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Beauty. Privacy. Relaxation. 3 suites. ocean views/rancho

Nicholas Halverson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Spanish
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Nicholas Halverson

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Beauty. Privacy. Relaxation. 3 suites. ocean views/rancho

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Ojochal - Ocean/Mountain View Costa Rica

3 Bedrooms with suites (private bath), 4 Bathrooms,

This is a beautiful house with easy access, incredible views and close to many amenities. The Southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. There is very little development in this area of Costa Rica and you can enjoy the relaxation and beauty of paradise.

This home has everything. Comfort. Views. Easy access (which is rare in the Southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica). Year round 2WD access is all that is needed. There are ocean views, ever changing mountain views and wildlife nearby. Scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, green parrots and toucans (to name the most common).

Activities nearby : Withing 20 minutes you can go on zip line tours, horseback riding, whale and dolphin watching, golfing, deep sea fishing, hike in national parks or simply relax.

Shopping, pharmacies and grocery stores are all close also.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Nicholas Halverson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015

About Nicholas Halverson

We built this house in beautiful San Buenaventura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica in 2008. We love to watch the sunsets over the ocean and during the day the views of the mountains behind us are simply breathtaking. Our family uses this house throughout the year (we also own several other properties in the development) and we have made it our only 'home-away-from-home'. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We just started the landscaping so our prices are little bit less than they will be in the next couple of years. We've planted over 100 plants, flowers, fruit trees, etc on the 1.5 acre lot.

Nicholas Halverson purchased this house in 2008

Why Nicholas Halverson chose Ojochal

We built this house with a swimming pool, hot tub, large master suite, on a lot with both ocean views and mountain views. We're from the Midwest USA and love looking at mountains as much as the ocean. The gentle breezes throughout the day are great. We have seen toucans and scarlet macaws flying by as we sit out on the patio. You never know what you'll see in Costa Rica.

Why HomeAway

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Trust & Security
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Reviews

4.7
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

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Beauty. Privacy. Relaxation. 3 suites. ocean views/rancho
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews
5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 were extremely comfortable in this home - plenty of space inside and out. The views from the home were breath taking, especially the sun setting over the ocean. We went zip lining, snorkeling at Cano Island, visited many beaches, swam in a secluded spring fed river with a waterfall, surfing - you name it, all with in 30 minutes of the Villa. The local restaurants were great, not one bad meal. Our property manager was extremely helpful - from setting up tours to telling us the best places to buy food and gas. My favorite part was sitting in the morning with a cup of phenomenal coffee while gazing at one of the most beautiful places in the world.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
1

"NEVER AGAIN"!

  • 1 of 5

Our experience staying at this location was a nightmare since the day we booked! Communication with the owner is very poor, and even had an argument in an e-mail, as we were told we should stay somewhere else, two weeks before our departure!! When we did arrive in Quepos on Tuesday, we picked up a cel phone in Uvita and contacted the property manager, which in turn replied there was someone else in the house and we couldn't come stay until Thursday. What? you have to be seriously kidding! He ended up hours later in the day, finally accommodating us to our rental. The home itself.... outdated, dirty, and our sheets were not even clean, there was dirt and grit in the beds, interior of the home is in dire need of TLC The ants in the kitchen were insane, we had cereal on the counter, to find the bag was full of ants the next morning and not to mention no hot water in the kitchen, so don't use the dishwasher, the ants loved it though. The pool was filthy with green algae floating on the bottom.... and I don't mean a little, there was a lot. Hot tub doesn't work or should I say cold tub, no lights in the pools work.... don't let pictures deceive you, it looks nothing like it. The gardener was at our place every morning at 6:00 am...... for what reason...... we don't know, since our grass was never cut, but did notice our plastic pop bottles missing out of the recycle bin in the garage. One night his family showed up and toured up to the shed to pick up stuff...... so privacy.... hmmm, don't plan on skinny dipping, as you never know who might show up. We were then told by the property manager, we had no rush to leave during the last day of our stay, as we were leaving to another one of the owners homes just down the hill. Well, the gardener was bugging us to leave at 9:00am, as the cleaning ladies were waiting outside. We then packed up and went to the next home, which was cleaner except for the dishwasher full of dirty dishes. NO towels, or toilet paper to be found, washer and dryer did not work, no proper dishes or cooking utensils, another nightmare!! We have stayed in Costa Rica before and never have encountered a vacation, like we did with this one. Nick will keep saying to us, we got a deal, but seriously, it should have been free!! There are many other wonderful rentals in the area with much better accommodations and service!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing all around

  • 5 of 5

House was gorgeous, amenities were great and location/scenery was amazing !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

COSTA RICAN GET-AWAY !!

  • 4 of 5

I was privileged to stay at the Villa of Nick Halverson, as a potential investor for a home in the development. He was a gracious and wonderful host for the entire week, not to mention chauffer!!

Every day was an adventure! My week included beaches and markets, wonderful dining, the turtle refuge, hiking, howler monkeys at 4 am, fresh fruit smoothies, friendly natives, ziplines, a butterfly garden, macaws in the yard, the pool outside my door, lessons from Fran the gardener, little local grocery in the nearby village and the largest TOAD I have ever seen (every night on the patio). There was much more to do but I only had a week!!

The property was lovely, clean and well maintained.

If you are looking for a bustling one-stop tourist destination, this is not your choice!

IF YOU are looking for a native-like destination, quiet and tranquil, private and peaceful WITH CONVIENENT ACCESS to the tourist offerings then book your stay soon!!!

Better yet, look into having your own little Villa built-to-order right there and come back whenever you wish!! I am!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great time in Costa Rica!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in Costa Rica staying at this home. The scenerie is spectacular, with views of the ocean, the golf course and rainforests right from the patio. The view of the mountain range displayed weather formations as they occurred. The sound of monkey's screeching was captivating!! The on-site property manager was a great resource in helping find great activities and great restaurants. The local golf course was impressive; newly constructed, but played like a mature course. You'll feel like royalty staying in this home, with its spectacular views.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Our November Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our vacation at your villa on the edge of the jungle! One of the glorious experiences was waking up to the early morning sounds of the varied birds and the howler monkeys. It was our favorite time of the day. We could always enjoy our morning coffee watching mahogany-billed toucans in a tree on the edge of the lawn. Sometimes we saw Scarlet Macaws. Ornithologists and entomologists both would consider themselves to be in heaven here. We were entertained by the leaf-cutter ants that made an actual path in the grass as they crossed the lawn to munch the leaves of a tree. We saw termite nests, and chartreuse butterflies. We were awed by walking sticks ten times the size of the ones we see in Minnesota! One night while we were swimming in the pool we were thrilled to see a coati emerge from the shrubbery perhaps to eat some of the impressive insects. Our week there was at the end of the rainy season. Each day there was more sunshine than the day before. One glorious day we rode Fran's docile horses up above the villa for a spectacular close-up view of jungle plants and a distant view of the ocean. We saw house-plants like dieffenbachia and Cordyline growing wild. We were within driving distance of a Mangrove swamp, a zip line and the Manuel Antonio National Refuge, and just a few minutes from some gorgeous ocean beaches where we saw hilarious crabs that scuttled into their burrows when we approached. The neighbors of the villa were friendly. We bought bananas from them several times, and when we couldn't find a small portion of eggs at the BM Supermercado we were able to purchase six eggs from a helpful woman who lived on our road. Oscar, one of the villa caretakers, taught us about the Achiote plant and showed us how its seeds make red paint. Guests who love nature and a quiet place away from raucous party-life will love your villa!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palmar Sur
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
La Ponderosa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
San Buenas Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Costanera Highway (Hwy 34)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Seafood restaurant
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Playa Ventanas
Car: necessary

San Buenaventura is a charming Costa Rica pueblo with approximately 400 people. There is a convenience store in town and you are close (5-10 minutes) from great restaurants.

Next door to a golf course

5 minutes from a new hospital

1 mile from the highway

Two tilapia restaurants within 10 minutes

Close to deep sea fishing, whale watching, beaches, surfing, hiking, zipline tours,.

From the property you will see scarlet macaws flying overhead (lapas), toucans and parakeets. In the early morning and at dusk you will be able to listen to the howler monkeys.

This property has both incredible ocean views as well as ever changing mountain views.

Other Activities: Shopping, zipline tours, canopy tours, scuba, whale watching, nature hikes

Golf: San Buenas Golf Resort is located next door. It is a private club but access is available with this rental.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ojochal, Puntarenas

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Xmas New Years 2014
21 Dec - 3 Jan
7 nights
$2,000
 
 
Xmas New Years
22 Dec - 4 Jan
7 nights
$2,000
 
 
High Season
5 Jan - 3 May
2 nights
From
$250
$1,500
$3,000
 
 
May to Sept
4 May - 27 Sep
2 nights
From
$200
$1,200
$2,500
 
 
October
28 Sep - 1 Nov
2 nights
From
$150
$950
$1,900
 
 
November 2014
2 Nov - 29 Nov
2 nights
From
$175
$1,200
 
 
November 13
1 Nov - 30 Nov
2 nights
From
$175
From
$350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200
 
 
December 2014
30 Nov - 20 Dec
2 nights
From
$200
$1,500
$4,000
 
 
December 2013
1 Dec - 21 Dec
3 nights
From
$200
From
$450
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Notes From $950/wk US Dollars
Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted.
Wire transfers to banks in either the USA or Costa Rica.

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Dates Available: Year Round
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ojochal in Puntarenas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 4 - Toilet
  • Master bedroom has dual sinks (on mainfloor)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mainfloor - handicap accessible
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Extra twin bed and two couches available. A pack-n-play crib is also available. Master bedroom is handicap accessible
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All bedrooms have iPhone alarm clock chargers. 3G cell signal at the house.

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