Colorful flowers everywhereEnjoy the hammocks or the lounge chairs in the garden
VILLA MALINCHE, Manuel Antonio/ pool/ ocean view!!
VILLA MALINCHE, Manuel Antonio/ pool/ ocean view!!

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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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!


Security Deposit: $309


The space

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, 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 includes essentials, towels, sheets, beach towels, maid service 3 times/week, concierge/manager. Day excursions and adventures can be organised on request - there is a lot of FUN out there!!!

Great pool on the property, with sun deck, cosy Ranchito, hammocks!

Guest access

The pool is shared only with guests of the two listings on our property:
Tree House
Villa Malinche
Jungle Dream Cabin,

Interaction with guests

We provide complete privacy in all our units, Villa Malinche, the Tree House and Jungle Dream Cabin, but we are here for you if you have a problem or if you need to know details of local attractions, activities, beaches, etc.

The neighborhood

Very peaceful neighbourhood: Just nature all around us, lots of wildlife! Enjoy it!

Zip Lines
ATV Fourtrax Adventure
Rainforest on Horseback
White Water Rafting
Sport Fishing Charters
Sea Kayaking
Jet Ski Safari
Surf School
Snorkelling Tour
Scuba Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterfall Repelling
Mangrove Waterway Exploration
Rainmaker Mountain Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park tour
Sunset Sail Cruise
Butterfly Gardens
Vanilla Spice Farm Tour
Canonying Tour
Spa and Yoga

Getting around

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:

Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Adobe, Budget, Toyota, Economy, National

Other things to note

If your dates are not available, check our other listing:
Tree House
Jungle Dream Cabin,

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

No smoking inside of the house
Don't feed the monkeys !!!
Enjoy wildlife, don't be afraid of insects!
Relax and take it easy!
Use the Safe for your valuables and electronics!
Lock the windows and doors, when you leave the unit.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

108 Reviews

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Lyndsay User Profile
February 2017
We stayed in both the treehouse & the villa on Thomas's property. The walk to and from Quepos is exactly as others described. Easy walk down but a steep & difficult walk back, highly recommend taking a taxi. We didn't have international calling on our phones so we had to go through Thomas for all our excursions & taxi rides. Wifi was spotty at best, especially in the villa. If you're around during the day/afternoon, be prepared to hear a lot of barking dogs. The "private" pool was fantastic and the best part of staying there.
Thomas + Lili User ProfileThomas + Lili is a superhost.
Response from Thomas + Lili:
I am very surprised about that review from a young and avid couple that gave me the happy smile every time I talked to them. "Lot's of wildlife, great monkey shows, parrots and all that on the property"... The pool is shared with the guests in the other units of my property, never mentioned as "private". My help was most appreciated, I count over 40 messages of conversation, even before getting to set up transportation and more info. The entrance to the house (yes .... we are a bit secluded in the lush forest and not a town house...) is about 700 meters long from the ocean level up to our hills. "Difficult" walk on a road? My kids walked to school from here - and back up to the house....
February 2017

Sandy User Profile
January 2017
Perfect location for a relaxing stay. You're surrounded by nature with abundant views of wildlife (monkeys, macaws, iguanas, etc) just steps from your back porch. The trek up the mountain was well worth it for the views and the atmosphere. Thomas was incredibly helpful securing excursions and arranging transportation. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

Matthew User Profile
January 2017
Thomas picked us up from a pre arranged meeting point. The view from this place is superb. Wildlife is on the doorstep, monkeys, macaws, iguanas and geckos in the room catching tiny insects. This is family home with them living in the grounds but unless you see them walking around you would never know. There's a shared plunge pool between the property's which is great for a quick dip. The terrace is excellent to hang out in the hammocks. The howler monkeys will kindly wake you up around 6am but well worth it. It's a steep hill from the property into town which gets the blood flowing. It's Costa Rica so take your time and it's enjoyable.

Steven User Profile
November 2016
This place is amazing, and the views are even better in person! There is even a private beach you can hike to through the rainforest in the back. Thomas was extremely helpful throughout the trip with tips and assistance booking tours. The only thing I would say to be aware of is the noises of the rainforest. Due to the very authentic rainforest nature of the home, the night time can be quite lively with sounds of the rainforest.

Matthew User Profile
November 2016
This is a premium airbnb. Could not be a more awesome place and host. Had a perfect stay.

Emily User Profile
September 2016
This place was an amazing find! Thomas was so helpful from the very beginning when we booked the place. He booked our excursions for us, set up transportation to and from the airport, and answered every question we had. His house is beautiful and has the most amazing views!! You are surrounded by nature and we even saw about 40 squirrel monkeys right in the back yard! The pool is small but perfect. The walk down the big hill into town isn't too bad, took about 15 minutes, just watch your footing as it is slippery and steep. We took a taxi home everytime as the hill going up was just way too daunting. We had an amazing trip and hope to come back one day!!

Katelyn User Profile
August 2016
I cannot tell you how wonderful our stay at Villa Malinche was!! When we first arrived Thomas was there to greet us (after he set up our taxi ride from the airport) and the villa is even BETTER than the photos. The view was one of the best views we saw and everything is so new and clean we were so excited for our stay. We rarely saw Thomas unless we were up super early and saw him cleaning the pool or we had questions. He was always a phone call or message away and he always responded immediately if we needed anything. The grounds are simply pristine and the plants on the property were some of the most beautiful plants we saw our entire trip. The inside of the villa is so perfect and very private. It is the perfect size for a couple and so uniquely decorated we absolutely loved it. We enjoyed walking up and down the hill to town (about 20 mins total) as it was a beautiful walk. Yet if we were too tired or had groceries it was a simple $4 cab ride. We had zero problems with bugs or pests. Hearing the monkeys in the morning is so cool! The observation deck and gorgeous pool were the cherry on top!!! I definitely recommends hiking to Playa La Macha from the villa. Thomas led us some of the way and pointed us in the right direction from there. It is a steep hike but very doable and not too long. We took a cooler and snacks and had the entire beach to ourselves. We had never been to Costa Rica and I was so glad we were not staying in a resort when we got there. We got to experience the real Quepos/Manuel Antonio but then came home to our luxury villa that was way better than any resort or Airbnb I have ever stayed in. I highly recommend Thomas' place I promise you will not regret it!!!!!!

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Quepos, Costa Rica · Joined in July 2011
Thomas + Lili User ProfileThomas + Lili is a superhost.

Moved from Switzerland 18 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 area, where I offer the Villa Malinche, the Tree House and the Jungle Dream Cabin. Our environment is like the National Park, lot's of birds, wildlife and very peaceful, surrounded by lush rain forest!
My wife Lili is a licensed physic therapist, also with a great dedication for massages, 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...

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