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Scott Hodges

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Private Beachfront Estate, A/C Bedrooms, 24/7 Concierge, and WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Santa Teresa Beach Estate Rental Photos and Description

3 Large AC Bedrooms 2 King & 2 Queen Beds, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10), AC Media Room

Casa Amore is 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 3 AC bedrooms, 3 bath private estate. 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. Several different fruit trees are on the property inculding, Banana, 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 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.

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 offer onsite quad rental at a reduced rate 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.

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 bedrooms and media room, WIFI throughout the property. Concierge located on property, House cleaning, and Security Guard at night.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Scott Hodges (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

About Scott Hodges

My husband Scott, myself Pamela, and our daughter Skylar Jade made this house our home for 15 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 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Private Beachfront Estate, A/C Bedrooms, 24/7 Concierge, and WIFI
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

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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The Best

  • 5 of 5

TL:DR - Really awesome house on the beach with super helpful caretaker. Good food close by.

I'd give 6 stars if I could. I have just returned from 4 days at Casa Amore with my family over a long Easter weekend. Three kids, 16, 12 and 9. This place is awesome. I mean really awesome. It's just up the beach from the "downtown" crossroads area of Santa Teresa. Three large bedrooms are very nice, good beds, sheets, towels, etc. Bathrooms are also very nice with good showers. Separate large TV room with AC and big couches for when the kids need downtime. Kitchen is well appointed with everything we needed, including a Vitamix which did the job on smoothies. Bedrooms have AC, main living space does not and we didn't miss it. We didn't come to CR for the AC. The covered porch areas are nicely comfortable with couches, big dining table, hammocks, and a view through the trees to the beach and surf. Properties on either side are empty (no houses), although one of them is a preserve with occasional campers and people walking to the beach. Very low traffic there and nothing concerning. Still, plenty of privacy here. Wifi is good by CR standards.

I also can't say enough good things about the caretaker Dave and his wife. They live in a house on the property that is about 100 meters closer to the road from Casa Amore. After you walk or drive by their house you won't see it since Casa Amore is generally oriented towards the beach. Dave was very responsive, very helpful, and I enjoyed talking to him about CR and the variety of options available to us during our stay. You'll see him around once or twice a day if you're outside and looking, but he's not in your space at all and most of the time I communicated with him by email. Very responsive. He was particularly helpful with getting us hooked up with surfing lessons and rentals (all newbies here), and key advice on where to swim and surf. Maid service was great and came once while we were there and that was plenty. She also did a bit of our laundry which was very helpful towards the end of a 9 day trip.

For casual food within very close walking distance, nearby is Chicken Joe's. Get the fish tacos or the rotisserie chicken (or anything really). Billy also keeps some local micro brews in the fridge. Really good, and a 3 minute walk from Casa Amore.

If we go back to Santa Teresa, and I hope we do, we'll stay at Casa Amore again. Not sure what else anyone could want in a rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa amore was truly a piece of paradise. The house was emaculate and the caretakers Dave and Deanna were nothing short of truly outstanding. They went out of their was to help us feel at home and help us out with tours, how to get around town and great food. The house was so clean and there was everything you could ever need in it for a comfortable stay! Coming from Canada we were so impressed and relaxed. We will be returning to Casa Amore 100%. Truly a piece of heavan!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

All I can say , if you are looking for an absolute flawless vacation experience to Santa Teresa , your looking at the right place.

All starting from the Owner Scott, with prompt replies to emails and accurate information about his property, Excellent Customer Service

Scott leaves his property in the hands of Dave and Deana , from assisting with getting tours booked, providing information about the town and places to visit, always being available on call at any hour of the day if you run into issues or not being able to communicate with someone in Spanish.

The property provides you with a lot of natural landscaped that is very well maintained , Beautiful rock pools in-front of the property, with calm ocean to the left and surf break to the right.

Make sure you take the time to explore the property as it has a lot to offer from a movie room to 3 large and beautiful AC bedrooms with individual bathrooms .

The main area is excellent for entertaining .

We had this best experience here and Im sure you will to

Thanks to Scott, Dave, Deana

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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, 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
Green Season
Jul 15 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Pre-High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 12 2016 - Jan 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jan 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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 10
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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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