Serene, Private, Artful Retreat

House - Entire home/apt · Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
David And Lisa
Your host, David And Lisa
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The Space

This beautifully custom and sustainably built earth bag home, La Casa De Tierra, is nestled amongst the trees on a ridge in a supremely serene rainforest setting. Enjoy views of the jungle, mountains and Pacific Ocean from the comfort of the house or while lounging on the new deck. Just a half mile inland and 800 feet above the ocean, this enchanted sanctuary is the only house on our private 58-acre reserve. Though private, it is very conveniently located in the small village of Ojochal, a friendly community with an international flavor, and close to restaurants, beaches and many other activities.

La Casa de Tierra is a perfect place for travelers desiring a peaceful and regenerative vacation. Designed with comfort and natural beauty in mind, La Casa de Tierra’s open floor plan, loft, sustainably-harvested local hardwood accents, tall ceilings, wood deck and ocean breezes create a sense of spaciousness, comfort, and earthy elegance. Here, you can delight in the daily presence of families of white-faced and howler monkeys, a preponderance of toucans and other birds, colorful tree frogs, butterflies, and a bounty of other rainforest creatures.

Our property offers:
Complete privacy and quiet (other than the natural sounds of the rainforest)
A luscious jungle setting with lovely mountain and ocean views
2 bedrooms, including a loft bedroom, both with queen-sized beds and gorgeous views
A giant, hand-sculpted tub, which can also serve as a dipping pool to cool off in
2 deep window seats for reading, gazing and napping
Tasteful, artful décor and locally-crafted furnishing
A fully-equipped kitchen (including blender, juicer, toaster, coffee maker)
High-speed ceiling fans
Screened windows and doors
2 half baths (one with shower/tub & sink, one with toilet & sink)
Hot water
Linens and towels
AC electricity (110 volt)
Internet connection for all iPads, Notebooks, PCs, and laptops
Outdoor patio and new wooden deck for enjoying yoga, meals and mountain and ocean views
A three-minute walk to ridge top with breathtaking, expansive views of the Pacific coastline
55+ acres of private primary and secondary rainforest estate to explore
Proximity to fantastic beaches, waterfalls, mangroves & Corcovado National Park (Costa Rica’s largest of primary forest preserve and “The Amazon of Costa Rica”)
Awesome variety of international cuisine nearby- Ojochal is known for its wonderful restaurants.

Property Manager/Handyman nearby
Maid service available upon request
Laundry service available nearby

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $575 /week
Monthly Price: $1350 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • This house is wonderfully designed and has a spectacular 'garden' and (ocean) view. Visitors share a piece of the jungle with tucans, monkeys, butterflies and other beautiful creatures. A real treat!

    January 2014
  • Trina and I had a lovely stay at this beautiful and serene home up in the jungle! The property manager Ken was very helpful and attentive. This is probably the most beautiful earthen home I have had the privilege of staying in...truly a gem. We felt so grounded and relaxed here. The Cicadas were a bit loud in the daytime but soon we grew accustomed to them and it really wasn't much of an issue. For those seeking a true retreat in the tropics, this is it!
    David and Lisa were very helpful and easy to deal with as well.
    Thank You !!!

    March 2013
  • We stayed at La Casa De Tierra for 10 nights. Let me start by saying the house was beautiful, secluded, and relaxing. It was a perfect stay in Costa Rica. Waking up every morning to that view of the rainforest and Pacific ocean was something of a dream. The beach, Playa Ventanas, near-by was beautiful, safe, and semi-private for swimming. The local restaurants were amazingly delicious, Mama E Papa had the best Lasagna we have ever had in our entire lives. We enjoyed our stay tremendously, and would love to come back to stay again! Thank you Lisa, Dave, and Bart!

    January 2013
  • Ohhhh what a wonderful stay!!~So peaceful, so tranquil, an oasis in the jungle!~ We stayed in March 2012. The house is clean, tidy and ready to accommodate you! We met nice people around, who helped us willingly and we became friends..The only thing..Lisa and David should leave more up-to-date information on what is closed, what is open, and what has been changed around Ojochal.We left some notes in their guest book, hopefully they would not mind..:) the only thing was against us was time!!:) Enjoy!

    March 2012
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Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano
School
Tamalpais High School, NYU, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
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We are both world travelers and lived abroad in Europe for many years. We love to discover and enjoy local culture, people and food and explore natural landscapes and urban neighborhoods. David and Lisa.
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