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paula giblin

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Playa Guiones Surfer's Paradise Close to the Beach and Secure

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Bienvenidos! Casita del Mar is the ideal surfers getaway for anyone looking to enjoy a great time in the jungle with family or friends! Only a few hours from San Jose or Liberia by car, or fly into Nosara directly! The house is located on a secure, dead end street in the original “K section” of Playa Guiones and is just a short 5 minute walk from the beach.

As you walk up to our house ready to start your getaway the first thing you notice are the tall privacy hedges of hibiscus lining the front of our property and bordering our gate. We also have security guards that patrol our street to make sure the house and you are secure. Once you pass through the wood and wrought iron gate that leads into our small piece of tropical paradise you may notice the large mango trees that dominate the front yard, or the palm trees in the corner that have fresh coconuts to eat and drink, or maybe a small iguana will be sunning itself, but soon the pool and house will catch your attention. The pool is the perfect cure for those hot afternoons in Costa Rica, just hop in and relax. It has a negative edge and a large shallow end that is perfect for lounging, cooling off, and letting the kids swim. You can set a chair in the shallow end and watch for monkeys or enjoy a good book. Once you’ve cooled off, you will notice a large patio area, an outdoor shower great for washing the sand off when you come back from a morning surf, a dining table hand made from a Guanacaste tree that has six chairs plus room for a few more, a couple Adirondack chairs for lounging and two powerful fans to keep you cool. Add a bit of LED lighting and some tunes and you have a really cool pool party spot.

After the pool and outside, as you enter the house, the entry has a bathroom with a shower located conveniently next to the pool and a large bodega is across from the bathroom. As you walk farther into the house you will see the laundry room that has a washer and dryer that you can use, (during the dry season, things dry faster outside) and a nice surfboard rack that will hold up to seven or eight boards, depending on size. Next is the kitchen and dining room, both of which are quite spacious. The cabinets and countertops in the kitchen are solid pochote, a beautiful tropical hardwood, and we have a fully furnished kitchen with a full array of cooking utensils, a blender, a toaster, a coffee maker, a microwave, a stove and a refrigerator/freezer. Once you pass through the kitchen you enter into a large living room with hand made wood furniture, 2 daybeds that are very comfortable twin beds, and a TV with a DVD player. On the far end of the living room you get to the 2 bedrooms, both of which have comfy queen beds in them and built in hardwood closets. The master bedroom also has a small safe in the closet to help keep your valuables secure. Each bedroom has a separate full bathroom with a spacious shower in both. All the rooms in the house have windows looking out into our beautifully landscaped yard, with glimpses of flowers and wildlife at every turn. Each room in the house has its own air conditioning unit and there is wireless internet, which you are free to use as much as you want.

Now that you’ve experienced the house, let me tell you a little bit about what our area has to offer. Of course, the main attraction for most will be the beach and almost endless surf provided by the pacific. The waves on Playa Guiones are extremely rippable, ranging in size from waist high all the way to double overhead at times, with the majority of the waves coming in the chest to head high range. Don’t be worried if you aren’t already a surfer, there are numerous surf schools inside of a 10 minute walk from the house that all teach on Playa Guiones. There are both male and female instructors and many schools offer discounts on multiple days or multiple people. You can also rent boards at several locations close to the house.

Aside from the surfing, the list of activities goes on and on. If you like high flying adventure you can check out a canopy tour with Miss Sky Adventures, or if you prefer to stay on the ground you can hike miles of trails with breathtaking scenery. If you want a chance to catch some fresh fish for dinner you can go fishing off of the beach or head over to Garza, which is about a 15 minute car ride and charter a boat to take you out all day deep sea fishing for tuna, marlin, sail fish, mahi mahi and more.

All in all, this lovely 2 bedroom 3 bathroom Casita with a great pool, located minutes away from the beach access is the vacation destination you’ve been searching for. Come and find out why we love Playa Guiones so much.

If you have any additional questions or concerns please let us know. We’ll be happy help.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
paula giblin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About paula giblin

We are a family of four from New Jersey. We love sailing, travel, yoga and anything to do with the beach.

paula giblin purchased this house in 2013

Why paula giblin chose Guanacaste

We stayed at the house for 3 weeks in November/December of 2012, and we liked it so much that we bought it! The location is perfect. The walk to the beach is short enough that the kids never miss a surf session and I never miss a sunset. The neighbors are great and everyone really felt at home here.

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5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Playa Guiones Surfer's Paradise Close to the Beach and Secure
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

A beautiful tropical oasis

  • 5 of 5

Casita del Mar was the perfect choice for our family to enjoy some rest and relaxation. The garden is beautifully maintained with wonderful tropical landscaping that surrounds a lovely infinity pool. There are wonderful patios that are covered and beautifully furnished. The interior is very comfortable , nicely decorated and super clean . We were a family of four but the house is so spacious we easily could have had 8 and been comfortable.The kitchen is well stocked and a cooker's delight!

On top of all of this the location was perfect. It is just a few minutes from the beach and restaurants. Nosara itself is just beautiful and relaxing but if chosen there are many activities available. We so enjoyed monkey and tropical bird watching. The Costa Rican people are very kind and friendly.

The management team for Casita del Mar were very helpful in that they grocery shopped so when we arrived everything was stocked for a minimal fee. They offered a free concierge service to arrange zip lining and arrange for a golf cart.

We will visit again and will look no further then Casita del Mar!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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greenwich CT
5

Great Location and House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casita Del Mar and loved it. The location, maybe a 5 minute walk without flip flops from the beach is perfect for catching the early morning and late afternoon surf session. The beach is fantastic and the surf while we were there was overhead with a nice break. Nosara is a chill place to be especially at the end of the Summer, there are lots of great restaurants but it still has the off the beaten track feel that its famous for. The House is perfect for 1-2 families as there are two en suite masters and lots of day beds in the main room. There is a 3rd bathroom but most of the time the kids showered outside. There is a great covered patio off the front of the house but the main attraction is the infinity pool, which is perfect after a couple hours of surfing. There was ample WiFi speed and the house was pristine clean. Fully recommended for a chill week in Nosara.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cos Cob, CT
5

Something for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Nosara offers something for everyone. You can be as active as you want, surfing, hanging out on the beach or going to yoga classes. Or just hang out in the on property, and soak up the sun in a great pool, while being surrounded by a beautiful garden, while waiting for the monkeys to pay a visit or bird watch! Walking distance to the beach, and wonderful restaurants means that you don't need to rent a car! The colorful "casa" is comfortable, charming and clean with beautiful Costa Rican craftsman wood cabinets, tables and chairs. We were 8 on our visit and everyone had their own space and we were not on top of one another. We will be back and would recommend this property to all our friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orland Park, Illinois
5

2 Weeks of Enjoyment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The weather was beautiful. Your pool was wonderful and very relaxing. The sunsets were the most beautiful we have ever seen.

The house was beautiful, very clean and spacious. The beds were very comfortable

We enjoyed everything about our stay.

We would definitely recommend this home to our friends and will definitely come back.

We would definitely r

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estes Park, CO
5

7 times a charm!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to Nosara for 6 years and have rented 6 different houses. This year, our 7th year, we found Casita Del Mar, and we think it's the last house we will ever rent. Because we will keep coming back to it! A wonderful location, spacious layout and amazingly stocked kitchen made for the perfect experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casita Del Mar

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The house had everything we needed and was so relaxing. We loved swimming in the pool after a day at the beach. Owners are wonderful! It is conveniently located in walking distance to everything - the beach, surf shop, markets, restaurants. Took surf lessons from Nelson and Jose at Coconut Harrys just down the road. I would definitely recommend to my friends - hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Great deep sea fishing, close restaurants....walking distance, surf lessons available nearby, surfboard rentals nearby, consistent waves, tours including canopy tours and sea turtle observation. The howler monkeys enjoy our area due to food sources.

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Rates & Availability

Playa Guiones House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Green Season
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
High Season 3, 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), (2) Twin size day beds in the large living room; air mattresses also available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Indoor and outdoor surf racks, outdoor shower, two queen beds with two single day beds in large living room, can also fit two blow up mattresses in living room, dead end street with two security guards patrolling the homes on the street at night, rental bodega to secure your items and renters safe, cell phone coverage if you have international plan, wireless internet. The beach is a very short walk less than 5 minutes.

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