Costa Rica Guanacaste Province Punta Islita Listing #50868

Villa Mariposa Islita - Punta Islita, Guanacaste Province

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29 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Luxury Oasis W/ Ocean Views, Private Infinity Pool, Furnished Lanai & WiFi

Casa Mariposa is the perfect location for a romantic getaway, a family, or couples vacation, so pack your favorite swimsuits and make the best memories today! Private, yet filled with all of the luxury services of one of the finest hotels in Central America, you will have no trouble finding endless ways to fill each day with fun. This villa offers the perfect mix of indoor/outdoor living with multiple access point to the gorgeous backyard that boasts a furnished villa, and a stunning infinity pool that will be the hub for taking a quick dip or tanning with a good book in hand. Inside, you will have a fully equipped kitchen for whipping up tasty meals after a full day at the beach, and the living and dining areas are just outside for enjoying meals or kicking back for a movie night on the flatscreen TV. Plus, high-speed WiFi will allow for remote work and schooling if need be.

What's nearby:
Situated in Guanacaste Province, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, Punta Islita offers a wonderfully serene escape with the perfect combination of leisure, peaceful ambiance, and adventure. A winding, cliff-side road presents incredibly picturesque vistas as one drives into the village. Then, Punta Islita Beach sits in a small protective cove less than a mile long. It directly connects to another beach called Corozalito, and while still considered a part of Punta Islita, Playa Corozalito is slightly larger in size. It contains a mangrove swamp where visitors are likely to spot nesting sea turtles. While in the Punta Islita area, visitors should explore the fabulous trails that lead to rich vegetation amid the hills. Along these trails, one can discover local wildlife, including Howler Monkeys and an abundance of bird species. Also in the area, visitors can continue their exploration with a number of tours: Horseback riding, kayaking, jet-skiing, and even a lively fishing excursion with experienced local fisherman.

Things to know:
Daily Housekeeping included
Snowbird-friendly
Private pool
Oceanview
A/C in every room

Parking Notes: Safe parking space inside the property in front of the house.

You must be 18 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Mountain View

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Miscellaneous

Wide Clearance

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Infinity pool

Plunge pool

Outdoor

Patio

Beach towels

Lanai

Enclosed yard

Hammock

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

29 reviews

Nancy C. Sep 2021
What a wonderful home. Beautifully decorated, and the most amazing ocean view. The house was spotless and the caretaker was very professional and very helpful. Highly recommend this place. It is wonderful.
Andres . Aug 2020
Excelente locación e instalaciones. Pasamos unos días muy bonitos en familia. Nos recibieron muy bien y la casa es completísima. La vista increíble. Solo hay que tener presente que las camas individuales son cajones que se sacan debajo de la camas matrimoniales por cualquier cosa. Pero súper recomendada.
Jorge . Mar 2020
Amazing place, cannot go wrong. I`ve visited VIlla Mariposa 4 years in a row, and it`s the most relaxing place. Great view, lots of peace. No neighbors at all, so you have full privacy and peace of mind
Brooke . Feb 2020
Just, wow! The pictures don`t do this home justice. This was the most beautiful place I`ve ever been to. All of the staff were so kind and helpful. I would recommend getting an SUV to travel there. You will have to work for this little slice of paradise. It is off the path a bit. We saw more wildlife hanging out around the pool here than we did in the rainforest. It was an incredible experience all around!
Suzanne . Feb 2020
This was an amazing place to relax and rejuvenate! If you are looking for a beautiful retreat from the fast paced city, look no further.
Gabriel . Feb 2020
La casa es de película, mejor de lo que se ve en las fotos, solo llegar y abrir la puerta de madera , y te encontrarás con una vista espectacular, la casa es súper cómoda para nuestra familia de 5, todos los cuartos con baño privado, levantarse a la mañana y darse un baño en la piscina, el gran living abierto, lo hacen un lugar único, gracias Jim ! Hemos pasado 6 días excelentes, todas las mañanas vienen Jaime quien se encarga del parque y la piscinay María que se encarga de la limpieza de la casa, hacen la estadía maravillosa, todos los servicios del hotel Punta Islita están incluidos, hemos viajado por varios lugares y alquilado gran cantidad de Airbnb, está cada quedará grabada en nuestros corazones !!!
Vicky . Feb 2020
Expect one of the best views in Costa Rica. This home is somewhat remote, but worth the effort to get there. We loved the space and the people we met. The proximity to Hotel Islita helped us to meet new and interesting people. All in all a “Top Tier” holiday. We will be back ❤️
Zoé . Jan 2020
Villa Mariposa is amazing, beautiful, peaceful and confortable. A little far from all thé action but thé hôtel restaurant is good and Ana cooks better than any restaurants. I highly recommend this house, it does not dissapoint.
Peter . Jan 2020
An amazing place with great views over Islita. Please note that this is on the grounds of the Hotel Punta Islita. Islita itself is a beautiful sleepy little town. This place is perfect for 3 couples.
Jessica . Sep 2019
This short trip to the coast was perfect! The house, pool and view was breath taking. What made it complete was seeing the beautiful MacCaws fly by while sitting outside sipping on our coffee in the morning. Anna, Edwardo and Jose were very helpful. Anna prepared us a lovely Costa Rican meal which we will remember for a long time! Such a beautiful secluded spot. We will return! Pura Vida Me!
Melanie . Aug 2019
Although we saw the pictures, all four of us were completely awed by the amazing view from this house. Spectacular!!! The house itself is really nice - clean, tastefully decorated, air conditioned in the bedrooms, etc. The living room opens up to an infinity pool and an amazing view! It felt extremely private, and was exactly what we were looking for after a week of adventure in Costa Rica. We really wanted to relax, swim, and enjoy a beautiful view of Costa Rica, and Mariposa was absolutely perfect for that! Ana and her daughter Mariella also come by every day to clean, and they were so incredibly nice!! The master bedroom was great- comfortable bed, pleasant decor, great view, and great attached bath with both inside and outside showers available. The other two rooms were also really nice - each had queen beds and attached baths, as well as trundle beds (the trundle beds are probably best suited for kids or small adults). It was nice to have the hotel and its amenities available to us, but we really found it hard to leave the house and its views. Also, the beach is more of a lovely rocky beach, but there is a spectacular beach about 30 minutes away in Carrillo - beautiful, white sand, not crowded, etc which I highly recommend you check out. All in all, we couldn`t have been happier with our stay!!
Juan carlos . Apr 2019
Increíble lugar!! La vista es impresionante!! No hay queja alguna, la casa muy bonita, todo limpio y ordenado. Eduardo y Ana son personas súper especiales dispuestos a ayudarte en lo que sea
Montserrat . Apr 2019
Esta villa es simplemente maravillosa! Sin lugar a duda, lo mejor que tiene esta casa es su insuperable vista. Podés quedarte todo el día, solo viendo el paisaje y ya con esto, tendrías unas excelentes vacaciones. La casa está equipada con todo lo que se pueda ocupar y los cuartos son muy cómodos. El personal es muy amable y servicial. Todo estuvo genial!
Matthew . Apr 2019
This house is as beautiful as it looks in the photos. The `living room` is an open room with an amazing view overlooking the ocean. Gorgeous parrots fly by, and there`s no other houses around - a very private house, but at the same time close to all the usual amenities of a very nice hotel, the best of both worlds. Jim was great to deal with - offered plenty of details, and one of the best parts was our interactions with Eduardo, Ana, and their lovely family. Definitely try to coordinate with Ana to have her cook some meals for you - her cooking was amazing !
Jean . Mar 2019
una casa divina, su vista desde la montaña hacia el mar un espectaculo...muy bueno poder contar con los servicios del hotel que esta al lado como su bella locacion piscina , spa ,gym
Morgan . Feb 2019
This isolated open-space little gem is one of a kind. The view of Punta Islita bay is the main centre piece and everything is built around this. The place gets cleaned daily, and the crew that works for Jeff is very friendly. Although it`s pricey, its totally worth it. It`s a great escape into the Nicoya jungle. Very safe and quiet.
Катерина . Jan 2019
This is a great place with an unforgettable view. Friendly and caring staff. Clean and comfortable home. An ideal place to relax.
Anna H. Jul 2018
We loved waking up to The most amazing views!!!! Ana cooked breakfast and dinner for us. We also paid for her to do the grocerirs! Perfect vacation. We had someone give us massages on the lawn if our place. We loved the house!
Anna h . Jul 2018
We loved waking up to The most amazing views!!!! Ana cooked breakfast and dinner for us. We also paid for her to do the grocerirs! Perfect vacation. We had someone give us massages on the lawn if our place. We loved the house!
David L. May 2018
Relaxing. For sure you will find his place relaxing but I’m describing something that I find hard to do. Relax. Most vacations I take leave me more tired than when I started. In booking this place I wanted privacy with a pool and an amazing view of the water but mostly I wanted quality time with the family and did not want to compete with dozens of other quests for a spot by the pool, rowdy people at the pool bar or lines at the restaurant. We certainly got everything we wanted in this place and made great memories. We spent days out by the pool and enjoyed meals overlooking the beach and the ocean. The rooms were perfect for us. The kitchen was good for everything we needed. We had meals prepared at the house and these were some of the best meals of the whole trip. We enjoyed using the hotel facilities down the road but found just about everything to be better at the house. If you are looking for a great massage then book one at the Spa and you will not be disappointed. There is a small golf course near the beach and my son and I enjoyed having the whole course to ourselves. Whenever we had an issue at the house we called the caretakers (wonderful family) and within minutes you could hear the motorcycle or car heading up the driveway. Did I mention the view? It’s just as it looks in the photos. You cannot take a bad photo. In the morning, we were treated to daily flights of macaws flying close to the house. In the backyard there are daily butterfly shows that my daughter loved.Jim was great in dealing with us. His suggestions were spot-on and we are greatful that we could stay here for a week. Pura vida.
David l . May 2018
Relaxing. For sure you will find his place relaxing but I’m describing something that I find hard to do. Relax. Most vacations I take leave me more tired than when I started. In booking this place I wanted privacy with a pool and an amazing view of the water but mostly I wanted quality time with the family and did not want to compete with dozens of other quests for a spot by the pool, rowdy people at the pool bar or lines at the restaurant. We certainly got everything we wanted in this place and made great memories. We spent days out by the pool and enjoyed meals overlooking the beach and the ocean. The rooms were perfect for us. The kitchen was good for everything we needed. We had meals prepared at the house and these were some of the best meals of the whole trip. We enjoyed using the hotel facilities down the road but found just about everything to be better at the house. If you are looking for a great massage then book one at the Spa and you will not be disappointed. There is a small golf course near the beach and my son and I enjoyed having the whole course to ourselves. Whenever we had an issue at the house we called the caretakers (wonderful family) and within minutes you could hear the motorcycle or car heading up the driveway. Did I mention the view? It’s just as it looks in the photos. You cannot take a bad photo. In the morning, we were treated to daily flights of macaws flying close to the house. In the backyard there are daily butterfly shows that my daughter loved.Jim was great in dealing with us. His suggestions were spot-on and we are greatful that we could stay here for a week. Pura vida.
Jo d . Apr 2018
We came to Punta Islita for our Wedding week and stayed at Mariposa! We made the best decision ever. The views (best view maybe in the world) and the (Naranjo) family that manages the house were unbelievable. We felt at home the entire time and they even came and cooked an authentic Costa Rican meal for a large group of us who were staying at Hotel Punta Islita for the wedding. We loved the layout of the house because it was very open and allowed the views to be the center point. It was very convenient staying at Mariposa because we were at the Hotel during the day and for our wedding (It was a quick car ride down the road). When the power to the town went out, they quickly rushed a generator to the house so we could finish getting ready for the wedding. We will definitely be back and we want to make it a yearly trip!
Hina . Mar 2018
I have no words to describe Mariposa. From the lush views to the property itself, everything was top notch. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we were actually unsure about a lot of things but Jim is a true gem of a person and helped us alot.Not only he was prompt about our queries, he also went out of his way to help us with the transportation throughout our trip.Ana,Jose,Mariella and Hanier were all very efficient and friendly. We felt right at home. The house has gorgeous views. Living and dining area are sort of outdoors but we enjoyed the fresh air. Islita resort is just a short walk away and they offer a lot of activities but u need to book a day or two ahead of time.We did ziplining with them in a small group setting.Ana took care of our breakfast and she even cooked us dinner twice and did our laundry as well,ofcoarse you will have to pay a little extra for that.. There is a very nice local restaurant called Kumbute which has great rice and shrimp and they also do home deliveries so make sure to check them out.The owner’s name is Julio. The house was spotless and i really liked all the modern amenities in the suburban setting. The area is not your usual touristy town.It was very laid back and private which we actually enjoyed very much. Mariposa is an experience within itself. I suggest spending more time within the house if you are planning on visiting Islita. All in all a very relaxing and unforgettable experience. Thanks Jim for sharing your house with us!
Olga A. Feb 2017
This was our 5th time to Punta Islita. We`ve stayed in traditional rooms and 2 & 3 bedroom villas. Mariposa ???? is large and in charge! We loved the outdoor living area for lounging as a family and swimming. Each bedroom had a full bath and the master had a lovely outdoor shower. Jim`s pricing is extremely competitive to the hotel. I highly recommend this rental.
Olga a . Feb 2017
This was our 5th time to Punta Islita. We`ve stayed in traditional rooms and 2 & 3 bedroom villas. Mariposa 🦋 is large and in charge! We loved the outdoor living area for lounging as a family and swimming. Each bedroom had a full bath and the master had a lovely outdoor shower. Jim`s pricing is extremely competitive to the hotel. I highly recommend this rental.
Eduardo . Feb 2017
Excelente lugar, la casa es más linda que en las fotos, la vista es increíble y el hecho de contar con las instalaciones del hotel para usar es un gran plus, muchas gracias Jim
Cody . Aug 2016
Our stay at Villa Mariposa was excellent and memorable in every way. Jim was very hospitable and extremely helpful in planning for every avenue of our trip, as are the caretakers of the property that took great care of us during our stay. The villa itself was stunning, and the view was epic! The ocean view provides an unbelievable backdrop to every day... it really has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. All in all, a truly fantastic experience. Thanks Jim!
Brian W. Dec 2015
We stayed here a little over a week in mid-December and had a great time. While at the Villa, we spent most of the time in the pool either taking in the ocean and mountain views by day or stars in the crystal clear sky by night. We cooked dinner and breakfast a few times and the house was equipped with everything we needed. Its affiliation with Punta Islita Hotel is an added bonus. The staff at the hotel took great care of us and ended up being one of our favorite parts of the trip. They were overly hospitable. Would recommend having a car as it makes it very easy to get down to the hotel`s beachfront pool or the local restaurant. Look forward to returning to Mariposa one day.
Brian w . Dec 2015
We stayed here a little over a week in mid-December and had a great time. While at the Villa, we spent most of the time in the pool either taking in the ocean and mountain views by day or stars in the crystal clear sky by night. We cooked dinner and breakfast a few times and the house was equipped with everything we needed. Its affiliation with Punta Islita Hotel is an added bonus. The staff at the hotel took great care of us and ended up being one of our favorite parts of the trip. They were overly hospitable. Would recommend having a car as it makes it very easy to get down to the hotel`s beachfront pool or the local restaurant. Look forward to returning to Mariposa one day.