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Excellent Ambiance & location, only steps to Santa Teresa beach, private, secure

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beach Home, 2 master bdrs, pool, A/C. Guest house available for large groups

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.

Big groups: There's a guest house with 2 extra bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchenette. The two house can accommodate up to 11 people. Ideal for a large family, friends or events. The price is different, contact me for more info

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.

More Details

Nicole Roqhuett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2018

About Nicole Roqhuett

I'm interested in doing house swapping anytime of the year, to any location on the world, but especially to California, Hawaii, and Costa Rica

Nicole Roqhuett purchased this house in 2003

Why Nicole Roqhuett chose Santa Teresa Beach

The surf in front of the property, the amazing sunsets everyday, the friendly people that live around my neighborhood, the supermarket across the street, the delicious restaurants in the neighborhood, the peace and quiet, the lack of crowds, the nature and the magic of Santa Teresa energy. The privacy of the house. The amazing location so close to the beach.

What makes this house unique

The location is the best! only 2 minutes walk to the beach, in a quite residential neighborhood. Only 10 minutes from the center of town.

There is a supermarket across the street, restaurants and surf shops walking distance, yoga classes everyday in Hotels such as Flor Blanca, Pranamar and Tropico Latino and some of the best beach breaks in the area right in front of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi there, my husband and i spent my whole pregnancy and the first 6 months of my baby in Casa Tortuga, it was exactly what we needed. We also had our dog with us, the property is nice and fence for him.

I recommend this house to anyone that wishes to experience the town and the beach for long term, we had everything, good food, warm ocean, fresh pool and excellent restaurants around us.
Mar 2015
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Santa Teresa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for upstairs Master Suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for downstairs Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs by the social area, also with a laundry closet
  • All bathroom have white tile, rug, towels, hand soap, body soap, aluminum windows and screens.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Suite - 1 king , A/C unit, ceiling fan
    Extra large Master Suite - 1 king , 1 queen , A/C unit, ceiling fans, closet
  • All bedrooms have separate A/C unit, ceiling fan, concrete floors, concrete walls, aluminum windows with screens, black-out curtains, night tables with lamps. Teak wood details, and cedar wood doors.
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
walking distance to the beach, quiet and residential neightborhood, private, secure property completely fence, ample and clean bathrooms, walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets, safe.


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Excellent Ambiance & location, only steps to Santa Teresa beach, private, secure
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews

La Pasamos muy bien!

  • 5 of 5

Cerca de todo y de la playa. La casa muy cómoda.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Heredia, Heredia


  • 5 of 5

La casa es hermosa! Es muy cómoda en todas sus habitaciones! La atención de todo el staff es muy importante y oportuno! Tuvimos ciertos problemas con el agua, pero la pronta respuesta y atención nos dio tranquilidad y el problema fue resuelto prontamente!

Super recomendada!


  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect location for a family in Santa Teresa!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this house twice over the years and you couldn't ask for a better location. We have two small children and shared the house with different friends for a couple weeks both times. Located in the slightly quieter, northern end of santa teresa, but still close enough to easily bike into busier south ST or Mal pais to one of the many cafes, restaurants or surf shops. Casa Tortuga is a short walk (less than a minute) to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a great surf break, pool to cool off during the heat of the day, hammocks to lounge in and a beautiful, full kitchen. Steps away from the grocery store and on the beach side of the road, so no steep climb which is nice when you have two toddlers in tow. Nicole is great to work with and even found a way to get our friends son's lost stuffed bunny back to him in the states. We will be back again for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't be happier with this home!!!

  • 5 of 5

I fell in love with this home as soon as I arrived. I stayed two nights last month with 3 other friends and it was just what we were looking for. The house is very private, well kept, across the street from a small grocery store, and has an excellent side beach access that is 50 meters from the ocean.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cartago, Costa Rica

Great place for a family to relax

  • 5 of 5

We took our 2 children (2 and 4 yrs old), grandparents and an uncle to Casa Tortuga and had a wonderful time. It's a nice place for 2 families to relax, close to the beach, north side of Playa Santa Teresa. About a 75 meter walk to the beach, small swimming pool which was a great size for our kids.

All and all, a clean place, away from the more crowded areas of Santa Teresa and playa del Carmen, but still close enough to hit all the restaurants etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful house seconds from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Casa Tortuga. The home was situated just a 1 minute walk to the beach and the store. The home has everything you need for a wonderful stay. Nicole and her team (maid service, pool service, concierge) were so friendly and helpful. I can't say enough good things about this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Tambor Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Ferry Tambor
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Al Chile Viola and Soda Tiquicia
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Santa Teresa
Car: recommended

Surfing, kitesurfing, Yoga, Pilates, massages,walking and jogging on the beach, canopy tour, surf lessons and surfboards rentals, snorkel in Tortuga Island, hiking Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve, ATV rentals and tours, Butterfly garden, Scuba diving.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15

Rates are subject to chance
Monthly rates don't include utilities, they will be billed separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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