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“A fantastic place to stay in Santa Teresa”
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Surf Vista Villas
Ranked #10 of 26 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
“A fantastic place to stay in Santa Teresa”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

My family (4 of us) wanted a place to stay that was both close to the beach and town. We also wanted a place that was quiet and peaceful. We found that (and more!) at The Surf Villa Vista! Our room was spacious with 3 queen size beds, an ample deck with a fully equipped kitchen outside, and a view that was picture perfect. The room and facility in general was very clean and always felt great to come home to for an afternoon siesta, or after a full day exploring. Besides a stove and oven, the kitchen also included a grill, which was nice to cook fresh fish, which is available in the markets. It was never cold on the deck and we enjoyed the ocean breeze. Plus, there are some swinging hammock chairs that are wonderful to relax in while enjoying a cocktail and looking out at the sunset. The hill that takes you to the beach and town is a bit steep, so you may want to rent a car or a couple of quads. But it was nice to be up the hill because town and the main road can get noisy and very dusty. The villas closer to the beach have a lot of foot traffic so we appreciated being away from it all, but close enough so that it was convenient. It was so wonderful to hear the howler monkeys while cooking or resting. There are many song birds too, some of which would visit us every morning while we were eating our breakfast.
The owner and his staff were tactful, helpful and friendly. Whatever we needed, they were always willing to help. I highly recommend staying at ST Surf Vista Villas and we certainly hope to be going back in the not so far future, god willing.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Riyadh
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

My 2 daugthers, my husband and myself spent a few days around Christmas at Surf Vista Villas The vue from the terrace is absolutely amazing even for the ones of the downstairs villas. Andy, the owner, has been very helpful as he proposed (for a very moderate rate) a small chalet (with its own vue) for my 16 years old daughter who did not wanted to share the room with us. We arrived with suitcases full of dirty clothes as it was the end of our trip to Costa Rica. We were able to use washing machine for free but as they were occupied the hours we were at the villa, the lady in charge of the housework washed and folded all our clothes. What a good surprise and very nice service!!! In the morning you are wake up by the monkey families you can observe from you terrace. In the evening, you can enjoy a drink in your hammock looking at the sunset. The villa is situated high up the hill so you need a car or a quad (the usual way of transport in Santa Teresa) to reach the place but it takes only 2 minutes. And if you are a surfer, Santa Teresa is definitely the place to be in Costa Rica.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Surf Vista Villas is located at the top of a hill in northern Santa Teresa. The view is incredible & the breeze is very nice. Each room is spacious and sleeps several people. Kitchens and bathrooms have everything you need. The linens, hammocks and beds are all high quality. Great vibe, nice people hanging around. Two thumbs up!

Room Tip: Upstairs is nice & breezy!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oviedo, Florida
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Stayed 3 nights at the Surf Vista Villas with my wife and son. What an awesome place! Great view overlooking the Pacific, wildlife in the trees right next to the villa, and a great way to end our 7-night vacation in Costa Rica. The road up to SVV is a little crazy (but safe), but once you are there the view is incredible, the rooms nice, and the wrap-around deck with the hammocks is beautiful. Andy was a great host and was able to provide all we needed for a great 3 nights. We'll be back!

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor, but I'm sure the first floor rooms and view were exceptional as w...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

A friend of mine and I just recently took a quick girls trip over to Santa Teresa. I had been to the town before and just fell in love. I was unsure of where to stay this trip but I am so lucky to have found the Surf Vista Villas. We didn't know what to expect upon arriving. We weren't sure when the road leading straight up to the villa would end, at first. Once you get to the top, the view and the villa itself is breath taking, with a little feeling of " this is home" as well. A nice little jungle retreat not too far from the beach. Andy was great, very welcoming and hospitable. He rented us his quad for our stay too. I highly recommend staying here on your next trip to Santa Teresa!

Room Tip: The Mar Azul sweet was the best in my opinion. Your on the far side on the first floor. So you have...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Groveland, California
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

My bestfriend and I came to stay here on our vacation :) After a long travel day, the long steep driveway up to our place was sort of a surprise to us and the taxi driver, but after gettting up there and seeing the view and gorgeous rainforest trees and plants all around we were so excited and happy about our choice in the place to stay :) The hammocks outside were so chill and cozy. The room was perfect for us too, it had everything we needed, felt like our home, and set the mood for the awesome adventure and experience that we had there. Andy, the owner, is also a really nice friendly guy that totally welcomes you to his place. This is definitely a place to experience :)

Room Tip: All rooms have incredible views!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Andy's location is fantastic. Up the hill, away from the dust and noise and with absolutely stunning views. We spent a week and woke up each morning to iguanas, birds and howler monkeys. The villa option worked so well. We always had breakfast on the deck/patio and would eat out for lunch and dinner. Being at the north end of Santa Teresa provided the tranquility we were looking for.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Surf Vista Villas
Address: 150 Meters North of Super la Hacienda in Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas is a new resort consisting of six luxury villas all with panoramic ocean/wave views. Each villa is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom with hot water, a/c, new beds with posturpedic mattresses, ceiling fans, wireless capability and a huge deck with breathtaking views. Sunsets can't be seen from a better location and mornings are peaceful and serene with daily visits from exotic birds and howler monkeys. ... more   less 
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