LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION**EXCELLENT AMBIANCE** ON THE BEACH**NO CAR NEEDED*

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION**EXCELLENT AMBIANCE** ON THE BEACH**NO CAR NEEDED*

Santa Teresa House Rental Photos and Description

Private House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Welcome to the pristine white sand beaches, lush green mountains and blue glassy surf waves that make Casa Tortuga in Santa Teresa a natural tropical paradise!

Casa Tortuga enjoys the privacy of it's own 1/2 acre lot, the security of a gated community and the serenity of flowering gardens and mature tropical hardwoods. There is a typical palm roof 'rancho' (gazebo) with hammocks and private swimming pool which you may find hard to get out of to make the short two-minute walk to the beautiful white sand beaches and 80+ degree year round warm water that makes Santa Teresa such a wonderful place. Listing #264308 is the property in between the beach and the house. Listing #101202 is the property next door.

The house is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the exclusive north end, about one half-mile south of the world-famous Flor Blanca Hotel and roughly one mile north of the many shops and restaurants in the bohemian surf town of Santa Teresa.

The house is as comfortable as it is functional, and reflects the casual elegance of Costa Rican living. The breezy open social side of the house offers three double sliders to the pool area. A large kitchen with an eat-up counter top bar, a comfortable living room and 2 day beds. Both areas overlook the palm roof terrace, swimming pool, and are surrounded by vibrant tropical gardens.

Down the hall from the social area is the master bedroom suite, which offers a king bed, separate A/C, ample closet space, a large private bathroom and a two double sliders to the outdoor gazebo and pool area.

Upstairs, the second bedroom has a king size bed, separate A/C unit, closet, 2 double sliders with balcony overlooking the garden and mountains. The full bathroom is share with the third bedroom.

Also upstairs the third bedroom with a queen size bed, closet and separate A/C unit, this is an open room to the stairs.

The lush & abundant gardens include a wide variety of mature tropical hardwoods, coconuts, various palms, bananas, papayas, & flowering tropical plants such as hibiscus, heliconias, bromelias and much more. Monkeys, iguanas, paroquets are just a few of the creatures you may see & hear right from your terrace.

Come, relax, and enjoy the beach, the picturesque sunsets, and all the natural beauty that makes Casa Tortuga in Santa Teresa a truly amazing place.

Keywords: Vacation Beach home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great time at Casa Tortuga. We missed Ray and Aleshia. Maybe 2010!!!

Thanks!

Jeff and Shannon from Denver, Colorado

Josh and Erin from Detroit, Michigan
Feb 2009
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Nicole

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Speaks portuguese, italian, spanish, english

I moved to this area 10 years ago looking for peace, waves and some warm weather...I found it all in this paradise, this place bring the best in you, i love this town.

Nicole purchased this house in 2003

The surf in front of the property, the amazing sunsets everyday, the friendly people that live around my neighborhood, the supermarket across the street, the 2 delicious restaurants in the neighborhood, the peace and quiet, the lack of crowds, the nature and the magic of Santa Teresa energy.

The location is the best! only 2 minutes walk to the beach, in a quite residential neighborhood. Only 10 minutes from the center of town.

There is a supermarket across the street, restaurants and surf shops walking distance, yoga classes everyday in Hotels such as Flor Blanca, Pranamar and Tropico Latino and some of the best beach breaks in the area right in front of the house.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Location, Location, Location**Excellent Ambiance** On the beach**no car needed*
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Location, Location, Location**Excellent Ambiance** On the beach**no car needed*
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
San Francisco CA/ Tres Rios CR
5

AMAZING PLACE TO SOAK IT ALL IN.

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here with five of my friends in August. The place was amazing. Not only was it in an enclosed compound, where security is not a worry but it nestled right out side of the main stripe and 400 feet from the beach. There was a super market right across the street. All of the rooms were spacious clean and nicely air conditioned. The whole vibe of the place was nice, from the art on the walls, to the BBQ, pool and full kitchen. I will definitely be taking another trip back there!
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
5

PERFECT FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation in Santa Teresa was exactly what we had hoped for - relaxing, inspiring, fun, and adventurous. And Casa Tortuga was perfect for us. My husband, kids (ages 9,8 and 1) and I decided to vacation in Santa Teresa with some good friends (a family of 4 with two kids ages 9 and 1). The set up of the house for our two families was ideal. There was a master bedroom downstairs where one couple slept with their 1-year old and another large room upstairs where the other couple slept with their 1-year old. Then there was a loft-type room upstairs where the "big" kids slept.
The house has easy access to the beach, restaurants, and markets. All 9 of us found something that spoke to us in terms of activities. Of course there was a lot of surfing and swimming in the ocean and in the pool; fishing in the ocean; wandering town; eating out at restaurants; taking day trips to other nearby beaches; and horse back riding.
Nicole was a great hostess and our concierge, Juan was really helpful. Between the two of them, we had all our questions answered and any requests met.
We had a wonderful vacation, one that none of us will ever forget! Thanks Nicole!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Buenos aires
5

EASTER HOLIDAYS 2013

  • 5 of 5
"Home away from home" is what we can say about our stay in CASA TORTUGA.
Amazing house, her owner cares about every detail; 30 mts away from the beach, 5 minutes walking distance from a great surf point; nice pool, beautiful garden with a great gallery , comfortable rooms, bathrooms, full kitchen, everything we needed, was there !!!!!
Hope we will return soon
PURA VIDA!!!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
New Mexico
5

PERFECT FOR A FAMILY OR A GROUP GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
My family with young kids and some of our friends stayed for a week at Casa Tortuga, and we can't say enough great things about it! We will definitely recommend this rental to people we know.

The house is modern, spacious, well-maintained, well-ventilated, and well-stocked with all the essentials we needed, which is something you don't always find in the area, as can attest our friends who stayed in other rental houses of equal or greater price-range in Santa Teresa. It is very clean to anyone's high standards. The owner, Nicole, did a fantastic job to ensure we had all the amenities and information we needed to settle in quickly. The house is designed in such a way that it is ideal for groups, with private bathrooms plus an open-concept living room, porch, and kitchen area that invite good times with family and friends in a tropical place.

We loved the pool and adjacent hammock area....they were the perfect places to hang out during the middle of the day with our kids to watch the occasional visit from howler monkeys and iguanas in the trees and enjoy the surrounding lush vegetation when we wanted a break from the sand and surf.

The beach is friendly for kids...safe, with great sand and a beach break that lets anyone from age 0-100 enjoy the water in the way they want (wading, swimming, surfing etc.). It was handy having a well-stocked grocery store (that also sells liquor) a quick walk down the street in addition to all the many small restaurants in Santa Teresa.

We hope to come again and stay at Casa Tortuga!
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
California
5

FANTASTIC PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
Casa Tortuga is one of the best places I've ever stayed. It's 100 metres away from consistent peeling beach break that's not over-crowded and has an awesome vibe in the water. It's got nice shade for the hot afternoons, the house is super clean and has all the amenities of a modern pad. It's really quiet and safe, perfect for families or anyone looking for a nice intimate get away. Esta buy bien!
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Costa Rica
5

GABRIELA SOTO

  • 5 of 5
I loved to stay at this house, perfect location, quiet, great accommodations, a place to stay, relax, enjoy nature, rest...., a dream!!
The house has everything you need,the bedrooms are big with comfortable beds and big bathrooms.It is quiet at night with a great view to the backyard with all the amazing nature you have there, trees, birds singing, ocean's sound. It has a swimming pool, just to be there and relax after a walk at the beach, it was clean and nice. The house has hammocks out side where you can rest, I just loved that!! Big living room, perfect to share time with friends and family. The beach is right there, just 3 minutes walking and you have this wonderful ocean view, wild and at the same time perfect for your senses. It is a place where you can feel safe, private entrance, security is a plus for this beauliful house. Big kitchen with all the equipment you need.
We walked at the beach at night and saw two Baula turtles, it was amazing a unique experience! You also have a lot of places to go out close from the house.It was more than I I expected!! everything was perfect!!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Tambor Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Ferry Tambor
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Santa Teresa
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Al Chile Viola and Soda Tiquicia
Car: recommended

Surfing, kitesurfing, Yoga, Pilates, massages,walking and jogging on the beach, canopy tour, surf lessons and surfboards rentals, snorkel in Tortuga Island, hiking Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve, ATV rentals and tours, Butterfly garden, Scuba diving.

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Teresa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
$4,500
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,850
$7,500
 
 
New Year's week
Dec 26 2014 - Jan 4 2015
10 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
A 40% deposit is required to secure your reservation, the balance upon arrival.
Notes You can rent the downstairs only for 2-4 people for $225/night, or $1,250/weekly
The pet fee is $50/day, the property is completely fence, so the dog can't run away
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Amenities

Santa Teresa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs by the social area
  • All bathroom have white tile, rug, towels, hand soap, body soap, aluminum windows.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , A/C unit, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A/C unit, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , A/C unit, ceiling fan, open room to the stairs.
  • All bedrooms have concrete floors, concrete walls, aluminum windows, black-out curtains, night tables with lamps. Teak wood details, and cedar wood doors.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
walking distance to the beach, quiet and residential neightborhood, private, secure property completely fence, ample and clean bathrooms, walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets, safe.
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