AWARD-WINNING LUXURY OCEAN VIEW VILLA - PRIVATE POOL - BEST SECRET BEACH

Ellen Samiec

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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AWARD-WINNING LUXURY OCEAN VIEW VILLA - PRIVATE POOL - BEST SECRET BEACH

Ojochal House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms with Queen beds, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6 - 8

With its nearby beach, gorgeous ocean views, upscale amenities, and secluded location, it’s no wonder that Villa Mariposa is once again TripAdvisor’s 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. 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.

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

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

Ellen Samiec

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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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.

Ellen Samiec purchased this house in 2009

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.

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Award-Winning Luxury Ocean View Villa - Private Pool - Best Secret Beach
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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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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
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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: Feb 2014
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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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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: Mar 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
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BEAUTIFUL, RELAXING, ROMANTIC

  • 5 of 5
This was my second stay at Villa Mariposa: I knew within minutes of my first visit two years back that I was likely to return, given the remote and romantic location, and the remarkable natural splendor that surrounds the property.

My first impression, this time as the last, was how peaceful and comfortable the villa is. Whether lounging by the pool or enjoying lunch on the covered patio, your eye is captivated by bright blue butterflies and hummingbirds dancing through the garden. Every amenity is taken care of, from a kitchen stocked with every possible implement to take advantage of cooking locally-sourced fish and vegetables, to umbrellas for the brief rain showers, CDs and DVDs to entertain, and ceiling fans inside and out to keep cool. Other thoughtful details include ample beach towels, tea-light candles for romantic dinners on the patio, tupperware containers to bring lunch to the beach and personal safes to store valuables.

This trip was in honour of my partner's birthday and it proved to be the perfect place to refresh, celebrate and rejuvenate. We spent as much time enjoying the pool as we did the local beaches at Ventanas and Uvita.

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Lisa, for sharing this wonderful review which captures the relaxing, romantic experience of the villa. Sitting on the covered terrace just watching the ocean and natures dance through the garden is so captivating. Great to have you back at the villa. And we look forward to welcoming you again many times. Ellen
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5

BREATHTAKING!

  • 5 of 5
The house is just as incredible as it looks in the pictures. Spacious, comfortable and peaceful. Ellen was extremely helpful from the onset and Ben and Heather who live within walking distance were there whenever we needed them. We awoke to the sunrise and birds chirping every morning. The house has everything you will need, including a phone for emergencies and to make reservations, wifi to research local places, and a dvd player just in case you need a night in. The pool was great too, and featured such an awesome view. The only think that I would suggest is to check in to the house before 5pm. It begins to get dark around 5:30pm and it is almost impossible to find the house for the first time in the dark. Also, use the magazine that the house has for local restaurants, they were spot on.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tyler, I'm so happy you enjoyed your honeymoon stay at Villa Mariposa. It is wonderful to have the privacy of the villa for romantic dinners and all those great restaurants close by as well. To your point about arriving before dark - I encourage guests to arrive before it gets dark to make the drive easier and fully enjoy their first experience of the villa, but for later arrival, all you need to do is make prior arrangements for a later arrival or call ahead if you have been delayed so Ben or Heather will meet you at the highway entrance to our road to escort you up to the villa after dark. Just let us know. I look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary.
Pura Vida, Ellen
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Palmar Sur - 25 Minutes
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Costanera - Coastal scenic drive - -8 Minutes
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Playa Ventanas - 10 Minutes
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Kilometres
Adelante Bar- Resturant - 11 minutes
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
San Buenas - 15 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Citrus - world class dining 12 Minutes
Car: necessary

For a complete map and guide visit www.southcostarica.com . 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. 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.

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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Ojochal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Vacation - Special
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season - Monthly Specials
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season Getaway
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$235
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Dec.20-27
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
Flat fee
 
 
New Years- Dec.27-Jan. 03
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
High Season-Except Holidays
Jan 3 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Green Season SPECIAL- July and Aug. $200/wk Off from $1700 now $1500
All Flat rates are for up to 6 people, add $25/person/night
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.
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Amenities

Ojochal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • nude beach
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
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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