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The Jewel in the Crown, Beachfront Luxury, White Endless Sand


Property Details

Updated: Oct 11, 2016
3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3,5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

CASA JAVA - The Jewel, the Crown being Northern Santa Teresa beach.

This house was first built 400 years ago on the Indonesian island of Java.

Now, thanks to our family's deep connection to Indonesia, this beautiful ancient teak house stands on Santa Teresa's charming, endless white sand, most exclusive Northern beach.

We are near the famous FlorBlanca (as featured in Vogue's most exclusive Hotels)and Milarepa, in front of perfect surf. Our sunsets are famous.

Casa Java oozes a cozy funkiness at the same time has a slick and modern look. It has been converted into a modern, super comfortable house whilst retaining all the wonderful 400 years old original features of ancient hardwood, beautiful painted wooden balconies and stunning carvings on door/window frames.

Casa Java is very romantic, like a jewel, and perfect for Honeymooners or just 'chilled' holiday makers. It is also a perfect wedding venue for small events.

Watch another incredible sunset, have a Gourmet dinner in one of our many superb Restaurants,

Go to sleep in beautiful linen, cool A/C, soothing sounds of the Pacific, smell the ancient wood from Indonesia, you are in Paradise.

Engulfed by exotic plants and lush jungle, we are often visited by the local Iguanas, all sorts of tropical bird species and the beautiful Howler Monkeys famous for their loud barking

Amenities of CASA JAVA are:

3 Master Bedrooms with King Size, Queen, Double Beds. (Can Sleep 8)

1 Single Sleeping Balcony.

2 Daybeds.

A/C in Bedrooms.

Ceiling Fans Throughout.

3,5 Bathrooms.

Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Feather Pillows and Comfortable High Quality Mattresses.

Fully Equipped, Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Fridge/Freezer.

Outdoor Shower and Footbath.

Pool, Large Deck.

2 Four Poster Beds in Sitting Room and by the Pool.

Wireless Internet.

120 Meters of Beachfront.

Unlimited Coconut Water and mangoes, when in season, for Your Pleasure.

Daily Housekeeping/Maid Service.

Caretaker on Property

We Have 4 Horses, 3 of Which Are Ride Able as the Others Have Small Foals or are stallions.

There is a 8 Bed Room House on this 2.5 Hectare Estate Called Casa Capitan, VRBO #224840, Should You Require More Space.

We Have Security, Entrance Gates and Offer Utmost Privacy and Discretion.


Keywords: Luxury Beachfront, Villa

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Carlota, thanks for this!

We loved Java, and the whole set up, it really was flawless, and we all had such a great time!

Well done my dear, you have wonderful taste, and it shows, not only in the physical beauty of your houses, but the perfection of your entire staff, and the complete "presentation" to your guests -

You take care - and so many thanks again!!!
Jan 2013
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13 Reviews

based on 13 traveler reviews

Cleveland, Ohio

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 8 recently returned from a wonderful stay at Casa Java. My husband and I and our two girls (ages 10 and 8) traveled from Cleveland, Ohio with our dear friends and their two like age daughters. We have visited Santa Teresa twice before but this is the first time we took the children along, after a quick internet search we decided that Casa Java would be perfect for our weeklong stay and I am so pleased to say we were right!

The property is lovely and the house stunning, the pictures truly do not do it justice. The main living space is open, unique, and entranced both children and adults alike. The children loved having their "own space" in the double bedroom. Iguanas, birds, and yes monkeys abound! The pool was a mainstay for everyone after returning from the various activities booked by the outstanding concierge who arranged surfing lessons for the kids, a private boat tour to tortugas, buggy rentals, dinner reservations, fishing tours, zip-lining, and child care. All were amazing, the childcare provider (Brittany) was a favorite of both the kids and parents. The surf instructors were fantastic and had the kids up on their boards in no time. All of our other excursions were wonderful and unlike anything we had experienced on our prior visits. When we returned to the house everything was back in its place which is incredibly difficult with 4 young girls! The carekeeping staff were truly lovely, specially arranging all the children's toys in their rooms in a different way each day that had them racing to the door to their room to see what surprise was in store. We truly appreciated all of the staff, who were gracious and unobtrusive.

I could not recommend this property more, it is truly a special place and I am so grateful for this is my children's first view of Santa Teresa, they enjoyed it so much we asked them to share a page in the beautiful guest book. We meant one page. They wrote four.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

A Magical Week at Casa Java

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and three friends just returned from a week stay at Casa Java. It was an incredibly memorable experience. The house is definitely special and even the best photos can never do it justice since there is so much character and history that you must be present to appreciate. The property is incredibly well taken care of - at any given time there are a handful of staff ensuring that everything is in order. Luxury is in the details, of which there are many - from little cabana nooks throughout the house, to the ranchos where you can practice yoga or the massage cabanas with views through the trees of the ocean and the sounds of the ocean to lull you into total relaxation. There are iguanas and beautiful birds roaming around and the short little path from the house to the beach is dripping in gorgeous light through the trees that transforms the way throughout the day and night.

I highly recommend having Chef Ana for meals - hers were our favorite on the trip, especially for lunch. She's very talented, packs her food with tons of flavor, and a pleasure to have around. Venecio, the bartender makes some of the best cocktails we've ever had - hands down the best pina colada you'll ever have. I also highly recommend hiring him on days when you plan to stay at the house and bounce back and forth between the pool and the ocean.

Lauren, the concierge is fantastic. She knows how to guide you towards the best possible experience for your group and constantly went above and beyond to ensure that we had the best stay possible.

Santa Teresa is remote in the best possible way and the mood around town and on the beach is pure pura vida - you can't help but relax and enjoy - it's contagious.

We felt like we were in the movie The Beach most of the time - it's just a magical place.

I could go on and on. Thank you Carlota for your hospitality!! We hope to return again someday soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hollis, NH, USA

Will do it again!

  • 5 of 5

Seven of my family members descended upon Casa Java. My son is a surfer and has lived in Santa Teresa. The rest of us have been there numerous times. This was our best experience by a long shot. We are beach people. Having the ability to walk fifty yards to one of the best beaches we feel in the world is a real plus. Great surfing, walking, fishing, horseback riding on the beach. The house was perfect for our needs. The downstairs living area was an open concept which was very comfortable and accommodating. We grilled in as many nights as we ate out. Lots of room and little nooks for privacy. The bedrooms and baths were excellent and all were happy. There is security from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM. The staff was friendly, polite and very efficient. Lots of privacy and the kids loved the pool after a day at the beach or at night. We would highly recommend Casa Java and I know we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA


  • 5 of 5

Casa Java is everything all these reviews note and more - it was time for my husband & I to get away from the rat race and to arrive at Casa Java was an instant unwind - it is amazing. Though then we started to have some fun with (trying) to learn to Surf (Mick was fantastic), out Fishing to catch our dinner, horse rising, montezuma water fall, hiking, and of course the international cuisine in the many restuarants of Santa Teresa - incredible. We are on our way back home and miss it already. Thanks so much Carlota for your amazing place and thanks Lauren also for looking after us so well. Fingers crossed for our return.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

An absolute gem in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were fortunate enough to stay at Casa Java for 12 days. It was a dream come true! The house is so unique with endless little nooks and palapas to curl up in and read or take a nap. It is also perfectly situated on the beach and has a lot of privacy. We saw amazing sunsets every night and the surfing was excellent. Much recommended! The staff is also very accommodating and I would encourage having them set you up on some of the local tours (especially snorkeling and horse-back riding) if you have some time. Overall, very classy place!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yamhill, OR USA

Most Unique and Remarkable House I've ever visited....

  • 5 of 5

Casa Java in a single word: exquisite! Okay, some more words: remarkably appointed! no detail overlooked! This is a beautifully reconstructed Balinese house with gorgeous teak wood carefully reconstructed and with all modern amenities. And the beauty of the 'new' electricity and plumbing is how well all the wires and pipes, etc. are carefully hidden so the natural beauty of the old wood floors, walls and ceiling are preserved. Just walking up to the entrance of the house is an experience in and of itself. Tastefully situated off the main road of Santa Teresa, beautifully landscaped to have a completely natural look, Casa Java is simply fantastic in all aspects. Good-sized kitchen, great open 'living and dining room', intimate infinity pool, outdoor showers, beautifully maintained path to the beach.....don't know what more you could ask for.

A quick jaunt in either direction on the main road leads to great restaurants, small tiendas/grocery stores, sodas/typical CR restaurants, etc.

The owner is a most gracious woman and her staff is incredible, from her concierge (who took care of all our needs) to the great maids and security personnel.

We had our daughter's wedding there, renting both Casa Java and next-door Casa Capitan, and it could only be described as 'magical'. I can't more highly recommend a destination anywhere on the beach than Casa Java.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

40 Min. from Tambor Airstrip, 25 Min. from San Jose.

Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa


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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

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


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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean


  • caves
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • 3.5+


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Other (See Description)
  • King size beds (1) 1 KING IS A DAY BED IN OPEN SITTING ROOM, Queen size Beds (3) 1 QUEEN IS A DAY BED IN OPEN SITTING ROOM, Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2)


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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