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“Relaxing, secluded spot” 5 of 5 stars
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Gumbo Limbo Villas
400 mtrs East and 200 mtrs South of Brunelas Hostel, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #19 of 31 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
New Haven
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing, secluded spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and loved the setup. The villa was super private with an amazing view of the ocean through the trees. It's close to the main road in Santa Teresa but the winding driveway gives you enough elevation to feel completely separate from the low-key beach town hustle on the streets below. When the sun sets, beer in hand in the infinity pool, surrounded by dense lush natural settings you will know you made the right choice. The owners are super friendly/helpful but also respect privacy. Recommended highly!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

So Me & Wife Spent our Honey Moon @ Gumbo Limbo, We Had the Time of Our Lives. It was amazing to Say the Least. We had the Place all to Ourselves Minus a Few Groups of Howler Monkeys Who Came Right Up to the Villa literally. Being Perched on the Hillside you not only get an Amazing View of the Surf but you also get the Constant Breeze & Sound of the Ocean. There was no need for Air the Open Air Concept was Perfect. Privacy Here is not anything to Worry about, You are Surrounded by Jungle on all sides & In My Mind There's Nothing More you Could Ask 4. The Security Dog Reef was amazing, We Are Dog Owners & his Presence was very Welcomed. Also the House Keeper Betty did an amazing Job not only cleaning but making us feel welcomed. This Was our 7th Trip to Costa Rica & We Have always tried new places to stay but i can honestly say we will Return here no Questions asked. Staying off the Main Road and Up on the Hillside may not be for Everyone But We have found our Utopia. Thanks Sonny, We Can't Wait to Return & Spend more Time @ your Property. Pura Vida

Room Tip: Treat Yourself and Get a Villa...... Don't Be Afraid to Try the Open Air Concept It soothing...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

My Girlfriend and I had the pleasure of residing in these hill side bungalows in the majestic town of Santa Teresa. Michele and his staff are very inviting, and went out of their way to ensure a comfortable stay. The property itself is truly beautiful, hidden in the jungle away from the hustle and bustle of main street. The room itself was comfortable with a modern, rustic european flare. If you're fortunate enough to stay here make sure you get Michele to cook for you. We ate at all the top rated restaurants in town, and they were fantastic, and full of flavor, but, none could hold a candle to Michele's meals. We will defiantly be back soon!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Gumbo Limbo was an amazing hideaway and one of the highlights of our trip. It is the perfect amount of rustic/jungle living but also completely comfortable, clean and with an amazing staff of lovely people (we considered kidnapping Michele and bringing him home with us). The vibe is great as you are cared for by a wonderful group of guys who will tell you all the best things to do in Santa Teresa, give you surfing lessons and cook you some of the best meals we had. You instantly feel like you are staying at a place with family or friends you've had for years. It is also completely gorgeous on the top of a massive hill with crazy views of the ocean! Also, Betty's Burrito's are the way to go for breakfast! So good! Enjoy!

Room Tip: villa indio is amazing.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

I went down for a quick surf and relaxation trip and found this a great spot to eat, relax and check the surf. Great food and friendly staff.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

An amazing place with special people who truly know how to live the Pura Vida!!! Felt like i was "coming home". Miki and Sonny are great hosts who are the heart of the place. I look forward to seeing them again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

My girfriend and I spent 3 nights in Villa Cruz de Sur and had an amazing time. The villas are located above the main part of town far enough to be away from all of the noise and dust but close enough to get to all santa teresa has to offer in minutes. I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone that wants a nice quiet getaway but still would like to have close access to all of Santa Teresa´s restaurants and night life.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gumbo Limbo Villas

Address: 400 mtrs East and 200 mtrs South of Brunelas Hostel, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gumbo Limbo is a boutique bed & breakfast located in the hills of Santa Teresa, just 600 meters to Santa Teresa beach and town. Along with stunning ocean views, Gumbo Limbo's central, hilltop location provides seclusion- a nice break from the 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 needed to reach our property. Each of our villas is surrounded by tropical lush nature, giving total privacy and a real feeling of being in the jungle, while still having complete comfort. 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 typical 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 
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Gumbo Limbo Villas Hotel Santa Teresa
Gumbo Limbo Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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