Michael Solinger - Owner

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, TV Lounge/Sofa - Sleeps 6-10 - Massage Cabina

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.

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, Massage/Yoga Cabin, Private Patio Gardens throughout... and WIFI throughout with Hi Speed Satellite Internet.

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

Casa Blanca is a very modern two-story house with four spacious bedrooms (all with views to die for) and three exquisite, Italian-tiled bathrooms - all the modern conveniences and designer touches.

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 feature houses for 2012 in Central/South America for the design - and we are very proud of our architects.

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.

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.

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.

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  • alternative lifestyle
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Michael Solinger - Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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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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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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THE BEST VIEW OF THE PACIFIC - Modern, Luxury and totally Private Villa
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews
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  • 5 of 5
I wanted to plan a retreat for my friends - something unique and special. We finally settled on Costa Rica and then found Casa Blanca. The owners were incredibly helpful with the many questions we had about planning the trip, travelling to Costa Rica as well as the details of the Villa and staff. All was confirmed and we were ready to go. When we drove up to the Villa and finally arrived, it was beyond our dreams! Davie and Lizbeth greeted us and escorted us inside. When you walk through the front door and then see the view from the Villa – WOW! And then look around at the house – a double WOW! We had the most amazing reunion of friends thanks to the everyone at Casa Blanca. The beautiful thing about our trip was that we had the Villa to ourselves and it brought out group of friends closer together making our reunion something to remember. We surfed, went cliff diving, enjoyed scuba diving, went horseback riding on the beach… and had a masseur at the house and even had a yoga teacher as well. What more can we say? The list goes on and on…. This Villa will not let you down.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Exactly what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5
Let me start off by saying that the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa/Montezuma were our favorite part of Costa Rica. There were too many things to do and places to see for the time that we had. And I think it says a lot that we had an incredibly difficult time leaving the house everyday. The house itself is exactly what you would expect. It is Beautiful, spacious, has all of the amenities you would want, and is extremely relaxing.
What you cannot see from the photos/descriptions is everything else that surrounds the house. The rain forest that provides an abundance of wildlife and all of the amazing sounds to wake up/go to sleep to.The view is out of this world. The open glass from the kitchen made every breakfast a memorable experience. And we would be sure to make it back home in the afternoon to ensure we did not miss that famous sunset.
This house is truly fit for any type of group. We highly recommend it, and I would not be surprised if we found ourselves right back in there in no time.
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  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Hamid and Family - we loved having you and thank you so much for the kind words. We hope you come back to enjoy us in Costa Rica and stay with us again. We hope our architecture pleased you as we put much love into our design. Thanks for the photos.

All the best wishes from all of us at Casa Blanca
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A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
When you book a holiday, you always wonder what you’ll get. We got it and more! This was by far the most beautiful villa I've ever stayed at. My girlfriends and I planned a yoga/massage retreat. The folks at Casa Blanca catered to our every wish. We had private yoga instructor at the Villa. The Yoga Cabina is amazing and the back garden deck was great for the group. And we hired a private masseur for two days – beginning and end. The view is to die for and every morning we woke up to the sound of the monkeys singing to us from jungle!! One of my favorite moments was when I was sipping on coffee in the early morning watching the ocean and I was visited by the most beautiful praying mantis. He was just relaxing next to me soaking up the sun. Between the beach, the ocean, the wildlife, the incredible house, and the wonderful locals….it was the perfect holiday. This is a great place for a group trip with your friends or a family reunion and it's perfect for a honeymoon. You’re on the hill with amazing views, have a lot of privacy, totally modern home with all you expect-they even have a great movie collection. Go JC and Mike – what a library. I’m not sure we ever left the house. And the caretakers, Davie and Lizbeth, were great. They totally looked after us. I am counting the days till I return!!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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  • 5 of 5
We were told about Villa Casa Blanca from friends. However, when we arrived, it was more amazing than we could have imagined. Our trip was made special from all the attention from the owners to all many requests – about the area, things to do, catering, surf lessons, yoga lessons and more.

After driving along the beaches of Mal Pais, we arrived at the house. Words cannot explain the reaction on our faces. We were in paradise. We entered the house… an open planned ground floor with sweeping views over the entire coastline - as promised. We could see the beaches, the waves and hear the surf.

The accommodation was exactly as was described – complete kitchen with everything (and we love cooking and BBQ), living room with sunset views, tv lounge with movies galore. And the outside dining area with BBQ and Massage Cabina by the pool. We were in heaven!

And then the rooms – WOW! Totally modern, clean and spacious – and all with Air Con. The bedrooms were amazing… and the beds comfortable! The master bedroom shower is so spacious – indoor rain shower and outdoor shower overlooking the ocean.

We arrived in paradise and frankly, having arrived, didn’t want to leave.

The Caretaker, Davie, and his wonderful wife, Lizbeth, made our stay an even better paradise. They looked after us with great care and attention making our stay completely relaxing.

We had a great meal provided by Soma Chefs, fantastic BBQ outside with fresh fish from the Mal Pais Fish Market and simply just relaxed in the lap pool – who would ever want to leave!

The garden is amazing with so many palms and plants. And the monkeys each morning! What a lovely sound. And at night, on the roof terrace, we never have seen so many starts.

We are coming back as soon as possible.

Thanks to Davie and Lizbeth – and the owners – for making this a relaxing arrival and experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5
We had a group of eight (four couples) and we LOVED everything about this house! It's beautiful, the town and beaches are close and the care takers of the house were great. Our only advice would be to make sure you rent a four wheel drive vehicle for getting to and from this house.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5
We have just spent a week feeling like millionaires at the gorgeous Casa Blanca. From the moment you arrive you feel at home. Everything you need has been thought of. The outside area is incredible with a huge infinity pool, sun lounges and shaded hammock. You have complete privacy with a breathtaking view of the pacific. You can watch lizards and birds hop from trees to tree and hear the waves crashing on the beach. The rest of the house is designed perfectly with a fully stocked kitchen, ice machine and all the mod cons you need. We cooked a lot at the house, mainly to ensure we ate healthy, to save money but also just to make use of such a nice kitchen. In the evening we would curl up on the comfy couch and watch movies in the cinema room and then fall asleep in the huge king bed. The photos of this place really don't do it justice, it's truly wonderful. We will most definitely be back in the future and this time we will bring some friends to share in a little piece of paradise.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to having you back. From all of us at Casa Blanca
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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 fantastic waves. 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 undisturbed.

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, Horeseback Riding, Nature Trails and much, much more :) There are many retreats 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).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Mal Pais Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Wet Season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
Dry Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dry Season
Jan 6 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Mal Pais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • ISDN Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , TV Lounge/4th Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , TV Lounge/4th Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest Room - Sea and Jungle View - Rain Shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom - Rain Shower (3 jets) and very large
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Master Bathroom Outdoor Shower! Sunset View!
  • 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.
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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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