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Serenity on the Pacific-Beachfront Villa at Bahia Pez Vela Resort

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Resort ... 3 bdr, 2.5 bath, all modern facilities, sleeps 8

Villa Mariposa (10) is nestled in a private cove on a secluded ebony beach, our privately owned two-level home is one of six Bahia Pez Vela Resort Villas on the beach.

The astounding view from our beautiful, fully equipped and upgraded 3-bedroom villa offers charming Costa Rican atmosphere along with all the modern conveniences. Listen to the waves of the Pacific serenade you to sleep.

The Villa - master bedroom with en suite, great large guest rooms, spacious kitchen, dining/ living room, cable TV, laundry room, patio, air -conditioned, internet access.

The Resort - Picante Restaurant, private ebony beach, Infinity Pool, snorkeling, internet access, grocery, maid service (optional), onsite tour executive.

Ask us about of Transportation options - personal drivers, rental vehicle pick up at the airport or have the vehicle delivered to Villa. Discounted rates with no hassle.

More Details

Carolanne Johns
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2017

About Carolanne Johns


We would like to welcome you to share your experiences at Villa Cala or Villa Mariposa during your stay in Costa Rica. We take pride in helping you plan your vacation and providing the accomodations to make you feel at home away from home.

Do not hesitate to contact us - our guests leave with unforgetable memories. You will be one as well.

Carolanne and Alvin

Carolanne Johns purchased this villa in 2003

Why Carolanne Johns chose Costa Rica

Costa Rica is so unique - the Tico's are friendly, hardworking and very modest. the safe environment allows everyone the opportunity to explore their natural wonders. There's so much to see and do within an hour and half drive from the villa that you will want to come back, just like us.

What makes this villa unique

Location - Location - Location The Costa Rican coastline is protected and controlled by the government for the first two hundred meters. There is no btter location on teh northern pacific that is located so close to the shoreline with the quality of construction offerred by Bahia Pez Vela. We offer excellent value for your enjoyment

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carolanne & Al,

I just wanted to email you and tell you how much we enjoyed our time in Costa Rica! We loved Villa 10!! The family decided unanimously that we would love to go back next year and rent Villa 10 again. Juan, Kenneth and Cesar at Picante were great! The ladies there even cooked some fish for us that we had bought for my birthday.

Cesar and Jackie in the Office were also very helpful. Thank you so much for all the information you gave us about CR. We went to Borinquen and did the horseback riding, zip lining, mud baths and tubs.

The kiddos also took surfing lessons in Tamarindo. We went through Point Break Surf, which was great. When we got into Tamarindo, there was a guy from another surf shop who came up to us and was going to take our kids out. I had wanted to check out Point Break and without telling them about the other place, they said that the kids would have to go around 3:00 when the tide was higher because it was not safe for them to go out at that time (too high a risk of injuries with the lower tide). If you haven't used them, I would highly recommend Point Break.

Again, just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your Villa with us! We loved our time there! We hope it will be available for us next spring break.

Pura Vida!

Mar 2015
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Guanacaste Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Florr - toilet
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom faces the ocean, balcony and 3 piece ensuite
    Larger guest room - 4 twin/ single , Faces the ocean - 2 twin trundle bed - sleeps 4
    Smaller guest room - 1 queen , Faces the front of the villa - view of the mountain
  • 2 rooms with one king/queen and child beds, 1 large guest room with 2 twin trundle beds (can easily be combined to a king size), 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 1 queen, 4 twins. Kayak, Snorkeling gear, Pool floats, Carport, Beach chairs, Beach towels, Water cooler, Picnic basket, Ceiling fans, Upgraded beds, etc. Eco-Tourism

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Serenity on the Pacific-Beachfront Villa at Bahia Pez Vela Resort
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 43 reviews

Great Week with the Family at Bahia Pez Vela

  • 5 of 5

We just came from a great vacation at Bahia Pez Vela. Al (the owner) was a pleasure to deal with. He is responsive and straight forward.

We stayed at a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom beach front unit. The unit is modern, clean, well stocked and with plenty of space for a family. It is really Beach Front, and you are steps from the Ocean with great views from 2 of the bedrooms, the living room and the patio. Wifi works very well (Netflix streaming not a problem).

Bahia Pez Vela has 3 pools (baby pool, infinity pool and main pool), and a Restaurant (Picante). The grounds and pools are very well maintained and the Villa's location is ideal for families as it is closest to the pool and restaurants. There is also staff at the Resort that is there to help if you have any issues.

The resort is located 40 minutes drive from the Liberia airport, and 15 minutes drive from the town of El Coco, where you have plenty of choices for dining, entertainment and supermarkets. There are plenty of beautiful beaches nearby if you want to explore.

Hope to visit again soon...highly recommended for a relaxing and comfortable beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this villa for 2 weeks. We had everything we needed. The staff were there for all our needs efficiently. We got all the help and accommodations we needed. Alvin was very patient with all of our questions and guided us perfectly through out the process. We highly recommended this villa to all of friends that want to visit Costa Rica. We would definitely rent this villa again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Genevieve We're so happy you selected our villa but more importantly that you had a wonderful time. It's a very special place for family get together's. I hope you return soon. Enjoy the summer. Alvin and Carolanne.
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Parkville, Maryland

Perfectly Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Impeccable accommodations! The best were very comfortable. Just steps away from the black sand beach that glistens gold in the sun. The 3 tier pool & beautiful grounds add to the stunning view and were spotlessly clean! The hospitality was top notch before & during our arrival! There isn't one thing I could complain about! Monkeys were outside our villa & the private lagoon style setting was most romantic! The outside garden shower was so much fun! This is a 5 Star stay hands down! Thank you Alvin for making our vacation an adventure to remember forever! We could not have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful - Clean- Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This place over exceeded my expectations-

It was in a gorgeous setting, the view was fantastic, the property was well maintained and secure.

The Villa was clean and had many amenities-

I loved falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves on the shore.

There were lots of different birds and butterflies to watch in the trees while sitting on the beautiful veranda not to mention the Howler monkeys in the trees or the Raccoon that liked to visit!

The owner is the best I've ever dealt with in renting a vacation condo/villa/ name it! So helpful and just a pleasure to deal with- I never met him in person but he made me feel like I was a good friend!

If I ever do go back to Cost Rica I WILL be calling Alvin to see if I can rent his place~!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Kathleen, karen and Roxanne. It was fun and a pleasure being part of your vacation. We're thankful that you selected Villa Cala. We would be extremely happy to have you return in the future. Enjoy the summer. Alvin. And Carolanne.
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Costa Mesa, California

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family (all adults) vacationed here for a week and loved it. The villa was clean and well appointed. The kitchen was brand new and the furniture and beds were very comfortable. Being right next to the private beach, at night we slept to the waves crashing on the coast. The beach was amazing with parrots and other birds in the trees. Tons of colorful fish including eels, puffers, and rays. We had a great time snorkeling. Not to mention, we practically had the whole place to ourselves! For a change of pace, you can visit their beautiful pool and relax. The town of Coco is a bumpy and hilly 10 minute drive away. However, driving around is easy. We did food shopping here and went out to dinner a few times. There were many good restaurants and we did not have a bad meal once. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. We always felt safe and welcomed. Arenal and other parks and activities are relatively close by and worth doing if you can pry yourself away from the beach. The only disappointment was that the resort restaurant was not open due to us visiting during the off season. It would have been convenient.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and family, Thanks for selecting our villa and we're delighted to share our little slice of paradise with you. Enjoy the holiday season. Alvin and Carolann's
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Memories are made here!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, teenage son and I spent a week at the Villa. The Village is spacious, beautifully decorated and well equipped. My son an I had a terrific time snorkeling and body surfing at the private beach just steps away. The pool, pool bar and Picante Restaurant are also steps away from the villa. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The Villa is in close proximity to many of the beautiful sights to see in Costa Rica. We had a terrific time and will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

We are perfectly situated to explore the natural wonders of Costa Rica's six National parks, unspoiled beaches, volcanoes, hot springs, rain forest and diverse wildlife. Enjoy world-class scuba diving, surfing, snorkel ling and deep-sea fishing in the blue waters of the Papagayo Gulf - the gem of the Guanacaste Province. Because the villa is located at Bahia Pez Vela Resort, guests can choose from over 17-guided tours to go on with one of their hand picked English-speaking guides.

Ask us about our transportation option - we offer a personal driver to pick up / drop off at the airport. Discounted/no hassle Vehicle Rental option - you can pick up at the vehicle at the airport or the vehicle can be delivered to the Villa.


Rates & Availability

Guanacaste Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Green Season
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

$1,575 - 2,100/week
Save by booking direct - Ocean front at the price of Ocean View and all taxes inclusive

Taxes included if booked directly - 50% deposit, balance at check-in.

100% refund if you cancel 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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