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We had a really wonderful time at Youbi's place - it was perfectly situated up the hillside with grand westerly views of the ocean. The bonus was that it was very tranquil which provided a welcome relief from the slight hustle and bustle of the main (only) road below.
All the rooms were clean and spacious enough with simple and tasteful decor.
Youbi was the perfect host - friendly and welcoming - his presence in the flat below was reassuring and not intrusive.
Youbi and his girlfriend were very nice and helped us get around town. This place sits on a very steep hill but it is away from all the dust in the main town. You'll be amazed once you enter the main living space. Our jaws dropped at the amazing view of the ocean. There's a convenient store/restaurants located near by but you do need a car to get up/down the hill. It was clean, convenient, and just perfect.
La casa è veramente eccezionale,rispetta in pieno la descrizione su internet. Ha una terrazza favolosa!! Youbi, il proprietario di casa, e TatiaNa la sua compagna , ottima insegnante di yoga ,sono due persone stupende!!! Sempre disponibile a qualsiasi esigenza!! We love it!!!Speriamo di ritornare presto!!!! Grazie per tutto!!!!
Youbi & Co has for sure an ability to make you feel welcome to his lovely, cosy and comfortable surf schack. As we arrived very late at night, climbing the hill with our rented 4W drive jeep (needed !), small lights where lit in the garden to show us the way. It's lovely to have this house as your base in Santa Teresa. You have a great perspective of things (incl. the ocean) from the terrace and it's nice to cool off up here after a day on the beach or rest away from the main road with all it's opportunities. Next time we would like to stay a little bit longer and part of that is because of this house. Thanks for this introduction to Costa Rica!
Youbi's home was a great home base from which to explore Santa Teresa and the surrounding area. The space was open, breezy, and offered a great view of the sunset. Though the drive was challenging to get up at first, we appreciated being away from the dust and noise of the main road. It does require a car to get to town or the beach from Youbi's, so something to keep in mind. Youbi also offered great restaurant recommendations (the sushi at Koji's was truly incredible!). I'd definitely stay here again and recommend it!
Great place and great host
Youbi kept us informed before arrival, gave us great and practical directions for finding this glorious hideaway, and greeted us with a big smile, a pristine cottage, and two beers. He showed us how everything worked, including the outdoor kitchen and extra shower, the breezy opening to the main bedroom that looked out over the Pacific, and WiFi. Flora and fauna surrounding the place were part of the explanation, too: leaf-cutter ants parading across the driveway, a dinosaur lizard (named Nestor) that kept a clear distance, and the occasional chirping bird. We kept all our food in the fridge, because the space was so open. It felt very safe being up high, and the steep driveway soon was not an issue for us, although as everybody else says, 4WD is a must.
This is a great location. It's a steep hill to get here, don't try it without a 4x4 vehicle. Youbi is the perfect host. Friendly, unobtrusive yet present. The house is accurately described and has a gorgeous view. Lots of privacy. Lots of needed shade. Great beds. We appreciated the warm showers and the outdoor shower too. I loved the SHARP knives...We would have loved a few things to really enhance this home... Some tea towels/cutting board/kitchen roll, ice trays, new sponge, soap for the bathroom. Tiny details but I missed them. I would recommend this place without reservation. It's no surprise that its popular! Thanks Youbi for a great stay.
What an amazing haven in Santa Teresa! Youbi was so accommodating and our group really enjoyed chatting with him during our stay. There's quite a lot to do (and eat!) in Santa Teresa and Youbi was super helpful with offering recommendations. The house itself was a total retreat - outdoor living with incredible views! We loved to relax on the hammocks and swings, and cook meals in the outdoor kitchen. The house is up a steep hill but really close to town. We felt that the location was perfect! We hope to visit Santa Teresa someday again and would certainly love to stay at Youbi's!
My girlfriend and I stayed at Youbi's for 5 nights. He was nothing but welcoming, friendly, and helpful the entire time. The house is gorgeous, and offers a level of authenticity and privacy which is otherwise hard to find. Youbi has plenty of recommendations for whatever you goal is in Santa Teresa & the surrounding area. The hill is steep and can be a bit precarious to drive. Would recommend making your first drive up the driveway in the daylight.
Would certainly stay with Youbi again!
J'ai eu la chance de venir voir youbi au costa rica, et je ne peux penser à ce pays sans penser à lui. Cest une personne trés intéressante, généreuse, et pleine d'humour! En plus dans un endroit magique, une maison trés agréable, et une vue imprenable sur l'océan pacifique.. Une adresse sûre. N'hésitez plus...
Youbi and I met back in 2008. He invited me to his lovely casa where we listened to Django Reinhardt while I prepared ceviche for us in his awesome kitchen:) His attention to detail is apparent and the over-all energy in this space is most welcoming. Not to mention, the location is prime-just up from the main road-close enough to town to walk down. There are sweet, swinging chairs overlooking the ocean-relax and simply take in the breathtaking view. If you're looking for a tranquil experience on the Nicoya Peninsula you need go no further-I highly recommend this unique place.
Keep smiling, Youbi is a Nice person and will do his ultimate best to make your stay - and thus your holiday in CR - a thing to keep in your dreams for years to come....
I stayed at Youbi's place two times in 3 weeks in January 2013. I booked the studio with a friend and it was great !! Super clean, 2 comfortable beds, a kitchen, a nice bathroom and an access to the terrasse of the main appartment. What a view: sunny the whole afternoon and the sun dives in the sea everyday just in front of you !! Monkeys, lezards, and birds are everywhere arround. I can only recommanded this place to everyone !!! Go !!