About this listing
Tucked away up on the hill behind the quaint village of MalPais is a slice of tropical heaven. Very private, very luxurious this home is more like an Eco Lodge Retreat. Brand New! Magnificent sea views from every room. 5 star luxury, cool breezes...
Situated on 9 acres of Tropical Jungle overlooking the Pacific Ocean..this is paradise! Private gated road,and gated property, caretaker on site, daily maid service. Rent the whole property which includes a separate Casita (sleeps 2) with its own private pool, bathroom en suite and outdoor kitchen..or just the main house which sleeps 6. Price will adjust accordingly. To rent the casita only, look for Casita Brisas del Cabo on Airbnb. Beaches are very accessible, Playa Mal Pais is a 10 minute walk down the hill. Playa Carmen is a 5 minute drive, Playa Santa Teresa a 10 minute drive and Playa Hermosa a 15 minute drive.
Note* A 4+ day Rental includes:
1. An ATV rental voucher for 2 days (1)
2. Surf Lesson for 2 OR Horse Riding for 2
3. Yoga class vouchers X3.
For all rentals:
Boogie boards x2, beach umbrella and beach chairs are available for use.
Guests will have access to a private caretaker/ concierge,a daily maid service,in-house chef upon request (extra charge).
Nearby facilities and activities include:
5 Star Massage & Spa services
Surf lessons + surf board rentals
Stand-up Paddle boarding SUP( right beneath our home)
Fabulous eclectic cuisine at the many restaurants in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais.
Off-shore fishing from the village beneath the house.
ATV rentals and excursions
Jungle Canopy zip-lining
Hiking Cabo Blanco Reserve
Tours can be arranged to the waterfalls in Montezuma.
Birders can experience unsurpassed birdwatching, even from our verandah.
This area is home to the most magnificent beaches on the Pacific Coast. Playa Hermosa, Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. All 3 are on our doorstep.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be left to enjoy their own privacy unless certain requests are made.
The Mal Pais /Santa Teresa area on the Nicoya peninsula was not discovered by the surfing and tourist crowd up until 15 years ago. It is an understated gem of an area with fabulous stretches of white sandy beaches, warm ocean tides and thick tropical jungle. You will not see a single high rise!! There is a lively stretch of continuous town that runs adjacent to the beaches scattered with rustic restaurants serving world class food, organic and fresh is the order of the day. For more information on the area (website hidden) Santa Teresa and Mal Pais.
You will need to rent a 4X4 vehicle and or an ATV/ quad / Motorbike as your mode of transport. Local Taxis are available.
Other Things to Note
Situated on the hill above the village of Mal Pais we are blessed with sea breezes which flow through the house as per our design. Each bedroom has an ocean view, a king size bed a fan and airconditioning. We also have troops of Howler and Capuchin monkeys that visit us regularly. Some of the best birdwatching is enjoyed right out on the verandah beside the main bedroom and in the porte cochere at the front door. The Casa boasts a gorgeous tropical garden with lawns on which to relax. We are currently working on our vegetable garden for organic fresh produce.
We expect all guests to respect the superb quality of this house.
A paradise in the hills! From the stunning pool to the luxurious bedding to the monkeys, mangos and bananas in the jungle outside, it's hard to imagine a more special place to retreat to.
We booked the house for a family gathering including two small children, and found everything to easily exceed everybody's already high expectations. A few highlights from various members of our group:
-- The physical layout of the house is amazing. The stunning view of the ocean over the infinity pool was gorgeous and relaxing. We could talk together, read separately, and make delicious meals in view of the sunset. The layout was perfect for a group that wants to celebrate and be together, but escape into a good book every now and then too.
-- We loved how you could be outdoors all day, enjoying the fresh breezes and sounds of nature, but not get sunburned or too hot--the carefully-placed outdoor roofs gave you a spot to retreat to when it rained or when you'd had enough rays.
It felt so much like home that leaving was excruciating!
-- The bedrooms were super comfy--great showers, comfortable temperatures, nice linens, roomy beds.
-- Phil and Julie, who take care of the home, are astoundingly gifted hosts and made us feel so well-taken-care-of. They steered us toward a fantastic fish market, helped us with the complicated trip back to the airport, and even cooked dinner for us one night. Our every need was anticipated, and then some.
-- The house is in a fantastic location with a nearby fish market that is exceptional, a delightful bakery that we frequented for its fabulous smoothies and comfort food, and exquisite opportunities for ceviche in several local restaurants.
-- We loved the views of the ocean and sunsets from the infinity pool.
One piece of advice: rent a 4-wheel-drive car for the trip. The house is up a steep dirt road about five minutes from town, and the roads in general in the area are in poor condition with lots of deep potholes. If you fly one of the local airlines from San Jose to Tambor Beach, one of the local rental agencies will meet you there and take you to the nearby office.
We can't wait to come back to Casa Brisas del Cabo!
I am not sure where to start as so many things were amazing about this home, the service we received and the overall vacation! The minute we booked this phenomenal home we began receiving very helpful advice from Shelley (owner). She was super helpful with all the travel logistics as well as recommending restaurants and best beaches to hang out on. The day before we arrived she handed over the logistics to Phillip and Julie who would be onsite and handling logistics for us. We had know idea how integral to our vacation they would become!!
Phillip picked us up at the Tambor airport which was much appreciated as we were pretty exhausted by this point from traveling. Julie had made a lasagne for us to eat the first night since we were too wiped to go out. In the gift basket was wine and other treats that were so appreciated that first night. They assisted in arranging our ATV rentals (brought to the house), zip lining, fishing excursion (lots of Mahi Mahi caught and consumed), yoga....It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had since we didn't have to worry about one thing just relaxing and having fun!!! Phillip would bring our teenagers coconuts and bananas just picked that morning from the property. Amazingly, they did so much but in the most behind the scene way possible. I could go on and on about how wonderful they both made our stay.
Now the house and property!! The photos are good but I don't think any photos can do this home and property justice. Every single hand crafted detail is exquisite! Every bedroom opens up unto the grand outdoor pool area so there isn't a bad room. We sat and watched the monkeys from the deck every morning while drinking our delicious Costa Rican coffee. With the many doors that open onto the deck you are able to hear the ocean waves throughout the home.
We will certainly come back to Costa Rica and this house again and again! It will be almost impossible to top this vacation.
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