Santa Teresa House Rental Photos and Description
The Emerald Abode sits high above the famous surf breaks of Santa Teres
this newly constructed home, was built and designed specifically to take advantage of the 20 miles of pacific ocean views, with the emerald jungle below. Every room in the house has a view of the ocean or private swimming pool. with modern design, solid wood floors, a/c and hot water. truly a unique and romantic vacation spot. Very private, no Neighbors, a wonderful place to sit back, relax and unwind in the privacy of your own home.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About april aboud
i am originally from Toronto, Canada i hold a business degree in Advertising and Marketing, and worked in that field and Publishing for over 25 years before i looked to make a change in my life. when i first left Canada i moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and set up a paint contracting business, where i worked there for the summer 6months and then went to Costa Rica for the winter 6months. i came to Costa Rica in the winter of 1992, (over 20 years) and fell in love with the area right there and then, setting up my winter months in the village of Santa Teresa. I am an artist that has a contractor business here, and i also publish our local newspaper called THE DIRT ROAD. i am currently divorced, living on the property in my first home i built myself, with no electricity and no water, with just 3 Costa Rican’s and a lot of luck. I finally moved here permanently (giving up my work visa in the u.s.a.) with my two dogs, Akun and Nicoya. I am an entrepreneur from the start, when i came to Costa Rica our village had just got electricity so i started our first bakery, called 'la casa Rosa', delivering pizza and fresh baked bread to our very small population, moved on to the manager and chef at Star Mountain resort in MalPais, and shortly thereafter i purchased this property and started building my paint contractors business. In 2009 i started our village newspaper called The Dirt Road, published in both English and Spanish, with a distribution of 1,000 copies 6 times a year. i have done been a private chef in the early years, and was the paint contractor and artist on Mel Gibson projects for 3 years, here i MalPais. I fell in love with our area the moment i saw it, and still believe it is the best part of Costa Rica. over 20years have passed and I'm what most locals refer to as 'the first gringo to live here', and the gringo's call me 'old school' resident.
april aboud purchased this house in 2000
Why april aboud chose Santa Teresa
I have seen all of Costa Rica in my first 5 years when I came here in 1992. And besides PLaya Santa Teresa being voted as the top 5 beaches in the world, i personally don’t think there is a more beautiful beach anywhere. I have watched this area grow from No electricity and No phone lines, and a population of about 50 families, with only 2 little local restaurants, 2 public schools, no banks or even a grocery store; into the current village we have now, including 4 private schools, 30 international cuisine restaurants, 10 yoga studios and spas, famous surf breaks, 5 grocery stores, banks, doctors, and a population of over 1,000 families. And i still love it here. In 2000 I decided it was finally time to buy land, and although i could have traded my car for a piece of beachfront land in 1994, when i started to look for my paradise, i looked to the small hillside that follows our coastline for miles. i wanted to be up and above the growing crowds, but still close enough to be a part of the village. This is a very special piece of land, above the emerald green jungle, looking at the gem of the pacific for miles and miles. I own this little knoll overlooking the best of the best. I have NO neighbours on either side of me, (because I’m on this knoll). I rest about 50 meters above it all, so you can actually see the beach, the palm trees and the surfers catching the waves. Whether you like watching the monkey’s pass by, tropical birds or relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book, or how about a margarita to watch the amazing sunsets, or sit by the pool and stargaze all night. The Emerald Abode is truly the gem of Santa Teresa for me.
What makes this house unique
Over the past 14 years i have had many visiting friends, and family, all saying the same thing about my property. Everyone the visits mentions the amazing energy of the land and the truly amazing large views. But it wasn't until 20013 that i decided to build a rental home to share this beautiful piece of paradise with others. So my second home, the Emerald Abode, was designed for the visitor. Each room has a large ocean view, with the jungle below creating an emerald carpet, making a perfect back drop to sitting back and relaxing. Some have said the view inspires, and as an artist i know why. Living outside of the hustle and bustling of the big cities and even our little village, here, one can hear the tropical birds and migrating monkeys in the early morning, watch the iguana’s and little gecko’s playing all day, and hear the crickets and tree frogs at night, but the most spectacular part of this property, is to hear the ocean 24/7. The rhythm of the ocean is really hypnotic and can roll away even the most stressed situation, making this the perfect relaxing and romantic place in Santa Teresa. Dreams feel possible when you’re sitting, and enjoying the Emerald Abode.