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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 9 January 2014

This review is WAY overdue (sorry Stephan)! Let me start of by saying that all communications with Stephan before our travels were great! The Owner, Stephan, was easy to reach and quick to answers our questions. The reservation process was also simple and easy. We rented Casa Iguana for 12 nights. The home and property was very well kept. The...

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CasasPuraVida, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words ! Glad you enjoyed it. Please come back any time !

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 21 November 2013

My wife and I stayed for a week at Casa Pelicano on our honeymoon, and although my expectations were already high from the great pictures and descriptions, when you see how beautiful the house and gardens are in person, you will literally be blown away. The views of the garden from the living room and bedroom are stunning. There was...

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CasasPuraVida, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review

Sincerest Thanks ! Please come back again...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 8 November 2013

What a wonderful place! We had 14 days in paradise. Will never forget Casa Ying Yang, Santa Teresa. Perfect location and service at very high level. The house was of very high quality and had everything we Northerners need in a tropical environment. Thanks to Marta who arranged everything we wanted with a smile. Pura Vida see you soon.

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CasasPuraVida, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review

Many Thanks ! Hope you return soon !

Hemsedal, Norway
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We stayed in Casa Ying Yang for 14 days, and had the most perfect vacation ever. The house was clean, modern and with all necessary equipment for a comfortable stay, even for pale, cold Norwegians. The outdoor area is even more amazing. The pool and boblebath was a life saver in the warm climate. We didnt spend any time indoor,...

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stefan c, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review

Thank you !

St Albans
Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is the second time I have stayed in Casa Iguana and I fully intend to keep going back. The location is first class - the private entry makes getting to the beach breeze, and there are several great restaurants a few minutes walk down the road as well as a supermarket a stones throw away. The staff are fantastic,...

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stefan c, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review

Muchas gracias ! You're in for a nice surprise next visit with the new pool ! Hope to see you soon. Thanks again !

Miami, Florida, United States
Reviewed 5 September 2013

To sum up Mariposa in one word would be AMAZING! I have stayed with Mariposa for three straight years and each year is better than the last. The property is located at the nicest point of the most breathtaking beach in Costa Rica, which also happens to be one of the best local surf spots, so win win! Taking a...

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stefan c, Owner at Mariposa Vacation Homes, responded to this review

Thank you so much Jeff. Looking forward to your next visit. You're gonna luv the new pool in Casa Iguana ! Be well. Thanks again !

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Loved my stay. Beautiful, spacious and comfortable residence on the water with world class surf. Enjoyed our private chef and relaxing in the pool after an epic surf sessions. Great views of the ocean and white sand beach. The sound of waves crashing on the beach is a great way to relax. Pura Vida!

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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed here for 11 nights and everything about the house was fabulous. The house was even better than we imagined via the photos. A great location, very close to the beach and a number of very good restaurants. Our children loved playing in the pool and watching all the animals. "Iggy", the iguana was our favourite. We really enjoyed...

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Oyster Bay, New York
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We just spent a week at casa yin yang. The house and property are great...even nicer than the pictures show. The inside of the house has a modern feel and clearly was designed with care and a great eye. Bedrooms are very comfortable and the air conditioning works perfectly. The pool, outdoor furniture, outdoor yoga shala and beach view are...

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Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

I had the amazing oppurtunity to visit Casa Yin Yang again. My fourth time to this property. Every time we go it gets better as the owner is constantly updating the house. We chose the chef option this time and the food was magnificent. Aleric the surf guide with his patient professional instruction has our whole family surfing. This really...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mariposa Private Beach homes began as little more than a dream and a vacant parcel of land in 2003. Our mission is to offer private, well built, clean and comfortable houses with everything necessary to enjoy quality vacation time with your family and friends. This is an ongoing project, and every year we continue to make improvements to our infrastructure, houses and gardens. We are committed to becoming as sustainable and community friendly as possible. Our employees are 100% local (born and raised) help and we use local products and suppliers whenever possible. We are also founding members of our neighborhood association, know as AVSTN for it’s Spanish acronym, volunteer at the local public school and have served on the board of directors of the local water board and AVSTN. Mariposa Private Beach Home’s commitment to improve the quality of life of our employees and growing town extends beyond our gates, as we are involved in various community projects as the recycle program, monthly beach clean-ups, education programs in the public school, public water, roads and security issues. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mariposa Vacation Homes

Address: 1.3 Km North of the Soccer Field in Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 6153, Costa Rica (Formerly Casas Pura Vida)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $261 - $1,305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Mariposa Vacation Homes Hotel Santa Teresa
Mariposa Vacation Homes Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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