About this listing
Beautiful private apartment for rent in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa Costa Rica. Located in a quiet area of town, one minute walk to the beach in front, 1km from the main intersection/Playa Carmen. Bedroom, bathroom w/ hot water, large covered balcony with kitchen and seating area. Cable TV & WIFI. All you need to make your first morning's breakfast is provided complimentary in the fridge. Paradise awaits: relax in the beach tide pools in front or watch nature from your hammock on the balcony.
Beautiful apartment for rent on a large private property in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. One minute walk through the property brings you out on to the beach in front. Here you'll find a small Mangrove growing out in to the water, trees line the beach giving shade and at low tide walk out to the perfectly carved natural tide pools and relax.
The apartment has it's own private entrance from the main house downstairs. It consists of one open plan bedroom with double bed , storage area, small built in wardrobe, Cable TV (with apple TV, Netflix etc) and side hallway. The bathroom has a sink, toilet and shower with hot water, hairdryer and iron.
The large covered terrace/balcony contains both seating area and full kitchen.
The seating area opens out on to the garden and tree tops: it's fairly large with a sofa, table, 2 Adirondack chairs and 2 hammocks to relax in. The surrounding mango trees often attract howler monkeys, large iguanas and other wildlife, and if you're here when flowers are blooming in the garden you'll see many varieties of beautiful butterflies and humming birds.
Kitchen is fully equipped with sink, fridge/freezer, gas stove, electric toaster, coffee maker, blender, pots/pans, plates, glassware, utensils etc. On arrival you'll find the fridge filled with supplies for your first breakfast along with 2 cold Costa Rican beers to welcome you.
Sheets and towels are provided and will be changed every 3 days; towels are for use in the apartment only and are not to be taken to the beach. Personal laundry can be dropped off in the morning and will be ready mid afternoon: charge $5 per load.
I have 2 medium/large dogs and one small pup, all are very friendly, but also great guard dogs at night. You can safely sleep with the patio doors open and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.
There is an outdoor shower built in to a tree in the garden for guests to rinse off after a day at the beach. Please try to remember to rinse the sand from your feet etc before entering the apartment. This will prevent the drain in the upstairs bathroom shower from blocking.
The house is located in a quiet part of town, but is only a 10 minute walk to Playa Carmen where there are great surf breaks, banks, stores, bars and restaurants. The main grocery store "Super Ronny's" is a further 5 minutes walk.
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.
Guests have full use of driveway to park their vehicle. Entrance to the apartment is located at the end of the driveway where you'll find the private stairway leading upstairs. Here you'll also find the outdoor shower built in to a tree in the garden. Guests are asked to enter and exit the apartment via the driveway and private entrance, not through my personal living space downstairs.
Interaction with guests
I live in the main house downstairs and when I'm home I'll be available to answer any questions during your stay.
If you are without a vehicle, any time I drive to the grocery store I'm happy to offer to take you at this time to get any supplies you may need. Otherwise please keep in mind that it is a 15-20 minute walk each direction (depending on how fast you walk) to get groceries or a 2000 colones ($4) taxi ride.
I'm happy to recommend restaurants, activities etc and make reservations for you.
My 2 larger dogs seldom leave the property without me as I've had them since puppies and both like to stay close to me. My little guy however, I adopted from the streets and is quite the character. He'll happily follow you to the beach if you want his company: don't worry if he wanders off... he knows his way home.
Other things to note
Please note that different rates apply to high season, and during the Christmas and Easter period dates may be blocked off as weeks with a minimum stay required.
Two people maximum occupancy, and please no outside guests or visitors.
Towels and sheets are provided and will be changed every 3 days. Beach towels and mats are also provided: guests are asked not to take white bathroom towels to beach.
Smoking is allowed on the balcony outside, but guests are asked to refrain from smoking indoors.
Please if possible, separate organic waste from regular trash: any biodegradable foods can be thrown to the garden edge and will quickly be eaten by insects/crabs etc. As well as feeding wildlife, it will stop your garbage from smelling! Please be careful with chicken/fish bones and be sure to put these with regular trash as they could be harmful to my dogs if eaten.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.