4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 9
- english, german, spanish, finnish
As a self-employed family, living in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, we had the rare opportunity to take time with our teenage children to explore new areas and experience different cultures. Our family's travels eventually brought us to Central America's Tropical Paradise. After vacationing in Costa Rica a few times, we knew this would become an ideal location for our retirement. As fate would have it, things progressed much faster than anticipated and we relocated to the Southern Zone of Costa Rica with our two teens and family dog and cat in 2012. We had previously researched multiple locations in Central and South America and Ojochal was the clear choice. Now that our children have reached adulthood, we look forward to the opportunity and privilege to share our dream home with others.
Kim purchased this House in 2013
Why Kim chose Ciudad Cortes
Ojochal is where the mountains meet the sea, where dolphins play amongst the waves and where humped backed whales and turtles come to visit throughout the year. It was the perfect place to build our dream home. A quaint village and a local Tico farming community has welcomed many expatriates and snow birds from the US, Canada, France, Germany, as well as other European countries. This diversity has gained Ojochal the reputation of the best dining in all of Costa Rica. These premier restaurants include world cuisine, Mediterranean, Italian, Indonesian, French and Moroccan. All in an intimate and personal setting, it provides the true PURA VIDA experience without ever feeling like a tourist.
What makes this House unique
Built to take full advantage of the ocean view and breezes, this home provides an open floor plan allowing the outdoors in. Designed for a family of four and their guests, the property features many areas for entertaining, creating a welcoming environment for all. Spectacular jungle and ocean views are highlighted by four expansive sliding doors and four additional exterior doors. Close enough to hear and see the ocean surf break along the shore and with more than 450 species of birds in the local region, you may find yourself sitting in the reflection pool with a drink, watching and listening to the sights and sounds of nature. Howler monkeys, Blue Morpho butterflies, hummingbirds, iguanas, scarlet macaws, green parrots and toucans are all regular visitors of our home.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking area is available on lower lot only.
Pets are not allowed on furniture.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Bedroom windows and doors must be closed when running air conditioning.
Only patterned towels are allowed outside for pool and beach. Solid colored towels are to remain inside home for bath.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing ocean view and quality amenities!
Gracious and accommodating hosts, for my quiet relaxing stay near the ocean. Everything you need to enjoy Costa Rica in comfort. Bed was comfy and towels soft and lush. Excellent French cafe and bakery, along with five star restaurants just around the corner. The pool and yoga platform were a bonus. This is a special find for sure!
Costa Rica paradise
Beautiful house with the most amazing views and sunsets overlooking the ocean. Location is also great with access to many great restaurants and near some of the best beaches you can find !
Immaculate and beautiful views!
Home was very open and location was fantastic to some great restaurants, horseback riding on the beach and hiking. I would highly recommend this home !
Gorgeous Home and Lovely Hosts!
Starting my trip in Ojochal at Kais and Kim's house was a perfect place to ground and get some rest in a peaceful and beautiful place before venturing off on more travels. The house is amazing (soo comfortable) and the sunsets were mind blowing. Ojochal is also a charming paradise, definitely worth a visit.
Des vacances parfaites
Cette maison était tout simplement parfaite pour nous! Très propre et confortable, tous les équipements étaient récents et fonctionnels, beaucoup de petites choses pratiques disponibles (petites glacières, tapis de plage, imperméable…) ont été grandement apprécié et permis d'éliminer beaucoup de choses dans nos bagages "juste au cas"... Kim était très accueillante, répondait rapidement à toutes nos questions mais nous laissait notre tranquillité. La vue de la pièce centrale en aire ouverte avec la piscine et la brise d'air qui y circule rendait nos 5 à 7 des plus parfaits! Nous avons été très peu incommodé par les insectes, et n'avons vu aucune bestiole indésirable dans la maison. Il est préférable de prendre la voiture pour se rendre à des plages intéressantes, mais quelques bons restaurants intéressants accessibles à pied. Nous y avons alterné des journées tranquilles à la maison avec des activités à proximité (marché fermier, plages ventayas, chutes, plongée à Uvita, Wildlife sanctuary, parc Manuel Antonio). Pour les jeunes enfants je conseillerais d'avoir des souliers de plage pour se baigner: le fond de la petite piscine est faite des blocs parfaits pour s'assoir sur lesquels les enfants ont adoré jouer et se promener en se laissant trainer les pieds, mais s'y sont frotter les bouts d'orteils! Il y a de l'ombre dans les piscines surtout le matin, ensuite c'est pleins soleil donc les maillots de bain long à protection UV était un plus pour profiter sans bruler sous le soleil intense!
It was a pleasure to have you and your extended family stay in our home. You discovered many of the reasons we love living in this beautiful area of Costa Ballena. The natural stone in the swimming pools was used for its natural beauty and to help prevent slipping. Your suggestion that younger children wear a water shoes to protect their sensitive feet is most welcome.
Hope you are all able to return in the future.
The location of Casa Paraiso was perfect. Easy access to beaches, fantastic
food, and excursions. The view was phenomenal with beautiful sunsets and
lovely ocean breezes. The house had everything we needed including plenty
of room for two families. Kim was incredibly helpful and welcoming - we
can't wait to go back!
Additional activities include: zip lining, bungee jumping, sky diving, surf lessons, kayaking, mangrove tours, beach volleyball, visits to national parks, and animal sanctuaries.