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Tino Gnauck

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german, spanish

OWN HILL TOP*TROPIC.HOUSE*POOL*H/W JACUZZI* ABS.-BEST VIEW* PRIVACY

87 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Malpais Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedr./ 2 Bathr., Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi, Sun-deck on 1000m2 hill top, PRIVACY

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

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:

1000m2 hill-top

Tropical house

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 ....

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

About Tino Gnauck

Nationality: German

Residence: Costa Rica - 14 years

Language: German, English, Spanish,

Tino Gnauck purchased this villa in 2013

Why Tino Gnauck chose Puntarenas

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

What makes this villa unique

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.”

Reviews

4.9
based on 87 traveler reviews

OWN HILL TOP*TROPIC.HOUSE*POOL*H/W JACUZZI* ABS.-BEST VIEW* PRIVACY
average rating of 4.9425287 based on 87 reviews
5

Amazing, beautiful, paradise!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best Part of Our Stay in Costa Rica!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Open-Air Rental in Mal Pais

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New England
5

Stunning. Fun!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Del Rio, TX
5

Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Paradise Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Katino for 11 nights and loved every single moment of our time there. We initially thought we booked it for too long...no such thing! The pictures really are accurate, everything truly was as it appears online. The view is stunning from sunrise to sunset and beyond. As early risers, we had the pleasure of meeting white faced Capuchin monkeys almost every morning. They would swing from the hill below up behind the house and around to the trees behind the pool. It is very entertaining to watch them try to crack open a tamarind pod!! We also were blessed with visits from dozens of bird species and especially loved the Aracari (smallish toucan) as it enjoyed the papaya near the pool. Tino was great to work with from start to finish, a very gracious host indeed.

There are tons of great restaurant options in both Mal Pais and Santa Teresa but we found ourselves making dinner at the villa and enjoying lots of rum and night swimming. You can not go wrong booking Villa Katino, in fact, we can't wait to return.

I should note; you are in the tropics, you have open living quarters...for those of you who may be squeamish about critters you might want to think twice about visiting Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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.

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Rates & Availability

Malpais Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Chrismas/New year
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

for booking 50% deposit
final payment will be done on your arrival day in cash

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Malpais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Guest house
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Teak Wood Honeymoon Suite
  • Bedroom upstairs (honeymoon suite) has a ceiling van and most incredible ocean view above a famous actor (MG)
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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