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Villa Maluku - Tropical Luxury overlooking Playa Hermosa. AC, WiFi, Sky TV"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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


Santiago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Natural Zen

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 14 days (February 13-27) at Villa Maluku--excellent--useful kitchen, nice living area, full size bedroom with one king bed, ceiling fans, a/c as needed, and laundry facilities (house larger than it appears in the photo). We initially questioned being high on the hill rather than close to the beach...we made the right decision for the breezes, view, quiet, and to avoid the dust due to the dry season (if you're going to rent quads bring eye-wear and bandanas to cover your face). Lincoln and Scarlett are most accommodating and helpful with information about restaurants (multiple enjoyable spots--invariably good service; try Cariscolas for the waves and rocks sunset, the best civiche (tropical) in the western hemisphere, and the sauce on the camarones cariscolas is terrific), banking (couple downtown ATMs), activities in the Santa Teresa/Mal Pais vicinity. Howler and white faced monkeys passed through the trees next to the house; we encountered them as well at beach side cafes. Beach walking, snorkeling in tide pools, sitting on the porch reading. Wonderful funky, low key vibe to the entire area--people riding motorcycles and quads, surfboards underarm with dogs in crates on the rear end, no monster hotels, no hustles or hassles, friendly store service.

You will want a 4-wheel drive vehicle; the house is on a hilltop, and my husband and I competed over which hillocks could be navigated in second gear and those that required first. (automatics are available in San Jose.)

We can't overstate how much we enjoyed the entire stay. We have vacationed in Costa Rica ten times over the past twenty years and while all areas are beautiful and different, this is now our favorite place. Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and Scarlett was a wonderful host. The view from the house was beautiful, and it was a perfect spot for our trip to Costa Rica. We were close driving distance to Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa. The house was very clean and comfortable. I cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing villa and romantic getaway with my girlfriend.

Would recommend to anyone.

Idyllic spot close to beach and great waves for surfing.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First-rate hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Maluku for seven days during our exploration of the rugged and unspoiled Nicoya Peninsula. Scarlett was an unbelievably helpful, responsive and pleasant host who communicated with us efficiently and without delay. Villa Maluku is one of three houses situated on the property, where two houses are rented and one belongs to the owners. The houses are white, all built tastefully, and have the same modern semi-minimalist architecture. Villa Maluku has high-sloped ceilings with wooden beams and is a perfect size for a couple. It is spacious, comfortable, well-equipped and well-lit. We had all the supplies to easily prepare our meals in the kitchen, the mattress was extremely comfortable, and the cable TV has several good English movie channels. The house is on a hill and is about 2.2 km away from the Hermosa Beach, which is ideal for walking, searching for shells and amazingly-coloured rocks, surfing, observing yellow-green parrots at play early in the morning, and befriending extremely gentle Costa Rican dogs. The roads are rough. Rent a reliable 4WD and be prepared for some adventurous driving (bumpy, hilly, and curvy) throughout the Nicoya Peninsula.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have going to Santa Teresa Costa Rica for the last 8 years and this has been one of the most comfortable homes that we have rented. Playa Hermosa, which is the closest beach to this home, is the best beach in the area and it was lovely to be out of the busy part of Santa Teresa. The view is lovely and we felt that we got very good value for the accommodation and location. Perfect for couples - every piece of furniture is comfortable and attractive. Well designed with all the conveniences needed in a home. They even have a large closet for your clothes - a first for us in Santa Teresa! Scarlett and Lincoln are very accomodating - have properly thought out what guests need (even have flashlights in easy reach). Highly recommend this home for 2 people.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: January 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Prices shown are for two people. Any additional guest will be charged extra.

Please ask for payment into a US dollar bank account.

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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