Surf Trip to Santa Teresa CR Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carretera 160, Playa Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Playa Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

This clean & cozy studio, just a few minutes walk from a gorgeous section of beach, and great Santa Teresa surf spots is perfect for a couple (or one person) on a budget. It's a great home base for sleeping, cooking & showering in between adventures.

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This clean & cozy studio, just a few minutes walk from a gorgeous section of beach, and great Santa Teresa surf spots is perfect for a couple (or one person) on a budget. It's a great home base for sleeping, cooking & showering in between adventures.

The Space

My friend Jesus is willing to rent out the studio apartment attached to his house to a clean, quiet, respectable couple. He and his wife are an older couple that rent this apartment out sometimes during the high season. They are a very nice, traditional Tico couple that will help you with whatever, and stay out of your way. All they ask is that you don't make noise and treat their place with the utmost courtesy.

The apartment is clean and basic. It is a studio attached to the main house with its own entrance, and is totally private. It has a comfortable matrimonial bed, a small bathroom and cold-water shower, refrigerator, two-burner stove top, kitchen sink, and a dining table. There is no AC. It is hot in the afternoon, but a fan will keep you cool enough at night.

It is located a 5-minute walk to a gorgeous section of Playa Santa Teresa. The apartment is right next door to Super La Hacienda, so you can easily get all your supplies. The local bus leaves from there at noon and 4 to make it easy for you to get around.

There are several good restaurants within a 10 minute walk. You will be right between Kika's & RocaMar, so you can walk to the best parties on Thursday (Kika's) & Sunday night (RocaMar).

Guest Access

Kitchen with 2 burner stove, basic pots/pan/utensils, refrigerator, shower. It is your own private space close to the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Interaction with Guests

I'll just check you in. The owners, Jesus & Roxana, live next door. It's like a Tico duplex. They will stay out of your way. Feel free to ask them (in Spanish) for local tips, or to have meals cooked for you. You can leave the key with them.

Getting around

If you rent a quad, there is room to park it at the house. You can walk everywhere you really need to go, though. A local bus leaves from Super La Hacienda (the adjacent supermarket) everyday at noon and 4 pm. It goes all the way to Cóbano, and can take you to El Cruce (the entrance to the beach at Playa Carmen) where the ATMs and the main commercial area are located.

Other Things to Note

A Santa Teresa Costa Rica vacation is an unforgettable experience because of the beautiful beach, wonderful waves, cool cosmopolitan vibe, and healthy atmosphere. Come live pura vida and learn first hand what this famous phrase is all about.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $249 /week
Monthly Price: $549 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
  • Joe was a friendly and helpful host.
    The room itself was cleaned and we had plenty of space. The location is close to the amazing Santa Terese beach. However the room is next to the street which makes it a bit noisy and there is not much suitable space to sit outside. This makes it more a space to sleep and to cook your meal.
    To sum it up: In comparison to the prices of other places at Santa Terese it is a good price and a nice host.

    January 2014
    Response from Joe:

    Great, thanks Joerg! It was nice to meet you guys, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves at the beach in Santa Teresa.

    January 2014
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I love to travel, have visitors, and meet cool people from around the world. My favorite travel destinations are tropical ones with beautiful beaches, and mountains to hike around in. To me there is nothing better than swimming in the ocean, running on the beach, and eating fresh fish & fruit. I also like to visit big cities. My other favorite activity is exploring big, old cities. In the U.S., my favorite ones are New York & San Francisco. I've been to Tokyo, Bangkok, Paris, Rome, and Rio de Janeiro. There are still a lot more mega cities on the list, like Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Madrid, Milano, Berlin, and Shanghai. The best vacation reading I recommend is Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates, Villa Incognito, and Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. I also highly recommend The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie. I learned Spanish in Caracas, Venezuela in an exchange program at Centro Venezolano Americano. I taught English & learned Spanish in the school, and made many wonderful friends. Then I worked as a journalist at The Daily Journal, the English language newspaper of Venezuela. That was a great experience because I was the cultural reporter and wrote about the arts, theater, music, and dance scenes in Caracas. I also got to meet & interview most of the ambassadors stationed there, and write reports about their countries, and the activities of their embassies in Venezuela. I ended up living there for three years and having a fabulous time. Then I traveled around Colorado, Oregon, and California selling Venezuelan artesanía at art fairs in mountain towns. I hung out in Berkeley for awhile until my uncle convinced me I ought to move to Maui. That was a great idea! I moved to Maui to go to massage school and stayed 5.5 years having a good time. I worked as a massage therapist at a hotel on the beach and was a DJ at night. I got to DJ for many wonderful weddings in gorgeous Hawaiian settings. I also held down a great Friday night party at Jacques' in Paia for four years. That was a blast, and I got to meet cool music lovers from all over the world. I'm really into funky music from across the globe. I love 70s funk, new funk, & Brazilian Samba Soul. I'm a huge jazz fan too. Reggae & Dub are right up there as well. I love African Soukous, and other joyful African dance music. Salsa & Samba are a couple of my favorites too. I love happy, melodic, poly-rhythmic music from anywhere. My style of travelling is to live as local as possible. It is fun to meet people from there, or ex-patriates that have been there a long time, wherever it may be. I often travel to visit a friend that lives in a cool place. When I go to exotic places I like to travel to learn something -- the language (like I did in Italy) or Thai Massage (like I did in Chiang Mai). I like to go places to do outdoor stuff too, like trekking in La Gran Sabana in Venezuela. I also like to go to big cities and just eat & drink my way around funky neighborhoods like The East Village NYC, or wandering ancient streets in Rome. Travelling for a music fest is great too. I really want to go to the Montreal Jazz Fest. I look forward to being a very welcoming host. You can expect to hear music that makes you happy, and find a host that is eager to listen to your stories. And, I also know when to leave you alone to relax, or go do your own thing. I'm the host & manager of The Jungle House, a big rustic vacation home with 6 rooms, 150 feet from the beach, and surrounded by jungle. I am making it available to independent teachers -- yoga, massage therapy, surf guides, ecologists/naturalists, photography, watercolor, etc. -- that want to bring their students down for a learning retreat in paradise. And, of course, I'l have rooms for rent to new friends from AirBnB. My motto is explore the world and invite others in to share what you've learned.
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