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Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Villa Montemeru offers simple yet sophisticated and elegant accommodations. You enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific ocean from nearly every angle, with sunsets to die for. The house is custom furnished with beds, tables, chairs and closets in various tropical hardwoods. There are altogether four bedrooms, each with private entrance, private bathroom and balcony or terrace. All beds come with top of the line mattresses and 100% cotton linens. The windows and French doors are oversize and offer stunning ocean views. Three bedrooms have one king size bed each, while the fourth has two queen size beds. The master bedroom features a 42" wall-mounted flat panel Smart TV with Satellite TV reception. All bedrooms have ceiling fans that keep the interior cool at all times. The bathrooms are tiled in either ceramic, marble or natural stone, with eclectic accents that give each of them a unique look. Solar hot water systems automatically switch to electricity in the rare event that there isn't enough sun. The ground floor includes the sunken kitchen, a pavilion style dining and recreational area and the infinity pool. The kitchen comes with high quality cookware, appliances and an espresso machine. The crystal clear pool is maintained with a minimum of chemicals and the water has no discernible chlorine smell. The property has park like surroundings with a variety of tropical fruit trees and flowering ornamental plants, butterflies and iguanas. Frequent visits by exotic birds and monkeys are to be expected. The sun sets in the Pacific ocean right in front and regales the visitor with a daily changing spectacle. Our guests enjoy absolute privacy in an atmosphere of exquisite tranquility. There are two lovely beaches within five walking minutes and four restaurants also within walking distance.

Daily cleaning service, except Saturday & Sunday. Gratuity not included in rates.

Mal País

Mal País, originally a sleepy fishing village at the northern periphery of Costa Rica's first National Park, the Riserva Absoluta Cabo Blanco, today still retains much of its original tranquility and picturesque charm. Just as in days past, the fishermen arrive each afternoon with their daily catch, which they offer to the public. You won't find fresher fish than that.

Santa Teresa, only a couple of miles up the road has all the hustle and bustle of a growing tourist attraction, with its hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping. But no matter how busy the main road, the beaches are always uncrowded, with a year round warm Pacific ocean in front and lush tropical vegetation behind. Malpaís is more residential. Only a handful of hotels and restaurants are found along the main road, but the hills are dotted with luxury homes and celebrity hideaways.


Being one of the premier surf destinations in Costa Rica, the waves are the main attraction that lure visitors. But other recreational opportunities abound. Horseback riding along the beach or in the hills, gliding through the rain forest canopy on zip lines, hiking, exotic bird watching or just lying on a quiet but not entirely secluded beach and getting that healthy tan, it all adds up to bliss.

For those looking for entertainment the area offers a wide variety of attractions such as various bars, full moon beach parties with international DJ's, Cafes and a weekly organic produce and flea market.


There's an abundance of outdoor yoga studios, massage therapists, chiropractor and other modalities.

There are good restaurants along the beaches and many cafes, as well as two European style bakeries and an Italian Gelato ice cream parlor. The southern Nicoya Peninsula combines breathtaking nature with high quality living. Come and enjoy it in the first class setting of Villa Montemeru and experience bliss.

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I have traveled widely in the past, but nowadays I spend most of the year in beautiful Costa Rica. When not there, I live in San Francisco, California, where I maintain a second residence. I was born and raised in Austria, but have lived most of my life in California.

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Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets
-+506 885 95875 (Costa Rica)
Mal Pais Puntarenas
Ann Arbor, MI., USA


  • 5 of 5
I can honestly say that this home was the most SPECTACULAR home we have ever rented through VRBO. the pictures really do not show how truly amazing this property is!
All four bedrooms are equally spectacular, balconies and hammocks with comfortable furniture to lounge in . The beds are comfortable and the open air with ceiling fans are all that is needed. You do not need air conditioning in this home.
The infinity pool overlooking the ocean is incredible. I never wanted to get out of it!
The sunken large kitchen is well appointed, and the outdoor living space is top notch, and also very comfortable.
Marley and Rey the resident dogs are so sweet and are never a bother. The owner Daniel is present only to care for the dogs and keep his beautiful landscaping watered. It truly is paradise.
The driveway is however very be carefull if you've had a few too many cocktails in the pool! I do not recommend walking to the beach... Going down the drive is ok, it's the coming back up that is killer! We did have a very large beetle in our bathroom sink one morning....but with the openness of the house I expected a few critters, and we only had a few.
I hope to return to villa montmeru at another time. It truly was a vacation I will always remember!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets
-+506 885 95875 (Costa Rica)
Mal Pais Puntarenas

Absolutely Spectacular

  • 5 of 5
Wow! This place was AMAZING! We where 2 families traveling together, and we had the pleasure of staying in this spectacular home for a week. What a treat it was! From the second we arrived we felt as though we were in a castle. The view was absolutely stunning. The house and land radiates pure magic... And the sunsets... Absolutely breathtaking. The owner Daniel is a bright, entertaining, kind, happy, helpful, smart, wonderful, human being. It was a treat of it's own just to have the pleasure of meeting him. The people who work around the property were wonderful and helpful as well. The dogs were great company, very sweet, and the kids loved them. We will definitely be coming back to stay here when we return! Thank you Daniel for the hospitality! Blessings!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets
-+506 885 95875 (Costa Rica)
Mal Pais Puntarenas
New York, NY


  • 5 of 5
Five of us just returned from a week at Villa Montemeru. We couldn't have been happier with the house, which is even more beautiful than the pictures and description suggested. The layout and decor are thoughtful and stylish, the indoor/outdoor kitchen and living room are gorgeous, the beds are comfortable, and the views of the ocean, jungle, and sunsets to die for. Mariella was an excellent host, welcoming but discreet, and gave us excellent suggestions for local beaches, food shopping, and restaurants. Although we ate out a few times in Santa Teresa and Malpais, we really preferred long, relaxed evenings in the house, with Ray and Marlie, the two adorable ridgebacks.
The region is beautiful, though the roads are sometimes rough and dusty. The house is situated high above the road and is therefore secluded and quiet, except for the wonderful noises of the jungle. One word of caution - the jungle and its wildlife are all around and very present, and if that doesn't interest you, this might not be the best area to stay in.
All in all, the location, the house, and the welcome make Villa Montemeru paradise. I hope we'll be back soon.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets
-+506 885 95875 (Costa Rica)
Mal Pais Puntarenas
Spokane, WA


  • 5 of 5
My wife and I took our four young-adult children and, for 3 of them, their significant other, to this villa at Mal Pais for a weeklong stay. From this property the view of the Pacific Ocean, sunsets, and jungle canopy is no less than extraordinary.The villa sits on a beautiful forested hillside away from the dust of the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa beach road, yet it's a moderate walk to the sea shore. We rented a vehicle so we could get out a bit to surrounding towns and sights. I'd recommend that you plan on doing so for part of your stay, unless you want to hang out mostly around the pool-- which certainly isn't out of the question-- or unless you're a dedicated walker. The facility was perfect for us-- nice infinity pool with nearby shower and bathroom; large open-air (but covered) poolside dining/gathering facility with comfortable tables and furniture, large bar/dining counter, and a a modern sunken kitchen with all necessary appliances; four spacious sleeping quarters each with its own beds, couches, bathroom, shower, closet, and separate deck. The pool and premises are well-lit at night. The owners were warm, always accessible, and obviously wanted our stay to be a great one, which it was.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Happy New Year, Daniel
Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets
-+506 885 95875 (Costa Rica)
Mal Pais Puntarenas

Absolutley Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Everything about Montemeru worked for us: Ideal setting, beautiful view, priceless wildlife experiences, and comfort. Daniel is a great host. We felt well cared for, and we really appreciated the dedication of his staff to keeping the place clean and tidy.

Montemeru is a great location with beaches within walking distance, and the sound of the surf to lull the tensions we came to escape. What a great place to unwind from our daily lives! We loved not being in town, but close enough for as many trips to the restaurants, stores, bakery, shops, and nightlife as we wanted. Daniel is very knowledgeable about the area and a great resource for directing you to wherever your desires might take you. His interest in our satisfaction was refreshing and made our entire experience of Costa Rica one not to be forgotten.

The description on this site doesn't quite do justice to the experience to be had at Montemeru. We loved cooking in the outdoor kitchen, eating at the beautiful wooden dinner table, and relaxing with each other poolside, morning, afternoon, or evening. The sunsets from the property were truly amazing, and a highlight for sure.

I could go on, but more words won't do justice to the time we had there.

All of the six people in our group agree: Montemeru is the place to be if visiting Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. If we return, we will definitely seek another stay at this wonderful property.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Panoramic Ocean and Rainforest views with Glorious Sunsets
-+506 885 95875 (Costa Rica)
Mal Pais Puntarenas
Kauai, Hawaii USA

Costa Rica bliss!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed for 1 week and fell in love with this incredible villa. The views are incredible, the outdoor (covered) living area and kitchen are so luxurious. Perhaps my favorite place is the infinity pool to cool off and take in the stunning view.

I love the open air design, and staying in such a deluxe villa with a home like feel.

We will definitely return to this special spot!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

It sits atop of its own hill and enjoys the best panoramic views. None of the surrounding properties visually intrude and guests enjoy absolute privacy. You enjoy a continuous ocean breeze. Our rooms all have high ceilings with quality ceiling fans and oversize windows. They remain cool all year round. All bedrooms are furnished with custom made beds from exquisite tropical hardwoods. Unbeatable comfort for reasonable rates.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tambor at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Papaya Lounge at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Paquera at 35 Miles Nearest Golf : Los Delfines at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Mar Azul at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Villa Montemeru is located in Mal País up on the first hill above the beach. We are 5 walking minutes from two beaches and about 5 driving minutes from the commercial center, where you find 2 banks, a pharmacy, rental car agencies, shopping, restaurants, a sushi bar, ice cream parlor, bars and entertainment. Our location is insofar ideal that we are not directly on the main road and therefore immune to traffic, noise and dust, yet only minutes away from all the action. The road that leads up to Villa Montemeru is private and well maintained all year round. The driveway leading up to the house is concrete. Once you arrive, you are immediately taken in by the panoramic views of the Pacific ocean beyond the rainforest.

Other Activities: Nearby activities include surfing, hiking, bird & monkey watching, sun bathing, canopy tours, kayaking, horseback riding, swimming, fine dining, salsa dancing and chilling.


From $300 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
Veranillo (Little Summer)
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Rainy Season
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 6 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00

We prefer damage insurance available for $ 49, but will also accept a $ 500 cash damage deposit, that is fully refundable upon check-out, provided nothing has been damaged or broken.

For groups of up to 5 people we offer a 20% discount, except during peak season and Easter week.

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Updated: May 21, 2015


From the Owner

The Nicoya peninsula is one of a handful of designated Blue Zones in the world, with an above average population of centenarians. The high mineral content of the local water is credited with this benefit. While the hotels and houses a bit farther up north have to buy water from tanker trucks during high season, our location in close proximity of the Cabo Blanco National Park has the advantage of water being delivered to us from the Park. We have a high quality 2 stage water filter in the kitchen, which allows our guests to enjoy perfectly safe and fresh tasting water straight from the tap, instead of buying inferior bottled water.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village


  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 3600 sq. ft.


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • 4.5 + outdoor shower by the pool


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2). All beds are custom made of exotic tropical hardwood, and come with top of the line mattresses. Extra inflatable queen size mattresses available. All linens are 100% cotton.


  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • We have a selection of surfboards for our guests at no extra charge.

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