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, BBQ, cable TV LCD 32", sound system, high speed wifi, bathroom with blower equipped tub
Enjoy the great ocean views with spectacular sunsets in our luxury hammocks. 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.
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, 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:
The 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!
Listing description was 100% accirate. It's actually better than in the pictures!!!! We were a group of 3 and absolutely had the best time. It almost felt like a luxury resort. We had everything that we needed! Short walk away to stock up on groceries. The pool is gorgeous! Monkeys climbed from tree to tree as we swam. They arranged for the BEST whitewater rafting tour. Any question that we had was replied to within minutes by Angie! Thomas was a pleasure to meet! Such a great , laid back guy ....pura vida!
The villa was nestled atop a hill sorrounded by the most beautiful garden: flowers, pineapples, coconuts. Monkeys, a sloth! It was gorgeous and the highlight of our Costa Rican trip.
I never travel to to the same place twice but we're already talking about when we will be returning! The rest of the reviews are spot on, but you really must see it to believe it!
Thank youuuu Angie, Thomas, and Lillie!!!
My husband and I stayed 4 nights in early May 2015 and loved our experience at Villa Malinche! This was our first time booking through Airbnb and would absolutely recommend the service and this location specifically. Thomas was a phenomenal host. He made sure that we had everything that we needed (including stocking the fridge), helped us with recommendations for what to do/where to go for quiet beach outings. He was quick to respond to a few small requests and was genuinely happy to help us. We just got back and are already talking about planning a future trip to Quepos/ Villa Malinche.
The villa was absolutely marvelous. Very secluded and peaceful. A little slice of heaven in the jungle above the beautiful Pacific coast. It was all we had hoped and so much more. Thomas was an ideal host, there when you needed him but otherwise notably absent. He provided as much or as little interaction as we needed throughout our stay. His knowledge of local and regional "bests" as well as hidden gems was a great asset when trying to decide how to best spend our week in the beautiful Quepos area. The villa is ideally situated in the hills above Quepos and the Pacific coast. Gorgeous views in an incredible natural setting of lush greenery and tropical flowers. It is well removed from crowds while still allowing easy access to the restaurants and shops of Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
My girldfriend and I spent 6 nights in this beautiful villa perched atop a hill with a perfect view of the ocean. The villa is nested in the jungle, surrounded by plant life and colorful flowers. The pictures simply do not do it justice. We spent nearly every afternoon relaxing in the hammocks and swimming in the pool and every evening admiring the gorgeous sunsets. Be prepared for an occasional monkey sighting!
Thomas and Lili were incredibly helpful and provided us with information about nearby restaurants, beaches, must-do activities, and tours. Thomas is happy to book tours or make reservations at restaurants, and he is very easily accessible by email.
We highly recommend staying here!!
Thomas & Lili are wonderful hosts. We enjoyed out stay in both the tree house and the villa. Thomas not only picked us up at the airport he drove us through town showing us the stores, fish market and bus station. While there Thomas booked two excursions for us that were amazing and less expensive than what I was going to pay booking it on line. I liked the location, a short walk into town yet far enough away that we felt we were staying on a wildlife preserve. While there we were visited by spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, toucans, macaws lizards and geckos.
What surprised my husband and I the most was the lack of bugs, I think all the lizards keep the population down. :)
Thank you Thomas and Lili for sharing your paradise with us you were wonderful hosts and went above and beyond.
Villa Malinche was fantastic. As many others of commented, the experience and views are far more spectacular than the pictures provided. Thomas not only provides all the information you need through the listing and once you book, but also provides a wealth of information upon arrival and at any point during your visit should you need it. We saw more wildlife (Squirrel and Capuchin Monkeys, Macaws, Parrots, a wide variety of lizards and birds, frogs/toads, butterflies, etc.) at the villa than we did while visiting Manual Antonio. Galleta - Thomas' go to taxi driver is phenomenal! He is super nice, funny and very helpful. The car ride to all the touristy restaurants and shops located close to Manual Antonio is about 15 minutes from door-to-door and relatively cheap ($4 to Quepos - $10 to MA). For this reason, I would not even bother renting a car. The walk down to Quepos is not bad. However, walking back up can be a challenge - especially attempting to do so in the middle of the day. I would only recommend/plan on it if you are up for the challenge as you will be eager to jump in the pool upon return. The pool and grounds are beautiful - we enjoyed our time much more here than at the beaches. Overall, the experience was delightful and refreshing. If you are looking for a place to relax, have access to tourist areas within Manual Antonio, and enjoy all that the area has to offer, then I highly recommend Villa Malinche. While it is clearly a little different than staying at a 4 or 5 star resort, I think the pros outweigh the cons, and the price difference and value for all the villas has to offer is unbeatable. We also had Thomas book us a sunset sail excursion and a tour of Rainmaker park with a guide (Henry). Both excursions were phenomenal and highly recommended. Lastly, my wife strongly dislikes bugs and critters, and she also had a phenomenal time here as well. From time to time a bug or gecko got into the villa; however, the are not pests and are a part of nature and the experience. Overall, we both highly recommend Villa Malinche to anyone considering traveling to the Quepos/Manual Antonio area.
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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...