Enjoy your stay in Costa Rica how it should be! Overlooking the jungle, with great ocean views, wildlife close to reach, in total peace and harmony with nature!
V I L L A M A L I N C H E Q U E P O S
Brand new, very private and extremely quiet Apartment, sleeps 2 + 1, full equipped kitchen, cable TV LCD 32", sound system, high speed wifi, BBQ, bathroom with blower equipped tub, great ocean views with spectacular sunsets. NEW pool on the property!
A paradise for nature lovers, a private jungle trail leads to a river platform surrounded by lush tropical forest. Colorful birds, butterflies and tropical animals can be watched, as well as all 3 different kinds of monkeys of Costa Rica visit the surrounding trees frequently. The constant breeze invites to relax in- and outside, around tropical flowers and plants, just lay back in our comfortable hammocks.
The interior is carefully designed and manufactured with recycled wood and antique decoration objects from the former banana companies in Quepos. A piece of history!
Location: just up-hill (15 min. walking or 3 min by car/taxi) from the new Marina of Quepos and weekly farmers market, private access road, save parking.
Ocean views: West - the complete coastline (sunsets!), South - to the peninsula Punta Quepos
Price: $ 120.-/night, maid service 3 times/week, concierge/manager. Day excursions and adventures can be organized on request - there is a lot of FUN out there!!!
NEW Pool on the property, with sun deck, cosy ranchito, hammocks!
The pool is shared only with guests of the two listings on our property:
Tree House https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/275029
Villa Malinche https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/265024
Interaction with Guests
We provide complete privacy in both units, the Tree House and Villa Malinche, but we are here for you if you need to know details of local attractions, activities, beaches, etc.
Very peaceful neighbourhood: Just nature all around us, lots of wildlife! Enjoy it!
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES in the area:
ATV Fourtrax Adventure
Rainforest on Horseback
White Water Rafting
Sport Fishing Charters
Jet Ski Safari
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mangrove Waterway Exploration
Rainmaker Mountain Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park tour
Sunset Sail Cruise
Vanilla Spice Farm Tour
Spa and Yoga
The property is about 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes by car/taxi from downtown Quepos. From there, you have a frequent bus service (every 15 minutes, 60 cents/ride) to the beach and National Park Manuel Antonio. The drive takes about 10 minutes, also by car (parking along the beach or at the entrance of the NP)
Closest airport is San Jose (SJO), with several options for transportation to Quepos:
SANSA AND NATURE AIR are the two local airlines, taking you to Quepos or back to San Jose, the flight is 25 minutes, the ticket cost $ 75.-/pax one way. Both airlines can be found in the web and tickets can be easy purchased online.
INTERBUS AND GRAYLINE: shuttle service with several pick up and drop off locations.
The other option is a van transportation, pick up at the airport upon your arrival and drop off at Villa Malinche. This way you can already enjoy your drive from the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast.
VAN TRANSPORTATION: door to door service (any time day or night)
Ask us for the current price.
You can, of course, also rent a vehicle and drive by yourself, but I can always see the guests arriving very exhausted. For your individual transportation then in Manuel Antonio, there are several rental car companies with similar cars and prices:
RENTAL CAR COMPANIES represented in QUEPOS:
Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Adobe, Budget, Toyota, Economy, National
Other Things to Note
If your dates are not available, check our other listing:
Tree House https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/275029
No smoking inside of the house
Don't feed the monkeys !!!
Relax and take it easy!
Use the Safe for your valuables and electronics!
Lock the windows and doors!
We had a great stay at Villa Malinche! The house is as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures, if not better. We lingered more at this place than we do at most places we stay on vacation because it was so nice! There are some very cool design details in the house and we really enjoyed sitting on the patio waiting for and watching the wildlife. We saw all types of birds including toucans, a sloth, lizards, and a pack of squirrel monkeys passed through in the morning the last few days we were there.
The place is well located, convenient/walkable to downtown Quepos and the marina if you do not have car. Thomas was a great host as well! He helped us "bushwhack" through the jungle to reach one of the local beaches. We hope to visit Villa Malinche again in the future.
Wow! Thomas and Lily were such good hosts and the house is amazing. We spent our honeymoon here and had a fantastic time!
A beautiful place! The villa had everything we needed for our 5 day stay here. We spent most of our time in the hammocks admiring the beautiful gardens and wildlife and cooling off in the pool. It is a quick walk down to town and only 5$ for a cab back up. Very easy to get to Manuel Antonio from the bus station in Quepos. A wonderful place with lovely hosts. I would definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area.
Loved Villa Malinche! We had a wonderful 5 night stay. Thomas met us in Quepos and immediately made us feel welcome. The view and the grounds were beyond fantastic. The variety of beautiful flowers and plants was astounding! Thomas gave us great information on the area and booked our taxis and Sunset Cruise, which was also excellent. The room was wonderfully equipped with everything you would need, and with a beautiful decor. The pool was perfect and was very close to our room.
Thomas was a wonderful host and very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the little monkeys that came to visit and the eat the cashew fruit from the tree in our yard. Thank you for an excellent stay!
Estuvimos tres días hospedados y ha ido todo perfecto. Thomas ha estado muy atento, tanto en la llegada como en la salida, así como durante toda la estadía. La casa es muy bonita, decorada con gusto y hace que te sientas muy cómodo. Se encuentra a escasos 5 minutos en vehículo de Quepos y de los principales restaurantes de Manuel Antonio. Hemos podido escuchar congos durante la noche y ver a diferentes animales. Recomendamos la experiencia!
Thomas was most welcoming and helpful. The unit and the surroundings are most agreeable
My husband and I spent 10 days at Villa Malinche and strongly recommend it. Wonderful property - a combination of deluxe lodging set on a wildlife rich property. In our ten days at Villa Malinche - we saw all 3 types of monkeys as they came through in groups on an almost daily basis. (squirrel & whiteface daily, howlers only spotted once) We saw app. 5 toucans and countless other varieties of birds and butterflies. I've spent 6 weeks in Costa Rica and saw more wildlife on this property than all of the other Costa Rican locations combined. The pictures don't do the beauty of the grounds justice - the unit has it's own private yard overlooking the ocean from two different vantage points with beautiful landscaping. We spent our early mornings in the hammock with coffee just watching all of the wildlife around. We came to Quepos via bus from Atenas (30 minutes from San Jose) and were traveling without a car and found it manageable with taxis. With the distance from the beaches and Manuel Antonio, we averaged around $20-$25 a day in taxi transportation. We tend to do 1 to 2 activities a day so didn't need constant trips in/out of town. If you're someone who likes to pack a lot in each day, a car may be a better alternative. It is possible to walk into Quepos downhill (about a 20 minute walk) however it's very hot and requires at least a moderate fitness level. We walked down 3 or 4 times and even back up from Quepos twice as an endurance test, making a beeline to the pool afterwards. So it is possible, but given the heat and steep climb back up the hill, not likely a good daily option for most people. The pool is a wonderful respite from the heat and another great spot for watching (website hidden): Thomas and Lili - they were wonderful hosts and very available to help. Thomas picked us up from the bus station and arranged activities on our behalf. Lili was a dear caretaker when I fell ill (presumably from ceviche on the beach - really dumb, I know!). She arranged for a doctor to come to the unit and she stayed with me the entire 1.5 hours they were there, and checked back in on me in the following days to make sure I was ok. This was above and beyond hosting duties and was clearly because she's a caring soul. If you're lucky enough to get a booking - you're in for a beautiful experience! One note for anyone needing to rely heavily on internet during their stay, for work for instance. WIFI is offered and the signal strength was good enough (2 to 3 bars) for our needs of checking emails and visiting websites, but is restricted to a limited area and likely wouldn't be strong enough for web-heavy use. You won't want to work while you're here anyways.
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Moved from Switzerland 16 years ago, just love it here! The people are "pura vida", life is so easy, the climate is very healthy! Very lucky to have purchased a big piece of property in the Playa Macha area, declared as green zone, where I offer the Tree House and Villa Malinche. It's almost like the National Park, lot's of wildlife and very peaceful, surrounded by lush rain forest!
My wife Lili is a licensed physic therapist, also with a great dedication for massage treatments, she can make you feel in heaven.... Don't miss an onsite treatment during your stay!
We are happy to share this relaxed jungle feeling on our property with the people we meet through Airbnb. Just lay back in the hammocks, taste the famous coffee and watch the monkeys fly by...