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Private, secure ridge-line location. Whitewater ocean, mountain and jungle views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ideal South Pacific holiday location for 2 - 6 people with easy access.

Casa Palmas most special feature is its Location, turn off the highway at Ojochal and in just 800 meters or 2 to 3 minutes you are at the paved access to this very private, secure property.You drive through your own remotely controlled security gate to the top of a ridge line which allows the benefit of breeze from any direction as well as white water pacific ocean,mountain,valley and jungle views. An outstanding feature of this property is its 16 meter salt chlorinated, fully tiled lap pool and its easy access to all the famous Ojochal restaurants being only 200 meters from Mama and Papas Italian restaurant and Exotica,Citrus, Ylang Ylang, Azul, Verde and Villa Gaia all being within 1200 meters and don’t forget the Tico restaurants up and down the highway offering great economical meals and breakfasts that will leave you fully fueled for surfing,snorkeling,white water rafting,kayaking, ziplines, whale watching,hiking, or enjoying the spectacular national parks of southern Costa Rica

The 3double 2 single bed plus 2 inside and 2 outside showers, 3 toilet home has an indoor kitchen and living area as well as a very large outdoor kitchen dining and BBQ area plus an additional undercover relaxation area with fans and great views. Both bedrooms and living areas are air conditioned which the owners have never needed as there are fans throughout. There is another screened bedroom and laundry with washer and dryer as well as a large hot and cold water outside shower.A further cold shower and toilet serves the pool area. A fully equipped Pilates exercise area is available to those with experience using this equipment as well as undercover parking for two vehicles.

The owners live above and forward of this rental which does not restrict any views or access to breeze and are fully self contained and often away but offer the advantage of on site answers to any questions as well as additional security.

More Details

Kathy Sturk
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Kathy Sturk

Owners are retired Australians and live on property on the second floor with separate entrance and facilities.And therefore available to attend any needs of the renters. And insure an enjoyable experience.

Kathy Sturk purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathy Sturk chose Puntarenas

Very private, Very secure, Enjoys all weather 2 wheel drive access. Only 800 meters from Hwy with ridge top views of white water ocean,mountain,valley and jungle.

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 and easy access to connect with tour operators to experience all that southern Costa Rica has to offer.


Ojochal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , Poolside
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 3rd bedroom is insect screened only and no ensuite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
This property offers easy access to all that the south pacific coast has to offer


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Private, secure ridge-line location. Whitewater ocean, mountain and jungle views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Peace River, Alberta Canada

Great tropical retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights here and found our hosts, Colleen and Bob, to be very accommodating and helpful. This is a gorgeous property. The house was very well equipped with both an outdoor and an indoor kitchen. The outdoor shower was private and refreshing. There are 2 full bathrooms indoors, both with showers as well. We were happy to relax on the covered patio beside the carport. The breeze from the ocean and the overhead fans kept us reasonably cool in the heat. The pool was as warm as a bath tub.

We did not need any AC as there were plenty of fans - both ceiling and standing ones - to keep us cool.

We did need the GPS (Bob provided the coordinates) to find the property and I would not suggest trying to find it in the dark. The driveway is very steep but there was no snow or ice to worry about here! No real need for a 4 wheel drive either!

The owners have two dogs - Tess and Suzy- but they were very friendly to us although they did bark occasionally at the birds and the dogs on neighboring properties. The property is very secure with a gate and with bars on all the windows and doors. We never worried at all about leaving our things in the house.

There are several good restaurants within 5 minutes drive. One is within walking distance - Momma and Poppa's pizza and Italian. Our favorite was the Indonesian place - Ylang Ylang. It was a little more expensive but so good. The flavours were wonderful. 3 course meal with wine for 2 was $100 USD.

We explored the beaches between Playa Dominical and Ojochal and did the Mangrove tour with Kokopelli on the Sierpe river in the Osa peninsula - about 1 hour drive away. It was a highlight of the trip. The Alturas wildlife sanctuary was also a worthwhile stop. Our lunch at the hotel there was great - the Pesto chicken sandwich was a hit with me. Playa Ventanas was only a 5 minute drive away and was great.

We also recommend the sunsets and the meal from both El Castillo and the Bamboo Room. The live music at the Bamboo room was great - Canadian blues artists (Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema from the Downchild Blues band and the Powder Blues band) were performing.

Thanks to our hosts for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver Canada

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This property looked too good to be true on the listing, but it turned out to be even better in reality.

The living area is large, well thought out, and very well maintained. Indoor and outdoor spaces are equipped with every convenience, also games, books about local flora, fauna and history, a huge film library, and more. It's a 20-minute, easy walk to beach, and 10 minutes to a well-stocked grocery and good restaurants; that turns out to be ideal because you're away from highway traffic, and provided with great ocean and mountain views from a beautiful garden, and big pool. You are surrounded by vast green space, full of birds and butterflies.

There are several superb beaches, and outdoor activities very close by. When we visited in late November, we often had these spaces to ourselves.

The hosts live on the property, and they're resourceful and helpful, or as discreet as you want them to be. Their presence, their two lovely dogs, and excellent security provisions will put you at ease during your stay. Many thanks to Bob, Colleen, and Kathy (booking manager) for their hospitality.

Outstanding value.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, PA USA

private comfortable lodging

  • 5 of 5

Casa Palma was a special place to stay. My son and I stayed for 6 nights the 1st week of Nov.2016. The check in was easy and flexible with Kathy as the perfect hostess. The house was so comfortable all the modern conveniences including AC which you rarely need! It was spotlessly clean with plenty of hot water. Hope to return again soon!!!

Did I forget to mention the great restaurants close nearby :-)

Thanks Kathy

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Star City, Saskatchewan

Ultimate house in a fantastic location, Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house in a fantastic location, we spent 8 nights at this gorgeous house with our 3 children, 12, 15, 20, during Christmas and new year. The house is very well equipped with high quality furniture, linens and appliances. There are two kitchens but we only used the outside kitchen which was just amazing with its views of the mountains, jungle and ocean. The outside dining area has a great table that will be easily seat 8, we had all meals which were eaten in at this table. There is then a spectacular seperate seating area with comfortable chairs and foot stools where we enjoyed drinks and morning coffee whilst taking in the views and watching the wildlife including the Toucans which perched in the tree above (sigh🙂🙂🙂). The sunsets from this spot were unbelievable also. Bob and Colleen were very helpful with any of our needs, although they live on the same site they are completely seperate as there accomadation is set above and forward of the house which is a very unique design as it gives complete privacy for both without blocking any of the amazing views. We enjoyed them being there as it enhanced our experience having them on site for security and any queries. This is our third time in the Ojochal area and the location of this house was just fantastic, as it is set on the mountain side it is a fairly steep but very accessible access which even a 4WD is not required, we personally loved the walk down to the local village which is well served with small supermarket and a bakery which had bread and pastries to die for!!!!

Whilst Ojochal is famous for the culinary dining venues there are also many very reasonable priced restaurants in a short drive or even walking distance as we liked to do with great food and ambience.

Thanks Bob and Colleen for a wonderful holiday, we also very much enjoyed the occasional company from Tes and Sussy your dogs

This house was not just a rental property, it was like home!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nick we really enjoyed having your wonderful family who took full advantage of our secure,private but convenient location, especially the pool ,long eneough for lap swimming and the bonus of our friendly dogs who do have there own yard if necessary,and pleased that onsite owners were an advantage .
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Hillsborough, NC

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 nights in this beautiful home! It was perfect for our family of 6 (and our kids fell in love with the dogs too)! We enjoyed spectacular sunsets as well as lovely views of both the mountains and the ocean while sitting in the beautiful outdoor area. The kids loved the pool and Bob was kind enough to haul out pool toys for them to enjoy as well! The home had everything we needed (and more!) including beach towels, umbrella & cooler. Bob and Colleen were great hosts and always available when we needed them!! Colleen was even kind enough to grab my laundry off the washline TWICE to save it from a rain shower!!

We loved our stay here and would HIGHLY recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal has been to provide a safe, secure, and well maintained vacation home away from home for our guests. We are proud to see that our guests love the house and the area where we are located.
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Nice Choice

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you need, nice location, good owners, all round very positive stay. Sue and Tess kept us amused and added to the experience. Especially liked the lap pool, outside kitchen, and Jack the hummingbird. You won't go wrong staying in Ojochal.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
palmar sur
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Mama and Papas
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Convenient access to highway of less than 1 kilometre and not more than 1.2 kilometres to all of Ojochals best restaurants nearest at 200 metres and 2 to 5 kilometres for choice of 3 beaches gives easy access to all the south pacific has to offer


Rates & Availability

Ojochal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Dec 10 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
May 2 2017 - Dec 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Quoted rates are for two person occupancy. Each additional person is $10 per night. The owner has installed meters for monitoring electricity consumption in the hopes of encouraging conservation of our natural resources. Electricity usage above $10 USD per day will be charged to the renter.

$150 minimum deposit balance in cash on commencement of rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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