TROPICAL HILL TOP HOUSE - ABSOLUTELY BEST OCEAN VIEW & SUNSETS - POOL - PRIVACY

Tino Gnauck

Speaks german, spanish, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Tino Gnauck

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TROPICAL HILL TOP HOUSE - ABSOLUTELY BEST OCEAN VIEW & SUNSETS - POOL - PRIVACY

Mal Pais Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

2 Bed with 2 Bathrooms, Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi, Sun-deck on 1000m2 hill top

The gated mountain property is located 200 meter above Mal País! It is the best gateway (for couples 'honeymooner', small families or 2 couples) and perfect location for visiting all beaches on both sides of the Peninsula (Mal Pais,Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, Montezuma)!!!

The tropical house - has the most incredible (***the best view in town***) to all beaches in the area - like Playa Mal Pais, Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, Playa Manzanillo!!! Enjoy astounding sunsets all year around from everywhere!!!!

You would rent the upper platform of our 6 hectare property with a tropical house (2 bedrooms), 2 bathroom with hot-water shower, big open roofed area with kitchen, infinity pool (11 meter x 5 meter) with beach entry and very big grass outside area!!! Of course you can discover the whole property! Privacy is absolutely guaranteed! You tell us the time you are comfortable when the maid and pool cleaner can come!

”THE BEST VIEW IN TOWN WITH THE MOST AMAZING SUN SETS ALL YEAR AROUND”

****VILLA KATINO**** MAL PAIS - COSTA RICA

www.villakatino.com

Accommodation:

2 bed rooms with queen size bed

2 bath rooms

11m x 5m infinity pool with beach entry

Hot water Jacuzzi

Big roof covered chill out area

Bali bed/chairs and lounge sofa

Music equipment

Outdoor kitchen area, big refrigerator

Big barbecue gas grill

Additional:

Very big gras outside area with Bali-lounge chairs

Gated property, Large parking area, 24 hours security,

Daily maid service, washing, cleaning of outside area, pool, Jacuzzi

Activity and Area-consultancy

Organization of: Chef Service, Massages, Cosmetics, Yoga, Tours,

Rent a car/ATVs, Transport (Helicopter, Taxi),

Transportable bed for a small child

A wonderful tropical garden and jungle vegetation

Wild animals – monkeys, birds, butterfly’s

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Tino Gnauck (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks german, spanish, english

About Tino Gnauck

Nationality: German

Residence: Costa Rica - 12 years

Language: German, English, Spanish, Russian

Tino Gnauck purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Tino Gnauck chose Mal Pais

***** Really best view in town over Playa Mal Pais, Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa until Nosara*****

What makes this bungalow unique

absolutely privacy - best service

activity & area consultancy by owner

really best view of all properties here

ATV for rent on the property (for tours or transportation)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 64 traveler reviews

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TROPICAL HILL TOP HOUSE - ABSOLUTELY BEST OCEAN VIEW & SUNSETS - POOL - PRIVACY
average rating of 4.9375 based on 64 reviews
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TROPICAL HILL TOP HOUSE - ABSOLUTELY BEST OCEAN VIEW & SUNSETS - POOL - PRIVACY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254440
+506 83371164
Mal Pais Puntarenas
5

Nie besser gefaulenzt! :)

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben unsere letzten 2 Wochen Costa Rica in der Villa Katino verbracht,
besser haben wir zuvor noch nicht gewohnt.
Das Haus liegt wunderschön, absolut privat, der Ausblick ist tatsächlich sagenhaft, der Pool ist herrlich-es gibt eigentlich kaum großartig Gründe sich überhaupt noch mal nach unten zu bewegen.
Wer nach absoluter Entspannung sucht ist hier genau richtig, man kann den ganzen Tag auf diversen Sitz und Liegelandschaften im Schatten verbringen, ab und zu in den Pool hüpfen und einfach die Ruhe genießen.
Die Küche hat alles was man braucht um sich selbst zu versorgen, großer Kühlschrank/Gefrierfach, Gasherd, ein irrer Gasgrill,Microwelle und alle nötigen Utensilien nebst Saftmixer für Lecker Smoothies/Eisshakes, die Betten sind superbequem, im Hauptschlafzimmer hat man durch große Balkontüren den gleichen Wahnsinns Ausblick -so aufzuwachen hat schon was und wir vermissen es jetzt schon schmerzlich! Alles ist sehr schön gestaltet und eingerichtet, auf unnötigen Schnickschnack wurde verzichtet, sehr angenehm!
An Tieren gab es hier mehr zu sehen als auf diversen Touren durch alle möglichen Parks-und vor allem viiiel näher dran!
Tino ist ein sehr aufmerksamer Gastgeber der sich um alles kümmert und über alles Bescheid weiß soweit man dies in Anspruch nehmen möchte, ansonsten hat man totale Ruhe, was uns immer sehr wichtig ist.
Wir wollen auf jeden Fall gerne einmal wiederkommen und legen Villa Katino jedem ans Herz der dringend mal eine Auszeit braucht!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
4

Amazing Location and Views

  • 4 of 5
This house was absolutely a wonderful ocean view, with the most beautiful sunsets we have seen! We do not usually rent a villa with a pool, but this one hit the mark for us. It is totally private, secluded and well maintained. In the jungle so we saw monkeys, iguanas, parrots and heard the most amazing insects! Tino was a splendid host who left us a phone and checked on us every few days because he was gone off property. This was a nice compliment to our stay to have access to him when needed. He gave us information on grocery, tours, side trips and dining recommendations.
The grill was very clean, towels were delivered daily and the villa was cleaned daily. The sheets were fresh and our laundry was even done for us on one occasion.
A four wheel drive vehicle is a must to get to this place in paradise. We will come back and we would definitely recommend this property to others~even though we would rather keep it to ourselves.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We rented Villa Katino for ten days and it was perfect! We really enjoyed the open layout of the villa. It was perfect for that area. Our favorite parts of the villa were the infinity pool, grill, kitchen, and of course the sunsets! The outdoor furniture as very comfortable and we spent most of our mornings just eating breakfast and enjoying the view before heading to the beach. We had everything that we needed. Tino was very helpful in suggesting things to do and places to eat. He even scheduled the canopy tour for us when we asked him about it! We loved our stay at the villa and we can’t wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
5

Great Casa, Great Location, Great View, Great Owner

  • 5 of 5
See anything missing? Me neither. First let me say that we are VRBO owners of Casa de Ventanas in the Ojochal area. So we are very seasoned renters and travelers to Costa Rica. This area of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa is awesome. A little dustier and drier during the summer, but you are way above that on Tino's perch up the mountain. No a/c needed. Complete privacy. Breathtaking views and most of all a neat guy that is good people. Period. The Place is absolutely perfect for a couple. Or 4 really good friends! Road up you get used to after a time or two. Safe but a bit of an adventure. Have no fear. You will never regret either visiting this awesome area or staying with Tino. To be honest it is the perfect complement to the lowland tropical rain forest. A week in each would be the perfect vacation. And if you are a surfer, I have never seen such perfect waves. And the beach scene in Santa Teresa is fun for all ages. Final word on Tino; so my wife accidentally loses the rental car keys in the Pacific. Bummer. Tino hooks us up with an ATV for 24 hours and by then the Avis keys make the bus trip to Mal Pais. Now that is Tino. Like I said, good people. Pura vida. Jay
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
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TROPICAL HILL TOP HOUSE - ABSOLUTELY BEST OCEAN VIEW & SUNSETS - POOL - PRIVACY
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
5

Mountain Top House - Gorgeous Ocean Views

  • 5 of 5
The day we arrived was a hectic one. Flight delays made us arrive in Mal Pais after dark. We met Tino at his store where we were able to rent 4 wheelers, get the house key and then head to house. Tino took the time to escort us up to the house which is off the beaten path and also help us with the luggage. I have been to Costa Rica before and 4 wheelers is really the best way to travel around in the Mal Pais/ Santa Teresa / Montezuma area. The house was on top of a mountain and the road to the house was very steep. When we got to the house it was even better than the pictures. Nicely lit for the evening, with Nancy, the cook, making us a delicious dinner. This is a true out door living experience. Outside cooking, open air shower, outdoor sitting areas truly an experience to remember. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and efficient. We enjoyed our coffee in the morning with little monkeys hanging off the trees around us. We went fishing, 4 wheeling, hiking and horseback riding. Tino gave great suggestions on where to go. I highly recommend this place. It was comfortable, safe, close to town but not too close and beautiful. It was a great place to to enjoy the natural beauty and still have all the amenities of home.
Thank you Tino!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5
This interesting nest at the top of a very high hill was the 4th house we have rented in Costa Rica, and it was a unique and wonderful experience for us. There are few places a house like this would be practical, but it is perfect for this locale.

That said, the house is not for everyone. But we would go back in a heartbeat. The house is an "open plan" taken to the extreme. The living areas of the house are completely open to the outside giving a feel of total immersion in its beautiful surroundings. That said, the security is of no concern because of its isolation.

There is a requirement (a must, if you will) to have a 4WD vehicle to traverse the 2 km road and driveway up to the house which is situated on a kind of "landing pad" on the top of a hill overlooking the spectacular shorelines of the Pacific coast of the Nicoya peninsula. The view must be experienced in person to fully appreciate it.

The drive takes about 10 to 12 minutes and is not for the faint at heart. It isn't a Sunday drive. But if you enjoy adventure and a certain amount of pure fun, then you shouldn't give it a thought. Just take your time, drive carefully, and enjoy the trip. Our party were all in our 60's and 70's and we had a blast.

Once home, and settled in, you may not want to leave. We purchased all our needs for the stay at a local "Ronny's Super #1" in Malpais. We prepared all of our breakfasts and many of our other meals at home, although there are many good choices in the surrounding area for meals out. Tino, our host, has a wealth of information about the area and is more than willing to share it with you. We ate at "The Bakery" and a local seafood restaurant recommended by Tino (can't recall the name but just ask Tino for his recommendation) and found both to be enjoyable with great reasonable selections. But there are many other choices available nearby.

Although he lives very close to the house, you may find it easiest to reach Tino on his cell phone. I highly recommend that you either purchase a GSM unlocked phone to take with you on your trip, or rent one either before or after your arrival. They are quite reasonable to rent and the service is reliable.

One last comment on Tino just to give you an idea of how helpful he can be to your enjoyment of your visit:

We managed to do some minor damage to the underside plastic shield on our rental vehicle which caused part of it to drag on the ground. Tino was happy to repair it no charge!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tambor Airport - National airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Paquera
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mal Pais Beach by road
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marys Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Tambor
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marys Restaurant
Car: necessary

Other Activities: animal watching, ATV tours, waterfall tour, canopy

Golf: A beautiful golf course is located in Tambor 30 Miles away.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mal Pais Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas week
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$300
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Additional information about rental rates

Notes for booking 50% deposit
final payment could be done on your arrival day in cash
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Amenities

Amenities

Mal Pais Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60000 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
  • Secure Parking
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Honeymoon suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest house
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Absolutely Privacy Big grass outside area with Bali- chairs Gated property - 24 hours security Everyday maid service. Chef service Big Gas grill and Carbon grill Organization of professional massages, cosmetics. Massage table Transportable bed for baby or small child. Surf and fishing tours, rent a cars/ATVs etc. Own boot Big parking area. Many books available. Zoo with peacocks. A wonderful tropical garden and jungle vegetation. Wild animals – monkeys, birds, butterfly’s …
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