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Sand & Surf Between Your Toes in 30 Seconds Waves at Your Feet

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome

About the property

Rate covers 6 people, sleeps up to 10, over 6 adults add $150.per person weekly

GREAT NEWS FOR TRAVELERS!!!! Southwest Air, IS NOW FLYING INTO LIBERIA Intl. Airport in Guanancaste Costa Rica.

SATURDAY to SATURDAY, for flight bookings.

Rancho Authenticio is just 2 hours 15 minutes of Liberia International, South on the almost completely paved Highway.


Gated yard, we are literally steps to the sand.

If you have ever had a dream of going Native, this Rancho is for you.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years and Easter are considered Holiday Rates. . Please remember to add 13% Taxes and refundable damage deposit of $1000.00 Long term rental available. Please inquire directly.

Constructed of many tropical hard woods with a thatch & tin roof , the Rancho can be compared to a Tahitian Style way of living.

Ceiling fans throughout the house. If you need A/C this Pacific Ocean front home is not for you.

It is nestled in the very center of the pristine Horse Shoe Bay, located right off the main newly paved well traveled road of Playa Garza.

Playa Garza may seem like your very own private beach, perfect for swimming , running, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding , Sport Fishing, Spearfishing, or nothing at all but relaxing in the shade.

Garza has a few small funky bars & eateries right on the sand !

Playa Garza also has a few mini markets & Liquor Store in walking distance where you can find a little of everything and recharge your Kolbi Phone Card.

Be advised, Kolbi is the only card that works in our area.

Included in rental price service, 4 hours Service included. Guests may not access the Laundry room unless otherwise specified in contract. Personal Laundry & BEACH TOWELS ARE AT A CHARGE OF $15 A LOAD, WASHED DRIED AND FOLDED. HOUSE SITTER UPON REQUEST Fee to be determined upon needs.

Chef upon request, Not included in rental fee

1st Ocean Side bedroom has King Size bed with tub and shower

2nd Ocean Side bedroom has one King and a twin size bed

2nd bedroom has shared bathroom to the 3rd bedroom with two Queen beds

TV room has one set of bunk beds ( semi private )

One Jeep Crib with Mosquito netting. Bring your babies own sheets.



FIRE WORK Shows for that Special Event Anniversary Birthdays Weddings

Pristine beaches just a hike away round either cove

World Class Surfing in Playa Guioness/Nosara Surf Schools abound

Yoga Studios Galore

Paddle Boarding

Howling Monkey Dune Buggy Tours

Monkey Refuge tours, book in advance to see Baby Monkeys

Horseback riding, beach, canopy and waterfall tours

Keywords: Balinese Style Home, on the beach, Playa Garza, waves, surfing, swimming, sport fishing, spear fishing, snorkeling diving, tours, Nosara, Yoga Institute,horseback riding on the beach,peaceful, family,quiet fishing village, gardens, flowers, wildlife, monkeys, hammocks, indoor out door living, family caretakers, housekeeper, least touristy, retreat, paradise

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Virginia Powers
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

What makes this house unique

See the ocean from your living room right on the beach walk straight out to your boat for fishing, snorkeling, whale watching ! boogey board, kayak & swimming & surfing, paddle boarding in your front yard......or drive 15 minutes or less depending on how you , Playa Guioness, World Class Surf Spot, Coconut Harrys for lessons Surf schools

plenty of Yoga Studios Restaurants, Bars , Bakeries Farmers markets , Dr.s and Dentists

on Duty in town of Playa Guioness

Rentals of bicycles ATvs Cars and all Ocean equipment surfboards paddle boards boogey boards bicycles. Clay Courts for Tennis Ping Pong tables and

Dune Buggy rental all on the same main Street of Playa Guioness.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Sand & Surf Between Your Toes in 30 Seconds Waves at Your Feet
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Temple, TX

Nature's Finest

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect in every way!! Loved the house, the beach, the fishing, ocean, the people..... couldn't ask for anything better!! Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosebud, Texas

Seaglass beach!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome vacation! I visited in February & returned in June. My stay was perfect, I love that house. You fall asleep hearing the waves crashing & awake to the beautiful beach and ocean just steps away. Seaglass hunters will love this spot, I found dozens of pieces. Ginger is so gracious as is her staff . I can't imagine staying anywhere else & am looking forward to returning. Pura Vida🌴

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house on the beach was awesome. We stayed here in early June and the weather was wonderful. Deep sea fishing right in your backyard! My husband and I loved our vacation there with great friends. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to find this absolute jewel! Stayed for 8 days in February 2016 and returned for 9 days in June. Cannot wait to return again! This is absolutely the perfect house for us. Steps to the beach, fishing boats, running/walking on the beach and searching for shells and sea glass. Opening up the house and being able to see the ocean and hear the surf at all time is heaven. If you must have a/c this is not the house for you but if you are seeking pure, natural and amazing peace-this is the place. Ginger, Grethel and Rafe are all amazing. I could go on and on about this place but I'll just say my only regret is that I had to leave. The Rancho Authentica will be our main destination for many more trips!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for me and my family (two toddlers). Ginger was extremely responsive and helpful, even when she wasn't physically on the property she was absolutely a pleasure to rent from. Garza was the perfect place with shade, small waves (which actually got huge with a big swell - an unexpected awesome surprise for surfer husband), tide pools and shells galore. The stars at night were unprecedented! We quickly adjusted to a 530 am start, as someone mentioned it's quite busy on the street, and went to bed before 9. It was lovely to be in sync with nature. The Rancho is totally set up; Ginger has thought of everything. It's a great space to cook, hang and enjoy the waves. The outdoor shower was a highlight for my kiddos! Everything was within a quick drive, and that made it easy to find what we needed. Thanks Ginger for making our first real family vacation such a huge success!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Playa Garza is a gentle hug of a place: velvety sea, warm as a bathtub, at times as calm as a lake. The house is comfortable, functional, charming, huge. Extremely well equipped for cooking and sleeping large groups. The only rental house I’ve ever stayed with sharp knives! That says a lot. Alex seafood across the street has fish, shrimp, and lobsters right off the fishing boats in the bay.

Only downsides: the beds are a little ancient, and earplugs are needed on the bedside for the road symphony which begins at dawn.

An extraordinarily special place in the heart of one of the loveliest beaches anywhere in the world.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Little Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
Aug 2 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage dep. $1,500
Wiring fee added no $120
Tax Rate 13.0%

PLEASE INQUIRE WITH THANKSGIVING WEEK, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, AND EASTER!!! Add 13 Taxes and $1500. refundable damage deposit.

Rates are subject to change until confirmation & based on a 6 person occupancy. Each additional guest $120. per week.
Children under 8 Years of age free.
Rancho Authentico requires a non refundable 50% to book and 30 days prior to booking paid in full. Including refundable Damage deposit.

Long Term available upon request.
Special Events Weddings Anniversaries, upon request
Firework Shows on the Beach upon request at additional fee.

50% to book; 50% 30 days prior to arrival Direct Bank Deposit
13% (Costa Rican taxes) not included
Refundable damage deposit of $1500,00 within one month of departure date or sooner if possible.

The rate is based on 6 people
Daily house keeping and on site laundry service included housekeeping and changing of hours only permitted with an official request.
Beach & Garden Maintainance included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is shared by adjoining rooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • one out door utility bathroom for wet sandy guests out door shower foot pools to wash sandy feet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Tv Nook - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , semi private TV room with 1 set of twin bunk beds
  • 2 Bedrooms with King Beds are on the ocean side,with a day bed 2 Queen Bed adjacent to shared Jack and Jill bathroom Single Bunk Beds are in TV room/not an actual bedroom, but semi private bunk and TV area new Jeep crib available upon request
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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