A private home featuring a Jungle Stream, tropical gardens and fruit trees, your own pool and raised terrace facing the Pacific ocean. The mountains behind provide a cool evening breeze. Only a few kms to Ojochal for shopping and fine restaurants
Our home is on a quiet road a few kms from Ojochal. We are at 800' elevation so there is a warm breeze off the ocean during the day and a cool breeze off the mountains at night. The climate is perfect - no heat or air conditioning needed. We are 5 km from the main highway, an easy drive to reach our home.
Our home has 1350 sq' on two levels. The upper level includes two large bedrooms each with their own ensuite bath & shower. The beds are queen size doubles. The bedrooms are separated for privacy by the central kitchen area which includes a breakfast bar.
The covered Terrace is ideal for dining and relaxing. The lower pool level has a patio and shower as well as the laundry room and bodega/pool room. Our 2 hectare lot has a mountain stream on two sides. One half has been left as Natural Jungle and the rest is landscaped and includes a variety of flowering and fruit bearing plants including banana, lemon and pineapple.
Interaction with Guests
We have a Property Manger who lives close by. He will meet you in the village, take you to our home and make sure all is well during your stay.
Our home is in a residential development which features large private lots on a dead end road. There are a number of beautiful homes and with only four beyond us, there is very little traffic. There is none of the highway noise, dust & higher temperatures found closer to the ocean.
From the Pacific Coast Highway, a gravel road winds through Ojochal and then heads toward the mountains. A gradual climb over 2 km will get you to our place. Our area features three National Parks, Manuel Antonio to the north, Corcovado to the south and, very close by, Marina Ballena, the only Marine National Park in Costa Rica. The beaches along the Pacific Coast are wonderful - easily accessible and usually uncrowded. There are lots of activities - ATV Tours, Zip Lining, Canopy Tours, Whitewater Rafting, Horseback Riding - in the area.
The agent gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful! The house itself is very comfortable and the view is amazing. Sitting on that balcony is like watching a magic performance of numerous birds, butterflies and other animals. We had a wonderful time and will certainly come again!
The house is great; it is situated up in the mountains where it is quiet with lots of animals and birds around, it has two bedrooms with their own bathroom, the kitchen is equiped so you can cook your own meals and the living room is outside which makes you enjoy and appreciate Costa Rica and surroundings as much as possible. There is a safe in the house which we found very useful. The pool is a great asset and was very much appreciated. It is to be noted that as nice beaches and bigger mercados (grocery store) are about a 30 minute drive, a car is a must have in that area.
It is to be mentioned that there are lots of ants everywhere. You really need to keep floors, counter tops, dishes very clean all the time to avoid having too many ants around. It is part of being in Costa Rica where humidity is, during rainy season anyway, very high.
We haven't met Jim however, communications with him before were excellent. Communications with Ken, property manager who we dealt with as Jim was away, were excellent as well. Ken is very helpful, dedicated and knowledgeable about the area. By the way, Ken's wife (Sharon) makes awesome salsa, papaya&mango jam, hot red pepper jelly and more.
In addition, Randal the fish guy, is selling fresh fish every Friday morning at the local bar. The fish and shrimps bought from him were very good! We also tried Osa Canopy Tour for a Zip Lining activity and we found it excellent! It is located about 40-45 drive from the house.
Overall, we found the place to be excellent and recommend it.