|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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 equiped 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 about a half mile from the coast/beach (as the bird flies, i.e., not a walkable path).
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,
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.
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"....
The two bedroom property was located on the side of a small mountain with a beautiful pool and view of the Pacific. The property was clean and had all the things needed to relax and enjoy the Costa Rican scenery. The property manager was friendly and helpful and the property owners were on sight and also friendly and helpful. We went with another couple and had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. We took the costal highway to the property which was a good road with occasional accidents and traffic slow downs. On returning to San Jose, we took the mountain highway which was also a good road and less congested. We would go back again if the opportunity ever presented itself and even got a realtor and went property shopping one day. The area has a lot of ex pats and several great five star restaurants and the overall experience was wonderful.
Our first time in Costa Rica and this home could not have been any better! We traveled with another couple and the 4 of us had a wonderful time. The home is spacious with all the conveniences of home, except air conditioning, but fans provided made sleeping comfortable. There's always a breeze, so the house remained comfortable as well as the terrace. We certainly were spoiled having breakfast on the terrace every day and the view is beyond breathtaking! The owners and Ken, the property manager, were so gracious and so helpful. They willing shared their knowledge of the area and local restaurants (which are fabulous, by the way). We loved that it wasn't "touristy" with crowds of people everywhere. I highly recommend Casa Ylang Ylang if you're interested in relaxing and enjoy being away from it all. You'll not find a more beautiful vacation home with the special treatment provided by the owners and Ken. We certainly plan to return as soon as we can! Thank you, Diane, Rick, and Ken for your hospitality. It truly was a trip of a lifetime!
Truly a little slice of paradise. It was our first time in Costa Rica - our daughter was working at Reserva Playa Tortuga and we wanted to visit. Casa Ylang Ylang is exactly as described, great views, well equipped kitchen, roomy. Favorite spot was the rocking chairs on the front porch. We visited Dominical, Manuel Antonio and hiked local trails. Ken Stone, local manager, did a great job welcoming us. We had a 4 wheel drive and had no problems getting around. Our friends rented a car and managed the drive up to the house with no problems. I would not recommend arriving at night. If we return to this area, we would stay here again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 10 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.