CASA JAVA - The Jewel, the Crown being Northern Santa Teresa beach.
This house was first built 400 years ago on the Indonesian island of Java.
Now, thanks to our family's deep connection to Indonesia, this beautiful ancient teak house stands on Santa Teresa's charming, endless white sand, most exclusive Northern beach.
We are near the famous FlorBlanca (as featured in Vogue's most exclusive Hotels)and Milarepa, in front of perfect surf. Our sunsets are famous.
Casa Java oozes a cozy funkiness at the same time has a slick and modern look. It has been converted into a modern, super comfortable house whilst retaining all the wonderful 400 years old original features of ancient hardwood, beautiful painted wooden balconies and stunning carvings on door/window frames.
Casa Java is very romantic, like a jewel, and perfect for Honeymooners or just 'chilled' holiday makers. It is also a perfect wedding venue for small events.
Watch another incredible sunset, have a Gourmet dinner in one of our many superb Restaurants,
Go to sleep in beautiful linen, cool A/C, soothing sounds of the Pacific, smell the ancient wood from Indonesia, you are in Paradise.
Engulfed by exotic plants and lush jungle, we are often visited by the local Iguanas, all sorts of tropical bird species and the beautiful Howler Monkeys famous for their loud barking
Amenities of CASA JAVA are:
3 Master Bedrooms with King Size, Queen, Double Beds. (Can Sleep 8)
1 Single Sleeping Balcony.
A/C in Bedrooms.
Ceiling Fans Throughout.
Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Feather Pillows and Comfortable High Quality Mattresses.
Fully Equipped, Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Fridge/Freezer.
Outdoor Shower and Footbath.
Pool, Large Deck.
2 Four Poster Beds in Sitting Room and by the Pool.
120 Meters of Beachfront.
Unlimited Coconut Water and mangoes, when in season, for Your Pleasure.
Daily Housekeeping/Maid Service.
Caretaker on Property
We Have 4 Horses, 3 of Which Are Ride Able as the Others Have Small Foals or are stallions.
There is a 8 Bed Room House on this 2.5 Hectare Estate Called Casa Capitan, VRBO #224840, Should You Require More Space.
We Have Security, Entrance Gates and Offer Utmost Privacy and Discretion.
Keywords: Luxury Beachfront, Villa
Dear Carlota, thanks for this!
We loved Java, and the whole set up, it really was flawless, and we all had such a great time!
Well done my dear, you have wonderful taste, and it shows, not only in the physical beauty of your houses, but the perfection of your entire staff, and the complete "presentation" to your guests -
You take care - and so many thanks again!!!
My husband and I and three friends just returned from a week stay at Casa Java. It was an incredibly memorable experience. The house is definitely special and even the best photos can never do it justice since there is so much character and history that you must be present to appreciate. The property is incredibly well taken care of - at any given time there are a handful of staff ensuring that everything is in order. Luxury is in the details, of which there are many - from little cabana nooks throughout the house, to the ranchos where you can practice yoga or the massage cabanas with views through the trees of the ocean and the sounds of the ocean to lull you into total relaxation. There are iguanas and beautiful birds roaming around and the short little path from the house to the beach is dripping in gorgeous light through the trees that transforms the way throughout the day and night.
I highly recommend having Chef Ana for meals - hers were our favorite on the trip, especially for lunch. She's very talented, packs her food with tons of flavor, and a pleasure to have around. Venecio, the bartender makes some of the best cocktails we've ever had - hands down the best pina colada you'll ever have. I also highly recommend hiring him on days when you plan to stay at the house and bounce back and forth between the pool and the ocean.
Lauren, the concierge is fantastic. She knows how to guide you towards the best possible experience for your group and constantly went above and beyond to ensure that we had the best stay possible.
Santa Teresa is remote in the best possible way and the mood around town and on the beach is pure pura vida - you can't help but relax and enjoy - it's contagious.
We felt like we were in the movie The Beach most of the time - it's just a magical place.
I could go on and on. Thank you Carlota for your hospitality!! We hope to return again someday soon.
Seven of my family members descended upon Casa Java. My son is a surfer and has lived in Santa Teresa. The rest of us have been there numerous times. This was our best experience by a long shot. We are beach people. Having the ability to walk fifty yards to one of the best beaches we feel in the world is a real plus. Great surfing, walking, fishing, horseback riding on the beach. The house was perfect for our needs. The downstairs living area was an open concept which was very comfortable and accommodating. We grilled in as many nights as we ate out. Lots of room and little nooks for privacy. The bedrooms and baths were excellent and all were happy. There is security from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM. The staff was friendly, polite and very efficient. Lots of privacy and the kids loved the pool after a day at the beach or at night. We would highly recommend Casa Java and I know we will be back.
Casa Java is everything all these reviews note and more - it was time for my husband & I to get away from the rat race and to arrive at Casa Java was an instant unwind - it is amazing. Though then we started to have some fun with (trying) to learn to Surf (Mick was fantastic), out Fishing to catch our dinner, horse rising, montezuma water fall, hiking, and of course the international cuisine in the many restuarants of Santa Teresa - incredible. We are on our way back home and miss it already. Thanks so much Carlota for your amazing place and thanks Lauren also for looking after us so well. Fingers crossed for our return.
My family and I were fortunate enough to stay at Casa Java for 12 days. It was a dream come true! The house is so unique with endless little nooks and palapas to curl up in and read or take a nap. It is also perfectly situated on the beach and has a lot of privacy. We saw amazing sunsets every night and the surfing was excellent. Much recommended! The staff is also very accommodating and I would encourage having them set you up on some of the local tours (especially snorkeling and horse-back riding) if you have some time. Overall, very classy place!
Casa Java in a single word: exquisite! Okay, some more words: remarkably appointed! no detail overlooked! This is a beautifully reconstructed Balinese house with gorgeous teak wood carefully reconstructed and with all modern amenities. And the beauty of the 'new' electricity and plumbing is how well all the wires and pipes, etc. are carefully hidden so the natural beauty of the old wood floors, walls and ceiling are preserved. Just walking up to the entrance of the house is an experience in and of itself. Tastefully situated off the main road of Santa Teresa, beautifully landscaped to have a completely natural look, Casa Java is simply fantastic in all aspects. Good-sized kitchen, great open 'living and dining room', intimate infinity pool, outdoor showers, beautifully maintained path to the beach.....don't know what more you could ask for.
A quick jaunt in either direction on the main road leads to great restaurants, small tiendas/grocery stores, sodas/typical CR restaurants, etc.
The owner is a most gracious woman and her staff is incredible, from her concierge (who took care of all our needs) to the great maids and security personnel.
We had our daughter's wedding there, renting both Casa Java and next-door Casa Capitan, and it could only be described as 'magical'. I can't more highly recommend a destination anywhere on the beach than Casa Java.
This home is exquisite! It is 400 years old and hand cared for to protect the teak & fine linens. The open kitchen, dining, swimming & lounging makes the experience so welcoming and friendly. The long white beach is only steps away from the two beautiful cabanas and is perfect for long walks, playing in the waves or surfing for all levels. The staff makes you feel at home and continues to care for you even as they step out of site. The town of Santa Teresa could not be more charming and can easily be reached by bike a nice walk or an ATV. This is by far one of the most charming & lovely homes we have stayed in. We were in Paradise and never needed to leave our doorstep.
40 Min. from Tambor Airstrip, 25 Min. from San Jose.
Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa