|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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!
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!
Gato Cansado is a tiny bungalow at the top of a hill in K Section. It's a 15 minute walk to the surf. Small and cozy, this Casita was perfectly functional for my wife and me. If you are looking for luxury, this is not your place. If you have simple tastes you will love it. The fence around the property gives you privacy and the cottage is bordered on three sides by forest, so you will see some wildlife. You’ll have neighbors are close by on one side and you can hear their conversations as they sit by their pool. Gato Cansado’s small soaking pool is refreshing after walking up the steep hill from the beach. We did not contract for the AC, preferring to enjoy the Costa Rican heat after a long, cold New England winter. If you want to go out for dinner you will need some type of transportation.
Virginie, the property manager, was responsive and sweet and made our trip hassle free. We would have no hesitation renting Gato Cansado again.
I loved this house in Nosara, it is the right size for a couple who wants to get away for a little romance. The house is charming and well appointed and in a quite private area. It is in walking distance to a beach and it is close to the town of Norara which is known for its surfing beaches. I particularly
Loved the beaches at sunset, the colors of the sky and water are amazing. We were able to find fabulous restaurants in the area. We will return again to this cute house for a private and romantic vacation.
This was by far the most relaxing and fun filled vacation we have had. Gato Cansado is perfectly positioned at the end of a cul de sac-privacy with the bonus of being able to easily walk to the beach or the Nosara Yoga Institute. The casita has a great little plunge pool in the yard and a breakfast table on the front porch. We had breakfast outside every morning and watched the monkeys play in the trees. Sweet little casita, very clean and well appointed. Our hosts were so accommodating and recommended activities and places to eat. Don't miss the Beach Dog cafe or the opportunity to zip line through the jungle. We look forward to returning again to this little oasis.
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!
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!
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!
Turtle watching in nearby Playa Ostional, river tours and zip-lining nearby.
World renowned surfing!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 15 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 6 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|A/C $12/day (optional)||$0|
|Notes||All rates are negotiable. Contact us for long term.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.