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Belmont, California
Reviewed 26 April 2013

My family and I stayed at Casa Yin Yang for a 12 day vacation. Such a beautiful and relaxing setting. To awaken in the morning looking out to the ocean and waves breaking on the beach was the perfect start to each day. The constant surf out frount for our surfers in the family was epic, plus sandy beaches for...

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

Thank you Pat ! What a pleasure having you & your family. We hope to see you back again soon. All the best ! Stefan

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 23 April 2013

From the time we arrived in the house, and the time we left 10 days later, we felt we were in PARADISE. Our home was CASA TORTUGA, 30 mts walking distance from the beautiful beach in Santa Teresa. The house is very comfortable, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, full kitchen, living room, air conditioned, fans, very nice gallery facing the small...

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Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 10 April 2013

From the time we sent emails inquiring until we drove through the gates to leave, Stefan and Marta took good care of us to ensure a successful visit. Casa Iguana is sure to provide close up visits from iguanas big and small which was a fun part of our stay. The home is quaint and efficient. A bed in the...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Just wanted to share my great pleasure during my stay at Casa Pelicano. We arrived in Santa Teresa after over 30 hours of travel from Northern Ontario. We planned the trip within about 2 days and luckily I stumbled across Mariposa Vacation Homes. It really was our "home away from home". There was ample room for everyone to have their...

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

Thank you soooooooooo much ! We love cool guests, like you guys ! Very Puravida... Please come back again soon !

Long Branch, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Honestly, there's nothing else I can say than pura vida. Marta, the concierge was ridiculously accommodating to our every wish. The on hand staff and caretakers were absolutely amazing. Even the owner, stefan was cool. (He actually called to make sure we were having a great time)The surf right in front of the house is world class with a perfect...

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

I think you you guys take the cake for some of our all time nicest guests. It's a pleasure to host groups like yours & I hope you'll be back next year. Thank you so much !!!

Long Branch, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 March 2013

We go to Santa Teresa every year for the last decade and this was our first time staying at Mariposa. Marta is the concierge and she is bilingual and extremely helpful. You can call her call phone at any time and she does whatever you need. She even called a fisherman personally and ordered us red snapper and we had...

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

Thank you for your visit & your kind words. We look forward to your next visit ! Best wishes, Stefan

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Mariposa vacation homes is a tremendous spot. Amazing staff, great selection of houses and convenient to everything pura vida. Grocery store, beach, pool, restaurants, beer, wine, water pretty much everything you need, with the priceless benefit of a phone call to the amazing concierge who can arrange anything or guide you in the right direction. The grounds, security and cleaning...

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

I can't thank you guys enough. It's such a pleasure to have guests such as yourselves, who not only are classy and cool but know ST/CR inside & out for many years & look for quality & value. I'm sorry I was not able to meet you personally on this trip, but I hope you'll be back & look forward...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We stayed at Casa Pelicano for 1 week. What I like about this house is it's very safe and secure, clean and comfortable for a family or small group. We enjoyed our stay so much that we decided to extend our trip and upgraded to Casa Yin Yang which is an absolutely stunning home right on the beach. I felt...

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

Thank you Patrica so much for your stay & your kind words. They are very much appreciated & we look forward to doing all we can to make you next trip another wonderful ST experience ! Best personal regards, Stefan

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This house is beautifull. The heart of the house is Marta, the property manager, very nice person with lot of compromise in her work with us and very knowledgeable. She was kee to spend once of the best vacations with our big family (couple with 4 kids). She made everything easy to coordinate all the activities with the best knolwledge...

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

Thank you Willy for your visit from Argentina. We were delighted to share all our homes with your family and friends. I'm so glad it all worked out for you. Please come back & see us soon. Thanks again !!! All the best ! Stefan

Reviewed 24 February 2013

Casa Yin Yang is an awesome home right on the best part of the beach at Playa Santa Teresa. I've stayed there multiple times over the last few years with friend and family, and is the nicest place I have ever stayed. You can actually see the waves from the front porch in the morning while you are drinking your...

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

Thank you Brat. It's always a pleasure to have return locals such as yourself who know the area & really truly appreciate all it takes to bring you this level of goods & services. Thanks so much for your visits & kind words. Best personal regards, Stefan

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • 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: $262 - $1,308 (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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