|Per night||$225 - $285|
|Per week||$1,400 - $2,900|
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.
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 in our Insiders Guide 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.
Want to know more about our villa rental? Give me, Ellen, a call for details.
|May 01 2015||Jun 30 2017||$239||$239||$1,500||-||5 Nights|
|Dec 19 2015||Dec 26 2015||-||-||$2,700||-||1 Week|
|Dec 26 2015||Jan 02 2016||-||-||$2,900||-||1 Week|
|Jan 02 2016||Mar 07 2016||$285||$285||$1,995||-||1 Week|
|Mar 07 2016||Mar 28 2016||-||-||$2,200||-||1 Week|
|Jun 28 2016||Jul 28 2016||$250||$250||$1,700||-||5 Nights|
|Sep 01 2016||Nov 14 2016||$225||$235||$1,400||-||5 Nights|
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|: 3 p.m. : 9 a.m.|
|Deposits: 50% Deposit on booking, balance due 60 days prior to arrival Refundable Security Deposit $300|
|Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: May Special $200 off weekly stay now $1500 CHECK IN time 3 pm - 6 pm. Inquire for later check in. Check Out 9 am All rates are for up to 6 people, add $25/person/night for 7th or 8th person Rates include cleaning before & after your stay, concierge services before & during your stay & taxes.|
“Spectacular Stay in Paradise”
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!
Patti Muir, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
“A Beautiful Private Retreat!”
Villa Mariposa is everything it promises: private, romantic, beautifully designed and exceptionally clean.
Two things make this property a stand-out: one is the location, high on the side of a mountain, under a canopy of tropical foliage and butterflies with an ocean view just over the edge of the swimming pool, yet within short driving distance to exceptional restaurants, grocery stores and beautiful beaches. The other is the outside terrace, where day or night, you can lounge, entertain, enjoy delicious meals of locally caught fresh fish, swim – and even shower.
The owners provide a detailed information package about everything related to the house: appliances, emergency contact information, recommendations on local activities and places to eat. Every aspect of booking, arriving and being in the property met my expectations for professional and courteous customer service.
I have rented several exceptional vacation properties throughout the Caribbean and Latin America; Villa Mariposa easily merits its place on the top of my top-five list. Highly recommended.
Lisa, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica at Ellen's Villa. It was so beautiful and perfect setting for our family. The villa is situated in the middle of the jungle with beautiful view of ocean and greens. Each day, we woke up with only the sounds of birds and animals. It was a very peaceful and magical experience. She had everything we needed in the villa from beach gear to Wi-Fi. We really appreciated the high quality towels and linens. The villa is right near a charming little town called Ojochal. Even during the holiday season, the beaches nearby were never crowded, and it was the most beautiful beach we have ever been. We travel quite a lot to Asia and Europe but this was one of the most beautiful places we have seen. We were pleasantly surprised by the high standard of restaurants. We loved the French fusion and Italian restaurants in Ojochal. Home made pastas and 7-course dinner was amazing. We did Don Lulo's horseback ride to Nauyaka falls. It included breakfast, lunch, tour and horseback ride. it was a very memorable tour. We really appreciate Joan and Mau, the property managers there to answer any questions and offer suggestions. They came right over when we needed their help. We would love to come back again. Thank you for offering your place Ellen!
Aiko, California, USA