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EMERALD ABODE sits on a hillside overlooking miles and miles of blue ocean.

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

this newly constructed home, was built and designed specifically to take advantage of the 30 miles of pacific ocean views, with the emerald jungle below. Every room in the house has a view of the ocean. Modern tropical open air designed interior, solid wood floors, counter and cabinets. A/C in master bedroom, and hot water throughout. Truly a unique and romantic vacation spot. Very private, no Neighbors, a wonderful place to sit back, relax and unwind in the privacy of your own home. NON-SMOKING PROPERTY

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Property Type

  • House
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    i have had guests come that are not aware of my non-smoking policy, and have been able to enjoy smoking on the deck area away from the house....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    i have two magnificent dogs, pets by day, guard dogs by night.. if you are dog friendly you will love Akun and Nicoya. they stay with me at my house all day and night, but if guests are wanting to have dog company/visits they will find them most accommodating when i am off property at work.. guests that don't want dog visits can close the gate at the house to keep the dogs out. Both dogs speak English and understand common commands, Out, Down, Off, No etc... they both love hugs....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    this property is on a hillside, so there are stairs to get to the Emerald Abode, and no wheelchair ramps. sorry !...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    a single bed can be added to accomodate a young child...moreless

  • large bedroom with a/c, solid wood floors, queen size bed, modern design with cow hide rugs and sculpted metallic headboard wall, large sliding screened doors with Views of Ocean from Bed. wide selection of DVD's for your private viewing on flat screen TV. this is a NO SMOKING Property....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    modern, hot water, custom sinks, custom cabinets...moreless

  • modern design for two, large shower, concrete floors and unique concrete sink for two. custom cabinets and views of Ocean and Swimming pool/Jacuzzi. easy access from Bedroom and Kitchen. Open air bathroom with sliding glass mirror windows to view nature....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    fun, light, vacation reading is available on site....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    we provide a large selection of DVD's for your viewing pleasure. if there is anything in particular you wish to watch you can ask to see if i have it in my library of DVD's....moreless

  • Games:

    there are several games at the house, including scrabble and cards....moreless

  • Stereo:

    the TV external sound system can accomodate a usb music data memory card....moreless

  • Television:

    there is no cable here, but we do provide a large variety of DVD's for your viewing pleasure....moreless

  • Video Library:

    large selection of DVD movies are available to choose from. current releases and classics. library list is available upon request....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    5 famous surf breaks can be viewed, watch the surfers from the Emerald Abode, from every room in the house....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    beautiful white sandy beaches for miles, access from Emerald Abode is less than 1 minute drive...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    over 20 miles of ocean view of pacific. make yourself a margarita and walk out to the pool, to enjoy the most amazing sunsets....moreless

  • Village:

    the Emerald Abode sites above the village, overlooking miles of ocean and green jungle. in the evening you can see a handful of lights from the village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    open air kitchen provides incredible views all day and night...beautiful solid wood table, large ocean views, very romantic setting....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    bedroom has a/c for your convenience....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    dry lines are outside bathroom door, hooks inside house and dry pole inside bathroom for your convenience. If you require laundry service, i can wash and dry close within 4 hour notice....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    this is an eco friendly environment, in on-going attempts to conserve water, fresh linens will be provided and changed after 5 nights, or upon request....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open Air concept house provides lots of special lounging areas starting with a hammock for TWO on the deck outside the bedroom, plus poolside lounge chairs, hammocks, canopy day bed near pool....moreless

  • Parking:

    free parking ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    no land line in my area, but my cell is available to book tours and dinner reservations....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    3 sets of towels are provided upon check in, luxury bath towels, as well as pool side and beach towels. A change of towels are available upon request....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry services available at No additional charges....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    traditional Costa Rica coffee sock , or french press.....with complimentary Costa Rica coffee, and Import teas....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    a full set of Italian made dishes, stainless steel cooking pots, glass and plastic glassware for the poolside. Everything that you will need to make any meal is already here for your convenience....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open AIR, full modern kitchen with full size refrigerator and stove top, large ocean views. solid wood dining table, very romantic setting. Coffee, spices and other amenities are stocked....moreless

  • Oven:

    toaster oven in kitchen...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    a supply of pantry items are complimentary. Complimentary welcome package includes, CR beer, Tropcial Fruit, eggs, bread, milk, ice. Coffee, Tea, Sugar, cooking Condiments are Stock items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size with cold water dispenser on door. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas stove top, with pots and pans, fully stocked kitchen for your cooking pleasure....moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven and blender....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    take a tour to Tortuga islands for the day, or hire a boat for fishing, Santa Teresa and MalPais are originally fishing villages, before the surfers discovered it....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck around pool for lounging, hammocks and for relaxing during the day....moreless

  • Golf:

    two well established golf courses just 30 minutes away and open to the public....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ with charcoal and starter....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    the Emerald Abode provides snorkleing gear (no flippers), also beach mats, beach chairs, sun unbrella and cooler....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    very nice private infinity plunge pool and jacuzzi right outside your door with lots of lounge area to catch the sun, or watch the stars....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
rainy season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$130
$800
christmas and new years 2016
Dec 12 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay
$225
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$180
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $49
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

rates are subject to change up to date of confirmed reservation. cancellation policy is as follows. cancellations will be accepted up to 60days to confirmed reservation, all cancellations will be charged a service fee (minimum cancellation charge $100, maximum is full cost of rental)...and will be deducted from the total. NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted for any reservations made during xmas, new years and Easter weeks... there are NO EXCEPTIONS to this. No guests are allowed to bring strangers to the property, only guests that are originally booked are welcomed. the Emerald Abode provides excellent security in the form of dogs (pets by day, security dogs by night), and the property is surrounded by fence. this is a NON-SMOKING PROPERTY


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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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tambor on the Nicoya Peninsula, Nature Air
90 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Lora Amarillo, oldest bar in our village
55 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Puntarenas Ferry to Paquara, 75minute ride
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tambor has 2 golf courses, Dolphinas y TangoMar
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
over 30 international rest. in village
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
white prestine beach of Playa Santa Teresa

Car: Necessary

the village of Santa Teresa is the vacation spot for the rich and famous. often you will see movie stars roaming the beach, or having coffee at our local bakery. this is an international village, with over 30 restaurants serving international cuisine, 20 surf shops with surf instructors, 10 yoga/pilates studios, famous surf breaks, lots of souvenir shops, and much much more.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: i am originally from Toronto, Canada. i hold a business degree in Advertising and Marketing, and worked in that field and Publishing for over 25 years before i looked to make a change in my life. when i first left Canada i came to Costa Rica in the winter of 1992, (over 25 years) and fell in love with the area right there and then. I purchased a little piece of paradise where i am now living permanently. I am an artist that has a contractor business here, and i also publish our local newspaper called THE DIRT ROAD. i am currently divorced, living on the property in my first home i built myself back then when there was no electricity and no water, with just 3 Costa Rican’s and a lot of luck. I live here permanently with my two dogs, Akun and Nicoya. I am an entrepreneur from the start, when i came to Costa Rica our village had just got electricity so i started our first bakery, called 'la casa Rosa', delivering pizza and fresh baked bread to our very small population...i later moved on to the manager and chef at Star Mountain resort in MalPais...i also had a massage practice and created beach parties for the young tourists in the early years... Shortly thereafter i purchased this property and started building my paint contractors business. In 2009 i started our village newspaper called The Dirt Road. i have worked in the many homes of Mel Gibson as the main Paint Contractor and color consultant here in Costa Rica and MalPais, and well as many other homes of the rich and famous here. I fell in love with our area the moment i saw it, and still believe it is the best part of Costa Rica. over 25years have passed and I'm what most locals refer to as an 'old school' resident. i love it here and especially grateful i can share my love of the village, and the incredible nature with my guests.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica:
I have seen all of Costa Rica in my first 5 years when I came here in 1992 and besides Playa Santa Teresa being voted as the top 5 beaches in the world, i personally don’t think there is a more beautiful beach anywhere. I have watched this area grow from No electricity and No phone lines, and a population of about 30 families, with only 2 little local restaurants, 2 public schools, no banks or even a grocery store; into the current village we have now, which includes 4 private schools, 30 international cuisine restaurants, 10 yoga studios and spas, famous surf breaks, 5 grocery stores, banks, doctors, and a population of over 1,000 families. And i still love it here ! In 2000 I decided it was finally time to buy land, and although i could have traded my car for a piece of beachfront land in 1994, when i started to look for my paradise, i looked to the small hillside that follows our coastline for miles. i wanted to be up and above the growing crowds, but still close enough to be a part of the village. This is a very special piece of land, above the emerald green jungle, looking at the gem of the pacific for miles and miles. I own this little knoll overlooking the best of the best. I have NO neighbors on either side of me, (because I’m on this knoll). I rest about 50 meters above it all, so you can actually see the beach, the palm trees and the surfers catching the waves. Whether you like watching the monkey’s pass by, tropical birds or relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book, or how about a margarita to watch the amazing sunsets, or sit by the pool and stargaze all night. The Emerald Abode is my own private sanctuary, and i'm happy to share it with my guests....it is truly the gem of Santa Teresa for me. this is a non-smoking property.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Over the past 25 years i have had many visiting friends and family, all saying the same thing about my property. Everyone that visits mentions the amazing energy of the land and the truly amazing large views. But it wasn't until 2013 that i decided to build a rental home to share this beautiful piece of paradise with others. So my second home, the Emerald Abode, was designed for the visitor. This Tropical house was designed open air to nature, to take advantage of the amazing views, the sound of the ocean waves 24/7, and fresh air! Each room has a large ocean view, with the jungle below creating an emerald carpet, making a perfect back drop for sitting back and relaxing. Some have said the view inspires, and as an artist i know why. Living outside of the hustle and bustling of the big cities and even our little village here, one can hear the tropical birds and migrating monkeys in the early morning, watch the iguana’s and little gecko’s playing all day, and hear the crickets and tree frogs at night, but the most spectacular part of this property, is to see and hear the ocean 24/7. The rhythm of the ocean is really hypnotic and can roll away even the most stressed situation, making this the perfect relaxing and romantic place in Santa Teresa. Dreams feel possible when you’re sitting and enjoying the Emerald Abode.


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Speaks: english

 

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  • EMERALD ABODE sits on a hillside overlooking miles and miles of blue ocean.

    EMERALD ABODE sits on a hillside overlooking miles and miles of blue ocean.

  • voted TOP 5 BEACHES in the WORLD, Playa Santa Teresa is steps away.

    voted TOP 5 BEACHES in the WORLD, Playa Santa Teresa is steps away.

  • queen size bed, with sliding glass doors for a/c comfort

    queen size bed, with sliding glass doors for a/c comfort

  • TABLE with a VIEW, overlooking 30 miles of pacific coast.

    TABLE with a VIEW, overlooking 30 miles of pacific coast.

  • great place to cook, fresh air and open views

    great place to cook, fresh air and open views

  • view the ocean from the bedroom

    view the ocean from the bedroom

  • SUNSET ANYONE ? can it get better than this ? views from the Emerald Abode

    SUNSET ANYONE ? can it get better than this ? views from the Emerald Abode

  • secret tidal pools safe for snorkeling are a short distance from the house.

    secret tidal pools safe for snorkeling are a short distance from the house.

  • watching the surfers on the waves all day long.

    watching the surfers on the waves all day long.

  • exotic birds and animals are all part of the Costa Rica experience

    exotic birds and animals are all part of the Costa Rica experience

  • waves for all levels of surfers, making surfing Santa Teresa a gem.

    waves for all levels of surfers, making surfing Santa Teresa a gem.

  • private walk-out deck, infinity plunge pool, lounge chairs, BBQ, & hammock area.

    private walk-out deck, infinity plunge pool, lounge chairs, BBQ, & hammock area.

  • LOOK AT THIS VIEW! FROM THE OPEN KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM best 5 surf breaks

    LOOK AT THIS VIEW! FROM THE OPEN KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM best 5 surf breaks

  • private deck and infinity plunge pool, amazing views

    private deck and infinity plunge pool, amazing views

  • ROMANTIC EVENINGS at the Emerald Abode, open air kitchen & hammock

    ROMANTIC EVENINGS at the Emerald Abode, open air kitchen & hammock

  • corner view of bedroom, with sliding glass doors,  deck & Kitchen surround.

    corner view of bedroom, with sliding glass doors, deck & Kitchen surround.

  • large bathroom with special features bringing  modern luxury  to the jungle

    large bathroom with special features bringing modern luxury to the jungle

  • a romantic home for two !

    a romantic home for two !

  • ocean views for miles, sitting above the jungle canopy, you can hear ocean 24/7

    ocean views for miles, sitting above the jungle canopy, you can hear ocean 24/7

  • volcanic rock shorelines provide the perfect safe snorkeling experiences

    volcanic rock shorelines provide the perfect safe snorkeling experiences

  • i have designed the house with special touches, like this unique wood table.

    i have designed the house with special touches, like this unique wood table.

  • monkeys love spending the hot day hanging in the cool trees above.

    monkeys love spending the hot day hanging in the cool trees above.

  • red headed wood pecker eating tree bugs for breakfast. yum yum

    red headed wood pecker eating tree bugs for breakfast. yum yum

  • Akun and Nicoya - pets by day, guard dogs by night.  Very friendly dogs.

    Akun and Nicoya - pets by day, guard dogs by night. Very friendly dogs.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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