Casa Arcoiris y Sonrisa Ocean View Ojochal

Location

Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Short Description

Modern-Pool-Ocean views-Gated-Ojochal-3 suites

Description

Welcome to 'Arcoiris y Sonrisa,' (rainbow and smiles) your Costa Rican paradise!

This 3-bedroom luxury home located in a gated community, boasts three bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, with wonderful ocean and mountain views. Enjoy the mountain breezes while listening to the howler monkeys and other nearby wildlife (scarlet macaws, toucans, etc). that live in the mountains.

Located in a secure gated community, it's the perfect Ojochal getaway. Book now for a slice of heaven!

Interaction

One of the advantages of reserving this villa with Osa Property Management, is the professional assistance and the appropriate level of communication and support from our local and knowledgeable staff.

We will assist you with booking your tours, securing your rental car or scheduling in-home services, such as a private chef or a massage. An Osa Property Management Representative will meet your group at a predetermined spot in Ojochal, or at one of our offices, and escort you to the villa for check-in.

Neighborhood

This home is in a gated community in Ojochal. Guests will be given the exact location and the passcode to enter 24 hours prior to check-in. Guests have unrestricted access.

Ojochal is known for its amazing restaurants (Citrus is a favorite!). The nearest beaches are Playa Tortuga and Playa Ventanas: each approximately 15-20 minutes away.

Uvita is a 9 miles to the North of Ojochal and has banks, supermarkets, restaurants and is a popular tour launch site.

Dominical (23 miles North) is a fun, funky hippie and counterculturist enclave with great shops, dining, live music, candlelight yoga, spas, bars and beach.

For those who enjoy golfing, the southern pacific’s only golf course, Osa Golf Course, is an easy 10 minute drive south.

More adventurous guests may enjoy:
Zipline adventure
ATV Tours
Over a dozen waterfalls to visit. Swimming is optional, weather and safety permitting.
Horseback riding on the beach (even better during a sunset)
Horseback riding to beautiful waterfalls
SCUBA diving at Caño Island
Volunteer at Reserva Playa Tortuga, looking to save turtle eggs, count wildlife or help in other ways.
Night hiking in the jungle
Stand up paddle boarding
Kayaking in the mangroves

Activities for all ages
Butterfly gardens
Cacao learning experience. Cacao is where chocolate comes from and its importance cannot be ignored in the pre-Columbian world.
UNESCO World Heritage site at Finca 6 that has over a dozen pre-Columbian spheres. Scientists still don’t know how they were made and are only recently discovering who made them.
Drive to a number of waterfalls with minimal hiking required
Deep sea fishing
River fishing
Wildlife rescue center where sloths, monkeys and exotic birds are rehabilitated
Over a dozen beaches to enjoy walks, sunsets or relaxing

Access

The home is located in a gated community and Guests will have unrestricted 24 hour access to the home.

Space

Casa Arcoiris y Sonrisa is a private home with no shared spaces. Guests will have the exclusive use of the entire property and the swimming pool.

Keep the windows open to enjoy the constant breezes while listening to the jungle sounds. Stay cool by enjoying the natural breezes that flow throughout the home. Each one of the bedrooms and the living room have air conditioning.

During the rainy season, stay dry with the large covered parking carport (private).

Transit

A 4x4 vehicle is strongly recommended although most other vehicles will have no problem arriving to the home.

Please contact Osa Property Management if you would like to secure private transportation during your time at this wonderful property, and/or transportation to/from San Jose International Airport (or any other airport).

Osa Property Management’s Concierge and Vacation Planner team will contact you after you have made your reservation. We will assist with making any necessary transportation arrangements from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO) to Uvta. We will also arrange all excursions/activities/tours with reputable companies in the area, provide a link for grocery delivery, and make reservations at any restaurant. Our goal is to make your trip to Costa Rica enjoyable and as relaxing as you want it to be.

Notes

This three bedroom, ocean view home is wonderful for couples or for families/groups of up to six people. The modern design, open floor plan, has constant

During the day, open the front door and the large sliding glass doors to enjoy the constant mountain breezes and the open floor plan connecting the kitchen, private swimming pool and patio, and the comfortable living room/sala.

Most mornings and afternoons, Guests will hear the howler monkeys, toucans and/or scarlet macaws that live in the nearby jungle. You'll never forget the first time you hear a howler monkey!

Suite #1: Wonderful Suite!
Large bedroom with access to the private swimming, SmartTV, beautiful bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fans and air conditioning.

Suite #2:
King-size bed, bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fan.

Suite #3:
Queen-size bed, bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fan.

Every vacation rental managed by Osa Property Management/Costa Rica Las Villas will have the following provided:
Full bag of local Costa Rican coffee (125 mgs)
Starter set of dishwasher soap
One box of Kleenex per bathroom
Dish cleaning sponge
Shampoo in every shower
Soap in every shower
Hand soap at every sink
Start set of laundry detergent
Coffee filters
Cooking oil
Dish soap (sink)
Pepper
Paper towels
Napkins
Toilet paper
Trash bags
Salt
If Guests require more of the above, they are responsible for it.


Indoor

TV
Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Heating
Kitchen
Stove
Washer
Dryer
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Essentials
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Dehumidifier
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Oven
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Dishwasher
Toaster
Fridge
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Wardrobe
Iron
Ironing Facilities
Shampoo
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hangers
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided

Outdoor

Hot Tub
Free Parking
Barbecue
Pool
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Helipad
Private Entrance
Garden
Deck / Patio

Extras

Gym
Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Elevator
Massage Room
Library
Office
Pool Table
Piano
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Toiletries
Wine Cellar
Breakfast
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Doorman
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector

Family

Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Bathtub
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

Availability calendar

Erin (review from Airbnb)
This property has the most amazing view, and good location to Ojochal. Spacious, and a great size for my group. Must have 4WD. Neighbors are close by, but we were not loud so had no issues as previous reviewers mentioned. We felt safe with what appeared to be 24 hour gated security into the neighborhood.

Tammy (review from Airbnb)
Great place to stay with family. Beautiful views and open space to relax. Strongly recommend making sure you have a big enough vehicle to get to the home. Responsive host and flexible check out time.

Response:
We are sorry we didn't earn a 5-star review. During your stay you had not made us aware of any issues - nor did you write about any in your review. We provided a free late check-out and responded to all of your questions. Feel free to send us any private feedback to help us for future clients. Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas

Gena (review from Airbnb)
Beautiful home with amazing views and wildlife at your doorstep! Our stay was so peaceful and a whole family of coatimundis came right up to the house and ate from the trees! One decided he was too shy when he saw me watching so he moved to the backside of the banana tree out of my sight. Hummingbirds and parrots visited too! The kitchen had everything we need and the house was fully stocked to meet our needs. Highly recommend!!

Paul (review from Airbnb)
This place is a drive, and I found the view to be worth the bumpy road and the time it takes to get up/down from town to the house… (25-30mins from Uvita), my wife on the other hand didn’t think so.
Otherwise it’s pretty much as represented. Pura vida

Steph (review from Airbnb)
Excelente todo!!! La casa preciosa y recibimos una excelente atención y servicio por parte de Mauricio V. Super recomendado el lugar y definitivamente planeamos volver!!

Response:
¡Gracias por elegirnos y esperamos recibirte nuevamente en el futuro! Pura vida! Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas.

corydon j. (review from Vrbo)
Awesome home
This place was amazing. Relaxation at its best. Mauricio V host was on top of every need.

Bane Rowe (review from Revyoos)
Paradise for a week
The home was beautiful and we lived in a dreamworld for a week. It was very comfortable and gave us a truly wonderful experience. All the necessities we available and the OSA property management team made our activities easy to arrange. We lived the home and will come back in the future!

Rafael (review from Airbnb)
Osa was responsive. The team was helpful before, during and after. However, we lost power in the property four times… and even though it is out of their control, for a vacation spot, it was disappointing. In addition to this problem, we weren’t allowed to make the best of our stay. Our neighbors complained of noise when my group was being the quietest and respectful. One of the neighbors literally showed up to the backyard where the pool is in the middle of the night to the tell us to lower the noise. Even though I understand that it is their neighborhood (and we want to be respectful), don’t put a house for AirBnb if the people staying can’t even use the space freely. For a vacation, this felt like we were lead on to stay in the house to sleep, and not really to use the amenities.

In addition to these, the fridge wasn’t working. It didn’t cool and it ruined our food. One of the Osa members dropped us at the house without electricity and just left us… in pitch black! Very disappointed

Joyce Traczyk (review from Revyoos)
Absolutely Stunning
Casa Arcoiris y Sonrisa was absolutely beautiful! I would highly recommend staying here. Perfect location, beautiful home, great pool, fabulous restaurants nearby. It was everything and more than we expected.!

Response:
Thank you for your kind words, Joyce! We're delighted to hear that your stay at Casa Arcoiris y Sonrisa exceeded your expectations. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the perfect location, beautiful home, great pool, and the fabulous restaurants nearby. We strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience, and we're glad we succeeded. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Pura vida! Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas.

Sinéad H. (review from Vrbo)
Beautiful house in Costa Rica
Beautiful area, lovely house. Definitely need a 4x4.

Mauricio (review from Airbnb)
Una casa muy cómoda, práctica y la vista al mar y a la montaña es fenomenal.

daniel d. (review from Vrbo)
Superbe propriété, neuve, spacieuse
Vue exceptionnelle

Mauricio (review from Airbnb)
Incredible place, my wife and kids enjoy the visit a lot and we will return for sure

Mike D. (review from Vrbo)
Perfect getaway
The house everything we needed and more. We planned to use it as a base while in the area but the sea views, the pool, the waterfall in the distance and the abundance of wildlife made us always rush to get back!

Response:
Thank you Mike. Everyone here at Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas would welcome you back anytime. Pura vida!

Manjeet Manjeet
Awesome Experience
This is our second time there and will definitely visit again soon. Everything here is beyond words and there is some different level of peace in this house.

MANJEET B. (review from Vrbo)
Awesome Experience
This is our second time there and will definitely visit again soon. Everything here is beyond words and there is some different level of peace in this house.

Yeilyn (review from Airbnb)
Nos encantó vista hermosa limpieza impecable y muy buena atención por parte del anfitrión en realidad estuvo genial la estadía

Response:
Muchas gracias! Fue un placer!

Jules (review from Airbnb)
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Arcoiris! We decided to have the private chef come for one night as a treat and the food was amazing! We jumped into the pool every day and appreciated the view even during the rain. This was our first time to Ojochal and we will definitely be back soon. My husband really loved the design of the house too - simple, modern and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your space with us!

Island Vacation Rentals L., Tybee Island, Georgia (review from Vrbo)
Excellent! The listing should have disclosed that security cameras are on the home and around pool.
Great property except the lack of mentioning cameras especially around the pool area which is kinda creepy...

Rodolfo F. (review from Vrbo)
Awesome view and great location
Great for family with nearby restaurants and shops, the view to the ocean is great but also the view of the mountains and fauna in Ojochal

Rebecca S., Kansas (review from Vrbo)
Incredible
My husband and I stayed at this property for a week in April. The property is beautiful and will not disappoint. The local food options are amazing and Jeremy with Osa Property Management was wonderful. A week was not long enough - planning on a return trip in the future.

Rosheta (review from Airbnb)
Make sure you set up your travel !! A 4x4 is recommended … Stop at the grocery store before going up the mountain … if you prefer the sight seeing aspect of it I would recommend the 4 hour ride … I actually enjoyed it .. but if you don’t prefer the drive then make sure you set up to go to a closer airport …

Leonardo (review from Airbnb)
Very nice house. Ample and comfortable. Lots of light so if you’re a light sleeper bring a mask. About 20 minutes from the highway mountain up, so really need a 4x4.

Hannah (review from Airbnb)
Wonderful House with amazing View

Three bed rooms with there own three private bathrooms that’s a big score for friends and family to come visit.

def have to have Suv or 4x4 it’s a rocky bumpy road to drive up there but it’s worth it. Great neighborhoods grocery store and many restaurants and near by beach it’s absolutely perfect place to stay.

Little bit complaint was the power and water was out but.. the property manager responded and get it done very quickly. Very professional and brought my birthday cake. It was thoughtful I would
def go back to that same place. I can go back is because of their amazing view. Unbelievable view.

Fanny (review from Airbnb)
Excelente lugar para descansar en privacidad. Un gran anfitrión con excelente atención. La cocina muy bien equipada. Nos encantó!

Gary (review from Airbnb)
House is just like in the photos, but what the photos don't show is what you need to know.

1) There are 3 neighbors who are so close you can hear them snore.
2) The tiles at the sitting area outside are insanely slippery when wet, not kidding my kids used it as a slip n' slide and slid on their naked butts, completely frictionless and just waiting for someone to have a crazy accident.

Other than that - you get exactly what you expect from the photos. Nice view, and a quiet neighborhood if the neighboring properties haven't been rented to a noisy group.

Lynn (review from Airbnb)
What a great stay and amazing house. The perfect place to stay while exploring the area and whale watching. The property management was very attentive and able to book our tours for us at a lower prices than tours I had researched on line. The house is a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the end of the day with the two other couples that joined us. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms we were very comfortable. I would recommend stopping at BM market or the minisuper on the way to the house if you need food or drink because it's probably a 20 minute drive to a big store. We saw a few restaurants along the way but we just stayed in and enjoyed our cooking and play games or swimming.

Alicia (review from Airbnb)
Since mine is the first review, I will write a thorough review so others can get a better feel of this property. I will divide my review between the property itself, and the host.

The property itself is a 10 out of 10!!! It is an absolutely beautiful home, set in a lush tropical setting, with a view that you can never tire of! Based on the setting of the home, the sunrise and sunset are stunning, with lots of beautiful colors reflecting off the clouds. The ocean view is spectacular. The home is large and modern, with so much natural light and beautiful views from each room. The large windows really provide a connection with the surroundings. The home is very thoughtfully appointed with beach chairs, beach towels, comfortable pool-side furnishings, and a great kitchen. The beds are comfortable and the air conditioning and wi-fi worked great! We did have one short power outage, which is not surprising in this area, and we appreciated the flashlights that were provided. The pool was cleaned at least twice during our 6 night stay. We thoroughly enjoyed the town of Ojochal. We took Spanish lessons from a tutor who lives in nearby Scarlet Villas, and enjoyed dinner at Citrus and breakfast at the bakery in the little town. We spent time in the beautiful river, and my son fished there. We visited the nearby waterfall, Cascada Pavon, and had a lovely swim. We also enjoyed Uvita, and visiting the Whale's Tale. Our favorite activity was a guided day hike with Enrique at Santa Lucia Falls. We enjoyed hearing the howler monkeys call each morning, and spotted two howlers in a nearby tree. We were visited by lots of birds. We loved taking in the sunset from the pool and swimming in the rain. We loved this beautiful home, and the amazing location!!

The reason I did not give the property 5 stars is due to the poor communication with the hosts. First, on the day of our arrival, at 5:45pm, we were informed that the latest we could check in was 8pm. This was the first time we had been told about the 8pm checkin time. We had flown into San Jose that day, and due to the 8pm time, we were unable to stop and eat or get any food, and our day had begun at 7:30am. This created a very stressful arrival to Costa Rica, racing the clock to try to get checked in. In the end, we arrived at 7:59pm! Now, on the plus side, the host went to the store and got us some eggs and bread, to get us by until food places opened again in the morning. We really appreciated that, and would have called it even, with the lack of communicating the 8pm checkin offset by the kind gesture of getting food for us. However, the communication problems continued. When we arrived at the house, the host did not provide any instructions on the house. He actually said it was the first time he had ever been to the house. He gave us the wi-fi password and left. He alluded to an electronic info booklet, but he didn't actually send the booklet until the next day. Even then, it was mostly about the general area, and not a book on how to work things in the house.

Upon arriving, we saw that the house had a major insect problem. We have stayed at other places in Costa Rica, and understand that part of staying in this beautiful nature, is that there will be some insects. But this was hundreds of insects all over the kitchen counter and a highway of ants walking all over the walls and floors of one of the bedrooms. I reached out to the host that night and asked to have an exterminator come. He said he would get in touch with me the next day to schedule a time for the exterminator to come. He never did and never sent an exterminator in our 6 day stay. There was some bug spray in the laundry room, so we sprayed the kitchen very well. It did kill the bugs. We vacuumed them up and each morning we would vacuum up the dead bugs.

We were looking forward to a hot shower upon arriving after a long day of travel. However, there was no hot water. I contacted the host to ask about the hot water. He said there was solar hot water. The next morning, after the sun came up, we did have hot water. But, I thought it was strange that we would only have hot water when the sun was shining and that it wasn't disclosed in the listing. With such a nice house, I was surprised they didn't have a backup source to heat the water. I sent three separate messages about the hot water, and the host never replied. I sent photos of the fuse box, etc, but no response. In the end, I found a tankless hot water heater under a low shelf in the laundry room behind some beach towels, and found that the fuse was turned off. I turned the fuse on and we had hot water with no problem after that, no thanks to the host. If the host had a little knowledge of the house, we could have had hot showers our first night.

There were other small things, such as the keychain with so many keys that were never explained to us. It was only our next to last day that we realized the remotes were for the gates to enter and exit the community. There were keys to a safe that we never found.

Overall, I would highly recommend this home and the location, but I think the hosts need to familiarize themselves with the house and they need to be more responsive when questions are sent. Renters should not be left to deal with bug problems and try to

Liliana Sibaja
Beautiful house
Fantastic place, amazing view, very clean, quiet, pool is perfect. Staff was very nice and friendly. Highly recommended.

Liliana (review from Vrbo)
Beautiful house
Fantastic place, amazing view, very clean, quiet, pool is perfect. Staff was very nice and friendly. Highly recommended.