|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
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
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.
Easy access from the main highway.
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.
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!
We had a wonderfull week at the house. It was exactly as we anticipated. We recommend it!!!
Andre, Québec, Canada
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.
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.
My wife and I stayed at the Cielo Grande house for two weeks and enjoyed it very much. During our stay, the toucans and green parrots flew through the yard each morning and most evenings, as well as several other types of birds. Humming birds frequented the feeder throughout the days. Early morning walks around the yard produced the best bird photos. Howler monkeys were often heard in the valley, sometimes close by, but never in the yard. Upper and lower sitting areas allowed for a variety of sceneries, and the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The Boca Coronado restaurant (soda) about a half mile south of the entrance to Ojochal, on the highway, had good food at reasonable prices, and it was also a good location to photograph scarlet macaws in the trees on the beach. Several times that we were there a flock flew in by the soccer field. Of the higher-end restaurants in Ojochal, Exotica was very good, although Citrus was less than pleasing and overpriced. Our favorite restaurant was Ballena Bistro located about three quarters of the way to Uvita coming from Ojochal on the left (the side of the building says “Goat House”). This place had creative tasty food at relatively fair prices. The two close by activities that we enjoyed were the Osa Canopy Tour a few miles south, and the ATV tour in Uvita. Both were a fun time. Overall, this house is comfortable and in a great location at a very good price.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.