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Beautiful Beach House with pool on Playa Pelada (Nosara)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Playa Pelada House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), featured on House Hunters International

The magical village of Playa Nosara is located on the Western Coast of Costa Rica. The area is lush with jungle flowers and trees and hosts abundant wildlife..howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans and parrots. The Nosara area includes three distinct beach areas, Playa Nosara, Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada where the house is located.

There is a 300 ft easement from the beach to the house that is protected as a wildlife refuge so there is a 5 minute walk. Step through the trees and you find the most beautiful, quiet, white sand beach, great for swimming, beachcombing and sunbathing. A 5 minute walk over a hill and you'll find Playa Guiones, considered one of the best surf spots on the central peninsula.

Within walking distance are great restaurants, ATV rentals, groceries and hotels. All the roads in and around Nosara are unpaved so Jeeps, ATV's and walking are the best methods of transportation. There are shuttle services, tour companies and buses that operate out of Nosara.

For recreational needs there are several surf camps located in the town in addition to surf board rentals and private, daily surf instruction. Located just south of Playa Giones is the famous Nosara Yoga Institute which has regular classes and workshops. There are guided tours to the Refugio Nacional de Fauna Silvestre.

Ostional where you can watch the arrival of the turtles. Or if inactivity is more your desire, spread out your towel on the beautiful white sand beach and listen to the waves and the sea gulls or sit in a rocking chair on the verandah and sip local Tico beer.

If you're looking for a culinary experience, the restaurants in Nosara are very high quality and reasonably affordable. The typical dish, Casados, of rice, beans, plantains and chicken, fish or beef is by far the freshest, best value. There are pizza restaurants, Asian influenced and European restaurants as well.

The house is well appointed with hand made solid teak furniture and bright fabrics. There are two bedrooms downstairs with a queen bed in one and a king size bed in the other bedroom and the upstairs loft has 2 twin beds.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare full gourmet meals or just whip up your mango and pineapple smoothies. There is a good sized combination safe in the closet so you needn't worry about your valuables. Beach towels are provided for your use.

NEW: We have just completed a new outdoor living space including a pool and well equipped ranchito. We promise an unforgettable experience in a one-of-kind spot in what we believe to be an amazingly, beautiful country.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Lori Wilkinson and Andre Sincennes
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016

About Lori Wilkinson and Andre Sincennes

We live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and have been visiting Costa Rica annually for several years. We fell in love with the Nosara area and we are sure others will too!

Lori Wilkinson and Andre Sincennes purchased this house in 2014

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beach House with pool on Playa Pelada (Nosara)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
London, Ontario
4

Enjoyed our stay but

  • 4 of 5

Would have appreciated knowing about the water shortage prior to our arrival. We arrived on a Saturday after a long drive from Arenal and although we had been in touch with the property managers several times they did not mention that the water would be turned off after 4 PM and not be turned on until 9 AM the next day. We arrived just after 4PM and truly all wanted a shower. The water shortage also changed our holiday as we had to adapt our comings and goings to when the water was on so that we could fill up about 15 water jugs for the night. The house was lovely and thank goodness we had the pool. We also had to ask the property managers for glasses and mugs as there was not enough for the 5 of us--they were quick to respond but should have checked the house after the last visitors left. We love Costa Rica and Nosara in particular --great people, food and beaches and will go again but would be hesitant to rent from this property manager again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We would have liked to have known about the water shortage as well! Communication can be a challenge at times. We appreciate your raising this so it could be addressed. We now have a backup water system in place that provides fantastic quality and abundant water 24/7.
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5

Amazing Place for Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My group of five - three sisters, two boyfriends - rented the Paraisito for a week in March. The place is outstanding and we really appreciated the amenities, including the air conditioning. The pool and outdoor dining area, coupled with the security and secluded-yet-close-to-everything location were perfect for us. The pictures on the website do not do this place justice - trust me - it's super nice! The only negatives are that we couldn't get the grill to work - and two of us are chefs - so it just smoldered for an hour before we went inside to use the oven. And, due to a town-wide water restriction, we didn't have water in the house from 4 pm - 8 am. Nothing to do with the property team, just something to be aware of if you visit Costa Rica during the end of the dry season. The management team, both Virginie and Erika are amazing and super helpful. There's a white binder in the house with everything you need to know about enjoying your time in Nosara and we found it extremely helpful. Cannot recommend this place and this team enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
4

Great place to stay in Nosara

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 8 days at Villa Paraisito over the holidays in 2015/2016. We had an amazing time. The villa is nicer than it appears in pictures, the beds are very comfortable and it's fully equipped with everything you need during your stay. The pool and outdoor living area are fantastic.

We hired a chef one night and she brought an amazing home-cooked meal at a very affordable price. Unfortunately she wasn't able to cook for us at the house because the stove doesn't work so well (who needs a stove in Costa Rica anyways??)

Definitely recommend renting a jeep or 4x4 as the villa is a little ways off the beaten path (we really liked this). We rented a small jeep, Suzuki Jimny, and found it quite uncomfortable on the roads. Next time would definitely spend more for a larger vehicle with better shocks.

There are lots of restaurants nearby including our favourites La Luna, El Chivo and Seekretspot for the best gelato.

Highly recommend this vacation property.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SLC, UT, USA
5

Comfortable, Convenient, Amazing Experiences in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (3 kids of 17, 16 and 11) really enjoyed this house. The house was very comfortable! AC was a must! The house fit our family perfectly with the 2 boys in the loft. We enjoyed hanging out together while making meals in the kitchen and great room. The pool was perfect! Was great to hang out in it around noon when it was really hot. We loved eating our meals outside under the covered table outside and lounging in the hammock. The beaches were a short walk, literally a 2 minute walk. The beaches were beautiful and we loved going there everyday. Outdoor shower was convenient coming back from the beach. We could make meals and do laundry. It really had everything we needed! The process was very smooth upon arrival. We didn't run into any problems. There wasn't a TV which I actually liked! Made our kids get out and explore :) Very safe area. Our kids would wander the area and we had no fear whatsoever. Locals were very friendly and happy. A lot of English-speaking near the area (Guiones). Restaurants were walking distance from the home. Great food! We rented a jungle cart which made it a bit more fun than a car (which is a headache and a rip off to rent in Costa Rica) and were able to get everywhere we needed. Even beaches north, Ostional and south, down past Playa Guiones. Lots of surfers in the area, some of the best surfing I've seen. We left just before the Christmas season and it got crowded very quickly during that time. The week before we were some of the only tourists in the area it felt like. Check out the Sebu Howler Monkey Sanctuary, very cool and a great cause! Zip line was great! Kayaking was awesome in the nearby estuary! Really, we loved everything about this trip and there was still so much more to do... so, we will be back :) I highly recommend this home to anyone! I would recommend flying in to San Jose and taking the $50 hopper flight to the Nosara airport (what we will do next time). I already miss this place!!! :(

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairport, NY
5

Peaceful Serenity in Nosara & Playa Pelada

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 (2 college daughters) spent a wonderful 5 days at Paraisito in April of 2015. Although listed as a home, it could legitimately be better described as a 5 star villa, with every amenity you need for a wonderful vacation. The craftsmanship alone was flawless, beautiful exposed, cathedral dark wood ceilings in each room, intricate tile work throughout, 2 beautiful bathrooms with walk in showers, and a layout which gave plenty of room for fellowship but also privacy when needed. The location was ideal. We spent the first few days driving and exploring various beaches and towns in the area but the last few days we stayed right at Playa Pelada, a 8 min walk, (or 2 min drive) from the house. (There are two parking areas to this beach, one closer to the house and one, more public, closer to 2 awesome beachfront restaurants. By the way, we rented a beach umbrella at the Frog Pad for the week which was absolutely essential (in addition to to sunscreen). We went zip lining and horseback riding, and ate out a few times (our favorite was La Luna) but we also bought food to cook breakfast and lunch (mostly smoothies) back at the house with its fully appointed kitchen. With all the activities, however, we all agreed our highlight was getting to the beautiful beach, enjoying the sun, ocean, swimming in the waves and exploring the tidepools at low tide, and returning back to Paraisito each evening. A truly relaxing and refreshing vacation. P.S. A special thank you to the owners and caretakers who answered many questions very quickly and gave great advice for activities and transport logistics to make our stay one of the best vacations we have had as a family.)

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario Canada
5

Beautiful Nosara & lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 wonderful days in Nosara in January. The house Paraisito, formerly Green Fish,

was a lovely, spacious home with everything you need (only thing missing was a kettle). It was in a quiet neighbourhood (except for the Howlers in the mornings, which we enjoyed) and was walking distance to Playa Pelada beach. There was a washer and dryer which was very convenient, good Wifi and lots of TV stations. There were visiting ants at night in the house, which is to be expected in the jungle, and we just swept them outside. The roads are rough to drive but you get used to it & it's well worth the trip! You don't have to have a car to get around but it would have been a long walk to Guionnes, so we would recommend a car or renting a jungle cart. We were there in the dry season, so the main road is quite dusty from the dirt road, so again for us the car was better. We loved La Luna restaurant on Pelada beach, Harmony Hotel in guionnes (restaurant, juice bar and yoga), swimming at either Pelada or Guionnes beach (Guionnes is busier) - the ocean temperature is warmest ever! Not to be missed is the tour of the Nosara Refuge for Wildlife with Brenda - she is doing amazing work & is truly inspiring! We had a relaxing stay at Paraisito and Virginie the property manager was always available if needed. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Luna
"Wonderful beach side restaurant offering terrific sunset views over the ocean and European c..."
Beach Dog Cafe
"Great food (wraps, burritos, tacos) and smoothie drinks in Playa Guiones. "
Café de Paris
"Croissants and fresh bread. Good breakfasts too."
Playa Guiones
"Surfing beach"
Nosara Yoga Institute
"Lots of daily classes and a great smoothie bar."
Il Pepperone
"Fantastic thin crust wood fired pizza."
El Chivo Cantina
"Great Mexican food and nice setting."
La Dolce Vita
"Italian food. A bit outside of Guiones but worth the excursion. Seating is up in the trees!"
Sibu Sanctuary
"Animal rescue - they only do a couple of tours a week so you will need a reservation. "
La Bodega
"Convenience store"
Seekretspot
"Gelado. Closes early so get there before 5 pm."
Burgers and Beers
"Gourmet burgers and craft beer. Vegetarian option(s)."
Nosara Retreat
"Yoga in Pelada - beautiful outdoor pagoda. Contact them for a schedule of community classes. "
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pelada
Nearest Point of Interest
Soda Vanessa Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lagarta Lodge Sunset Bar and Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Zip Lines, volcanos, rain forests, canopy tours, turtle watching & tours

Rates & Availability

Playa Pelada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Xmas & New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$180
$1,185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
payment fee $50
Cleaning (per week) $50

Air conditioning is optional at $100 per week (or pro rated). This is to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Please note the damage deposit will be due in cash upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Playa Pelada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house has the following security features: - combination safe - car and pedestrian gates (locked) - bars on windows and doors - monitored security system New in 2016: back up water tank system in the event of local water shortages

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