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Aidan Prior

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

5 Bed Ocean View Modern Luxury House with Infinity Pool

9 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas House Rental Photos and Description

5 Ensuite Bedrooms With Incredible Views Of The Coastline And Jungle

Casa Moana is a newly constructed private high end ocean view house including all mod cons. The house offers both privacy and the convenience of being located only 1.5kms from the centre of town. The house is situated on a private hilltop.

The house spans over 500m2 (5400 sq feet) and contains 5 ocean view, all en-suite bedrooms, which come with AC, ceiling fan, writing desk, and private balcony.

It can accommodate up to 12 guests.

The master bedroom is a large breezy room with kingsize bed, beautiful wooden floors, chaise longue, TV, AC, WiFi. The master bathroom has two walk in showers, 2 sinks, a two person Jacuzzi and a walk in closet.

Three of the other bedrooms also have kingsize beds while one room comes with two single beds. There are two roll out beds and a children's cot that can also be added to any of the rooms.

The house has a large fully equipped kitchen with an island bar, dining area, a large lounge area with satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi, utilities room and a safe box.

Upstairs there is a second patio area for sunbathing and an open rancho style lounge with seats and hammocks where you can laze out and enjoy the sunset or the stars at night.

Outside in the patio and garden area there is a 6 person breakfast table, BBQ, infinity pool, pool loungers, 6 person Jacuzzi and an enclosed garden with a kids swing. There is also a carpark which holds up to four cars.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Aidan Prior (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Aidan Prior

We also own Hotel Moana here in Mal Pais which we took over in 2006. I hail from Ireland while Vicky is a Costa Rican native. Both Aidan and Vicky have a history in the hospitality as weve been running our hotel and restaurant for the last 8 years.

Aidan Prior purchased this house in 2011

Why Aidan Prior chose Puntarenas

We first bought the hotel in 2005 and we had to patiently wait to buy the land for the house. Once we managed to buy the land in 2010 I wanted to realize my dream of building a beautiful and functional house on this amazing hill top for all to enjoy the incredible views. I then designed the house and had it built in 2011 and we've decided this year to open it up to the public.

What makes this house unique

Over the last 10 years Ive been building and developing here in Costa Rica. I took that experience to design a house that can provide the upmost comfort but yet be stylish and welcoming. The rewarding part now is when I sit out and enjoy my morning coffee as I watch the waves break all along the coast line, heaven!

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

5 Bed Ocean View Modern Luxury House with Infinity Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 2 weeks at Casa Moana and it was awesome. We had 2 separate families and 3 kids under 3 years old. The owner Aiden was responsive to my questions and helped me sort out a snafu with my payment which was appreciated. Highlights: Excellent staff, ability to order room service from the restaurant which was super tasty and unexpected, huge infinity pool overlooking the entire Mal Pais / Santa teresa Coast, gorgeous sunsets. The house was one of the few I have found to be safe for young children and they erected a temporary but effective fence to prevent toddlers from roaming into the pool. The house is HUGE and all the suites have separate entrances/locks so it feels like a private bed a breakfast. We saw all sorts of animals and wildlife on the property. The cleaning staff did an amazing job of keeping the property immaculate. There were a couple things that broke or didn't work great but Carla and the staff we on top of everything and it's the middle of the jungle so we didn't expect things to happen overnight. The property is perched on top of a ridge so the road can be a little dicey coming in. There's a big drop off the back side of the road as you enter the property but we found it only added to the charm of the adventure that is Costa Rica and it keeps you paying attention! Having rented many different homes now in Costa Rica this one was hands down the nicest with a lovely group of people to help you find your way around town. Book it now!

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

Best vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

For my husbands 50th birthday, we chose to spend 7 days and celebrate at Casa Moana with six of our close friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at the house as well as visiting the local villages.

The house created the ultimate location to meet in the pool/jacuzzi, gather for meals in the spacious kitchen and dining room or relax in the indoor and outdoor living areas. The house and rooms were all spacious. We all thought the pictures of Casa Moana simply do not do the home justice and the views from all rooms and the pool take your breath away. All bedrooms have their own air conditioning units and sleeping is divine. We all meet up for breakfast at the Papaya Lounge each morning at Hotel Moana, highly recommended. We rented 4 wheelers in Santa Teresa and easily navigated the driveway to the home as well as touring Mal Pais.

Bruno and staff were exceptional! Recommend you set up massages on day one and the day before you leave (more if you can). Having a massage with the light breeze and sounds of the ocean & infinity pool, amazing! We also set up having Nellie prepare dinner for us one evening. Delicious and fine dining without the need to leave your home. One of our friends ranked the meal in the top 3 he ever had in his life! For any excursion you need, just call Bruno & he will set all logistics up for you. So simple!

My husband had a birthday to remember and the rest of the party were also thoroughly impressed with our vacation. I can honestly say that we all had a difficult time leaving Casa Moana and Mal Pais. Counting the days until we can return.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week at Casa Moana... The pictures that Aidon posted on Vrbo does not do the home justice. The house is so much grandeur than what you would expect...Its actually huge! The house is also built like a hotel, so that all the rooms are not next to each other, (everyone has their privacy)..

Pool and outdoor area's are fantastic... I think that Casa Moana probably has the best sunset and moon views around...easy walk into town 15-20 minutes, if you do not have a car....5 minutes down the road if you do have one, make sure its a 4 wheel drive or you wont be able to get to the house...

I have traveled are around the world and this is one of the nicest places I have stayed...

XXXXX 5 stars !!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place on earth.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many beautiful places in the past, but Casa Moana is beyond anything we've ever experienced. The pictures really do not do it justice. Each room was nicer than the next and the outdoor living space really made our vacation. Although we were only 2 people staying in the villa, the house is so well designed, it can easily accommodate several couples at once. The infinity pool and sunset views were bar none the best part of the trip. The owner Aidan, was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and Bruno took excellent care of us throughout our 8 day stay. The villa was also ideally located 5 minutes from the beach and from the center of town. We definitely recommend a 4X4 to get around. Although the first drive up the hill was quite challenging, we got used to it very quickly and it was not issue for the rest of the trip. Our stay at Casa Moana was one of our best experiences and Mal Pais is definitely a special place worth visiting. We look forward to making Casa Moana a yearly tradition and we recommend this property to absolutely everyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dreamy... You won't want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures really don't do the house justice at all. Casa Moana is amazing and is the perfect combination of open air living with enclosed space. The accommodations are grandiose and perfect for families, group getaways or such... spoiled us with the entire house for only two! We ran around looking at every room blinking our eyes at the enormity of it all. The décor is fun, but tasteful. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need, the pool was breathtaking, and the hammocks were a great place to siesta.

The home owner, Aidan, was so helpful and communicative throughout the booking process. William, who is the onsite property manager was very nice and helpful when we needed him (though it should be noted that he doesn't speak English, but we spoke enough Spanish to get by). Marie cleaned the house and she was also extremely nice and very thorough. I couldn't say enough about them both.

The only items worth mentioning of concern is that there was not enough hot water to fill up the spa bath in the master bedroom. It didn't even make it as high as the jets. We waited until the water heater got hot again and managed to fill up the tub to at least cover the jets. Unfortunately, once we got inside the tub and turned the jets on... dead ants came spraying out of them thus abruptly ending our bath.

Seriously, though, it wasn't a big deal... There is a lovely Jacuzzi outside with a view of the ocean and the house is extremely private. Just get naked and relax there. Amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

CASA MOANA

  • 5 of 5

Foi a primeira vez que fui a Costa Rica estavamos de férias eu e uma turma de amigas. Alugamos a Casa Moana por por uma semana, fomos muito bem recebidas pelo gerente e por todos do hotel.

A casa é incrível, desde o momento que entrei fiquei encantada com cada detalhe, a vista de cada quarto e da piscina são mágicas, mas

definitivamente o que me deixou mais apaixonada foi o por do sol esperando para ser visto, aquele por do sol que expande a alma e enche o peito de uma alegria indefinível e infinita.

Alem de tudo isso, tive experiências gastronomicas incríveis na Casa Moana, a comida, a bebida são sensacionais!!!! O Mojito deles foi o melhor que ja tomei em toda minha vida, uma bebida leve e refrescante que tem tudo haver com o lugar!!!

É essa experiência incrível, nesse lugar que nos enche os olhos e o coração, que recomendo a todos, um lugar que nos faz sentir em casa, nos faz liberar os sentimentos mais puros, um lugar para relaxar a mente e a alma.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Tambor
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Bars in town
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Paquera
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Delphines Tambor
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
The Papaya Lounge
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Playa Carmen

Surfing. Isla Tortuga tours, Canopy zip lining, quad bikes, SUP

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Rates & Availability

Mal Pais House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
End of year
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

There is also a security/breakages bond of $800 that can be paid in either cash or with a valid credit card on each booking which is fully refundable. This will be given back to you if everything is in order on check out.
In the case if a guest is hosting a wedding or event there is a separate charge.

To confirm the booking, 50% of the total needs to be paid on booking which is non refundable and the remaining 50% needs to be paid 45 days prior to arrival. This needs to be wired to our bank account here in Costa Rica.

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Amenities

Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Vanity mirror
  • Two of the bathrooms come with two walk in rain head showers. Each of these bathrooms also contain double sinks in the open plan design.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • All 5 bedrooms are ocean view and have AC, private balcony with table and chairs, closet, ceiling fan, full length mirror, and writing desk and chair. There is also one two fold out beds that can be used.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Our concierge will provide you with information and help you book all local tours and car rentals. The rates for the private chef are completely separate to the house and can be arranged directly from a choice of local chefs.

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