Enjoy the true serenity of Costa Rica. Our rain-washed jungle hillsides framed out by the grandest sunsets in the southern hemisphere will surely deliver the vacation of your dreams. We are running specials all summer long, inquire today!
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This luxurious 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa is located just above the surf towns of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa on the hillside looking over the beach. In the heart of amazing flora and fauna, you'll be absolutely taken by the immensity of the jungle, ocean and mountain views. It will take you 5 minutes to go from your villa to Mal Pais and 10 minutes to go check out Montezuma or Cobano. The heart of this house is an amazing living space with a kitchen opening on a huge terrace facing the pool and the breathtaking ocean view. This house contains 2 bedrooms, with king-sized beds, each with private bathrooms and walk-in showers with waterfall shower heads. Each room has double french doors that open to the amazing plush mountains and ocean view. A half bath is located on the terrace that opens up to the refreshing salt water pool. There is also a spacious living area and a fully equipped modern kitchen. A large sectional couch could also sleep another 2 visitors. Entertain yourself and guests by grilling dinner on the Argentinian style bar-b-que pit on the deck looking out over the incredible view. Relax in the salt water pool, or read a book in the cozy hammock, while listening to the echoes of the howling monkeys. The inspired interior design features local art, creating an environment that invites guests to relax and enjoy. Pura Vida!
Feel free to pick up the phone and call Natalie the owner. She is friendly and readily available by cellphone. 870-692-7364
We built the house in 2006 to open up the beauty of the Nicoya Peninsula to guests from all over the world.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2006
It's cozy and relaxing, with a breathtaking view. What more could you ask for?
One of the major perks to our property is our private road between Mal Pais and Montezuma. You can cut through and split the peninsula in half the time!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Casa Verde. My husband and I stayed her for a week for our honeymoon. Casa Verde is paradise! It is so peaceful and private- we loved drinking our coffee in the morning on the deck listening to the birds. It was close to beaches and the little town areas, but set up high enough to give wonderful views and privacy. Plus, the house itself is stunning. I didn't think having a pool would be a big deal- but it made all the difference! We would spend our mornings on the beach and then our afternoons relaxing at Casa Verde- either sipping drinks in the pool or snoozing in the hammocks. Another bonus is the wonderful property manager- she is so friendly and responsive to any and all questions! We plan on coming back to Casa Verde, no question! Best Vacation EVER.
Casa Verde was incredible! Watching the sunset from the pool with a cocktail in hand is a must. The experience and accommodations are first rate. From the moment i sent my initial inquiry - which was answered in less than an hour by the owner, to the gracious property manager and grounds keepers, the property and exclusivity is unmatched. Great fruit trees on property and banana leaves to steam fresh caught fish in. The monkeys, parrots and iguanas serenade every morning through open doors and windows. Being high above the dust and activity of Mal Pais is awesome. Lots to see and do nearby, but a 4x4 vehicle you will not be able to do without. Roads are rough (loved every second of it).
Casa Verde is well maintained and has a washer/dryer. We used it daily! It gets pretty dirty down in Mal Pais and it was nice to have the option of doing your own laundry.
We cooked dinner most nights and traveled with our own spices. The kitchen is well appointed but like most vacation rental homes, you will need to bring your own condiments, spices, sugar/flour etc. or purchase at the store. Tons of markets from which to choose - we favored the Super Ronny #2 in Santa Teresa. It wasn't the closest, but had the best selection of meats and produce.
Lots of great restaurants about 15 minutes from the house in Mal Pais. We liked the "Sodas" that catered to the locals and were much less expensive than the other restaurants. Sodas are the Costa Rican equivalent to a taco shack- really great food, cheap prices. We had casado everyday for lunch at many different places in Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Manzanillo and Montezuma.
We surfed for a week in Playa Hermosa (Santa Teresa). This spot is great for beginners as it has a nice long sand bar and pretty good waves for more experienced regardless of tide. Rented boards from Nalu - as recommended by the property manager. She was right on! Nalu was great, offered nice boards at a good price.
Would stay at this property again - all around amazing experience!
We rented Casa Verde in Malpais from only web search. We'd never been to Costa Rica, and knew nothing of this rental or location. That's the beauty of it, a vacation of potential: exploration and surprise. We paid, scheduled vacation and flights, all without guarantee. San Jose was pretty ugly, crowded, dirty. The car rental went smoothly enough, but the trip over was rough, the last 45 minutes on a road a rancher would be disappointed with.
When we finally made it to Casa Verde, we knew we'd lucked out. It was awesome. Lovely landscaping, spectacular views, delightful architecture and comfort.
The best part for me was sleeping 7 nights with open windows and doors, with the sounds of rain and thunder, geckkos, bats, monkeys, birds, frogs, lizards all around. Not one single mosquito in 10 days, and the temperature was perfect for sleeping, about 70 F.
Get out of San Jose ASAP, be confident in Casa Verde. You'll be delighted. There isn't much for home cooking: pots/pans, plates, glasses, silverware yes, but no spices, oil, sugar, flour, etc. Eating at restaurants gets expensive, most entrees at any restaurant work out to about $12/person. The grocery stores are adequately stocked and close, but not cheap either. We enjoyed the DVD's, the books, guidebooks, etc. We did a lot of driving, walking, sightseeing, day-trips. The pool was perfect.
We've made similar trips elsewhere: France, St. Croix, Seattle. This was the best.
We stayed at Casa Verde for six days. What a wonderful home. The views, the atmosphere, the privacy and the help we received upon arrival made the stay unforgettable. There were a few items that would have made the stay perfect. A few kitchen cooking utensils were missing and salt and pepper. The book about house along with recommendations was an added bonus. What may help future visitors would be a map of how the reach the home from the ferry at Paquera as well as a recommendation to rent a four wheel drive vehicle. It sure was handy for the steep muddy roads.
All and all our time at Casa Verde was wonderful and would highly recommend this home to anyone wanting the closeness to activities but desiring a tranquil peaceful home to spend time at.
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This property is far from what is advertised and completely misrepresented It is dirty, animals living in the kitchen, no screens, 25 minutes from town, and the owner is completely unreasonable with resolving our issues or returning our money. After driving 10 miles up a road that required a 4x4, my fiance and I arrived with the rental agent to a house that looked like no one had rented in years. The property was overgrown, dirty, about 20 minutes farther than advertised, and animals living in the kitchen. I contacted Andrew, the "owner" and he said "too bad." The pictures and reviews look like they were stolen from a travel book, and the reviews look like he stole them from another property's description. I would not let my dog stay there. Do not rent this property or give him any money. His deposit was far more than any other property that I rented, because he knows once you see the property in person, you will run. The owner Andrew gives Costa Rica a bad name. This is not a safe property for anyone to stay at. ** BEWARE **
While Costa Rica is known for the beauty of its winding coastline and pristine beaches, it is impossible not to become captivated by the brilliant green mountains that cover the majority of the country’s geography. Home to some of the most diverse species. Mal Pais is known to be a secret paradise, still very wild, you'll have the feel to be at the end of the world.This small surf paradise is a long beach of white sand, where you won't see any high buildings but only beautiful private houses hidden in the hills or small local houses on the street. You can go from beach to beach from the main road that goes all along.
Also,home to some of the most diverse species of wildlife in the world, the rain-forests that cover the Costa Rican mountainside are truly a place of natural wonder and beauty.
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