5 Ensuite Bedrooms With Incredible Views Of The Coastline And Jungle
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 Malpais
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!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
In the patio and balconies only.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Adventures in Paradise
Our three generation family traveled to Malpais as this year's annual week-at-the-beach to reconnect and have fun. The setting of Casa Moana couldn't have been more perfect for teenagers through the generations to grandparents. The house was absolutely lovely, equipped with everything we could possibly need. Jon was always readily responsive to all of our needs, and arranged for tours (canopy tour and zip lining, snorkeling and whale watching, surfing lessons for our 2 oldest grandsons, and a tour to the waterfalls and cliff jumping. In between all this activity the lovely pool was waiting for us, to begin and end our days.
I must reinforce the other reviews for this house …. believe us all when we say ATVs are a must, and the preferred way to get around town and to the beaches. It is really not walkable, and the roads are a challenge until you get used to them. With that said, our boys thoroughly enjoyed "chauffeuring" the rest of us around on the ATVs after very quickly becoming acclimated. Cabs are also easy to call and very responsive, should you choose not to drive into town for dinner. I would also caution renters to determine whether the hotel below is open and the restaurant available for meals if you are travelling during the off season as we were. We were able, however, to walk up the driveway to another hotel with bar and restaurant in the property next door. All in all, nevertheless, this was a most marvelous trip and family experience. Our sincere thanks to Aidan and Jon!
Joyce and Richard
Bethesda, MD, USA
La casa es muy cómoda y con una vista impresionante. Se disfruta y descansa de manera plena. Recomendada para actividades familiares y amigos con plan de descanso y actividades relax.
Amazing place to stay
Pros: amazing view of the ocean, great pool, and great open living plan- couldn’t hear anyone in their rooms and it was very private. The bathrooms were really nice and the maids cleaned so well every time they were there. There’s also some cool bugs, monkeys, and iguanas around the property which was cool to see! Easy to set up activities with the manager.
Cons: road up requires 4x4 unlike roads in town; these are small nit picky things but WiFi doesn’t reach all rooms and the main fridge was not cold enough but there was a back up fridge for ice and keeping things cold.
Overall an amazing house and we had a fabulous time!
We had a great time at this lovely house.
Loved the house! Perfect for our 3 families. The view was awesome, would definitely come back again.
Thoroughly enjoyed our time in MalPais. The house was our own private resort, with stunning views. The weather was great. we even got to see an electrical storm - thanks Aidan! I’m sure you had that set up for us. 😊� We enjoyed the MalPais zip lining, walking in the protected national park in Cabuya, and a trek to Montezuma. Highly recommend quads and/or the side by side 4 wheel vehicle to cruise around in. Perfect family vacation.
The Perfect House!
Wow! This house was amazing! Plenty of room for our family of 10. A well stocked kitchen made cooking a breeze. All of the rooms and bathrooms were spacious and comfortable. The staff at hotel Moana was friendly and helpful. I only wish that we could've stayed longer.
Surfing. Isla Tortuga tours, Canopy zip lining, quad bikes, SUP