|Space||3,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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
Canadian family built this home for a vacation destination in 2003.
Naomi Errico/Scott Young purchased this house in 2003
Our property is a jewel nestled privately in the jungle, a short walk away from the beach.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest|
Xmas & New Years
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$292.72|
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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)