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Chilled out, impossibly helpful and exuding all the charm of their native California, Cool Beans' American owners have set about creating a near-legendary experience in Santa Teresa, thanks as much to their outlook as their beautifully reworked property. Close to a few notable local hostelries like Bar do Gomez and a short walk from the heart of the 'hood (this neighbourhood is exactly the sort of place you want to be strolling around in order to capture its true essence), the gardens and pool deck may grab the attention first, but the bedrooms also echo the original charm at the heart of the building. The private veranda of the top-floor suite takes the plaudits, but the simplicity and all-inclusive attitude of the staff mean that any room is worth the (very reasonable) price.
6 Mar 2013.