Spacious 4 bedroom ocean-view home with large pool can be your private oasis
Charles and Carol Ray
About Charles and Carol Ray
Charles and I are both native Texans. Charles grew up in the Hill Country of central Texas and I grew up in the Dallas area. We now reside in the piney woods of east Texas. We love being outdoors and enjoy various activities. Charles is an experienced scuba diver having been a scuba instructor at one time.
Charles and Carol Ray purchased this House in 2017
Why Charles and Carol Ray chose Ojochal
We first visited Costa Rica in 2014 and fell in love with the Costa Ballena, particularly Uvita and Ojochal. What initially drew us to the south Pacific coast was the scuba diving off Cano Island. When we arrived, the lush greenery, pristine beaches and cloud-shrouded mountains enchanted us. The people were friendly, kind, and unfailingly helpful. And the FOOD! Even in tiny beach-side cafes, the food was delicious, beautifully presented and served with a smile. Although the area was quiet and peaceful, we found all the amenities and activities of the larger tourist areas including zip lines, scuba/snorkeling, and canyoning. After a few visits, we knew we wanted to find our own piece of this paradise
What makes this House unique
Charles and I were struck by the beauty of the house and property the first time we saw it. The huge gable over the pool-side terrace provided an amazing view of the pool and gardens, and, of course, the Pacific Ocean. The wood cathedral ceilings - including the gable and porch ceilings gave the house the tropical feel we wanted. Large windows framed views of the pool and ocean from every room of the house -- including a view of Cano Island . We knew we had found our own piece of Costa Rica.
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We really enjoyed our stay in the home -- it's very spacious and airy. The AC worked really well and the internet/tv was super. The pool was the highlight of the place for us -- it was really large and our kids spent ages swimming around each day. The grounds of the home are very pretty with many gorgeous plans and trees. It is important to note that 3 of the bedrooms are not actually "attached" to the main house with hallways or anything. They all share the same large patio, but if you have kids you should be aware of this. It means once you lock up to go to sleep, no one can enter the main house (with the master bedroom, kitchen, tv lounge) until someone unlocks the door in the morning. Worth noting if you have children -- we ended up sleeping in the two bedrooms that were linked on the left so our kids would have access to us at night.
Overall, we really enjoyed this house and would recommend it!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed or stay.
This is my 5th year coming to Costa Rica and this house has been by far the best! It has everything you need, location is great, and owners and Romulo were so kind and helpful. Highly recommend it!
This is my first review ever on anything. I just don't do them! So I have to say, this is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting with a nice pool to boot! All is well maintained there, from the home, pool and landscaping. We all felt very safe and secure as well. I would highly recommend a stay there. Romulo, the property manager, was also very awesome. He was very attentive to our needs and had many good suggestions on activities we could do, places to shop etc. And he speaks English! When we did have a few little issues crop up, as you would expect in any rental, Romulo was there to take care of them promptly. I would suggest getting the WhatsApp for communicating though as emails weren't always timely (I was on vacation...). Also, I think a 4 wheel drive vehicle is a good thing have in this area. It didn't rain while we were there but I'll bet some of the dirt roads could be pretty slick when wet. We had to drive up some pretty steep roads to get to some restaurants we went to. Pura Vida!
It is a beautiful home - very spacious with a beautiful property. Romulo was very helpful and accommodating to all of our needs. My only suggestion is to tell people in advance that they should rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle to allow easier access to the property. Overall, it was a wonderful vacation. Thank you Charles and Carol Ray for allowing us to use your wonderful home.
Great family getaway house
Beautiful house in paradise-like setting made for an outstanding family vacation. Excellent restaurants, superb beaches and a variety of fun activities are conveniently located nearby. Amenities in house met all our needs and lovely property and pool were a delight and relaxing.