surf vista villas - the birdcage

Villa - Entire home/apt · meters north of Super La Hacienda, Calle, Santa Teresa, Cobano, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Your host, Andrew
6 Reviews
Response rate: 70%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Enjoy the best views in santa teresa . this is a very small 2nd floor ocean view apartment with all amenities .
The apt has a fully equipped kitchen on a private ocean view deck , bathroom w/hot water , queen bed w/new posturpedic mattress , a/c , wireless internet , safes for your valuables and laptop , ipod dock , ceiling fan , and plenty of privacy . we're only a two minute drive or 15 minute walk up a hill from the beach , our only neighbors are the birds and monkeys . we're more than happy to help you arrange your sportfishing trips , wildlife adventures , canopy tours , yoga pilates and spanish classes , sunset horseback riding and more .

Located on our own private hill top with no neighbors, away from the hustle and bustle make for a very relaxing stay. Still close enough to all the great verity of restaurants, surf shops, and always somewhere in town to be social.

Low Season Rates : May 1st - Oct 31st $55/night
High Season Rates : Nov 1st - Apr 30th $65/night
Holiday Rates : Dec 15th - Jan 10th $90/night

Prices are for 1-2 people

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Andrews place is really nice and has a great view.

    May 2014
  • After making our first trip to Santa Teresa, it became very clear that no other place would have been as good as this one. Amazing views, perfect seclusion, sights and sounds of wildlife, and incredible help with things like our ATV rentals. Crystal was amazing.

    February 2014
  • Our stay at the Birdcage was awesome. Juan was so helpful and gave so many great suggestions on places to eat, where to rent surfboards and do yoga. While the birdcage is a great place to stay, try to stay in the other rooms at Surf Vista Villas to have a nicer view and more space - the Birdcage is essentially a bedroom (no closet, etc.) with a kitchen outside and bathroom downstairs. This place is ideal for one person

    August 2013
  • Andy was a generous, laidback, approachable host who made my inaugural trip to Costa Rica one that I'm eager to repeat. My mother and I stayed in the birdcage, roca mar and the nicoya suite over the course of two weeks and couldn't get over the workmanship and comforting touches to each of the rooms. The birdcage is adjacent to the other 4 villas in a standalone in-law type apartment with generous windows surrounding a cabin-like room with a queen bed, and outdoor kitchen. My favorite was our stay in the Roca Mar suite, which is a spacious lofty villa with 3 queen beds, ample air conditioning and fans, fabulous views both from inside and the breath-taking balcony, and truly unique out-door kitchen space on the porch. With family and friends dropping in on the visit, there was so much space, we could each find a quiet place to read and rest between all the beds, hammocks, chairs, and benches all around the villa. Santa Teresa is a very charming hospitable surf town providing a balance between local authenticity and tourism-amenities, and the adjacent beach access is quiet and pristine. The only thing I would've done differently is book a rental car straight from the airport for the duration of the trip. Not partial to putting my mom on an ATV, and finding the driveway-walk a bit daunting at the height of the day, a car is strongly recommended to get the most out of the area/visit (though other visitors to the villa at the same time did seem to manage with a combination of daily atv rentals and buses). Luckily for me, Andy was able to arrange a rental after I arrived and even offered to shop around for the best deal and had it brought right up to the villa- indispensable help for non-speaker tourists! It hasn't been a whole month since my return home and my friends and family are already counting down for an excuse to return. Hoping the 3rd story villa will be ready next time!

    May 2013
  • Though it is a wee bit of a drive away from the town's amenities, the peaceful seclusion and breathtaking ocean and jungle views from the "birdcage" were well worth it! This property was absolutely enchanting.

    Jaun was an excellent host, relaxed and helpful with a wealth of knowledge.

    December 2012
  • It was a nice place to stay. We spent most of our time at the beach and exploring the area. I did not like the roads in and out of town. I found that made it very hard to go places. But the accommodations were good.

    March 2012
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LTCC , south lake tahoe , ca
I've lived in lake tahoe since 1991 and have since grown quite attached to the outdoors . after many years in the snow my desire to be near the ocean grew stronger . after many trips to maui , kauai , and costa rica I found mal pais/santa teresa and never left . it's such a special place . the people , beaches , restaurants , culture and waves are very hard to beat .
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