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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: May 15, 2015
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 quiet 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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Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas
Montreal, Canada

Magical jungle dream

  • 5 of 5
Two weeks after returning home, we are still in awe of how fantastic this place was. It met and exceeded every expectation. We really couldn't think of how it could be better. intimacy? check. rich jungle flora and fauna? check. amazing view? check. close to amenities and beaches? check. jungle paths to explore? check. a big yard? check. air conditioned comfortable bedrooms? check. clean and well-maintained? check. complimentary fruit and beer in the fridge? check.

1)the location is phenomenal. There were a lot of cicedas when we were there, but also birds, and of course howler monkeys, which come right to the edge of the jungle and can be seen from the house. For Canadians, it was very surreal to see flocks of parrots and giant butterflies. There is a breathtaking view down the mountain to the sea. Looking down from above, it was beautiful to see rolling mist over the lower forests while we had only stars above us.

2)There is a fantastic in-ground tiled infinity pool, complete with a shallow end and a deep end sufficient for diving. When you turn it on, you get a little waterfall into the pool that toddlers get ridiculously excited over. Our kids loved the pool, and spent hours a day in it.

3)The yard is large and beautiful. It is the perfect size to preserve a sense of intimacy, and always be close to the jungle. It is large enough for kids to explore and play hide and seek.

4)The house feels luxurious. The rooms are all spacious, including the kitchen, living and dining rooms and bedrooms. The kitchen is well laid out and can handle a crowd helping to prepare meals. There are two bedrooms upstairs adjoining a common bathroom with a shower upstairs with a small mezzanine for hanging out. The balconies are nice, and there are some bats that spend the day hanging under the roof and watching you outside. They keep the bugs away, and are fun to watch at dusk. My parents slept in the master bedroom downstairs with a lavish ensuite bathroom, which gave us all some privacy.

5) the roof is wide and provides lots of shelter from sun or rain around the house. We ate outside a few times, which isn't a substantially different experience from eating in the dining room, as all the walls are either windows or doors.

6) It would have been nice to perhaps have a few extra bowls and some sharp knives. That's it. That's the only thing that could make this place better.

We are really hoping to go back to this place!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessica, thank you for taking the time out to do such a detailed review! It was fantastic! I was really pleased that we were able to accommodate you for the 2nd week when you were not satisfied with the condition of your next vacation home. I am glad that you were able to contact my manager Massi and he was able to get the house ready again for your same day return. Never had that situation arise before but it was a pleasant surprise and I am glad it all worked out well.
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A Fabulous Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Estilo de Vida is an amazing property. The home is large , beautiful, clean and very well-maintained. We were just 2 travelers and loved having all the space to ourselves. It would be a fabulous home for a family vacation. We spent most of our time outdoors either in, or relaxing by the pool, or exploring the walking trails that have been delicately carved on the property. There's a wonderful shallow river at the end of the hike which makes it so worth it. We were pretty sure the rest of the world had disappeared while we had the river to ourselves! The bird watching is superb and we loved the regular visits from the coati. The toucans and parakeets made daily visits and the monkeys popped by on occasion as well. We were even blessed to see scarlet macaws at Playa Tortuga, just down the road from the property. The pool is fabulous - large and deep (plenty of shallow space too) and VERY clean. It was so relaxing to just lay on the (provided) air mattress and float away listening to the jungle.

The kitchen is large, well-equipped with modern appliances and everything you might need to prepare a great meal. All of the rooms in the home are large and comfortable - we particularly loved the size of the master bedroom, bathroom and closet. What made this home even better were things like the oversized laundry room - the dishwasher - ice in the freezer - the lovely welcome basket left for our arrival - we really felt welcome and knew that we had chosen the right place for our vacation. The property manager is awesome - he was always prompt in his replies when we needed something or had a question. As much as we loved the property, it's also worth mentioning that the Ojochal/Ventanas area is gorgeous. Though you feel completely private on the property you are never far from great restaurants, convenient shopping and beautiful (nearly deserted) beaches. The main highway to the property is new and easy to navigate though a 4x4 is a good idea if you go off-road. The roads within the subdivision are well maintained but the driveway to the house is steep, no trouble with the right vehicle.

We would definitely encourage you to stay at Estilo de Vida - you won't be disappointed. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Betty. Thank you for taking the time to do such a detailed review! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the house. The trails the gardeners did are great aren't they? We have owned the property since 1996 and it took me 8 years to explore the whole property and visit the river! Much easier with the trails cut and maintained.
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas
Red Deer, Alberta Canada

A Great Place to Stay!!!

  • 4 of 5
This was our first time staying in Ojocal, It was amazing!! The Pictures do not do it any justice!! Upon arrival we received a basket full off goodies and a couple of things in the fridge to eat!! That little gesture went ALONG way, after driving 4 hours from the airport with two small children 2-6 the last thing we wanted to do was go out and try and find a resturant for supper or go get groceries, so this was perfect!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!
The kitchen had everything you could need and was the Laundry was excellent to be able to do that on vacation!!! Beds are very comfortable and the master bath is something else so nice.
The pool where we spent alot of time was perfect for all of us!! The size and the depth were great!! The hiking around the property is also very great for the adventurists!!
The animals we got to see and hear were so cool. From Howler monkeys to Coati and birds and bugs and gekos there was so much to see!!
You Defenitly need 4x4 when renting this property though as its a a bit rough but well worth it if you want to have the Jungle experince!! The weather is much cooler up there we loved it!! I would highly recommend staying here its well worth it!!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, I'm glad we were able to save the day with the Welcome basket! I was there in January and got to walk the new jungle trails myself for the first time. Have to give kudos to Geraldo the gardener and Massi my manager for creating some amazing trails. There are about 1,400 meters of trails in total. Thank you for the review!
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas

Away from it all, but close to everything!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed as a family with small children at Estilo de Vida in January. The first thing you notice is the amazing yard! We spend most of our time pool side watching the toucans and coatis. There are many beaches only a few minutes drive, and Uvita has everything you need. Also a great surprise was how deep the pool is! I have never stayed at a house where you can actually dive into the pool and not worry. The master bedroom is beautiful right by the pool with its own amazing bathroom. The movies were also great for my 5 year old when he need a break from the pool or sun. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants some peace and quiet, jungle sounds, a great pool and AMAZING views! The drive way is a little steep, we didn't have a 4x4 and had to make a run at it every time (I would recommend a 4x4 so you don't have to worry).
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, thanks for taking the time to do a review. I am glad the kids DVDs were useful! They used to be my kid's DVDs. Now they want to play on their DSs instead! The pool is incredibly deep isn't it? It is at least 10'.
Ojochal Home with Pool/Ocean View/Private Jungle Trail & River on 12 acres.
Ojochal Puntarenas

Another Amazing Trip!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying at Estilo de Vida and it was as beautiful as I remembered it! This time we saw monkeys in the trees everyday and also had a daily visit from a coati. Along with these animals, there is an abundant of other wildlife. We ventured off our usual path and found many more amazing restaurants and beaches close by. Once again, I would recommend staying at Estilo de Vida when you come to Ojochal.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Shana. Thank you for taking the time out to do another review. I was just there for a couple of days at the end of January and Mr. Coati came by each morning to say hi.
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!


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



From $152 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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).

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Updated: May 15, 2015


From the Owner

Beautiful view of the Pacific Coast. Watch White-faced and 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

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

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