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Calista - Boutique Beach Front bungalows

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 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:
  • 484 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
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:
  • limited accessibility
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

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Calista - Boutique Beach Front bungalows
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
5

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Lummi Island, WA
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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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.