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Calista - Boutique Beach Front villa

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Luxury 4-Bedroom Beachfront Villa with a Pool

Fronting the stunning white sand beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and backed by lush tropical jungle, the four-bedroom Calista Boutique Beachfront Villa offers a vacation experience like no other.

Step out your front door and be right on the sandy beach facing the deep blue Pacific Ocean. Calista Boutique Beachfront Villa is tucked in a hidden bay off the main road in the center of Santa Teresa. Very private, yet accessible, Calista is close to shops and restaurants and all of the best surfing spots. Even better, you have a front row seat for Santa Teresa’s famous sunsets.

Framed by shady coconut palms, the villa features four separate bedroom units, each with its own private bathroom, and can accommodate eight persons comfortably. A roofed open-air kitchen and living area indulge you in the comforts of luxury tropical living. Dining seating is for up to 10 persons and a BBQ station is perfect for sunset feasting. Beautifully handcrafted from locally-sourced tropical woods, the villa is elegantly appointed with luxury décor. An infinity pool in a direct line to the sea runs down the middle of the villa. Lounge chairs and hammocks complete your relaxation.

Our dedicated concierge helps make your vacation even more extraordinary. How about gourmet meals cooked and served by our private chef? Or horses brought to your door for a ride along the beach? Our concierge can help you arrange everything from tours to rental cars and other transportation.

Its privileged spot in Santa Teresa makes Calista Boutique Beachfront Villa your ideal Costa Rica vacation getaway. Amid nature’s spectacular beauty, the only sounds you will hear are ocean waves and perhaps the occasional call of a howler monkey in the trees. This charming seaside paradise shines like a pearl.

* We are currently in the process of updating our beloved Calista Boutique Beachfront Villa. Previously rented as two luxurious beachfront bungalows, we are now converting them into a brand new 4-bedroom luxury beachfront villa with an infinity pool. This gorgeous new beachfront villa will be ready in the beginning of December. For now, please refer to the renderings above.

More Details

Hanit selekter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Hanit selekter

I have lived in Santa Teresa with my family for the last 13 years. We are absolutely in love with this rustic surfers paradise! My husband is the builder of Calista and other luxury houses in the area and together we manage and maintain the properties of our company - Cala Luxury Vacation Homes. Our vision is to ensure that all of our wonderful guests enjoy every second of their stay and experience the Pura Vida life !!!

Hanit selekter purchased this villa in 2012

Why Hanit selekter chose Carmen Beach

We are located in beautiful Santa Teresa where both surfers and families come together to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Our luxurious beachfront villa is just 10 steps from the ocean with its roaring waves and beautiful tide pools. There is no better spot to watch the sunset!

What makes this villa unique

This beautiful house is situated at the beach yet it is still conveniently located very close to many shops and restaurants. Come here to enjoy some peace and quiet while still only being a short walk to town.

We also offer our guests our unique concierge services. We will gladly arrange everything that you need in order to make your vacation perfect and fun. From transportation, surf lessons, horse back riding, private yoga, fishing tours, private chef services and the best beachfront massages - we will take care of your every need!


Carmen Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • There are 2 beautiful bedrooms facing the ocean. The other 2 bedrooms are facing the open concept kitchen/living area.
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Amazing property, great location, highly recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

Best location in santa teresa :)

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys!! always a pleasure hosting you and your beautiful family. Hanit
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A beautiful dream vacation!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment our taxi pulled up to Calista Villa and the owner greeted us warmly in person, to the last hugs goodbye as we reluctantly departed, our stay was pretty much perfect. We immediately felt at home in this lovely villa with everything conveniently in place. The kitchen is well equipped with coffee maker, proper utensils, blender, full stove and fridge. We made a few wonderful home cooked meals with fresh tuna our kids caught that day! The beds were very comfortable and bathrooms were lovely.The location is extremely convenient and breathtakingly beautiful, right on one of the most stunning beaches I've ever seen and we've traveled extensively. Our morning walks on the beach were precious and peaceful and long, you can walk forever. The lady who came to clean every day did a great job and each day the villa was neat and tidy. The gardener was also very pleasant and helpful. So many things to do and see nearby such as snorkeling at Tortuga island, fishing, surfing, excellent yoga within walking distance, a supermarket, and an amazing choice of very high quality restaurants serving delicious cuisine - pleasantly surprising in this rustic town (must try Habanero, Zula, Tiquicia, Horizon, Koji's, The Bakery, Cafe Social, Ceviche at Playa Hermosa parking lot, too many to mention - and sunset at Banana Beach!) But this review would be incomplete without mentioning the highly personalized service the owner's showered us with - from booking cars, atv's, massage, physio therapy, private yoga class, you name it. Everything was arranged without one stressful minute of effort. That you can't put a price on. Throughout the stay my kids kept saying how happy I looked. Incidentally the owner's have some other lovely homes they were kind enough to allow us to visit. They offer a great range of high quality villas for anyone looking for a vacation home in Santa Teresa. Our vacation stay at Calista was a huge success and we will definitely recommend it to others and hopefully return in the not too distant future!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Great place with an amazing view!! Glori was the best! I will definitely recommend it! Hope I'll be back soon

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This little beach bungalow is the perfect combination of hanging out on the beach and enjoying resort style luxury. If you want to lie in the sand you can (it's really hot in the middle of the day!) but then you can rinse off the salt and sand and lie on the lounge chairs or in the hammock in the shade. The spacious covered porch provides welcome shade while still enjoying the beach. We spent a lot of time relaxing in the hammock and on the couch on the porch enjoying the breezes and the sun without getting burned. We rented boogie boards from the "Lost in Santa Surf Shop" next to "Bali Beach Deli." We played in the waves several times each day right in front of the bungalow. We walked nearly everywhere. It was about a 20 min walk to "The Bakery" where we ate several times. We walked north and south on the beach for a long ways nearly every day. As vegetarians we found the Santa Teresa area a delightful place to eat - so many vegetarian restaurant options, it can be hard to choose. We enjoyed a gourmet dinner at Olam, breakfasts at Bali Beach Deli and across the street at Casa Del Mar as well as The Bakery. We loved Zula so much we went there two nights in a row - their smoothies are huge! With several grocery stores in town we also enjoyed some simple meals on our own in the bungalow - the papaya and the mangoes are so good there. Glori arranged an ATV rental for us for a couple of days and we drove as far north and south along the beach as the road allowed - each beach area has it's own unique features and should not be missed! We also drove to the Cabo Blanco nature reserve and did the hike to the beach where we saw lots of monkeys, butterflies, birds, and even bats. We really enjoyed our stay and Glori is very helpful. She arranged transportation for us to and from the Tambor airport so we were able to do this vacation without renting a vehicle. I would definitely recommend the Calista bungalows for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Tambor domestic Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Casa Zen
Car: not necessary

Set on the stunning white sand beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica backed by lush tropical jungle, Calista Boutique Beachfront villa offer a vacation experience like no other. This charming seaside paradise shines like a pearl. 4 wide bedroom and open space kitchen and living room sit steps from the warm sand and surf, framed by shady coconut palms. Beautifully handcrafted from locally-sourced tropical woods, our private beach house is elegantly appointed with a canopied king beds, large bathroom with double sinks and comfortable living area facing the infinity pool and the beautiful beach,. Calista cocoons you in nature’s spectacular beauty while we indulge you with luxuries. How about breakfast in bed served by our private chef? Or horses brought to your door for a ride along the beach? While the center of Santa Teresa and its restaurants, shops and services are close, Calista remains secluded and private. The only sounds you will hear are the ocean waves and perhaps the occasional call of a howler monkey in the trees.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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