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Luxury villa in peaceful setting close to beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Enjoy the idyllic life soaking up the sun and unwinding in this exclusive luxury one bedroom house. Villa Maluku caters to the discerning traveler who enjoys a personalized service and privacy during their vacation. This is an ideal retreat for a couple or a small family seeking a peaceful environment away from the dust and noise of Santa Teresa.

Conveniently located only four miles north of town, Playa Hermosa is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula with unforgettable sunsets. Come and experience where the jungle meets the sea and tropical beauty abounds.

The house is situated in a highly sought after area, a mere three minutes by car to the beach, nestled in the hills overlooking the jungle and ocean of Playa Hermosa.

The house was completed in 2015 with all modern amenities and decorated with imported Balinese furniture and artifacts from around the world.

The ocean facing balcony, raised on stilts, offers amazing jungle views through to the sea below. From here you can enjoy your morning coffee or practice some yoga listening to the sounds of the jungle and the waves rolling in. There are many different birds and monkeys spotted from here.

The open plan living design and high beamed ceilings throughout allows for plenty of space and comfort during your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped for every need including large fridge/freezer, microwave, oven/grill and four hobs, coffee machine, toaster, kettle and blender. The bedroom has a large built in closet with A/C and ceiling fan.

Feel secure with a gated entrance, safe, alarm system and one other house on site where the property owners live permanently. We value our clients privacy but are always nearby to help with local recommendations and ensure that your stay is a memorable one.

There are many activities to enjoy in the local area from surfing, kayaking, yoga, fishing, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, horse riding, nature walks, bird watching, golf, Tortuga island day trips, Montezuma waterfalls and Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.

The restaurants in and around Santa Teresa offer international cuisine at a very high standard. Just minutes by car from Villa Maluku is the famous sushi restaurant Kojis, one of our personal favorites.

More Details

Scarlett Bolsover
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Scarlett Bolsover

We bought the land in early 2014 for a place to live and to create some houses for a rental business.

After one year we have successfully completed a one bedroom house and a two bedroom house within a private nine acre piece of land.

We have visions of building a three bedroom house in the coming years.

Scarlett Bolsover purchased this house in 2014


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxury villa in peaceful setting close to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
United States


  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect house for a couple! Everything is new and clean. The view is lovely and the location is perfect. It is just close enough to town for convenience but far enough away to allow for privacy and relaxation. Scarlett and Lincoln are amazing owners and are super happy to help with anything you need. I can't recommend this property more highly!! I'd be happy to answer any specific questions.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocean and jungle views!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great house! Everything is new, and nice, great sheets and towels and the kitchen is well stocked to cook.

ocean and jungle views. Just 5 minutes from the beach. You will need a vehicle but the owners will rent you their quad too!! Really beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious 1 BR at Playa Hermosa, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

I visited Santa Teresa and stayed at Villa Maluka in May and absolutely loved it. The villa is tastefully styled and well presented.

I was travelling on my own and the hosts Scarlett and Lincoln made me feel so comfortable and were very helpful with local knowledge and were very quick to respond to any queries I had. The villa is a 5 minute quad bike ride from the absolutely breathtaking Playa Hermosa which you can see from the villa and Scarlett and Lincoln rented out their quad bike to me for a much cheaper price than in town. If your looking to get away from the stresses of city life then this is the peace you need with howler monkeys in the trees and the sound of birds on the balcony. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I only wish I'd gone for a month not a week.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic villa near Santa Teresa and Hermosa Beach

  • 5 of 5

Me fiancé and I visited the area in early May and stayed 4 nights. First off the owners, Scarlett and her husband Lincoln are very warm and welcoming. They answered all our questions and were prompt to address any need we had. The villa itself is beautiful and private. Great view all over the place, both the jungle (with Howler Monkeys included), and the Sea (Hermosa Beach) at a distance, enough to hear the waves. Roads do require a good car, 4x2 a least; however it is part of the charm. Beautiful beach, chill vibe, lots of amazing and affordable restaurants. Just a wonderful time we will definitely repeat at their villa! Scarlett / Lincoln: Thank you for all, we had a great time. See you soon. Pura vida!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jonathan, It was great to meet you both and thanks so much for your lovely comments. We would love to have you back and as a repeat customer we would offer you a 10% discount. All the best, Scarlett and Lincoln
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Idyllic setting lovely villa.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2.5 year old and I had a lovely stay at Villa Maluku. The owners have thoughtfully and stylishly kitted out the 1 bed villa to a high standard. A travel cot was provided on request and the owners were very helpful and knowledgable about the area and recommendations for things to see, do and eat! The views are wonderful and we enjoyed sitting on the verandah listening to the waves crashing in the distance in the evenings. wifi is provided and the local town has a number of good restaurants , a small but functional supermarket, great fresh fruit and veg shop and a great guy who comes into town everyday Saturday with fresh fish. Local beaches are glorious, the owners recommended a visit to the tide pools late afternoon which is not to be missed. Highly recommend a visit here.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean and jungle view comfortable and spacious new build one bedroom near Santa Teresa

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my husband for 9 nights in early March 2015. It exceeded all our dreams. After arriving from a dusty road trip from the airport in Tambor through beautiful extensive landscapes and jungle, we were delighted to be welcomed by Scarlett and her husband Lincoln. They showed us around the house and gave us all the information we needed. They recommended restaurants, supermarkets, yoga sessions and the best places to surf or swim.

It is situated just 3 minutes above Playa Hermosa, 15 minutes from Santa Teresa.

The house itself is beautifully built both rooms are large and very airy with high ceilings with fans and air con. It has been decorated to a high standard with everything in working order. Much of the furniture is from Bali which compliment the style of build. Plenty of cupboard and storage space. The pictures do not do it justice.

The kitchen was well appointed with all equipment needed for two people. It was a joy to sit on the veranda where you can see the breaking waves below and listen to the jungle sounds with a cold glass of wine.

I think a house book would be a good idea listing all activities in the area.

I would highly recommend this peaceful away from it all accommodation for a couple of any age.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Hermosa Cóbano Beach House Rental Rates

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Jan 10 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Xmas and New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay

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Hermosa Cóbano Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • We can accommodate a baby or a small child
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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