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La Casa De Tropicale - 'A 5 Star House for Vacations'


Property Details

Updated: Jun 15, 2016
3 Bedrooms, 3.25 Baths, Sleeps 10

This BREATH taking, TROPICAL fully furnished vacation home sits on 6 acres of virgin Rainforests. The MAGNIFICENT Rainforests/Mountain views from the large/spacious Terrace leads to a 24x13 in ground pool. While lounging in the Sunny-warm water and a cold tropical drink in your hand. Your breath will be taken away by the INCREDIBLE views and watching the DIVERSITY of TROPICAL Birds in your Paradise Retreat.

With a NEWLY constructed RANCHER O in 2009. You can enjoy even more breath taking views of the big valley and mountain range.

This Fully furnished, Newly constructed home has a total of 1300 sq.ft. of spacious/comfortable living with all the amenities of a tropical paradise. All the rooms are well lighted and have large ceiling fans throughout. The house has an abundance of sliding windows and doors that can be well secured. The LARGE Great Room has a Dining Table that will seat 6. After dining you can relax on one of the many Bamboo couches or back out on the LARGE Terrace.

Where can enjoy the night breeze, cocktail and the reflection of the moon on the water's of the pool. While you enjoy a beautiful evening in Paradise.

The Great Room also incorporates a FULLY equipped modern Kitchen. The kitchen has a island-counter-bar with 6 stools to enjoy your robust morning coffee or bowl of FRESH Fruit. A cafe window opens up to a table on the Terrace. Where you can enjoy your morning coffee and watch the many varieties of Hummingbirds. There are 2 large Bedrooms. Both have AIR CONDITIONING, CEILING FANS and BATHROOMS.

The 1st bedroom has a FULL size BED that sleeps 2 comfortably. There is no need to bring Liens, it is provided. A dresser, closet and Night Stand. This bedroom is large enough to accommodate a 2nd bed for large groups or families. A blow-up mattress can be provide upon request. This bedroom has a sliding door which leads right back out to the Terrace/Pool.

This Bathroom has a shower and a separate BATHTUB along with sink and stool. HOT WATER, You Ask! YES! Both Bathrooms and kitchen have HOT WATER. The 2nd Bedroom has 2 Full size BEDS, again all liens are provided. A Dresser, Closet and Night Stands. The Laundry Room and Bath Room is accessible from this bedroom.

A newly added 3rd bedroom addition in 2014. This large suite is equipped with full bathroom, kitchenette and LARGE balcony. A queen size bed and 360 degree view and night breezes.

The Laundry Room has a Large Capacity Washer and Dryer. There is a outside shower for rinsing off after a day at the Beach. Or after you return from a hike that starts at the house and leads down to the mountain WATERFALL! A Covered Car Port in attached to the house for your vehicle. During your stay if for any reason you need to contact someone for questions or problems. Contact Leo & Michelle at O Rancho Soluna in Ojochal Costa Rica. They are the property managers and local contact and will be able to help you in any matters.

The house is located in a Village called Ojochal or Playa Tortuga. Which is on the South Pacific Coast, just above Peninsula of Osa (Southern Zone of Costa Rica). This is one of the Favorite destinations of Americans, Canadians, English, French and Europeans. You will find the Costa Rican Language to be mainly Spanish with a wide range of trans planted Canadians and French speaking people. All are Very Friendly, Helpful and most speak English.

This region of Costa Rica has conserved it natural wildlife and preserved the ecosystem of the Rainforest's. The primary Rain forest, Fauna and Flora are undamaged, thanks to the efforts of the government laws to protect and preserve the Magnificent natural resources.

The main Airport is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. Once in San Jose, you can reach Ojochal by 2 methods, vehicle or plane. You can fly from San Jose to Palmar Sur by Sansa Airlines. There Terminal is connected to the San Jose Terminal in San Jose.



More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

A young 57 year old guy who has found his dream/Paradise and is welling to share Paradise with others by renting.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jerry,

Our stay was enjoyable. The house and property were great.

There were a few hiccups, but I think you knew about both. It really didn't bother us or our feelings about the place. The only recommendation we would suggest for future visitors is, a heads up about the roads to the house. We would definitely get an all wheel/ four wheel drive vehicle for this time of year (rainy/low season) and for this location. Maybe people just presume this but we didn't know and it was a challenge as far as the driving conditions. Other than that we enjoyed the place. It was an awsome location and we would definitely stay there again.

Cheers and we hope you have had a nice holiday season.

Jonathan and Lisa
Nov 2010
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20 Reviews

based on 20 traveler reviews


Fantastic long-term home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for three months (May, June, July) upon first moving to Costa Rica, and what a fantastic start to our journey! The house is exactly as described. We were very impressed when we pulled up to the property and when we first walked in to the house. The property is in great condition and well taken care of. Both the owner and the property manager were super-responsive to any questions or issues that we had and gave us lots of useful advice about the area. The kitchen is well appointed and spacious, and we always had everything that we needed for cooking. If you have a family or a group, there is plenty of space and seating for everyone. The pool is fantastic. We swam in it almost every day! The property itself is great, as it sits up on a bit of a plateau, so you have stunning views of both the valley and the jungle, and we spent most mornings on the upstairs patio enjoying the view while we drank our coffee. You'll hear howler monkeys in the distance almost every single morning, and we saw both howler monkeys and white-faced capuchin a few times in the trees right next to the house! The house is quiet and very private. All in all, an excellent stay. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I would just say amen to all the other five star reviews on this property.

It's a wonderful house in the middle of a wonderful place. I know the wild charm of Costa Rica is not for everyone, and for that I'm thankful, those of us who love it often wish we could keep it all to ourselves. I get up with the monkeys every morning and spend hours reading and writing, we would swim in the pool afternoon, eat dinner on the balcony, and do it all over again the next day.

Thanks Jerry!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Breathe in the rain forest

  • 5 of 5

If your picture of paradise is a five-mile span of mountains and valley from the top of a hill, you will love this house. My wife and I come here every year. Although the house is big enough to accommodate guests in two ensuite wings, the hosts have their own pentouse with huge balcony to luxuriate on. There are many places to curl up by yourself with a book -- a gazebo by the pool, the lower shaded deck, or the upstairs balcony. You see a 360-degree view instead of neighbours from the large hilltop property. Air conditioning is available buyt we find we never need it, thanks to the mountain breezes. Your alarm clock in the morning is the cry of toucans from the nearby trees, or the growl of howler monkeys from the valley below. There is no ocean view but who needs it: The mountain view is ever-changing and much more interesting.

Ojochal, a charming town popular with expats, is a walk away. A favourite of ours is a walk to the Pancito, a nice French bakery, for breakfast. Ojochal has perhaps the finest variety of restaurants per capita in Costa Rica. Some offer pick-up so you can bring them back and relax at home. Several fabulouse beaches are short 10-minute drives away. Go in the early morning and you find yourself alone.

It's easy to fit in here. The people are nice. And Casa de Tropicale has a great landlord who plays straight and honours any commitments. You won't find a better deal in this area -- one of the many reasons folks like us keep coming back.

Now, take a sip of that margarita, let the salt on the rim sweeten your taste buds, finger a fresh-caught shrimp into your mouth, lean back and feel the evening breeze on the balcony cool your body, and watch the dying of the day's light flicker slowly across the mountain range. Why would you want to be anywhere else?

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing (from our 9 year old)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the end of June into July. I am hesitant to share our experience with anyone because we do not want it to become spoiled. His house is on the crest of a hill that is surrounded by more mountains. The entire property was private and clean. The property was abundant with flora and fauna. Everyday was a new experience. We were far away from the really busy areas of Costa Rica(WE WERE HAPPY ABOUT THAT). On the other hand, we were close enough to places that we could go on day trip after day trip and only be in the car for an hour or less each way. This place is great for a family with small children. We loved the pool, the upstairs porch/deck, grill, showers (outside and in), proximity to many beaches, the long gravel road leading up to our house (that I ran on everyday) where we saw wildlife every day, food, the friendly children. We traveled here during the World Cup and loved the spirit of the Costa Ricans. We felt very safe. We shifted away from our east coast mentality and enjoyed Pura Vida from the moment we stepped onto this property. Thanks Jerry! We will be back (if you will have us!). Noelle, Steve, Miles & Laila.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for your great review. Most important, is you all had a wonderful stay at La Casa De Tropicale. Of course you all are welcome back, happy to have you as repeat renters. Jerry
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Spacious, private and Great Ojochal Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have travelled extensively through Costa Rica since the early '90's. We discovered Ojochal 4 years ago and have returned every winter to escape the cold in Canada. We always rent on "Finca Maranon" where this house is located due to the beauty of the location and the proximity to the beautiful, practically deserted beaches nearby. This house is also located close to many fabulous restaurants which rival anything I've tried in North America. The house is absolutely gorgeous. There are 3 bedrooms in total-- 2 bedrooms, each with en suite on the ground level--perfect for 2 couples or a family. But the crowning jewel is the newly constructed master suite upstairs with en suite and private, spacious deck overlooking the jungle. The bedroom has huge windows on 3 sides taking in the most stunning mountain and jungle views --not in my wildest dreams could I have asked for a more perfect space to greet the morning or fall into a restful slumber at night. The pool is lovely, and the gazebo, set across the lawn, offers glorious mountain views and privacy away from others, should you need it. On a final note, I am a walker and enjoyed an early morning walk into the village of Ojochal daily. What a beautiful road leading down from the house--ferns dripping down the side embankments, delphinium blue morpho butterflies flitting by and the most amazing birdsong!! It doesn't get closer to paradise than this!!! We will return!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whitby, Ontario

A little piece of heaven in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for one month over the holidays. This house is very spacious and has a great outdoor sitting area where we spent most of our time. The gazebo at the back is nice for view the monkey's (visited us daily in Dec). It got quite a bit warmer in Jan., and we did not see them as much then. The pool was great for cooling off, as well the bedrooms offered A/C. This spot is very private and although not within comfortable walking distance to restaurants it was about a 5 minute drive down. Jenell was a huge help in recommending local beaches and restaurants. She was always available via email if we had any problems. The wifi signal is a bit weak, but sufficient.

The beaches nearby were stunning! Our favorite was Ventanas with the caves and great swimming for the kids. We also loved the restaurant Villa Leonor which offered delicious food and access to the beach with your meal (rather than the park entrance fee). We did our food shopping in Uvita (about 10-15 minute drive), but there was a small mini-super in Ojochal. If you are looking for peace and quite (other than the Toucans and howlers), and an amazing view to wake up to each morning this house is the one! A great value!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, Thank so much for the grand review of my home and your stay. Yes, my property mgr. Jenell is a big part of the comfort at La Casa De Tropicale. We try hard to make all of our guest feel at home and enjoy the Pura Vida in Costa Rica. Jerry
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From the Owner

A place to relax and enjoy all that the Costa Rica rain forest has to offer. All the comforts of home and just a short drive to the beaches and town.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : PalMar Sur at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Many at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Trace Rios at 13 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Ventanas, Playa Tortuga at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

The Village of Ojochal De Osa is 3 hours 30 minutes on the Pacific Coast from San Jose,1hour 30 minutes south Jaco, 1 hour south of Quepos, 30 minutes south of Playa Dominical and 15 minutes south of Playa Ballena/Uvita.

Other Activities: boating, shopping, shelling, wildlife viewing, kayaking

Golf: A newly constructed Pro-9 hole golf course just 20 minutes drive South from Ojochal in Tres Rios.


Rental rates

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May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change without notice until deposit is received to confirm reservation. Deposit for reservations are NON REFUNDABLE for any reason. If I'm able to re-book your canceled dates. Then your deposit will be refunded back to you minus any fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Pool Shower - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Upper Level Suite with spacious balcony
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, 1 baby crib


  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Other Activities: A 25' waterfall and mountain stream (on property) is a short hike from the house. This is a great way to explore the rain forest from under the canopy. WIFI Internet is aval. at a cost od 100usd/month or less is the minumum charge. Renters responsable for pool cleaning and chlorine or hire local pool servive to care for pool during stay. A hotel style safe is aval. for a 50usd key deposit, refunded at end of stay. A 300usd security deposit for renter neglect, refunded at end of stay in no damage.

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