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Casa Yin Yang - Private Access to Beach, #1 Luxury Home on Trip Advisor

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-10) Private Pool and Jacuzzi

CASA YIN Yang 4 br 3.5 bath (2 additional outdoor showers) Sleeps 10 guests

CASA YIN Yang offers:

-Premier beachfront location in the heart of the exclusive northend of Playa Santa Teresa proper with direct beach views and private beach access

-Ample green spaces with mature tropical gardens with 200 ft of beachfront

-The privacy and security of a 2.5 acre fenced and gated lot

-Easy walking distance to the grocery store (100m) and a several quaint local restaurants and shops. Beach cruiser bikes provided for a quick hop into town (1.2 km away)

-White sandy beach, great for swimming, boogie boarding and tide pools to explore at either end. Perfect spot for beginners to learn to surf the foam pile and for experts to paddle out and catch the long glassy A-frames (rights and lefts) that Santa Teresa is famous for.

-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

- World-class architectural design by Chilean born (residing in Barcelona Spain) architect Carmen Cubillos, a long time local property owner and her award winning International design team, which incorporates years of local knowledge into the design and materials used in order to maximize your enjoyment and highten your Pura Vida experience by blending our homes within their 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 Custom Costarican and imported rattan furniture from Bali, chill-lax hammock areas and a private chlorine-free pool and jacuzzi

-Outdoor showers and chaise lounges by the pool, with 4 outdoor pool terraces (2 covered 2 sun decks)

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

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

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

-Chlorine-free swimming Pool and a private Jacuzzi

-Daily Continental breakfast and Daily housekeeping services

-Full time on-site maintenance and pool cleaning service

-Professional multi-lingual Owner-operator (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


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

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

-Beachfront teak and palm yoga shala available for private yoga classes or massage

-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 (with the exception of the open air kitchen-living room, lanai/terrace area of Casa Yin yang) are fully screened. All rooms offer ample light and ventilation, high ceilings, ceiling fans, screens, separate AC units with remote control units

-Washer and dryers for guests in Casa Yin yang, laundry service available

-Complete chef’s kitchens with stainless steel cookware, and outdoor built-in gas grills in each home

- 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

Mariposa Vacation Homes

Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Detailed Description : Set-back approximately 70 yards from the public beach, this ample front yard is strewn with white plumeria trees, almonds, palms and tropical flora, offering privacy without sacrificing direct beach views from various points in the house and direct private beach access. The home offers ample indoor and outdoor areas including a large terrace with living and the closest beachfront yoga shala anywhere in the area.

Bedroom Distribution : 1st MBR/MBA Suite with king bed and double sliders overlooking the pool and ocean with large marble bathroom with his & hers sink areas and double overhead rain showers, access to the outdoor Jacuzzi and pool area, 2nd MBR/MBA Suite with king bed and full bed, private marble bathroom, 3rd Suite with king bed, 4th bedroom with 2 singles and a shared ample marble bathroom for these two bedrooms. Chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 6 burner gas stove, ice maker, dishwasher, center island, bar/counter top to outdoor poolside dining area for 10, indoor and outdoor living areas, laundry area, 2 sundecks, 2 shaded lounge areas, 2 outdoor showers, gas grill and a beachfront yoga shala. ample private off-street parking

Regardless of whether it’s your first trip to Costa Rica or if you’re “Tico” (a genuine Costa Rican local), Mariposa Vacation Homes specializes in providing you with everything you need to truly enjoy your vacation experience.

The Santa Teresa/Mal Pais/Playa Hermosa area is located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula just north of Costa Rica’s first National Park ~ Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. We also have the Curu Nature Preserve and Spider Monkey rescue center, Islas Tortuga, Montezuma Waterfalls, Canopy Tours and many other spectacular attractions close by.

This breath-taking stretch of pristine Pacific coastline, specifically Playa Santa Teresa proper, has been recently discovered by the jet-set crowd and voted the #1 beach in the world by Trip Advisor People’s Chioce Award 2011. No wonder it’s the preferred playground of Mel Gibson, Guiselle Bunchen, Tom Brady and many others.

Mariposa Vacation Homes is one of the largest beachfront parcels in Playa Santa Teresa. We are located in the heart of Santa Teresa’s exclusive northend, a quiet residential neighborhood less than a mile from the town center. Here you’ll find easy accessibility to all you need with the peace and quiet that distinguishes the exclusive northend.

Mariposa Vacation Homes was conceived and constructed from the ground up with careful thought and attention to every detail. We have gone to great lengths to produce indoor and outdoor living spaces that convey casual beach elegance in a functional and fashionable, zen-like, tropical atmosphere.

All of our homes offer state of the art creature comforts while surrounded by the exuberant nature that makes Costa Rica such a special place. It is not uncommon to hear and even spot howler monkeys crossing our biological corridor and Morphos fluttering through our butterfly gardens. Our homes combine the best beachfront location with the privacy, convenience, comfort and services the most discerning travelers have come to expect.

We are the only beachfront property in Santa Teresa Proper (of 95 listing on to have earned a full 5 stars from Trip Advisor and their prestigious Certificate of Excellence Award consistently since 2013 (2014, 2015 & 2016).

Mariposa Vacation Homes consists of three private homes (Casa Monarca 6br 5 ba, Casa Yin yang 4br 3.5 ba and Casa Morpho 2br 2ba) where we sleep a total of approximately 30 guests.

All three of our homes are uniquely designed for varying group sizes and budgets and can be combined to accommodate larger groups and events. All three homes have easy beach access without having to drive or cross any streets to reach the white sands of Playa Santa Teresa proper.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed at Casa Yin Yang for a 12 day vacation. Such a beautiful and relaxing setting. To awaken in the morning looking out to the ocean and waves breaking on the beach was the perfect start to each day. The constant surf out frount for our surfers in the family was epic, plus sandy beaches for those whom just wanted to play on the beach There was a good sized and well equiped kitchen for all our meals that we cooked, and we love to cook! The salt water pool right there at the house to jump in and cool off or play in any time. To wind down the day we watched sunsets on the beach each evening, some of the best on the planet. Then there's the staff, always helpful and friendly, including Marta the concierge plus Stefan the owner always checking in to see if there was anything we needed. Wow, such a perfect get away. Hope to do this again sometime soon.
Apr 2014
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Santa Teresa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Wonderful Marble, spacious & Clean ! with attention to every detail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • We believe that a good nights rest is quint-essential for a relaxing and awesome vacation ! For that reason we provide high quality orthopedic pillow top mattresses with 3' mattress covers, 4 & 5 star hotel quality bedding sheets & towels etc. We also have Pack and Play style crib & highchairs available upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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Casa Yin Yang - Private Access to Beach, #1 Luxury Home on Trip Advisor
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Clean beauty!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I added 3 days onto the beginning of our vacation and started with Casa Yin Yang. Boy are we glad we did! We have been visiting Costa Rica twice a year for the past 6 years and always stay in multiple places each stay. Casa Yin Yang was by far the cleanest, most attentive and professional place we have ever encountered! Jenni the housekeeper brought us fresh bread, homemade marmalade and fresh fruit every morning and kept the place spotless!! Thank you Jenni! Marta, the concierge was just as wonderful with a wealth of information and even scheduled us to meet up with a local fisherman to get fresh red snapper right off the boat! We used the gas grill every night, including the red snapper. Worked to perfection. The grounds are beautiful, the beach is beautiful, the pool and jacuzzi were beautiful, the house is grateful to Stefan for giving us the opportunity to stay at such an incredible place!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Mariposa Vacation Homes, the only place I'll ever stay at in Santa Teresa.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Mariposa Vacation Homes, the first being in Casa Morpho. This time, I brought the family to Casa Yin Yang, the largest of the 3 homes on the property. It has a beautiful layout; open air kitchen, an excellent wooden dining table outside under an all encompassing awning that connects the two structures to give them an "all in one feel". There are multiple master bedrooms and 2 outdoor showers and a large structure housing a dual burner propane grill.

From the moment we arrived we were treated like honored guests; Marta, the concierge, met us at the gate and from then on it was a most memorable vacation. Stefan, the owner, called after we were settled in to make sure everything was fine. The housekeepers, Yadira and Jenny are very friendly and kept the house spotless, even with 7 year old twins running amuck. Hector, in charge of maintenance/pool services is super friendly and the saltwater pool was always perfectly refreshing under his care. What more can I say? 5 stars for everything, especially the personal service we received, and even though we were there during the rainy season, it never hindered our fun; we surfed, zip lined in the jungle canopy, went horseback riding on the beach, waded in tide pools, listened to the geckos in the evening and chased iguanas and hermit crabs during the day, we cooked in and ate out. The zip line and horseback riding was arranged by Marta, and they couldn't have gone smoother. I'll be back in December for another surf trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 young girls and another family with 3 young children stayed at Casa Ying Yang for a week in April. We had a great time. The house is right off the a beautiful beach. The area in front of the house has a great surf break for experienced surfers. While the house is not super luxurious, it is very comfortable and absolutely appropriate for Costa Rica. Stefan, the owner could not have been more helpful. The house manager, Marta was terrific. She arranged everything that was required. Daily maid service kept the house very clean and comfortable. I would strongly recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Paul ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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Santa Clarita California, USA

Greatest spot on all of Santa Teresa!! Unbelievably beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Yin Yang was sheer paradise! The homes beautiful craftsmanship was breathtaking, pure Costa Rican style with the finest upgrades of every kind. Indoor/outdoor living experience with the comport of a/c when you need it. Everything is so close from the shopping, stores and activities which made everything super convienent. The staff here is exceptional, especially Marta (the concierge) that is one step ahead of your every need. The rooms are large, beds are comfortable, and the grounds couldn't get any better. The ocean view is right out front to check the morning great surf or just enjoy the scenery around you. I would highly recommend this spectacular home to any and all for an unforgetable experience of true Costa Rican paradise. We've stayed at alot of very nice homes and this would be at the top of the list!! We'll be back!! Thanks to everyone at the Mariposa Homes

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 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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Dana Point, CA USA

Great place for a relaxing retreat. Stunningly beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Yin Yang was our home for a week. Everything about this home is perfect. Rather than the very nice home next door which was designed like any nice home in our home town of Orange County, CA, Casa YIn Yang is uniquely Costa Rican in it's style. Open areas everywhere. Elegant indoor/ outdoor master bath, yoga platform near the sea (perfect for massage), extensive use of exotic wood throughout. My twenty something kids had a great time surfing on the beach in front of the house. We loved this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Providence, RI

The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

In the middle of a miserable winter here in the northeast my wife and I started searching for a place our family could escape all the snow. We stumbled on Mariposa Vacation Homes. Our choice could not have worked out better. Our stay at Casa Yin Yang this past February was one of the most memorable family vacations we have ever experienced. The house was beautiful and had every amenity. The staff was wonderful and our concierge, Marta, was so helpful. She arranged couple massages, horseback riding, zip lining, and surfing lessons. The food at the restaurants in the area was as good as anywhere we have ever vacationed. When we weren't out experiencing all the area had to offer, we were relaxing in the pool or walking along the beautiful beach just out front our front door. Mariposa takes some effort to get to, but it is absolutely worth it. Thanks for everything Stefan. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It always a pleasure to host such gracious guests such as yourselves ! We hope to see you back again soon. All the best.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Lora
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ferry Tambor to & from Puntarenas/Paquera
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Defines Tambor
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Al Chile Viola
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa

Our Multi-lingual Concierge, Marta Marques, will be happy to assist you with all your vacation needs from domestic travel, tours, private chef services and more. Working exclusively with the most reputable operators in the area/country. Many popular activities include surf lessons and board rentals, yoga, pilates, canopy tour, bike tours, sport fishing, Tortuga island tour, Curu wildlife refuge & nature reserve, Cabo blanco nat'l park, Cabuya sea kayak, snorkeling & scuba tours, Montezuma waterfalls, butterfly garden, language school and much more...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

RATES 2017






* 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.

Credit Card and Paypal Payments incur a 6% additional fee to nationalise funds into Costa Rica. Wire Transfers also incur an additional $ 30- fee per transaction, in addition to wire initiation fees in order to receive funds in Costa Rica. All rates are subject to change with our prior notice. All rates are negotiable and all offers will be considered. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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