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Private Luxury Beachfront Estate, Newly A/C'd, 24/7 Concierge, and WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

3 Large Bedrooms 2 King, 2 Queen Beds, 3 Baths, Sleep 8, Media Room, Large Lanai

Casa Amore is a very private 2 acre Oceanfront Estate. We are located in front of a beautiful swimming bay on the Nicoya Peninsula in the heart of the Santa Teresa beach community. We are a perfectly situated property with surfing waves to the right and a swimming bay to the left. The beach is just steps from the house, enjoy walking the miles of pristine white sand beaches as you soak up sun and admire the natural costal surroundings. The Nicoya is famous for its natural beauty as well as its international community which brings high class art, music, and food from around the world.

Casa Amore is a totally Air Conditioned home with 3 bedrooms each Bedroom contains their own bathroom. All rooms have their own thermostat for your comfort. The Bedrooms are all very large with sitting areas in each one. The master has a king bed, and the second bedroom also has a King bed and the third bedroom has 2 queens. A large lanai that wraps around 3/4's of the house. Each bedroom has its own private entrance to the lanai that leads to the beach. White Granite counter tops and white marble bathrooms are just a few of the qualities of this Spanish style hacienda. With a completely commercial high performance kitchen with a Subzero Fridge and a Commercial stove it is setup for entertaining many. As well as a chill out lounge located on the patio, that can accommodate everyone. As well as a large Costa Rican Made Teak dinning table that accommodates 8, for meals surrounded by the beuatiful Nature surrounding Casa Amore. We have Several different fruit trees on the property including, Banana, Lemon, Sweet Lemon, Papaya, Avocado, Guayaba, and Sour Sap. Situated on a quiet bay between Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. You will enjoy many species of iguanas and birds and monkeys both howler and white faced, as you make your way to the tidal pools located right out front. And epic Surf is just a 5 min. walk down the beach. This property is unique as it is in the heart of town with access to all amenities yet very private and secure. The knowledgeable onsite Caretaker/Concierege will be on hand to make your stay enjoyable.

If you'd like to include yoga as part of your vacation, we have a yoga teacher that will come right to the property that can guide you through your practice that can be hired, whether you are a true beginner or a more seasoned yogi. We can also set up private Surf lessons. Or Private Horseback Riding tours.

If your looking to stay in, there are private chefs in the area that can come to the estate and prepare meals for your entire party, ask the Caretaker for details.

We can also set up quad rentals for our guests. Our Caretaker can make the referrals.

Don't forget the Sunsets!!! Come together every evening with your friends and family to enjoy one of the wonders that will keep you coming back to Costa Rica. The colors are Awe Inspiring.

We provide every other day or as requested light housekeeping service, including laundry during your stay, as well as a guard who is on duty from sunset to sunrise.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call.

Keywords: Beachfront Estate Private Luxury Hacienda, A/C throughout, Media Room, Commercial Kitchen, WIFI throughout the property. Concierge located on property, House cleaning, and Security Guard at night.

More Details

Scott Hodges
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Scott Hodges

My husband Scott, myself Pamela, and our daughter Skylar Jade made this house our home for 16 years. We love Costa Rica and the life it has offered us. We feel truly blessed to have lived with nature and the elements full time like we did. Now our life has created an opening that has us sharing our paradise with you. Our daughter Skylar Jade was born in Costa Rica and has duel citizenship. So we will always be very connected to this country.

Scott Hodges purchased this estate in 2001

Why Scott Hodges chose Puntarenas

We fell in love with the natural timing of this area, the beautiful beaches, Waterfalls, and epic surf. We have traveled all over the world this was the only place that felt like home as soon as we got off the plane. We look forward to sharing our paradise with you.

What makes this estate unique

The house is very spacious and is a true joy to be in. We are walking distance to restraunts and the grocery store, we have bicycles that can be made available for you. The property is very private with green zones on both sides. Our Caretaker is there to cater to all your concierge needs during your stay on our estate.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Private Luxury Beachfront Estate, Newly A/C'd, 24/7 Concierge, and WIFI
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
Laramie, WY

Great Vacation in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Santa Teresa before Christmas at Casa Amore. What a great trip. This is our fourth trip with our family to Costa Rica and it was the best yet. The house was perfect, we had two families staying in the house and it was the perfect size. The house was clean and had very few bugs, which was a huge improvement from our other trips to CR staying in other rentals. The best thing about the house was the location, close to the beach but also close to town. The second best thing was the caretakers, Dave and Diane. They met us at the rental upon our arrival and took care of us the entire week. They gave us great ideas for trips and places to eat . They made our stay at Casa Amore very enjoyable. We look forward to return trip. PURA VIDA

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect blend of primitive luxury...

  • 5 of 5

The location is the best you will find in this area. You are walking distance to grocery stores, bakery, restaurants, and many more boutiques etc. as the house is located off of the main road. But because the property is set on such a big piece of land, it feels so incredibly secluded, and you hear nothing but the waves and the pitter-patter of the nature that surrounds you. To the right is a vast expanse of sand bottom surf breaks, and to the left is an isolated swimming bay. There are giant tide pools at low tide right outside the back gate, fun to explore, and even a few spots that make little moonlight jacuzzis if you time it right.

The house is pristine. Everything you need. Comfortable and accommodating in the cool A/C bedrooms, the inviting open air kitchen, and the hammock-laden wrap around back porch overlooking the HUGE yard and the beckoning ocean. Our house keeper came every other day and the security was posted every night, dusk til dawn.

Our caretaker was incredibly helpful in arranging our transportation to and from the airport and also arranging our ATV rentals (A must if you want to adventure and explore the coastline). They answered all our questions before our trip and the warm hospitality when we arrived was wonderful.

I have absolutely NO complaints, as the house, the owners, and the staff all exceeded our expectations. We were a group of 6 adults (couples and singles) and the experience lent itself well to both privacy and play. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of Paradise....

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amore was the perfect place for my family's getaway. The house is situated for optimal privacy, yet still is close to all conveniences. We enjoyed having the "close to nature" living in the open air section of the house (the kitchen and living room) as well as the comfort of the bedrooms that are enclosed and have AC. The access to the beach and super fun beach break for surfing was a dream, just steps away from the house. The caretakers were on top of all our needs and very helpful with helping us navigate the local scene and get the most out our trip.

I would highly recommend Casa Amore as a great place to stay while enjoying the Santa Teresa / Mal Pais area!

I can't wait to bring the family back again.....

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

Great property and location!. The best of our trip to Costa Rica. We were a family with children, who were amazed by this place and the animals that sorrounded the house (iguanas, monkeys, crabs, etc).

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation! Love that you can walk right out to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! We loved the fact that u can walk out to the beach anytime and to local restaurants and shops closeby! No need for a car! Love the tide pools at low tide! House is well maintained and slept very well, the house caretaker Dave was amazing and also the security was great! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Amore

  • 1 of 5

I am sorry to say that our experience was not the best, this is our first time using VRBO that we had a negative experience. Our chief complaint was that of not having hot water to two of the bedrooms, one room was resolved in a couple of days the other room never was fixed that the ones staying in that room left two days early, the plumber did show up a day after part of group left. The Cleanliness of Casa Amore kitchen was very questionable. The wifi didn't work, however half way through our visit they called for a repair man and it was fixed with the replacement of the router.

I could not recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were deeply sorry to read that your vacation was not as you had hoped. I spoke to our caretaker Dave and he explained to me the issue's that you had unfortunately experienced. We are refunding you a partial payment. I understand that it doesn’t fix the experience but we hope that you understand that we take complaints very seriously. We are currently working on fixing all the issues that you reported. Including, enclosing the kitchen so that cleanliness is not an issue. We truly apologize that Casa Amore was anything other than paradise for your group.
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Rancho Ituana
Nearest Ferry
56 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Metres
Tambor Los Dolphines Country club.
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Chicken Joes
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
In front of the house.
Car: not necessary

Zip line...flying like superman, 7 waterfalls within 1 hour of the house, deepsea sport fishing, river hiking, as well as various spas for your pampering needs. There are paddle board tours, sea-kayaking tours, 4 wheeler tours, and stand up paddle board options of which our concierge would be happy to set up for you.


Rates & Availability

Santa Teresa Beach Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Jan 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre-High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 9 2017 - Jan 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jan 15 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

This is Dave the caretaker for Casa Amore in Santa Teresa, CR. We look forward to your visit. Here is a little travel info for you....

The drive from San Jose to Santa Teresa will be around 4 to 6 hours. You have to drive to Puntarenas, which is where you will have to take a ferry. The best thing is to ask you car rental company on the best way to get to puntarenas, depending on where you are in San Jose. You have to catch a ferry that leaves from Puntarenas port to Paquera port. The ferry is called ferry Tambor. You can check their schedule at if you want to guarantee a spot in a ferry you cannot make a reservation, you just have to show up and get in line early…about 1 hour early. The drive from San Jose to the ferry is about 1.5 to 2 hours.

Once you get to Paquera all you have to do is follow all the other cars, It is about 1 hour and 20 minutes drive….you just drive in a straight line thru Cobano , once thru Cobano there will be a left turn towards Mal Pais, Santa Teresa. Follow the road to the famous “malpais and santa teresa” crossroad (you will notice the only shopping center that we have) you must take a right towards Santa Teresa and drive for about 2 km, past the 2 small bridges we are on the left (beach side) in front of Casa las Gemelas, if you pass the soccer field, you have gone to far. Check in is at 3pm and check out at 11am.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything further. We are looking forward to having you here.
Local Phone:
(506)2640 0122 or
Pura Vida
Dave and Diana

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Santa Teresa Beach Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • There is an outdoor shower to rinse off in after coming in from the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • AC Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , AC Media Room w/ pull out couch
    Bedroom 1 Master - 1 king , Very spacious with a love seat sitting area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very spacious.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Spacious and very accommodating for four people.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have a Caretaker/Concierege that speaks Spanish and English fluently, Dave and his wife Diana live on the property and can help cater to your needs. We provide a security guard from sunset to sunrise. A House attendant will come to tidy up and do light laundry, every other day. We have a few bikes for your use as well.

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