BEACHFRONT LUXURY RANKED #2 OF 38 WITH 5 STARS

Stefan

Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english
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Sleeps27
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEACHFRONT LUXURY RANKED #2 OF 38 WITH 5 STARS

Santa Teresa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-10)

Casa Yin Yang exemplifies tropical casual-elegant living with all of the creature comforts that even the most discerning traveler has come to expect. The simple beach house design blends in with it’s natural surroundings, while offering highend natural stone and teak finishings throughout. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home includes approximately 4500 square feet of improvements with a private pool and jacuzzi overlooking a pristine white sand beach, voted #1 beach in the world in 2011 People’s Choice Award. With warm water and one of the most consistent glassy, surf breaks, and glowing tropical sunsets daily, you’re sure to relax in style.

Casa Yin Yang has an open and inviting social area, including a large terrace finished in Brazilian stone, local Teak, Cana Brava with Palm accents. The Costa Rican hardwood dining table and Bali rattan seating accommodates 10-12 and an outdoor Indonesian style rattan and bamboo living room set with an oversized Bamboo Indo Day Bed from Java is available for your complete comfort & relaxation. Adjacent to the terrace is the salt-water chlorinated pool and ambient temperature Jacuzzi, finished in glass-ceramic tiles and Columbian stone, with a typical teak & palm roof ”rancho” complete with a second Indo day bed overlooking the surf break. There are two additional terrace areas, the Central Yin yang with hammocks and chaise lounges and an additional terrace with an additional Bali style rattan outdoor living room set, where you will enjoy privacy and relation just steps to the beach.

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One of the best, and least crowded surf breaks in the entire area is located directly in front of the property. There is also an adjacent sun deck off of the main terrace with poolside chaise lounges. The social area enjoys beautiful views of the ocean, waves, giant plumeria trees and exotic tropical gardens.

We have a wide variety of species of trees including coconuts, numerous types of palms, almond, guava, bananas, platanos, jicara, noni, lemons & 5 different colored plumerias from Hawaii, Brazil & Costa Rica. This pristine spot is abundant with wildlife; monkeys, iguanas, centesaurs, a pair of 3? tiger herons, white tailed hawks, pelicans, paroquets, frigate birds & even anteaters, armadillos, sea turtles, whales & other creatures have all been spotted right from our deck.

The kitchen is the heart of the house, and comes complete with stainless steel appliances (23 cubic ft. bottom freezer refrigerator, 6 burner stove with electric convection oven, extractor, & garbage disposal). The main sink looks to the ocean, and the second sink is built into the kitchen island. You’ll find this gourmet kitchen complete with Columbian stone counter tops, Cuisinart stainless steel cookware, a built-in outdoor gas grill area and virtually everything you need to prepare any meal.

The living room has a flatscreen plasma TV with cable TV and DVD, and a very comfortable ‘L’ shaped sofa. The spacious and well ventilated laundry area offers a full size Washer and Dryer, several lines to hang wet clothes, and large wash basin style double sink. There is Costa Rican highspeed Fiberoptic 5 Mega Internet connection and WiFi throughout the house.

1st Master Bedroom

The principal master bedroom has wonderful views of the ocean and gardens, and is only steps to the Jacuzzi and pool area. The MBR Suite offers an orthopedic pillow-top King size bed, 8 foot double sliders to the pool area, separate A/C and ceiling fan. The oversized master bathroom has ‘his and hers’ hand carved natural stone sinks with customs cedar cabinetry, and a spacious indoor/outdoor shower area which includes a stone tiled bench, double overhead Helvex rain showers and magnificent sunset views.

2nd Master Bedroom Suite

The 2th Master Bedroom is newly built addition located down the hall from the kitchen, LR and laundry areas. This spacious Suite offers a King size with orthopedic pillow-top and a full size Bamboo beds. A spacious Travertine bathroom with hand carved above counter natural stone sink, Kohler toilet and Stainless Steel Helvex fixtures complete this wonderful Master Bath. This bedroom offers an18,000 btu Coolteck Energy efficient A/C unit with remote control, ceiling fan, Travertine stone floors, twin closets, night table, desk and chair complete the MBR Suite.

2nd Bedroom

The second bedroom has ample closet space and share a beautiful and spacious travertine marble bathroom which has a pleasant cross ventilation from all four windows. The separate sink, shower and toilet areas provide space and harmony to this wonderful design. The hand carved above counter natural stone sink and polished chrome Helvex fixtures complete these wonderfully spacious bathrooms. The second bedroom has two beautiful handmade Costa Rican bamboo single beds. Each bedroom has, 8 foot sliders, separate A/C units, ceiling fans and Royal Dorado stone floors for your comfort and convenience.

3rd & 4th Bedrooms

The third and fourth bedrooms each offer two beautiful handmade Costa Rican bamboo single beds (4 in total) and have ample closet space, separate AC and ceiling fans. These two bedrooms share a beautiful and spacious travertine marble bathroom which has a pleasant cross ventilation from all four windows. The separate sink, shower and toilet areas provide space and harmony to this wonderful design. The hand carved above counter natural stone sink and polished chrome Helvex fixtures complete these wonderfully spacious bathrooms.

There is also a half bath off of the pool area , 4 outdoor terrace areas, ample indoor & outdoor living & dining areas and a private beachfront yoga shall.

Our Multi-lingual Concierge, Marta Marques, will be happy to assist you with all your vacation needs from domestic travel, tours, private chef services and more. Working exclusively with the most reputable operators in the area/country. Many popular activities include surf lessons and board rentals, yoga, pilates, canopy tour, bike tours, sport fishing, Tortuga island tour, Curu wildlife refuge & nature reserve, Cabo blanco nat'l park, Cabuya sea kayak, snorkeling & scuba tours, Montezuma waterfalls, butterfly garden, language school and much more...

Beach is in direct sight and a short walk directly from your home and private pool area.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Stefan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english

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

Casa Yin Yang at 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, with 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

Dear Stefan and Nicole

We've stayed in a lot of places in Costa Rica but CasasPuraVida is by far our favorite. We had the opportunity to stay in 3 of the 4 houses on the property. I would highly recommend them all....

The location is perfect! Great surf is at your doorstep, fantastic ethnic restaurants, friendly people, spas,grocery store and much more. A secure and well maintained premises. We were looking for the perfect location and found it! If you're looking for "PURA VIDA" this is the place.

Thank you all for accomodating our needs. This has been a wonderful vacation for our family. We will recommend CasasPuraVida to all our friends.

Look forward to seeing you in the future!

Take care!

Bud and Karen Shipp

Cape Carteret, NC
Dec 2008
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Sleeps27
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Beachfront Luxury Ranked #2 of 38 with 5 stars
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Beachfront Luxury Ranked #2 of 38 with 5 stars
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Palos Verdes, Ca. USA
5

First time to Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
I do have to say I was nervous about going to Costa Rica, we are usually a Hawaii vacation family. With that being said, I am changed and we felt so safe. We traveled with our young children ages 10 and 12 and there was plenty do do to keep they happy. We can't wait to get back and definitely would stay again at Casa Yin Yang. The house was clean, the staff that came in was very friendly and went out of their way to make us happy. Marta the concierge and Ana the chef we hired were at the house when we arrived to greet us and give us a tour of the property. So much to see and do in Costa Rica, our 9 day stay was just not quiet enough time. Thank you to Casa Yin Yang for a fantastic vacation!!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beachfront Luxury Ranked #2 of 38 with 5 stars
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Newport Coast, CA, USA
5

Highlight of our Trip---Amazing Private, Well Appointed House with Waves Out Front.

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect vacation home for our family of 5, with plenty of room in the bedrooms, wonderful kitchen/entertainment area, great pool and jacuzzi, and beautiful open natural space up to the beach. The concierge Marta was absolutely wonderful, and gave us plenty of options for dining and activities. We wish we were able to take advantage of the cook that can prepare food, but we were too busy dining around town and not inclined to make plans. There were some booming waves out front for my son and I, a nice beach for my wife and daughters, and we loved jumping into the jacuzzi and pool from the ocean (and I usually am not a pool type of guy). If you are the type that wants to watch TV (why would you want to do that in this paradise??), there is a flat-screen with satellite, and a DVD player.

All in all a very enjoyable and memorable trip, and we hope to be back!!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Portland, Oregon USA
5

Amazing Place right on the water!

  • 5 of 5
I came with 7 friends for 1 week and we had the time of our lives. The location is perfect and everything was taken care of for us. We can't thank Stefan and his team enough. We will definetely be back for another trip soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Beachfront Luxury Ranked #2 of 38 with 5 stars
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Florida
5

Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a fabulous tropical vacation in Santa Teresa at the Casa Yin Yang! The home is beautiful, and right on the most gorgeous beach! We enjoyed daily walks on the uncrowded beautiful beach! The boys enjoyed surfing right in front of the house! The best surf is right out the back door of Casa Yin Yang! We enjoyed watching the locals surf, they were quite entertaining! The pool and jacuzzi were great, and we used them every day! The outside terrace was awesome, and this is where we hung out most of the time! It was great having a washer and dryer, and the appliances are all new and top of the line. I only wish the kitchen and living area had air conditioning, but we made do by cooling off in the pool. Also the couch in the living area is not very comfortable, and the one tv was very small, but then one day a larger tv just appeared in the living room! The internet worked great which was a huge plus for my husband and boys. Thank you so much to Marta and the staff, who were all so sweet, and helpful! Also Stefan was very nice to work with. The fishing was not what we had imagined, but we still ate fresh fish, almost every night. The ATV's were the highlight of our trip! Do not miss renting for the day and touring all over. Marta was able to get us a great deal on the ATV rentals, and told us where to ride to. The roads in Santa Teresa are something that you have to experience for yourself first hand. It is like we stepped back in time visiting Santa Teresa! It was a very relaxing and fun filled vacation! We drove from San Jose, and were a little leary of driving, but I'm so glad we did! It was great having a car to explore, and the drive over was beautiful. On the way back Marta told us where to find the crocodiles, which were huge, and we even saw a man on a boat tour feeding the crocs! It was awesome! Costa Rica is beautiful, and I think Santa Teresa is the most beautiful part of it! Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 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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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Greenwich CT, USA
5

  • 5 of 5
Our family rented Casa Ying Yang over the 09 Christmas season. This is a magnficent house with great direct beach views and access perfectly situated on the main surf beach. The house facilities are impressive with well appointed bedrooms, indoor area , kitchen and outside living area with plenty of shade and a nice pool. This is certainly a world class beach home for a family looking to enjoy a great beach vacation.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Brooklyn, NY
5

  • 5 of 5
Casa Yin Yang was incredibly peaceful and beautiful. The wonderful ambiance of the home played an integral part in helping my family to achieve the relaxation and escape we desired on our vacation. Stefan and Nicole were very warm and welcoming. I highly recommend a stay at Casa Yin Yang.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tambor
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ferry Tambor to & from Puntarenas/Paquera
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Lora
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Defines Tambor
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Al Chile Viola

Our Multi-lingual Concierge, Marta Marques, will be happy to assist you with all your vacation needs from domestic travel, tours, private chef services and more. Working exclusively with the most reputable operators in the area/country. Many popular activities include surf lessons and board rentals, yoga, pilates, canopy tour, bike tours, sport fishing, Tortuga island tour, Curu wildlife refuge & nature reserve, Cabo blanco nat'l park, Cabuya sea kayak, snorkeling & scuba tours, Montezuma waterfalls, butterfly garden, language school and much more...

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Santa Teresa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 16 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Green Season
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 16 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
X-Mas New Year
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
High Season
Jan 11 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Spring Break
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Peak Season
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 14 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
High season
Apr 1 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Mid Season
May 16 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Mid Season
Jul 13 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Credit Card and Paypal Payments incur a 6% additional fee to nationalise funds into Costa Rica. Wire Transfers also incur an additional $ 30- fee per transaction, in addition to wire initiation fees in order to receive funds in Costa Rica. All rates are subject to change with our prior notice. All rates are negotiable and all offers will be considered. Thank you.
Normally a 50% deposit is due at the time of booking and 50% balance is due 60 prior to check-in. However, payment terms may be modified, on an individual case basis.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Teresa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Wonderful Marble, spacious & Clean ! with attention to every detail.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • We believe that a good nights rest is quint-essential for a relaxing and awesome vacation ! For that reason we provide high quality orthopedic pillow top mattresses with 3' mattress covers, 4 & 5 star hotel quality bedding sheets & towels etc. We also have Pack and Play style crib & highchairs available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
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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