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Sand & Surf Between Your Toes in 30 Seconds Waves at Your Feet

Virginia Powers (GINGER)

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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Sand & Surf Between Your Toes in 30 Seconds Waves at Your Feet

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Nosara Cabin Rental Photos and Description

sleeps 6-8 3.5 bedrooms al 2 baths

Costa Rican Dream Rancho-


If you ever dreamt of really going 'Native' this house is for you.

This style of home is called a 'Rancho' it is comparable to a Tahitian Style Structure. Constructed of many tropical hard woods with a thatch & tin roof, all open with shutters and sliding doors. No Air Conditioning needed with a constant ocean breeze and ceiling fans throughout the house.

It is nestled in the very center of the pristine horse shoe fishing bay of Playa Garza and the main paved well traveled road.

The 100 year old Fishing Village, maintains the original generations of Costa Rican families and a few lucky foreigners that are welcome to live there year round.

You will be surrounded by a community a mostly native Costa Ricans. There are a few scattered homes owned by Ex-pats and Europeans. Playa Garza is un-touristy

Plays Guioness -Nosara is just North of Playa Garza.

There you can find the bigger waves, Surf Schools,Nosara Yoga Institute, Pilates, Restaurants, Harmony Hotel Rentals of Surfboards, Boogey Boards, Bicycles, Cars, ATVs Surf Shops

Live Music, family fun, Organic Markets

Zip Lines, Dune Buggy Tours, Monkey Tour-Refuge with Brenda Bombard

Playa Guioness, is the place to be to surf in Guanacaste

You can only spend so much time everyday surfing, so its

great to be able to return to your place on the beach and in the shade of Playa Garza.

Playa Garza is a complete community, with Public School Church, convenience store & a few little funky beach bars. At the same time, the Village of Garza remains a family oriented calm and peaceful place to relax. Its our slice of paradise and we would hope you would feel the same.

There is only one main paved road that will bring you to Playa Garza all the way from the town of Nicoya.

Not quite the 101 yet, but progress abounds.

Playa Garza is a perfect beach for swimmers, boogey boarders, paddle boarding & beginner surfers right in front of the Rancho. Experienced surfers to the North Reef of Playa Garza.

The Rancho is completely fenced in. The Rancho has the only lawn and garden on the beach. Which has been diligently attended to for more than 25 years.

Once you enter the home, take in fresh Pacific Air take in the views in every direction, we hope you will be totally relaxed. Hit the beach with your book or jump right in the water waiting there for you.

Walk to the southern point fot he bay to find a fresh water river, or as we call it Agua Dulce.

The Rancho is an open home in the tropics we ALWAYS recommend you come prepared with your choice of repellent. Or buy natural repellent at the Harmony Hotel.

This Rancho is perfect for families or groups of people who want to experience what Costa Rica'used'' to be like.

The Rancho comes with a 4 hour a day housekeeper Monday thru Saturday-Sundays upon request.

The Rancho itself has no need for A/C as the ocean breeze is there there 24-7 to cool you off, accompanied by the beautiful shade of our Almond and Coco-Palm trees. Rock in the chairs or swing in the you have views beyond compare in every direction.

The Pura Vida Life is calling you.

We have 2 Master bedrooms with King Beds ocean view Adjoining bedroom with 2 Queen Canopy Beds.

One brand new set of twin bunk beds in TV room

2 bath rooms I master 1 Jack n Jill ( adjoining)

We include 4 hours daily maid service Monday thru Saturday.

Maids hours of service are from 8am till 12 noon House keeping hours may not be changed without a written request. If you require additional service that can be requested but not included in our rate.

Daily Gardening fumigation and beach maintenance included.

The Rancho takes no commission from any 3rd party for reference.

Surf lessons


FIRE WORK Shows for that Special Event Anniversary Birthdays Weddings

Pristine beaches just a hike away round either cove

World Class Surfing in Playa Nosara

Yoga Studios Galore

Paddle Boarding

Dune Buggys Tours

Monkey Refuge tours

Horseback riding, beach & waterfall tour

Costa Rican taxes of 13% are added into the rental fee

We will require a $1000. damage deposit due in full before check in. 50% to book and the 2nd payment in full 30 days before arrival.

The damage deposit will be returned in one month after your departure date, if any damage done then of course that will be documented and deducted.

Keywords: Balinese Style Home, on the beach, Playa Garza, waves, surfing, swimming, sport fishing, spear fishing, snorkeling diving, tours, Nosara, yoga, institute,horseback riding on the beach,peaceful, family,quiet fishing village, gardens, flowers, wildlife, monkeys, hammocks, indoor out door living, secure, family caretakers, housekeeper,, least touristy, retreat, paradise

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Virginia Powers (GINGER) (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

What makes this cabin unique

Listen and see the ocean, 24-7 walk straight out to your boat for fishing, snorkeling, whale watching ! boogey board, kayak & swimming & surfing, paddle boarding in your front yard......or drive 15 minutes or less depending on how you Nosara , for lessons and better surf waves

Restaurants Ice cream Shops Grocery stores & Rentals in Nosara.

Zip lining

Horseback riding on the beach

Immerse your self in Spanish lessons

Masseuse on request to the house

Yoga on request

Horseback riding on the beach

The river that runs to the ocean is breath taking

Hikes around 2 points to pristine beaches

and much more.....

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Sand & Surf Between Your Toes in 30 Seconds Waves at Your Feet
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Kansas City, MO

Best spot in Nosara

  • 5 of 5

We (along with two other couples) had the pleasure of staying at Ginger Powers' Rancho Authentico for a week. We arrived after dark from Liberia, and Ginger was there to greet us and show us around. When we woke up the next morning, we couldn't believe it -- breathtaking beach, sunshine galore, and all of the beach amenities you could want -- lounge chairs, towels, outdoor shower, it was fantastic. Photos don't do it justice. It's bigger and better than the photos (and the photos look really fabulous).

Before our trip, Ginger was very responsive on e-mail and helped us connect with local fruit/meat vendors who were able to deliver food before we arrived. There's a new gas range in the house that worked great, as did the blender for fruity cocktails.

The craziest thing about this place is how quiet and un-touristy Playa Garza is. Many days, we were the only people on the beach. We felt as though we had an entire cove to ourselves. There were several funky beach bars that we could walk to at night (again - NO crowds and amazing star gazing). Playa Giones is a short 10 minute car ride away for more restaurants and shops. And, you can catch a boat for a fishing trip right there on the beach. We did several excursions, but also entertained ourselves in the water by body surfing and boogie boarding. The waves at Garza are tame enough for recreational swimming -- occasionally, the waves were good enough for actual surfing. But Guiones and its big surf was so close, it's not a big deal to travel where you want. Plaza Garza is VERY clean. Clean beach, clean water, no signs of pollution, jelly fish, etc. It's a PERFECT beach!

We are still dreaming about this place and need to figure out when we can return. A couple of things we noted for future travelers: Bring ear plugs if road noise or high wind noise bothers you. We had a couple of very windy nights at the house with almonds/coconuts falling on the tin roof most of the night. Also, the house is right off the village road, and rush hour in Costa Rica is much earlier than in the U.S. (think, 5:30a.m.). Since the house is open-air, all of these sounds travel right into the house. Also, bring plenty of sunscreen if you don't want to fry (we ran out of sunscreen on the last day -- oops!).

Ginger -- We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing location for an authentic Costa Rica beach experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 (6 kids aged between 13 and 7, 3 couples) spent Christmas at Playa Garza. The house was perfect for our needs: comfortable, friendly, a great beachfront garden with outdoor shower and unique direct access to a beautiful beach. I was nervous about the sleeping arrangements but it worked out perfectly: 4 girls slept in a room with 2 queen beds, the 2 boys slept on bunks adjacents to the living room, and then there were 3 rooms for the couples that included the owner’s apartment which had a balcony, TV, fabulous view of the ocean. The house has a lot of character, it is nicely decorated and is well appointed for cooking, and feeling at home. The bathrooms worked well, there was hot water, and were very nicely finished (2 full baths in the main house that we were sharing among 2 families of 5, and the apartment had its own bathroom).

Eliza and Greta the housekeepers were unbelievably helpful (I speak a bit of spanish), kept the house clean, prepared us some lunch and dinners and even prepared fish that my sister in law caught earlier in the day with Eliza's brother.

Before we arrived Ginger did the groceries for us, it is important to specify sizes as most items are purchased in large size. We did not run out of food! It was awesome, no shopping while we were there.

The location of the house is in the center of Garza, a fishing village of 100 people. The main road is right by the entrance and there are neighbors and ambient village noises. Across the street there is a small corner store, a church, a bar and a little place where you can get Vitamix made juices. So it was the real Costa Rican village experience, we loved it, we were not looking for seclusion in a golf course.

A 10 minutes drive away from there was the Nosara Yoga Institute, surfing at Playa Guyones with Agua Tibias (these guys took all 10 of us surfing everyday), zip lining with Miss Skynopy, and the exceptional Nosara Monkey Refuge (you need an appointment to see baby monkeys rescued by Brenda Bombard). Amazing, amazing vacation. To top it all, Ginger coordinated for us fireworks on Christmas day -- the most beautiful fireworks on the beach!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sebastopol, Ca

Visitor in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I had the wonderful opportunity to live in the house for over 3 delightful months for a much needed emotional and spiritual healing. I absolutely LOVED the place, the beach, the thunder and lightening storms, the local people. EVERYTHING. The food was delicious. The owners went beyond the call of duty to tend to my comfort and needs. I spent most of the time there alone, except for a local dog that adopted me and stole my heart. An amazing experience that I will NEVER EVER forget. Truly a visit to Paradise!!!!!! Every night as I fell asleep, the sound of the waves lapping the shore was a sweet lullaby that gently healed my soul. I long to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Brilliant and Authentic Tropical Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The very best way to vacation, we loved it. Our third visit, two with lots of kids and one without. It's great either way. We don't like resorts as much as this type of place. The house is very cool with its hardwood floors and teak beams.

The views are fantastic right from the living area, as the walls slide open. The views over the ocean through the palm trees just can't get any better.

The town of Garza is small and uncrowded, but just down the road is Nosara with restaurants and surf shops and yoga studios,etc. if that's what you desire.

The beach is beautiful and literally right in the back yard. You walk down the steps through the lawn and gardens along the stone path to the gate... and step onto the sand between palm trees.

It's a complete house with full kitchen, and the maid can answer questions so you never feel lost.

There's TV and wireless internet service too.

This part of Costa Rica is the most beautiful in my opinion, and the beaches and surfing are some of the best anywhere.

We've been to this house several times over the years and it has always been ready, the communication with the owner has been good, and everything has gone smoothly. That's worth a lot to me. And to have that combined with a great place to visit is perfect.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Tough to leave

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 weeks at Garza went surfing everyday, what an amazing place. Right on the beach, just down the road from Nosara. Located a comfortable distance from many places. You have to see it to belive it, pictures can only begin to scratch the surface. I have been going to Costa Rica for years, and have been fortunate enough to see much of this wonderful country, this is a truely unique property on the beach. The owners provide a great service and quickly got us settled in. Tough place to leave. I will be back.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Woodside, CA

Incredible Vacation, Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been home about a month and are still dreaming about our days at this beautiful home near Nosara, in a quiet little fishing village on what felt sometimes, like our own private bay!

We cannot say enough about our wonderful vacation at Rancho Powers! With 6 adults and 7 (yes 7!) girls ranging from 9-13, we were made to feel right at home and well taken care of. The food was amazing. We'd wake each day to the sound of birds, the waves and the smell of fresh coffee. Each meal was personally prepared, always served with fresh fruit, salads and the catch of the day, literally! One evening we feasted on lobster that had been pulled out of the bay that very afternoon! The house faces out to the ocean, where you walk through a lush, flowering garden to the sand. After a morning of surfing in nearby Nosara, we would return to the house where lunch and fresh margaritas were waiting, repeat this again in the evenings! The house was well appointed with enough room for all of us, and was always clean even with 13 pairs of sandy feet. We cannot say enough about Richard and Ginger who were the perfect hosts, making sure were all taken care of, whether it was taking us into town on the first day to rent surf boards, or surprising two of us one evening with a candle lit birthday dinner on the beach! Having lived in the area for 20+ years, they are a wealth of information for excursions, fishing, surfing or even getting a massage, which we enjoyed right there on their beach! We all miss the beautiful sunsets from the lounge chairs, snoozing in the hammocks, stargazing at night, watching the kids boogey boarding and surfing in front of house, the incredible food, and the warm reception our hosts provided us on a daily basis. We hope to make it back someday soon, as there are very few true little slices of paradise left, and Rancho Powers is definitely one of them.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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Rates & Availability

From $2,000 Per week

Nosara Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Green Season
Aug 1 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Holidays High Season
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
HIGH Season
Jan 9 2016 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage dep. $1,000
Wiring fee deducted $100
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmation. We ask 50% to book and 30 days prior to booking the other half.
We have a non refundable policy. Ranchoauthentico has a lengthy legal agreement & house rules that we will email you you before you should chose our home in Costa Rica. Read, sign scan $ return w/copies of passports and numbers
Rate is base on occupancy of 6 adults.

Passport & names
50% to book; 50% 30 days prior to arrival Direct Bank Deposit
13% (Costa Rican taxes) included in fee.
Refundable damage deposit of $1000 within one month of departure date or sooner if possible.

The rate is based on 6 people
Daily house keeping and on site laundry service included housekeeping and changing of hours only permitted with an official request.
Beach & Garden Maintainance included
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Nosara Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is shared by adjoining rooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • one out dorr utility bathroom for wet sandy guests
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 set of twin bunk beds in adjacent TV room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • 2 Bedrooms with King Beds are on the ocean side,with a day bed 2 Queen Bed adjacent to shared Jack and Jill bathroom with King & single bed Single Bunk Beds are in TV room/not an actual bedroom, but semi private bunk and TV area
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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