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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 3   Sleeps: 8  Type: House

3 Full baths

Casa Buena Vida - 100 Meters From the Beach
TripAdvisor property ID 4289604

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Santa Teresa today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2600 to as high as $3200, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 24, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Pacifico S.
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Calendar last updated:
24 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Santa-teresa Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 3 Full baths


Reviews (16)

Excellent – based on 16 reviews Excellent
16 reviews

Very Good

“Laid Back Paradise!”

Reviewed 30 May 2014

The photos don’t do it justice! Casa Buena Vida is the perfect place for a laid back getaway. This home is so peaceful and naturally gorgeous that I often stayed by the pool while my fellow travelers walked to the beach just a few steps at the end of the road. The trees and flowers are breathtaking. We enjoyed watching birds, iguanas and even howler monkeys. The house is conducive to chilling, which we really needed. It’s easy to hang out at the pool, on the patio or indoors on the big couch or around the table. Everything we needed – except surfboards, but we had those delivered – was right there. Case Buena Vida is centrally located so although we didn’t have a car, we were able to walk to the shops and restaurants both on the beach and along the main road in town. It’s also next door to a small hotel with a restaurant and spa, so it was like having hotel amenities while staying in a house. Because we walked everywhere and swam and surfed every day, we slept hard at night. The comfy beds and air conditioning helped, too! The owner was very easy to work with and helped with recommendations on grocery delivery, eating out and activities. She didn’t steer us wrong. There is even a book with recommendations for things to do and places to go in the house. We had a blast and will definitely be back! I’d recommend to anyone!

“Great House/Spot in the world!!!”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2014

This is my first review of anything online...and there is a reason why. Our group of 3 couples and a friend decided to stay here, so glad we did. Couldn't of asked for a more convenient spot in Santa Teresa/Malpais with a great house and pool. The owner Melanie took great care to hook up the property and all of its amenities. 180 Steps to the beach (I counted)and a really great surf break (so many nice waves), relaxing pool during the hot part of the day, big cook-together kitchen with a great terrace, king size beds. Even a terrace to the bedrooms upstairs which we didn't even use. The Cabina is a nice addition to for the more secluded couple. It's nicely sectioned off with a gate and your own parking and has an alarm system/safe. Felt very comfortable and safe, seriously an awesome spot to chill...even without having to go anywhere. While I surfed my friends had some great adventures nearby, picking them right out front to go snorkeling in Montezuma at Tortuga. Also would recommend a hike exploring Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve which was deep in nature with a whole bunch of exotic creatures along the way. Don't forget to read all of her recommendations/ recommendations were spot on. Thanks Melanie, can't wait to come back down the road!

“lovely house near the beach”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2014

This is a beautiful, incredibly well-designed and conveniently located house -- great pool and garden, just steps to the beach and around the corner from grocery stores, restaurants and yoga. Since my husband doesn't drive and we have a teenager, it was great because they could wander off by themselves without needing a car (which is not the case with many other rentals in Santa Teresa). The house itself is well-equipped and the owner was very cooperative and accommodating.

“Excellent place to stay!”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2014

I loved staying here. The location is amazingly close to the beach - just a short walk to the water, where you are treated to vast stretches of gorgeous sand and water, almost undiscovered (with very few locals or tourists around). Coming from la, I didn't know that kind of place still existed! The home felt secure and very well maintained. Everything worked. The staff that came onsite helped us with everything we needed. The owners had recommended to us some of the local restaurants, and we soaked in some of the easy breezy Tico lifestyle by going to our favorites several times. Our two young children had a blast too, and we alternated most days between beach and the really nice pool. I'd highly recommend the property.

“Excellent week long visit with 3 year old twins in tow!”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2014

My husband, twin 3 year old girls, and I stayed at this home for about a week in May 2013. We honeymooned in Costa Rica in 2007, but this was our first time to this region. It was an excellent experience and I highly recommend this home. The kitchen is well equipped, the air conditioning kept us comfortable as needed, the beds were comfortable, and the space was very clean and well maintained. The pool was perfect for our little ones - with a cut out area that was wading level depth for them to hang out in. We spent time at the beach which was a short walk away and went to several really great restaurants.

“Exactly what we wanted”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2011

This house is amazing. The only thing you'll regret when you arrive, is not booking it for longer. Beautiful, home, gorgeous yard and pool. Super close to beach and everything town has to offer. Awesome beds. Loved that they had screens on all the windows so we could open at night. Really appreciated the cold beer in fridge when I arrived and helpful, friendly property manager. Can't wait to go again and stay longer next time.

“Lovely House by the beach”

Reviewed 6 Apr 2010

The house is beautiful, modern, and tastefully decorated. I remember the mattresses and linens were very nice. The pool is beautiful, if a little on the small side, and the location, a short walk to all the best restaurants is great. It is a one minute walk down the road to the beach, which is visible from the 2nd story (where the bedrooms are located.) We had a delightful breakfast every morning at the french bakery/cappuccino place on the main road- about a ten minute walk into town. The house is right off the main road, so opening the windows on the "road" side of the house can be noisy, but we just opened the windows on the other side and it was great. Highly recommend staying there. We will be back.

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