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Casa Santa Teresa, Ocean Front, a/c, WiFi, housekeep, fully equipped, Sleeps 11

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-13) Oceanfront

This newly renovated three bedrooms, three bathrooms, beachfront villa, is located directly in front of the best beach break in all of Santa Teresa area and in the most pristine white sandy beach of the tranquil and exclusive North-end Santa Teresa, a quiet an exclusive residential neighborhood a little bit over 1 km from the center of town and close to award winning and internationally renowned boutique hotels and restaurants such as Latitude 10, Flor Blanca Hotel and Milarepa Hotel and Restaurant. Top fashion model Gisele Bundchen's home overlooks Playa Santa Teresa and Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are but a few of celebrities that are frequent visitors to this piece of paradise. Casa Santa Teresa borders to the North with architectural magnificent Casa Yin Yang and to the South with another great home: Sandy Lane Estate. The combination of location, ambiance and beauty makes Casa Santa Teresa in North-end Santa Teresa, the natural choice.

Nestled amid the tropical forest but just a few walking steps from the ocean, the house enjoys the privacy of its three acres property. It is gated, fully fenced and landscaped with abundant gardens with thousands of flowers and thick grass lawn including a wide variety of tropical hardwood trees, Croatian, bamboo, bougainvillea, amapolo, cactus, cocos, various palms, lemons and guava trees, plumerias, and flowering tropical plants such as hibiscus, jasmine, heliconias, bromelias, tabacones and more. Howler Monkeys, White faced Monkeys, iguanas, squirrels, racoons and parakeets are just a few of the creatures you may see and hear right from your terrace.

A long driveway that extends from the gate to a large circular private parking area located just off the entry to Casa Santa Teresa takes you inside the Estate grounds.

Surrounded by elaborate gardens and a great atmosphere Casa Santa Teresa is perfect for those families and friends that appreciate the privacy, space and intimacy that the house can offer a large group. The home is furnished with many antiques and has many thoughtful touches designed to make you feel at home. Casa Santa Teresa's unique layout features a total of a Master Suite, 2 very large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen and 4 seating and resting areas. The home accommodates very comfortably 6 - 10 guests.

Casa Santa Teresa comes with a WiFi Internet connection, large fully equipped kitchen a dining area with a solid oak wood seating table for 10, and a very cozy leaving room that is definitely the focusing point of the house. It is equipped with a large refrigerator, stove, oven, coffee maker, blender, large electric griddle, cloth washer and dryer are available as well as a safe to store valuables. Daily maid service is included, except on Sundays at no extra charge. Josefa the house keeper will sweep the house, make the beds, do dishes and clean up the place so that you can relax, feel comfortable and take a break from house chores.

Because of the unique lay out of Casa Santa Teresa, the house could actually be divided in two distinct living areas: The Right Wing and The Left Wing of Casa Santa Teresa.

The Left Wing: Includes the Master Suite that occupies all of the Left Wing of the home. It is equipped with a king size bed, private bathroom, a/c, ceiling fan, screen doors and windows, private terrace and balcony. Adjacent to the master bedroom, a splendid seating and relaxation area for you to enjoy a good book or plain share with friends your experiences of the day.

The Right Wing of Casa Santa Teresa consists of two large bedrooms. One bedroom has a Queen size bed and two singles, the other bedroom has a Queen size bed and a Full-size bed. a/c, ceiling fan, private bathroom, screen doors and windows, private terrace and private balcony with a comfortable seating area.

Need more sleeping area? In addition to the three bedrooms forth mentioned a separate bungalow with a Queen size and one single bed, A/C, ceiling fan, private bathroom, refrigerator, stove and a fully equipped kitchenette, will give you the option of lodging 2-3 additional guests and can be made available as part of the rental for an additional fee.

Another plus to Casa Santa Teresa is its proximity to North-Santa Teresa's grocery store, conveniently located across from the main gate.

Our vision of Casa Santa Teresa is one where family and friends can share great times together while affording you space to retreat to your own areas for privacy.

Casa Santa Teresa employs a full-time groundskeeper and cleaning staff to attend to your needs. For even larger groups we recommend that you also reserve Casa Don Tomas 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool home located in the same estate grounds. Special rental rates may apply when both houses are rented together. For details, please write.

Please write, I am certain we can find a way to accommodate you and your group in a way that you will feel comfortable and at home at a reasonable rental price. Why pay more when you can enjoy the entire house at a price you can afford. Get more value from your family holiday.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About The Owner

I was born in Costa Rica a few years back. At age 18 I left home and went to California, USA in persuit of a better education. During the Vietnam War I joined the USMC and serve with the 1st Marines in Vietnam. Upon my return to the USA from overseas I attended California State University in Los Angeles where I studied International Relations. During the 32 years I lived in the Golden State I worked at different things among them played and sang with a Mariachi Band in a night club in Los Angeles, Was Director of Data Processing for a large Insurance group in LA. Tour the end of my self-impose exile in the City of Angels I served as Comercial and Public Relations Attache for the Costa Rica Consulate General in Los Angeles, as a Consul of Costa Rica in Los Angeles, and last as Costa Rica Director of Tourism for Western United States and Canada, before retiring to go back and live in Costa Rica.

The Owner purchased this estate in 1982

Why The Owner chose Santa Teresa Beach

Being away from my native country for more than 30 years, I came to treasure from afar the natural wonders and the beauty of Costa Rica and its beaches. Santa Teresa was but a little fishing village lost in the wilderness of the Nicoya Peninsula. I arrived here New Year's Day 1982. No one knew back then not even me that the waves and the beaches of Santa Teresa were unique and the best in the country. I decided right there and then that I needed to get me a little piece of Paradise.

What makes this estate unique

Casa Santa Teresa is unique in its looks and its size. It accommodates confortably up to 12 persons. I tried making Casa Santa Teresa spacious and confortable. Its different seating and relaxation areas and broad corridors gives everybody space to be their own. It was built in 2007 with the large family or friends groups in mind. I am very please with the outcome. Its location is also a plus. It is at the end of all the noise of the town, the best part of Santa teresa in my opinion. Another very important advantage: A new super market was built righ across the street from the entrance gates, making it very convenient to walk ang get water and daily food supplies. Being a new home I am all ears to hear from you, your ideas and feed back from your experience in my house. You see I have strong competition with neighboring home owners to be the best staying place in Playa Santa teresa. I think Casa Santa Teresa has a very good chance to be just that.


Santa Teresa Beach Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) The Master Suite is furnished with a King size and a single bed, Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom is furnished with a queen and a single size bed, Double Beds (1) The stand alone unit is furnished with a double bed and two singles, Twin or Single Beds (5) There is a single bed in each bedroom and two in the stand alone unit, Baby Cribs (1) A crib is available by request only
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We provide daily maid service for general cleaning and tidying up of the house, including floor sweeping, collecting and emptying trash cans, bed making and dish washing, a big, big help when you are on vacation and want to forget about house chores. Laundry service is available, just ask Chepita.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
west river md


  • 5 of 5

Casa Santa Teresa is a spacious accommodation set in a tropical garden bordering a spectacular beach. Count the surfers floating offshore waiting for "the perfect wave" - 10 to 30 of them at any given time. The Casa has comfortable beds, expansive porches, daily housekeeping by smiling Chepita, and howler monkeys in the trees - just to remind you you're not in Kansas anymore!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Setting, and House: The Recipe for a Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip back to Santa Teresa; a fun town with great surfing and fishing. The house is on the northern edge of town. Quiet yet very convenient to the grocery store and restaurants. The grounds are well cared for. The path down to the beach is magical. (About a 90 second walk to the beach, but a magical 90 seconds!). The house has a great combination of private communal space for a family vacation. The housekeeper was helpful and delightful. Thanks for the great getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean City MD

Little paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at Casa Santa Teresa for 2 years in a row now and we love it.

We have stayed everywhere in Costa Rica as well as other places in Santa Teresa, but this property is our favorite. The location is wonderful, no need for a car because the grocery store is directly across the street and even if you can't look at the ocean from the house, the property is on the beach.

Only a short walk down a nice path you will find yourself standing on the beach directly in front of some of the best surf there. The property sits in the middle of Santa Teresa beach where it's very quiet and a bit more private then other locations.

The house is very quiet and safe.There are 3 very big bedrooms with their own bathroom attached to them, there is also air conditioning in each bedroom which is great to have to sleep better at night. The kitchen is spacious with a big table that can sit many, great cooking area and a chilling space with couches as well. This house is perfect if you have a big family or even for a few families who wants to spend their vacation together.

The property is very well-maintained and very tropical.

The owner is very nice and professional, there is also a lady who lives and takes care of the property that is also there to help in anything you might need while staying there.

The town has a lot to offer as far as activities, places to shop and eating out, the restaurants options are great and very cultural, there is plenty to choose from and for everyone 's taste. It's easy to get anywhere you want either by renting bicycles, hiring a cab or even walking. As far as activities, you can find many tourist shops who will help you plan and make your vacation fun, there is great snorkeling, fishing, surfing, yoga ...

The house also has a phone line which is very helpful to have and high speed wi-fi internet.

I will definitely go back as I found myself loving everything about the house and the location of it.

The town is very unique, fun and has so much to offer, something for everyone.

There is only one way to describe it, it's a little piece of paradise...

Try it and you will love it !

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne-Marie and Rob for your kind words. I hope to see you both again next year.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Tambor. 35 Km
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Lora
Nearest Ferry
58 Kilometres
Paquera Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Los Delfines (Hotel Barcelo)
Nearest Motorway
35 Metres
right in front.
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Rey Patricio
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Santa Teresa Beach
Car: recommended

Playa Santa Teresa is known for its world class surfing and you can do it right out the front door. The nightlife is electric in Santa Teresa with bars and music and fine dining all within walking distance of the house, It is possible to arrange with local vendors one day tours to the main points of interest in the area like the fishing village of Manzanillo, Montezuma, Mal Pais, Cabo Blanco and beautiful Tortuga Island and the list goes on, and on.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59

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.