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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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Calista - Boutique Beach Front bungalows
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Washington, US
5

Calista beachfront is amazing

  • 5 of 5

I really cannot say enough about this wonderful place or our wonderful hosts! We spent a week at Calista and never wanted to leave. The cabina is beautifully furnished and the owners truly pay attention to every detail. Calista is clean (maid service daily as well), safe (even has a watchman at night), and genuinely beach front...just feet from the ocean.

Get ready for the entertaining family of resident iguanas, free-roaming horses on the other side of the low beach-hedge (separates you from the public but not high enough to block the view while relaxing in the lounge chairs), and the roar of the ocean.

Probably most important, though, is the quality of the hosting we received. The personal touch was exceptional. If you choose you can have tours, reservations, even meals cooked on the beach arranged for you with only a phone call or text. I never expected to be in constant contact with a "concierge", but it was just so easy! Our contact was Glori, she is so much more than a concierge. She felt like a friend after our first meeting and she genuinely cared that we had an amazing stay. She truly made our trip and we will never forget her!

I highly recommend staying at Calista if you are a party of two. If you are traveling with others, the owners of Calista have other, equally appointed properties to accommodate you. Seek them out, your trip will be one for the books!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockwall, TX
5

Magical........

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Santa Teresa immensely! Staying at the Calista Bungalow was more than a wonderful place to stay. (It came with unexpected bonuses). It included beautiful/friendly staff who stayed in constant communication (when needed) the entire time. (from booking the bungalow from the USA to our departure at the airport!).

Glori was our concierge (thank-you SO MUCH! You are excellent at your job!). Joanna cleaned each afternoon (Thanks for making me feel like a queen!- you went above and beyond!) Luis, our taxi driver- so professional and a great driver on the dirt and bumpy, mountainous roads! Thanks for keeping us safe! and David, who was security guard each night 6pm to 6am -(I felt safe as we were right on the beach).

The bungalow itself is well designed, - It was just enough space for us- the extra touches made it very enjoyable- the double shower, the safe, the ample porch seating.....

Seeing the ocean from our kingsized bed was awesome.....going to sleep and waking to the sound of the ocean was glorious........The location in Santa Teresa was great...so close to great restaurants (and bakery).

Renting a quad was the best way to get around the area. We enjoyed several of the suggested activities and restaurants (the owner) Hanit and (our concierge) Glori gave -we were not disappointed.

We enjoyed the Hancienda Okra farm; the waterfall near Montazuma; snorkeling at Tortuga island; eating fresh fish and organic foods at several local restaurants! Try "Banana Beach Restaurant"- great cocktails, food, and famous Santa Teresa sunset views! only a few steps up the beach......

Santa Teresa is "Pura Vida" ......We experienced it the whole week we were there. We truly had a difficult time leaving- returning to Texas. We hope to return soon! (hopefully to bring our whole family and stay here or at one of Hanit's other rentals.......)

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doris! From all of our staff members thank you so much!!! We try to do our best. I am glad to hear that we will be your top choice when you visit Santa Teresa. We look forward to welcoming you back soon with all your lovely family.
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5

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

There are very few places on earth that conjure feelings of home and paradise all at once and Santa Teresa is one of these special places – so much so that you want to imagine yourself living there until forever, despite and may be even partly because of its dirt roads.

Calista is a big reason why Santa Teresa made such a big impression on us, I am sure.

Having one of the two cottages as our home base in Santa Teresa was absolutely perfect. We raced against Hurricane Otto to get there, we stayed for 3 nights, and we nearly cancelled the remainder of our trip to stay here longer.

Calista is situated beach-front on a lovely stretch where you wish the sunset could linger a bit longer. The beach can be explored in either direction, for quite a while. Waves are plentiful and awesome. It’s also very easy to walk into town, which has a surprising number of good eats. There is a grocery store at the foot of the street.

The cottage itself is beautifully crafted and just the right size. Not an inch too small, perfectly intimate for a couple, considered in all the little details. The bed was big and comfy, the two-person shower was fabulous, the kitchenette was very handy, and the ocean-fronting patio and yard was everything I’d wanted it to be. We loved being visited by (ok, spotting) the two shy iguanas who live on the property, while enjoying our breakfast on the patio, or a cold beer in the afternoon.

Last but not least, Hanit the owner and Glori her assistant were wonderful to deal with every step of the way. Glori treated us like old friends - she was generous with her insight, gracious with her time, and genuine with her hospitality. Her enthusiasm for adventure was also infectious!

I didn’t want to leave Calista, and I didn’t want to leave a review for the world to discover Calista. It is truly a wonderful place. We can’t wait to go back :)

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Calista. Our little abode was right by the beach & we went to bed every night with the soothing sounds of the waves crashing. Definitely coming back next year! :)

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Two perfectly equipped bungalows with as little and as much as one would need for a relaxing vacation. I could live here forever. The waves are just meters from your door, great shaded area to relax and the intimacy you want anywhere you travel that's so hard to get. Priceless! If you are a surfer this is what heaven should look like. My only 2 suggestions: book both bungalows to get the privacy you want. Bring cash, Santa Teresa is a cash only town.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are vey happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for visiting us at Calista! We hope to see again very soon!
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Chicago, IL
5

Best place to stay in Santa Teresa!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at the Calista, and are so so happy we chose to stay here! You cannot beat the location -- steps away from the beach and also walking distance to wonderful restaurants/grocery store/bars in town. The bungalow was beautiful and the perfect size for two. I cannot say enough about this place -- would have been disappointed staying anywhere else! Hanit and Julie were so gracious and helpful! They provided us with so many recommendations and tips that made our stay in Santa Teresa so memorable. We're already talking about planning a trip back next year, and wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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