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  • Minimum stay:5-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 & a variety of colored plumerias and other flowering plants. This pristine spot is abundant with wildlife; monkeys, iguanas, centesaurs, a pair of 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 property is very conveniently located and secure. There is a grocery store and a several local restaurants @ 100 yards away. Town is 1.3km (less than a mile away)~close enough to access quickly, yet far enough away to maintain the peace and quite of our residential neighborhood. You can walk or use one of the 2 beach cruiser bikes we provide as well as 2 soft surfboards at no additional cost. We also include Continental breakfast (fruit salad, toast butter and jam & coffee), daily maid service, concierge service, a 5 Mega Fiber Optic Internet connection with WiFi, laptop safe, alarm and night watchman all at no additional cost.

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, 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. All bedrooms offer independent A/C units with remote control, ceiling fan, screens; travertine stone floors, twin closets, night table, desk and chair complete the 2nd 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, 2 outdoor showers, foot-bath, 4 outdoor terrace areas, ample indoor & outdoor living & dining areas and a private beachfront yoga shala.

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...

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

If there is anything at all the we can do to assist you in making the most of your upcoming visit please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you. Enjoy !

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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

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
July 4th Holiday
Jun 28 - Jul 12, 2015
7 night min stay
$1,100
Mid Season
Jul 13 - Oct 3, 2015
5 night min stay
$900
Green Season
Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$750
Fall High Season
Nov 1 - Nov 14, 2015
6 night min stay
$1,200
Thanksgiving
Nov 15 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay
$1,400
Regular High Season
Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay
$1,200
Christmas
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay
$2,500
New Years
Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2016
8 night min stay
$3,000
Regular High Seaon
Jan 4 - Jan 30, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,200
High Season B-2016
Jan 31 - Feb 13, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,500
Presidents Day
Feb 14 - Feb 21, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,800
High Season B-2016
Feb 22 - Mar 19, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,400
Spring Break
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,800
High Season B-2016
Mar 28 - Apr 3, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,400
Regular High Season
Apr 4 - May 15, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,200
Mid Season
May 16 - Jun 30, 2016
6 night min stay
$950
July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,200
Mid Season
Jul 10 - Sep 30, 2016
6 night min stay
$950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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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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  • Casa Yin yang beachfront  Estate

    Casa Yin yang beachfront Estate

  • Mature private gardens and direct beach views and access

    Mature private gardens and direct beach views and access

  • Salt-chlorinated pool and jacuzzi with fantastic views of the surf !

    Salt-chlorinated pool and jacuzzi with fantastic views of the surf !

  • MBA with his & hers sinks and double overhead rain showers with sunset views

    MBA with his & hers sinks and double overhead rain showers with sunset views

  • 2nd MBR with King and full beds and private marble bathroom

    2nd MBR with King and full beds and private marble bathroom

  • 3rd MBR Suite with King bed and marble bathroom

    3rd MBR Suite with King bed and marble bathroom

  • Ample living room area and TV

    Ample living room area and TV

  • Gourmet kitchen is open to Living Room and outdoor dining/terrace & pool areas

    Gourmet kitchen is open to Living Room and outdoor dining/terrace & pool areas

  • Indo day bed with Gas grill & 1 of 2 outdoor showers in background

    Indo day bed with Gas grill & 1 of 2 outdoor showers in background

  • Pool side ranch with rattan sofa, perfect for the afternoon siesta !

    Pool side ranch with rattan sofa, perfect for the afternoon siesta !

  • Tucked amongst almond trees this teak & palm yoga shall is ft from beach, Zen

    Tucked amongst almond trees this teak & palm yoga shall is ft from beach, Zen

  • 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!

  • Dusk, the magical hour for a dip in the jacuzzi

    Dusk, the magical hour for a dip in the jacuzzi

  • Relax in style and privacy

    Relax in style and privacy

  • MBR with King bed overlooking pool, jacuzzi and ocean

    MBR with King bed overlooking pool, jacuzzi and ocean

  • Ample Master Bathroom with direct access to pool, jacuzzi and sen deck areas

    Ample Master Bathroom with direct access to pool, jacuzzi and sen deck areas

  • 2nd MBA

    2nd MBA

  • 4th bedroom with two single beds

    4th bedroom with two single beds

  • Full Gourmet kitchen with gas stove, stainless steel cookware & much more !

    Full Gourmet kitchen with gas stove, stainless steel cookware & much more !

  • Dining area for 10+

    Dining area for 10+

  • Indo daybed & surfboard rack in background

    Indo daybed & surfboard rack in background

  • Sun deck by the pool with spectacular gardens and views of the sea

    Sun deck by the pool with spectacular gardens and views of the sea

  • Direct beach access in the heart of the miracle mile, Sta T's exclusive northend

    Direct beach access in the heart of the miracle mile, Sta T's exclusive northend

  • Rainy season, the best kept secret, Gorgeous !

    Rainy season, the best kept secret, Gorgeous !

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