The property has a large private patio. It is located in the perfect location near restaurants, markets and a two minute walk to the beach. The property is quiet and peaceful and it is rich with plant life. The property has a large parking space and outdoor showers and a BBQ grill. It's a perfect place to relax and recharge and a one minute walk to one of the best surf breaks in the country.
The location of the property is ideal because it's near the beach, markets, restaurants, shops. Each house has a large private patio with a hammock, it's perfect for enjoying the wildlife.
It's very serene and peaceful and if you want to relax and escape the daily grind, it's the perfect place. The sunsets are spectacular and if you enjoy nightlife there are clubs which have reggae and salsa nights to name a few.
My wife an I researched for months, for a place to stay in costa rica for our dream vacation . We found THE Garden Houses through home away listings, an was really excited to read all the positive reviews an even better comments regarding Mariha. Well........much to our surprise....... not really all that we read about!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let me start by letting everyone know, this is not a personal attack on Mariha,(in fact, she was never there in person, only by phone). Marina through our many conversations, was always very nice an very helpful. But I believe people work hard for there vacations an deserve to know the good an the ...not so good!!!!!!!
Opon our arrival at The Garden Houses, our parking in front of the houses was blocked by people shopping at super Ronny's store. They soon moved, but be aware, if you have a car, this happens often. We quickly realized, the landscape was not the same as the pics, very poorly done an rundown. (No maintenance at all). Then there was no one there to get our keys.... Had to call someone, but no big deal, only waited a short time. We got our keys from not a property manager but a guest staying in the front house who was a nice kid but was obviously only there to pass off the keys an make sure we had running water. Then the real surprise came!!!! I first noticed that it had not been cleaned. ,,very dirty, there were black wasps flying around in the bathroom, an upstairs in the bedroom. This is because there is no screens on any of the windows. It can get warm in costa rica so you wanna keep the windows open, the only a/c is upstairs an is way to small to coolt the high ceilings
This place is magical! My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to get to stay with Mariah at the Garden Houses for a month! First of all, Mariah is amazing. She treats you like family and is very helpful when it comes to the area. She directed us to great restaurants and places to see. The house is in a great location right next to the grocery store, making food runs super easy and convenient. The beach is just a short walk down the road including a surfing beach and a nice private beach to watch the sunset. The house itself was well equipped with everything we needed and cleaned on a weekly basis. Our favorite part of the houses were the patio areas with the hammocks settled in the shade and surrounded by fruit trees. Mariah has a large variety of fruit trees on the property including mangos, papayas, plantains, and lemons. We where able to pick bushels of plantains and eat them during our stay and make lemonade. At the houses, we were also able to see a ton of wildlife right from our windows. We saw monkeys, iguanas, tropical birds, bats, and more right from the property. What we loved most about this property was that it felt like home and we were able to relax the entire time. Mariah and Peaches the guard cat are loving and welcoming to all and I highly recommend a stay at the Garden Houses. We will hopefully be staying with Mariah again next year!
Great place, great location, great area, very clean. I have found my new favorite place to vacation. The best part about it is actually the owner Mariah. Literally the sweetest, kindest, nicest, most down to earth person you will ever meet! I wish that I had a son so that I could introduce her to him haha. I will be going back there numerous times.
Great place. Clean. Nice. Well kept. beautiful location. My new favorite spot to travel. As great as the place was in the location in Costa Rica the owner Mariah is literally the sweetest person I've ever met. Nice, kind, helpful, down to earth. I wish that I had a son that I could introduce to her haha. Anyway 5 stars is not enough stars.. love the area , love the place, love Mariah. I will go back.. numerous times. MC
We loved everything about the house we rented- perfect location, near the beach, restaurants and grocery store. It has the added advantage of being slightly set back from the road so you didn't hear a lot of the traffic/noise that you hear when at places directly on the main road. The property was exactly as described on the site and identical to the photos provided. I would gladly recommend the property to any of my friends or family visiting Santa Teresa. It was very clean and there was plenty of room for all three of us.
The real highlight of the trip was the owner of the property, Mariah. Mariah was so amazing and really went above and beyond to make sure we had the best trip possible. She really knows the area and had a lot of great suggestions. Anything that we needed or had questions about she was immediately able to help us. We would not have had the trip that we had if it had not been for Mariah. I honestly cannot say enough great things about her and I truly hope our paths cross again.
I was a first time visitor to the lovely beach town of Santa Teresa, and I couldn't have asked for a better host or experience for a first-timer. Mariah was so gracious and accommodating. I let her know that I was coming to learn how to surf and she helped set me up with the best surf instructor in Santa Teresa, and was available to make any other recommendations I needed during my stay.
The homes are located in the most ideal location, as the property is centrally located. I was literally steps away from the beach and all the amazing restaurants Santa Teresa has to offer. The homes were warm and inviting. I had everything I needed or wanted: cable, wifi, a/c, and privacy. There was plenty of space, and the gardens are so lush, and the hammocks so inviting after a long day of surfing the country's best waves.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to experience the beauty of Santa Teresa. Mariah is a phenomenal host! I can honestly say I was sad to say good-bye to her at the end of my stay, but I will definitely be back!