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LUXURY 2 BEDROOM: Gated Community, 5 Minute Walk to Beach, Gorgeous Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Walk to the Beach From our Modern and Spacious 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home

The Space:

Our modern and spacious two bedroom & two bathroom town home is located in one of the most beautiful beach towns in Costa Rica: Santa Teresa. The 150m2 (1600ft2) property has room for up to 6 people.

Casa Playa is nestled in a new and secure gated-community, right across the street from one of the best beaches in the area. Just outside the door, a gorgeous pool awaits, with comfy lounge chairs, and a shaded cabana. Lounge poolside during the day, or simply cross the street to enjoy one of the Central America's most pristine beaches.

With maid service, security, air conditioning, Internet, washer/dryer, safe, and a full kitchen (including a dishwasher), you will have every amenity you need to feel like you are home. While our paved road and close proximity to the best attractions in Santa Teresa makes it easy for guests without a car, Casa Playa also offers secure parking for guests with a vehicle.

Guest Access:

Casa Playa is only a 5 minute walk away from some of Santa Teresa’s best shops, delicious restaurants, surf rentals, relaxing yoga studios, 2 grocery stores, and 3 beach access paths. Casa Playa’s private, clean, spacious, and modern accommodation can be your home in paradise.

Interaction with Guests:

We’re happy to help you with anything you need. Our full-service property is managed by some of the friendliest people in Santa Teresa. Our cleaning staff tidy the house top to bottom, ensuring clean sheets, towels, and bathroom amenities.

During your stay at Casa Playa, if you need assistance, help is just a phone call away (local phone provided). We can book restaurant reservations, recommend surf schools, or simply call you a taxi.

The Neighborhood:

Casa Playa is only a 5 minute walk away from some of Santa Teresa’s best shops, delicious restaurants, surf rentals, relaxing yoga studios, 2 grocery stores, and 3 beach access paths. Casa Playa’s private, clean, spacious, and modern accommodation can be your home in paradise.

Getting around:

Casa Playa is located within walking distance to restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and the beach, so it's not necessary to have a car.

Guests with a vehicle will have access to the main gate, and can park securely right outside the door of Casa Playa.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David and Joanna (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, czech, polish

About David and Joanna

Dave and Joanna love exploring new places and finding adventure. Whether it's surfing in Santa Teresa, biking through Barcelona, dining under the stars in Italy, or canoeing in the Czech Republic, they have fun trying new things and meeting new friends along the way.

Dave is Canadian, and works in marketing and advising start-ups. Joanna is American, and writes content and does some acting. Together, they enjoy spending time with friends and family, their dog Playa, and traveling.

David and Joanna purchased this townhome in 2014

Why David and Joanna chose Puntarenas

We fell in love with Santa Teresa in 2012. The surfing, yoga, fresh local produce and seafood, beautiful beaches, and the unique town (just to name a few reasons) brought us back three years in a row - until we decided to find a place in paradise ourselves.

Casa Playa is located in the gated community of Mar A Mar, in the Northern end of Santa Teresa. We love this area of Santa Teresa, as it has one of the best surfing beaches, great restaurants, shops, and yoga studios.

Finding a home in a safe and friendly area was important to us, that's why the gated community of Mar A Mar is the perfect fit. The gorgeous pool, friendly neighbors, attentive staff, and the ability to walk to the beach, makes the property ideal.

In 2013, we spent a month in Santa Teresa with our 6-month old Hungarian Vizsla puppy, who is named “Playa” after the beaches here. Playa is a big fan of hunting for coconuts, digging in the sand, and swimming with us in the waves – and although she hasn’t seen Casa Playa yet, our beach home is named after her.

We are excited to have you at Casa Playa – Welcome to our home, and Pura Vida!

What makes this townhome unique

The clean, open, and modern space of Casa Playa caught our attention when we were first looking at properties in Santa Teresa. The large windows, double balconies, and open feel appealed to us, especially since days in Santa Teresa are so gorgeous. The beautiful pool with plenty of lounge chairs and shade, and the short walk to the beach, fit the location and concept we were looking for.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)
LUXURY 2 BEDROOM: Gated Community, 5 Minute Walk to Beach, Gorgeous Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Cute, Convenient Beach Unit

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed in Casa Playa for 3 weeks and we had a car. It was our first time to Santa Teresa. It took us a little time to adjust and find all the things we liked. Like other towns on the Nicoya Peninsula, roads are a bit rough and dusty ;-) Casa Playa is located ideally though. It is on the edge of all the shops/restaurants so you can just walk. We walked to the beach most of the time too. We would have been fine for a week without a car at all. The thing is, most of the rentals in Santa Teresa that are walkable we would not have enjoyed because the main road is too noisy and dusty. Casa Playa is just far enough away that all you hear are the Howler Monkeys. The Maramar grounds were really great too. My kids are 7 and 9 and there was plenty of things to see and do for them inside of the fenced common area. They met other kids at the pool, chased iguanas and watched howlers. There is an amazon parrot named Silvio that provided hours of entertainment. My daughter brought back an Owl butterfly chrysalis that later hatched and we released. It was nice piece of mind having 24 hour security, so I didn't have to worry about leaving my computer or camera lying around. Kamila, the manager, was really great. She owns a must try Italian restaurant(Pronto) down the street. She gave us tons of useful insight to enjoy all that Santa Teresa has to offer. Compared to some other places we rent, Casa Playa is a bit minimalist. Having young children we typically cook 90% of our meals and the kitchen is not huge. It worked out great though. With the money we saved vs. renting a large home, we could afford going to a restaurant every day. Everything inside was clean, comfortable and cute. There was nothing else we needed and with a pool and beach like that you don't want to waste any time sitting inside. Having a cleaner come every 3 days was a huge bonus. There are tons of day trips to take. We snorkeled at Tortuga Island, rode horses at Hacienda Ario Ranch, hiked Cabo Blanco Park. Surfing was the best I've been to in Costa Rica and La Lora(10 min walk) was as good a spot as anywhere. There are a couple other breaks if you drive over to Montezuma(cute little town). I will definitely go back to Santa Teresa and would love to stay at Casa Playa again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
5

Santa Teresa! Santa Teresa! Santa Teresa!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this apartment was beyond anything we could have imagined. The owners are super caring and responsive individuals who make sure everything is always in order.

The apartment is brand new and sort of “eco-friendly European condo” nested on the hill side. There is a steep hill you need to climb separating you from the pool or the nearby beach, but other than the fact that it’s a bit tiring to climb I don’t see it being a problem for anyone who enjoys good health. Plus, once you’re at the apartment you get to enjoy a decent view accompanied by the sound of the ocean in the background.

The whole condo has a really nice feeling to it and if you like surfing there is a great spot to go riding just 5 minutes away (walking). Really recommend the apartment to any group of couples or friends who are just looking to escape the city and relax and enjoy the amazingness of Santa Teresa.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our perfect beach vacation at a magic place!

  • 5 of 5

Last week we rented Casa Playa in Santa Teresa and we had the best relaxing vacations in a place that had all the comfort and commodities you can look for. You can feel the hospitality and greatness of Casa Playa just by sitting in the balcony and watching the sunset or while preparing dinner in the fully equipped and bran new kitchen! The simplicity of the house, the white and modern architectural style shows so much simplicity and cleanness that you feel you're in heaven. Both rooms are very spacious and both with AC and fans so it was just perfect to sleep. The 3 floor apartment is located right across the street just a 2 minute walk away from the beach. The pool was just great, it's perfect size gave us such great moments while relaxing in the water, under a tree in a chair and reading a book or in the rancho with free wifi. It was perfect to get into the pool after a walk in the main street of Santa Teresa by the nice restaurants and souvenirs.

David and Joanna, the house owners, were fully aware of our needs and kept in contact at every moment. Kamila, the housekeeper, also stood in touch for every doubt we had.

We took this summer vacations just before going to college again in San José and they where way more than we expected. Now we are wishing just to get our next vacations to go and visit Casa Playa again! We fully recommend Casa Playa for your next vacations, the relation between a simple and modern place to stay, with the commodities you need and with the nature and virginity of the Santa Teresa beach will give you the best experience you can have, just the way it was for us!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
27.5 Kilometres
Tambor
Nearest Ferry
48 Kilometres
Paquera
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa
Car: not necessary

Our modern and spacious two bedroom & two bathroom townhome is located in one of the most beautiful beach towns in Costa Rica: Santa Teresa. The 150m2 (1600ft2) property has room for up to 6 people, Casa Playa is nestled in a new and secure gated-community, right across the street from one of the best beaches in the area. Just outside the door, a gorgeous pool awaits, with comfy lounge chairs, and a shaded cabana. Lounge poolside during the day, or simply cross the street to enjoy one of the Central America's most pristine beaches. With maid service, security, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, safe, and a full kitchen (including a dishwasher), you will have every amenity you need to feel like you are home. While our paved road and close proximity to the best attractions in Santa Teresa makes it easy for guests without a car, Casa Playa also offers secure parking for guests with a vehicle.

Plan on bringing a 4-wheeled friend? That’s fine with us - you can park it right out front of Casa Playa, and we can provide you with gate access.

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Rates & Availability

Playa Santa Teresa Townhome Rental Rates

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Green Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Upon booking guests pay 100% of the booking fee. 100% will be returned if guests cancel 2-weeks out from their stay. 50%, 1 week out from their stay. Cancelations 3 days or less from start date of stay are subject to no refund. *Christmas and Easter reservations are 50% non refundable - cancellations 2 weeks out will receive 50% of the booking fee, 3 days out are subject to no refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Puntarenas Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Casa Playa’s master bedroom is located on the 3rd floor. The master bedroom provides a queen sized bed, big bright windows, and a large balcony with a secret lounge area overlooking the ocean and nearby tropical foliage. As you sip your coffee from a relaxing lounge chair, you may see monkeys, iguanas, and other animals from your ocean side perch. The master bedroom has a private en suite bathroom with an overhead “rain” shower, and separate vanity area. There is plenty of room for clothing and luggage in the large walk-in closet, where you will find a safe for valuables. The guest bedroom is cool, quiet, and sleeps up to 4 people in a double and queen. Located on the 3rd floor, the guest bedroom has a spacious en suite bathroom with a “rain” shower, a large closet, a safe for valuables, and of course, air-conditioning to ensure comfortable nights in tropical heaven.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We’re happy to help you with anything you need. Our full-service property is managed by some of the friendliest people in Santa Teresa. Our cleaning staff tidy the house top to bottom, ensuring clean sheets, towels, and bathroom amenities. During your stay at Casa Playa, if you need assistance, help is just a phone call away (local phone provided). We can book restaurant reservations, recommend surf schools, or simply call you a taxi.

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