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Ridge top location whitewater ocean view only 800 meters from highway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 King Bed 3x1/2 Bath W Pool And White Water Ocean Views

This special, fully renovated 6 acre property enjoys a great location being on the top of a ridge giving access to breezes from any direction ,white water pacific ocean views, yet close enough to hear the sound of the surf and combines,mountain,valley and jungle views and offers all this at only 2 to 3 minutes or 800 meters from the highway. You turn off at Ojochal to a paved access from Calle Peresoza ensuring easy all weather access to Ojochals great restaurants with Mama and Papas Italian restaurant being only a 200 meter walk and Exotica,Citrus, Ylang Ylang ,Azul, Verde, El Fuego and Villas Gaia all within 1200 meters.But don’t forget the multitude of great value Tico restaurants along the highway for main meals or breakfasts that will fuel you for a full day of activity at the nearby beaches of Tortuga,Pinuela,Ventanas and Ballena or go kayaking through mangroves, ziplines,hiking,white water rafting,whale and dolphin watching or visiting some of Costa Rica's unique national parks to observe wildlife and rainforest communities in a natural state.

This special very ,private location has its own gated entry and leads to the completely renovated three bedroom home, all with king size beds two of which converts to two singles and all with their own luxurious ensuites.

It has a large open plan living, dining area with a new kitchen including granite tops overlooking the large pool which is surrounded by a non slip coral tiling, complemented by an outdoor BBQ and eating area. While the bedrooms are air conditioned it is generally not needed as there are fans in all areas including the spacious verandah overlooking the pool with outside toilet shower and ocean view.There is a small river at the bottom of the property and you will rise each morning to the sounds of many birds and each night brings a new sunset experience. The owners live adjacent but well out of site and can complement the property manager with any queries during your stay.

The pool is serviced at least twice per week and the linen is changed weekly and the house cleaned. More frequent service including meals can be arranged.

More Details

Kathy Sturk
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

About Kathy Sturk

Owners are retired Australians and live on an adjacent but separate private property. And therefore available to attend any needs of the renters. And ensure an enjoyable experience.

Kathy Sturk purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathy Sturk chose Puntarenas

It's location complements our own. Enjoys all weather 2 wheel drive access. Only 800 meters from Hwy with ridge top views.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to the best restaurants in Ojochal. Photographers and birdwatchers Paradise. A different sunset every night. Close to 6 of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. Easy access to tourist operators and all that the South Pacific coast has to offer.


Ojochal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , services pool and outdoors
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , adjacent living kitchen area
  • All fully tiled with large shower heads
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , king converts to two singles if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , converts to two singles if required
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
owners live in adjacent property most of the year and while not in view can help with any problems/info if required.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Ridge top location whitewater ocean view only 800 meters from highway
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Paradise Awating...

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to relax, adventure, or simply take in the Tico "Pura Vida" lifestyle...

We traveled to Costa Rica from our home in the USA. We heard so many great things about CR, we just had to see for ourselves what all the fuss was about. This home in Ojochal was the perfect place to start and end every day.

5-10 minute walk to a few spots in Ojochal. (Mama y Papas, Coffee Shop in Town, Store)

5-10 minute drive to close beaches (Tortuga, Ventanas)

10-20 minute drive to Uvita (Grocery Store, Bank, Shopping, Restaurants)

20-30 minute drive to Dominical (Surfing, More Shopping, Souveniors, More Restaurants)

From the home, you could travel an hour north to Manuel Antonio for a day trip up North, or to Sierpe River to check out wildlife and mangroves about an hour south.

So much to see and do; and this home has everything you need to enjoy your trip.

Spacious living area with open kitchen and view of ocean.

Swimming Pool is the perfect spot to start or end your day looking at the ocean.

2 Bedrooms in the main house (with A/C) and separate bathrooms.

We had everything we need. Plus, everyone (including Kathy) were so pleasant to deal with. We will absolutely come back!

Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beaming review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our beautiful home and everything that Ojochal and its surrounding areas had to offer. We will see you when you and your family come to stay again. It was our pleasure to have you stay. Sincerely, Kathy Sturk Booking Manager
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So Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Bob and Colleen and Kathy are the best, its a great place to stay, everything you need is right there, comfort, security, amenities, view, birds, privacy, conveinence. Not a lot more can be said, Ojochal is a very good place to slow down relax and yet have world class surroundings.

This my wife and I's 2nd time staying with Bob and Collen, and we will again. I'd highly recommend staying in this great setting, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, we found paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Nothing bad to say: Kathy the property manager is charming and so easy to deal with, the house is well stocked, very clean, very well designed, grounds are beautiful, pool is pristine, views amazing. Best Homeaway rental we have ever done in years! A little piece of paradise!

We were with our 3 daughters of 2, 7 and 9 and the grand-ma and the bedding/bedrooms were extremely adapted to suit our family needs.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In April we went back to this home and enjoyed it very much! The beautiful view, the pool and the home made our stay perfect again! Also we met the owner of the home and he provided us with a lot of information about the area. We will go back to this home every year! You can't go wrong here! Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Je recommande

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné 9 personnes pendant 7 jours et nous avons adoré cet endroit. La maison est très belle, propre avec toutes les commodités. La vue est vraiment magnifique. Il y a plusieurs plages à proximités. Ojochal est paisible et tranquille. Patrick

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is beautiful, the view perfect...but

  • 3 of 5

The house is beautiful, the view is perfect you cannot ask for more. The only cons it will be that the house needs a deep cleaning particularly in the kitchen, baths, beds and pool. Also, the doors need to work properly along with the windows they do not close well enough and that makes you unsafe. I will really recommend to get a 4x4 vehicle not any regular small car otherwise it won't go up hill. Overall, my husband and enjoyed the stay very much. Thank you to Kathy and Bob.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I must say I am dismayed at this comment as we consider we have the absolute best staff and pride ourselves in cleanliness of house and pool and would have thought you would have brought it to our attention while there. You came in the smallest car possible and it still made it easily while a 4 WD may be necessary to access other attractions this property is only 800 metres off the highway and definately accessible by 2WD. I will agree that some of the sliding aluminium doors may sometimes not move as easily as one would expect but think this is normal for this sort of door. As for security the property has an alarm system plus the only access has a lockable gate and is one of the most secure properties one could stay in this area and thankfully we have never had a security issue
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Nearest Motorway
800 Metres

Location 800 metres from highway on ridge top giving easy access to all the south pacific has to offer


Rates & Availability

Ojochal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
May 2 2017 - Dec 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 10 2017 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

The above rates are quoted on a two person occupancy and requires $25 for each additional person per night.
The owners have installed meters to monitor electricity usage. Any usage above $10 USD per day will be charged to the renter. Electricity is expensive in Costa Rica and we like to encourage conservation.

Minimum $150 deposit by Paypal or direct bank transfer to reserve with balance due in cash on check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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