We knew from the photos that the White House was a fabulous property in a great location, but everything about our stay actually exceeded our expectations. The moment we arrived, to a warm welcome from the excellent staff, it felt like paradise. The house is truly spectacular - spacious, light, beautifully sculptured, filled with great art and equipped with everything we could have needed. The real Wow factor is the way the open-plan living area leads through sliding glass doors to the decking area and infinity pool, then though the hammocks shaded by palm trees to the wonderful beach. The kids were instantly in heaven and had plenty to keep them occupied in and around the house & pool. The Hermosa part of Santa Teresa, where the house is situated, is one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen, has tide pools for snorkeling and a fantastic child-friendly surf beach about 200 yards away. Right next door to the house there is a brand new Yoga resort, Pranamar, which has a fabulous restaurant and a great bar. We had an amazing time in Costa Rica are definitely planning to stay at the White House again next year.