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Jessica Stokes

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
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FANTASTIC HOME.. FANTASTIC PRICE!!!

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 6

Welcome to Casa Ohana!

Casa Ohana is a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath luxury home in an unusually private and beautiful setting bordering the pristine and wild jungles of Escaleras Dominical.

Casa Ohana is perched above the Pacific with an ever present sea breeze cooling you on tropical days. Calls of toucans and howler monkeys will enchant you, as will the sound of surf crashing below. The beach (Playa Dominical) is just a 5-minute drive from the home.

You will feel soothed by nature at Casa Ohana! Why not have a luxurious morning swim in the pool while watching the passing of tropical birds, have a massage on the gorgeous sun bleached melina deck and finish it off with a great cup of world famous Costa Rican coffee.

The techie will not be left out at Casa Ohana with uber-fast internet..

Come enjoy Casa Ohana, let it change you forever!

Welcome to Casa Ohana (the family home), 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath luxury 3000+ ft2 home in an unusually private and beautiful setting bordering the pristine and wild jungles of Escaleras Dominical.

Casa Ohana is perched above the Pacific, with ever present sea breezes and sounds of surf crashing below. The beach (Playa Dominical) is just a 5-minute drive from the Home. This is one of the only residence in Escaleras that has ultimate privacy and extraordinary views of the jungle and sea below.

Wildlife and tropical flowers abound on the property and in the surrounding rain forest. Monkeys, countless birds, and an occasional sloth are regular visitors to nearby trees and are easily spotted from the home, terraces and swimming pool.

Casa Ohana is located in one of Costa Rica 's most beautiful coastal areas, Escaleras – Playa Dominical. An almost endless choice of secluded coves and tropical beaches await. The charming town of Dominical is minutes away, and with the ease of traveling down the new Pacific Coast Hwy the choices for dining, shopping, and activities are endless.

Casa Ohana is a luxurious and tranquil base for a wide range of activities available nearby, including swimming and sunning, world-class deep sea fishing, rain forest exploration, river rafting, golf, hiking, horseback riding, or just plain relaxing and unwinding (enjoying what Costa Ricans call Pura Vida, the pure life.) Rates and availability vary with the season, which is determined by the weather, although the area is beautiful year round.

The friendly staff provides full housekeeping and laundry services.

Casa Ohana contains the entertaining room (kitchen, dining, bar, and living room – open floor plan), which offers extraordinary views of the surrounding rain forest, a large terrace leads to a gorgeously landscaped pool deck perched out over the jungle canopy. Fully equipped kitchen, and three bedrooms.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jessica Stokes (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish

About Jessica Stokes

Hi! I'm Jessica mother of Mari and Aiden. I currently live in Minnesota. I am not a Minnesota native though, I grew up in Alabama and moved to California when I was 19. There I met my children's father and we were off in a flash to Costa Rica where we lived for 14 years. Now we are back in the states and enjoying all that Minnesota has to offer.

I am a Hot Yoga and children's yoga instructor.I love life and enjoy living it to the fullest!

Jessica Stokes purchased this house in 2008

Why Jessica Stokes chose Puntarenas

Because it is awesome! We built it and miss it everyday!

What makes this house unique

Watching howler monkeys from the pool is pretty great!

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

FANTASTIC HOME.. FANTASTIC PRICE!!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Fantastic location and great home

  • 4 of 5

Casa Ohana is a lovely house in a great location, 5 minutes from the beach and overlooking the jungle. The pool and upper patio were perfect for listening to howler monkeys and other jungle sounds. Word of advice - if you haven't been here before, try to arrive in the daylight because some of the landmarks are hard to see at night. However, the property manager is extremely helpful and you can also call him if you get lost. We had a few minor problems with the house while we were there but the property manager worked really hard to get things fixed and help make our vacation fantastic. Overall it was a great stay and I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Wonderful stay AAA+++. Highly recomended!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a wonderful time at Casa Ohana, the place is beautiful, Very clean and well taken care of, had everything we needed. The description is very accurate. The photos dont do the house justice because in our opinion its even more beautiful live. The owner was extremely nice and helpful. Jimmy who greeted us when we arrived was a very helpful and attentive. I would fully recommend this house. Im definitely comming back.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PURA VIDA!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa Ohana for one week in July and regret not staying longer. The location and the privacy were ideal. The house and exceptionally maintained yard was even more beautiful than the photos! Everything one might need in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms was included and we did not want for anything. The pool was amazing and maintained on a daily basis...everthing was absolutely perfect. The views from almost every room in the house was breath taking!

La Parcella restaurant is nearby and I'd highly recommend a visit to enjoy the sunset and the excellent food and service. I would absolutely recommend this property to family and friends. We travel regularly to Costa Rica and will make this incredible casa our first choice when we return!

Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

The location of the house was wonderful. The scenic view was perfect for sitting out in the morning drinking your morning cafe con leche. Make sure you have a 4X4 as the road to the house would be a little difficult to navigate especially during the rainy season. The beds were very comfortable and air conditioning was not necessary as the many windows and fans made it quite comfortable. The house had everything we needed when we chose to stay in for meals. The pool was absolutely fantastic and we would often swim first thing in the morning and most evenings as well. Wendy and her family were extremely helpful for all of our needs even booking some of our day trips for us. The only negative things that I would say was that the larger TV in the listing was missing and a small TV in its place with the DVD player not working. Usually not a problem but with a 4 year old sometimes she needed some down time with a movie. The other issue was the green bin was broken and we would get an army of ants in the house. We finally just put it outside and hoped other animals wouldn't get into it. I would definitely rent the house again and would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular house with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

The house is spectacular and the view especially from the rooms at sunrise it's a pure beauty. When you arrive in this house you can find all the commodity of your own house and this is very valuable when travelling with children. The sound of the monkeys is great and the two toucans on the tree next to the house at 5 pm it's just amazing. Flor her husband and James are very helpfull. Plenty of beaches next to the house, we even have been able to see a 17 mtrs whale. What an experience. The parc Manuel antonio at 40 mn from the house is worth the trip. We want to come back! Thank you so much

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Exactly what the title says

  • 5 of 5

Hands down the best deal going in Dominical. Casa Ohana is incredible--beautiful architecture, screened windows everywhere, huge open floor-plan, a pool to die for. Even better than the pictures. The kitchen has everything. 7 of us stayed here very comfortably. And the location--expansive views of the jungle valley, and a bit of the coast. Howler monkeys and toucans every day, great walk up the road to more incredible views. So private and serene. An SUV is quite necessary for the ~2km road up to the house, and for most anywhere in Dominical. Unfortunately, Casa Ohana was already booked on our second visit to Dominical, so we looked for the next best thing in the price range, and it didn't even come close. We hope to be back, and would highly recommend that anyone experience Casa Ohana.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Palmar Sur
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Pacific Coast Hwy
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Dominicalito
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Beach combing, Waterfalling, Repelling

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Rates & Availability

Dominical House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$5,500
 
 
Low Season 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,250
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 8.75%

Check-in 4:00 p.m. Check-out 11:00 a.m.
Special Rates Apply for Holiday Weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , huge
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , huge
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Huge bathrooms with cathedral ceilings
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , click clack type sofa
  • Large bedrooms with balconies and incredible views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
babysitting available

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