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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedr./ 2 Bathr., Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi, Sun-deck on 1000m2 hill top, PRIVACY

The gated mountain property (56 Hectare) is located 200 meter above Mal País! It is the best gateway (for couples 'honeymooner', small families or 2 couples) and perfect location for visiting all beaches on both sides of the Peninsula (Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, Montezuma)!!! You are renting a complete hilltop (1000m2) with absolute privacy!!!

The tropical house - has the most incredible (***the best view in town***) to all beaches in the area - like Playa Mal Pais, Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, Playa Manzanillo!!! Enjoy astounding sunsets all year around from everywhere!!!!

You would rent the upper platform of our 6 hectare property with a tropical house (2 bedrooms), 2 bathroom with hot-water shower, big open roofed area with kitchen, hot-water Jacuzzi, infinity pool (11 meter x 5 meter) with beach entry and very big grass outside area!!! Of course you can discover the whole property! Privacy is absolutely guaranteed!




2 bed rooms with queen size bed

2 bath rooms

11m x 5m infinity pool with beach entry


Big roof covered chill out area

Bali bed/chairs and lounge sofa

Music equipment

Outdoor kitchen area, big refrigerator

Big barbecue gas grill


1000m2 hill-top

Tropical house

Infinity pool with beach entrance

Hot water Jacuzzi

Very big grass outside area with Bali-lounge chairs

Gated property, Large parking area, 24 hours security,

Free Cleaning service, washing and drying clothes on request,

Activity and Area-consultancy

Organization of: Chef Service, Massages, Cosmetics, Yoga, Tours etc... (ALL!!!)

Rent a car/ATVs, Transport (Helicopter, Taxi),

Transportable bed for a small child

A wonderful tropical garden and jungle vegetation

Wild animals – monkeys, birds, butterfly’s ....


More Details

Property Manager
Tino Gnauck
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Tino Gnauck

Nationality: German

Residence: Costa Rica - 16 years

Language: German, English, Spanish,

Tino Gnauck purchased this villa in 2013

Why Tino Gnauck chose Malpais


***** Really best view in town over Playa Mal Pais, Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa until Nosara

***** From everywhere you see the sunset all year around

What makes this villa unique

absolutely privacy - best service, we can organize all!!!

activity & area consultancy

really best view of all properties here


“If you're looking at staying in Mal Pais or Santa Teresa look no further. Tino's place is an absolute paradise on Earth! The photos listed here do not do the place justice, and do not capture the unbelievable views of Playa Santa Teresa. The house itself is a beautiful, clean, well equipped open concept house. Any family or couple(s) would feel more than comfortable here. I just came back from a long weekend with my girlfriend and we felt like we'd found paradise. The drive up to the house is fun and off-road (make sure you have a 4x4 vehicle), which adds to the excitement and true remoteness of the location. Tino is a great host and had us all set up and organized upon arrival, and was extremely gracious upon check-out. We look forward to coming back asap! Highly recommend.”


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Malpais in Cóbano

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Guest house
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Teak Wood Honeymoon Suite
  • Bedroom upstairs (honeymoon suite) has a ceiling van and most incredible ocean view above a famous actor (MG)
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Absolutely Privacy Big grass outside area with Bali- chairs Gated property - 24 hours security Everyday maid service. Chef service Big Gas grill and Carbon grill Organization of professional massages, cosmetics. Massage table Transportable bed for baby or small child. Surf and fishing tours, rent a cars/ATVs etc. Own boot Big parking area. Many books available. Zoo with peacocks. A wonderful tropical garden and jungle vegetation. Wild animals – monkeys, birds, butterfly’s …


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Texas, USA

A private slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our 10th anniversary, in the beginning of June. When we arrived at the property, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful purple/blue flowers that blanketed the drive. Then, you see the view, and it takes your breath away. The pool was much bigger than I thought it was, and you have your own hot tub as well. The outdoor kitchen was fantastic with a good sized fridge. We were provided with drinking water & the basics for cooking. We rented ATV's from Tino, which we used to drive absolutely EVERYWHERE. The roads are rough out there, but we drove them to Montezuma and up to Playa Hermosa. We made daily trips into town to buy groceries (we cooked dinner at the villa, nightly) and for lunch (lots of great restaurants). Tino arranged for Chef Nancy to cook for us on our anniversary, which was WONDERFUL! We enjoyed it very much. Tino also arranged horseback riding on the beach, and our transportation to and from the airport. He checked on us during a rainstorm to make sure we were ok. (We were) The master bedroom is beautiful. There is a 2nd bedroom which we used a few times, that is air conditioned. The 2nd shower is open to the outdoors, and we used that one, instead of the bathroom off the master. Very cool. The privacy is such that you could walk around or swim nude if you wanted, and no one would see you. We may or may not have done this. :) Tino caters to your every need, and even did laundry for us. He is full of suggestions on what to do & what to see. We loved being visited by the neighbor's dog every day. He chased off a raccoon for us, and patrolled the house every evening. Very sweet dog. We had capuchin monkeys in nearby trees on two occasions. They don't get very close though. I can't say enough good things about this whole experience. Just as a side note, most of the restaurants and services require cash. They accept US dollars. The grocery stores accept credit cards. Thanks Tino, for this beautiful slice of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning rustic oasis!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed here for four nights. The views, the monkeys, the outdoor shower were all wonderful. Tino was terrific helping us arrange canopy, a fishing tour and a chef. The chef too was amazing, my kids loved everything she made! Really enjoyed the stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing private location with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay and wish we could have stayed for much longer. We loved being able to cook meals and hang out in the open air space. The downstairs open shower was awesome with great views. The pool was a perfect way to cool off and we enjoyed many breathtaking sunsets from the whirlpool tub. Tino respects your privacy but is also there and responds quickly to anything you need. You can tell he really cares about his guests having a good time. We had several visits from white faced capuchin monkeys and loved watching them swing around the trees surrounding the property. We also had Nancy cook dinner for us the first night and it was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed Mal Pais during the day but couldn't wait to get back to enjoy the house every afternoon. This will not be our last time at Villa Katino!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Creek, New Jersey

The best place I’ve ever stayed !

  • 5 of 5

Tinos place is absolutely amazing. The view is indescribable in words. He is a great host always helping with anything you need. The house has absolute privacy. And very clean and modern. We can not wait to come back. The best rental in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull Experience

  • 5 of 5

The location and view from this villa is the best in the area. However, the drive up the hill is challenging, and requires a 4WD vehicle. Tino is very helpful in arranging activities, and he always responded promptly to any issue regarding the house. Just be aware that the main living area and kitchen are open, but that allows you to really experience fully the outdoors environment. Thanks Tino. Steve.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible place to stay. We had Nancy come in and cook 3 times. She was an amazing chef. Zip line with canopy tours was great and Tino was so hopeful planning and organizing everything for us. Can’t wait to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tambor Airport - National airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marys Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marys Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mal Pais Beach by road
Car: necessary

Other Activities: animal watching, ATV tours, waterfall tour, canopy, diving (i am dive instructor..)

Golf: A beautiful golf course is located in Tambor 30 Miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Malpais, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July/August offer
18 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
September rate
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October rate
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
november rate
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Chrismas/New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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