This fabulous, three-bedroom, three and a half bath home is nestled on 6.14 acres in the private Cinco Ventanas community in the coastal foothills of Playa Ventanas, just 32 km south from Dominical in Ojochal, Costa Rica. Cinco Ventans is also only 1 km north of Ojochal, and a short 25 minute drive north from the airstrip at Palmar Sur . It has incredible views of the ocean, offshore rocky islets, the Terraba River delta and entire Osa Peninsula, and lush, jungle-covered mountains. Toucans are daily visitors to the trees surrounding the house. Howler monkey and White face monkey troops are resident in our area, heard always and often (and fyi, very early in the morning...) and seen shaking the limbs in the trees surrounding the house with regularity. Perhaps the most amazing, but little thought about are the beautiful "Morpho" butterflies. Seemingly impossible to photograph they are seen daily (usually in the morning). Their neon blue wings are a color you will only believe when you have seen them. This is not a "sleep in" holiday. The sunrise and sunset in this area are just incredible.
The above is the view of Playa Ventanas and the coastal mountain range behind it taken from kayaks. Casa de Ventanas is in the lower mountain range to the left center of the picture. As can be seen, there is still a preserved natural beauty with a minimal human foot print in the area.
This lovely layout is perfect for maximum appreciation of the beautiful natural environment on the South Pacific Zone. The estate is surrounded by banana trees and jungle wildlife, including howler and white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloth, lizards and butterflies. The grounds include streams and primary old growth forest. Access is gravel from a private gated road. Due to the gravel road as well as issues with all roads in the area 4WD VEHICLES ONLY should be rented for your stay. Although the Cinco Ventanas road as well as the private drive have each been recently resurfaced, 4WD is necessary at times. In addition, most of the "off the highway" roads in the area are not in as good a condition; hence the 4WD is a must.
The property is bordered by the Media Luna river which runs year round with small waterfalls and swimming holes just a short walk down from the swimming pool. There are safety lines leading down to the stream, which is a short 5 minute walk down from the house.
In addition to the natural falls and pools on the property, the area is home to literally hundreds of cascading waterfalls. Many are near, and open to the public. In addition to the famous Nauyaca Falls, there is a wonderful fall and pool in Uvita as well as a favorite at the Talapia Farm just south of Ojochal.
The beautifully crafted, 2,400-square-foot, furnished home features glass, wood, and stone with vaulted ceilings. The home, built in 2000, has 3 ½ bathrooms. The estate includes a 20' by 30' swimming pool. The house has been completely renovated inside and out since 2007.
The master bedroom suite includes a king-size bed, private bath with double vanity, tub and a shower with porthole with ocean view. Guest suites have private baths with showers. One room has a queen-size bed and the other guestroom has two twin beds. Each bedroom is individually air conditioned with wirelessly controlled ductless a/c units. Brand new high thread count bedding and towels are included.
This open-concept home has a living room with ceiling-to-floor windows overlooking the ocean and the jungle. The fully equipped kitchen includes a snack bar and dining area. Right off of the kitchen are laundry facilities with washer and dryer. Renovations include the addition of a new Rancho and renovated pool decking area with sandstone throughout. The rancho provides a wonderful spot in the shade with ceiling fan and lighting for enjoyment during the dry or green season.
The Costa Rican jungle is just steps from the door of this home. Three resident Howler monkey troops live in the immediate area and white faced monkeys and Toucans are daily visitors to the trees surrounding the house. Travel down the mountainside less than 10 minutes to the nearby pristine beaches of Playa Ventanas, Playa Tortugas, the Ballena national park and others. View the sunset poolside over the canopy of primary rainforest or experience a Ventanas beach sunset for a truly memorable experience. Enjoy the many activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sport fishing, mangrove tours, horseback riding , waterfalls, canopy tours, and much more....Read more
Casa de Ventanas, Ojochal Costa Rica Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Casa de Ventanas is located in Cinco Ventanas, just 1 km north of Ojochal, where all of the local attractions are within easy access. The casa is a short 7-8 minute drive up the mountain from the coastal highway entrance. Besides lovely Ventanas beach, you will be less than 10 minutes from the wonderful village of Ojochal. This unique blend of people and cultures will make your experience truly enjoyable. Comprised of expatriates from the USA, Canada and western Europe as well as the local folks ("ticos"), this village is a remarkable example of people from many cultures all working side by side to help one another in an environment that demands self reliance and cooperation among friends and neighbors. It is routine to hear spanish, english, french and german spoken in the same place at the same time! This confluence of cultures has led to Ojochal becoming renowned in Costa Rica for its high level of international cuisine. See all of the wonderful activities to fill your week's vacation at (website: hidden)
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