Villa de Amor

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Swimming pool and beautiful gardens of this malpais rental villa

This is one of the finest ocean view houses in Malpais, and at a bargain price. Most of the area’s surf breaks can be seen from the spectacular infinity pool area, complete with its own private waterfall. It’s literally on a mountaintop, since the owner used to own the entire mountain that it’s on, and selling lots to many of the people whose houses you now see on this site. But he kept the best spot for himself, and built his house on it, which is now available for rent.

The house has two large bedrooms, with beds sleeping adults (Two king size beds and one folding sofa that is a double so total 6 people.) It has a full sized kitchen as well… everything is excellent quality.

The house has high speed WIFI and a TV with cable.

Villa de Amor is nestled on top of a hill overlooking the scenic beaches of Malpais and Santa Teresa. The vistas one can catch from here are absolutely ravishing- guests can literally view the waves hypnotically splashing on the Sunset Reef, Los Suecos, Mar Azul, and other beaches in the area, in addition to sweeping views of the entire coastline to the north and the naturally endowed Cabo Blanco national park in the southern end. The house is constructed in typical Costa Rican style: huge open windows with striking panoramic visuals from each room and a huge roof overhang for keeping the tropical heat at its minimum.  The whole house features a tiled deck complemented by beautifully kept lush tropical gardens.

Villa de Amor has a very large, comfortable and striking swimming pool, and some of the region’s most beautiful beaches are a mere 5 minute drive from the property. These are ideal for swimming, surfing, lazy sunbathing or simply hiking along the coast to discover the marine wonders of the region.

Each bedroom has an independent full bathroom and a king size bed.  The living room has a sofa that also acts as a double bed.  The mattress on a second sofa can sleep a child so the villa can actually house up to 6 adults and a child. All bedrooms have an AC but it’s rarely needed because there’s always a nice pleasant and balmy breeze blowing in the hotel’s surroundings.

Just below the Villa de Amor are four excellent surf breaks: the sunset reef, mar azul, malpais spot, and punta barragona. The Malpais region has many beaches, secret and sparsely populated surfing and snorkeling spots, and Santa Teresa located at 10 minutes drive to the north features an even greater range beaches and surf spots. Other popular activities in the region include horse riding on the beach or in the nearby tropical rainforests, hiking to the Montezuma waterfalls(25 min away), scuba diving, boat trips to Tortuga Island for whale and dolphin watching, sport fishing, zip line tours, a day trip to the Butterfly Gardens, Cabo Blanco National Park and Curu Nature Reserve.

Editor’s Note: This was once my personal house that I lived in for the green season. It’s absolutely spectacular. The decor isn’t the most modern, and the house itself isn’t huge, but the layout, views, and connection with the amazing pool area create an atmosphere like you’re in the Garden of Eden, but on a mountaintop. You will be amazed and very happy with this choice.

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Google Map of the location

Although not marked on the map, you can see the exact location easily because it’s at the end of “Justin’s Road” shown near the center of the map. Justin is the owner of Villa de Amor.

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14 Responses to Villa de Amor

  1. CAROLINE DESROSIERS August 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Hi, I would like to know if the house is free and if it’s how much is the rent for december 26 to january 23

  2. bob vogel April 4, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    we are a family of four adults (two children 19 and 20)and have been to Mal Pais a couple of years ago and are coming down during the low season in late june and early July. I see that you might consider a sublease during this time. If so please let me know and what the low season rates are for a week

    Thanks, Bob

  3. Rob Bowdon August 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Very interested in this property Nov 19-27th. Please email me at

  4. N Barton December 27, 2011 at 3:46 am

    We are looking to book accomodations, and arrange a small wedding followed by an intimate candlelight dinner with family and friends.
    Any information you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
    Warm regards, Natasha and John

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  6. Jimena January 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I would like to know if the house is free March 20 to March 25th, and the price. Thanks

  7. machelle ketterhagen February 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I’m checking to see if you have availability from March 1-March 5, 2012? We have a party of 4, 2 adts and 2 children 14 and 16.

    What would the rate be and how far are you from Liberia airport?

    Thank you,

  8. Cassie McCaffrey February 19, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Our family is travelling to Costa Rica from Canada. We are interested in renting a home in your area from the middle to end of May 2012. Please let us know if this vacation rental is available during that time.

    Thank you,

  9. Kate Hardy February 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Is this available from 3/31/12 – 4/8/12? If so, please contact me at

  10. Lona Whitney March 15, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I am very interested in the details of renting this property.

    I am looking at the 31st of March up until the 4th of April.

    Please let me know the rates, terms and conditions that would apply as soon as possible.

    I would also like to know if there is any night life, restaurants and activities near by?



  11. Brenda April 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    We are cosidering traveling to Mal Pais in the month of August, possible dates from the 17 through the 26th.
    1) Will this home be available and what are the rates per night? 2) Is the home equiped with central air conditioning?
    3) Are there other amenities not mentioned?
    4) How close to the beach?
    5) How close/far from town/shopping?

    I thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my email.


  12. Matias Bunge April 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Will be traveling down to this area with my father and 2 friends around June 20th-July 2nd

    Was wondering if this is place is free.
    Email me at

    Thank you!

  13. Scott May 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Would like to book this Villa July 14-19. Please send me the details.

  14. Iris Leon November 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Available from Dec27-Jan2