Entire home/apt

7 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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7 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Our amazing Villa Tica is very spacious located in a quiet village just 60 minutes from San Jose, 10 minutes from Agujas beach between Jaco and Carara National Park. There is everything you need in town, public transportation available near by.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: 1PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $25 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee $45
Security Deposit $500
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House Rules

1. Smoking is NOT allowed.

2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.

3. All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order

5. Only use appliances for their intended uses.

6. Pets are NOT allowed.

7. Parking:
Our garage is occupied with a vehicle, if you need to park your rental car inside, please ask our housekeeper to move the vehicle outside.

8. Housekeeping:
There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towel. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the house.

9. The property is on septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages of up to $100.

10. Storms:
No refunds will be given for storms. The roads to the house are paved and well maintained. However, we highly recommend four wheel drive if you plan to go off road during the rainy months. We do not refund due to road conditions.

11- We have our personal belongings in the property; you are not allowed to use or take them out of its place.
12- Guests with children:
a-Please be aware of upstairs balconies and laundry shoot in the master bedroom/ bath
b-Hammocks and hanging chair are not to be used as a swing set by children, they must be accompanied by an adult at all times for their own safety.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

7 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Julia User Profile
March 2017
We just returned from our 1 week stay at Villa Tica. It was truly a delight. It was a large, very accommodating home for our group of 6. The bedrooms, kitchen & living area are very spacious & the wrap around porch with hammocks allowed for some very relaxing moments. The beds were very comfortable & we all slept soundly after our days of hiking, ziplining, kayaking & swimming at the local beaches which are just minutes away as is the town of Jaco which is filled with restaurants and souvenir shops. The water pressure in the house is great, which is a must & having a washer & dryer was very convenient. It was also comforting & convenient to have have the property caretakers on site. The locals are very friendly & welcoming & we very much enjoyed the small town feel of Quebrada Ganado where the house is located. We would highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to get the most authentic Costa Rican experience. We can't wait to go back! As the locals say "Pura Vida"!

Kaycie User Profile
February 2016
The host definitely made us feel very welcome. He was always quick to respond with anything I may have needed. The house was exactly what I expected and definitely plan on going back.
Osmar User Profile
Response from Osmar:
Thanks for taking good care of our place. Osmar & Ana
February 2016

Catherine User Profile
March 2015
Villa Tica is a lovely, expansive place set in an authentic Costa Rican village. Highlights are the wrap around veranda, surrounding garden and jungle, large extra spaces for yoga, welcoming and helpful property caretaker, firm beds, well-equipped kitchen. It would be heaven if the villa had a pool for hot evenings...
Osmar User Profile
Response from Osmar:
It was a pleasure to be part of your first visit to Costa Rica, and thrilled you and your family had a great time at our Villa and surrounding areas. We always welcome comments and suggestions from our guests, so we can improve not only for ourselves but future guests. Bedside lamps are on our list, mattress pads and cotton sheets as well.....
March 2015

Jacob User Profile
January 2015
Villa Tica was amazing - it was exactly what we were looking for. If you are looking for the true Costa Rica experience, Quebrada Ganado is a great place to be. There are beaches near by that you can get to via bicycle or walking and the locals are friendly. We did not rent a vehicle when visiting and I do not think that I would in the future. There are many means of transportation and Carlos, the groundskeeper, was very happy to to guide any questions that we had. Ozzie, it was a great experience. Thanks for letting us stay at Villa Tica!

Brett User Profile
March 2014
We stayed 5 weeks in February, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The photos really don't do justice to how big it feels. The groundskeeper and his sons are super friendly and were very helpful (though if you don't speak any Spanish it might be tough). We saw toucans, motmots, mating turkey vultures, large iguanas, chickens and more right from the awesome porch and (large) yard. We also had many nights with 1 or 2 little fruit bats doing laps in the giant main room for a few minutes before heading out for the night. I thought they were pretty cool, and they didn't poop. House geckos are always fun, too. The little river at the back of the property is awesome for kids. There's a little dammed up section that's created a small wading pool. Great for hot days (which are pretty much all days). Tadpoles for kids to catch. Lizards sunning themselves. Really amazing. Or you can take a 4x4 up the river a bit, where there's a lot more shade and you can see basilisks running across the water. (We didn't make it to the waterfall. Apparently it's too far a hike for young kids.) The town of Quebrada Ganado is amazing. Super friendly people. Macaws flying overhead. Sport Pollo has great food (try the patacones especiales). It's small and not touristy at all (I think we were the only Americans in town), but has most everything you might need between the handful of markets, variety stores, pharmacy, panaderias, etc. It also feels very safe. Little kids walking around alone. Bikes left unlocked. Etc. It's ~18min to Jaco if you want, but Playa Blanca is hands down the best beach around. Carlos (groundskeeper) can intro you to a nice local taxi (I forgot his name) who can shuttle you all over for much cheaper than a rental. Manuel Antonio is an easy day trip. NeoFauna reptile & butterfly santuary, Rainforest Adventure for ziplines, crocodile boat tour and horseback rides through the beach and jungle in Tárcoles. Carara is just up the road… Lots nearby if you want it. Also nice: * Almost no mosquitos at all. Shut the house up right before dusk and you'll have no problems. * Fan and extension cords are provided. * Beds have mosquito netting, which is nice to have and surprisingly uncommon. * Above average mattresses. * Washer+dryer! * Optional internet (that works). Kolbi 3g and Claro 2g signal. The only minuses: * Very, very little furniture in the house. The master bedroom is giant, and a desk or chair or something would be nice. * No beach towels. We didn't check bags, and beach towels are comparatively giant in small bags. * Like any house in CR, there are insects and arachnids that share the house. * A neighbor's large tree fell near the house during our stay. Thankfully we were fine, but the sound was terrifying. Still 5 stars though. We loved it. Thanks Ozzie!
Osmar User Profile
Response from Osmar:
Sounds like you guys had a good time and made the most of your trip. I'm glad you stayed at our villa and you are welcome back any time. Also, beach towels and a chair or two in the master bedroom are definitely on the way, thanks! Osmar
March 2014

Jerry User Profile
August 2013
A very beautiful, but simple villa located near Jaco. We were looking for a place near Jaco but did not want to stay in a typical hotel with all the tourists. Osmar's Villa was just perfect for what we wanted. It is located at the back of small village and is at the edge of the jungle. The house is just beautiful, with a full kitchen, hot showers, washer and dryer, beds with mosquito netting, and a beautiful wrap around porch. It was great to wake up and sit on the porch listening to birds while drinking coffee or lying in the hammock reading books. It is very peaceful place. The Villa is about 20 minutes away from Jaco, minutes away from a couple of really nice beaches. A few minutes north, there is Carara National Park which is home to Scarlet Macaws. Manuel Antonio National Park is little over an hour away and has some great beaches. Monteverde Cloud Forest is about 2 hours north. There are also small grocery stores in the village and larger ones in Jaco or near Playa Herradura. Since it is not that far away from Jaco, there are plenty of things to do nearby. Surfing, swimming, zip lining, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, etc... The grounds are well kept and knowing that a housekeeper was on site 24/7 gave us the peace of mind that our belongings were safe while we were out and about.
Osmar User Profile
Response from Osmar:
Thanks for the good description of our Villa, you and your family are welcome back at any time. Ozzie
August 2013

Aryan User Profile
April 2013
Osmar's home made for a delightful vacation. I highly recommend his airbnb to anyone visiting Costa Rica. My family and I made tons of great memories at this beautiful property :) Thanks again Osmar, and sorry for my late review!

California, United StatesJoined in November 2011
Osmar User Profile

I am an Immigrant from Brazil who has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America. I settled down in Southern California and started my own landscaping business. When I traveled from the US to Brazil on motorcycle, I became very interested in revisiting Costa Rica one day. Finally I was able to build a vacation house there where my family and I have been able to spend great times together.

Languages: English, Español, Português
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