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pool with beach entrance next to the tropical houseonly for you... best hill-top above Mal Pais with trop. house
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

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 2 bathrooms with hot-water showers), big open roofed area with kitchen, infinity pool (11 meter x 5 meter) with beach entry, h/w Jacuzzi 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... until Nosara

Interaction with guests

complete by yourself...
best consultation - we can organize all
ATVs easy to rent on the property (2 Honda 420cc with transportation back box for 2 people)

Other things to note

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

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Extra people No Charge
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

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

1 night minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Ashley User Profile
October 2017
This place is a piece of paradise! It’s not the edge of the Earth but I think you can see it from there!! Tino was a wonderful host and helped us to do any adventure we seeked! The locals we met we amazing as there are people from all over the world in Malpais. We have life long friends, memories and a place we want to venture to again! Thank you for everything Tino ;)

Kelly User Profile
September 2017
This place is a true gem! Tino welcomed us, told us what to do and where to go, and even helped set up a couple activities we were interested in. If there was anything we needed, he was a text/call away and always responded. This place was a gorgeous villa to honeymoon at and felt as if we were on top of the world. Truly one of Costa Rica's best views in our opinion. Everything went smoothly with checking in, our entire stay, and checking out. I will definitely recommend Villa Katino in the future to anyone looking for a beautiful and romantic getaway.

Carsten User Profile
August 2017
What can I say? Villa Katino is an incredible place!!! The view and the private grounds are out of this world! I could not have imagined a better place to stay. Nancy and Katino were fantastic and made our trip everything I could have hoped for. A MUST STAY.

Mary User Profile
August 2017
Wow! What a location. We had a great time on our mountaintop looking down on the ocean. The drive up was four wheel drive worthy. We rented the quads when we arrived and the journey to town was entertaining for all. The open living space ideal for taking in the view while relaxing. The pool and hot tub were steps away. We used both while we were there. Nancy was our local contact and she made sure we had everything we needed. We had her cook for us one evening and she made a great meal with a vegetarian option for my daughter. She also arranged surfing lessons for us. The nearby restaurants were tasty. We loved The Bakery so much we had breakfast there every day during our stay. We tried Mary's for dinner and that was excellent. They also took credit cards which was unusual for the area. Katana had great as well as subpar dishes. We took the road to Montezuma after we checked out. After driving the hill to the house, the road was no problem.

Kevin User Profile
July 2017
The views from this location are stunning it's secluded and peaceful. Loved the covered outdoor space and also the convenience of only being 10-15 minutes from town. Those that helped Tino were very responsive and accommodating. The road to the house is definitely off the beaten path and a car would probably drag the bottom in some spots so a SUV or ground clearance needed. I was in a Hyundai Tucson. Had no problems.thanks for the memories.

Christina User Profile
June 2017
Can't say enough great things about Tino's place. We've stayed at Airbnbs throughout Costa Rica, and Tino's was hands down the best spot. Like others before us have said, the driveway is steep and will require 4WD (so you should go to the supermarket to buy provisions before checking in, as you likely won't want to venture back out too often), and you should bring a mosquito net for the bugs at night, but the views, privacy, and amenities offered at Villa Katino are unbeatable and absolutely worth the minor hassle of bugs and a moderately difficult driveway. Also, we wish we had taken Tino up on his offer to rent his ATV during our stay, as the driveway (and roads in general around the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula) are much more easily navigated by ATV than by car. We saw more wildlife up close and personal than any of the national parks we visited in Costa Rica -- one afternoon, a family of howler monkeys visited, and the next morning -- white faced monkeys! We highly recommend getting the personal chef service, which was some of the best food we had on our trip thus far.

Derek User Profile
June 2017
My girlfriend and I visited Villa Katino for five days and it was an incredible experience. Tino is the perfect host and always makes sure you have everything you need. He met us in town when we arrived to say hello and show us where everything was. We took advantage of all the eating recommendations he gave us and we were not disappointed. Tino escorted us through the beautiful jungle to the private villa where everything was perfectly prepared and he always checked in every morning via text to ask if we needed anything or to see if he could help us set up one of the cool adventures and excursions in the area. All the reviews that say you find yourself not wanting to leave the villa are true. Once you see the view of the Pacific Coastline from up in your private place in the jungle it is hard to leave and we were also fortunate enough to see some monkeys climbing around in the trees behind us. The town of Mal Pais is really cool. It is a small surfer town, super chill, and the beaches are one of a kind. The surrounding towns are also beautiful and have a lot to offer. The only negative that came out of this was wondering how we were going to top a trip like this. If you want to experience relaxation, seclusion, privacy, remoteness, adventure and the culture of Costa Rica with a cool, knowledgeable host you cannot beat this.

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...

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español
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