La Casa De Tropicale "A 5 Star Place for Vacations

The PoolThe PatioRelax with Satelite TVThe Kitchen, Fully EquipedA candle light dinner for 6The bedroom off the PatioBedRoom #2RANCHEROSunrise and a cup of javaMountain Sun Rise OnsiteWatrefall on propertyMountain stream on propertyPlam Trees and ViewMountain with water fallMountain View OnsiteWhite Face Monkey onsiteTucan onsiteHummingBird onsiteTucan onsiteiguana while hikingPlaya VentanasPlaya Ventanas CavePlaya HermosaPlaya PinuelasPelican's in flight at the beachWaterfall Tour nearbySunset at the BeachBallena Beach/ 20 minutesMap to OjochalMap of Southern Zone-De OSAmap of southern zoneDry/Green Season Weather Chart
3 Reviews

From $43 / night

La Casa De Tropicale "A 5 Star Place for Vacations
3 bedrooms
8 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $200 - $250
Per week: $700 - $805
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Ojochal De Osa vacation home rental
This BREATH taking, TROPICAL fully furnished vacation home sits on 6 acres of virgin Rainforest's. The MAGNIFICENT Rainforest's/Mountain views from the large/spacious Terrace leads to a 24x13 in ground pool. While lounging in the Sunny-warm water and a cold tropical drink in your hand. Your breath will be taken away by the INCREDIBLE views and watching the DIVERSITY of TROPICAL Birds in your Paradise Retreat.
This Fully furnished, Newly constructed home has a total of 1500 sq.ft. of spacious/comfortable living with all the amenities of a tropical paradise. All the furniture is Bamboo or Hardwoods made locally. All the rooms are well lighted and have large ceiling fans through out. The house has an abundance of sliding windows and doors that can be well secured. The LARGE Great Room has a Dinning Table that will seat 6. After dinning you can relax on one of the many Bamboo couches or back out on the LARGE Terrace. Where can enjoy the night breeze, cocktail and the reflection of the moon on the water's of the pool. While you enjoy a beautiful evening in Paradise. The Great Room also incorporates a FULLY equipped modern Kitchen. The kitchen has a island-counter-bar with 6 stools to enjoy your robust morning coffee or bowl of FRESH Fruit. A cafe window opens up to a table on the Terrace. Where you can enjoy your morning coffee and watch the many varieties of Hummingbirds. There are 2 large Bedrooms. Both have AIR CONDITIONING, CEILING FANS and BATHROOMS.
The 1st bedroom has a FULL size BED that sleeps 2 comfortably. There is no need to bring Liens, it is provided. A dresser, closet and Night Stand. This bedroom is large enough to accommodate a 2nd bed for large groups or families. A blow-up mattress can be provide upon request. This bedroom has a sliding door which leads right back out to the Terrace/Pool. This Bathroom has a shower and a separate BATHTUB along with sink and stool. HOT WATER, You Ask! YES! Both Bathrooms and kitchen have HOT WATER. The 2nd Bedroom has 2 Full size BEDS, again all liens are provided. A Dresser, Closet and Night Stands. The Laundry Room and Bath Room is accessible from this bedroom. There is also a door leading from the pool into the Laundry and Bath Rooms. This Bath Room has a shower, sink and stool. The Laundry Room has a Large Capacity Washer and Dryer. There is a outside shower for rinsing off after a day at the Beach. Or after you return from a hike that starts at the house and leads down to the mountain stream and 25 ft. waterfall. A Covered Car Port in attached to the house for your vehicle.
During your stay if for any reason you need to contact someone for questions or problems. Contact Jenell Ford, my property manager is located on the same Finca as the house. She is the property manager and local contact and will be able to help you in any matters.

Jerry Glogowski

Area Information
The house is located in a Village called Ojochal or Playa Tortuga. Which is on the South Pacific Coast, just above Peninsula of Osa(Southern Zone of Costa Rica). This is one of the Favourite destinations of Americans, Canadians, English, French and Europeans. You will find the Costa Rican Language to be mainly Spanish with a wide range of trans planted Canadians and French speaking people. All are Very Friendly, Helpful and most speak English.
This region of Costa Rica has conserved it natural wildlife and preserved the ecosystem of the Rainforests. The primary Rain forest, Fauna and Flora are undamaged, thanks to the efforts of the government laws to protect and preserve the Magnificent natural resources.
The main Airport is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. Once in San Jose, you can reach Ojochal by 2 methods, vehicle or plane. You can fly from San Jose to Palmar Sur by Sansa Airlines. There Terminal is connected to the San Jose Terminal in San Jose. This is a 40 minutes plane ride on the single engine Cessna. Once landed in Palmar Sur, you can rent a car or taxi to Ojochal to check in with Jenell. This is a 30 minute car ride to Ojochal from Palmar Sur. Once checked in, they will show the way to your Paradise Retreat. The other methods to reach your Ojochal would be vehicle or shuttle. You can rent a car from one of the many car rental companies located near by the San Jose Airport. They will be able to give directions to Ojochal. This is a beautiful 4 hour drive through the mountains (indicated on the map) or along the pacific coast. If you have never been in Costa Rica and experienced the roads. I would suggest the Shuttle service or fly Sansa. There are a couple Shuttle services that will pick you up at the San Jose Terminal and drive you right to Ojochal. This is a 4 hour trip also.
Once you have arrived in Ojochal, Jenell will be able to help with a car rental and all other questions. The village of Ojochal offer a quiet and tranquil setting. There is a Supermarket, gas station, wine and liquor store, bakery for fresh baked breads, fresh fish, seafood and fruit stands on the Coastal Highway and gift shops. There are many tours you can book in Ojochal such as, river or sea Kayaking, fishing, river mangrove boat ride, diving/snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, waterfalls, etc. There are many wonderful places to have Breakfast, Lunch and Diner. With many more just a short dive on the Coastal Highway. The BEACHES are Magnificent. The closest beach is Playa Tortuga located 10 minute drive form the house. Playa Ventanas and Pinuelas is a MUST SEE and is 15 minutes by car. Playa Ballena (National Marine Park) is also 15 minutes by car. There are other great beaches a bit further north on the Coastal Highway. Playa Hermosa and The SURFING BEACH Playa Dominical is 20 to 30 minutes by car. There are many resorts, restaurant's and actives to enjoy on the Coastal Highway from Ojochal to Playa Dominical. Playa Dominical in itself is a wonderful place to spend the day. There many activities, beach vendors and tours offer along with wonderful open air restaurants.
If you travel south on the Coastal Highway. You can deep sea fish from the Port of Golfito or travel to Drakes Bay. In Drakes Bay you rent tour boats for Cano Island. Cano is a National Park and offers great snorkeling. This area also offers some of the best DEEP SEA FISHING IN THE WORLD! If you like the Raw wilderness of the Rain forest, travel to THE OSA National Park.
There is no Limit to the enjoyment and adventure Ojochal and The Southern Region of Costa Rica has to offer. No Limit, except your own!
I invite you to come stay at The House in Paradise!


About the owner

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Jerry Glogowski

Jerry Glogowski

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Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 01 2016 Apr 30 2017 - - $805 $1,395 1 Week
May 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 $200 $250 $700 $1,295 1 Week
Check In: 1 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: NONE
Deposits: 25% of rental for deposit for reservation. *CONFRIMATION OF RESERVATION DATES UPON RECEIPT OF DEPOSIT. *DEPOSITS:BY MAIL TO MY ADDRESS*PAYPAL/25USD FEE* BANK WIRE/TRANSFER. Final Payment upon arrival. Security deposit 250usd up to 1 month rent, refundable at check-out if no damages or neglect. RENT PAID IN COSTA RICA MUST BE CASH, US DOLLARS OR COSTA RICA COLONIES! *PRICES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE UNTIL DEPOSIT *Deposit/Rent will NOT be returned for early departures/cancellation/
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check

Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Ojochal De Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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3 reviews
Sharon A. Van Dorn

Total Paradise

Sharon A. Van Dorn

Lyons, Oregon USA

Total Paradise

August 31, 2012

I am late writing this as came home to many problems. Anyone going to Costa Rica and wanting to stay somewhere totally relaxing, this is the place. Once you purchase food you never have to leave the place and you will still be in Paradise everyday. the pool is awesome, we are 3 ladies in our late 60's and two didn't know how to swim, but now they do. This home comes complete with anything and everything a person needs or wants. And Jerry is the most gracious host. Jannell will always be there quickly for any problem. If you have this place you will never want to leave it is way over the top of what you see. PURA VIDA all the way

Mia Ashmus

Wonderful Wet Season!

Mia Ashmus

Wisconsin, USA

Wonderful Wet Season!

October 25, 2010

This past August, my fiance, son, and I spent nearly two weeks here in Ojochal at La Casa De Tropicale. You will not be disappointed with this gem of property in Costa Rica, it is nothing but sheer relaxation and plenty of room for 3 to 4 people. Located on top of high hill/mountainside the view is magnificent and these pictures do it no justice! The property was well kept, and there is plenty of wildlife lurking to keep you at home nearly every day. Fully equipped for an avid cook, we enjoyed dining like the locals and grilling out nearly every night. I can't express how beautiful this place is, you will not be disappointed! Also there are fabulous beaches in the surrounding areas that will astound you, Costa Rica certainly captivated me, and I am glad we chose to rent this home rather than stay at a resort. We stayed in the wet season where everything was in full was just AMAZING! Have no fear or doubt with renting this home, it is clean, well kept, and peaceful....everything that you could want out of a tropical vacation such as this!

Yannis Grammatis

Fifteen Days in Paradise

Yannis Grammatis

Simi Valley, CA USA

Fifteen Days in Paradise

August 28, 2010

This June my wife and I stayed for another two weeks in this home and we were delighted. The owner has made some nice improvements that make the stay even more enjoyable. The place is surrounded by the forest and we had daily visits by many different spices of beautiful birds, butterflies and animals, especially capuchin and howler monkeys. The tranquility and serenity, as well as all of the home's comforts made our stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. We visited daily the town of Ojochal for fresh local groceries and prepared delicious food in the home's fully equipped kitchen. Took a dip in the private swimming pool and enjoyed showers "al fresco". The entire experience is what I would call a perfect vacation. Thank you. Y and P.

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Con Mucho Gusto!
Review Submitted
Jody Trestman

Date of Stay August 26, 2011

Great house! Jenell the caretaker was amazing. We spent nearly three weeks at Casa de la Tropicale great views; warm pool; beautiful views; air conditioning! Wonderful place to bring kids. The roads are not for the skittish. There is no room service or pizza delivery. However if you want to get a taste of what living in Costa Rica is really like this is the place for you! Three weeks was not enough and we will be back next year. So many wonderful people; beaches; waterfalls; flora; fauna; restaurants; a little something for everyone. You can be as active as you want to be or not! I'm hooked!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Respond to Review
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers , Girls Getaway , Families with Young Children , Romantic Getaway Helpful

Lynn Brownsville, Tx.
Review Submitted: July 20, 2011 Date of Stay: July 2011

This house is everything and more than what it says it is. Jenell the property manager is an angel and full of information. She was a blessing especially since this was my first trip to Costa Rica and I was alone. I always felt safe and the grounds are beautiful. Jerry is thoughtful and extremely helpful in so many ways with recommendations and suggestions. Ojochal is in a perfect location for accessability to so many locations ie Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Uvita, San Isidro and Dominical to name a few. You will definately feel comfortable and at home. Only thing missing were some chaise lounges by the pool.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Hi Jerry,

Our stay was enjoyable. The house and property were great.
There were a few hiccups, but I think you knew about both. It really didn't bother us or our feelings about the place. The only recommendation we would suggest for future visitors is, a heads up about the roads to the house. We would definitely get an all wheel/ four wheel drive vehicle for this time of year ( November 2010 rainy/low season) and for this location. Maybe people just presume this but we didn't know and it was a challenge as far as the driving conditions. Other than that we enjoyed the place. It was an awsome location and we would definitely stay there again.

Cheers and we hope you have had a nice holiday season.

Jonathan and Lisa

Wonderful, wonderful

Guest: jerry and susanne (Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Date of Stay: December 9, 2010 Review Submitted: January 4, 2011

We have just moved to Ojochal for good and we stayed La Casa De Tropicale as we began our search for our own piece of paradise. I'm afraid this place raised the bar for us. While there may be no ocean views this property is bounded on two sides by dense jungle and a rippling stream. On the other two sides are expansive views of the valley and surrounding mountains of Ojochal. Unbelievable views and wildlife shows. Toucans, parrots, finches, butterflies, hummingbirds by the thousands. Then there's the regular parade of white face and howler monkeys that make their way through the trees. Very private and very peaceful. Highly recommend

Guest: David & Hellen Sanschagrin
Date of Stay: September 11, 2010 Review Submitted: October 18, 2010

This was our second stay at La Casa De Tropicale, for two weeks in September 2010. The house is well situated and easily accessible during the rainy season (i.e. no rivers to cross). We enjoyed breakfast every morning outside in the rancho in the company of the local toucans, admiring the great view across the valley. The green space around the home is frequently visited by families of monkeys, which are great fun to watch. The kitchen is well equipped for preparing your meals and the beds are comfortable. When you need a little technology fix there's good quality satellite TV, reliable internet and a selection of movies to keep you entertained. We would recommend La Casa De Tropicale to family and friends. David David was unable to submit his comment direct because of already posting a review from last stay.

Guest: Yannis G.
Date of Stay: June 16, 2010 Review Submitted: August 30, 2010

Fifteen Days in Paradise, August 28, 2010 By Yannis Grammatis (Simi Valley, CA USA) This June my wife and I stayed for another two weeks in this home and we were delighted. The owner has made some nice improvements that make the stay even more enjoyable. The place is surrounded by the forest and we had daily visits by many different spices of beautiful birds, butterflies and animals, especially capuchin and howler monkeys. The tranquility and serenity, as well as all of the home's comforts made our stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. We visited daily the town of Ojochal for fresh local groceries and prepared delicious food in the home's fully equipped kitchen. Took a dip in the private swimming pool and enjoyed showers "al fresco". The entire experience is what I would call a perfect vacation. Thank you. Y and P.

Nature with big N

Guest: Thalie (Greenfield Park , Québec, Canada)
Date of Stay: March 1, 2010 Review Submitted: April 7, 2010

On March 2010 , we went to Casa Tropical for the whole month . If you love nature this is the place , if you love to relax , this is the place . Every where you look , you will see mountains, jungles,and very far some houses hidden in forest but very far from you.... In the morning you'll wake up with songs of parrots , toucans , and other birds and monkees ( whiteface and howler) . And if you are a fan of nature just go further under rocks, in the jungles just besides the houses ... Our 2 sons enjoyed the place .. one is a photographer specialising in insects and other living things so let me tell you he was more than satisfied.. And while you're there if you need any informations Leo and Michelle from Soluna are very friendly..,. and if you need transportation from and to the airport in San Jose Gilberto ( ask Leo and Michelle) is more than a driver he is a good guide . So thank you very much Jerry to let us used your Casa and feel like home.... Sure we,ll go again Marie-Claire & Jean-Claude & JF and MA from province Québec ,,

Guest: Kathlenn Vasquez (San Jos?, Costa Rica)
Date of Stay: January 4, 2010 Review Submitted: January 4, 2010

This place is absolutely amazing. The house is extremely comfortable, the kitchen is fully equipped, and anything we could ever need was there for our use. The house was very smart designed; we had 360° view of the mountains. In the mornings there were some white face monkeys hanging from the trees near the pool and in the afternoon we could see at least 5 toucans singing in the back of the house. The pool is very nice. The shower outside was very helpful to keep the pool clean while we stayed there. The porch was our favorite place to be; even though the area's weather is very hot, the house always kept a nice breeze; there are fans all around the house, which helped to keep the house with a nice temperature. I spent a week with my 3 and 4 year old kids and I had no problems at all, the house is children's safe. We had to drive to go to the beach but the view is so beautiful that every ride to go out was a very nice trip, never tedious. I have a small Chevrolet Corsa, regular auto and I was able to go up and down with no trouble, the street is a rocky street but very easy to drive in. The entire place was amazing! I spent a week in a 5 star villa in Guanacaste last July and I can tell this house doesn't have anything missing to be consider a 5 star place for vacations.I will always have beautiful memories of this house since near the pool my partner decided to propose under a beautiful full moon the last night of our stay.I recommend this house to anybody that wants to visit the area of Southern Coast, Costa Rica.

Our Stay

Guest: Jim and Micki (Moline, Il)
Date of Stay: January 2, 2010 Review Submitted: April 12, 2010

We had such a wonderful time at your house Jan. and Feb. 2010. Your kitchen is a dream. We had so many guests and we never seemed to bump into each other. It is a great place for a crowd and I think all of our group that stayed there would return. The Talipia farm and the waterfall was one of the favorite stops. It's also great to have Uvita growing so shopping was easy. Love the gazebo and of course the pool. We got some great pictures of the white face and howler monkeys that visited us often and the toucans were there a couple times a day. Wonderful place to vacation. Jim and Micki

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, People with disabilities, Romantic getaway

Truly a tropical paradise!

Guest: tropical B (New Jersey)
Date of Stay: December 21, 2009 Review Submitted: April 6, 2010

Magnificent! Thank you Jerry for an unforgettable experience! This house was very comfortable, very well equipped, and set beautifully on a little hilltop with gorgeous views. While in Costa Rica we toured many different parts of the country, and this area, the south Pacific, was definitely my favorite! There is lush tropical vegetation, tropical wildlife, a beautiful waterfall, and the most amazing beaches very close by. Also some of the best food in all of Costa Rica can be had in and around Ojochal. Our hosts Leo and Michelle were extremely helpful and made our stay even that much better! I highly recommend this property!

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

Guest: Morgan Len/Lupe
Date of Stay: October 3, 2009 Review Submitted: October 3, 2009

Name: Len/Lupe Morgan Email aleni
Comments: Aug 25,2009 we stayed for 11 days and had a BLAST!!!!and we can't wait to go back. Jerry, we thank you. Also Leo and Michelle were wonderful. They were very good people. The house is exactly as portrayed with all the cooking amenities you could think of. The floor plan is very roomy and thoroughly we would recommend it as a very cozy and very comfortable home surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and sounds of toucans and howler monkeys and assorted mass of tropical plants plus we really enj Sent to southernpacifico on Oct 3 2009 7:52PM (server time)

Guest: David and Helene (Orleans, ON, Canada)
Date of Stay: August 21, 2009 Review Submitted: August 21, 2009

We stayed at la Casa de Tropicale for 2 weeks in August and really enjoyed the beautiful mountain scenery and listening to the sounds of the toucans and the howler monkeys. The 3 toed sloth was in sight in a nearby tree every morning. Overall, an enjoyable stay in a cozy environment. We would recommend la Casa de Tropicale to friends and family.

Guest: Edith1 (Kenmore, WA)
Date of Stay: July 19, 2009 Review Submitted: July 19, 2009

7/4/09 We spent three months at casa Tropical (Glogowski house) and had a wonderful time. The mountain views are beautiful, especially while sipping a morning cup of coffee. Toucans, Aricaris, Parrots and many other birds serenade every morning and evening. The Howlers and White Faced Monkeys visit often as well as the three toed sloth. The house is exactly as portrayed with ample cooking amenities and a roomy floor plan. The local villages have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Pura Vida Ron & Edith , WA

Guest: Yannis Grammatis
Date of Stay: January 30, 2009 Review Submitted: January 30, 2009

My wife and I stayed for two weeks in this home and had a wonderful experience. We loved the privacy and the nature surrounding the place. Every day we were visited by a variety of birds, butterflies, and monkeys! It is amazing how nature can provide such entertainment! The forested mountain views from the back yard are beautiful and it is so much fun to swim in the pool under the rain. We will stay in this place again and we highly recommend it. Pura vida! YG and PG


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