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CASA KALAFKEN : Beachfront Property- Families Vacation Rental

CASA KALAFKEN : Beachfront Property- Families Vacation Rental


Property Details

Updated: Apr 17, 2015
6 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps

Welcome to the magnificent Casa Kalafken, a dazzling location that captures

the beauty and spirit of Costa Rica.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this gated community consists of 3 charming ocean front villas that sleep up to 12 comfortably, each with air conditioned rooms.

Central to the grounds is a delightful pool with an elegant gazebo. Enjoy the 180° view of the ocean as you relax in the fully furnished social area with full kitchen, dining table, stereo system and lounging area.

Kalafken means HOUSE OF THE SEA, taking its name from two Latin American indigenous languages: the Bribri of Costa Rica and Mapuche of Chile. ¨Ka¨ means sea in Bribri and ¨lafken¨ means home in Mapuche.

The property is decorated with artwork that the family has collected during their trips to Italy, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the fine art collection painted by the owner, a contemporary artist who has shown in several exhibitions.

The property consists of 3 villas, two ocean front and one with an ocean view, and a pool with gazebo. The 6 guestrooms and social areas are fully furnished.

In the Main Villa you will find 2 queen beds on the upper floor in the ¨Monarca¨ room. Another two twin beds that can be converted into one king size bed are located in the adjacent Morfo room. Both rooms share 1 bathroom.

On the lower level, the ¨Ilang Ilang¨ guest room has 1 full bed and a small day bed. The ¨Rasta¨ guest room has 1 queen bed. Both rooms share a bathroom with a private open air shower.

The Open Villa serves as a social and dining space that includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, safe box, and a beautiful pool to relax in with a 180° view of the sea.

The ¨Caracol¨ guest room sits behind the Open Villa with 2 twin beds convertible into a king bed. The room also has a bathroom and deck with private garden view.

The villa ¨El Patron¨ has a master bedroom with direct ocean view and 1 queen bed, a private open air bathroom with garden and sand floor, and mini fridge.


Gated Entry, Rooms Air Conditioning, Stereo System at Social Villa with IPod Station, Wi-Fi /Telephone / Evening Security Service

Gourmet chef available upon request

Fully Equipped kitchen:

• Cooking Utensils and Dinnerware

• Refrigerator with Ice maker

• Oven/ Gas Cooktop

• Microwave

• Dishwasher

• Toaster/ blender/ juice extractor/ Coffee maker, espresso machine and other small appliances.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

A family owned property. This beachfront paradise was built over years with love and passion.

- Please make sure you contact the property manager: Bettina del Río

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4 Reviews

based on 4 traveler reviews

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CASA KALAFKEN : Beachfront Property- Families Vacation Rental
+1 -50689133340
Santa Teresa Puntarenas

Amazing family vacation- we will be back!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a week in paradise at Casa Kalafken! Bettina was so helpful in planning and great communicating with us both before and during our trip. Maricel came to check on us every morning and assisted us in planning activities like zip lining in Montezuma. The pictures are completely accurate and it is beautiful! We had family staying down the road who came over for dinner a few nights but it is also so close to town that we enjoyed all that the area had to offer. There are great tide pools for the kids to the left and the amazing Playa Hermosa to the right. We surfed and boogie boarded with the kids everyday. The housekeeping was perfect! The views and grounds are amazing. Thank you Bettina for a vacation we won't forget and can't wait to repeat!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Annie,

Thank for your wonderful comments.

All our effort is to give our guest the best experience in our property, our commitment is help and guide our guest for the enjoyment of the extraordinary Costa Rica, families like you, inspire us to keep doing it!

Thank you, We look foward to your next visit!

Pura vida!
CASA KALAFKEN : Beachfront Property- Families Vacation Rental
+1 -50689133340
Santa Teresa Puntarenas

Pura vida at it's finest!

Pura vida at it's finest!
  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa K!!! We had three families staying here and had plenty of rooms and hammocks for all of us!! Beds were comfy with crisp white sheets.... daily maid service was perfect and had all the amenities we could ever need. Short walking distance to a great surf spot for beginners (on the inside) and advanced on the outside! A little rocky straight out front, but still could dip in to get wet. Horses were brought to our property for a sunset ride on the beach.....amazing! The sandy beach goes a long way in either direction making it perfect for early morning runs. The openness of the living/kitchen area was beautiful and never felt drafty. The owner has his artwork throughout the house.... colorful and beautiful... very talented:) Best sushi you will ever taste right down the road at Kojis...YUMMM. Bettina and family were amazing hosts and we are very grateful that they opened their home up for us to enjoy!! I would highly recommend Casa K!!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, we are glad to hear that you enjoy your family vacation on our property.
We look forward to your visit on the near future.
Best Regards,
Pura vida
CASA KALAFKEN : Beachfront Property- Families Vacation Rental
+1 -50689133340
Santa Teresa Puntarenas

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough good things about the wonderful week we spent at Casa Kalafken. The compound (because it was so much more than a house) was amazing and the pool beautifuly designed with ample shade and beautiful views. We were 3 families who came to Santa Teresa to surf and quickly discovered we landed in the perfect spot. Playa Hermosa was just up the beach and Pranamar Yoga Retreat Hotel was close by with a great restaurant, yoga classes and spa services. Our hosts went out of their way to help us so that the week went smoothly - from airport shuttles to nature tours and restaurant reservations - they couldn't do enough to make sure we had a fabulous week. Now that we're back home, the only problem I can think of is how soon can we return!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola,

Greetings from Costa Rica!

Thank you so much for your comment, we are really happy you, your family and friend had a good vacation on our property.

We will look forward to your visit soon!

Best Regards
CASA KALAFKEN : Beachfront Property- Families Vacation Rental
+1 -50689133340
Santa Teresa Puntarenas

Nous aussi on compte revenir !!!

  • 4 of 5
Le lieu est enchanteur, avec bon gout. Un festival d'animaux : Singes, iguanes, écureuils et une flopée d'oiseaux superbes et/ou amusants à observer nonchalamment depuis la piscine peu chlorée ou des hamacs…et de magnifiques poissons multicolores (diodons, tétrodons…) piégés le temps de la marée dans des piscine naturelles juste en face de la maison…des aquariums tièdes où il fait bon se prélasser ! Les prestations sont impeccables (ménage, accueil chaleureux, massages, serviettes de bains…etc.) sans parler des lits incroyablement délicieux ! tout ça fait un peu oublier le seul petit point noir : un premier étage avec deux chambres dont la salle de bain se trouve au RC. Un séjour enchanteur (oui ça fait deux fois que je le dis… mais c'est le terme idéal !) que nous espérons vivement avoir l'occasion de renouveler !!!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat, Thank for your comments, We look foward to your next visit!
Pura vida!


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tambor Airport at 25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Paquera at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pranamar Villas Restaurant at 25 Metres Nearest Beach : Playa Hermosa at 10 Metres

Playa Hermosa is considered to be the most beautiful beach around. The area is officially called “San Martin”, but foreigners thought the beach was so beautiful that the area became known as Playa Hermosa (“beautiful beach” in Spanish).

This beach is very long and the flattest beach around. At low tide it’s really huge, and can be epically beautiful for photography, since the wet sand will reflect the setting sun. At high tide, the beach almost disappears, and the surf tends to close out. The best surf time is medium tide. The point break can be surfed at any time of day.

It’s an excellent surf beach, with a wide beach break with lefts and right from the center, and a point break to the north. Beyond this, it’s mostly rocky beaches until Playa Manzanillo, but there are a few beautiful sandy coves that you can often find deserted, and perfect for a romantic picnic.

If you’re looking for a beautiful beach without many people, this is the place for you. It’s a 8 minute drive to Santa Teresa town.


From $900 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season-except Easter Week
Feb 10 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
Thanks Giving
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Value Season
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
Christmas & New year
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 10 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00

Reservation and Cancelation Policies
Please make sure you contact me directly by phone before you do any payment.
A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival.
A 90% refund of the initial deposit will be made on cancelations with more than 30 days notice from the date of arrival.
There is no refund for any cancellation made within 30 days p

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Updated: Apr 17, 2015


From the Owner

Casa Kalafken is designed for family vacations. You will stay in our beautiful house in Playa Hermosa, a four minute walk from the waves. Playa Hermosa is located slightly north of Santa Teresa and there are very few surfers in water. Although the beach seems remote, it is still close enough to excellent restaurants and shops. This Private and secluded property is surrounded by palm trees at one of the more beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and with One of the best secrets of the area just a few steps of the property, only exposed at low tide, you will find a HUGE natural pool, larger than an olympic swimming pool, often overlooked by the surf-oriented travelers. Filled with all kinds of interesting creatures, including puffer fish and other sea life trapped here from the receding waves, it’s a really great place for families with kids where they can swim, learn to snorkel and also experience the sea-life close up.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, outdoor shower


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Monarca - 2 queen
  • Morfos - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 2 Twins or 1 King bed
  • Rasta - 1 queen
  • Caracol - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 2 Twind or 1 King bed
  • El Patron - 1 queen, Private bathroom
  • Ylang Ylang - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • ¨Monarca¨ Guest Room with 2 Queen beds,¨Morfos¨ Guest Room with 2 Twin beds/or convert to 1 King Bed They Share 1 Bathroom. In the Lower Level ¨Ilang Ilang¨ Guest Room with1 Full Bed and a Niche Bed, ¨Rasta¨ Guest Room with 1 Queen Bed, They share 1 Bathroom with Double Shower to an open Garden. Behind the Open Villa ¨Caracol¨ Guest Room with 2 Twin Beds /Or convert to 1 King Bed Bathroom and Private garden views Deck Private House or Master Bedroom ¨El Patron¨ with a private Open Sand Garden bathroom, 1 Queen Bed with direct Ocean View, Full Mini Bar.


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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