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Breathtaking Sunsets And Amazing Ocean Views in Mal Pais. Sleeps 12 to 18.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12-18

We are a luxury destination in Mal Pais boasting the most spectacular view in all of Mal Pais. We are located in the hills of Mal Pais at the highest point overlooking the beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Hermosa. On a clear day you can see 50 miles of coast line beyond the town of Samara. The house is surrounded by and overlooks the jungles of Mal Pais and adjoins the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. This is a an incredible location to view the magnificent wildlife that the area is known for including the great White Hawks of Costa Rica. The jungle around the house is teeming with howler and white faced monkeys that are often seen around the house foraging off the abundant fruiting and flowering trees.

The location is a perfect getaway for a group of 4-18 adults. It has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in the main house with ocean view and the option to rent an on site apartment for extra cost to accommodate groups larger than 12 people . All bedrooms and bathrooms have a spectacular ocean view. An additional bedroom, bathroom and loft are available in the guest house that sleeps 6. We have a large swimming pool surrounded by an open patio that works out perfect for small intimate weddings and other social events. There is an outdoor patio and seating area with BBQ grill. There are additional outdoor areas with lots of seating. It is hard to describe how amazingly beautiful this view. Once you are at the Vista Real pool and relaxing in the shade of the palm trees, you will know you made the right choice for your vacation. It is simply breathtaking!

The area is well known for its surfing, yoga, bird watching, horseback riding, zip lines, fishing, ATV tours and for its wildlife. Our concierge can help arrange many wonderful and memorable excursions. The area also boasts 63 restaurants and many wonderful markets so finding good food is very easy. Local chefs are available for hire as well.

Our staff will make sure your needs are all taken care of so that your vacation is 100% fun! We are happy to assist you with your activities planning as well as restaurant recommendation and reservations, just ask and we are here to take care of your needs. Relax and Enjoy! We've got you covered!

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Please note that property requires a 4wd vehicle, ATV or taxi for access. These are easily available locally.

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Malpais Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Hot Water, Hair Dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Hot Water, Hair Dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hot Water
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hot Water, Hair Dryer
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Hot Water, Hair Dryer
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , Hot Water, Hair Dryer, Large Soaker Tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Hot Water, Hair Dryer
  • 7 Full Bathrooms. 6 Bathrooms in the main house 1 Bath in the guest house
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen
  • The main house has 6 Bedrooms with beds for 10-12 people. The guest house has 1 bedroom with 2 queen beds, a loft area and 1 sleeper sofa/futon.
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Minimal housekeeping is included during your stay.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Mejor imposible!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Mal Pais we were three families the house is wonderful, every room with bathroom, great view and a lot of space, the pool is beautiful, the views and sunsets are incredible. The people who work there are very nice. Soraya help us with everything we need

We are looking forward to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked Villa Vista Real for a one week vacation with friends! The entire group was made up of 5 couples & 10 children ages 1-12 years old and this house was perfect for our group!

Saying that our week at Villa Vista Real exceeded our expectations would be an understatement!

The first thing I must mention is how helpful the owner of the property was in coordinating everything for us! From questions about the weather, to asking about excursions we could do, and arranging everything we wanted with his property manager! The owner is incredibly easy to work with and helpful with every question we had!

The next person I must mention is Soraya the property manager! She gathered all of the groceries we requested before we arrived and came nearly everyday to help with any additional requests that we had! Soraya organized a trip to the beach for our group, as well as an outing to go ziplining! She arranged the cars, and anything our group wanted. There was 1 incident where 1 car was late to come pick us up, and Soraya quickly called and had another driver at the house within 5 minutes! She is amazing!

The third person who far exceeded our expectations was Chef Jade. Before arriving we had hired a chef to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for each day of our vacation. This freed everyone up to just enjoy the stay, without worrying about such a large group going out. Chef Jade's cooking was amazing and every lunch and dinner was always something different and delicious!

And then there was the house!!! It is the perfect home for a group to have fun and relax! It features an open concept living/dining/kitchen with gorgeous views from every room! Each bedroom has an attached full bathroom and a breathtaking view of the ocean! The chef stayed in the guest house which does not have a view, but it allowed her to get up before us & get breakfast ready by the time we woke up.

The house has a sound system that syncs with your iphone/ipad, so we had a soundtrack of great music playing everyday, and spent most of our mornings and afternoons in and around the infinity pool. There is also a deck with seating built into the side of the mountain where we had hours of great conversation! The mountain makes for invigorating early morning walks and we enjoyed the sunset each night from the pool!

It has been 1 month since the trip & we are still texting about all the memories that were made at Villa Vista Real! This house has made this our best trip yet!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise with phenomenal views!

  • 5 of 5

Recently back from a 2 week stay in Costa Rica where we had the pleasure of staying for the first half of our week in Malpais at Vista Villa Real. The view and accommodations were gorgeous! There were 14 of us and the 5 bedrooms and the cottage on the property was more than enough room for all of us. There was not a disappointing view from the property and all of the bedrooms had spectacular views (and several bathrooms had exceptional views as well!). (no view from the cottage however we had children staying in there so it wasn't as important to them). We spent most of our time in the huge outdoor living space. In the mornings you could hear the howler monkeys throughout the jungle and see and hear the variety of birds. The kitchen was fairly well equipped and we made several of our meals at the house. The main living area in the house is simple, nothing too special but most of us utilized the outside space, which as I said was pretty exceptional! Unexpected nice surprise was a family that lived on the property who kept good care of the outside and cleaned up after us on the inside as well. They were there to help with any maintenance issues. They were not an imposition at all. We all felt very safe. The house is located about 10 minutes or so away from stores (up a steep bumpy mountain) so we needed to plan accordingly for groceries.

I especially want to mention Soraya, the property manager, as she did an excellent job in setting up car rentals, shuttles , ATV rentals and picking up some groceries for us prior to our arrival. She then also helped us with a bit of an emergency situation we encountered with medications and doctors.

Mary's restaurant was wonderful and I had the best breakfast burrito at Banana Beach Beachfront Grill which was one of my best meals in Malpais (the tuna burger was very good there as well). We loved Montezuma and from there we did snorkeling at Tortuga Island and deep sea fishing as well. Also the waterfall hike. Several of the children got sick while we were there and hanging out at the house was not and inconvenience, lots of space to recline, relax and read!

Maybe one recommendation would be to have beach chairs and umbrella on property for use because we were such a large group we weren't always able to get chairs and umbrella's on the beach.

I would love to return to Vista Villa Real in the future and I would definitely recommend especially if you are traveling with a large group like ours!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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an amazing property and experience

  • 5 of 5

I will start by saying that when I opened the door to the house and walked though to discover its incredible view, infinity pool and open layout I had the biggest smile. The house is even nicer in person than in the photos of videos. It perches high above the beaches and town, viewing over hills covered in jungle. Town is all beneath the trees, so the view is jungle with just a few homes popping up. Each bedroom is so large, and has a beautiful bathroom. Windows throughout the house are floor to ceiling and fold open to create an amazing connection to the nature that surrounds the house. There was no arguing over bedrooms, because everyone was immediately happy. The house is extremely well managed. Soraya and Terri were there by phone or email for anything we needed; directions, reservations, questions. The house also has a great staff of 2 who live discreetly on the property, and clean the house daily, launder sheets and towels, water the garden and clean the pool. It was a surprise and an amazing convenience. My whole family felt extremely lucky to have found this amazing house, and have had this calm and beautiful experience. Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are beautiful, beaches are great, surfing is great, and the food was all very good. Was hard to leave, will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The best view of the coastline and definitely the best sunsets in Mal Pais. The property is amazing and very well maintained. the pool was clean and cool and I enjoyed it especially in the afternoon after walking up the hill driveway for exercise. It was a short drive to the beach and the fishing village and some fantastic places to eat. We did paddle boarding, four wheeling on rented quads, fishing with the Pangas in Mal Pais and sightseeing from Monntezuma to Manzanilla. The couple who take care of the property were always friendly and helpful. THE BEST vacation rental so far for me! Lots more to do didn't have enough time to try the zip line jungle tours or go mountain biking. Great surfing also but I don't surf. Next time I will rent a kayak and go fishing and paddling.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto, Ca USA

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the most beautiful homes in the area. The view from any bedroom, the patio, kitchen, and pool is absolutely incredible. Best sunset over the ocean I've ever seen. The home itself is very nice and clean. A short drive down the hill will get you to a town with shopping, many great places to eat, and nice beaches.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Soraya Caliva
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Soraya Caliva

My husband and I started exploring Costa Rica in 2001. Together we ventured from the northern Guanacasta all the way to the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula. We love all of Costa Rica, but there was one area we returned to again and again: the beautiful beaches of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. The endless stretch of beaches, amazing wildlife, wonderful food and friendly beachy surfer vibe keeps us coming back. We love this area so much that in 2013 we purchased a house here. Never before have we seen a view like the one at Villa Vista Real. Please come and experience all this area has to offer for yourself. We would love to share our home with you. It is too wonderful to keep to ourselves.

Soraya Caliva purchased this estate in 2013

Why Soraya Caliva chose Malpais

If you are looking for a great house for your vacation group, then this is it. Has a very private setting, stunning views, very comfortable, and nested on a beautiful tropical area on the Hills of Playa Mal Pais. It is truly a special property! A wonderful place to hold and intimate wedding or a family or friend reunions. The house and property overlooks the beaches of Mal Pais, Carmen, Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa. You can see approximately 50 miles of coastline. The house has been recently remodeled and updated through out.

What makes this estate unique

Literally the highest view in Mal Pais!

Infinity pool.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Laundry Services p/load $15
Refundable damage deposit $500

A 50% down-payment is required to confirm the booking.
The remaining 50% to paid 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Rate includes taxes and minimal housekeeping. Laundry available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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