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Close to Surf - 2 Surfboards and 2 Hammocks Included

Jason Greenlee

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Jason Greenlee

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2015
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Close to Surf - 2 Surfboards and 2 Hammocks Included

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Nosara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps four (Queen size bed plus fold-out for kid

Included with the cottage are two surf boards. These are 'soft-top' long boards (excellent for beginners and kids - they have soft foamy decks and sides). Both have leashes and are ready to go. You also have two hammocks on the patio, plus a patio table with four chairs. There is a self-inflating double bed that can be used for kids if needed. Many people write and ask if certain dates are open and what the rent is for those dates. If you want to know if the cottage is available on particular dates, scroll to the bottom of this web page for a calendar that shows you the dates that are open. You can also use the 'Detailed Price' link on the right (scroll upward until you see the photo at the top and look below the big yellow button) to get a quote for the rent for your dates. Once you've decided on your dates, the 'Book It' yellow button on the right will enable you to input your credit card to book the cottage. I will get a message that you've asked to book the cottage, and I'll contact you as soon as I get the message.

Another important thing to know is that electricity is expensive. If you want to have A/C, please let us know up front. There's a $12/day extra fee.

So, here's more about the cottage and Nosara. Welcome to Hawaii as it was in 1940, but with high speed 'premium' DSL WiFi. You are only 2 hours from the Liberia airport, and you can use a rental car, which you can pick up at the airport and drop in Nosara or we can send a van. This is a rustic surf town with dirt roads, friendly people, and lots of yoga and surfing going on. Your cottage is a 10 minute walk from the main surf beach, a five minute walk to the Yoga Institute, a ten minute walk to the Spanish Language Institute, and a two minute walk to downtown. You also can use my two 9 food soft-top surfboards. You are so close to downtown that, within a couple minutes walk, there is an ice cream shop, a mini-mart, a clinic, clothing stores, real estate offices, a bank, ATV and bike rentals, a lot of cafes and restaurants, and two surf shops. In the cottage, you have wireless high speed DSL internet, 24 hour on-call maintenence, local guides/maps, weekly housekeeping (daily housekeeping is optional), optional air conditioning (rarely needed), beach towels, ceiling fans, house linens are provided, a safe (will hold wallets, passports, 3 laptops), a TV connected to a DVD player for movies and music, security (ornate ironwork on doors and windows), a blender, a device to make juice out of citrus fruit, a coffeemaker, a pressure cooker, a microwave, a refrigerator, a stove, a toaster, a rice cooker, optional personal laundry at $10 per load, a covered porch with two hammocks, off-road parking, outside shower, a large patio, patio furniture, and a beautiful yard. You are located above one of Nosara's many nature preserves and you will see a lot of wildlife. During the day the howler and spider monkeys play in the trees, pizotes wander through the yard (they love peanut butter), and tropical birds and butterflies fill the air around you. I walk to the beach twice a day to surf, and usually are not disappointed by what I find. Dawn and sunset surfing are the best if tides and winds are right. The locals are outstanding surfers, but they make room for visitors. In fact, I really can't say enough about the friendly, hospitable people of Nosara. They especially warm up to you when you try your Spanish on them. This is not just a rental house for income - I live here part of the year myself, and I have fixed it up to be cozy and complete. I don't scrimp on any of the amenities, because I like to fix things up nicely for myself as well. I bought this cottage after I had come to Nosara for years to surf and enjoy the food, scenery, monkeys, and local population. With the purchase of the cottage, I inherited a wonderful wife/husband team of managers, who are on the spot when anything needs attending to. They manage the gardens, the housekeeping, the laundry, the renter's needs, and renter scheduling.

Keywords: High speed DSL WiFi, surfing, surf boards, bungalow, casita,private, monkeys visit, pizotes visit, A/C, fans, shopping, night life, safe for valuables (can fit 3 laptops, wallets, purses), secure (attractive ironwork is standard for Nosara), housekeeping service, laundry service, hammocks, off-road parking, covered and lighted patio, yoga institute nearby, yoga mat for your use, fishing, wildlife, nature preserve, waterfalls, zipline, beach, hiking

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jason Greenlee (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2015

About Jason Greenlee

I'm 66. I'm a retired Forest Service smokejumper who is living his dream of spending his days surfing and looking for an adorable woman.

Jason Greenlee purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Jason Greenlee chose Nosara

I chose this town and this cottage because they bring together the yin and the yang of my life. I love splitting my time between San Antonio Mexican restaurants, Starbucks, and USA Today, on the one hand, and hanging out in the lineup off the big coconut tree in Nosara on the other hand.

What makes this cottage unique

You can hear the sound of the surf from my patio. Watching the surf cam (google Nosara Surf Live Webcam) and listening to the volume of the waves tips us off if it's time to wax up. This property sits just east of a large national reserve, so the patio looks out onto jungle that will be there for generations to come. Our neighbors are renters, so the faces change, people come and go, and I meet many interesting people who are all here for the same reasons I'm here - surfing and yoga. My favorite things to do here include going to the health food store and buying gluten-free brownies, walking around on the many dirt roads in the area, and going down to the beach for the daily sunset party. A lot of the locals show up and just mingle while watching the sunset, and, sometimes, people stay and light a bonfire. There's a nice, several hour, walk up the beach all the way to Ostional, the turtle beach (or you can drive).

Guestbook comments from the manager

The property management service responded promptly to my emails in an efficient and professional manner. The home is small, yet clean, comfortable and I felt safe staying there alone. It is situated on the jungle trail where you can view the howler monkeys from the patio. It's within walking distance to the Nosara Yoga Institute, to the beach, banks, and all the amenities. I liked the outside patio area which I found extremely peaceful and enjoyed being surrounded by the nature.
Sep 2012
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Close to Surf - 2 Surfboards and 2 Hammocks Included
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 11 reviews

Beach paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are super sad to leave this beach paradise. We had quite an

adventure. Got lost getting here from the airport, mostly my fault. We

were racing the sunset and should have just stayed the night in Liberia.

Thought I had it covered but missed the turn onto 150. We pressed on until

after dark and found ourselves in Samara. Glad we didn't press on from

there. We met a wonderful innkeeper from Bolonga Italy and had a fine

time. We managed to get our rental car stuck in a river crossing the

following morning, and a helpful stranger from Switzerland pulled us out

with his 4x4 and coached me through after. Virginie is so nice and this

area is beautiful, your cottage is in a perfect location. The locals and

displaced foreigners here are so hospitable and friendly. We knew from our

last trip, but were still pleasantly surprised by the warmth of our Ticos

hosts. We even had a neighbor dog with the same name as ours that helped

us not miss our Daisy dog. In spite of water being rationed, a power

outage and an earthquake, really an earthquake, getting lost, stuck in

river, flight cancelation and delay, we are coming back. We are glad we

chanced upon your cottage and look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Michigan Couple Finds Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This property was had all the amenities such as A/C, fans, hot water, hammocks, outdoor covered patio, dishes, etc.

We always seek privacy, which this has, and to be close to the beach (15 minute leisurely walk). You can't really get much closer than that in this area. You are in walking distance to the mini-super and several restaurants. It is a private location in the middle of everthing Guiones has to offer!

It was super easy to arrange rental agreement and check in. Jason, the owner, was always timely in his communications.

We would definitely recommend this property.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier here! The cabin was comfortable and cozy. It felt like we had our own little piece of Nosara away from the main roads, but still in the heart of it all! We found it to be a perfect spot to come back to and relax after surfing. The cabin is well equipped so we were able to make breakfast, though we loved going out to the many great restaurants for dinner. I HIGHLY recommend this cabin for a perfect little getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Great Week in Nosara

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at this cute little beach bungalow! The easy walk to the yoga studio is beautiful. The privacy of the back patio is lovely. The cafe de Paris is a short 5 minute walk for a fresh croissant. And the beach is a quick ten minute walk or five minute bike ride. While you're in town, check our playa pelada, the next beach over from playa Guiones.

I think the owners are great people who truly want to share their wonderful space. They haven't been there in a while, so the day-to-day business is left up to a third party, who is a bit over her head. That would be the only reason I would dock this cozy spot a star. Well worth it otherwise! Have fun.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect little package!

  • 5 of 5

Great Location, wonderful community, perfect little cabin! We had a great time here this past October. The cabin is secluded enough in the jungle that you feel happy in your own space, a nice place to relax and return to. We had a great time biking around the Nosara area and surfing everyday. The whole experience was perfect for us as we are just learning to surf and having boards at our disposal really helped us along, no stress of renting and getting the most out of your time. We learned at our own pace and had a blast! The cabin is great for two people and we felt at home and relaxed the minute we got there. Thanks to Jason and Agnes who were both so helpful and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, CO

Great location in the heart of Quiones Beach

  • 4 of 5

You can't beat this location for being within walking distance of everything Nosara has to offer. Agnes, the manager is great and was super easy to connect with and on-time. If you're lucky, you will see some Howler monkeys making their way through the forest. The kitchen amenities are adequate, though I ding this location one star for not having a reasonably sharp kitchen knife.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love comment like these, because they really help me make your visit nicer. One sharper knife coming up with my next trip down! Also, I'm bringing down a juicer so that you can easily turn a lemon, lime or orange into fresh juice. It's interesting to us how many of our visitors, like us, want to cook nice meals from the local selection of fresh foods. We will keep improving the kitchen with each comment.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cafe de Paris
Nearest Motorway
Costa Rica Route 160
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cafe de Paris
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Playa Guiones
Car: not necessary

You are a five minute walk on a nature trail from the Yoga Institute, and within walking distance of the Spanish Language Institute. Some of the local attractions include bird watching, surfing, treetop zip line, water falls, local restaurants, night life, shopping, paddleboarding, surfboard and paddleboard rentals, and grocery stores. A health food store/restaurant is within a two minute walk, the beach is a 10 minute walk, there are companies that will take you fishing, scuba diving, canoeing, paddleboarding, ultralight airplane, and horseback riding. The nearest beach is Guiones Beach, which is the best surfing in the area. The cottage is approximately 50 square meters and has a large and comfortable patio. The view is beautiful and gives you plenty of privacy. There is a small clinic nearby in case of emergencies. You are also near surf shops, an ice cream store, three or four surfing schools, car rentals, ATV rentals, bike rentals, several clothing stores, a mini-mart, a bakery, and a bank. Everyone speaks English.

Traveling to Nosara.

1. The best way to come to Nosara from Liberia Airport with a rental car:

We don't advise driving during nighttime when you are not familiar with the roads. We can arrange transport from the airport to Nosara. The trip takes 2-2.5 hours. If you want to rent a car, we advise you rent a GPS from the rental car company. With the GPS, you can at least enter "Nosara" or "Playa Guiones". Ask the car rental agent, and he will help you with the GPS. Once you are at the beach, the nearest location to the cottage that is easy to find is Cafe de Paris. If you don't use a GPS, here's what to do: Go south on Highway 21 to Nicoya. Then take Highway 150 south toward Samara. About 5 kms before Samara, you will see, on your left, National Rent a Car and Surfing Nosara Real Estate signs. Slow down. Then you will see a gas station and next a hardware store on your left. Across from the hardware store, to your right, is the partially paved dirt road to Nosara. If you get to Samara, you went too far. Once on the road to Nosara, you will pass Playa Garza. After Playa Garza, you will see a yoga institute on the left, and you will be coming into the beach area. Once you pass the yoga institute, look for a small sign on your left hand saying Casa Sombra. Turn in and go down a short hill. Your cottage is the center cottage. Virginie will be expecting you, but she needs to know the time and date of your arrival. If you have a phone, please give Virginie a call from Garza so she can meet at the house. If not, stop at Organico near the cottage. Organico is a mini market located on the main road on your right hand about 200m past the sign Casa Sombra, just before Coconut Harry's Surfshop. Organico will let you use their phone. Her cell is (+506) 8318.7840.

2. The best way to come to Nosara from San Jose with a rental car:

We can arrange transport from San Jose to Nosara. If you drive, we don't advise driving at night if you are not familiar with the roads. If you want to drive, we advise renting a GPS from the rental car agency. The trip takes 4 to 6 hours. From San Jose, take Route 27, a toll way, in the direction of Puntarenas. From Puntarenas follow Liberia-Las Canas, you will have left the Route 27 and are now on Panamerican or Route 1, lots of traffic, one lane, lots of curves, drive will follow this road for about 40 km (1 hour). At Restaurant LAS TRES HERMANAS (has lots of advertising along the road) Grill restaurant with giant bull statue and a gas station, turn left towards NICOYA. You will cross the Peninsula at the Puente de la Amistad. There are amazing views here. At low tide you can see a bunch of big crocs sunbathing. This is a nice stop. Continue on that road, at a T crossroads, Go right. When you get to Nicoya, turn left (at Burger King). Go aross town straight ahead. Follow SAMARA. About 5 kms before Samara, you will see, on your left National Rent a Car and Surfing Nosara Real Estate signs. Slow down. You will see a gas station and a hardware store on the left. Across from the hardware store, to your right, is the partially paved dirt road to Nosara. Follow that dirt road for about 25 kms. Don't follow Google, it will send you to Samara first then through another dirt road where you will have to cross a river and will most probably get stuck in with your car, unless you want some adventure. We usually meet at the Organico Market, just before Coconut Harry's surf shop and National Rent A Car, and call us from there. Organico will let you use their phone. Our cell phone is 8318 7840 or 8309 8194 and we would appreciate a call if you are delayed in any ways.


Rates & Availability

From $65 Per night

Nosara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 to Jul 31
Jan 4 2015 - Jul 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Aug 1 to Oct 31
Aug 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 to Dec 20
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 - Jan 3
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The manager will charge you an extra $50.00 cash if you must check in after 9:00 pm.We have two mountain bikes that you can use during your stay. One of them has a surfboard rack. We also have two softtop 9 foot longboards you can use (or you can rent longboards and shortboards from several local shops). If there is damage to either bikes or boards, repairs will be deducted from the damage deposit

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Nosara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1), Child (fold-out) Double Bed (1). This bed is cool - it folds and unfolds with a switch.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Since moving here, we've discovered lots of information on where to buy groceries, where to shop, where to get hard-to-find things, how to get about (we mostly walk, take the local bus or hitch-hike), where to get car rentals, where the best and cheapest meals can be found, and where the best surfing spots are. We have documented all this in a binder you will find when you arrive. You will probably meet Marleen, the cat that adopted us when we moved here. Marleen's original owner passed away five years ago, and she's made a living by wandering from place to place and begging meals. She must like our cat food, because she hasn't budged from our refrigerator top since we first let her in. We leave cat food under the sink for her in case you're also a sucker for cute pussy cats. If we've run out of cat food , you can find it at the local mini-market down the path.

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