The Magnificent Casa Capitan, Beachfront Luxury, Oozing Chic, Perfect Surf

The Magnificent Casa Capitan, Beachfront Luxury, Oozing Chic, Perfect Surf

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 7, 2014
8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, sleep 18 adults + 10 adults or children, total 28

This amazing, newly built house is the 'coolest' house in Santa Teresa. Oozing chic and elegance - it is at the same time very relaxed, comfortable and extremely beautiful. Whether you are having a massage on one of our beach ranchos, relaxing by the pool with an ice-cold drink, snoozing in one of our many hammocks or simply 'being', you are in paradise. Rent all, part or just one room, have a holiday made in heaven or a wedding so perfect, you will remember for the rest of your life. We are right on the beach in front the best Surf on the Northern, most exclusive part of Santa Teresa beach. Our exquisite sunsets are famous. Imagine, a beautifully made up bed with Egyptian cotton linen, cool, quiet A/C, the sound of the Pacific while drifting of to sleep, you are in heaven. Situated on 2,5 hectares of land (about 6 acres) this very charming estate has 150 meters of beachfront and is a few minutes away from FlorBlanca and Milarepa, featured in Voque's Most Exclusive Hotels.

Casa Capitan: This amazing, newly built house is the 'coolest' house in Santa Teresa. Oozing chic and elegance - it is at the same time very relaxed, comfortable and extremely beautiful.

Whether you are having a massage on one of our beach ranchos, relaxing by the pool with an ice-cold drink, snoozing in one of our many hammocks or simply 'being', you are in paradise.

8 bedrooms

all bedrooms have SuperKing, King or Queen size beds,

all have their own bathrooms

6 overlook beach/pool

2 with garden view,

2 suites have their own private garden,

all have their own private balcony/deck or terrace

Linen: Egyptian Cotton sheets, feather pillows and comfortable, high quality mattresses.

all rooms have A/C,

all have ceiling fans and sliding glass doors to terrace which leads to beach or pool.

We have Security Guard and entrance gates.

We offer utmost privacy and discretion.

More Details
  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english, swedish

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't begin to tell you how much our family enjoyed

our recent stay at your beautiful Casa Capitan. The space your have created there is really Special and turned out to be perfect for our group. Between the house and gardens and the

wonderful resting palapa ( I took naps in all three) I don't think I have ever been as rested

on a vacation. Your staff was wonderful and never intrusive to our privacy yet they keep the

property spotless. Jaymie was most helpful in answering questions and making last minute

arrangements for us. We liked it so much everyone wants to return next August.

We are also interested in the Java house for another daughter and her family. We would also look into flying direct rather that stay in San Jose overnight. That would give us more time at the house also.

I know everyone in my family who was at the property wants to return and we are already excited to come back as we all gathered Sunday and were looking at our pictures of your beautiful house and all the wonderful art and gardens you have placed there. It really is quite special as I am sure you are aware. Do you get to stay there often yourself? Also thanks for the referral for the pilot who has contacted me. I will get back to him. It makes total sense for us to fly over next trip to save time.. Again I am sorry it took so long to get back to you but I had an acute case of so much relaxation from Costa Rica it was hard getting back to my regular life again. Casa Capitan is the kind of addiction we all need from time to time in our way too busy lives! Thank you again for providing such a beautiful place to vacation in.
Aug 2013
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
5

Perfect and

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I held our wedding at Casa Capitan in January and we cannot sing enough praises for Carlota and the Capitan estate. It was the most incredible and "smooth" experience and a perfect set up for a wedding! Casa Capitan is a one of a kind paradise with an incredibly peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. I just can't compliment Carlota enough on what an amazing job she has done to create such a beautiful and unique space (even the beautiful photos don't do it justice!). The grounds and the beach in front are stunning, the staff is so friendly and efficient, and Carlota and Jaymie were incredibly helpful with recommendations, etc. Carlota even recommended my wedding planner, Courtney, who was absolutely brilliant. Both of our families stayed at Casa Capitan and Casa Java for a week surrounding the wedding and everyone has voted this their favorite vacation of all time(-; Thank you Carlota and the Capitan estate staff who made our vacation and wedding so perfect! We hope to be back soon!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Orange County, California United States
5

AMAZING CASA CAPITAN!!

  • 5 of 5
Hi Carlota,

We had such a wonderful time there. Your house is beautiful!! It was the perfect place for our family to be able to just relax together. Jaymie helped us so much. We couldn't have done it
without her. She really helped set everything up. To the charter flights, excursions, quads, taxi's and she made it all so easy for us. She was wonderful! We took surf lessons, zip lined and did yoga. I have to say using Carmon Air for our charter flights from San Jose made the trip so much easier. They were there waiting at the airport to pick us up and take us all to their airstrip. There was no wait time and they really took care of us. Definitely the way to go! We enjoyed having Davin and Pablo with Canape Catering cook for us. Can't say enough about his delicious food!! It felt like we were at a 5 star resort eating 5 star food. He plated the food beautifully at every meal and served us at the large dining table that held all 16 of us! Having your girls cook us breakfast and Davin for lunch and dinner was a dream. We all can't stop talking about our trip. It was so amazing! We all hope to make it back again. Thanks so much for making it special for us.
Jennifer
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Canada
5

"True Pura Vida: The Magnificent Casa Capitan"

"True Pura Vida: The Magnificent Casa Capitan"
  • 5 of 5
"True Pura Vida: The Magnificent Casa Capitan"

It is quintessentially eco-chic with unparalleled beauty and remarkable attention to detail. Its ability to accomodate 14 people (seemingly effortlessly), including one in a wheelchair, meant there was something for everyone. We surfed, jumped waves, went for long walks on the nearly deserted beach, swam in the beautiful private swimming pool, took a yoga lesson at the private yoga pavilion in front of the ocean (also perfect for a massage), found quiet reading spots in the comfy cabanas, sipped amazing coffee in the many coffee shops, dined in topnotch openair restaurants, danced to live music at a local bar, and each night watched the sun set into the Pacific Ocean. - Ahh, Exhale :) -- We travelled from San Jose by private bus via ferry and endured the bumpy patch to get to Santa Teresa, but it was well worth it! Santa Teresa is distinctly quaint - like an old beach town from a 1970's Hollywood movie, filled with surfers & yoga enthusiasts - yet surprisingly well-suited to anyone in search of a slower pace. I can hardly believe that such a place still exists. One note of caution, however - This is a cash-only town. Every restaurant, tour operator, quad rental or clothing store is generally cash-only. The odd place that isn't, charges a premium. - The atms/Bank also charge a big premium and are not always well-stocked. Gratefully, everyone in town knows the Casa Capitan. At least twice, they let us return the next day for payment. Now, that's a vestige in today's world! One other note, while the property is not entirely wheelchair accessible, it is definitely manageable - thanks to the ingenuity of the management & staff. Mucho Gracias to all who help to make Casa Capitan Pura Vida including Soffi, Ismail, Augustina, Julie and especially the ridiculously talented and gracious, Carlota!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Chocowinity, NC
5

Daughter's Dream Wedding

Daughter's Dream Wedding
  • 5 of 5
What a spot of paradise. My daughter had her dream destination wedding at Casa Capitan
and we were thrilled her choice. The amenities of the home, with its wonderful pool, isolated
beach and open floor plan were perfect for a relaxing vacation. I would highly recommend this
home. All the photos and description depict the place well.... and being there is even better! The concierges Rachel and Sofia were very helpful and responsive. And the staff was onboard daily keeping up with housekeeping. Rooms were very comfortable and the two suites were magnificent.

We had a coordinator transform the site for the wedding itself and you cannot imagine how magical it was. We had the ceremony on the beach at sunset and cocktails setup there afterwards. The house was lit up and there was a trail of lights walking back. The venue was magical.

I would highly recommend this place if you are interested in a destination Costa Rica wedding.
It is a remote place to travel to, but worth the trip!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Dallas.Texas
5

relaxing in paradise

  • 5 of 5
I went to Casa Capitan in January of 2012 with seven other women and we loved it ! The worst part was leaving. What a place ,perfection. We had more than enough room ,even had a couple rooms to spare . Each room was tastefully decorated with the owner Carlotta generously sharing her love of Indonesian furniture and art. The out door bathrooms had all the comforts of home but gave you the feeling of bathing in a tropical setting, feeling natural and clean ! Some roms had indoor bathrooms for those who prefer . The house itself is open , airy and comfortable, just a wonderful beachy ,tropical feeling. There are secluded places to relax, all of them ideally situated . I took a luxurious nap on one of the outdoor beds closest to the beach . Sleeping to the sounds of the ocean with sea breezes keeping me cool. The infinity pool overlooking the beach is a touch of pure luxury . Every detail has been well thought out ,from the most comfy lounge chairs to the excellent bed linens. The house staff are efficient and not in the least bit intrusive. Our cooked breakfasts in the morning were delicious . I have stayed at top notch hotels in my life and rented other luxury homes..but Casa Capitan tops them all. There are surf board to use and beach mats ,games to play and a pool table. The kitchen is stocked with every thing you possibly need to cook or make drinks . We hired Joy from Canape Catering to make our meals and she was fanatastic. If I had it to do over , I would never leave the house and just stay there reading ,relaxing and enjoying the beach. We took surf lessons (great fun ) went ATV riding and horse back riding. We even had smores and a bonfire on the beach one night. I have not felt that relaxed and content in a long time and I only wish I could have stayed two weeks instead of one. Our charter flight from San Jose to Tambour was quick &fun ,much better than driving as the roads are dusty and unpaved mostly. Carlotta has an incredible sense of style and her home exudes tranquiity . I am so greatful she has chosen to share it. Do not leave without getting a massage at the house ,the massuses are better than any I have ever had. Being massaged in one of the out door huts/cabana's is a real treat. Casa Capitan is everything and more that this site describes . Carlotta and her staff a pleasure to deal with . I highly recommend this property and hope I have a chance to return one day . Thanks Carlotta ,we girls had the time of our lives.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Laguna Beach, CA
5

Unbelievable!

  • 5 of 5
Let me start by saying that we spent WAY too much time researching vacation rentals in Costa Rica for a large family trip (18 people). I was a little overwhelmed by the number of locations and options. So why did I chose Casa Capitan:

1. The size - most other homes were in the 2,000 SF - 3,000 SF range; CC is 6,500+ SF (it made a huge difference)
2. The location - ocean front is a must
3. The amenities - while most homes had pools, very few had such a large common area, kitchen, yoga rancho, and bathrooms attached to every room

The journey to Santa Teresa seemed cumbersome (overnight flight to San Jose, short flight to Tambor, 45 min car ride). However, Carlota's concierge (Rachel) was incredibly kind and responsive and arranged a ride from Tambor to the house (don't bother renting a car; if you need to get around, simply rent an ATV for the week in town). The town itself is unreal. If you're into yoga, surfing and/or eating really good food, this place is paradise. The locals are mostly ex-pats. They're laid back, pleasant, and most speak great English.

When we arrived, it was like our own private oasis. The house is convenient to town and a grocery store, but still feels secluded. If you don't feel secluded enough, a security guard (with dogs) monitors the property 24x7.

We had the opportunity to see a few of the other homes we looked at, and were very happy with our decision. No other home in Santa Teresa can compare with the size of Casa Capitan. Several times during the trip, people from the beach walked up to the pool thinking the house was a resort.

Many thanks again Carlota. You made our vacation memorable. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

We are situated on the Pacific Coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula, where the climate is perfect and highest longevity. The temperature is even all year around, not too hot and not too cold. We have stunning beautiful beaches with pristine white sand, consistent wonderful surf, great International Restaurants, nature reserves,wildlife, snorkeling, fishing, golf, canopy tours, butterfly farms, etc.

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Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

  • Gratuity 5.0%

Notes

  • US$1,600 - US$4,500 per night depending on season, minimum stay 3 - 5 nights, depending on season
  • rates for weddings and events. We can host events of 150 people sitting down under one roof and over 300 with seating outside. gratuity required for weddings and events.
  • There are 9 further bedrooms should you require in our Guest Houses.

Amenities

Property Type

  • estate

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 10000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, his and her basins
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet, shower, his and her basins
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet, shower, his and her basins
  • When we designed the bathrooms, our aim was to bring nature and modern amenities together in harmony. We feel we have succeeded in making this happen, thus, creating a wonderful free feeling of being in nature, at the same time having privacy and all the comforts required.

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, SuperKing, 4 post
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 queen, SuperKing
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 king, 4 post
  • Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single, bunk bed
  • All beds are made up with beautiful Egyptian Cotton Linen, have high quality mattresses and feather pillows. Silent A/C and silent ceiling fans throughout. A perfect marriage of Nature and luxurious comforts, the ultimate experience in 'barefoot elegance'.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Casa Capitan is the largest beach house in Santa Teresa, measuring 1,000 sq.m. (approx 10,000 sq.ft.) whilst still maintaining an intimate coziness. Living room measures 240 sq.m. approx. 2,400 sq.f..Around the pool is a large deck and 2 'Ranchos' (day beds with straw roof) for relaxing, reading, snoozing, socializing or simply a place where you can have a nice cold drink after a hard day's sunbathing or surfing. Hammocks hang here and there. Outdoor showers and footbaths are here and there. Integrated speakers and projector with large screen for movies. Polished limestone floors with hardwood inlay throughout, some bedrooms have hardwood floor Gourmet kitchen (Viking),doors in beautiful hardwood, blender, juicer, coffeemaker and French Press. We have horses, unlimited fresh coconut water for your pleasure. Howler monkeys visit bringing their babies to eat from our fruit trees, loads of iguanas, wonderful bird life. daily housekeeping, 3 caretakers live on land.
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