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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 October 2010

A geat spot to chill out, watch the waves and relax. Nicely situated above and away from the dusty roads of Santa Theresa yet only a couple of minutes down the hill to the waves and restaurants. Very friendly staff who are a key part of the local community.

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 13 October 2010

Upon arrival, we were taken care of very well. The service and accommodations were simply amazing. We did many activities with ease thanks to the staff at Gumbo Limbo. I will never forget the sunsets or the fabulous birthday dinner they cooked for me! Pura Vida.

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Sandy, Utah
Reviewed 30 August 2010

The main reason to select this place is the view from either of the two villas, which have a design in which the ocean-facing wall opens completely up. We stayed in the smaller of the two (Cruz de Sur). In effect, you're sleeping in the middle of the rain forest in a three-walled building, so you're as close to nature...

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Manchester, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 August 2010

We stayed at Gumbo Limbo from July 21 - 28, 2010. A very well designed cabina villa set back in the natural hills of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The cabinas themselves were comfortable and private. The infinity pool was small, intimate and refreshing with an amazing view past their signature tree to the Pacific Ocean. If you are looking for...

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Thank jamesdn
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 12 August 2010

My new favorite place in the world! When I first arrived to this hotel I was overwhelmed with the natural beauty of the property. Tucked away up a dirt road, in the jungle, on the side of a mountain, the views of the Pacific took my breath away. From here you have a great view of the town below. Though...

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 August 2010

Without question...the most wonderful place we have ever visited! From the amazing hospitality to the incredible food we may not have left if we had our dog on the trip with us! We not just guest but treated truly as life long friends from the moment we arrived to our departure. Michele we would come back just for the food!...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2010

Our stay was so horrible that it actually made me depressed and I just wanted to stay away as long as possible so that I didn't have to be in the "oceanfront room". We were willing to pay for a villa but they were not available and for the price they should not be allowed to rent these rooms. It...

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GumboLimboVillas, Owner at Gumbo Limbo Villas, responded to this review

Let me start off by stating that not a single one of our reviews was paid for our for that matter even requested. They all came from our guests over the past year and a half and written on their own initiative. The other items regarding your review that I would like to address is the fact that I went...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 June 2010

Gumbo Limbo is probably one of the best spots in Santa Teresa. The view is breathtaking from the top of the hill, and the beautiful Villas are well designed and very comfortable. My girlfriend and I were there from mid to end of April. Initially we had planned to stay 4 nights, but we enjoyed our stay so much that...

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Thank AskJerry1970
Portland
Reviewed 19 April 2010

My wife and I had a great time visiting Santa Teresa and Gumbo Limbo was the perfect place for our stay. I can’t stress how great Sonny, Michele and staff are. They made us feel welcome and by the time we left we felt like we had spent time with friends. Sonny took care of all of our arrangements. He...

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Thank Jesquibel
Ohio
Reviewed 18 April 2010

You will need a 4-Wheel-Drive to get up the hill - this small hotel is overlooking the town and ocean from the very top - fantastic view. Two very contemporary (i.e. minimalistic) villas - we enjoyed the larger one - very private; No bugs during our stay - due to the location you will enjoy a breeze; Outdoor bathroom is...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gumbo Limbo is a unique bed & breakfast located in the hills of Santa Teresa, just 2 minutes to Santa Teresa beach and town. Along with stunning ocean views, Gumbo Limbo's central, hilltop location provides seclusion- a nice break from the dust and bustle of town, while being only a 2 minute drive to the beach and main road. A 4x4 vehicle, which is generally better for Costa Rica roads, is recommended to reach our property. Each of our villas is surrounded by lush, tropical nature, giving total privacy, comfort, and a real feeling of being in the jungle. From every corner of our property, you can find amazing ocean and mountain views. Our beautiful infinity pool is the perfect spot to relax and watch the best sunsets Santa Teresa has to offer. A full breakfast is included in your stay. It is served each morning in our ocean view dining area. Some of our breakfast options include granola and yogurt with fresh fruits, eggs with gallo pinto, or pancakes, all served with fresh Costa Rican coffee. Our guests are our priority. It comes natural for us to host people and make new friends, so it is our pleasure to cover every small detail and accommodate our guests' needs so that they have the best time while staying with us. Many of our guests have told us that their experience visiting Gumbo Limbo felt more like staying with old friends, than staying at a hotel. Whether it's sharing a surf session or an Argentinean asado together, we look forward to having you!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gumbo Limbo Villas

Address: 400 mtrs East and 200 mtrs South of Brunelas Hostel, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $106 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Gumbo Limbo Villas Hotel Santa Teresa
Gumbo Limbo Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“Be sure to inform the owners in advance of any questions or needed services as they are not always on the property.”
charliemurphywashere, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are 2 really good rooms available on the top of Gumbo Limbo. they are the only ones with AC and are located remotely on the premise”
Jessekolodin, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have an incredible view and are very quiet and clean!”
chelseal942, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“any all are fab”
natalierhead, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
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