Private home 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. sleeps four
lee ann lee
- english, spanish, y hablo espanol un poco ;)
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - smoking allowed away from house. thanx :)smoking allowed away from house. thanx :)
Max guests: 4
Great little house with amazing yard and awesome kitchen amenities!
We stayed at Casa Escapada for a month and had a really great stay. It was close enough to stores that we were able to not have a car and still be able to get groceries etc. The pool was perfect for the kids, and the yard is expansive and private. We cooked almost all our own meals and the kitchen here had everything we needed which is rare for a vacation rental. We saw blue morphos nearly every day. A great base for exploring this beautiful part of the country! The traffic from the street was a little loud during certain times of the day, but not bad, and goes along with being in a central location on the paved road. Highly recommend!
We spent 10 lovely days in Casa Escapada and we highly recommend the house. The description is very accurate, the communication before and during our stay with Lee Ann was quick, unproblematic and direct. Check-In and Check-Out went smoothly. Her written manual inside the house has plenty of good recommendations about the area - it was very helpful.
Our boys loved the pool, the animals in the garden and the wonderful beaches.
Beautiful, simple & comfortable home in paradise!
We really enjoyed our month-long stay at Casa Escapada. Lee Ann has decorated and equipped her home to provide the simple, necessary comforts, fitting in very well with south-east Costa Rica's natural environment. The garden areas which she has developed surrounding the home are beautiful and an attraction for many birds and butterflies. The saltwater pool was a refreshing big-plus, both when we hung-out at home for the day and after a day spent out-and-about taking in the many area attractions. Lee Ann herself was a pleasure to communicate with regarding the rental transaction, recommendations for local vendors and attractions and regional sights and excursions. We would definitely stay at Casa Escapada when we visit south-west Costa Rica again!
Escapada was our paradise for three weeks
What we needed was three weeks away from the end of a long Vermont winter. What we got was 21 days of paradise. The setting was perfect for walking to the store or many of the incredible restaurants. Tortuga Beach is within walking distance and there are many more within a short drive. The activities are boundless. We went on the waterfall horseback ride and took the boat up the Sierpe River with crocodiles, toucans, scarlet macaws and three varieties of monkeys. We stayed overnight in Puerto Jimenez (Port Jim) where from our balcony we watched the local kids jump off the pier at sunset. All of the Osa Peninsula was exciting.
For our first week all we did was stay at Escapada and read from Lee Ann's library of around thirty books.The hammocks were close to the pool so whenever it got hot, we jumped in. The pool area is private enough that a swim suit is not always necessary. There is a delightful outdoor shower for before and after the pool.
There is a grill (ranchero) so we alternated between cooking at home and going to a diverse selection of restaurants. We went to Exotica (French), Sur (Euro), Mamma e Papa (Italian), Frederico's (Pizza), Ylang Ylang (Indonesian), Terraba (Seafood) and the Bambu Room (bar, music, sunsets,American food). All these reataurants were within two miles ... most you could walk to.
Escapa is the right combination of a reasonable price and a very comfortable stay. We highly recommend it.
Relaxing, and convenient!
A week at La Escapada is a perfect week. You can walk to an uncrowded beach or two local waterfalls; or just chill in the hammock and cool off in the pool. Games to play , and good wifi signal eliminate frustration with other homes at this reasonable rental rate. Fully equipped kitchen for easy meal prep, or enjoy the "Culinary Capital of Costa Rica" by visiting one of several close-by options. Man selling fish at street corner= a nice fresh meal to savor for a long time! We'll be back!
We are on the Main Street in Ojochal (Calle Principal) less than a five minute drive from tihe Costanera Highway--about 1 kilometer or 1/2 mile.
It is a 4 hour drive from San Jose through the Sierra de la Muerte, a beautiful mountain range, or 3 1/2 hour drive or bus ride on the coastal route (a much easier drive) or a 40 minute flight from San Jose to a local airport in Palmar Sur. There are numerous car rentals in San Jose or you can take a van and rent a car when you arrive. You can also take public transportation which goes conveniently from San Jose to Uvita (thrtee hours) which is only a short taxi ride (10 minutes) to Ojochal or continue to Ojochal on the bus and get off at the Ojochal sign.
There are numerous beaches around Ojochal, and they are very beautiful. Visiting all but one of them requires a brief car ride. These are all easily reachable by bus which passes by about every two hours. The other, Playa Tortuga, you can walk to but requires strict attention to the tides as, with most all beaches here, it disappears wth high tide. Most of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast has very strong currents with dangerous rip tides, which is quite perfect for most surfers. Not being surfers we picked this southern region of Costa Rica because of the safer waters though not without rip tides. For those who are interested in surfing Domincal, a reknowned surf town, is only 30 minutes away. Another plus to our beaches is the lack of people. They are very secluded and without lifeguards, food concessions or any amenities –just you and nature. At Playa Uvita you will be able to walk to a little settlement with restaurants and gift shops. If you’re looking for a more populace area then Manuel Antonio is a nice trip and it is about one hour north on the newly paved section of the Costanera “Highway”.
Because Ojochal is still relatively undeveloped (though that is changing), there is a large selection of wild animals. You will hear the monkeys in the jungle early in the morning, the parrots flying overhead as the sun comes up and sets, and the vast array of other animals that live in the jungle. At various times of the year the Toucans visit what we call the “Toucan Tree” to eat the seeds, giant iguanas are often seen sunning in the nearby trees and sometimes you will see monkeys nearby. My favorite early morning visitors are the large blue irridescent Morpho butterflys that lop along their flight path through the gardens.
There are also many other activities close by like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, boating, rafting, canopy tours (zip lines) etc. The information office in Uvita (about 10 minutes to the north) can direct you as well as a newly owned info center in Ojochal. Another nice trip is to the Osa where you can drive (or take the bus) to Sierpe... then take the water taxi to Drake's Bay. Here you will find Corcovada National Park--the Amazon of Costa Rica.
Ojochal has a vast selection of fabulous international eateries, authentic French bakeries, local supermarket, excellent wine and liquior store and fresh seafood is readily available.