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Monkeys Parrots Lush Tropical Paradise ~ StefSurf Villas

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Pool, Spa, Sun Decks and Monkeys
Master with Vaulted Ceiling, AC, Ensuite
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
4 nights minimum
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Welcome to Stef Surf. Our Tropical Paradise is a boutique resort (El Delfin, La Gaviota, El Tucan) located in the heart of Surfside in a gated, secure environment 1-minute walk to the ocean. Offering approx 1650 sq ft on two floors, 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Each bedroom offers a private sundeck where you can pass the time away on the day beds. The master bedrooms offer floor to ceiling 14 feet high double sliding glass doors. Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, howler monkeys and green parrots. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Plus the option of two extra Convertible bed Sleeps 4 to 8! The main floor features floor to ceiling windows open to the gardens, diamond polished concrete floors, the fully equipped kitchen features granite countertop and a breakfast bar and laundry facilities. Private patio...Welcome to Stef Surf. Our Tropical Paradise is a boutique resort (El Delfin, La Gaviota, El Tucan) located in the heart of Surfside in a gated, secure environment 1-minute walk to the ocean. Offering approx 1650 sq ft on two floors, 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Each bedroom offers a private sundeck where you can pass the time away on the day beds. The master bedrooms offer floor to ceiling 14 feet high double sliding glass doors. Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, howler monkeys and green parrots. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Plus the option of two extra Convertible bed Sleeps 4 to 8! The main floor features floor to ceiling windows open to the gardens, diamond polished concrete floors, the fully equipped kitchen features granite countertop and a breakfast bar and laundry facilities. Private patio and gardens are furnished with a dinning room table and a lounge area including 2 accent chairs and a love sit plus gas barbecue all great for dining or lounging. The communal rancho is great for meeting up with visiting guests and sharing stories of the days events. Crystal clear waters in our pool and spa, sundeck with over stuffed pillows. Iguanas, geckos, butterflies, hummingbirds are all found within our very secured walled grounds. My favourite pastime each morning-----A fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee while walking on the meandering elevated boardwalk through the gardens, I am always amazed with the large varieties of tropical flowers. I still find new ones I've never seen before. In addition our boutique orchard has mangos, papaya, coconuts, bananas, limes, lemons, naranjas, guava, and of course my favourite chillies. Guests are encouraged to harvest and enjoy our fruits. Our property is run like a resort and the caretakers Francisco and Marling will ensure that your stay is unforgettable providing housekeeping, laundry, pool and ground maintenance as well as 24-hour security. A perfect balance of total private resort with the opportunity to meet fellow travelers. One-minute walk to the Beach, guests often return their rental cars once they arrive when you find paradise why leave At night the boardwalk and gardens light up creating intriguing, romantic hideaway. 15 Restaurants within a 5 to 10-minute walk 3 of which are on the beach, 3 18 hole golf courses are all within an easy drive. Whatever your interests are Birding, Deep sea Fishing, Horse back riding on the beach, Canopy tours (zip line) ATV's, Wave riding, Hiking around a live volcano or soaking in a mud bath, Biking, River Rafting, Sailing, Tubing or Swimming under a waterfall, these are all available. If you need to get work done or just want to connect with friends WiFi is available through the property. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 3101669061More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stef Surf is a boutique resort, we ask you to respect other guests. Please be aware of your noise at the pool area in respect to fellow guests. Quiet time around the pool at 11:00pm. We're happy to offer a smoke-free environment. PLEASE turn off the AC units when out for the day. During Christmas, New Year and Semana Santa only registered guests will be allowed on the property. Baby sitting is available.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
JoEllen & Jonas N
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, Swedish
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The overall setting and comfort of La Gaviota -Stef Surf was so much better than the description and pictures.It is truly a lush and private enclave.The home is well appointed and lacks for nothing.Birds,monkeys and harmless iguanas abound and No pesty or bothersome biting bugs....More

Date of stay: January 2018
3  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed four nights at Stef Surf in La Gaviota. It was wonderful! The property itself is lovely. The gardens are lush and beautiful and very well maintained. The pool is wonderful. My kids spent all of their available time in it! The condos are...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Denverdinger
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the StefSurf! Francisco and Marling are helpful, friendly and a joy to talk to. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and happy. The house is very clean and feels like home. The gardens and pool are so beautiful and...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Ron B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Potrero is a tiny town that's not touristy at all, which we loved. Stef Surf condos are less than 5 minute short walk to the beach down a few dirt roads, lush with colorful flowering plants. Beach is beautiful, sand light gray, and the busiest...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Anna R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

You think that all those 5-stars comments and reviews are a bit exagerate. Not at all. It's well deserve. Francisco and Marling were so friendly. La Gaviota is as welcomming as on the pictures. Nice kitchen and dining room, wonderful master bedroom with private washroom...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Pakrento
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
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About the neighbourhood
You can choose between idyllic palm-lined beaches, small white-sand coves, or world-class surfing beaches. Better yet, you can visit all these and more in one day, as beach after extraordinary beach is strung together along the Costa Rican Riviera. There are so many good restaurants around. Or stay in the comfort of Stef Surf luxury home and enjoy the tropical garden, a definite lush paradise. At night the boardwalk and gardens light up creating intriguing, romantic hideaway.
Getting around
While many restaurants and grocery stores are within a 6 to 8 minute walk, we recommend renting a car or golf cart during your stay. There is so much to see and do as well as so many great beaches to explore. If you're looking to explore on foot, 5 beaches and many restaurants, hotels are easy walk-able. Lis our concierge can help arrange both car or golf cart rentals.
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