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“Very friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful property. Excellent stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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300 M North of Cruce, Santa Teresa 93306, Costa Rica   |  
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“Very friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful property. Excellent stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience staying in Casas de Soleil. We were in Casa Grande, which is right next to the communal pool, but it felt more like a private pool the entire time we were there. Casa Grande itself is really spacious - something we really appreciated when we were rained in one afternoon. We sat on the patio watching the howler monkeys in the trees by the pool and made use of their very well-equipped kitchen.

The property is beautiful -- just off of the main road and across the street from the beach. We were also within walking distance of many shops and great restaurants which was very convenient. Because this was our beach leg of the trip, we decided to do the requisite surfing lesson, which the owner (Soraya) helped set up for us. Even though Soraya wasn't in town, she kept in touch via email and made sure we were well taken care of. The staff there were very friendly and made us feel at home right away. Jenny checked on us every day to make sure we had everything we needed and was always ready to offer recommendations (and she never steered us wrong).

We definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting the Santa Teresa area. You won't regret it!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Value
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Just returned from the best holiday ever in the most beautiful location.
All the wonderful things people have said in the past about this property and it's lovely, amazingly helpful owners, Soraya and Trent, are absolutely true. I don't know what more to add other than book it, you won't regret it!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed in the Casa Mirador with our three teenaged sons in early August. We were amazed, and taken care of, from the moment we arrived. The house has amazing views of the Pacific from the infinity pool to the 2nd floor porch where we ate breakfast, to the rooftop patio/lounge with hammock and couches. The three baths were large and modern. The kitchen was well stocked and motivated us to cook. The bedrooms were large and the beds were great for sleeping. It was equipped with wifi and Bose audio that let us enjoy music wherever we chose to be.

What is truly special about staying at Casas de Soleil are the hosts, Soraya and Trent. The fact that it is difficult to write something original to add to the repeated testaments of just how warm, gracious, and welcoming they are pretty much sums it up. Like others our ATV quads were arranged by Soraya with a local provider who took the time to draw us a map around the peninsula to the Montezuma waterfall and back at a price we could not get on our own. Trent took our boys surfing, let me drive his car to the beach so we could all go, and stuck with our youngest until he was able to get up and finish with a high-five to his brother as their boards came together. Soraya helped us care for our oldest by sending us to the farmacia with a write up of just what he needed to feel better, including the coconut water her staff provided from a tree on the property. Clean rooms, laundry done for us, beautiful pool - It was all as good as gets and a great way for us to end our trip to Costa Rica! (Soraya even rescheduled our pick up so we wouldn't be standing alone waiting at the airport in Tambor.)

Room Tip: The private pool and views from Mirador are worth the money and the walk up the hill.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allendale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We are just back from a week stay at Casas de Soleil. Our family of four (kids 10 & 12) stayed in Casa Grande and it was perfect. The property is extremely well maintained, the gardens are beautiful. The location was right in the center of Santa Teresa, very convenient but also set back enough from the main road for peace and tranquility. The gardner/caretaker picked fresh coconuts for us and the kids, so good! The setting of Casa Grande is perfect for a family with kids as the pool is directly in front of the house, it feels like your own private pool. The layout of the entire property was so well planned, all the houses were so private yet they were steps away from each other. There was always a caretaker and a couple of sweet friendly dogs keeping watch over the property 24/7 so it always felt quite secure. Trent and Soraya were wonderful hosts, very knowledgeable of the area and provided good candid advice. The house is beautifully constructed, comfortable and clean, with all the basic nessesities you need.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Plano, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a wonderful time in Playa Santa Teresa. Our group of 11 (4 adults and 7 kids ranging from 7 to 17) stayed in Casas Mirador and Hemingway for 7 days and 6 nights. The casas are very nice, extremely well maintained and well appointed. On a daily basis the staff cleaned up, did dishes, made the beds and even did our laundry. The property is beautifully maintained, nestled into the surrounding vegetation. Casa Mirador is the big house at the top of the property (villas are built up a fairly steep hill) and is beautiful. Tastefully decorated, beautiful views, nice infinity edge pool. I can't recommend it enough.

Our hosts and the owners - Soraya and Trent - bent over backwards to make our stay everything we wanted it to be. No request was too big or too little. They arranged all our excursions - ATVs, shuttles, zipline, horse back riding, fishing. Trent gave the kids surfing lessons at Playa Hermosa and let the kids use his boards for the rest of the stay. It has been stated in many reviews that Soraya and Trent are wonderful and every word of it is true. They are genuinely nice people. This persona is true with their staff as well - assistants, ground keeper, guard, maids - and even the dogs.

The beach is a good 5 minute walk down gravel and dirt driveways and paths. I had some hesitation about not staying in a villa right on the beach, but once were there the walk became part of the charm of the place. The gray-sanded beaches in the area can be quite rocky when the tide is out or if a big surf has strirred things up.

Mal Pais and Playa Santa Teresa feel like an "off the beaten path" type location. We were there in the off season so it was not plugged with people as we were told it can get. The ride in from the Tambor airport (really a cool little airstrip) is an adventure over dirt roads that had not been graded in a while. Dirt roads, dirt paths, gravel diveways, ATVs. A surfing sub-culture. Not a resort within 200 miles. If this appeals to you - as it did for us - Playa Santa Teresa and Mal Pais is a wonderful place to go. By no means are you roughing it - dirt roads and all. The town is well equipped with stores, markets, wine/liquor store and very nice reasonably priced reatuarants. Italian, Japanese, local quisine, sports bar and a french bakery to highlight a few. There is even a small sandwich shop that bakes and sells gluten free buns and breads. Mel Gibson has a place in the hills and the Matt Damon and family were in the area earlier in the week. There are numerous high dollar spectacular places in the hills. Note that it is a cash driven area - put away your credit card and become friends with the ATM in the middle of town.

Wonderful stay, wonderful people, wonderful casas. If you are staying in Playa Santa Teresa, I highly recommend Casas de Soleil.

Room Tip: The property has individual housekeeping villas. Mirador is the largest of the four villas sitting...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Denver
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful environment that never stops amazing you. Attention to detail is prevalent and I couldn't have had a better experience. Soraya- the angel that runs this little piece of heaven goes out of her way to make you feel at home or in paradise. She is helpful, informative and you get the warm fuzzy feeling that she truly cares. Aside from her, the staff at soleil is welcoming and attentive. The location is prime as you are right where the action is however far enough away to be peaceful, quiet and relaxing. Highly recommended to anyone and everyone looking to treat themselves to a magical memorable stay! :)

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spent five nights at Casas de Soleil in the second week of July 2014. Our family rented Casa Romantica which was perfect for the three of us. The house was beautifully furnished and was comfortable even in the warmest of weather. The master bedroom is in the main house and the second room is in a separate cottage, both have their own bathrooms.

I loved the location. It is very close to the main road that run through Santa Teresa, but far enough away that you don't hear any of the noise from the road. The grounds are so beautiful. After a long morning at the beach we loved being able to hang out by the pool and take a siesta before heading out for more surfing. While there are many places to stay on the beach, this offers the best of both worlds. You are very close to the beach, but you get the benefit of the amazing gardens, nice breezes and the quiet of being away from all of the people.

My husband and daughter took a great surf lesson with Trent. He is a fantastic teacher and had my daughter (16 years old) up on the surf board in no time. Trent and Soraya also allowed our daughter to use their boogie board.

The property is well-managed by an amazing and hospitable team. Sarah was there to greet us and help us with anything we needed. Don Kokki and crew keep a close eye to ensure the property is secure and well-maintained. Trent and Soraya, the owners are absolutely wonderful and very friendly. Even the dogs were great:)

I hope to stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casas de Soleil

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 ( WiFi ) 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): $
Number of rooms: 10
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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