About This Listing
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!
Our host provided information about the area and things to do (attractions, restaurants); also, provided the option of having massages and/or a personal chef. Their help coordinating and reserving our events was very helpful! Tomas and Lili are known by many in town; only mention their names or Villa Malinche and you are met with smiles and nice words. The Villa is beautiful and the landscape and scenery are breathtaking! Though very secluded, there were times that privacy was an issue (confirm if anyone will be staying in the home above the Villa). We stayed during June (which is part of Costa Rica's winter); however, the heat and humidity may be uncomfortable if you are used to air conditioning. Fortunately, during the late evening it usually cools off with the ocean breeze and rain storms. (The rain at night is very soothing!)
After staying at the observatory lodge in Arenal our first couple of nights in Costa Rica, I didn't think any other place could be any better. But my newly engaged fiancé and I were taken back by how blown away we were by Thomas & Lily's villa. It is even more breathtaking than the pictures you see on Airbnb. We arrived at night and couldn't wait until the next morning to wake up and see the view in the daylight. The Villa had everything we needed: full kitchen with all the needed supplies to cook, a romantic spa tub, BBQ grill, hammocks & lounge chairs to sip a drink & take in the amazing view of Manuel Antonio. Couple steps down the villa led us to the private pool surrounded by pure, lush greenery (even more beautiful at night with the lights lit). Thomas and Lily were very welcoming and friendly. We saw Thomas on a daily up keeping the place and was able to get any information we needed to help with activities and places to visit while in Quepos/Manuel Antonio. After hiking at the National Park, surfing 2 days and horseback riding, we looked forward to heading back to Villa Malinche every evening to enjoy a cocktail during the sunset and just relax. It was a perfect experience to celebrate our engagement and would highly recommend this Villa. We loved it!
Things to keep in mind: the road to get to the place is unpaved and narrow (only about 5-10min). Rent a 4x4 if you can. Costa Rica is ecofriendly so there is no AC but there is huge sliding doors throughout the place to help with ventilation. With the vents, comes lizards.. they roam around the place but they're harmless. There's also little crabs outside that come out when it rains. They're cute and will run away if you get next to them. The food in CR is okay but the tourists restaurants (like El Avion, Cafe Milagro) were not good. Buy meat and veggies from the meat markets and cook. The meals we cooked in the Villa's kitchen were the best meals we had while in Manuel Antonio.
Also, end your vacation with a massage during the sunset by Lily. Best deep tissue massage I have ever had. She was able to bring in a second masseuse for a couples massage. I've had massages from big time spas in LA and she definitely surpassed them. The sunset, the view and the massage was the perfect way to end our trip!
Host gracious, accommodating and helpful. Accommodations beautiful appointed with TLC and reflective of a love for Costa Rica. Property spectacular; views, swimming pool surrounded by privatizing greenery, birdwatching, a monkey or two as well. Close to town. Great find.!
I stayed at the Tree House on my first night which was a great experience and then stayed at the Villa Malinche for the rest of my stay. I would recommend both places to anyone who wants to travel in the area it had everything you need. Both places looks just as the pictures listed and better. The host Thomas had a pleasant personality and helped with anything I needed. If your thinking of booking please don't hesitate. I'm planning my next trip already to Costa Rica and I'm booking this place along with the tree house again..... Thanks again Thomas for this beautiful experience.
My husband and I just came back from our 10-day trip in Costa Rica. We visited San Jose, Arenal, Limon (along the Pacuare River), Manuel Antonio and Quepos. We loved every minute of our trip and truly found every place we visited to be beautiful. With that being said, Villa Malinche felt like home. We stayed here the longest (4 nights) and we're so glad that we did! As beautiful as the pictures of Villa Malinche on airbnb are they simply do not do it justice. The villa is nestled in the jungle just a few minutes from downtown Quepos with a view of the ocean and a private pool for the guests. Each and every morning we would wake up, walk straight outside and just soak in the beauty of our surroundings as if each time was the first time. Thomas and Lili have created something special in Villa Malinche and my husband and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to have spent time here. We HIGHLY recommend Villa Malinche to anyone. Pura Vida! :))
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.
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About the Host, Thomas + Lili
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...