About this listing
Villas Almendro is 1 of 4 villas at Villas Solar. 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen and the other w/ 2 full sized beds, sleeps up to 6 comfy. Full kitchen, living room, tv, ac, wifi, parking, balcony, and patio with hammock and great view. 2 min to surf!
Nov-April $145/nt $975/wk
May-Oct $110/nt $730/wk
Located just 2 minutes walking from the best waves in the area for surfing, Villa Solar is a collection of 4 villas in the center of Santa Teresa.
We offer high speed wifi, an on-site caretaker, and a a concierge service for rentals, spa services, and tips on the best restaurants around town.
We are centrally located making it easy to walk virtually everywhere and we have a beautiful location just steps from the beach. Come join us in Paradise and surf the best waves in Costa Rica.
*** High Season begins Nov 15th-April 30th. Prices change to $145 per night and $975 per week.
Interaction with Guests
I stop in almost daily to check on the property. Guests can always reach me otherwise by phone, email, or asking the onsite caretaker to contact me.
Santa Teresa is noted as one of the most beautiful beaches in central America and is ideal for both beginner and advanced surfers. There are many surf schools and also hidden surf spots still left uncrowded.
With many ethnicities settling here, there is excellent cuisine from Italian, Japanese, Argentina, Spanish, and French. We are located beside 2 typical Costa Rican restaurants and just down the road from the super market.
Buses are available in town. Rent a cars are not needed but can be helpful for getting here and about. Lots of people just rent bikes or atvs.
We cater to a mellow crowd, not a party location. Although there is plenty of nightlife in town, we ask guests to be respectful during their stay. We live in a beautiful location at the beach so we also ask that everyone be conscious of keeping our beaches clean and try to recycle. Thanks and pura vida
Greg was super friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Plus, the location was perfect -- 2 minute walk to the beach and right next to the grocery/restaurants/surf shop.
Greg was a wonderful host and the house was great! So was Elisa, the caretaker. The house was clean and tidy with great air condition. The beds were comfy and as a family of four it was great with two bedrooms, one for our kids (aged 7 and 4) and one for my partner and me. The location is right in the middle of Santa Teresa and the beach is a few minutes away. Wi-fi worked well. Our kids really appreciated Gregs dog Luna. :)
The only thing we missed was a pool, mostly because of our youngest son who really loves to swim but can't be at the beach all day.
Greg was never far away and always answered any questions via mail both before and during our stay.
We highly recommend this place! Pura vida!
Best place to stay in Santa Teresa without a doubt
Greg is an awesome host! we always felt very at home/ safe on our stay and he was always easy to contact whenever we needed anything. The location of this apartment was also amazing, exactly what we were looking for and exactly what was promised. We will be back soon..Pura Vida !
Even after seeing the beautiful pics of Villa Solar on Airbnb and reading the flattering reviews, the actual place was even better in person. The grounds are beautiful, the location is perfect, and Greg was super helpful while still totally respecting our space.
Location-wise, the Villas are about 2 minutes walk away from surf breaks, right next to sodas and cafes and a grocery store, and surrounded by surf shops. The Villa itself was super clean, and you can tell a lot of time and attention went into the construction and design of the place. Our neighbors were a couple with a 1-year old, and the walls are so thick that we never heard a peep from them (even though they assured us that he was in the process of teething). We spent a lot of time lounging on the beautiful front patio, hanging out in the hammock and watching howler monkeys. The kitchen was totally equipped so we were able to cook large meals and relax after a day of surf.
This was by far the best place we stayed while in Costa Rica; we will definitely be contacting Greg again if/when we return to ST.
Sidenote: the doggie on the property is one of the sweetest souls you'll ever meet.
If you're coming to PST to surf, I strongly recommend this place. The Villa is basic, but well maintained and has everything you need. The real asset here is the owner Greg. You're essentially getting a concierge, and a guy willing to go completely out of his way to help you, give local advice, and he is super diligent and on top of it. Can't say enough about his attitude and willingness to help in any spot. 5 stars.
Greg is a great host, he was very helpful, answered all our questions, gave us good restaurant recommendations and spent a lot of his time helping us get the luggage that was lost by the airline.
The villa has very large rooms, clean and perfect location. Highly recommended. Thank you Gregg!
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About the Host, Greg
I am a die hard surfer, born and raised in New York and moved to San Diego after college. i found Santa Teresa in 1998 and fell in love. The waves are excellent, the people are amazing, and the tropical setting is one of the most beautiful in the world. cant see myself living anywhere else!!!