Ideal Modern Home in the Heart of Ojochal

When we bought this amazing property in 2010, it was the pool, the tropical garden, the beaches, the tight-knit community and the convenience of being walking distance to things like the library and grocery store that had us most excited. The house was the perfect size, clean, modern, with everything we’d need, so that part was a no-brainer. Still, we didn’t know what to expect from this leap into the world of Costa Rican home ownership. We didn’t know that the kids would be snorkelling with the tadpoles in the creek, or raising money by selling coconuts for the tiny library, or learning about butterflies and turtles from the turtle reserve’s biologist, or skyping their classes at home from the boutique hotel across the road. We didn’t know it would break our hearts to sell the oldest, moldiest, most unreliable car we’d ever owned. Or that we could eat rice and beans every day and never get sick of it. Discovering world-class restaurants and stunning ocean vistas from the homes of new friends, exploring caves and waterfalls we had never known existed, meeting the local residents and developing close friendships with some incredible Costa Rican families, none of that could have been foreseen. When we bought this amazing property in 2010, it was the pool, the tropical garden, the beaches, the tight-knit community and the convenience of being walking distance to things like the library and grocery store that had us most excited. The house was the perfect size, clean, modern, with everything we’d need, so that part was a no-brainer. Still, we didn’t know what to expect from this leap into the world of Costa Rican home ownership. We didn’t know that the kids would be snorkelling with the tadpoles in the creek, or raising money by selling coconuts for the tiny library, or learning about butterflies and turtles from the turtle reserve’s biologist, or skyping their classes at home from the boutique hotel across the road. We didn’t know it would break our hearts to sell the oldest, moldiest, most unreliable car we’d ever owned. Or that we could eat rice and beans every day and never get sick of it. Discovering world-class restaurants and stunning ocean vistas from the homes of new friends, exploring caves and waterfalls we had never known existed, meeting the local residents and developing close friendships with some incredible Costa Rican families, none of that could have been foreseen.
The other thing we didn’t predict was that six years later, our oldest would be so enthralled and committed to high school that she didn’t want to miss ANY of it. So instead of spending 6 more years of enjoying the property for just 3 weeks per year (being in real estate in a northern beach community means I don’t get summers off) and having no desire to rent it out, we are offering this gem of a house and garden for sale. We still love the area and hope to retire here. Who knows, maybe by then, the new owners will be in a life transition as well, and want to sell it back to us! The other thing we didn’t predict was that six years later, our oldest would be so enthralled and committed to high school that she didn’t want to miss ANY of it. So instead of spending 6 more years of enjoying the property for just 3 weeks per year (being in real estate in a northern beach community means I don’t get summers off) and having no desire to rent it out, we are offering this gem of a house and garden for sale. We still love the area and hope to retire here. Who knows, maybe by then, the new owners will be in a life transition as well, and want to sell it back to us!
I’m used to explaining to clients how we want to capture the home in its best light and Mary is used to advising clients to remove personal items so that potential buyers can see themselves in the home, without distractions. But this time it’s personal. And when it’s a vacation or retirement home, stripping the story from the property would be doing a disservice to the new owner. So please, pardon the people in the sunset photos, the grinning faces in the pool, the hands holding the baby turtles and hermit crabs. Look past the distractions of guests in hammocks and Christmas stockings on interior pillars. Put yourself in those scenes, dream a little, could this be your place? I’m used to explaining to clients how we want to capture the home in its best light and Mary is used to advising clients to remove personal items so that potential buyers can see themselves in the home, without distractions. But this time it’s personal. And when it’s a vacation or retirement home, stripping the story from the property would be doing a disservice to the new owner. So please, pardon the people in the sunset photos, the grinning faces in the pool, the hands holding the baby turtles and hermit crabs. Look past the distractions of guests in hammocks and Christmas stockings on interior pillars. Put yourself in those scenes, dream a little, could this be your place?
Just imagine. The sun has set, you’re back from the beach and sparking up the BBQ. The kids are rinsing their boogie boards in the outdoor shower and the conversation turns to those clouds rolling in. A rare sight this time of year. You hear them before you feel them – bodacious raindrops that sound like tropical music on the metal roof. The tree frogs join the chorus and the downpour invites everyone to jump in the pool. You’re wet anyway and you’re not cold, nope, one is never ever cold in the South Pacific. The heavenly tap turns off just as quickly as it opened, the clouds dissipate, revealing the starriest sky you can imagine. The only distraction from the awesome skies are the blinking of the fireflies and the growling starting in your stomach…. Grab a plate and belly up to the bar, folks, this one’s a real treat. Just imagine. The sun has set, you’re back from the beach and sparking up the BBQ. The kids are rinsing their boogie boards in the outdoor shower and the conversation turns to those clouds rolling in. A rare sight this time of year. You hear them before you feel them – bodacious raindrops that sound like tropical music on the metal roof. The tree frogs join the chorus and the downpour invites everyone to jump in the pool. You’re wet anyway and you’re not cold, nope, one is never ever cold in the South Pacific. The heavenly tap turns off just as quickly as it opened, the clouds dissipate, revealing the starriest sky you can imagine. The only distraction from the awesome skies are the blinking of the fireflies and the growling starting in your stomach…. Grab a plate and belly up to the bar, folks, this one’s a real treat.
Location: Calle del Bosque, Ojochal, 500 feet west of the Coronado bridge by the Tortuga Elementary School (Escuela Tortuga) Location: Calle del Bosque, Ojochal, 500 feet west of the Coronado bridge by the Tortuga Elementary School (Escuela Tortuga)
House Size: 1,744 square feet (162 m2) House Size: 1,744 square feet (162 m2)
Layout: Front entry/dining room, central living room, 2 bedrooms, each outfitted with its own bathroom, one with a bathtub and one with a large shower, kitchen, breakfast nook and peninsula bar with garden view, utility room with built-in storage and laundry sink Layout: Front entry/dining room, central living room, 2 bedrooms, each outfitted with its own bathroom, one with a bathtub and one with a large shower, kitchen, breakfast nook and peninsula bar with garden view, utility room with built-in storage and laundry sink
Land area: .75 acre (3,052 m2) with road access from two streets, irregular shape with 69 feet of frontage on Calle del Bosque. Land area: .75 acre (3,052 m2) with road access from two streets, irregular shape with 69 feet of frontage on Calle del Bosque.
Legal name: Properly listed in the National Registry under the Costa Rica Sociedad Anonima (corporation) entitled “Fuente Refrescante” (Refreshing Fountain) Legal name: Properly listed in the National Registry under the Costa Rica Sociedad Anonima (corporation) entitled “Fuente Refrescante” (Refreshing Fountain)
Features: This well built newer home is in central Ojochal and features a unique, appealing pool and deck providing a beautiful view of the mountain.Twin mango trees provide plenty of shade around the refreshingly cool whale-shaped pool and the property is blessed by breezes coming up through the valley, keeping you cool on the hottest days. There are two large lockable storage areas, with lights and power, below the pool deck. Lots of interior space for entertaining and a covered veranda wraps around the entire home. An oversized carport doubles as a place to nap in a hammock or work on hobbies. Features: This well built newer home is in central Ojochal and features a unique, appealing pool and deck providing a beautiful view of the mountain.Twin mango trees provide plenty of shade around the refreshingly cool whale-shaped pool and the property is blessed by breezes coming up through the valley, keeping you cool on the hottest days. There are two large lockable storage areas, with lights and power, below the pool deck. Lots of interior space for entertaining and a covered veranda wraps around the entire home. An oversized carport doubles as a place to nap in a hammock or work on hobbies.
Nature lovers and birders have indeed found their piece of paradise as the many flowering bushes and fruit trees bring countless birds and butterflies to the yard. Toucans, wild parrots, woodrails, hummingbirds and soaring species are spotted daily. Harvest and enjoy coconuts, bananas, papayas, mangos, limes and oranges from your own yard. The gated front entry completes the feeling of security and privacy, which is further enhanced by a thick and healthy bamboo hedge. Nature lovers and birders have indeed found their piece of paradise as the many flowering bushes and fruit trees bring countless birds and butterflies to the yard. Toucans, wild parrots, woodrails, hummingbirds and soaring species are spotted daily. Harvest and enjoy coconuts, bananas, papayas, mangos, limes and oranges from your own yard. The gated front entry completes the feeling of security and privacy, which is further enhanced by a thick and healthy bamboo hedge.
This property includes an adjacent lot with a matching gated entry, just steps from the wonderful boutique hotel “El Mono Feliz” (The Happy Monkey) and a quaint French bakery. Build a guest house on your vacant lot to accommodate extended family and friends when they visit, or send them over to The Happy Monkey. There are concrete steps all the way down to a serene creek flowing between the two properties where you will see and hear countless species of bird and aquatic life. This property includes an adjacent lot with a matching gated entry, just steps from the wonderful boutique hotel “El Mono Feliz” (The Happy Monkey) and a quaint French bakery. Build a guest house on your vacant lot to accommodate extended family and friends when they visit, or send them over to The Happy Monkey. There are concrete steps all the way down to a serene creek flowing between the two properties where you will see and hear countless species of bird and aquatic life.
The house comes fully furnished so you can just bring your swimsuit and move in. The house comes fully furnished so you can just bring your swimsuit and move in.

Spectacular sunset and warm, gentle surf at Playa Tortuga, a few minutes up the road from your home in the serene village of Ojochal, Costa Rica. View photos of the house for sale, area beaches and local hotspots in separate galleries below.

Spectacular sunset and warm, gentle surf at Playa Tortuga, a few minutes up the road from your home in the serene village of Ojochal, Costa Rica. View photos of the house for sale, area beaches and local hotspots in separate galleries below.


Have a look at the home & garden photo gallery and take special note of the many features here such as: Have a look at the home & garden photo gallery and take special note of the many features here such as:

  • Hardwood and ceramic flooring
  • Hardwood and ceramic flooring
  • Two spacious bedrooms with double beds and closets and two bathrooms
  • Two spacious bedrooms with double beds and closets and two bathrooms
  • Hammock hooks in the front room for two additional family members or guests
  • Hammock hooks in the front room for two additional family members or guests
  • Upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances, a breakfast bar island and eat-in dining area overlooking butterfly bushes and palm trees
  • Upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances, a breakfast bar island and eat-in dining area overlooking butterfly bushes and palm trees
  • Walk-out to deck and pool overlooking a deep lot (3/4 acre)
  • Walk-out to deck and pool overlooking a deep lot (3/4 acre)
  • New propane BBQ
  • New propane BBQ
  • Beautiful ceiling fans keep the air moving and bedrooms have a/c units with remote controls
  • Beautiful ceiling fans keep the air moving and bedrooms have a/c units with remote controls
  • Large hand-carved front door made of beautiful Guanacaste tree
  • Large hand-carved front door made of beautiful Guanacaste tree
  • Double gravel driveway and oversized single carport
  • Double gravel driveway and oversized single carport
  • Fully covered wraparound porch offering additional outdoor living enjoyment
  • Fully covered wraparound porch offering additional outdoor living enjoyment
  • Municipal water and electrical services conveniently billed online
  • Municipal water and electrical services conveniently billed online

Ojochal Home and Garden Photo Tour

Ojochal Home and Garden Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) the pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent and it’s not easy to capture the comfortable modern interior in natural light with a smartphone! Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) the pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent and it’s not easy to capture the comfortable modern interior in natural light with a smartphone!

LOCATION

LOCATION

The location certainly makes this property is a wonderful investment as you build equity in a town that is growing in population, services, infrastructure and happiness! Set in peaceful Ojochal, Calle del Bosque is close to a corner store, year-round rivers and waterfalls, a library, elementary school, and best of all, world-class restaurants to treat your guests, celebrate special occasions, or experience the diversity of flavours of the area. The location certainly makes this property is a wonderful investment as you build equity in a town that is growing in population, services, infrastructure and happiness! Set in peaceful Ojochal, Calle del Bosque is close to a corner store, year-round rivers and waterfalls, a library, elementary school, and best of all, world-class restaurants to treat your guests, celebrate special occasions, or experience the diversity of flavours of the area.
Enter your current address in the map below for easy directions and see what’s close by: A quick drive to the local grocery store, fun excursions, restaurants and beaches. Enter your current address in the map below for easy directions and see what’s close by: A quick drive to the local grocery store, fun excursions, restaurants and beaches.

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Ojochal Area Beach Life, Flora and Fauna Photo Tour

Ojochal Area Beach Life, Flora and Fauna Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) the pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent and it’s not easy to capture the comfortable modern interior in natural light with a smartphone!
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Ojochal Around Town, Food and Fun Photo Tour

Ojochal Around Town, Food and Fun Photo Tour

Click here to view the photo gallery (click here if you’re on your mobile device) the pool and yard photos take precedence because that’s where the majority of time is spent and it’s not easy to capture the comfortable modern interior in natural light with a smartphone!
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The Costa Rica Home Hunt…Starts Here!

The Costa Rica Home Hunt…Starts Here

Imagine lengthy visits or retirement in this beautiful, easy-to-love and maintain bungalow and don’t hesitate to contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to connect with a local realtor for a guided showing. Experience all the reasons why Ojochal will quickly top your short list of favourites when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation (In Costa Rica!)
Get ready for lengthy visits or retirement in this beautiful, easy-to-love and maintain bungalow. Don’t hesitate to contact Bruce Johnson with any questions or to connect with a local realtor for a guided showing. Experience all the reasons why Ojochal will quickly top your short list of favourites when you decide to Live…Where Others Vacation (In Costa Rica!)

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