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Recent Playa Santa Teresa reviews

  • Awesome place, perfect location.

    "We traveled to Costa Rica in Late April and stayed 4 nights at this place in Santa Teresa. We were 3 couples (6 people total) and it worked out perfect for each couple to have their own bedroom. It was very hot and very dry on the Nicoya Peninsula with it being the end of dry season, I would love to come back when the area is much more lush and verdant. With that said, it was a godsend to have a pool and A/C units in the bedroom. The units cool down the rooms very quickly, therefore we could turn them on as needed and conserve energy. We were able to drive up the hill easily in the Daihatsu Terios, these cars have 4WD but we didn't even need to turn it on to get up the hill. You definitely don't need to rent ATVs for the week unless if you don't have a rental car and don't feel like walking up the hill/ The location is perfect because you are away from the noise and dust of the main street without being far away from the best beach and restaurants. We ate one evening at Brisas Del Mar just down the hill, this restaurant is phenomenal albeit a bit pricy. Habaneros was a great place to go for a sunset dinner and tasty margaritas. We did breakfast at The Bakery one of the days and the other 3 days cooked breakfast at the house. Be careful when reaching for the dishes, as we did find a scorpion tucked behind a cutting board. My biggest critiques of the house are the lack of real cabinets in the kitchen to keep the dishes clean and scorpions out and that the second bathroom is not air conditioned or even well ventilated. We did a 24 hour surf board rental which was a blast and another day rented ATVs and did a big loop around the peninsula, visiting Montezuma and much more. I don't know that I will be returning to Costa Rica anytime soon, but if I did, I would definitely stay at this property again."
    Guest: Luke D. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 26, 2016
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  • Clean beauty!!

    "My husband and I added 3 days onto the beginning of our vacation and started with Casa Yin Yang. Boy are we glad we did! We have been visiting Costa Rica twice a year for the past 6 years and always stay in multiple places each stay. Casa Yin Yang was by far the cleanest, most attentive and professional place we have ever encountered! Jenni the housekeeper brought us fresh bread, homemade marmalade and fresh fruit every morning and kept the place spotless!! Thank you Jenni! Marta, the concierge was just as wonderful with a wealth of information and even scheduled us to meet up with a local fisherman to get fresh red snapper right off the boat! We used the gas grill every night, including the red snapper. Worked to perfection. The grounds are beautiful, the beach is beautiful, the pool and jacuzzi were beautiful, the house is beautiful...so grateful to Stefan for giving us the opportunity to stay at such an incredible place!"
    Guest: Jennifer D. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 13, 2016
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  • The most AWESOME spot in Santa Teresa

    "If you're looking for a laid back, convenient location for a Costa Rican getaway, Casa Buena Vida is the place for you.....I rented the compound for three weeks in February....the property is steps to the beach as well as the best beach bar in all of Santa Teresa....and it is located at the midpoint of the Mal Pais/Playa Carmen/Santa Teresa Beaches.....there are many fantastic restaurants all within walking distance and the super market is a block away....although the property is just off the main road, once inside the gate you feel like you're in your own world.....it was very hot in February so having your own pool is a must.....and the pool at Casa Buena Vida was great for a plunge and big enough for laps.....in the main house, the bedrooms were very comfortable with great beds and well air conditioned and street noise was not an issue.....and the kitchen and living space was well appointed.....the staff as well as manager Brett went out of their way to be helpful and with an over night security guard at the front gate we felt very safe.....I can't say enough good things about Casa Buena Vida ......I have traveled all over Costa Rica and by far this is my favorite spot....."
    Guest: edward b. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: July 21, 2016
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  • A perfect blend of primitive luxury...

    "The location is the best you will find in this area. You are walking distance to grocery stores, bakery, restaurants, and many more boutiques etc. as the house is located off of the main road. But because the property is set on such a big piece of land, it feels so incredibly secluded, and you hear nothing but the waves and the pitter-patter of the nature that surrounds you. To the right is a vast expanse of sand bottom surf breaks, and to the left is an isolated swimming bay. There are giant tide pools at low tide right outside the back gate, fun to explore, and even a few spots that make little moonlight jacuzzis if you time it right. The house is pristine. Everything you need. Comfortable and accommodating in the cool A/C bedrooms, the inviting open air kitchen, and the hammock-laden wrap around back porch overlooking the HUGE yard and the beckoning ocean. Our house keeper came every other day and the security was posted every night, dusk til dawn. Our caretaker was incredibly helpful in arranging our transportation to and from the airport and also arranging our ATV rentals (A must if you want to adventure and explore the coastline). They answered all our questions before our trip and the warm hospitality when we arrived was wonderful. I have absolutely NO complaints, as the house, the owners, and the staff all exceeded our expectations. We were a group of 6 adults (couples and singles) and the experience lent itself well to both privacy and play. We will be back for sure."
    Guest: Lacy W. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 1, 2016
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