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Yuko Arakawa

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Japanese

Modern Zen Style Villa on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica

9 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Bahía Ballena Villa Rental Photos and Description

Rental Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6+)

ZEN Villa is a two story, three bedroom designer villa with exceptional 180º sweeping views of Costa Ballena Nature Preserve, located on Costa Rica's Southwestern coast. A journey to the land of pure life or “pura vida” ushers a return to tranquility and nature. When you step foot into ZEN VILLA, you will be entranced by Mother Nature's sights and sounds.

ZEN VILLA encapsulates everything good that COSTA RICA has to offer - amazing views, lush landscaping, unspoiled beaches, tropical water features and a sense of reassuring serenity ZEN VILLA offers you and your guest’s privacy and personalized service at your request. This exquisite hideaway is a 3-hour drive from Costa Rica’s international airport, and a stone's throw from surfing beaches, waterfalls, national parks and an array of activities to choose from. Your perfect private get-a-way.

Relax on one of ZEN's private terraces, take a dip in the infinity pool, or simply relish the majesty that surrounds you. ZEN Villa is equipped with state of the art modern furnishings and facilities, complete with external living spaces fit for dining, relaxing and yoga.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Yuko Arakawa (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Japanese

About Yuko Arakawa

I come from Japan. I love minimalism, zen and clean. Enjoy nature and surfing.

Yuko Arakawa purchased this villa in 2009

Why Yuko Arakawa chose Puntarenas

The villa is located 17km south of the town of Dominical and 2km north of the town of Uvita. Uvita is the jewel crown of Costa Rica, located on the southwestern Costa Ballena. It also features the countries best-kept secret, the most dedicated national park, Parque Nacional Marino Bellena (National marine preserve).

“This tropical hamlet possesses great charm in an unspoiled, serene atmosphere. With palm trees swaying in the wind, providing shady relief from the intense Pacific sun, it may seem surreal that this environment is as uncorrupted as it is. It won't stay like this forever though, conditions will one day change and the secret of the Bahia Ballena National Park will be out.”

What makes this villa unique

There are three guest suites: the three air-conditioned guest suites offer 1 king size, 2 queen size with an additional single bed and in-suite bathrooms.

The open-air living and dining area offer guest’s breathtaking views of the pacific ocean, poolside with cocktail in hand, guests can partake in enchanting sunsets every evening.

The dining area seats 6-8, and the kitchen is professionally equipped to cater for the most lavish of dinner parties and guests' requirements.

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

Modern Zen Style Villa on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Increible lugar rodeado de naturaleza y paz

  • 5 of 5

la decoracion y diseño de la casa es perfecto para la locacion inigualable con vista panoramica del oceano, un lugar perfecto para relajarse. 100% recomendado

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Perfect Zen Sanctuary Close to Local Attractions

  • 5 of 5

Zen Villa exceeded expectations and provided the perfect home for our stay in Costa Rica. We actually went down to CR for Envision Festival (review wouldn't allow me to select the date) and stayed for a bit both before and after the festival. It was a great sanctuary to come home to after the festival each night and rest our heads and the perfect place for R&R/decompression post-festival.

The location is extremely ideal, with two relatively large grocery stores nearby, local restaurant, waterfalls, jungle hikes and local attractions/things to do while still feeling remote and private. The Villa is situated on a hill about .5-1 mile from the site for Envision and about a 15-20 min drive from Dominical. Theft can be a problem in Dominical so I was very happy to stay close but felt safer where we were located. The owner was also able to recommend a security company on the busiest night of the festival when we weren't going to be home at all overnight but we did not have any problems. There are also neighbors but the houses are all situated in a way to have unobstructed views and so that your privacy remains intact. The wifi did go out once during our stay but the owner and property manager were very attentive to our needs the entire time and immediately were able to send someone and have it up and running.

The home itself is furnished beautifully with modern furniture and appliances (dishwasher, laundry, etc). My favorite addition was the upstairs day bed, the perfect spot for late night outdoor hangs/chill outs or naps with a view!

There is a bathroom with shower both upstairs and downstairs as well as an outdoor shower by the pool. All in all the place breathes a sense of Zen luxury and of the other houses we visited in the area during our stay (where our other friends were staying) Zen Villa was by far the nicest and most well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Amazing modern mansion with a breathtaking view!

  • 5 of 5

Straying at the Modern Villa was an amazing experience, it was nothing short of amazing, from the house perched atop a hill overlooking the ocean and lush jungles that delivered sunsets that we will never forget. The infinity pool and amazing second story balcony with outdoor bed was the perfect way to take the surreal sunsets. The owners were amazingly accommodating and helpful. The kitchen and bathrooms were modern masterpieces, that made you never want to leave, the sanctuary was the perfect place to unwind and take in Uvita and Costa Rica. I would certainly go back and tell everyone I know to stay it really transforms your trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

The best

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Zen Villa with my girlfriend and must say it was nothing short of a perfect experience. The house is beautiful and located in a serine area with a gorgeous pool. I can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Zen Villa is the nicest place I have ever stayed in Costa Rica ! Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Zen Villa was amazing ! The house is clean and comfortable with all modern amenities, close to Uvita town, dominical , and playa Hermosa. Easy to get a taxi to and from town if you do not have a car. The cliffside pool and view are to die for ! Great place for entertaining company or having a romantic getaway. I will definitely be coming back to Zen Villa ! Thanks so much ! Pura Vida !

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Truly Zenful...Fantastic Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Zen villa was an absolutely inspirational place for me to accomplish some focused work as well as to relax and swim. Hummingbirds visited the flowers on the property regularly and the occasional monkey, hawk or tucan could be seen from poolside. The view is killer (photos couldn't do justice) and since the villa is west-facing, the sunsets stretching out over the Pacific are an all natural, daily, hallucinogen. Also, importantly, the owners and their staff are really great, warm people and were incredibly accommodating and gracious hosts. I will be back to the zen villa again! Namaste!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Quepos Managua Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Hermosa Beach
Car: necessary

Incredible Whale & Dolphin watching, nearby area surf schools, professionally led diving and snorkeling, horseback riding, canyoning, rafting and canoeing, canopy tours and ecotourism escapes, yoga classes, breathtaking views of the sunset every night.

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Rates & Availability

Bahía Ballena Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
Mid Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Mid Season
Jan 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
ENVISION FESTIVAL
Feb 22 2017 - Feb 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
$3,200
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Bahía Ballena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Room 1- Type King-size bed master room private bath, wrap around sunset balcony Room 2- Type Queen-size and single bed master room private bath, wrap around balcony Room 3- Type Queen-size bed master room private bath, faces Zen garden private access to poolside. Extra Bed: On request (extra charge)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Villa Facilities This villa offers the following facilities: ¥ Fully-equipped modern kitchens with granite countertops ¥ Video Alarm and Security System ¥ Microwave / Toaster ¥ Private bathrooms in every bedroom ¥ Private pool terrace with 4 pool chairs with sun umbrella ¥ Indoor/outdoor dining tables ¥ Propane BBQ Grill ¥ Infinity pool ¥ Cell phone ¥ Cable TV / wifi Internet ¥ iPod compatible speakers ¥ Hair dryer ¥ Safety box ¥ Air-conditioning in every room ¥ 3 Space fans ¥ Washer / Dryer ¥ Iron ¥ Parking spaces for 2 cars Villa Services This villa offers the following services at your request with additional charges: ¥ Chef ¥ Daily housecleaning ¥ Airport Pickup with driver

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