We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Costa Rica and Stef Surf are Absolutely Fabulous!”
other travellers have booked this property
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
22 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Playa Flamingo, Province of Guanacaste

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 22 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Bronzati
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Costa Rica and Stef Surf are Absolutely Fabulous!”
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Stef Surf and the surrounding area will provide you with the most wonderful vacation. The location is close to so many wonderful beaches and activities, we consider it paradise. This is our family's 2nd trip to Costa Rica and specifically Stef Surf. The house and it's amenities are first rate. The property, pool and houses are clean and very welcoming. If you are looking for a low key but wonderful vacation Stef Surf and Costa Rica are it. We would spend the day at one of the many beaches and then always stop at the local fruit stand on the way home. The restaurants around the area are great too. We love Stef Surf and Costa Rica

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
203ericw
Parker, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome relaxing family vacation”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We searched many listings and we were so pleased to find monkeys and parrots! We prefer the more remote setting without tourists crawling everywhere. Our townhouse was very clean, up to date and was surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. We had a 3 minute walk to the beach, which was completely deserted and had to ourselves. Lis and Francisco were very helpful with all our needs, including getting an air mattress for our 7 year old. Francisco was even so nice to help us identify a few frogs we heard at night. There were ants, but Francisco quickly sprayed around the house and they never really bothered us. Francisco arranged to have fresh red snapper and sea bass delivered to us, which we cooked on our grill outside. We had a great adventure there and would recommend monkeys and parrots for anyone wanting to have a relaxing vacation!

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lyle L
Big Bear Lake CA, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful return to CR”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I took children and grandchildren back to CR to consider building on property we own. We used this property as a focal point of trip and it worked out just fine. Wonderful staff on site and people with intelligent advice available. Kids loved the pool and fact we were just a short distance, by foot or car, from beaches and wonderful inexpensive restaurants. We look forward to our return to CR in October.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ckmielke
Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful Accommodation for a Peaceful Vacation”
Reviewed 15 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed at El Tucan, the 4th of 4 units in Stef Surf. It was just as pictured, lush and lovely gardens, private, clean and spacious home. Excellent communication and pre-arrival information. Good A/C, important for the hottest month of the year!! Working wifi. The pool is great - super long for laps if you are so inclined. What makes this place great, however, is the attentive work of the caretakers, Edwin, Francisco, and Marling, who are so friendly and helpful. The pool is cleaned twice a day, for goodness sake! Your patio and walkways swept at least daily!
The icing on the cake was Lis - good heavens, she made our stay perfect. She stopped by our 2nd morning (Monday) and told us about all kinds of things we could do and stayed in contact by text. She booked a sunset sail/ snorkel trip and tours/ lunch at El Viejo Wetlands. Both were great. She also arranged for a rental car to be brought to us. We hadn't initially wanted to rent, but found the driving to be quite easy. Roads aren't marked by number, rather all intersections have arrows pointing to where you want to go - how simple is that? Waze works too, which we used to make our way to the wetlands - beware the gravel roads ...
One thing I didn't anticipate was how dirty/dusty it is here in the dry season. Your feet will get dirty if you wear sandals, otherwise your shoes will get dirty. There are no sidewalks and many roads are unpaved, especially if walking to restaurants or the beach - which is simple to do from here. Also, it gets dark pretty early, so don't forget a flashlight when heading out to dinner on foot ( there was one by the door, but I had my mini headlamp.) One great thing about this area is that it is a mix of traditional and newer development. It is easy to get a feel for the real Costa Rica here.
Groceries are very expensive nearby, but much more reasonable at the MegaSuper nearer Tamarindo. The groceries sell beer, wine, and spirits -- sweet!
The beaches are lovely, quite undeveloped, and mostly lacking shade. If you like to hang out on the beach, a portable shade would be really nice. Playa Potrero has enough slope to it that walking with a bad knee is a little uncomfortable. Each beach is a little different. We really liked Playa Grande, Playa Dante, and Playa Prieta.
We found some great places to eat, including the Shack, Casa Celeste, Hibiscus, and the Surf Box. Beware of the naughty howler monkeys dropping half- eaten mangos on the metal roof at the Shack!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The privacy
Liked least: Occasional power outage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KatieAK83...
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stef Surf was a perfect place for all of us”
Reviewed 19 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Relaxing, clean, laid-back place to enjoy the beach or the pool, read a book, wander the streets, talk to the friendly people everywhere, make breakfast in the kitchen, enjoy quiet in one of the porch nooks. Our family included a variety of ages, and there was sufficient space for everyone in the condo. Beds were comfortable. Nice showers. Had a phone and wifi as needed. Value was good for the price. The concierge, Lis, and the housekeeper, Edwin, were totally supportive and helpful, making our trip very memorable and harmonious.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: the clean pool was a constant draw for the family; quiet, shady in the morning, no blaring muzak
Liked least: we needed to have some sort of transportation as there are no taxis or buses available
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing