Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Perched atop a verdant mountain with a pristine view of Pacific coastline, this modern, minimalist house embraces sky, light and serenity.
The Villa is located just above Mary's Restaurant, a well known reference for those who already visit Mal Pais. Just 300 metros from the beach.
The whole Villa offers 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths and 2 double occupancy bungalows with private bathroom and ocean-view porches. Up to 10 people the villa is a perfect accommodation for your Costa Rican adventure to be as action-packed or relaxed as you wish it to be.
The spacious and modern villa has high-ceiling common areas, in the living room a huge and comfortable sofa overlooks the scenic pool and Mal Pais colorful sunsets. The house sports a gourmet kitchen and Yoga/exercise deck, with a gorgeous view to the ocean.
Meditate before picture perfect windows. Devour over family-style dining tables. Snooze in a hammock. Dive into the infinity pool. Disconnect from a fast-paced world…then reconnect with yourself.
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Paradise Set Apart
About the Owner
Hello Im Belen, property manager of Villa Sunset Hill. I live in Costa Rica since 2000 and have been working for the owner since we found this great property in Mal Pais, in 2006 when it was still raw land.
It have been a hard but rewarding work to build and create this beautiful vacation rental. Our goal is to keep the house simple and easy to use and enjoy, and we are always ready to assist our guests to organize their time in Mal Pais and Costa Rica. Dont hesitate in contact me with questions or comments :)
4.7 based on 15 traveler reviews
Paradise Set Apart
Stunning sunset view & marvelous modern home!Stunning sunset view & marvelous modern home!
It is a steep climb but that's the price for a beautiful view. We had a 4x4 SUV and it was not a problem.
The inside is crisp and modern and I wish my kitchen was this size at home! But the main attraction is the outdoor terrace and infinity pool, where we spent the bulk of our time...lounging, relaxing and soaking up nature: butterflies and greenry.
The rooms are really big, and our friends who joined us and stayed in one of the bungalows loved how cozy it was. And they said there is an ocean view everywhere...from the bed, even from the bathroom!
We will totally recommend this property to friends who are looking for a piece of paradise, and we'll be back!
Good value, priceless view.
Any issues that came up during the stay were quickly dealt with by Belen and Carla.
The house inside itself, is very simple but clean. Bedrooms had basic beds, not the most comfortable, but nowhere near the worst I have experienced in Costa Rica. There is very limited storage space for your clothes and no closets.
The kitchen is large with a beautiful stainless steel oven and stove. It is well equipped with coffee maker, blender, Fridge, pots and pans, etc. No Microwave or mini toaster oven which would have been nice for quick reheats. But, there is a grill outside for BBQs.
There are AC's in the bedroom and the living room.
The view view view!!! Definitely the best asset of this place is the gorgeous view and natural beauty surrounded it. Sunrise and sunsets are amazing! The gardens surrounding the pool and bungalows were designed with bird watching in mind! They attracted flocks of parrots and beautiful hummingbirds, along with a wide array of birds that I couldn't begin to name!
The infinity pool is the place to be and relax while taking in all the beauty. The outside deck area is covered and filled with cushioned seating. This is where we spent much of our time and just took in the views.
-Amazing pool and outdoor area
-Huge useful kitchen
-Safe and Secure
-Road to house is steep, windy, and not fully paved. Must have a 4x4.
-Beds not super comfy
-Could use more storage space
Overall, I would highly recommend staying here. Working with the property manager, Belen, was also a pleasure as she was very nice and informative.
It's all about the best view - ever!!!It's all about the best view - ever!!!
The house has so much potential to be a 5-star home, if not for the "little things". Unfortunately, I have to share my true feelings, so that the owners/managers will know, and can improve, as I would like to know, if it were my home that I am offering for someone's vacation stay.
-The beds need mattress pads - for sanitary reasons, as well as comfort of your guests.
-The pillows have to be replaced - we had to double up the pillow cases because the pillow are old, stained, and unsanitary.
-The bed linens could have been updated - they were stained..
-The towels have to be replaced - they were torn, frayed, stained and looked dirty - like rags.
-The plastic container for garbage was so dirty, we didn't want to open it to throw our garbage bags in - it is really gross.
-No soap dishes in the showers or bathroom vanity - it was a mess just laying the soap on the counters.
-The ceiling fan could use a good cleaning - it's layered with black dirt/dust.
-The coffee table by the pool had 4 wasp nests - side and underneath. We were constantly being bothered by the wasps until we finally looked for where they were coming from and had to move it.
-It would have been nice to have cushions on the lounges by the pool to lay on.
Thank you for replacing the old, rusty barbecue with a new one, upon our request!!
We washed all the sheets and towels the first night because they looked dirty. I'm sure they weren't dirty, but it just felt unsanitary. I feel that if you are going to provide these items, then they should have been in better condition, otherwise, it shouldn't be advertised that it is provided.
Realize that it is someone's vacation, and as a guest of my home, I would want my guests to feel pampered, feel special, and be comfortable. Honestly, if not for the magnificent view and having the pool area, I felt like I was "camping", instead of living inside a beautiful, modern house. I love the look of Modern/Minimalist, Simplicity, and "Less is More" - but Clean and Fresh is the best.
All are simple and inexpensive "fixes" that could turn a "college dorm" accommodation, into truly a 5 star experience. But please...DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE VIEW!!!!!!
We also have programed to full paint and fix up the house in November, to have it perfect for next high season.
Our home is not advertise like a 5 star villa, although we love to improve the service and apreciate all your ideas.
From the Owner
“Sunset Hill is one of the best spots in the area, enjoying dramatic views to the ocean and sunset, along with privacy and comfort. Its possible to chek out waves just from your bed or while you relax by the pool.”
Activity and Interests
canopy, surf, yoga, snorkeling, diving, fishing, mountain bike, atv tours
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 11 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Year week
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable damage deposit $300
50% on the total of the stay, deposit in advance to secure reservation,
50% balance due in cash upon arrival
The rates are based on 8 people accupancy at the 4 rooms.
From the Owner
“Mal Pais is a secret gem. Away from the crowded beaches of Santa Teresa, but still close enough to enjoy the consistent surf all year round. When you want a retreat, this is the most private house in the area.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment ...
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- health/beauty spa
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- mountain biking
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- surf fishing
- whitewater rafting
- 4 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 5 - toilet, outdoor shower
- 4.5 bathrooms
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
- Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- Sunset Hill is a great choise for couples in a romantic vacation or honeymoon. It is also available for small weddings, and our property manager Belén is a great wedding planner that she can assits you in all the details. The villa with 4 rooms accomodate family reunions and friends vacations. Proffesional Chef is available for one special dinner or for the entire stay. Don´t hesitate in contact us for detail info.