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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas

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laserkid
Lodz, Poland
Level 6 Contributor
1,004 reviews
336 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
“Unforgettable stay”
Reviewed 18 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

With the group of three other couples we spent miracle week in the villa. The location is unbeatable; almost on the beach, very close to the road, running along the coast, but far away enough, to feel peacefully and isolated from the village noise. The villa is very nice, not new, even little bit worn in some elements, but with own character and atmosphere. There are four rooms, although one room is much smaller, than others and not equipped with internal AC installation. The terrace, with the large table is fabulous. We concentrated our every day life there, cooling down our bodies very often in the small, lovely swimming pool. We had very good service, both by the local lady washing the dishes, or cleaning the rooms, and by the the boy cleaning the pool every morning. Emilya, the owner of villa is exceptional person. She took care about us, not only during our vacation in Santa Teresa, but also before and after our stay there, arranging transportation, accommodation at other destinations or recommending the decent restaurants. For sure, the place to return.

Date of stay: November 2014
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Liked best: location and atmosphere
Liked least: some minor issues with technical equipment in villa
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Katy, Texas
Reviewed 27 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Date of stay: September 2014
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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giulia714
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect house!”
Reviewed 13 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A group of 6 friends stayed here for a perfect week. The house had everything we needed and Emilya was always within reach for any question we had or adventure we needed to schedule. The porch was great for hanging out. There was plenty of space for us all to be together and also plenty of little chaise lounge, hammock, cabana areas for people to comfortably spread out. We loved having the pool and also the beach just through the palm trees. Tons of great restaurants within walking distance as well as a few grocery stores. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone thinking about visiting Santa Teresa.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Miami, Florida, United States
Reviewed 14 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Date of stay: August 2014
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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Miami, Florida, United States
Reviewed 14 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Date of stay: August 2014
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: Closeness to the beach, layout of the house, private pool
Liked least: WiFi was weak, we had to be close to the router to get a good signal
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
19 Aug 2014
We were happy to have you stay with us, and would be glad to have you again anytime.

Just a note, since you left, we've replaced the wireless router with a new router.
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LSDBurlin...
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This was our first time to Costa Rica and will certainly not be the last. Santa Teresa is heaven on earth and our 10 day stay at Villa Bonita was perfect. The house itself is extremely well set up for families. As many of the other reviews have mentioned - the house is nicer and bigger than the website pictures suggest. We have three kids and they each got a comfortable air conditioned room. The large coverered porch was great for getting away from the sun and watching the amazing storms move through at the end of the day (it was rainy season). The pool was great when the kids needed a break from the beach and the town was very accessible by foot. The house is less than 50 meters from a great beach and next store to a restaurant which served good food and yummy drinks on the beach. The beach itself has some large rocks which doesn't make it great for surfing - but very pretty to walk and run along (go to playa hermosa for great surfing). Emilya was very helpful in setting up tours and excursions and made the trip easy and effortless. Would highly recommend both Villa Bonita and Santa Teresa. The only thing I would mention is that getting to ST is not easy. I would recommend flying from Liberia or San Jose to Tanbour - we drove from Liberia and as other blogs have mentioned, the roads are terrible. It took us 5 hours to drive down and it was far from enjoyable. Other than that - a 10+ vacation.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
25 Jun 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review! We're glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon.

I'd like to clarify that there are rocks in the surf in front of the villa. If you walk along the beach about 20 yards south of the villa, the rocks end. That is the famous "Luz de Vida" break (or Banana Beach Break, as some call it these days). The rocks end and you can enter and surf.
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