Geoffrey McCabe

La Casona, Luxurious Private Beachfront Estate with Great Surf

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La Casona is a splendid rustic villa for rent in Santa Teresa on one of the most beautiful beachfront properties in the whole area with surfing bang in front of the property. They built La Casona with the help of skilled local carpenters of indigenously harvested timber, hand milled on the property.

La Casona, which literally means “stately home” in Spanish, is a striking and comfortable Costa Rican colonial style structure with rustic beams, sparkling white concrete and teak floors, lofty ceilings and breezy verandas that surround the building. It has five air conditioned bedrooms all facing the pool and the ocean which can sleep up to 11 guests. With its magical guest house The Palm Grove, which has an additional three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the property can sleep up to 19 guests. The exclusive independent guesthouse Palm Grove is also nestled on the same property and features three bedrooms and a pool. It is adjacent to but totally independent from La Casona. The owner Melania and her family are known to be fantastic hosts and can whip up simply delectable local meals.

Features and Amenities

La Casona offers a charming countryside appeal infused with a dramatically contemporary ambiance with elevated ceilings and large verandas.  The floors are made from hardwood teak planks and beams are crafted out of white polished concrete. There are five bedrooms with views of the pool or the ocean. This stylish hacienda offers tropical inspired furniture including sultry day-beds for ultimate relaxation.  A well-designed kitchen is available for guests to whip up meals of their choice in the backdrop of Santa Teresa’s famed sunset. A private chef and a daily cleaning staff can be arranged upon request. Other entertainment offerings include a home movie projector and screen and a pool table perfect for group bonding.

The property offers 5-8 bedrooms, depending on whether the Guest House is included or not along with 5-8 bathrooms, 7 rooms that have queen beds, 1 rooms has 2 queen size bed and 1 room that has a single and a bunked or a queen bed if preferred. All bedrooms feature a balcony, deck or terrace and we offer fine cotton sheets, feather pillows and comfortable, high quality mattresses; all rooms have A/C, ceiling fans and French doors. La Casona also has a gourmet kitchen with a 6 burner gas stove. DW, large stainless steel fridge/freezer, shiny white terazzo kitchen counters, blender, juicer, coffeemaker, ice cream maker and French Press. Guests can enjoy unlimited fresh coconut water from the property’s own coconuts.

The Hacienda is housed on three and a half beach front acres. It is adorned in elaborate tropical villa style with aesthetic and relaxing looking rattan sofas and armchairs and provides an amazing chef’s kitchen with professional 6-burner gas stove and huge stainless steel fridge/freezer. Many furnishings and textiles are sourced from their travels around the world. There is a deep pool, pool-table, day-beds and many hammocks for lazy lounging in addition to Palm-roofed Ranchos. There is a pool table and a large Yoga platform that can easily accommodate twelve yogis. The beach front grounds are filled with Coconut Palms, Mango trees, Papaya, Water Apple, Banana and Platano trees attracting plenty of wild guests such as Monkeys, squirrels and exotic birds. Guests can enjoy the villa’s in house grown fruits. There is WIFI and a film screen with projector and a huge library of DVDs for some fun holidays flicks viewing pleasure.

La Casona has excellent surfing right in front and their guests have a large choice of activities for all ages, from power packed adventure excursions on horseback rides along the beaches (with a couple of horses owned by the property) to flying through the tree tops on a zip line or relaxing with a massage under the palm trees or even a private Yoga session at daybreak or sunset. They can also offer surf instruction, beauty treatments, fishing, horseback riding and meditation. La Cason also has the required facilities to host a fantastic destination wedding. They feature incredible Moroccan tents for large events along with a daily maid service, laundry, chef available by request (local Costa Rican dishes or international cuisine). There is a resident caretaker and security on the property. The property can also provide baby sitting on request. The pool area is encircled by tropical flowers with day beds for resting,
reading, snoozing or catching up with fellow travelers, a pleasant venue where you can enjoy a drink after a tiring surfing day.

Guests will love relaxing in this classy and intimate hacienda with its stunning and comfortable tropical furnishings. La Casona offers a chef’s kitchen, pool, pool-table, day-beds for lounging or for having a massage, as well as WIFI, and a projector screen in the living room. Guests can have a drink in the backdrop of the region’s beautiful sunsets or just lie lazily on one of the several relaxing hammocks, daybeds, grounds or by the pool. There is also the option of taking up a Yoga lesson in their private shala overlooking the waves or renting one of the horses for a ride on the 7 kilometers long, idyllic beach.

Attractions Nearby

La Casona has 70 meters beachfront and is situated 1 kilometer North to the entry of Santa Teresa with an incredible surf in front. The small boutique Hotel Tropico Latino is housed in the vicinity with its natural spa. They are totally secluded yet close to shopping, bar hopping destinations and restaurants.

For the non surfer there is excellent Yoga, horseback riding, fishing with the fishermen, exploring Cabo Blanco Natural Park and many other attractions in and around La Casona. There is even an underwater volcano to explore for the more intrepid travelers. At sunset all visitors flock to the nearby beach to admire another spectacular sunset in Santa Teresa while making plans for the evening. In tourist season there is a thriving nightlife in Santa Teresa with local Baile or international Dj’s on the beach at Dia Y Noche. Guests can enjoy a nice meal at Habenero’s on the beach. Tomato’s Pizza, The Bakery and Chicken Joes also have great food. You can also do a boat tour to Tortuga Island. Montezuma is an exciting destination to go hiking up to the waterfalls or a lazy swim. The Cabo Blanco nature reserve is a short drive away is another tourist gem. Guests can also go on a fishing trip out of Mal Pais.



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