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Casa Monarca - family oriented 3 min walk to beach, private pool & yoga shala

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Main House 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths, 1br 1ba Pool House Suite Sleeps 1-12, Yoga Shala

CASA MONARCA ~ 6 br 5 ba (sleeps 12 guests at the standard rate and up to 15 guests with a nominal per diem per fee for each additional guest) Private Pool and Yoga Shala


-Premier beachfront location in the heart of the exclusive northend of Playa Santa Teresa proper

-Ample green spaces with mature tropical gardens; private ½ acre lot on 2.5 acre beachfront parcel

-The privacy and security of a fenced and gated lot

-Easy walking distance to the beach, grocery store (100m) and a several quaint local restaurants and shops, town center is 1.2km, and easy ride on the complimentary beach cruiser bikes

-White sandy beach, great for swimming, boogie boarding and tide pools to explore at either end

-One of the best and least crowded surf spots in the area directly in front of the property with glassy waves year round. Over 12 surf spots to explore in the immediate area

-4,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor living spaces with world-class architectural design by celebrated Costa Rican architect educated in the US , incorporating an open floor plan and quality finishings which blend this home with it’s natural surroundings

-Sustainable design and energy efficiency; state of the art rain catch water captivation and filtration systems imported from the USA for guaranteed water quality and safety, German Solar hot water system, state of the art water treatment plant and bio-filtration recycle and irrigation systems. Essential Costa Rica branded ICT (Instituto Costariccense de Tourismo/Costa Rica Tourism Board) and approved sustainable project

-Ample and comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces with imported rattan furniture from Bali, chill-lax hammock areas by your private chlorine-free pool

-Outdoor showers and chaise lounges by the pool

-High quality orthopedic mattresses, bedding, pillows and accessories

-High quality 100% cotton sheets, towels and beach towels

-Standardized kitchens and accessories, offering all guests the same high level of amenities and services

-Private chlorine-free swimming pool, pool deck, palm palapa, lawn areas, yoga shala, pool house and exuberant tropical gardens surrounding the pool

-Daily Continental breakfast and Daily housekeeping services

-Full time on-site maintenance and pool cleaning service

-Professional multi-lingual Owner (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian)

-European Concierge (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese) with 15 plus years of experience as a full-time resident in the area, at no additional cost, who works with only the best local tour operators and service providers

-Our friendly staff is 100% local and happy to assist you as much or as little as you wish. Our housekeepers, maintenance and security personal have been with us since day one. Our Concierge and Executive assistants since 2011

-In-house cook (typical food/meal packages) or Private Chefs services, dinner reservations and recommendations available upon request


-We welcome groups and Weddings (when using a professional Wedding Planner)

-Private air charter services, Rental Car Reservations and ground transportation available upon request

-Private yoga shala made of teak and palm available for private yoga classes or massage

-Child care, Canopy, Horseback, ATV, Fishing, Snorkeling, Naturalist and many other tours available

-Surf lessons and board rentals (by Mel Gibson’s private instructor)

-Our lot is fenced and gated, all homes lock-up tight, and have alarm systems, lap-top safes and a night-time watchman (private security company) for your privacy and security

-All of our rooms are fully screened, with ample light and ventilation, ceiling fans and separate AC units with remote control units

-Washer and dryer, laundry service available

-Complete chef’s kitchens with stainless steel appliances and cookware, dishwasher, gas stove and outdoor built-in gas grill

- 5 Mega Internet with WiFi and Cable Flatscreen TV

-Complimentary Beach cruiser bikes, boogie boards (soft tops surfboard for kids < 90 lbs), masks and snorkels, beach chairs and more…

Please feel free to contact me directly toll free at 866 295-6727 or by email. I look forward to hearing from you and please know that we’re not just here to sell you a few beds and disappear, but happy to assist you in any way we can to make this the vacation of a life time !

Warm Costa Rican Regards

Stefan Canas


Mariposa Vacation Homes

Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

GENERAL OVERVIEW : Honeymoon Suite with king bed and full bed with private marble bath, 2nd Suite with King bed and private bath, 3rd kids bedroom with bunkbed and separate full bath, Pool house with king bed, private bath and private terrace area, In-law Suite with sitting area with TV and 1 single bed, 1st bedroom with king bed, 2nd bedroom with queen bed and 1 full bath. Main house offers a large open designer kitchen with stainless steel cook-top and appliances, Italian quartz countertops, Guanacaste tropical hardwood eat-up counter top open to living room area and double slider to the ample terrace areas with outdoor living and dining areas, hammock area, gas grill, private pool, pool deck and palapa, private off-street parking, private yoga shala, mature tropical gardens and beautiful garden views, steps to the beach via our butterfly gardens to a tree-lined sandy public beach path contiguous to the property, approximately 100 yards to the beach with no driving, traffic or streets to cross

Regardless of whether it’s your first trip to Costa Rica or if you’re “Tico” (a genuine Costa Rican local), Mariposa Vacation Homes specializes in providing you with everything you need to truly enjoy your vacation experience.

The Santa Teresa/Mal Pais/Playa Hermosa area is located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula just north of Costa Rica’s first National Park ~ Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. We also have the Curu Nature Preserve and Spider Monkey rescue center, Islas Tortuga, Montezuma Waterfalls, Canopy Tours and many other spectacular attractions close by.

This breath-taking stretch of pristine Pacific coastline, specifically Playa Santa Teresa proper, has been recently discovered by the jet-set crowd and voted the #1 beach in the world by Trip Advisor People’s Chioce Award 2011. No wonder it’s the preferred playground of Mel Gibson, Guiselle Bunchen, Tom Brady and many others.

Mariposa Vacation Homes is one of the largest beachfront parcels in Playa Santa Teresa. We are located in the heart of Santa Teresa’s exclusive northend, a quiet residential neighborhood less than a mile from the town center. Here you’ll find easy accessibility to all you need with the peace and quiet that distinguishes the exclusive northend.

Mariposa Vacation Homes was conceived and constructed from the ground up with careful thought and attention to every detail. We have gone to great lengths to produce indoor and outdoor living spaces that convey casual beach elegance in a functional and fashionable, zen-like, tropical atmosphere.

All of our homes offer state of the art creature comforts while surrounded by the exuberant nature that makes Costa Rica such a special place. It is not uncommon to hear and even spot howler monkeys crossing our biological corridor and Morphos fluttering through our butterfly gardens. Our homes combine the best beachfront location with the privacy, convenience, comfort and services the most discerning travelers have come to expect.

We are the only beachfront property in Santa Teresa Proper (of 95 listing on to have earned a full 5 stars from Trip Advisor and their prestigious Certificate of Excellence Award consistently since 2013 (2014, 2015 & 2016).

Mariposa Vacation Homes consists of three private homes (Casa Monarca 6br 5 ba, Casa Yin yang 4br 3.5 ba and Casa Morpho 2br 2ba) where we sleep a total of aproximately 30 guests.

All three of our homes are uniquely designed for varying group sizes and budgets and can be combined to accommodate larger groups and events. All three homes have easy beach access without having to drive or cross any streets to reach the white sands of Playa Santa Teresa proper.

Thank you ! We look forward to hosting you.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed in Casa Pelicano (Monarca as of 10 '14), beautiful location with everything near by. The house was private and quiet with great beach access. Great area for day trips as well. Marta provided exceptional service and recommendations on activities and restaurants. I want to live in Casa Pelicano!!
May 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Lora
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Tambor Ferry in Paquera to Puntarenas
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Delfines Tamor
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Chile Viola
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
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.


Santa Teresa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • MBA with Marble travertine stone, Helvex Stainless Steel faucets and cedar & cana brava bamboo finishes. 4 other bathrooms also have Italian quartz counter tops and quality finishings.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Pool House Suite with King bed, private bath terrace wet bar
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , In law Suite 2 br 1 ba with TV room
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , Part of In-law Suite
    TV Room In-law Suite - 1 twin/ single , TV Room In-law Suite 1 single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size deluxe memory foam queen sofa bed
  • King size beds (4), Queen Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa (1) Bunk Beds (1) Twin beds (1) ~ Sleeps 12 at Standard Rate & max. 17 guests total in beds
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
One of Santa Teresa's premier private rental properties, with Trip Advisor 5 star rating and annual Certificate of Excellence Award Winner since 2013. Private, quiet, safe, secure, fenced property w/concierge, pool and daily maid services and continental breakfast included. Very close walking distance to the beach without crossing any streets, 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 with ICT sustainability and Essential Costa Rica branding


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Casa Monarca - family oriented 3 min walk to beach, private pool & yoga shala
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 64 reviews
Santa Clarita California, USA

An experience of a lifetime!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the property Casa Yin Yang with my family and we brought a friend long wanting to visit Costa Rica for a surf trip and it was absolutely beautiful! The house was unbelieveable, more than we expected. It was so private and right on the beautiful beach.A true Costa Rican home with all the upgrades. The outdoor living space was the best and we spent most of our time outside. The pool was great, the rooms were large and the craftsmanship of the home was just beautiful, the pics didn't do the home justice. Marta (the concierge) was there for our every need.The boys only surfed a bit because the week we went there was a pretty big swell but we did alot of other things such a renting quads to visit all around town and anywhere else we could go (and did) ,ziplining, hiking, and sight seeing. We had a blast and I don't think there is a better place to stay than this property. There are very few in this location that we found that are even in this league and HIGHLY recommend it. Thanks Stefan, Marta, our cleaning girls and the rest of the great staff that watched out for us! There is great security here and they do keep an eye out for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely happy customer

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time back to mariposa vacation homes.. We have stayed at every one of the properties for some period of time.. Each one is incredible in their own way.. This year, they added beach cruiser bikes and 2 surfboards per property which was an incredible addition.. The bikes were perfect for cruising around town and on the beach.. And the boards were perfect for helping some beginning surfers tackle the incredible surf out front.. The concierge and staff could not be more helpful and friendly.. Any questions or concerns were only a phone call away even though there were few.. We have been vacationing in Santa teresa for several weeks at a time for the past 13 years... I couldn't imagine staying at any other property. The staff have become my extended Costa Rican family and I look forward to seeing the incredible staff just as much as I do the beautiful views Costa Rica has to offer... I can't express how absolutely amazing this property is...

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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san jose


  • 5 of 5

amazing, breathtaking, unbelievable excellent place for a dream vacation

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Jorge ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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alajuela, costa rica


  • 5 of 5

we spent 3 days at monarca house . 4 adults and a 2 year old . all the staff were professional and extremely helpful . they arranged for bicycles and reservations at excelents restaurants in santa teresa . the property is located in front of the surf spot and has a private space to run and explore . the pool is super safe . we spent a wonderful time, we recommend and certainly will be back there .

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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New Jersey

great house for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with our family including a 3 year old. The staff including concierge, housekeeping, grounds keeper and security were professional and extremely helpful and friendly. Our meals were prepared by an excellent chef that was recommended by the conciege. She also arranged for bicycles, surf lessons, ATV's, transportation, and massages and reservations at the best restaurants in Santa Teresa. We had a wonderful week and would recommend highly this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C
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Perfect family layout

  • 5 of 5

The house and property is set up so well for kids. We have 4 (6,5,3 and 20 months). Lots of private space for them to run and explore. In the first 2 days we saw from our backyard, a family of monkeys with their babies, several different iguanas, birds, geckos and tones of butterflies.

The covered patio is awesome to escape the sun but still have lots of room to play. The pool is a safe distance from the house so we did not stress about our youngest falling in but close enough that when everyone was swimming/wearing water wings around the pool we could sit up on the deck and relax.

We did 2 trips to the beach each day and the walk with 4 little ones was a breeze. The sunsets were amazing! My favourite part of the day was from 4-6 on the beach.

The Mariposa staff was very attentive and any request we had they were on it immediately. Very friendly and hard working people. Thanks for all your help!

We ate at Koji's which is mandatory and you will hear that from everyone! Habaneros was also good food, great (and only) spot on the beach and ideal for kids as their are tones of crabs after sunset.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again. Please come back soon !!!
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