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Jungle Pacific View- Peaceful Luxury at Vista Real Del Mar

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3+ bathrooms sleeps 8

On a hilltop with a panoramic view of Playa Guiones on the Pacific Ocean, this luxury home is surrounded by jungle on two acres. Spacious and open to nature, our two story home includes a great room, modern kitchen, media room, and yoga room on the ground floor. As you walk up the open marble stairway, the ocean view continues, and three bedrooms open to terraces with ocean and/or jungle views. A full laundry room is located upstairs as well. The detached studio apartment has it's own kitchenette and deck with an ocean and jungle view. A 50 foot infinity lap pool is great for swimming, and as a reflecting pool for the amazing sunsets. A fenced walkway below the house brings you right up to the jungle. Howler monkeys and numerous birds and butterflies can be viewed from the house and gardens.

Alison Cairnes
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2017

About Alison Cairnes

After retiring as an airline pilot and educational psychologist respectively, we decided to build a vacation home in Costa Rica. We are most fortunate to share time between that lovely location and our home in California.

Alison Cairnes purchased this villa in 2008

Why Alison Cairnes chose Guanacaste

The Nosara area is particularly pleasant for those who want to experience a relaxed natural environment without large developments, and have the option for beach activities, yoga, dining, zip lining, and wildlife observations.

What makes this villa unique

Our vacation home is nestled in the jungle with a panoramic view of the ocean. It is a wonderful spot to relax, read, swim, play pool, or practice yoga in the yoga room. Whether you decide to drive into town or to the beach for a walk, surfing, beach combing, shopping or dining, it is always great to come back to the retreat that is our home.


Nosara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , between bedrooms 1 & 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , off media room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , studio
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , near entry
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , near entry & pool
  • Spacious master bath has marble countertops, an open shower and an adjacent oversized whirlpool tub; in addition to a walk-in closet and safe. Marble sinks and tile wainscoting are part of all the bathrooms, except the studio bathroom. Two outdoor showers are also available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , patio
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , studio
  • Master bedroom and guest bedroom 1 have a panoramic ocean view with wrought iron doors that fold open onto the upstairs terrace. The surrounding gardens, jungle and farmlands enhance wildlife viewing. The second guest bedroom opens to a patio area with a garden and jungle partial view. The studio apartment has a kitchenette and small bathroom, and opens to a small terrace with a partial ocean view.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Jungle Pacific View- Peaceful Luxury at Vista Real Del Mar
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We travel quite a bit and this rental by memorable. We selfishly want to keep it a secret and all to ourselves! We wanted a trip surrounded by nature without having to sacrifice comfort and this is exactly what we got. Every morning waking up to Howler monkey's near the property, the sound of amazing birds, and a spectacular view were just a few of the things that makes this property so unique. The pool is gorgeous and the property is top notch. The staff were very helpful and Alison is a gem. We would go back in a heartbeat if our travels took us back to Costa Rica. I just can't say enough positive things about it! You won't be disappointed if you are looking for an amazing, relaxing place to enjoy the authentic Costa Rica town of Garza. We liked that Garza was not very touristy and really gave us a feel for this beautiful country. Yet, you were close enough to drive to several more tourist focused spots. WE LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

A Jungle Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Vista Real del Mar lacked nothing. Spectacular view, beautiful decor,comfortable rooms, a fully equipped kitchen. There was a constant breeze so we never turned on the AC. My three year old grandson loved the media room with its huge library of DVDs for all ages. We came for the surf and my son-in-law was not disappointed. A short drive to several beaches with vast stretches of sand and endless surf. The restaurants did not disappoint.

After a morning of sun and sand and surf, it was a pleasure to return to the solitude of our jungle retreat, to read, to swim, to watch the bird life, to listen to the howler monkeys. It was a truly idyllic experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures doesn't do the place justice. It has AMAZING views and wild life surrounds you. The house is equipped with anything so many things that all you need is your suit case and some food. We enjoyed meals on the porch over looking the amazing view and days by the pool. The drive is 10-15 minutes to the beach and shopping. Restaurants are as close as a 5 minute drive. It takes a little bit to get to the house from the airport but it is worth it! The house is also in a very safe area. You will not get tired of the views! I've would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Rica

Excellent Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing House in the middle of a paradise!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rooms with a View

  • 5 of 5

We had planned our trip to Costa Rica for several years. This being our first trip to the country of Pura Vida we weren't sure what to expect. From day one through the last moments of our stay we thouroughly enjoyed this beautiful home. The main focus is an open concept and the views are spectacular. The home is very comfortable with great attention to detail. These details range from the layout of the kitchen, living room and deck to the lighting. The media room and yoga room were both a big plus, as was the pool table. In addition, being a swimmer and loving the water made the 50 ft pool a dream come true. It was really nice having the privacy of being up on a hill overlooking the ocean, while being able to get into town with a short drive. During our stay the regular housekeeping and maintenance upkeep made it possible to completely relax. We're a group of 8 and found plenty of room for all of us. We would definitely stay in this amazing home again and look forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia

Perfect Peaceful Paradise Location!

  • 5 of 5

I've been blessed to have stayed at this property twice already and will certainly choose it again on my next visit to Costa Rica! The location is ideal whether you are looking to relax at the property or be adventurous in the nearby area. The house itself is what I'd call a perfect balance of exquisite taste in style (love the local artisan hand carved wood work in the bedrooms and baths, as well as the poolside furniture) and function. As the photos portray, there is an openess to enjoy indoor/outdoor living as one. With large French style doors and windows, one can take in the panoramic ocean views from within the great room over a game of pool, or while relaxing poolside with a good book in hand. You can certainly feel the love the owners have put into creating such a welcoming and comfortable space. The home has all the amenities one could ask for to enjoy a relaxing open yoga studio with ocean views, a large entertaining style kitchen, balconies and/or patios off of each bedroom, a media room, internet access, walking paths around the property, private gated entry for security, an infinity pool I could've stayed in all day, BBQ and outdoor dining area, hot tub, and more! I truly felt the "pura vida" vibe as soon as we walked in on our first day! The fresh ocean breezes, the Howler Monkeys greeting you every morning...and the beautiful local flora in the lush tropical outdoor surroundings. The house is well maintained and each bedroom is beautifully decorated with very comfortable beds to sleep peacefully in this tropical paradise. Oh, and there is also a great little guest house/cottage on the property as well! Just a short drive into Playa Giones and Nosara you can enjoy the local eateries-especially the fresh fish, relax on the beach, go horseback riding, surfing, practice yoga in studios set among the tropical outdoors, go hiking and beachwalking, and find some wonderful treasures to buy and support the local artisans. I absolutely love this house, the property, and the location. I assure you, it will not disappoint! The owners are lovely people who take pride in their home and guests enjoying holiday time there. I have, and will continue to recommend this property to friends and family who are travelling to Costa Rica! Can't wait to return, Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Liberia International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Playa Garza
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Playa Garza
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Playa Garza
Car: necessary

Our home, Vista Real Del Mar, is located above Playa Garza near the village of Delicias with a panoramic view of Playa Guiones in the Nosara area. The location is a 25 minute drive on the unpaved roads to the Nosara Airport. We are 20 minutes to Playa Guiones for surfing and restaurants, and five minutes to picturesque Playa Garza, which is great for beachcombing, swimming, horseback riding and relaxing.

Other Activities: yoga retreats and classes. Our home is with a few minutes drive to Blue Spirit, and about fifteen minutes to the Nosara Yoga Institute.


Rates & Availability

Nosara Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Winter Holidays
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

To secure your reservation, please submit 50% of the rental fee plus security fee, as listed on your rental agreement.
PayPal is available as another payment option for your convenience. See our website at for more information, photographs and Pay Pal. Monthly rates can be negotiated depending on the length of stay, and utilities costs are not included.

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