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Breathtaking Views of the Ocean and Jungle

Bedrooms 3
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private Villas With Amazing Ocean and Mountain Views and a shared pool

Vista Azul Villas ARE 3 PRIVATE SEPARATE NEIGHBORING VILLAS AND A STUDIO APARTMENT (Villa Madera, Villa Azul, Villa Nuevo, Villa Juancito) That Are EACH Equipped With All the Amenities of a Home and Can Either Be Rented Separately Or ALL Together. 8-10PP TOTAL

************The Prices displayed are for rental of ALL 3 VILLAS TOGETHER + THE STUDIO APARTMENT.**************

*******BRAND NEW OCEAN VIEW POOL**********

The layout of Villa Madera and Villa Azul is fairly similar, with the outdoor decks, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom located on the first floor and the bedroom with private balcony located on the second floor. The Second floor of each Villa has a spacious bedroom with a Queen Bed and a twin/daybed suitable for a 3rd person or child and a private balcony with spectacular view of the jungle, ocean, and Mal Pais. Then situated below the villas is one of the highlights of the property, the sundeck, pool, and BBQ grill area. A ton of space to spread out with amazing views and a great place to enjoy a group meal over the BBQ! Many guests' highlighted how fun it was to go offshore fishing in the am and cook their catch on the grill during sunset with the amazing view! The 3rd villa is a one story home, perfect for a couple with the studio apartment(also full bath, Kitchen, ocean view etc, private entry) located just beneath it. Please see photos below of all 4!

4x4 or ATV is required to access the property, but the short drive up the hill from the beach (1km) is WELL worth the views, tranquility, and privacy . I am able to coordinate transport from the local airport and have rental ATVs waiting your arrival. ATV is an exciting and practical way to explore the Nicoya Peninsula, and is usually one of guests' favorite activities. With the countless beaches, waterfalls and jungle to explore, Santa Teresa is perfect location for the outdoor enthusiast, nature lover, and all around adventurous person! We would love to host you on an unforgettable vacation here!

Please check out our website to see a list of packages we offer and helpful info! Things to do here include:

SURFING (over 30+ surf breaks from beginner to expert within a 30min ATV ride. 8 of which you can see from your villa, with Playa Carmen the most consistent beachbreak just below)

YOGA (World renowned studios and teachers abound between Mal Pais and Playa Hermosa making this a heaven for yogis as well. Horizon public oceanview studio with classes daily is halfway down the hill on the way to the beach!)

HORSEBACK RIDING (Sunset beach cruise, waterfall mountain exploring, you name it!)


KAYAK FISHING (A large variety of fish can be caught just offshore (1-2 kilometers) including several species of tuna, Mahi, mackerel, Red Snapper, Grouper, SAilfish, and many more!)













SURF GUIDE ($200 for 1 week)

ATV RENTAL ($300 for 1 week)



ATV TOURS ($100 per group, 5 hrs)

Please submit an inquiry with any questions you might have! Thanks!

More Details

Michael Mausteller
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Michael Mausteller

My wife Jessica and I moved to Costa Rica in 2010, initially spending the winters here and returning to the Outer Banks of North Carolina each summer. In 2013 we moved here full time and just recently have acquired this amazing property. We also manage Casa Toucanet (513636) and Casa Moderna (669668). We live onsite here and are able to help you throughout your stay much like a concierge.

Michael Mausteller purchased this villa in 2015

Why Michael Mausteller chose Carmen Beach

The Views Are Amazing!! From the moment we saw the property, we were mesmerized by the view. We have lived here for years and love the area and are thrilled to have found this property.

What makes this villa unique

Guests are truly surrounded by Nature, a monkey and bird watchers paradise. When gazing about on the waves and jungle below, you will undoubtedly be mesmerized by the location and serenity offered at Vista Azul Villas. The Villas can be rented separately or together for larger groups. Rental of the entire property is perfect for a family with older kids or 3 couples etc.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Carmen Beach in Cóbano

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Villa Madera Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , A Colorful and creative tile decoration and custom sink!
    Villa Azul Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Villa Nuevo - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full bathroom with custom granite countertop
  • EACH VILLA has private full bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Villa Azul - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Villa Azul has a daybed that also has an outstanding View.
    Villa Madera - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Villa Madera has a Queen bed as well as a twin/daybed
    Villa Nuevo - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Private studio villa with ALL the amenities of home!
  • Villa Madera, Villa Azul, and Villa Nuevo are 3 FULLY SEPARATE NEIGHBORING VILLAS that EACH have a full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, balcony and first floor deck space., AMAZING views from every villa all over the property. A private mountaintop property with no neighbors, just steps away from the pool and minutes to the beach, this place is what you are looking for!!!!
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
For an additional $300, guests can have a 2014 Honda ATV 420cc equipped with surf racks and cargo baskets for their entire week rental! 2pp Maximum. The best and only TRUE way to explore Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, and the rest of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula!! For an additional $200, I will provide my services as a surf guide (experienced surfers). I have extensive knowledge of surf in the region and can get you into the waves you desire! With a large variety of surf here and constantly shifting tides and conditions, I can help you get the waves you desire whether its soft beginner whitewash, average surf, points, or empty beachbreaks with nobody around! Inquire for additional questions :)


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Michigan, USA

Amazing view, great pool and grill area, crazy to get to.

  • 4 of 5

We did enjoy our stay. Mike and Jess were great. We especially loved our yoga session with Jess. Wish we could do that everyday! We also did horseback riding with Martin. He's a great guy who loves his animals and what he does. The landscapping and little paths are awesome. The villas are nice. The best villa is the newest one down below. It has the best view, and everything is on one floor. Lots of wildlife in the morning and things falling on the roof, so don't expect to sleep in. Beds and sheets super comfy! You must be adventurous to want to stay here because the road up is crazy. We had to rent quads to get up and down. A 4x4 is a must. A few notes for improvement: villas need to be better equipped with kitchen essentials: salt and pepper, kitchen towels or paper towels, sharp knives and trash bags. Grill was also not cleaned out and ready for us to use, but Mike came down to help. This is a nice property, it just probably wasn't the best one for us because of the big hike.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia Beach

Incredible trip

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Santa Teresa and it was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Vista Azul,

Mikey and Jessica were gracious host with full local knowledge of the area. They answered out many questions and provided great guidance for meals, surf breaks, various activities, directions and not to mention the warning on the police about helmets on the ATV. The accommodations were ideal for me and my girlfriend with beautiful views from the two decks. It was an active trip with surfing, fishing and exploring the region, but also quite relaxing overlooking the Pacific from the house. I will certainly return and already have another trip planned in March. I recommend this place for your trip to Santa Teresa.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Shores, NC, USA

Awesome trip!

  • 5 of 5

Waking up to amazing views from Vista Azul villa at sunrise every morning and watching Howler monkeys moving from tree to tree was incredible! Location was perfect; high above town so all you can hear is the sound of surf and wildlife, but close enough to be convenient. Mikey and Jess made us feel right at home and gave us great recommendations for restaurants and day trips. Every day was full of awe inspiring experiences we will never forget! Beautiful views and pristine uncrowded beaches basically everywhere you pull over. Take the sunset horseback ride with Martin, (gentle soul who treats his horses very well), if you can. Can't wait to get back there next year. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Smyrna Beach, Fl. USA

Bird's eye view

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from another great trip to Santa Teresa. This is the second time that my family and I have stayed at Vista Azul and we were very pleased with our stay yet again. The owner's, Mike and Jessica are awesome hosts. Their local knowledge and tips will give you, the traveler, exceptional insight and flatten your learning curve of the area real quick. Although we spend most of our day outside at the beach, it was always great returning to our nicely appointed villa. We wanted for nothing. It was clean, comfortable and has a great location on top of a mountain, but just minutes away from the center of town. We were close to the action, yet felt far removed in the jungle canopy. Wildlife, such as monkey's, iguanas, Tocans and a variety of other birds can be seen almost daily around the property grounds. For me, the best part is the view from our private porch.....a true bird's eye view of the local beaches of Mal Pais and Playa Carmen. The views from this place are second to none! Can't wait for our third trip back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, views, villas, and owners!

  • 5 of 5

Mikey and Jess's villa was our second stop over Christmas vacation while traveling in CR. We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Villa Nuevo. Obviously from the photos the view is amazing. Wake up early to a gorgeous sunrise (if you don't have a few too many the night before ;)) and drink coffee, cook up some breakfast and just chill on the nice deck overlooking the beach, forest, and the southern part of the peninsula. If you like birds there are plenty to watch. We had a bunch of vultures swooping around right past the deck which was cool to see and a family of monkeys hanging out in the trees just to the side of the property. The location is perfect. At the bottom of the hill you have beach access, surf shops, restaurants, and the grocery store. Villa Nuevo was very clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. We didn't spend too much time in there b/c we were doing activities but it was perfect when we were back at night or relaxing. Mikey hooked us up with a quad rental, booked us some amazing dinner reservations (highly recommend eating at Habanero), and hooked us up with some info for a day excursion to Montezuma. We can't wait to get back there! One thing I would suggest is definitely rent a quad for your stay. Even though we had an SUV with 4x4, the hill to the house is a beast and it is just way easier to get around with a quad. Anyway we had awesome vacation and can't wait to get back. No need to stay at a hotel!

Matt and Colleen

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria bc canada

Can't beat that view!!

  • 5 of 5

Met the owner of this place randomly out in the surf asking where to find a good rental board, he had a few up at his place and I agreed to go up and take a look. It just so happened that we had checked out of our Earlier accommodation and had nowhere else booked. He said we could stay at his place and once we saw it we were sold!

Being a surfer you always want to know what the waves are doing, from almost any room you can see all the way out to the national park.

The host was awesome! Assisting us with anything we needed! Would definitely reccomend this place to anyone looking for a private getaway to go surfing and enjoy many other adventures that can be done in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Brisas Del Mar
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Brisas del Mar
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen
Car: necessary

Santa Teresa has become a true outdoor enthusiast paradise. Centered around Surfing and Yoga, the town has many amazing beaches of unprecedented natural beauty within several minutes drive of the Villa. From your bedroom, you can watch surfers riding the long rights of Playa Carmen below or the lefts of the Point Break, Mar Azul as parrotts fly by and monkeys swing in the trees in front of you. Literally. Located on the main mountain that juts up from the beach, Vista Azul gives you the jungle setting you are coming to Costa Rica for but still offers you close proximity to some of the best restaurants and grocery stores in town. Halfway down the hill to the main road (2 min drive) is one of the best Yoga Studios in town that offers public classes 2x a day. Only 3 min drive down the hill and you are right in the middle of Playa Carmen, where the majority of services, stores, and restaurants are located. 4x4 or ATV is necessary, but that is part of the adventure in Costa Rica. For an additional $300, an 420 cc Honda ATV (2pp) can be equipped with the weekly rental of the Villa.

I live on the adjacent property and am on call throughout your stay to assist in any questions you might have, booking tours, or general recommendations!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.96

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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