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Beach Front Almost! 2 Minutes to Surf & Beach,Beautiful family compound.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 2 Baths (Sleeps 12)

This is a beautiful,large, secluded,safe, family compound/home is located on a private cul du sac in the JUNGLE very, very near the beach. A two minute walk down a quiet rd to the white sand beach of Playa Guiones, with a secluded surf brake (most of the time i surf with my kids or with DR Steve) The home is Surrounded by 1200 meters of lush gardens.

Wildlife galore: monkeys, pezotes, armadillos, raccoons, various types of birds, lots butterflys, iguanas, porcupines, lizards, geckos, frogs, and even a stray turtle or two! You can walk to the the excellent consistent surf and beautiful white sand beaches of Playa Guiones/Nosara.(Did i say that already L.O.L)

This property includes a 2nd level master suite,and lower bunk room with 2 bunk beds, 4 beds in all (great for big kids) screened in or pull the big steel doors shut,Very Large swimming pool, and a unique 'Rancho style kitchen' next to the pool. The large private master suite with master bath is detached from kitchen area. Suite includes California King bed, and a full sized bed if needed for small children. Ceiling fans, A/C,and High speed wireless internet.(works all the way too the Rancho) Sleeps 4 comfortably.

Rancho located next to the swimming pool. This is the heart of our home. All the action happens here.... family style dining on large handmade picnic table (pechote) that seats 10, large full sized kitchen with all amenities for cooking gourmet meals or baking! Great for entertaining. Large living area with couch, chair and ottoman. The hammock is my husband's favorite resting place amongst the action. Above the kitchen is the second bedroom/sleeping quarters. Sleeps 3/5 If needed (2 full sized beds, one single). The roof is the highlight of this structure... lined with cedar and topped with palm.

The swimming pool is a built in babysitter that keeps our 5 kids busy all day, if they aren't on the beach surfing, snorkeling, shelling or just taking our dogs for a walk. The pool is large enough for lap swimming and deep enough for diving. My wife's favorite... lying in a tube sunbathing and reading. Two outside showers for rinsing upon returning from your surf sessions. One cold, one hot! Parking is available inside the property gates under a carport or in driveway.

Property is maintained by our loyal gardener, Rudolfo. Additional cleaning and babysitting is available by our long term nanny and housekeeper, Jackie, for an additional $300/week (8-5pm mon-fri) and boy is she an incredible cook!

Playa Guiones is a unique community that offers a variety of activities for everyone. The Nosara Yoga Institute is walking distance from the property, offering daily yoga classes as well as Teacher Training courses. The town of Nosara is 4 km from the beach with our own town doctor, Kattia Porras MD as well as 3 super markets, fish market and vegetable store. Playa Ostinol is a 20 minute drive away to experience the hatching or nesting of sea turtles on a reserve. Deep sea fishing is only 15 minutes south of Playa Guiones at Garza.

The entire area is very kid friendly and appealing to visitors of all ages. Great restaurants include: la Dulce Vida (Italian), Marlin Bills (steak/fish), Cafe Paris (typical food/pizza/pastries), Robin's Ice Cream/Espresso Bar, Fooney's Mexican Food, Casa Romantica (swiss) and many more!

Daily commuter flights from San Jose offered on Sansa & Nature Air. Only 2 hours south of Liberia International Airport.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About The Owner

My name is Steve Radl, and I am married to Danielle Radl, my college sweetheart. We have a large family, ranging from 23 years old to 10 years old, all the kids surf, and we decided that we wanted a beautiful vacation spot for our family to enjoy. We traveled around Costa Rica until we came to Nosara and after one night we knew this was it. We purchased our property and built our oasis.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Playa Guiones

After growing up in the South Bay and Hawaii, My wife and myself wanted something that reminded us of our growing up years:) and Nosara seemed like the perfect paradise. It had all the tropical beauty of Hawaii and the infrastructure of the South Bay.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite things is the down time. The kids all have busy lives between a full academic schedule as well as the club sports that they play. The family gets to relax, reconnect, and just enjoy life.


Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Unique outdoor kitchen located next to pool. Rancho style structure, open air 3rd bed room. 2 outside showers.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beach Front Almost! 2 Minutes to Surf & Beach,Beautiful family compound.
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
Sagamore Beach, Ma

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

First time to Costa Rica and very pleased we found this spot. Steve is very responsive and made the entire trip seamless even traveling with 4 boys under the age of 11. Jackie was wonderful and comes highly recommended as well. The house is situated in a safe and friendly area. The wild life was unbelievable and reflects the term "gentle jungle" very well. This was the first vacation that I have ever taken and came home "relaxed". My boys took naps every day after morning surfing in the rancho, THIS DOSNT HAPPEN AT HOME !

The pace of the area was great and allowed us to take a break and have family time. We surfed, zip lined, took beach walks and took rides to the shops every day. The yoga institute is a 3 min ride up the road, my wife dropped in a couple days. The guys at the surf school next door were great and we could walk next door and grab body boards, surfboards etc anytime for rent. We rented a golf cart which Steve said would be fun for the kids and it was ! If you need to go far Luis from Guiones Transport is a phone call away. We didn't venture out too far out of the Playa Guiones area because we loved the area so much. This place is so hard to describe but you have to experience it. The jungle animals and beach are amazing however the people from Jacky to Rudolpho our gardner and the people in the area make the spot that much better. Thanks again Steve for a lifetime of memories and we will be back ! Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ryan I’m so glad that you and your family had a wonderful time, Nosara and our home is a special place for our family and myself ,it sounds like you really got the whole experience, I hope you guys can come back again sometime And I’ll for sure give you the multiple visit discount :-):-)!!!! Thank you sooooo much Steve
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Great family beach/surf vacation place

  • 5 of 5

We rented this place for two weeks in November 2017 and it was great. The location is excellent, the outdoor patio ("rancho") and pool area is fabulous (as is Jackie the cook), and Steve the owner is responsive and helpful. Right next door is Agua Tibia surf school, which took good care of those of us trying surfing for the first time (including a pair of six year olds). The place is generally clean and well maintained, although it is aging and a bit cramped if you fill the living spaces to capacity. Functional, not fancy.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard Thank you so much for the nice review :-)!!! I always try keep everything maintained as nice as possible, anything you can think of that would make our home nicer, or your stay more enjoyable I would love your input. So Glad you guys had a wonderful time :-)!!! Thanks so much Steve 😀�
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Fantastic spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful week at this special home! The outdoor kitchen is charming and very well equipped. The AC in the two bedrooms kept us cool, while our teenage daughter preferred to sleep in the airy room above the kitchen. We saw many beautiful birds and monkeys right outside our windows, and our kids spent hours in the pool. It's a super short walk to the beach. We had great surfing lessons with the friendly instructors at Agua Tibia right next door. We highly recommend this house for its unique and lovely atmosphere!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 😀❤😀❤😀👍🏻‼‼
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A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Casa Radl is well located in a quiet section of Guiones Beach. We spent a week there with our two adult children. It is a wonderful spot to stay for a Costa Rican surf adventure as it is a very short walk to the beach. We loved the outdoor Rancho Living Room and its' close proximity to the pool. Our girls thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of sleeping in the open air upstairs of the rancho. Jackie and Fernando were amazing and our daughters fell in love with Pebbles the cat. Steve, the owner, was extremely helpful and easy to deal with. Definitely the place to stay if you are looking for an authentic Nosara adventure.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You can't get any closer to the surf

  • 5 of 5

This place is our heaven. You can't get any closer to the surf. I just love this place so much, I almost don't want to share my little secret heaven in the jungle. My hubby and I have stayed here a few times over the years - and - we just got back from a big group trip to Nosara where we rented 5 different houses and rooms in 4 different hotels, and let me tell you that this place is really the gem of them all. Okay let's just keep that between us? Cool. Our little secret. Please hire Jackie because she keeps it all safe and clean and perfect :)

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot, lot's of room to spread out and relax!

  • 5 of 5

Steve was great to deal with from the start! Answered lots of questions and provided great info on the area - before we had booked. We had two families staying 4 adults and 5 girls, and there was plenty of room with the extra cabin across the road. Whatever you do, hire Jackie for the week. She is a great cook, and not having to worry about shopping and prep made the days much easier. We've only been home a couple days, but miss it already!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nosara Yoga Insitute-daily community classes, Zip-lining, volcano tours, waterfall tours, turtle reserve (nesting and hatching)There are 3 surf schools in town and private lessons as well..


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