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joey

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Private Luxury Home with Amazing Ocean Views, Jungle Scenery

23 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 20 nights

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Overview

Malpais Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 1 Bedroom, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Casa Luna Luz is a private and tranquil estate, ideal for a couple or couple with small children. The home sits on a hilltop above the towns of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. It offers 180 degree spectacular views of the ocean, at over 800' above sea level, but close enough to hear the sounds of the surf below. The home was completed in 2010 so it is completely furnished with new appliances and furniture. The estate offers you a perfect private spot to get away, yet close enough to town and surf breaks to enjoy all the pleasures of visiting Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, and other close by towns.

There is an on-site caretaker to make sure all the details are perfect. We provide daily house cleaning and laundry as part of the service. A property manager lives in Mal Pais and is easily available for any and all questions.

We just completed a brand new infinity pool on the property. Relax and swim in the beautiful pool and look at the ocean and the jungle birds fly past.

We (the owners) live here 2 months a year, and have been coming for over a decade. This is our retreat and second home, ...and for the first time, we are sharing all its beauty with others.

We invite you to slow your life down, listen to the sounds of nature everywhere, and relax to experience what we have come to love so dearly.....paradise!... Enjoy yourself and have a wonderful vacation!

Keywords: Large Private Property, Spectacular Ocean Views, Infinity Pool, On-site caretaker/house cleaner. Perfect for a couple or family with 2 children.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
joey (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About joey

I grew up in New England, currently reside in Sonoma County CA., and first visited Costa Rica in 1998, traveled all over the counrty exploring and surfing, found Mal Pais, and Santa Teresa, and never left!..Its magic....bought the land buit a small house, and lived in it for awhile then in 2000 we began to remodel and upgrade as It is such a treasure, a santuary, a one of kind property. Blessings and Gratitude.

joey purchased this villa in 2000

Why joey chose Puntarenas

The views are stunning. It is so quiet and private, no road noise. All you can hear and see is nature. The sounds of the waves crashing below is sooo soothing, and the night sky simply takes your breath away. Sunsets and moon rises are magic, every day it seems.

What makes this villa unique

There are not many new hilltop, private, luxurious, secure, locations with a salt water infinity pool in Mal Pais or Santa Teresa, and at the price point we offer. From the driveway, you can take the old road that winds for miles through the forest and jungle. You will see beautiful old farms, new private estates, monkeys, amazing birds, Chameleons, and Iguanas, trees so old you'll be amazed,.. foliage and flowers...the list go on and on. There is quite an abundance of wildlife right at your door step.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Joey,



Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, we've been on the road the last 3 days!

Our stay at your house was fantastic! Such a lovely place, breathtaking views and sunsets, so peaceful and beautiful! It was perfect, no other place we went after that could quite match up! My friends loved it and had a wonderful time in Mal Pais... so thank you.

The service was perfect, Trent was very nice and helpful and Xavier and his wife did a great job, everything went smoothly!



I would definitely rent it again if I have more friends visiting!



Again thank you for everything,

Lila
Feb 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Private Luxury Home with Amazing Ocean Views, Jungle Scenery
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Wonderful Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

There's a reason why this property has 5 stars in every review. It's amazing! The house is beautiful, the pool is wonderful, the view is incredible, and our entire experience was life-changing. Soraya escorted us to the home and was easy to reach throughout our stay. We had technical difficulties with the phone, Wi-Fi, and A/C; however, she was on it, and it was never truly an issue. Some information about the house that you may find helpful when packing and stopping by the grocery store prior to arriving. They provide maid service every other day, which was much appreciated. Even our personal laundry was done and hanging up on the line for us whenever we returned home. Had I known this, I probably would have packed MUCH LESS. It was very HOT and HUMID - much warmer than other areas of Costa Rica from what I've been told. I felt silly bringing even a light rain jacket, lightweight beach pants, and a blow dryer. Too hot for all that!! The kitchen does not have any condiments whatsoever. We stopped by the grocery store first and ended up needing to run back for salt, pepper, sugar, etc. Once again, had I known this, I may have packed a little bag with some favorite spices to bring along. There is also NO microwave. Any time something needs to be warmed up, the stove must come on....and with it already being extremely toasty, it can be a bit overwhelming. You do need to buy water, I'm pretty sure the water is safe to drink, but it's kinda yucky tasting. There will be bugs and little lizards - if you're not okay with that, stay somewhere else! You are in a rainforest, the rainforest will most likely come and visit you from time to time. There is a family of bats that live up high on the house. We absolutely loved them because they'd swoop through and eat up all the bugs in the evening. Mosquitos are bountiful, bring lots of bug spray. All of that stuff, bug spray, sunscreen, shampoo & conditioner, etc costs a fortune!! We bought a little bottle of bug spray and it was roughly $9. With these helpful tips and preparing a head of time you will be able to full appreciate and enjoy your stay at this beautiful home!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh,NC
5

Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about how great this home is. We live in Costa Rica and were looking to get away and relax and this is exactly what we got! The home is located up on the hill with a beautiful view of the ocean. You are just far enough away but still close enough to run into town if you need to. The house is just perfect for a couple and has all the amenities needed to be comfortable while away from home. The infinity pool and outdoor living space is where we spent the majority of our time. Francisco is on site to take care of the pool and grounds and is very nice. We cannot say enough about Soraya that manages the property. She came and met us and took us to the house, as we arrived late and it was dark out. We had numerous car issues and all we had to do was call her and she was there to help. We broke down and she came and rescued us! She was so helpful with places to eat, helping us get around town, car rental, directions and a mechanic! You will not be disappointed with your stay here if you are looking to get away and enjoy some needed relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern France
5

Snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

A tranquil retreat away from the beach but with brilliant pool overlooking the sea. Sit & watch the sunset plus the stars in the evenings. Plenty of birds & monkeys to observe nearby during the day. Excellent support from the staff, Soyaya gave good advice, the cleaner Elena was thorough & discreet & the on site caretaker gave the pool daily attention & was very pleasant. We truly enjoyed our 3 weeks here.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO
5

Inspiring

  • 5 of 5

After our visit to Casa Luna Luz, all we could think about was how to replicate the outdoor living space at home. All we are missing is the ocean and beautiful rainforest scenery.

We spent most of our time at the house enjoying the covered outdoor living area, dining table, and sundeck/pool. When we did venture inside to cook or sleep, it was comfortable and clean, and nice to have all the dishes and utensils provided.

We rented a Daihatsu Bego 4x4 from Budget, and it was sufficient for climbing the road to the house, and navigating the bumps along the roads to Tambor and Montezuma. Traveling in September or October will result in many of the restaurants being closed, but there were enough open to have variety on a short 5 day trip.

Malpais is a great place to unwind and enjoy Costa Rica. The people are friendly and helpful, but not pushy. We would recommend renting this home, or any Casas De Soleil property.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serenity in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Casa Luz de Luna is paradise in the hills. The only thing other than yourselves that can be heard is the chirping of birds and the overflow of the delightful infinity pool. The villa itself is extremely spacious, comfortable and in amazing condition. We made snacks and cooked pretty much every day we were in Costa Rica - which was an absolute treat. The road leading up to the villa is a trip as well! You'll certainly want a 4x4 heading up the twisting steep incline.

I have nothing bad to say about our experience we had at the villa or in Malpais. The town itself is fantastic and everyone we spoke to was friendly and generous. We can't wait to come back!!

Thank you Soraya for all of your assistance prior to and during our visit! You're awesome and a real gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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naples FL
5

Great view, good value, helpful staff, and beatiful house!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and had an awesome pool and view. Waking up to the birds and animal noises each morning was a great experience. My personal favorite was the hammock and infinity pool. Little did we know that Mal Pais was such a surfing gem. The waves were perfect and we really enjoyed the locals and the surfing vibe. The house was well equiped and had everything we needed. Trent and Soraya, the property managers were very helpful with suggestions, booking a fishing trip, and surf board rentals. The local restaurants are all really good and you can't beat the surfing and beautiful beaches. There's no TV but we didn't mind because they had wifi. Be sure to rent a substantial vehicle with 4x4. Don't go for the cheapest option as the roads are terrible and you'll regret cheaping out on a small vehicle. I highly recomend this rental and would certainly go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tambor
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
punteranos
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Tambour
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa carmen- 5 minute drive
Car: necessary

You can watch the monkeys and tropical birds fly by in this house. It also is located on a road that is rarely used but goes through the jungle. It is amazing for viewing local wildlife (which is abundant) and running/hiking/mountain biking.

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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
 
wet/rainy-ier
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
high peak season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$269
 
 
Christmas & NewYear Days
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
20 night minimum stay
$349
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$269
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
laundry service $20

Rates subject to change until paid in full, refunds inside of 60 days of rental depends on if property is re-rented...outside of 60 days, full refund less 20% processing and re rental fees

Manager'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:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+ ...The point .5 is the bath behind the house almost in the jungle. Private and serene there is no better way to relax and have your body do its thing while you see and listen to the jungle...also you can view mel gibson s mountain and estates, and other high end properties while you do so....lol...always a bit of irony in that...lol...
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two days beds perfect for any young child to small teenager, custom-made mattresses...., Child Beds (1) We have a baby crib available, Baby Cribs (1) this item in the owners closet, please trent or soraya for access
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Pool is actually an Infinity Pool, with Salt Water, so not only amazingly beautiful, with spectacular views, BUT...very refreshing, without drying out your skin!

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