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Casa Escapada... near beaches, in the village yet surrounded by nature.

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Property Details

Updated: Jul 7, 2016
Private home 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. sleeps four

Casa Escapada awaits you. Surround yourself with sounds of nature yet be in the village. The property is fenced with entrance gate, very private, parking for two cars inside gate and jungle on three sides. You will find Casa Escapada immaculate and very well maintained. Not only are there many birds, butterflies and hummingbirds but we are very fortunate to be on a Morpho trail and most mornings you will see two or more Morpho butterflies come through the gardens. Mid day a refreshing mountain breeze comes through the porcelain tile terrace while you relax in a hammock or swim in the ceramic tile salt water pool.

There are numerous beautiful beaches along the coast with the first, Playa Tortuga, only one mile from the house. Playa Tortuga is home to the turtle reserve, Reserve Playa Tortuga. Next, heading north, is Playa Ventanas, Ojochal's own beach, which is very picturesue with shady palms and sea cave. Then comes Playa Bellena which is a protected marine park and home to humpback whales during their mating season. And many more beaches continuing along the coast.

A few minutes drive up Calle Perozoso you will find two elegant restaurants where you can enjoy amazing sunsets. Azul at El Casello or Bamboo Room at Alma... or you can go to a close by beach and sit on a log with your own beverage for a different view.

Food is what makes Ojochal special. It is a culinary destination packed with adventure. Besides Azul and Bamboo Room there are other culinary eaterys to include Exotica, Citrus, Ylang Ylang and more.

The adventure can include snorkeling or diving at Cano Island, white water rafting, zip lining, ATV treks, sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, hiking, horseback riding or calmer, no less enjoyable, things such as walking the Whales's Tail at Playa Ballena, whale and dolphin watching, visiting an animal rescue, watching turtles hatch and make their first trek to the sea, walking the beach or just observing nature from the terrace.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english, spanish, y hablo espanol un poco ;)

10 Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

5

amazing escape and unwind casa.

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 10 days @ Lee Ann's casa in Ojachal. Her place is perfect for the traveler looking to get away from 'development' sites. Perfect for the 2 of us, but it could easily work for 2 couples, uncomplicated, simple and now she has a pool. More than a dipping pool (a la Key West) and just the right size for afternoon cocktails, with in pool seating area..2 hammocks for the afternoon nap on the covered porch. One of the best dicoveries was that Ojachal has many fine dining options, including 2 five star restauarnts..Yes, i mean that. Check them out yourself ..Citrus and Exotica. You could walk to either one from her place. We also were close enough to the Corcovado National Park to shedule a 3 day excursion to the jungle..monkeys galore, tapir coati and lucky enough to spy 2 pumas lounging in the noonday heat under some brush next to a river..Thx. to our intrepid guide Carlos.

We are planning our trip for next year already..An added plus is that the cost is quite reasonable

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Utah, USA
5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here during the month of June - it was amazing. Lee Ann was very helpful and answered all of our questions prior to arriving. Ojochal is central to everywhere we wanted to go - beautiful beaches, Corcovado, near some happening local eateries and destinations, and out of the way of the heavy touristy areas. The home is comfortable and (my favorite) the windows and doors have been carefully fitted with screens to ensure that the mosquitoes stay outside. Some other of our favorite things about Lee Ann's house: Getting to know Carloy and Leo (as well as other great local characters), bird watching in her yard, short walks to nearby Playa Tortuga, that half of the property is jungle, jungle noises at night, finding exciting wildlife day and night, hammocks for napping, and boogie boards and folding chairs that made the beach trips spectacular. It made for a totally amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Engulfed in nature

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what I was looking for! I spent a month in this humble little home and couldn't have had a more relaxing vacation. The amount of nature to be seen is amazing. It's only short walk to the beach that is adjacent to a bird sanctuary. Monkeys, macaws, and about 20 nesting egrets put on a daily show that concluded with amazing sunsets(I missed only 5 sunsets in 30 days, each one unforgettable). Hiking to a waterfall on my birthday was a treat. However you need not leave the property to get daily visits from nature. Beautiful butterflies, hummingbirds, and toucans building a nest in a tree on the property were highlights. Away from tourists, Ojochal is a pleasant village with kind and welcoming people. I made some lifelong friends in the month that I was there and plan on returning. Pura vita!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a wonderful experience at Casa Escapada in Ojochal. LeeAnns home is very peaceful and quaint with its wonderful gardens and a fresh water brook across the street. I especially enjoyed relaxing in the hammocks on the outdoor lighted patio. Morpho butterflys and humming birds flittered thru her yard and I experienced Howler monkeys as I took my morning walks. The home is well maintained and clean with ceiling fans throughout.

There are many beautiful beaches close by which have not been developed, so not crowded. Its only a few minutes drive to excellent restaurants, my favorites were Exotica ( a walk up the road from LeeAnn's home) and PorQeNo?(a 15 minute drive to Dominical) with a absolutely stunning views of the Pacific ocean. Sipping a glass of wine and watching the sunset from El Castillo, only a few minutes drive, is also something you don't want to miss.

There are groceries stores, boutiques, liquor stores, and markets are close by. And if you want some night life, LeBistro is just down the street.

The local people are very friendly and helpful. Truly a wonderful experience and I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shelburne
5

Wow... what a nice experience!

  • 5 of 5

I had stayed at Escapada several years ago and just returned for a visit recently. It was nice before but quite basic... with the addition of tile floors and relocated front entry it is drastically improved. It also seems the new roof has lowered the temperature inside significantly. Oh and the gardens are beautiful. I love Ojochal for its small village experience... I will be returning again. All in all a fabulous experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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San Luis de Santo Domingo, Costa Rica
4

Comfortable house in an excellent location

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent two weeks in Lee Ann's house. It had everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed the sound of the river nearby. The waterfall located about two miles uphill is absolutely gorgeous. What impressed us most about Ojochal is how well the people take care of the natural environment whose beauty appears at every turn.

If you like trees, flowers and water, you'll like this place. We met several people (Costa Ricans, Canadians and Europeans) that were very nice and interesting. We wouldn't hesitate to return during the dry season.

Marcos

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaría International Airport--3 1/2 hrs at 117 Miles Nearest Barpub : There are a couple bars within 1/2 mile at 0.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : coastal highway (Costanera) at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Exotica... four houses up the road at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : There are numerous beaches along the Costanera at 1 Miles Car: recommended

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season Rate
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
14 night minimum stay
$300
$600
 
 
Holiday Rate
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$455
$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Utulities included in all rates to include electric, internet/wifi, water, trash pick up, pool maintance and gardener. Full refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Village

Attractions

  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, outdoor shower, Cool and freshing outdoor shower and hot water shower inside

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Each bedroom has minimum two windows and ceiling fan for maximum air flow. Includes shelves and hooks for clothing.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • We have had our little piece of paradise for over ten years. It is very comfortable, well kept and with the following amenities--refrigerator, gas stove, running water, hot water shower, fans in all rooms and on covered terrace, washing machine with solar dryer (clothes line), phone, fast speed internet and linens provided. It has two bedrooms (each with a double bed), bath, kitchen, living room with two daybeds/sofas and outside living area (terrace) with hammock and grill. There is now a recently constructed pool ( 20 ft x 9 ft). Casa Escapada is well kept, immaculate and with beautiful gardens. We have a manager who will take care of any problems you might encounter while you are here. We are located in the village and it is possible to do without a car though highly recommended to have one.

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