BEAUTIFUL LUXURY VILLA AND PRIVATE CASITA WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS

Karen Vaughan

Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL LUXURY VILLA AND PRIVATE CASITA WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS

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3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

If you want to get away from it all, yet have access to everything, Casa Largo is the place. Nestled among monkeys and parrots on the mountaintop above the quaint fishing village of Garza, Costa Rica, our villa is the perfect retreat for a couple, couples, or small family seeking seclusion and relaxation. While home, sit under the comfortable shade of our wrap-around porch and enjoy the breathtaking view of Playa Guiones. Do yoga, read, nap, watch birds, swim in our gorgeous infinity pool, or soak in our luxury, jungle jacuzzi. In the evenings, grill and dine al fresco, watch the sunset, and linger in one of our rocking chairs under the stars. When you want to get out, just drive to one of the many restaurants just three to six miles away in Esperanza and Nosara. If you like the beach, Playa Garza is just five minutes down the hill and the popular surfing beach, Playa Guiones, is just 20 minutes away. Samara Beach and Playa Carillo are only thirty- minutes south.

There are many activities that can be booked in Nosara including deep-sea fishing, surf lessons, monkey tours, river tours, horseback riding, canopy tours, and turtle tours on Ostional Beach. But if you are like us, you will find that you have everything you need right here on the hill. If you need to work and stay connected to the world, we also have US satellite TV and Internet access.

The house is large, with cathedral ceilings and screened-in windows for ventilation. Together with the wrap-around porch, the house stays very cool. Although there is an air conditioning unit in the private casita, we rarely use it. This is the perfect house for a couple or couples, or a small family with adult kids. We do not recommend the home for small children due to the openness with the pool and nature. There is also a gourmet kitchen with all amenities. If rugged luxury is your cup of tea, then this is the place for you.

For people interested in mind/body wellness, the area is one the Blue Zone's in the world, featured by National Geographic. A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live past 100 due to the area's healthy environment and living styles. The Nosara area is also home to the Blue Spirit Retreat Center, affiliated with New York's Omega Center, and the Nosara Yoga Institute. Our home is an easy (ten-minute) driving distance of both of these places and offers a peaceful setting to return home to after classes.

Organic vegetables and meats are available on weekends at the farmer's market.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Karen Vaughan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks french, italian, spanish, english

We are a couple in our 40s who swapped the jungles of New York City for those of Costa Rica...and we couldn't be happier. We take pleasure in sharing our home with others who appreciate the beauty of nature and the simpler pleasures in life.

Karen Vaughan purchased this house in 2008

Our home is located in Garza, which is about 6 miles south of Guiones beach, so if you want to be within walking (200 meters) of the ocean, this home is not for you. However, please note, homes near the water tend not to have cool breezes or vistas of the ocean. They also have more mosquitoes and during dry season/high season, you will be inundated with dust from the dirt roads. I used to own property in Nosara, but the dust was too much, and so we moved to the Vista Royal community in the hills above Playa Garza ... overlooking the Pacific Ocean! We couldn't be happier here! Vista Royal is an exclusive development with 10 homes in a gated community with soft-security personnel that overlooks Playa Guiones and/or Playa Garza...the home is near Blue Spirit (~3 miles), Nosara Yoga Institute (~5 miles), and the center of Guiones (about 6 miles). Our home overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is ~1.5 miles from Garza beach and 5 miles from Nosara beaches.

Our home is semi-eco friendly...gravity fed water but water pressure is not an issue, and solar hot water...never a problem for showers, etc., but excessive clouds will result in lower water temp. In addition, we get wonderful ocean/jungle breezes and only have air conditioning in the room that is detached from the main house (casita) for those who cannot do without, although we rarely use it. We are amazed at how few mosquitoes and other annoying bugs are up here and it is not problem keeping the doors open in the evening. We have a newly constructed jacuzzi (again, solar heated), and can sleep 6 in three bedrooms (master has a CA-King, the other room has two full-sized beds that can be combined to form a King, and the other bedroom is 20 feet detached from the main house and has a Queen bed). In addition to a wrap-around veranda with many seating options, there are two terraces: a solarium and a shade deck--both overlooking the canopies and ocean.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Beautiful Luxury Villa and Private Casita with Panoramic Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Beautiful Luxury Villa and Private Casita with Panoramic Ocean Views
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Nosara Guanacaste
Halifax, Nova Scotia
5

Amazing Vacation, Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5
Amazing. Six of us (three couples) spent a 10-day vacation in Garza, making this house our home base. Nicer than any hotel I've ever stayed at (and I'm very picky), this house - with it's private casita - gave us more than enough room to sun, swim, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.

The pool and view are - by far - the best part of this experience. We spent countless hours bobbing in the water and staring off into the endless Pacific Ocean. A great, shaded veranda was our outdoor dining room every night and nearby restaurants and beautiful beaches provided us with lots of daily destinations.

If you go, ask Karen about arranging for a chef. Our experience was delicious and all the more relaxing thanks to the excellent cooking our local chef provided.

I can't recommend this enough. I can't wait to return. Karen and Stephen were also wonderful to work with, helping us navigate everything from directions to grocery stores.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Luxury Villa and Private Casita with Panoramic Ocean Views
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Nosara Guanacaste
Vancouver
5

simply paradise!

  • 5 of 5
Our dream vacation!
if you are looking for accommodations that rival a 5 star hotel, one that includes perfect views,gorgeous pool,abundance of nature, serenity, beautiful gardens, drop dead gorgous house,in a location that is surrounded with nature you have found it
Karen and Stephens home in Garza exceeded our expectations -- the photos looked lovely however when we drove up the driveway it was even nicer
We found Stephen and Karen down to earth folks, who were more than helpful
this indeed was a vacation in paradise. Hans and Marg Kiener Vancouver BC
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Car: necessary

Other Activities: turtles, quads, yoga, ziplining, monkeys, ultralight flying

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Nosara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Holiday
Dec 15 - Jan 15
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Peak Easter/Spring Break
Mar 16 - Apr 20
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,380
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Cancellation before the 60th day prior to the rental period, Lessee(s) receives full refund, including security/damage deposit. Cancellation on or after the 59th day prior to the rental period, the Lessee(s) forfeits the initial 50% payment, but receives, in-full, the security/damage deposit. Cancellation 14 days prior, Lessee(s) forfeits 80% of the total price, but receives deposit in full.
Upon signing of rental agreement: US$ (50% of rental price)
Upon signing of rental agreement: US$ 500.00 (refundable damage/security deposit)
45 days prior to rental period: US$ (remaining 50% of rental price)
Within 15 days of rental completion: Credit US$500.00 (Lessor returns security deposit)
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Amenities

Amenities

Nosara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Mobile Phone
  • Covered Parking
  • PC
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Safe
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are spacious. The casita features an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , with bath and outdoor shower and air conditioning
  • The two master bedrooms are spacious with cathedral ceilings, each with private baths. The third bedroom is in a separate, private casita/bungalow. It has a very 'open' feeling, with large doors that open up to the pool and view. There is also a private deck over the jungle for sunning or dining privately. The Casita is also air-conditioned, although we rarely use it as evenings are pleasant on top of the mountain. There is also a writing desk and a comfy chair for reading.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • rain forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • snorkeling
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
Notes:
A housekeeper is included twice a week. A gardener comes three times a week. A pool/spa person comes twice a week. TV is US Satellite with New York Stations. Internet is 3G with 6-hour Internet battery back-up for electrical outages. 4-Wheel drive is recommended for local roads Eco-conscious construction with gravity-fed and solar hot water. This community has a private gate and gatehouse attendees for security and convenience. A private chef can be hired on request. Starting rate $50 minimum per evening, plus the cost of groceries. Renter must organize meal preferences and make arrangements directly with chef. Great place, incredible views, and perfect for relaxing.
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