This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Playa Santa Teresa reviews

  • A Must Stay!

    "I would recommend this house to anyone visiting Santa Teresa. The property managers were excellent - checking in on us every day and arranging any type of excursion/vacation experience we wanted. The housekeeper, Mayling, was fun to converse with and she cooked us a great Costa Rican meal. There was a family of monkeys living in the trees by the house, and I miss waking up to their "barking", along with all the exotic birds. Late April is a great time to go - the beaches we had practically all to ourselves and booking surfing lessons, 4 wheelers for a day, or even fishing was a piece of cake. The hammocks in the house were never empty - a great place to take a nap beneath the cool ceiling fan. We spent most mornings in the pool before heading out for the day. Be sure and visit Ginger's right up the street for the best coffee and french toast going! I would recommend this house to anyone."
    Guest: Fun Family of 5 Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 9, 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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  • Can't wait to return!

    "Our party of 8 recently returned from a wonderful stay at Casa Java. My husband and I and our two girls (ages 10 and 8) traveled from Cleveland, Ohio with our dear friends and their two like age daughters. We have visited Santa Teresa twice before but this is the first time we took the children along, after a quick internet search we decided that Casa Java would be perfect for our weeklong stay and I am so pleased to say we were right! The property is lovely and the house stunning, the pictures truly do not do it justice. The main living space is open, unique, and entranced both children and adults alike. The children loved having their "own space" in the double bedroom. Iguanas, birds, and yes monkeys abound! The pool was a mainstay for everyone after returning from the various activities booked by the outstanding concierge who arranged surfing lessons for the kids, a private boat tour to tortugas, buggy rentals, dinner reservations, fishing tours, zip-lining, and child care. All were amazing, the childcare provider (Brittany) was a favorite of both the kids and parents. The surf instructors were fantastic and had the kids up on their boards in no time. All of our other excursions were wonderful and unlike anything we had experienced on our prior visits. When we returned to the house everything was back in its place which is incredibly difficult with 4 young girls! The carekeeping staff were truly lovely, specially arranging all the children's toys in their rooms in a different way each day that had them racing to the door to their room to see what surprise was in store. We truly appreciated all of the staff, who were gracious and unobtrusive. I could not recommend this property more, it is truly a special place and I am so grateful for this is my children's first view of Santa Teresa, they enjoyed it so much we asked them to share a page in the beautiful guest book. We meant one page. They wrote four."
    Guest: Christie Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 25, 2016
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  • 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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