|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
Welcome to the magnificent Casa Kalafken, a dazzling location that captures
the beauty and spirit of Costa Rica.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this gated community consists of 3 charming ocean front villas that sleep up to 12 comfortably, each with air conditioned rooms.
Central to the grounds is a delightful pool with an elegant gazebo. Enjoy the 180° view of the ocean as you relax in the fully furnished social area with full kitchen, dining table, stereo system and lounging area.
Kalafken means HOUSE OF THE SEA, taking its name from two Latin American indigenous languages: the Bribri of Costa Rica and Mapuche of Chile. ¨Ka¨ means sea in Bribri and ¨lafken¨ means home in Mapuche.
The property is decorated with artwork that the family has collected during their trips to Italy, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the fine art collection painted by the owner, a contemporary artist who has shown in several exhibitions.
The property consists of 3 villas, two ocean front and one with an ocean view, and a pool with gazebo. The 6 guestrooms and social areas are fully furnished.
In the Main Villa you will find 2 queen beds on the upper floor in the ¨Monarca¨ room. Another two twin beds that can be converted into one king size bed are located in the adjacent Morfo room. Both rooms share 1 bathroom.
On the lower level, the ¨Ilang Ilang¨ guest room has 1 full bed and a small day bed. The ¨Rasta¨ guest room has 1 queen bed. Both rooms share a bathroom with a private open air shower.
The Open Villa serves as a social and dining space that includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, safe box, and a beautiful pool to relax in with a 180° view of the sea. The ¨Caracol¨ guest room sits behind the Open Villa with 2 twin beds convertible into a king bed. The room also has a bathroom and deck with private garden view.
The villa ¨El Patron¨ has a master bedroom with direct ocean view and 1 queen bed, a private open air bathroom with garden and sand floor, and mini fridge.
Gated Entry, Rooms Air Conditioning, Stereo System at Social Villa with IPod Station, Wi-Fi /Telephone / Evening Security Service
Gourmet chef available upon request
Fully Equipped kitchen:
• Cooking Utensils and Dinnerware
• Refrigerator with Ice maker
• Oven/ Gas Cooktop
• Toaster/ blender/ juice extractor/ Coffee maker, espresso machine and other small appliances.
A family owned property. This beachfront paradise was built over years with love and passion.
- Please make sure you contact the property manager: Bettina del Río
Please Contact Us before you do Any Payment - 89133340 purchased this house in 2002
Casa Kalafken is designed for family vacations.
You will stay in our beautiful house in Playa Hermosa, a four minute walk from the waves. Playa Hermosa is located slightly north of Santa Teresa and there are very few surfers in water. Although the beach seems remote, it is still close enough to excellent restaurants and shops.
This Private and secluded property is surrounded by palm trees at one of the more beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and with One of the best secrets of the area just a few steps of the property, only exposed at low tide, you will find a HUGE natural pool, larger than an olympic swimming pool, often overlooked by the surf-oriented travelers.
Filled with all kinds of interesting creatures, including puffer fish and other sea life trapped here from the receding waves, it’s a really great place for families with kids where they can swim, learn to snorkel and also experience the sea-life close up.
Casa Kalafken was the perfect location for our family reunion. Each family had their own villa for space and privacy yet we all came together in the communal areas, kitchen, lounges, pool setting. An amazing layout for groups or families staying together.
We hardly left the property or the beautiful beach right out the front.
Much of our days were spent surfing the great waves out front while our families and kids played on the sandy beaches, swam in the tide pools or walked the beach for driftwood and shells.
The sunsets were incredible from sitting by the pool or laying in the beachfront hammocks. The best thing about Casa Kalafken was being surrounded by nature, sleeping to the sound of the waves, listening to the monkeys, sunsets, the early morning sounds of the jungle all whilst been in luxury of the property. A big Thankyou to Bettina the house manager for organising our holiday, directions and local tips!
We will definitely see you next year!!
We stayed with family and friends at Casa Kalafken for a whole week for our wedding, and the least we can say is that we made the best choice we could ever have made!
This place is heaven, located right on Santa Teresa's most beautiful beach, surrounded with an amazing garden full of palmtrees, grass and friendly animals. The common areas are nice and spacious for a large group to enjoy a meal together, a dip in the pool or a lazy afternoon in a hammock. Every single room is decorated with a lot of taste and comfortable furniture and bedding - and all the amenities needed are provided as well as great services from housekeepers, gardeners and security guards.
We didn't get to meet Bettina during our stay but communicating with her has been very easy and she's been very trustful with us. Maricel was also of incredible help every time we had a request or needed something.
We are so happy we got the chance to discover this little gem and we hope we will be able to come back soon!
Pasamos unas vacaciones geniales! La casa es espectacular, nos atendieron divino!! La playa es fabulosa! suframos como nunca!!!!
We just returned from a week in paradise at Casa Kalafken! Bettina was so helpful in planning and great communicating with us both before and during our trip. Maricel came to check on us every morning and assisted us in planning activities like zip lining in Montezuma. The pictures are completely accurate and it is beautiful! We had family staying down the road who came over for dinner a few nights but it is also so close to town that we enjoyed all that the area had to offer. There are great tide pools for the kids to the left and the amazing Playa Hermosa to the right. We surfed and boogie boarded with the kids everyday. The housekeeping was perfect! The views and grounds are amazing. Thank you Bettina for a vacation we won't forget and can't wait to repeat!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa K!!! We had three families staying here and had plenty of rooms and hammocks for all of us!! Beds were comfy with crisp white sheets.... daily maid service was perfect and had all the amenities we could ever need. Short walking distance to a great surf spot for beginners (on the inside) and advanced on the outside! A little rocky straight out front, but still could dip in to get wet. Horses were brought to our property for a sunset ride on the beach.....amazing! The sandy beach goes a long way in either direction making it perfect for early morning runs. The openness of the living/kitchen area was beautiful and never felt drafty. The owner has his artwork throughout the house.... colorful and beautiful... very talented:) Best sushi you will ever taste right down the road at Kojis...YUMMM. Bettina and family were amazing hosts and we are very grateful that they opened their home up for us to enjoy!! I would highly recommend Casa K!!
I can't say enough good things about the wonderful week we spent at Casa Kalafken. The compound (because it was so much more than a house) was amazing and the pool beautifuly designed with ample shade and beautiful views. We were 3 families who came to Santa Teresa to surf and quickly discovered we landed in the perfect spot. Playa Hermosa was just up the beach and Pranamar Yoga Retreat Hotel was close by with a great restaurant, yoga classes and spa services. Our hosts went out of their way to help us so that the week went smoothly - from airport shuttles to nature tours and restaurant reservations - they couldn't do enough to make sure we had a fabulous week. Now that we're back home, the only problem I can think of is how soon can we return!
Playa Hermosa is considered to be the most beautiful beach around. The area is officially called “San Martin”, but foreigners thought the beach was so beautiful that the area became known as Playa Hermosa (“beautiful beach” in Spanish).
This beach is very long and the flattest beach around. At low tide it’s really huge, and can be epically beautiful for photography, since the wet sand will reflect the setting sun. At high tide, the beach almost disappears, and the surf tends to close out. The best surf time is medium tide. The point break can be surfed at any time of day.
It’s an excellent surf beach, with a wide beach break with lefts and right from the center, and a point break to the north. Beyond this, it’s mostly rocky beaches until Playa Manzanillo, but there are a few beautiful sandy coves that you can often find deserted, and perfect for a romantic picnic.
If you’re looking for a beautiful beach without many people, this is the place for you. It’s a 8 minute drive to Santa Teresa town.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,074|
The price is based on a 5 people occupancy.