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WINTER SALE 10 % OFF!! Modern Zen Style Villa on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

Keywords: Rental Villa, Luxury Villa, Modern, Zen, 3 bedroom, Pool, Infinity Pool, Ocean Views, Beach, Tranquil, House, Bird Watching, Infinity Pool, Hiking, Biking, Wildlife, Waterfalls, Rain Forest, Romantic, Fun, Sunsets, Beach, Kids, Teens, Family Friendly, Dream Vacation Home

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Yuko Arakawa
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 November, 2017

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 Bahía Ballena

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bahía Ballena in Cantón Osa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 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)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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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WINTER SALE 10 % OFF!! Modern Zen Style Villa on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

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

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

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!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid season
16 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Envision Festival
21 Feb 2018 - 26 Feb 2018
6 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £725
Property Damage Protection £42.78
Cleaning £108.75
Pet Fee £72.5
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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