COLECTIVA STAY - Playa Hermosa
Hosted by Caitlin
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2 guests
1 bed
2 guests
1 bed
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COLECTIVA STAY is a private, rustic, jungle studio, in PLAYA HERMOSA de Cobano. (15min. drive from the town of SANTA TERESA / Mal Pais) in Costa Rica.

Perfectly located - 5min. walk to Playa Hermosa's best surf spot & beach.

The space

The semi-attached second story space has a private entrance and separate path to the left of the owners house which is below. The small studio has a balcony to enjoy the view and laze in the hammock, inside the studio has a large ceiling fan and four large shuttered windows throughout that open to let the ocean breeze in. Just outside the studio is your own private outdoor bamboo shower perfect for after surf sessions or a shower under the stars.

Perfectly located in Playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa :
( Less than 5 min. walk to the beach and Playa Hermosa's best surf spot)
5 min walk to super market , café and shops (board rentals etc. ) in Playa Hermosa.

Double bed , hammock, mini fridge, hot plate, kettle etc. (this is not a FULL kitchen & best suited for coffee, snacks etc.) large ceiling fan , 4 large open windows throughout studio, private bathroom (sink & toilet, no shower indoors), private outdoor shower.

Max. 2 guests

This is not a "hosted" property. Check in & Check out are not done in person. Although owner lives on property, questions are happily answered via email/text message due to work schedule.

Although the property is quite secluded , we respect our neighbours and cannot have noise past 10pm. No outside visitors.

The cabina is located in a residential area of Playa Hermosa and is on a property owned by a local Costa Rican family for more than 20 years. As such the property has occasional noises from the local wildlife: dogs, monkeys, birds and chickens that sometimes visit.
(if you are sensitive to these issues we suggest earphones and a good playlist, or just relax and enjoy the "local jungle noises")

This rental is best suited for 1 to 2 people who are looking to unwind, disconnect and enjoy the incredible surf/sun/jungle/yoga/nature here in Playa Hermosa/ Santa Teresa. Many younger guests or adventure seekers prefer to have a vehicle to explore town and it's varied restaurants and some nightlife.
Cabina has WIFI.

Guest access

This private studio (cabina) is a second story addition and is attached to owner's house. The entire space is built over an outdoor terrace/ covered parking area so there are no problems regarding guests upstairs noise. Other than being semi attached to the house the studio is completely private. (entrance, outdoor shower, balcony etc.)

Interaction with guests

Help and questions are always happily answered of course if possible , but owner does work another job and will not always be available. Although, a phone number will always be provided. The space is seen as your own private apt. to come and go as you please and to use the space however you choose. Check ins and checkouts are rarely done in person and you are treated as independent guests with your own space for your vacation. Interaction with host is limited to comings and goings as the apt. is semi attached to hosts house.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise
Private entrance

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

we respect our neighbours no loud noise after 10pm
NO outside guests or visitors
Smoking outside on patio is fine :)

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


38 Reviews

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Roberto User Profile
April 2017
We really loved our stay here, the apartment is in a quiet part of Playa Hermosa but close to a few good restaurants, a supermarket and a great beach. We didn't have a car so hired a ATV to get around which we really loved for getting into Santa Teresa. The cooking facilities are basic but perfect for a small meal, and the outdoor shower was great after a long day at the beach. It is the perfect spot to chill and enjoy the area.

Bethani User Profile
April 2017
This was by far, one of the best places i've stayed at on my travels. Caitlin was a great host and the treehouse-like studio was heaven. Bed was super comfy, all the amenities you need, and the outdoor shower was perfect for those hot mornings! Would definitely recommend renting an ATV if you don't have a car. 1) They're a lot of fun. 2) It's a bit of a distance to town. This place is a piece of paradise and i can't wait to return someday!
Caitlin User ProfileCaitlin is a superhost.
Response from Caitlin:
awww thanks for such a lovely review Bethani! Quads are amazing when they are dropped off on time ;) hahaah! See you next time!
April 2017

Caroline User Profile
February 2017
This place is pretty much the loveliest place I've ever been. I stayed at Caitlin's place for two nights after spending a week in Santa Theresa, and it was the perfect break from the centre of the town. If you want your own little bohemian escape from reality, the decor and vibe of this place will get you there. The dreamy hammock on the porch, the outdoor shower and the wooden windows made me feel like I was waking up in a fairytale. I was really bummed out that I didn't book this place for longer. I do recommend renting an ATV or a car to get to the place if you're planning on moving around when you're there, if not, the place is only a short walk to the beach, a supermarket and several restaurants. I will definitely come back to stay here the next time I'm in Costa Rica :)

Katelyne User Profile
October 2017
I had the most amazing time in playa hermosa! I never got to meet Caitlin in person, but she was always very quick to any question that I had. It was clean and perfect for what I (URL HIDDEN) get away from everything. I came in green season, so a lot of stuff was closed, but that was ok with me! I loved the peace and quiet. It is really close to the beach, a little restaurant and grocery store. For convenience a quad is ideal. But it is also possible to walk the beach into santa Teresa (I did this many times!) or you can even hitch a ride in. I loved the personal touches and waking up to the sound of monkeys. If you are looking to surround youself with nature and are good with simple living....I highly recommend this place!

Nicole User Profile
July 2017
Nice place,close to the beach if you want surfing or swimming! Nice apartment,nice host as well! 5 STARS

Brittany User Profile
July 2017
Caitlin is an incredible host. If you are new to Costa Rica, Caitlin provides so much help to new comers, and her place is a true delight to stay at. Very grateful! Thank you for everything.

Jaclyn User Profile
May 2017
Caitlin's place is actual paradise. It is a literal 5 minute walk to Playa Hermosa, one of the most stunning beaches have ever seen in my life, and good for surfers, if thats your kinda thing. It is a great location, with it being far enough from town that you don't have wanderers hanging around, yet close enough to go out for a great lunch or dinner in Santa Teresa. On location is a great hammock and porch to hang out on, where we caught glimpses of white faced monkeys during our stay.

Puntarenas Province, Costa RicaJoined in September 2013
Caitlin User ProfileCaitlin is a superhost.
Canadian living in Costa Rica. Shop owner @STUDIO COLECTIVA in Santa Teresa. LOVE TRAVEL, FOOD, SURF & SUN.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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