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Spectacular Ocean-View Mediterranean Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

This ocean-view villa has breathtaking views of the ocean to the front, and the lush rainforest to the rear and sides. Its name is Canto Del Mar (Song of the Sea, Ridge of the Sea) because you can hear the roar of the ocean every night as the waves rush in. It is located at the very end of a beautiful ridge jutting out into the sea, about 300 feet above the ocean, so the home is far cooler and breezier than anything below. Just minutes from the beach! Less than five-minute drive from beach access points to about five beautiful unspoiled beaches, each with its unique character, some with sea caves. This is a newly constructed, spacious two-story furnished home, where you and your friends/family can bask in the luxury of having your own PRIVATE swimming pool, large covered and uncovered patio areas, and covered balcony. No neighbors in sight! Beautiful ocean views from top and bottom floors and from pool. (home is nearly 3000 square feet, plus 1000 sf patio space).

Convenient and Secluded!: When you’re at the house, at the end of Los Loros ridge, surrounded by toucans, parrots, hawks, eagles and monkeys, you will be in the middle of secluded rainforest, with scarcely any civilization in view. As you watch the wildlife, and see and listen to the breaking surf, you will feel like you are hundreds of miles away from everything.

However, this is a great, convenient location, less than one km off of Costanera highway, very near lots of great gourmet international restaurants (French, Italian, German, Swiss, Indonesian, Estonian . . . ), just minutes from grocery stores and other shopping in Ojochal and Uvita, and a short drive away from the best surfing in Dominical, and many wildlife parks and attractions.

Local Property Manager Minutes From the House!: The local property manager, Moises Solano, is located just minutes away from the house. He will greet you, show you to the house, make sure that you are comfortable and familiar with your surroundings, then continue to do everything possible to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. He can assist you with booking tours, rental cars, advance or forward travel arrangements, as well as handling any questions or problems that could arise during your stay.

This is sure to be an experience that you will never forget.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Owner

I built this beautiful home with a talented local architect and general contractor, completing it in 2009. I'm from New Orleans, and completely fell in love with this part of Costa Rica about twenty years ago.

Owner purchased this villa in 2009

Why Owner chose Bahía Ballena

This villa is surrounded by jungle and ocean, so it's entirely peaceful and secluded, but also incredibly close and convenient to everything. The jungle hides the few nearby homes from view, so you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. But it's only a five minute drive from the main thoroughfare, and close and convenient to all restaurants, attractions, amenities. It also offers luxury at a bargain price. Why stay in a cramped hotel room or little cabina for the same price when you can have this entire villa with its crystal-clear swimming pool all to yourselves?


Bahía Ballena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Jetted Tub in Bath: Tub is large enough for 2, on a raised dais at the top of steps, with huge picture window from which you can see the ocean and the sunset from your bath. Strong massage jets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Single bed, and double pullout sofa futon. Upstairs. No private bathroom (would be shared with Master Bedroom/Bath).
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The downstairs has an open layout, with breezes blowing straight through from the porch through the kitchen, dining area and sitting area, and is tiled throughout. There are two private bedrooms there, one on each wing of the house, each with its own private bath, separate lockable entrance and pool/patio access. All of the beds are big king and queen beds, with new thick comfortable mattresses. The house is fully equipped with linens, towels and more. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances: stove, spacious refrigerator, microwave oven, blender, coffee maker, toaster. It has everything that you need to cook your meals in every day if you choose: pots, pans, cooking utensils, cups, mugs, glasses, wine glasses, silverware, placemats. The laundry area has a full-sized new washer and dryer, open to the cooling breezes and lush foliage outdoors. Other amenities include pool rafts, a hairdryer, lamps, and many ceiling and floor fans throughout.


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Villa Canto Del Mar — 4 BR Ocean-View Mediterranean Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 114 reviews

Amazing home base in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing home base for my husband and I as we explored Costa Rica for the first time. Karen provided amazing communication from the very beginning. The home is gorgeous SUPER PRIVATE and spotless clean. We saw a toucan and a monkey while staying there. We enjoyed exploring Uvita, Ojochal, Dominical and Corcovado National Park - then came home to float in the pool. There is no A/C but we didnt need it as the home is airy and breezy. Karen goes out of her way by providing many recommendations for outings, dining and more. We look forward to coming back with our whole family.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you guys had a wonderful stay! You were wonderful guests, and I certainly hope that you can come back with your entire family. Karen
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Lynchburg, TN

A Beautiful and very peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house is a perfect location to enjoy Marino Ballena National Park and all the beaches connected to the park. The house was well furnished. It was very hot when we were there so we appreciated the pool. We were also thankful for the fans that helped cool the house down at night. The internet works but is very slow. We really enjoyed breakfast at the Pancito Cafe in Ojochal. Moise was great to go through the house and help orient us to the area. We found a great place to buy fresh fish up the road as well. I would highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sf usa


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha, yes we have Envision Fest here every year. I’m so glad that you guys had a great trip. Please come again. Karen
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Beautiful!!!Exactly what was advertised!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7,ranging in age from 28-63.....Karen's home was exactly as advertised and was perfect in every way!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests. Please come back!! :)
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Lots of privacy and great views

  • 5 of 5

The house is located up a short bumpy road that provides lots of privacy. The pool is wonderful to have on hot afternoons and for early morning swims. The space was more than enough for our small family. The kitchen has everything you need for basic cooking and we enjoyed using the grill. I would recommend 4x4 for the road. We enjoyed exploring the Marine Ballena national park, with a nice walk to the whale's tale formation. We also loved the local restaurants in Ojochal. Try out the new Heliconia restaurant at the bottom of the hill! It's a great place for lunch or dinner on your way to or from the house.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad you guys had a good time and hope you come back soon. Thanks for the new restaurant recommendation! Karen
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Quilchena BC Canada

Christmas in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

The setting for the house couldn't be much better. From the upper balcony all you can see is jungle canopy and the waves breaking in the distance. The first morning we were visited by about a dozen howler monkeys in the trees right beside the house. Every day we saw toucans, parrots and many exotic birds and hummingbirds. All kinds of jungle sounds and sights. We had a catered Indonesian Christmas dinner from Ylang Ylang - fantastic. We snorkeled at Cano Island, zip lined a few miles from the house, visited a fantastic waterfall with swimming/wading pools in the river. Hiked in a reserve where we saw a sloth, iguanas, capuchin monkeys, and other wildlife and birds. Food at Fusion was fantastic, huge menu selection and reasonable prices - and the staff spoke excellent English and tolerated our feeble attempts at Spanish. We had chef Humberto come in and do a local dinner - very good and entertaining. Mo was a huge help in arranging things and recommending things to do and places to see. A great experience for all of us - 6 people ranging from 11 years old to 69 years old. Would highly recommend the house, the area and the country to anyone looking for a fun, safe adventure.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a wonderful Christmas at Villa Canto Del Mar!!
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Jose Internat'l; &15 miles from Palmar airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dozens of fun bars all nearby
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Buena Vista Golf Course in Coronado
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many gourmet jungle restaurants. Citrus, Exotica.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Tortuga, Playa Pinuelas, Playa Ventanas

I first started coming to this beautiful part of Costa Rica ten years ago, and fell in love with the natural secluded surroundings, the gorgeous beaches, and the teeming wildlife. I don't think that there is any part of Costa Rica that quite compares with the Southern Pacific. Ojochal is a charming rustic village containing gourmet European restaurants in the jungle. Uvitia is the nearest larger town, containing banks, grocery store, bars, restaurants and entertainment. Dominical is a surfers' paradise. Fun Hip village for surfers and those who like to watch them, Great beach!

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa




Additional information about rental rates

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Ask about special Last Minute Discounts. Ask about special long-stay discounts for stays of more than 4 weeks. Cleaning fee of $65 added for stays under 7 nights.
Holiday rates apply to holiday weeks: Christmas, New Years, and Easter/Holy Week (Semana Santa): $1575/week or $225/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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