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CASA MORPHO: A Cozy Tropical Home – 2 min walk to beach with Private Pool & BBQ

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Private Pool, Outdoor BBQ Grill (Sleeps 4-6)

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 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 Proper (of 95 listings on to have earned a full 5-stars from TripAdvisor along with the Certificate of Excellence Award consistently since 2013.


Casa Morpho is one of the three houses located on our 2.4-acre beachfront estate surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The home is 1,500 sq. ft. and is located less than 100 yards to the beach on a gated lot and no streets to cross. Casa Morpho has a private pool, sundeck, outdoor dining area and an outdoor gas grill. With the combination of privacy, convenience, service, safety and fun, Casa Morpho is a true-favorited rental at an outstanding value for couples, families and friends.

Sleeps 4 guests at the standard rate and up to 6 guests with a normal per day fee for each additional guest.

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.

- 1st Bedroom: 1 Queen Bed & Private Bathroom

- 2nd Bedroom: 2 Single Beds & Private Bathroom

- Living Room: 2 Single Indo-style Sofa Daybed


Chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and cookware, stainless steel cook-top, full-sized refrigerator and Italian quartz countertops. An outdoor gas BBQ grill is also available in the outdoor dining area.


Casa Morpho 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.


All of our pools and Jacuzzis are chlorine-free and cleaned daily by our full-time maintenance staff.


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!

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the second time I have stayed in Casa Iguana and I fully intend to keep going back.

The location is first class - the private entry makes getting to the beach breeze, and there are several great restaurants a few minutes walk down the road as well as a supermarket a stones throw away.

The staff are fantastic, friendly and helpful.

Thoroughly recommended
Sep 2014
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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:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Modern, clean, comfortable
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 Indo daybeds in Livingroom
  • Queen size Bed (1) with orthopedic matress, Twin or Single Beds (2) There are 2 singles in the second bedroom and 2 single Indo day beds in the LR. (2) Baby Cribs (2) Pack & play style crib and highchairs available, at no extra cost
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • 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 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


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CASA MORPHO: A Cozy Tropical Home – 2 min walk to beach with Private Pool & BBQ
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Miami, FL, USA

Slip Back into a Place Where Life is Pure!

  • 5 of 5

Santa Teresa is an extremely small town with one narrow, rocky, dirt road and verdant, wild landscape on either side. Between the greenery, the free roaming dogs and grazing horses, this road is speckled with surf shops, Sodas (typical food spots), as well as gourmet restaurants. It is a rustic and extremely casual place, with a population consisting of locals and people from every corner of the globe who just never left. Santa Teresa feels like a bygone era where time moves slower and the simple things in life such as fresh fruit, the feel of sand under bare feet, a beautiful sunset, or great waves are enjoyed - that is Pura Vida! My first contact was Stefan, the owner, whom I phoned and who was quite descriptive and patient with all my questions. Having been convinced that this would be an excellent spot for us, we made the arrangements and from then on we dealt with Marta Marques, the concierge. We started our vacation at Casa Morpho and, a few days into our stay, Marta gave us the choice of being upgraded to Casa Yin Yang which we accepted. Both houses are well equipped and comfortable. Casa Morpho is much smaller but lacks none of the necessities for a pleasant stay, it has a small pool and is a 2 minute walk to the beach. Casa Yin Yang is much bigger and therefore gave us a little more privacy from our 11 and 9 year olds, it is the same distance's walk to the beach to which the entrance is at the end of the property. You cannot go wrong with either house, depending, of course, on your personal needs. Marta was extremely helpful in planning activities for our time in Santa Teresa (her honest opinions were also key in determining all decisions for the best possible outcome). Aside from activities, Marta set us up with car service from Santa Teresa to our next destination, a Spanish tutor for our children (the kids loved the tutor!), and a chef to cook our lunches (since we were there during the low season, many places were closed at lunch time, it also facilitated things with the activities, ravenous kids, and their Spanish lessons). The other people who tended to the property by cleaning, gardening, and providing security were equally as pleasant - thank you Stefan, Marta, Lucila, Alex, Lolo, and everyone else for making this an unforgettable vacation!!! In essence, Mariposa Vacation Homes are pleasant, comfortable, modernized, and well located in the little rustic surf town of Santa Teresa. PACK LIGHT, you won't need much to enjoy Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • 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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mar del plata

el paraiso

  • 5 of 5

El lugar y la casa son insuperables, ya era nuestra cuarta vez en santa teresa y pensamos que no encontraríamos algún lugar que nos sorprenda, pero cuando llegamos a Casa Mopho, era como tener un pedazo del paraíso solo para nosotros, sumergido en el medio de más bella vegetación y rodeado de una cantidad y diversidad de animales, lo cual fue disfrutado al máximo por nuestros hijos. Su ubicación es inmejorable a solo 2 minutos de la playa, a 100 mts de un supermercado y 150 mts de una de las mejores sodería de Santa teresa.

El servicio fue excelente, tanto por la limpieza de la piscina, jardines y la casa, el rico desayuno de frutas y panes y la excelente atención de Marta que estuvo muy atenta tanto en nuestra estadía como después de ella.

La seguridad del lugar nos hizo sentir realmente cómodos y confiados.

Sin dudarlo de volver a Santa Teresa, volveríamos a Casa Mariposa.

Muchas gracias por unas inolvidables vacaciones en Casa Morpho.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchisimas gracias ! Que regresan pronto.
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Bonn, Germany

simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit in Santa Teresa. We stayed at casa morpho. The property is perfectly situated. Just a short walk to the beach. 4 Iguanas in the neighborhood - so cool, so cute. so shy:-) The Pool, especially the shower is a dream during the hot hours around noon. I loved the outside area for having breakfast. A special THANKS to Marta, the property manager. She is awesome and very very smart! We decided to come back to Santa Teresa and Casa Morpho for a longer time. 5 Days are not enough. 2 or 3 weeks are better. Casa Morpho is the perfect Location for a small family. You can't get it better....Thanks again to Marta and Stephan.....

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: January 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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Casa Yin Yang is an absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time our group stayed at casa Yin Yang.

The property is perfectly situated on the beach with just enough distance to get full privacy but still reach points of interest within walking distance. Not to mention the uncrowded beach break for surfing just outside the gate. The premises hold a high standard with everything you would expect.

Marta the property manager is nothing short of fantastic and goes the extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your stay. She's also shares her local knowledge and can recommend a range of quality assured services like yoga, massage, ATVs, etc. at a good price.

We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: January 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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Salt Lake City, UT

Our Own Personal Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This review is WAY overdue (sorry Stephan)!

Let me start of by saying that all communications with Stephan before our travels were great! The Owner, Stephan, was easy to reach and quick to answers our questions. The reservation process was also simple and easy.

We rented Casa Iguana for 12 nights. The home and property was very well kept. The house itself was the perfect size for myself, husband and our 10 year old. Everything was there that we required or needed- even a blender to make smoothies with the fresh bananas and star fruit we picked! The grocery store was a 5 minute walk out the front gate- super convenient.

The walk to the beach was also a five minute walk. This walk took you to the side gate (with security lock) that opened to the public access walkway to the beach. It was perfect for my husband who wanted to run up and check the surf several times a day!

The wi-fi was actually TOO GOOD! We had fully expected to drop off the grid for two weeks! But, there it was, great wi-fi and the ability to make our Facebook friends jealous of the paradise we had found.

Marta, the property concierge, was friendly, funny and helpful when we had questions or needed to find someone to take us fishing. The cleaning clue did a great job on their every other day visits. And maintenance replied promptly to the minor issue we had.

We are hoping to return to the property...maybe bring friends and rent Casa Ying Yang!

Thanks again Stephan, Marta and Hector!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Privacy at its best. Tru...

  • 5 of 5

Privacy at its best. Truly a vacation.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
la Lora
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ferry Tambor to & from Puntarenas/Paquera
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Delfines Tamor
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Al Chile Viola
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa
Car: recommended

Concierge, private yoga, pilates, massage, chefs available, very private & relaxing, enjoy long walks on the beach, tide pools, gorgeous sunsets and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Incidentals $50
Gratuity $50
Cleaning $50

* Additional guest fee $ 75- per person (of any age) per night Continental breakfast included.

* Please note that all rates are in US dollars and that all Holiday weeks will incur additional fees. Prices may also vary based upon time of booking, total number of guests and length of stay. Please inquire for specific rates and more information. Thank you.

Terms of payment may be modified at owners discretion and your reservation is not confirmed until you have received a written confirmation from us. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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