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The White House of Costa Rica, Beachfront Architectural Dream in Mal Pais

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vacation rental description

The White House is the beachfront architectural jewel of Costa Rica's Pacific coast, located on Playa Hermosa, just a few hundred yards north of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. (Click here for a map).

This signature home is beachside with it's own private infinity pool and volleyball court. The property is adjacent to Pranamar, Costa Rica's most exclusive 5 star yoga resort where guests of The White House can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at their world class restaurant Buddah Eyes, and enjoy their beachfront bar.

Accommodations: The White House is a large 4 Bedroom beachfront home that features a gourmet chef's kitchen with an amazing ocean view. Cooking dinner while watching the sun set is an experience that you will never forget !

The main house can accommodate up to 8 people. Should you have a larger party, you may rent out a Villa with the White House or the entire property, (main house and 2 villas) to give you a total of 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. We have full daily maid service, 24 hour security, Satellite TV, local phoneline, and WiFi across the property.

Playa Hermosa is home to a plethora of tidepools and vast expanses of soft white sand. Great all level surf is a 2 minute beach walk north from The White House, and more experienced surfers can go out directly in front of the property.

Featured in 2010 in both Conde Naste Traveller and Su Casa (Central and South America's leading architectural magazine), The White house is the perfect beach getaway for the discriminating traveller.

Exquisite design, and all your creature comforts, along with contemporary art, furnishings, and appliances, and a location on one of the world's most beautiful and private beaches, will give you and your friends and family, the ultimate Costa Rican experience.

If you book The White House, you are welcome to speak to either our onsite Costa Rican manager, Mario, who speaks fluent English, or either of our two L.A. based owners (who spend many weeks a year at the house), and can advise you on everything from finding the best private chefs in the area to organizing a wildlife nature tour you'll never forget !

Keywords: beachfront, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, infinity pool, romantic, exclusive, ocean view, exclusive, Playa Hermosa, modern architecture, private, ocean front, beach house, best in Costa Rica, Best in Mal Pais, surf paradise, best sunset, best kitchen, best yoga

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Last modified on 08-2-2014 at 12:10 AM.

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Mario Matarrita (818) 995-1540

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story house
    • floor area 4000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • beachfront
      • As close to the ocean as you legally can in Costa Rica
    • oceanfront
      • As close to the ocean as you legally can in Costa Rica
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • sports & activities
  • General
    • wireless internet
    • telephone
    • covered parking
    • parking off street
    • air conditioning
    • washing machine
      • Laundry service available at an additional cost.
    • linens provided
    • clothes dryer
      • Laundry and drying service available at an additional cost.
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • dishwasher
    • kitchen
      • The White House Features a Chef's Kitchen
    • microwave
    • catering available
      • World class personal chefs readily available to come directly to The White House for an incredible dining experience.
    • cooking utensils
    • stove
    • coffee maker
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
      • Beautiful infinity pool overlooking the beach and ocean!
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
      • 2
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 17, beds for 6-17
    • bedroom 1:
    • bedroom 2:
    • bedroom 3:
    • bedroom 4:
    • detached unit:
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2) We can create a double bed in our back bedroom by strapping the two twins currently in that room together, Twin or Single Beds (2) We have two twin beds in our back bedroom, Child Beds (3) Our Media room can accommodate up to 3 children
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
      • Sky satellite.
    • cd player
    • stereo
    • dvd player
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
      • Big wood deck area by the pool perfect for entertaining
    • balcony
      • 2nd floor master bedroom features a very large balcony.
    • gazebo
      • Thatched roof daybed gazebo situated perfectly to overlook the ocean
  • Suitability
    • smoking allowed
      • No smoking allowed in bedrooms.
    • children welcome
    • minimum age limit for renters
    • pets considered
      • On a case by case basis.
  • Onsite Services
    • chauffeur
    • concierge
    • massage
    • private chef

activities and attractions in Mal Pais Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • whale watching
    • shopping
    • shelling
    • sight seeing
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
    • boating
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • swimming
    • fishing
    • surfing
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • wind-surfing
    • deepsea fishing
    • snorkeling

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  • owner Mario Matarrita
  • phone (818) 995-1540
  • 2nd phone (858) 245-7679 (California, USA)

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
High Season 2 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 nights
Low Season 2 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 nights
High Season 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 nights
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 nights
High Season 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 nights
Mid Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Aug 15 2015
4 nights
Low Season 2015
Aug 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 nights
Mid Season II 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Prices are based on 6 people.
$50 per additional guest up to 8 in total maximum occupancy.
SPECIAL DATES - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter Week: Price on Application.
7 nights minimum stay for Special Dates.

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traveler reviews for this mal pais house rental

Best. Vacation. Ever.

Review submitted: May 22, 2014   Date of arrival: April 19, 2014

If you've been searching for places in Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, look no further - this place was AWESOME! My boyfriend and I had been looking for places to rent for a few weeks and we kept running into issues w/ the owners, but FINALLY, we came across this gem! There was a group of 4 of us (two couples) and we stayed in one of the detached back units which was absolutely perfect for us. The place looked exactly as it was advertised on the website - if not better. Super clean, great location (literally steps from the beach and a short ride from town), modern, nicely decorated (I especially loved the driftwood art on the walls from the local Zwart Cafe in town) and all the amenities you would need - including the AC (A MUST)! The outdoor shower was also a big hit - especially to rinse after a day at the beach! Not only was the place fantastic, but the property manager/host, Tania, was AMAZING! She was super helpful in answering all of our questions before arrival, and even helped us plan out our activities. Once we arrived, she checked in daily and made sure we were all set - we honestly have her to thank for such an amazing time! She helped us rent ATVs for one day - which we ended up extending through the week - I would highly recommend those for anyone traveling to this area - the ATVs make it much easier to get around and it's an awesome way to explore the area. We rented a car to get down to Santa Teresa from San Jose, but we wish we would have returned it in town and picked it up the day we were leaving to save on cost. I would also highly recommend you go to dinner at Koji's down the street from the White House - honestly, hands down, the best sushi I've ever had - literally melts in your mouth! If possible, go twice... we regret not going there again! All in all, I would definitely recommend the White House to family & friends - really anyone looking for an adventurous and beautiful vacation:) It's not the easiest place to get to, but once you're there, it's absolute paradise. Maybe even the best kept secret in Costa Rica:) I will definitely go back one day - and next time bring all my friends and family and rent the bigger house - I just hope it stays somewhat a secret:) So do yourself a favor and rent this place -I promise you won't regret it! Thanks again to Tania, Mario & the White House for an amazing time!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Review submitted: April 11, 2013   Date of arrival: April 1, 2013

We loved the house. So many positive things to say. The location, the beach, the country, the food (we were delivered food each day and cooked which suited us).. the pool is small but enough.. the incredible ocean 35 metres away.. the sweet iguana's everywhere. Monkeys along the road from the airport. But at the ned there are two key take-aways..

1. The service granted us was simply fantastic. You can be sure that whatever your needs are, you will be accomodated by intelligent, kind souls.. who are on top of everything.

2. The best recommendation we can give is that we rented this house for 8 days.. and then booked one month for 2014 because it was the best holiday of our lives. It does not
get better than this.. and we are discriminating guests

Enjoy it. Please don't book the entire year on us in 2015.

Recommended for: age 55+, tourists without a car

Owners response: Hello Andrew!

Thank you so much for your kind words. Getting a review like this makes us realize how lucky we are to be able to live here in paradise but most importantly to be able to share it with others. I am well traveled person too and I know how precious vacation time is. That is our goal, to be able to provide our guests with the best holidays of their life. I can't wait to see you next year and have you experience the "pure life" one more time.

Pura Vida.


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Review submitted: January 24, 2013   Date of arrival: January 3, 2013

Had a great time at the White House. The house and beach were so beautiful we are already planning our return trip. Mario is a great guy and can help with anything. Rent atv's for a great adventure and have a dinner catered at the house by Tortsen for a real treat.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hi Betsy!

Thank you so much for your review. It was great to have you and your family enjoying the place. Torsten said you all had a great night together. I am happy to hear you had such a good time and I look forward to your next visit.

Pura vida!


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Mario Matarrita (818) 995-1540

Mal Pais vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 04/28/2009.