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Beautiful Villa, Mtn & Ocean Views

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Property Details

Updated: Jul 27, 2016
4 bdr/2 ba, full kitchen/furnishings, internet, Sat HDTV, pool, gardens, beach

Would you like to experience the famous Osa Peninsula, from a luxurious 1875 sq ft Villa?

About the Villa: The Villa has high wood ceilings with ceiling fans, air conditioning in the two master bedrooms, and a large open semi-circular living area. Off of the semi-circle are the entrances to the bedrooms and one full bathroom. Opposite the bedrooms and across from the main seating area are four large sliding glass doors that lead outside to the gorgeous tropical garden. Beautiful, colorful plants surround a pool and lounge area with views of lush tropical vegetation in the distance . The pool has a 'BaduJet Swimjet Treadmill' which creates a current so that you can swim 'in-place' for exercise, water-play, or massage. Also there is a basketball hoop for use with the pool.

The 'conveniences of the Villa': The kitchen has modern appliances which include a refrigerator/freezer, new microwave, new stove, blender, toaster, new garbage disposal, and new dishwasher. The plentiful exotic wood cabinets come completely appointed with place settings and cookware. A complete laundry room with washer and dryer is on-site. The home also has a new 46' LED Samsung HD television with surround sound, additional flat screen TV in one of the master bedrooms, Satellite TV with 40+ international stations, and a DVD player. Computer, all-in-one printer/scanner, and wireless internet are also available. Two new TREK 3700 mountain bikes complete with racks, baggage containers, and helmets, are available for use by the renters as is a bike rack for the car.

The open, high wood ceiling Villa, with modern amenities/furnishings and gorgeous views, lies in a gated 'jungle neighborhood' on the hillside of the stunning Ojochal valley. Engage in the true Costa Rica experience, the comfort of quiet neighbors, and maintained roads. Enjoy the howler monkeys in the surrounding mountains, or bird-watch from the Villa or on your walks to rivers and streams.

Ojochal is fifteen minutes by car from the Villa and offers a world class restaurant, authentic French bakery, well-stocked grocery store, and a bar/restaurant frequented by visitors and locals alike. It is halfway from Dominical and the local Palmar Sur airport.

Between Ojochal and Dominical are at least 6 amazing beaches, with caves, arches, surfing. The larger town of Uvita is 15 minutes from Ojochal and offers two large continental-type super-markets, three banks with ATM machines, hardware stores, gift shops, a bus stop on the inter-city line, excellent medical and dental care, a visitor's center, and several bar/restaurants.

Or just relax by the Villa pool and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature all around! In the evening enjoy the calm and temperate weather of the outdoors, or the modern 'pleasures' that come with the Villa.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I grew up in an international family. My first trip to Europe was at the age of 12. At 16 I spent three months traveling by myself, and with other Europeans I met along the way, through most of Western and Eastern Europe (before the fall of the Berlin Wall). I lived and studied in France and Spain and am fluent in both languages.

In addition to my international interests, I play the piano and the guitar. I enjoy the ballet as well as the symphony, and currently sing in an auditioned 100 person semi-professional choir that performs in my home's (Eugene, OR) main concert hall.

In addition to the above, my educational interests have always been in science and mathematics. I have studied at Dartmouth College; and received B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degrees in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been a regular faculty member (professorial rank) at the University of Utah and Oregon State University.

A passion of mine has been fine woodworking. My work has been displayed at some of the finest galleries on the west coast and can be seen at www.finefurnituredesigns.net.

I have three wonderful children (pictured above with me) and a step-grandchild on the way.

Speaks: english, french, spanish

16 Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

5

A retreat for 5 friends, 50+ new birds, good meals, great tourist access, warm Costa Rican welcome!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled down the coast from San Jose after a restful night with Alegria BnB.

After shopping at the well stocked grocery store in Ojochal on the main road to Villa Tranquila, we were welcomed to the best lodging for a couple and 3 single women. We had a delicious home cooked meal and enjoyed the company of the caretaker and his family. It seemed like home after we awoke at 5am, enjoyed sunrise, bird song and had leisurely breakfast on the patio and started planning our next 6 days in paradise. Long walks around the roads brought the delights of tropical flowers, birds, monkeys and iguanas. Happy in Costa Rica. It was easy to get to shopping, the ocean and a boat trip up the river from Sierpe. Dips in the pool every afternoon and group meals helped 5 friends become better friends.

Thanks for a wonderful first trip to Costa Rica.

I'd recommend to anyone looking for a good place to rest and also have easy access to many Costa Rica memorable sites. Comfortable to either cook at home or have amazingly good food from a variety of fine restaurants within 10 miles. Good walking, great birding, quiet (yearning for luscious monkey calling), comfortable and well furnished.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation. The villa is perfect, clean and well-maintened. Would recommended this property. 4x4 is a must. Owner and manager provide good customer service.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Encantadora villa!

  • 5 of 5

Preciosa villa, bien equipada con todas las comodidades. Se respira un aire muy limpio y desayunas con los pajaritos cantando en la mañana. Ideal para el descanso, linda comunidad y la gente que esta al cuidado de la villa Roy y su esposa son muy atentos y amables. Esta muy cuidada y limpia, con hermosos jardines, la piscina no es grande, pero esta limpia y apenas buena para refrescarse! Yo repito!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Tranquila

  • 5 of 5

This property was GORGEOUS! The photos do not do it justice! It was certainly a 5-star property with very comfortable beds, beautiful, spacious bathrooms, a well-stocked kitchen and lovely views. The pool was refreshing and private, and we all loved the current that meant you could have a real work-out if you wanted, or turn it off and just float in the cool water and watch the birds. The property does not have any wine glasses or a corkscrew, so if you would like a glass of wine with dinner, bring your own. We did not use the air conditioner at all as it cools down pleasantly at night. We would love to come back to stay at this property again! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent choix!

  • 5 of 5

La maison est située dans un développement boisé qui permet d'apprécier la nature environnante. Les lieux sont agréables et le propriétaire très avenant. Nous y avons passé une semaine splendide!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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5

Relaxing, comfortable, immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

Our family with 3 teenagers spent a week here in November and really enjoyed it. The Osa area is a very beautiful and verdant jungle, with long sand beaches without a lot of people. Villa Tranquila is just outside the village of Ojochal, that hosted some of the most amazing restaurants I've ever been to. Astonishing to have terrific cuisine in that locale. The home is well appointed and comfortably furnished - we had everything we wanted. Beds were great, the bathrooms were modern and crisp. We made quite a few meals there and the kitchen worked fine for the family. The pool was refreshing and we had coffee on the patio every morning listening to the monkeys and watching for toucans. The jungle right behind the house was host to howler monkeys, toucans, hawks and eagles. In November we even had fireflies - magic! Hummingbirds were in the hibiscus in the landscaping and cool insects like walking sticks and praying mantis's could be found in the jungles at the edge of the yard. The house was a wonderful home base for ziplining, jungle tours and just hanging out when we wanted to rest. Thank you Alan and Terry for a lovely experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Location

From the Owner

I came to Costa Rica for my first visit relatively late in my life. During that trip, I found what is now 'Villa Tranquila.' I fell in love with both the property, people, and country. A truly unique, unspoiled, tropical paradise. A place to 'get away from it all,' return to a slower pace of life, and a greater proximity to nature and all that it has to offer

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palmar Sur at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ojochal at 2.5 Miles Nearest Golf : San Buenaventura at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Coastal Highway at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ojochal at 2.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Ventana at 3.5 Miles Car: necessary

The Villa is situated in a gated community nestled in the mountain, with the feel of 'away from it all' and all the modern conveniences of a 'luxury' resort

The Villa is a 15-20 minute drive from Ojochal on compacted dirt/gravel and graded roads. Ojochal is 30 min south of Dominical, and is known for its impressive views, French influence, world-class international cuisine, and small village lifestyle. From the Villa, it's about 3 miles to the nearest beach, Playa Ventana, with uninhabited pristine white sands, a protected ocean swimming 'cove', and the temperate waters of the Pacific.Nearby are Marino Ballena National Park with miles of sand beach and swimming, Cano Island Reserve for skin diving and snorkeling, Dominical surf events, close to the Corcovado National Park (the largest and most diverse eco-system in the world), several waterfalls, surf/dive schools, hiking, deep sea fishing, tilapia fishing, diving, horseback riding, ATV rentals, and a zip-line tour!

A 4x4 is recommended, necessary some times during the year.

Other Activities: Zip-line tours

Deep sea fishing

Fresh local seafood

Nearby National Parks

Horseback Tours

Wilderness Tours

Surfing

Snorkeling, Scuba diving

Beachcombing

Ocean swimming

Whale/dolphin watching

Birding

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season 1
Apr 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$136
$822
$2,373
 
 
High Season 1
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$182
$1,193
$3,526
 
 
Christmas_New Year's
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,440
 
 
High Season 2
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$182
$1,193
$3,526
 

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Amenities

From the Owner

I try and treat my clients as honored guests in my own home, and offer them if they are coming for the first time a 'once in a lifetime' experience. Their enjoyment is my own. Knowing that they can be awakened by the howler monkeys or a cacophony of birds, watching the sun set over an unspoiled tropical and ocean vista, enjoying the temperate year round climate, swimming in the warm, clear ocean at the close unspoiled, unpopulated beaches, lounging by the pool at the Villa, watching any one of the many movies or satellite TV stations with family and friends on the 46' LED HDTV with surround sound at night, or just relaxing in the luscious gardens of the Villa at the end of the day. Villa Tranquila is not to be missed.

Property Type

  • villa

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1875 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Both bathrooms have extra wide doors and one sink in each that is lower, with freespace underneath. One bathroom has security bars around the toilet, and a roll-in shower with sprayer, as well. Although it was not built to complete Disabilities Act standards, these features make it possible for people in wheelchairs to enjoy the house.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All mattresses are quality, Sealy-brand mattresses. The Master Bedrooms One and Two have queen beds, w/air conditioning in each room. Each room's ceiling fans and ample window ventilation combined with the elevation and cooler mountain breezes generally makes air conditioning optional. The other bedrooms have two twin beds.

Notes:

  • Two new zero-gravity lounge chairs for sunbathing in the gardens. No smoking in the Villa or on the grounds. Please leave your pets at home. Maximum size of party is eight or less.

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