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CASA MONARCA: Upscale Family Oriented Home – 3 min walk to beach & private pool

Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica
  • House4000 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Private Pool & Yoga Shala (Sleeps 8)

Mariposa is an 2.5-acre upscale luxury beachfront property located in the exclusive north end of Playa Santa Teresa. Our property consists of 3 unique houses; Casa Yin Yang, Casa Monarca and Casa Morpho. All located on the same property but completely private from each other, each house comes with full amenities including A/C, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, and private pool. The property is also set up with All houses and the gardens have been equipped with a botanical all-natural insecticide "MistAway" system that protects the property from mosquitoes and other pests. See www.mistaway.com for more info.

The property has the privacy and security of a 2.5 acre fenced in and gated lot with ample green space, mature tropical gardens and 200ft of beachfront. We are also an easy walking distance to the grocery store (100m) and several other quaint local restaurants and shops.

Mariposa is also the only beachfront property in Santa Teresa (of 95 listings on VRBO.com) to have earned a full 5-stars from TripAdvisor along with the Certificate of Excellence Award consistently since 2013.


Casa Monarca is one of the three houses located on our 2.4-acre beachfront estate and offers a private ½ acre lot with its own private pool, pool house and yoga shala surrounded by an exuberant tropical green space. This home is a 3,500+ sq. ft. family favorite less than 100 yards to the beach through our butterfly garden on a gated lot with no streets to cross.

Sleeps 8 guests at the standard rate.

We also offer the following complimentary services:

- Daily continental breakfast

- Daily housekeeping services

- Wi-Fi / Flatscreen Cable TV / Phone

- Multi-lingual Concierge (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese)

- Full time on-site maintenance and pool cleaning

- Beach bikes, boogie boards, softop surfboards for kids (<90lbs), masks/snorkels and more…

- Dinner reservations and recommendations

- Washer & Dryer (laundry service also available $)

- In-house cook or Private chef Services ($)

Bedroom Distribution:

All bedrooms are equipped with high quality orthopedic pillow-top mattresses and 100% high quality cotton sheets, towels and beach towels. Bedding, pillows and accessories updated seasonally. All rooms are fully-screened and have ample light, ventilation, high ceilings, ceiling fans, and separate A/C units with remote controls.

For additional guest requirements, please inquire with sales as a small in-law suite can be opened at an additional cost per person per night or the option to rent Casa Morpho depending on group capacity.

Main House:

The main house offers a large open designer kitchen with stainless steel cook-top and appliances, open living room area and a double slider to the terrace leading to the outdoor dining and living spaces including a professional billiard table, hammocks, private pool, pool deck, yoga shala and private parking.

- Suite #1: 1 King Bed & Full Bed with private marble bath

- Suite #2: 1 King Bed and private bathroom

- Room #3: 1 Bunkbed and separate full bath (Kids Bedroom)

Pool House:

- 1 King Bed & Private Bathroom & Private terrace area


Large open designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and cookware with burner gas stove, Italian quartz countertops, Guanacaste tropical hardwood eat-up counter top, and an outdoor built-in gas grill.


Casa Monarca is just steps to the pristine white sandy beach through our on-site butterfly garden approximately 100 yards on foot down a tree-lined sandy public beach path contiguous to the property. Directly in front of our property, the beach is perfect for swimming, boogie boarding and exploring tide pools at either ends of the beach. One of the best and least crowded surf spots in the area directly in front of the property with glassy waves year-round and 12 additional surf spots in the immediate area to explore with long glassy A-Frames that Santa Teresa is known for. The beach is not only perfect for expert surfers but also beginners looking to learn to surf the foam pile.


Mariposa is completely fenced in and gated. All three (3) homes lock-up tight with their own alarm systems, laptop sized safes and a nighttime security guard from a private security company for additional security.


Please feel free to contact us directly toll free at 866 295-6727 or by email. We always look forward to hearing from you and, please note that we are 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 lifetime!



Member Since 2006
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within a few hours
english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Calendar last updated:
Feb 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


      • 5 Bathrooms
        • 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.

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            MVH 2.5 acre beachfront lot with 3 homes Mature tropical gardens. From your private pool, walk thru our butterfly garden to tree lined public beach path @100m, No streets or other properties to cross
          • Oceanfront
            Our 2.5 acre property is ocean front in the heart of ST exclusive northend. Casa Monarch has gorgeous garden views steps to beach, like most beachfront hotels in area does not have direct ocean views


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


                  • Catering available


                      • Living Room
                        Indoor & outdoor areas, very comfortable for your entire group
                      • Air Conditioning
                        A/C throughout the house.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        3 Mega kbt fiber optic- Local CR Highspeed
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        High quality, all cotton, beach towels, bath towels & hand towels, kitchen towels & fresh new linens provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        4 car secure off-street parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                        Calling card need for long distance calls. Local calls free (506) 2640-0683 is the phone number in Casa Pelicano.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Beach towels, bath towels & hand towels, kitchen towels & fresh new linens provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full size washer and dryer
                      • Wireless Internet
                        3 Mega kbt fiber optic- Local CR Highspeed


                          • Catering Available
                            Upon request. Also a local cook can be arranged
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, garbage disposal, pots and pans, plates and glasses, silverware, set of knives, cutting boards, mixing bowls, serving plates, wine glasses, vegetable peeler, colander, can opener, & much more. very well equipped w/women's touch.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Full line of high quality stainless steel cookware, dishes & utensils for 15 (up to 80 for special events upon request)
                          • Kitchen
                            Newly renovated European kitchen with quartz counter tops, custom cabinets, garbage disposal, four burner gas burners, full size refrigerator, eat-up counter top & separate dining area for 12.
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                            Too long to list
                          • Refrigerator
                            New SS Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            4 burner gas
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Indoor eat-up counter & outdoor dining area for 12
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV
                                  • Television
                                    65" Flatscreen with Cable TV


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Beach cruisers
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Two double sliders out to spacious outdoor terrace with teak & cana brava (bamboo) ceiling & fans, 2 separate areas, plus dining area, sofas, hammocks, outdoor L/R set of chairs and tables overlooking the pool and the gardens
                                      • Gazebo
                                        Small palm roofed palapa next to the pool & chaise lounges
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Surrounded by lush mature, well maintained, tropical gardens
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Built-in Gas lava rock grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Masks and snorkels, 2 boogie boards


                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Exclusive for Casa Monarca guests, pool chairs, chaise-lounges, outdoor shower & gas BBQ, surrounded by tropical gardens, steps to beach.

                                                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

                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • 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

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        17 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        An experience of a lifetime!!

                                                                        denise g.Santa Clarita California, USA

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Extremely happy customer


                                                                        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...

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C


                                                                        david flores alajuela, costa rica

                                                                        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 .

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C


                                                                        jorge chsan jose

                                                                        amazing, breathtaking, unbelievable excellent place for a dream vacation

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you very much for your review Jorge ! We hope to have you back again soon.

                                                                        Best regards,

                                                                        Stefan C

                                                                        great house for family vacation

                                                                        LZNew Jersey

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you very much for your review ! We hope to have you back again soon. Best regards, Stefan C

                                                                        Perfect family layout

                                                                        Kelly B.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again. Please come back soon !!!


                                                                        Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                                        $45 - $75

                                                                        Please note that all rates are in US dollars Credit Card payments made using Paypal will incur a 3% PayPal service fee.

                                                                        17 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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