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Tried & True 3BR 3BA Family Favourite W Private Pool Trip Advisor 5 Star Rating

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Last updated: 10/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Playa Santa Teresa house description

Casa Monarca is one of the the most celebrated beach house rentals in Santa Teresa's exclusive northend, and for good reason. This 2,500 sq ft, 3-br 3-ba home boasts all the amenities, has an outstanding location, and is an excellent value. There are 2 MBR/ MBA Suites, a chef's kitchen, ample common indoor & outdoor Living and dining spaces, a large terrace and 1/2 acre tropical garden with it's own private swimming pool, just steps to the pristine white sands, warm glassy surf waves and glowing sunsets that make Santa Teresa such a magical place. If the surf is not for you, you can still enjoy long walks at low tide or enjoy your private pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, or the screened comforts of A/C, wireless internet and satellite TV and full Concierge services, to help you make the most of your vacation, at no additional cost to you.

Casa Monarca was built in 2006 and renovated in 2009, by a well known Costa Rican builder educated at the University of Nebraska, USA. The goal was to bring together casual Costa Rican style living with all of the comforts and safety standards common to North American construction. The result is a complete success and sure to please everyone in your party.

The house is furnished with handmade Costa Rican wicker, bamboo, hardwood and rattan furniture. The MBR/MBA Suite has a king size and full size beds, a large marble bathroom and double 8' sliders out to the terrace, with a private seating area. The second bedroom offers a king size bed, walking closet and a private bathroom. The third bedroom has a bunk bed, ample closet space and a bathroom next door. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking with a full size refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, toaster oven all the necessary utensils, eat-up counter top and much more. The living room is a very nice place to relax, and has a flatscreen 32 Cable TV.

The house is concrete, tile and stone with teak wood and cana brava bamboo finishes, fully screened with aluminum doors and windows with A/C and ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and kitchen/living room areas. The terrace has LR, DR, hammock areas and a large gas lava rock grill, all overlooking the swimming pool area. Casa Pelicano is surrounded by beautiful mature tropical gardens, on its own private ½ acre lot with colorful flowers, cactus, almond trees, palms and a bermuda grass lawn. There’s an outdoor shower for rinsing off the beach sand.

Mariposa property is a gated 3-house complex. If you wish to accommodate more than one family please contact us or visit our website for more information. The property is private, clean, meticulously maintained and very secure, as Casa Pelicano offers an alarm, laptop safes and a nighttime watchman.

Within walking distance you'll find a supermarket and restaurants.

If there is anything at all that we can do to make your upcoming visit a total success, please don't hesitate to ask

We look forward to your stay! Pura vida!

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome:

        Pack& play style crib and a high chair on site. We love familis with kids ! & watching the kids learn to swim in our perfect sized kid friendly pools !...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        No smoking inside the house, please !...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed:

        sorry...still love dogs !...moreless

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 double


      • Bedroom 2: 1 king


      • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed


      • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

        King size sofa bed in LR...moreless

      • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) King size sleeper sofa, Bunk Beds (1) Twin size units...moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • One of Santa Teresa's premier private rental properties, with Trip Advisor 5 star rating and Certificate of Excellence Award Winner. Private, quiet, safe, secure, fenced property w/concierge, electric gate entrance, very close walking distance to the beach, extremely clean & comfy, close to restaurants and supermarkets, but out of town in a quite residential neighborhood, property is maticulously maintained by US/CR owner & staff, environmentally conscious project ...moreless


          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable TV 32' Flatscreen...moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Beach is a short walk. Mature tropical gardens block direct view. From your private pool, walk thru our butterfly garden to a public beach path @ 100m, No streets or other properties to cross ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Indoor eat-up counter & outdoor Teak & Bali rattan ding area for 8 ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                A/C throughout the house....moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Convenient, covered carport attached to house...moreless

              • Internet:

                2 Mega kbt fiber optic- Local CR Highspeed...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Beach towels, bath towels & hand towels, kitchen towels & fresh new linens provided...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Indoor & outdoor areas, very comfortable for your entire group...moreless

              • Parking:

                2 car covered parking and space for several additional vehicles...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Enough for @ 6-8 cars...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Calling card need for long distance calls. Local calls free (506) 2640-0683 is the phone number in Casa Pelicano....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Beach towels, bath towels & hand towels, kitchen towels & fresh new linens provided...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                2 Mega kbt fiber optic- Local CR Highspeed...moreless


              • Catering Available:

                Upon request. Also a local cook can be arranged...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, garbage disposal, pots and pans, plates and glasses, silverware, set of knives, cutting boards, mixing bowls, serving plates, wine glasses, vegetable peeler, colander, can opener, & much more. very well equipped w/women's touch....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full line of high quality restaurant dishes & utensils for 15 (up to 80 fro special events upon request)...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                dishwasher, garbage disposal, four burner gas stove with oven, full size refrigerator, eat-up counter top & separate dining for 6+...moreless

              • Microwave


              • Deck / Patio:

                Two double sliders out to spacious outdoor terrace with teak & cana brava (bamboo) ceiling & fans, 2 separate areas, plus dining area, sofas, hammocks, outdoor L/R set of chairs and tables overlooking the pool and the garden....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Small palm roofed palapa next to the pool & chaise lounges...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Surrounded by lush mature, well maintained, tropical gardens...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Built-in Gas lava rock grill...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Exclusive for Casa Monarca guests, pool chairs, outdoor shower & gas BBQ, surrounded by tropical gardens, steps to beach....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 12 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Nov 16 - Nov 30, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      High Season
                      Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      X-Mas New Years
                      Dec 15 - Jan 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      Peak Season
                      Jan 11 - Jan 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      Spring Break
                      Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      Peak Season
                      Mar 1 - Mar 13, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      Spring Break
                      Mar 14 - Mar 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      High Season
                      Apr 1 - May 15, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Mid Season
                      May 16 - Jun 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      July 4th
                      Jul 1 - Jul 12, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      Mid Season
                      Jul 13 - Aug 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Included


                      Please note that there is a 6% Credit Card or Paypal fees and $ 30- wire transfer fee to receive the funds in Costa Rica, in addition to your banks' wire initiation fees. Please note that rates are subject to change without prior notice and your reservation is not confirmed until you have receive a written confirmation. Last minute deals available. Thank you.

                      Normally a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking and the 50% balance is due 45 prior to check-in. However, terms may be modified on a case by case basis.

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                      Last updated: 10/28/2014
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                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      La Lora
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Tambor Ferry in Paquera to Puntarenas
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Los Delfines Tamor
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Chile Viola
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playa Santa Teresa

                      Our multi-lingual Concierge Marta Marques will be happy to assist you with all your vacation needs, at no additional cost to you. Popular activities include yoga and pilates classes, spa, massages, surf rentals and lessons, canopy tour, sea kayak, Curu nature reserve, Cabo Blanco national park hike, local snorkeling and trips to Tortuga Island.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: My Dad was an executive w/Sheraton & Omni hotels, so I grew up in & @ the hospitality business. I first came to CR, in '96 to guide the Pacuare river with Rios Tropicals, while on summer break from grad school. I quickly fell in love with CR & came back every summer since. In 2000 I moved to CR for a year & began 'The Search'. In 2002 I was able to transition back to CR full time & purchased this magnificent beachfront parcel in '03 w/the sale of my Aspen property. I am an ex-Aspen, Colorado foreign language teacher, who is actively involved as a volunteer at the local public school. I have dedicated my full time efforts to developing and running a first class beach home rental operation, where people can come and relax, renew and enjoy one of the prettiest beaches in anywhere in the world...Santa Teresa, CR. Mariposa Vacation Homes, is the result of many years of dedicated work to achieve that goal.

                      Why the Owner Chose Playa Santa Teresa:
                      I lived in Hawaii for 3 years & have traveled extensively both abroad & around Costa Rica, looking for the most beautiful beach in the world, where the surf is friendly & consistent. I decided to settle in Santa Teresa because it was one of the few places that actually surpassed my criteria. It's pristine white sand beaches, glowing sunsets, wonderful surf, nice people and magical tropical atmosphere must be experienced first-hand in to be truely appreciated !

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Mariposa Vacation homes reflects a passion for excellence and respect for nature. Our goal here is simple: to provide every guest everything they need to enjoy the best beach vacation ever ! Our homes are comfortable quality constructions, with modern conveniences, beautiful gardens, very private and steps to one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, wit a small intimate staff to cater to your needs... What more could you ask for ? We welcome you to come and experience the beauty and magic of Santa Teresa, and Costarican 'PuraVida' hospitality.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Enjoy the Privacy of a 1/2 Tropical Garden & Private Pool

                        Enjoy the Privacy of a 1/2 Tropical Garden & Private Pool

                      • Large Private Marble Bathroom in the Honeymoon Master Suite

                        Large Private Marble Bathroom in the Honeymoon Master Suite

                      • View from garden of terrace & Pool, Just Steps to the White Sands & Warm Water

                        View from garden of terrace & Pool, Just Steps to the White Sands & Warm Water

                      • Comfy, ample Living room w/Satelite Color TV, Wi-Fi, A/C, Screens, Fans & more!

                        Comfy, ample Living room w/Satelite Color TV, Wi-Fi, A/C, Screens, Fans & more!

                      VRBO #101202

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

                      $425 - $1,250 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
                      • Calendar last updated: 10/28/2014
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