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Recent Playa Santa Teresa reviews

  • A wonderful house seconds from the beach

    "We had such a wonderful time at Casa Tortuga. The home was situated just a 1 minute walk to the beach and the store. The home has everything you need for a wonderful stay. Nicole and her team (maid service, pool service, concierge) were so friendly and helpful. I can't say enough good things about this place."
    Guest: Helen S. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 27, 2016
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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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  • Heaven on earth!

    "This villa is incredible- truly a piece of heaven on earth. It is even more spectacular than the photos! The space is so tastefully done and the setting is out of this world. It was tempting to spend all our time relaxing around the infinity pool wathcing the children play, watching the birds or viewing the sunsets. But... Julie was amazing in helping us set up a variety of wonderful activites - sometimes at the last minute. She was incredible. The house is away from the bustle of "downtown Santa Teresa" which is perfect but the town and beaches are a quick drive down the hill ( 4 wheel drive recommended ). We were 2 families and the space was more than adequate for us. It was the best vacation I think I have ever had.Cant wait to go back. Thank you Julie, Hanit and Shumlik for sharing this glorious spot with us. Oh - and Melissa and Johnson were an added bonus! Pats for them both."
    Guest: Rebekah G. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 23, 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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