Staying at Casa Celeste feel like your staying at your own nature park! This incredible location is a natural corridor for much of Costa Rica’s animal inhabitants. Staying right on the beach is an amazing experience!
Staying at Casa Celeste is like staying at your own nature park! This incredible location is a natural corridor for much of Costa Rica’s animal inhabitants. Casa Celeste~2 bedroom beachfront home and property is located in Mal Pais. It is the perfect spot for those looking for privacy and relaxation; yet close to the center of town. This incredible tropical location will cradle you in comfort. Enjoy the soothing sound of the waves from every point of this house. Both bedrooms are large enough to add extra air mattresses with still plenty of room to spread out. All amenities are there for your comfort including two full bathrooms with showers, kitchen, satellite TV, wireless internet, telephone, outdoor shower, hammocks, air conditioning, board games, ceiling fans, car port and outdoor patio dinning area. The spacious outdoor patio/veranda is the perfect place to enjoy the ocean breeze, watch the waves, and unwind. Casa Celeste is perfect for lazy days of sunning and swimming while sipping on your favorite drink. Right out front you can enjoy a dip in the huge private tide pools. Experience fabulous sunsets every evening. The sun sets right out front. This is the ideal spot for the perfect family vacation or romantic couples get-away. At Casa Celeste we provide you with an onsite caretaker who's favorite thing to do is to take care of everything! If you are looking to experience the "Pura Vida" lifestyle; you've come to the right place!
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 ( 1 minute drive) and Santa Teresa (3 minute drive) and Playa Hermosa Beach (10 min drive). There is much to explore in our roughly 6km of flat dirt road and little villages. We look forward to hosting you!
Interaction with Guests
We are always available via email for anything and everything. We live full time in Los Angeles. Vicente, our caretaker is always available in person. He speaks English and Spanish and has lived in Mal Pais for the last 15 years.
The Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen & Playa Hermosa area/villages are in our opinion the greatest place in all of Costa Rica! Might as well be the same town. It's roughly 6km of flat dirt road between all of them. You can easily get around by car, bicycle, ATV, taxi or walk the beach. Lots to see and explore. Great international cuisine. World Class beaches and the town feels rustic and international. Its an amazing place to visit! The nature and wildlife are spectacular!
You can rent a car, bicycles, ATV's, taxis, or walk the beach to get around town.
No Smoking indoors.
Will consider Pets.
Ran and Dianna were extremely helpful in our searching out the perfect place to stay in Costa Rica! It was our first trip and they alleviated a ton of concerns by giving us a helpful information on travel , dining, excursions and a whole lot more! The place was even more pleasant than described. We loved the area completely- the wildlife (monkeys and Iguanas) and the whole vibe of the Santa Teresa / Mal Pais area was Awesome!! I highly recommend staying at Casa Celeste if you want a quite getaway, that's close enough to a lot of fun activities.
But, the best thing of all...Vincente! He is the caretaker at Casa Celeste that availed himself to us as a knowledgeable concierge...he's amazing! Great guy, very fun and helpful. He will point you to the best places for recreation, and get you hooked up with surfing, zip-lining, hiking, great waterfalls, volcano excursions, horse back riding , or whatever your into. He even prepared a local dish for us for breakfast that was delicious. Go here, you won't regret it!
The experience that we had at Casa Celeste far exceeded our dreams. The privacy, the safety knowing that Vicente is right at hand to take care of any of our needs and hold a loving cared for space was incredible.
The home itself on the beachfront side of the road provides a truly magical jungle meets ocean experience. Comfortable and well appointed home with any of your needs met. Comfortable beds, air conditioning for a cooler sleep, great showers, spacious.
The grounds are magical. Filled with tropical plants, flowers, giant jungle size trees. Listening to the roar of the waves on the shore to the howler monkeys in the trees absolutely natural experience.
What makes this home extra special in my opinion is the fact that it is on the south side of town. The road is way less traveled and less loud. The more locals and natural beauty is on the side of town and it adds to the overall experience.
Long walks in the beach right in front of the house, walk into town or the other direction into endless beaches small coves, tide pools, secret beaches all for your explorations. Incredible for families with kids too.
Overall we cannot wait to return to Casa Celeste it was a fantastic vacation.
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I really enjoyed my stay in Casa Celeste. I am also happy to have met Vicente who is a man with great values and was always helpful. The process for check in was smooth and easy thanks to Vicente and Diane. I am recommending to my friends to stay here if they think of visiting this part of Costa Rica (that I would recommend as well)
The listing is accurate, and most importantly our host made sure we had directions to the doorstep. If we had any questions, they were answered almost immediately.
case celeste is a beautiful house in an incredible location. from the beach in front of the house you can walk down to the malpais surf break or wander in either direction along the beach. there are some tide pools and rock chairs about 500m south of the house that are awesome to sit in at high tide as the surf comes in. Vincente is very nice and welcoming, and he fixed any issues we had immediately. He also let us use the charcoal grill, and cut down coconuts so we could drink the coconut water inside. Diana and Ran were very helpful and responsive, which made the trip from San Jose to Malpais very east, even at night. The outdoor shower is amazing.
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!!
Casa Celeste is a beautiful beach house steps from the sand. Staying at Casa Celeste is like staying at your own nature park. Tropical birds, monkeys, horses, iguanas, butterflies, and sometimes even whales breaching can all be seen from the covered outdoor veranda. It's truly paradise!
Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to meeting you.