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CASA MONARCA: Upscale Family Oriented Home – 3 min walk to beach & private pool

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Private Pool & Yoga Shala (Sleeps 8)

Mariposa is an 2.5-acre upscale luxury beachfront property located in the exclusive north end of Playa Santa Teresa. Our property consists of 3 unique houses; Casa Yin Yang, Casa Monarca and Casa Morpho. All located on the same property but completely private from each other, each house comes with full amenities including A/C, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, and private pool. The property is also set up with All houses and the gardens have been equipped with a botanical all-natural insecticide "MistAway" system that protects the property from mosquitoes and other pests. See for more info.

The property has the privacy and security of a 2.5 acre fenced in and gated lot with ample green space, mature tropical gardens and 200ft of beachfront. We are also an easy walking distance to the grocery store (100m) and several other quaint local restaurants and shops.

Mariposa is also the only beachfront property in Santa Teresa (of 95 listings on to have earned a full 5-stars from TripAdvisor along with the Certificate of Excellence Award consistently since 2013.


Casa Monarca is one of the three houses located on our 2.4-acre beachfront estate and offers a private ½ acre lot with its own private pool, pool house and yoga shala surrounded by an exuberant tropical green space. This home is a 3,500+ sq. ft. family favorite less than 100 yards to the beach through our butterfly garden on a gated lot with no streets to cross.

Sleeps 8 guests at the standard rate.

We also offer the following complimentary services:

- Daily continental breakfast

- Daily housekeeping services

- Wi-Fi / Flatscreen Cable TV / Phone

- Multi-lingual Concierge (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese)

- Full time on-site maintenance and pool cleaning

- Beach bikes, boogie boards, softop surfboards for kids (<90lbs), masks/snorkels and more…

- Dinner reservations and recommendations

- Washer & Dryer (laundry service also available $)

- In-house cook or Private chef Services ($)

Bedroom Distribution:

All bedrooms are equipped with high quality orthopedic pillow-top mattresses and 100% high quality cotton sheets, towels and beach towels. Bedding, pillows and accessories updated seasonally. All rooms are fully-screened and have ample light, ventilation, high ceilings, ceiling fans, and separate A/C units with remote controls.

For additional guest requirements, please inquire with sales as a small in-law suite can be opened at an additional cost per person per night or the option to rent Casa Morpho depending on group capacity.

Main House:

The main house offers a large open designer kitchen with stainless steel cook-top and appliances, open living room area and a double slider to the terrace leading to the outdoor dining and living spaces including a professional billiard table, hammocks, private pool, pool deck, yoga shala and private parking.

- Suite #1: 1 King Bed & Full Bed with private marble bath

- Suite #2: 1 King Bed and private bathroom

- Room #3: 1 Bunkbed and separate full bath (Kids Bedroom)

Pool House:

- 1 King Bed & Private Bathroom & Private terrace area


Large open designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and cookware with burner gas stove, Italian quartz countertops, Guanacaste tropical hardwood eat-up counter top, and an outdoor built-in gas grill.


Casa Monarca is just steps to the pristine white sandy beach through our on-site butterfly garden approximately 100 yards on foot down a tree-lined sandy public beach path contiguous to the property. Directly in front of our property, the beach is perfect for swimming, boogie boarding and exploring tide pools at either ends of the beach. One of the best and least crowded surf spots in the area directly in front of the property with glassy waves year-round and 12 additional surf spots in the immediate area to explore with long glassy A-Frames that Santa Teresa is known for. The beach is not only perfect for expert surfers but also beginners looking to learn to surf the foam pile.


Mariposa is completely fenced in and gated. All three (3) homes lock-up tight with their own alarm systems, laptop sized safes and a nighttime security guard from a private security company for additional security.


Please feel free to contact us directly toll free at 866 295-6727 or by email. We always look forward to hearing from you and, please note that we are not just here to sell you a few beds and disappear, but happy to assist you in any way we can to make this the vacation of a lifetime!

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed in Casa Pelicano (Monarca as of 10 '14), beautiful location with everything near by. The house was private and quiet with great beach access. Great area for day trips as well. Marta provided exceptional service and recommendations on activities and restaurants. I want to live in Casa Pelicano!!
May 2014
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Santa Teresa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • MBA with Marble travertine stone, Helvex Stainless Steel faucets and cedar & cana brava bamboo finishes. 4 other bathrooms also have Italian quartz counter tops and quality finishings.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Pool House Suite with King bed, private bath terrace wet bar
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , In law Suite 2 br 1 ba with TV room
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , Part of In-law Suite
    TV Room In-law Suite - 1 twin/ single , TV Room In-law Suite 1 single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size deluxe memory foam queen sofa bed
  • King size beds (4), Queen Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa (1) Bunk Beds (1) Twin beds (1) ~ Sleeps 12 at Standard Rate & max. 17 guests total in beds
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
One of Santa Teresa's premier private rental properties, with Trip Advisor 5 star rating and annual Certificate of Excellence Award Winner since 2013. Private, quiet, safe, secure, fenced property w/concierge, pool and daily maid services and continental breakfast included. Very close walking distance to the beach without crossing any streets, 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 with ICT sustainability and Essential Costa Rica branding


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CASA MONARCA: Upscale Family Oriented Home – 3 min walk to beach & private pool
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 64 reviews
Santa Clarita California, USA

An experience of a lifetime!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the property Casa Yin Yang with my family and we brought a friend long wanting to visit Costa Rica for a surf trip and it was absolutely beautiful! The house was unbelieveable, more than we expected. It was so private and right on the beautiful beach.A true Costa Rican home with all the upgrades. The outdoor living space was the best and we spent most of our time outside. The pool was great, the rooms were large and the craftsmanship of the home was just beautiful, the pics didn't do the home justice. Marta (the concierge) was there for our every need.The boys only surfed a bit because the week we went there was a pretty big swell but we did alot of other things such a renting quads to visit all around town and anywhere else we could go (and did) ,ziplining, hiking, and sight seeing. We had a blast and I don't think there is a better place to stay than this property. There are very few in this location that we found that are even in this league and HIGHLY recommend it. Thanks Stefan, Marta, our cleaning girls and the rest of the great staff that watched out for us! There is great security here and they do keep an eye out for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely happy customer

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time back to mariposa vacation homes.. We have stayed at every one of the properties for some period of time.. Each one is incredible in their own way.. This year, they added beach cruiser bikes and 2 surfboards per property which was an incredible addition.. The bikes were perfect for cruising around town and on the beach.. And the boards were perfect for helping some beginning surfers tackle the incredible surf out front.. The concierge and staff could not be more helpful and friendly.. Any questions or concerns were only a phone call away even though there were few.. We have been vacationing in Santa teresa for several weeks at a time for the past 13 years... I couldn't imagine staying at any other property. The staff have become my extended Costa Rican family and I look forward to seeing the incredible staff just as much as I do the beautiful views Costa Rica has to offer... I can't express how absolutely amazing this property is...

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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san jose


  • 5 of 5

amazing, breathtaking, unbelievable excellent place for a dream vacation

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Jorge ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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alajuela, costa rica


  • 5 of 5

we spent 3 days at monarca house . 4 adults and a 2 year old . all the staff were professional and extremely helpful . they arranged for bicycles and reservations at excelents restaurants in santa teresa . the property is located in front of the surf spot and has a private space to run and explore . the pool is super safe . we spent a wonderful time, we recommend and certainly will be back there .

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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New Jersey

great house for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with our family including a 3 year old. The staff including concierge, housekeeping, grounds keeper and security were professional and extremely helpful and friendly. Our meals were prepared by an excellent chef that was recommended by the conciege. She also arranged for bicycles, surf lessons, ATV's, transportation, and massages and reservations at the best restaurants in Santa Teresa. We had a wonderful week and would recommend highly this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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Perfect family layout

  • 5 of 5

The house and property is set up so well for kids. We have 4 (6,5,3 and 20 months). Lots of private space for them to run and explore. In the first 2 days we saw from our backyard, a family of monkeys with their babies, several different iguanas, birds, geckos and tones of butterflies.

The covered patio is awesome to escape the sun but still have lots of room to play. The pool is a safe distance from the house so we did not stress about our youngest falling in but close enough that when everyone was swimming/wearing water wings around the pool we could sit up on the deck and relax.

We did 2 trips to the beach each day and the walk with 4 little ones was a breeze. The sunsets were amazing! My favourite part of the day was from 4-6 on the beach.

The Mariposa staff was very attentive and any request we had they were on it immediately. Very friendly and hard working people. Thanks for all your help!

We ate at Koji's which is mandatory and you will hear that from everyone! Habaneros was also good food, great (and only) spot on the beach and ideal for kids as their are tones of crabs after sunset.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again. Please come back soon !!!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Lora
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Tambor Ferry in Paquera to Puntarenas
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Delfines Tamor
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Chile Viola
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa

Our multi-lingual Concierge Marta Marques will be happy to assist you with all your vacation needs, at no additional cost to you. Popular activities include yoga and pilates classes, spa, massages, surf rentals and lessons, canopy tour, sea kayak, Curu nature reserve, Cabo Blanco national park hike, local snorkeling and trips to Tortuga Island.




Additional information about rental rates

Incidentals $50
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Gratuity $100
Cleaning $100

Please note that all rates are in US dollars
Credit Card payments made using Paypal will incur a 3% PayPal service fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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