About this listing
With its nearby beach, gorgeous ocean view, upscale amenities, & secluded location; it’s no wonder our villa is a TripAdvisor’s Top Vacation Rental. Again & again, guests rave about our jungle paradise, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it too. Read a few of our guest reviews in the photo section.
OUTDOOR LIVING AT ITS BEST!
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!
GUESTS WHO LOVE OUR VILLA
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.
DESIGNED WITH ATTENTION TO DETAILS
Every detail was considered when designing Villa Mariposa. 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.
SECLUDED LOCATION CLOSE TO THE BEST BEACHES, RESTAURANTS & ACTIVITIES
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. Learn about the wonderful restaurants and activities in The neighbourhood section further down.
It's all yours!
Guest have access to the entire private villa and pool and property.
Private villa on gated estate
Three bedrooms (3 queen beds)
High quality sheets and towels provided
Ceiling fans throughout
Internet – 3G wireless onsite. WiFi also available at local restaurants
TV with DVD library – also has adapter to connect to laptops
Indoor and outdoor living room
Large covered terrace with living and dining area overlooking pool
Large private pool with ocean view
Gas Barbecue Grill and cooking utensils
Fully equipped kitchen – stainless steel appliances – housewares
Spices and prepared seasoning mixes
Backup water supply with pump
Washer and dryer in laundry room + iron
Safe for personal valuables
Cleaning before and after included in all rentals
English speaking property manager in the area
Stereo system with connection for iPods, CD/MP3 players
Music library – Classical, New Age, Jazz, Rock, World Music
Easy access to Playa Ventanas and all the beaches along the coast
Minutes away from Ojochal and fine dining
Stunning ocean view of Playa Ventana, the Whales Tail, jungle and mountains
Fully landscaped garden around the house with exotic flowers, palm trees and fruit trees
Stream with small waterfalls and natural pools on property.
Exotic and colorful birds, butterflies, monkeys and other wildlife
Interaction with guests
This is a completely private villa and while we can't be there to host you, 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 our villa is enjoyable and worry-free. We also have a villa binder which is available when you arrive and we send to you in advance by PDF.
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.
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!
Renting a 4x4 is necessary to fully explore the area.
Other things to note
Rental agreement must be signed before confirmation or after acceptance by owner.
No groups of singles under 25.
Rates are for up to 6 people and children count as people.
Be sure to rent a 4X4 SUV to comfortably access the villa and nearby beaches.
See Rental agreement for full details
Air Conditioning is not needed, but available for an extra fee.
Check-in is between 3 pm and 6 pm and Check-out by 8 am unless otherwise arranged.
Hi there! I’m Ellen and it’s a pleasure to meet you!
I am a business and relationship coach living in Toronto with my husband. When we were envisioning our dream home, on our anniversary 12 years ago, we never imagined we would be hosting guests from around the world.
We were looking for a 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 travellers 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, pristine beaches, exceptional restaurants, dramatic landscapes, impressive national parks, and activities that satisfy our sense of adventure.
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 centre of Costa Rica, and dining out at 5-star French, Italian and Thai restaurants in the jungle.
We value our privacy and appreciate 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.
When it comes to the villa, I want guests to have a real Wow experience from the moment you walk in the door. Since we are not there full time, we entrust our guests to our English speaking property manager, Heather and Ben who will be there to greet you and they live nearby if you need any help. We have been renting the villa out for over 7 years and have become the top vacation rental in our area with rave reviews on TripAdvisor and other listing sites. I have just listed the villa for bookings on Airbnb and look forward to being a Super host here too!
I am adventurous, love being in nature, cycling, travelling and meeting new people. I also enjoy having quiet time with a good book. Some of my favourite activities are cycling, hiking, kayaking, gardening and having dinner with friends