|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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***Our private yoga shala is completed! For those of you looking to practice yoga, surf, and stay somewhere with outstanding views in one of the The Top 10 Beaches in the World (Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, Forbes Magazine, 2010) this is the place for YOU!!**
Casa Toucanet gets it's name from the colorful toucanet birds that frequent the fruit trees on this beautiful property. The house sits atop a small hill approximately 215 ft. above sea level and a 10 minute walk from Playa Mal Pais and a 20 minute walk to Santa Teresa and Playa Santa Teresa. This vacation home has the view, location, jungle scenery, and privacy we love. We selected this home for this very reason. The home was completely remodeled in 2013 and it has a bright and airy feel. The bedrooms are air conditioned but sleeping with the doors and windows open is an option that allows you to hear the gentle roar of the ocean and the early morning sounds of the howler monkeys and parakeets.
The home has a small living room (sala) and the sofa is a twin bed that will accomodate an additional person, a full kitchen, dining area, an outside patio downstairs, 2 1/2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a scenic veranda upstairs. All of the doors and windows in the house are custom made from teak. The upstairs floor is also teak and the downstairs floor is finished with a custom made mosaic tile.
The property also has a separate two story casita where our on-site caretaker lives. We will be happy to assist your during your stay and coordinate any tours or activities you desire.
We purchased this property because it was away, but not too far away, from the center of activity in Santa Teresa. It's on a small hill at the end of a short and very private road and the views are exceptional. The house needed remodeling so we were able to make the modifications to make it 'ours'. It's not fancy but it is bright, clean and has everything you would need to enjoy your time away from home.
Every morning I sat with my cafe con leche on the back deck as flocks of toucans, flittering hummingbirds, howling monkeys, cicadas and more made a cacophony of sounds while I stared out on the Southerly swells hitting the break I would eventually would make my way too - never hurried because the scene from the back deck in the mornings was too good and so was the coffee. The place is set back far enough to avoid the chaos and dust from the main road, but walking is still an option (albeit a steep hill back). Minutes to all good surf breaks and a short journey to the gulf side where the Southern swells wrap in nicely too. A resort place a few doors down gives you access to a sweet infinity pool (two drink minimum) if you are so inclined, but be forewarned, you may have to deal with some moronic tourists there (like any resort I guess). You'll be happy though that you're walking home to a sweet pad. Yoga deck proved to be amazing. We used it every day. You're going to love this place.
Arrived on a Saturday night overlooking the Pacific and a full moon. Straight out of a movie. First trip away with my girlfriend and the environment, setting, area and beaches were amazing. The house is quiet and has lots to offer. We splurged and did couples yoga on the outdoor deck followed by massages. The personal chef in the evening was hilarious and cooked up some amazing stripped bass (the kitchen is a fully utilized space where you can prep and cook pretty much everyday, make sure there is enough gas in the tank). Few things to definitely take note of because of the dry season etc: get a proper 4x4 to get up the hill because of all the dust on the uphill portion, grab toiletries for use as there are none, know to get the 5 gallon water jug swapped in any town supermarket although using the well water from the tap was fine as well. The town has lots to offer from surfing, horseback riding, eating amazing food and immersing into the beach life with great outdoor activities and nightlife. Mikey will help guide you throughout via WhatsApp and arrange things for you without fail, as was the activities we had planned on the property as well. Some great spots to east for breakfast were the Bakery and smoothie spots although you can crank those out with the blender at the house! We highly recommend horse back riding at Star Mountain with Osvaldo, great guide, and Miguel who has horses near Manzanillo beach just north of Playa Hermosa. We cannot wait to go back in the wetter seasons and explore some more jungle and trek around to discover some waterfalls and zip lining!
Casa Toucanet was perfectly situated to enjoy the terrific surf beaches of Playa Carmen and Playa Santa Teresa while still being far enough away to have privacy from the bustle of the town.
Michael and Jess who host you while you stay were fantastic. We would highly recommend surf lessons from Michael if you are thinking about taking them. He was fantastic.
The house was as advertised, unbelievable views and great places to take advantage of those views. It is also situated a few doors down from a great boutique hotel that has a terrific pool to watch the sunset from.
We found this area to have some of the best food that we had in Costa Rica with some of our favourite places being Nativo Sports Bar (Amazing spot for a drink and great food) and Zula (Israeli food and the best food we had in all of Costa Rica).
We fell in love with Mal Pais and would recommend staying at Casa Toucanet
My family of 5 had a wonderful time at Casa Toucanet and the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa area. The house itself was clean and updated. The views from the deck and patio were beautiful! It was nice having both a deck and patio so that my young adult children had a place to hang out together. The kitchen had all of the amenities that we needed. There was even a blender to make fresh fruit smoothies in the morning. My family had a yoga class with Jess and surf lessons from Mike. They loved doing both of them. The beaches in the area are wonderful and not too crowded. Mike even gave us directions to an even more secluded beach down the road. The restaurants in town were awesome. Make sure you check out The Bakery and Mary's restaurant. We took a day trip to Montezuma and it wasn't a bad drive at all. There is a nice beach and waterfall there to see. The best thing about this property though is all the help we got from the Mike, the local property manager. I was able to text him questions and ask for referrals and he was always prompt in texting me back. He really helped make things smooth and enjoyable for us. You don't get this type of service or attention staying in other properties. Please take everyone's advice and rent a 4x4 to get up the hill to the house. There are some tough hills getting to the house, but you will enjoy the privacy when you get there.
Casa Toucanet is well located just out of town so you can enjoy the beach scene and/or night life when you like and still having complete privacy while at the casa. It is situated on the top of a ridge with fantastic views of the countryside. There is only one other home on the road, so the only visitors are those we invited. It is close to the market, beach and the "farm" roads that go to other villages and the nature preserve. The home has been finished to exacting standards with local materials such as teak floors and furniture, local tile, etc., making the environment warm and comfortable. The bedrooms are spacious and have air conditioning although we never used it because the night breezes and the ceiling fans were perfect for a good night's sleep, and we could hear the ocean and the wildlife. We spent lots of time on the decks visiting, eating, playing cards; all with the incredible views and ocean breezes. It was wonderful, to say the least, a four star vacation without the crowds. P.S., We did a little dancing in the yoga chalet in the evenings...
My wife, parents, newborn baby and golden retriever made Casa Toucanet our home for a week in January 2015. The beds were very cozy and the balcony made for a great hang out area. The house was very quiet and safe. The roads around Santa Teresa are a bit rugged but it's all part of the adventure. After living to Costa Rica and exploring over twenty beach towns, we like Santa T the best due to the laid back atmosphere, many great restaurants and perfect beach/waves. The property managers were very easy to work with and available to help with any questions.
Casa Toucanet is walking distance from Hotel Vista de Olas, which has an onsite infinity pool bar open to the public daily after 4pm.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 6 2016 - Jan 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|