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Villa ALMENDRO of Villas Solar, Walk to Beach, Best Surf, Market and Restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Villa Almendro is one of four villas at Villas Solar. Situated on top of Plaza Solar, centrally located in Santa Teresa, you can view the lazy road of the town from your balcony, or escape to the back patio among the almendro trees. We are just a 3 min walk tot eh beach with the best waves in the area for surfing by far. Also a close walk to the supermarket and many restaurants. Villa Almendro shares the gardens and parking area of the other villas, with a communal rancho for chilling out. We offer concierge services and an on-site caretaker for security and convenience. Come and relax in our fully equipped villa just a few steps away from Costa Rica's most beautiful beach.

Keywords: villas solar, villa almendro, above plaza solar

More Details

Greg Murray
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Greg Murray

Relocated from New York to Santa Teresa for surfing

Greg Murray purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Greg Murray chose Santa Teresa Beach

The villas were built in 2010. Moved to Santa Teresa because of the surf and tranquility.

What makes this apartment unique

Peacefulness, closeness to the beach and the best waves in Costa Rica, we offer a very secure property, comfortable space and attentive staff


Santa Teresa Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
safe box, hot water, care taker, concierge guide


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(15 traveler reviews)

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Villa ALMENDRO of Villas Solar, Walk to Beach, Best Surf, Market and Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over samana santa with two adults; two kids and a dog! We had a great time. The condo was a great size and super close to everything. We walked everywhere - beach, shops, burger places! Greg was super helpful and had lots of dinner suggestions!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Cozy, Close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Villa Almendro (part of Villas Solar) is a great place. Greg and his staff are super nice and helpful. The apartment is super cute, very clean and secure. Also a plus it is very close to the beach! We ate out as we were only here for 2 nights but there is a fully equipped kitchen for meals and a well priced market close by.

We would definitely stay here again if we come back to Playa Santa Teresa!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples traveling together and we can't say enough about this wonderful Villa. When we arrived and Greg was there to meet us. After a quick tour we were on our way to the beach to catch our first sunset. Greg and staff were very helpful with all kinds of ideas for our stay! The apartment was very clean and walking distance to stores, restaurants and the beach was right across the street! The area was very safe and secure! We will return again for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orillia, Ontario

Our new home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

What struck us most was the extent to which every detail was attended to and every effort made to make us feel completely at home!

Greg and his staff (and yes, including the ever adorable Luna) have thought of everything. Their hospitality, assistance and guidance, the conveniences that one would expect and the little details such as an intimate place to BBQ, a comfy hammock to relax in and even reading materials to share in a little makeshift library were all very much appreciated; this place really has it all!

We feel fortunate to have found this place and to have met Greg. During our stay in Santa Teresa, having this place to return to every evening truly felt like we were returning to our home away from home.

Pura Vida Greg!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Beautiful spot in the heart of Santa Teresa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Almendro at Villas Solar for almost 5 weeks this fall. Right from the start, our experience with Greg, Villas Solar, and Santa Teresa was amazing. Villa Almendro was much larger than we expected, with nice furnishings and amble room for our toddler to run around. The apartment was extremely clean (and continued to stay clean as Elisa came to change linens and clean every few days), the beds were super comfortable, the kitchen had all we needed to cook meals in, and the view from the back deck of the jungle (and quite often a family of howler monkeys) was stunning. The location couldn't have been more perfect for us - close to great restaurants and the grocery store, and about a 3 minute walk down a little path to the beautiful beach and the great waves. There is an outdoor shower to clean all the sand off after a day at the beach, and a rancho with seating and a BBQ for outdoor gatherings. We never felt that safety was an issue while staying at Villas Solar; there is a locked gate from the main road and on-site caregivers (Chino and Elisa) who do an amazing job at keeping the space tidy and welcoming. Greg was amazing at answering questions, making sure we were comfortable, and providing information on Santa Teresa and Costa Rica. We would definitely recommend Villas Solar to anyone wanting a great, comfortable, clean, centrally-located spot in Santa Teresa. And we will be back in the future for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Teresa’s Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

As we browsed through the various options listed for our needs, Villas Solar always stood out. From the stunning photos to the impressive reviews - this was the one we kept coming back to. It was by far the best for our family on paper; and ultimately the best vacation our family has been on.

From our first contact with Greg (the Owner and Manager of Villas Solar), via an e-mail asking about our future stay to even now (two weeks after our stay) he still response in a prompt and professional manner. Whether the communication was as simple as asking about laundry services, to taxi pick-ups, to arranging excursions for the day - Greg always responded back in the same timely manner.

If the customer service prior to us even arriving at Villas Solar wasn’t enough; the overwhelming comfort, security, welcoming, and continued customer service was. From the time you enter the Villas through the security gate your senses are on overtime, taking in all the smells, views, and warm welcoming from Luna - the on-site puppy, who loves sitting and enjoying the morning coffee as much as you - to the on-site care takers of Chino and Elsa, who always go out of their way to give a smile or offer to help.

After the welcoming, Greg still provides exceptional service by greeting you, walking you through the Villa (which we stayed in Villa Amapola for 13 nights), he provides any information about Santa Teresa, e.g. restaurants, surf shops, grocery stores, or laundry service. Greg checks-in everyday to ensure everything is good and you have no concerns; he’ll still take time out of his day to make any travel arrangements you may need.

The Villas are well constructed, clean, and have all the amenities one would need to cook a meal or Bar-B-Que. The Villas are centrally located on the main road, which provides easy access to all Santa Teresa has to offer. A short walk to the beach, or to Super Ronny’s (local grocery store), or to any imaginable restaurant you want (Santa Teresa has some of the best food we’ve ever had on a vacation) Villas Solar will put you right where you need to be for an unforgettable experience!

I would highly recommend Villas Solar to any and all, who want to experience Santa Teresa in the most comforting, the easiest, and the most enjoyable way.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys. You seemed to fit right in here on tico time. Hope to see you back again soon. Pura vida!
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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