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Tropical Home in Paradise!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 AC Bedrooms, 1 Bedroom Loft, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Kitchens, Sleeps 9,

Casa de Noni is a perfect tropical family home, nestled between the Costa Rican rain forest and the beautiful beaches. The house is well suited to accommodate an extended family with two fully equipped kitchens up & down.

Our house is spacious and perfect for your home base, to gather your strength for the next adventure, whether it's surfing, or a day trip to the Montezuma Water Falls. Relax by the salt water pool, and plan that next adventure.

The house is nestled in the jungle, but only 300 yards from the beach. Enjoy relaxing on the covered decks, watching the monkeys travel down the trees in the river bed, and the many birds enjoying the seed trees around the property.

Casa de Noni has an on-site concierge that will be available to arrange any and all your needs throughout your stay with us.

Daily housekeeping service and grounds keeper are available upon request.

There are three large bedrooms with quality linen and pillows. Each bedroom has air conditioning. There is also a Bedroom loft equipped with a queen bed.

Our house is also equipped with a T.V., Internet, WIFI, and a printer. A safe is installed for your piece of mind and security.

Our staff can set up an on-site chef for a gourmet meal, or arrange a massage or facial on the private deck.

Make your dreams come true at Casa de Noni

Pura Vida!!

More Details

Naomi Errico/Scott Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Naomi Errico/Scott Young

We are a Canadian family who built this home for a vacation destination in 2003.

Naomi Errico/Scott Young purchased this house in 2003

Why Naomi Errico/Scott Young chose Malpais

Mal Pais is the beautiful and peaceful place we had ever been to, we wanted to be part of it. Our property is a jewel nestled privately in the jungle, a short walk away from the beach.


Malpais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time outside the house after 11:00 PM
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full outside bathroom
  • Bathrooms: 3 full bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , AC
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , AC
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Loft Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , AC
  • 3 AC Bedrooms (2 Kings)(1 Double) (1 Twin)(1 portable playpen/crib) 1 Bedroom loft (1 Queen) Beds for 9 Plus one extra fold down couch - (1 Double)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Home in Paradise!!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Off the beaten path, but what a beautiful path!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a terrific stay at Casa de Noni. As several reviewers have mentioned, this place isn't for everyone because of its remoteness, but if you'd like to immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture in one of the most beautiful spots we've ever seen, this is absolutely the place for you. Our favorite activities were ziplining at Canopy Malpais, horseback riding, fishing with Pequeno, and our trip to Montezuma to jump and swim at the waterfalls. The pool at the house was perfect for the whole family and we spent a ton of time in it! A couple of the local restaurants were absolutely delicious - Mary's (walking distance) and Caracola's (a five minute drive), and the perfect lunch spot in Playa Carmen, called Product (C). Truly an experience for all of us where the memories will last forever.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I love to hear that your family enjoyed the true Costa Rican experience. You are correct, Casa de Noni is kinda remote, but close enough to everything you'll need, that's why we truly love it. Hope we see your family again in Mal Pais. Noni
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Stunning home in the jungle.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, once arrived even more beautiful than the pictures. Our favorite was relaxing on the big deck every morning and evening in the leather and wood rocking chairs while the teenagers lounged in the pool. We bbq'd a few nights, and played cards at the outside table. The teenagers lounged down stairs most of the time, making use of their own kitchen and hang out area which gave us parents a quiet serene main floor. The master bedroom was large with a comfortable king bed and plenty of space for our luggage and clothes. The girls took the large bedroom downstairs with more than enough room for all their stuff. The bathrooms were very nicely done. Both kitchens stocked with appliances. Every day around 3:30 the monkeys would migrate by, perfect view from the deck. The birds were beautiful, new ones I'd never seen before visiting on the deck rail in the mornings and chirping away. One of the best perks about this vacation home is the owner Noni and onsite concierge Ruth. From the first email to the owner I knew I was in good hands. She responded immediately and over the next three months answered every question I had promptly. (and I had a lot, as we had never been and I was traveling with 4 teenagers. I was very nervous!) She recommended the best way to travel to their home, and even set up a driver to come get us. Ruth is onsite and she was amazing! Before we left I booked a flight hop to get us back to San Jose (Highly recommended, it was a stunning 20min flight) and the agent sent the confirmation had our family name wrong. I asked Ruth for help and she called the airline and fixed it for me. She set up all our activities and recommended the best things to do. Our favorite was the atv ride up to Montezuma falls. I also loved snorkeling at secret beach. (I bought a snorkel set from costco and brought it with us.) Having her there made our trip so relaxing, knowing she could help us with anything. If you are thinking of going to Costa Rica, this is the place to go. The beautiful home and the support of the owner and concierge made this a bucket list trip to remember.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Heidi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review. I am so glad you had such a great experience in Costa Rica, and at our home. It's great that you had the opportunity to rest and relax, even with four teenagers in your group, well done. Ruth made sure to let me know how awesome your family was, and how easy it was to work with you. I hope we see you again in our Mal Pais community, you will always be welcome there. Noni"
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Can't wait to return to paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent two incredible weeks at Casa De Noni in December 2016. With the jungle as a backyard, monkeys and iguanas as neighbours, hot morning sun by the gorgeous salt water 'walk-in' pool and the beach just a short walk or drive away, this place is the ideal place to live while visiting Costa Rica.

The home is comfortable, spacious and well-designed. Our favourite details were the reliable and powerful air-conditioning, and the built-in barstools in the pool. The bathrooms are modern, clean and luxurious, and we enjoyed cooking many meals in the grand, open plan kitchens and living areas (yes, there are two!) that become true indoor-outdoor living spaces when the expansive sliding glass doors are open.

Ruth, who manages the property, was a real asset to us. She booked a number of activities for us including ATV rentals, a fishing trip and a snorkeling trip to Tortuga Island. She and her family must be well known and liked in town as whenever we mentioned we were staying at Casa de Noni, we were given preferential treatment and big warm smiles!

We loved Santa Teresa which is the local town just down the road. It has clean and high quality restaurants and boutiques, but it still feels like a place yet to be discovered. The locals are friendly, there are no big hotels or resorts, and the surfing is top notch. There are a number of beautiful diverse beaches to choose from - but no matter which we chose, we more often than not had the sand and surf to ourselves.

The dirt roads are bumpy but charming, and while we were glad we rented a car in San Jose for the trip over, we found that getting around by ATV was the best option in Mal Pais. We would highly recommend renting ATVs and driving the back road through the jungles and local farms over to Montezuma Falls - it was a real highlight!

We cannot wait to go back to Casa de Noni and would recommend it 100% for families, young couples like us, or anyone! Thank you for an incredible experience!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Zoe, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It sounds like you truly enjoyed your vacation in Mal Pais, and I really hope you do return. It seems like you have many more abventures to discover there. Ruth is a great help to everyone, and yes, she and her family are truly loved and respected in the community. I will watch for you and your group in the future. Noni
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Oasis in the Jungle

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Malpais... everyday was packed a with a new adventure and activity---each better than the last, but the best thing was coming home to Casa de Noni and its wide open layout and saltwater pool. The walls practically go away and the whole house is open and to the clean, sweet Costa Rican air.

The kitchen is well stocked for cooking on site, the bedrooms all have AC except the loft which made for great nights sleep and the deck and patio gave a number of outdoor seating options. We explored the area by 4 WD vehicle (definitely recommend) and a couple of ATVs. There are plenty of restaurants, beaches and shops within 2 miles of the house so you don't have to venture far to fill your day.

Ruth, who lives in a cottage on the property, was a great host and concierge both before and during our stay.

Malpais is a dusty, working village with terrifically friendly residents. This is not for everyone... it is not a resort, but maybe the best place I have ever been.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Sheri, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Mal Pais, and to Casa de Noni. The village of Mal Pais is truly a unique place, and has a village charm that is unlike anywhere I have travelled. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. I hope we see you back to our village again in the future.
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The Family's Favorite!

  • 5 of 5

One might say we're addicted to Mal Pais. This was our family's 5th trip to Mal Pais & what more could you ask for?--beautiful, sunny weather during our cold winter; breathtaking scenery; consistently good surfing waves; warm, friendly people; delicious, fresh tropical fruit, veggies & local fish; gorgeous sunsets & so much to do! It's official, by unanimous decision, Casa de Noni is now our all-time favorite Mal Pais rental home! Our party of 7 enjoyed a truly relaxing 2 weeks in this very well-designed house with not just one but two fully-equipped gourmet kitchens; 4 great indoor & outdoor living areas & a wonderfully refreshing salt water pool. The accommodations were perfect for the seven of us. Entertaining wildlife, shady tropical trees & colorful flowers were just outside your door. Personally, I loved the private library--a chance to read up on all the tropical birds, mammals, reptiles, fruits, flowers & trees of Costa Rica as I sipped my morning coffee on the patio. It became a game to see how many creatures & plants I could identify in our travels--even when shopping for fresh fruits & veggies in the local markets! Ruth was very warm, attentive & helpful both before & during our stay. The staff maintained the property well & were very gracious as I attempted to communicate with them in my very-less-than-fluent Spanish! And the favorite activities this year were: surfing at Playa Carmen, riding the quad...all over, hiking in Cabo Blanco followed by lunch & smoothies at La Panaderia in Cabuya, hiking & swimming at the Montezuma Waterfall, dining at Mary's Restaurant & Caracola's, breakfast/lunch at The Bakery, smoothies at Maracuya (in northern Santa Teresa), early morning fishing off the coast, snorkeling at (Not So) Secret Beach, swimming at Playa Hermosa, SUP with Andy & Edie, Canopy del Pacifico zip-lining; poolside yoga on the lawn & watching the sunsets at the beach. Every year we contact Adrian @ Ollie's Adventures in Santa Teresa to arrange some of our activities & to rent surfboards & a quad. If you have the chance to catch the exceptionally talented Kyle sing, whistle & play guitar at Mary's, you're in for a very special treat! Thank you Noni for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pack of 5, Thanks so much for the amazing response to Mal Pais and Casa de Noni, and for sharing all your highlights of the area. It sounds like you got the most out of your vacation and I certainly hope you have the opportunity to come back soon. Noni
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay recently at Casa de Noni! The home is located in such a beautiful area surrounded by the tropics, yet walking distance to a market, as well as a delicious restaurant Mary's !! It was very comfortable to sleep at night with the cool AC equipped bedrooms. We enjoyed observing all the butterflies that flew around the pool area !!! Ruth was very helpful in scheduling an ATV drop off/pick up for us at the house!! It was fun to explore the area via ATV !! We really enjoyed our stay and when we return to Mal Pais we would LOVE to stay at Casa de Noni again!! Thank- you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brigita :) It was a pleasure to have you & your husband with us. Ruth was happy to help with your trip. It's great that you took the opportunity to enjoy the area. We hope we do see you again in Mal Pais soon. Thank you. Noni
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Mary's Resturant
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Mal Pais
Car: recommended

Horseback riding, surfing & surfing lessons, body surfing, zip line, ATV rentals, Montezuma Waterfalls, day trips to Tortuga Island, sunset paddle boarding, yoga, Curu Nature Reserve.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $320.18
Tax Rate 13.0%

Other payment options using USD;
If you want to pay in USD, may I suggest payment for Casa de Noni be made by using our PayPal account, it carries a 5% charge for each transsaction. This allows you to use your credit card safely.
A second option is by wire transfer in American Funds. That way you can avoid paying in Canadian funds with VRBO at $1.25 Canadian for $1.00 American(approx). This option also carries a 5% transaction fee for each transaction.
Let me know if you are interested in either of these options and we will send you the information.

1) Reservations cancelled within 90 days to 60 days prior - 50% percent refund
2) Reservations cancelled within 60 days to arrival - 5% percent refund
3) Reservations cancelled 30 days or less - NO REFUND

Naomi Errico (Casa de Noni)

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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