Casa De Teca, Where Every Day is a New Discovery(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:14 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Hear the ocean roar! See the sun rise over the mountains and set over the Pacific sur! Enjoy the constant and varied bird chatter from the calls of Macaws flying overhead on their way to the beach to green parrots and Gray-headed Chachalacas partying in the trees. Wake up to the roar of a Howler monkey signaling the beginning of a new day.
Our property is a throughway sitting on the front mountain range here in the tropical Pacific lowlands. Enjoy and experience monkeys, seldom seen birds, fruit trees, coconuts and the evening fragrance of our Ylang Ylang tree. Every day a new discovery awaits you.
With windows on all sides, for unparalleled viewing, the casa remains private, nestled into the forest, but open to the sea. Our property is ideally located to get to regional attractions, with good roads destination roads. The casa is designed to fit into the natural flow of life in the jungle: see, listen and 'let yourself go with the flow.'
Casa de Teca, is 100% teak and has truly world class views. The cozy interior is warm and welcoming. The open plan dining and living area allows for comfortable family gatherings. The fully covered wrap around teak deck adds an inviting outdoor living space.
While not air-conditioned the house is fully ventilated, allowing both the mountain and ocean trade winds to provide cooling breezes throughout the home. The natural teak finishes create a true retreat setting ideal for contemplation, meditation and relaxation. This relaxed environment carries to the outside where one will find an observation lawn for yoga, tai chi and aerobic exercising while enjoying the 180-degree hilltop views. A 3-meter by 8-meter pool provides ample room for water activities including swimming, pool lounging and water walking.
Best of all there is the tropical setting and wildlife – monkeys, birds, flowers, jungle and mountains – that all quickly become part of your experience. On top of the fabulous haven provided at Casa de Teca, it is ideally located to experience many of the outdoor adventures that is Costa Rica. Your imagination is all that’s missing to make this retreat an unforgettable experience. WELCOME!
Member since: 2014
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
We have not set a hard and fast rule for the age of our renters. However, if you are considering the casa, we believe you have a right to know that it is not conducive to parties or large gatherings....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
We ask that guests do not smoke in the house or on the deck/porch. Since the casa has natural ventilation smoking, even outside on the porch, leaves odors in the house. We thank you for your cooperation....moreless
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
Stunning 120 degree ocean views. On a clear day, you can see Cano Island, known for outstanding snorkeling and scuba diving. Cano Island is one of Costa Rica's most diverse, uninhabited reserve....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- House cleaning Service $80
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Pool Cleaning Services $80
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Casa de Teca , where every day offers a new discovery, is jointly owned by Lyle and Ramona Anderson and Shawn and Brynne Lally, son-in-law and daughter. We, Lyle and Mona, live here 8 months each year; traveling back to the USA for the family holidays and gatherings during December - March. Shawn and Brynne, both teachers, spend part of their summers here. They are truly world travelers and will continue to be, but they found the charm of the casa irresistible, making the casa their home base of operations. Somehow, the casa and it's surroundings - the mountains, the ocean and the wilderness -create a sense of well-being, of belonging, Mona and I cannot capture anywhere else. Mona grew up living in the woods in Minnesota; she immediately identified with our surroundings. I grew up a city boy with little interest or time for nature and its nurturing - that is, until I came to Costa Rica. Originally, I came to satisfy Mona's long time dream to come to visit Costa Rica. Much to my surprise, riding on our way to our hotel, I turned to Mona and said, "I'm home." We bought Casa de Teca on our first trip and have never looked back - have never been sorry. We are delighted to welcome you to our home - to your experience. May your visit be one you will look back on with joy.
Why the Owner Chose Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
Mona and I weren't looking to buy on our first trip. Our intent was to see if we could discover the heartbeat of Costa Rica. We began our journey up in the La Fortuna/Arenal region. We had notitinerary, we wanted to move from place to place using the information and advice of "locals" we met along the way (By the way, that turned out to be a great way to travel and to learn). As we moved South, we became aware of a narrowing of the distance between the mountains and the sea. One of our favorites haunts in the US is the Oregon Coast, locked in between the mountains and the Pacific. As we drove South, the feeling we were somehow in a much warmer Oregon began to develop. By the time we got to Uvita, this feeling of "Deja Vu" was very strong. So strong that we found a realtor just to "show us around." Soon we found ourselves looking in Ojochal, a village where truly the mountains meet the sea. We looked at several homes, including the casa, then prepared to head back home. I can't get that teak house out of my mind," Mona said. "Funny you should say that," I replied. We went back; we told our kids, Brynne and her husband, Shawn, about it. They said, "we want in." We bought it and, frankly, can't imagine living anywhere else.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We stand behind our statement, "Every day is a new discovery." Sit on the front porch in a swing chair and become mesmerized by the constant changes of the ocean. Move to the porch off the back bedroom and watch howler or maybe white face monkeys moving through the corridor. Just a couple of days ago Mona saw the first spider monkey we have seen. We have a resident sloth, an anteater and a Jesus Christ lizard. Yes, these lizards do walk, actually run, on water. More than once, we have watched her/him run across our pool. Sit on the back deck with a cup of morning coffee and watch the sun rise over the mountains. Polish off your day with a swim in the pool - Shawn is 6'5'' so, admittedly, for him it is a 2 stroke pool. None-the-less... Just this summer, Shawn and Brynne installed our outdoor pool shower - with hot water! Oh yeah, Shawn and Brynne walk to Tortuga Beach almost every day. Now, we don't see these critters ever, day; sometimes the sunrise is buried in a shroud of fog, but even these times can be most interesting. Sometimes there is no ocean, but always there is a new discovery, an unforeseen change that challenges us to see things as they are, not as we thought they were. Finally, it's evening time and the warm glow of the casa permeates everything. A yawn and were off to bed just as the rain begins to fall, carrying us to dreamland and beyond. We have designed Casa de Teca to meet our needs for a casual life-style that includes meditation, exercise (just walking down to close the gate is good exercise), yoga and adventure. Casa de Teca truly delivers.
Casa de Teca with the Ojochal mountains behind
Front porch - every life needs a splash of color
The salon - Reading, conversation, Cable TV - all this and a vista!
The casa kitchen, small but light and well equipped. Warm lighting for evening.
BR #1, Forest room with screened sitting.vista room at the back
The quiet room - a view into our forest amphitheater - great reading room
Bedroom #2 - Wake up to the sun rising over the mountains!
Beautiful 150 degree sea views
Casa de Teca - Our Forest/Jungle Looking West toward Oceano Pacifico
Sunset - view from the front porch deck
Case de Teca - Our Forest-Jungle looking toward the mountains
South side garden. Our intent is to use as much wild flora/plants as possible.
Private pool - 3X8 meters
Front Porch on the forest side - great ocean views
The casa dining room - 6 chairs w/table. Great ocean vista from here!
BR#1: Both bedrooms have the vaulted ceiling with overhead fans and lights.
One of two gardens fronting the house. Gardens are developing on the South side
New this year, outdoor/pool shower - with hot water!
Sunrise over the Mountains at the Casa -
Sunrise over the mountains
Sunset - looking from the porch deck
Flora on the property. Area gardens are under development
Time for a great drink with a crescent - Pancito Bakery, Ojochal
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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