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Mahogany House in Mal Pais

House in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

Front view of Mahogany House
Front view of Mahogany HouseHorses on the beach in Mal PaisKitchen and Dining area of the Mahogany HouseOpen Kitchen makes preparing food a pleasureMahogany house is really at one with the surrounding areaOpen Dining Area with fresh sea breezesOutdoor Shower, perfect for a post surf or swim rinse-offLarge covered verandah, a reminder you're in paradiseYou'll spend a lot of time out here enjoying Costa RicaCommon AreaOne of the coolest two bedroom rentals in Mal Pais

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About this property

Mid Century styling meets artisan jungle vibe in your own private cove!
Looking for a private, beachfront, family-friendly vacation rental in Costa Rica? The Mahogany House is for you. Located in Mal Pais, away from all the hustle and bustle of Santa Teresa, enjoy this incredible setting on its own private cove, next to a creek, and surrounded by the jungle canopy. Because it’s a quiet pristine area, you will see a lot of monkeys and birds, and you can’t do much better than sitting on it’s elevated concrete porch and watching the sunset over the ocean. And don't be surprised if you wake up in the morning to see horses trotting down the beach.

The House
The Mahogany house is a mix of mid century modern and Japanese modern. The entire home and all of the furniture is hand made with local woods, by the owner, and other people who live in town.  There are 2 bathrooms, and 2 large bedrooms with 2 beds in one, and 1 king bed in the other. This is the ultimate in real Costa Rica living, inspired by the locals, and the best of modern architecture.

Surfing and Beach
There is a surf break right in front at high tide called Muey, it’s not the best wave in town, but if you’ve already hit it somewhere better in the morning, it’s a fun afternoon/evening session. Also at low tide and the right swell the Sunset Reef provides advanced surfers a great ride as well as nearby Marazul on a south or SW on high tide.

Town is about a mile away down the main dirt road. You are close to Mary’s restaurant, and Mary’s farm, as well as a small grocery bodega, and a couple local restaurants. You also have a brand new kitchen and refrigerator. As far as we are concerned, this is living the dream. The perfect balance of jungle living meets modern.


  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower


  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $280
Per Week $1,960
Per Month $7,840


This property is located near Mar Azul. Mar Azul is a left hand point break that also has a right with the correct swell direction. South swells with an outgoing tide make for the best waves. The peak begins at a large rocky slab that can be exposed on low tide. There is also an easy-going inside peak that can work well and offer long (200 meters) rides. Mar Azul is somewhat fickle, not breaking all the time, but when it does break it is one of the best advanced surf spots in Malpais.

This property is also located near Playa Santa Teresa. A 2km stretch of some of the most consistent beachbreak on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The beach's Southeast/Northwest orientation makes it ideally exposed to swell angles from below 195 to over 220 degrees; although it breaks best with SSW combo swells. While ostensibly a sandbar beach break, the unique bottom configuration of sand over rock reef gives form to the consistently breaking peaks for which Santa Teresa is famous. These well-groomed sandbars offer peaky, punchy rights and lefts that are just plain fun when it is under head high. But the game changes once the swell goes overhead, offering up juicy outside walls that connect into grinding inside barrels.

This property is also located near Roca Mar/Suck Rock. A grindy, challenging right hand reef break located at the West end of Playa Santa Teresa. It is also known as "Suck Rock," because the wave jacks up out of deep water, doubling up over a dry reef as it peels across into deeper water. Deep, spitting tubes are the reward for skirting the "Dreaded Spine."

Surf Type

  • Point break
  • Reef break
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • Warm water

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Property Images

Front view of Mahogany House

Horses on the beach in Mal Pais

Kitchen and Dining area of the Mahogany House

Open Kitchen makes preparing food a pleasure

Mahogany house is really at one with the surrounding

Open Dining Area with fresh sea breezes

Outdoor Shower, perfect for a post surf or swim

Large covered verandah, a reminder you're in paradise

You'll spend a lot of time out here enjoying Costa Rica

Common Area

One of the coolest two bedroom rentals in Mal Pais

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