About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Casa Ylang Ylang is perched high above the blue Pacific, offering splendid ocean and mountain vistas. You will enjoy delightful daytime sea breezes and cooling nighttiime mountain breezes.
Awaken to toucans raiding the papaya and banana trees. Parrots, hummingbirds, and other wildlife we haven’t totally identified, thrive in the lush tropical foliage. Even scarlet macaws are sighted. ETC.
Please see pictures (I'm not great on providing narrative) and amenity list. The villa is fully equipped and ready to be lived in - please enjoy the magic that is Costa Rica.
Please note the map placement is incorrect. The house is located on the "easy side" of Ojochal, less than 3 km off the coastal highway (by car) and a half mile from the coast/beach (as the bird flies, i.e., not a walkable path). To save money, please send an inquiry rather than a reservation request.
Several excellent restaurants are located in and around Ojochal, as well as all desired creature comforts. Nearby beaches include lovely Playa Tortuga (within view), Playa Ventanas (with 5 caves), Uvita’s Whale’s Tail, and the Marina Ballena National Park. Within 90 minutes driving are Manuel Antonio (most visited National Park in CR), Dominical (great surfing) and the entire Osa Peninsula experience. Enjoy zip line canopy tours, whale/ dolphin watching, bird watching, kayaking, surfing, horseback riding, sports fishing, etc., or simply cocktails on a choice of verandas as the sun drops below the horizon fifty miles away.
Ojochal de Osa is located along the Costanera Highway 30 minutes north of Palmar Sur Airport. (daily 35 minute flights from San Jose via Naturair or Sansa.) If driving from San Jose, the picturesque trip takes 3 ½ hours.
Costa Rica Mindset:
Yes, there are bugs in CR- but these are kept under control by the breezes and the Gecko patrol. Should you happen to be bothered by bugs/geckos, you might wish to consider an alternative destination.
Driving is not recommended after dark (5:30). Unless your flight arrives in the morning, we suggest you spend your first CR night in the central valley, or along the way.
Warning: You may find yourselves setting an alarm to arise at dawn each day just to absorb ALL of the constant beauty around the remarkable surroundings of this gracious Mediterranean villa. And if you encounter particular problems during your stay, a resourceful English speaking manager resides locally just a phone call away.
Keywords: house, villa, vacation home, ocean view, pool,
diane k smith
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- May 22, 2018
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Wonderful View, Near of all! I recommend it !!! A++++
La villa est de toute beauté avec une vue incroyable sur la mer et les montagnes. Le paysage est a couper le souffle et nous sommes près de tous. La pente semble abrupte pour monter mais ce n'est rien de compliqué si vous avez un camion. Je compte bien la relouer un jour.
Un tel plaisur d'avoir votre belle visite!
Et merci à vous deux d'avoir gardé la maison si propre et soignée... nous aurons toujours un espace pour vous!
Pura vida amis.
We stayed at Casa Ylang Ylang for 11 days and had a great time. The house has an excellent kitchen and we did most of our own cooking using foods bought at local farmers' markets. The pool is great to cool down in the afternoon heat and the upstairs bedroom is cool enough at night not use a fan. Ceiling and upright fans are provided throughout and the house opens up on 3 sides to breezes. The views of the ocean are spectacular, and we even saw a pod of Humpback Whales from the upstairs veranda with binoculars! Comfy beds and very nice and helpful owners who live down the hill sometimes but are unobtrusive. Also, the property manager is completely reliable and even brought us a new microwave within a couple of hours. Very convenient to various beaches, south to river tirps, national parks, etc. Highly recommended if you're looking for a tropical break with access to many tourist attractions.
Beautiful house at a great place
Casa Ylang Ylang is located at a sunny site with a magnificent ocean view.
It offers everything one needs for a unique and relaxing holiday.
We found the house very well prepared and clean.
The owner is very nice and helpful. Thanks for a great time!
Unique Place in a Nice Area
Our family enjoyed 4 nights here, the house is unique and the views are really great. You get to see the lush vegetation and mountains of the Ballena Coast from almost anywhere on the property, not to mention the ocean view. We didn't get to see the most spectacular sunsets because of weather conditions, but we enjoyed every evening by the pool and the twilight was still awesome.
Insects were not a problem and the house was fresh and cool at night without the need for A/C, there were plenty of ceiling fans and other fans when there wasn't any breeze. The house is exactly as shown in the pictures, it has lovely wood accents and a unique character. The kitchen was fully equipped with a full sized refrigerator and gas stove.
The access roads to the property were in good condition, they are gravel but seem to be well maintained by the community. It is green season, but not the heaviest rainy period, so conditions may vary at other times of the year. The house is surrounded by other luxury properties and the area seemed really safe to us.
We visited the Whale's Tale in Uvita and did a whale & dolphin snorkelling tour our first day, the second day we visited the Ventanas and Piñuelas beaches and the third day we went to the world famous Naucaya waterfall, which was definitely one of the highlight attractions in Costa Rica.
You won't regret visiting this area and this house is a very good selection.
The most wonderful and romantic week long vacation in paradise
It has taken me half a year to write this review because I have only had wonderful things to say about this property and the experience we had. My boyfriend and I met Ken, the property manager, who was more than helpful and accommodating and took us to the property. The second we arrived, we were in utter awe, by far the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen and the house was outstanding. One of my favorite things about the house was watching the sunset poolside with a cocktail in hand. Ken provided us with many recommendations of restaurants, local beaches, and activities, which was very helpful during our stay.
The house itself was beautiful. I loved the European feel situated in the middle of the jungle. It had everything we could have needed. We loved going to the local markets and cooking food at the house. The indoor outdoor feel of the house was amazing and at night we could hear the waves crash down below on the beach. We pretty much had our own tropical botanical garden surrounding us with the beautiful landscaping, it made it very hard to leave the property. We even had the pleasure of eating breakfast and seeing a handful of tiny toucans feeding in one of the flower plants about 15 feet away.
The private pool was awesome and beautiful. We spent most mornings and evenings taking a swim and then went off on different adventures. There is a veranda for every mood. Perfect for drinking morning coffee on and taking in the views and wildlife, including the green parrot ritual that many others wrote about. Very cool experience.
Rick and Diane were wonderful hosts themselves. Diane would come around the property to garden and her and Rick were staying at the guest house just below us. They even invited us in and gave us a local avocado to eat. They both were super sweet and gave us great recommendations.
Some of our favorite activities were going out to eat at citrus and mama e papas, getting roadside ceviche, the whale tail beach, the tilapia farms, kayaking, day trip to Corcovado, and finding local waterfalls to hang out at. Oojochal has some of the best food and well worth it.
We are definitely planning on coming back to casa Ylang Ylang in the near future. I still can't get the fresh Ylang Ylang smell out of my nose. Another favorite of the house :) It is about a 3 hour drive from San Jose, but beautiful and worth the trek. The surrounding towns were very cute themselves.
Thanks for the most amazing and memorable vacation!
We echo everything written by our friend, Theresa K. What an incredible week and view from this "top of the world" oasis! The activities to experience in the area abound, e.g, snorkeling, zip-lining, beachcombing, boating, etc. The quality of the restaurants rival any in Europe...compliments of the large expat community of Americans, Canadians, and Europeans. The evenings on the terrace with magnificent sunsets and cool mornings for breakfast defined tranquility and peace. To ensure we had the best possible experience, Ken Stone (property manager) attended to every question and request. In addition, Rick and Diane (owners) were visiting the area and what a privilege to meet them! Rick even provided a personal e-mail with things to do/places to see while in San Jose before returning home. We simply cannot offer enough superlatives about the home and location...or Rick, Diane, and Ken, whom we now call friends. Most certainly, we will return! Thanks "friends"....