|This beautiful home located directly above gorgeous Ventanas beach (considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Costa Rica) will provide your family or friends with a perfect spot from which to explore the southern Pacific coastline. We believe our guests are our best source for describing the absolute beauty of the area and the experience of jungle living. See the feedback from our prior guests by clicking here. Learn more about the home on our description and features pages. See video of our property on YouTube.|
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 www.ojochal.com.
Ocean View from Pool Decking (Slightly Zoomed)
Ocean View from Living Room
Kitchen View from Breakfast Bar
View of Living Room from Kitchen
In addition to the wonderful activities at Ojochal, you are only 18 miles south of Dominical, (a 30 minute drive from the house) considered by many to be one of the best surf breaks on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. For more information on Dominical, check out www.dominical.biz. In between Ojochal and Dominical is the rapidly growing village of Uvita. As is the case with Ojochal and Dominical, Uvita offers many things for the visitor. Uvita has the newest (and best) grocery store in the area (the "B M"). Uvita is truly a full service town with full banking services and a complete array of all types of stores and services. Uvita also sports a wonderful waterfall that is less than 10 minutes up from the coastal highway.
In between these three villages are a number of beaches along the coastal highway. You can see pictures of these beaches on our beaches page. Also available for use by our guests is the Ballena Beach Club. This facility has a restaurant, bar and lovely garden area with a manicured trail up to a beautiful stretch of beach. They will be happy to prepare lunch for you while you enjoy yourself on the beach. They feature excellent fish dishes and calamari salads in a pleasant beach setting. The Beach Club is just a short 2-3 minute drive north from Ventanas Beach with a sign in the shape of a "sail" marking the road down to the club.
You can also visit this interactive map of the area for more information and photos about our beautiful area beaches. Although we are partial to Playa Ventanas, in truth each is spectacular in its own right. Given the excellent conditon of the coastal highway (the "Costanera Sur"), all are within a 20 to 30 minute drive from the house. Most 10-15 minutes. Ventanas beach is only minutes from the house. The Ventanas "windows" beach is remarkable at low tide and sunsets. A family photo is a must here. Access is through private property where your car will be watched for $2 and each adult pays only $1 for the private palm tree lined path to the beach.
View of Rancho and Jungle from Queen Bedroom. This intense jungle canopy is the pathway for the Howler Monkeys and is teeming with wildlife.
View of Hammock and jungle canopy fronting master wing
View of Queen Bedroom through Rancho from Pool area
View of Rancho from across Pool Area
view of jungle across pool from rancho
Sitting area in living room
beautiful Playa Ventanas at low tide
kitchen view from living room