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view from kitchen and lounge area, sunsetview of 3 famous surf breaks all from emerald abode
Emerald Abode Romantic House with Huge Ocean views
Emerald Abode Romantic House with Huge Ocean views
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

this new abode rests above the emerald jungle tree line, with the perfect view of Santa Teresa's 5 top surf breaks, and 30miles of coast. This Tropical Gem is perfect for a romantic getaway, honeymoons and couples looking for fun in the sun.

The space

newly finished, venetian plaster walls, wood floors, large view of ocean from bed, kitchen and bathroom; private infinity plunge pool with Jacuzzi and walk-out deck and BBQ... all built on hillside with over 30 miles of western sky and ocean views, incredible sunsets, famous surf breaks, modern unique design and décor. Bedroom has a/c for added comfort. Open air kitchen and lounge with huge views.

Guest access

The Emerald Abode sits as a self contained home, with infinity plunge pool and Jacuzzi. this is a very private home, gardens and deck with pool for your total enjoyment.

Interaction with guests

owner will greet you at the 'emerald abode', upon your arrival, spending a moment to orient you. A small handbook will be provided to help you get around town, and find the best attractions, in the attempt to answer most of your questions about the village of Santa Teresa.

Other things to note

the Emerald Abode is a private home built for 2 guests. it sits alone on the hill, and my house sits to the north and below, giving total privacy to my guests. this house is in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Newly Constructed, finished April 2014.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

The owner appreciates and welcomes all Intelligent, respectful, and fun loving guests. this is a NON SMOKING PROPERTY. no parties or visitors at the house that are not part of the original booking. no loud music. guests are responsible for respecting this house, and leaving it in the same condition it was given, any damage or broken items, furniture etc will be charged to the client, and payment will be due in cash upon checking out, no exceptions. a list of house rules are available upon request. NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS DURING THE XMAS NEW YEARS WEEKS WILL BE GIVEN. this includes any reservation between Dec. 15 and Jan. 8 in any given year. NO EXCEPTION.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 18, 2017 - Jan 08, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

14 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
April 2017
Great place!!!

Gesine User Profile
April 2017
It's hard to put into word how amazing our stay with April has been!! The house with its breathtaking view, luxury ambience and cozy and romantic atmosphere is perfectly situated for those who seek to find absolute peace and quiet nestled between trees yet want to be only minutes away from the beach and fun bars and restaurants in Santa Teresa. As passionate surfers we were ecstatic about being able to sit on the terrace and check out the swell each morning and see all of Santa Teresa's breaks. We were surprised to find ourselves surrounded by a family of monkeys one morning, as close as never seen before. April has been the kindest and most generous host that we have encountered so far who was very available when we needed her and was a great resource when planning our activities. She went above and beyond as a hostess, on my birthday she even surprised us with a bottle of champagne in the fridge. She is absolutely wonderful!!! We will be back...

Josh User Profile
March 2017
Great little abode that has great views of Santa Theresa beach. The setup is great! Kitchen is outside with one hammock and the option to put up another on the other side of bedroom. The bedroom does have A/C we maybe used it once - we went early March and it got cool enough at night. The stars at night were spectacular - we often enjoyed the night sky while laying on the outdoor bed. The house also has wifi, tv with dvds (but you won't need that) also board games, towels, spices & charcoal/cylinder and paper for the grill. The supermarket is right down the hill as well as the beach and a short quad drive to get to restaurants. I'd recommend renting the quad over suv makes it easy to get around and is a lot of fun! Plenty of options for shopping and eating. As far as activities we did the Tortuga Island Tour, Horse back riding on the beach and surfing with John. One of our best vacations yet! We hope to return soon. You don't need to look anywhere else - stay here.

Michelle User Profile
February 2017
April was an amazing host. She was very communicative prior to our stay, graciously facilitated transport to and from the Emerald Abode for my Husband and I and also helped us with making dinner reservations. The home itself is beautiful and comfortable. We loved watching the sunset over the Pacific from the kitchen and pool. It's a tranquil, dreamy place to be.

John User Profile
January 2017
April was a wonderful host!! My girlfriend and I booked here last minute due to a lack of power at another hillside location we were supposed to stay, and it was definitely for the better. Emerald abode is nestled in the hills overlooking the ocean, and the view is simply breathtaking. April went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and part of the community in Santa Teresa. When we arrived there was fruit, beer, and wine for us in the fridge. Everything was spotless and well taken care of, and there were many amenities for us to enjoy compliments of April. If you have a chance definitely book here, not only for the accommodation, but also for the chance to meet an inspiring and amazing woman. Thanks April!!

Kristen User Profile
January 2017
What a BEAUTIFUL place to stay!!! This was my husband and I's 3rd trip together to malpais/Santa Teresa and by far was this the BEST! We've chosen to stay in boutique hotels in the past but stumbled upon this jewel and couldn't look any further. We booked a year in advance, even. We were lucky enough to have a week at the Emerald Abode. April (homeowner) is very good about staying on top of everything you are needing and wanting in the perfect vacation. Her place is beautiful with stunning views. We enjoyed the pool every day and night making frozen rum drinks at sunset. We only went out to dinner once because we like to cook, which she has everything you need and more. We rented an Quad for the week, I highly recommend this. It's a steep hill, it makes it easier to get around town on one of these and so fun! April is well known and loved in the area. She can tell you where to go and what to do. She's full of great info. Her house is very clean, she takes pride in her beautiful place, keeping it environmentally friendly and safe. It's so quiet, with a nice breeze we didn't even need the ac! The bugs weren't bad either surprisingly, not one mosquito bite. We enjoyed the hammock made for 2 every night as well. Honestly this by far was the best trip I've ever been on. We are already discussing our next trip staying at Emerald Abode! Thanks April for the wonderful memories, I'll never forget them.

Millie User Profile
November 2016
My husband and I honeymooned in Santa Teresa and at The Emerald Abode and it could not have been better! This is THE perfect spot for a getaway to Costa Rica. Pictures don't do it justice. The home is very private; yet, in less than a 5 minute drive down the hill you are in the heart of the action of Santa Teresa/Malpais! The home is located perfectly within the trees, so you feel like you are part of the landscape. At the same time, you have an incredible view of the ocean and can watch - and hear - the surf! You can watch from the amazing pool- jacuzzi, from the cozy hammock for two on the porch, from the kitchen (equip with anything you might need) and from the bed (comfy). April is an amazing host. She will be as engaged, or not, as you want. She helped us coordinate transportation (rent a quad/ ATV to make getting around town easy and super fun, too), excursions and made sure we had everything we needed. Because of her tenure in the community, she is a wealth of knowledge on everything from where to eat to the history of the town. April has everything you would need at the house, no detail overlooked. Everything from a welcome fruit basket, a folder with information about the region, extra toiletries (in case you forget something), beach gear, bbq supplies... you name it! And, if it isn't already at the house, she will make sure you get what you need. The house was very clean. We only wish we had more days at The Emerald Abode and wouldn't think twice about staying there (URL HIDDEN) fact we are already looking at our calendars for our next visit!

Escazu, Costa RicaJoined in March 2014
April User Profile

love my little piece of paradise in Santa Teresa, and happy to share it with guests.
love my dogs.
Owner of Design and Renovation company in Santa Teresa
Writer and Publisher of local newspaper, The Dirt Road
Owner of the Emerald Abode

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