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Secluded Villa on 13 Acres Mountain, Ocean Views, Near Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Property Summary:

This private, gated getaway on 13 acres is located in the scenic southern zone of Costa Rica in the quaint town of Ojochal. In addition to a panoramic view of the Ojochal Valley, mountains and ocean, the home is surrounded by 2 acres of landscaped gardens and home to many different varieties of birds. Quiet and relaxing with beautiful views from every window, plunge pool and terrace, this home cannot be seen from the road and is built on a natural plateau.

This property is truly a nature lover’s paradise. While sipping your morning coffee on the terrace see geckos, iguanas, hummingbirds, while listening to the parrots in the nearby trees and the howler monkeys in the rainforest.

We have a full time caretaker living on the property at the gate house that you can call on if need be.

The elevation is cooler than at sea level, the ceiling fans in every room and outside are usually sufficient for comfort. The kitchen is fully equipped however; if you don't feel like cooking there are several excellent restaurants in the area. We'll be glad to let you know a few of our favorites.

The Ojochal area offers the three prized elements of Costa Rica, endless empty beaches, the tropical rain forest, and the tropical cloud forest along the ridge. We are only minutes from our villa to the Pan American Highway, the breathtaking beaches along the coastline, and the incredible restaurants of Ojochal. There is a small store in Ojochal as well as supermarkets in Uvita (20 minutes away).

There are numerous activities available nearby. Cano Island is famous for diving and snorkeling. You can arrange zip-line canopy tours (try Osa Ziplining), whale watching, kayaking, horseback riding, birding, and numerous other activities and tours. A day trip to Corcovado National Park is possible, and Manuel Antonio, the most visited national park in the country, is an hour and a half away. Boruca, a mountain village named after the indigenous people who live there, is about an hours’ drive away. Crafts, such as the masks and woven purses and backpacks that you will see in many shops in CR can be purchased from the native artists in the village.

Keywords: House,Villa,Vacation Home,Jungle,Nature,Pool,Ojochal,Uvita,Dominical,Playa Ventanas,Playa Ballena,Playa Dominical,Palmar Norte,Cortes

More Details

Barbara Martin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

Why Barbara Martin chose Puntarenas

Ojochal Our property although within the village offers a little more piece and quiet than Uvita and Dominical. We have some of the best restaurants in the area. The town has quite a few French speaking families from Quebec. A great French baker as well as a few little shops and a grocery store. The wildlife is wonderful as well. A great place to relax and be with nature. Beaches are very close and very private. This is why we chose to buy here.

What makes this house unique

Easy access from the main highway.


Ojochal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Secluded Villa on 13 Acres Mountain, Ocean Views, Near Beaches
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
Calgary, AB Canada

Beautiful property, clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

The house and property was clean and very nice. The care takers were very friendly. The kids and ourselves thought it was a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wade Thanks for the wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed Cielo Grande. You are welcome to return anytime! Best Regards, Barbara
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Beauty, relaxation, views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! From mornings watching all of the various tropical birds while having coffee to serene evenings and sunsets, the house was perfect for our family. Close to many activities- zip lining, waterfalls, beaches, hiking..and amazing restaurants in the town of Ojochal! The caretakers were kind and the owner Barbara was very accommodating to us, offering suggestions when our flights were delayed on arrival. I would stay here again in a heartbeat if visiting this area. It is the perfect home base if you are looking for an active vacation as well as a lazy, relaxing 'getaway' from it all. Thank you Barb! We miss it already! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. You are more than welcome to comeback anytime!!! Barb
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The unique combination of privacy and expansive views from Cielo Grande, the house design and woodwork, open kitchen and pool were just perfect. We saw many species of birds right around the house and the pool, including the stunning White-necked Jacobin who jealously guarded the hummingbird feeders, Summer Tanager who kept showing up to watch the sunset with a precision of a clock every evening, Smooth-Billed Ani, Red-Legged Honeycreeper and many others. Karen and Nelson were most helpful, including returning a three-toed sloth to the forest that was hoping to share the house with us. Sure glad we rented a 4 x 4.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best of the best

  • 5 of 5

As I write this review we are still on holiday in Costa Rica

This has by far been the best property that we have stayed at . The description on their site is 100 percent accurate and represents great value for money.

It is convenient for the main highway and all the beaches supermarkets are a short drive away.

Because it is high on a ridge with lovely lush gardens the bird life is fantastic and we regularly saw parrots and toucans and many other birds

The visitors book is a font of knowledge and well worth a read.

There are no negatives and we hope to return soon

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. We do our best to please and appreciate hearing from our satisfied guests. We would be very happy to have you return for another holiday! All the best, Barbara
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult daughter and partner, and myself spent the week of January 18-25th at the beautiful Cielo Grande and loved it. The property is absolutely breath-taking. We loved the outdoor kitchen and loved watching the sun rise every morning over the mountains while listening to all the birds and howler monkeys, it was stunning. We loved the pool and all the outdoor living. The wifi was great and the bedrooms were really comfortable. Cielo Grande is a great base to explore the area from. We went to all the beaches, visited the Boruka village up in the mountains, explored waterfalls - there is so much to do. The restaurants in the area are amazing too. The Bamboo Room, which is only about 5 minutes from the house, is lot of fun and restaurants such as Citrus and Exotica serve outstanding meals. And sunsets at El Castillo should not be missed (again only about 5 minutes away)! We plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for your wonderful review! So glad you all had a great time. You are more than welcome to return anytime! Barbara
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Beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay. The house is comfortable , another bathroom attached to large bedroom would be helpful. Inspite of the rain we managed very pleasant beach trips .

Relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ojochal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Green Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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