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CASA YIN YANG: Private Access to Beach, #1 Luxury Home on TripAdvisor

Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica
  • House4500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Private Pool & Jacuzzi (Sleeps 1-8)

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 Yin Yang is set back approximately 70 yards from the public beach, has an ample front yard strewn with white plumeria trees, almonds, palms and tropical flora offering privacy without sacrificing the direct beach view from various points of this house. Casa Yin Yang also offers indoor and outdoor living areas including a large terrace, beachfront yoga shala and direct access to the public beach.

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 are 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 Master: Suite with King Bed & Double Sliders overlooking pool & ocean. Large marble bathroom with his/hers sink, double overhead rain showers, and access to outdoor Jacuzzi and pool area.

- 2nd Master: Suite with King Bed and private marble bathroom.

- 3rd Bedroom: King Bed with shared marble bathroom with fourth bedroom.

- 4th Bedroom: 2 Singles & a shared marble bathroom with 3rd bedroom.


Chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and cookware with 6 burner gas stove, ice maker, dishwasher, center island, bar/counter top to outdoor poolside dining area for 10 and an outdoor built-in gas grill.


White sandy beach located directly in front of Casa Yin Yang. 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
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • 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.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Large marble bathroom with his/hers sink, double rain shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Shared marble bathroom between bedroom 3 and 4.
      • Wonderful Marble, spacious & clean with attention to every detail!

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Direct beach view and direct beach access
        • 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'.
        • Ocean View
          Beachfront ! View of ocean and surf directly in front of the property
        • Oceanfront


            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities


                • Catering available


                    • Parking
                      Large ample parking for guests and events
                    • Air Conditioning
                      State of the Art 18,000 btu in each bedroom
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Highspeed with Wi-Fi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Kitchen towels, bath towels and beach towels provided
                    • Living Room
                      Large wrap around sofa in TV area
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size Dryer
                    • 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.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full Size Washer
                    • Wireless Internet
                      5M Highspeed Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Chef's kitchen: Stainless steel appliances, 6 burner gas stove, 5 burner convection oven, extractor, dishwasher, garbage disposal, natural stone counter tops, full quality plates glasses etc.
                        • Catering Available
                          Private chef or cook, arranged upon request
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Full variety of Chef quality of all the utensils you or your private chef may need.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Highend restaurant quality settings for 15-80 guests (upon request)
                        • Dishwasher
                          New Whilpool Stainess Steel
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                          Panasonic Full Size
                        • Oven
                          gas oven & elec. warming oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          More than we have space to mention here...
                        • Refrigerator
                          23 cubic ft. bottom freezer water & ice dispenser
                        • Stove
                          6 burner gas stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Beautiful hardwood table and Bali rattan seating for 8-12
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Full package Cable 42' Flatscreen TV
                                • Television


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Beach cruisers
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Four separate outdoor terrace areas with ample living and dining areas, pool side, over-looking the gardens and the ocean.
                                    • 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
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      By the pool with Indo day bed outdoor seating and spectacular views of gardens, waves and sunset.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Surronded by mature tropical gardens
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Built-in double burner gas grill with lava rocks
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Masks and snorkels, 2 boogie boards

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Private jacuzzi by pool w/cascade overlooking surf wave, not hot, pool temperature...it's the tropics !
                                        • Private Pool
                                          Private pool exclusive for Casa Yin Yang guests, with views of the sea & partial shade

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge
                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • shelling
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • One of Santa Teresa's premier private rental properties, with 5 star TripAdvisor rating and Certificate of Excellence Award Winner since 2013. Direct Beach Access from the property. Walking distance to a grocery store and restaurants. Highspeed internet access. Great surf location. Private property with night time security. Full laundry, located in the house. Full access to your dedicated concierge.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  25 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  This house is amazing and the staff is perfect- I would give 6 Stars if I could

                                                                  John G. G.

                                                                  We just spent a week at this gorgeous property steps away from the Santa Theresa surfing beach. The house is stunning. The outdoor spaces all are comfortable and provide great shade from the midday sun. The kitchen is well appointed, clean and has everything one needs. It is very safe, and you can not hear any noise from the road. The bedrooms comfortable with both ceiling fans and perfectly functioning AC. Marta the concierge took care of all of our needs including arranging surfing lessons with the awesome Ricardo, dinner reservations, and anything else we needed. She was always available and made sure we knew where everything was. We hired the Chef Aaron Aitkey through Marta. He and his co-chef Rodriguo were incredibly professional and made delicious meals. They handled all our special orders and even went to the store and stocked the house for us. Aaron also made a Christmas tree out of palm fronds! These are special genuine people. I can't say enough good things about the entire team at Mariposa, Casa Yin Yang

                                                                  Clean beauty!!

                                                                  Jennifer D.

                                                                  My husband and I added 3 days onto the beginning of our vacation and started with Casa Yin Yang. Boy are we glad we did! We have been visiting Costa Rica twice a year for the past 6 years and always stay in multiple places each stay. Casa Yin Yang was by far the cleanest, most attentive and professional place we have ever encountered! Jenni the housekeeper brought us fresh bread, homemade marmalade and fresh fruit every morning and kept the place spotless!! Thank you Jenni! Marta, the concierge was just as wonderful with a wealth of information and even scheduled us to meet up with a local fisherman to get fresh red snapper right off the boat! We used the gas grill every night, including the red snapper. Worked to perfection. The grounds are beautiful, the beach is beautiful, the pool and jacuzzi were beautiful, the house is beautiful...so grateful to Stefan for giving us the opportunity to stay at such an incredible place!

                                                                  Mariposa Vacation Homes, the only place I'll ever stay at in Santa Teresa.

                                                                  This was my second stay at Mariposa Vacation Homes, the first being in Casa Morpho. This time, I brought the family to Casa Yin Yang, the largest of the 3 homes on the property. It has a beautiful layout; open air kitchen, an excellent wooden dining table outside under an all encompassing awning that connects the two structures to give them an "all in one feel". There are multiple master bedrooms and 2 outdoor showers and a large structure housing a dual burner propane grill.

                                                                  From the moment we arrived we were treated like honored guests; Marta, the concierge, met us at the gate and from then on it was a most memorable vacation. Stefan, the owner, called after we were settled in to make sure everything was fine. The housekeepers, Yadira and Jenny are very friendly and kept the house spotless, even with 7 year old twins running amuck. Hector, in charge of maintenance/pool services is super friendly and the saltwater pool was always perfectly refreshing under his care. What more can I say? 5 stars for everything, especially the personal service we received, and even though we were there during the rainy season, it never hindered our fun; we surfed, zip lined in the jungle canopy, went horseback riding on the beach, waded in tide pools, listened to the geckos in the evening and chased iguanas and hermit crabs during the day, we cooked in and ate out. The zip line and horseback riding was arranged by Marta, and they couldn't have gone smoother. I'll be back in December for another surf trip!

                                                                  Great Home

                                                                  PAUL D.

                                                                  My wife and 2 young girls and another family with 3 young children stayed at Casa Ying Yang for a week in April. We had a great time. The house is right off the a beautiful beach. The area in front of the house has a great surf break for experienced surfers. While the house is not super luxurious, it is very comfortable and absolutely appropriate for Costa Rica. Stefan, the owner could not have been more helpful. The house manager, Marta was terrific. She arranged everything that was required. Daily maid service kept the house very clean and comfortable. I would strongly recommend this house to anyone.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

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

                                                                  Greatest spot on all of Santa Teresa!! Unbelievably beautiful!!

                                                                  denise g.Santa Clarita California, USA

                                                                  Casa Yin Yang was sheer paradise! The homes beautiful craftsmanship was breathtaking, pure Costa Rican style with the finest upgrades of every kind. Indoor/outdoor living experience with the comport of a/c when you need it. Everything is so close from the shopping, stores and activities which made everything super convienent. The staff here is exceptional, especially Marta (the concierge) that is one step ahead of your every need. The rooms are large, beds are comfortable, and the grounds couldn't get any better. The ocean view is right out front to check the morning great surf or just enjoy the scenery around you. I would highly recommend this spectacular home to any and all for an unforgetable experience of true Costa Rican paradise. We've stayed at alot of very nice homes and this would be at the top of the list!! We'll be back!! Thanks to everyone at the Mariposa Homes

                                                                  Owner's Response:

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

                                                                  Great place for a relaxing retreat. Stunningly beautiful!

                                                                  BettyDana Point, CA USA

                                                                  Casa Yin Yang was our home for a week. Everything about this home is perfect. Rather than the very nice home next door which was designed like any nice home in our home town of Orange County, CA, Casa YIn Yang is uniquely Costa Rican in it's style. Open areas everywhere. Elegant indoor/ outdoor master bath, yoga platform near the sea (perfect for massage), extensive use of exotic wood throughout. My twenty something kids had a great time surfing on the beach in front of the house. We loved this home!


                                                                  Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

                                                                  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...

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $65 - $100

                                                                  Please note that all rates are in US dollars. Credit Card payments made through Paypal will incur a 3% PayPal Service Charge.

                                                                  25 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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