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Luxury Mountain Villa With Stunning Pacific Ocean View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Batrhooms, Sleeps 6

'Casa de las Mariposas' is a stunning villa overlooking the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica near Ojochal. The home features luxury amenities inside and out! The home has approximately 180 sq. meters of indoor living area and 180 sq. meters of terrace. Fully air conditioned, private pool and hot tub. Private staff on grounds provide daily breakfast, towel service and mid week linen service.

The spacious and airy great room, dining room, and bedrooms have doors that completely open allowing pacific breezes to cool the home. The tropical decor was custom made with the finest craftsmanship.

The kitchen has the most modern appliances and cookware. Granite counters throughout with high counter and bar stools. The indoor dining table seats eight.

Outside, you can relax around the pool, swim or, soak in the spa. The gazebo features a BBQ grill, sink, beverage refrigerator and a table for four.

One side of the great room features the master bedroom suite with queen bed, large walk-in shower, dual sinks and walk-in closet. The guest side of the home has two roomy bedrooms each with a queen bed. The guest bedrooms share a common bathroom with shower.

We are very proud of your two caretakers, Tono and his wife Flora. They do an amazing job keeping the villa in perfect condition as well as providing a great breakfast each morning. They only speak Spanish but if you do not, you can communicate with Google Translate via the computer in the kitchen.

The house is very secluded. We have our own small banana and coffee plantation as well as cocoa, coconut, mango, lemon, tangerine, orange and papaya and many other trees. Most of the trees are labeled.

We have tried to make your travel as easy as possible by providing a pack-n-play and high chair for young children and beach toys for the older ones including, boogie boards, beach chairs etc.

Some of the finest restaurants in southern Costa Rica can be found a short drive from the home.

Outdoor activities abound within a short distance from the house including beaches, surfing, sea kayaking, mangrove and ocean kayaking, zip lining, hiking, birding, waterfalls, ATV tours, and canyoning.

The villa sits 8.1 Km off the main highway up a gravel road that requires four wheel drive much of the year. It can be a very rugged drive depending on the season and the condition of the road. It takes about 20-30 minutes. It is a beautiful drive and is well worth it for the views, mountain breezes, wildlife and seclusion.

Amenities Include:

#24 Hr Caretaker on Property (Only Speaks Spanish)

#Gated Property

#Air Conditioning

#Breakfast Provided Daily

#Daily Towel Service

#Mid Week Linen Service

#Wireless Internet (can be slow in the afternoon)

#DVD Player and Flat screen TV. There is NO TV SERVICE. Only DVD

#Sonos Sound System Indoors and Out

#Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher

#Large Private Pool

#Large Jacuzzi

#Security Safe In Each Bedroom

#Washer and Dryer

#Beach Towels, Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrella Provided

#Boogie Boards (two)

#Coolers (to take to beach)

#Plenty of Parking

#Ocean View From Each Bedroom

#Truly Luxurious Landscaping

#High Chair and 'Pack-N-Play'

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Steven and Laura Maves
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Steven and Laura Maves

We live in Indiana, USA and have three grown boys. We began building this home in April of 2011 and complete the construction in May of 2014.

Steven and Laura Maves purchased this villa in 2011

Why Steven and Laura Maves chose Costa Rica

The views of the pacific ocean are truly special. The home is very secluded and surrounded by tropical forest and wildlife including monkeys, parrots, toucans, anteaters and the occasional sloth.

The eight kilometer drive from the coastal highway takes about 20 minutes and requires four wheel drive most times of the year. Due to the amazingly scenic drive down the mountain, it requires about 30 minutes to get to the nearest beaches and restaurants.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxury Mountain Villa With Stunning Pacific Ocean View
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews


  • 3 of 5

Villa is luxury, well equipped, breathtaking views, but the location required a very skilled driver and a 4x4 car.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable mountaintop retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Steve's place the first week in March 2016 and I should start off by saying the pictures and description are spot on. In fact, the pictures don't and can't possibly capture the beauty of the villa or the surrounding outdoor space. All materials and design were that of a top-end custom resort home and it seemed that no expense was spared with the custom detail inside and out. All this sitting on top of a remote mountain top in the southern coastal area miles away from anything touristy. If you are looking for a private paradise, this is the place. While you'll see a few other villas on the drive up, once you arrive, the mountain top is all yours. But, the place does have caretakers living down the hill a little and they share the same private drive. You can see their rooftop if you go to the side of the villa and look between some of the landscaping. Tono and Flora are a lovely local couple and couldn't be more hospitable. I was concerned at first that this close proximity would interfere with our desire for complete privacy, but outside of Flora coming in and preparing breakfast every morning, we never saw them. Although Tono could be reached if needed, they kept their distance. Side note: Flora does not knock or announce her arrival in the morning when she comes in to prepare breakfast. A little startling at first since we didn't know the protocol, but we looked forward to waking up to her quietly working her magic in the kitchen every morning at 8:00, starting off with a fresh pot of coffee. This is not just bagels and juice! But a large fresh local fruit plate, some version of eggs, breakfast meat, beans and rice, orange juice, milk and coffee. Fantastic local fare!

Back to the privacy thing (important to us). The mountain top is yours! The entire pool hot tub area is swim suit optional.

The drive up: We ended up driving up the mountain just after sunset, and it started raining. It was an exhilarating drive, but we had a full size 4x4 which handled it just fine.

Weather: It can get foggy in the evenings that prevents a sunset, but on some evenings the sunset was spectacular.

WIFI: Had a consistent strong connection.

Technically: Overall everything worked perfectly.

Pests: We had no unwanted guests. Not buggy at all and we kept the doors open all of the time. No need for AC, as the temps were perfect.

Can’t say enough how satisfied we were, and look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

I’d like to first start off by saying that Steve, the home owner, couldn’t have been more accommodating to us. We were supposed to be at the villa the week before, but because of a blizzard in our area we were unable to get out. So Steve let us move our holiday to the following week. Thanks again!

My wife and I came to Costa Rica to celebrate our honeymoon. We really wanted to be away from busy hotels and tourists in general. Other than Toño and his wife Flora, who live on the property, there is no one around. It’s like you have the whole world to yourself up there. Then you have the added bonus that Flora will cook up a lovely breakfast for you each morning – it’s a fantastic way to start your day!

The tricky part is getting to the house. You will almost certainly wonder on your first drive up, if you are in fact going the right way. My wife, who struggles with carsickness at times, really struggled with the drive up. But after you do it a few times, you get more relaxed about it. Of course what awaits you at the end is the best part… the house. The views are to die for. It’s really makes you forget how crazy that drive is. It’s well worth it... Would highly recommend this place and would certainly come back! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas, and it was a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The home was amazing. Loved having a private pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean - talk about a great way to start and end the day. The house was outfitted as promised and had everything we needed... No cable or satellite TV so we adventured out to a sports bar for a football bowl game or two.

Steve, the owner, was responsive and provided great recommendations for restaurants and activities. His house guide answered all our questions and provided great directions to the house.

The house's caregivers were very nice, and Flora makes delicious Gallo Pinto - best we had in Costa Rica.

The road to the house is truly an adventure. You definitely need a four wheel drive and a sense of humor!

Highly recommend this home... And Ojochal is a beautiful place to base yourself for relaxation and adventure on the Pacific.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons loué la villa pour un séjour de 2 semaines et la vue est absolument magnifique, à l'ouverture des portes, nous nous croyons à jurassic park. Le chemin de terre/gravel pour s'y rendre laisse à désirer, nous l'avons même trouvé dangereux car nous sommes arrivés de soir et on ne voit pas grand chose , il est de 8 km et prend environ 35 min mais avec un bon 4X4 et un bon conducteur tout s'est bien passé. Flora et Tono sont fantastique, elle nous as fait à déjeuner comme prévu les matins ou nous étions présent à la villa, oeuf, bacon et un plateau de fruit frais. Elle nous a également préparé un bon souper fruit de mer sur demande. La maison est bien équipé que ce soit pour une journée relaxation sur le bord de la piscine avec un bon BBQ ou une journée sur la plage.

La montagne semble souvent nuageuse comparativement à la plage (nous pouvons voir au loin que c'est très ensoleiller mais que sur la villa c'est nuageux voir même pluvieux)

La maison est magnifique, il y a cependant de bons espaces entre les jointures des portes et des fenêtres, ce qui laisse entrer les gros insectes à l'intérieur.

Mais la vue au réveil en vaut la peine.

Fortement conseillé

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excelente!! La casa fenomenal, el lugar y la vista impresionante!

  • 5 of 5

Todo excelente, la casa es preciosa y esta en perfectas condiciones, la atención de Toño súper bien siempre atento y dispuesto!

La llegada se complica un poco por la dirección, pero así es en Costa Rica así que es parte de la aventura, si es necesario carro 4X4 por el camino!

Atardeceres maravillosos todos los días!

Gracias por todo!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Car: necessary


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High Season
Nov 27 2016 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 30 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

100% Refund if cancelled 60 days or more before arrival.

Monthly rate is for 4 consecutive weeks (28 days) and does not include breakfast.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom has two sinks
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bedrooms share one bathroom.
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Breakfast is provided and prepared by my housekeeper, Flora. It is served each morning buffet style. Other meals are the responsibility of the renter. Flora will make the beds daily and change the sheets mid-week. She will clean towels as needed. All electricity in the home is provided by a grid tied solar panel system. We try to minimize our impact on the environment by washing towels only as needed (left on floor) and producing all the electricity to run the home.

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