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Charming Spanish Style House Located Just 200m From The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Located 200m from the beach (3 minute walk) and just a 10 to 15 minute walk to Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa

This charming Spanish style house is set well back from the road and surrounded by mature trees and foliage. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and can sleep a maximum of 4 people (unless by prior agreement with the owner).

Bedroom 1 has a double bed and one single.

Bedroom 2 has two singles.

In addition there is a sofa/single bed in the living room.

The property offers a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower,Hot water,ceiling fans and screening throughout.

A tiled patio to the front is an open integral part of the house.The garden is private with an outside shower.

A pool,shared with the owners,is available for guests between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

More Details

David Wilson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About David Wilson

Casa de Dana is the Guest house of the owners who have lived in the area,full time, for nearly 20 years.Their private house is located over 30 meters to the rear of the 'rental' thus allowing privacy but being close enough to be of assistance if required.

Why David Wilson chose Malpais

The property is centrally located within Mal Pais but within easy walking distance of Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa - close to the beach,yet private,tranquil and surrounded by an abundance of wildlife.


Malpais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Charming Spanish Style House Located Just 200m From The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and i has the pleasure of staying at this property for two weeks in January!

It was a great stay.

The pool was beautiful and a nice place to cool off in the peak of the heat in the afternoon.

The house was clean and came equipped with everything to make our stay enjoyable.

There was loads of wild life all over the property.

Playa Carmen was about a ten minute walk down the road, and the beach was just a short walk across the street. We enjoyed fresh cocktails from Alex at the make shift bar on the beach, while watching the sunset from the tide pools every night! Definite Perk to stay at this house was being so close to the tide pools for sunset.

David was a great host, he was always around if we needed anything or had any questions.

Would definitely return to the rental!!

Christie & Family

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Trip!

  • 5 of 5

The guesthouse is a perfect escape. It's a a short walk to Playa Carmen and Mal Pais in the other direction. The beautiful beaches are a very short walk away.

The house is very clean and worked very well for the four of us. The lush vegetation surrounding the property is full of wildlife. Having the white faced and howler monkeys making regular appearances was a very nice treat. Access to the pool was a welcome treat on those hot days.

David was an absolutely fantastic host! He was always willing to help out with local recommendations of attractions, sights and restaurants.

We all really enjoyed our first trip to Costa Rica and having great accomadations and a great host was a big part of the reason.

Thanks for a memorable trip

Kelly, Rachelle, Lynda and Melinda

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jensen Beach, Florida

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to this special find our vacation was better than we had hoped for.

The gardens surrounding this cottage are spectacular! Wildlife was just outside our windows. Having coffee on the front porch with white face monkeys was a real treat! The cottage was furnished with everything we have at home including the owner's library. The location was ideal. A three minute walk took us to the most beautiful beaches I've ever visited. Great restaurants, sports bar, as well as local cantinas were all nearby. My partner walked to his surf and paddle board lessons. The owners have lived there for some 15+ years and were extremely helpful with information not only about the area, the entire country. Pricing was more than fair. I will go back for my next vacation! Hearing waves while falling asleep was the real bonus!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Great Place to be

  • 5 of 5

Written by a 35yr old couple. This is a wonderful property situated in Mal Pais near Santa Teresa. It is set back off the road with wonderful mature vegetation and a real jungle feel. The owners live on the same property but in a home set back quite a ways from the rental. It feels very private and secure. Lots of wildlife in the area like birds, lizards, and monkeys. Very short walk to beautiful unspoiled beaches. Surfing close by in Santa Teresa is world class. Great restaurants nearby and small grocery stores if you prefer to do the cooking. With fans in every room and the ocean breezes the home stayed cool even when it reached 95 outside during the day. A rental car made our stay even better with more access to attractions when we tired of walking. No WiFi or TV but who needs that when you are in paradise. The owners are very courteous and knowledgeable of the area. Highly recommended and we are already planning a return trip soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now with WiFi
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New York state

wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

David & Dana - Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home and pool.We want to thank you for the extraordinary opportunity to visit this area.We have fallen in love with Mal Pais !!!This has been a wonderful vacation for us all !!! Thank you !

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berlin, Germany

Best house and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I am coming to Mal Pais for many years and staying at this beautiful house literally made this vacation to Costa Rica the best I ever had.

The house is within a big garden, which provides a lot of privacy

and the many trees keep the house cool and fresh even during the

hottest time of the day.

All windows are screened and the house very clean and safe (important to me

since I am travelling by myself).

I was amazed by the wildlife coming right to the house.

Anteaters, armadillos, squirls, howler and white face monkeys,

as well as many diff. birds and even deer – in all my years in Costa Rica

I never saw such a variety – not even at Cabo Blanco.

The quiet beach of Mal Pais, with its many tidepools, is within 3 min

walking distance, so it was easy to go for a quick dipp into

the ocean when ever I felt like it and the owners pool, which I was

allowed to use, was a great cool off after coming from a day full of activities.

Thank you David and Dana for a perfect vacation and all your help.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The area is a haven for wildlife with established trails close to the house for both Howlers monkeys and White-faced capuchins.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please check availability with the owner.

At the time of booking a 50% deposit payment is required - The remainder is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
A 100% refund (less all transfer fees) will be given if the cancellation is made at least 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.