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What can be said that hasn't already? Ugo's private studio in Santa Teresa is incredible. The only warning I can pass on is if you are apprehensive to wildlife, this place is not for you. My wife and I experienced countless lizards, iguanas, a coati in the hills, a tree snake in the bathroom, and a very curious raccoon. It was awesome!
The studio is conveniently located between Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa, though I recommend securing an ATV during your stay.
Ugo went above and beyond to facilitate our trip. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful place! We hope to return.
Magic! The one word to describe this amazing place in a paradise called Santa Teresa! Ugo our host was very helpful, responded to any questions or request super fast and dedicated. The Loft is a beautiful place with amazing views and will make you dive into the PURA VIDA vibe in seconds. Super comfortable and romantic. Even that you have a lot of amazing dining choices close by we enjoyed cooking ourselves on daily bases. The outdoor kitchen makes it so much fun to cook and be in the the middle of paradise. Lighting candles at night an enjoying the monsoon rains while relaxing to music and having a drink or even two. I could go on and on about how great and amazing it was.
Ugo is an A++ host!
The Loft is a A++ place to stay!
Santa Teresa is a A++ paradise!
This is an amazing studio. Totally private with great accessibility to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Only advice-- rent a 4wheel drive vehicle for your stay. Santa Teresa is wonderful but the roads can be tricky, especially in rainy season. Overall, the best vacation I've ever taken.
The perfect getaway. My boyfriend and I stayed six nights in Ugo's studio, and loved the open concept, privacy and amazing view of the ocean. The location was great for walking to the beach, exploring Santa Teresa or checking out nearby towns and beaches like Montezuma and Hermosa Beach. Ugo was an outstanding host - very helpful and communicative. We enjoyed our stay!
THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!!
We didnt get a chance to meet Ugo, but he was very helpful over chat.
This place is going to be on our list to come back to.
Stayed here on our honeymoon, the place is quite, very relaxing, AC is great, beaches are just a short walk away. Very private. Very comfortable bed, Wi-Fi was great too!
Ugo gave us so much info on the area, where to eat and play at the beach etc. Very helpful. Would stay here again!
When we arrived at the quaint Tambor Airport, we were warmly greeted by Hugo and his girlfriend and offered to take our luggage to put it in his off roader. As we left for Santa Teresa, Ugo asked us if we wanted to stop by the local supermarket to get some groceries for our stay at the house. Whilst driving along, Ugo gave us plenty of helpful information and advice on Costa Rica and the local scene here in Malpais/Santa Teresa. Once arrived he showed us around the gorgeous house and gave us all the info we needed about the many amenities we had there. The only indoor part of the house was the bedroom, with ice cool air conditioning, a sumptuous bed, little TV, another single bed and a lot of storage to put away our bags and clothes. Out in the living room, we had a fabulous kitchen with a coffee maker to brew our wonderful local coffee. We also had lovely lounging area with a breathtaking view of the tropical flora and ocean. When sipping on our cocktails in the evening, after a tiresome day at the beach, watching the sunset we thought we have reached heaven. The bathroom was very nice, and taking a shower whilst being surrounded by the tropical atmosphere was a truly relaxing experience.
As an avid traveller I cannot recommend this house enough, and a very warm thank you to Hugo for making our experience in Santa Teresa a walk in the park. We will be back for sure as we found our small paradize!
My husband and I spent 9 wonderful nights at Ugo's property in Santa Teresa. From the minute we booked, Ugo was very responsive to all of my questions and he even picked us up and dropped us off at the airport for a fraction of what a taxi would have cost. His property is in a perfect location, it is far enough away from the busy center to be relaxing, but close enough to be able to walk to restaurants and the grocery store. I would recommend renting a quad during your stay as this made it much easier to explore the area. Ugo was able to arrange for a company to come and drop off a quad at his property which worked out great. During our stay the TV broke and Ugo was over the very next morning to replace it. It was such a relaxing and wonderful vacation. There are many wonderful restaurants in the area and I would personally recommend Katana and Couleur Café for dinner. They are a little more on the expensive side, but worth every penny.
Incredibly beautiful, private and cozy. I loved all the details of this well though out casa. We cooked our meals outside before and after our beach days or enjoyed some of the incredible dining selections in the area. Hammock and lounge area are great, especially after a quick cool down in the outdoor shower!
Compared to some of the other steep driveways in the area, ugo's isn't so bad haha! The location is private and beach access is close by. Just know the beaches are more surfing beaches than lazy swimming beaches. This place is very close to playa hermosa, which was least rocky and had calmest waves.
We were very happy with staying at ugo's place. He made a few recommendations for us in the area that worked out great. Navigating here our first day was a bit tricky, I guess we came into town a different way than most. Gps location would be helpful in directions.
The router broke and even though we weren't too bothered by it, as we wanted disconnection, Ugo got a new one going the next day! We didn't realize the bathroom was outdoors, but ended up loving it...except maybe in the middle of the night.
Hearing and seeing the ocean from this studio is priceless.
It's a nice place to stay. Value for the money. It's comfortable with a very nice wood deck and a little pool. It is in a centric location to get to every beach definitely if you have a car. Ugo is a great host. He will be available for you at any time. Thanks Ugo for a great stay!!
Ugo was a wonderful host as he was very responsive, and gave us great recommendations for restaurants, rentals, things to do, etc. My boyfriend and I stayed at 3 different Airbnb's during our trip to Costa Rica, and Ugo's place definitely has the best beaches! The location is prime since it's walkable distance to the main road. However, we did have a rental 4WD which helped with the road conditions. We think next time we will probably take public transportation, and rent ATV's to get around. It was the dry season, so we were grateful for the A/C feature. The Outdoor kitchen/living area/shower was awesome too. We also liked that Ugo's place had 3 different beaches to choose from. We did a different beach every day, and checked out the natural tide pools Ugo recommended to us at Playa Hermosa which was a wonderful experience. We highly recommend Roccomar Restaurant close to Ugo's place, we had a wonderful dinner there. Highly recommend this place if you like surfing!