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Stefan

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

Ultimate Surfers Paradise 2br home with private pool, only 5star rated on beach

5 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Casa Morpho is an outstanding value for couples, families, and friends. This home is part of a 3-home, 2.5 acre gated complex. Our beachfront lot is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Santa Teresa’s exclusive North end. The best surf break in the area is located directly in front of the property. Santa Teresa is known for its consistent surf, pristine white sand beaches, and relaxed atmosphere.

We are located approximately one mile (1.3 km) north of the center of town. Casa Morpho is steps to the beach and has a serene walking path through a tropical Butterfly garden 'Mariposario' directly to the ocean without having to cross any main roads.

This comfortable 1300 square foot (110m2) two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with indoor and outdoor areas and a private non-chlorine pool (pure salt chlorinated) is surrounded by tropical hardwood trees and exotic local fauna. The kitchen is well equipped with a 20 cubic foot refrigerator, four burner gas stove and oven, bar style dining set for four, toaster, blender, coffee maker and more. The adjoining living room area offers hardwood and Balinese rattan furniture and color cable TV. The bedrooms are both the same size. One has a queen bed and the other one has two singles. There are also 2 Indo day beds in the Living Room which may be used separately or pushed together to make a full bed (sleeping a maximum of 6 guests). Both bedrooms have ample closet space, ceiling fans, A/C, large screened windows for cross ventilation and of course there is hot water in the bath. An outdoor back terrace provides an additional dining area for 6 complete with a built-in gas grill. The private pool has a Brazilian Cherry finished deck with chaise lounges and joints the dining and living areas via the pool area. There is an outdoor shower and separate lounge area with a sofa, Indo day-bed and hammock.

Theses outdoor terrace areas are very private spaces where you can experience the sounds of the sea and the abundant nature all around. This is a fantastic spot to share quality time with friends and family or to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful tropical surroundings.

Our lush & abundant gardens include a wide variety of mature tropical hardwoods, cocos, various palms, bananas, plantanes, papayas, lemons & guava trees, plumerias, & flowering tropical plants such as hibiscus, jasmine, heliconias, bromelias, tabacones & much more. Monkeys, iguanas, paroquets are just a few of the creatures you may see & hear right from your terrace.

Mariposa property is a 3-house gated complex with full time maid maintenance and staff and a wonderful multi-lingual & multi talented Concierge, Marta Marques. If you wish to accommodate more than one family, can can comfortably accommodate 27 guests on-site. Please contact us or visit our website for more information. The property is private, secure and well maintained.

Also, within walking distance you'll find a supermarket and restaurants or you can hope on one of the two beach cruisers for a ride into town. We also provide at no extra charge 2 soft top surf boards Highspeed Internet with Wifi, Conitnental breakfast (fruit salad, toast, butter jam & coffee), a laptop safe alarm and nighttime watchman.

If there is anything we can do to assist you in making the most of your upcoming vacation, please don't hesitate to ask.

We look forward to your stay! Pura vida!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stefan (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

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 5 traveler reviews

Ultimate Surfers Paradise 2br home with private pool, only 5star rated on beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
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
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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
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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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Duncans Mills, Ca
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

Playa Santa Teresa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular Season
May 17 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Low Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
New Years
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
High Season A
Jan 9 2017 - May 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$400
 

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

Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1st ba offers white ceramic tile, hand painted sink, 2nd ba is in Travertine marble
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1) Hand Made Costa Rican Wicker bed with elegant headboard & orthopedic matress, Twin or Single Beds (3) There are 2 singles in the second bedroom and a 3rd single in the LR. Hardwood and bamboo beds with Orthopedic mattresses in 2nd bedroom & Indo daybed with orthopedic mattress in the LR, Baby Cribs (1) Pack & play style crib and highchair available, at no extra cost
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • 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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