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Ultimate Surfers Paradise 2br home with private pool Trip Advisor Top 3 of 45

Stefan

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights

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Ultimate Surfers Paradise 2br home with private pool Trip Advisor Top 3 of 45

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights

Overview

Santa Teresa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Casa Morpho is an outstanding value for couples, families, and friends. This home is part of a 3-home, 2.5 acre gated complex. Our beachfront lot is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Santa Teresa’s exclusive North end. The best surf break in the area is located directly in front of the property. Santa Teresa is known for its consistent surf, pristine white sand beaches, and relaxed atmosphere.

We are located approximately one mile (1.2 km) north of the center of town. Casa Morpho is steps to the beach and has a serene walking path through a tropical Butterfly garden 'Mariposario' directly to the ocean without having to cross any main roads.

This comfortable 1000 square foot (95m2) two-bedroom, one-bath house with indoor and outdoor areas and a private non-chlorine pool (pure salt chlorinated) is surrounded by tropical hardwood trees and exotic local fauna. The kitchen is well equipped with a 18 cubic foot refrigerator, four burner gas stove and oven, bar style dining set for four, toaster, blender, coffee maker and more. The adjoining living room area offers hardwood, bamboo and rattan furniture and a 27' color cable TV, tastefully decorated in Costa Rican style. The bedrooms are both the same size. One has a queen bed and the other one has two singles. Both bedrooms have ample closet space, ceiling fans, A/C, large screened windows for cross ventilation and of course there is hot water in the bath. An outdoor back terrace provides a dining area for 6 and gas grill, and also an area to hang wet bathing suits. The private pool is non-chlorine (pure salt chlorinated) and has a nice Brazilian Cherry finished deck which joints the dining and living areas via the pool area, which offers an outdoor shower and lounge area.

Theses two wonderful outdoor terrace areas are very private and wonderful. Again, there is one LR & one DR area adjacent to the pool and pool deck area. The LR area offers an Indo day bed and hammocks, while the dining area offer seating for 6 and a built-in gas lava rock grill. This is a good place to share quality time with friends and family or to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful tropical surroundings.

Our lush & abundant gardens include a wide variety of mature tropical hardwoods, cocos, various palms, bananas, plantanes, papayas, lemons & guava trees, plumerias, & flowering tropical plants such as hibiscus, jasmine, heliconias, bromelias, tabacones & much more. Monkeys, iguanas, paroquets are just a few of the creatures you may see & hear right from your terrace.

Mariposa property is a 3-house gated complex with full time maid maintenance and staff and a wonderful multi-lingual & multi talented Concierge, Marta Marques. If you wish to accommodate more than one family, can can comfortably accommodate 27 guests on-site. Please contact us or visit our website for more information. The property is private, secure and well maintained.

Also, within walking distance you'll find a supermarket and restaurants.

We look forward to your stay! Pura vida!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stefan (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
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About Stefan

My Dad was an executive w/Sheraton & Omni hotels, so I grew up in & @ the hospitality business. I first came to CR, in '96 to guide the Pacuare river with Rios Tropicals, while on summer break from grad school.

I quickly fell in love with CR & came back every summer since. In 2000 I moved to CR for a year & began 'The Search'. In 2002 I was able to transition back to CR full time & purchased this magnificent beachfront parcel in '03 w/the sale of my Aspen property. I am an ex-Aspen, Colorado foreign language teacher, who is actively involved as a volunteer at the local public school. I have dedicated my full time efforts to developing and running a first class beach home rental operation, where people can come and relax, renew and enjoy one of the prettiest beaches in anywhere in the world...Santa Teresa, CR. Mariposa Vacation Homes, is the result of many years of dedicated work to achieve that goal.

Stefan purchased this house in 2007

Why Stefan chose Santa Teresa

I lived in Hawaii for 3 years & have traveled extensively both abroad & around Costa Rica, looking for the most beautiful beach in the world, where the surf is friendly & consistent. I decided to settle in Santa Teresa because it was one of the few places that actually surpassed my criteria. It's pristine white sand beaches, glowing sunsets, wonderful surf, nice people and magical tropical atmosphere must be experienced first-hand in to be truely appreciated !

What makes this house unique

Mariposa Vacation homes reflects a passion for excellence and respect for nature. Our goal here is simple: to provide every guest everything they need to enjoy the best beach vacation ever ! Our homes are comfortable quality constructions, with modern conveniences, beautiful gardens, very private and steps to one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, wit a small intimate staff to cater to your needs...

What more could you ask for ?

We welcome you to come and experience the beauty and magic of Santa Teresa, and Costarican 'PuraVida' hospitality.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the second time I have stayed in Casa Iguana and I fully intend to keep going back.



The location is first class - the private entry makes getting to the beach breeze, and there are several great restaurants a few minutes walk down the road as well as a supermarket a stones throw away.



The staff are fantastic, friendly and helpful.



Thoroughly recommended
Sep 2014
  • 1 of 35

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights
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Reviews

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Ultimate Surfers Paradise 2br home with private pool Trip Advisor Top 3 of 45
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Bonn, Germany
5

simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit in Santa Teresa. We stayed at casa morpho. The property is perfectly situated. Just a short walk to the beach. 4 Iguanas in the neighborhood - so cool, so cute. so shy:-) The Pool, especially the shower is a dream during the hot hours around noon. I loved the outside area for having breakfast. A special THANKS to Marta, the property manager. She is awesome and very very smart! We decided to come back to Santa Teresa and Casa Morpho for a longer time. 5 Days are not enough. 2 or 3 weeks are better. Casa Morpho is the perfect Location for a small family. You can't get it better....Thanks again to Marta and Stephan.....

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Casa Yin Yang is an absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time our group stayed at casa Yin Yang.

The property is perfectly situated on the beach with just enough distance to get full privacy but still reach points of interest within walking distance. Not to mention the uncrowded beach break for surfing just outside the gate. The premises hold a high standard with everything you would expect.

Marta the property manager is nothing short of fantastic and goes the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your stay. She's also shares her local knowledge and can recommend a range of quality assured services like yoga, massage, ATVs, etc. at a good price.

We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Salt Lake City, UT
5

Our Own Personal Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This review is WAY overdue (sorry Stephan)!

Let me start of by saying that all communications with Stephan before our travels were great! The Owner, Stephan, was easy to reach and quick to answers our questions. The reservation process was also simple and easy.

We rented Casa Iguana for 12 nights. The home and property was very well kept. The house itself was the perfect size for myself, husband and our 10 year old. Everything was there that we required or needed- even a blender to make smoothies with the fresh bananas and star fruit we picked! The grocery store was a 5 minute walk out the front gate- super convenient.

The walk to the beach was also a five minute walk. This walk took you to the side gate (with security lock) that opened to the public access walkway to the beach. It was perfect for my husband who wanted to run up and check the surf several times a day!

The wi-fi was actually TOO GOOD! We had fully expected to drop off the grid for two weeks! But, there it was, great wi-fi and the ability to make our Facebook friends jealous of the paradise we had found.

Marta, the property concierge, was friendly, funny and helpful when we had questions or needed to find someone to take us fishing. The cleaning clue did a great job on their every other day visits. And maintenance replied promptly to the minor issue we had.

We are hoping to return to the property...maybe bring friends and rent Casa Ying Yang!

Thanks again Stephan, Marta and Hector!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

Privacy at its best. Truly a vacation.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Duncans Mills, Ca
5

  • 5 of 5

Privacy at its best. Truly a vacation.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tambor
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
la Lora
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ferry Tambor to & from Puntarenas/Paquera
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Delfines Tamor
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Al Chile Viola
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa
Car: recommended

Concierge, private yoga, pilates, massage, chefs available, very private & relaxing, enjoy long walks on the beach, tide pools, gorgeous sunsets and more.

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

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
 
Spring High Season
Apr 1 2015 - May 10 2015
6 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Mid Season
May 11 2015 - Jun 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
July 4th Holiday
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Mid Season
Jul 13 2015 - Oct 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Green Season
Oct 4 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Fall High Season
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 14 2015
6 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 15 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Regular High Season
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
New Years
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 3 2016
8 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Regular High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Jan 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
High Season B
Jan 31 2016 - Feb 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Presidents Day
Feb 14 2016 - Feb 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
High Season B
Feb 22 2016 - Mar 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 19 2016 - Mar 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Regular High Season
Mar 28 2016 - May 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Mid Season
May 16 2016 - Jun 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Mid Season
Jul 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
 

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Amenities

Santa Teresa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1st ba offers white ceramic tile, hand painted sink, 2nd ba is in Travertine marble
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1) Hand Made Costa Rican Wicker bed with elegant headboard & orthopedic matress, Twin or Single Beds (3) There are 2 singles in the second bedroom and a 3rd single in the LR. Hardwood and bamboo beds with Orthopedic mattresses in 2nd bedroom & Indo daybed with orthopedic mattress in the LR, Baby Cribs (1) Pack & play style crib and highchair available, at no extra cost
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
One of Santa Teresa's premier private rental properties, with Trip Advisor 5 star rating and Certificate of Excellence Award Winner. Private, quiet, safe, secure, fenced property w/concierge, electric gate entrance, very close walking distance to the beach, extremely clean & comfy, close to restaurants and supermarkets, but out of town in a quite residential neighborhood, property is maticulously maintained by US/CR owner & staff, environmentally conscious project

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