Lush landscaping, gated, secluded, outdoor lounging, watch monkeys and macaws!
Christine and Tom Schiferl
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please keep bedroom doors and windows shut when the air conditioning is on.
Please turn off lights, fans and air conditioning when leaving the house.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful Property in a great location
We just completed a two week stay at Casa Mariposa and had a wonderful stay. The house is conveniently located 10 mins south of Uvita and close to our favorite beach Playa Ventanas. While you should have a 4x4 to get up to the house, the roads to the house are in very good condition and much faster and easier to travel than many of the places we have previously stayed. The house has a great modern vibe with wonderful views of the southern coast. The kitchen is very well equipped and we spent most nights cooking/barbecuing at home and enjoying dinner and music by the pool and deck. We had a couple minor mishaps during our stay and Tom and Christine responded immediately and got everything squared away. They couldn't have been more helpful.
October is a great time of year to visit. It is not as busy as the Dec-Mar period and the moderate cloud cover really helps when you want to spend the day at the beach. The house is at an elevation that provides a great view, is cooler and a little less humid than properties closer to the beach.
We enjoyed the daily visits by the Tucans, Macaws, hummingbirds and butterflies. The howler and capuchin monkeys were never far but it does take a little bit of effort to find them. I recommend spending some time looking at the tree tops with the binoculars in the early mornings and just prior to sunset.
Costa Rica is a magical place and you won't find a better place to enjoy it.
Highly recommended! Beautiful, private, comfortable
Our stay at Casa Mariposa was phenomenal. The house is absolutely beautiful, very comfortable, super clean, and the kitchen is well equipped. Love the decor and hand carved furniture! The master bedroom has ac, but we didn't need to use it during our stay. Such a peaceful, private and serene spot, still close to lots of tours, shops and restaurants, Uvita is an easy 15-20 minute drive. Favorite tours are the Nauyaca Falls horseback tour, and Ventanas Cave boat tour...we even spotted a Bryde's Whale! Favorite restaurant is Exotica. View of the ocean and jungle is incredible, grounds are beautifully manicured, and we really enjoyed the private trail down to the creek. Spent most every afternoon floating in the pool after our morning outings, loved being able to cook dinner on the BBQ grill. Had a jungle rain one evening and enjoyed the lightning show on the horizon. Nice to have a gated community and on-site caretaker (who was completely respectful of our privacy), we felt very safe and secure. His wife was available for a little daily cleaning, which was much appreciated. Jaguar Property Management (Christine and Tom) gave us detailed directions and info, met us in town, took us to the house and helped us with rental car and our tours...super nice and helpful. We plan on coming back here next year and staying longer!
Dear Iris, nothing makes us happier than to know our guests had a wonderful time, and even better, want to return! We love the Uvita area, it's so beautiful and has so much to see and do. Casa Mariposa is the perfect place to experience the beauty and solitude of nature, while being close to town and pristine beaches. We are looking forward to seeing you and your hubbie again ;-) Pura vida, Christine and Tom, Jaguar Property Management
Not The Best Choice For Us
If you want a peaceful home way off the beaten path, this is the home for you. Online description implies A/C, but only master and main living area had A/C. Very, very long drive up into the mountains, having to pass thru a padlocked gate that has to be manually unlocked, opened, closed and then re-padlocked. Not very inviting. Staff were very nice, house was nice, except for the lack of A/C in the other bedrooms. We ended up leaving this place early to rent another.
Dear Lindsay, Casa Mariposa is a beautiful peaceful home indeed, located an easy 10 minutes from the beach highway (Costanera), and only 15 minutes total from the town of Uvita. I regret that you did not read the home's description, as it clearly states "The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet with air-conditioning and ceiling fan. All the other rooms have ceiling fans only." We are working on adding ac in the second bedroom, and hope to have that installed soon. Many guests welcome having a gated community, and the gate is only locked at night... fortunately it has never been an issue with any previous guests. We are happy you were able to find another home and enjoy all the wonderful things our area has to offer. Pura vida, Christine and Tom, Jaguar Property Management
What a relaxing week in the rainforest! We woke early to the sound of the birds and enjoyed the views of the Osa while sipping local coffee. The house is beautiful , modern and open to the natural splendours outside. Blooming plumerias surround the property. Lovely infinity pool to cool off in. The mountain setting is always fun. Truly a peaceful oasis.
Thank you Jeannie, we are so glad you enjoyed Casa Mariposa...secluded and private, but convenient to Uvita and Ojochal and many beautiful beaches and activities! Please hurry back and stay longer next time. Christine and Tom, Jaguar Property Management
A gem! Could not have asked for more. Delivers on everything and then some. Kudos!
This is a very special property, flawless in every way. Lush jungle married with modern architecture and privacy. Our hosts Christine and Tom from Jaguar Management were fantastic....even took us up to the house in the dark when we arrived late. They delivered on everything and always had the answers to our questions. The house was perfectly set up to welcome us....at night!
The next morning we were greeted by a pack of Howler Monkeys in the tree by the bedroom....nice alarm clock. Daylight reveals grounds around the house are lovingly maintained with everything from fruit trees, flowers, cacti to mature palms of all shapes and sizes. All around us primary jungle and animals galore. 4 Scarlet Macaws visited the almond tree and stayed for lunch. Pool, terrace and living spaces flow perfectly with breezes keeping everything cool....we never needed the AC.
Having the caretaker couple (Wilson & Ivania) at the property was a great extra sense of security when we went out for the day/night. Ivania came to do cleaning and kept things immaculate. They live at the end of the driveway outside the gate and gave us all the privacy we could want. Gentle happy people.
Had a hard time tearing ourselves away from the house to see other things. When we did, Jaguar did a great job helping us with booking day trips and were a solid source for local knowledge. Playa Ballena or Playa Arco at the bottom of the hill are fantastic. Not a person there most of the time just empty beach for walking and maybe a few surfers (check tides as the beaches practically vanishes at high tide). We loved Ballena Bistro at the bottom of the hill for lunch.
Be sure to get a good 4X4 vehicle both for the road to the house as well as most other places you will want to visit.
We have rented all around the world and this is by far one of the best maintained and managed houses we have visited. We will be back for sure and would recommend this experience to everyone looking for a jungle luxury experience.
Thank you Christine and Tom for making it all happen...hasta luego.
Amazing view & beautiful house highly recommended
I highly recommend this beautiful house to all, it's located just about 10 minutes south from Uvita, it does require AWD (All Wheel Drive) car to get to the house and it's worth it. Christine & Tom (the property management) did excellent work preparing us to the trip with detailed information about the tolls, recommendation for restaurants and shopping, as well as welcomed us into the property (led us to the house), Christine was available to us in case of question or need.
You get all that is mentioned in description and way more. The nature is inside the house at all times, the architect did an amazing job, ensuring the nature is seen from every corner of the house, as well as the natural materials used in the building and design. We've enjoyed every minute in this house, even chose to stay one day at home just to have fun and enjoy it a little bit longer before flying back home.
There's wildlife outside every morning we saw Toucan family and different colorful parrots, the butterflies are huge and beautiful.
We felt secured in the gated neighborhood, and the caretaker was available in case of need.
Recommended in the area: Playa Ventanas (Beach); Cascada Verde; Gods Rock waterfall and other waterfalls.
Shopping at the BM Market so you can cook int he house, very comfortable, and just by the BM Market there's nice restaurant with good local food such as Rice & Fish, or seafood; Also visited the Lone Star BBQ for BBQ Rib's and The Baker Bean for their Empanada.
Recommended to bring comfortable shoes to walk in water if you plan on visiting the waterfalls.
Dear Meirav, we are so happy you and your family enjoyed your vacation at Casa Mariposa so much, and were so pleased to have you as our very first guests (Casa Mariposa is a new VRBO listing)! It's a serene, comfortable and beautiful home...an excellent jumping off point for a day of fun and adventure, or simply spending a lazy day lounging in the hammocks poolside, watching the amazing wildlife and birds. Wishing you safe travels back home and a speedy return to our corner of Paradise! Pura vida,
Christine and Tom
Jaguar Property Management