Mal Pais / Santa Teresa Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Malpais, Puntarenas de Cobano, Costa Rica
Your host, Sharon
21 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Beautiful apartment for rent in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa Costa Rica. Located on the beach side and less than a minute walk to the ocean. Mangrove and tide pools in front. The apartment has it's own private entrance from the main house downstairs. It consists of one open plan bedroom with double bed, full bathroom, large covered terrace/balcony with seating area and sofa bed, hammock and full kitchen. Cable Internet/WIFI and hot water.

The house is located in a quiet part of town, but is only a short walk to Playa Carmen where there are great surf breaks, banks, stores, bars and restaurants.

Perfect for a couple looking for a romantic get away, or for anyone looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing to stay while still being close to everything.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We had an amazing time at the apartment. It is very well located: close enough to walk to town and just far enough to have some real peace and quiet. The surroundings are beautiful with lots of fruit trees and flora and the beach is so close you can hear the waves from the apartment. The apartment itself is very charming and comfortable. The living area and kitchen are outside and that's where you'll spend most of your time, eating, drinking, reading, etc. Everything is really clean and in good condition and the apartment gets cleaned every 3 days. Last but not least, Sharon is incredibly welcoming and nice. She gave us useful tips, recommended great restaurants and even helped us book a fishing trip. We will definitely be back, our only regret was leaving after 10 days.

    June 2014
  • Our stay at Sharon’s place was perfect. The place was clean, safe and perfect for relaxing. When we arrived, Sharon welcomed us with open arms! Her dogs are very nice and we had fun playing with them. The fridge was filled with the essentials for our first breakfast and had the basics for cooking. The house is very close to the beach and the tide pools at sunset were the highlights of our trip. We appreciated the calm and the intimacy of the location of the house. Sharon told us all the great places to go and she played a big role in the success of our stay in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa! We will most definitely return to her house on our next stay in Costa Rica!

    May 2014
  • what to say less then this have been the most incredible two weeks ever. i actually thought about not writing a review to keep Sharon and her place our own little secret ;) but that would be to selfish. To summarize: there is no better place in Santa Teresa/Mal Pais then this little second floor paradise. There is no cooler, more funny, more friendly (and better looking ;)) girl in whole Costa Rica. We felt very much welcomed at Sharons house. She gave us the feeling of being home - but also having space and peace. The house is located about 10 min walk from Santa Teresa. the open terrass with the kitchen is perfect and makes you wanna stay for ever and hardly leave the house. if you do so - there is just 2 minutes down to the beach and a little natural pool (when is low tide). well, guys....i could write forever. but best is to check it out. THANK YOU SHARON for everything. happy to met you.....Monika & Manuela (prost)

    April 2014
  • Perfect spot! Just as it looks in the pictures (if not better), well-equipped, clean and lovely. Sharon was a great friend and a fantastic hostess who stocked up my fridge before I got there and even took me along to see the sandcastle contest in Manzanillo. Highly recommended.

    March 2014
  • Great flat, great location, this was the perfect place for us to make the most of our stay in Malpais. Sharon went above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel comfortable and help us with our travel arrangements. Can highly recommend the local horse riding. We hope to come back!

    March 2014
  • A beautiful apartment with everything you need. Sharon is helpful with arranging taxi's and with any questions you may have throughout your stay. The location is out of town a bit so it is a peaceful sleep, no bars or loud music to keep you up. About a minute down the road and you'll be at a tide pool and if you continue to walk about 10-15 minutes down the beach you'll get to playa carmen where there are no rocks so you can swim in the ocean and also rent surf boards, go to a restaurant, bank, shopping etc. If you want to be right in the middle of the action without having to walk much this isn't the place for you, but if you don't mind being secluded a little you'll love it. The apartment really is perfect, it's very open concept and full of fresh air. We stayed for almost three weeks and didn't want to leave. If you love dogs it's a bonus to have two friendly pups to greet you every time you come home.

    February 2014
  • Great stay at a lovely apartment just a few minutes walk to the beach. Sharon was so kind to stock our fridge with a few breakfast essentials for our first morning and provided information on routes and the area and also gave us our privacy and space to just enjoy the apartment. Would definitely stay here again if we were in the area!

    December 2013
  • I absolutely loved staying at Sharon's apartment. It is so much more then an apartment. First off Sharon is so lovely. So easy to communicate with, open, friendly and so available to help in anyway. She fully stocked my fridge with all the essentials so thoughtful.
    The second floor apartment was so perfect. Open, airy, cozy, comfortable bed, large covered outdoor living room, kitchen that overlooked the garden/jungle where i felt so part if the natural beauty. Often times i would either hang out in the hammock or on the futon couch and listen to the birds, howler monkey's,and horses. Only steps to the beach and a completely wide open vacant beaches once there.
    Mal Pais is a truly special place to visit and when I return this will be my first place of choice to stay once again.
    All in all a perfect experience. I highly recommend staying here with Sharon.

    December 2013
  • We had a great stay at Sharons place! Lucky us, there where some free days after us, so Sharon allowed us to stay longer, than we planned before - and believe me: you wanna stay longer!
    The apartment is perfect! The kitchen has everything you need, the whole apartment is comfy and clean it's totally cosy. The dogs and the little Kitty where the * on it.
    Thanks Sharon! It was a pleasure meeting you!

    November 2013
  • We had a very nice stay and recommend. It was quiet, peaceful and Sharon was intuitive with activities that fit us with our timeframe. the place is modest and homey. We did not want to leave so soon.

    October 2013
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