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Modern Bliss In Tropical Paradise - Ocean View!

Bedrooms 2
Space 150 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 2 Br Home In The Lush Green Mal Pais Hills With Amazing Ocean Views

Casa Motema is a gorgeous modern 2 bedroom ocean view villa in the Mal Pais hills. The house boasts a beautiful infinity pool an impressive rooftop deck overlooking the jungle and waves of Playa Carmen.

Both bedrooms are spacious & elegant and each have an en suite bathroom. The home has full amenities and air-conditioning everywhere and can house up to 4 adults.

Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are now world famous for some of the most beautiful white sand beaches and most consistent waves in the world. The location of the house is perfect. A few minutes away from town, you are able to enjoy the peace and quiet and the sounds of nature while being very close to the amazing beaches, awesome surf, numerous restaurants, stores and activities in and around town.

This is the ideal place for a fun, relaxing and adventurous vacation in this heavenly place that is Costa Rica.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Carmen Beach, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We recycle and separate organic trash.
  • Please turn off the Air Conditionning units when you are not in the rooms and or if you leave the house.
  • Please be mindful of your water consumption.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor toilet and shower for pool - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms are beautiful and modern with their own ensuite bathroom, air-conditionning and ceiling fan. One room has an ocean view and the other enjoys a partial ocean view & nice jungle views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Modern Bliss In Tropical Paradise - Ocean View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from February 15 to February 20. The house is fantastic for 4 people. It is centrally located to move around between Montezuma and Playa Hermosa. The views are great, and the beaches are fantastic! The pool was delightful, and in the morning we watched monkeys going down the hills.

Grocery stores are near to stock up and cook in if you want! We would definitely revisit if we come back to this area. BTW, you really need a car in the area and 4x4 is helpful!

  • Submitted: 4-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning ocean and sunset views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious, clean home. Great views of the water and jungle especially from the rooftop deck. The pool is perfect temperature and there is an outside bathroom so you don't have to enter the home wet. Lila, the owner, was available via text or messenger anytime before and during our stay. She provided a crib and highchair for our baby too. Jasmine, the caretaker, is kind and helpful. There are plenty of spots on the property to relax and enjoy the great views. I would recommend a 4x4 or quad for the hill to the home as the roads are very rough and steep (typical for the area). We're already hoping to book another stay. Thanks Lila!

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Flawless transaction from A-Z, from booking to directions to customer service to check out Lila & Brett were awesome. We are very grateful for your warm welcome and your guidance! The house and the view were simply a dream!! From the moment you drive onto the grounds you feel transformed! The house has everything you can imagine, is packed with amenities, is clean and safe. We had two small children and they had a blast exploring the property, discovering Tucans and humming birds in our backyard and most of all swim all day in this amazing pool. The roads in CR and especially up to the house are very bumpy and steep steep but fun, just make sure you rent a SUV with 4 wheel drive. One mention if you travel with small children, the second bedroom is part of the house but adjacent to the house. Although safe and every door lockable we didn't feel comfortable letting the kids sleep by themselves and therefore split up so one adult is with one child.

I can highly recommend Casa Motema, Lila & Brett. It is truly an amazing property!

Thant you Thank you!

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Great Location. Attentive staff. Perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful inside and out and it is in a great location in Mal Pais.

Our group was 2 couples and the house was a perfect size for the four of us. The house is just south of the crossroads. It is away from the busyness of Carmen/Santa Teresa, but still only takes a few minutes for a grocery/food/beer run. I think it's perfect if you want some privacy but still want to be close to all that the area has to offer. There is a house just above this one, but we never noticed it. It still feels very private.

Lila was very responsive and flexible setting up the reservation. After that, Brett and Tania took over to make sure we had everything we needed. Brett was very attentive throughout our trip, answered any questions that we had, and made sure that we had what we needed. Tania met us when we got to the house and showed us around. She also set us up with ATVs and horseback riding. Whatever we needed, Tania and Brett amazing, and provided first class service. I can't rave about their attention enough.

Andres the caretaker was very friendly, and the cleaning lady (sorry, didnt catch her name) was also very good to us.

As for the house, it was a prefect size for us and has very modern amenities. The pool is perfect to cool off in after being out in the sun. Watching the sunset from the patio area is worth the price alone. There are plenty of hangout areas and the kitchen has everything you could need.

Like all houses built on the hills in this area, you have to take a steep rocky road to get to the house. The house is only about 200 meters up, but I wouldn't suggest walking it. Renting ATVs for the duration of your stay is the way to go in this area, and that will allow you to get all over the south part of the peninsula like up to Playa Hermosa or over to Montezuma. We always rent an SUV from Budget to get us from the airport to the house, then drop the SUV off at the office right at the crossroads the next morning after they drop off the ATVs at the house. Then just repeat for the journey back to the airport. That's my recommendation.

Once you're in town, there's so many things to do and explore. And so many of the restaurants in the area are incredible. Lila has a list of her favorites in the house, and you really can't go wrong with that list. We were familiar with the area from previous trips but found some new favorites on this trip.

As someone who has been to the area before, I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Property in an Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in multiple places over the years in the ST/MP. This one is a gem. Quietly perched on the hillside with panoramic peacefulness, it is extremely close to all of the amenities that you would want in the region. Beautiful beaches with great surf, surf shops, amazing restaurants and groceries are a short ride away. The house is new and beautifully designed inside and out. A full rooftop sundeck is a nice addition to an already amazing pool area. The photos don't lie! The rooms are extremely comfortable, and quite private from one another, with their own ensuite bathrooms. The owner has amazing interior design style, which makes this home feel like a surfers paradise. The property is very secure and offers incredible privacy. The road is not that bad and only has one steeper area as you approach the property. I drove a front wheel drive car up there, no problem with cautious driving. Rain could make it a challenge, but that wasn't an issue for us. Breakfast by the pool every morning was an amazing way to start the day, and the sunsets were like a dream. I would not hesitate to stay here again, and I would highly recommend you consider the property if you are planning on visiting the area. The owner was punctual, friendly, helpful, and was very reliable with helping us with anything we needed. Looking for to the next time I get to visit here.

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic Location Perfect view & House with Style

  • 5 of 5

We had a Great holiday, this house was perfect.... Just the perfect size to hang out together but also allowed us to have our privacy each room have his own br. The kitchen in open space and dining room with all the light coming in is just TOP, haning out together while cooking is just so nice ...I LOVE THIS. You have everything you need or can imagine to have a nice stay. The Pool is nice for Sunset or after surf relaxing. The smell of the Garden is another finishing touch that make it Special...Cant wait to go Back

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Carmen Beach, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas 2018/2019
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 3 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$63.8
Additional Guest Fee C$51.04 per person per night
Damage Deposit C$382.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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