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Northampton, MA.
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

We just returned from two weeks at Don Tomas' enchanting tropical hacienda where we had a spectacularly relaxing vacation! We thoroughly enjoyed the feeling of seclusion that his lovely home offers, while still being easily accessible to groceries and the funky coastal town of Santa Teresa (which has an array of exceptionally good restaurants!). Our favorite activities included reclining on... More 

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CA
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Casa Don Tomas is a wonderful beach getaway location- you really can’t get much better in Santa Teresa, really! Don Tomas obviously had some serious insight when purchasing this property – for it is located in the prime surf and beach play zone of Santa Teresa. My husband and I surf and the waves offered a great experience for both... More 

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Don T, Owner at Casa Don Tomas, responded to this review

I want to thank my guests for this fine review of Casa Don Tomas in Santa Teresa. It is people like you that encourage us home owners to continue providing the best options for your hard earned vacation money. I am very pleased that you spent a whole month at my house and that you and the family had a... More 

Ocean City
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

My husband and I stayed there for a few weeks last year and absolutely loved it ! The location of this property in Santa Teresa is ideal. Located right in the middle of the Santa Teresa beach, which is definitely more private and quiet, and directly across the street from the supermarket, you would find this so convenient without a... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2012

We just returned from our stay in Santa Teresa at Casa Don Tomas. The cabin is very comfortable and charming, full of wall murals and clean and comfy beds. It is as expected at the shore in Costa Rica (I am Costarrican), some things get rusty due to the salt. But all in all, we found everything we needed and... More 

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Woodstock, Il.
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Location is everything and Casa Don Tomas has that in a 5-star bag, located near the quiet northern end of Playa Teresa's powdery sand beach. We enjoyed the pool daily and just adored Chepita's diligent care of us. I would rate her service as 5-star but Don Tomas lack of communication drops the whole experience to 2 star. Don't even... More 

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Don T, Owner at Casa Don Tomas, responded to this review

Santa Teresa, March 7, 2012 Dear Traveler: After meeting several times with neighbouring beachfront home owners to share and discuss not only this lady's bad review of my house but also the impact generated by the latest tourist boom to the area, it was clear to all of us that an effort should be made to improve the conditions of... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

I was in the smallest house/bungalow on the property! It was a very nice, good size room with a kitchenette, great size refrigerator and bathroom! It was somewhat rustic with no A/C and an open air concept! Along with open air came many spiders and bugs, but that is part of the costa rican charm. The beds were not very... More 

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Los Angeles CA
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

Santa Teresa is one of the nicest places in Costa Rica. I loved the beach house and the service. Chepita, who is the caretaker and administrator is wonderful. One afternoon she brought us some home made tortillas and they were delicious. The owner Don Tomas, is friendly and very easy to work with. We learned that he is a former... More 

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California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2009

Don Tomas and Chepita we want to thank you for an incredible vacation. The perfect location, perfect accommodations and perfect hospitality. What more could you ask for? You both went above and beyond our expectations to make sure all our needs were met. We started each day eating breakfast with an incredible view of the ocean. We shared the view... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 November 2009

The post about everything being stolen is easy to avoid, dont bring laptops and ipods and gizmos to a developing country unless you can afford to loose them. Its not home, its CR, and any guidebook would tell you about petty theft and crime in CR and the region.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled amid the tropical forest but just a few walking steps from the ocean, Caa Don Tomas enjoys the privacy of its three acres property. It is gated, fully fenced and landscaped with abundant gardens with thousands of flowers and thick grass lawn including a wide variety of tropical hardwood trees, Croatian, bamboo, bougainvillea, amapolo, cactus, cocos, various palms, lemons and guava trees, plumerias, and flowering tropical plants such as hibiscus, jasmine, heliconias, bromelias, tabacones and more. Howler Monkeys, White faced Monkeys, iguanas, squirrels, racoons and parakeets are just a few of the creatures you may see and hear right from your terrace. This two bedroom, two bathroom, swimming pool beachfront villa is located right on the beach, directly in front of the best beach break in all of Santa Teresa - Mal Pais area and in the most pristine white sandy beach of the tranquil and exclusive North-end Santa Teresa, a quiet and exclusive residential neighborhood a little bit over 1 km from the center of town and close to award winning and internationally renowned boutique hotels and restaurants such as Latitude 10, Flor Blanca and Milarepa. Top model Gisele Bundchen's home overlooks Playa Santa Teresa and Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are but a few celebrities that are frequent visitors to this piece of paradise. Casa Don Tomas borders to the North with architectural magnificent Casa Yin Yang and to the South with another great home: Sandy Lane. The combination of location, ambiance and beauty makes Casa Don Tomas in North-end Santa Teresa, the natural choice. A long driveway that extends from the gate to a large circular private parking area located just off the entry to Casa Don Tomas takes you inside the Estate grounds. Casa Don Tomas comes with a wireless Internet connection, a full kitchen, refrigerator, stove, oven, coffee maker, blender, large electric griddle, cloth washer and dryer are available as well as a safe to store valuables. Daily maid service is included, except on Sundays at no extra charge. Josefa the house keeper will sweep the house, make the beds, do dishes and tidying up the place so that you can relax, feel comfortable and take a break from house chores. The two bedrooms of Casa Don Tomas are a/c with ceiling fans. Each bedroom has a double and a single bed. There is a sofa-bed in the living room area that sleeps two additional guests. Need more sleeping area? In addition to the two bedrooms forthmentioned a separate bungalow with a double and two single beds, ceiling fan, private bathroom, refrigerator and a fully equipped kitchenette, will give you the option of lodging 4 additional guests and can be made available as part of the rental for an additional fee. Casa Don Tomas has free wide band Internet connection, local telephone calling. Incoming long distance calls are allowed and International calling can be made from the house using a pre-paid phone card ready available in all the stores in Santa Teresa. Casa Don Tomas employs a full time groundskeeper and cleaning staff to attend to your needs. No other house in North Santa Teresa has a swimming pool with the view and the proximity to the ocean shore as Casa Don Tomas. Swimming pool is for the exclusive use of guests of Casa Don Tomas only. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Don Tomas

Address: Playa Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: £200 - £280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Casa Don Tomas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“Only one hacienda is directly on the beach and has a private pool.”
  • Sunset View
  • Sunset Cheers!
  • Porch Goddesses
  • Santa Teresa Beach View
 of 5 bubbles SunflowerMA, 18 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Make sure that Don Tomas repairs the items I've listed above. He shouldn't rent with his property in a state of disrepair.”
 of 5 bubbles dawnp53, 31 Jan 2012 | Read review
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