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Modern Bliss In Tropical Paradise - Ocean View!

Bedrooms 2
Space 140 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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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:
  • 140 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
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • 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 the cooler jungle views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Brooklyn, New York


  • 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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Albany, Western Australia, Australia

Great view, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed great views of the ocean, amazing sunsets and a few drinks by the pool each night. The house is comfortable and well furnished, the best of three others we have previously stayed in the area. The access road is comfortable in a car or quad but my partner said it was a bit of an adventure on his rented motorbike in the rain.

I'd recommend this property for people wanting privacy and great ocean views by the pool!

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oahu, Hawaii

Stunning & Amazing House With An INSANE Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful in so many ways.

The layout is exactly how I would want to build my tropical paradise home. Sliding glass doors that open the entire home to a infiniti pool and 180 degree ocean view. A rooftop hang out area for sunset cocktails and a modern designed kitchen with all the amenities for cooking up any meal. Large rooms, large beds, and air conditioning to guarantee a sound sleep after a long day of surfing.

The home has tropical inspired design and furnishing from bali which really gives the house a unique look and feel.

The house is perched up on the hill just far enough from town to be quiet but still close enough to get anything you need from town in just a few minutes.

My favorite part of everyday while staying here was waking up, having my coffee, and sitting out on the outdoor couch watching the waves rolling in and whales cruising by out in the distance while the white faced monkeys came down from the mountain side.

You wont be disappointed.

I cant wait to go back !

  • Submitted: 3-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018



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
Easter break 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
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

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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