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1 Ranked Trip Advisor Playa Sta Teresa Beachfront Luxury Private Pool & Jacuzzi

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Inviting social areas inside & out. Tropical living at it's best !


Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:21
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-10) Private Pool and Jacuzzi

CASA YIN Yang 4 br 3.5 bath (2 additional outdoor showers) Sleeps 10 guests

CASA YIN Yang offers:

-Premier beachfront location in the heart of the exclusive northend of Playa Santa Teresa proper with direct beach views and private beach access

-Ample green spaces with mature tropical gardens with 200 ft of beachfront

-The privacy and security of a 2.5 acre fenced and gated lot

-Easy walking distance to the grocery store (100m) and a several quaint local restaurants and shops. Beach cruiser bikes provided for a quick hop into town (1.2 km away)

-White sandy beach, great for swimming, boogie boarding and tide pools to explore at either end. Perfect spot for beginners to learn to surf the foam pile and for experts to paddle out and catch the long glassy A-frames (rights and lefts) that Santa Teresa is famous for.

-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 including right and left point breaks

- World-class architectural design by Chilean born (residing in Barcelona Spain) architect Carmen Cubillos, a long time local property owner and her award winning International design team, which incorporates years of local knowledge into the design and materials used in order to maximize your enjoyment and highten your Pura Vida experience by blending our homes within their 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 Custom Costarican and imported rattan furniture from Bali, chill-lax hammock areas and a private chlorine-free pool and jacuzzi

-Outdoor showers and chaise lounges by the pool, with 4 outdoor pool terraces (2 covered 2 sun decks)

-High quality orthopedic pillow top mattresses, bedding, pillows and accessories updated seasonally

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

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

-Chlorine-free swimming Pool and a private Jacuzzi

-Daily Continental breakfast and Daily housekeeping services

-Full time on-site maintenance and pool cleaning service

-Professional multi-lingual Owner-operator (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

-Beachfront teak and palm yoga shala 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 (with the exception of the open air kitchen-living room, lanai/terrace area of Casa Yin yang) are fully screened. All rooms offer ample light and ventilation, high ceilings, ceiling fans, screens, separate AC units with remote control units

-Washer and dryers for guests in Casa Yin yang, laundry service available

-Complete chef’s kitchens with stainless steel cookware, and outdoor built-in gas grills in each home

- 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

Detailed Description : Set-back approximately 70 yards from the public beach, this ample front yard is strewn with white plumeria trees, almonds, palms and tropical flora, offering privacy without sacrificing direct beach views from various points in the house and direct private beach access. The home offers ample indoor and outdoor areas including a large terrace with living and the closest beachfront yoga shala anywhere in the area.

Bedroom Distribution : 1st MBR/MBA Suite with king bed and double sliders overlooking the pool and ocean with large marble bathroom with his & hers sink areas and double overhead rain showers, access to the outdoor Jacuzzi and pool area, 2nd MBR/MBA Suite with king bed and full bed, private marble bathroom, 3rd Suite with king bed, 4th bedroom with 2 singles and a shared ample marble bathroom for these two bedrooms. Chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 6 burner gas stove, ice maker, dishwasher, center island, bar/counter top to outdoor poolside dining area for 10, indoor and outdoor living areas, laundry area, 2 sundecks, 2 shaded lounge areas, 2 outdoor showers, gas grill and a beachfront yoga shala. ample private off-street parking

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 approximately 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.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 21
  • Children Welcome:

    We specialize in Family Vacations !...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please No Smoking Inside the House. Thank You !...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 10-21

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • We believe that a good nights rest is quint-essential for a relaxing and awesome vacation ! For that reason we provide high quality orthopedic pillow top mattresses with 3' mattress covers, 4 & 5 star hotel quality bedding sheets & towels etc. We also have Pack and Play style crib & highchairs available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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 ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full package Cable 42' Flatscreen TV...moreless

  • Television


  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Direct beach view and direct beach access...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Prime location in quiet residential neighborhood all w/large beachfront lots directly in front of the surf break known as Santa Teresa's "exclusive north end'....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beachfront ! View of ocean and surf directly in front of the property...moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Beautiful hardwood table and Bali rattan seating for 8-12...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    State of the Art 18,000 btu in each bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size Dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Highspeed with Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Kitchen towels, bath towels and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large wrap around sofa in TV area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large ample parking for guests and events...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls, Calling card required for long distance. Casa Yin yang phone number is (506) 2640-0511....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full Size Washer ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    5 Mega kbt Highspeed...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Private chef or cook, arranged upon request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full variety of Chef quality of all the utensils you or your private chef may need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Highend restaurant quality settings for 15-80 guests (upon request)...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Whilpool Stainess Steel...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, Custom Cedar Cabinets, 5 burner convection oven, extractor, dishwasher, garbage disposal, natural stone counter tops, full quality plates glasses etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Panasonic Full Size...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas oven & elec. warming oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    More than we have space to mention here......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    23 cubic ft. bottom freezer water & ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Beach cruisers...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Four separate outdoor terrace areas with ample living and dining areas, pool side, over-looking the gardens and the ocean....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Beachfront teak floor, palm roof gazebo perfect for yoga and massages, just a few meters in from the property line, behind mature almond trees, hammocks & seats with views of beach and ocean...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    By the pool with Indo day bed outdoor seating and spectacular views of gardens, waves and sunset....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Surronded by mature tropical gardens ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Built-in double burner gas grill with lava rocks...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Masks and snorkels, 2 boogie boards...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private jacuzzi by pool w/cascade overlooking surf wave, not hot, pool's the tropics !...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Private pool exclusive for Casa Yin Yang guests, with views of the sea & partial shade...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 15 - Sep 10, 2017
5 night min stay
Low Season
Sep 11 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Regular Season
Nov 1 - Nov 18, 2017
6 night min stay
Nov 19 - Dec 3, 2017
7 night min stay
Regular Season
Dec 4 - Dec 16, 2017
6 night min stay
Dec 17 - Dec 24, 2017
7 night min stay
New Years
Dec 25 - Jan 7, 2018
7 night min stay

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RATES 2017






* 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.

Credit Card and Paypal Payments incur a 6% additional fee to nationalise funds into Costa Rica. Wire Transfers also incur an additional $ 30- fee per transaction, in addition to wire initiation fees in order to receive funds in Costa Rica. All rates are subject to change with our prior notice. All rates are negotiable and all offers will be considered. Thank you.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Lora
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ferry Tambor to & from Puntarenas/Paquera
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Los Defines Tambor
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Al Chile Viola
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Santa Teresa

Our Multi-lingual Concierge, Marta Marques, will be happy to assist you with all your vacation needs from domestic travel, tours, private chef services and more. Working exclusively with the most reputable operators in the area/country. Many popular activities include surf lessons and board rentals, yoga, pilates, canopy tour, bike tours, sport fishing, Tortuga island tour, Curu wildlife refuge & nature reserve, Cabo blanco nat'l park, Cabuya sea kayak, snorkeling & scuba tours, Montezuma waterfalls, butterfly garden, language school and much more...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: My Dad was an executive w/Sheraton & Omni hotels, so I grew up in & @ the hospitality business. I first came to CR, in '96 to guide the Pacuare river with Rios Tropicals, while on summer break from grad school. I quickly fell in love with CR & came back every summer since. In 2000 I moved to CR for a year & began 'The Search'. In 2002 I was able to transition back to CR full time & purchased this magnificent beachfront parcel in '03 w/the sale of my Aspen property. I am an ex-Aspen, Colorado foreign language teacher, who is actively involved as a volunteer at the local public school. I have dedicated my full time efforts to developing and running a first class beach home rental operation, where people can come and relax, renew and enjoy one of the prettiest beaches in anywhere in the world...Santa Teresa, CR. Mariposa Vacation Homes, is the result of many years of dedicated work to achieve that goal.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica:
I lived in Hawaii for 3 years & have traveled extensively both abroad & around Costa Rica, looking for the most beautiful beach in the world, where the surf is friendly & consistent. I decided to settle in Santa Teresa because it was one of the few places that actually surpassed my criteria. It's pristine white sand beaches, glowing sunsets, wonderful surf, nice people and magical tropical atmosphere must be experienced first-hand in to be truely appreciated !

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Casa Yin Yang at Mariposa Vacation Homes reflects a passion for excellence and respect for nature. Our goal here is simple: to provide every guest everything they need to enjoy the best beach vacation ever ! Our homes are comfortable quality constructions, with modern conveniences, beautiful gardens, very private and steps to one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, with a small intimate staff to cater to your needs... What more could you ask for ? We welcome you to come and experience the beauty and magic of Santa Teresa, and Costarican 'PuraVida' hospitality.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • Inviting social areas inside &amp; out. Tropical living at it&#39;s best !

    Inviting social areas inside & out. Tropical living at it's best !

  • Rainy season, relax by the pool &amp; jacuzzi with unobstructed beach views &amp; access

    Rainy season, relax by the pool & jacuzzi with unobstructed beach views & access

  • Modern designer chef&#39;s kitchen w SS appliances &amp; outdoor gas grill

    Modern designer chef's kitchen w SS appliances & outdoor gas grill

  • Livingroom w HD 55&quot; Smart TV and cable TV &amp; 36,000 but AC also opens to terrace

    Livingroom w HD 55" Smart TV and cable TV & 36,000 but AC also opens to terrace

  • MBA


  • 2nd MBR and MBA Suite w king, full and Indo day bed single &amp; Marble bath

    2nd MBR and MBA Suite w king, full and Indo day bed single & Marble bath

  • 3rd Bedroom with King and shared Marble bath

    3rd Bedroom with King and shared Marble bath

  • Private pool jacuzzi w many social areas indoor &amp; out right on the beach

    Private pool jacuzzi w many social areas indoor & out right on the beach

  • Jacuzzi (ambiente tropical temp) for 12, private pool &amp; ample social spaces

    Jacuzzi (ambiente tropical temp) for 12, private pool & ample social spaces

  • Outdoor social area w Indo daybed and rattan seating, gas grill to left

    Outdoor social area w Indo daybed and rattan seating, gas grill to left

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • Half bath adjacent to pool area

    Half bath adjacent to pool area

  • Relaxing poolside with he sights and sounds of nature on Playa Sta Teresa Proper

    Relaxing poolside with he sights and sounds of nature on Playa Sta Teresa Proper

  • MBR MBA Suite 8&#39; sliders to pool

    MBR MBA Suite 8' sliders to pool

  • Modern chef&#39;s kitchen

    Modern chef's kitchen

  • His &amp; Hers MBA with double overhead rain showers and views golden sunsets

    His & Hers MBA with double overhead rain showers and views golden sunsets

  • MBA


  • 2nd MBA

    2nd MBA

  • 4th bedroom w 2 singles

    4th bedroom w 2 singles

  • Rainy season shot of sun deck, pool rancho on right &amp; yoga shall in background

    Rainy season shot of sun deck, pool rancho on right & yoga shall in background

  • Chill-Lax area Indo day bed on  covered Yin yang terrace poolside

    Chill-Lax area Indo day bed on covered Yin yang terrace poolside

  • Dining area for 10, quality  LED lighting inside &amp; out

    Dining area for 10, quality LED lighting inside & out

  • Lush tropical gardens &amp; plenty od privacy

    Lush tropical gardens & plenty od privacy

  • Private beachfront yoga shall, enjoy a private class, massage /or meditation

    Private beachfront yoga shall, enjoy a private class, massage /or meditation

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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