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Recent Playa Santa Teresa reviews

  • A little bit of heaven off the (literally) beaten path

    "My 18 year old daughter, her friend and I just spent 10 heavenly days at Maison Marazul. The house and property were wonderful and perfect for our little group. The two suites are set up quite independently of each other and gave us the space an adult and two teenagers require. The property is right on the beach, with just the right amount of landscaping to keep the house private but still be able to see the surf. From the comfort of our loungers we spied iguana, geckos, monkeys, squirrels, parrots,magpies, heron and hummingbirds . Every evening we sat on the loungers at the beach and marvelled at the stunning sunsets. We had a mix of active days and relaxing days. On the relaxing days the hardest part of my day was choosing my spot! Chaise by pool, chaise on the lawn, chaise on the beach, arm chair on one of 3 porches or the hammock (pick the hammock!!!). Hide tide or low tide the beach was always great. At low tide you can walk the beach for hours in either direction. The tide pools are so interesting and big enough to relax in! You can't swim right in front of the house, but there is a small swimming area two minutes away ( in front of Florblanca resort) or Santa Theresa beach is a 10 minute walk away. The kitchen is completely equipped with everything you need to prepare full meals. They had salt, pepper, sugar, oil, vinegar and lots of spices available for use. Generally we ate breakfast and lunch at home, then went out to many wonderful restaurants for dinner. There is a binder full of information in the house with great restaurant and activity suggestions. Our concierge Tania set up two great excursions for us, zip-lining in Mal Pais ( the family who runs it are so much fun) and a snorkelling/touring/fishing tour with a great guide named Micho. The girls had a great surf lesson with Taylor (expat Canadian) from Surf 360 in Santa Theresa. We rented a 4x4 Daihatsu Bego ( arranged by Mario the property manager) and wouldn't have enjoyed the vacation as much without it. With the car we checked out Hermosa beach, the falls at Montezuma, Santa Theresa and Mal Pais. There was so much more we could have done but it was hard to leave the wonderful house! I would love to go back....right now! The 3 house staff deserve a big thank you. They keep the house and the gardens clean, beautiful and safe. I don't recommend the house for families with young children as the second and third rooms are accessed from outside the main house."
    Guest: Joan O. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 29, 2016
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  • Relaxed Luxury!!

    "The Beach Estates was as beautiful as the pictures. We were definitely not disappointed. We used the private air charter from San Jose to Tambor. I highly recommend this. It was an amazing experience and the looks on my family's as we took off were priceless. There is a $2.50 tax per person when you land and take off in Santa Teresa so be be prepared to pay it. We had some confusion because the person collecting said 250 per person so we thought it was $250 per person. We resolved that quickly. We had Chef Alex cook for us twice during our stay. It was wonderful. The first time on the night of our arrival was especially relaxing after a day of travel. We sat poolside and relaxed while our wonderful meal was prepared. Johnny, our concierge, was amazing! He arranged everything for us while there. Of the activities that we did, I would recommend the beachside horse back riding, the yoga, massage, and surf lessons. We had bad experiences with the Tortuga Island tour (not the fault of The Beach Estates staff) so we would skip that if we were to return. We had been advised to limit the cash we brought with us by friends that travelled to Costa Rica in the past. That was a mistake. The ATM in Santa Teresa will only let you withdraw $100 per day. Johnny was able to assist me with going to the bank to get a larger withdrawal. The fees were extremely high though. Just be aware and bring all of the cash with you that you will need for the trip. My only small complaint about our stay was with towel service from the housekeepers. We started out with 9 guests but only had 7 towels. You also have to pay extra to have towels exchanged daily. We asked for this towel service but never really got it. It would have been nice to have fresh clean towel each day, but we survived. I would definitely book here again if we return to Costa Rica!"
    Guest: Georgia Peach Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 26, 2016
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  • Just perfect!!

    "I put together a wellness retreat for 12 of us. This estate was just perfect for us!!...We started our morning with a run on the beach, then yoga right on the yoga platform, followed by a delicious protein shake that we made in the large, clean kitchen. We relaxed throughout the day with massages on the yoga platform, or shopping in the village, or exploring the land (ATV tour, cliffs, etc.). The evening was spent with a pilates workout, a sunset drink on the beach, and family style dinner around the large beautiful table. Anna and her staff were great and we all had the trip of a lifetime. We will be back!"
    Guest: Joy Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
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  • Outstanding Experience

    "We had the opportunity to stay in Roberto's outstanding home in March 2016 for a week with three separate families with the age ranges from 3-63 (total of 10 individuals including 4 kids 3-12 years old). The house is set up to hold multiple families with four separate large bedrooms that are all air conditioned. The downstairs is great for gathering and starting/ finishing the day. The pool was awesome for both the kids and adults in which we spent many afternoons in there. The walk to the beach trough you private access takes 1-2 minutes. The beach is outstanding for surfing, kids swimming, watching sunsets, and fires at night. The water is warm with a sand bottom. Referring back to the house, it has everything you need from drinking water/ice/grill/and all the appropriate accessories you need. There is a market right across from the property that is very convenient and has everything that you need. Roberto suggested many great places to eat and we also found some additional ones as well (Chicken Joes and the Soda right down the street). Roberto also arranged transportation to and from the airport in Tambor as well as five quads that were delivered and picked-up at the house. All of the services he recommended were A+ and can be trusted and reliable (Roberto also checked in multiple times through the week). And lastly there is Millane (spelled wrong) who takes care of the property daily, she is awesome and is very helpful. This was my families second year in a row at this house and plan to return yearly. All three families highly recommend this house to individuals and families of all ages. Great trip again!"
    Guest: Jason W. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 1, 2016
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