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THE MOST DESIRED VILLA of MAL PAIS - Views, Privacy and 5 Star Service

Michael Solinger - Owner

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Michael Solinger - Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
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THE MOST DESIRED VILLA of MAL PAIS - Views, Privacy and 5 Star Service

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Special Offer! May/June Paradise Discount - 20% May 27 - June 19

Mal Pais Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, TV Lounge/Sofa - Sleeps 6-10 - Massage Cabina and Day Bed

When you want privacy, Villa Casa Blanca allows a completely private sanctuary just for you, your family and friends - and with the most amazing views stretching from the Cabo Blanco National Park to Samara Beach. See all the reviews from our guests - we are what we say and more. We provide first class services for our clients tailored to their needs. If you want a chef, a massage at the house, yoga lessons at our yoga cabina, and much more.

Casa Blanca is certainly one of the most desirable houses in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa with a magnificent 22 meter infinity pool, outdoor BBQ/Dining patio, separate outdoor Covered Pool Patio, Private Massage/Yoga Cabin, and gardens throughout..... and WIFI throughout with Hi Speed Satellite Internet. And we cater to our clients by providing a Concierge Service that will arrange any and all needs during your stay.

Whether you want to swim laps or just drift in the pool, you will enjoy the serenity and quiet Villa Casa Blanca has to offer.... and with the sound of nature at your doorstep.

Casa Blanca is a very modern two-story house with four spacious bedrooms (all with amazing views) and three exquisite, Italian-tiled bathrooms - all the modern conveniences and designer touches that make each room something very special.

This modern house is just 1/2 km (5 minutes) from the Mar Azul Beach perched on the hilltop allowing you total tranquility with the most breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean. Walk up to the third story Roof Terrace (complete with mini-bar) where you can sit and watch the monkeys and reach up and touch the fluffy clouds gently flowing overhead - and at night pluck the stars from the sky.

The House: We were one of the featured houses for 2012 in Central/South America for the Best Design. We are very proud of our architects - Isobel and Rebecca!

The Area: Mal Pais has a wonderful private Swedish Beach nestled quietly next to the Cabo Blanca National Park Entrance. So, if you want to find that secluded beach, this is the place to go. But, there are many other beaches along the coast and each with it's own qualities: Playa Carmen, Playa Mar Azul, Playa Hermosa, Playa Santa Teresa, and Playa Manzanillo.

Just nearby is the Mal Pais Fishing Village where you can either get a boat and go fishing yourself or simply enjoy that catches of the day.... very fresh and tasty and the fishermen will prepare your fish for you.

There are plenty of local restaurants and grocery stores (about 6 - 8 pending season) to choose from. We also have an Organic Market every Saturday afternoon at Playa Carmen.

And of course the beaches are the best in Costa Rica (voted recently). Long, empty stretches of beaches with the best waves for beginners to intermediates. There are fantastic natural tide pools where you can relax and enjoy the warm waters of Costa Rica in peace.

The dining experience of the area ranges from typical Tico food to very special restaurants that serve a fantastic variety of cuisine. We can provide you with a complete list of restaurants in the area. It changes from season to season so be sure to ask the Caretaker (or us) for the latest and greatest.

Activities: You will find an endless amount of things to choose from: Surfing, Swimming, Yoga, Paddle Boarding, Massage, Tai Chai, Capoiera, Hiking in the National Park, Zip Lining above the Montezuma Waterfalls, cliff diving at the Waterfalls, Tortuga Island where you can snorkel and scuba dive, fishing (fantastic and amazing fish), and much, much more.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Michael Solinger - Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
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About Michael Solinger - Owner

I work in the film industry between London and Los Angeles. Mal Pais attracted me after one visit. The peacefulness, the people, the ocean vistas, the long empty beaches... and the list goes on.

Mal Pais became the obvious choice to escape from work and enter into a paradise where one can reconnect with oneself and enjoy life without the daily stresses of living in a major city.

Michael Solinger - Owner purchased this villa in 2008

Why Michael Solinger - Owner chose Mal Pais

The moment I stepped onto the 'plantel', I knew this was it. With amazing ocean vistas, cool breezes, located just next to the National Park. I wanted to find a location that wouldn't be overtaken by future developments, that would retain the beauty of the jungle, that would respect nature whilst building something eco-friendly.

I wanted to create an oasis of paradise with amazing vistas.... and to create a modern, clean home with simple use of concrete and glass (the sea element is harsh on buildings as are termites). So, we created a very clean and modern structure which emphasized the views of the Pacific Ocean and the Cabo Blanco National Park. Beyond that, we wanted to create a home for visitors that would offer all modern conveniences (screen doors, sealed rooms, air-con, modern appliances, fantastic lighting).... and a 22m Lap Pool to exercise, and a Massage/Yoga Cabina to escape. We extended the garden so that those who stay with us can escape to private areas and enjoy the sound of the waves, the sound of the jungle - and the many animals and birds.

What makes this villa unique

Sun, sea, pool, views, beaches! What more :) This Villa give you complete tranquility with amazing vistas in your own private Paradise. It offers you a kitchen/dining environment overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It's a great place to cook, enjoy friends and views. There are many places on the grounds to escape to (Massage Cabina, Lower Garden, Private Jungle Garden, Nature Trail and more).

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great experience thanks to Eduardo and his family. Too easy to live the real Pura Vida. Hard to go back! What else to say?

Big thanks Phil and Fred

March 30 -31, 2011

What a great experience. Guillaume and Kellie
Mar 2011
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THE MOST DESIRED VILLA of MAL PAIS - Views, Privacy and 5 Star Service
average rating of 4.90566 based on 70 reviews

Amazing and welcoming home in Mal Pais

  • 5 of 5

Casa Blanca is simply amazing. My wife and I had an incredible time. The views are ridiculous and the infinity pool was amazing. The house has everything you can possibly ask for or want. I miss waking up to that view. The house is very clean and the care takers are unbelievably helpful. The sound system and the media room were also great bonuses. We really can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for joining us at Villa Casa Blanca. We hope you'll come back and we are very happy you found the ring. All the best from all of us, Mike

Stunning. . . We will return.

  • 5 of 5

Make sure you take a trip to the grocery store before you arrive, because you won't want to leave. My wife and I spent two nights and had a wonderful time. The house is totally set up. We both spent most of the time in the super refreshing infinity pool. The house is gorgeous, but the deck and pool is where it's at. We had a full moon during our stay, and we enjoyed sitting out in the evening sky on the deck. There is a really nice projector/movie room with dish cable, movies, etc. We never even turned it on. The view crushes anything we could have watched on the screen. Our entire time was relaxing and everything was perfect. We will definitely return, and hope to stay a bit longer next time. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Modern home in an unspoiled area

  • 5 of 5

Casa Blanca met all of our expectations and served as a perfect hub for a relaxing group vacation on the beach in Costa Rica!

The hosts: Michael was a truly gracious host; answering all of our questions with prompt and thorough responses, providing maps and a guide to the house and the area in advance of our visit and check-in emails upon arrival and departure. Davie and Lisbeth, the property's caretakers, gave us a warm welcome and arranged for many of our activities during our stay (snorkeling trip, guided birdwatching, massages, etc.). The dinner they prepared for us was easily one of our favorites of the entire trip.

The house: the pictures are an accurate representation of the home and we all smiled from ear to ear upon arrival, and during every subsequent day of our stay. It's hard to tear yourself away from the pool deck and hammock, but catching a sunset from the roofdeck is recommended. Better yet- set an alarm and do some late night/early morning star gazing from the roofdeck; you will not be disappointed! There isn't a bad room in the house. While the jungle bedroom does not have a directly attached bathroom, the jungle-facing windows allow for the most beautiful morning light and sunrises, and shade in the afternoon that makes it a perfect refuge for a nap.

The town: we loved taking advantage of the local fishermen and making ceviche with fresh catches was a daily event. The beaches are lovely and sparsely populated; great for walks, surfing, and lounging. Everyone we met was incredibly friendly and made us feel right at home. The roads in town are likely rougher than what you're accustomed to and the road to the house is not for the faint of heart; but the reward at the top is well worth it!

We highly recommend this property for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you made it back safely. And many thanks for taking a moment to review the Villa. We are so happy that you and your guests all had a wonderful time.... and it sounds like you enjoyed every aspect of the Villa. It's truly a special place with much love and attention put into every corner. Have a wonderful 2015 and do come back :) From all of us at Casa Blanca

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Casa Blanca is luxurious, unique, and magical retreat. This is our third time renting it, and we honestly feel like it has become our home away from home. The house is equipped with everything you need, from the awesome kitchen with every appliance and kitchen tool available, to luxurious bed sheets and countless towels, yoga mats, movies, outdoor kitchen and bbq, and many many more. The ocean and jungle views, infinity pool, modern design, gorgeous garden, numerous outdoor lounging and dining areas, and stunning outdoor landscaping, make this place a true paradise.

Every year we return and find that the house is maintained impeccably, and there are also new improvements to accommodate the guests’ stay. The young couple that takes care of the property is wonderful. They do an awesome job cleaning and maintaining the place like a five-star hotel, they can arrange taxi transportation, and even can make homemade breakfast or dinner for you.

We travel all over the world and stay in many luxurious places, and Casa Blanca still remains our favorite place in the world. We can’t wait to be back there soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We enjoyed having you and are very happy that you enjoyed the Villa and the area - and our wonderful staff. Have a wonderful 2015 and we look forward t your return. All the best from everyone at Casa Blanca

Breathtaking, Amazing and everything and more!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing about this property that is not legitimate in every way. The photos do not do it justice and they are amazing! The home has everything you need and then some! We took are 4 grown children and we all the time of our life! Michael is one truly amazing person, his flexibility and sincerity and character show thru in everything he does and the work he has put into this home is truly a labor of love! We have never traveled outside the U.S. so this whole experience was new to us, and Michael had such incredible patience. We emailed him so many times with questions and he responded immediately every time. In some instances he just called and always made us feel important. The next thing you need to know when you get there, his caretakers (David & Lizbeth) are two of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life, they treated us better than we deserved! We have added them to our family! We all cried when we left them especially my wife! You should definitely let them cook for you at least once, they are amazing cooks! David set up everything we wanted to do and he knows everyone! We were very nervous obviously being rookie travelers and he always was watching out for us! Costa Rica is an amazing place and this home is not a typical place, we spent several days just listing to music, cooking at the house and playing in the pool and it was so special! Our night sitting around the beautiful circle table and having dinner were priceless. My name is Cliff Crabtree and I live in Raleigh, NC, that should be enough for your to find me if you don't believe my review. Call me anytime! Michael, thank you will be back soon

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
San Jose Costa Rica

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could expect of the house and more. The view is incredible with a great house to just relax and enjoy. The house is in great condition and you can find almost everything you need for cooking at the house. This will be my new go to place in Malpais. Thx for a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
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Car: necessary

Mal Pais is located next to Cabo Blanca Nature Reserve at the edge of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula. This area is truly unique for the nature reserve, the beautiful beaches and the amazing surfing. THIS IS PARADISE like you've never seen before! Villa Casa Blanca is very private and situated without any neighbors which will make your stay truly special, relaxed and very peaceful. The garden surrounding the house is a special treat of fruit trees, orchids, and many varieties of plans.

We have all the modern conveniences you'll want in a Jungle Paradise by the sea: air-conditioning, fully equipped and professional kitchen, the most amazing caretaker (he's our brother in law and family), Eduardo, and our housekeeper (his wife), Lourdes. You''ll be totally looked after as if it were you're own home away from home.

Our goal is to make you relax and feel totally safe in our Villa which has the most amazing views of anyone in Mal Pais.

So, relax and unwind with us at Villa Casa Blanca. Total Privacy!

Other Activities: Surfing, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zip Lines, Fishing, Snorkeling, Jet Ski, Waterfalls, Scuba Diving, Paddleboarding, Horeseback Riding, Nature Trails and much, much more :) There are many things on offer in this part of the Nicoya... and surfing or playing in the waves is a must along the 10 miles of pristine beaches with the best surf in all Costa Rica.

Golf: The is a Golf Course in Tambor (approx. 45 minutes drive from the Villa).


Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Mal Pais Villa Rental Rates

Special Offer! May/June Paradise Discount - 20%

Special Offer From:
Dates May 27, 2015 to Jun 19, 2015

Get 20% Discount for dates between May 27, 2015 and June 19, 2015. This won't last long so if you're up for a special time in the Paradise of Costa Rica get it now. This is a 5* Villa with all amenities and total privacy. Please ask for more details :) Happy to help.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dry Season
Jan 6 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Green Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Wet Season
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dry Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dry Season
Jan 4 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Fee $150.00
Notes 1) Reservations cancelled up to 90 days prior 95% percent refund.
2) Reservations cancelled within 90 days to 60 days prior 50% percent refund.
3) Reservations cancelled within 60 days to 30 25% percent refund.
4) Reservations cancelled 30 days or less - NO REFUND
There will be a 3% surcharge for US Credit Cards, 6% for Credit Cards Outside the US, or $40 wire transfer charges per transfer.

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Mal Pais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest Room - Sea and Jungle View - Rain Shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Master Bathroom Outdoor Shower! Sunset View!
    Lounge Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom - Rain Shower (3 jets) and very large
  • The bathrooms are equipped with Rain Showers and very modern in design. All are tiled with beautiful italian Bisazza tiles - each with it's own feeling: Earth, Sun and Water. All rooms have linen basket, beach towels, baths/hand towels and more!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sunset Views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sunset Views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Jungle View
    Massage/Yoga Cabina - Sunset Views
    Bed 4/TV Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV Lounge with Large Sofa Bed
  • The Master Bedroom and Sea View Room have fantastic views over the Ocean towards the sunset. The Jungle View Room faces the amazing Nature Reserve Cabo Blanco with the most amazing jungle view across the jungle valley. Lower Bedroom has access to pool and back patio with private toilet. Large Sofa Bed. All bedrooms have large Super King or Queen Bed and are equipped with TV and DVD with the Master Bedroom with Sky Cable and Apple TV. The rooms all are air-conditioned with hidden systems that keep the air cool but the noise out. All rooms are hermetically seals windows with floor to ceiling windows.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is a very modern house with purified water throughout. All rooms have magnificent views to the ocean and jungle. The design of the house is modern with wood flooring, bisazza tiles and glass folding windows so that the house feels open to the elements or closed without loosing the view. The 22m Infinity Lap Pool provides great exercise for those who want to swim laps or simply to relax whilst watching the whales or the sunset. There is a Palm Thatched Massage/Yoga Cabina overlooking the Pacific Ocean nestled away from the house at the end of the Infinity Pool. Another great place to get away and enjoy the cool Pacific breezes - mediate, practice yoga or have a massage at the house at Sunset.

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