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The Beach Estates - Head On Ocean View!
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The Beach Estates - Head On Ocean View!
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The Beach Estates - Head On Ocean View!
Beachwood - Style + Design + Comfort
Sandy Lane's Private Beach Access
Sandy Lane's Beachfront Gate
Beachwood - Master suite + view
Sandy Lane Beachfront
Beachwood's Sunset View!
Catching Air at The Beach Estates
Sandy Lane Estate - design elements
Sunset directly in front of The Beach Estates
The Beach Estates Lifestyle!
Beachwood - Guestroom
Local organic fruit!
Sandy Lane - Stylish lounge areas!
Sandy Lane - Master guestroom suite!
Sandy Lane - Pool Cabana guestroom
Sandy Lane - Light and bright guest bathrooms
Beachwood House - Ocean view kitchen!
Sandy Lane's head on ocean views!
Beachwood House - Ocean view dining !
Sandy Lane's ocean view dining!
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas

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Mrs_Biggs...
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Looks amazing on the web, it's even better in person.”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Nearly perfect experience. The home, Sandy Lane, is amazing. Staff is spot on. Anything we needed happened quickly. The concierge, Johnny, is awesome. Want sushi, fishing, you name it, Johnny makes it happen. Here's some random observations:

- Weather was perfect. only rained a couple of times. Day's in the 80's, nights in the 70s. It is humid, you're in a jungle!
- Hardly any bugs. I was surprised by this. Didn't spot a single mosquito. We did use bug spray. Some sand fleas on the beach. But less bugs than home in the US.
- Monkeys in the trees, iguanas on the lawn and crabs running here and there. Really cool.
- Beach is very nice. The staff actually raked the path daily and cleaned the beach after the rain storm.
- Road in town is rough. If you're not used to off-roading, it may make you nervous to drive in Santa Teresa. Didn't bother us, you get used to it after a day or so. ATV are faster, but you’ll get dusty.
- Great food! You can go high end or eat with locals. Your call.
- If you have the scratch, take the charter plane from SJO to Tambor. It was really fun.

Bottom line, if you’re looking for a dream experience, on the beach, in a jungle, on the edge of the world, this is the place.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Slow internet
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Colby B
Ogden
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Great Homes in Prime Location”
Reviewed 15 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

A group of 8 of us (4 married couples) spent a week here. We loved the staff and the home quality is the best around. You can't beat location! We'll be back soon."

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kelsdog
Truckee, California
Level 6 Contributor
557 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Amazing house in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015
4
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This place is out of this world. Located right on the beach...the best part of the beach in Santa Teresa. I would keep coming to this place over and over. Killer kitchen with amazing rooms. Infinity pool that is just awesome to sit in all day. Close to restaurants. Great security and worth every penny.

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Liked best: The pool and the location of the house
Liked least: Nothing..it was perfect
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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PUTTINQUE...
Toronto
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Private, Peaceful and Spectacular”
Reviewed 27 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
3
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We travelled in January to The Beach Estates and rented both houses. There were 18 of us! The houses promise everything they say and the location is beautiful. We very much enjoyed having Chef Billy prepare some of our meals and I was allowed to be his "Sous Chef"! It was the experience of a lifetime and we all enjoyed our stay and miss it already! The homes are spotlessly cleaned and Lubis and the staff looked after us very well. One thing I must warn, which is not the resorts fault, is the undertow of the ocean, rip tides are out there so be careful. The setting was beautiful, seeing monkeys in our trees was thrilling, the sunsets are beyond anything I have ever seen. There is literally nothing to decide when you get up each day except what to do that day; you are well taken care of. Thank you for a vacation that will stay with all of us for a lifetime! Gracias!

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Liked best: The pool, the open air concept, the design.... eveyrthing!
Liked least: A few creepy crawlies lurking but hey, it's the jungle!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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dwoods107...
San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Absolute Paradise...”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
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This was our third year in a row staying at the Beachwood house at the Beach Estates. The house is right on the beach with a fresh water pool. We love Playa Santa Teresa because its a beautiful sandy beach where you can surf as well as swim.

The Beachwood house is nicely decorated with comfortable beds and air conditioning in all of the rooms. Herman and Lubis are the caretakers and come by to clean and check on the house each day. We have never had any complaints and look forward to our return next year.

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Liked best: The beachfront location.
Liked least: Some of the kitchen appliances and utensils are showing signs of wear and could be replaced.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Jmcnamara...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 13 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
2
people found this review helpful

The beach estates is truly all about location, location, location. It took us a days worth of travel to get there from the UK but it was so very worth it! The little town of Santa Teresa has a buzzy surfer vibe and despite the horrific roads (and that says something coming from me who lives in Sheffield) it is the perfect retreat.
When we arrived unfortunately the villa wasn't ready, we were directed to the Flora Blanca which is a beautiful boutique hotel, with lovely views, great food and a crystal clear pool. When we were able to see the villa, visually it's stunning, all open plan and modern and it offers itself perfectly to the surrounding environment.
The villa isn't perfect and there were/are a few niggles. The lights flicker occasionally, the freezer doesn't work, the dishwasher has seen better days, there were no champagne glasses, had to sharpen all the knives ourselves, lots of plastic crockery, very cloudy pool and not enough sun beds for everyone. But despite this we still enjoyed our stay immensely. We did complain about a few things during our stay e.g broken outdoor shower and the next day it was fixed straight away. There is no doubt about the commitment of staff at the beach estates. The maid service was excellent, they were so thorough and the grounds are continually maintained. We didn't require the services of concierge, but Ugo did call round a few times to check. We did have an incident with a failed horse riding booking, but Ugo was able to rectify.
Perfect holiday and we would definitely recommend!

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Management Response
14 Feb 2015
Everyone on The Beach Estates' staff is glad that you enjoyed your stay and we would like to thank you for your feedback.

We also received your e-mail today and we're all very happy to hear that you would like to come back to Beachwood next year!

In fairness to our staff (and future guests!), we feel it's important to clarify a couple of items:

1. Our entire Beach Estates team is always available to respond quickly to any guest requests or concerns. All you need to do is ask! This includes appliance repairs, replacing knives, finding additional glasses etc.

2. There is a large supply room on the property full of back-up / replacement items including new kitchen knives and Champagne glasses. Our staff will always replace items immediately if needed or upon request.

3. Unfortunately there was no mention of a freezer problem until check out. Upon first hearing of the issue, we immediately contacted our appliance technician who was able to make a quick repair and the freezer is now working perfectly. The technician confirmed that the dishwasher is in perfect working condition as well.

4. The Beach Estates provides a full set of ceramic and glass dinnerware. We also provide a full set of high quality melamine plates and polycarbonate glasses for those who wish to dine poolside. Parents with young children especially appreciate having an unbreakable option.

Our entire staff loved hosting your family and we all look forward to welcoming you back for your return visit next year!

The Beach Estates - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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MylesMuns...
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well Appointed Luxury w/ a Surf Town Vibe”
Reviewed 7 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I would like to thank everyone involved (From the Owner, to the Concierge -Cody, to the groundskeepers and staff. Some things happened on the trip out of everyone's control which could have ruined things. However, everyone involved at The Beach Estates went above and beyond to help us fix the situation. The setting has to be one of the best in Santa Teresa. We partook in the surf lessons, charter fishing, and atv tours. All three being exceptional. We plan on coming back next year and renting both properties with a larger group. Our age group was 26-30. Restaurants are authentic and original. We also had Chef Rob Essa come to the house twice to cook. One was an island thanksgiving dinner w/ fresh lobster. Our other meal was our daily catch from the charter trip which consisted of Mahi Mahi and Tuna. I can not say enough about our trip except Thanks and we will most definitely do it again.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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