Casa Tortuga in Santa Teresa a truly amazing place.
Casa Tortuga enjoys the privacy of it's own 1/2 acre lot, the security of a gated community and the serenity of flowering gardens and mature tropical hardwoods. Relax and enjoy the beach, the picturesque sunsets, and all the natural beauty that makes this house so special.
The house is ideal for:
-Surfers that prefer to stay in a comfortable acommodation, the waves are just steps from the terrace, it's a lot easier to wake up early and get the early surf session, while the other surfers wake up and make it to the beach :-) also you can check the conditions and tides throughout the day and wait for the right time for you, sometimes high tide is better than low, and viceversa, it depends on the swell direction, wind, and time of the year. One thing is for sure, you end up surfing more and spending more time in the water than if you stay in another part of town.
-Families with children, when you stay so close to the beach the kids can play in the pool or at the beach in front of the property while Mom and Dad take turns surfing or swimming, also a baby sitter can be arrange so both of you can surf together. Also two families with children can share the house, the bedrooms are big enough to accommodate everyone.
-Two couples sharing the house, the two master suites are very private and quiet, with king size beds, A/C units that keep the bedrooms nice and cool. Sometimes when traveling with a friend couple you need some privacy and space to recharge, this house has that nice feeling when you go to any of the bedrooms, it allows you to be in your space while the others are in the pool area or kitchen/living room.
-Couple waiting for a baby, the house is perfect to spend those amazing months that will change your life for good. It's really easy to go for a walk on the beach or a gentle swim in the ocean and then come back home to the pool and relax those legs that get so tired. San Jose offers excellent doctors and hospitals. You can go to San Jose for the check ups and come back the same day when you take the domestic flights. The supermarket La Hacienda is walking distance from the house, when in need for a craving just take a walk to the store. Also the town offers prenatal Yoga and Pilates to keep you in great shape.
Couple's special: if it's only the 2 of you, you'll be renting the downstairs of the house, with a master bedroom with a king size bed, full bathroom, and all the amenities for the rest of the house. The price is different too, contact me for more info
Location of the house: The house is located on the beach side, it means that you don't have to cross the street to access the beach, but the house is not beachfront, there's another property (Villa Paraiso) between the beach and the house. The quiet residential neighborhood is located in the exclusive north end of Santa Teresa beach (not El Carmen beach or Hermosa beach, like may people advertise their homes), about one half-mile south of the world-famous Flor Blanca Hotel and roughly one mile north of the many shops and restaurants in the bohemian surf town of Santa Teresa. Please contact me for exact location. The house is situated in an area of other vacation rental homes.
Layout of the house: The breezy open social side of the house offers three double sliders to the pool area. A large kitchen with an eat-up counter top bar, a comfortable living room. Both areas overlook the palm roof terrace, swimming pool, and are surrounded by vibrant tropical gardens.
Down the hall from the social area is the first floor master bedroom suite, which offers a king bed, separate A/C, ample closet space, a large private bathroom and a two double sliders to the outdoor gazebo and pool area.
Upstairs the oversized second master bedroom suite with a king size bed and a queen size bed, separate A/C, large private bathroom. The upstairs balconies enjoy scenic mountain views.
There is a typical palm roof 'rancho' (gazebo) with hammocks and private swimming pool which you may find hard to get out of to make the short two-minute walk to the beautiful white sand beaches and 80+ degree year round warm water that makes Santa Teresa such a wonderful place.
Private covered parking for two vehicles and quads.
Activities around the area: Santa Teresa is a surfers paradise but also there are many other activities to enjoy with your family and friends. You can go for a hike in Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve, explore the waterfalls in Montezuma, Horseback riding on the beach for sunset, Mountain Biking around the peninsula, Canopy (Zip line) tour in Malpais, Fishing, Stand up boarding, or ATV's tours are just some of the fun stuff to do around here. For more information on tours and activities please contact us and the concierge person will explain in detail your options and prices.
On site: friendly and local staff (maid service included), on call Concierge to help with all your needs and organize any tour for your group. Private chef available, we offer a breakfast special for $15/person. Security night guard.
Long term rentals: the house is also available for long term rentals, the pricing is different and utilities are not included. I prefer to do 6 months rental from Nov. to April and/or from May to October. Please contact me for more details.
How about dogs?: The garden is completely fence, the fenced area is around 1/4 of acre includes the pool, gazebo and outdoor terrace. There's plenty of shade and grass for your dog to relax. There would be a cleaning fee and damage deposit required.