About this listing
Our 2br ocean view villa sleeps up to 5 people. Enjoy amazing views from your own private deck overlooking Santa Teresa Beach as well as our beautiful infinity pool. Daily breakfast included.
Our quiet 2 bedroom ocean view villa sleeps up to 5 people. This beautiful villa has 2 adjoining rooms, making it the perfect accommodation for a small group or family. 1 room has a king size bed with small closet and a safe to secure valuables. The 2nd room has a double bed and a single sofa/bed as well as a small refrigerator. There is a large private outdoor bathroom and hot shower which faces out to jungle surroundings.
The private deck overlooks our beautiful infinity pool. Some of the most amazing sunsets can regularly be seen from here.
Gumbo Limbo is a boutique bed & breakfast located in the hills of Santa Teresa, just 600 meters to Santa Teresa beach, town and several great restaurants and cafes. Along with stunning ocean views, Gumbo Limbo's central, hilltop location provides seclusion- a nice break from the bustle of town, while being only a 2 minute drive to the beach and main road. As we are situated on a large hill, a 4x4 vehicle, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads, is needed to reach our property.
Each of our villas is surrounded by tropical lush nature, giving total privacy and a real feeling of being in the jungle, while still having complete comfort. From every corner of our property, you can find amazing ocean and mountain views. Our beautiful infinity pool is the perfect spot to relax and watch the best sunsets Santa Teresa has to offer.
A full daily breakfast with fresh fruits/yogurt/granola, scrambled eggs and gallo pinto (Costa Rican traditional breakfast) is served daily in our ocean view dining area and is included in the rate.
We are located 600 meters from Santa Teresa Beach and town, just 2 minutes drive to the beach access road, many restaurants and cafes. As we are situated on a hill, we recommend a 4x4 vehicle to reach us, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads. We are happy to assist with ATV/quad or car rental if you need, and can also help if you have any questions about tours, activities or surf lessons.
Other accommodation options:
Please don't hesitate to inquire about our other accommodation options (Our 1BR villa and 2 ocean view rooms- listings can be found under my profile)
Interaction with Guests
Our guests are our priority. It comes natural for us to host people and make new friends, so it is our pleasure to cover every small detail and accommodate our guests' needs so that they have the best time while staying with us. Many of our guests have told us that their experience visiting Gumbo Limbo felt more like staying with old friends, than staying at a hotel. Whether it's sharing a surf session or an Argentinean asado together, we look forward to having you!!
Santa Teresa is one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica. We offer surf instruction/lessons and can provide surfboard rental.
Other popular activities in Santa Teresa and around include:
Yoga, Horse back riding, Fishing, Stand up paddle boarding, Zip Lining (Canopy tours), ATV/Quad tours, Visiting the nearby Butterfly Farm, Waterfalls and Rock Pools
Nearby Mal Pais is less than a 10 minute drive. Other nearby attractions: Playa Hermosa (10 minutes), Montezuma (40 minutes), Cabo Blanco National Park (40 minutes).
We are located just 600 meters from Santa Teresa beach and town. As we are situated on a hill, we recommend a 4x4 vehicle to reach us, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads. We are happy to assist with ATV/quad or car rental if you need.
Other Things to Note
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Juan est très sympathique et l'endroit très confortable. Nous avons été surpris par l'absence de moustique et la température beaucoup plus clémente en haut que dans la ville malgré l'absence d'air climatisée. Il faut faire attention à la route car très étroite et abrupte. Il faut absolument un 4x4 pour s'y rendre.
Great place. Amazing part of Costa Rica with beautiful beaches and great eating and drinking.
I can't say enough about Juan, Ale, Larry, Trapo (dog) and everyone else at Gumbo Limbo! Truly a one of kind, unique experience you get at this place. From the infamous hill you go up to get to Gumbo Limbo, to the breathtaking sunsets in the pool, to the fabulous homemade breakfast they make for you, this place is awesome! Juan and Ale go out of their way to get you what you need and Larry does a killer job in keeping the place kept up.
Staying at Gumbo Limbo feels like home. There is a level of comfort you get there that you can't find at resorts and hotels. I can't wait to go back to visit the people, whom I consider friends, and the place I consider home, Gumbo Limbo!!
Until next time my friends,
Matt and Temple
Driving up the hill to reach the Villas is well worth the view and experience once you arrive. We loved the location on top of the hill overlooking the surf of Playa Santa Teresa! The Villa has an amazing open air feeling with an outdoor shower/bath area. Juan is a great host and Larry was always available to make sure we had everything we needed. Plan to enjoy sunset at least once in the infinity edge pool :-)
Ale and Juan are terrific hosts. We stayed at the 2 bedroom apartment and it was beautifully appointed and as pictured. It was tranquil and lovely. Ale and Juan went out of their way to make us comfortable, welcoming us as old friends. Our stay at Santa Teresa was a memorable one thanks to Juan and Ale, who gave us the best recommendation to restaurants and beaches and views. They make a killer passion fruit basil margarita, a must try.
We look forward to our next visit.
We absolutely LOVED everything about our stay at Gumbo Limbo! It was beautiful, clean, comfortable, and a little slice of heaven all while feeling like home. The drive up the mountain to Gumbo Limbo created the perfect amount of separation from the noise and crowds of town yet still was within 5 minutes of the beach. Santa Teresa has so much to offer but we would have been lost without Juan and his uncanny ability to be a great host. He was so accommodating and did not steer us wrong once. Whether it be dinner reservations, car rental, a fishing guide, or the perfect beach spot; his recommendations and referrals were spot on! Breakfast was awesome and his fish tacos are the best we've ever had! We look forward to making it back to Gumbo Limbo and hope that Juan knows if he ever needs a place to stay in the Philadelphia area, our doors will be open to him!
Great place, stunning view. The house is located just off the road, up
the hill. From the balcony, relaxing in the hammock you can see the
ocean. One morning we actually saw howler monkeys flying from tree to
tree. Nice pool as well.
Juan was a great host. Due to the raining season the road was in a bad
condition , and not accessible with our car (note: when we left, they
started paving it, so this should not be a problem any more). Juan
took us up and down again with his 4x4, every time we asked him. He
also help us out with surf lessons. Many thanks Juan!
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About the Host, Juan
Mi adicción es surfear, lo que me ha llevado estos últimos años a distintos lugares y he aprendido que viajando se conoce gente que vale la pena. Espero ahora poder tener la oportunidad de hospedar a esas personas!