Iconic Mal Pais Beachfront Estate

Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
USD $7,960,000
For Sale
6 Beds
5 Baths
570 sqm
Source ID 120259507


Mal Pais’ most iconic beach estate has hit the market!

Iconic Mal Pais Beachfront Estate - The March House - sits tucked in the lush landscape of Mal Pais, in the middle of the picturesque bay called El Muey.

With the innate privacy of being set on its own bay, this stunning beachfront villa blends warm contemporary design and expansive grounds just short of a hectare in size to provide an unparalleled private retreat. Away from the throng of popular Santa Teresa, Iconic Mal Pais Beachfront Estate is still within five minutes from downtown and all its conveniences, presenting a perfect combination of nature, privacy and laid-back luxury within a gorgeous complex.

The open-air concept of the March House allows cool ocean breezes to flow and the sounds of the tropics to fill the airwaves. Hand-carved, louvered doors open each room wide to the abundant flora and the golden sunsets, blurring the line between in and outdoors.

The villa was designed in the style of the famous Mexican architect, Louis Ramiro Barragán. Simple and well-lit spaces that let nature and the spectacular surroundings speak for themselves, with spacious areas, high ceilings, abundant light and stucco concrete floors that function as a natural, cooling mechanism for the house, allowing ocean breezes to cross-ventilate the property. The kitchen, dining and living spaces are a wide open-floor plan that features the outdoors as the focal point.

Up a beautiful staircase, one can reach the master bedroom on the second floor, overlooking the pool, lawn and beach below. All rooms face the gardens towards the beach and have access to the pool area from an interior hallway within the house. The house itself is extremely comfortable and striking, designed with an eye to enhancing the indoor - outdoor experience.

Malpais is where the original Santa Teresa adventure had its beginnings in the 1990s. This is where the fishermen still keep their boats and their catch, where the little supermarket, Super Chico, to this day offers good wines and vegetables. There is a lovely little Catholic church and a football field, both overlooking the ocean. At the end of the fishermen's landing starts the Cabo Blanco National Reserve, the first National Park ever designated in Costa Rica in the 1960s.

The airy villa offers 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The property has a green lawn, bordering the swimming pool and the covered yoga ranch. Hammocks beneath palm trees, a full chef's kitchen and a spacious dining area with plenty of outdoor as well as indoor lounging space, complete the picture with comfortable sofas and chairs in the large, open living-dining room and kitchen area.

There is a separate laundry and storeroom above the 27,000 liter submerged water tank and a 20 ft bodega for added storage. An 8-meter deep artisanal well has plenty of water and a high recuperation rate, which even in the height of the dry season keeps the gardens verdant and blooming.The villa is connected to municipal water with its own water meter. The concession has permits issued by the Cobano Municipality to immediately build additional buildings totalling 511m2, if desired.

The March House has an impressive rental history, should that be of interest. Located in the best part of the coveted and quiet Malpais area of Santa Teresa, Iconic Mal Pais Beachfront Estate is a rare opportunity to purchase a large beachfront property with a beautiful, high-end, 6 bedroom family residence.



Cable TV, Pool.

Exterior Features

Balcony, Patio, Swimming.


Mountain View, Ocean View, Panoramic, Swimming Pool View, View.


Mountain View, Ocean, Suburban Home, Tropical, Waterfront.

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