 volt)

Internet connection for iPad, note books PCs, and laptops

A three-minute walk to breathtaking, expansive views of the Pacific coastline on same property

55+ acres of private primary and secondary rainforest estate to explore

Proximity to fantastic beaches, waterfalls, mangroves & Corcovado National Park (Costa Rica’s largest of primary forest preserve and “The Amazon of Costa Rica”

Activities

The Osa Peninsula is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, perfect for the eco-traveler, nature-lover, and outdoor enthusiast. There are no high-rise hotels, Club Meds, or 4-Star Golf Courses anywhere near here. Instead, visitors can enjoy an astonishing variety of possibilities for adventure, discovery and relaxation…

On site or within 10 minutes drive:

Several secluded beaches

Snorkeling

Sea and river kayaking

boogie boarding

bird watching

rainforest walks

refreshing waterfalls, rivers and natural pools

riverboat tour

horseback riding

fresh water fishing

excellent restaurants

souvenir shopping

relaxing in a hammock

internet café

Within 15 minutes to 2 hours:

World class surfing

diving off Cano Island

the incredible Nauyaca waterfalls

deep sea fishing

kayaking through the largest mangrove preserve in Central America

dolphin and whale tours

organic perma-culture farms

more excellent restaurants

Boruca Indian Reservation and artisan crafts

Corcovado National Park

zip line tours through the rainforest canopy

hiking on 12,000-ft Mt. Chirippo and soaking in its hot springs

and much more…

Getting There

Once you fly in to, San Jose, the capital, you can either drive to Ojochal (through Quepos or San Isidro de el General, a 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 hour drive, depending on traffic), or you can take a secondary 45-minute flight to Palmar Sur (a twenty minute drive from Ojochal). There are many major airlines that fly in to San Jose. If you choose to fly in to Palmar Sur, there are daily flights, and the cost is around $75 each way.

Car Rental

All the major car rental companies are located in San Jose, along with some smaller, Costa Rican companies. You can also find rental car companies that charge considerably less money for their fleet of used cars. If you choose to fly in to Palmar Sur, you can arrange to have a rental car delivered there, usually for a surcharge.

We recommend visitors rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle (like a Toyota Rav-4 or something larger, depending on your taste and desire for comfort), especially if you plan to do any sightseeing. Many of the roads in Costa Rica are unpaved or full of potholes, and in the rainy season, they can get quite muddy. The roads from San Jose to Ojochal, via the mountain pass, are paved and mostly quite good, with dirt roads only in the town of Ojochal, making this trip fine for a front-wheel drive vehicle in the dry season.

Reservation and Payment Policies:

Payment may be made in US Dollars by cashier's check or via Paypal.

Cancellation:

100% Refund If Cancelled 30+ Days in Advance.

50% Refund If Cancelled 2 weeks in Advance.

No Refund If Cancelled less than 2 weeks in Advance.

100% refund if property is re-rented for the cancelled period, minus processing fee of $50.00.

Keywords: House, private, jungle, wildlife, view, privacy, serene

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We are both world travelers and lived abroad in Europe for many years. We love to discover and enjoy local culture, people and food and explore natural landscapes and urban neighborhoods.

-David and Lisa

Lisa and David purchased this house in 2002

We traveled around Costa Rica early in our relationship in 2001 and fell in love with the people, the amazing and wild natural world, and the 'Pura Vida' way of life. When we visited Ojochal, we loved that it was off the beaten path, but not so far off that we couldn't get there or get supplies easily. We are also foodies and world travelers and there is a wonderful international community and diverse restaurants representative of this. When we decided to purchase land in Costa Rica, we wanted to start with raw land and build ourselves. We were very fortunate to get this 55+ acre ridge top property close to everything, but very private. A dream for us...

This property is amazingly private and serene, like your own private oasis, but still conveniently located in relation to beaches, shops, restaurants and other activities. The sustainably-built home is a work of art with a wonderful relaxing feel. We love knowing our jungle home is so enjoyed by other travelers!

9 Reviews of Property 85301 in Ojochal, Costa Rica

La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Germany, Bergisch Gladbach
5

la casa tierra

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We stayed in this home for one week and we really liked it.
With two young kids (4 and 5 years old) there were lots of things to do.
The home is very lovely designed and you can feel the warm athmosphere everywhere.
It`s a wounderful place on one hand to relax and to come down and on the other hand to have lots of fun with two little discoverer.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so delighted your family found both the experience of relaxation and discovery during your stay at La Casa de Tierra. Thank you for taking such good care of the house! We will happily welcome you back any time to discover and relax more in our jungle home... Friede sei mit euch.
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La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Greenfield park, Quebec, Canada
5

Zen

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Excellent to relax, good environment, like as his own house.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 0/1
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La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: May 10, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
“Wonderful, wonderful! Great hideaway with a beautiful view. Butterflies. Grasshoppers, frogs, toads, beetles, spiders, birds… paradise to us northerners (once we accustomed ourselves to the flora and fauna). Don’t forget bats. The beaches are fantastic. Loved the Playa Uvita for open unpopulated stretches of clean sand. Ventanas for the surf and beautiful rocks. Caught Tortuga at sunset with flocks of egrets, each beach lovely in its own right. Recommend the bread from the French boulangerie and Exotica of course. The sun, the rain…We loved it all!”
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La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Feb 2007
“I can’t tell you what a wonderful time I had here in Costa Rica and La Casa de Tierra! A much needed vacation that I will never forget as long as I live. The house was perfect for the four of us. Very comfortable. Views and people are amazing. I hope to come again.”
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La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Feb 2007
“What can one say… The house is great and very comfortable. The seclusion is priceless! We had a great stay and the experience of a lifetime…I will never forget!” Months later, Steve M. emailed this to us: “We often talk of the epic events that filled our week at La Casa de Tierra. But what really happened was that the activities on Pura Vida time quelled the pressures of home. The experience of enjoying your property, and the locals near by, has changed our outlook on our lives and our everyday routine. We are more relaxed and calm. If that changes, back to La Casa de Tierra for another reminder of the why we should take a breath and enjoy.Without people of vision, the opportunity of experiencing the world in its ‘pristine’ state, would be only viewed on films. You three have created a sort of "retreat preserve" that people need to vacation from ‘the everyday grind’ of the real world. In actuality, your home in the jungle is the ‘real’ world and it is relaxing. We are grateful to you for sharing your home and hospitality.”
Helpful votes: 2/2
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La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2007
  • Stayed: Jan 2007
“Merci pour cette magnifigue maison. Sejour tres agreeable, endroit paradissaque. Bonnes vacances a tous.”
Helpful votes: 1/1
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La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2006
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
“This was a wonderful gem in the jungle…toucans, morpho and other various butterfly, monkeys, birds, frogs, geckos! We took a trip to the waterfalls and fish farm. The fish was excellent! All in all with 2 teenage boys, no computer, phone or TV… It wasn’t even missed! We had a wonderful vacation. Beaches galore! Fabulous Fruit! All others that have this chance…enjoy!”
business
La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2006
  • Stayed: Apr 2006
“Lovely, peaceful. A beautiful opening in the jungle.”
business
La Casa de Tierra - Unique Very Private House on the Southwest Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85301vbi
(415) 716-4786 (California, USA)
Ojochal Puntarenas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2006
  • Stayed: Apr 2006
“Thanks for this very lovely retreat- a truly beautiful place you have. A bit of the jungle. Just saw a morpho butterfly and last night a flock of green macaws squawking over the house- also white-faced monkeys, not to mention a strange and wonderful beetle, and a tree frog in the house!”
Helpful votes: 1/1