About this listing
This is a lovely two-storey apartment in rustic-chic style. It is located very close (2-minute walk) to the best surf spot in the beautiful and lush beach of Santa Teresa.
The apartment has two bedrooms (each with a double bed), plus two twin size sofa-beds in the living room.
It also has a small kitchen integrated to the living room area, and a bathroom.
Both bedrooms are equipped with A/C.
The apartment occupies the second and third floors of one of the three houses that make up Griss Lodge.
The hotel has a lovely garden, swimming pool and jacuzzi, as well as a barbecue area.
This area has hammocks placed in shaded spots, perfect for relaxation.
We also offer you room cleaning service, linens and towels.
Santa Teresa is a perfect beach for surfers and people who love nature. We have our own surf school and can offer you surf lessons and rental boards.
Once here, we will be more than happy to help you organize many other activities in the area.
We can arrange special packages for long stay. Feel free to ask us. :)
Griss Lodge is a family-friendly hotel. Most of our guests are surfers, and we like to keep a very relaxed atmosphere here.
We ask our guests not to make a lot of noise early in the morning or late at night.
The swimming pool is open between 8 am and 10 pm.
If you wish to use the barbecue area, all you have to do is ask us, so we can reserve a slot for you. We ask our guests to pretty please clean the barbecue area after themselves.
Please, no smoking in the house.
Also, we ask our guests to turn off AC, light and fans whenever they leave the house, and to turn on the AC only after closing all doors and windows.
We have 3 dogs and 1 cat. If you have a small pet that you wish to bring along, it is also welcome here.
Gabriele, Selma and Ricardo could not have been kinder, and we enjoyed the family atmosphere of this hip spot. We stayed at the Griss Surf House in Santa Teresa for two weeks, and our hosts made our family feel so welcome. We were with my 85-year-old mother and two twenty something offspring, so our needs were varied and we were often bugging the hosts for advice and other assistance. In one instance they moved us into a lovely apartment overlooking the pool because I had placed us by mistake on the second floor of one of their surf chalets. The space was beautiful, but not navigable for my mother. Griss has surfboards to rent and a ping pong table. The beach is 50 meters away, walking along a lovely forest path. Make sure you check out Pronto, the Italian street food restaurant in walking distance, as well as the French bakery right next door to Pronto. We suggest you rent a giant motorized tricycle, or at least a bicycle to help you get around.
pasamos unos días maravillosos en este lugar tranbquilo y a pocos pasos de la playa, con una atención más que amigable y cariñosa de los anfitriones, que hasta nos prestaron pañales espéciales para bebés para la piscina, olvidados por nosotros. El apartamento fue espacioso y perfecto para nosotros con 2 niños pequeños y el calor de la playa. Gracias y ya lo hemos recomendado a varios amigos.
Really nice and relaxing--we had an excellent experience. Just make sure you go with four-wheel drive if you get abcar.
Griss was in a great location, off the main road and near the beach access. Basic amenities made it a comfortable stay but nothing above & beyond.
My boyfriend and I wanted to get away from the city for a week to relax, and we found that at Griss Lodge. We stayed only for 3 days (I would stay MUCH longer next time) because we wanted to see Arenal Volcano, etc. However, those 3 days were amazing!
Here's what we loved:
-Peaceful atmosphere, not too loud (only thing you can hear are the birds)
-Very close to main strip and beach, area felt safe (both t a negative of the lodge, but the drive from the airports are challenging... some of the roads are unpaved so the drive can be very dusty/dirty, lots of gravel/baseball sized rocks, tight curves, frequent changes in elevation, etc. Still worth the drive!***
Overall, the place is a must stay. When we come back, we plan to stay at Griss Lodge again :)
It was just awesome! If you are looking for a perfect house near the beach and you want to surf at any time in the day, this house is for you. The staff at Griss is always there to help and answer your questions. We had a perfect stay at Griss. We will go back that's for sure!!!!
Very nice place, though a bit too tight to live 6 people in 1 apartment villa.
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About the Host, Griss
We are four Italian friends (Selma, Gabriele, Simona and Riki) who moved to Santa Teresa 8 years ago. We built Griss to be the kind of place where we would ourselves love to stay.
The hotel has 6 apartments and 2 bedrooms. All apartments are equipped with small kitchens. The two bedrooms share a kitchen as well.
We are very proud of our garden, with hammocks in shaded spots, a swimming pool and a brand new outdoor jacuzzi. We also have a barbecue area for our guests.
Many of our guests come here for the amazing surf. Waves in Santa Teresa are consistent all year round. We are all surfers, and that is part of the appeal of this place for us.
If you are not a surfer, you can still have an amazing time here. The place is very lush and clean, with lots of wildlife around us.
Santa Teresa has a small town feeling, but still has many lovely restaurants and shops. There are many other fun activities to be done around here, such as horseback riding, yoga, canopies, trips to nature reserves, fishing, or simply walking on our stunning beach. Sunsets here can be incredibly beautiful and are an attraction in themselves.
Do drop us a few lines if you have any questions.