Luxury Costa Rica Beach House(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
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 http://www.natureair.com/domestic-flights-schedule.html
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Golf Course View:
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 14 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
May 1 - Nov 10, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 6, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min 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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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.
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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aerial view of the villa with the mountains in the background
Recently re-introduced macaws- a daily site in increasing numbers
View from the hammock
Infinity pool view
The base of operations
Social area and view to Pacific
guest bedroom- with trundle bed and private bath
turtles returning to lay eggs
canopy bed in Master Bedroom
The Villa from the air
From the pool into the social area
Bedroom view early AM
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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