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“Fabulous place with fabulous people. Thanks Jim and Stephanie!”
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Casa MarBella
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Our family just returned from a wonderful two week trip to Costa Rica. This was our second visit to this beautiful country, and we stayed at Casa Marbella for most of it. We stayed in their three bedroom condo and found it to be absolutely beautiful, spacious and comfortable. We booked our trip pretty late, so we had to move to a two bedroom suite for the end of our stay because the condo wasn't available. The suite was very nice, but the condo was well worth the extra cost. It had a huge kitchen/livingroom with a high cathedral ceiling and a big porch.
The best part of Casa Marbella is the owners, Jim and Stephanie. They are incredibly kind and helpful. Jim gave us our first surfing lesson and we had a terrific time. They arranged all of our activities for us (fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling), and gave recommendations to places they thought we would enjoy. It was an easy walk to the beach, grocery store or the bank. There were lots of excellent restaurants within a five minute walk. Jim and Stephanie have a beautiful daughter who became instant friends with our daughter, adding to the family friendly feel. Our daughter even helped them make cupcakes for another guests' son who was turning four. It just felt like a home away from home, and was absolutely spectacular. We would recommend Casa Marbella to anyone. What a fantastic trip. Thanks!
The Matthew Family

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

my and my girlfriend stayed there for 2 nights and it was amazing ive been around and for the price im telling you this is the place to go. The owners make you feel home the rooms are really nice and clean not a lot of room really friendly environment.
I trully recomend this place !!!!
Thank you for the nice stay jim and stephanie!
David and Deborah

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

When travelling to Costa Rica for the second time our experience was made very memorable by our stay at Casa Marbella! Thanks so much to Stephanie, Jim and Naia as they made us feel right at home while so far away. Their cozy hotel nestled in the hills of Santa Teresa offers the perfect vantage point to soak in the entirety of the Pacific Ocean and full spectrum of the setting sun. Every detail of their beautiful establishment is carefully arranged, from the spacious pool deck to the yoga deck with panoramic views and even the fully stocked fridge full of sodas, water and other cold drinks! We truly enjoyed our 4 day stay and can't wait to go back very soon! We highly recommend this hotel for any adventurous vacationer looking to relax and soak in the full experience of this wonderful and secluded area of Costa Rica!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We just got back from a week in Santa Teresa, staying at Casa Marbella. This is a truly family friendly place. We travelled with our young children, and Stephanie and Jim made us feel right at home. They are exceptional owners and hosts, and have created a little paradise at Casa Marbella.

They went out of their way to help us with taxis and reservations, gave us excellent information on places to visit, and Jim is an awesome surf instructor.

Our kids loved swimming in the pool and playing with their daughter.

This is a beautiful place that I highly recommend staying if in Santa Teresa. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Just got back from a great trip to Costa Rica where we spent 5 nights at this charming spot. The drive to get there was quite interesting along miles of curving dirt roads but it was well worth it when we arrived at this lovely destination. Stephanie and Jim are wonderful hosts of this intimate hotel where you feel like you are staying with family. Stephanie taught us yoga, my husband learned to surf and we all went zip-lining. Fabulous restaurant just up the hill where we ate breakfast (banana pancakes were divine) and the dinners were some of the best we have eaten. I recommend this spot to vacationers who want to get off the beaten path and have a new experience.

Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa MarBella

Address: | 125 meters east and 25 meters north of Super Ronny's, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range: ₹ 7,828 - ₹ 12,960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa MarBella 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa MarBella is a boutique hotel situated on a mountain slope in Santa Teresa. The property provides a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and is a five-minute walk to the beach, restaurants, and stores. Being surrounded by rainforest, it offers a unique opportunity to watch wildlife in their natural habitat. The area is renowned for its consistent surf breaks, some of which are walking distance from the property. The Casa consists of eight units with four different typologies of rooms for your different needs and group sizes. It is an ideal venue for those seeking the privacy, services, and comforts of individual hotel rooms, yet the intimacy of a private villa. The décor of the rooms is a minimalist approach with a tropical touch. The amenities of the hotel include free parking area, Wi-Fi in the common areas, infinity pool, ocean view yoga deck, sun terrace, and reception. All of the rooms have ocean view and air conditioning. Services we provide include house keeping, massage, babysitting, and concierge where we can schedule an array of activities for no extra charge. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Casa Marbella Santa Teresa
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