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Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Beach -January Open

Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Beach -January Open

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 17, 2014
3 bedrooms with Queen beds, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6 - 8

Available for Christmas Week due to a Last Minute cancellation.

With its nearby beach, gorgeous ocean views, upscale amenities, and secluded location, it’s no wonder that Villa Mariposa is once again Top Vacation Rental for Ojochal in 2013. Again and again, our guests rave about our jungle paradise in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it too.

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!

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. 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.

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.

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

The villa is also minutes from the village of Ojochal, which is 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.

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.

If you’re looking for adventure, take a horseback tour through the lush jungle 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!

We also recommend Hacienda Baru, a privately-owned national wildlife refuge offering three tours. The Flight of the Toucan is a zipline canopy tour consisting of eight ziplines that carry you from tree to tree across canopy and canyon floors. There is lots of wildlife to see from the air and on the ground, making it a fun tour for all ages. Other tours include the Canopy Observation Platform, which is over 100 feet high in a magnificent tree, and the Tree Climbing tour (for the more adventurous).

You can also visit the Butterfly Garden for free. It has a good sampling of the 550 plus species of butterflies in Costa Rica.

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 - Scroll down for web link just below the Owner Info or Amenities

Want to know more about our villa rental? Give me, Ellen, a call for details.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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.

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Calendar last updated:
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33 Reviews

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Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Beach -January Open
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p248632
+1 -4167672279
Ojochal Puntarenas
5

Spectacular Stay in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, son, daughter-in-law and I enjoyed a spectacular week at Ellen and Bernie's villa this March. Everything was even more beautiful than the pictures suggest. We all love to cook and we really appreciated how well organized and well-equipped the kitchen was. It is very much evident that the owners have put a great deal of thought into the design and lay-out of the whole house. Our stay there truly felt as if we were in our own home. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and the ceiling fans and open doors provided cool breezes at night. We enjoyed going for early morning walks - quite the workout on mountainous roads! The beaches in the area are all wonderful but our favourite was the national park. It was incredible to be able to walk for miles and see no one! The restaurants in Ojochal are amazing and rival anything we have in Toronto -only at a fraction of the cost! We particularly enjoyed Citrus and Exotica. Another treat was watching the sunset (Margaritas in hand) at the Hotel El Castillo. I guess the highest recommendation I can give is that within two days of returning home we had re-booked with Ellen for next March!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patti, thanks so much for your wonderful review which expresses so well how we want guests to experience our home. It's so gratifying that you appreciate all the thought and care we have put into our home. We look forward to having you back next year! Pura Vida, Ellen
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Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Beach -January Open
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Evergreen, CO, USA
5

It doesn't get any better than this

It doesn't get any better than this
  • 5 of 5
I was seeking serenity. And I found it. Quiet, peaceful, and private, are all parts of the Villa Mariposa experience. And down the hill from the Villa, are the most beautiful beaches in the world. Together, both provide for the most perfect vacation spot. Ellen and Bernie have created a home with every detail taken into account. My binoculars provided close up looks to the Toucan that resides in the poolside trees. He likes to take flight each morning and late afternoon. Of course he likes to cause the parrots to cry out in a chorus of chaotic chatter, as well as disturbing the howlers who are taking cover in the trees. Pre-sunset creates the most amazing display of bird activity that I have ever seen or heard.

Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of Villa Mariposa.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Celeste, We are so delighted you found the serenity you were seeking and shared your experience of the magic of Villa Mariposa. We hope you will be back again soon. Ellen and Bernie
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Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Beach -January Open
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p248632
+1 -4167672279
Ojochal Puntarenas
5

Great Summer Vacation in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a great time on our summer vacation in Costa Rica. My husband, our two children 9 and 15 and I stayed at Ellen’s amazing villa for two weeks.

The weather was great, much better than the summer we were having back home. It was sunny and warm every day, with maybe an occasional hour of rain some afternoons which didn't stop us from playing in the pool or taking natural rain showers.

The villa's jungle setting is wonderful to explore, with trails down to the stream on the property. From the terrace you can see humming birds and butterflies as well as toucans, parrots and even some monkeys.

The sunsets were glorious.

The villa is beautifully designed, well maintained and has a fabulous view. Ellen has thought of everything so we felt well taken care of. Her property manager Heather was great to work with to set up our local tours and activities.

There was so much to do, it is hard to choose just one highlight. I highly recommend the horseback ride to the waterfalls and snorkeling off Cano Island. Our kids loved the zip-lining at Osa and of course the beaches, especially Playa Ventana.

Thanks Ellen for sharing your beautiful home for our vacation.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Samantha for sharing this wonderful review of your summer vacation. Yes, people are often surprised that the summers are such a great time to visit and not any hotter than the rest of the year. That comes from being so close to the equator. It is an ideal time for a family vacation because everything is so green and lush and there is so much to experience and so many unique beaches to explore. Thanks again and can’t wait to have you back!
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Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Beach -January Open
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p248632
+1 -4167672279
Ojochal Puntarenas
5

Your own private slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here with two friends and we couldn't have asked for a better vacation. We got there late and Ben met us at the gas station and guided us up to the house (they're not kidding, 4WD is a must!) and it was spectacular even at night. Waking the next morning to a chorus of birds and that view...perfection.

We visited several beaches (Playa Ballena was our fav) but kept coming back to the cooler temps of the house and the pool and that gorgeous view. Saw all sorts of great nature just lounging poolside, but also ventured out for a spice plantation tour (Villa Vanilla...gorgeous, educational, and delicious), kayaking the mangroves (Pineapple Kayak out of Domincal...Michael and Japo were fabulous guides) and a zipline tour with Osa Canopy....stick around after and go to the animal sanctuary: one of the highlights of our trip.

We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen was perfectly well-stocked. Access to beach umbrellas for when the weather was perfect and a great selection of music/DVDs for when it wasn't was also a perfect touch. Can't recommend the house highly enough.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katy, I certainly agree, being at the villa is like having your own private slice of paradise. The villa is a great base from which to explore and experience all that the area has to offer. With the consistent beach perfect temperatures we have practically year round it is nice to know that the only thing that really changes in the Green Season- May to September, is a daily hour of rain arrives practically on schedule in the afternoon then clears up, for a breathtaking sunset. We love the added lushness of the rainforest in summer and our neighbourhood monkeys do too! Pura Vida, Ellen
business
Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Beach -January Open
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p248632
+1 -4167672279
Ojochal Puntarenas
5

Beautiful villa/Beautiful country

  • 5 of 5
We recently enjoyed a wonderful stay a Villa Mariposa. Ellen and Bernie made every effort to make our stay easy and delightful.

The house, pool and surrounding property are very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well designed and fully equipped to prepare a lovely meal. When dining in we ate outside on the patio while enjoying the beautiful ocean view. The calls of the animals and birds in the morning were delightful to hear and awaken to.

We dined out at two of the restaurants in Ojochal, Citrus and Exotica and had fabulous meals in both. Ventanas beach nearby was also a great experience. We made two day trips from the house. One was to Manuel Antonio National Park and nearby Quepos and the other to Sierpe where we took a boat tour down the river. In each case we were amazed by the animal and bird population.

We were at Villa Mariposa in early February and had great weather. We hope to return soon.

Donnette Peltier and Chris Noble - Massachusetts
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Donnette and Chris. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will be back soon. Ellen
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Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Beach -January Open
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Canada
5

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5
This was my 4th trip to this exquisite, beautifully appointed villa. Being situated high on the mountain provides for wonderful breezes and stunning views of the ocean. And where else can one enjoy the antics of the monkeys swinging thru the trees while floating in a pool!
Truly a piece of paradise.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Charlotte for sharing this lovely review. I am so happy to have you back at the villa and enjoying all the things that we love. I look forward to welcoming you back again. Ellen

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palmar Sur (via Sansa or Naturair) - 25 Minutes at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Azul, Citrus, Boca Corona - 12 minute at 4.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : San Buenas - 15 minutes at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Costanera - Coastal scenic drive - -8 Minutes at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Citrus, Exotica - world class dining 12 Minutes at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Ventanas - 10 Minutes at 4.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

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 3 - 3 1/2 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

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Dec.19-27-See Notes
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years- Dec.27-Jan. 03
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
High Season - Winter Special
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
$279
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
March/Spring Break 2015
Mar 7 2015 - Mar 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
Flat fee
 
 
March/Spring Break 2015
Mar 14 2015 - Mar 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
Flat fee
 
 
High Season-Except Holidays
Mar 28 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Season Getaway
May 2 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,679
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Vacation 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,779
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season - Monthly Specials
Aug 31 2015 - Nov 13 2015
5 night minimum stay
$229
$1,279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300

SPECIALS- High Season - Book now & Save $200/wk Off from regular rate of $2100 now $1900/wk
January Savings - 6 nights - $1674
CHECK IN time 3 pm - 6 pm. Inquire for later check in. Check Out 9 am
Rates include cleaning before & after your stay, concierge services before & during your stay & taxes.
Refundable Security Deposit $300

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Over sized shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, The is also an outdoor shower by the pool
  • The large master ensuite features granite countertops and a huge glass block shower.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Ocean view
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Jungle view
  • Master - 1 queen, Ensuite bathroom, walk in closet, French doors - Ocean view
  • The villa has 3 luxurious Queen size bedrooms with new custom made beds with hotel quality mattresses. All brand new high thread count Hotel Quality Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow cases, cotton blankets etc. All new high quality towels and pool towels. 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.

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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 include in weekly rental. Property manager lives 5 minutes walk from the villa and is available by cell phone for any concerns
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