“SPECTACULAR beach house - 110%!!!”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2017

I am a veteran of many trips to Costa Rica for business and pleasure. This tripI brought my wife, my kids (13, 17, 19) and my brother and his wife. This house was fantastic! I cannot say enough good a… More

Owner's reply: Jayson, we are speechless, and really really appreciate this beautiful review!! thank you so much, we try our best to give our guests the perfect vacation. It was our big big pleasure to have you as our guests and of course we would be super happy to have you back! Emilya & Danielle

“Great Family Vacation home”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2017

We stayed at Villa Bonita because we were getting married in Santa Teresa. We stayed there before the wedding with family. The home was very comfortable and clean. The AC in each room was a great reli… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this beautiful review ,we are so happy you stayed with us in such a special moment for you. Thank you for these kind kind words. You are a beautiful couple and we wish you all the happiness and love. It was our pleasure to arrange the wedding for you and we hope to see you back here soon!! All the love, Emilya , Banana Beach Staff & Villa Bonita staff

“Excelent Place for family time”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2017

Excelente lugar, sus playas, sus alrededores tienes todos los servicios cerca, que uno necesita, lo mas bello es lo rustico de Santa Teresa y su entorno, la casa formidable comoda, privada para co… More

Owner's reply: Gracias por permanecer con nosotros, fue un placer tenerlo! Feliz que disfrutó de sus vacaciones, y esperamos volver pronto!

“My best vacation place!!”

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I live in Costa Rica for the last 10 years and every time I go on vacation in Costa Rica I choose the same place " vila bonita" Santá Teresa!!! The best place ever !!! And I am not pl… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much, we loved having you here! We happy you had a great time and we are looking forward to try your Falafel Bar next time we are in Tamarindo!

“Was not what we imagined”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2017

The beach is beautiful, house is approx. a 60 yard walk from the beach. Surfing is great, host was very nice and helpful booking zip-lining, giving directions, etc. Overall we look back at the trip … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lengthy and honest review. I am sorry that you did not have the experience you expected. We want our guests to have the best possible vacation, and feel like we failed if that is not the case. I will address the issues you brought up. During your stay with us, it rained for the first time in 5 months, the beginning of the rainy season. This was the cause of a lot of the issues you mentioned. When it starts raining again, faults in the electricity lines that were not taken care of during the dry season get rain in them, causing transformers to blow all over town. ICE (the electric company) has to go around and repair or replace them all, which leads to longer power outages. This usually is only an issue for the first couple rains, but inconveniences the whole town. We do have candles and a flashlight in the villa, but because the rain hadn't started yet when you came to villa, we forgot to point them out to you. I apologize for that, and we will do our best to make sure we don't overlook this in the future. Unfortunately, the water in the villa is pumped into villa with an electric pump, which doesn't work when there is no electricity. We're looking into a solution to power the fridge and water when there are power outages. We've repaired the leaking toilet, replaced the BBQ, and removed the cats. We've repaired the bed. Like most central and south American countries, In almost all of Costa Rica, toilet paper cannot be flushed down the toilet, because the pipes cannot handle it. Instead, the used toilet paper is put in the garbage can beside the toilet, and the maid removed it when she comes to clean. The music that played until 5:30am did not come from the restaurant next door. When there is a power outage they do not have electricity either, and cannot play music. The music came from people celebrating Semana Santa (Easter Week) on the beach. The first rains of the season bring out thousands of Land Crabs, or Halloween Crabs. They go from the beach to the hills and back again. They are harmless but annoying. This is a natural occurrence that cannot be controlled. Some of them fall in the pool. Our pool cleaner comes daily to clean the pool, and removes any crabs that get stuck in the pool (in addition to his general cleaning).

“Great place, lovely stay!”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2017

Our family stayed at Villa Bonita for 5 days, we loved it, the beach was great and literally steps away, the house was great and beautiful, had everything we needed, we didn't need to go out as e… More

“Review of villa bonita”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2017

I spend 5 days in the villa. We all felt like in paridise! 2 adults and 3 kids. The villa provide intimity just few steps from the beautifull beatch. The kids really enjoyed the pool. The rooms were v… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Amurille, was a pleasure having you and your family! Happy you got to enjoy the beach and the house, do some excursiones around and explore Costa Rica and specifically our area. Hope to see you back soon for another family vacation!


Reviewed 5 Apr 2017

This place is beautiful. The beds are comfy and patio and outdoor furniture are comfortable. We loved the outdoor cabana and the daybed. The beach is right there but this home's yard is fenced i… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so happy you had a great time with us. I hope we'll see you again soon!

“Villa Bonita was amazing!!”

Reviewed 15 Mar 2017

I was so lucky to spend 5 nights in Villa Bonita at Banana Beach Bungalows in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The Villa was gorgeous, comfortable, and private. With our own pool, beautiful large shaded pati… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Rose! We are so happy you had a great time, too bad you couldn't stay longer. We hope to see you back soon!

“Amazing vacation in Villa Bonita - Banana Beach Santa Theresa”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2017

We had an amazing time with our family. Vila was perfect with everything we need and much more. Mali and Hagit were extremely helpful and their recommendations were spot on. We traveled with our four … More

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