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Gato Cansado - Secluded Honeymoon Getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Located in the K Section of Playa Guiones, Gato Cansado is a rare find!

Situated on a small hilltop you are surround by tree top canopy (and sometimes a glimpse of an ocean view!). A perfect getaway for couples seeking seclusion. Yet it is only a ten minute walk to the yoga institute and a fifteen minute walk from the beach, surfing, shops and restaurants!

A house manager is available for airport pick up, stocking groceries and other services.

• 1-bdrm, 1bath

• Wireless Internet

• Air Conditioning

• Private Pool

• Ceiling Fans Throughout

• Gated / Fenced Privacy

• TV, DVD / CD Stereo, bluetooth connection

• Washer / Dryer

• Full Kitchen

• Monkeys and other fabulous jungle critters!

Keywords: House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Why Tory chose Guanacaste

Playa Guiones and Costa Rica is such a wonderful enviroment! The people and landscape are something we had been looking for quite some time. I can only wait for the day we can make the permanent move!


Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed - 1 twin/ single , Twin Sized Day Bed Doubles as Couch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans throughout, Outdoor shower for rinsing off, Outdoor surfboard rack, Outdoor furnishings, Good Cell Phone Coverage, Maid service available


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Gato Cansado - Secluded Honeymoon Getaway!
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Very comfortable private and peaceful spot.

  • 5 of 5

I really liked this little casita. It felt very private because you are at the end of the road. Only 10-15 minute walk to the beach and town. I had everything I needed here and loved waking up to the howling monkey's and the birds were so fun to just sit and listen to. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modest with a Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The property managers were very helpful in making sure my husband and I arrived to the location from our previous destination in the Southern Zone and recommended not taking the ferry over from Puntarenas due to the terrible road conditions and we were grateful for the advise given. The roads from Nicoya south are rough and dust is very thick especially during the tale end of the dry season, this was expected. This was not a factor at the house which was a welcomed relief. Not being able to flush ANY toilet paper was a surprise. The location borders one home next door, but the 3 other sides offer tremendous privacy yet being within a 10minute walk to to beach. Bring a camera for each sunset is spectacular. The property does have A/C in the main part of the house and with leaving the bedroom door open with the ceiling fan you can be cool enough to sleep. The small appliances could use a replacement since it takes a long time to make toast or brew coffee. The cutlery was dull and there is a minimalist array of adequate kitchen cooking supplies. Luckily we enjoyed going out to some nice restaurants in the area. La Luna is a must for sunset dining. And it was a nice break from our active meal cooking from home. There were quite a number of ants and spiders that shared our space despite our OCD cleaning ways. In fact the first day before we even had food prepared they came out in the hundreds. We don't consider bugs or ants a huge deal but for those who have an issue sharing their space with them you may want to request a better pest removal system. Luckily my husband and I put our flip flops on and would kill as many as possible before bed, and sweep them up in the am. Yes there is internet but given that it drops often don't plan on it being consistent. Also not a big deal we were on vacation and for the important transactions by internet we left plenty of time to make our connections. There is also a TV but we never got it functioning despite our efforts and know how. But even the DVD player unless you bring your own (there collection was either missing the actual DVD or many times it was damaged enough to either not start or not continue) or you could do an external connection with your laptop. Again not a huge deal since we enjoyed our days out and went to bed early. They advertise there being a hair dyer, there wasn't, not another big deal since my work hair had a nice break from the dryer the whole 2 weeks in Costa Rica. The dipping pool was great.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cozy little house on a dead end road,we enjoyed it.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great relaxing time at casa cansado.This is a nice ,simple and fonctional little retreat. A great advantage this house has is being on a dead end road...To all renters in Costa rica in the dry season..DUST is a Nightmare will breath it,eat it and sleep with it...Not at Gato Cansado...No traffic goes by the house .We had our 5 month old baby and the quiet setting was a +..The howler monkeys will Howl ,thats what they do..Even at 4 am ,but thats the same within a 500 mile radius.Thanks to Virginie and Ivan(the managers) for there help.This house is a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 1 minute drive...Once again ,great quiet and DUST free location...We definitly recomand it...

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Just the perfect spot as always. Great management company as well

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love love love this cute adorable Casita!

  • 5 of 5

At the end of the road surrounded by jungle is private one bedroom Gato Cansado. The location is priceless. Walking distance to the beach, waking up to the local troop of howler monkeys and the sing song of the birds is a joy beyond words.

Loved the casita that keeps you drawn outside to the jungle rain or shine.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay at Gato Cansado. Quaint and cozy, perfect for couple. The house had everything needed, including kitchen utensils and bathroom/bedroom linens. There's an extra couch/day bed. The A/C was a real treat....get it as it made sleeping that much better. It was so nice waking up to the howler monkeys every morning. I have never been to C. America before and literally thought it was the wind blowing! But no, it was the howler monkeys! The pool out front was also super sweet, especially after surfing, where a quick dip negated the need for a shower some of the time. The house sits at the top of a hill. We had a car, which was nice and convenient, but it's also very feasible to walk to Playa Guiones (maybe 15-20 min walk, less than 5 min drive). Just downhill from the house is a very nice yoga institute, which also offers walk in yoga classes with the most amazing view of jungle and ocean. Can't recommend Gato Cansado enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Playa Guiones
Nearest Motorway
55 Kilometres
Hwy 21, Nicoya
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Playa Guiones
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Playa Guiones

Turtle watching in nearby Playa Ostional, river tours and zip-lining nearby.

World renowned surfing!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. By accepting the reservation tenant agrees to the terms and conditions of the rental contract. 60 day cancellation for all short term rentals. 6 month cancellation for all long term rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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