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Welcome to the magnificent Casa Kalafken, a dazzling location that captures the beauty and spirit of Costa Rica.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this gated community consists of 3 charming ocean front villas that sleep up to 12 comfortably, each with air conditioned rooms. Central to the grounds is a delightful pool with an elegant gazebo. Enjoy the 180° view of the ocean as you relax in the fully furnished social area with full kitchen, dining table, stereo system and lounging area.
Kalafken means HOUSE OF THE SEA, taking its name from two Latin American indigenous languages: the Bribri of Costa Rica and Mapuche of Chile. ¨Ka¨ means sea in Bribri and ¨lafken¨ means home in Mapuche.
The property is decorated with artwork that the family has collected during their trips to Italy, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the fine art collection painted by the owner, a contemporary artist who has shown in several exhibitions.
The property consists of 3 villas, two ocean front and one with an ocean view, and a pool with gazebo. The 6 guestrooms and social areas are fully furnished. In the Main Villa you will find 2 queen beds on the upper floor in the ¨Monarca¨ room. Another two twin beds that can be converted into one king size bed are located in the adjacent Morfo room. Both rooms share 1 bathroom. On the lower level, the ¨Ilang Ilang¨ guest room has 1 full bed and a small day bed. The ¨Rasta¨ guest room has 1 queen bed. Both rooms share a bathroom with a private open air shower. The Open Villa serves as a social and dining space that includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, safe box, and a beautiful pool to relax in with a 180° view of the sea. The ¨Caracol¨ guest room sits behind the Open Villa with 2 twin beds convertible into a king bed. The room also has a bathroom and deck with private garden view. The villa ¨El Patron¨ has a master bedroom with direct ocean view and 1 queen bed, a private open air bathroom with garden and sand floor, and mini fridge.
Amenities Gated Entry, Rooms Air Conditioning, Stereo System at Social Villa with IPod Station, Wi-Fi /Telephone / Evening Security Service Gourmet chef available upon request
Fully Equipped kitchen: • Cooking Utensils and Dinnerware • Refrigerator with Ice maker • Oven/ Gas Cooktop • Microwave • Dishwasher • Toaster/ blender/ juice extractor/ Coffee maker, espresso machine and other small appliances.
¨Monarca¨ Guest Room with 2 Queen beds,¨Morfos¨ Guest Room with 2 Twin beds/or convert to 1 King Bed They Share 1 Bathroom.
In the Lower Level ¨Ilang Ilang¨ Guest Room with1 Full Bed and a Niche Bed, ¨Rasta¨ Guest Room with 1 Queen Bed, They share 1 Bathroom with Double Shower to an open Garden.
Behind the Open Villa ¨Caracol¨ Guest Room with 2 Twin Beds /Or convert to 1 King Bed Bathroom and Private garden views Deck
Private House or Master Bedroom ¨El Patron¨ with a private Open Sand Garden bathroom, 1 Queen Bed with direct Ocean View, Full Mini Bar.
Thanks Giving Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015 5 night min stay
Value Season Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2015 5 night min stay
Christmas & New year Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 5 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,200 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $1,040 Nightly
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
The price is based on a 5 people occupancy.
Reservation and Cancelation Policies
Please make sure you contact me directly by phone before you do any payment.
A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival.
A 90% refund of the initial deposit will be made on cancelations with more than 30 days notice from the date of arrival.
There is no refund for any cancellation made within 30 days p
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Playa Hermosa is considered to be the most beautiful beach around. The area is officially called “San Martin”, but foreigners thought the beach was so beautiful that the area became known as Playa Hermosa (“beautiful beach” in Spanish).
This beach is very long and the flattest beach around. At low tide it’s really huge, and can be epically beautiful for photography, since the wet sand will reflect the setting sun. At high tide, the beach almost disappears, and the surf tends to close out. The best surf time is medium tide. The point break can be surfed at any time of day.
It’s an excellent surf beach, with a wide beach break with lefts and right from the center, and a point break to the north. Beyond this, it’s mostly rocky beaches until Playa Manzanillo, but there are a few beautiful sandy coves that you can often find deserted, and perfect for a romantic picnic.
If you’re looking for a beautiful beach without many people, this is the place for you. It’s a 8 minute drive to Santa Teresa town.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: A family owned property. This beachfront paradise was built over years with love and passion.
- Please make sure you contact the property manager: Bettina del Río
The Unique Benefits at this House: Casa Kalafken is designed for family vacations.
You will stay in our beautiful house in Playa Hermosa, a four minute walk from the waves. Playa Hermosa is located slightly north of Santa Teresa and there are very few surfers in water. Although the beach seems remote, it is still close enough to excellent restaurants and shops.
This Private and secluded property is surrounded by palm trees at one of the more beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and with One of the best secrets of the area just a few steps of the property, only exposed at low tide, you will find a HUGE natural pool, larger than an olympic swimming pool, often overlooked by the surf-oriented travelers.
Filled with all kinds of interesting creatures, including puffer fish and other sea life trapped here from the receding waves, it’s a really great place for families with kids where they can swim, learn to snorkel and also experience the sea-life close up.