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Villa Mareas: Large Groups, Weddings, Yoga Retreats, Family & Friends Reunions

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Half Baths2
Space 1,672 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 9 Suites, 12 Baths, (Sleeps 12-26) with private entry to each suite.

Location: Playa Hermosa, Uvita, Bahia Ballena. Overlooking the Pacific ocean of 'Whales Coast' villa Mareas is a private villa catering to large groups such as Weddings, Yoga retreats and Family Reunions. Our web site is Villa Mareas.

9 unique suites, a full staff and access to several waterfalls on the 36 acre of dramatic landscape covered in thick forest plunging down to a sandy coastline of deserted and quiet beaches.

Enjoy the wildlife that surrounds Villa Mareas with over 400 acres of dedicated wild life sanctuary home to several troops of monkeys and exotic birds. Stroll through the gardens take in the Kaleidoscope of tropical flowers or check out our resident sloth from your terrace.

Villa Mareas boast fervent waterfalls, fresh open spaces, and inspiring natural views making Villa Mareas a welcoming and unique memorable place, where guest reconnect with family and friends and feel if the staff has been friends for years.

Easy, relaxing and inspiring; the villa is designed to provide guest with what ever they need. The owners and staff are the experts and local residents.

Any size of group will feel comfortable at Villa Mareas, watching food prepared in the open kitchen, enjoying a cocktail at our open bar or meandering through terraces and manicured gardens.

The estate features a spa, 2 yoga platform terrace, one large bar, spacious dining area, 1,700 sq ft infinity edge pool surfaced entirely in blue iridescent glass tile.

Villa Mareas is five minutes from the beach and a short drive from some of the most outstanding restaurants in Costa Rica. Many adventure outings are offered locally.

In addition to the experience we offer breakfast, lunch and dinner for an additional price. Mareas chef will hand craft every exceptional meal during your stay. If are welcome to also cook for yourselves.

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More Details

Owner
Pilar dailinger
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Pilar dailinger

After years of travel in international business development career and later, the intense work of commercial interior design and raising children, Pilar turned what had been a fantasy into a reality. Pilar Dalinger and Tim Davis fled the stress of L.A. for the jungle and sea on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. “It took us nine months to get used to the laid back life,” which they call here Pura Vida or Pure Life. Tim and Pilar's bold move to build the ten-bedroom Villa Mareas. It was a project, she says, that though daunting at some junctures, turned out to be the creation of a personal paradise. We have enjoyed almost 8 years of rental to families, friend reunions, weddings, yoga and wellness retreats and T.V. shows.

Driven by the principle of living sustainably within the jungle and wanting to be outdoors as much as possible, Tim and Pilar planned three distinct Mediterranean cum tropical style buildings integrated with one another by bridges and small paths. The structures would be made of concrete to prevent the decay caused by the jungle and insects. A terracotta colored metal, rather than clay, tile roof would keep the monkeys from pulling off the tiles. And each of the suites of the 18,000 square foot home would have a separate entrances and most, outdoor showers. Local artisans were hired to make almost everything by hand from mixing the cement to crafting furniture and posts and beams from nearby teak trees, Even a 15-foot long ornamentally carved bar was fashioned from a slab of one of the trees on the 36-acre property.

Pilar dailinger purchased this villa in 2010

Why Pilar dailinger chose Puntarenas

Very private and beautiful, the waterfalls on the 34 acre estate are stunning and so is the wild life that surrounds us.

If you are looking to rent a Luxury and Unique villa this is it. Villa Mareas.

What makes this villa unique

Our 1,700 sq ft swimming pool has been voted by Luxury Magazine as the 3rd in the world and 1st in Costa Rica. It is surfaced entirely in iridescent blue glass tile with a waterfall and a jacuzzi. We are very familiar with the area and can suggest tours and restaurants for you. We offer free concierge for your transportation, excursions and meals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A slice of heaven, with incredibly large comfortable suite rooms,a great room area of superb elegance that is home to a couple, a family or larger group. All of this combined with an infinity pool with amazing views of the Pacific. Our on site host, Tim, provided for all needs, from arranging tours, hikes to on property waterfalls, or preparing gourmet parties and meals.Our 3rd trip to CR and the best experience in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica.

(Check link below for full review and pictures)



CWeiman

Review submitted via Trip Advisor



http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g635755-d1752017-r91535944-Mareas_Villas-Uvita_Province_of_Puntarenas.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT
May 2010
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Amenities

Bahía Ballena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1672 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 10 - toilet , Pool Bathroom and shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Glass tile shower and double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Glass tile shower and double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Glass tile shower and double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Glass tile shower and double sinks
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Glass tile shower and double sinks
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Glass tile shower and double sinks
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Glass tile shower and double sinks
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Glass tile shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , Glass tile shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , Powder room in the main area
  • All bathrooms are tiled in glass iridescent tile, luxurious faucets and custom sinks. Soap and shampoo available.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ocean View; Mini bar, living area, patios & outdoor shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean View; Mini bar, living area, patios, outdoor shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Ocean View; In suite bath, double sinks, patio and terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Ocean View; In Suite Bath, double sinks, patio, terrace
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , In Suite Bath, double sink, patio, terrace, jungle views
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Ocean & jungle view; In-suite bath, outdoor shower, mini bar
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen , Jungle view; In Suite Bath, double sinks, patios and terrace
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Club House Villa; In suite bath, ocean and jungle views
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , Ocean and Jungle views: Located Club House Villa 2nd floor
  • Pacific Villa - Ocean and Jungle views Bedroom suite 1: King-sized bed, en suite bathroom, and minibar Bedroom suite 2: King-sized bed, en suite bathroom, and minibar Bedroom suite 3: 2 Queen-sized beds, en suite bathroom Bedroom suite 4: 2 Queen-sized beds, en suite bathroom Jungle Villa – Part Ocean and full Jungle Views Bedroom suite 5: 2 Queen-sized beds, en suite bathroom Bedroom suite 6: King-sized bed, en suite bathroom, and minibar Bedroom suite 7: 2 Queen-sized beds, en suite bathroom Clubhouse Villa – Ocean and Jungle Views Bedroom suite 8: Queen bed, en suite bathroom; this bedroom is somewhat smaller and located upstairs of the Pool area. Bedroom suite 9: 2 Single beds, en suite bathroom; this bedroom is somewhat smaller and located upstairs of the Pool area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Truly experience the rainforest; the Villa’s setting invites local animals such as toucans, monkeys, bright blue butterflies, multi-colored frogs, and from the terrace you may see breaching whales. Mareas is five minutes from the beach and a short drive from some of the most outstanding restaurants in Costa Rica. Many adventure outings are offered locally. The Villa has three separate buildings, two sleeping cabinas and an entertainment area. Each bedroom suite has it’s own bath, terrace and garden. The entertainment area includes a modern kitchen, bar, living room, two dining areas, covered patio, salt water infinity pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ patio, viewing terrace and poolside waterfall. The Villa is over 18,000 sq. ft. providing ample space for a crowd. Open below to view a Virtual Tour: http://tinyurl.com/7t8k7m3

Reviews

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5

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mareas was easily the best family vacation we have ever taken. It was amazing to have this stunning property all to ourselves! It has complete privacy, tucked away into the jungle with a panoramic ocean view, but it's only minutes from the best surfing beach in the area. My mother and wife were completely in awe of the gardens, and we all loved the walking jungle path down to the river and waterfalls. The pool is enormous, and we swam in it every day! Tim made fantastic meals for us several times - much better than any of the local restaurants. His wife Pilar was very helpful, both before our arrival and after, making suggestions for local excursions, booking tours and even arranging shuttle service. She said they often do weddings here, and I can totally believe it. My parents are already talking about us all going back for their 50th anniversary. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Village, Arkansas
5

Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mareas was exceptional. The property listing was accurate and described the property well. The photos on the site listing are an understatement to the beauty of the rentals appearance, the actual view, and the surroundings. The property was clean and well maintained. The hospitality of the owners was 5 star. They arranged meals, excursions, and offered advice on local fare.

The meals we had prepared at the rental were very good. Our overall experience at Mareas was outstanding. The price is a bargain considering the amenities and quality of the property. Have already booked a return trip. Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Village, Arkansas
5

Gober Family

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mareas was exceptional. The property listing on VRBO was accurate and described the property well. The photos on the site listing are an understatement to the beauty of the rentals appearance, the actual view, and the surroundings. The property was clean and well maintained. The hospitality of the owners was 5 star. They arranged meals, excursions, and offered advice on local fare.

The meals we had prepared at the rental were very good. Our overall experience at Mareas was outstanding. The price is a bargain considering the amenities and quality of the property. Have already booked a return trip. Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cedar crest, nm, usa
5

Luxury in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Mareas Villas. It is an elegant facility in an beautiful and interesting location. Awakening to the call of the Howler monkeys, gazing at the ocean in the near distance, feeling the cooling breezes sure took away the everyday cares. Going on a river cruise to observe the flora and fauna, zip-lining through the canopy, hiking to waterfalls, walking on the beach, water aerobics in the pool and visiting the market town an hour away were all part of our days. Ending the day with a swim in the gorgeous pool and finally good food and camaraderie sent us off to bed and looking forward to the mornings Howler call. Pilar and Tim provided a wealth of information about the local area and activities. The rooms were spacious, beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. The open air shower with it’s shimmering glass tile walls was an added touch of elegance. Being a chef, I prepared most of our meals in the well-equipped communal kitchen and Tim was an invaluable resource for locating the freshest seafood and the best butcher.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arvada, CO. USA
5

The Most Spectacular Villa in the World

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What can I say? We are 4th time repeaters and home only a week and want to return to Mareas as quickly as tomorrow. The weather, views, pools, more spectacular than ever before. The meals cooked by the Marea's chef were sublime. We only wish we would have had another week to sample more of the delightful dishes. Our room, the front Pacific villa (our first stay in this room) was beautiful with beautiful furnishings, art and the spectacular shower where one could view hummingbirds feeding. The growth and maturity of the plants since our first visit to Mareasonly enhances the villas beauty. A week at Mareas is a week of pampering, total relaxation, adventure and fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arvada, CO. USA
5

The Most Spectacular Villa in the World

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What can I say? We are 4th time repeaters and home only a week and want to return to Mareas as quickly as tomorrow. The weather, views, pools, more spectacular than ever before. The meals cooked by the Marea's chef were sublime. We only wish we would have had another week to sample more of the delightful dishes. Our room, the front Pacific villa (our first stay in this room) was beautiful with beautiful furnishings, art and the spectacular shower where one could view hummingbirds feeding. The growth and maturity of the plants since our first visit to Mareasonly enhances the villas beauty. A week at Mareas is a week of pampering, total relaxation, adventure and fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Jolly Roger
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Jaco
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Palapa at Cuna del Angel Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa, Bahia Ballena
Car: necessary

On Site Recreation

• Waterfalls

• Bird watching

* Yoga Platform, mats, belts and blocks available.

Nearby Recreation

• Waterfall rappelling

• Rain forest canopy tours

• Zip line tours

• Rain forest night tours

• Reptile habitat

• Ocean cave exploration

• Surfing and surf lessons

• Scuba diving & snorkeling

• Bird watching

,River Rafting

Sierpe Mangrove Boat Tours

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

No more than 26 guest on the property, a signed rental agreement is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.