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Beachfront House RentalAc / Pool / Wifi / Maid Service / TV

Beachfront House RentalAc / Pool / Wifi / Maid Service / TV


Property Details

Updated: Dec 13, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Location: Playa Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Central America (1 km north from the town’s catholic church and soccer field.) View Map

Accommodations: House, 4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8)

Milla La Maria is a 12,000 square meters property located in a wonderful and quiet residential neighborhood 1 km north of the town centre and a few hundred meters South of the well-known Resorts of Flor Blanca, Milarepa, Red Palms to mention some.

Those who stay at Milla La Marìa enjoy complete privacy. The property is gated with a long driveway that extends from the Front Gate to a large circular private parking area located just off the entry to La Casona. The home is surrounded by magnificent gardens and it is the only rental home on the estate grounds.

The property stretches from the main public road to the beach. Milla La Marìa is a truly exotic retreat surrounded by beautiful Costa Rican flora, with legendary trees of pochote, malinche coral, almendro, Ilán Ilán,and higuerón as well as many tropical fruit trees particularly banana, platano, coco, mamón, cas, carambola , mango, fruta de pan , guayaba, Aguacate, limón and naranja ácida. Most attractive for visitors is the large collection of Heliconias grown on the property grounds and the impresive

number of different kinds of tropical flowers.

La Casona:

Upon entering La Casona, one faces a open leisure living Estancia area [by far, the favorite area of the house!] This area acts as a leisure/ living area. It uniquely creates the ambiance with ceramic tile throughout. It is fully furnished with separate seating areas, hammocks, traditional Costa Rican wood-carved rocking chairs, cocktail table, sofas, and a detached guest bathroom.

This area is adjacent to the pool. This unique indoor open terrace has a distinctive Costa Rican décor, yet features many cultural artifacts acquired by the owner as well as a notorious and large collection of wooden sculptures that the owner has patiently carved throughout the years.

Adjoining the leisure area is the kitchen and dining area. This area is the “heart” of the beach house, with a staircase leading to the sleeping quarters (master bedroom and both right and left wings suites and to the third floor loft). The dining room table seats 10. And the kitchen comes fully equipped with a full-size refrigerator, an oven with stove, sink, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, plates & utensils, and a pantry.

As one reaches the second floor one faces an open leisure area overlook by a 3rd floor loft.

The 3rd floor open loft provides 2 twin beds complete with a ceiling fan. The stairs accessing this floor are somewhat steep; and we recommend that these sleeping quarters not be reserved for the elderly or small children.

Master bedroom

The master bedroom consists of an extraordinarily spacious bedroom with a king size bed, and a twin bed, Air Conditioning and 2 ceiling fans, a private bathroom, fully furnished with cable TV and internet access.

The Left-Wing of la Casona.

The Left -Wing quarters have one suite. This bedroom includes Air Conditioning, private bathroom. This second floor suite has one queen bed. It is completely secluded and private; an experience of solitude and peace. This suite boasts a private balcony overlooking the property’s lush garden. It also enjoys the choice of having a private entrance as well as entrance from the main house.

The Right- Wing of La Casona:

The Right -Wing quarters have two suites. The upstairs suite offers a spacious bedroom furnished with one king, one queen and one twin size bed. This bedroom include Air Conditioning, private bathroom, full kitchenette (including plates and utensils), dining area for four, refrigerator, sink, coffeemaker, toaster, and microwave. The balcony is a perfect backdrop for enjoying meals and conversation with the lush and serene landscape inherent to the tropics of Costa Rica. It also enjoys the choice of having a private entrance as well as entrance from the main house.

The downstairs suite is completely furnished and has one queen size bed, AC and a private bathroom

Keywords: Santa Teresa beachfront vacation rental in front of the locals surf break, close to yoga retreat centers, restaurants and souvenir shops.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

This amazing property was named, Milla la Maria, after the owner and retired International Relations professor, Roberto E. de la Ossa T’ s late mother.

Professor de la Ossa fell in love with the location back in the mid seventies. He purchased the property in the early 80’s and over the course of twenty five years has not only established a magnificent vacation home for himself and his family, but has recently opened up the possibility for travelling families, groups, and individuals to rent and enjoy “La Casona” (as this unique land mark is fondly referred to by locals and outsiders who have had the opportunity to spend some time at Milla La Marìa).

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Calendar last updated:
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29 Reviews

Beachfront House RentalAc / Pool / Wifi / Maid Service / TV
-+506 22 22 92 89
Santa Teresa Puntarenas

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5
It's taken me a while to write this review regretably, but now that it's coming up to Christmas all the memories of last year came rushing back. Myself and my wife stayed here with her mother and my mother and sister, oh and our 2 dogs who were very happy in the outside sitting area. The private garden was beautiful (Roberto is rightfully very proud of his plants and flowers) and we even got to see a family of congo's hanging out in the days sun, baby in tow, towards the end of our stay.

Out of the garden and your'e straight onto glorious white sand beach, we made a fire most nights and during the day the space infront of the house is virtually your own private beach.

We found the local fisherman one village over and grilled, ceviched and fried it all week, it was that good!

Special mention to the very friendly lady who lives on site and takes care of the property (I'm sorry for forgetting your name), incredibly helpful, discreet and amazingly hard working!

We are planning next year to have a second wedding for my family and friends to come from Europe, as ours was only a civil ceremony. We will most likely be contacting Roberto again because we loved the place so much.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Beachfront House RentalAc / Pool / Wifi / Maid Service / TV
-+506 22 22 92 89
Santa Teresa Puntarenas

Beautiful, spacious. Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
5 of us, 3 older kids and 2 adults, spent the most fantastic vacation here last summer. We fell in love with Santa Teresa and hope to return as soon as possible. The beachfront home is absolutely stunning and the garden is gorgeous. We had more than enough space and wish we'd known just how spread out the house was, we could have brought another family with us and not felt cramped! We always felt safe and having a/c in our bedrooms meant we slept soundly and comfortably. The owner of the house is a smart, kind, honest person and his home reflects his personality.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Beachfront House RentalAc / Pool / Wifi / Maid Service / TV
-+506 22 22 92 89
Santa Teresa Puntarenas

Amazing Villa in Santa Teresa

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at Milla la Maria early April as part of a 10 day trip to celebrate our 10 yr anniversary. We can't say enough nice things about the property, the owner Roberto and the house keeper Melania. All made our trip fantastic. First, the property is absolutely beautiful! There were only 4 of us that stayed and it was very cozy and would have been just as cozy with twice as many people. The beach is a beautiful short walk from the house. The outdoor space was my favorite. Enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning while watching the wide array of birds, lizards and the occasional howler monkey was a great way to start the day. Roberto met us at the house to give us the tour and some suggestions regarding Santa Teresa and helped us to arrange for ATV rentals for the week. He even called to check in on our during the week and prior to our departing. Melania must keep Milla la Maria the cleanest house in Santa Teresa. Although we spoke very little Spanish, we had very little difficulty communicating with her and she has quite an infectious laugh. We would all highly recommend this particular property to anyone wishing to visit Santa Teresa. Can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Beachfront House RentalAc / Pool / Wifi / Maid Service / TV
-+506 22 22 92 89
Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Millersville, MD, USA

Fantastic, Best Place to stay in Santa Teresa

  • 5 of 5
The house was fantastic, clean, well maintained and close to anything you could dream of wanting to do while in Santa Teresa. It is also the perfect place if you don't want to do anything except relax. This rental met all of my expectations and more. Hands down best place to stay while you are in Santa Teresa.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront House RentalAc / Pool / Wifi / Maid Service / TV
-+506 22 22 92 89
Santa Teresa Puntarenas

Little slice of heaven in Santa Teresa

  • 5 of 5
A very spacious and comfortable home on a fantastic piece of property, which was ideal for our group, which consisted of adults, pre-teens and a 3 year old. Highlights include the pool area, direct access to the beach, wildlife on the property (monkeys, lizards, etc.), one of the best surf breaks in all of Santa Teresa directly in front of the house, and the tide pools located just down the beach. Roberto, the owner, is extremely helpful and friendly, as is the housekeeper, Melania, who lives on premise. We enjoyed being at the end of town with great proximity to restaurants and amenities, but just far away enough to get even more privacy and seclusion. Playa Hermosa is a short drive up the road and ideal for beginning surfers and the little ones.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Beachfront House RentalAc / Pool / Wifi / Maid Service / TV
-+506 22 22 92 89
Santa Teresa Puntarenas
Baltimore, Maryland USA

Paradise Found...again.

  • 5 of 5
One of the things that motivates me to work hard at my job is knowing that each year, I will return to vacation at Milla la Maria. This year did not disappoint for our first all girl's getaway. Although I was already very familiar with the house, Roberto still greeted our group upon arrival - explaining the nuances of the house and the area. Each year, I find new updates to a house that I already consider perfect for my stay. I found the house to be very comfortable and spread out enough for our larger group this year. All the girls enjoyed the large eat in kitchen where we saved on money by preparing many meals made from fresh, local ingredients. And, when we felt like eating out, there were several restaurants within walking distance that are outstanding - Kika and Chil Viola were two of our favorites.

As in previous years, the house felt very secure and safe with gates on the property and Melania, the caretaker's every watchful eyes and ears.

The charm of Milla la Maria and the area of Santa Teresa will continue to draw me back year after year. It's my home away from home....:)
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


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Updated: Dec 13, 2014

Rental rates


  • $408-$672/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Peak Season(Dec16 to Jan12 & April 13-20) 8-7 guests $672 / 6-5 guests $605 /
  • 4 or less guests $544
  • High Season(Nov1 to Apr30)8-7 guests $571 /6-5 guests $514 / 4 or less guests $463
  • Mid Season(Jul1 to Aug31)8-7 guests $537 /6-5 guests $484 /4 or less guests $436
  • Green Season(May1 to Jun30 & Sep1 to Oct31)8-7 guests $504 /6-5 guests $454
  • 4 or less guests $408
  • Children under four do not pay,four to seven pay half,eight or over full rate


Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 650 m²


  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, cold and hot water+hand washstand
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, cold and hot water + hand washstand
  • Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower, guest bathroom/ cold and hot water+hand washstand
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower, cold and hot water+hand washstand
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, cold and hot water+hand washstand
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, cold and hot watwer+ hand washstand


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king, 1 twin/ single
  • Upstairs, right- wing suite - 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Upstairs, left-wing suite - 1 queen
  • Downstairs right-wing suite - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have Air Conditioning units


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


  • Guests provide their own meals
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