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Each of these new rental houses allow for gracious and relaxed indoor/outdoor living and very modern conveniences such as air conditioning and ceiling fans, complete kitchens with modern appliances and comfortable, well-built bedroom and living room furniture. You will enjoy coming home to relax after long beachwalks, sunset picnics and days spent exploring the beautiful Santa Teresa/Mal Pais area.
Built in 2006-2007, CasasPuraVida has its own private gated entrance 1.2 kilometers from downtown Santa Teresa. The houses have privacy and the gardens are planted with colorful flowers, cactus gardens, almond trees, tropical palms and local trees such as "plumeria" and ylang-ylang. Sit quietly and you will likely see iguanas,colorful birds, butterfly, lizards and crabs in the gardens. A refreshing outdoor pools are steps away from the houses and the two-minute walk to the beach is down a lovely and peaceful garden path.
The houses are furnished with comfortable handmade Costa Rican wicker and wood furniture. The houses have quiet and effective air conditioning units and ceiling fans in the bedrooms and in the kitchen and living room areas.
The white sand beach in front of the house is breathtaking, pristine and great for walking, sunning, exploring, surfing and watching the fabulous Costa Rican sunsets. The warm tropical water makes surfing a joy and the waves are consistently good year-round. The beach break waves are fast, clean, hollow and on any given day - perfect.
The entire property is private, fenced, secure and well-maintained. You will find a safe in each house and a modern security system. A caretaker unit is at the entrance to the property and the lovely native Costa Rican native who serves as the maid for the property is frequently on site.
Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are less than a ten-minute drive and the area now includes supermarkets, a pharmacy, hotels, restaurants, shops and spas. Two beautiful beachfront hotels, Florblanca and Milarepa, are open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are a short stroll down the beach from CasasPuraVida. Flora Blanca also offers great yoga classes.
You will find your visit here to be a perfect combination of the rugged beauty of Costa Rica, the peaceful serenity of a hammock on the terrace, and all the modern comforts of home. You will long remember your pleasant strolls to the beach and the beautiful sunsets you watched with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you soon! Pura vida!
Greenwich, CT USA
July 23, 2008
Beautiful location but house badly misrepresented. Very far from luxury. Not even comfortable. Dirt, mold and mildew. Amenities - washer/dryer, phone, TV, dishwasher, gas grill, microwave - NONE AVAILABLE. My family left early - just couldn't take it. Owner said he would give partial refund, asked for my bank wire info, then did not. Sorry I trusted owner. Next family that moved in also left early - too dirty for them too. The toilets didn't function properly, even though we were careful to not put toilet paper into the toilets as requested by the signs in the bathrooms. But no accommodation was made for the used toilet paper! I could go on. But all this is unacceptable for an expensive rental. Much better values all around.
Aumsville, OR USA
February 23, 2008
Very nice home separate from the town activities. However, there was construction going on next door for the entire week--very noisy & distracting. Owners did not inform us ahead of time this was happening. Trucks coming & going all day, pounding, & beeping from a backhoe (backup alarm). Close to beach, and lots of security. Grill didn't work and the A/C leaked. Don't count on privacy. The staff come by everyday to clean the house and pool and the caretaker will walk around the property frequently to check on water supply, etc. They will stand around and chat amongst themselves whether you're there or not, sometimes bringing their kids with them. I was in the pool once and looked up at the house to see the maid and caretaker standing inside talking. I walked up to ask if something was wrong and they just said no, they were talking. NO PRIVACY.