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Beachfront Property- Families Vacations-

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

6 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps

Welcome to the magnificent Casa Kalafken, a dazzling location that captures
the beauty and spirit of Costa Rica.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this gated community consists of 3 charming ocean front villas that sleep up to 12 comfortably, each with air conditioned rooms.
Central to the grounds is a delightful pool with an elegant gazebo. Enjoy the 180° view of the ocean as you relax in the fully furnished social area with full kitchen, dining table, stereo system and lounging area.

Kalafken means HOUSE OF THE SEA, taking its name from two Latin American indigenous languages: the Bribri of Costa Rica and Mapuche of Chile. ¨Ka¨ means sea in Bribri and ¨lafken¨ means home in Mapuche.

The property is decorated with artwork that the family has collected during their trips to Italy, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the fine art collection painted by the owner, a contemporary artist who has shown in several exhibitions.

The property consists of 3 villas, two ocean front and one with an ocean view, and a pool with gazebo. The 6 guestrooms and social areas are fully furnished.
In the Main Villa you will find 2 queen beds on the upper floor in the ¨Monarca¨ room. Another two twin beds that can be converted into one king size bed are located in the adjacent Morfo room. Both rooms share 1 bathroom.
On the lower level, the ¨Ilang Ilang¨ guest room has 1 full bed and a small day bed. The ¨Rasta¨ guest room has 1 queen bed. Both rooms share a bathroom with a private open air shower.
The Open Villa serves as a social and dining space that includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, safe box, and a beautiful pool to relax in with a 180° view of the sea. The ¨Caracol¨ guest room sits behind the Open Villa with 2 twin beds convertible into a king bed. The room also has a bathroom and deck with private garden view.
The villa ¨El Patron¨ has a master bedroom with direct ocean view and 1 queen bed, a private open air bathroom with garden and sand floor, and mini fridge.

Gated Entry, Rooms Air Conditioning, Stereo System at Social Villa with IPod Station, Wi-Fi /Telephone / Evening Security Service
Gourmet chef available upon request

Fully Equipped kitchen:
• Cooking Utensils and Dinnerware
• Refrigerator with Ice maker
• Oven/ Gas Cooktop
• Microwave
• Dishwasher
• Toaster/ blender/ juice extractor/ Coffee maker, espresso machine and other small appliances.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

  • Monarca : 2 queen


  • Morfos: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    2 Twins or 1 King bed...moreless

  • Rasta : 1 queen


  • El Patron: 1 queen

    Private bathroom...moreless

  • Ylang Ylang : 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Caracol: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    2 Twind or 1 King bed ...moreless

  • ¨Monarca¨ Guest Room with 2 Queen beds,¨Morfos¨ Guest Room with 2 Twin beds/or convert to 1 King Bed They Share 1 Bathroom. In the Lower Level ¨Ilang Ilang¨ Guest Room with1 Full Bed and a Niche Bed, ¨Rasta¨ Guest Room with 1 Queen Bed, They share 1 Bathroom with Double Shower to an open Garden. Behind the Open Villa ¨Caracol¨ Guest Room with 2 Twin Beds /Or convert to 1 King Bed Bathroom and Private garden views Deck Private House or Master Bedroom ¨El Patron¨ with a private Open Sand Garden bathroom, 1 Queen Bed with direct Ocean View, Full Mini Bar. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    towels are provided...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    towels are provided...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    towels are provided...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    towels are provided...moreless


  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Rooms Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Apr 2 - May 15, 2017
5 night min stay
Low Season
Aug 31 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $109 per night, per additional guest

Christmas and New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $109 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jan 7 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $109 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,087.19
  • Taxes Not included


The price is based on a 5 people occupancy.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Tambor Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Pranamar Villas Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa is considered to be the most beautiful beach around. The area is officially called “San Martin”, but foreigners thought the beach was so beautiful that the area became known as Playa Hermosa (“beautiful beach” in Spanish).

This beach is very long and the flattest beach around. At low tide it’s really huge, and can be epically beautiful for photography, since the wet sand will reflect the setting sun. At high tide, the beach almost disappears, and the surf tends to close out. The best surf time is medium tide. The point break can be surfed at any time of day.

It’s an excellent surf beach, with a wide beach break with lefts and right from the center, and a point break to the north. Beyond this, it’s mostly rocky beaches until Playa Manzanillo, but there are a few beautiful sandy coves that you can often find deserted, and perfect for a romantic picnic.

If you’re looking for a beautiful beach without many people, this is the place for you. It’s a 8 minute drive to Santa Teresa town.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: A family owned property. This beachfront paradise was built over years with love and passion. - Please make sure you contact the property manager: Bettina del Río

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Casa Kalafken is designed for family vacations. You will stay in our beautiful house in Playa Hermosa, a four minute walk from the waves. Playa Hermosa is located slightly north of Santa Teresa and there are very few surfers in water. Although the beach seems remote, it is still close enough to excellent restaurants and shops. This Private and secluded property is surrounded by palm trees at one of the more beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and with One of the best secrets of the area just a few steps of the property, only exposed at low tide, you will find a HUGE natural pool, larger than an olympic swimming pool, often overlooked by the surf-oriented travelers. Filled with all kinds of interesting creatures, including puffer fish and other sea life trapped here from the receding waves, it’s a really great place for families with kids where they can swim, learn to snorkel and also experience the sea-life close up.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Beach Entrance

    Beach Entrance

  • Open Kitchen

    Open Kitchen

  • ¨El Patron¨ Master Room

    ¨El Patron¨ Master Room

  • ¨Ylan Ylan¨ Guest Room

    ¨Ylan Ylan¨ Guest Room

  • ¨El Rasta¨ and ¨Ylan Ylan¨ Bathroom

    ¨El Rasta¨ and ¨Ylan Ylan¨ Bathroom

  • ¨Monarca¨ Guest Room

    ¨Monarca¨ Guest Room

  • ¨El Caracol¨ Guest Room

    ¨El Caracol¨ Guest Room

  • ¨Morfos¨ Balcony

    ¨Morfos¨ Balcony

  • Massage area

    Massage area

  • Relaxing areas

    Relaxing areas

  • Social Area

    Social Area

  • ¨El Patron¨ Bathroom

    ¨El Patron¨ Bathroom

  • ¨El Rasta¨ Guest Room

    ¨El Rasta¨ Guest Room

  • ¨Morfos¨ Guest Room

    ¨Morfos¨ Guest Room

  • ¨Morfos¨ and ¨Monarca¨ Bathroom

    ¨Morfos¨ and ¨Monarca¨ Bathroom

  • ¨El Caracol¨ Bathroom

    ¨El Caracol¨ Bathroom

  • Beach Front sunset

    Beach Front sunset

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