2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4, Laundry, Kitchen. Pool, Carport
About Sterling Baker
As I was approaching retirement, I decided that Ocotal was a little piece of heaven, where I intended to spend the rest of my life. As a building contractor myself I worked with the designer on the location and optimal view of the ocean for both the main house and the guest house over the much-needed carport. I love gardening, as you can see from the pictures of the house. I completed the house in 2003 and have been living in the guest house with the sliding doors open to hear the soothing ocean at night. I head into town in the morning to the Panaderia (bakery) to grab a coffee and people watch. In the afternoon I tend to my gardens
Sterling Baker purchased this House in 2004
Why Sterling Baker chose Playa Ocotal
Ocotal Beach and the gated community we live in is 10 minutes down the Gold Coast from Coco Beach, a hopping town during the high season. There is great and affordable food stores, bakeries and financial institutions. However, as you drive beyond Coco to Ocotal, you enter your own little bit of heaven. As you come through the gates you can see the ocean, just minutes away. Take a u-turn up the hill and you climb, and climb and climb, until you are almost at the top and you are at your house. I oversaw construction and paid attention to the details, which is why I have the Million Dollar view! Walk around the total estate 3km in about an hour to enjoy all of the views, while really get a workout. I also head down to the beach in the afternoon for a swim and a run. Just a 30-minute drive from the Liberia International Airport (LIR). Direct flights from Canada. You can take tours from here on a catamaran to secluded beaches, go with certified Scuba divers or sport fishing and over to Diamante to zip line. The snorkeling in the bay is outstanding. I have seen rays and schools of fish 10' deep and 3 football fields long. Head north and you can enjoy the 4 Seasons Hotel 18 hole golf course. Just a 10 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Coco Beach, for shopping, exploring and great local coffee at Ticoffia, tell Karina Sterling sent you for great service and special gifts.
What makes this House unique
Do not misconstrue the rainy season at Ocotal Beach. For a very great majority of the time, it only means that you have blazing sun through the early afternoon and it often comes back before the sun sets. You will actually appreciate the break from the sun. May to September you do not have to contend with the huge influx of winter tourists, so you can call the place your own! I had one tenant in 2014 from August to December and they had only 3 days where the sun did not come out at all. They lived here 3 years and only 6 days without seeing the sun!
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Sterling was an amazing host and the property did not disappoint. Best views in the best spot in all of Costa Rica. I have been to Ocotal before and it’s without a doubt the best place to stay due to its beauty and privacy. Sterling’s house has the best views in Ocatal and has all the comforts of a much more expensive location. I will definitely be back next year. Can’t wait to see Sterling and his dog JoJo on our return.
Southern Hospitality at it's best,
Couldn't have any better Guest's than Brandon, Christy and their two Son's from Georgia.
Great being their Host on there adventure.
Glad to be part of their picture.
Congrat's Brandon on catching the BIG ONE!
Hope to see you next year.
JOJO misses the Boys.
Great place to stay!
The house itself is beautiful, but Sterling’s hospitality takes it to another level. The view was amazing and we enjoyed having our own pool. We ate excellent food at Father Rooster, Claude & Gloria’s, and Cafe de Playa. It was a fantastic trip all around!
Sterling was wonderful and we very much enjoyed our stay at his beautiful home. There are two bedrooms with full bathrooms one on each side of the house which was perfect for privacy. In between there was a large kitchen, living room a gorgeous deck that looked out to the ocean. There is a wonderful pool that was great after the days adventures. There are many many plants all over the property adding to the beauty. Jojo, Sterlings dog visited us often which we totally enjoyed. The home is close to downtown and the road is steep but paved which is an added bonus.
Beautiful location with fabulous views
Who couldn’t have a wonderful time with a host as sweet as Sterling! Every review I read had something good to say about him but we didn’t expect such good hospitality. When we arrived there was fresh cold water a bottle of wine and a few beers. One of our favorite treats was his dog JoJo. He visited us every day. Even in the dry season you can still find beauty all around and plenty of birds and animals to watch. The last day we were there we had Howler monkeys everywhere in the trees between the balcony and the ocean. We spent a lot of time at Father Roosters down by the beach. Great food with a very warm and friendly staff! We ighly recommend it. It was a great location to get to town, and the use of Sterlings vehicle was perfect for the four us. We would definitely stay again and we left feeling like we had made such a wonderful friend in Sterling
Karen's group was very pleasant and a pleasure to host. Was invited to their
Fishing Fest at Father Rooster's after a great day of fishing.
Congrat's on Michiel and Janine's wedding on the beach. When I make it to Arkansas, hope we can meet up. Welcome back anytime.
Nice, quiet location, yet close to so many amenities
We just finished up a 12 days stay at the Spyglass House and had a marvellous time. This is really is a perfect set-up for 2 couples. Lots of privacy with the bedrooms and bathrooms at opposite sides of the house. The shared spaces are large and very functional. We could not get enough of that veranda and the beautiful views! The pool is a perfect size and there is a conveniently placed palm tree that provides partial shade in the pool for those that need to get out of the sun. This was an amazing place to relax for 12 days. Sterling is a great host! We would definitely visit here again in the future.
A Perfect Location
This home is located in the hills overlooking Playa Ocotal and the photos don't do it justice. A perfect location with incredible views. Sterling is a great host and takes tremendous care of the house and amenities.
The beach is just a short walk away, but with the pool just off the house, you may just want to stay at home and enjoy the views!
Thank you Sterling for making my trip another fantastic experience.
Great being able to be your host.
Hope you will return sometime soon.
Thanks ,you left the house in great shape.
Videos at YOUTUBE search: Spyglass House in Playa Ocotal, Overlooking beautiful Ocotal Bay and has a well maintained pool, patio, and landscaping around the home. The property is surrounded by a tropical forest with flora & fauna, Monkey's, Squirrels, an array of Birds, and Iguanas. Costa Rica boasts over 10,000 varieties of plants, trees, orchids, and over 3,000 species and types of Butterflies, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians, fresh and salt water Fish. There are also many Indigenous people who still reside in Costa Rica keeping their heritage alive.
Spyglass House is an estimated 500 meter walk to Playa Ocotal beach. Playa Ocotal is a “Blue Banner Beach” and meets all International environmental standards. Playa Ocotal is great for Snorkeling. You can see over 70% of sea life within a short swim of the beach. Playa Ocotal is a secluded beach, with Father Rooster's, a dive shop, fishing from beach, boat charter, sailing. Nearby Playa del Coco is the beach hub for the entire area with most everything you might want or need including tours.
Golf: The Papagayo Golf and Country Club is located only 10 kilometers southeast of Playas del Coco. Papagayo Golf and Country Club in Libertad offers 335 acres of peace and tranquility. This is the first private golf course open to the public in Guanacaste. This course is USGA Certified with a Slope Rating of 122. This country club contains a user friendly 18 hole course and has a practice tee and a driving range. Papagayo Golf and Country Club is 355 Acres of peace and tranquility. For more information on a truly unique golfing experience, simple use any search engine and enter Papagayo Golf and Country Club, Costa Rica.