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Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Villa Montemeru

offers unpretentious yet sophisticated and elegant accommodations. Our location is unique insofar that our guests enjoy absolute privacy. There are no visible structures in the vicinity. You enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific ocean from nearly every angle, with sunsets to die for. To the south of us is a large expanse of untouched rainforest. During green season you can also enjoy a waterfall with a natural jacuzzi on our property.

The road that leads up to Villa Montemeru is private and well maintained all year round. The driveway leading up to the house is made of concrete. Once you arrive, you are immediately taken in by the panoramic views. Since we are not directly on the main road you are not affected by noise and dust.

The house is custom furnished with beds, tables, chairs and closets in various tropical hardwoods. There are altogether four bedrooms, each with private entrance, private bathroom and deck or terrace. All beds come with top of the line mattresses and 100% cotton linens. The windows and French doors are oversize and offer magnificent ocean views. Three of the bedrooms have a king size bed each, while the fourth comes with two queen size beds. The master bedroom features a 42" wall-mounted flat panel Smart TV with Satellite TV reception and Bluetooth stereo system. All bedrooms have ceiling fans that keep the interior cool at all times. The bathrooms are tiled in either ceramic, marble or natural stone, with eclectic accents that give each of them a unique look. Solar hot water systems automatically switch to electricity in the rare event that there isn't enough sun. The ground floor features a sunken kitchen, a pavilion style dining and recreational area, a large roofed yoga deck with chill-out lounge beds and hammocks, as well as the crystal clear infinity pool maintained with a minimum of chemicals. The kitchen comes fully equipped with all necessary appliances, high quality stainless steel cookware, potable filtered water, centrifugal juicer, blender, an espresso machine, WiFi and stereo system.

The house and surrounding structures are set within gardens replete with tropical fruit trees and flowering ornamental plants, butterflies and iguanas. Frequent visits by exotic birds and monkeys are to be expected. The sun sets in the Pacific ocean right in front and regales the visitor with a daily changing spectacle. Our guests enjoy absolute privacy in an atmosphere of exquisite tranquility. There are two lovely beaches within five walking minutes and four restaurants also within walking distance.

House cleaning and laundry service Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Daily pool service, except Saturday & Sunday. Private chef service available at request. We are happy to arrange any type of recreational activities, such as fishing, snorkeling and boat tours, horseback riding tours, surf lessons, SUP tours, zip line adventures, quad and vehicle rentals, as well as domestic travel arrangements.

Mal País, originally a sleepy fishing village at the northern periphery of Costa Rica's first National Park, the Riserva Absoluta Cabo Blanco, today still retains much of its original tranquility and picturesque charm. Just as in days past, the fishermen arrive each afternoon with their daily catch, which they offer to the public. You won't find fresher fish than that. Being more residential, Mal País boasts only a handful of hotels and restaurants along the main road, but the hills are dotted with luxury homes and celebrity hideaways. The village is blessed with a picturesque landscape and the world class surf of Playa Carmen, which attracts surfers from all around the world. The name Mal País, also written Malpaís, allegedly comes from a stone found in the area which the indigenous Chorotega natives called Mah Pah and was subsequently bastardized into Malpaís by the Spanish conquistadors.

Only a couple of miles up the road, Santa Teresa has all the hustle and bustle of a growing tourist attraction, with its hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping. But no matter how busy the main road, the beaches are always uncrowded, with a year round warm Pacific ocean in front and lush tropical vegetation behind.

Being one of the premier surf destinations in Costa Rica, the waves are the main attraction that lure visitors. But other recreational opportunities abound. Fishing and snorkeling tours, horseback riding along the beach or in the hills, gliding through the rain forest canopy on zip lines, hiking, exotic bird watching or just lying on a quiet but not entirely secluded beach and getting that healthy tan from an ozone rich stratosphere above, it all adds up to bliss.

For those looking for entertainment the area offers a wide variety of attractions such as various bars, full moon beach parties with international DJ's, Cafes and a weekly organic produce and flea market.

Our area also offers a variety of yoga studios, Tai Chi, massage therapists, chiropractors as well as other alternative health and wellness practitioners for those that enjoy healthy living in a stress free environment.

There are great restaurants along the beaches, two Japanese Sushi Bars, Cafes as well as three European style bakeries. The southern Nicoya Peninsula combines breathtaking nature with high quality living. Come and enjoy it in the first class setting of Villa Montemeru.

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Daniel Weiss
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Daniel Weiss

I see it as my mission to provide tranquility and comfort in an exotic tropical setting that blends into the surrounding nature with as little impact as possible in order to encourage and reassure the abundant wild life around Villa Montemeru.

Daniel Weiss purchased this villa in 2003

Why Daniel Weiss chose Malpais

We are on our own hill and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific and the beaches to the north. None of the surrounding properties visually intrude and guests enjoy absolute privacy. You enjoy a continuous ocean breeze. Our rooms all have high ceilings with high quality ceiling fans and oversize windows. They remain cool all year round. All bedrooms are furnished with custom made beds from exquisite tropical hardwoods. Unbeatable comfort for reasonable rates.

What makes this villa unique

Mal País and Santa Teresa enjoy year round warm ocean temperatures, as well as waves for surfing for all levels. Miles of stunningly beautiful beaches extend to the north of the Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve, located at the tip of the peninsula, the first National Park of Costa Rica, only minutes from Villa Montemeru. Being in such close proximity of the Cabo Blanco National Park has the unique advantage of water being delivered to us from the Park. We have a high quality 2 stage water filter in the kitchen, which allows our guests to enjoy perfectly safe and fresh tasting water straight from the tap, instead of buying inferior quality water in plastic bottles.


Malpais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5 + outdoor shower by the pool
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2). All beds are custom made of exotic tropical hardwood, and come with top of the line mattresses. Extra inflatable queen size mattresses available. All linens are 100% cotton.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
We have a selection of surfboards for our guests at no extra charge.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Nice experense

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay . I Recomend it

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation at villa montemeru

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at villa montemeru

It was beautiful and Daniel was a great host

The experience of this property was absolutely amazing

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leisure and Adventure

  • 5 of 5

It was a big contrast to the snowy and cold Austrian mountains. So we enjoyed the warm climate and during this time of the year "mosquito free" surounding very much. We were a group of 6 and enjoyed ourselfs in an amazing location with a stunning pool, a well equipped kitchen, tasteful decorated sleeping rooms and breauthtaking sunsets. Several local options for activities like surfing, horse riding, canopy, visiting waterfalls etc. gives boredom no chance.

Daniel (Owner) as well as his employees were very pleasant and helpful in all different aspects. We really enjoyed our stay and strongly recommend this location - it was great.

P.S. Due to several unpaved partly adventurous roads in this region of Costa Rica I would recommend a four wheel driven SUV.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Amazing...did I mention how Amazing?

  • 5 of 5

First let me state that I have used many rentals through some sort of Rental by owner website and Daniel is by the far the most helpful, patient and kind owner we have rented from thus far. Though we were not able to meet him (booo, I wanted to thank him in person) he is a fantastic host. Thank you for everything.

Now to the Villa, the pictures do not do this place justice. We rented this home to be the location for our 10-year wedding anniversary/vow renewal ceremony and I'm so glad I didn't go with a modern/Hollywood style beach home. This is pure Costa Rican Art/Architecture. We are spending 7 days here (yes still here) and our group( 5 adults) is simply amazed by this home. The pictures cannot show how large and beautiful each bedroom is, the staircase leading to each bedroom is something you would see out of a movie. Each bedroom has a private bath and shower, plus there is one on the lower level by the outdoor shower for when you are spending time by the pool or cooking in the kitchen. I am an avid cook and the kitchen was amazing. I was very impressed with the high quality cuisinart pots and pans with a layer of copper heat distribution. This is a major plus for those who love to cook. The views are amazing from all angles. You fall asleep to the sounds of various birds and awake to the howler monkeys in the distance. You will be visited by iguanas, bats, and insects but don't be discouraged..It's all part of being surrounded by jungle. Please be diligent with the compost bucket and garbage can. His property is beautiful with amazing tropical plants plus a greenhouse and the compost is needed.

The hill to the house is beyond steep but we rented ATVs from Pacific Dirt Roads and had no problems going up the driveway in 2nd or 3rd gear.

Lola and Carlos are wonderful staff and you will be truly amazed by this home, host, staff, the residential dogs who would followed me everywhere (Ray) especially, and the views. Please book..You will not be disappointed.

One last thing, if you are worried about no AC, don't..being on a hill, with massive windows and the fans will keep you cool all night and sleep like a baby. Thank you again Daniel for everything, you and your home are both truly amazing. Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Melinda. I'm delighted that you and you husband and friends are enjoying yourselves at Villa Montemeru. We strive to provide the highest level of comfort, which is not always easy in a tropical environment being surrounded by rainforest. But the views, the lush vegetation and still abundant wildlife, especially the monkeys and birds make up for occasional difficulties due to the climate and poor public infrastructure. Overall Costa Rica is a great little country with friendly people and makes a perfect vacation destination. Once again congratulations to you and your husband. Puravida Daniel
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Las Vegas, NV

Way more than expected

  • 5 of 5

3 other couplesn and us decided to choose this house for our costarrican retreat and it was so much more than expected. It has a large common area with kitchen, living room and dining for 8 ppl right in front of a stunning pool all with ocean views. Then, each of us had a our private bedroom with bathroom and private balconies all with views of the ocean as well. During the day you can enjoy the house and wildlife and at night, its not only the wildlife but also leaving the windows open so you can enjoy the breeze and surroundings. Its simply a unique house and so much more than expected. I would totally recommended to any adults, just not kids

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ana, Thank you for your glowing review. We're always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and hope to host you and your lively group of friends in the future again at Villa Montemeru. We're constantly improving the ambiance and plan to host larger groups of people soon. With regards to children, we have had numerous groups of guests with children of all ages, from babies (we have a crib), all the way to adolescents and never had any incidents. Small children must be watched during the day no matter what or where, but people come with baby minders that alert them should the baby or toddler wake up at night, while they hang out together downstairs. We also offer baby sitter service for couples that want to go out at night. Older children have the time of their life with the pool and the monkeys and our dogs, as well as the program their parents decide on, such as surf lessons etc.. Even though we're on a hill with pretty steep slopes on both sides, there's really nothing to worry about as long as parents have proper supervision of their kids. In any case, thank you again and all best to you and your buddies in 2016. Puravida Daniel
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Ann Arbor, MI., USA


  • 5 of 5

I can honestly say that this home was the most SPECTACULAR home we have ever rented through VRBO. the pictures really do not show how truly amazing this property is!

All four bedrooms are equally spectacular, balconies and hammocks with comfortable furniture to lounge in . The beds are comfortable and the open air with ceiling fans are all that is needed. You do not need air conditioning in this home.

The infinity pool overlooking the ocean is incredible. I never wanted to get out of it!

The sunken large kitchen is well appointed, and the outdoor living space is top notch, and also very comfortable.

Marley and Rey the resident dogs are so sweet and are never a bother. The owner Daniel is present only to care for the dogs and keep his beautiful landscaping watered. It truly is paradise.

The driveway is however very be carefull if you've had a few too many cocktails in the pool! I do not recommend walking to the beach... Going down the drive is ok, it's the coming back up that is killer! We did have a very large beetle in our bathroom sink one morning....but with the openness of the house I expected a few critters, and we only had a few.

I hope to return to villa montmeru at another time. It truly was a vacation I will always remember!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Mar Azul
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Delfines
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mar Azul
Car: recommended

Villa Montemeru is located in Mal País up on the first hill above the beach. We are walking distance from two beaches and about 5 driving minutes from the commercial center, where you find 2 banks, a pharmacy, rental car agencies, shopping, restaurants, a sushi bar, ice cream parlor, bars and entertainment. Our location is insofar ideal that we are not directly on the main road and therefore immune to traffic, noise and dust, yet only minutes away from all the action. The road that leads up to Villa Montemeru is private and well maintained all year round. The driveway leading up to the house is concrete. Once you arrive, you are immediately taken in by the panoramic views of the Pacific ocean beyond the rainforest.

Other Activities: Nearby activities include surfing, hiking, bird & monkey watching, sun bathing, canopy tours, kayaking, horseback riding, swimming, fine dining, salsa dancing and chilling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

We prefer damage insurance available for $ 59, but will also accept a $ 500 cash damage deposit, that is fully refundable upon check-out, provided nothing has been damaged or broken.

For groups of up to 5 people we offer a 20% discount, except during peak season and Easter week.

Cancellations: Should the reservation be cancelled up to 30 days before the date of scheduled arrival, we will refund 50% of reservation deposit. Less than 30 days before check-in we keep 100% of the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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