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Santa Teresa Ocean View Villa is on a Hilltop Overlooking Playa Carmen

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Best View in Town
Complete Privacy
Extremely close to restaurants, store, bars and main beach playa Carmen 1 K.
Security and concierge service included

Santa Teresa Ocean View Villa is located 1.2 kilometers from the villages of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Spread out below the Villa is 15 kilometers of white sand beaches among which is Playa Carmen listed as one of the top 10 beaches in the world by Forbes magazine. It boasts moderate temperatures with ocean breezes. Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are quaint villages that take you back decades from the fast pace of modern living. You can purchase fresh tuna just caught for your evening dinner, enjoy sushi or even order pizza if you wish. A variety of upscale restaurants are available for lunches and dinners. Your destination has yet to be overrun by commercial development but the secret is out and you will certainly meet people from all over the world. Exploring the jungle, discovering the beaches, fishing, surfing, or simply lounging poolside awaits you.

Santa Teresa Ocean View Villa is a brand new property that just opened in August of 2014. The property consists of a 2 story 250 sq. meter (2700 sq. feet) villa which sits on a hilltop overlooking a world class surfing beach and the Pacific Ocean. This property is situated so as to afford its guests with stunning Pacific Ocean sunsets. Its elevation catches cooling breezes off the Pacific Ocean. The villa is 1.2 kilometers from the quaint coastal villages of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. Although near the villages, its secluded location affords its guests with complete peace and privacy. The living room, kitchen and bedrooms are furnished with custom hardwoods from Costa Rica. The property includes these amenities:

-3 bedrooms which accommodate up to 11 people
-4 pillowtop queen mattresses and 1 bunk bed with a double mattress on the bottom
-full bathrooms on the lower and upper floors
-fully equipped first floor kitchen with oven/stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, reverse osmosis drinking water dispenser, dishware and silverware
-upstairs kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave
-air conditioning in master bedrooms upstairs and downstairs
-linens and towels included
-safes for secure storage of valuables in each master bedroom
-ocean facing deck with pergola and a 75 cubic meter infinity swimming pool with 43 inch LCD TV and music system
-freshwater pool with no chlorine or salt added but rather a state -of-the-art CL ionization system controlling ph levels
-the deck is furnished with chairs, lounge chairs and beach chairs
-internet and Sky satellite television equipped
-24 hour video security monitoring
-on site casita with English/Spanish speaking caretaker

Additional fee services are available upon request:

-car, quad or truck rental
-guided tours of the area
-ecotourism adventures
-surfboard and SUP rentals
-video recording or photography of your vacation
-catered lunches or dinners at the villa
-pizza delivery
-laundry services
-taxi cab services


-surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, kite surfing
-whale watching
-horseback riding
-yoga, massage and spa services


Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside is ok, please no smoking inside the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Main level master bedroom: 2 queen


  • Penthouse suite: 2 queen

    Kitchenette, private bathroom and walk out deck....moreless

  • Main level Bunk bed: 1 bunk bed

    Bottom is a Double and top is a single....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Down stairs Bathroom : toilet, shower

    hot water...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom : toilet, shower

    hot water...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Santa Teresa Ocean View Villa is happy to offer you any and all services that may help you enjoy your stay better. Private chef services, nutritionist, or restaurant menus are at your finger tips in our information packet. We can arrange private tours or shuttles as well as the best Surf and SUP boards in town. Quads, Cars, Trucks and Busses can be rented but walking down and getting a 10$ cab ride up is a great low tech option. House has two large hammocks and many fruit tress as well as an organic garden and Eco-Tourisim focus with a recycling and compost plan. We enjoy our own water well and drink reverse osmosis water from a filter. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Sky TV in the Main level master bedroom and next to pool is a 43 inch LED with sound system....moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    A direct line of sight of Miles and Miles of coast from Playa Carmen all the way to Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. Surfers can be seen and heard howling in Joy from the pool and decks. 180 Degree Ocean...moreless

  • Monument View:

    One of the best things about the location of the Villa is its proximity to the surf and stores but also well cut off from the busy road below. your high in the tree tops overlooking the surfers....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    180 degree Jungle canopy views that are home to 3 types of monkeys and 857 species of birds. Giant tree frogs, iguanas, butterflies, and deer also live in harmony on this mountain side....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Simply The Best Ocean View in Town. Without question the View from the entire house is one of a kind. A true 180 degree ocean view you can see from the tip of Cabo Blanco to Samara. Breathtaking!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    new panasonic...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    laundry service available....moreless


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Main level kitchen equipped with table and chairs for 10 people, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee maker, oven with stove top and all with ocean views and a walk out to the pool decks....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Infinity Pool and pool deck with 43 inch flat screen and sound system...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Surf + Standup Paddle boarding...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Giant infinity pool that look right down on playa Carmen. 3 underwater bar stools. No Salt. No Chlorine. No chemicals. CL Free pool systems provide a pure water ionization pool thats unbelievable. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 2015
Dec 7 - Dec 22, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Holiday season 2015
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2016
10 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

January 2016
Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Feb. 2016
Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Taxes Not included


The road from the Villa to town is 1K and can be walked down very easily in 10 minutes. Up is much more difficult because of the elevation. Driving requires 4x4 or quads that are offered by the villa concierge.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1.1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nativo Sports Bar
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Breezes Del Mar
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Carmen

Car: Recommended

Location: To get to the Villa you turn uphill at Amichi Pizza next to Ronnie's Market. This is the Horizon Yoga road and is Black tar at the bottom.

Road up to Villa:

The road up the the Villa is less than 1K but very steep at the bottom section and very rocky and bumpy towards the top. It requires 4x4 and i generally use low gear and drive upslowly. Any 4x4 can make it up and once your here you will be very glad you did.


Surfing, Standup Paddle-boarding, Body Surfing, Hand Boarding, Boogie-boarding, swimming, sea fishing are all World Class. The Surf is extremely consistent and there is a great opportunity to learn to surf while you here. Many professional surf instructors and all the rental gear along with slow smooth waves that allow even beginners and novice find a break that works for them. Many Many beach breaks and a few point breaks makes it easy to find your own peak and enjoy empty waves with humpback whales and an occasional dolphin.

If surfing isn't for you then the triple water fall or a canopy tour would be a great option. You can always go for a snorkel tour to tourtuga island or deep sea finishing and bring back that monster tuna!! Mountain bike trails and Quad tours are also very popular.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Hi. I'm Peter originally from Minnesota and now living full time here in Santa Teresa. I purchased property in 2005 and constructed the house in 2007 with no power when I was the very first to pioneer the mountain top that was high above the city center. Untouched and unexplored, I put all i had into several attempts at building and remodeling throughout the years. We got power hooked up the mountain in 2008. I was then able to pump from my Nicoya water well. A devotion to a dream of living 'pura vida' in Costa Rica kept me adding on needed components. I have done my best to accommodate a large group with all the comforts important to relaxing at the villa while you enjoy the infinity pool, jungle canopy, and breathtaking views and sunsets. It's my pleasure to welcome you to Santa Teresa Ocean View and help to make it the best stay possible.

Why the Owner Chose Playa Santa Teresa:
When I first saw the view here of the coastline I was hooked and have come back ever since. I believe this to be a special place that allows a unique perspective of the beaches, ocean and the world.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
CL free pool is a very unique experience and one that most enjoy. The water is drinking quality and is very very clean. The pool has a very large infinity edge overlooking playa carmen when you can sit on the underwater stools and watch the surfers.

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Speaks: english, spanish



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