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Stefan

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

Beachfront Luxury Ranked #1 of 58 only Playa Sta Teresa Beachfront with 5 stars

22 Reviews
Sleeps21
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-10)

Casa Yin Yang exemplifies tropical casual-elegant living with all of the creature comforts that even the most discerning traveler has come to expect. The simple beach house design blends in with it’s natural surroundings, while offering highend natural stone and teak finishings throughout. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home includes approximately 4500 square feet of improvements with a private pool and jacuzzi overlooking a pristine white sand beach, voted #1 beach in the world in 2011 People’s Choice Award. With warm water and one of the most consistent glassy, surf breaks, and glowing tropical sunsets daily, you’re sure to relax in style.

Casa Yin Yang has a Chef's kitchen with open and inviting social areas, including a large terrace finished in Brazilian stone, local Teak, Cana Brava with Palm accents. The Costa Rican hardwood dining table and Bali rattan seating accommodates 10-12 and an outdoor Indonesian style rattan and bamboo living room set with an oversized Bamboo Indo Day Bed from Java is available for your complete comfort & relaxation. Adjacent to the terrace is the salt-water chlorinated pool and ambient temperature Jacuzzi, finished in glass-ceramic tiles and Columbian stone, with a typical teak & palm roof ”rancho” complete with a second Indo day bed overlooking the surf break. There is also an adjacent sun deck off of the main terrace with poolside chaise lounges. The social area enjoys beautiful views of the ocean, waves, giant plumeria trees and exotic tropical gardens.There are two additional terrace areas (5 in total), the Central Yin yang with hammocks and chaise lounges and an additional terrace with an additional Bali style rattan outdoor living room set, where you will enjoy privacy and relation just steps to the beach.

Background

One of the best, and least crowded surf breaks in the entire area is located directly in front of the property.

We have a wide variety of species of trees including coconuts, numerous types of palms, almond, guava, bananas, platanos, jicara, noni, lemons & a variety of colored plumerias and other flowering plants. This pristine spot is abundant with wildlife; monkeys, iguanas, centesaurs, a pair of tiger herons, white tailed hawks, pelicans, paroquets, frigate birds & even anteaters, armadillos, sea turtles, whales & other creatures have all been spotted right from our deck.

The property is very conveniently located and secure. There is a grocery store and a several local restaurants @ 100 yards away. Town is 1.3km (less than a mile away)~close enough to access quickly, yet far enough away to maintain the peace and quite of our residential neighborhood. You can walk or use one of the 2 beach cruiser bikes we provide as well as 2 soft surfboards at no additional cost. We also include Continental breakfast (fruit salad, toast butter and jam & coffee), daily maid service, concierge service, a 5 Mega Fiber Optic Internet connection with WiFi, laptop safe, alarm and night watchman all at no additional cost.

The kitchen is the heart of the house, and comes complete with stainless steel appliances (23 cubic ft. bottom freezer refrigerator, 6 burner stove with electric convection oven, extractor, & garbage disposal). The main sink looks to the ocean, and the second sink is built into the kitchen island. You’ll find this gourmet kitchen complete with Columbian stone counter tops, stainless steel cookware, a built-in outdoor gas grill area and virtually everything you need to prepare any meal.

The living room has a flatscreen plasma TV with cable TV and DVD, and a very comfortable ‘L’ shaped sofa. The spacious and well ventilated laundry area offers a full size Washer and Dryer, several lines to hang wet clothes, and large wash basin style double sink. There is Costa Rican highspeed Fiberoptic 5 Mega Internet connection and WiFi throughout the house.

1st Master Bedroom

The principal master bedroom has wonderful views of the ocean and gardens, and is only steps to the Jacuzzi and pool area. The MBR Suite offers an orthopedic pillow-top King size bed, 8 foot double sliders to the pool area, separate A/C and ceiling fan. The oversized master bathroom has ‘his and hers’ hand carved natural stone sinks with customs cedar cabinetry, and a spacious indoor/outdoor shower area which includes a stone tiled bench, double overhead Helvex rain showers and magnificent sunset views.

2nd Master Bedroom Suite

The 2th Master Bedroom is newly built addition located down the hall from the kitchen, LR and laundry areas. This spacious Suite offers a King size with orthopedic pillow-top and a full size Bamboo beds. A spacious Travertine bathroom with hand carved above counter natural stone sink, Kohler toilet and Stainless Steel Helvex fixtures complete this wonderful Master Bath. All bedrooms offer independent A/C units with remote control, ceiling fan, screens; travertine stone floors, twin closets, night table, desk and chair complete the 2nd MBR Suite.

3rd Bedroom

The third bedroom has a King size bed, ample closet space and shares a beautiful and spacious travertine marble bathroom which has a pleasant cross ventilation from all four windows, with the fourth bedroom. The separate sink, shower and toilet areas provide space and harmony to this wonderful design. The hand carved above counter natural stone sink and polished chrome Helvex fixtures complete these wonderfully spacious bathrooms. This bedroom has, 8 foot sliders, separate A/C units, ceiling fans and Royal Dorado stone floors for your comfort and convenience.

4th Bedroom

The fourth bedroom offers two beautiful handmade Costa Rican bamboo single beds and have ample closet space, separate AC ceiling fans, and share a beautiful and spacious travertine marble bathroom which has a pleasant cross ventilation from all four windows, with the third bedroom. The separate sink, shower and toilet areas provide space and harmony to this wonderful design. The hand carved above counter natural stone sink and polished chrome Helvex fixtures complete these wonderfully spacious bathrooms.

There is also a half bath off of the pool area, 2 outdoor showers, foot-bath, 5 outdoor terrace areas, ample indoor & outdoor living & dining areas and a private beachfront yoga shala. There are two additional homes on our 2.5 acre beachfront lot, where we can sleep a total of 27 guests.

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...

The beach is in direct sight and a short walk directly from your home and private pool area.

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

Thank you. Enjoy !

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stefan (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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

Casa Yin Yang at 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, with 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

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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Beachfront Luxury Ranked #1 of 58 only Playa Sta Teresa Beachfront with 5 stars
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

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
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Santa Clarita California, USA
5

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
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Dana Point, CA USA
5

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
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Providence, RI
5

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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Casa Ying Yang Sta Teresa

  • 5 of 5

Casa Yin Yang was the perfect beach home to spend holidays with my family. With all the luxury you could ask for and a laid back vibe. The location is quiet but very close to restaurants and supermarkets.

The concierge Marta and Hector that solve every single problem, was fantastic!

Santa Teresa is a wonderfull place.

The weak aspect of Sta Teresa is if you need medical assistance or emergency.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Awsome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Casa Yin Yang was the perfect beach home to spend my 50th birthday with friends & family. With all the luxury you could ask for and a laid back vibe. The location at the north end of town is quiet (you almost have the beach to yourself )but still walking distance to great restaurants & shopping. The staff was great & Marta was fantastic! She answered all our question's, set up the most unbelievable excursions, dinners, massages etc. We would have been lost without her. Santa Teresa in a hidden gem of a place & I can wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a great pleasure to host such gracious guests such as yourselves ! Thank you so much for your kind words and your visit. We hope to see you back again soon !
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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 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...

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Rates & Availability

Playa Santa Teresa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular Season
May 17 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Low Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - May 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,550
 

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 YIN YANG

JANUARY 4 – MAY 15 $ 1,400- PER NIGHT ~ HIGH SEASON

MAY 16 – SEPTEMBER 10 $ 1,000- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON

SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 31 $ 750- PER NIGHT ~ LOW SEASON

NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 15 $ 1,000- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON

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

RATES 2016

CASA YIN YANG

JANUARY 4 – MAY 15 $ 1,400- PER NIGHT ~ HIGH SEASON

MAY 16 – SEPTEMBER 10 $ 1,000- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON

SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 31 $ 750- PER NIGHT ~ LOW SEASON

NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 15 $ 1,000- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON
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RATES 2017

CASA YIN YANG

JANUARY 4 – MAY 15 $ 1,550- PER NIGHT ~ HIGH SEASON

MAY 16 – SEPTEMBER 10 $ 1,100- PER NIGHT ~ REGULAR SEASON

SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 31 $ 800- PER NIGHT ~ LOW SEASON

NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 15 $ 1,100- 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.

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.

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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:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Wonderful Marble, spacious & Clean ! with attention to every detail.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
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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