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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas

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English first
Chicago
Reviewed 18 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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leorm
Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“amazing beachfront”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

let me start by SAYING THAT I was amazed by the hospitality of pia and pini.
We stayed there two nights the Villa was amazing.we arrived at night after a long drive from Puerto Viejo, pini was waiting for us @ the villa.
The outdoor had views of waves, palm trees, many birds, iguanas and the surrounding paradise! The awesome outdoor shower helped us remove the salt and sand from our fantastic beach time,the inside of the villa is beautiful and rustic.if you are traveling to santa Teresa this is the Vila that you want to be. We had a wonderful time thank you very much for the hospitality we definitely be back.

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Liked best: everything specially the owners
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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France
Reviewed 28 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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1MizChiz
Waynesboro, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beachfront Palm Villa - Purely Enjoyable”
Reviewed 26 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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The Beachfront Palm Villa allows you to relax and enjoy Pura Vida, the beauty that is Playa Santa Teresa.
After a long day’s drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Puntarenas, and an incredibly beautiful ferry ride to Paquera, the 4 of us began a long venture to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa in a compact car (because of a mix-up in Adobe Rent a Car reservations). I don’t recommend making that trip in a day (from PV to ST), and I would not go to the Nicoya Peninsula again without an SUV! The already infamous rough dirt and dusty roads live up to their reputation. Saying that… the drive to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa is absolutely worth it!!
Our stay began with a greeting from Pia moments after calling her. She let us in through the gate, gave us the keys and a complete tour of the property, along with helpful hints and advice about dining, shopping and the playa itself. Immediately, the four of us fell in love with the outdoor space.
The house is welcoming and a work of fine craftsmanship. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is adequate, but we all agreed that the shower was probably the best indoor attribute! The back bathroom was roomy, well lit and the shower was huge with great water pressure! Cleaning service came daily and their presence was practically unnoticeable, however, the cleaning was always great.
The outdoor space had views of waves, palm trees, many birds (including our favorite sassy green parakeets), iguanas and the surrounding paradise! The awesome outdoor shower helped us remove the salt and sand from our fantastic beach time. We used the outdoor table for meals including the unbelievably, outrageously delicious meal prepared for us by Chef Gregorio (recommended/arranged with the help of Pia). The hammocks, rattan oversized chair and the four “Caribbean Adirondack” chairs were part of the comfort that helped us reach complete relaxation.
Playa Santa Teresa isn’t for everyone. The dirt roads with the dust and zooming quads may put some folks off. The restaurants were delicious (The Bakery provided a wonderful breakfast every morning we were there), the fruits at the markets were amazingly fresh and the people were all friendly. If you need some further info, go to Jobbies Surf Shop.
After 5 nights at the Palm Villa, we decided Santa Teresa was for us!

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Liked best: Outdoor living space
Liked least: We had to leave...but we will be back!
Travelling group: Friends
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dianar04
Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“wish i lived here”
Reviewed 25 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
2
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a great place to celebrate my birthday with wonderful friends. the place was immaculate. the patio was a great place to hang out. fabulous sunsets. pia was very helpful. only suggestion is to accept credit cards or paypal. western union is expensive and difficult. d.rollar

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Liked best: location
Liked least: no a/c upstairs
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway
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Quebec
Reviewed 27 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Godsey333
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful House - Best location”
Reviewed 30 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
1
person found this review helpful

If you are looking for a house on the beach in Santa Teresa, this is the way to go. The house is beautiful. We loved the outdoor shower, both outside the house and the one inside the house! The owner, Pia was a great help in all aspects of this travel from directions from Liberia to where we should eat for my brother's birthday. The house is right on the beach and only a few steps away from the water.

The pool associated with the property is right behind a gate on the side of the house and is a very nice ammenity. The nice cleaning ladies came every morning and took care of everything. Pia stopped by several times to check on us and be sure we were enjoying our stay and checking to see if we needed anything.

I will say that it was very hot in Costa Rica in July/August and the a/c was working very hard to try to keep us cool. However, the huge patio was where we spent most of our time while we were at the house. It's perfect for lounging and listening to the ocean.

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Liked best: Location, location, location
Liked least: no a/c unit on the upper floor
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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