Welcome to Villa Mariposa
Located 800 feet above sea level in a private jungle paradise complete with cascading stream and tropical garden, this intimate and luxurious home is captivating with its custom design features and breath-taking ocean view. Here, you can appreciate the luxury of having your own private swimming pool, large covered terrace for lounging in the shade and pool deck for sunbathing. With no neighbours in sight!
This enchanting 2500 sq.ft villa is designed for comfort and privacy with a central open concept living and dining area with bedrooms set off to either side. It’s ideal for two or three couples, families of 6 to 8 people, or one couple looking for a luxury, private getaway.
Exquisitely designed with cathedral teak-beamed ceilings, this home features custom hand-crafted cedar doors and cabinets, top of the line ceiling fans throughout and French doors opening to the terrace. Our large gourmet kitchen with granite countertops is fully-equipped with plenty of quality cooking gear, stainless steel appliances, and an assortment of spices.
Our home is fully furnished with custom made furniture and modern amenities like WiFi, flat screen TV, and high-quality linens.
As beautiful as this house is inside you will be drawn to the generous covered terrace outside, designed for outdoor living and dining. Relax and unwind on the terrace overlooking the inviting pool that brings you closer to the feeling of the ocean beyond.
With the natural cooling breezes, you will be comfortable in the house or lounging on the terrace while watching the ocean, the jungle and the wildlife or enjoying a meal with friends or a romantic dinner.
The master suite located at one end of the house features a gorgeous view of the pool and ocean as well as an ensuite bathroom with oversized glass block shower, a high quality Queen-size bed and a walk-in closet.
At the other end of the house is an equally large bedroom with pool and ocean view, adjoining bathroom plus a third larger bedroom with lovely intimate jungle view. Both main 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.
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Area and Location:
Our villa is located on the south Pacific coast, an area renowned for its dramatic landscapes where the mountains meet the ocean. This is the real Costa Rica with no crowds and 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 in the morning over the mountains and along the coast to Palmar Sur airstrip. From there we can arrange to have a 4×4 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 2 1/2 – 3 hours on new scenic highway or take a private VIP shuttle from San Jose Airport. A 4×4 is strongly recommended for access to the villa, the beaches and restaurants. For for more information and maps see Directions
International Community and World Class Dining
Along with easy access to the spectacular beaches, you will be close to the wonderfully unique village of Ojochal, which has captured the hearts of many world travelers.
Canadian, American and European expatriates have joined with the local villagers (“ticos”) in creating a cooperative, culturally-rich neighborhood that values self-reliance and community spirit among friends and neighbors.
As a result, this remarkable village of Ojochal is renowned in Costa Rica for its high level of international cuisine and its array of ecologically supportive attractions.
Activities and Eco-Tourism
There are many ways to enjoy your days: lounging by the pool and watching jungle life from the terrace, bird watching, strolling the nearby beautiful pristine Ventanas beach where you can go swimming and exploring the ocean caves, horseback riding and swimming in the natural pool at the bottom of Nauyaca Falls, zip-lining through the jungle canopy, ATVing, kayaking, whale watching and taking eco-tours through the area’s incredibly lush tropical jungle.
The south Pacific coast of Costa Rica is well known for some of the world best deep sea fishing and sport fishing of sailfish, dorado, wahoo and yellow fin tuna. Tours are available from Uvita and Sierpe.
Adventure treks and tours to Cano Island offering sport fishing and the best scuba diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica can also be arranged by Heather, our English-speaking property manager.
Property Management and Assistance
Heather and Ben, both Canadians, take care of the house and assist our guests. Both can be reached by phone or email.
Heather is available to assist you before and during your stay with any questions you may have and otherwise ensure your enjoyable and worry-free stay at Villa Mariposa.
For all Rates and Reservation information check Reserve Now on the top menu.