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Beautiful Beach House with pool on Playa Pelada (Nosara)

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

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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Property Manager
Lori Wilkinson and Andre Sincennes
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beach House with pool on Playa Pelada (Nosara)
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Aurora, CO

Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here at this lovely house. We know this area quite well as we have family living here. This was a great house for us, very secure and close to the beach. Great outdoor space, nice kitchen, refreshing pool. We had a problem with the refrigerator and the management company took care of it right away. We had 5 people in the house and there was plenty of room for all. We are going back again soon and have already booked this house!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome time

  • 5 of 5

Everything just as pictured. We loved it

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario

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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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

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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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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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"
"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
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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (per week) $65
Refundable damage deposit $400
Payment fee $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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Playa Pelada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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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