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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Daryl Wells & Michael Flowers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 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.

Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Home in the Clouds - 'Casa las Nubes' Private Guest House Available
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
5

We just hated to leave!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, when you drive up, and walk up the steps, you probably won't be able to speak for a while. It is just so beautiful. The photos here really don't do it justice, especially since all of the landscaping has grown so beautifully. The open air showers were probably my favorite part of the guest house. The pool is lovely, but there are lots of hidden (and kind of sharp) ledges/steps, so really not good for little kids. Our 11 and 17 year olds thought it added an extra layer of fun. We spent a lot of time in the pool, the water is perfect and there are great views from all sides. Danny, the caretaker, is a hard worker and so, so helpful, no matter what you need. We loved the local restaurants, boogie boarding in Samara, the sunset in Camarillo (and from the pool at the house), and we took a great snorkeling trip to Tortuga and a riverboat tour in Tempsque. We could have stayed for a year. Or two....

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Should be called Heaven in the Clouds

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Daniel, the caretaker, is lovely. The house is amazingly well designed. The pool is breathtaking. The owners did a phenomenal job communicating prior, during and after our stay. They answered emails almost instantly. This was a great location to use as a base for Samara and Playa Carillo. We have used private home rentals all over Europe, the US and Canada and this was, by far, the most amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. Many thanks to our hosts and caretakers. Our only regret was not staying a month instead of just two nights. Don't look at any other place, JUST STAY HERE!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It is so kind of you to mention, Daniel. We know that he works very hard, and it will make him very happy to hear your feedback. Also, the video your son made with the quadcopter is amazing, thank you. We hope you are able to return one day, and that the peace and tranquility of this beautiful spot will remain in your hearts.
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5

My new happy place

  • 5 of 5

I found this gem on VRBO and it's my new happy place! The pictures on the website looked too good to be true and the pictures didn't do this place justice. We had action packed days while there and it was so nice to come back to this place of serenity and solitude to relax in the evening. My favorite part of our stay was sitting by the pool, looking out at the AMAZING view and watching the beautiful birds and listening to the howler monkeys in the distance. This is paradise and we hope to come back again. Jen & Andy

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magnificent!

  • 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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5

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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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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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
$230
 
 
Rainy Season 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Rainy Season 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Rainy Season 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Holiday Season 2017/18
Nov 13 2017 - Jan 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Dry Season 2018
Jan 14 2018 - May 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
$240
 

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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