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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 25, 2015
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Plus the option of two extra Convertible bed Sleeps 6

Our Tropical paradise is a brand new condo resort consisting of 4 homes in a gated secure environment one minute walk to the ocean. Offering approx 1600 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 offers floor to ceiling 14 feet high double sliding glass doors, wake up to the sounds of the ocean, howler monkeys and green parrots.

Email us for a personal slide show and availability on all four homes

The main floor features floor to ceiling windows open to the gardens, white porcelain tiles, the fully equipped kitchen features granite counter top and a breakfast bar and laundry facilities .

Our private patio and gardens are furnished with large teak dinning room table and a 4 piece sectional sofa and 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 o

Iguanas, geckos, butterflies, hummingbirds are all found within our very secured walled grounds.

My favorite past time each morning-----A fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee while walking on the meandering elevated boardwalk through the gardens, I?m 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 favorite chilies. Guests are encouraged to harvest and enjoy our fruits.

Our property is run like a resort and the care takers Maria & Miguel 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 a easy drive.

What ever 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 Wi-Fi and free phone calls back to Canada and the US, is provided.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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We visited Stef Surf with our 3 children ages 15,10 and 2. The house had absolutely everything we needed to fully enjoy our stay at the beach. Our kids loved the refreshing pool, and walking to the beach. The property is beautiful and lovingly cared for. We rented bikes to cruise town, and visit nearby beaches. Greg and Gladys are wonderful hosts. We truly felt like a part of the local community thanks to their enthusiasm and warmth and all the insider tips. Highlights included the swim up bar at Bahia del Sol, playa Penca, Las Brisas, karaoke at Max's, a trip to Rincon de la Vieja with Jaime and the pizza party at Stef Surf. Truly a wonderful place!

Lauren Bowie Eugene Or
Dec 2013
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4.9
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Can't wait to come back

Can't wait to come back
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I weren't planning on going on vacation this winter but the cold weather finally got to us and we started shopping around.
A friend of mine recommended Stef Surf and once we saw the pictures we wanted in.
The condo's are fantastic and each have their own theme. We stayed in El Pelicano which like the others has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with full kitchen. Each bedroom has their own balcony which we used every morning for coffee and breakfast. Leave the screen doors open in the bedrooms at night and get a great cross breeze - no need for AC while sleeping and you get to hear the ocean all night.
As great as the condo and balconies were we found ourselves sitting pool side enjoying a swim, Gin and Tonic and some great conversation with Greg and Gladys.
The pool and surrounding gardens are beautiful. The gardens are so lush and something is always in bloom. The gardens also lend themselves to providing privacy between units and the pool. If Greg or Gladys are there ask for a tour of the different plants.
Once we were booked in at the Stef Surf we started looking into a car rental and were pleasantly surprised to find that the roads are in great shape between Liberia and Surf Side (community where Stef Surf is located). The roads are all newly paved with the exception of the short laneway to the condo which is a gravel road and in good shape. We were happy to have a small sedan to travel around with the only hiccup being when the cattlemen ran their cows across the road.
The condo itself is only a block away from the sandy beach with great swimming. Its also central to lots of great places to eat and site see.
Take a drive to Hotel Sugar Beach to access their shore line but to also enjoy a meal and a few pina coladas or walk up the beach from Stef Surf to Las Brisas for their ceviche. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals at Perlas Bar which you can walk to or drive to from the condo. If visiting try the Tuna Poke and blackened tuna.
Please visit Playa Flamingo and stop in at Coco Loco Restaurant just before sunset. Its amazing to watch the sun disappear behind the ocean.
If you want to cook your meals there is a great fruit and veggie stand about 8 minutes from the condo by drive with a huge selection. The limes were huge and had so much juice but the pine apple was the best. There are a few grocery stores nearby which have all the essentials so you definitely won't starve. We also tried some mahi mahi on the units BBQ. Frank delivered right to
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
5

This was one of the most effortless vacations!

  • 5 of 5
Stef Surf's location could not be more fitting for those looking for a community atmosphere and a low-key vacation. Greg and Gladys went beyond our expectations in helping set up tours and finding restaurants. While we stayed pretty busy and on the go, Stef Surf also offers a secret oasis for those wishing to just relax and enjoy the Costa Rican sun. Lovely place!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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5

“A Place in Paradise”

  • 5 of 5
Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW
After a long summer season in the Canadian North, my husband Alan and I decided to take advice from good friends in the Yukon and escape the winter by heading to Costa Rica. We found Stef Surf online and immediately set up a conversation with Greg Myers. Greg was very easy to communicate with and was gracious when we explained that plans for an idyllic holiday for two had turned into a full blown family holiday with three generations from three different countries. Dates were happily changed and Greg ensured that we would have everything that a family of five would require.
Entering Stef Surf is like entering a secluded tropical paradise. Francisco the grounds man, met us at the gate and helped us carry our bags into an exotic garden bordering a secluded swimming pool; the centre piece of this beautifully architected haven. Stef Surf is so well designed that each of the four apartments are uniquely different and secluded. Once we had entered into our own gated courtyard surrounded by palm trees the outside world disappeared, although we were only two minutes’ walk away from Portrero Beach and another five to a well-stocked store
Our apartment was beautifully designed with outlooks to the pool, a well equipped kitchen, large living room, two spacious bedrooms and a covered deck which the granddaughter delighted in sleeping on.
Prior to our arrival Greg had sent us an extensive documentation listing all the highlights of the area, the beaches, the best restaurants and the experiences that shouldn't be missed. This certainly enriched our holiday
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5
We are a young couple with a bit of travel experience (only all inclusives) that travelled with two other friends to stef surf. We were a bit nervous had never rented a condo before but Greg and Gladys were absolutely amazing!! They were very knowledgable of the area of where to go and what to do. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed and wanted. The grounds around the pool and house were incredible! We truly felt like we were in paradise. I highly suggest renting Hymay, the tour guide that Greg and Gladys have contact with. He knows everything and everyone in Costa Rica, which made the tours way better than with a tour company. The food and drinks were to die for and all bars and restaurants were walking distance from the house. We will definitely be going to rent the house again in the near future!!
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Stef surf has converted me from all-inclusives

  • 5 of 5
Besides the fact that there aren't many worth the money this side of Costa Rica, the villas at stef surf offer a private oasis that you could never get at an all inclusive. All 4 units were occupied (coincidentally by all Canadians) while we were staying in the Pelicano suite and the neighbours were great but it still felt quiet and private with the plush garden that Francisco diligently maintains. Greg and Gladys (one of the owners) were there and were great guides for restaurants and excursions.

We didn't rent a car but found the transportation fairly good. I think we spent about $170 in transportation the whole week and saw many places. It was $70 return trip to tamarindo beach which was great for shopping and souvenirs, but not for much else... A little too crowded and "spring break" for our taste.

We walked mostly everywhere... Typically on the beach. Playa Potrero is a 3 minute walk down the road from Stef Surf and we almost always had it to ourselves :) but of course there are about 3 or 4 beach resorts/restaurants that you can eat at and use there chairs/facilities on the beach.

We walked about 40 mins to Playa Flamingo along the beach and over the bridge. Made a great day of it and ate at coco locos (awesome food and service on the beach).

I think kids would like Stef Surf too. Great pool on premises and a beach for sand castles near by. We recommend Point Break for surf lessons and the Panache catamaran snorkelling tour. Karaoke at Maxwells, band night at The Shack and great ceviche and pizza at Casa Celeste. Thanks Francisco, Marling, Greg and Gladys for being great hosts!
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5

Home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Stef Surf with my husband and adult children for two weeks. We all loved every minute of out stay. The property and townhome are just as described, very clean, well-maintained, and quite delightful. A tropical oasis in the dry area of Costa Rica. The on-site couple who provide services are helpful and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend Stef Surf to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, laid-back holiday.
The area is perfect for casual dining on really good food. Loved LaPerla, The Shack, Casa Celeste, El Castillo, and Coco Loco in Flamingo. And gelatto on a hot day at the Italian Village.
We enjoyed all our excursions (2 people in our sixries, one mid-forties and two 30s). First-time ziplining and ATVing at the Congo Trail; river cruising, and meeting wild white-faced monkeys with Jaime; snorkeling and cruising with Penache. Lazy days were enjoyed at area beaches, and beach pubs.
We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia airprot code LIR at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Reserva Conchal at 5 Miles Car: not necessary

Four Homes Set amongst Lush Tropical Gardens Connected by a elevated Boardwalk. Our Beautiful home is located one block back from the ocean on Flamingo Bay Less than a minute walk to the beach in fact the crashing waves can be heard from the master bedroom. Many restaurants grocery stores and hotels are all with-in walking distance and yes terrific swimming, bogie boarding even surfing and snorkelling on the beach.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Active Volcano's, Mud Baths, Rafting, Waterfalls, Hot Springs

Availability

From $185 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hi Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,450
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Dates Available: Christmas, New Years and Easter Holiday weeks are excluded from above schedule. The weekly rate for the holiday weeks is $2,200.00 including taxes

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Amenities

Property Type

  • townhome

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1600 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet, shower, Rain Shower
  • Full 2 - toilet, shower, Rain shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two additional Queen Size air beds available

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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