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Stunning Luxury Ocean View Villa

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms and breath-taking ocean and jungle views & infinity pool

Located in the hills of Mal Pais, Costa Rica this stunning new 4 bedroom Villa is surrounded by breath-taking Ocean Views and lush green jungle.

In a Tropical Modern setting and design, enjoy the comfort of luxury within the peace and quiet of the wild and enchanting Costa Rican jungle. Savor the panoramic ocean views from our various decks and spectacular infinity pool.

Located just 4 minutes away from the mellow yet vibrant beach and surf town of Santa Teresa and it's beaches, many activities, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.

Casa Makasi can sleep 8 to 12 people. Each of the 4 spacious and elegant bedrooms enjoys a gorgeous ocean view, air-conditionning and an ensuite bathroom. There are large ceiling fans in all areas which include a fully equiped kitchen with island and sitting area, a living/Tv room, a dining room, large outdoor decks and terraces, a guest washroom, an outdoor hot tub, an outdoor shower & toilet serving the pool area.

Let's not forget the highlight of the house, it's magnificent ocean view infinity pool.

Your usual day at Casa Makasi goes like this :

Fresh coffee in hand, look out to the horizon and check the status of the morning surf. Spend the day surfing or bathing in the sun and dipping in and out of the beautiful infinity pool. Come sunset, sip on tropical cocktails while watching the sun melt into the horizon leaving a dazzling trail of fire in the sky. It's time for supper, get the bbq going and enjoy grilling some freshly caught fish and dining to the sounds of nature and the crashing waves in the distance. Get a restful night's sleep in our elegant and comfortable air-conditionned bedrooms. Wake up to the sounds of nature, birds chirping and howling monkeys, open the curtains to the exquisite blue skies and ocean views and let another delightful day in paradise begin.

Getting to Casa Makasi :

There are 2 international airports in Costa Rica - San Jose SJO (Juan Santamaria in Alajuela San Jose) or Liberia.

The house is about a 6h drive from San Jose (drive to Puntarenas for about 1h30, take the ferry across to Paquera for about 1h and then drive from Paquera to Malpais for 1h20.

From Liberia Casa Makasi is about a 3-4h drive. You could rent a car, take a private shuttle or hire a driver.

Otherwise from San Jose your other and quicker option is to fly from SJO to TAMBOR, the closest airport to the house. The flight is 25 minutes and then a 45 minute taxi ride to get to the house. There are 2 domestic airlines called Fly Sansa and Nature air where you can check flights schedules and pricing.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Lila

I traveled to Costa Rica in 2009 and fell in love with this country's enchanting nature, it's welcoming friendly people, and most of all I succumbed to the enticing ocean and joy of surfing it's precious waves. My heart and mind were set on creating a new life for myself... I moved here in 2009, and a couple years later I bought this property and built a beautiful home that I now rent to travelers from around the world. I hope to be able to host you one day and share this spot in paradise with you. Pura vida!

Lila purchased this villa in 2011

Why Lila chose Malpais Area

This property was amongst the first I visited in my search for the land to build my future home and vacation rental. Every other property paled in comparison to the epic views and amazing location.

What makes this villa unique

The panoramic ocean view ranges from the point break of Mar Azul to the beaches of Playa Carmen and Banana beach. You can watch the surf from every room or deck in the house or while taking a dip in our spectacular coralina infinity pool.

We are a 3 minute drive to the beach and town center with it's restaurants, bank and supermarkets but just far enough up the hill to benefit from the peace and quiet of the pristine surrounding nature and it's enchanting sounds and sights.


Malpais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Beautiful ocean views from shower and bath tub.
    Pool outdoor shower and toilet - toilet , outdoor shower , Ocean views...
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Ocean view from shower and outdoor tub.
    Guest washroom - toilet
    Outdoor sink & shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower and sink surrounded by tropical plants
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have air-conditionning and vaulted ceilings with large ceiling fans. All have closets and ensuite bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Stunning Luxury Ocean View Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Pasamos una excelente estancia. La casa es preciosa y cómoda, la vista es espectacular!!

  • 5 of 5

Recomiendo a ojos cerrados esta hermosa casa. Es amplia, cómoda y la vista es simplemente hermosa. Importante llegar en un auto 4x4 ya que la entrada a la casa tiene una pendiente fuerte pero todo lo vale. Brett y Tania los concierge encargados son excelentes personas y nos atendieron de maravilla. No tenemos ninguna queja.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Group of Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 couples and 1 single person. We chose the house because each couple would have their own room with either a queen or king size bed and access to a bathroom. The 3 rooms upstairs had a private bathroom in the room and the bedroom downstairs had an outdoor sink and shower and there was a half bath near the kitchen. There was also an outdoor pool shower, toilet and sink. The house was beautiful! We enjoyed the view of the ocean and the amazing sunsets at night. The owner, Lila, was so helpful and arranged massages at the house for us and purchased groceries and Jasmine prepared an amazing breakfast and lunch for us. The beds were very comfortable and the AC in the bedrooms was nice and cool. We loved having drinks at the pool and just enjoying the view and being in the rain forest, where we were visited by monkeys and iguanas. We could walk from the house down to the beach. We went on an ATV tour with JC Journey's one day and had the most amazing tour ever! Our group cannot stop talking about this tour and all of the work JC put into the tour and making sure we had a fantastic time exploring hidden gems and waterfalls of the area. We had a amazing time just hanging out at the house and exploring this beautiful area of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McAllen, TX, USA


  • 5 of 5

Having been all over Costa Rica and loving every bit of its natural and native beauty, I was elated to find my then boyfriend had booked a Valentine's get-away to Malpais. I prefer rainforests and mountain tops to beaches so though I was looking forward to getting away with the man of my dreams, I really wasn't expecting much more than a few days of lounging on the beach with a cocktail in each hand. Let's just say my expectations were blown out of the water when my boyfriend proposed to me on Valentine's Day with a culinary chef, professional photographer and a lovely singer on hand to help create the most unforgettably romantic backdrop that included our dearest friends. And who helped orchestrate this incredible feat? Lila. And it didn't end there. She helped us make the most of our stay by recommending the best restaurants and off-shore diversions such as deep sea fishing and scuba diving. Loved it ,and best of all, I'm now engaged to my best friend. Did I mention the natural alarm clock called Howler Monkeys that would visit us every morning right outside our window? You'll see :D

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Fabulous all the way around!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Costa Rica. It was an amazing home! The view is unbeatable! I asked my fiancé to marry me in this home and actually was able to hire a chef to come cook a gourmet dinner for eight people because the kitchen and sitting areas are so big and open. The infinity pool is a plus. I have to say every thing was perfect and unforgettable. Lila, the owner to the home is super human. She helped me organize the entire trip! Any thing I needed she found and helped me put it together! If you do decide to rent this home, don't hesitate to ask her for help with any part of your vacation! She is awesome! It made the trip that much more special! Thanks Lila

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO


  • 5 of 5

I really have a hard time describing just how wonderful the house and property were. We had our entire family of 5 and my parents with us and there is plenty of room. The view from the bedrooms and showers is fantastic. The pool is relaxing and there is nothing like lounging in the pool with a cold drink and listening to the waves crashing on the beach. If you are looking for a laid back community that opens it's arms to welcome guests and has many places to relax and several very secluded beaches, this is it.

I am already planning our next trip, but with three other couples to share this awesome house with. Lila was great and had lots to offer as far as what to do and where to go in the area.

Thanks for a GREAYT time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing stay at casa Makasi!

  • 5 of 5

what a great place to stay in Mal Pais.... the view, the swimming pool, the jacuzzi/bath on the balkony, the daily unreall sunset with a beer....the whole house is just organised perfectly after a long surfsession.... We will be back soon i hope!! just go there to confirm :)

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Ritmo Tropical
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Carmen
Car: recommended

Casa Makasi is located in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa, a vibrant but laid back surf town boasting gorgeous white sand beaches stretching to infinity, amazing consistent surf, spectactular nature, wildlife and views, plenty of delicous restaurants and a wide variety of fun activities such as surfing, yoga, fishing, hiking, zip-lining, atv tours, horse-back riding etc. A truly beautiful place.


Rates & Availability

Malpais Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low season sept/oct
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Nov 2017
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Peak 2017/2018
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Our rate includes taxes and daily cleaning (except Sundays)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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