Casa Don Tomas is a wonderful beach getaway location- you really can’t get much better in Santa Teresa, really! Don Tomas obviously had some serious insight when purchasing this property – for it is located in the prime surf and beach play zone of Santa Teresa. My husband and I surf and the waves offered a great experience for both the beginner surfer and the expert depending on the tide and swell – everyone gets some! Our family stayed at Casa Don Tomas for one month – we have 2 children under 5 and the house was set up perfect for our needs. The size and layout is great for families with children or for a couples getaway – the separate bathroom areas make it more private. Things we enjoyed: the outdoor dining area overlooking the beach, the layout of the kitchen/common area (we did some serious cooking), the proximity of the store (daily ice cream walks!), the pristine private pool overlooking the ocean, the wi-fi access, the privacy of the property (rarely encountered others staying on the property). Something to consider – we rented the Cabina for our friends and family to stay in – it is important to note that it is not proximal to the house, it is farther down the property and it is very rustic – meaning bugs, and bats, as well as no A/C. While my Tico friends were fine with the set-up, our family from the US chose to forgo the experience and hunkered down with us in the house. Just so you know what you’re getting into.
Now for the grand finale – CHEPITA (aka Josephina) – the woman who both manages the property on-sight and cleans the house. She is AMAZING! Our trip was so enriched by her presence. Our children fell in love with her and still ask for her. She is an incredibly hard worker, who always offers a smile. She is very respectful of your space, yet if you are looking to have a more engaging experience like we were, she is a joy to get to know and spend time with. She always did way more than expected, (like cut coconuts with her machete for the kids to drink!). Chepita made our time at Casa Don Tomas that much more special – THANK YOU CHEPITA!
If you are looking for a beautiful location, a Costa Rican experience and great beach play and surf – this is your spot.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Don Tomas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amid the tropical forest but just a few walking steps from the ocean, Caa Don Tomas enjoys the privacy of its three acres property. It is gated, fully fenced and landscaped with abundant gardens with thousands of flowers and thick grass lawn including a wide variety of tropical hardwood trees, Croatian, bamboo, bougainvillea, amapolo, cactus, cocos, various palms, lemons and guava trees, plumerias, and flowering tropical plants such as hibiscus, jasmine, heliconias, bromelias, tabacones and more. Howler Monkeys, White faced Monkeys, iguanas, squirrels, racoons and parakeets are just a few of the creatures you may see and hear right from your terrace. This two bedroom, two bathroom, swimming pool beachfront villa is located right on the beach, directly in front of the best beach break in all of Santa Teresa - Mal Pais area and in the most pristine white sandy beach of the tranquil and exclusive North-end Santa Teresa, a quiet and exclusive residential neighborhood a little bit over 1 km from the center of town and close to award winning and internationally renowned boutique hotels and restaurants such as Latitude 10, Flor Blanca and Milarepa. Top model Gisele Bundchen's home overlooks Playa Santa Teresa and Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are but a few celebrities that are frequent visitors to this piece of paradise. Casa Don Tomas borders to the North with architectural magnificent Casa Yin Yang and to the South with another great home: Sandy Lane. The combination of location, ambiance and beauty makes Casa Don Tomas in North-end Santa Teresa, the natural choice. A long driveway that extends from the gate to a large circular private parking area located just off the entry to Casa Don Tomas takes you inside the Estate grounds. Casa Don Tomas comes with a wireless Internet connection, a full kitchen, refrigerator, stove, oven, coffee maker, blender, large electric griddle, cloth washer and dryer are available as well as a safe to store valuables. Daily maid service is included, except on Sundays at no extra charge. Josefa the house keeper will sweep the house, make the beds, do dishes and tidying up the place so that you can relax, feel comfortable and take a break from house chores. The two bedrooms of Casa Don Tomas are a/c with ceiling fans. Each bedroom has a double and a single bed. There is a sofa-bed in the living room area that sleeps two additional guests. Need more sleeping area? In addition to the two bedrooms forthmentioned a separate bungalow with a double and two single beds, ceiling fan, private bathroom, refrigerator and a fully equipped kitchenette, will give you the option of lodging 4 additional guests and can be made available as part of the rental for an additional fee. Casa Don Tomas has free wide band Internet connection, local telephone calling. Incoming long distance calls are allowed and International calling can be made from the house using a pre-paid phone card ready available in all the stores in Santa Teresa. Casa Don Tomas employs a full time groundskeeper and cleaning staff to attend to your needs. No other house in North Santa Teresa has a swimming pool with the view and the proximity to the ocean shore as Casa Don Tomas. Swimming pool is for the exclusive use of guests of Casa Don Tomas only. ... more less