Monkey Grove Beach House is tropical style house with large verandas. It is nestled on a three-acre garden with more than twenty mango trees, water apples, papaya, coconuts and bananas and so is a haven for wild life. The house has three large air-conditioned bedrooms an entirely open plan living area and is constructed of almond wood. The Howler Monkeys visit almost daily with their brood to hang upside down in the trees surrounding the extra deep refreshing swimming pool, providing fascinating circus acts. Tom, the papa of the clan of monkeys, likes to sit in the mango tree and look at his own reflection in the bedroom windows! Large iguanas frequent the property as do red squirrels, parakeets, colibris and a myriad of other birds and butterflies.
The house is on the beach front and offers one of the best surf beaches in the Santa Teresa/ Malpais area, a beach so long and unspoiled it was recently voted one of the best beaches in the world by Forbes Magazine.
The tropically furnished bedrooms offer two queen size bed in two of the rooms and one queen size beds in the third one. Fluffy pillows and beautiful oriental textiles complete the picture. There is a large safe for valuables, large enough for laptops. There are two bathrooms and surfboard storage and a caretaker living on the property. The maid comes daily except Sunday and can do laundry on request. Monkey Grove Beach is conveniently situated close to the fruit and vegetable vendor and the supermarket. Santa Teresa teems with small delicious restaurants from Argentinean to Thai, fish, Italian, sushi and of course Costa Rican. Many are within walking distance as is the beach/night club with its huge Palapa.
Fresh fish can be bought directly from the Fishermen in nearby Malpais, or ordered from Mariscos Macho, who arrives on demand with everything from lobster to tuna. There is also a new fishmonger in the Centro Comercial, where the bank and the pharmacy are located. Local fishing can be organized with the fishermen (about $45 per boat per tour with six people on board). There is a large purpose-built barbeque in the garden. Local services such as surf instructors, masseuses, chef and baby sitting can be provided.