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Stefan

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

Christmas Special ! #1ranked Trip Advisor Playa Sta Teresa Beachfront Luxury

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Cóbano House Rental Photos and Description

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

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Set-back approximately 70 yards from the public beach, the 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. 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 www.vrbo.com) 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 aproximately 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.

CASA YIN Yang offers:

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

-Ample green spaces with mature tropical gardens

-The privacy and security of a fenced and gated lot

-Easy walking distance to the grocery store and a several quaint local restaurants and shops

-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

- World-class architectural design by Carmen Cubillos, a long time local property owner and celebrated architect and 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

-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 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

-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 (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

-Beachfront yoga shala made of teak and palm 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, with ample light and ventilation, ceiling fans and 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

- Fiber Optic 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:
  • 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

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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Christmas Special ! #1ranked Trip Advisor Playa Sta Teresa Beachfront Luxury
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Cóbano House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular Season
May 17 2016 - Sep 10 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Low Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Regular Season
Dec 4 2016 - Dec 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
6 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
New Years
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,190
 
 
High Season
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,290
 
 
Regular Season
Apr 17 2017 - May 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,190
 
 
Summer Season
May 15 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Low Season
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,190
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Regular Season
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,190
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
New Years
Dec 25 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

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

Cóbano 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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