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Spectacular Ocean-View Mediterranean Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa


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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 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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Spectacular Ocean-View Mediterranean Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 108 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia

Pura Vida Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Canto Del Mar was a great place to stay, close to all of the beaches (we especially loved Playa Ventanas) and close to the amenities in the towns of Ojochal and Uvita. And what amazing restaurants we discovered tucked away here and there! I don't think we've ever eaten better on any trip in our lives, great Costa Rican food but amazing European food too. The Italian, German & French food there is really authentic! The house was very clean, the kitchen was well stocked and was great to cook in, the swimming pool was gorgeous and luxurious. We absolutely loved having drinks on the balcony at about sunset every single evening (and we usually took our morning coffee there too; awesome views!!) There was also a washer and dryer that we found a great benefit. And the property manager Mo was so awesome and helpful, he gave us all kinds of tips and advice, answered our messages as soon as we sent them, and just made the whole trip great.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were great guests. I hope you can come back again next year!! Fingers crossed!
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Monkeys and Toucans and Macaws, Oh MY!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were absolutely amazed at the wildlife that we could watch every morning and evening right around the house and pool! There were not only the howler monkeys that you could hear every single day bellowing, but there were also the white faced capuchin monkeys hopping around in the trees. They were wild and kept their distance, not aggressive and approaching for food like the ones at Manuel Antonio NP. And the toucans seemed to love this certain type of tree that grows around the patio here, because flocks of them would come visit, and their singing would be so loud and beautiful, as they hopped around and flew from branch to branch. All of the rooms here were airy and full of light, with high, high ceilings, doors and windows so that there were always cooling breezes blowing through. The kitchen was gorgeous and well equipped with things to cook with. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was amazing and so inviting, with glass bricks building the shower and ocean views as you shower and bathe (with warm or hot water!) The location couldn't be better, close to beaches and countless restaurants. The property itself is well maintained and has beautiful ocean and jungle views from all sides. We hope to come back and we highly recommend Villa Canto del Mar to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and serenity in the jungle rain

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week here, even though we experienced some heavy rains from the tropical storm activity. We were very content to sit upstairs on the balcony, or downstairs on the porch on a hammock, leisurely reading, watching the rain, and listening to the parrots and the toucans. The house was very relaxing and comfortable, we loved swimming in the beautiful pool every morning, and the kitchen had everything that we needed to make yummy meals every day. Ojochal is such a cool place, and the people here are so warm and friendly. Mo was great and so helpful, he answered every question we could throw at him. Highly recommend this experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, secluded house in the middle of the rain forest.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the area and the house was a great base for our activities. The pool was a huge hit and everyone was comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad you guys had a great time. I hope you can come back again!
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Incredible vacation, just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from an amazing five days in Karen's home and just wish we could have stayed longer - next time we certainly will. Karen and her property manager, Mo, were incredibly helpful - this was our very first visit to Costa Rica and we cannot wait to return. Before arriving, Karen provided a really helpful document of places to eat, things to do, etc., and Mo was always a text/phone call away for helping us book a whale watching tour, recommending a supermarket, etc. Both were incredibly responsive for any questions we had. The house and pool are amazing and had everything we needed for our stay. The drive down the path to Karen's home is definitely an experience - make sure you get an SUV as Karen suggests and you'll be just fine. Thanks, Karen, for a great mini-vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great mini-vacation! I hope you guys can stay longer next time!
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Beautiful home and enjoyable stay with amazing, peaceful relaxation!

  • 4 of 5

Mo was very helpful and everything about our stay made us feel right at home-but in paradise! On the upstairs balcony we enjoyed lightning storm watching in the evenings and bird watching and reading with a cup of cofffee in the morning. Great location with complete days spent on the beach and the nearby waterfalls and swimming hole a must! Thank you for sharing your home with our family! I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you guys had a great vacation and that Mo was helpful during your stay. I loved your description of lightning watching and bird watching from the balcony -- I can't wait to get back there myself!
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.