My wife Tina and I spent a very refreshing 9 days at Hotel Nautilus. Eddie And his wife Gayle were very accomodating. They made us feel like family. Later, we met his brother Eric and his wife with their new baby. The rooms are large. There was a full kitchen with pots, pans, & everything you need to make your own meals. Also, a fullsize refridgerator. It is just a 5 minute walk to the beach, and what a beautiful beach it is. We aren't surfers, but I could see why they flock to Santa Teresa. Big enough waves to get a workout. Also, on the hotels site is a fantastic natural foods restaurant called Olam. The best smoothies, breakfast, & lunch entrees. Above the restaurant is their yoga retreat. Once again, if you wish to have a relaxing or stimulating stay I would recomend Nautilus.