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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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge


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

The neighborhood

best views in town over:
.... our famous neighbor and friends hillfamous actor and producer ....
.... playa mal pais
.... playa CARMEN
.... playa santa teresa
.... playa hermosa
.... until Nosara

Getting around

by rent a car
ATVs available to rent on the property
Transportation can be organized

Other things to note

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

House Rules

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



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

2 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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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.

Syarda User Profile
February 2017
This place is awesome! It was the perfect place to spend the last 2 nights of our month long travel through Costa Rica. Make sure you take groceries with you because once you are on the hill, you do not want to leave. Spectacular view. Lovely pool. Wild animals who come to visit. Total privacy.

Beth User Profile
February 2017
Tino is an excellent host and his place is absolutely incredible. The view while sitting in the infinity pool at sunset could not be better. The place was very clean and well equipped. The master bedroom overlooks both the ocean and the jungle and we woke up our 1st morning to monkeys just outside of the balcony. This is a Costa Rican gem that I highly recommend!

Brett User Profile
February 2017
The view is absolutely stunning. There were white-faced monkeys in the trees, endless amounts of birds flying around, and iguanas on/off the roof. It was perhaps a bit more rustic than we had expected (a lot like camping, but with a pool). We were up with the birds and down with the sun (not necessarily by choice; green macaws aren't a lot of fun at 6am). However, having a coffee in the morning with that stunning view was a tremendous way to wake up. You are only a little ways away from Cabo Blanco so you are surrounded by wildlife all the time. The drive up to Villa Katino is a bit of a task. It is a dirt road that is mostly straight up. Highly recommend an SUV with 4wd. We had a Nissan X-trail and it was fine. Tino was great. He knows the area well and was spot on with his recommendation. Very friendly and helpful. All around great experience!

Andrew User Profile
February 2017
Great secluded spot with stunning panoramic views. The type of place you get to and don't want to leave.

Albert User Profile
January 2017
The view was fantastic and surrounded by wildlife.

Eli User Profile
January 2017
Villa Katino was absolutely amazing. My girlfriend and I traveled and stayed in about 5 different areas through out our trip, Villa Katino was by far our favorite! The views were breath taking and the property and house were very well kept. The pool is amazing looking out into the surrounding area and beach; it was hard to leave to go down to the beach! I highly recommend if you're traveling to Mal Pais!

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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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