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Newly remodeled, beach style 2BD villa. Secluded, secure w/private gazebo - (VM03)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 bath in a gated community with pool just 5 min away from the beach.


See what our guests have said about their stay with us:

"Comfort, Convenience, and Community"

My brother and I stayed at Villa Mariposa during our most recent surfing trip - this time in Costa Rica - and the villa has earned future repeat customers. The community itself is a handful of villas just a short walk from the end of the strip in Tamarindo. It is gated, and felt very secure. There is a shared swimming pool for lounging in the center of the community, which often became a happening spot as guests returned from the beach to cool off. The other guests were a fun mix of full-time residents, long-term guests, and people like us who were only there for the week. Getting to know our neighbors was a huge advantage - not only were they interesting and fun, but everyone had useful tips and recommendations to make the most of our short stay. Our villa, #3, was referred to by other residents as "the one with the grill" - each of the homes had some personal touches to differentiate them. Inside, the furnishings were comfortable and clean - not luxurious, but cozy enough to swallow you up at the end of an exhausting day. The bathrooms and kitchen were in working order, and stocked with basic necessities. I loved staying at this property. It's location provided privacy, while also giving us easy access to Tamarindo (not to mention, the road to the villas has many of the best restaurants in town). It was secure and well-maintained, the neighbors are friendly... it honestly felt like home. In paradise, of course. On our ride to the airport at the end of the stay, my brother and I began planning our return trip - I can't give a recommendation much higher than that.

Villa Mariposa 3 is one of the community’s most coveted units – desired for its well-kept grounds and amazing, private thatched-roof gazebo shaded by lush palms and rich landscaping just steps from the sunny pool and lounge area. The villa also includes its own BBQ, perfect for cooking outdoor meals or sipping a cold cocktail in your private gazebo while enjoying the tropical breezes.

Newly remodeled and refurbished with beach-house style, comfortable furnishings, and bright pops of color accenting the interior, Villa Mariposa 3 is the perfect place to call home on your Costa Rican vacation. The cozy 2-Bedroom/2-Bathroom home is ideal for two couples or small families looking for a peaceful stay in close proximity to all the activities, restaurants and conveniences of Tamarindo.

This fully air-conditioned unit features a classic Costa Rican vibe with colorful accents, tropical hardwoods, and open-air design. Each of the two bedrooms has a comfortable queen bed. The kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you could need to cook or entertain during your stay. In the living area, you’ll love kicking back and relaxing on one of the two oversized, plush couches while you catch up on email (WiFi throughout) or watch one of your favorite shows on the flat-screen Cable TV.

Villa Mariposa offers guests a wonderful combination of feeling like you’re in your own home, but benefiting from all security and handy amenities of an apartment building or condo complex. Each unit in the community is considered a proper house and feels totally separate from neighboring units with private yards and ample palm trees between each villa. You’ll enjoy pure peace of mind in this safe, convenient location as there is a gate, night guard and security guards and maintenance staff around during the day to keep an eye on things. If you have a car, you can also park inside with private, gated parking around the paved loop driveway in the Villa area.

Mariposa’s location is family-friendly and ideal for anyone who wants to be slightly removed from the main drag of Tamarindo where the nightclubs and bars are clustered. Still, great surf, the beach and plenty of shopping/restaurants are just a short walk or cab ride away. Taking a stroll to the beach or to town to stock up on groceries is no problem as you’re just up the road from all the action of Tamarindo center. It’s about a 5-7 minute walk to town and 7-10 minutes to reach the ocean on Tamarindo Beach. With plenty of taxis in Tamarindo, it’s easy to grab a quick, inexpensive ride back to the villa you’re too tired to walk after a day spent shopping the numerous local boutiques and markets or after a night on the town (Tamarindo has plenty of world famous nightlife!)

All in all, Villa Mariposa is the perfect retreat in Tamarindo – don’t forget we’re here to help with any transportation, concierge or activity/tour coordination you might need during your stay. We want this to be YOUR dream vacation and we know you can find it at Villa Mariposa 3.

More Details

Property Manager
Blue Moon Costa Rica
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Blue Moon Costa Rica

Our property management team is fun group of Costa Ricans, English, Americans and Canadians

We all share a love of Costa Rica and want you to feel the same

We promise to take great care of you during your visit

Most of our guests become our friends and come back year after year

We promise honest and open advice to help find the best location and property for you

We want to make this your best vacation ever!

Blue Moon Costa Rica purchased this villa in 2003

Why Blue Moon Costa Rica chose Guanacaste

Comfort, Convenience, and Community.

What makes this villa unique

This newly remodeled secluded 2-bed, 2-bath bungalow is one of the best units in the lovely and secure Villa Mariposa community. Located just a 5-10 minute walk to downtown Tamarindo and the beach, Villa Mariposa is a tranquil yet convenient retreat!


Tamarindo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


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Newly remodeled, beach style 2BD villa. Secluded, secure w/private gazebo - (VM03)
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
San José, Costa Rica

La mejor estadía!! Este fue nuestro segundo año en el mismo lugar!!

  • 5 of 5

Villa completamente equipada, muy cerca del centro por lo que no requiere vehículo para desplazarse, lugar seguro, excelente atención y servicio por parte de los administradores con la mayor disposición, recomendada!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Iva. Muchas gracias por tus comentarios, será un placer tenerle Como huésped el Próximo año. Blue Moon Team.
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Very cozy and friendly villa setting with all the comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Mariposa 3. There is a beautiful Palapa for morning breakfast or evening dinner and the nice and friendly people staying there gave some great advice about where to go and where to eat. We stayed for a week and enjoyed coming back from a day at the beach to cool off at the pool. All the cooking utensils are there and a BBQ-although the BBQ lacked any utensils. Would definitely rent again. Really 4 and a half stars.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Mariposa 3 and we appreciate your recommendation. We would love having you back again! Blue Moon team
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Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica

Very Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described in the ad. The house was well equipped and clean. It's not right next to the beach but a stroll in the evening is always enjoyable. The villa was located in a gated property and it actually felt very safe. The service from Alejandra was very good too.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choose us, we love you stay again. Please contact us in the future. Warm regards, Blue Moon Tamarindo
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this Villa was most enjoyable. The house is beautifully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything we needed. The house has a washer and dryer and even a gas barbecue grill!! It is a short 10 minute walk to the beach, restaurants and shops It is located in a gated community with a nice pool that we enjoyed after a full day of fun. The neighbors were friendly and the management company was so helpful. We will definitely be back next year. I would highly recommend this property to any coming to beautiful Tamarindo!!! You will love this place

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We took a sub lease on this property. The Villa had recently been renovated and we found it very comfortable and well equipped, even a gas BBQ! We had maid service twice a week, which gave us more time to enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful Tamarindo. We didn't rent a car as our vacation was to relax, enjoy the sun, sand and sea. The unit is a very easy 10 minute walk to the beach and all the associated hotels and eating places.

The Villa is in a gated community with a 24 security guard and has a wonderful pool and common recreation area.

The villa was very well appointed, the king size beds were very comfortable, with a very effective AC to make it very easy to sleep, especially for us from cold climates, staying in a much warmer climate. The villa has a well equipped kitchen and full laundry ( washer & dryer).

The Agents for the property were very helpful and provided an excellent service and made our vacation memorable. So much so, that we have already rebooked the unit for our 2016 winter vacation. We were very fortunate, we were able to meet a number of the owners of the other units. They were very friendly and helpful and contributed to making our vacation even more enjoyable.

We were very satisfied with all the arrangements, accommodation and price.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tamarindo Estuary
Pizzeria La Baula
Black Stallion Hills Ranch
Café Tico
Dragonfly Bar & Grill
Bamboo Sushi Club
Sharky's Bar
Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas
Langosta Beach Club
El Vaquero Brewpub
Pangas Beach Club
Patagonia Argentinian Grill & Restaurant
La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria
Seasons by Shlomy
Tamarindo Feria
Latitude Blue
Playa Tamarindo
Witch's Rock Surf Camp
Green Papaya Taco Bar
Agua Rica Diving Center
LongBoards BBQ
La Bodega
Cala Moresca by Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
La Caletta Lounge by Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
Langosta Beach
Marlin del Rey Catamaran Sailing Tours
Arenal Volcano
Parque Nacional Palo Verde
Río Celeste
Los Altos de Eros
Parque National Rincón de la Vieja
Buena Vista Lodge
Wild Panda Healthy food
Crazy Monkey Bar & Restaurant
Wok N Roll Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia International Airport (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sharkys, Bar 1
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla or Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
A lot of good restaurants all over Tamarindo
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Tamarindo Beach
Car: not necessary

Costa Rica has it all. Pristine beaches, friendly locals, perfect weather 10 months of the year. We care and we are here to help you plan and give advice on the best beaches, must see tours, does and donts.

Playa Tamarindo is a picturesque beach in the Pacific Gold Coast made famous by the 60s surf classic ‘Endless Summer����, Tamarindo beach is a favorite with surfers and sun worshippers alike. Take a dip, the water is blue and pristinely clean and the water temperature is always warm. The sun sets early here in the tropics, enjoy a happy hour cocktail in one of the many beach restaurants. Year round you have a great opportunity to see one of the best sunsets in the world. Some of the activities that you can enjoy in Tamarindo are:

Monkey & Crocodile Mangrove Tour

Catamaran tour



Paddle Board (SUP)

Sports Fishing


ATV tour

Luxury Catamaran

Horse back riding

White water rafting

Day trip to Rio Celeste

Turtle Watching

Overnight Trip to Arenal Hot Springs, Volcano & Lake.

National Park and volcano

- Turtle and monkeys watching

- Saturday Farmers Market 5 min. walk offering coffee, fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, local arts and crafts





  • A security deposit of $500 is due upon arrival. A pre-authorization will be processed on your credit card at this time and will be released within 7 days of check out subject to the conditions set out in the rental contract.