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Stefan

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Christmas New Years Special ! 2br 2ba home with private pool, on beach, privacy

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Santa Teresa Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

CASA MORPHO 2br 2 ba (sleeps 4 at the standard rate and up to 6 guests for an additional nominal per diem fee) Private Pool, steps to the beach

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Privacy and green spaces surround this charming tropical home. 1st bedroom offers a queen bed and private bath. 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds and private bath. Chef’s kitchen with Italian quartz countertops, stailess steel cook-top, and full size refrigerator, small indoor eating area, living room with 2 additional single Indo day-bed style sofas, outdoor dining area and gas grill, private pool and sundeck. A covered outdoor chill-lax terrace area with outdoor Indo-day bed hammock surrounded by tropical gardens, just steps to the beach via our butterfly gardens to a tree-lined sandy public beach path contiguous to the property; approximately 100 yards to the beach with no driving, traffic or streets to cross

CASA MORPHO offers:

-Premier beachfront location in the heart of the exclusive northend of Playa Santa Teresa proper

-Ample green spaces with mature tropical gardens

-The privacy and security of a fenced and gated lot

-Easy walking distance to the beach, grocery store (100m) and a several quaint local restaurants and shops, town center is 1.2km, and easy ride on the complimentary beach cruiser bikes

-White sandy beach, great for swimming, boogie boarding and tide pools to explore at either end

-One of the best and least crowded surf spots in the area directly in front of the property with glassy waves year round. Over 12 surf spots to explore in the immediate area, including right and left point breaks

-Beautiful architectural design blending this home with it’s natural surroundings

-Sustainable design and energy efficiency; state of the art rain catch water captivation and filtration systems imported from the USA for guaranteed water quality and safety, German Solar hot water system, state of the art water treatment plant and bio-filtration recycle and irrigation systems. Essential Costa Rica branded ICT (Instituto Costariccense de Tourismo/Costa Rica Tourism Board) and approved sustainable project

-Ample and comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces with imported rattan furniture from Bali, chill-lax hammock areas by your private chlorine-free pool

-Outdoor showers and chaise lounges by the pool

-High quality orthopedic pillow-top mattresses, bedding, pillows and accessories

-High quality 100% cotton sheets, towels and beach towels

-Standardized kitchens and accessories, offering all guests the same high level of amenities and services

-Private chlorine-free swimming pool and deck area surrounded by luch tropical gardens

-Daily Continental breakfast and Daily housekeeping services

-Full time on-site maintenance and pool cleaning service

-Professional multi-lingual Owner (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian)

-European Concierge (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese) with 15 plus years of experience as a full-time resident in the area, at no additional cost, who works with only the best local tour operators and service providers

-Our friendly staff is 100% local and happy to assist you as much or as little as you wish. Our housekeepers, maintenance and security personal have been with us since day one. Our Concierge and Executive assistants since 2011

-In-house cook (typical food/meal packages) or Private Chefs services, dinner reservations and recommendations available upon request

* CUSTOM VACATION PACKAGES INCLUDING DOMESTIC AIRFARE, GROUND TRANSPORTATION, MEALS AND ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

-We welcome groups and Weddings (when using a professional Wedding Planner)

-Private air charter services, Rental Car Reservations and ground transportation available upon request

-Child care, Canopy, Horseback, ATV, Fishing, Snorkeling, Naturalist and many other tours available

-Surf lessons and board rentals (by Mel Gibson’s private instructor)

-Our lot is fenced and gated, all homes lock-up tight, and have alarm systems, lap-top safes and a night-time watchman (private security company) for your privacy and security

-All of our rooms are fully screened, with ample light and ventilation, ceiling fans and separate AC units with remote control units

-Laundry service available

-Complete chef’s kitchens with stainless steel appliances and cookware, dishwasher, gas stove and outdoor built-in gas grill

- 5 Mega Internet with WiFi and Cable Flatscreen TV

-Complimentary Beach cruiser bikes, boogie boards (soft tops surfboard for kids < 90 lbs), masks and snorkels, beach chairs and more…

Please feel free to contact me directly toll free at 866 295-6727 or by email. I look forward to hearing from you and please know that we’re 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 life time !

Warm Costa Rican Regards

Stefan Canas

Owner

Mariposa Vacation Homes

Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stefan (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

About Stefan

My Dad was an executive w/Sheraton & Omni hotels, so I grew up in & @ the hospitality business. I first came to CR, in '96 to guide the Pacuare river with Rios Tropicals, while on summer break from grad school.

I quickly fell in love with CR & came back every summer since. In 2000 I moved to CR for a year & began 'The Search'. In 2002 I was able to transition back to CR full time & purchased this magnificent beachfront parcel in '03 w/the sale of my Aspen property. I am an ex-Aspen, Colorado foreign language teacher, who is actively involved as a volunteer at the local public school. I have dedicated my full time efforts to developing and running a first class beach home rental operation, where people can come and relax, renew and enjoy one of the prettiest beaches in anywhere in the world...Santa Teresa, CR. Mariposa Vacation Homes, is the result of many years of dedicated work to achieve that goal.

Stefan purchased this house in 2007

Why Stefan chose Puntarenas

I lived in Hawaii for 3 years & have traveled extensively both abroad & around Costa Rica, looking for the most beautiful beach in the world, where the surf is friendly & consistent. I decided to settle in Santa Teresa because it was one of the few places that actually surpassed my criteria. It's pristine white sand beaches, glowing sunsets, wonderful surf, nice people and magical tropical atmosphere must be experienced first-hand in to be truely appreciated !

What makes this house unique

Mariposa Vacation homes reflects a passion for excellence and respect for nature. Our goal here is simple: to provide every guest everything they need to enjoy the best beach vacation ever ! Our homes are comfortable quality constructions, with modern conveniences, beautiful gardens, very private and steps to one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, wit a small intimate staff to cater to your needs...

What more could you ask for ?

We welcome you to come and experience the beauty and magic of Santa Teresa, and Costarican 'PuraVida' hospitality.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the second time I have stayed in Casa Iguana and I fully intend to keep going back.



The location is first class - the private entry makes getting to the beach breeze, and there are several great restaurants a few minutes walk down the road as well as a supermarket a stones throw away.



The staff are fantastic, friendly and helpful.



Thoroughly recommended
Sep 2014
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5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Christmas New Years Special ! 2br 2ba home with private pool, on beach, privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Miami, FL, USA
5

Slip Back into a Place Where Life is Pure!

  • 5 of 5

Santa Teresa is an extremely small town with one narrow, rocky, dirt road and verdant, wild landscape on either side. Between the greenery, the free roaming dogs and grazing horses, this road is speckled with surf shops, Sodas (typical food spots), as well as gourmet restaurants. It is a rustic and extremely casual place, with a population consisting of locals and people from every corner of the globe who just never left. Santa Teresa feels like a bygone era where time moves slower and the simple things in life such as fresh fruit, the feel of sand under bare feet, a beautiful sunset, or great waves are enjoyed - that is Pura Vida! My first contact was Stefan, the owner, whom I phoned and who was quite descriptive and patient with all my questions. Having been convinced that this would be an excellent spot for us, we made the arrangements and from then on we dealt with Marta Marques, the concierge. We started our vacation at Casa Morpho and, a few days into our stay, Marta gave us the choice of being upgraded to Casa Yin Yang which we accepted. Both houses are well equipped and comfortable. Casa Morpho is much smaller but lacks none of the necessities for a pleasant stay, it has a small pool and is a 2 minute walk to the beach. Casa Yin Yang is much bigger and therefore gave us a little more privacy from our 11 and 9 year olds, it is the same distance's walk to the beach to which the entrance is at the end of the property. You cannot go wrong with either house, depending, of course, on your personal needs. Marta was extremely helpful in planning activities for our time in Santa Teresa (her honest opinions were also key in determining all decisions for the best possible outcome). Aside from activities, Marta set us up with car service from Santa Teresa to our next destination, a Spanish tutor for our children (the kids loved the tutor!), and a chef to cook our lunches (since we were there during the low season, many places were closed at lunch time, it also facilitated things with the activities, ravenous kids, and their Spanish lessons). The other people who tended to the property by cleaning, gardening, and providing security were equally as pleasant - thank you Stefan, Marta, Lucila, Alex, Lolo, and everyone else for making this an unforgettable vacation!!! In essence, Mariposa Vacation Homes are pleasant, comfortable, modernized, and well located in the little rustic surf town of Santa Teresa. PACK LIGHT, you won't need much to enjoy Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • 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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mar del plata
5

el paraiso

  • 5 of 5

El lugar y la casa son insuperables, ya era nuestra cuarta vez en santa teresa y pensamos que no encontraríamos algún lugar que nos sorprenda, pero cuando llegamos a Casa Mopho, era como tener un pedazo del paraíso solo para nosotros, sumergido en el medio de más bella vegetación y rodeado de una cantidad y diversidad de animales, lo cual fue disfrutado al máximo por nuestros hijos. Su ubicación es inmejorable a solo 2 minutos de la playa, a 100 mts de un supermercado y 150 mts de una de las mejores sodería de Santa teresa.

El servicio fue excelente, tanto por la limpieza de la piscina, jardines y la casa, el rico desayuno de frutas y panes y la excelente atención de Marta que estuvo muy atenta tanto en nuestra estadía como después de ella.

La seguridad del lugar nos hizo sentir realmente cómodos y confiados.

Sin dudarlo de volver a Santa Teresa, volveríamos a Casa Mariposa.

Muchas gracias por unas inolvidables vacaciones en Casa Morpho.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchisimas gracias ! Que regresan pronto.
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Bonn, Germany
5

simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit in Santa Teresa. We stayed at casa morpho. The property is perfectly situated. Just a short walk to the beach. 4 Iguanas in the neighborhood - so cool, so cute. so shy:-) The Pool, especially the shower is a dream during the hot hours around noon. I loved the outside area for having breakfast. A special THANKS to Marta, the property manager. She is awesome and very very smart! We decided to come back to Santa Teresa and Casa Morpho for a longer time. 5 Days are not enough. 2 or 3 weeks are better. Casa Morpho is the perfect Location for a small family. You can't get it better....Thanks again to Marta and Stephan.....

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 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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5

Casa Yin Yang is an absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time our group stayed at casa Yin Yang.

The property is perfectly situated on the beach with just enough distance to get full privacy but still reach points of interest within walking distance. Not to mention the uncrowded beach break for surfing just outside the gate. The premises hold a high standard with everything you would expect.

Marta the property manager is nothing short of fantastic and goes the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your stay. She's also shares her local knowledge and can recommend a range of quality assured services like yoga, massage, ATVs, etc. at a good price.

We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 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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Salt Lake City, UT
5

Our Own Personal Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This review is WAY overdue (sorry Stephan)!

Let me start of by saying that all communications with Stephan before our travels were great! The Owner, Stephan, was easy to reach and quick to answers our questions. The reservation process was also simple and easy.

We rented Casa Iguana for 12 nights. The home and property was very well kept. The house itself was the perfect size for myself, husband and our 10 year old. Everything was there that we required or needed- even a blender to make smoothies with the fresh bananas and star fruit we picked! The grocery store was a 5 minute walk out the front gate- super convenient.

The walk to the beach was also a five minute walk. This walk took you to the side gate (with security lock) that opened to the public access walkway to the beach. It was perfect for my husband who wanted to run up and check the surf several times a day!

The wi-fi was actually TOO GOOD! We had fully expected to drop off the grid for two weeks! But, there it was, great wi-fi and the ability to make our Facebook friends jealous of the paradise we had found.

Marta, the property concierge, was friendly, funny and helpful when we had questions or needed to find someone to take us fishing. The cleaning clue did a great job on their every other day visits. And maintenance replied promptly to the minor issue we had.

We are hoping to return to the property...maybe bring friends and rent Casa Ying Yang!

Thanks again Stephan, Marta and Hector!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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5

Privacy at its best. Tru...

  • 5 of 5

Privacy at its best. Truly a vacation.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tambor
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
la Lora
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ferry Tambor to & from Puntarenas/Paquera
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Delfines Tamor
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Al Chile Viola
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa
Car: recommended

Concierge, private yoga, pilates, massage, chefs available, very private & relaxing, enjoy long walks on the beach, tide pools, gorgeous sunsets and more.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Teresa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
6 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Regular Season
Dec 4 2016 - Dec 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
New Years
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
High Season
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
High Season
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Regular Season
Apr 17 2017 - May 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Summer Season
May 15 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Low Season
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Regular Season
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
New Years
Dec 25 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

RATES 2016

*PLEASE NOTE THAT CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, PRESIDENTS WEEK, SPRING BREAK AND MANY OTHER HOLIDAY RATES IN HAVE A HIGHER PER NIGHTLY RATE AND ARE NOT SPECIFIED HERE ON VRBO.COM BUT MAY BE FOUND AT WWW.MARIPOSAVACATIONHOMES.COM/RATES

CASA MORPHO

JANUARY 4 – MAY 15 $ 375- PER NIGHT ~ HIGH SEASON

MAY 16 – SEPTEMBER 10 $ 250- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON

SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 31 $ 195- PER NIGHT ~ LOW SEASON

NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 15 $ 250- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON
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RATES 2017

CASA MORPHO

JANUARY 4 – MAY 15 $ 400- PER NIGHT ~ HIGH SEASON

MAY 16 – SEPTEMBER 10 $ 275- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON

SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 31 $ 200- PER NIGHT ~ LOW SEASON

NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 15 $ 275- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON


* Please note that all rates are in US dollars and that all Holiday weeks will incur additional fees. Prices may also vary based upon time of booking, total number of guests and length of stay. Please inquire for specific rates and more information. Thank you.

Terms of payment may be modified at owners discretion and your reservation is not confirmed until you have received a written confirmation from us. Thank you.

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Amenities

Santa Teresa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Modern, clean, comfortable
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 Indo daybeds in Livingroom
  • Queen size Bed (1) with orthopedic matress, Twin or Single Beds (2) There are 2 singles in the second bedroom and 2 single Indo day beds in the LR. (2) Baby Cribs (2) Pack & play style crib and highchairs available, at no extra cost
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
One of Santa Teresa's premier private rental properties, with Trip Advisor 5 star rating and Certificate of Excellence Award Winner. Private, quiet, safe, secure, fenced property w/concierge, electric gate entrance, very close walking distance to the beach, 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

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