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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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. Enjoy a daily visit from our resident Coati!

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 High Speed wireless internet is available throughout the house.

The house features a remotely monitored security system that you can activate when you depart the house each day.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Jeffrey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

About Michael Jeffrey

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.

Michael Jeffrey purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael Jeffrey chose Puntarenas

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.

What makes this house unique

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. We have a resident Coati who visits the house every day to see what is going on at Estilo de Vida.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Blair, NE
5

Everything We Needed

  • 5 of 5
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Our stay at Estilo de Vida was wonderful! The bedrooms upstairs with the shared bath were perfect for our three girls, and we enjoyed the master suite downstairs. Our daughters loved the pool, as did we! So much to do in the region--we only scratched the surface. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is a "must" as we were surprised by the grade of the drive way. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Finest home in SW Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home that shows off the true Costa Rica! We have stayed at many of the vacation homes over the years in the Uvita Ojochal area and this is the first one that we will return too.

The others were nice but we enjoy experiencing different homes in different areas as they all have different variety of animals, and jungle creatures. Estilo de Vida had everything plus two jungle trails.

The home was excellent with three spacious bedrooms all with large closets and A/C, a wonderful kitchen, dining areas inside and out, ...the home could easily handle 3 couples. Then the pool ...large with deep end and spacious deck area with several lounge chairs.

Close to the areas best beaches, to nice grocery stores in Uvita, to whale tail, beautiful sunsets and the wonderful Costa Rican people.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pura Vida in Ojochal, Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We came from France where the temperature was -2°C and arrived in Costa Rica where it was over 23°C. We really enjoyed this wonderful Christmas vacation with the whole family at Estilo de Vida. A beautiful house, lots of fun in the pool and gorgeous beaches in the vicinity.

The trail below the house is a must. Corcovado National Park definitely worth it, it was the highlight of our stay in the area: we took a boat through the mangroves, had a pleasant lunch with the group upon our arrival in the park and spent the day with a guide, admiring birds and animals. The hike to the falls is so pretty.

We will definitely come back. Thank you for this Pura Vida.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katia. Thank you for writing the review (for the 2nd time!). I guess VRBO had a bit of a hiccup and lost your first one. I am glad you enjoyed your Christmas vacation at our house and pleased to hear you ventured out on our jungle trails!
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5

Beautiful home. Beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed staying at Estilo de Vida. The home is lovely, the pool inviting, the jungle intriguing, and the view stunning! We were visited by howler monkeys, toucans, green parrots and butterflies. There was sloth calling in the distance, but we never were able to spot it. The drive up the road is a bit of a hike, but well worth it. With the security system and gated drive, you feel completely secure, although I doubt that security would be much of an issue based on the wonderful Ticos we met. The owner is great to deal with, so don't worry about doing business with him. Loved, loved, loved our stay! Pura Vida! By the way, I highly recommend the ATV tours and the boat tour out to Cano Island (we used Ballena Aventura). Loved, loved, loved our stay! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patrick, thank you so much for your unsolicited review. I usually have to request the guests place a review on the site but you beat me to it! Glad you enjoyed your stay and that all the animals came to greet you at the house! Hope you can come back in the future to see us again. Pura Vida!
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5

Ultimate in privacy and jungle experience still but close to everything you want....

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been renting homes annually in and around Ojochal for the last six years and this one is as nice as any. Big house suitable for a family or up to 3 couples. Big kitchen, nice pool with a great view, breezy location, good internet, gated driveway and a security system for when you are away from the house, minutes from markets, beaches, restaraunts etc...daily visits from monkeys, toucans, parrots, coati, anteaters, butterfly's by the dozens...the green season three week rate is a bargain! Weekly maid service and pool guys included for extended stays..Highly recommend this home. We would definitely stay again but our own home in this paradise will begin construction after the new year with us retiring here shortly after it's completion. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Regina, Sk
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

What can be said about this rental that hasn't been said? It truly was fantastic. The pool! The view! The location! The amazingly large bugs never seen in Canada! I mean we were IN the jungle! The wildlife is like nothing else you ever get to see. Some nights the howler monkeys were so loud you could feel it vibrating in your chest! Amazing! One thing I especially loved was that the amazingly deep pool (hard to find a deep one and that is why I chose this house) was in the shade in the afternoon, but if you wanted more sun there was lots on the grounds. After a morning in the blazing sun at the beach, a shaded pool was like a dream. My children are still talking about it (3 months later). My only complaint (if I had to have one) was that I believe the house was empty for some time prior to our arrival, so although the fans had been turned on for us (which was nice), it was VERY hot and there were a number of dead bugs on the floor. The eating table was also dirty. But non of it was a big deal. A jump in the pool and a few sweeps with the broom and it was all good. The customer service was very very good. I'm always cautious of giving large sums of money to some random person for some random house. It's always a little unnerving. Do not fear, this is a fantastic property as shown and a bad time could not be had here!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn. Thank you for your response. There was actually a party that departed the day before your arrival so it would have been cleaned the day before you arrived in the afternoon or the morning of your arrival. Based on the reviews the cleaning crew normally does a good job of getting the house ready for the guests. Not sure whether something went wrong or if they were rushed to get it done with the quick turn around. Glad you otherwise enjoyed the house and thank you for writing the review.
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
$4,200
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
$4,200
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$152
$870
$2,950
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$192
$1,100
$3,570
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
$4,200
 

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).
A $300 security deposit is due at the time of check-in and is refundable at check-out assuming no damages.

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Amenities

Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
Notes:
Maid and Pool cleaning services are provided once a week.

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