A minor disadvantage to the wonderful setback which does not allow building on the beach at Nosara is that you tend to be "in the trees" with little sense of the sky. This elevated condo allows enough openness from your balconies to see all: sky, moon, stars, trees, and birds. This stylish modern, up-to-date, villa was very important for creating a perfect week in March.
While crime is very minimal (we walked back to the villa in the dark many nights), the fact that the villa was near the end of the street up a short hill with a guard and a dependable safe freed us to enjoy ourselves. The 10-minute walk to the beach was just right.
The owner took care of us in every way without overdoing it. He gave great advice for getting from the airport to Nosara, renting a vehicle, and activities in the area. There was a very minor problem with one bathroom drain and it was fixed immediately.
Nosara is not fancy, not a Westin Resort town. We came because we wanted to be laid back, walk/run the beaches twice a day, enjoy the local food, drive the coast each way, and do a few local activities. While the town is full of expats and tourists, it give more get more of a sense of the pura vida (pure life). Drive north and walk on endless beaches by yourself (unless the turtles are coming ashore). Take the local river kayak or SUP environmental river tour with a great guide.
Thanks for your help in making our vacation exactly what we had hoped for.