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Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa with Very Private Pool - Near Best Beach

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Ocean view from pool deck - see The Whales Tail & coastline upto Manuel Antonio

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms with Queen beds, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6 - 8

With its nearby beach, gorgeous ocean views, upscale amenities, and secluded location, it’s no wonder that Villa Mariposa is once again TripAdvisor's Top Vacation Rental for Ojochal. Again and again, our guests rave about our jungle paradise on the Costa Ballena in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it too.

OUTDOOR LIVING AT ITS BEST!

The spacious poolside terrace is one of the villa’s best features. French doors open onto a shaded living area, a separate sun-drenched deck and stunning views of the ocean. With plenty of lounge chairs and natural breezes, it’s a restful place to savor your morning coffee, sunbathe, or get caught up in a good book. All the while, you’ll be awed by the hummingbirds, Scarlet Macaws, and incredible blue butterflies—just a few of the species that populate the tropical garden and surrounding jungle. When you’re ready for a dip, the private pool boasts scenic views of the Whale’s Tail and the coastline up to Manuel Antonio National Park. The estate is gated and completely private; there are no neighbors in sight!


GUESTS WHO LOVE OUR VILLA

This one-story villa has a natural flow to its design, and with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an optional fourth bedroom, it provides plenty of space for extended families or several couples. It's also an amazing option for a honeymoon couple to claim as their own. The central dining and living area is flanked by two large bedrooms, including the master bedroom. Both have French doors that open onto the terrace. You’re literally steps away from the pool and you can view the ocean from most every room of the house.

The master bedroom is especially luxurious. It boasts views of the ocean and the pool, an en-suite bathroom with an oversized glass block shower, a plush queen-size bed, and a walk-in closet. You’ll feel pampered during your stay.

DESIGNED WITH ATTENTION TO DETAILS

Every detail was considered when designing Villa Mariposa and the comfort of our guests. The villa has teak-beamed cathedral ceilings, custom handmade cedar doors, cabinets and furniture, and a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens onto the outdoor terrace, so you can easily dine alfresco while watching the sunset. The house was built 800 feet above sea level and is cooled by natural breezes. In addition to all this, Villa Mariposa was built in 2009 and retains the look and feel of a brand-new vacation home.

SECLUDED LOCATION CLOSE TO THE BEST BEACHES, RESTAURANTS & ACTIVITIES

When it comes to location, the villa couldn't be better situated. We’re minutes from the Coastal highway and Ventanas Beach—a virgin strip of palm tree studded sand hidden in a secluded bay. The surrounding cliffs and ocean caves add to the beauty of the area, and you can walk through the ocean caves at low tide.

The villa is also minutes from the village of Ojochal, renowned in Costa Rica for its international cuisine and world-class dining experiences in the jungle. You will find Canadian, American and European expatriates living there in a cooperative culture with the villagers. We include our restaurant recommendations for some of the best French, Italian, Thai, German, Swiss, Indonesian restaurants on our website and in the villa information binder. The binder also includes our scrumptious secret recipe for sea bass which you can prepare in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy with chilled wine on terrace overlooking the ocean.

If you’re looking for adventure, experience zip-lining or take a horseback tour through the lush rainforest to Nauyaca Falls, where you can swim in the natural pools or jump from the falls. You can also get close to tame toucans and Scarlet Macaws at Don Lulo’s home, where the tour stops for a typical Costa Rican fare. It makes for a very memorable photo op!

CONCIERGE SERVICES & LOCAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Our English-speaking property manager, Heather, is happy to provide concierge services, including booking tours and activities prior to your arrival and during your stay. Heather will greet you the villa and is available for any questions you may have. She is here to ensure your stay at Villa Mariposa is enjoyable and worry-free.

With all of this and so much more you are sure to have a memorable experience and your best vacation ever.

VIEW MORE PHOTOS & DESCRIPTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE - Click Amenities tab and Scroll down to the bottom for our web link

Want to know more about our villa rental? Give me, Ellen, a call for details. Or if you prefer to email first, put your phone number in the inquiry too. I'm happy to call you if it makes it easier for you than emailing questions back & forth.
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Toronto, Canada

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, We take other languages & use Google translate
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Not for rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    family friendly...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The villa is all on one level and suitable for those with limited mobility who use a walker or cane. Some further assistance would be needed to step into the pool....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master Bedroom with Ensuite: 1 queen

    Ensuite bathroom, walk in closet, French doors - Ocean view...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    French Doors -Ocean view -Armoire Closet -Adjoining Bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Armoire Closet -Adjoining Bathroom - Jungle View...moreless

  • The villa has 3 luxurious Queen size bedrooms with custom made beds with hotel quality mattresses. All high thread count Hotel Quality Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow cases, cotton blankets for a great night's sleep. All high quality towels and pool towels to pamper you. The villa is ideal for a romantic getaway, two or three couples or a family, with the master bedroom at one end of the house and an equally large bedroom at the other end. Both ocean view bedrooms have their own double French doors opening to the terrace and pool. You will luxuriate waking up to a tranquil ocean view and enjoy completing the day with a romantic sunset, dining alfresco and stargazing. The master bedroom features a gorgeous view of the pool and ocean as well as a large ensuite bathroom with oversized shower, a luxurious Queen-size bed and a walk-in closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Over-sized glass block shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Adjoining Bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, outdoor shower

    The outdoor shower is by the pool...moreless

  • The large master ensuite features granite countertops and a huge glass block shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • With the natural cooling breezes, you will be comfortable lounging on the terrace watching the ocean, the jungle & the wildlife or enjoying a meal with friends or a romantic dinner. Safe for valuables and holds laptop. Cleaning before and after your stay is included in weekly rental. Recommended local tours and activities can be booked through property manager Property manager lives 5 minutes walk from the villa and is available by cell phone for any concerns...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards, puzzels...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Library of classical, New age, Jazz, rock, adult contemporary, world music plus 4 radio stations...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    CD/MP3 players and connection for iPod. Indoor/outdoor music....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV. Watch DVD's or movies from your laptop...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD library available...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    See the coastline up to Manuel Antonio...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular ocean view including the Whales Tail...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outdoor dining area on covered terrace. Table expands to comfortably seat 6 to 8. Indoor kitchen bar dining area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    For additional fee. Villa is 800 ft above sea level, constant cooling breezes keep it comfortable day & night + top quality ceiling fans for extra cooling if desired. AC is available, but not needed...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access:

    3G Internet available. Stay connected with our 3G WiFi Internet equivalent for email, browsing and Youtube videos....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    for one vehicle or two vehicles can share...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The office is also used to store a yoga mat and a pilates mat, but why be inside when you can do your practice outside on the terraza or pool deck and enjoy the ocean view....moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered parking for one vehicle or two vehicles can share...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    3G Internet available. Stay connected with our 3G WiFi Internet equivalent for email, browsing and Youtube videos. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Indulge yourself in all brand new high thread count Hotel Quality Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow cases, cotton blankets etc. All high quality towels and pool towels purchase in Canada. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Indoor and outdoor living rooms with TV and sterio...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    for one vehicle or two vehicles can share...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Paved driveway with gated entrance for extra security. Gate opens with remote control...moreless

  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    All new high quality towels and pool towels purchase in Canada. Beach towels also provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    3G Internet available Stay connected with our 3G WiFi Internet equivalent for email, browsing and Youtube videos....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    and coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Housewares, glasses, cutlery and high quality pots. So it makes it easy to whip up a smoothie or a gourmet meal. For Tea lovers a teapot and stainless steel kettle....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    High quality china dishes and glassware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar and French door to terrace dining room and all stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and seasonings for meat, fish and poultry...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, side by side with built in ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel glass top stove with full oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    can be hired...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    the pool deck with ocean view and jungle view, comes with lounge chairs and tables and is idea for sunbathing and stargazing...moreless

  • Golf:

    15 minutes to new golf course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can be hired...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    32' by 13' outdoor covered terrace or porch with living and dining area...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical garden with a varies of flowering scrubs and trees and fruit trees. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    32' by 13' outdoor covered terrace or porch with living and dining area...moreless

  • Tennis:

    can be arranged ...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Can be hired. Some pool toys and floats available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Walk out from the terrace to the 13' by 26' private pool with ocean view. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season Getaway Special
Nov 12 - Dec 21, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,779

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jan. Special 4open nights
Jan 3 - Jan 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2017
Jan 7 - Mar 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,195

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

March/Spring Break/Easter 2017
Mar 11 - Apr 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,395

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring Getaway
Apr 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,695

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer Vacation
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,795

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

September - November - Special
Sep 2 - Nov 10, 2017
5 night min stay
$199 $209
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,295

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall Season Getaway
Nov 11 - Dec 15, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,779

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Notes:

CHECK IN time 3 pm - 6 pm. Inquire for later check in. Check Out 8 am

Rates include cleaning before & after your stay, concierge services before & during your stay & taxes.

Air Conditioning is not needed, but available for an extra fee.

Inquire to save on booking fees.

Visit www.southcostarica.com for more info and cancellation policy.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
San Jose Int'l or Palmar Sur local
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Azul, Citrus, Boca Corona - 12 minute
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
San Buenas - 15 minutes
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Costanera - Coastal scenic drive - -8 Minutes
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Citrus, Exotica - world class dining 12 Minutes
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Ventanas - 10 Minutes

Car: Necessary

The Costa Ballena, on the south Pacific coast is renowned for its dramatic landscapes where the mountains meet the ocean. This is the real Costa Rica with the gorgeous and secluded Ventanas Beach only 10 minutes from the Villa Mariposa and the village of Ojochal with international restaurants and all the amenities all within 15 minutes. Located 30 minutes south of Dominical and 25 minutes north of the Palmar Sur airstrip on the picturesque and well paved Costanera highway. You can fly into the international airport in San Jose and drive or take a 30 minute scenic flight over the mountains and along the coast to Palmar Sur airstrip. From there we can arrange to have a 4x4 rental waiting for you and then drive the 25 minutes to Villa Mariposa. There are more daily flights to Quepos, only 1 hours drive to the villa. Alternatively with the recent competition of the new Caldera highway to the Pacific coast many guests drive the 2.5 to 3 hours, not including stops for the amazing views, on newly paved highway or take a private VIP shuttle from San Jose Airport. A 4x4 is strongly recommended for access to the villa and the beaches. For a complete map and insiders guide to the Southern Zone inquire or visit our website link at the bottom of this listing.

Other Activities: bird watching, eco tours, zip-lining canopy tours, kayaking, rafting, deepsea fishing, dolphin & whale watching, wildlife watching, waterfall rappelling, ATV Tours, beach activities, swimming, body surfing, shelling

Golf: New San Buenas Golf Club championship course under development 9 holes open - 15 minutes drive

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are from Toronto and were looking for warm place with natural beauty and a great community of people where we could enjoy the winters and eventually retire. Like many of the world travelers who come to live here we fell in love with this remarkably unique community of Ojochal with so much to offer. We are minutes from Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches exceptional restaurants, dramatic landscapes, impressive national parks, and activities that satisfy our sense of adventure.

Why the Owner Chose Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica:
We love our gorgeous ocean view of Ventanas beach and body surfing in the ocean there. It’s one of the most spectacular and pristine beaches in Costa Rica. We adore great food and it’s wonderful to be living minutes away from Ojochal, which is becoming the culinary center of Costa Rica, and dining out at 5 star French, Italian and Thai restaurants in the jungle.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We value our privacy and love the luxury of the private pool whether we are swimming in it, floating on it, lounging beside it or looking over it at the ocean view. It makes for a very intimate setting which is also wonderful to experience and share with good friends.


Contact us

Speaks: english, We take other languages & use Google translate
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Ocean view from pool deck - see The Whales Tail & coastline upto Manuel Antonio

    Ocean view from pool deck - see The Whales Tail & coastline upto Manuel Antonio

  • Terrace and poolside lounge areas

    Terrace and poolside lounge areas

  • Living room with French doors to Terrace

    Living room with French doors to Terrace

  • Master  bedroom with Walk in Closet and French Doors to Terrace to Ocean View

    Master bedroom with Walk in Closet and French Doors to Terrace to Ocean View

  • Queen bedroom with French doors to Terrace

    Queen bedroom with French doors to Terrace

  • 3rd Queen Bedroom with Jungle view

    3rd Queen Bedroom with Jungle view

  • Getting ready for dining poolside in the jungle

    Getting ready for dining poolside in the jungle

  • Night view of terrace and dining area

    Night view of terrace and dining area

  • Wander through the lush tropical garden

    Wander through the lush tropical garden

  • Ventanas Beach - minutes from the Villa

    Ventanas Beach - minutes from the Villa

  • Nauyaca Fall near Villa Mariposa - Swimming in the jungle pool

    Nauyaca Fall near Villa Mariposa - Swimming in the jungle pool

  • Scarlet Macaws at Nauyaca Falls near Villa Mariposa

    Scarlet Macaws at Nauyaca Falls near Villa Mariposa

  • Terrace living room from pool deck

    Terrace living room from pool deck

  • Terrace view from pool deck

    Terrace view from pool deck

  • Gourmet kitchen with French door to terrace

    Gourmet kitchen with French door to terrace

  • Master bathroom with reflection of shower

    Master bathroom with reflection of shower

  • Hallway and artwork accent

    Hallway and artwork accent

  • Garden view and Outdoor shower from Terrace

    Garden view and Outdoor shower from Terrace

  • Terrace and Pool at night  - great for stargazing

    Terrace and Pool at night - great for stargazing

  • View of sunset from Terrace

    View of sunset from Terrace

  • Cascading stream with waterfall beside villa

    Cascading stream with waterfall beside villa

  • Hang out with the locals

    Hang out with the locals

  • Take the leap at Nauyaca Falls near Villa Mariposa

    Take the leap at Nauyaca Falls near Villa Mariposa

  • After Zip Lining go for the optional Tarzan Swing near Villa Mariposa

    After Zip Lining go for the optional Tarzan Swing near Villa Mariposa

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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