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Eco-Beachside Retreat 3 Bedrooms, 3-minute walk to Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3-Bedroom Private Condo

We are delighted to offer our beautiful eco-beach retreat to those seeking a quiet time to relax, practice yoga, surf, de-stress, walk on the beach, enjoy stunning sunsets, dreaming and getting back to nature yet close to amenities such as restaurants, food shopping and other activities.

Sleep with the sound of the ocean breeze and wake to the morning calls of howler monkeys and parrots. Experience a taste of paradise in this quiet tropical beach getaway set in a natural bio reserve.

Villa Paz is just steps away from a great swimming beach and a 7-minute walk to well-known Playa Guiones - a surfer's paradise. This ground floor condo apartment offers privacy and is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens giving the space the feel of indoor-outdoor living.

The condo has three bedrooms - all with goose down pillows and 8/8.5 inch mattresses. The huge master bedroom with en-suite bath is furnished with a king-sized bed, a small sitting area with a futon style couch and an adjoining patio. The patio is private and well suited for yoga or lazing in the hammock! With bedroom windows on several sides, you feel completely surrounded in the lush tropical jungle.

The second guest bedroom has a double-size bed and shares adjoining patio space with master bedroom. The third bedroom is off of the living room and furnished with a double bed. The guest bedrooms share a full bathroom with a small bathtub and shower.

All bedrooms and living spaces bring the outdoors in and you always feel like you are living in a tropical jungle.

The kitchen has granite tops and Italian tile floors. It is fully stocked with quality appliances - coffee grinder, french press, electric coffee maker, rice cooker, blender, microwave, and more are provided.

The large and expansive living room features an open space concept with several seating areas and traditional hand-made clay tiles giving a colonial back-to-nature feel yet modern and tropical. The side living room has an indoor hammock!

There is seating for six at the dining table, bar stool seating at the granite counter top between kitchen and living room, informal seating in the entrance patio, and a round table on the the second patio so guests have various seating options for meals. Breakfast on the patio is usually accompanied by several species of hummingbirds feeding on flowers just a few feet away!

Pool is open to all except for cleaning Monday-Friday 6:30 A.M.- 7:00 A.M. and for adults only at cocktail hour everyday 4:30 P.M. -6:30 P.M.

4 night minimum

Check in 4:00

Check out 9:30

(These times are flexible with prior arrangement)

Several outdoor showers to wash off sand located by condo entrance, pool, and other locations.

Beach stuff (1 boogie board, portable beach chair, beach umbrellas, yoga mats)

Baby pack and play "crib"

Angela, our wonderful Rental Manager, will meet and greet you as well as help with questions, ground transportation from airport, and be available to help with my concerns during your stay. She also offers grocery pre-stock for an additional fee.

A safe is provided.

Night guard on duty.

Garage available for one mid-size car.

Laundry is free. Eco detergent for 40 lbs of laundry is provided.

Shallow well-water shower for bathing and several spigots to fill water buckets for dishes and toilets in case of water shortage. Our condo also has a 100-gallon potable water storage container for your use. Please be aware that the entire Nicoya Peninsula can experience water shortages during the dry season months.

Maid service during your stay can be arranged for an additional cost.

When booking more than 6 people, there is a charge of $100/per additional person..

More Details

Angela, Rental Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

Why Angela, Rental Manager chose Playa Pelada

There are three bedrooms, two private terraces and over 2,000 sq. feet of living space. The grounds include a 40-foot pool and rancho with shade and hammocks in a lush tropical setting. This quiet, relaxed international community (13 condos) welcomes those who share the same calling to nature and peace. This is a great destination for couples and families of all ages.

The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen, a very spacious living room and two private enclosed patios. The large amount of open space and windows gives way to the beautiful landscaping which is always visible from nearly every room.

Parking for one vehicle small to mid-size vehicle, an ATV or a golf cart is available in our garage. There is nearby parking for a larger SUV or any additional cars, ATVs or golfs cart for a small fee.

What makes this condo unique

All the places below are within walking distance:

Pelada Beach - the best kept secret!

La Luna Restaurant- best mean view sunset in the area- great but a bit pricey food for lunch and dinner and delicious breakfast

Sekret Spot- Yummy Italian Gelateria

El Chivo Mexican Cantina- lunch, dinner every day/night and brunch on the weekend. 5 minute walk (formerly Pancho's)

Il Peperoni Restaurant- Pizza, seafood and Costa Rican fare- across driveway entrance

Naked Blue Elephant- Vegan restaurant

Olga's bar beach restaurant Pelada

La Bodega mini supermarket 4 mins walk, organic food

Organic fruit and vegetable stand- newly opened Wed.-Sunday- 2-minute walk from condo

Tennis Club Colibri and Tennis 506 in Guiones; nearby community courts

Nosara Retreat yoga and exercise classes in Pelada

Harmony Hotel and Studio Guiones For yoga, pilates and other classes in Guiones. It is a 20-minute walk via the beach.

Colibri Tennis- two clay courts to rent or take a lesson from Dan, the superb pro (from California)

Coconut Harry's to take surf lessons and rent boards though, many great places abound.


Playa Pelada Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great location; spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Nosara and we loved it! The location of the apartment is perfect: 3 minute walk to the beach, and nestled right in the charming community around Playa Pelada. We drove to other beach towns and ended up preferring the local scene in Playa Pelada -- a great market, lovely restaurants and yoga classes all within walking distance. And having the pool to cool down in was a bonus!

Traveler's note: Although you can walk to many places from the the apartment, I would recommend getting a golf cart / car for exploring neighboring towns and beaches.

We were very pleased with our stay here and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

It was such a delight to spend 4 days in Nosara at this condo. The condo is spacious and comfortable and the beach is world class and just minutes away. Waking up to Howler monkeys and exotic birds chirping was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a guest at Villa Paz, Katherine. It was lovely to meet all of you and I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay at the home and in Nosara. We hope you'll come back again in the future. Kindly, Angela
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Spacious, Secure, Comfort & Location

  • 5 of 5

I've spent the past ten winters in Playa Pelada and this is by far the nicest most spacious place I've ever stayed. The unit is nicely shaded and pretty cool all afternoon with lots of air circulation flowing through. The kitchen is great as well with a nice cooking & dinning area for family and friends. Great Pool above thats always clean with little traffic. Close to the beach and everything else you may need, food, drink or night life-wise.

In Costa Rica having a secure place to live and keep valuables is a high priority. In addition to security on the grounds and all the neighbors in the condo, this place is extremely secure with little to no worries of theft.

As are most places in Pelada & Guiones its hard to escape the sound of moto's & car's all day and night as well as noise from the local bar's, this place is no exception but being tucked away up on a hill its a little less than most. Overall this place is amazing. I stayed here about two years ago with my wife, our one year old son, and a few friends for almost two months. The owners were great & let us feel at home and were always there to accommodate any need we had. For anyone traveling with family or a group of friends I cant imagine anything nicer than this place..

Thanks Andrew Jacob & Family

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew, Thanks so much for your 5-star review; but even better, glad you and your family had such a great experience! We love our place! Hope you return!
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Perfect location and excellent value!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, including two teenage girls had the most amazing trip to Nosara! We loved the convenience of having our own kitchen and dining area. The adorable organic market is only about 500 yds away and several delicious restaurants when we wanted to eat out! Howler monkeys were our welcomed neighbors including beautiful birds and tons of butterflies throughout the gorgeous and perfectly manicured gardens! The beach is a 2 minute walk from the small complex. And the pool was refreshing too! The complex is very secure and safe with a security gate and secure parking garages for every unit. Our condo's manager, Angela helped us with driving directions to every destination and every recommendation was perfect! Will definitely return!! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morgan, We are so glad your family had a great vacation and enjoyed so many of the things that we think make our home special! We look forward to your return!
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Beautiful, so close to all that is great in Nosara, but noisy

  • 4 of 5

This is a gorgeous place with an excellent location. It is close to the beach, the best surf beach, fabulous restaurants, surrounded by flowers and jungle, howler monkeys and hummingbirds. The information on the site mentions it being a quiet place, "keep cell phone and skype conversations to a minimum" yet they fail to mention that it is located on a heavily traveled dirt road with constant mopeds, motorcycles and four-wheelers 24 hours a day. You could only hear the monkeys, birds, etc between vehicles below. Also, there are two bathrooms which have showers - neither of which have water pressure beyond a trickle/drip. There are two outdoor showers that we had to use with soap, shampoo, etc. Awesome to have the laundry facilities. Overall a great trip, we felt safe there, but I wish I'd known about the above factors. Friendly manager who was helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your valuable feedback and for emailing that it was a magical vacation and that you look forward to returning. Sorry your week overlapped with, unbeknownst to us, the end of the season parties at Olga's restaurant by the beach. Water pressure fixed. - we ask guests to let our rental manager know of problems so they can be remedied immediately. Look forward to having you return.
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One of the best place to stay in Nosara

  • 5 of 5

This condo is on the ground floor with 2 big terrasses, there are 2 full bathrooms and 3 closed bed room, with one sofa bed in the big room with a king bed. There is a nother single bed beside the living room. There are a lot of coutch, inside and on the terrasse, so every one can relax after a good day at the beach.

The kitchen as every supplies you may need to kook, and there is also a washing machine and a dryier tha you can use for free. You will feel just like home.

It is just a minute walk to playa Pelada witch was my favorite for swiming and sun bathing. And 5 minutes walk to playa Guiones.

The condo manager was hawsome, and is available to answer all of your questions, and to help with anaything you may need. We also used the big pool of the condo, ehwn back from the beach. The place was clean, and verry safe, even with a night time guard.

Thank you To Henry and Reiner, we realy felt like home.

I recommand this place without a doubt.

Hope to go back.

Melanie from Canada

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie, We are so happy you and your family had such an enjoyable time! We hope you return! Best, Henry
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nosara Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Olgas Bar (on the beach)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Il Peperoni (Italian food)
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Pelada
Car: not necessary

some of the best surf anywhere for learners and good waves for advanced surfers (more than 3 miles of beach eight minutes by foot from the condo), yoga, bio-reserve, ocean turtle laying areas, Miss Sky canopy tours, kayaking, stand up paddle, birding, horseback riding on the beach, Sibu monkey reserve/release.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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