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Recent Playa Santa Teresa reviews

  • A Magical Week at Casa Java

    "My husband and I and three friends just returned from a week stay at Casa Java. It was an incredibly memorable experience. The house is definitely special and even the best photos can never do it justice since there is so much character and history that you must be present to appreciate. The property is incredibly well taken care of - at any given time there are a handful of staff ensuring that everything is in order. Luxury is in the details, of which there are many - from little cabana nooks throughout the house, to the ranchos where you can practice yoga or the massage cabanas with views through the trees of the ocean and the sounds of the ocean to lull you into total relaxation. There are iguanas and beautiful birds roaming around and the short little path from the house to the beach is dripping in gorgeous light through the trees that transforms the way throughout the day and night. I highly recommend having Chef Ana for meals - hers were our favorite on the trip, especially for lunch. She's very talented, packs her food with tons of flavor, and a pleasure to have around. Venecio, the bartender makes some of the best cocktails we've ever had - hands down the best pina colada you'll ever have. I also highly recommend hiring him on days when you plan to stay at the house and bounce back and forth between the pool and the ocean. Lauren, the concierge is fantastic. She knows how to guide you towards the best possible experience for your group and constantly went above and beyond to ensure that we had the best stay possible. Santa Teresa is remote in the best possible way and the mood around town and on the beach is pure pura vida - you can't help but relax and enjoy - it's contagious. We felt like we were in the movie The Beach most of the time - it's just a magical place. I could go on and on. Thank you Carlota for your hospitality!! We hope to return again someday soon."
    Guest: nicolep Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 22, 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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  • Perfect, cool spot for Costa Rican surfing and eating adventure!

    "We truly lucked out by choosing Casa Buena Vida. Our group consisted of two families, and it felt like this property was designed specifically for us. My husband, daughter, and I stayed in the cabana which felt like a modern, luxury hotel suite. It gave us a nice quiet space to call our own while being just steps (literally like 10 steps!) from the pool and only a few more steps to the main house. The main house had a great kitchen and grill (for all of that fish you'll catch if you go fishing with Toto out of Mal Pais), huge patio complete with breeze-generating and bug-reducing outdoor ceiling fans, and the coolest modern living room for lots of hanging out and fort-building (by the kids, we swear it was only the kids!). It was very hot while we were there, and probably always is, but each bedroom on the property had amazing individual AC units to ensure comfort day and night. And the pool, oh the pool! It was beautiful, refreshing, fun - it absolutely made the property feel like a resort. A pool like this is an absolute MUST if you are traveling with kids; we must have spent no less than 4 hours a day in it. For anyone traveling with young kids like mine (15 months), the pool was especially perfect as it had a pretty large shallow "pad" (maybe 1.5' deep) that the littles could play in without having to be in the main deep section. The location of the house really can't be beat either. Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are such cool little towns with great vibes and GREAT food! That was the biggest surprise for us. We had so many amazing meals in the week we were there (Katana, The Bakery, Brisas del Mar, Amici, Shambala, even the beach bar/restaurants Banana Beach and Habaneros).Casa Buena Vida is walking distance or super short cab ride to all of these. Plus the house is practically on the beach (maybe half a city block). The waves and current are a bit strong to turn your kids loose in, but my toddler and I enjoyed plenty of time playing in the sand and letting the water crash over our feet. Calmer Hermosa Beach is a 20 minute/$20 cab ride away and is great for learning to surf, playing in the small waves with the kiddos, and chasing hermit crabs in the sand. Other posters have mentioned the amazing staff at the house, and I couldn't agree more. Between the housekeeper, pool guy, gardeners, and overnight security guard we felt very pampered and VERY safe. The only thing that could be better is if we were still there........."
    Guest: Alberta U. Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: August 18, 2015
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  • Wonderful stay!

    "Two couples traveling together and we can't say enough about this wonderful Villa. When we arrived and Greg was there to meet us. After a quick tour we were on our way to the beach to catch our first sunset. Greg and staff were very helpful with all kinds of ideas for our stay! The apartment was very clean and walking distance to stores, restaurants and the beach was right across the street! The area was very safe and secure! We will return again for sure!"
    Guest: SIK Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 25, 2016
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