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THE WHITE HOUSE OF COSTA RICA, BEACHFRONT ARCHITECTURAL DREAM

Mario Matarrita

Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english
Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Mario Matarrita

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THE WHITE HOUSE OF COSTA RICA, BEACHFRONT ARCHITECTURAL DREAM

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Santa Teresa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-16)

The White House is the beachfront architectural jewel of Costa Rica's Pacific coast, located on Playa Hermosa, just a few hundred yards north of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. (Click here for a map).

This signature home is beachside with it's own private infinity pool and volleyball court. The property is adjacent to Pranamar, Costa Rica's most exclusive 5 star yoga resort where guests of The White House can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at their world class restaurant Buddah Eyes, and enjoy their beachfront bar.

Accommodations: The White House is a large 4 Bedroom beachfront home that features a gourmet chef's kitchen with an amazing ocean view. Cooking dinner while watching the sun set is an experience that you will never forget !

The main house can accommodate up to 8 people. Should you have a larger party, you may rent out a Villa with the White House or the entire property, (main house and 2 villas) to give you a total of 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. We have full daily maid service, 24 hour security, Satellite TV, local phoneline, and WiFi across the property.

Playa Hermosa is home to a plethora of tidepools and vast expanses of soft white sand. Great all level surf is a 2 minute beach walk north from The White House, and more experienced surfers can go out directly in front of the property.

Featured in 2010 in both Conde Naste Traveller and Su Casa (Central and South America's leading architectural magazine), The White house is the perfect beach getaway for the discriminating traveller.

Exquisite design, and all your creature comforts, along with contemporary art, furnishings, and appliances, and a location on one of the world's most beautiful and private beaches, will give you and your friends and family, the ultimate Costa Rican experience.

If you book The White House, you are welcome to speak to either our onsite Costa Rican manager, Mario, who speaks fluent English, or either of our two L.A. based owners (who spend many weeks a year at the house), and can advise you on everything from finding the best private chefs in the area to organizing a wildlife nature tour you'll never forget !

Keywords: beachfront, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, infinity pool, romantic, exclusive, ocean view, exclusive, Playa Hermosa, modern architecture, private, ocean front, beach house, best in Costa Rica, Best in Mal Pais, surf paradise, best sunset, best kitchen, best yoga

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Mario Matarrita (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks english

About Mario Matarrita

The picture below is right in front of The White House. The surfer you see is your White House Ambassador, Janine, whom you will be speaking and working with when booking the property. The property is owned jointly between Mr. Jordan and the Bishops who reside in LA and who both share a great love for Costa Rica.

Mario Matarrita purchased this house in 2007

Why Mario Matarrita chose Santa Teresa

We bought this property because this is the most beautiful beach in all of the Nicoya Peninsula region.

What makes this house unique

The windows provide so much light, until the sun goes down, we never need to turn any lights on. We have a beautiful beach right in front of the house, but what's nice is we have a great and very large tide pool area to the left and surfing for all levels not far to the right of us. One of the owners loves to cook on the grill, while the other owner fancies preparing food in the ocean front kitchen so he has a direct view of the waves.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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The White House of Costa Rica, Beachfront Architectural Dream
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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The White House of Costa Rica, Beachfront Architectural Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232840vb
-(818) 995-1540
Santa Teresa Puntarenas
5

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5
My wife & I stayed at The White House for 2 weeks for our honeymoon. We have pretty high standards when we travel. We live in NYC & frequently travel outside of the U.S. Our trip to The White House in Santa Teresa was absolutely fantastic. Mario & the staff at Pranamar were top notch. The house was gorgeous, well maintained, clean & had an unbeatable view. Waking up every day & listening to & watching the waves while on our massive 2nd floor terrace was like a little slice of heaven. The private beach is absolutely beautiful with amazing tidal pools that turn into warm bath tubs at low tide... you can't beat watching the amazing sunset from your own personal tidal bath tub! There is also plenty of tree cover & a very comfortable hammock. We would lounge in the sun all day, slowly drink wine & read our books. On the days we chose to do activities Mario & company were there to make it all happen... horseback riding, hiking to a stunning waterfall hidden on a private farm, saltwater fishing with a great captain, paddle boarding, surf lessons... all services provided were with good people who made us feel very safe & comfortable. Santa Teresa is a special place & the people at Pranamar help to make it that way. The breakfast at the resort is also fantastic, especially the smoothies. If you're looking for a little adventure & lots of relaxation surrounded by natural beauty & good souls, then the White House (and Pranamar too) is your place.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The White House of Costa Rica, Beachfront Architectural Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232840vb
-(818) 995-1540
Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Atlanta, GA USA
5

This was our first proper vacation in two years and every bit worth the wait.

  • 5 of 5
We are frequent travelers to the Central America and the Caribbean, but this was our first time in Costa Rica. This is a beautiful country, with beautiful people -- inside and out. In short, nothing could be more befitting a place than The White House of Costa Rica.

The pictures and descriptions of The White House simply don't do it justice. There is a certain air about this beautiful home that transcends images and words. There is no way not to relax – to put the craziness of the "real world" behind you as you open the giant, hardwood door and cross the threshold into this post-modern masterpiece.

Upon our arrival, we were greeted with open arms by Tanîa, who went above and beyond our expectations by assuring the refrigerator, pantry and water cooler were stocked exactly to our request. Her presence during our visit would prove invaluable as she happily arranged for excursions, taxis and the general needs of our party of eight throughout our visit. She and the rest of the staff made us feel at home and are reason enough for a return visit – sooner than later.

The house is elegant yet livable, comfortable, and nicely appointed and we loved the artwork. Need a break from the heat? The air conditioning works perfectly. For most of us, the swimming pool and evenings on the beach watching the sunset was the perfect foil to the Costa Rican sun. I understand there is a television in the "TV Room," but I can't imagine wasting a moment of the amazing surf, sandy, trees, wildlife, swimming pool and sunsets to turn it on.

Want to get out of the house for a bit? There are plenty of fun shops, restaurants and watering holes to fit any budget or taste. Most of the locals we met spoke very good English, and those who didn't were patient with our broken Spanish. To round things off, portions are plentiful and everything is reasonably priced – particularly for a tourist economy.

One exception for us was the restaurant next door. Pranamar's decor and ambiance is second to none. You should experience breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the reflecting pool at least once. This place is tranquil and romantic, but for our taste, the service and food quality is lacking for the price point.

Our stay lasted one week, but the experience will last a lifetime. If you’re planning a visit to Costa Rica, you should stay at The White House. The country is hot, the house is as cool as it gets, and the people will have you missing this place the moment you leave.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The White House of Costa Rica, Beachfront Architectural Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232840vb
-(818) 995-1540
Santa Teresa Puntarenas
San Francisco, CA
5

Best. Vacation. Ever.

  • 5 of 5
If you've been searching for places in Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, look no further - this place was AWESOME! My boyfriend and I had been looking for places to rent for a few weeks and we kept running into issues w/ the owners, but FINALLY, we came across this gem! There was a group of 4 of us (two couples) and we stayed in one of the detached back units which was absolutely perfect for us. The place looked exactly as it was advertised on the website - if not better. Super clean, great location (literally steps from the beach and a short ride from town), modern, nicely decorated (I especially loved the driftwood art on the walls from the local Zwart Cafe in town) and all the amenities you would need - including the AC (A MUST)! The outdoor shower was also a big hit - especially to rinse after a day at the beach! Not only was the place fantastic, but the property manager/host, Tania, was AMAZING! She was super helpful in answering all of our questions before arrival, and even helped us plan out our activities. Once we arrived, she checked in daily and made sure we were all set - we honestly have her to thank for such an amazing time! She helped us rent ATVs for one day - which we ended up extending through the week - I would highly recommend those for anyone traveling to this area - the ATVs make it much easier to get around and it's an awesome way to explore the area. We rented a car to get down to Santa Teresa from San Jose, but we wish we would have returned it in town and picked it up the day we were leaving to save on cost. I would also highly recommend you go to dinner at Koji's down the street from the White House - honestly, hands down, the best sushi I've ever had - literally melts in your mouth! If possible, go twice... we regret not going there again! All in all, I would definitely recommend the White House to family & friends - really anyone looking for an adventurous and beautiful vacation:) It's not the easiest place to get to, but once you're there, it's absolute paradise. Maybe even the best kept secret in Costa Rica:) I will definitely go back one day - and next time bring all my friends and family and rent the bigger house - I just hope it stays somewhat a secret:) So do yourself a favor and rent this place -I promise you won't regret it! Thanks again to Tania, Mario & the White House for an amazing time!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The White House of Costa Rica, Beachfront Architectural Dream
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-(818) 995-1540
Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Manhattan
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
We loved the house. So many positive things to say. The location, the beach, the country, the food (we were delivered food each day and cooked which suited us).. the pool is small but enough.. the incredible ocean 35 metres away.. the sweet iguana's everywhere. Monkeys along the road from the airport. But at the ned there are two key take-aways..

1. The service granted us was simply fantastic. You can be sure that whatever your needs are, you will be accomodated by intelligent, kind souls.. who are on top of everything.

2. The best recommendation we can give is that we rented this house for 8 days.. and then booked one month for 2014 because it was the best holiday of our lives. It does not
get better than this.. and we are discriminating guests

Enjoy it. Please don't book the entire year on us in 2015.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Hello Andrew!

Thank you so much for your kind words. Getting a review like this makes us realize how lucky we are to be able to live here in paradise but most importantly to be able to share it with others. I am well traveled person too and I know how precious vacation time is. That is our goal, to be able to provide our guests with the best holidays of their life. I can't wait to see you next year and have you experience the "pure life" one more time.

Pura Vida.

Mario
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The White House of Costa Rica, Beachfront Architectural Dream
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-(818) 995-1540
Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Alamo, Ca
5

MBRJS

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time at the White House. The house and beach were so beautiful we are already planning our return trip. Mario is a great guy and can help with anything. Rent atv's for a great adventure and have a dinner catered at the house by Tortsen for a real treat.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Betsy!

Thank you so much for your review. It was great to have you and your family enjoying the place. Torsten said you all had a great night together. I am happy to hear you had such a good time and I look forward to your next visit.

Pura vida!

Mario
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Washington, DC
5

Can't wait to go back

Can't wait to go back
  • 5 of 5
My lovely young wife and another couple just got back from spending several nights at the White House of Costa Rica and can't wait to go back. The home looks like the photos (we knew that ahead of time - over New Year's we stayed at the small resort next door, Pranamar Villas), the place was clean and comfortable, and the person who manages the House could not have been nicer or more accommodating - he had groceries we asked for waiting for us (and added coffee, something we foolishly forgot) and had two ATVs already rented for us. We happily ate breakfast and lunch at the amazing restaurant at Pranamar, and grilled at the House for dinner.

We spent three wonderful days walking on the beach, lounging in the pool, napping, and listening to the waves. We were there in rainy season, which we prefer to the dry season - it rained at night and little (maybe an hour) during day, the rest of the time was warm and wonderful. An advantage of the rainy season is that the jungle is lush, but the beaches are largely empty. We had huge stretches of the Pacific Ocean basically to ourselves.

Cannot wait to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Local: Tambor Airstrip.
Nearest Barpub
Pranamar Buddah Eyes Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Paquera
Nearest Restaurant
Pranamar Buddah Eyes Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa
Car: recommended

On property volleyball court. Also available ATV riding, zipline tours, canopy tours.

Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $600 Per night

Santa Teresa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
High Season 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Mid Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Aug 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Low Season 2015
Aug 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Mid Season II 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices are based on 6 people.
$50 per additional guest up to 8 in total maximum occupancy.
SPECIAL DATES - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter Week: Price on Application.
7 nights minimum stay for Special Dates.
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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:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2) We can create a double bed in our back bedroom by strapping the two twins currently in that room together, Twin or Single Beds (2) We have two twin beds in our back bedroom, Child Beds (3) Our Media room can accommodate up to 3 children
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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