Nosara studio rental - Welcome to Casa Banda
Welcome to Casa Banda
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Nosara Studio Rental Photos and Description
Open concept studio with full bath and full kitchen, sleeps 2

Quick stats: 842 sq.ft inside/486 sq.ft.covered outside area.

No pets, no inside smoking, no visitors younger than 18. Tenant 18-25 years must be with somebody older than 25.

Calendar is always current.

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'Buena Vista' is a large studio apartment, perfect for longer stays, max 3 months. The entrance is on the ground level, but because of the slope of the property, the balcony facing the pool and ocean has a second story view!

There is a walk-in 'Bodega' (storage room with metal door and dead bolt lock) big enough to keep all your valuables when you feel the need.

The condo, located in a very quiet area, is part of a six-apartment complex, all sharing the charcoal BBQ, the very large pool, and the outdoor shower.

Included in price is weekly maid service, local telephone service, fast, secure WiFi and different fruits when ready for eating.

For complete privacy, the property is nestled between lots of tropical plants and behind walls, locked gates and fences, allowing for 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' kind of living.

If you like life in the nude, please inquire even if the calendar looks like the unit is booked. We might just have reserved Casa Banda for the nudists/naturists at that time.

Owners live on the premises, making sure everything is in the best working order, so you can truly enjoy your stay in your 'Home away from Home'.

Getting around.: It takes 10-15 minute to walk to the beach or the mouth of Rio Nosara for swimming, fishing, and shell collecting. (Coming back takes a little bit longer, because it is up-hill part of the way.)

Also within walking distance: Rancho Suisso Restaurant, Pancho's Market and Taverna, La Luna Restaurant, LaGarta Lodge, Leroy's River Tours, and Beate's Horseback Riding Tours.

Car or ATV is necessary for trips to Nosara Village and beyond. If you decide not to rent a vehicle for your entire stay, there is taxi service for a reasonable price and now five car rental places where you can rent for a day or more.

Nearby Playa Guiones is one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica. Surf Guiones during the day, but stay in peace and quiet on top of the hill above Playa Pelada, where the breezes will make it cool and comfortable.

Between July and December, the Olive Ridley sea turtles come to Playa Ostional, half hour away, to nest. Seeing this is a truly amazing experience

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Despite our Scandinavian roots, we have always turned our eyes to the South when traveling for pleasure. In 1980, we emigrated to Virginia and found a climate much better than what we were used to in Denmark, but our vacations would generally take us even further south – and always to bodies of water. Over the years, we have seen many beautiful places, but it was always good to go back home to Virginia.

Bibi purchased this studio in 2001

In the summer of 2000, we traveled to Nosara, Costa Rica for the first time. We stayed at a small resort, which a friend had made us aware of. It was love at first sight! Nosara had everything we like: beach, ocean, warm weather, tropical fruits, fresh fish, original, local flair and friendly people. For the first time, we felt very much “at home”. Nosara chose us to stay, and a building lot for sale nearby kept calling us. Building in a Central American country has been a very interesting experience! It has taken a little blood, lots of sweat and some tears - and more patience than we thought we had, but we love the result. We invite you to share in our dream.

Whether you just like to have lots of room or your office has to come with you on vacation, Buena Vista is the perfect apartment. Without being cramped, it is large enough for a full kitchen with a breakfast bar, a large dining table, a work desk, a king size, ocean view bed, full bath room, safe room, and a sitting corner......and that is just inside. Outside, on the covered balcony with sunset and ocean view, there is more room for dining, sitting and lounging in a hammock chair.

Because it is completely on a level below the top of the walls around the property, you will never have to put on clothes if you come during one of the 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' periods.....as long as you stay inside the walls, of course :-)

17 Reviews of Property 253722 in Nosara, Costa Rica

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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5

Another great vacation at an amazing place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Another great stay at one of our favorite clothing optional vacation spots. This is our second stay, having been here in February 2012, the first year of clothing optional. While we truly love Casa Banda, it just wouldn’t be the same without Arne and Bibi as hosts.

In this review, I’ve included portions of a more detailed trip report that includes a link to pictures. (no nudity) the full report is at Traveltalkonlone under the Nude Resorts, Beaches and Cruises section.

We stayed in the apartment called Buena Vista, the biggest of the one-bedroom units. While all of the apartments are nice and nicely appointed, we liked the extra space, especially the outdoor living space.

We cooked all of our meals the first week. We pre-order grass fed meats and eggs from Bibi’s supplier and they were in the freezer or fridge when we arrived. We also pre ordered organic produce from rainbow organic to be picked up on Saturdays. There is a grill and charcoal in the pool house addition to well-equipped kitchens in your apartment. This was the plan as we didn’t rent a car until the following Thursday. On our first visit, the car sat in the driveway most of the time. It’s so relaxing, it’s really kind of hard to put your clothes on and leave. Plus whenever someone goes to town, they usually ask if anyone wants to tag along or needs anything from the store.

The sunsets are absolutely spectacular as well. The sun is mostly unobstructed setting on the water and the clouds that are around, really light up. There are great sunsets from Casa Banda or you can put your clothes on and watch from the beach or just down the road at a sunset bar.

All in all, another great trip at a great place hosted by some really great people who have invested heavily in the facility to insure their guests have a great vacation The grounds are beautifully maintained, the bananas from their trees were ripe and more than you could possibly eat. During both visits, everyone got along fabulously, with email and contact info shared to stay in touch and coordinate future visits. It’s also worth noting almost without exception, when it’s time for a guest to leave, everyone gathers to say their goodbyes and there are hugs and often tears. You know it’s been a great vacation when that happens.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thorough and positive description of Casa Banda.We loved having you two back for another stay - and will look forward to future visits.
Whether people like to go "barefoot all over" or prefer to enjoy the wonderful Costa Rican sunshine wearing clothes, there are enough days in the year for us to accommodate everybody. :-)
Please note: The full trip report can be found on TravelTalkOnline
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See you again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Thank you, Bibi and Arnie, for wonderful Casa BandA. We’ve loved our month here and will go back home, full of energy from sun + laughter + relaxation.

Love B & B
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Bibi and Arne
Lovely, spacious Buena Vista!
- The patio easily held our large family group dinners
- Thanks for your assistance, patience and supportive advice!
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So perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
, you made our honeymoon fabulous!! We love you!
Every detail was perfect, every need anticipated and being able to be naked all week, to sun in the pool and enjoy the incredible view. Thank you so much. We will be back as often and as long as we are able.
Love M & T
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Paradise Revisited.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We had the repeat pleasure of being thoroughly spoiled by Bibi and Arne in their little oasis of Nosara! In January, we stayed in the Pura Vida Studio but scoped out Buena Vista which is equally as nice but with more desk space and living quarters.
A very eventful trip to CR this time (our 6th) with the 7.6 earthquake on September 5 to experience and apparently many aftershocks which we did not. Fortunately, Casa Banda was built above CR’s earthquake building standards and there was no structural damage.
September is truly a different time to visit with it being the rainy season, but this did not hinder us. Walks to the beach and visiting nearby Ostional Turtle beach were wonderful and a nature lover’s and photographer’s delight!
As well, the clothing optional status was very relaxing and comfortable, especially since we had never experienced this before.
Thank you for a great, albeit too short, visit – we shall return!!
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Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
What a beautiful place – Costa Rica and Casa BandA!
We enjoyed our stay very much and had everything we needed. We look forward to coming back again and hope it is not too long from now.
Best wishes to your, Bibi and Arnie, in your new home here, once you get moved.
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Back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We have truly experienced Pura Vida for almost 6 weeks.
During our stay here in Nosara, we were able to take an interior trip to the San Jose, Jaco and Manuel Antonio areas for 5 nights.
Poas Volcano is awesome with its sulphuric lake and fumarales still hissing. When the weather cooperates, you are able to view the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean sea.
La Paz Waterfall’s Garden has 5 thunderous falls and the pavilions there are well worth the ay spent. To be able to come down the mountain and travel though the cloud forest is remarkable.
Manuel Antonio is another beautiful destination. Scarlet Macaws can be spotted in the trees along the highway.
Here at the condo unit is a great “Welcoming Back”. The pool is a great refresher as the temperature registered 95 F in the shade.
We enjoyed our stay, visiting with other guests here traveling from Canada and USA and are hoping to be re-united here again.
We are grateful for Bibi and Arne in creating and maintaining a welcoming, friendly, beautiful vacation retreat.
We will be back!
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Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We loved our Costa Rica vacation. It was great and relaxing, a great break from the cold, rain and snow back home in Maryland, USA.
The room was perfect and the view amazing!
We will be staying here again when we return back to Nosara! Only, we will be staying MUCH longer (we don’t want to leave today).
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Loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2011
We absolutely loved this place, very romantic up here, we got married yesterday! Very liberating to walk around naked everywhere on the property.
Thanks for the view!
Pura Vida.
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Paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
We have been here in Paradise for 87 days. The sunsets, the walks on the beach, and the accommodations – the room, the pool, the view, the kitchen and all the cooking stuff - have been super! Thanks Bibi.
Especially enjoyed the soft, fluffy towels!!