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Gorgeous Home 100 meters to white sand beach

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Santa Teresa
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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Jolisa J
Hermosa Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Laid Back Paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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The photos don’t do it justice! Casa Buena Vida is the perfect place for a laid back getaway. This home is so peaceful and naturally gorgeous that I often stayed by the pool while my fellow travelers walked to the beach just a few steps at the end of the road. The trees and flowers are breathtaking. We enjoyed watching birds, iguanas and even howler monkeys. The house is conducive to chilling, which we really needed. It’s easy to hang out at the pool, on the patio or indoors on the big couch or around the table. Everything we needed – except surfboards, but we had those delivered – was right there.
Case Buena Vida is centrally located so although we didn’t have a car, we were able to walk to the shops and restaurants both on the beach and along the main road in town. It’s also next door to a small hotel with a restaurant and spa, so it was like having hotel amenities while staying in a house. Because we walked everywhere and swam and surfed every day, we slept hard at night. The comfy beds and air conditioning helped, too!
The owner was very easy to work with and helped with recommendations on grocery delivery, eating out and activities. She didn’t steer us wrong. There is even a book with recommendations for things to do and places to go in the house. We had a blast and will definitely be back! I’d recommend to anyone!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The house!
Liked least: The time to get there from LA.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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NYC
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 4 of 5 stars Service
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brooklyn
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 for a stay in May 2013
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Recommended for:
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Julie S.
CA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 for a stay in May 2013
4 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Recommended for:
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Edelaney1
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Beautiful home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2012

This review is long overdue. We stayed in this house for 3 weeks in the month of July. It was exactly what we needed for our family and then some. The home is stunning and well kept. The grounds are lavish and very well maintained and the pool is wonderfully refreshing! There is a separate smaller villa on the property which we utilized for our nanny that we brought along with us. Being so close to the beach was a luxury and we were within walking distance to restaurants and stores. There were a few nights where we could hear the cars and quads on the road but it was not a big deal in the overall scheme of things. We loved this town so much, that as soon as we arrived home we booked our return trip in December. Sadly, we were not able to rent this house at that time and as a result we did not enjoy the trip as much as our first time, largely because the accommodations did not compare to this home. We look forward to returning to Santa Teresa in the future and we will try to rent this house again.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: the pool, the secure gates, the proximity to the beach
Liked least: the noise level of the road at night
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Los Angeles
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011 for a stay in November 2010
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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Listed since : Mar 2010
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Calendar Updated: 40 days ago
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