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Home in the Clouds - 'Casa las Nubes' Private Guest House Available

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Guest House = 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with open air showers, sleeps 4

Located in the southern portion of the Guanacaste province, a few minutes outside the village of Caimital and on the road to the seaside village of Samara, our home commands a breathtaking view of the valley below. Set on 5 and 1/2 acres of private property, you may enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature, and have the convenience of nearby attractions and world class surfing. This stunning location allows for complete privacy in a lush tropical environment surrounded by natural beauty.

The Main house has a large infinity pool ranging in depth from 3 feet to 7 feet. Cushioned lounge chairs are provided poolside for your comfort, and there is a shallow ledge lying beneath an inch of water designed to allow you to enjoy the sun and remain cool.

The Guest House, which is being offered for rent, is a separate residence with private entrance consisting of a central kitchen and living area flanked by two comfortably furnished modern bedrooms. Each bedroom has Queen mattresses, air conditioning, ceiling fans, a private terrace and modern bathroom featuring open air showers.

Rental of the Guest House is only done when we are not in residence, and only to one party at a time, so you will have complete privacy, and exclusive access to all of the grounds.

Modern design with contemporary furnishings

Eco-friendly design

Gated and fully fenced property

Air Conditioning

Ceiling Fans

Infinity Pool with depth of 3 feet to 9 feet

Full channel Satellite television

DVR Players

Ipod/Iphone charging stations

Alarm clocks

Wi-Fi provided complimentary

English speaking staff on property 24 hours

Fitness room with resistance training equipment

Washer/Dryer accessible

Fresh fruit provided when in season

Nature walking on property

Close to major hospital with emergency room

Paved road to airport in 90 minutes

More Details

Daryl Wells & Michael Flowers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Daryl Wells & Michael Flowers

We also have a beautiful home on the lakefront in Chicago, so we are able to enjoy the best of both worlds. We can enjoy all the pleasures of urban life and then escape to the beauty and tranquility of a natural paradise at our home in Costa Rica.

Daryl Wells & Michael Flowers purchased this house in 2005

Why Daryl Wells & Michael Flowers chose Costa Rica

We feel this is one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. The house sits atop the highest hill of the valley, so every room has an amazing view. We designed this home ourselves, and had it custom built to offer the best in modern comforts while respecting the environment.

What makes this house unique

Everyone that visits our home is amazed by the beauty of this setting. Truly, every direction you look provides a breathtaking views, the sounds of nature fill the air and the fragrance of flowers is everywhere. This location provides complete privacy and tranquility and yet is located within 15 minutes of a popular beach resort, waterfalls, horseback riding and all the adventures one can experience in tropical rainforest.

One of our guests was very kind to share the amazing photos of their visit with us, and many of these photos have been used on this listing.


Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bedroom has a private bath designed with contemporary fixtures and include towels, floor mats, toilet tissue, and digital scale. The spacious showers feature rain shower heads and are open to the sky so you can enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
For stays of 7 days or longer, complementary maid services will be provided once weekly. If you prefer, you may schedule additional maid service at a nominal charge. Please be advised this location is not suitable for small children. Children under the age of twelve must be well supervised; your health and safety being solely your responsibility. Please exercise caution when swimming as a lifeguard is not provided. Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas only. Nearby restaurants are happy to supply you with traditional meals at a very reasonable cost, and you may request they bring them directly to you. Massage services are available, but require advanced booking. Please let us know if you can assist you with scheduling this amenity. An English speaking staff is on site at all times to assist with any of your needs or questions.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Home in the Clouds - 'Casa las Nubes' Private Guest House Available
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the most spectacular work of design, construction and landscaping I have ever experienced! Thanks to Daryl, Michael and Danny

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't thank you enough for your kind words, you have touched our hearts.
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An absolute dream

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about this incredible place. We spent two weeks traveling around Costa Rica for our honeymoon, and our nights here were our favorite.

When we arrived, the driver who dropped us off helped us with our bags and the view stopped him in his tracks. His job for years and years has been driving tourists around to fancy places, and he said, "I've never seen a place like this before." That's how unique it is.

The home, the pool, the views - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. We only left the property once - to go to the soda down the hill (the garlic fish and the smoothies were so good) and to walk about 15 minutes down the street to the Valle Verde mini-mart (they take all credit cards, even Discover) to buy some groceries so we wouldn't have to leave again. (We didn't have a rental car and this walk was totally doable.) We spent our days hanging out by the pool, swimming and taking in the view. As Midwesterners who don't get to see mountains very often, we never got tired of just looking around. We also had massages from Fiorenzo at the house, and he was amazing!

Michael and Daryl were so thorough and thoughtful in their pre-trip communication: prior to our stay, they sent us a very well put-together info pack, and responded quickly via email to the few additional questions we had. They thought of every detail: coffee, fresh fruit, etc. Once we were there, Danny and Daniel took such good care of us. They set up a lovely honeymoon flower display for us, and anytime we needed anything, they were right there. Sometimes we'd just hang out and chat and tell stories. We miss them!

If you are considering a stay here: DO IT. Honestly, the pictures don't even do it justice. It's even more gorgeous than it looks. If you're traveling around for a little while, come here towards the end of your trip, because it's hard to beat this place! On a more practical level, we were coming from a week of adventures in the rainforest, so all our clothes were damp and dirty when we got there. Being in the dry climate and having access to a washer and dryer was great for us at that point in our trip.

Once you're there: even if you're not a morning person, try to get up at 5 am at least once to watch the sun rise and the fog slowly melt away from the hillsides. It's breathtaking. And, of course, the sunsets are spectacular.

The only tough thing about this place was going back to a Chicago winter! Thank you, Michael and Daryl, for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent 5 days over Christmas at Casa las Nubes, and wish we had booked a full week. Absolute heaven. The guest house was spotless, and pool and grounds cared for by Danny and his son daily. Daryl (the owner) made himself available via email to answer questions, and had good suggestions for nearby beaches/restaurants. The infinity pool leads your eye to the most beautiful view. We couldn't believe how easy it was to spend hours by the pool. We started most mornings poolside, and always made sure to be back for sunset (and cervezas) too. An easy 20 minute drive to Samara, 30 mins to Carillo, and about an hour to Playa Guiones. Try Cafe la Perla for typical Costa Rican casados - cheap, healthy and delicious. Also, El Lagarto in Samara was a perfect spot for Christmas dinner. Meat, fish and veggies grilled over hot charcoal, and a really good margarita to boot. Danny and his son were there to welcome us back each day with smiles. Would love to come back. Thank you Daryl and Michael for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our New Home Away from Home...

  • 5 of 5

We visited the House in the Clouds in July 2016 and returned with two of our kids for a short stay in November 2016. Both times we enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of Costa Rica. As many have said - this house has an amazing view. The night time view of the stars is one of my favorite followed by the view of early morning fog.

This time we took the opportunity to venture out to other surrounding towns. The people, the food and the atmosphere were great for us and the kids.

We would return to this place in a New York minute.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will be delighted to have you as our guests at any time! Thank you for your kindness.
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Truly incredible

  • 5 of 5

We could not believe our luck! We've been to many holiday rentals and Casa Las Nubes gets the top spot. The pool is generous with views to die for, and you have the use of the luxurious pool room with its wraparound views. Danny, the caretaker, is one of the sweetest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. Our 10 year old twins loved the wildlife around the property. The drive to the beach at Samara is a pleasure. We had planned to explore the area a bit, but in the end we were happy to go surfing at the beach and then come back for the wonderful mountain views and to enjoy the pool. The whole property has been created with a real eye for detail, and every bit of it is gorgeous. Thank you to the owners for allowing others to share their amazing home.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so very kind of you to have written such a nice review. We especially appreciate when our foreign guests take the time to share their thoughts. We will let translate this for Danny, to ensure he hears your kind words. He and his family are such good people and we are lucky to have them care for our home. We hope you have the chance to return one day, but in the meantime keep the peace and tranquility of this spot in your hearts. Thank you!
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A dream come True

  • 5 of 5

As hesitant as I was to believe that this home would be as beautiful as shown in the pics, all my doubts were ended as we drove up the hill to the home. The groundskeeper DANNY & his son are the most humble respectful people ever. I still keep daydreaming about our time at this Beautiful home and honestly can't wait to visit Again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keshia, we thank you, and your friends so much for these kind words. You have described exactly the experience we want our guests to have. We will share your message with Danny and he will be very touched.
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Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dry Season 2017
Jan 12 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rainy Season 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rainy Season 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
Rainy Season 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017/18
Nov 13 2017 - Jan 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dry Season 2018
Jan 14 2018 - May 26 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia International Airport (LIR)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Roca Restaurant
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Playa Samara
Car: necessary

Located on highest peak of a beautiful valley, spectacular views include areas of natural rainforest, cultivated land and dry forest. You awaken each morning to an amazing chorus of birds and Howler monkeys. The ocean is located a short 20 minute drive away, where you can visit the seaside village of Samara, featuring world class surfing. The trip to the ocean will take you through beautiful scenery of hills covered in rainforest. Eco friendly activities such as: zip-line tours, horseback riding and natural hot springs are all within a short drive of our property.


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