About this listing
This is a super cozy stylish beach house, with a well-thought-out design. Our eclectic setup emits a warm, inviting atmosphere. Cook with family and friends in our fully fitted super fun kitchen, relax in our expansive terrace or walk just a few steps to our amazing pool deck with a tropical tiki hut.
We are minutes from downtown where you'll find fun nightlife and great dining options.
Take walks to the nearby Mal Pais beaches to see some amazing tide pools and our magical sunsets.
You will feel right at home during your vacation in the quaint little fishing town of Mal Pais, Costa Rica.
We have a fully fitted kitchen with all the bells and whistles so you can cook up a storm which opens up to our terrace. The terrace has a beautiful view of the tropics and is just a few steps from the swimming pool. A seven piece patio set is perfect for your morning coffee and breakfast or a dinner setup. You can always hang in the hammock or just walk over to the pool side tiki hut to relax and absorb the sea breeze, sound of the surf, birds and the occasional howler monkey.
We have two broadband WiFi networks, which extend all the way to the pool area. A utility room with a brand new washer and dryer are part of what makes staying at our home a truly pleasant experience.
What makes our location ideal is the fact that you're within a short walk to the beautiful beaches and tide pools of Mal Pais; yet a short drive to the downtown where the restaurants and nightlife are located.
There is a really great place to eat dinner just a few minutes from the house called Mary's Restaurant, it's a local favorite. They serve their own farm raised free range specials, local seafood and wood fired pizza. They have a couple of pool tables and an overall great atmosphere. It's proximity to the house makes it super convenient.
In a nutshell our beach home is the perfect choice for couples, small families or a few friends who want comfort, privacy and security set back in a quiet tropical setting.
Our property is 1.25 acres of lush tropics. Relax poolside or take a stroll to the beautiful beaches of Mal Pais.
There is another rental unit above the our beach house, if you travel with an extended family or friends its available for rent as well. Otherwise I understand and respect your privacy, if you prefer to have the facilities to yourselves we would be more than happy to block the dates to the upstairs unit, just let me know : )
Interaction with guests
I'm in close correspondence with all our guests during their inquiry, throughout their stay and after their checkout. I answer questions within a few hours at all times.
Additionally our bilingual concierge Diana, is there to greet and be of assistance to our guests during their stay. Diana and I maintain close communication and pay close attention to guest requests and feedback.
Our neighborhood is essentially the little town of Mal Pais. Mal Pais practically hugs the coastline so you can just take a walk from the house to town and explore the gorgeous coastline. On low tide you will find some amazing tide pools.
We have a convenience store that is a short walk from the house called "Super Chicos". Additional places you can walk to is "Mary's Restaurant", a great dinner spot and local favorite with freshly caught local seafood specials, wood fired pizza and it has a couple pool tables. It has an amazing atmosphere.
Next to Super Chicos is the "Freedom Riding" surf shop which also offers stand up paddle boarding tours right off the Mal Pais reefs.
One of the nicest things about our neighborhood is the Mal Pais Fishery, which is just down the road. You can head over there and buy some fresh fish right off the line. They'll filet it for you right on the spot : )
I recommend all our guest to have a means of transportation during their stay, so you can get to enjoy more of the area. I'm more than happy to arrange a rental car or a shuttle service, just let me know and I'll send you a quote. Another really fun option is to rent ATVs, which I can have delivered to the house. Taxis are available as well and our concierge would be more than happy to arrange pick-ups and drop-offs in an out of town.
Other things to note
Our house has an additional unit upstairs that accommodates 7 people. I like to mention that to our guests in the case they have more family or friends that are traveling with them looking for a place to stay. If you are traveling solo and want to ensure full privacy I understand, just let me know and I'd be more than happy to block the dates on the calendar for the upstairs unit.
One great perk our guests get to really enjoy is our proximity to the Mal Pais fishery. You can buy fresh fish straight from the line here from the local fisherman, they will filet if for you so you can cook it or grill it at the comfort of your home. It's literally a 5 minute drive from the villa.
Yoga, Pilates & Massages
Our guests can schedule private yoga and pilates classes in our brand new poolside tiki hut. Just ask us ahead of time so we can notify our instructor. There are also a couple really good yoga studios in town we can recommend just let us know if you are interested. The same goes for massage therapy, we can arrange them to come to the villa or we can recommend a couple really nice spas in town.
Local Tours & Activities
I highly recommend our guests to explore Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Montezuma. Take the hassle out of planning local activities and tours, let me put an itinerary together for your family or group of friends with hand picked local tours. There are plenty of super fun kid friendly tours as well.
The owner Miguel is a local, born and raised in Mal Pais and speaks excellent English and probably one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. He tailors his tours depending on the guests if it's a family with kids, couples or a group of friends. Needless to say he know the area like the back of his hand. Some of the tours include off road ATV tours, Montezuma waterfall tours, horseback riding, surf lessons, stand up paddle board tours, hiking the Cabo Blanco national park, the Mal Pais zip line, fishing and snorkeling tours just to name a few.
Private chef service for those who really want to kick back. From a two course meal to a 4-5 course meal, sushi, BBQs to a simple typical Costa Rican breakfast. Message us your preferences.
If you are traveling with kids and need a babysitter for a night out, our concierge Diana is great with kids. She is one of the teachers at the local school. Just let her know and when you see her.
1) The property is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities.
2) The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
3) Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
4) Only use appliances for their intended uses.
5) Pool: Adult supervision at all times while children are playing in or around the pool.
6) Pool: Please rinse off with our outdoor shower prior to entering the pool.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Mal Pais and Santa Teresa have been relatively below radar of the Costa Rican traveler. Discover this beautiful part of the planet on your next vacation to Costa Rica. You'll feel right at home at one of my stylish vacation rentals, while the relaxing tropical environment will most definitely let you unwind.
I enjoy watching people fall in love with Mal Pais, the locals and the laid-back lifestyle. Funny how our guests are often tempted to extend their vacation, while some in fact do ; )
My name is Adi and I've lived for over 20 years in Costa Rica, which is about half of my life. My family and some of my most amazing friends live just around the corner.
It's simple, start your day with a good cup of excellent Costa Rican coffee... surf, explore and relax with your family and friends. It's all right here! What else does one need. Welcome to paradise : )