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Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas

Santa Teresa 60111 Costa Rica
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#14 of 29 hotels in Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas is a small private hilltop resort featuring four Ocean View Suites, a small Apartment & 3rd Floor Rooftop Penthouse all with panoramic ocean/wave/surfer views. Each is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom with hot water, a/c, posturpedic mattresses, ceiling fans, wifi 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, howler monkeys and other local wildlife.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Laptop safe
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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AdamFerguson wrote a review Oct 2019
16 contributions2 helpful votes
Andy and Cota, owners, have an exceptional property and operation going on at the Surf Vista Villas. The view speaks for itself, but the structure and the individual rooms are open, bright, and very comfortable. Kitchens are key to keeping yourself fed when not everything is open down the hill (April-ish to late November). It's far enough off of the main road that you can get into the heart of Santa Teresa if you want, but you're far enough away that you don't hear much of the commotion. Best to have a car or quad if you're staying here, as the driveway is no joke on foot. Don't even try it on a bike. Carry a flashlight if you're walking up at night, and don't worry about the dogs about halfway up. They're very friendly but are just making sure you're not up to no good. Definitely will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: I was upgraded due to some painting in the "birdcage", but you can't go wrong with...
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Kunal wrote a review Aug 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States4 contributions
This place is awesome! The Villa is located up a hill which offers views for stunning sunsets and makes you feel like you're removed from the main town, which we really appreciated. It's spacious, clean, has a pool, and gives you a feel of being amidst the greenery and animals. Note that you absolutely need an ATV or scooter etc. to make the hike up the hill (you'll be needing one anyway if you want to roam around/explore Santa Teresa). Andy and his wife Cota were great hosts! We mainly communicated with Cota, who was kind, patient, and very helpful in arranging pretty much everything for us: surfing lessons, ATV rental, transportation to the airport, recommendations for tours/restaurants etc. Thanks for such a memorable trip, we hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Realkeith wrote a review Apr 2019
Northville, Michigan19 contributions
By far this was our favorite place we stayed in Costa Rica. It is a hidden paradise and one of the most spectacular views and sunset viewing areas imaginable. We had 3 adults in the Mar Azul suite and loved it! It is spacious and clean, and we really enjoyed the indoor and outdoor seating areas. The hammock is my happy place!!! The kitchen is perfect if you want to eat in. Kota was an awesome host, very helpful with suggestions of things to do and places to go, and even with directions when we had to reroute due to a closed road when leaving on our way back to San Jose :) The local grocery, Super Ronnie, was a daily stop and great value! They had everything from beer and wine to a meat counter, produce and staples. The pool and grounds were beautiful. The road in and out was an adventure, but added to the feeling of being secluded in paradise! Our morning greeters (Dexter and Mila) were the best! Can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: all rooms are great, we loved the corner view from Mar Azul
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Julia wrote a review Feb 2019
3 contributions
We had such a fantasitic visit here for our honeymoon. We stayed in the penthouse for a week and it exceeded all our expectations! We scheduled our activites everyday so that we were always back in time to watch the amazing sunset up there. Andy and Cota were so helpful with suggestions for food, atv rental, excursions, etc! I wish we could give this place 10 stars!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Trail518087 wrote a review Jan 2019
South Lake Tahoe, California3 contributions
First off, the booking process was very simple after Andy + Kota answered a few of my questions via email. I was concerned about driving there as I’ve driven in CR before and was aware of the very unmarked roads. They sent me an email with explicit directions and landmarks. Very helpful. Found the place with no problem. On arrival, both Andy + Kota were both so friendly and helpful, treating my son and I just like houseguests. There were fresh cut flowers in our rooms. More than enough cooking appliances/ dishes. The property itself is beyond imaginable and was immaculate. Pool was clean and never too busy. It’s Quiet, far enough from road you don’t hear motorbikes, but close enough to town. Very Clean! No creepy crawly bugs in room, (as I’ve experienced elsewhere in CR) There is hot water, whereas many other places I stayed did not have hot water. Plenty of towels. Andy + Kota were helpful with recommendations and local tips. Dogs onsite were very friendly and gentle. Will definitely book this property again next visit to Santa Teresa.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$53 - US$158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
Nearby attractions include Denga (0.9 km) and Design By Sig (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Satori Terrace Sushi Bar, The Somos Cafe, and Nami.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Santa Teresa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa Teresa Surf Vista Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.