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Calista - Boutique Beach Front bungalows

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
bungalow
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bungalows, Studio (Sleeps 4)

Located on the Nicoyan Peninsula, Calista is a beautiful and exclusive collection of luxury, ocean-front bungalows. Elegantly handcrafted from locally sourced tropical woods, our private bungalows sit directly on the stunningly wild, World renowned beach of Santa Teresa. With an exotic jungle backdrop, and the warm, azure Pacific as your front garden, Calista cocoons you within the best that nature has to offer whilst indulging you with the simple luxuries one expects, including:

• A wooden canopy king size bed with soft sheets and pillows.

• A separate bathroom with two sinks and large shower with bamboo taps.

• An outside seating area with a comfortable benches and tanning Beds.

• Hammocks and a large wooden dining table.

• A small kitchen equipped with all the essentials for private cooking.

• Fan and air conditioner.

• Wi-Fi

Calista is the perfect romantic getaway for couples or for those simply looking for tranquility and inner peace. It is located in the center of Santa Teresa, close to all amenities, yet remains secluded and private. The only sound you will hear is that of the ocean swell directly in front of you, perhaps disturbed by the occasional call of a howler monkey.

Calista caters for all of your vacation needs to leave you the time to focus on what's most important - you. Stay close to your bungalow to take beach walks at sunrise or to enjoy a cocktail whilst receiving another glorious sunset. And upon request we can arrange from a vast array of things to do, including:

• surf lessons

• yoga - classes or private

• massages and a range of other physical therapies

• private chefs to create a sumptuous beach dining experience, perhaps from your catch of the day

• tours of our local nature reserves, other beaches or perhaps the jungle canopy

• sport fishing

• various forms of transportation including quads, cars and bikes

• And much, much more.

Essentially, we will do our utmost to fulfill any request you have to make your stay as wonderful and memorable as possible.

More Details

Owner
Hanit selekter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Hanit selekter

I live with my family in Santa Teresa for the last 8 years we are in love with this place! My husband is the builder of Calista and other houses in the area. we have just finished to built Calista as our unique Beach Front property .Our vision is to let other people enjoy the Pura Vida !!!

Hanit selekter purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Hanit selekter chose Puntarenas

Located just 20 steps from the Ocean water in front of the waves and tide pools , No better spot to watch the sunsets!

Amenities

Carmen Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Double Sink ,Double Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • we have 2 bungalows, this listing refer to one bungalow , we have another identical unit.
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Calista - Boutique Beach Front bungalows
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Montreal, Canada
5

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just got home from our 10 night stay in Costa Rica, we spent 4 nights in Santa Teresa at this amazing beach bungalow. This was by far our favourite place out of the 3 places we travelled to. We also went to La Fortuna (which I would recommend) and Manual Antonio (which we did not like as it was WAY to touristy). We fell in love with Santa Teresa, it is a very unique little surf town. Dirt roads, I highly recommend having either a 4-wheel drive or renting an ATV if you do not plan of having a car. Most people in the town are driving ATV's, but we had a SUV as we were travelling other places in the country.

Both Gloriana and Hanit were amazingly accommodating. Gloriana will arrange anything you need arranged, she'll also give great recommendations of what she think you would like.

My boyfriend and I are both foodies from Montreal and we could not get over the quality of restaurants in Santa Teresa, it was foodie heaven. Restaurants to try: Bali (breakfast), Cafe Social (lunch), Dinners : Koji's for sushi, Katana for all types asian cuisine, Tropico Latino for a gourmet dinner with a european twist.

We tried surfing for the first time while we were here with the Del Soul surf school and they were great! Try it out!

We loved it so much here we tried to see if we could cancel our last 3 nights of our trip to stay longer in Santa Teresa, unfortunately that was not possible, but we will be back!

I do not enough enough positive words to say about Santa Teresa and this magical Beach Bungalow. It felt like luxury while still being affordable. Its amazing waking up every morning hearing the waves just outside the door. There is also a guard that is outside of the bungalows during the night which makes you feel very safe.

Thank you Glori and Hanit!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I just returned from an incredible stay at Calista. Everything about this oceanfront bungalow is exceptional and the attention to detail is evident. It is quite easy to get everywhere in town by walking but I recommend renting an ATV to do some sightseeing. The food, people, and sights are all amazing.

If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience this is the place to stay. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The host, Glori was so nice and helpful. We felt like we were special guests the entire time. It's a great location to enjoy the beach and ocean with several places within a short walk for groceries, restaurants and bars. The interior is beautiful and has all the right amenities. We loved the view from our porch and beach chairs with nice shade. And the ocean and sunny beach are just a few steps away!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Calista for our honeymoon. It was the absolute perfect spot to relax and enjoy Santa Teresa! The bungalow was welcoming with an open air feeling and the private patio we hung out on every evening to watch the sunset was amazing. We loved Calista so much we extended our trip an extra night and still didn't want to leave. Calista is walking distance to all the best restaurants and beaches, it was the perfect location. Glori was super helpful organizing a massage for myself and answering any questions we had, she was the best!!!!! Thank you Hanit and Glori for making our trip so special, we will never forget it and will be back soon!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria Thank you so much for choosing Calista to spend your honeymoon, it was an honor. We wish to you and David all the blessings in the world. Hope you comeback soon with your family. Pura vida.
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5

Beach paradise

  • 5 of 5

What else to say than I felt like I was in paradise.... Let start with the owner Hanits, she is such a wonderful person. We got there in advance and she took the time to talk with us and we had a great conversation with her, learned a lot about Santa Teresa. There's also Glorianna, the concierge .. she recommended very places for dinner and cafe latte. She was so nice with us, a gem.

Now lets talk about the bungalow.... wow wow wow .... its looks better then the picture. The location is perfect.. right on the beach. The interior is superb and the bed is very confy. The shower is large... lots of place for two persons :-).

At night you hear the sound of the waves .. its so amazing. I recommend this place big time.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best beachfront in Santa Teresa for a couple

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 11 days in Casa Calista, a one bedroom romantic bungalow right on the beach. It is in a great location with a supermarket within walking distance (100 m). Besides water and wine, we didn't really use the supermarket. Although the bungalow is equipped with a small kitchen, we preferred to eat out. The only beach restaurants in Santa Teresa surround Casa Calista. Habanero is 100m beach walk to the south, Banana Beach is 150m walk on the beach to the south and Rancho Itauna is 100m walk on the beach to the north. Only other beach restaurant in Santa Teresa is Rocamar which gathers a huge crowd on Sundays to watch the sunset. You can also walk there but it is about 1km to the north. Another good place to watch the sunset is Brisas Del Mar, up on the hill with amazing views. If you are here for at least a week, rent a car or quad (ATV) and go to the waterfalls in Montezuma. While you are there, dine at Playa de las Artistas. I would do lunch at Anamaya Resort in Montezuma, then go to the waterfalls, then have dinner at Artistas. Glori, the property manager at Casa Calista, is eager to help so you can ask her to make reservations. Koji's, a sushi restaurant, is a must. Thursday nights are Kika night for live music and dancing. Don't bring too many clothes as you will be in swim suit most of the time and shorts and tshirts at night. Temperatures only fluctuate between 70-85F (even in rainy season) so it is a very pleasant climate. Certainly try surfing. Calista is right by the best surfing breaks in the region. If you are new to surfing, I strongly recommend lessons. They can get you up within an hour. Glori can also help with surf lessons. And she can also help you book a couples massage at Calista followed by dinner on the beach prepared just for you by an accomplished chef.

We loved our experience at Calista despite some unfortunate events. I had a stress fracture in my right foot from running on the beach and couldn't step on it. Luckily it happened towards the end of our vacation. The owner Hanit visited us personally and within hours came back with custom made crutches. The care they show their guests is extraordinary. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing this piece of paradise of ours!!! We loved having you here . looking forward for your return .
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Tambor domestic Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Paquera
Nearest Beach
Casa Zen
Car: not necessary

Located on the Nicoyan Peninsula, Calista is a beautiful and exclusive collection of luxury, ocean-front bungalows. Elegantly handcrafted from locally sourced tropical woods, our private bungalows sit directly on the stunningly wild, World renowned beach of Santa Teresa. With an exotic jungle backdrop, and the warm, azure Pacific as your front garden, Calista cocoons you within the best that nature has to offer whilst indulging you with the simple luxuries one expects, including:

• A wooden canopy king size bed with soft sheets and pillows.

• A separate bathroom with two sinks and large shower with bamboo taps.

• An outside seating area with a comfortable benches and tanning Beds.

• Hammocks and a large wooden dining table.

• A small kitchen equipped with all the essentials for private cooking.

• Fan and air conditioner.

• WiFi

Calista is the perfect romantic getaway for couples or for those simply looking for tranquility and inner peace. It is located in the center of Santa Teresa, close to all amenities, yet remains secluded and private. The only sound you will hear is that of the ocean swell directly in front of you, perhaps disturbed by the occasional call of a howler monkey.

Calista caters for all of your vacation needs to leave you the time to focus on what's most important - you. Stay close to your bungalow to take beach walks at sunrise or to enjoy a cocktail whilst receiving another glorious sunset. And upon request we can arrange from a vast array of things to do, including:

• surf lessons

• yoga - classes or private

• massages and a range of other physical therapies

• private chefs to create a sumptuous beach dining experience, perhaps from your catch of the day

• tours of our local nature reserves, other beaches or perhaps the jungle canopy

• sport fishing

• various forms of transportation including quads, cars and bikes

• And much, much more.

Essentially, we will do our utmost to fulfill any request you have to make your stay as wonderful and memorable as possible.

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Rates & Availability

Carmen Beach Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter/Semana Santa
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Green season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
GREEN SEASON
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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