CASA VISTA HERMOSA - LUXURY HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS

Cathy Garfinkle

Speaks french, spanish, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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CASA VISTA HERMOSA - LUXURY HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Mountain and Ocean Views

Casa Vista Hermosa is a perfect vacation rental for anyone who appreciates a higher end luxury home with incredible views and an overall spaciousness. Situated in the Las Huacas area, both surf and yoga are only a couple minutes away in Guiones!

Vista Hermosa provides mountain and valley views as well as smaller ocean & surf break views to the north. Imagine relaxing in the infinity edge pool, lounge chairs or hammocks overlooking the jungle canopy as monkeys hop from tree to tree, birds cruise through the valley, and clouds morph into an ever changing stunning picture show often providing rainbows.

Beautifully furnished and decorated, Vista Hermosa is not your 'average' vacation rental. It is a haven of peace and privacy surrounded on three sides by a wildlife refuge. Offering 2 bedrooms en suite, this home provides an open floor plan, high ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops ideal for entertaining and the chefs in the group. The kitchen and living areas open up to the outside patio and swim up pool. There is actually a bar linking the kitchen and patio for delivering fresh food and drinks to everyone outside. Gas BBQ grill on the outdoor patio. And, there is a powder room accessible from the patio as well as from inside.

The Master bedroom is up a small staircase providing the best ocean views to the north. It offers a king-size bed with a private spacious bathroom that includes double vanities, a bidet and a large shower. Large sliding doors open to a balcony overlooking the jungle and valley below. The second bedroom on the main floor has 2 twin beds that can be made up as a king, a private bath and a patio door that opens to the pool area. The main living room is spacious and open offering comfortable seating and a flat screen TV. Dine al fresco on a large table for gourmet meals, playing cards, various games or just enjoy the cool breezes. There is high-speed wireless internet throughout the house.

The positioning of this house is such that you enjoy magnificent sunrises coming over the mountains and cooler temperatures throughout the afternoon. Air conditioning is available at $100/week but rarely needed or requested. Vista Hermosa is a smoke-free environment.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
Made our 3rd annual trip to Nosara in mid-March. Have stayed in 3 different homes and this was by far, the best one yet! All had good aspects but this home is extremely well-cared for, well-equipped and well-appointed. We are veteran home renters and it's noticed when a home has everything it needs and doesn't feel like a rental. Pots & pans match, the dishes are an actual set, not castoffs, and so forth. Master bed & bath were very comfortable. I loved the walk in shower. Kitchen is gorgeous and the outside area is very comfortable and private. Pool area has hammock, adirondack chairs and two loungers that can moved for sun or shade. The cleaning person came twice during our two week stay, she was very unobtrusive and does a great job. Gardener and pool service also come on a regular basis and again, unobtrusive. Agnes and Jo from Mango Property Mgmt. checked on us a couple of times; we're pretty self-sufficient so had no concerns but they answered a few questions for us about the area, etc. View from the home over the valley is fantasic. You don't get a direct sunset but the clouds turn gorgeous shades of red & orange. Full moon while we were there and that was gorgeous as well. A little bit of monkey activity and several pisote sightings. House is very secure, with a remote controlled gate, home alarm system, iron gates and bars on sliding doors. Initially it was a bit of a production to lock & unlock but I appreciate the security. Only challenge we had was with the new apple TV the owners just set up. Internet speed wasn't quick enough to download a movie but I think there may be a setting to correct. We really didn't need to watch TV anyway - nicer to sit outside and enjoy the breeze. All in all, a perfect property and we would love to stay there again!
Mar 2013
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Cathy Garfinkle

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, spanish, english

Our year round residence is on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Our life on the island revolves around nature and the community. Not surprisingly we find a similar connection in Nosara with the added joys of abundant tropical sunshine, tropical fruits and organic vegetables. We both teach yoga and love the many yoga options in Guiones, the relaxed beachfront section of Nosara. The natural beauty of Costa Rica and the close proximity to the wildlife here is astounding!

Cathy Garfinkle purchased this house in 2011

We made our first trip to Nosara several years ago and instantly fell in love with its beauty and the relaxed pace. The community is friendly, eclectic and inviting, and the locals mix seamlessly with the ex-pats. The Costa Rican culture is nurturing, peaceful and family oriented. Our family surfs and does yoga – a natural fit with world-class surfing and ample yoga options just minutes away.

Our plans were to rent a few more years before we bought a house in Nosara. However, once we looked at Vista Hermosa, we took the leap sooner. We were so impressed with the high quality of workmanship combined with a private setting, we were sold. We are located in the exclusive Las Huacas section of Nosara with private security and quick access to Playa Guiones (5 minutes). Our house is situated on the valley side with fantastic views of the mountain and ocean, and pleasant breezes to offset the tropical heat. We are surrounded on three sides by a nature preserve offering unparalleled privacy and quiet. The house is set along a monkey trail -- imagine relaxing by the pool and watching the monkeys hop from tree to tree!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Casa Vista Hermosa - Luxury Home With Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Nosara Guanacaste
Sarasota, FL, USA
5

OUTSTANDING

  • 5 of 5
Our family has been to Nosara well over 15 visits over the years and we have stayed in many different types of homes/hotels in the different sections that make up the beautiful town of Nosara. Casa Vista Hermosa is our favorite. The home is impeccable, the view is spectacular, everything stated in the home description is true along with the positive reviews. This was our first time to stay up on "the hill" and we found it to be so relaxing and extremely easy to access town and the beach. This home, in particular, would be our first choice in rentals going forward. An absolute gem.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Nosara Guanacaste
Omaha, NE
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa Vista Hermosa. The check in process was very smooth and we appreciated the helpful tips for making the most of our stay. The location is terrific. We felt away from it all, yet it was a short seven minute drive down to the shops, restaurants and beach. We enjoyed the delicious food at Robin's, Bagelman's, and La Luna, the surfing and having our own pool to relax by. If you are looking for a well-maintained home with gorgeous views, Casa Vista Hermosa is it!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Farrah,
We are so pleased you had a great holiday and we are able to share our home with you and your husband. Our property managers, Agnes and Jo, always do a fantastic job at helping our guests have a terrific experience. We, too, love the location because the beach and restaurants are close, yet being up the hill offers the beauty of feeling more remote and of spaciousness. Thank you and we hope you will return for another visit!
~ Cathy & Myron
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Nosara Guanacaste
Toronto
5

A HOME AWAY FROM...

  • 5 of 5
We had such a lovely time at Vista Hermosa! The property is stunning and perfectly situated... with enough privacy to make you feel like you are alone on top of the rain forest, yet, close enough to town that you can jump down for a quick visit to a yoga class or a juice bar. We are already making plans to return. It is comfortable, clean and well-equipped- and we miss it so much already.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew and Yael,
Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and planning to return next year! Every year we work on improving Vista Hermosa and since your visit in December, we have made several enhancements to the outdoor and indoor living spaces (new photos will be posted on VRBO soon). We hope to make your next visit even more comfortable! Best, Cathy
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Nosara Guanacaste
Greenwich. CT
5

QUIET BEAUTY... SECURE... BUT CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5
Vista Hermosa is a beautiful, well maintained home nestled in the mountainside. This home offers privacy and the quiet of a more remote vacation home -- it feels secluded but is close to local restaurants and town. We felt very secure there as house has a the security system and there is guard that patrols the neighborhood in the evening. The beach can be reached in minutes by car and is within running distance; a perfect way to start the day.

The living area is spacious and bright. There are ceiling fans in every room which kept the house cool. Our bedroom on the main floor was comfortable with private shower and a sliding door to the patio and pool. Our friends stayed in the master bedroom located on an upper level giving us plenty of privacy and space. All the towels and linens were high quality, and the kitchen was well stocked with good knives, blender, etc.

The view off the patio is spectacular. The wildlife is an integral part of the charm and beauty of this home. While sitting by the pool you can watch the many hummingbirds and butterflies feed on the many flowers along the patio. The mountain breeze is a delightful respite after a hot afternoon in the Costa Rican sun. We will definitely return again next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nosara Guanacaste
Florida
5

RIRK125

  • 5 of 5
I went with some good friends for a week. The house was spectacular with breathtaking views. We really enjoyed the outdoor living space, the pool area is where we spent most of our time when we were at the house. The kitchen is updated and very spacious. Convenient for preparing meals,outdoor dining, and BBQ's. Although we did enjoy the restaurants in town in the evenings. It was nice the kitchen came fully equipped everything was set up and ready to go. The indoor living space was very nice and spacious with a nice dining room and living room area. We stayed in the bedroom upstairs and loved the morning breeze it was wonderful to wake up to that beautiful view every day.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nosara Guanacaste
Greenwich. CT
5

MAGICAL GETAWAY! FABULOUS VIEWS!!

  • 5 of 5
My two adult daughters and I spent five fantastic nights at Casa Vista Hermosa. We will definitely come back next year and plan on a longer stay. What we enjoyed most about the house is that it sits high up on a hill with lovely mountain views. The air was cooler than in town and we had nice breezes throughout most of the day. We were able to sit on the patio by the pool and enjoy the spectacular view of the valley. There is plenty of room for shade protection -- perfect at midday when the sun is strong. The patio is right off the kitchen, which is so convenient for entertaining. We lived outside from the moment we woke until late into the night staring at the amazing stars. The monkeys visit every day and the hummingbirds and butterflies love the colorful bouganvilla that hangs over the pool.

The house is well equipped. Nice kitchen, appliances, washer and dryer, wifi, a/c … it’s all there, exactly as described. The house is open, spacious and kept very clean just like the photos on the website. Nathalie is the housekeeper and is very sweet; we had her come twice and she quietly did her work without interrupting us. Beach was five minutes down the hill and we spent every morning walking the perfect stretch of sand and swimming in the ocean; the tide pools at low tide are magical. We enjoyed the beach very much and then going back to the house for a cool beverage and rinse off in the pool and outdoor shower. We dined out every night, though could have easily cooked in since the kitchen is nice. The owners gave us plenty of excellent restaurant recommendations. Vista Hermosa is a great choice if you want to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nosara
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Guiones Surf Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gilded Iguana
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marlin Bills, Gilded Iguana, Pacifico Azul,
Car: necessary

Situated in the famous Las Huacas area of Nosara, both world-class surfing and yoga are only a couple minutes away in Guiones! If surfing is not your thing, the three-mile long beach is perfect for long walks and horseback riding. Zip-lining and paddle boarding tours are also very popular and there are excellent choices nearby for both. Vista Hermosa provides mountain and valley views as well as smaller ocean & surf break views to the north. Imagine relaxing in the infinity edge pool, lounge chairs or hammocks overlooking the jungle canopy as monkeys hop from tree to tree, birds cruise through the valley, and clouds morph into an ever changing stunning picture show often providing rainbows. Ostional Turtle Refuge is one of the most important nesting sites of the Olive Ridley turtle in the world and is just 10K north. If you are a nature lover, Vista Hermosa is a must!

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Nosara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$150
$950
$2,850
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Air Conditioning $100.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
We require 50% down to confirm reservation, with balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
Notes Rate includes housekeeping once/week; more days are available at a reasonable rate. Book four weeks and get one week free. Refundable Damage Deposit is due at time of arrival in cash. Air Conditioning is available at $100/week.
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Amenities

Nosara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , En suite with double vanity and plenty of storage.
    Guest Bathroom - Shower and sink are en suite to Guest Bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Access to outdoor patio and pool area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as a king
  • Master Bedroom has King bed with very comfortable memory foam and pillow top mattress. There is plenty of storage space, a large bathroom with double sink, walk-in shower, toilet and bidet (yes, a rare commodity in Nosara). From its balcony, an amazing view of the mountains and the beach of Ostional. Imagine falling asleep with the rise of the full moon and waking up with the rising sun!!!. The second bedroom is on the main floor and has two twin beds that can be made up as a king, a private bath and a patio door that opens to the pool area.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
Notes:
Weekly Housekeeping Included; Beach Towels; BBQ; Ceiling Fans in every room; Optional air conditioning available - units in every room; Safe compatible for laptop; Security bars on doors and windows; 24-hour management; 24-hour on-call maintenance; Chef on request; Daily housekeeping available
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