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Mary Frances Smith

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Beautiful 3 BR House On 1.7 Acres, with Infiniti pool, close to pristine beach

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Overview

Ojochal House Rental Photos and Description

Place to Go for Peace and Quiet, With Only The Sounds Of Nature Filling The Air

This is the right place if you are looking for a unique private, safe experience of outdoor/indoor living in harmony with nature, yet having modern amenities, and nearby excellent restaurants. You will be mesmerized by the Pacific ocean view, mountain views, the spectacular sunsets, biodiversity of bird species, including parrots, toucans, wildlife around the property, and the numerous nearby beautiful beaches at few minutes drive or walk from the property. Sleep with the pretty chimes of the tree frogs. Located in Ojochal, on the beautiful Ballena coast, Punterenas, Costa Rica. This is an established neighborhood with the best restaurants in Costa Rica, many with French chefs. Enjoy hiking/ jungle exploring – guided or unguided, surfing, whale watching, kite-boarding, Scuba diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming, exploring waterfalls, & horseback-riding

Just before sunset, having a fresh drink on the patio, overlooking the new pool. Your kids, like ours will enjoy exploring the property.

Scarlet Macaw parrots, Toucans, White Faced monkeys, jungle wildlife is surrounding the villa. We have fresh fruit growing on the property that you are welcome to pick and eat. Enjoy the local magnificent playa Ventanas beach which is a rocky cove with sandy beaches with natural wave tunnels, and is also an adventure with kids who love hermit crabs. The hilly neighborhood is surrounded by mountains with jungle with ocean views.

The house is a design offering a 3 bedroom 3 bath, approx. 1200 sq ft living space, naturally lit with many windows. (See photos). Open plan kitchen, spacious dining/ living area. Cathedral ceilings with fans maintaining cool sea breeze, as well as AC units to cool off for High comfort and practicality, Wilderness and comfort, the best of both worlds.

The family/dining room has sliding doors opening onto wraparound terraces connecting to the infinity pool. This living space is complete with it’s own air conditioning unit

The villa features 2 large master bedrooms with oceanfront view, Each master bedroom has its connecting bathroom with a shower, closet space, ceiling fan and air conditioning. The third bedroom is connected to the laundry room with :washer & dryer, and also has it's own bathroom with shower. The kitchen is large and modern amenities included. It is fully stocked so if you want to skip the many local gourmet restaurants, you have all tools to cook.

The house has a large flat screen TV and Internet/ Wi-Fi high speed connection provided.

Infinity pool (16 feet Length/width 8 ft/Depth 5 ft). Absolutely needs parental guidance for children.

We assure your hospitality with our House Manager who will take care of you during your stay. English, French and Spanish spoken by manager. Upon arrival in Ojochal, please consult our House Manager for tips and activities planning.

Secure house with gates, safe parking lot, alarm system, iron window coverings. Rates include all utility fees including internet, cable TV, pool maintenance, hosting arrangements, towels, bathroom necessities, cleaning before and after your visit.. If you are staying longer than a week, then weekly cleaning service is available for $50 per cleaning.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary Frances Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Mary Frances Smith

From Denver, CO

Mary Frances Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Mary Frances Smith chose Puntarenas

The house is in a perfect established neighborhood with many restaurants, close to the beach. The house has nice landscaping with fruit trees surrounded by jungle. We really like the floor plan, large bedrooms, large patio & big kitchen. Oh and the pool and outdoor shower. We love seeing flocks of parrots many times a day naturally visiting our trees., and the sound of tree frogs at night in the rainy season. We especially like a vacation without a touristic feel

What makes this house unique

Front porch with Infiniti pool, view of the sunsets. Nice mix of mountains, jungle & ocean. Close to whale's tail & Ballena coast parks, nearby Osa and Manuel Antonio nature tours. Best restaurants in Costa Rica in Ojochal (our neighborhood)

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay at Sharkey’s proved to be the highlight of our entire 24 days in Costa Rica. The house is well appointed and the gardens are fantastic! What a myriad of birds are attracted! And of course we spent hours and hours in the pool. (I, Tez, wasn’t in the pool quite as much as the other three, because I’d see a bird and would clamber out to grab a towel and my camera!)
Mar 2016
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

Beautiful 3 BR House On 1.7 Acres, with Infiniti pool, close to pristine beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 9 reviews
5

Excellent get away

  • 5 of 5

I spent 4 nights in this beautiful, comfortable home in June. The landscaping around the yard was stunning and made the house feel tucked away. The pool was so beautiful and clean and was used every day. The house itself provided all you could need to cook(even BBQ!) and play. The wildlife you could observe just from the backyard (toucans, parrots, iguanas, lizards, geckos, frogs) was a highlight. The ocean can be seen from the pool and a short drive down road. It felt very safe, quiet, and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birders need go no further!

  • 4 of 5

We spent over 3 weeks in Costa Rica, along with two friends, enjoying the country and looking for birds from the Osa Peninsula in the south to Monte Verde in the north. But our BEST birdwatching was on this marvellous property! From Toucans and Montezuma Oropendolas to the tiny Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, we enjoyed a myriad of sights and sounds! The house was spacious and comfortably air-conditioned but we nearly lived outdoors on the patio and in the pool! The grounds are lush with a variety of colourful flowers, bushes and trees - which, no doubt, contribute to the birdlife as well as providing a welcome experience of privacy, even though there are neighbours "somewhere" just on the other side. The one big improvement that could be made would be a gas bbq - or, at least, briquets instead of just the charcoal. And of course a dishwasher would be nice.... BUT, these are minor compared to all the great features, the well-equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, etc. And, when we needed to extend our stay at the last minute, both the owners and manager were very accommodating and helpful. This is the place to stay if you're coming to Costa Rica to enjoy nature without getting too far into the jungle! Thanks. Tez & Chris

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestions. Happy you enjoyed your stay. BTW, Dishwashers are not typical in CR. Briquets are hard to find, but we will keep looking.
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Parker, Colorado
5

Excellent get-away

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a great get-away to SW Costa Rica for a week in December. The house was absolutely charming with the Infiniti pool, great views. privacy and many conveniences. We enjoyed the beaches, local activities and friendliness of the local people. We highly recommend this trip for any one who wants a great get away from the cold and snow to enjoy the relaxed life of the tropics.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Family Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

My family just spent two lovely weeks at this house. The setting was quiet and picturesque. The pool was used daily..all day long by everyone. My girls did not even ask to leave the house once at all because they had so much fun in the pool. The bedrooms were a nice size for us all. Although i think it would be nice have an AC in the third bedroom even though it was relatively cool at night, it would useful for a comfortable nights sleep. The kitchen had most of the items that we need to cook all of our meals. Just missing a blender for our morning smoothies. The back patio was also used daily during snacks, games and activities. There is a lovely spot in the garden under the shaded palms for a hammock. In fact the whole house was nicely shaded. Watching the sunset ask I cooked in the kitchen was an extra bonus. Ojochal was a lovely area for explore. We went out to dinner at Citrus, which is a must. Missed out on Exotica because they were all booked so reserve early. We also took a trip over to Cascada El Pavon which was lovely and my 2 year old loved it. We are looking forward to going back to the area soon and hope to stay at this house again. Lastly the house manager, Mike, was more than helpful. We did not have a car during the first week and he took us to get groceries. He also met us on the main road so he can direct us to the house. If you are coming from San jose, just put in Citrus as your destination and it will take to down the road from the house.

Lovely stay and it was a very memorable trip our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the kind review. Great suggestions. Hope you stay again
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation in Costa Rica was a real paradise getaway and our stay in Ojochal was unique.

The house was very well situated with a picturesque view of the rainforest and the ocean afar. It was very clean and the necessary was on hand. The pool was a highlight as well as the indispensable barbeque which we definitely made good use of. The only negative comment was a reccuring problem with electricity connection intermittently disconnecting and the fact that we were unable to connect to our mobile network... Otherwise we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property to anyone. Lovely quiet beaches only a short drive away as well as many awesome exotic birds and wildlife everywhere.

Satisfied customers :)

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ste-Anne-Des-Lacs, Quebec, Canada
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull time in Ojochal, the house, the pool, the view was perfect.

We enjoyed the privacy and the location of this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
140 Miles
San Jose Airport, 30 Km to Palmar Sur airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Numerous
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Costanera Sur
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
numerous
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Less than 5 min. drive to the beach Playa Tortuga
Car: recommended

The property is located on top of a hill (2 min. drive up from the Costanera Highway.) The villa is at 250 feet above the sea level. It is surrounded by 1.7 acres of tropical forest with breathtaking oceanfront and mountain views.

All the local attractions are within easy access. Though roads are very accessible, a 4X4 vehicle is recommended but not necessary as it is a short drive up the gravel road to the property, and most roads in the area if are not paved are well maintained gravel roads. We do recommend your have a vehicle to get around as the property is in a rural community.

Less than 5 min. drive to the beach. Playa Tortuga, Playa Ventana and Isla Garza are the nearest. See photos. About 15 min. walking distance to the beach.

We are few min. drive or walk to many excellent restaurants (as good as anything in the states) groceries stores, boutiques, liquor stores, markets offering daily arrival of local products (fishes, seafood, bread, pastries, cheeses, organic meat and vegetables).

You will find other services such as ATM and banks, Wi-Fi Cafe, Spa, hairdresser, dental and medical clinics, pharmacy, best gourmet restaurants, local and international cuisine, bars. (See map at the bottom.)

How to get to Ojochal?

By vehicle:

It takes approximately 3 -4 hours' drive from Juan Santamaria Int. Airport San Jose to Ojochal depending on traffic. (Very good road conditions- paved highway). You can take a scenic windy mountain highway which will take 4 hours

Domestic flights:

Daily 35 minutes domestic flights from Juan Santamaria Int. Airport San Jose to Palmar Sur or Quepos (consult Sansa Airline & Naturair Domestic flights,for flight schedules and rates).

Located 1KM from main Coastal Road La Costanera #34 makes it easy to reach Playa Tortuga, visit the Turtle Conservation Projects and Butterfly Garden. Astonishing beaches all along the coast. Minutes to meet the shore of the Pacific Coast. Access to Marine Parks for diving and snorkeling, wonderful touristic activities to fill your week's vacation.

Property Distance and Location:

3-4 hours' drive from San Jose Airport

30 min. drive from Palmar Sur Airstrip. 45 min. drive from Manuel Antonio, Quepos Airstrip.

(Domestic flight)

30 min. drive from Dominical ( popular surfing & tourist area)

15 min. drive from Uvita (public beaches, Ballena Park, shops)

15 min. drive from Cortes Hospital

10 min. drive from Golf San Buenas Resort&Spa

2 min. drive to Ojochal village

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Rates & Availability

Ojochal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER/Green
Apr 17 2016 - Sep 10 2016
6 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Rainy season
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 18 2016
6 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Nov 19 2016 - Apr 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.0%

All payments per terms are Non-refundable for any reason within 60 days of check-in, but fully refundable if cancelled greater than 60 days. Weekly cleaning service is available on request, and is an extra $50 per cleaning, paid in cash at time of check-in..
If you rent for > than 1 month, you will pay a refundable damage deposit of $1800 in addition to the insurance
If you would like to rent long term for >2 months, we will discount the monthly rate by 20%, + you pay utilities

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ojochal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beuatiful tile
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , beautiful tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , beautiful tilework, large
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , own shower, view off butterfly garden
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , dressor, own bathroom, ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , dressor, own bathroom, jungle views, new comfort mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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