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Beachfront Luxury Trip Advisor Ranked Top 3 of 45 Only St Beachfront with 5 Star

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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 Yin Yang exemplifies tropical casual-elegant living with all of the creature comforts that even the most discerning traveler has come to expect. The simple beach house design blends in with it’s natural surroundings, while offering highend natural stone and teak finishings throughout. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home includes approximately 4500 square feet of improvements with a private pool and jacuzzi overlooking a pristine white sand beach, voted #1 beach in the world in 2011 People’s Choice Award. With warm water and one of the most consistent glassy, surf breaks, and glowing tropical sunsets daily, you’re sure to relax in style.
Casa Yin Yang has an open and inviting social area, including a large terrace finished in Brazilian stone, local Teak, Cana Brava with Palm accents. The Costa Rican hardwood dining table and Bali rattan seating accommodates 10-12 and an outdoor Indonesian style rattan and bamboo living room set with an oversized Bamboo Indo Day Bed from Java is available for your complete comfort & relaxation. Adjacent to the terrace is the salt-water chlorinated pool and ambient temperature Jacuzzi, finished in glass-ceramic tiles and Columbian stone, with a typical teak & palm roof ”rancho” complete with a second Indo day bed overlooking the surf break. There are two additional terrace areas, the Central Yin yang with hammocks and chaise lounges and an additional terrace with an additional Bali style rattan outdoor living room set, where you will enjoy privacy and relation just steps to the beach.

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One of the best, and least crowded surf breaks in the entire area is located directly in front of the property. There is also an adjacent sun deck off of the main terrace with poolside chaise lounges. The social area enjoys beautiful views of the ocean, waves, giant plumeria trees and exotic tropical gardens.
We have a wide variety of species of trees including coconuts, numerous types of palms, almond, guava, bananas, platanos, jicara, noni, lemons & 5 different colored plumerias from Hawaii, Brazil & Costa Rica. This pristine spot is abundant with wildlife; monkeys, iguanas, centesaurs, a pair of 3? tiger herons, white tailed hawks, pelicans, paroquets, frigate birds & even anteaters, armadillos, sea turtles, whales & other creatures have all been spotted right from our deck.
The kitchen is the heart of the house, and comes complete with stainless steel appliances (23 cubic ft. bottom freezer refrigerator, 6 burner stove with electric convection oven, extractor, & garbage disposal). The main sink looks to the ocean, and the second sink is built into the kitchen island. You’ll find this gourmet kitchen complete with Columbian stone counter tops, Cuisinart stainless steel cookware, a built-in outdoor gas grill area and virtually everything you need to prepare any meal.
The living room has a flatscreen plasma TV with cable TV and DVD, and a very comfortable ‘L’ shaped sofa. The spacious and well ventilated laundry area offers a full size Washer and Dryer, several lines to hang wet clothes, and large wash basin style double sink. There is Costa Rican highspeed Fiberoptic 5 Mega Internet connection and WiFi throughout the house.
1st Master Bedroom
The principal master bedroom has wonderful views of the ocean and gardens, and is only steps to the Jacuzzi and pool area. The MBR Suite offers an orthopedic pillow-top King size bed, 8 foot double sliders to the pool area, separate A/C and ceiling fan. The oversized master bathroom has ‘his and hers’ hand carved natural stone sinks with customs cedar cabinetry, and a spacious indoor/outdoor shower area which includes a stone tiled bench, double overhead Helvex rain showers and magnificent sunset views.
2nd Master Bedroom Suite
The 2th Master Bedroom is newly built addition located down the hall from the kitchen, LR and laundry areas. This spacious Suite offers a King size with orthopedic pillow-top and a full size Bamboo beds. A spacious Travertine bathroom with hand carved above counter natural stone sink, Kohler toilet and Stainless Steel Helvex fixtures complete this wonderful Master Bath. This bedroom offers an18,000 btu Coolteck Energy efficient A/C unit with remote control, ceiling fan, Travertine stone floors, twin closets, night table, desk and chair complete the MBR Suite.

3rd Bedroom
The third bedroom has a King size bed, ample closet space and shares a beautiful and spacious travertine marble bathroom which has a pleasant cross ventilation from all four windows, with the fourth bedroom. The separate sink, shower and toilet areas provide space and harmony to this wonderful design. The hand carved above counter natural stone sink and polished chrome Helvex fixtures complete these wonderfully spacious bathrooms. This bedroom has, 8 foot sliders, separate A/C units, ceiling fans and Royal Dorado stone floors for your comfort and convenience.
4th Bedroom
The fourth bedroom offers two beautiful handmade Costa Rican bamboo single beds and have ample closet space, separate AC ceiling fans, and share a beautiful and spacious travertine marble bathroom which has a pleasant cross ventilation from all four windows, with the third bedroom. The separate sink, shower and toilet areas provide space and harmony to this wonderful design. The hand carved above counter natural stone sink and polished chrome Helvex fixtures complete these wonderfully spacious bathrooms.

There is also a half bath off of the pool area , 4 outdoor terrace areas, ample indoor & outdoor living & dining areas and a private beachfront yoga shall.

Our Multi-lingual Concierge, Marta Marques, will be happy to assist you with all your vacation needs from domestic travel, tours, private chef services and more. Working exclusively with the most reputable operators in the area/country. Many popular activities include surf lessons and board rentals, yoga, pilates, canopy tour, bike tours, sport fishing, Tortuga island tour, Curu wildlife refuge & nature reserve, Cabo blanco nat'l park, Cabuya sea kayak, snorkeling & scuba tours, Montezuma waterfalls, butterfly garden, language school and much more...

Beach is in direct sight and a short walk directly from your home and private pool area.

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

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

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Please No Smoking Inside the House. Thank You !...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed:

        sorry, although I love animals......moreless

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 10-21

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 double

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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      • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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      • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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      • We believe that a good nights rest is quint-essential for a relaxing and awesome vacation ! For that reason we provide high quality orthopedic pillow top mattresses with 3' mattress covers, 4 & 5 star hotel quality bedding sheets & towels etc. We also have Pack and Play style crib & highchairs available upon request....moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      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

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Full package Cable 32' Flatscreen TV...moreless

          Theme

          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Prime location in quiet residential neighborhood all w/large beachfront lots directly in front of the surf break known as Santa Teresa's 'exclusive north end'....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Beautiful hardwood table and Bali rattan seating for 8-12...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                State of the Art 18,000 btu in each bedroom...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Full size Dryer...moreless

              • Internet:

                Fiberoptic Highspeed with Wi-Fi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Kitchen towels, bath towels and beach towels provided...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Large wrap around sofa in TV area...moreless

              • Parking:

                Large ample parking for guests and events...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Free local calls, Calling card required for long distance. Casa Yin yang phone number is (506) 2640-0511....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Full Size Washer ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

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

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Private chef or cook, arranged upon request...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Absolutely...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Full variety of Chef quality of all the utensils you or your private chef may need....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Highend restaurant quality settings for 15-80 guests (upon request)...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New Whilpool Stainess Steel...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, Custom Cedar Cabinets, 5 burner convection oven, extractor, dishwasher, garbage disposal, natural stone counter tops, full quality plates glasses etc....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Panasonic Full Size...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Four separate outdoor terrace areas with ample living and dining areas, pool side, over-looking the gardens and the ocean....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Beachfront teak floor, palm roof gazebo perfect for yoga and massages, just a few meters in from the property line, behind mature almond trees, hammocks & seats with views of beach and ocean...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                By the pool with Indo day bed outdoor seating and spectacular views of gardens, waves and sunset....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Surronded by mature tropical gardens ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Built-in double burner gas grill with lava rocks...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Non-chlorine jacuzzi by pool w/cascade overlooking surf wave, not hot, pool temperature...it's the tropics !...moreless

              • Private Pool:

                Non-chlorine pool exclusive for Casa Yin Yang guests, with views of the sea & partial shade...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 16 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $1,250
                  High Season
                  Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,000
                  X-Mas New Year
                  Dec 15 - Jan 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $2,150
                  High Season
                  Jan 11 - Jan 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $1,100
                  Spring Break
                  Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $1,450
                  Peak Season
                  Mar 1 - Mar 13, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $1,100
                  Spring Break
                  Mar 14 - Mar 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $1,250
                  High season
                  Apr 1 - May 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,100
                  Mid Season
                  May 16 - Jun 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $850
                  July 4th
                  Jul 1 - Jul 12, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $1,100
                  Mid Season
                  Jul 13 - Aug 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $850

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Credit Card and Paypal Payments incur a 6% additional fee to nationalise funds into Costa Rica. Wire Transfers also incur an additional $ 30- fee per transaction, in addition to wire initiation fees in order to receive funds in Costa Rica. All rates are subject to change with our prior notice. All rates are negotiable and all offers will be considered. Thank you.

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                  Last updated: 10/13/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tambor
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  La Lora
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ferry Tambor to & from Puntarenas/Paquera
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Los Defines Tambor
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Al Chile Viola
                  30 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Santa Teresa

                  Our Multi-lingual Concierge, Marta Marques, will be happy to assist you with all your vacation needs from domestic travel, tours, private chef services and more. Working exclusively with the most reputable operators in the area/country. Many popular activities include surf lessons and board rentals, yoga, pilates, canopy tour, bike tours, sport fishing, Tortuga island tour, Curu wildlife refuge & nature reserve, Cabo blanco nat'l park, Cabuya sea kayak, snorkeling & scuba tours, Montezuma waterfalls, butterfly garden, language school and much more...

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  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:
                  Casa Yin Yang at 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, with 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.


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                  Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

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                  Photos

                  • Ample Master Bathroom w/ his & hers separate sinks, double overhead rain showers

                    Ample Master Bathroom w/ his & hers separate sinks, double overhead rain showers

                  • Amongst the World's Top Rated Beaches, Playa Santa Teresa on Nicoya Peninsula!

                    Amongst the World's Top Rated Beaches, Playa Santa Teresa on Nicoya Peninsula!

                  • Private access to beach & surf! Beachfront non-chlorine pool, jacuzzi &

                    Private access to beach & surf! Beachfront non-chlorine pool, jacuzzi &

                  • Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen w/Stone counter tops & Stainless Appliances

                    Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen w/Stone counter tops & Stainless Appliances

                  • Ample Master Bathroom w/ his & hers separate sinks, double overhead rain showers

                    Ample Master Bathroom w/ his & hers separate sinks, double overhead rain showers

                  VRBO #181810

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, November 08, 2014

                  $850 - $2,150 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 21

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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
                  • Calendar last updated: 10/13/2014
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