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“Beautiful location for a family reunion”
The White House of Costa Rica
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The White House of Costa Rica
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5 reviews
The White House of Costa Rica
Swimming Pool
Kitchen Area
Kitchen Area
Living Room View to the ocean.
Bedroom with Queen Bed and view
View to the living room
View from inside the Pool
Large Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom Balcony
The White House at Night
4th Bedroom/TV room
TV Room
Tropical Nights
Private Chef available upon request
View from the day-bed
The Day-bed
Pool deck view
Master Bedroom King Bed
The White House
Costa Rican Frog
The Beach in front
The Beach in front.
The White House at Night
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas

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Elizabeth...
Lafayette, Louisiana
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice beach house on Playa Hermosa”
Reviewed November 29, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

The house was spacious, the pool was lovely, and the beach was pretty (shared with the hotel next door). The water was over a rocky floor so wasn't good for swimming and only surfable at high tide. There is a nice sandy beach ten minute walk away. Hammocks and swings for the kids were a plus.
On the down side, this is not a place for those afraid of bugs and geckos as they share the house with you. We would have really appreciated having air conditioning in the living area as it got really hot once the sun hit the house.
I wouldn't recommend this house for those with toddlers as the stairs have no railing and having to open the house for ventilation means the pool is easily accessible to those little ones.
Be aware also that you will be traveling over a very bumpy rutted road to get to and from the house, so get a 4 wheel drive vehicle. It made it an adventure!
Tania, the concierge was most helpful and responsive to our needs. The personal chef, Alex, was great.

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eileenrud...
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful location for a family reunion”
Reviewed January 3, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

My husband and our three sons and spouses/partner (8 adults in all) spent a wonderful Christmas week at The White House. It was perfect for our family, with lots of great kitchen space to cook and eat around a great table. The view of the Pacific out front is spectacular and it is as short walk from the wonderful surfing and swimming beach Playa Hermosa. There are also snorkeling tidepools nearby; regular visits by tropical birds, and a really nice pool as part of the house.

We found that the main house only accommodates 6 adults. There is a media room which might be fun in other seasons, but adults can't sleep there. We needed to rent one of the other villas to fit our group comfortably. The master bedroom suite on the second floor is amazing, filled with light and ocean breezes. The other bedrooms are smaller and the one in the back doesn't really catch a breeze.

We swam, rode bikes (but the road is very dusty in the dry season), ran on the beach, walked, snorkeled, surfed, went fishing and horseback riding and just hung around and read and relaxed.

The property managers are great and very helpful.

What a great adventure!

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Liked best: the location, right on the beach, so close to the Playa Hermosa
Liked least: This is a highly populated area, so fewer birds than I would have liked (and have seen on other trips to Costa Rica)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Diane1817...
Langley City, Canada
1 review
“The White House St. Theresa”
Reviewed March 11, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

Our 8 day vacation at the White House was fabulous. This villa is located right on the ocean with snorkelling a few steps away. A short beach walk brings you to a beautiful sandy beach where the wave jumping is amazing. We loved the infinity pool on the patio and the lovely sunsets we could see from the patio. There was no lack of things to keep us busy: ATVing to see the monkeys, ziplining, deep sea fishing and horseback riding. The breakfasts were served at a quiet yoga resort next door. We even participated in some classes there. The manager of this villa was very helpful in organizing chefs to come in and cook for us as well as giving us advice on local restaurants.
I would say the only drawback is the 6 hour trip from San Jose... but then... the roads (and dust) and sight seeing were all part of the experience!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Alexandra...
Burlington, Canada
1 review
“A truly relaxing get-a-way!”
Reviewed March 5, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

We spent 8 days at this wonderfully equipped, beautifully situated house with my husband's siblings and their spouses. It was a great place to accomodate 15 guests with plenty of space for together time as well as alone time. There was lots to do nearby, such as snorkelling, swimming in the waves, long walks on the beach, fishing, zip-lining, horse back riding, and wandering thru the small town of Santa Theresa. The small pool was a relaxing place to get together for happy hour after our energetic games of volleyball. We'd recommend it to groups of any size up to 15 people. We had an amazing holiday.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RSmed
Burlington, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stunning Beach House in an incredible Setting”
Reviewed March 1, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

Wow - just got back from a fanatistic vacation - 8 days in Paradise. The White House and the villas were the perfect size for our family reunion. We had a group of 15 adults and thoroughly enjoyed our much anticipated vacation.
The house was as advertised and was perfect for a group of our size! We loved the open air feel and the beautiful pool and the stunning views of the sunsetting over the pacific.
Many thanks to the excellent staff, who were so accomodating and friendly and professional. They looked after so many details, booking excursions to Ziplining, Horseback riding, deep sea fishing, restaurants recommendations and even pitched in with some of our cooking. What a treat.
Special thanks to the owner, Richard, who helped us with our planning and suggestions. I would definitely recommend this!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Families with teenagers
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