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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


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 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 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
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
  • pets not allowed
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! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Secluded Villa on 13 Acres Mountain, Ocean Views, Near Beaches
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews


  • 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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Lovely location and property

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week - not long enough - in Cielo Grande

Charming house - very peaceful - well equipped -lots of wonderful areas to relax and enjoy the wonderful views of the sea and mountains.

Grounds were very well kept and caretakers Karen and Nelson very helpful.

Lots of birds especially in the mornings parrots toucan hummingbirds and scarlet macaw on the beaches.

Lots of great beaches nearby - playa ventanas and playa Hermanis were our favs

good location to explore the southern pacific coastal region. Good restaurants nearby too.

Defiantly will return and recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderfull week at the house. It was exactly as we anticipated. We recommend it!!!

Andre, Québec, Canada

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent several weeks in November at the Cielo Grande with our four year old and really enjoyed our stay. The house is very comfortable, well equipped, and peaceful.

First the location is great - it’s very close to several beaches, each of which have the own personality, and it is also centrally located for longer day trips. If you have a car/4x4 (which it would be hard to do without in this area), this house is a great home base for exploring the greater region. We especially enjoyed both Playa Tortuga (5 minute drive) for beach hiking, seeing scarlet macaws, and exploring, and Playa Ventanas (7 minutes drive) for swimming and relaxing.

The house itself is well designed and has amazing grounds and views. It has an open aesthetic and really the only enclosed rooms are the bedrooms/bathrooms, which are screened in. There are great views both toward the ocean and mountains. It did take us a night or two to get used to the openness of the house, but after we did we really liked it. Bugs and bats are around at night but are not nuisances, were not too numerous in the bedrooms, and not around during the day for the most part. We saw lots of birds, including toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds.

The house and kitchen are well stocked and we did mostly cook for ourselves. There were all the needed kitchen tools, fresh linens, hot water, towels, etc. There are several areas for lounging including a hammock, the entire upstairs patio, and a great little pool - where we spent a lot of time in the afternoons (and which our kid really enjoyed).

Barb, the owner, was super responsive in responding to questions or any communications. The caretaker family was very friendly and and would often offer to gather and open coconuts (which grow on the grounds) so we could have fresh coconut water. While the house is a bit off the beaten path, it doesn’t feel isolated at all.

We definitely recommend this place and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at this lovely property and enjoyed every day. Beautiful grounds, beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife near to beaches. Pool very welcome. It was lovely to sit on the balcony at the end of the day watching the sun setting. Would stay again if we return to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ojochal House Rental Rates

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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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