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Myron & Cat Garfinkle

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Amazing Gem! Beautiful Home, Private & Spacious

12 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Mountain and Ocean Views

Casa Vista Hermosa is a perfect vacation rental for anyone who appreciates a higher end luxury home with incredible views and an overall spaciousness. Situated in the Las Huacas area, both surf and yoga are only a couple minutes away in Guiones!

Vista Hermosa provides mountain and valley views as well as smaller ocean & surf break views to the north. Imagine relaxing in the infinity edge pool, lounge chairs or hammocks overlooking the jungle canopy as monkeys hop from tree to tree, birds cruise through the valley, and clouds morph into an ever changing stunning picture show often providing rainbows.

Beautifully furnished and decorated, Vista Hermosa is not your 'average' vacation rental. It is a haven of peace and privacy surrounded on three sides by a wildlife refuge. Offering 2 bedrooms en suite, this home provides an open floor plan, high ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops ideal for entertaining and the chefs in the group. The kitchen and living areas open up to the outside patio and swim up pool. There is a bar linking the kitchen and patio for delivering fresh food and drinks to everyone outside. Gas BBQ grill on the outdoor patio. And, there is a powder room accessible from the patio as well as from inside.

The Master bedroom is up a small staircase providing the best ocean views to the north. It offers a king-size bed with a private spacious bathroom that includes double vanities, and a large walk-in shower. Patio doors open to a balcony overlooking the jungle and valley below. The second bedroom on the main floor has 2 twin beds that can be made up as a king, a private bath and a patio door that opens to the pool area. The main living room is spacious and open offering comfortable seating and a flat screen TV. Dine al fresco on a large table for gourmet meals, playing cards, various games or just enjoy the cool breezes. There is high-speed wireless internet throughout the house.

The positioning of this house is such that you enjoy magnificent sunrises coming over the mountains and cooler temperatures throughout the afternoon. Air conditioning is available at $100/week but rarely needed or requested. Vista Hermosa is a smoke-free environment.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Myron & Cat Garfinkle (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Myron & Cat Garfinkle

Our year round residence is on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Our life on the island revolves around nature and the community. Not surprisingly we find a similar connection in Nosara with the added joys of abundant tropical sunshine, tropical fruits and organic vegetables. We both teach yoga and love the many yoga options in Guiones, the relaxed beachfront section of Nosara. The natural beauty of Costa Rica and the close proximity to the wildlife here is astounding!

Myron & Cat Garfinkle purchased this house in 2011

Why Myron & Cat Garfinkle chose Costa Rica

We made our first trip to Nosara several years ago and instantly fell in love with its beauty and the relaxed pace. The community is friendly, eclectic and inviting, and the locals mix seamlessly with the ex-pats. The Costa Rican culture is nurturing, peaceful and family oriented. Our family surfs and does yoga – a natural fit with world-class surfing and ample yoga options just minutes away.

What makes this house unique

Our plans were to rent a few more years before we bought a house in Nosara. However, once we looked at Vista Hermosa, we took the leap sooner. We were so impressed with the high quality of workmanship combined with a private setting, we were sold. We are located in the exclusive Las Huacas section of Nosara with private security and quick access to Playa Guiones (5 minutes). Our house is situated on the valley side with fantastic views of the mountain and ocean, and pleasant breezes to offset the tropical heat. We are surrounded on three sides by a nature preserve offering unparalleled privacy and quiet. The house is set along a monkey trail -- imagine relaxing by the pool and watching the monkeys hop from tree to tree!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are so sad because today have to leave Casa Vista Hermosa. It was not only a vacation rental -- it was a home! We really enjoyed every single moment, everything was perfect! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! Hope we can come back. Pura Vida.
Jul 2014
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Amazing Gem! Beautiful Home, Private & Spacious
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Outstanding house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Vista Hermosa. The house was incredible. Waking up every morning to the sounds of monkeys, birds, and jungle life was such a needed treat for us. The big decision was if we wanted to enjoy our morning coffee on the bedroom balcony or by the infinity pool:-) We can't recommend this house enough and it truly is just a short 5 minute drive to the beaches and there is much to see and do.

I will say Nosara was more expensive then we planned, but that was our own fault. Figure NYC/LA prices for most of the places to eat. If you can, I would recommend stocking up at the super markets in the city (Liberia, Nocoya) before you get to Nosara. If not the Super Nosara Market will have all that you need.

Such a restful place tucked up on the hill. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, Thank you for the wonderful feedback on our vacation home. If you are willing to go casual, there are several restaurants run by locals which are more reasonably priced. My husband and I love to cook so the kitchen is well outfitted and there is an outdoor grill for preparing meals. There are two organic markets each week and local fresh fish available making it convenient to cook at home a few nights a week. There is also a larger grocer in the center of Nosara, about a 10 minute drive from the house which is ideal for stocking up for longer stays. We'll make sure to add that to our notes for future renters. Again, many thanks and we hope you'll visit again. Best, Cat & Myron
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5

Beautiful and relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a 7 day stay at vista hermosa. This house exceeded our expectations. The pool and outdoor space were perfect, the kitchen well stocked and we enjoyed doing yoga on the back deck. A rental car is definitely a necessity. The coffee maker was not working well and Virginie, one of the property managers quickly replaced it once we let her know. Overall, the house was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lori, We are so glad your stay at Casa Vista Hermosa was a perfect retreat to celebrate your anniversary! We hope you and Derick will come back with your children (we offer a 10% discount to returning clients). Yes, a 4x4 is recommended for Nosara and since our home is in the Las Huacas neighborhood, a car is needed. The huge advantage is the peace and tranquility of living "up the hill" where the homes are more private, and you have the added bonus of wonderful views! Thanks again, Cat & Myron
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Tanja&Michael

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks at Vista Hermosa and the house is just perfect!

You have a super nice view to the beach and into the mountains. The kitchen is well equipped and we like the big kitchen-living room.....even if you are most of the time outside.

You have your privacy and you are away from the crowd, but in 5 minutes (drive) you are in Guiones...so what do you need more!

We loved the house!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tanja and Michael, we are so glad you enjoyed Casa Vista Hermosa! We hope you can come back and visit us again. All the best, Cathy & Myron
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5

Amazing place, location & service!!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was nothing short of amazing! We were two couples (first time to Costa Rica) who stayed for one week. The house is very beautiful & clean & the view is gorgeous! Everyday we started and finished the day outside on the patio and in the beautiful infinity pool. We were very impressed at the availability of towels, books, kitchen utensils, pots/pans, dishes & various cooking ingredients for our use. We were also impressed with the maid service (once-mid week), gardening & pool cleaning service as it showed that we were staying in a house that was very well cared for. The security gate in the driveway and gates on the doors gave us comfort that our belongings and ourselves were safe at all times. The location was perfect. We enjoyed the beautiful jungle view and sound of the howler monkeys everyday. Two of the days we were fortunate enough to have a family of howler monkeys present in the trees beside the driveway, which provided us with great entertainment! We loved the close proximity to Playa Guiones, Pelada and Nosara town and all the activities (yoga, ziplining, surfing, wildlife refuge, etc.) around. However, what I would like to comment on the most was the communication and service from Virginie & Ivan (the property managers - Mango Property Management). From the minute we said we wanted to book, the communication was excellent. Each time I reached out to Virginie & Ivan by email or phone, their response to me was received quickly and clearly. Upon our arrival, Virginie met us as soon as we arrived in Guiones. She did a walk through with us, explaining all the amenities and even showed us the binder that was put together with all the activities, restaurants, contact info, etc. She told us that if we needed anything or wanted to book activities to give her a call using the house phone. We experienced a few unexpected and highly unusual situations during our stay but Virginie & Ivan went above & beyond expectations to make our stay very enjoyable. A few days into our stay lightning hit the house and fried the internet and disabled the security gate. We were unable to drive the vehicle out of the driveway; however, within 2 hours Ivan had someone out to look at the gate and provided us with the gate key so we could at least open the gate manually. We were very impressed with his service and quick action to the situation. Overall our experience was very positive & memorable. We definitely recommend Vista Hermosa and Mango Property Management!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place, location & service!!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was nothing short of amazing! We were two couples (first time to Costa Rica) who stayed for one week. The house is very beautiful & clean & the view is gorgeous! Everyday we started and finished the day outside on the patio and in the beautiful infinity pool. We were very impressed at the availability of towels, books, kitchen utensils, pots/pans, dishes & various cooking ingredients for our use. We were also impressed with the maid service (once-mid week), gardening & pool cleaning service as it showed that we were staying in a house that was very well cared for. The security gate in the driveway and gates on the doors gave us comfort that our belongings and ourselves were safe at all times. The location was perfect. We enjoyed the beautiful jungle view and sound of the howler monkeys everyday. Two of the days we were fortunate enough to have a family of howler monkeys present in the trees beside the driveway, which provided us with great entertainment! We loved the close proximity to Playa Guiones, Pelada and Nosara town and all the activities (yoga, ziplining, surfing, wildlife refuge, etc.) around. However, what I would like to comment on the most was the communication and service from Virginie & Ivan (the property managers - Mango Property Management). From the minute we said we wanted to book, the communication was excellent. Each time I reached out to Virginie & Ivan by email or phone, their response to me was received quickly and clearly. Upon our arrival, Virginie met us as soon as we arrived in Guiones. She did a walk through with us, explaining all the amenities and even showed us the binder that was put together with all the activities, restaurants, contact info, etc. She told us that if we needed anything or wanted to book activities to give her a call using the house phone. We experienced a few unexpected and highly unusual situations during our stay but Virginie & Ivan went above & beyond expectations to make our stay very enjoyable. A few days into our stay lightning hit the house and fried the internet and disabled the security gate. We were unable to drive the vehicle out of the driveway; however, within 2 hours Ivan had someone out to look at the gate and provided us with the gate key so we could at least open the gate manually. We were very impressed with his service and quick action to the situation. Overall our experience was very positive & memorable. We definitely recommend Vista Hermosa and Mango Property Management!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had an amazing stay at this house (kids aged 5 and 8). I really can't recommend it enough. The kitchen is beyond well stocked, the caretaker responsive and the house is really just gorgeous. We particularly enjoyed the surf lessons that we took at Juan Surfos (my 8 year old was a "natural" and Juan is amazing with kids). We also enjoyed the Miss Sky Zipline. The guides are also excellent with kids. Definitely eat at La Luna on Playa Palata.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nosara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Luna, El Chivo, Pacifico Azul, Beach Dog
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Luna, Marlin Bills, El Chivo, Pacifico Azul
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Guiones Surf Beach
Car: necessary

Situated in the famous Las Huacas area of Nosara, both world-class surfing and yoga are only a couple minutes away in Guiones! If surfing is not your thing, the three-mile long beach is perfect for long walks and horseback riding. Yoga, zip-lining and paddle boarding tours are also very popular and there are excellent choices nearby for both. Vista Hermosa provides mountain and valley views as well as smaller ocean & surf break views to the north. Imagine relaxing in the infinity edge pool, lounge chairs or hammocks overlooking the jungle canopy as monkeys hop from tree to tree, birds cruise through the valley, and clouds morph into an ever changing stunning picture show often providing rainbows. Ostional Turtle Refuge is one of the most important nesting sites of the Olive Ridley turtle in the world and is just 10K north. If you are a nature lover, Vista Hermosa is a must!

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Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,500
 
 
Holiday
Dec 10 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Green
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,500
 
 
Holiday'17
Dec 9 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
$5,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Air Conditioning $100

Rate includes housekeeping once/week; more days are available at a reasonable fee. Book four weeks and receive a discounted price; see rate chart. Refundable Damage Deposit is due at time of arrival in cash or paid via VRBO payment booking. Air Conditioning is available at $100/week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , En suite with double vanity and plenty of storage.
    Guest Bathroom - Shower and sink are en suite to Guest Bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Access to outdoor patio and pool area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as a king
  • Master Bedroom has King bed with very comfortable memory foam and pillow top mattress. There is plenty of storage space, a large bathroom with double sink, walk-in shower, toilet and bidet. From its balcony, an amazing view of the mountains and the beach of Ostional. Imagine falling asleep with the rise of the full moon and waking up with the rising sun!!!. The second bedroom is on the main floor and has two twin beds that can be made up as a king, a private bath and a patio door that opens to the pool area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Weekly Housekeeping Included; Beach Towels; BBQ; Ceiling Fans in every room; Optional air conditioning available - units in every room; Safe compatible for laptop; Security bars on doors and windows; 24-hour management; 24-hour on-call maintenance; Chef on request; Daily housekeeping available

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