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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Playa Guiones House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Located in the K Section of Playa Guiones, Gato Cansado is a rare find!

Situated on a small hilltop you are surround by tree top canopy (and sometimes a glimpse of an ocean view!). A perfect getaway for couples seeking seclusion. Yet it is only a ten minute walk to the yoga institute and a fifteen minute walk from the beach, surfing, shops and restaurants!

A house manager is available for airport pick up, stocking groceries and other services.

• 1-bdrm, 1bath

• Wireless Internet

• Air Conditioning

• Private Pool

• Ceiling Fans Throughout

• Gated / Fenced Privacy

• TV, DVD / CD Stereo, bluetooth connection

• Washer / Dryer

• Full Kitchen

• Monkeys and other fabulous jungle critters!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Tory

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Playa Guiones and Costa Rica is such a wonderful enviroment! The people and landscape are something we had been looking for quite some time. I can only wait for the day we can make the permanent move!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Secluded Honeymoon Getaway!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
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Secluded Honeymoon Getaway!
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Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Provo, UT USA
5

The most amazing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
This was an amazing vacation! My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks for our honeymoon, and loved every minute of it! The house is exactly as the pictures show it, so it is EXCEPTIONALLY nice. Initially we planned on not purchasing the AC for the 2 weeks we were there, but after the first day, we decided it was worth it (very hot and humid). We spent a lot of time in the pool and on the beach while we were here.
Agnes, the property manager, was VERY helpful. When we needed advice on places to eat and what activities to do, she made several recommendations, and even went so far as to set up the tours for us. While here, we did the monkey quad ATV tour, which was awesome! We also just rented an ATV from them for a day and toured much of Nosara and neighboring towns ourselves. As long as you follow the road signs and generally stay on main roads, you wont get lost! This is a great recommendation if you want to get to see some amazing sights in Nosara. It includes a short snorkel trip at an awesome beach that made the trip that much better. We also did the Miss Sky Canopy Tour zip lining, which is also a must for the trip!
The beach and a couple of small cafes are within walking distance of the house, but they are anywhere between a 15 and 30 minute walk. We rented an ATV for a day, and found that it was very convenient to have. I would recommend renting a car, ATV or bike while you are here, but its not a necessity. I would advise stopping at the market when you first arrive in Nosara if you dont plan on eating out for every meal. We ended up having to make a couple of trips, and each time we went we had to take a taxi (which is $30 total). We also had to take a taxi any time we went on a tour, which was also $30 total.
We also rented a surf board for a day, and instead of investing in surf lessons just looked up tips for learning to surf and taught ourselves. People that are already surfing are always more than willing to give you advice as well.
US currency is accepted, but only use bills that are $20 and smaller. Most of the places (such as ATV tours, zip lines and several cafes) only accept cash, and they will give you your change in Costa Rican Currency. There is an ATM in Nosara, but I would recommend just bringing plenty of cash with a credit card as a back up plan. There is a safe in the house that is bolted to the wall with a lock on it to keep valuables in.
There is wifi, a TV and telephone in the house if you need them. This place is amazing!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded Honeymoon Getaway!
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Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Colorado
5

Great place- private, clean and cute!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Gato Cansado! The place is close enough to amenities and the beach, but far enough up the road to be private. We walked to the Nosara Yoga Institute and the beach from the house. The pool is great and the house is well stocked. Perfect for a couple! We enjoyed lounging in the pool and hanging on the front patio. Bring along CDs or some music to use the great outdoor speakers. Awesome place!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Austin, Texas
5

We loved Gato Cansado!

  • 5 of 5
We wanted a private location that was close to the beach, but more private than a resort or hotel. Gato Cansado gave us that feel. We made many of our breakfasts at home (GC), some dinners, and while the kitchen tools are definitely used often, we were able to pump out some tasty food!

Sidenote: Go to the M/W/F morning vegetable truck outside of Robin's for fresh & CHEAP produce.

Back to the casita: The locks were secure, there was a safe, linens, towels, a local phone & WIFI are provided.

The pool temperature was perfect while we were there and it was SO great to be able to cool off without worrying about other people.

There were also quite a few services provided: pool maintenance person comes once a week to clean the pool (the net is left at the house also so you can clean too). Our stay was 10 days long, so the house cleaner came on Saturday to clean; she did dishes, laundry, floors, etc. It was great!

The property management company was available to answer questions and send any help we needed.

A/C: We paid the extra fee to make AC available, however, it is really common for the AC unit to trip the breaker. After that happened to us two times in a row, we decided to not use the AC at all. With the windows having glass shutters instead of window panes, it would have been pointless to 'cool' the house anyway. My advice: don't buy AC and drink cold cocktails during the hottest part of the day to cool you down. We truly did not need AC.

Most favorite thing
Front porch and pool

Least favorite thing
The house IS on top of a hill and we had not considered the effect a hill would have on our decision to ride bicycles for transport. We ended up walking our bikes up the hill every time we came home. I would still stay at Gato Cansado again, and would rent bicycles again, but it would be a luxury to have a golf cart or ATV instead.

Loved Gato Cansado. We were very happy with our choice and all the amenities!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Edmonton, Alberta
5

The Mallouks

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely the perfect little house for a couple wanting privacy and everything you need to feel at home. Fully equiped kitchen, washer and dryer, little pool. Totally private at the top of the road, neighbors on one side only and the rest is just open jungle with many visitors such as howler monkeys and even cows. The only thing missing was a BBQ. Nosara is a great place to kick back and relax, renting an ATV is absolutely a must to explore the nearby towns. Our rental 4x4 was fine for getting there but the roads are so bumpy we just parked it and rented a jungle buggy and it changed our whole experience, not only is it way more fun and comfortable you get places twice as fast. Go south to Samara for cute little town with lots of shopping and go north for secluded beaches and amazing scenery. We did the miss sky zipline and it was amazing. There is a pizzeria near Gato Cansado that is incredible for those nights you dont feel like cooking. This experience was far better than any hotel and if we are ever in Nosara again it will be for the Turtle nesting and we will deffinately stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Avalon, nj
5

As advertised...

  • 5 of 5
Perfect for couples (or in our case, +1 infant). The construction next door is now complete so that's not an issue.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa Guiones Guanacaste
South Dakota
1

Amanda

  • 1 of 5
My husband and I ended up only staying here for one night! Tory the owner e-mailed us the night before we left for our trip, to tell us that their was construction going on and asked if we wanted to stay somewhere else. It was too late for us to find something. But once we got their it was AWFUl! The construction is RIGHT next door, and they started sawing and hammering at 6am. And then the house itself was filled with bugs, and my husband ended up killing a scorpion in the kitchen too! We e-mailed the owner, and requested our money back for the 2 nights we didn't stay, and she would only refund one night! The construction is not even close to being finished, so I would not recommend staying here. Its not a safe area either!
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lot next to Gato Cansado has been under various stages of construction in 2011. I was assured it would be completed by November 2011, prior to Amanda’s stay. We stayed at Gato Cansado for the 10 days previous to their visit and experienced the construction noise. It was an inconvenience and we immediately notified them so they could seek other accommodations. We provided full disclosure as soon as we knew its status and the extent of noise. We offered to let them out of their rental contract and refund the full amount. Those chose to stay, so splitting the difference was a compromise. The construction of the house is done and the remaining activity is the woodworkers making the furniture, which should be completed in January 2012.

As mentioned, we were at Gato Cansado right before their visit and the house is in excellent shape. Nosara is in the tropics and there are bugs. However, my husband and I have traveled all over the world and Nosara is far less “buggy” than many other places we visit. Simply keeping the screen door closed will prevent them from entering the house.

As for the xenophobic comment about the area not being safe, the people we have met in Nosara and Costa Rica are some of the friendliest and warm-hearted in all of Central and South America. We very much enjoyed talking with the carpenters working next door and all of the locals. They are always waving and smiling at us when we go by- they even showed us around the house that was being built. We have never had any bad experiences in all of Costa Rica.

It is unfortunate that this couple did not have a good time in Costa Rica and should maybe choose and alternate destination for their next vacation.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6.8 Kilometres
Nosara
Nearest Motorway
55 Kilometres
Hwy 21, Nicoya
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Playa Guiones
Nearest Barpub
750 Miles
Playa Guiones
Nearest Restaurant
750 Miles
Playa Guiones

Turtle watching in nearby Playa Ostional, river tours and zip-lining nearby.

World renowned surfing!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Playa Guiones House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Rainy Season
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$75
$350
$1,000
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
$650
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
A/C $12/day (optional) $0
Tax Rate 3.5%
Notes All rates are negotiable. Contact us for long term.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed - 1 twin/ single , Twin Sized Day Bed Doubles as Couch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • spelunking
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Ceiling fans throughout, Outdoor shower for rinsing off, Outdoor surfboard rack, Outdoor furnishings, Good Cell Phone Coverage, Maid service available
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