|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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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)!!! You are renting the complete hilltop with absolute privacy!!!
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 get a local cell-phone for any assistance to keep your absolute privacy...!!!
”THE BEST VIEW IN TOWN WITH THE MOST AMAZING SUN SETS ALL YEAR AROUND”
****VILLA KATINO**** MAL PAIS - COSTA RICA
2 bed rooms with queen size bed
2 bath rooms
11m x 5m infinity pool with beach entry
Big roof covered chill out area
Bali bed/chairs and lounge sofa
Outdoor kitchen area, big refrigerator
Big barbecue gas grill
Infinity pool with beach entrance
Hot water Jacuzzi
Very big grass outside area with Bali-lounge chairs
Gated property, Large parking area, 24 hours security,
Free Cleaning service, washing and drying clothes on request,
Activity and Area-consultancy
Organization of: Chef Service, Massages, Cosmetics, Yoga, Tours etc... (ALL!!!)
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 ....
Residence: Costa Rica - 14 years
Language: German, English, Spanish,
Tino Gnauck purchased this villa in 2013
YOUR RENT YOUR OWN HILLTOP!!!!
***** Really best view in town over Playa Mal Pais, Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa until Nosara
***** From everywhere you see the sunset all year around
absolutely privacy - best service, we can organize all!!!
activity & area consultancy
really best view of all properties here
POPULAR FOR HONEYMOONER...!!!!!
“If you're looking at staying in Mal Pais or Santa Teresa look no further. Tino's place is an absolute paradise on Earth! The photos listed here do not do the place justice, and do not capture the unbelievable views of Playa Santa Teresa. The house itself is a beautiful, clean, well equipped open concept house. Any family or couple(s) would feel more than comfortable here. I just came back from a long weekend with my girlfriend and we felt like we'd found paradise. The drive up to the house is fun and off-road (make sure you have a 4x4 vehicle), which adds to the excitement and true remoteness of the location. Tino is a great host and had us all set up and organized upon arrival, and was extremely gracious upon check-out. We look forward to coming back asap! Highly recommend.”
Villa Katino is one of those.... special places that exists in this world. If you're reading this review, you've probably just looked at the pictures and said, "wow" to yourself. Let me be the first to tell you that what you are seeing from your computer is only a fraction of the experience you'll have. This is truly a unique oasis.
Vistas - I've reviewed lots of other homes in the area and the views from Villa Katino are probably the best... and definitely the most special. The design of the pool overlooking the coast line makes it hard to look anywhere else. Your eyes will be glued to the landscape. Few homes offer such a unique view of Green Jungle, Blue Sky, & Sparkling Water.
Experience - The experience of driving up the road to the house was exhilarating. You spend 10 minutes going up twisting turns of the mountain getting glimpses of the landscape through the trees. When you finally arrive at the top of the mountain where Villa Katino sits, you have this realization that you've reached the pinnacle of the entire Nicoya Peninsula.
Convenience - For being so secluded and on top of a mountain, there is still a level of convenience. Amenities are a short drive away and the Pescadería Mal País is right at the bottom of the mountain providing the freshest fish for you to cook back in Villa Katino. Buying fish that was just caught and grilling it in the open kitchen as the sun was setting was one of the best experiences of the trip.
The House - The house was recently built and is a perfect mix of modern surrounded by nature! You can tell that Tino put his blood, sweat, and tears into building this property and cares for it meticulously. The design of the downstairs shower was one of my favorite details. You are inside, yet have the feeling that you are surrounded by nature.
The Host(s) - Tino was a superb host who was extremely caring and made sure we had everything that we needed. He took his time to tell us all about the house and show us around. His presence was friendly, welcoming, and he went above and beyond to make sure that we had the best experience possible. Perhaps if you're lucky you'll meet 'the other host', Max the Dog. Max is the neighbors dog who rules the top of the mountain and may come hang out with you. He ended up being our protector and loving pet for the week. (Max is not his real name… we never did find out what his real name was 😉 )
Villa Katino will hold a memorable & special place in your heart
Vila Katino is absolutely breath taking. You won't want to leave! Better than the pictures. We stayed 7 nights on our honeymoon and were able to enjoy complete privacy and relaxation. We enjoyed watching the butterflies, howler monkeys, and iguanas as well as lounging on the patio chairs and in the well heated pool.
Mal Pais is the perfect place from which to explore. We rented an ATV and spent days visiting nearby beaches, sampling local cuisine, and participating in numerous tourist activities. The local people are tremendously friendly and helpful. We always felt safe and our lack of Spanish was no problem.
Tino truly is the greatest host. While he was out of the country for our stay, he checked in with us regularly and made sure we had all of our needs met. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and that we were enjoying our stay. This was our first Air B&B experience and Tino set a whole new standard for travel accommodation. I can't recommend Vila Katino highly enough. It truly is heaven on earth.
We started off our trip with adventures in La Fortuna and Monteverde but when we finally arrived in Mal Pais, it felt like a true vacation. Tino is such a fantastic host and the villa was the PERFECT place to relax and take in the beachy, laid back vibe of Mal Pais. We spent our days swimming in the infinity pool, marveling at the amazing view, and grilling fresh seafood that we purchased off the back of fishermen's trucks- the freshest fish we have ever ever had! Tino knows everyone and everything in town. On our last night, our car got stuck on the side of a cliff and Tino stayed to wait for our tow truck so that we could go and enjoy a sunset dinner on the beach (and he was so sick with food poisoning!) I can't say enough great things about Tino and we can not wait to come back and stay here the next time we are in Costa Rica.
We stayed at this incredible open air rental in the hills and jungle of Mal Pais for 7 nights. We flew into Liberia airport and drove to Mal Pais . . . a long but fairly easy drive. We arrived after dark, met Tino at the bakery in town, and followed him up to the rental. It is a steep and twisty drive up on loose gravel which was interesting the first time in the dark but easy after that. You must have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We had a Suzuki Grand Vitara and it was perfect for this region. The property was beautiful, although very dry since it had not rained since December. The views are incredible. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It was hot and still the night we arrived so we opted for the room with air conditioning and the open air bathroom. The view of the beaches and jungle from the open air shower/bathroom are beautiful. We spent a lot of time in the pool and one night in the hot tub. The hot tub does take a while to heat so turn it on early if you plan to use it. The internet was in and out, as was the power during our stay. We also had quite a few "visitors". . . birds, geckos, huge iguanas, monkeys, a deer, a raccoon, huge grasshopper, beetles, and unfortunately a few scorpions too that we managed to find before they found us. We cooked breakfast 4 days and dinner 2. We were able to buy some fresh fish from a local fisherman at the end of the street . . . a grouper and red snapper filleted for only $12. There are several restaurant, beaches, and bars a short drive from this rental. We enjoyed the local beaches; a beach day at Banana Beach Bar; snorkeling in a tide pool; eating at Katana, Mary's, Caracolas, Burger Rancho, Habaneros, Restaurant Pizzeria; zip lining for the first time at Canopy del Pacifico; and a day trip to Cabo Blanco and Montezuma. Tino is an attentive and knowledgeable host that checked on us daily to make sure we had all we needed, take the garbage, water the grass and landscaping, clean the pool, etc. We had a great week at Villa Katino, would recommend it to others, and would love to return some day.
Villa Katino excels! Our experience is among the best of many travels. Villa’s setting, design, and management are among its most exceptional qualities. The photos represent accurately the dramatic view, pristine pool, gorgeous landscape, privacy, comfortable and stylish space & furnishings, and equipped kitchen. Beyond photos: the excellent management, and the experience of nature and Mal Pais. Tino’s attentiveness, excellent communication and service warmly guide the experience. We were interested in activities in Mal Pais and the Nicoya Peninsula. Tino provides insightful info -- handbook, conversation, guest cell phone, and reservation assistance if you like. Each of his recommendations is excellent and attentive to guest’s interest. Surfing, horseback, restaurants, island exploration, fresh fruit drinks at the private pool, wifi, and relaxing with the warm hilltop breeze and incredible birding opportunities right from the patio. Our list of wonders for Villa Katino goes on. Mal Pais is a wonderful destination with many hip restaurants, activities, and uncrowded. The property is clean and beautifully maintained. We are grateful to have visited such a stunning vacation home!
My husband and I chose to stay here for the first part of our honeymoon and only wish we would have stayed longer. We loved every moment on the property and around Mal Pais. From the start our host, Tino, met us on time a the cutest bakery in town and showed us to the house all along while stopping along the way to show us great restaurant ideas and giving us markers for getting to different locations around town (all very helpful). Once we got to the house we were taken back by the amazing view. Tino then showed us key points about the property and let us be letting us know he would be down the property if we needed any help. We absolutely loved the outdoor living and spent most of our time in the beautiful infinity pool that was perfectly refreshing all times of the day and overlooked the ocean while listening to all the wildlife around. We really enjoyed the couples massage Tino set up for us at the house. I'd suggest using them if you are there. We cooked most meals at the house but also went to dinner at one of Tino's suggested places and oh my goodness was it beautiful and delicious. The seclusion was just enough to feel alone but close enough to get to town and night life if you wanted. Absolutely perfect location for us and will be back when in the area without any doubt!
Other Activities: animal watching, ATV tours, waterfall tour, canopy, diving (i am dive instructor..)
Golf: A beautiful golf course is located in Tambor 30 Miles away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for booking 50% deposit
final payment will be done on your arrival day in cash