About this listing
This basic room is perfect for surfers and budget travellers. Located close to the road, it is only 150 meters from the famous Banana Beach Surf Break. 3 beds, small fridge, coffee maker, air-conditioner, safe, wireless Internet, and patio.
Located 150 meters from the beach on the ground floor of a two story building , this room, Mango Room, has 2 double beds and a single bed, which accomodates up to 5 people, a small fridge, kitchenette, air-conditioner, a safe, wireless Internet, private bathroom with hot water. Outside there is a patio with chairs and a table. It is only a short walk to our shared swimming pool. Perfect for Surfers and Budget Travellers.
The Room is located on the Luz de Vida Property.
Shared Swimming Pool
Easy Beach Access
Banana Beach Lounge/Restuarant/Bar
Interaction with Guests
We are always accessible by phone and email. We live nearby.
From Dec 20, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
We had a lovely stay in Santa Theresa. Emilya was helpful and attentive. The room was clean and had all that we needed. The swimming pool was great for the children and the beach is stunning - perfect for sunsets!
My boyfriend and I came during the low season at the end of August and got the downstairs room (room 105) with the 3 beds. We didn't get to meet Emilya (we could only contact her through airbnb), but she seemed nice and answered the messages promptly. There would be no one around, so if you are looking to quickly ask someone for help or tips about the area, you're out of luck. The beds were very uncomfortable and one of them had dirty sheets and had a few ants crawling in it. It definitely wasn't a "deal;" you definitely get what you pay for, so if you need to save a buck or two and just need a roof over your head this is the place for you. The room was very hostel-ish and just seemed like a motel with bad wifi service. We did like that the water was hot, the A/C worked, and that it was beachfront. Other than that, nothing remarkable. We probably won't be staying again, at least not in that room and not in the low season. Being in the bungalows during high season is probably a better option.
Thank you very much for your feedback. As you pointed out, in this time of year almost all of our workers go on vacation, so there weren't many people around. I should have made sure you had my phone number so that you could contact me faster if you needed something from me.
My requirements for a beach vacation are simple. Airconditioning. Good internet connection. A clean room with a hot shower. And, of course, proximity to the beach. Emilya provided all of those and more. Very good with communications to set up the reservation. Very helpful with questions during the 10 days I stayed at her place with my two children. We loved being so close to both the beach and the restaurant/bar on the sand. I would definitely stay there again.
I have stayed here three times, and would come back in a heartbeat! The location of Las Villas is ideal; walkable distance to both Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, has a nice pool area with internet, a beautiful beach, great restuarant and fun and friendly staff. The neighboring establishments on the beach have nice sets ups and food as well on this section
of the beach. My favorite place to watch the sunset was right from Las Villas Beach, also known as Banana Beach. The outdoor bar and restuarant, with seating and hammocks right on the beach was lit with candles at night. Food was delicious and the staff always upbeat and welcoming. The cleaning and ground staff were friendly and kind. I had to make several changes to my reservations due to unexpected events. Marcella and Emilyla consistently surprised me with their patient and accommodating replies. I also appreciated their respnse rate to my emails before, during, and in between my stays. Las Villas is run with an air of professionalism; they were fair, flexible, and a joy to work with. Helen Jade Lee, Teacher from Alaska
My friend and I came to Santa Theresa to go surfing but we didn't want to stay in a hostel. Luckily, we found this place. It has an amazing swimming pool, it's right on the beach and there's a nice restaurant right down the street. The room was simple and clean and in a great location. We had a wonderful time. It was so nice to find a place right on the beach that was also affordable. It was a great experience, and I highly recommend it.
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About the Host, Emilya
I've lived in Santa Teresa for over 12 years, and enjoy offering people an amazing experience for their vacation. My goal is to satisfy my guests so that they want to come back, and many of them do!