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“Great House, Great Hosts, Great Trip!” 5 of 5 stars
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300 M North of Cruce, Santa Teresa 93306, Costa Rica   |  
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Toronto, Ontario
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“Great House, Great Hosts, Great Trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Eight of us (4 couples) just returned from an amazing 10 day vacation in Mal Pais. We all agreed that staying at Casa Mirador was what made our trip so great. The house was beautiful - great architecture, a private pool and lots of outdoor spaces (including a killer rooftop deck) for reading, suntanning or snoozing. There were 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. The house, which had amazing ocean views, was located very centrally in the town of Mal Pais - you could walk to town in 2 minutes and to the beach in 3 minutes. The owners, Trent and Soraya, go above and beyond to ensure your stay is enjoyable. We were able to rent surfboards, book SUP and fishing tours and secure restaurant reservations though these very gracious and friendly hosts. Their dogs (especially Cheeky and Carmen) became our best friends and escorted us to the beach and dinner daily. We will definitely return and will without a doubt stay at Casa Mirador when we do!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Winter Park, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Three families rented 3 of the houses and basically took over the place. The homes are clean, modern & cool (love the air conditioned bedrooms!). The resident dogs - especially Archie & Carmen immediately accompanied anyone in our group when they walked to the beach or to a restaurant. Soraya arranged all of our taxi pick ups, gave us advice on which restaurants to try and filled us in on the local scene. Trent gave us a surfing lesson and then advised us when the surf was best and has a quiver of boards that we could rent at a great rate. The grounds are immaculately maintained by Santos and it was fun to watch the monkeys in the trees. It was a stress free and relaxing trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

5 of us ventured down to santa teresa in march and stumbled upon Soleil after a couple weeks of scouring the interwebs for a place to stay. We couldn't have found a better spot. Casa Mirador was beautiful. Large kitchen, large living space, large bedrooms, a salt-water pool and a top hammock deck were more than anyone should ask for. The views were amazing from all fronts. Trent and Soraya were gracious, helpful, friendly and simply rad folks. We were more than just their guests but also friends. Trent took a couple of us surfing and showed us a great lunch spot. Soraya knew the lay of the land so well and was able to help us figure out any issue no matter what. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

Don't pass them up. You'll be better for it.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The entire Casa Soleil experience was absolutely incredible. Soraya is simply a wonderful human being and I cannot thank her enough. She went way out of her way to assist me with everything from losing my bank card to helping me book my return trip. Enough cannot be said about how remarkable they are!
We stayed in the Mirador and Romantica and both were gorgeous!
There's no question where I'll be staying when in Costa Rica again. AMAZING.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I just stayed here last month traveling with friends, and we were so impressed! It's clean, very beautifully decorated, and they even let us bring our dog! The owners are very warm and welcoming, and I can't wait to go back again next month. Definitely a must-visit spot in ST.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great place, beautiful, comfortable beds, safe, close to everything you need, staff was excellent and smiled and gracious. couldn't ask for a better place close to the waves in Mal Pais/Santa Theresa. Seriously a great stay and a great value for the area.
The area is a great beach, full of surfers, but the water was not that crowded.
We stayed for 9 days, the kids were in the pool the whole time or on the beach. I surfed every morning and afternoon. My wife walked the beach every day, sometimes alone, sometimes with kids. We felt safe leaving the 12/13/7 year olds alone in the house. Things to consider in the visit to the area so that you are not surprised.
Dusty area, rootsy vibe, lots of "cool" surfer/traveler types. Restaurants are very good, not cheap. Credit Cards are not widely accepted, bring cash or a good ATM. Food is expensive at the Supers local, I suggest the drive to Cobano to hit one of the larger Supers. Beach is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Casas De Soleil is beautiful, gardened, and comfortable. Only two things on the whole trip that we were caught off guard with, but even then its about expectations and we would return in a heart beat. Dogs... lots of dogs in the area... we love dogs... love, love, love them... but they are security in Costa Rica and because it is a relatively densely populated strip of land, the dogs bark at nite... we did not use A/C at nite, but had we we would not have heard them.
Secondly, the casa we rented had all outside doors and stairs, so we locked ourselves in our room while our three kids were upstairs in a separate area locked in as well. For the most part i was fine, but my wife is a bit anxious on these matters. So ask what the set up is for you and for what you expect.
I highly recommend Casas de Soleil and think that the owners do a fantastic job, that they take the time to help you and give you the insight to get the most out of your trip. Enjoy and don't mess around if you are looking in this price bracket, just book it with them you will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed 6 nights in the big house on top of the hill in the large middle floor apartment. Everything from the moment we checked in to the moment we left far exceeded our expectations. We left another accommodation because we were unhappy - and found Soraya on our travels looking for a new place. She had one apartment/house available which was huge for just the 2 of us but we jumped at it because she and her husband Trent were so helpful and professional. The apartment was immaculate, well laid out, nicely decorated, had a semi-private gorgeous pool, a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, a great bathroom - 2 sinks and a huge shower, a large deck to watch the sun set, and hang wet clothes, comfy beds, pillows, linens, etc...bottled water...honestly it could not have been better. My husband and I travel a lot and we have stayed in every different kind of accommodation available and I don't think I was ever in a place with such "sincere and devoted" customer service. Soryaya and Trent really want their guests to be happy and love the area and have a great vacation. They make wonderful suggestions for eating and activities and they even introduced us to other guests who they thought we would like, and we did! (We spent many meals with them and had nice conversations at the pool and on the beach.) It was a great vacation and if I could give Casas de Soleil 10 stars I would! Thank you Soraya and Trent!! I hope you read your reviews, every single one is a 5 star rating!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Address: 300 M North of Cruce, Santa Teresa 93306, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casas de Soleil is a 3 acre property with four different homes privately positioned within the tropical gardens on the property. Our property is private and quiet, but a short walk to the town center and equally easy walk to the beach. We offer luxury homes to fit the needs of your vacation group. Our 24 hour staff is here to assist you. Rest assured when you show up to Casas de Soleil, everything will be perfect for your vacation. ... more   less 
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Casas De Soleil Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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