|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Looking for a house that has Costa Rica’s deep green forest canopy as a backdrop and views of the Pacific in front? Then you’ve found it. This house offers a truly wonderful Costa Rican experience.
Listen for the monkeys in the near distance and watch the parrots from the hanging balcony beds as they return to their nests each afternoon. Swim in the in-ground swimming pool or simply relax in the hammocks and take in the tranquility of the ocean’s song. This is the Real Costa Rica!
Nestled in a tropical paradise, you will find all the amenities you expect with the privacy, convenience and luxury you want. Just minutes from the town areas of Mal Pais and Santa Theresa, you will find the following all at local rates - world class sport fishing, surfing, scuba, snorkeling, tide pools, horse tours, ATV rentals, spas, souvenirs, and restaurants. Diverse and exquisite white sand beaches are easily available for surfing or just sun bathing.
Nature lovers and outdoor types will LOVE this tranquil area.
This house features 2 master bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 2 additional half baths. It can sleep up to 8 (6 in beds plus a convertible sofa). This three-story floor plan is spacious 2,800 sq ft. with air conditioning on the 1st and 2nd floors and the 3rd being entirely open covered balcony (lanai) equipped with ceiling fans. All linens and a fully equipped kitchen are provided. Maid service is available. The house has a gated entry and sits on 2 fully fenced acres of land rich in fruit trees and native flora.
The picture is near complete... all that is missing is you & your guests. Lets plan your Costa Rican Adventure.
Our only disclaimers are as Owners' we are not responsible for situations outside of our control... late arrivals, early departures, weather, local power outages, and renter's personal property.
My dream came true - always wanted to visit Costa Rica and for my 40th my husband arranged everything. We spent 2 weeks in paradise. Our first week was by the Arenal volcano then to the beach area of Mal Pais. We spent 6 nights in this beautiful house - the house and property was just breathtaking. We absolutely enjoyed staying there, the property was so lush with tropical plants and so many trees - I am not a "pool" person, but the saltwater pool surrounded by the palm trees changed my way of thinking! We loved how the whole house could be opened up to feel the breezes, view the scenery and hear the wildlife (could hear some howler monkeys and saw them 3 times). The area was perfect for us, not too close and not too far from anything. The beach is about a 5 minute drive, there are great restaurants and 2 nights we used the the grill to cook fish we caught, and we even had breakfast 3 of the mornings at the house - grocery stores close by and the kitchen had everything we needed. One of my favorite parts of the trip and what I will truly miss is how beautiful the night sky is there. Stargazing there is amazing, especially from the 3rd floor open balcony on those unique hanging beds! For me this trip was a dream come true and this house, area, people did not disappoint. Also, have to mention that Jose the caretaker was so pleasant and helpful, we were unfortunately were a little late on arrival and he was so gracious about that.
We love many things about the design and comfort of this house. Unfortunately we reserved it for two weeks during the dry season, we checked out after 3 days. The road is 50 ft from the house and is a dust pit. It is hard to breath with so much dust everywhere in and out of the house. The house has double locked doors and steel bar shutters on all the windows and doors, plus a security guard with a dog in the yard from 6pm to 5am, so no privacy for late swims or much else. We were locked in from the outside at night and during the day everything closed tight anyway to block out the dust. The hired help were very sweet, but no one speaks English, so it was hard to communicate. When we told the owner that we wanted to cancel our second week, because we had gotten sick from the road dust, he was very rude and threatened to evict us that day. He hasn't responded concerning the status on our security deposit.
Mal Pais and Santa Teresa could really be cool spots if it weren't for the ATV's driving at breakneck speeds along the dusty roads.
We had a fabulous time at Mal Pais, and loved this house! The listing is very accurate. We visited during the Christmas holidays, and were able to keep the doors and windows in the bedrooms open at night, so we could hear the surf and enjoy the cool breezes, without worrying about mosquitoes. It was delightful! We loved having a well maintained pool to take dips in, before and after going to the most amazing beach (Playa Carmen), 5 minutes away by car. THis was definitely one of the highlights of our stay in Costa Rica. Jose, the property manager was great (though limited english), and there is maid service, every other day--very nice touch! The house is clean and well maintained. If we ever have the privilege to travel to Costa Rica again, we will be staying here...5 days was not long enough!
This was the best part of our Costa Rica trip - my only wish is that we had more time to stay at the house in Mal Pais.
Everything is exactly as shown and described in the listing. Probably the nicest accommodation I have ever stayed in. I can try to further describe it here, but won't be able to do it justice - you have to see it for yourself.
The owners are very helpful with answering questions and ensuring you have a great stay.
We are a group of 6 very close friends that chose Costa Rica as our reunion spot. We absolutely loved this house from the moment we arrived. Jose came and met us at the Monkey Bar just down the road where we were feasting on great fish tacos and margaritas. Our Spanish is poor but we managed with the few words we know and gestures. He was so patient and gracious. After the tour of the house we all headed for the salt water pool that was unbelievably soft, no chlorine and sparkling. We are late 40's to mid 50's and we felt like kids again not wanting to get out of pool till dinner. Mary's is close by and we ate there twice. They prepared the fish that we took to them along with great sides for an very reasonable dinner. Jose hooked us up with his relative for our deep sea fishing charter. We saw underwater volcanic activity and we all caught a fish or two. Nearby Playa Carmen and Santa Theresa were great beach/surf spots. We went to Montazuma another day and after walking around and having lunch in this artsy hippie town, we hiked down to the waterfalls. Beautiful.
The house was perfect, very spacious and we all had our own space. The king beds were very comfortable and the swinging beds on the top floor were a huge hit! After dinner we would all retreat to the 3rd floor for a nite cap an chat about our day and plan the next day's adventure. We accidently locked ourselves outside on the 3rd floor but miraculously Jose just happened to be there checking up on the property.We always felt very safe and taken care of with him close by. Please Peter thank him again for us. We highly recommend this house to those that want a true Costa Rican experience. We hope to return and are even talking about retiring in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
First of all this was my first visit to Costa Rica and it could not have been more perfect. I stayed for just under 2 weeks with family and friends and it was pure bliss. From the moment we arrived until the day we left it was wonderful. Arriving as we did in June there was some apprehension because of the rainy season but at most it rained for half hour or so and then the perfect weather again came.
The house as one other here stated is not done justice by the pictures. It is amazing. Beautifully appointed and perfectly situated it's just a stones throw from the beach. One of the coolest things about it was the 3rd floor outdoor lanai with the hanging beds. We all absolutely loved it. Ended up having to take turns bc it was so popular. You wake up to amazing wildlife seemingly at arms reach. It was one of my favorite things about my stay.
The food is certainly worth talking about. Burger Rancho ended up being the consensus favorite but it wasn't a burger place (didn't seem at least). Perfect little roadside eatery with amazing fresh fish,chicken and other delights. Definitely try the homemade guacamole. I still drool over the thought. There was also a falafel joint nearby that made possibly the best falafel I have ever had ,and I've had them all over the US and the world. I have to say that there was not a bad meal had by our group of 7.
As for activities - we kayaks,sunfish and scooters which we used to explore the nearby towns of Tambor,Santa Teresa and Montezuma.
Santa Teresa is well known for its amazing surf and the guy in the surf shop from where we took lessons informed us that some well known celebrities own homes very nearby (i'm a Giant fan so I didn't get the chance to laugh at Tom Brady out riding the surf) .
Montezuma was the perfect little hippie community mellow and fun and Tambor has an amazing wildlife reserve that was a big hit with the kids.
Oh the other thing I wanted to mention was Jose the caretaker. A wonderfully genial and helpful man who met us out on the ave when we arrived late at night and helped immensely with suggestions and insight (of course one of us was pretty fluent in spanish).
All in all this was just about as perfect a stay as we possibly could have imagined and I have already informed the owner that we most certainly would be back next year.
Thanks for a wonderful stay
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Spring & Summer Rates
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
-After making reservation half balance is due with in 7 days and the remainder is due 1 month prior to your arrival date.
-If your reservation is within the 30 days prior to your arrival date full payment is due within 7 days from reservation date.
-Please inquire by phone to make last minute reservations
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.