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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Santa Teresa, Province of Puntarenas

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CRbyNatal...
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Calista: Simply perfect!”
Reviewed November 22, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Two perfectly equipped bungalows with as little and as much as one would need for a relaxing vacation. I could live here forever. The waves are just meters from your door, great shaded area to relax and the intimacy you want anywhere you travel that's so hard to get. Priceless! If you are a surfer this is what heaven should look like!
tips: for the best experience book both bungalows, they are too close to each other and a neighbor might deprive you from the privacy you want!
Bring cash!
Visit Costa Rica by Nataly for more pictures and details about Calista and Santa Teresa

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Liked best: Proximity to the ocean
Liked least: proximity to other property and their crying baby!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 30, 2016
Thank you so much!!! we are looking forward for your next visit in our little paradise .
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acip_00
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Best Place to Stay in Santa Teresa!”
Reviewed August 5, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We spent 6 nights at the Calista, and are so so happy we chose to stay here! You cannot beat the location -- steps away from the beach and also walking distance to wonderful restaurants/grocery store/bars in town. The bungalow was beautiful and the perfect size for two. I cannot say enough about this place -- would have been disappointed staying anywhere else! Hanit and Julie were so gracious and helpful! They provided us with so many recommendations and tips that made our stay in Santa Teresa so memorable. We're already talking about planning a trip back next year, and wouldn't stay anywhere else!

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angelina1...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect beach escape in Santa Teresa”
Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Ideal spot to enjoy the privacy of a beach house with a stunning view on the ocean. The house is stylish and well designed while being cosy at the same time. every comfort it taken care of by Julie, the lovely manager, who will organize massages, tours, etc so it was easy to sit back and relax.

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alexvmv
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun and Relaxing times at Santa Teresa Beach”
Reviewed June 17, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We really enjoyed our stay at Calista. The room was perfectly situated on the beach, clean comfortable and relaxing. We received excellent recommendations and ideas from their concierge. I highly recommend it, plan to return next year.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tina S
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Beautiful Beachfront Getaway”
Reviewed May 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

What a treasure to find this place located right on the beach. The Calista bungalow not only met our expectations but far exceeded them. From the beginning, the owner and assistant were super helpful and friendly. The lovely bungalow was very clean, decorated nicely and linens and materials were of good quality. The poster bed was beautiful and very comfortable and the bathroom was large with a two person shower. The bungalow came equipped with all the essentials to cook if you like or you could order in. There was internet to keep us in touch and AC to keep us cool in the evenings. The deck with the hammock was perfect and sun chairs were nice. We loved being steps away from the ocean and within walking distance of restaurants and shops. We couldn't have had a better time and would love to return some day.

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Liked best: The location and views.
Liked least: Close to other rental
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
May 12, 2016
Thank you Tina,
It was big pleasure to host you at Calista.
Thank you so much for your kind wards .
We really hope to see you again soon.
Hanit and Julie
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Sarah T
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Paradise”
Reviewed April 26, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I have spent 2 weeks at the Calista beachfront bungalow which is:
- Amazingly located (literally on the beach and very close to the main road, shops, restaurants etc)!
- Beautiful, the place is so charming
- Well equipped - you therefore have the option of cooking and eat on the porch with the priceless view
- Safe: not that there is anything to be afraid of in Santa Teresa but it is nice to know that there is a guard every night from 6pm to 6am.
- Although there is no reception, Julie is in charge of your wellbeing and will help you if you have any request/question. She is a real treasure and takes better care of everything than a receptionist would in a hotel. She is so helpful.
- The cleaning ladies are coming everyday and do a great job
I would recommend this place 100%, I did not have one complain about it during my stay and will personally come back as soon as I can!

Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Vangroove
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed February 27, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

The Casita, the beach, Hanit, Shmulik and Julie made our trip a dream! We stayed for 4 weeks and came home with memories that will be with us for life and great new local friends! We had our young son with us who sleep in the bed with us, took surf lessons, and joined Hanit's kids at Camp!
Bali café is up the road, swimming rocks in front of your place!
Perfect trip and place!
Thanks
Steve, Gaby and Theo

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Liked best: Location, clean, and the attention to detail from Hanit and Julie everyday
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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