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“Perfection for those lucky enough to understand it.” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Cecilia
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Ranked #5 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Perfection for those lucky enough to understand it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

What do you require for a relaxing beach holiday?

A space to sleep where the sound of the water reminds you of what the next day is to bring...eating colorful fresh fruits, granola and yogurt while facing the ocean in the open air living room...the best restaurant in town is only a few steps away...suspend yourself in a hammock under the trees and watch the sunset.

swimming.surfing.boogie boarding.

and yes, they have wifi.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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La Jolla, California, United States
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Casa Cecilia has the best spot in Santa Teresa, particularly if you are into surfing and the beach. I stayed here before but I had a pleasant surprise this last time. the place its under new ownership and management and has been totally upgraded, rooms are all new, looking and feeling great, service amazing, Don and Pia made us feel at home. Thank you for everything, we will be back. Luis & Cristina.

  • Stayed November 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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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My wife and I stayed here back in February of this year. We were in Santa Teresa for a wedding and Casa Cecilia worked out perfect for our group. We had the whole place rented between several couples/roomies. Don was the man as far as anything goes, just ask Don (and he was always there to serve breakfast). Great way to start the day! The beach was fantastic in front of the house, and the area in general is about the best it gets for Santa Teresa. You are just far enough down from the busy, dusty, main part of town; but it's still easy to walk, ride to if and when needed. Santa Teresa itself is years behind the modern world, but that is what makes it so unique. We took a plane to get to Santa Teresa, it was wild, I liked the boat ride from Montezuma to Jaco much better. Either way, all was well, have fun!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Villa Serena, a separate little cottage. It worked out well for us, and I think it...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Felton, California
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Our family stayed at Casa Cecelia for 1 week in June and absolutely loved it. You can't beat the location and the friendly laid back vibe. Don (manager ) made our stay very special .We had no car and Don took my husband and son 3 times to a special point break when it was to big out front to surf . Delicious breakfasts and coffee ready at 6am every morning .Grab your cup and walk 30 feet to sit in the hammock and watch the surf . We plan on returning .

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Walnut Creek, California
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My sister and I recently stayed at Casa Cecilia, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We were traveling on a budget and were so excited to find such a reasonably priced, cool spot, directly on the beach. You can sit at the breakfast table in the open-air shared "living room," and the only thing between you and the ocean are some palm trees, and a row of hammocks! The location is incredible; quiet, secluded, and pristine. You are in close walking distance to plenty of fantastic restaurants, and the market. The manager, Don, is very personable and helpful, and will cook you a delicious breakfast made-to-order every morning. We loved getting to know the other guests, and felt comfortable and well taken care of the entire time. We would love to return with the whole family one day! Thanks Don!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford, Michigan
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My wife and I had our honeymoon/surf vacation and stayed at Casa Cecilia for 2 weeks. The location is perfect for just about anything you can possibly do on the peninsula. You can wake up and watch the surf right out front or the villa. Don the manager is simply the man! He made us a killer breakfast each morning, was a great mentor for learning to surf, and was an excellent host. He recommended all kinds of great places to eat. You will have some of the best fish in your life. We surfed everyday right infront of the hotel. The location is also a good jumping off point for other surf locations on the peninsula. We were fortunate enough to meet a bunch of great people who came in and out throughout our stay at Casa Cecilia. It is close to all of the restaurants and things to do right in Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen. Casa cecilia is a super chill place to relax right on the ocean. It would be a great spot to stay at with a group of people too. I cant say enough good things about Don and Casa Cecilia. We were there at the beginning of the "green season" and we didn't have 1 bad day of weather. Any rain that did occur came at night. When it rained, it poured!.. but it was usually very quick and at night. Highly recommend the first weeks in May. It is the end of the high tourist season so rates are lower, and weather was still perfect.. as was the surfing conditions.

Room Tip: If you can, stay a few nights upstairs in the Villa. It is super spacious and relaxing.
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  • Stayed May 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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Winchester, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We were staying near Casa Cecilia and walked over to have breakfast one morning. As it turned out they do not sell breakfast -- but the manager, Don, was wonderful and made us a breakfast burrito anyway. It was yummy! What a fantastic location -- right on the beach, and it is an amazing beach. I understand that they are going to renovate the place soon, but the manager promised that they will keep the laid-back beach vibe. From what we saw, and based on the manager's helpfulness and friendliness, we can highly recommend Casa Cecilia!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nicoya peninsula, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
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Free Parking
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Ranked #5 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Also Known As:
Casa Cecilia Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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