Casa Celeste~Afordable Beachfront

House - Entire home/apt · , Malpais, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Ran
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Casa Celeste is an affordable 2-bedroom beachfront home located in Mal Pais. It is the perfect spot for those looking for privacy. This incredible tropical location will cradle you in comfort with its two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms. Enjoy the soothing sound of the waves from every point of this house. The very private house is located right on the beach. All amenities are there for your comfort including two full bathrooms with showers, kitchen, satellite TV, wireless internet, telephone, outdoor shower, hammocks, A/C bedrooms, board games, DVDs and player, IPod Docking Station, ceiling fans, car port and outdoor patio dinning area. The spacious outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy the cool ocean breeze. This incredible location is also a natural corridor for much of Costa Rica’s animal inhabitants. Casa Celeste is perfect for lazy days of sunning, swimming and sipping margaritas. Right out front you can enjoy a dip in the private tide pools. Experience fabulous sunsets in the evening along with romantic dinners on the beach. This is the ideal spot for a surf trip, couples get-away or the perfect family vacation.
For those interested in surfing there is a left point break within a short distance, and for the more experienced surfers there is a right point break steps from the property. About 500 meters north, experience the World Famous beaches of Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa. This beach break stretches over 2 km and offers year round surf and fabulous international cuisine.
Casa Celeste comes equipped with an ADT alarm system, on site caretaker, daily maid service and concierge services. Our 2nd level also features a desk with high speed DSL and WIFI. We offer unlimited fresh coconut water for your pleasure. Let us help you plan the perfect vacation.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • We had a fantastic time at Casa Celeste. The location is remote, which did make it difficult to find but is definitely a plus once you're there and settled in enjoying the sunsets from the hammocks. The house is right on the ocean, however its coast is not swimmable but rather rocky tide pools. But don't fret, there are beaches everywhere in the area and it only takes a 15 minute walk to Playa Carmen to catch some rays or waves. It's surrounded by trees and wildlife giving it a rustic feel, however the house itself is very comfortable and has awesome amenities (huge showers, bedroom with beautiful ocean view, plasma TV with cable, AC).

    Regarding the wildlife, we had quite the intimate experience with thousands of Halloween Crabs that apparently flood onto the beaches from the forest each year with the onset of the rainy season. It was quite the phenomenon to witness as we watched them invade our patio and yard, a bit eerie but very cool to see.

    Vincente is a very warm and kind soul, really represents the "pura vida" well. He takes good care of the land, and was always available if we needed anything. The whole experience was very positive, I'd definitely recommend this place!!

    April 2014
  • This spot is absolutely incredible. You can hear the waves from the bedroom window, picturesque views everywhere.

    However, the true gem is the caretaker, Vincente. Who is always available if need be but not intrusive. He made a point to frequently check on us to find out if there was anything needed.

    This place comes HIGHLY reccomended if you want to relax and take it easy in Mal Pais

    April 2014
  • Great place to stay as a family. The pictures don't lie. Very relaxing the peaceful. Vicente, the caretaker, was very nice. No coconuts left but they're cheapish at the Super Ronny. You can get everything you need at the Super Ronny so no need to bring specific food from a bigger grocery store. Playa Hermosa is a really nice beach for kids and a great place for beginner and expert surfs as well. Be sure to pack some beers in the cooler for sunset.

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Casa Celeste from March 12-15, 2014. We really enjoyed our time here, and found it to have enough space for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids, aged 8 & 12). Vicente who lives on the property was very kind and helpful, but not intrusive.
    The views from the Master bedroom and kitchen window are breathtaking!
    The kitchen has everything you need including a pair of scissors (not standard at many rentals).
    The upstairs bedrooms and TV area are equipped with ductless air which we found beneficial at night. During the day, we opened all the windows and found the ocean breezes enough to cool the place.
    The outdoor shower was a big plus for us. We have many a cute video of our kids (and perhaps me!) dancing and singing in it.
    As you can see from the pictures, directly in front of the beach house is quite rocky and not swimmable. There is a really cool natural "Jacuzzi" that you can soak in, otherwise the swimmable beach in Malpais is a 12 minute walk.
    Casa Celeste is about a 1/2 hour drive to Montezuma, which is a really funky beach town. We headed here for surf lessons. We did not explore Malpais or Santa Teresa, but I'm sure there are cool things there as well.
    The sun is intense so bring lots of sunscreen!
    There is great shelling here, so be prepared with a bucket.
    There are 4 hammocks swinging in the palm trees, and if you're lucky a howler monkey will show up. We did not see any wild horses during our stay.
    If you're concerned about safety, this house has ++ security features. We personally didn't use many of them and had no problems, but that's up to you!
    We would recommend this rental.
    Enjoy!

    March 2014
  • Poor beach, weird iron bars but exceptional location.

    March 2014
  • What an amazing house steps to the beach! My wife and two boys and I really loved our stay. Thanks so much for your hospitality and thank Vicente too! I highly recommend staying at Casa Celeste.

    January 2014
  • Casa Celeste is one of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. A peaceful, remote place tucked away in the middle of paradise. We enjoyed ever aspect of our trip, but mostly lounging in the hammocks and staring at the ocean with the sounds of all the local wildlife as background music. Diana was extremely welcoming and helpful in the days leading up to the trip and took the time to answer all if my questions. We were greeted at the house by Vincente, who over the course of our stay proved to be one of the sweetest people we've ever met. He was absolutely one of the highlights of the trip, and he takes great pride in caring for Casa Celeste and it's guests. It was so hard to leave but I know that we will be back one day!

    November 2013
  • This place is paradise. The house is right on the beach, you have your own garden where the squirrels and iguanas walk freely. The housekeeper is amazing and really takes joy and pride out of being good at his Job. The house is extremely safe, with multiple locks, and the airconditioning everywhere makes it pleasent to be indoors even at the hottest days. Seriously, if you want to be in paradise, go here.

    August 2013
  • We had a great time spent at Casa Celeste. A wonderful place to stay and live for a couple of days... or a couple of weeks with your family. Very quiet, safe and peaceful, you will enjoy the sound of the ocean and love to eat and have a drink with a beautiful sunset in front of you. Most of all, Vicente, the housekeeper is really nice and will make sure that your stay in Malpais will be magical ! I hope I'll come back soon !

    August 2013
  • On a passé du super bon temps dans cette maison. Dès notre arrivée, Vincente a été super accueillant et s'est assuré tout au long de notre séjour que tout soit parfait. La maison est très propre, les chambres sont grandes et ont même l'air climatisé. C'est fou le temps qu'on a passé à se reposer sur les chaises longues, face à la mer... on était tellement bien! Et les couchers de soleil sont magnifiques, surtout couché sur les hamacs au bord de la plage! Le terrain est génial et super bien entretenu par Vincente. Il y avait des chevaux et des singes qui venait nous rendre visite chaque jour. Et dans le village de Mal Pais, qui est à 3 minutes en auto, il y a une petite Bakery où tout est est délicieux!

    February 2013
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We have been living in Mal Pais for the last 13 years. Casa Celeste is an affordable beach house steps from the sand. It is also the only house right on the beach that comes equipped with an ADT alarm system and a caretaker. Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to meeting you.
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