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Luxury Costa Rica Beach House

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A 3 bedroom luxury villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Costa Rica's Guanacaste peninsula. Privately owned and managed but on the property of Hotel Punta Islita, a Marriot Signature property , Mariposa is perfect location for a romantic getaway, a family or couples vacation.It is private, but with all the luxury services of one of the finest hotels in Central America completely available to our guests.

The villa has three bedrooms each with private baths, a fully equipped kitchen, a caretaker who provides maid service and fresh linens every other day, a private infinity pool, high speed internet and wireless internet. As can be seen from the pictures, Mariposa sits above and commands views of the entire hotel property, the beach, bay and Pacific Ocean.

The Hotel is the center of a sustainable community characterized by fantastic wildfire including the recently established Macaw breeding center where now more than 30 macaws live, breed and fly around every day. In fact there is nesting site and nesting pair on our property.

The villa and hotel are a perfect blend of luxury, privacy and activity to please almost anyone. The surf beach at Carmaronal ( 3 miles away) is among the best in Central America, the local beach and grounds are beautiful, natural and pleasing in every way.

Alternate day maid service, all linens and supplies are provided.


Getting to Islita
If you are driving from San Jose expect to take between 4 ½ to hours from the Airport to the Villa, if from Liberia between 2 ½ and 3 to hours from the Airport to the Villa.
Car rentals are very close to the airport. Liability Auto Insurance is mandatory and the typical platinum credit card insurance does not cover. Check with your particular policy and be sure if and what is covered in Costa Rica.
Recently the country has become very serious about speed limit enforcement so don’t speed and be careful because the roads are narrow and passing opportunities few.
It is much easier to drive in the daylight -generally 6AM- 6PM all year.

Commercial Air service is available from Nature Air
An Air Charter is also available and takes about 40 minutes in a small plane. If you need to arrange a charter or want a quote I can assist with that. Please call me immediately so I can assist you. 715-330-3465.

Islita is a very small. There is a very small grocery store called a “Pulperia”
which sells a wide variety of basic food products as well as limited wine, beer, soda and juices, frozen foods and various sundries. Botton line you can find many emergency items however you should not rely upon the pulperia to fully stock the kitchen. There are a number of regular full-size grocery stores on the route most notably in Nicoya. We can provide directions to find those places along the route. Typically that is where we stop to buy all normal grocery items. The hotel will usually sell you high-quality meats and fruits but you need to give them at least 2 weeks advance notice. We will provide contact information to make that happen.

There is a small gift shop at the hotel which has some clothing items, candy, shaving items etc. It is best not to expect that you can shop for any necessary items there.
Catering. Chef services
We are independent of the hotel but all of the hotel services are completely available to you. All of the hotels restaurants, pools, activities are available to you. This includes catering services as well. This can be arranged with the hotel and is generally available except during the Christmas/New Year's season when they simply do not have the staff to accommodate private parties at all.

What's available in the Villa
Mariposa is completely furnished, has all appliances, bedding, towels, utensils. Other than food and alcohol you need to bring nothing but yourselves and a good attitude.

Washer/dryer/laundry service
We have a washer and dryer for the use of our caretakers. We do not generally provide laundry service although the hotel will do so. In an emergency our caretakers can do some light laundry for you but you will need to negotiate fair compensation for that service. Because of the cost of electricity, the scarcity of water, we simply cannot make the equipment generally available.

Bugs and Critters

Islita is in the dry forest, this means that you almost certainly will not have trouble with mosquitos. On the other hand, this is the great outdoors and that means that you may see an occassional scorpion, pizotes, growler monkeys, iguanas birds, etc..
Dont leave food out, close the kitchen windows and doors when you are not there. DONT intentionally feed the animals.

We always fluff the towels and sheets before using them.

Upon arrival at the Punta Islita

The front desk of Hotel Punta Islita takes care of checking in, providing the keys to the Villa, setting up a charge account for all hotel services. We have a caretaker and property managers who will take care of any maintenance or other issues. You may call Isaac at 8771-1860 or Abraham 8302- 8129 for any issues that arise.

The front desk of the hotel is generally open from 8 AM a.m. to 10 PM so that if you were going to arrive at a time outside those hours we would need at least 48 hours advanced notice so that special arrangements could be made. Anyone in the hotels Front desk and concierge departments can and will be helpful to you but your special point of contact is the guest services manager Marvin Seas. Besides being extremely helpful and efficient, Marvin speaks English spectacularly well.

Just before you arrive at the hotel you will make a 90° turn to the left and proceed past the golf course for about 500 m. There you will see the gated entrance to Hotel Punta Islita. When you stop at the gate tell them you’re coming to Mariposa. They will direct you and you can follow the signs up to Hotel Reception. They will check you in, provide you with keys and set up a hotel charge for any Hotel meals, activities, spa etc. They will then either take four direct you up to the house. Please be sure that they instruct you on the operation of the security system and show you how to disable it.
Villa Matters.

We take considerable care to be sure that everything is in proper working order but this is a actually a very harsh climate for mechanicals. The sea air, wonderful to us can be murder on appliances, furniture, etc. If you see anything which is not functioning properly please immediately advise our caretaker, Isaac, Abraham or email me at

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is generally on one level however there is a step down to the sitting area and pool....moreless

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

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) In each other bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle beds are provided in each of the non-master bedrooms...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    full cable service...moreless

  • Stereo


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


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    See the view from the pictures- words do not do it justice....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Overlooking Hotel Punta Isltia and the Pacific Ocean...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    We overlook the Hotel Punta Islita and its golf course...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Villa surrounded on three sides by mountains...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We overlook the Pacific Ocean, the Hotel Beach Club....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The picture on the listing says it all- the Pacific Ocean...moreless

  • Resort:

    The Hotel Punta Islita, A Marriott Signature property is adjacent to the Villa and all Hotel service and amenities are available to our guests...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In each bedroom...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed wireless...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The Hotel has a full fitness facility and a complete Spa...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed fiber optic internet service...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    See the photos- the parking area is immediately adjacent to the villa...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer available....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Hotel can provide catering and room service...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen hotel can also provide groceries with 2 weeks advance notice...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    In typical Costa Rican Style, the palapa area is a covered open living area- shown in the pictures...moreless

  • Golf:

    9 hole par three course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    See the photos- villa is beautifully landscaped....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Hotel can provide...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (2) Hotel provides two pools, one at the beach...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
May 1 - Nov 10, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,500 $7,500
Holiday Season
Dec 15 - Jan 6, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 13%

Manager'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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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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200 Kilometres
Nearest Airport

Car: Recommended

Canopy tour on the hotel property, numerous water, beach and deep sea fishing available. Guided nature tours and birdwatching available. River kayaking, horseback riding, hiking and an excellent spa on the premises.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: We came to Islita the second year the hotel was open, immediately fell in love with it and the people. In fact we were the second independent property owners here. The corporation that we set up to own the real estate is known as”WFA Islita”--- and stands for” We finally agreed !” because after 25 years of marriage and vacations of all sorts we found the place that was unique beyond compare.

Why Punta Islita, Costa Rica:
As many of our guests have said, Mariposa has the best view of the hotel- in fact one of th best views in the world.

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Mariposa View

    Mariposa View

  • aerial view of the villa with the mountains in the background

    aerial view of the villa with the mountains in the background

  • Recently re-introduced macaws- a daily site in increasing numbers

    Recently re-introduced macaws- a daily site in increasing numbers

  • Macaw


  • The pool

    The pool

  • bedroom


  • View from the hammock

    View from the hammock

  • Infinity pool view

    Infinity pool view

  • The base of operations

    The base of operations

  • Social area

    Social area

  • Social area and view to Pacific

    Social area and view to Pacific

  • guest bedroom- with trundle bed and private bath

    guest bedroom- with trundle bed and private bath

  • dining area

    dining area

  • the Pacific

    the Pacific

  • turtles returning to lay eggs

    turtles returning to lay eggs

  • canopy bed in Master Bedroom

    canopy bed in Master Bedroom

  • The Villa from the air

    The Villa from the air

  • From the pool into the social area

    From the pool into the social area

  • Bedroom view early AM

    Bedroom view early AM

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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