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.
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.
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.
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
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!
Bud and Karen Shipp
Cape Carteret, NC