Casa Mariposa- your romantic private hideaway!

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Entire residential home hosted by Christine

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths
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Come and enjoy the privacy and tranquility of Casa Mariposa, with fabulous views on the Pacific Ocean and Osa Peninsula. Perched high in the rainforest, the house is located 700 feet above sea level inside a gated community near Parque National Marino Ballena. Close to restaurants, nature tours and gorgeous beaches. A seven-minute drive from the main Costanera Highway (4x4 vehicle required), brings you to your private hideaway. Perfect for honeymooners, couples or small families.

The space
Casa Mariposa was built in 2008 and has recently been fully renovated. Designed by an award-winning Costa Rican Architect, it sits on top of a natural plateau on a 5.5 Acre property. It was designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views and the natural daily breezes up and down the mountain. Relax on the terrace while watching toucans, howler monkeys, sloths, macaws, butterflies and other wildlife that visit the property. Or hike the private trail to the river with small waterfalls and natural pools.
The house has an open-plan layout with a fully equipped kitchen, including a grill on the kitchen terrace. The large dining room table is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing in the seating area. Off the great room are 2 separate wings, each with air conditioned bedrooms and private bathroom. In the center of the house is a utility room with reinforced steel walls and a steel security door so that you can keep your personal items locked up while you are out. The washer, dryer, fridge, microwave and safe are all located in this room. The air conditioned master bedroom has a ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a newly installed air conditioner. All the other rooms have ceiling fans. Fiber optic 25Mbps Wi-Fi operates throughout the house and the terraces. The covered carport for 2 vehicles is attached to the house and there is ample parking for at least 4 other cars in the parking area.
The grounds, pool and house are meticulously kept by a Wilson, the caretaker and his wife Ivania. They live in a separate house on the edge of the property at the driveway entrance, and maintain security for the main house and property. Ivania will provide light housekeeping for an additional fee with advance notice prior to your arrival. To protect our guests and our staff, this service is not offered during Covid restrictions. The house is conveniently located between the town of Uvita (7KM) and Ojochal (10KM), so you don’t have to go far for shopping or entertainment. If it is the beach that you are looking for, then just drive down the hill into the Parque National Marino Ballena where you will find miles of secluded beaches. Whales, dolphins and turtles come here to breed at various times of the year. After enjoying a day of adventure tours and exploring gorgeous beaches and waterfalls, go back home, relax and enjoy the natural cooling breezes and sunset by the pool at Casa Mariposa (Butterfly House)!

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Step-free entrance to the room
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the outdoor entrance

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Where you’ll be

Uvita, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Casa Mariposa is located in a quiet and private gated community of upscale home and large estate lots surrounded by rainforest jungle. Convenient to town and amenities, while being "away from it all". The Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal area is where the tropical rain forest mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. Our little corner of paradise is a nature and adventure lover's dream. We have incredible wildlife such as Howler and White Face Monkeys,, Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, sloths, anteaters, aguti, coati, paca, puma, jaguar, oscelots, humback whales and turtles. Besides pristine uncrowded beaches and waterfalls, there are tours for zip lining, kayaking, whale watching, scuba and snorkeling, horse back riding, wildlife sanctuaries, ATV rides and incredible sport fishing. Dominical is a surfers paradise with lots of restaurants and shops. Uvita has lots of restaurants, 2 banks, 2 grocery stores, retails stores and is home to the Marino Ballena National Park/beach and famous Whale Tail formation. Ojochal to the south is home to dozens of French, Italian, German gourmet restaurants and bakeries. You love it here and will be sad to leave!!

Hosted by Christine

  1. Joined in July 2016
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Tom was a lifelong native of Florida, and Christine has resided in 20 different countries and states, including Thailand, Germany and Okinawa. Tom wanted to live in the mountains, and Christine wanted to live by the ocean. They both fell in love with the Southern Zone of Costa Rica where the rain forest mountains kiss the Pacific Ocean. In 2008, they bought a gorgeous ocean-view mountainside property, and built their dream home. Tom has over 28 years experience in overhead/underground electrical line construction/repair, Christine is an independent business owner in the financial services industry since 1983. About Jaguar Property Management Over the years, getting to know the local community and our neighbors, we realized that many owners were repeatedly disappointed by the lack of service from successive property managers and maintenance providers. Some owners unfortunately experienced being taken advantage of, not getting the service they were paying for, or were frustrated by the lack of communication and understanding of their requirements. There was a real need for a reliable, honest team that listens, and truly cares for clients needs and their properties, rental guests and homes. We are hard-working folks that take pride in delivering the highest level of service, and enjoy making our clients and guests happy, and feel at ease. Our different skill sets and experiences blend in a "cover-all-the bases" team approach. Our goal is to have happy, satisfied, referring clients and guests. Jaguar Property Management is here to serve you, and provide the peace of mind that your home and your guests are taken care of as if they were our own. We live full-time in Ballena, and currently manage properties in the communities of Uvita, Ballena and Ojochal. We invite you to contact us today for more information about our services! Pura Vida, Christine and Tom
Tom was a lifelong native of Florida, and Christine has resided in 20 different countries and states, including Thailand, Germany and Okinawa. Tom wanted to live in the mountains,…

During your stay

Upon booking, please send us your email address asap. We will send you a detailed Welcome Email and directions, and introduction to car rental agency and tour concierge. Please print these out and bring with you on your trip. We live full time in Uvita and will meet you for check-in and orientation, and are available to answer any questions or assist with any issues throughout your stay. Our website is a wealth on information and helpful tips, please visit us at https://www.jaguarpropertymanagement.com/guest-info.html . We are looking forward to meeting you and hope you make many wonderful memories here in our little corner of Paradise.
Pura Vida,
Christine and Tom
Upon booking, please send us your email address asap. We will send you a detailed Welcome Email and directions, and introduction to car rental agency and tour concierge. Please p…

Christine is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $635

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