Sunset with a bottle of wine... magic hour : )One of the two master bedrooms. You are in for a treat...
Penthouse with Tropical Pool View Balcony
Penthouse with Tropical Pool View Balcony

7 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

7 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

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About this listing

A beautiful modern penthouse set back in a tropical oasis. Has very relaxing and cozy pool view balcony, which has a jacuzzi, dining table, hammock and ample space to lounge. Relax under our poolside tiki hut and take sunset walks along the beautiful beaches of Mal Pais.

Looking for some super fun local tours and activities? A private chef? No problem, just let me know.

We are minutes from downtown for some great dining options and fun nightlife. Daily housekeeping included : )


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $72
Security Deposit: $103
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

The penthouse, is a contemporary 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cozy home located in the quaint little beach town of Mal Pais, Costa Rica.

Sliding glass doors practically take up the entire west facing part of the house which open up to an expansive balcony overlooking the tropics, pool and tiki hut. The balcony has ample space and is perfectly suitable for alfresco dining. The outdoor hot/cold jacuzzi is great at all times of the day to relax and capture the sun, sea breeze and warmth of the tropics.

Our fully fitted kitchen has granite counter tops and all the kitchen appliances. Stove top and oven, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, even a vitamix blender. Not to mention plenty of glassware, pots & pans, silverware, etc.

Modern Comforts:
BroadBand WiFi, central A/C, daily housekeeping & quality linens. Ask for our specialty services like local guided tours, private Yoga or Pilates classes, surf lessons, massage or a private chef.

The Pacific Penthouse is perfect choice for families or a small group of friends who want a sense of privacy during their holiday vacation yet maintain proximity to the nightlife, restaurants, and the beautiful beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Montezuma.

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.

The neighborhood

The great thing about the location is that we are in the heart of the little fishing village of Mal Pais and the most important thing is just a short walk away. The beach! In fact it's more like a 10 minute walk. Even a shorter walk is Mary's Restaurant, which we highly recommend for great local seafood, daily farm to table specials and wood fired pizza. An overall fun atmosphere to hang with family and friends and shoot some pool. There is also a small convenient store in town called Super Chico, which is right around the corner.

Getting around

I recommend all our guest to have a means of transportation during their visit, so you can get to see and enjoy more of the area. I can assist in getting you a rental car or a door-to-door shuttle service from the airport to the property. Once here a really fun option to get around is renting ATVs or 4-seater mules, I can arrange the delivery of them to your doorstep. Taxis are available in town and our concierge would be more than happy to arrange pick-ups and drop-offs.

Other things to note

The penthouse has another apartment on the ground floor. I like to mention that to our guests in the case they have more family or friends that are traveling with them and are looking for a place to stay nearby. 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 unit below.

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. I work closely with a local tour operator which takes our guests to some amazing places. 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
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. Oh, and some amazing pastries and desserts! 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.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 2PM - 1AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman entry

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) Only small pets allowed.

6) Jacuzzi / Pool: Please rinse off sand prior to entering Jacuzzi & Pool.

7) Adult supervision at all times while children are playing in and around the pool area.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

45 Reviews

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Jacquelyn User Profile
April 2017
I had a very great stay. I love the house. Very great hospitality. I will recommend this house to other people if they wanted to visit the country. And I will love to come back for my next vacation.

Allan User Profile
April 2017
Adi was a great host. I had many questions about the house area and local tours which he was a great help. He answered all my questions and helped us book some stuff to do while we were there. Also Diana was very nice and met us when we arrived. She was also very helpful with the house and the maps of the area. We had a great trip!

Michel User Profile
April 2017
We had a very pleasant stay in this modern and comfortable apartment with two large bedrooms. Comprehensive kitchen equipment. Nice pool and pool house shared with the downstairs apartment (luckily we were alone). Adi and Diana were extremely helpful.
Pacific Azure User Profile
Response from Pacific Azure:
Thanks Michel, pleasure hosting you guys. More than welcome back anytime, Adi : )
April 2017

Amy User Profile
March 2017
Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying here and made our first trip to Costa Rica unforgettable. We will definitely be coming back to stay here soon.
Pacific Azure User Profile
Response from Pacific Azure:
Thanks Amy, it was a pleasure hosting you! Welcome back anytime. Adi : )
March 2017

Dave User Profile
March 2017
Adi was easy to communicate with, fast to respond and check in was a breeze. Great quiet area away from the dusty main road, pool was awesome to have. Lots of monkeys and birds in the area, the howlers were out alarm clock. AC worked great house was well equipped for cooking meals. Would stay here again for sure.
Pacific Azure User Profile
Response from Pacific Azure:
Thanks Dave, appreciate the nice review and I'm glad you guys enjoyed your vacation... would be a pleasure to host you again. Thanks, Adi : )
March 2017

Lucinda User Profile
March 2017
We had wonderful visit at this first class vacation home. We absolutely loved The tropical atmosphere of waking up to howler monkeys, various birds and even roosters. We enjoyed the pool and birdwatching that was available even as we just sat and chatted . We enjoyed the off the beaten track location of this vacation home even though it was a bit of a challenge to find it the first evening. Adi was very good about making sure his caretaker responded to our plea for assistance. Inside the Penthouse was just as billed. The beds were comfortable w great linens. Bathrooms we comfortable and clean. The coffee machine quit while we were there but Adi had it replaced quickly. The fish market was close for fresh fish. We also loved Mary's which was in walking distance and age there several times along w several places in Santa Theresa ( Product C, Chopped, and the Bakery) where we found great fresh seafood and pastries Basically we loved our stay in if we ever get back to the Nicoya peninsula we will get a hold of Adi to stay again!
Pacific Azure User Profile
Response from Pacific Azure:
Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review Lucinda, it was a pleasure having you guys stay at our vacation home. You are more than welcome back anytime, thanks Adi : )
March 2017

Joe User Profile
February 2017
Adi's place was absolutely wonderful for our family of 7. This was our fourth time in Mal Pais but the first time we brought my girlfriend's family! It's in a great location in Mal Pais where everything is accessible by bike, ATV, motorbike or car. The house is gorgeous and located on a hill so you have a view from the top two floors. Adi was able to provide us with some recommendations on tours and activities for the rest of the family. We ended up going to Tortuga Island and some Deep Sea Fishing with Miguel and Marlon, who are excellent tour guides. Right outside the front entrance to his home is the road to Montezuma, so if you'd like to go there for a day or two, you can be there in 20-25 minutes via car, ATV or motorbike!
Pacific Azure User Profile
Response from Pacific Azure:
Thanks Joe!! Appreciate your review and I'm so happy you enjoyed the house and your experience here in Mal Pais. So cool you connected with Miguel and had a good time doing those tours. Pleasure hosting you guys, always welcome back! Adi : )
February 2017

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Malpais, Costa Rica · Joined in August 2012
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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 : )

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour