Private Luxury Oceanfront Home Best of the Best Surf and Sand

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  • Property Type : House
  • 5 Bedroom
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 to 13 Sleeps

Cathy Cefalia

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Welcome to Santa Teresa's first true luxury oceanfront residence set on over an acre of tropical gardens stepping onto a white sand beach which stretches miles in both directions. If you're looking for the best of the best you have found it. Villa Paraiso is postcard perfect, five bedrooms, five baths, and two gourmet kitchens. Just completed Oct. 2009, the owner is a custom builder from Newport Beach, Ca and has put all his expertise into this home. Brand new, true living space 5000 sq ft. has white water views from most every rooms. All five bedrooms are more then spacious, detailed custom high ceilings, 8 ft. Andersen windows and doors. Each bedroom has their own custom private baths constructed of natural stone flooring, counter tops and showers. Two of the master suites have bamboo flooring. Both kitchens have granite counter tops, stainless sinks and appliances. Nook area has table that seats 6 with 4 bar stools at counter bar. The living room has 24x24 Travertine flooring, with a dining area that seats 10, with 8 ft tall glass sliders across the whole front looking out to the ocean view. There is no room in this house where notice to detail has not been over looked. Large covered patio with custom bamboo ceiling and large private pool with custom made teak patio furniture for your outside living enjoyment. The house can be opened up to enjoy the outside elements or closed and secure with all areas of the house air conditioned. You couldn't get any closer to the sounds, smells and feel of the blue pacific ocean. Unlimited surfing right out your front gate. This beach has been rated #5 in the world for the most consistent waves, a surfers paradise. Rooms can be locked off to accommodate smaller groups without losing any ocean views or custom amenities. Please note, we do not rent to separate parties at the same time. Comes with full staff to cater to all your needs, including security company 6pm to 6am every night exclusive to our property only, gardener/caretaker, housekeeper, and manager/concierge. Laundry service available and an in-door surf board rack for safe keeping. The grounds could be described as a 'park-like' setting, lush and beautiful with a variety of trees and plants. Howler monkeys during the day and fireflies at night. We are walking distance to markets and great restaurants. We are located in the prestigious area of Santa Teresa, north end, walking distance to the renowned Florblanca Resort. Private yoga classes, massages, gourmet chefs, can be brought to you in the comforts of your own home. Will take reservations from 2-14 guests.

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Amenities & Activities

  • Twin Bed
  • Twin Sofa Sleeper
  • Queen Bed
  • King Bed
Child Friendly
  • Child Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Games
  • Pet Friendly
  • Telephone
  • No Smoking
  • Linens Provided
Guest Services
  • Beauty Spa on Site
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Washing Machine
Outside Living
  • Lanai
  • Deck
  • Patio
Nearby Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Nearby Attractions
  • Near Restaurants

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Additional Rate Information

Reservation/Cleaning fee $250

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change.

Will give lower rates for smaller groups 6 and under and last minute bookings.

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Guest Reviews

Fantastic! A Perfect House And a Perfect Location!

  • Arja G.
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Nov 14,2016

Where do I start...? Easy to book with owner, they actually called me soon after my inquiry about the house since I had a lot of questions. It was so much easier to talk to someone directly rather that keep writing emails. The house is gorgeous! The location is one of the best on the bay! It is perfect for a large group. We travelled with another family, and had 6 kids ranging from 11-17 with us. The layout of the house provides privacy for everyone, and the master bedrooms are located away from the common areas so they are very quiet. The master beds are SUPER comfy! Loved the HUGE bathroom and safe. Kitchen is stocked with enough dishes and gadgets to make meal preparation a breeze! The pool was used daily, and there is plenty of patio furniture for naps or just relaxing and reading a good book. Surfing is fantastic right in front of the house (we stayed there in late November), and we saw several of the locals surfing there daily, including Ugo, who was our \'concierge\' while in Costa Rica. If we needed dinner recommendations, tour recommendations, a meal prepared at the house, Ugo was always there to help. We rented ATVs for the duration of our stay, and I highly recommend it, although it\'s not necessary if you don\'t mind walking to restaurants etc. There is a grocery store a two minute walk from the house, very handy. Kids loved going there if we needed something. Several other stores are located a little further away, and the ATVs came handy for that as well. We flew into San Jose, and chartered a private plane with Carmon Air to take us to Tambor. This was one of the highlights of the trips for the kids. The cost for the 10 of us was only a tad more than a regular scheduled flights. Very convenient and easy way to get to Tambor which is the closest airport to Santa Teresa. We are all hoping to go back to this gorgeous house sometime soon.


  • Chris B.
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Jan 26,2015

My 50th Destination Birthday could not have been any more perfect... The accommodations are 5 STAR The staff is 5 STAR Cathy is a 5 STAR owner..

Exceptional in every way

  • Mike D.
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Jan 10,2013

The house was everything as advertised. Beautiful home, beautiful gardens and a beautiful sandy beach. The concierge was responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. We also used a local chef, Davin Rodriguez (Canape Catering). He was fantastic. Overall: a wonderful experience for my family of eight.

The best home and location for a family vacation we've ever been on!

  • Katherine
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Apr 07,2013

This home is truly the most beautiful and perfect home we\'ve ever been to for a family vacation! The house itself is stunning with an incredible design so every room/bathroom is one you would want to stay in. The main living area is comfortable and spacious. It is right on the beach with smooth sand and great waves for surfing and boogie boarding! It\'s also within walking distance to a few delicious restaurants for lunch. The outside patio/pool/gardens are not to be missed! Once the sun set, our kids spent hours playing in the pool and playing on the grounds before collapsing in bed. Ugo, the house manager, takes care of every need from helping you book excursions to dinner reservations. We hope to be back next year!


  • Tracy W.
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Mar 18,2013

It\'s a little scary renting a home in a foreign country but don\'t worry- this is a great house and very safe. It\'s in a really great location on the beach and the house is far bigger and more beautiful in real life than on this site. The owners and staff were so helpful and we felt so comfortable and happy our entire stay and we will go back. Here is my advice if you go: stop, or have your driver stop, in Cobano which is a larger town on the way to Santa Teresa. Go grocery shopping there for all the basics because things are higher priced in ST and shopping there is kind of a pain. The house does not have foil, plastic wrap, spices, oil etc, so if you are planning to cook/grill you need to get this stuff.

Perfection at a Pleasant Price

  • patrice
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Jul 25,2012

After a taking a red eye, Villa Paraiso was a soothing welcome. I truly felt like I was on Fantasy Island. The caretaker was just as pleasant and helpful as he walked us through this beautiful villa. I heard a collective sigh from my friends as we looked over the pool and out to the waves breaking. All of my friends said, \"This is even better than I expected and I was expecting a lot after viewing the pictures.\" We were so happy and relaxed to be in this beautiful place. The rooms were lovely with cotton duvets, sheets and blankets. Also, I loved that each room had its own air conditioning unit so our comfort was met while being energy efficient when we weren\'t in the room. Everything about St. Teresa was delightful, the locals, the friendly dogs in the village, the food and the monkeys. The groundskeeper showed us a family of 7 monkeys living in the trees close by. I had previously heard an unusual dog bark and found out it was the monkeys. Next time I heard it I ran outside to look into the trees so I could have another glimpse. I think the best thing I liked about this place was that we could be in luxury and still experience nature. Sometimes hotels try too hard to be perfect that it almost feels unreal. This is not true for this beautiful villa. The landscape attracted iguanas, moths, monkeys, and they frolic in this fabulous setting. I don\'t know if I could imagine a more lovely place. The only thing negative I can say is that you get so accustomed to the beauty and excellent service from the staff that re-entry into my regular life has been harder. I keep wondering when and how soon I can return... If you are thinking of staying here, stop thinking and book it. It will exceed your expectations and let you experience, Pura Vida. When I first heard Pura Vida I didn\'t total get it and now after a week at Villa Paraiso not only do I understand it, I crave it and hope to carry a little Pura Vida to all I encounter. Gracias Villa Paraiso, you have changed my vision of paradise.

It is absolutely intoxicating!

  • Kjoy
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Feb 27,2010

I can not think of one possible thing that could be done or provided to improve upon the atmosphere or comfort of Villa Paraiso. It is asolutely intoxicating! You just want to keep going back for more . . . .

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