HouseTerrasse and pool
Vacation home in beautiful tropical village
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A comfortable house with a stunning mountain view and a window on the sea on the second floor! Everything you need is within reach and yet, you will live a true nature experience.

The space

In the charming town of Ojochal, international oasis on Costa Ballena. Only 2 minutes from the Costanera Highway. Live in the jungle with monkeys, sloths, toucans and parrots, but with all the refinement of civilisation close by: several restaurants (simple to white cloth), cafés, French bakery, grocery stores with imports!

Jungle tours, surfing, zip lining, golf, white water rafting, horseback riding, Caῆo Island snorkeling and diving, beachcombing, and visits to natural reserves are all within a few minutes drive.

Several of Costa Rica’s best beaches are minutes away: for all tastes (some very calm and safe for kids, others with great waves for surfing).

Easy to get by in English and French, as well as Spanish.

Gorgeous, all equipped recent construction: hot water, pool, washer, Internet, bedding, all necessary kitchen equipment, etc. on a 13 acre lot with a cascade.

Guest access

You will have exclusive access to the entire property, including the pool.

Interaction with guests

When you will rent, we will be in Canada, but our caretaker Leo will be available during your stay to solve problems and give you advice about the area. He speaks French, English and Spanish.

I am always reachable by email.

Other things to note

The property is not safe for young children without adequate supervison.
The surrounding jungle can be quite noisy at night and early in the morning; if you are a light sleeper I recommend that you bring ear plugs!

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds


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7 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Alicia User Profile
August 2017
Francine's house is situated conveniently to the town of Ojochal, and overlooks the lovely mountains in the area. The house is well equipped without feeling crowded, and is perfectly set up for a short or longer term visit. The pool is nicely sized and clean, as is the entire property. You can walk to restaurants, but you’re also far enough away to enjoy the solitude that the area offers; really a perfect combination! The house has a meditative and safe feel, especially as you look at the clouds spilling over the mountains and valleys. Wildlife is aplenty here, and the mornings offer a cacophony of songs from birds, monkeys, and insects. The flowers and fruit trees on the property are lovely, and nicely compliment the views! Several nights we could hear the ocean, which is only a short distance away. This accurately described home is one that we recommend strongly, especially for small families. Everyone can enjoy their own space, as there is plenty of room on the front porch to relax. We feel fortunate to have found this place, and hope to return one day.

Tina User Profile
July 2017
Francine's home is nothing short of magical. We loved every minute we spent there and will definitely be back. I awoke between 4 and 5 every morning to watch the mist rise and listen to the sounds of the forest. Animal sightings did not disappoint! This house felt like home and we were sad to have to leave.

Carolyn User Profile
June 2017
The house and view were wonderful. We saw toucans, white faced and spider monkeys from the veranda. The waterfall is a short hike from the house and is not to be missed. The house had everything we needed but we spent most of our time outside enjoying the mountains, pool and all the beautiful landscape. It is close to beaches, good restaurants and waterfalls. Our favorite was Mama & Papas Italian, which was right down the road. Thanks Francine for sharing your beautiful home.
Francine User Profile
Response from Francine:
Thank you Carolyn. It was a pleasure having you! However, I believe the monkeys you say were White face and Howlers, because we don't normally see Spider monkeys in our town. If you did, you were very lucky!
June 2017

Alex User Profile
April 2017
This house has a beautiful view! Our favorite part was the pool and outdoor shower, perfect for washing away the sticky ocean and sand. The only thing I would say caught me off guard is the noise. The animals of the jungle definitely let you know, you are in their jungle, but on top of that, the road the house is on is very frequently traveled by big work trucks and dirt bikes; working on the houses up the road. Ear plugs would be a simple solution to this (I just forgot ours). Despite the noise, this house and it's very central location made it for a great place to visit the cities and beaches to the north and south. Great bang for your buck!
Francine User Profile
Response from Francine:
The jungle noise is to be expected, and part of the charm of rural Costa Rica. The noise due to the construction is very unfortunate but out of our control and temporary. We are very sorry about that and hope you enjoyed your stay nonetheless.
April 2017

Donna User Profile
April 2016
Francine's house met our needs and expectations. Unlike many places the internet worked well. The road is quiet and you don't need a 4 wheel drive to reach the house. The kitchen furnishings exceeded our expectations. There was a full size refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, toaster and coffee pot. The salad spinner was a pleasant surprise as we we're invited to a potluck and asked to bring a salad. It is a place we will definitely consider renting when we return to the area.

Anna User Profile
January 2016
I stayed with my family at Francine house Dec 22nd,2015-Jan 4th,2016 .Beforehand Francine ensured I got all the information regarding the house location (positioned on the picturesque Calle Perezosa with an easy car access). Francine house is designed to host comfortable 6 people ; is very functional and designed to accept breeze ( makes it very convenient on the hot days and nights); also there is a pool which we used all the time. The house provides the privacy from the main road thanks to the beautifully kept tropical landscape. Another great feature is a superb location- its located in a walking (or very short car drive) distance from many excellent restaurants- Citrus; Mamas and Papas; Azul at El Castillo; Bamboo room at Alma (just to mention few). Francine is the most wonderful host ;very easy to communicate and very providing. The house and its surroundings proved to be more than accurate of its description. We loved and appreciated the opportunity to stay there. We had nothing to worry about just to enjoy Pura Vida.There is a house keeper available all the time in case of any difficulties- Leo; but we hardly ever needed to call him up. I highly recommend to everyone to stay at the Francine house. You gonna have care free and very relaxing holiday spent in this beautiful house. Million thanks Francine! I will be back for sure! Cheers!!!

Harriet User Profile
March 2015
The house is beautiful, just like the pictures. Easy to find and Leo the caretaker was really helpful. Lovely location with a lot to do in the area. Would recommend.

Saint-Alban, CanadaJoined in May 2012
Francine User Profile

We are a French Canadian couple who are planning our retirement in Ojochal, Costa Rica.

We built this house to have a nice place of our own for vacations and, eventually, to live several months a year of full time.

In the meantime, we like to rent it to people who will discover our little paradise!

We have 3 grown up kids, so our house has 3 bedrooms. However, when we are in Costa Rica, we like to enjoy the outdoors and we think bedrooms are only for sleeping. Therefore, the rooms are rather small, but comfortable.

This is an ideal house for people who want to enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna of Costa Rica, and have a nice and cosy place to eat and sleep comfortably.

I am convinced you will enjoy our place as much as we do!

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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