|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!
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!
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.
Perfect for couples (or in our case, +1 infant). The construction next door is now complete so that's not an issue.
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!
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.