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Alexander Barnett

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish, Mayan

Family- Friendly, Quiet Beachfront, Private, Mid-Cent. Modern,

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Malpais House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1+1 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6 people.

Mid-century modern meets japanese inspired hardwood jungle vibe. The Mahogany Beachouse is an intimate, private, open-air experience steps from the beach on a private cove in old-town residential Mal Pais. Away from the tourist crowd yet close to all the essentials, you can let the jungle and ocean take you away to a simpler existence(yet still have wifi on the beach!). Two beach-facing bedrooms, accomidating up to 6 people, with two bathrooms (one with a double shower opening to an outside jungle courtyard). Fully equiped kitchen with all amenities included, daily maid service available, full catering also available( featuring the freshest fish in the world!). A family re-uniting experience or a couples dream!

Keywords: Private, Beachfront, Family-friendly, Mid-century modern meets fine hard wood japanese inspired traditional, Eco-friendly, Open-air, Naturally cooled, Organic, Low impact construction, intimate, semi-private cove, quiet, rural old town Mal Pais, steps from the beach

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Alexander Barnett (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, Mayan

About Alexander Barnett

I built this house with my parents in 1994. We moved to Mal Pais from California and never looked back. I married a local girl and now have a daughter of my own. My wife and I own and operate Marys Restaurant / Organic Farm just 50mts down the road.

Alexander Barnett purchased this house in 1998

Why Alexander Barnett chose Puntarenas

I fell in love with Mal Pais and the people, the simple way of life and its breath taking beauty. https://youtu.be/jElt7nsrMhM

What makes this house unique

We are in a quiet, intimate, private cove in old town Mal Pais. Steps from the beach with wifi and all the amenities, yet away from the tourist noise. A 5-minute drive to Playa Carmen- Bank, Farmacy, etc.. A 2-minute walk to Marys Restaurant/Organic Farm and old town Mal Pais- the school, church, soccerfield, fisherman's beach... Surfing and swimming, fishing and tide pools, the ocean is an integral part of daily life. The house is also bordered by a stream- wildlife is everywhere, monkeys, birds, parrots, iguanas, etc.. Across the street is Marys Organic Farm!

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Family- Friendly, Quiet Beachfront, Private, Mid-Cent. Modern,
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Toronto, Canada
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

The word paradise only touches on describing this magical place. This breezy house of mahogany, awash with the scent of tropical flowers, this is the stuff dreams are made of. The abundant sunshine, the private beach just steps away, the chatter of wild parakeets that wake you in the morning, the breathtaking sunsets to wish you a goodnight, the magnificent tropical storms, the overwhelming sense of peace. All this and so much more make this place a true heaven on earth.

I stayed for two weeks with my 6 year old son. It was an enchanted journey that we’ll never forget. Alex and Mary were the most gracious of hosts who went over and above to make our stay unforgettable. I can’t recommend this beautiful beach house (or these people) more. This was not a vacation for us but rather a new family tradition!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto
5

A True Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed my stay in this beautiful place.. From the moment we arrived I was in awe with how perfectly the design of the house flowed with the jungle.. Hearing the sounds of the jungle, the ocean and feeling it's breeze and smelling the fresh flowers that surround it. The space was open and extremely zen. I made sure to take advantage to all of the little spots they created to relax, from the lush hammocks to cute little benches on the beach to enjoy morning coffees or stellar sunsets. Alex and Mary put so much love in the details; from the fresh flowers laid out on the towels to all the staples you'd need to be comfortable and feel at home (awesome blender for morning/afternoon fruit shakes).. An extra bonus was Sarah, the housekeeper.. Always greeting us with a smile. It was so helpful not having to worry about sweeping/laundry so we could relax and enjoy our vacation. One of the most unforgettable experiences I've had.. Would go back in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I spent 10 glorious days here with my two children and their spouses. The ocean facing deck was our main living space. (Pictures do not include the relaxing hammock that also hangs there. ) Mornings were spent sipping coffee on benches at the end of the yard overlooking the beach, while evenings were spent in the same place with sunset cocktails.

Days were for excursions (loved Tortuga Island), swimming on the private beach and quad trips to Santa Teresa. The vacation can be as busy or peaceful as you decide. Be ready for monkeys, iguanas, wild horses and incredibly beautiful birds. The house was secluded and private, yet close to everything one could need. The restaurants were amazing, the food was fresh and delicious (especially Mary's).

Alex and his wife Mary were very helpful whenever we needed something and even set up early morning massages on the deck with Ruth. (best massage I ever had!) The locals could not have been any more welcoming and warm!

We can't wait to return! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Authentic Costa Rica Experience!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you want an authentic experience this is the place to stay. It is truly fabulous! What you see is what you get. A beautifully designed and built home that allows you to feel like you are immersed in the wonderful elements of nature that Costa Rica has to offer. You can literally feel like you are outside all the time with the huge beautiful doors that open to the beach. It is very private and you have a beach to yourself (besides the beautiful horse that may gallop through or occasional couple of surfers that are great to watch...or join!) Alex the owner was beyond helpful with anything we needed. The town is a short quad ride down the road. We went in daily to get some food or explore. Mary's restaurant is a one minute walk across the road and is really handy when you don't want to go into town. The food is just fabulous! We probably ate there 3-4 times. We are people that have been to Hawaii many times and took a chance on Costa Rica...it is the laid back, real, authentic, "island feel" that Hawaii probably used to have. All we expected and more! Can't get much better than this!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escazu, Costa Rica
5

The most peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this lodge for a very short period, but I did not want to leave. It is the most peaceful place to stay at. Granted that I was there during the low season, but I also know that Mal Pais doesn't get flooded with tourists as other towns in the area, so it's pretty quiet with rock-free beaches. The lodge itself is very clean and the open concept is just a unique and beautiful feature of it, making it aesthetically very pleasing and enjoyable. It has all the necessary furniture, appliances (even a blender)...the owners are very friendly and warm people!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Doesn't get any better...

  • 5 of 5

First rate all the way around. I highly recommend this dream home to anyone looking for the best possible Costa Rica vacation experience. The home is incredibly beautiful and crafted with such taste and care in the highest quality manner. Open air tropical breeze gently moves through the home and the superb hand crafted comfortble furniture throughout the home makes for a very relaxing and beautiful environment. In my opinion it doesn't get any better than this. Everything you need and nothing you don't. Alex the owner couldn't be more warm, welcoming and helpful. All our needs were met and then some. Not to mention this gorgeous home sits on one of the most pristine pieces of land just steps from the sand of your own private cove. This place is the real deal tropical paradise dream home. We particularly enjoyed relaxing on the incredible gereously sized patio that looks out onto and maximizes the breath taking views of the river, natural reserve, countless exotic trees, and the gorgeous beach and Pacific Ocean right in front of you. From the comfort of our beds, the living room, kitchen and patio we saw the best of what Costa Rica offers... Wildlife (horses, monkeys, birds, iguanas, etc) world class sunsets and we woke up and went to sleep to the sound of the waves gently crashing on the shore. The house is also conveniently located just a short walk to Mary's organic farm to table restaurant (our favorite in the area). I hope you your friends and your family get to enjoy this experience as much as we did. Pura Vida.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stand Up paddle board tours and rentals, snorkelling, tide pools, beach fishing, and coconut watching, bird watching monkey conversations, iguana chasing, tide pool exploring, she'll collecting, sipping a glass of wine at sunset while the breeze caresses you, winning....

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Rates & Availability

Malpais House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holidays
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Summer season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$280
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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Amenities

Malpais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The main bathroom has a double shower opening onto a private patio.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Stay here = Winning!

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