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BRAND NEW HOME! Contemporary Luxury Home, Stunning Sunset, Whitewater & Jungle Views! WALK TO BEACH!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

Magnificent Villa Ananda: a brand-new contemporary, Bali-style luxury home overlooking the South Pacific Ocean with breathtaking whitewater ocean, tropical rainforest, and sunset views. Located only 600 meters from the pristine, stunning Ballena beaches and the only national marine park in Costa Rica, you are surrounded by incredible wildlife diversity on your doorstep. This retreat offers the perfect blend of peaceful, luxurious and contemporary surroundings with two dramatic master suites and an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific.

Completed in October 2017, this elegant residence is furnished with unique pieces from both local and international artisans chosen to bring serenity, relaxation, and inspiration. The large covered outdoor living and dining spaces seamlessly flow into the gourmet kitchen and indoor living area, all with breathtaking views, to create a light, airy, and peaceful space where you can see and hear the sounds of the ocean and jungle from all vantage points. Modern conveniences include Wi-Fi throughout the home and cable TV. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen comes complete with an automatic expresso/cappuccino/latte machine for the coffee connoisseur.

Ananda means bliss or divine joy in Sanskrit, well-suited for this dramatic home as you explore the southern zone of Costa Rica while relaxing in unspoiled beauty. The spectacular whitewater ocean views span Isla Ballena (Whale Island), the rocky islands called Las Tres Hermanas (The Three Sisters), and the left portion of the famous rock and reef sand formation called the Whales Tale.

With three bedrooms and three and one-half bathrooms in the main home, six can sleep comfortably. The home has two spacious master bedroom suites, both with ocean and wildlife views from every vantage point, including their own private balcony space. Both master suites have king size beds, luxury linens and towels, luxurious spa robes, private bathrooms with distinctive Bali-style stone vanities, and walk-in indoor/outdoor showers overlooking the ocean and jungle. The third bedroom has a jungle view with a queen size bed, private bathroom, Bali-style stone vanity and walk-in shower. All bedrooms are air conditioned for your supreme comfort. For families with young children, please know our home is designed for maximum viewing and enjoyment of outdoor space and may not be appropriate for children under age 5. 

The casita offers a private one bedroom studio with double bed, bathroom, walk-in shower, living area, dining and kitchenette to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of nature and abundant wildlife.The casita is fully air-conditioned with doors and windows that can open to experience the tropical air, sounds, and energy. The casita is perfect for couples and family members who want a more secluded experience. 

Nature, adventure, sport, and relaxation opportunities are close by.Villa Ananda sits up the hill, an easy, one-minute drive from the Costanera Highway on a well-maintained, two-wheel accessible road. We are situated mid-way between Uvita and Ojochal (approx. 5 miles to each) and 27 miles south of Dominical, with excellent swimming, beachcombing, and surfing beaches along the way. As part of the Sangha Villas' gated community, we offer access to a private beach only a short five-minute walk or drive from our doorstep. For full exploration of the area and surrounding towns, a rental car is highly recommended.

The nearby towns of Uvita, Ojochal, and Dominical boast incredible options of fresh, local produce, meat, and seafood from local cafés and restaurants. Fresh Costa Rican coffee and homemade pastry shops, farmers markets, culinary international food and wine experiences are nearby, created by expats from around the world. For more information about the local area, click [here][1].

Excursions and dining experiences can be booked from Villa Ananda by our experienced onsite property manager and concierge. Many outdoor adventures await you in the surrounding area. We are ready to assist you in advance of your arrival and during your stay to arrange tours, excursions, car rentals, restaurant reservations, onsite private home massage therapies, private chef or catering, and to provide any other information about the area during your stay. 

Villa Ananda is PERFECT for those who want luxurious, peaceful, exotic, and contemporary surroundings as home base for relaxation, adventure, nature, and local and exquisite culinary experiences. Experience the laid-back atmosphere of one of the most magical places in Costa Rica where the mountains meet the sea and the healing energy of the pristine ecosystems surround your soul. Pura Vida!

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More Details

Property Manager
Gary & Gena Davis
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 queen
    - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Exactly as pictured!! The house is so beautiful, new and functional. Great location too!

  • 5 of 5

Cynthia and Karol were incredible!! They helped us through every part of our vacation and checked up on us throughout the week. The house is truly amazing, exactly as the pictures depict. The pool is incredible and perfect for days lounging at home, but there are also several great beaches nearby that Cynthia recommended to us.

Additionally, all the activities and excursions they arranged for us were so much fun and well worth it. Would absolutely visit again, and I cannot give higher praises to Cynthia and Karol for making our large group’s vacation so seamless and incredible.

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texas
5

WOW! It does not get better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Cynthia graciously received us when we arrived. The home was perfect for our little group, 5 adults and 3 teenage boys. Spectacular views, a clean modern home with ocean views from all but one room. The beds and bedding were first class. The little casita is a perfect place to escape if one wants privacy from the rest of the group. Cynthia and Carol provided us with a wealth of information regarding areas to visit and great places to eat from the more elegant to fish tacos and pizza. I travel though out Central and South America always renting homes wherever I go and this home is among those at the top of the list.

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leesburg, VA
5

Gorgeous property, outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning property with even better views. Decorated beautifully, this home was smartly designed for a nice open feel that maximizes the lovely breeze. As first time travelers to Costa Rica, we were overwhelmed with all of the options for locations and activities, but if I had to do it over again I would choose Uvita and this home again and again. The property manager and concierge were a wonderful welcome and help leading up to and throughout our stay - super responsive and available to answer questions, provide recommendations, and schedule some amazing activities for us. An unforgettable trip - and this was the perfect home base - relaxing, gorgeous, and with every amenity. Love this spot!

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montana
5

Spectacular EVERYTHING!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house and location are to die for!!! It's as beautiful as the pictures or maybe even more so! The setting is private and has incredible views (gorgeous sunsets!). The house is luxurious with comfortable furnishings and beautiful art!

Property managers Cynthia and Karol were the best! They were super welcoming and you could tell it was their goal for us to not just enjoy the house, but to have the best vacation ever. They even showed up with a birthday cake and candles for my 13 year old daughter!

My husband and I stayed there with our 5 kids (ages 10-18). The beds couldn't have been more comfortable! And the separate casita for 2 of the teenagers was perfect. The kitchen was well equipped and we did lots of our meals there at the house. The market in Uvita had a good selection and kept us well stocked. We enjoyed bird watching on the deck daily (saw Toucans and some other cool birds). We heard the howlers daily, but never spotted one. We went during the hottest month (March), but the house stayed pretty cool with a great cross breeze, especially the bedrooms which we used AC in at night. The grounds were exquisite! The kids were in the pool a lot! It was so great to cool off in every single day. And our day at the private beach was the best beach day we had (although it was cool to see Playa Ventanas). The restaurant and tour recommendations from Cynthia and Karol were spot on! We loved our snorkeling day boat ride to Cano Island and the Osa Canopy Zipline was awesome!

We will definitely be back. If you like to travel and still enjoy all the comforts of home, I'd highly recommend this house! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston
5

Southern Costa Rica paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well-designed and built (new) house in a classic Costa Rican jungle setting with a beautiful view of the Pacific ocean. The famous birds of Costa Rica are all around you as viewed from the porch, pool or master bedrooms. Toucans! Humming birds, even saw a White hawk. The Howler monkey calls greet you first thing every morning. The house is proximate to a few other villas of similar quality and planned such that individual privacy is maintained.

Many great restaurants are available within a short drive. The ocean is right at the bottom of the hill providing soft, easy waves to surf and boogie board and a mile+ of beautiful, deserted, jungle framed beach to explore.

The service provided by the manager and staff was truly exceptional. This is a great place to stay!! Don't forget your binoculars!

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. The attention to detail was unbelievable. The furnishings, the view, the amenities, the wildlife, everything! Every night we were treated to an amazing sunset from an incredible pool and patio. The birds and plants were amazing as well. Cynthia was incredible, helping us find restaurants and activities. The private beach made everything even better..if that was possible! If you are in Costa Rica, you need to stay here. If you are not in Costa Rica....GO!!!

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

The Southern Zone of Costa Rica is known for its laid back vibe and three of the most magical towns in Costa Rica: Dominical, Ojochal, and Uvita. Rainforests, legendary surf spots, long stretches of beaches, an abundance of rich terrain and a laid-back atmosphere define this area. It’s a rare place on earth. While development has picked up recent years due to improved roadways and access to the area, the development and conservation regulations ensure this area will never become a noisy resort town with overbearing skyscrapers.

Along the Costa Ballena lie Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal. These three Southern Zone coastal towns are off the radar hot spots. Dominical is a legendary surf spot. Uvita is a commercial center. Ojochal is a small village in the jungle. Deep blue waters meet the towering mountains and green jungles forming a breathtaking landscape that is raw, pure and clean. This is a place for adventurers and those seeking a more laid-back lifestyle.

Area excursions include whale and dolphin tours, zip lining and canopy tours, scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, hiking, Nauyaca Falls, world-famous beaches, surfing, wildlife tours, river rafting, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, bird watching, golf, photography, horseback riding, festivals, and more. The Dominical/Uvita area also offers various yoga classes, retreats, and spas.

Dominical

Dominical attracts surfers from around the world each year to its legendary waves. The waters here are not for swimming and the waves are legendary. Making the trek to Dominical is a surfer’s pilgrimage. This haven beyond its legendary surf is an attractive laid-back village with a few restaurants and shops. Surrounded by estuaries, mangroves, and marshes, the area has an abundance of wildlife. It’s now home to an estimated 700 residents. The pristine environment and warm culture draw surfers and eco-tourists. With lots of yoga and various types of holistic health practitioners mixing with the local culture harmoniously, it is a beacon for wellness. Vegan, raw food, and juicing are common here. Those seeking to live a more sustainable lifestyle flock here. In Dominical, there is time to reflect and just be.

Ojochal

Ojochal is a popular landing spot for expats from North America and Europe. It has grown into a culinary hot spot too. This coastal town is just 30-minutes south of Dominical. With hotels, restaurants, bars, doctors’ offices and a supermarket, it is a low-key Costa Rica town complete with the conveniences of modern life making it an ideal place to visit. With ATV tours, canopy tours, bird watching and mangroves to explore, there is no shortage of adventures and activities. For surfing, there is Playa Ballena and Playa Uvita nearby.

Uvita

Nestled in between Dominical and Ojochal along the Costa Ballena is magical Uvita. This town has a large supermarket and is probably the most developed area of the three places. Scuba diving, horseback riding, canopy tours and wildlife tours are all nearby. Uvita has grown famous for the hosting the annual music festival, the Envision Festival, which celebrates art, culture, yoga and sustainability each year in February. People flock to this small town in Costa Rica each year for the festival, which draws large crowds.

The magic and charm of these three towns lie in the quiet sustainable development, which protects the pristine ecosystems while also providing a level of comfort. The culture is laid back, health conscious and committed to well-being. There are few places left in the world that can match what the Southern Zone offers as a quiet refuge from the modern world for adventure, fun, and restoration.

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