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Daniel Weiss

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets

11 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Malpais Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Villa Montemeru offers simple yet sophisticated and elegant accommodations. You enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific ocean from nearly every angle, with sunsets to die for. The house is custom furnished with beds, tables, chairs and closets in various tropical hardwoods. There are altogether four bedrooms, each with private entrance, private bathroom and balcony or terrace. All beds come with top of the line mattresses and 100% cotton linens. The windows and French doors are oversize and offer stunning ocean views. Three bedrooms have one king size bed each, while the fourth has two queen size beds. The master bedroom features a 42" wall-mounted flat panel Smart TV with Satellite TV reception. All bedrooms have ceiling fans that keep the interior cool at all times. The bathrooms are tiled in either ceramic, marble or natural stone, with eclectic accents that give each of them a unique look. Solar hot water systems automatically switch to electricity in the rare event that there isn't enough sun. The ground floor includes the sunken kitchen, a pavilion style dining and recreational area and the infinity pool. The kitchen comes with high quality cookware, appliances and an espresso machine. The crystal clear pool is maintained with a minimum of chemicals and the water has no discernible chlorine smell. The property has park like surroundings with a variety of tropical fruit trees and flowering ornamental plants, butterflies and iguanas. Frequent visits by exotic birds and monkeys are to be expected. The sun sets in the Pacific ocean right in front and regales the visitor with a daily changing spectacle. Our guests enjoy absolute privacy in an atmosphere of exquisite tranquility. There are two lovely beaches within five walking minutes and four restaurants also within walking distance.

Daily cleaning service, except Saturday & Sunday. Gratuity not included in rates.

Mal País

Mal País, originally a sleepy fishing village at the northern periphery of Costa Rica's first National Park, the Riserva Absoluta Cabo Blanco, today still retains much of its original tranquility and picturesque charm. Just as in days past, the fishermen arrive each afternoon with their daily catch, which they offer to the public. You won't find fresher fish than that.

Santa Teresa, only a couple of miles up the road has all the hustle and bustle of a growing tourist attraction, with its hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping. But no matter how busy the main road, the beaches are always uncrowded, with a year round warm Pacific ocean in front and lush tropical vegetation behind. Malpaís is more residential. Only a handful of hotels and restaurants are found along the main road, but the hills are dotted with luxury homes and celebrity hideaways.

Entertainment

Being one of the premier surf destinations in Costa Rica, the waves are the main attraction that lure visitors. But other recreational opportunities abound. Horseback riding along the beach or in the hills, gliding through the rain forest canopy on zip lines, hiking, exotic bird watching or just lying on a quiet but not entirely secluded beach and getting that healthy tan, it all adds up to bliss.

For those looking for entertainment the area offers a wide variety of attractions such as various bars, full moon beach parties with international DJ's, Cafes and a weekly organic produce and flea market.

Lifestyle

There's an abundance of outdoor yoga studios, massage therapists, chiropractor and other modalities.

There are good restaurants along the beaches and many cafes, as well as two European style bakeries and an Italian Gelato ice cream parlor. The southern Nicoya Peninsula combines breathtaking nature with high quality living. Come and enjoy it in the first class setting of Villa Montemeru and experience bliss.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Daniel Weiss (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

About Daniel Weiss

I see it as my mission to provide elegant comfort in exotic tropical surroundings, with a eco friendly approach to encourage and reassure the abundant wild life around Villa Montemeru.

Daniel Weiss purchased this villa in 2003

Why Daniel Weiss chose Puntarenas

We are on our own hill and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific and the beaches to the north. None of the surrounding properties visually intrude and guests enjoy absolute privacy. You enjoy a continuous ocean breeze. Our rooms all have high ceilings with quality ceiling fans and oversize windows. They remain cool all year round. All bedrooms are furnished with custom made beds from exquisite tropical hardwoods. Unbeatable comfort for reasonable rates.

What makes this villa unique

The Nicoya peninsula is one of a handful of designated Blue Zones in the world, with an above average population of centenarians. The high mineral content of the local water is credited with this benefit. While the hotels and houses a bit farther up north have to buy water from tanker trucks during high season, our location in close proximity of the Cabo Blanco National Park has the advantage of water being delivered to us from the Park. We have a high quality 2 stage water filter in the kitchen, which allows our guests to enjoy perfectly safe and fresh tasting water straight from the tap, instead of buying inferior bottled water.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Louisville, KY
5

Amazing...did I mention how Amazing?

  • 5 of 5

First let me state that I have used many rentals through some sort of Rental by owner website and Daniel is by the far the most helpful, patient and kind owner we have rented from thus far. Though we were not able to meet him (booo, I wanted to thank him in person) he is a fantastic host. Thank you for everything.

Now to the Villa, the pictures do not do this place justice. We rented this home to be the location for our 10-year wedding anniversary/vow renewal ceremony and I'm so glad I didn't go with a modern/Hollywood style beach home. This is pure Costa Rican Art/Architecture. We are spending 7 days here (yes still here) and our group( 5 adults) is simply amazed by this home. The pictures cannot show how large and beautiful each bedroom is, the staircase leading to each bedroom is something you would see out of a movie. Each bedroom has a private bath and shower, plus there is one on the lower level by the outdoor shower for when you are spending time by the pool or cooking in the kitchen. I am an avid cook and the kitchen was amazing. I was very impressed with the high quality cuisinart pots and pans with a layer of copper heat distribution. This is a major plus for those who love to cook. The views are amazing from all angles. You fall asleep to the sounds of various birds and awake to the howler monkeys in the distance. You will be visited by iguanas, bats, and insects but don't be discouraged..It's all part of being surrounded by jungle. Please be diligent with the compost bucket and garbage can. His property is beautiful with amazing tropical plants plus a greenhouse and the compost is needed.

The hill to the house is beyond steep but we rented ATVs from Pacific Dirt Roads and had no problems going up the driveway in 2nd or 3rd gear.

Lola and Carlos are wonderful staff and you will be truly amazed by this home, host, staff, the residential dogs who would followed me everywhere (Ray) especially, and the views. Please book..You will not be disappointed.

One last thing, if you are worried about no AC, don't..being on a hill, with massive windows and the fans will keep you cool all night and sleep like a baby. Thank you again Daniel for everything, you and your home are both truly amazing. Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Melinda. I'm delighted that you and you husband and friends are enjoying yourselves at Villa Montemeru. We strive to provide the highest level of comfort, which is not always easy in a tropical environment being surrounded by rainforest. But the views, the lush vegetation and still abundant wildlife, especially the monkeys and birds make up for occasional difficulties due to the climate and poor public infrastructure. Overall Costa Rica is a great little country with friendly people and makes a perfect vacation destination. Once again congratulations to you and your husband. Puravida Daniel
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Las Vegas, NV
5

Way more than expected

  • 5 of 5

3 other couplesn and us decided to choose this house for our costarrican retreat and it was so much more than expected. It has a large common area with kitchen, living room and dining for 8 ppl right in front of a stunning pool all with ocean views. Then, each of us had a our private bedroom with bathroom and private balconies all with views of the ocean as well. During the day you can enjoy the house and wildlife and at night, its not only the wildlife but also leaving the windows open so you can enjoy the breeze and surroundings. Its simply a unique house and so much more than expected. I would totally recommended to any adults, just not kids

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ana, Thank you for your glowing review. We're always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and hope to host you and your lively group of friends in the future again at Villa Montemeru. We're constantly improving the ambiance and plan to host larger groups of people soon. With regards to children, we have had numerous groups of guests with children of all ages, from babies (we have a crib), all the way to adolescents and never had any incidents. Small children must be watched during the day no matter what or where, but people come with baby minders that alert them should the baby or toddler wake up at night, while they hang out together downstairs. We also offer baby sitter service for couples that want to go out at night. Older children have the time of their life with the pool and the monkeys and our dogs, as well as the program their parents decide on, such as surf lessons etc.. Even though we're on a hill with pretty steep slopes on both sides, there's really nothing to worry about as long as parents have proper supervision of their kids. In any case, thank you again and all best to you and your buddies in 2016. Puravida Daniel
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Ann Arbor, MI., USA
5

Beyond SPECTACULAR!

  • 5 of 5

I can honestly say that this home was the most SPECTACULAR home we have ever rented through VRBO. the pictures really do not show how truly amazing this property is!

All four bedrooms are equally spectacular, balconies and hammocks with comfortable furniture to lounge in . The beds are comfortable and the open air with ceiling fans are all that is needed. You do not need air conditioning in this home.

The infinity pool overlooking the ocean is incredible. I never wanted to get out of it!

The sunken large kitchen is well appointed, and the outdoor living space is top notch, and also very comfortable.

Marley and Rey the resident dogs are so sweet and are never a bother. The owner Daniel is present only to care for the dogs and keep his beautiful landscaping watered. It truly is paradise.

The driveway is however very steep.....so be carefull if you've had a few too many cocktails in the pool! I do not recommend walking to the beach... Going down the drive is ok, it's the coming back up that is killer! We did have a very large beetle in our bathroom sink one morning....but with the openness of the house I expected a few critters, and we only had a few.

I hope to return to villa montmeru at another time. It truly was a vacation I will always remember!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This place was AMAZING! We where 2 families traveling together, and we had the pleasure of staying in this spectacular home for a week. What a treat it was! From the second we arrived we felt as though we were in a castle. The view was absolutely stunning. The house and land radiates pure magic... And the sunsets... Absolutely breathtaking. The owner Daniel is a bright, entertaining, kind, happy, helpful, smart, wonderful, human being. It was a treat of it's own just to have the pleasure of meeting him. The people who work around the property were wonderful and helpful as well. The dogs were great company, very sweet, and the kids loved them. We will definitely be coming back to stay here when we return! Thank you Daniel for the hospitality! Blessings!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Five of us just returned from a week at Villa Montemeru. We couldn't have been happier with the house, which is even more beautiful than the pictures and description suggested. The layout and decor are thoughtful and stylish, the indoor/outdoor kitchen and living room are gorgeous, the beds are comfortable, and the views of the ocean, jungle, and sunsets to die for. Mariella was an excellent host, welcoming but discreet, and gave us excellent suggestions for local beaches, food shopping, and restaurants. Although we ate out a few times in Santa Teresa and Malpais, we really preferred long, relaxed evenings in the house, with Ray and Marlie, the two adorable ridgebacks.

The region is beautiful, though the roads are sometimes rough and dusty. The house is situated high above the road and is therefore secluded and quiet, except for the wonderful noises of the jungle. One word of caution - the jungle and its wildlife are all around and very present, and if that doesn't interest you, this might not be the best area to stay in.

All in all, the location, the house, and the welcome make Villa Montemeru paradise. I hope we'll be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our four young-adult children and, for 3 of them, their significant other, to this villa at Mal Pais for a weeklong stay. From this property the view of the Pacific Ocean, sunsets, and jungle canopy is no less than extraordinary.The villa sits on a beautiful forested hillside away from the dust of the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa beach road, yet it's a moderate walk to the sea shore. We rented a vehicle so we could get out a bit to surrounding towns and sights. I'd recommend that you plan on doing so for part of your stay, unless you want to hang out mostly around the pool-- which certainly isn't out of the question-- or unless you're a dedicated walker. The facility was perfect for us-- nice infinity pool with nearby shower and bathroom; large open-air (but covered) poolside dining/gathering facility with comfortable tables and furniture, large bar/dining counter, and a a modern sunken kitchen with all necessary appliances; four spacious sleeping quarters each with its own beds, couches, bathroom, shower, closet, and separate deck. The pool and premises are well-lit at night. The owners were warm, always accessible, and obviously wanted our stay to be a great one, which it was.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Happy New Year, Daniel
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tambor
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Papaya Lounge
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Paquera
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Delfines
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mar Azul
Car: recommended

Villa Montemeru is located in Mal País up on the first hill above the beach. We are 5 walking minutes from two beaches and about 5 driving minutes from the commercial center, where you find 2 banks, a pharmacy, rental car agencies, shopping, restaurants, a sushi bar, ice cream parlor, bars and entertainment. Our location is insofar ideal that we are not directly on the main road and therefore immune to traffic, noise and dust, yet only minutes away from all the action. The road that leads up to Villa Montemeru is private and well maintained all year round. The driveway leading up to the house is concrete. Once you arrive, you are immediately taken in by the panoramic views of the Pacific ocean beyond the rainforest.

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Other Activities: Nearby activities include surfing, hiking, bird & monkey watching, sun bathing, canopy tours, kayaking, horseback riding, swimming, fine dining, salsa dancing and chilling.

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Rates & Availability

Malpais Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Rainy Season 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
Transitional Season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Peak Season 2016 - 2017
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$6,000
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,000
 
 
Remaining High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Green Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
$5,000
 
 
Veranillo (Little Summer)
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$5,000
 
 
Rainy Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$4,000
 
 
Transitional Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$5,000
 
 
Peak Season 2017-2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

We prefer damage insurance available for $ 59, but will also accept a $ 500 cash damage deposit, that is fully refundable upon check-out, provided nothing has been damaged or broken.

For groups of up to 5 people we offer a 20% discount, except during peak season and Easter week.

Cancellations: Should the reservation be cancelled up to 30 days before the date of scheduled arrival, we will refund 50% of reservation deposit. Less than 30 days before check-in we keep 100% of the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Malpais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5 + outdoor shower by the pool
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2). All beds are custom made of exotic tropical hardwood, and come with top of the line mattresses. Extra inflatable queen size mattresses available. All linens are 100% cotton.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
We have a selection of surfboards for our guests at no extra charge.

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