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Recent Playa Santa Teresa reviews

  • 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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  • 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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  • Once in a lifetime

    "My friend and I were looking for a place where we could feel like locals but still have the quality of an upscale hotel and Sunset Villa was just that! The villa is located right above town and has a perfect location to get to anywhere in Santa Teresa. One thing I should note is that the villa is on top of a hill (which gives you incredible views) so if you aren't planning on renting an ATV or car (which I highly recommend you do), get ready to get in shape! Cameron was incredibly helpful from the beginning when we were booking to the day we were leaving Costa Rica. His onsite caretakers Juan and Ruth were nothing but awesome. I just wish my Spanish was better so that we could tell them in person how much we liked them. Overall, we had an amazing time and can't wait to come back!"
    Guest: Amanda G. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 6, 2016
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  • The Best

    "TL:DR - Really awesome house on the beach with super helpful caretaker. Good food close by. I'd give 6 stars if I could. I have just returned from 4 days at Casa Amore with my family over a long Easter weekend. Three kids, 16, 12 and 9. This place is awesome. I mean really awesome. It's just up the beach from the "downtown" crossroads area of Santa Teresa. Three large bedrooms are very nice, good beds, sheets, towels, etc. Bathrooms are also very nice with good showers. Separate large TV room with AC and big couches for when the kids need downtime. Kitchen is well appointed with everything we needed, including a Vitamix which did the job on smoothies. Bedrooms have AC, main living space does not and we didn't miss it. We didn't come to CR for the AC. The covered porch areas are nicely comfortable with couches, big dining table, hammocks, and a view through the trees to the beach and surf. Properties on either side are empty (no houses), although one of them is a preserve with occasional campers and people walking to the beach. Very low traffic there and nothing concerning. Still, plenty of privacy here. Wifi is good by CR standards. I also can't say enough good things about the caretaker Dave and his wife. They live in a house on the property that is about 100 meters closer to the road from Casa Amore. After you walk or drive by their house you won't see it since Casa Amore is generally oriented towards the beach. Dave was very responsive, very helpful, and I enjoyed talking to him about CR and the variety of options available to us during our stay. You'll see him around once or twice a day if you're outside and looking, but he's not in your space at all and most of the time I communicated with him by email. Very responsive. He was particularly helpful with getting us hooked up with surfing lessons and rentals (all newbies here), and key advice on where to swim and surf. Maid service was great and came once while we were there and that was plenty. She also did a bit of our laundry which was very helpful towards the end of a 9 day trip. For casual food within very close walking distance, nearby is Chicken Joe's. Get the fish tacos or the rotisserie chicken (or anything really). Billy also keeps some local micro brews in the fridge. Really good, and a 3 minute walk from Casa Amore. If we go back to Santa Teresa, and I hope we do, we'll stay at Casa Amore again. Not sure what else anyone could want in a rental."
    Guest: ThrowMeSomethingMister Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 29, 2016
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