YOUR DREAM HOUSE - LUXURY IN A STUNNING NATURAL SETTING

Bill Brown

Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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YOUR DREAM HOUSE - LUXURY IN A STUNNING NATURAL SETTING

Mal Pais Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Casa Noche del Mono sits within a private nature reserve in the hills above the Pacific Ocean on the southern Nicoya Peninsula. Our unique location ensures complete privacy and tranquility as well as abundant wildlife. Monkeys, agoutis, peccaries, kinkajus, deer, toucans, parrots and much more are all found within the reserve. The property is perfectly situated for exploring the nearby beaches and attractions of the area, including the towns of Manzanillo, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Montezuma.

The house itself is inspired by the Spanish colonial haciendas found throughout Central America and is the perfect blend of luxury and nature. Built around a central courtyard adorned with 5 fountains and tropical plants, the house remains a constant cool temperature. While all portions of the house are finished with the finest details (including granite and marble countertops, private terraces and bathrooms adjoining each bedroom, modern appliances and hand made tiles) the atmosphere is casual and perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. In addition to the 3 bedrooms, the house includes an indoor/outdoor rooftop terrace, a living room, a den with full satellite television, dining room, eat in kitchen and a 60 feet long terrace overlooking the pool, jungle and mountains. The large, blue-tiled infinity pool is perched on a hillside with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and jungle. The pool contains an underwater lounging bench. Deck chairs and lounging cushions are located around the pool area.

The lush gardens surrounding the house and in the central courtyard are planted with flowering plants and tress from around the world, including breadfruit, guava, mango, avocado, heliconia and roses. The grounds are maintained daily by a gardener. The rest of our reserve consists of secondary forest laced with streams. We have ensured that these areas have not been developed or cleared (except for trails) and therefore retain an abundance of plant and animal life.

Full housekeeping and laundry services are provided. To ensure our guests' comfort, we have furnished the house with high quality 800+ thread count bed linens, plush bath sheets and other 'necessities.' In addition, the kitchen is fully equipped with high end cookware and virtually every cooking gadget imaginable.

Our property is centrally located on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula with the beautiful beaches of Playa Manzanillo and Playa Hermosa less than a 10 minute drive away. In addition, the towns and beaches of Montezuma, Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are less than 30 minutes away. Numerous rivers also run through the area. During your stay, we will be happy to arrange horse back riding, spa/massage treatments, golf games, fishing excursions, surfing lessons, canopy tours or any other activity the area offers.

If your dream vacation is total privacy and tranquility in a stunning natural setting as well as luxurious and centrally located accomodations, please contact us by email or phone. We will be happy to answer any questions that you might have about Costa Rica, the area or our house.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Bill Brown

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Your Dream House - Luxury in a Stunning Natural Setting
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
New Orleans, LA
5

ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely gorgeous home in a paradise of rainforest! We had howler monkeys eating mangoes from the tree next to the pool every morning and evening! The pool is so inviting, we swam every day, often several times a day. Every room is decorated with such detail, the artwork, the antiques, the fine linens! This is a special property, not your average rental. The beaches, the zipline, Curu Wildlife Refuge, etc. are all a short drive away. Paradise.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
5

THE PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect rental if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture, yet have all the modern amenities at hand. My family of five stayed her for two weeks and had a wonderful time. The home is beautiful, the swimming pool is amazing and the surrounding forest and animals are stunning. Bill and Frank were very helpful and extremely knowledgable hosts, while Graciela the housekeeper and Rolando the groundskeeper were always there if we needed anything. The kids even loved Flaco the dog that would show up every time I would start the BBQ. I could not recommend this home enough. I look forward to coming back.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
Canada
5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
We picked this location to experience Costa Rica how it used to be with very few tourists. Loved the location due to the surrounding area, very little trafic and lots of wildlife.
We were woken every morning by the howler monkeys and an abundance of bird life which was incredible. Went for walks every morning early, due to the heat, and took different paths to the right and left of the main road(Saw an albino parrot and many other parrots and wildlife down these paths)( Be sure to take some water just in case you get lost and the walk ends up being a little longer). Quite a work out. Went fishing in Malpais with the locals numerous times, horseback riding, waterfalls, etc.
Bill and Frank were excellent and the most helpful guides of all our trips to Costa Rica. They were gracious hosts and organized the excursions we needed.
We will return to this location probably next year and enjoy as much as this trip.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
5

FAVORITE PLACE IN COSTA RICA. PERIOD.

  • 5 of 5
We just returned home from an amazing trip to Costa Rica, our third. This time we explored areas we had never been before and I can without a doubt that the Santa Teresa/Hermosa/Manzanillo area was by far our favorite and this was likely in part to the fact that we fell so in love with this villa, situated in what I"d call the Garden of Eden.
Everything about our experience there was heavenly. I'm not usually an early riser but found myself up every day around 5 or 5:30am to catch mother nature waking up, All the incredible sounds of the jungle and the beautiful light...looking back it was a highlight of my trip. We'd start each day with coffee in the upstairs open air room, flipping through books and just relaxing with the views.
The villa was enchanting and we tried to enjoy every bit of it. From the beautiful, unique tiles in each room, to the quirky artwork, to the comfortable living areas and lovely bedrooms. The water features in the middle of the house were a lovely touch as well. The kitchen was perfect for us. The house has it all.
But perhaps the best part of all, was the outside space with the pool and the loungers. I will never forget hopping in the pool at dusk and smelling the beautiful ylang ylang tree and relaxing there until the stars came out each night. You can see millions of them. It's so quiet, so peaceful, so out of this world.
I miss this place already but we'll be back. Thank you Bill and Frank for being so sweet and hospitable. We enjoyed your visits and really appreciated all your attention to detail and helping us with any questions we had. I'll tell you some of the best food in Costa Rica is in this area. We ate out a lot and were never disappointed. If you want an extraordinary experience, this is the villa for you.
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
5

A MAGICAL PLACE, A REMOTE TREASURE, A PERFECT VACATION.

  • 5 of 5
We spent 8 amazing days at Casa Noche del Mono and I would highly recommend this house to anyone seeking a beautiful and interesting place to unwind. If you're looking at the pictures and are intrigued-- book it. It is even better than the pictures! It is one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen-- filled with gorgeous art and treasures, comfortable and spacious. We filled it up with 6 adults and 2 kids, but it is big enough that we weren't tripping over each other. There are small nooks and hammocks to find a quiet place to read or nap.
We hosted a Tgiving dinner for 12 with delicious local chickens purchased from the housekeeper, Graciela. The kitchen was well appointed with a microwave, blender, coffee and espresso makers, and lots of good pots and pans. The house has water filtration and we had no problem with drinking the local water.
Each bedroom has a full bathroom, and there's a 1/2 bathroom off one of the sitting/living rooms. The bedrooms each have their own porch/balconies, and there are porches and sitting areas on both sides of the house as well as the large back porch looking towards the pool.
The pool was excellent-- sparkling clear with amazing views into the jungle. The howler monkeys were active early in the mornings and evenings, we saw many kinds of birds and lizards and coatamundis. The birdwatchers were very happy with their sightings (reports up soon on ebird!). Although the house is not far from the road there is almost no traffic and the road itself is nice for walks. The winding road north of the house is exceptional, with rolling pasture land interspersed with jungle tracts. The house is about 5-10 minutes from Manzanillo Beach - great for shelling and walks. One beach south is Playa Hermosa, great for surfing and playing in the waves. We had a wonderful sushi dinner at Koji in Playa Hermosa. We also spent days at Playa del Carmen in Santa Theresa- about 1/2 hour away. Roads are bad around here, but the road from the bigger town (Cobano) to the house was not bad at all. It was a great location from which we accessed Cabo Blanco, Curu, a local waterfall, and a sunset horseback ride. But what will bring me back is really the house itself- it was so unique and magical.
Bill and Frank were gracious hosts, there to answer q's and provide advice and guidance on the area. Rolando and Graciela came to take care of the house and gardens and it was fun to practice spanish with them. A wonderful place!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Mal Pais Puntarenas
Compton, Quebec, Canada
5

PURA VIDA AT CASA DEL MONO!!! SUPERBE MAISON ET SUPER ENDROIT POUR DE SUPERBES VACANCES!

  • 5 of 5
Superbe maison et super endroit pour de superbes vacances!

We stayed 7 nights at Casa Del Mono with our 3 kids (9,5,4) and my parents. It went so quickly... time flyes when you'r having fun! The 7 of us had the vacations of a life time. A real dream house where we saw and heard many animals such as hawling monkeys, splendid birds and weird funny insects around the house. The pool is amazing. Big, warm, speldido! The architecture and the decoration of this castle is amazing. So are the two owners, Bill and Frank who took very good care of us, helping us with all we needed to enjoy fully our stay at the casa and the region's activities. Thanks so much again amigos for being so helpful in answering our questions or concerns?

The villa is almost like a little village in itself with fountains and open terrace in the middle of the house. It is huge and if you forget something at your room it feels like a real but pleasant expedition getting back there from down the magnificent pool deck! The listing photos does not accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities... IT IS EVEN BETTER THE THE PICTURES!!!

There is a huge master bedroom on one side of the villa and two medium sized room on the other side so if you have younger kids, I recommend you and your youngsters consider taking these two one on top of the other rooms and keep the master bedroom for whoever is travaling with you. My parents had the luxury of stating in the master bed room and where very pleased about it!

There are so many places to relax and chill-out. You can read in the rocking chairs, take a nap on the roof top terrace or have your prefered afternoon drink watching the active fauna action from the secound floor open air cosy salon.

The three people working in and around the villa (Maria the caretaker, Renaldo the gardener handyman and his wife Graciela) took good care of us. The property was spic and span clean and kept that way by this very friendly team.

We would recommend this rental 110% .. .and we hope to be able to enjoy it again and again and again....

Pura Vida, Pura Vida, Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Tamboor
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Paquera
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Playa Manzanillo
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Playa Manzanillo
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Playa Manzanillo/Bello Horizonte
Car: recommended

We will be happy to arrange horse back riding (beach or trail), spa treatments & massage, fishing excursions, boat trips, golf games, surfing lessons and canopy tours during your stay.

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Availability & Rates

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Mal Pais Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Seasopn
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,150
$4,250
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$6,300
 
 
Xmas/New Years
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$360
$2,150
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$6,300
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,150
$4,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
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Amenities

Mal Pais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 murphy bed , 1 baby crib
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
Notes:
We will be happy to arrange any of the following during your stay: private chef, massage/spa treatments, yoga classes, horseback rides (beach or trail), golf games, canopy tours, surfing lessons, fishing excursions, boat trips to beautiful Tortuga Island and dinner reservations. Please note that rental rate includes all housekeeping/laundry services as well as a full time gardener.
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