pool with beach entrance next to the tropical houseonly for you... best hill-top above Mal Pais with trop. house

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Get your own private hilltop (1000m2)
Most amazing views and sunsets (all yeararround)
Real Costa Rican living - Tropical Villa
2 Bed/ 2 Bathrooms
Big Chill-out area - full kitchen
Infinity pool - h/w Jacuzzi
Central spot to visit both sites of the Peninsula de Nicoya

The space

You would rent the upper hill top of our 6 hectare property with a tropical house (2 bedrooms), bathroom with hot-water shower, big open roofed area with kitchen, infinity pool (11 meter x 5 meter) with beach entry and very big grass outside area!!! Of course you can discover the whole property! Privacy is absolutely guaranteed! You tell us the time you are comfortable when the maid and pool cleaner can come! We do not disturb!!!


Your rented hilltop even overlooks the hill of our friend actor Mel Gibson...

Guest access

...driving up trough the jungle... 200 meter above Mal Pais and the wonderful beaches of Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, Malpais...

Interaction with guests

complete by yourself...
best consultation - we can organize all

Other things to note

believe --- you get much more for you money... more as in your dreams or expectations!!!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules

keep and treat our in-and exteriors with RESPECT....



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2 nights minimum stay

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Meisha User Profile
May 2017
Our stay at Tino's place was amazing. We wanted a combination of jungle life and adventure combined with the simple amenities for us to be comfortable and enjoy. Well we got that and more. This place was probably the best property in Mal Paul. It sits over Mel Gibsons place with fantastic views and privacy. And you really don't need to venture into the jungle as the jungle life will come to you. Beautiful birds, iguanas, and monkeys will come into your view while chilling in the pool or sitting in the open air home. Tino has provided everything you need. He's just a great guy who attends to everything you will need. For example, I had casually mentioned there was one part of his drive that was a little rough for our vehicle. Later that day as we headed out for dinner there was Tino filling in that area. We arrived as the rains were starting and it was so cool to hang out in his open air living area watching the downpour. Then, as soon as it quits, to watch the jungle come alive again. At one point we had a whole clan of howler monkeys hang out with us in the trees. It was like National Geographic watching them. So, if you are looking for what I described and recognize you are sitting above/among the jungle (which I believe is a big reason people go to Costa Rica), your time at Tino's will also be amazing. Oh! And renting his Atv is worth it and lots of fun. One last note, the local restaurants were fabulous.

Rachel User Profile
May 2017
The host, tino was wonderful. Answered all of our questions, set us up with a private chef and surf lessons and was always available if we needed something. He's great and I would highly recommend this property

Kathie User Profile
May 2017
Our visit to this mountain top villa was special in every way! Tino is an amazing host and made sure everything was perfect! The perfect setting for an infinity pool and jacuzzi on top of the world! Jungle and all! Every day was different which made it even better! Loved it! Thank you Tino! Don and Kathie

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
Fabulous house, unbeatable view and privacy. Very romantic, secluded and relaxing.

Caitlin User Profile
April 2017
We had an excellent stay at this beautiful Villa. Tino was so helpful throughout our entire stay and made sure that we had everything we needed and all of our questions answered. The home has an amazing view, beautiful pool and was very clean. We would be happy to stay here again!

Carl User Profile
April 2017
We had a truly great trip to CR because of this place. It is really a special setting that allowed us the time to unwind as a family with the most fabulous views you can imagine. The pictures don't do it justice. Every morning we would wake up to the sounds of the jungle waking up around us. Birds, Iguanas, and even a monkey climbing in the tree beside the house made things magical. The house is outdoors, you are covered with a thatch roof and it's very comfortable this way. We enjoyed being "outside" all the time, the pool was a few steps away and the kitchen was well equipped for our family to make our own meals and enjoy them comfortably. We travelled with two kids 12,14 and the house was perfect. A special note is to Tino, our host, who was great, he was helpful, gave us great suggestions for local day trips and surfing lessons and we loved using the quad bikes for day adventures. Thanks Tino, this was one of the best family trips we have ever done. I would highly recommend this house and this area of CR.

Kellan User Profile
March 2017
This place was unbelievable... The villa: When you crest the short driveway, you are immediately greeted by an incredible panoramic vista stretching from the fish harbor miles away to Playa Hermosa. It's truly a breathtaking view. The living room and kitchen are open-air and adjacent to the pool. There are 2 bedrooms - 1 which is on the lower level and is air-conditioned (we did not use this room) and the upper enclosed "honeymoon suite." We chose to sleep in the honeymoon suite with the doors wide-open at night to the jungle and surf and it was wonderful. We were awoken on 2 occasions by monkeys (a howler monkey one morning and a family of capuchins the next!) usually around 0530 but loved it. The outdoor shower was a real pleasure as well. Truly, a wonderful vacation space! Getting to the villa from Mal Pais takes about 10 minutes. It is a pleasant drive through the Jungle and about a 4 minute drive up a bumpy road to the top of the hill. I read reviews prior to our trip stating that the road was extremely steep but it really wasn't that bad. You do need a 4x4 or quad to get to the villa but the road is easily navigated and actually quite enjoyable on the quad! The pool: WOW. Walk-in with an infinity edge overlooking the jungle and ocean! The pool was exceptionally clean and always refreshing. There was also beautiful landscaping along the pool which provided really nice shade in the evening. There was an adjacent hot tub, but we did not use this. Overall, I don't know that I've ever been in a pool this incredible. Another plus - it's very private!! The Host: Tino was an excellent host! He met us in town the moment we arrived in town and gave us great directions from San Jose to our meeting point. We followed him to the villa and were given a full rundown of the place. Cold water was waiting and available at all times. Binoculars were provided for bird watching. Tino also allowed us to rent one of his quads for the entire week that we were staying in Mal Pais despite us staying at another location for the second half of the week! Tino also offered many recommendations for food and beach spots and they never disappointed. Tino even gave us a ride to Tambor (about 50 min) to catch our flight on the last day (for a small fee of course)! We really enjoyed getting to know Tino and will definitely be staying at Villa Katino if we ever have the opportunity to travel back to Mal Pais.

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Villa Katino - Costa Rica User Profile

Best gateway for couples (most unique honeymoon!!!) or
small family until 4 guests
2 bed rooms - 2 bathrooms
(honey moon suite very popular!!!)

The gated mountain property is located above Mal País!
It is the perfect location for visiting all beaches on both sides of the Peninsula (Mal Pais,Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, Montezuma)!!! The tropical house - has the most incredible (***the best view in town***) to all beaches in the area - like Playa Mal Pais, Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, Playa Manzanillo!!! Enjoy astounding sunsets all year round from everywhere!

You would rent the 1000m2 hill-top of our 6 hectare property (completely by yourself) with the tropical house (2 bedrooms + 2 bathroom with hot-water shower), big open roofed area with kitchen, infinity pool (11 meter x 5 meter) with beach entrance, Jacuzzi, sundeck and very big grass outside area!!! Of course you can discover the whole property! Privacy is absolutely guaranteed! You get a local cellphone to tell us when you need any assistance etc...

Your rented hill-top here overlooks even the hill of our famous neighbor and friend actor Mel Gibson (Australian..) You would experience one of the absolute best views and sunsets in Costa Rica in absolute privacy...

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