1 king bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
No more than 6 guests per night at house. No smoking inside house. Rental contract needs to be signed at time of rental.
The host was very welcoming and responsive to all of our inquiries and needs. He gave us plenty of suggestions prior to our arrival and anytime we contacted him during our stay he was quick to respond and help. The listing was gorgeous! It looked exactly how it was depicted on Air Bnb. The neighborhood was an oasis. The views were incredible and the home itself was massive. It was easier to drive up the mountain to get to this location than it was to get to our other Air Bnb (we split our time in Costa Rica between 2 places). You definitely need a 4 wheel drive vehicle in the area and the surrounding areas. The activities in the area are easy to get to and very fun. The beaches are close and you are in the middle of the Jungle surrounded by different waterfalls. All in all I would highly recommend this listing to anyone traveling to Costa Rica. It made our trip thoroughly enjoyable.
My wife Julie and I don't do typical packaged, all inclusive holidays and prefer to have an authentic experience to the extent possible. Also, I am an architect and am particularly interested in modern homes and was looking for an interesting place off the beaten track. We booked our Costa Rican holiday at the last minute once we found Banti's house in Ojochal. Banti responded immediately to our request and was very open with us about what to expect. We also found that the previous reviewers were quite accurate in their respective reviews and as a result we were prepared for the journey to Ojochal and the trip up the mountain to the house. The property is spectacular and the house is architecturally quite well done. However, don't expect expensive materials, fixtures and equipment but remarkable spaces and and a garden like site. The views are spectacular. The trip up and down the mountain can really only be made in a 4x4, so be prepared but the 10 minutes passes quickly given the ever changing views. Banti recommended we hire his driver, Mynor, who was excellent and very accomodating. He knows every bridge, bump, stone and stream and on the road up the mountain and is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to getting around all of Costa Rica. Mynor cooks breakfast if you want it and prepared an amazing dish of ceviche for us. The house is very high up the mountain but within walking distance of several cool, freah water steams, pools and waterfalls. They were delightful. Just be aware that the waterfalls dry up for the most part in the dry season but the pools offer quite refreshing relief from the heat of the day. We did however find ourselves wanting a swimming pool at the house which of course there isn't. We would also have liked to have some outdoor lounges that would have made the large exterior deck more inviting. The southern Pacific coast has not been extensively developed for the most part. The beaches are pristine and much of the time empty of visitors. I would recommend this part of Costa Rica and Banti's house to anyone who is looking for a holiday close to nature but with the creature comforts, great food and friendly people one doesn't always expect along with iguanas, monkeys, birds, sloths and sunshine, etc in the rain forest.
We had a wonderful experience when we were at this house! It is a very conceptual and artistic building, the view from inside of house is very wide and clearly and you can feel the sunshine in 360 degree everyday. The way up to the house takes around 10-15 mins, the road condition is kinda difficult but the view is super good. I have to say that thanks for host introduce me his friend Minor, who helped us on driving us around, exploring different beach everyday, cooking breakfest (so good), and cleaning the house often. He is a very important person to have if you choose to stay in. There are two cute cats and one dog outside of the door and they brought a lot of fun for us. Banti is an excellent host even though he is not on location but will answer or book everything you need.
This house is an experience you will not forget and will likely want to come back to time and time again. At first, my brother and I were a bit apprehensive because it looks far from the beach but the drive is beautiful and the 10 min drive goes by without you even noticing. I usually like being right next to the beach but this house gives you the privacy and exclusivity that you want to share with your family. Since its an exclusive neighborhood, you don't have to worry about any noise or crime around you. You can enjoy your own private walking/hiking tours of amazing waterfall hikes as well as river spots. It really makes you feel like you are the only one inhabiting this part of the jungle. The house has amazing room for everyone to enjoy their own space. The deck and the living room give you epic views of the surrounding area and make you feel like you inside a portrait. Waking up in your private room you have vast views of the valley and the sunlight rising. The house is well illuminated and has incredible space for entertaining as well as great sound system. The Kitchen is fully equipped with anything you need to make your favorite dishes. You can also drive down to visit some of the local restaurants where you will enjoy being right at home and having incredible food and service. The best part of being here is you get to explore a different beach every day if you want. Most beaches here also have little stands where you can buy some coconut, ceviche and other snacks or you can pack for the day your own goodies from home. Banti is an excellent host even though he is not on location but will make sure that your stay is just the way you need it to be. I completely recommend that you book your stay without any reservation. I have lived in Aspen for the past 10 years and I have a high standard for service and what I like. Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have further questions. I will be visiting again probably next year same time. #thebestchristmasspot @lemuelbolanos
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