CLOSE TO SURF - 2 BIKES, 2 BOARDS, AND 2 HAMMOCKS INCLUDED

Jason Greenlee

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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CLOSE TO SURF - 2 BIKES, 2 BOARDS, AND 2 HAMMOCKS INCLUDED

Nosara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps two (plus child)

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. For an option, there are two bikes for you if you'd like to peddle around. One bike has a surfboard rack. 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, 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 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, bikes, 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

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Jason Greenlee (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Jason Greenlee

I'm 65. 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.
Oct 2012
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Close to Surf - 2 Bikes, 2 Boards, and 2 Hammocks Included
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
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Close to Surf - 2 Bikes, 2 Boards, and 2 Hammocks Included
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Nosara Guanacaste
4

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
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Close to Surf - 2 Bikes, 2 Boards, and 2 Hammocks Included
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Nosara Guanacaste
5

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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
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Nosara Guanacaste
Denver, CO
4

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
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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.
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Close to Surf - 2 Bikes, 2 Boards, and 2 Hammocks Included
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Nosara Guanacaste
5

Could not have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I loved the cottage. It was perfect for our needs. It was clean, cozy and comfortable. We did buy a small pot and a cooking spoon to ladle out soup. You're next guests can enjoy those. Surprisingly I did not miss having an oven or dishwasher! I think I am in love with simple living.
The binder you provided was very helpful. We rented a quad and were able to cover a lot of ground. We visited lots of restaurants and went to the Super in Nosara.
Kate was great and we couldn't be happier with our decision to rent your place. We are sad we had to leave after our three week stay but plan on coming back someday soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Nosara Guanacaste
CA USA
5

Jason's Cottage

Jason's Cottage
  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Jason's cottage. The location was convenient to everything in town and not a far walk to the super fun surf at Playa Guiones! It is a nice, private setting surrounded by trees which made it great for chillin in the hammock on the porch. Two hammocks would have been great. We cant wait to come back to Nosara!
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks, Katie. We actually do have two hammocks. I came to stay just after you left, and I found one hammock rolled up and sitting inside the other one. A mystery - possibly involving the housekeeping staff. Anyway, we do have two hammocks here for you when you come back, Katie and Chris!
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Nosara Guanacaste
Sunset Point, North Shore, Oahu
5

Tranquil, safe, ideal location

  • 5 of 5
I love this little cottage - just off the foot path - between Cafe Paris (favorite food) and the Yoga Institute. Quiet - fronting parkland. A couple other cottages within view but set back - large private lot. I've been to Nosara 3 times - used to stay at Harbor Reef but I'll definitely return to this cottage in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia
Nearest Motorway
Costa Rica Route 160
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Playa Guiones
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cafe de Paris
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cafe de Paris
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 attactions 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, several clothing stores, a mini-mart, a bakery, and a bank. Everyone speaks English.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Nosara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aug 1 to Oct 31
Aug 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$55
$350
$950
 
 
Nov 1 to Dec 20
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
$80
$500
$1,500
 
 
Dec 21 - Jan 3
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$100
$700
 
 
Jan 4 to Jul 31
Jan 4 2015 - Jul 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$80
$500
$1,500
 

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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Amenities

Amenities

Nosara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1), Child (Inflatable) Bed (1). We leave an inflattable mattress for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
Notes:
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 three 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.
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