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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.

Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.


Property Details

Updated: Dec 27, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-8)

This beautiful 3 bedroom/2.5 Bath home is nestled on the Mountain hillside overlooking Ojochal, with stunning views of the river mouth and the Pacific ocean.

'Estilo de Vida' ('The Style of Life') is available for short-term and long-term rental.

The property offers a private pool with complete privacy due to the secluded nature of the property. The temperature of the pool is a wonderful 86 degrees all year around. Located at an altitude of 700 feet above Sea level the property avoids the problem of pesky mosquitoes. Watch the Howler Monkeys in the trees and humming birds and toucans right from the pool deck.

The 12 acre property includes a private nature trail that leads to a stream and then on to the main river that runs through the property. Enjoy a swim in the river and then head back to the house spotting monkeys and Blue Morpho butterflies along the way.

Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and is air-conditioned. The air conditioners use the latest Inverter technology which causes the unit to slow down as it nears the set temperature. This results in very quite operation (no condenser kicking in and out) and as it is running constantly it results in very low humidity levels (35 to 40%) which makes you feel cooler. Free wireless internet is available throughout the house.

Keywords: House, Villa, Vacation Home, Jungle, Nature, Pool, Jacuzzi, Ojochal, Uvita, Dominical, Playa Ventanas, Cinco Ventanas, Stream, River

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

My wife and I are fortunate enough to live on the island of Bermuda where I operate a Health club and my wife works as the IT Manager for one of the Off-Shore Insurance companies. We have two young sons who love going to the Costa Rica house. We tend to go in the rainy season each year or sometimes every two years.

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15 Reviews

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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5
My family just returned from an idyllic vacation in Costa Rica, ending with almost a week at Estilo de Vida. We agree with all the previous reviews, this place is heaven. I won't repeat all the comments that you can read in other reviews except to reiterate that the photos do not do it justice. If you are looking for a very private piece of paradise in the jungle, this place is it. We spent our early mornings with hikes on the excellent trails right on the property, spying monkeys, birds and butterflies, swimming under waterfalls and finding peace and beauty all around. We would come home and enjoy breakfast and pool time, then head out to one of the lovely restaurants in the area for lunch, and enjoy a different beach each afternoon. There is a grocery close by in Uvita where we picked up food to make dinner and then relaxed, watched the stars and played games in the evenings. We didn't want to leave! We wished we would have rented a 4x4 as our van did have a hard time making it up the driveway, but other than that I wouldn't have changed a thing. We highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah, thank you for your kind words about the house, and I am glad you enjoyed our new nature trails (they were only finished in October of this year).

Sorry that your van struggled on our driveway, I thought it would be okay, but maybe they don't have the correct tires for the job. I always rent a Bego, Tarius, or Rav4 and although they are 4 wheel drive they make it up fine in 2 wheel drive. I am glad you enjoyed the peaceful serenity of our property and thank you for taking the time out to do the review!
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas

Private comfort in a rainforest paradise

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I are quite the travelers, and this home has been, by far, my favorite vacation home. It is situated in the south coastal rainforest, nestled on a mountainside, with gorgeous views. The house is very well-equipped and designed for privacy and comfort. It has tall, screened windows downstairs that open, which affords the sensation that you are bringing the rainforest inside. The downstairs master suite is roomy, air-conditioned, and has a luxury bath with a large, walk-in shower and tub area. The two upstairs bedrooms share a long deck with even better views. The house has an open feel to it with many areas to view the rainforest while indoors.
You WILL see howlers, hummingbirds, bats, and toucans, as well as, multiple insect species. No need for an alarm clock; the howlers will awaken you around 5-5:30am. We had great opportunities to observe the howlers as they often came up to the trees along the yard. We were also fortunate to be visited by a male coati that we named El Gusto. We were able to hand-feed him pineapple, and he would follow us around the yard.
There were no problems with booking or check-in. The local management was NOT intrusive. In fact, we saw only one person during our stay, and he came to service the pool. The house was very clean and in good order. We arrived to find fresh fruit, crackers, etc. Very nice touch! The ONLY negative is the road to the house. Four-wheel drive is recommended. However, please do not deny yourself a comfortable, memorable stay in this home, as most of the roads we traveled in Costa Rica require four-wheel drive. In my view, if you stay on the main roads, you’ve missed much of the magic that is Costa Rica! In all honesty, I became quite homesick for piece of paradise after our departure and I am looking forward to our next booking.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debra, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes "El Gusto" has been coming around for about a year now. Our children enjoyed his Daily visits back in August and he appears to be getting more and more bold! You did get to see the road at it's worst as the day after you left they started the annual regrading of the road. It is then wonderfully smooth until the start of the next rainy season in May. We are fortunate to have an association that re-grades it every December. So now you have an excuse to come back in the dry season! Thanks for taking the time out to write a review!
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas

Wounderful jungle location

  • 5 of 5
We spent three weeks in this wonderful hose with our 7 year old son.

On spot we discovered quickly that reality beats the pictures of the house and the surroundings. The quality, the cleaning ness, the support from the staff around the house, from Michael the owner, Massi the property manager and the girls responsible for the cleaning and care taking was excellent and a lot more than we expected.
So when we needed some support for some small issues with the pool the response was

The garden is a true animal paradise with monkeys, every bird you can imagine from toucans to hummingbirds and a huge range of butterfly's.
Compared to to the properties in Uvita the price is low and rank the value for money a lot higher after renting houses there as well.

For us the location was excellent, 10 min to one of the most beautiful beaches, cinco ventanas, 20 min. to the big supermarket in Uvita and 10 min to a lot of good restaurants in Ojochal.
So if you are looking for a nice place in the middle of the jungle and still with a close access to beaches and the civilization this is the place.

¡Pura vida!

Los Andreasson's
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Stefan. Thanks very much. You are the 2nd person to point out that the pictures don't do it justice. I must work on that. Or maybe that is a good thing as guests are then pleasantly surprised!
I have added a 9 minute Video to the VRBO site that gives a tour of the house so hopefully that will help. Thanks for taking the time to do the review. Michael.
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas

Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was our second trip to Ojochal and our first stay at Estilo De Vida and we were not disappointed! The house was clean and spacious, the pictures on the site do not do it justice. The views from upstairs are amazing and we spent many mornings drinking coffee looking at the ocean. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable. The backyard has a wonderful pool and bar area where we spent most of our nights relaxing. The location is very romantic, so romantic that my boyfriend proposed! Estilo De Vida is located close to some of the best restaurants and a few minutes drive to the beach. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend staying at Estilo De Vida, we will defiantly be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Shana, thank you for your kind words and congratulations on your engagement! While we have had a number of Honeymoon couples and wedding guests I think this is the first time Estilo de Vida has played host to an engagement! I think you are right about the photos as well. We have made a number of changes based on feedback received from guests in these reviews to try to make the house more homey, adding pieces of furniture, such as writing desks in the bedrooms and halls, improving the chairs for relaxing out on the patios, and adding artwork to the walls. I haven't been down to see the changes myself yet and will need to get good pictures on my next visit to update the website.

We would love to have you back for your honey moon next year and I hope to have added a nature walk to the property by then, taking advantage of the 12 acres that the property sits on. There is actually a river on the property that I have never made it to myself as trekking through the jungle is difficult.

Congratulations again!
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas
brooklyn, ny

Jungle Castle in the Sky

  • 5 of 5
We LOVED our stay at Estilo de Vida. We called it "our jungle castle in the sky". In fact, we kept extending our stay because we couldn't bear to leave. We were looking for a house that felt close to nature And had lots of animal life, and this house fit the bill.
The house itself had so many nice features -- wonderful windows and decks overlooking the fantastic views of the ocean and rainforest, luxurious bathrooms and closets, and of course the wonderful multi-leveled, deep pool. The house felt quite luxurious and well- equipped. We were never too hot -- air conditioning was never wanted even by my ac loving husband. We enjoyed cooking, grilling, and blending up fresh pina coladas. The house and grounds were very private -- we really felt alone in nature. I keep telling my friends that all I had to do was roll over in bed, open one eye and I would have the best parrot and toucan watching I've ever experienced. We saw howler monkeys and coatis as we lounged in the pool. Hard to leave the house and always happy to come back after exploring the fantastic nearby beaches, waterfalls, and taking whale and dolphin tours. The town of Uvita, about 15 minutes away, had everything we needed. We stayed for a week in mid-August, during rainy season -- and we actually preferred rainy season. The clouds and rain provided a nice break from the hot sun, and the occasional heavy downpours were fun and exciting.
Completely on their own initiative, our children (8, 12 and 12) decided they were so happy there and so sorry to leave that they had to write the owners and tell them what a fantastic house they had. This never happens so we know they loved the place and the whole experience as much as their parents!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael and Anna. Thank you for your kind words - we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Receiving thank-you notes from the children was very touching. We also enjoy the rainy season in Costa Rica as the afternoon cloud cover is a welcome break from the hot sun, and as you mentioned the heavy rains can be pretty amazing. We hope that you come again soon. All the best, Michael
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Estilo de Vida at the end of June and we really enjoyed our stay there. The house is perfect. It was just my husband and I, so we never even used the upstairs, but the house had all the amenities we needed for our trip. There is a beautiful view of the ocean from the pool and outdoor patio area. The people renting the house were very easy to work with and responded quickly. The bed was comfy and the AC in the room was very nice. This place is not fancy, but has everything a costa rica traveler will need.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We love the remote jungle setting. In the picture my sons explore Playa Tortuga near the house. The property itself is amazing as the lot is 12 acres in size which allows you to completely relax in privacy. We like getting up early in the morning walking the nature trail to the river and back.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palmar Norte at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : La Constanera at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Ventans at 1 Miles Car: necessary



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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Based on Occupancy of 2 people. 3-4 people add $10/night. 5-8 add $20/night. Add nights to your 3 Day stay - $185 (High), $155 (Mid), $125 (Low) or to your week - $170 (H), $145 (M), $120 (L). Other Rates - 3 Week - $3,300 (H), $2,800 (M) and $2,300 (L). Add nights - $150 (H), $125 (M), $105 (L). 4 Week - $4,200 (H), $3,570 (M) and $2,950 (L). Add nights - $150 (H), $125 (M), $105 (L).

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


From the Owner

Beautiful view of the Pacific Coast. Watch White-faced, Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Humming Birds, Wood Peckers, Sloths and other animals and birds in the jungle around the property, and watch them right from the comfort of the pool deck.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet, shower, Shared between Bedrooms 2 and 3
  • Powder Room - toilet, Located Downstairs in Main Living Area
  • Ensuite Master Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower, En Suite to Master Bedroom. Rain Forest Shower. Double Sink.
  • 2.5


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, 1 baby crib, En suite Bath w/Tub. A/c. Walk in Closet. Opens to pool.
  • Additional Beds - 2 twin/ single, Two Inflatable Twin Beds to accomodate 7th and 8th Guest.
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, A/c with Inverter Tech. Walk in Closet. Balcony access.
  • Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Bay Window & Balcony. A/c with Inverter Tech. Walk in Closet
  • King size beds (1) Located in the Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Located in one of the Upper Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) Located in one of the Upper Bedrooms. This bedroom has a Bay Window. Two Inflatable twin beds available for a 7th and 8th guest., Baby Cribs (1) A pack and play is available for use with children up to the age of three. The Pack and Play includes a bassinet for an infant. Ceiling Fans and Standing Fans in all bedrooms. All Bedrooms feature the latest A/c with Inverter Technology. As the a/c unit reaches the desired temperature it slow downs but does not go off. This means you do not have the loud sound of the compressor going on and off. The constant supply of cold air results in very low humidity levels (35% to 40%) which makes you feel much more comfortable.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Maid and Pool cleaning services are provided once a week.

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