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Tranquil Costa Rican Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,320 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Caribbean style 2 bedroom/2 bath townhomes at the best beach

The Beach House is unsurpassed in its location to the pristine beach of Playa Guiones, notably the best surfing beach in Costa Rica. Each Ocean Villa has been impeccably finished and furnishings are handcrafted locally of teak, bamboo and cedar. Fabrics are imported from all parts of the world. The landscaping throughout the property is lush with tropical plants, blooming flowers, and fruit trees. If you are looking for the best The Beach House is the place for you to stay in this exotic paradise. See also listings 449027 for additional availability.

Rick Wilkins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Rick Wilkins

I have been investing and creating vacation dream homes for over 30 years. My experience extends to many resort locations throughout the US and now Costa Rica. The Beach House was a year in the making, the result is everything we had hoped for. It is truly an exceptional property.

Rick Wilkins purchased this townhome in 2008

Why Rick Wilkins chose Playa Guiones

Of all the choices this property was the very best location. Along with direct access to the beach everything I would expect from a vacation to a Costa Rican beach destination was right at my fingertips. There are great restaurants, activity centers, surf schools and a grocery store within a stones throw of our front door. You can easily be there a week or more without the need of a car. Bicycle and all-terrain vehicle rentals are within a block. There was simply no better location.

What makes this townhome unique

The Beach House is in the middle of all the activity of Playa Guiones, yet when you are sitting by the pool you feel completely removed in a tranquil setting. You are surrounded with beautiful vegetation, it's like being in a jungle and at the beach at the same time. The doors open up to the pool area, making it feel like a big outdoor living room. The upstairs terrace has a big hammock for reading or taking afternoon naps. There is an outdoor pool and bar (Rancho) where you can entertain your friends or family. There are three villas, making it possible for a groups of 12 to 18 people. Please see our other listings 449027 and 590873. You can make this your own private family retreat. To go along with this we have a great cook to prepare your meals and serve you out by the pool.


Playa Guiones Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , located at the pool bar
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , located by the pool
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with queen poster bed, writing desk, armoire, two bedside tables, and a chair. Twin beds can be converted to king.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
full and PAC-n-play cribs available for a nominal fee gas grill for a nominal fee Back up water system Bikes for rent Beach umbrellas, beach chairs and beach towels included. safes alarm system linked to security lush landscaping


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Tranquil Costa Rican Ocean
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Perfect vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Rick Wilkins has a gem here on Playa Guiones! The Beach house was appointed with everything we needed. Given the heat, we used the pool everyday, a must have at 95 degrees. My kids loved surfing, the local teachers were exceptional. Local restaurants were fantastic! I think we tried them all! We will be back and special thank you to Colleen for her help in making our stay hassle free!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Wa

Perfect location for surfing families

  • 4 of 5

We drove from Liberia and Luz gave us good directions to the condo. Our family of 4 enjoyed how close the condo is to everything, food, store, beach, even the pipi fria guy selling coconuts. This area is rapidly growing apparently, so what we didn’t expect was the constant loud motorcycle and quad runner traffic early and late all day as well as the extremely loud construction work taking place across the street at the guilted iguana. But even with that I’d come stay here again for sure. Just a short football field length walk to the waves. The condo upon arrival was very dirty, kitchen floors, countertops, glassware were all dirty as well as the bathrooms, soaps and other items were still in them from the last guest. We mentioned it to the manager Luz and she said they would improve their cleaning efforts in the future. The owner Rick and manager Luz were extremely helpful and inviting to us, they pointed us in the right direction for all our needs while there, and they were a pleasure to rent from. Our family discussed it and we would return here again as soon as we can. Thank you Rick & Luz for a wonderful stay and an amazing little place to stay. PURA VIDA !!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best places to stay in Nosara!

  • 5 of 5

The best location in Nosara! Close to the beach and restaurants. The property is beautifully furnished and the grounds are beautiful. We met Rick, and he helped make our stay in Nosara perfect! Loved the natural surroundings and the monkey visits! We'd recommend this place to anyone wanting a very secure and private place, and a hassle free vacation that's got all the comforts of home in the middle of the jungle! Incredible! One of the best best places (and excellent value) that we have stayed throughout our past 8 years of coming to Costa Rica. We will definitely book this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, MO USA


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property that was perfect for our family vacation. The house itself is beautiful on the inside and out. It was designed and appointed with a tremendous amount of careful thought, and has everything you need to have a stress free time. The grounds and pool connected to the home are beautiful and well maintained (some monkeys even make there way through the trees every now and again!). The home is also located in a great part of town. While most things are within walking distance, you have a very short walk to a number of restaurants, mini-marts and surf shops, and of course the beach.

If you are into surfing, whether as a beginner or experienced, this is the beach for you. High tide brings the big waves while low tide is perfect for kids and adults who want to learn to surf.

Rick, the owner of the property, ensured that we were happy throughout our stay and was always happy to provide information and recommendations about the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, VA, USA

Fabulous destination and villa!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Nosara and the Beach House, and we had a fabulous time! All of the previous reviews are accurate. This property is beautiful, comfortable and convenient to everything. We were unable to meet Rick, as he was away (but a pleasure to deal with via e-mails and always available by phone) but his stand in caretaker, Sara, was wonderful and went out of her way to attend to all of our needs, as did Clara and Vicente. Our only regret was that we had to leave after eight nights! My family (my husband and I along with our two sons ages 11 and 12) had such a wonderful time. We are already discussing returning, hopefully in the near future. We truly loved the Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Super close to the beach. Great set up. A/C worked well. Internet was pretty good, not for streaming movies, but perfect for checking email etc. Rick was wonderful with recommendations/suggestions. We felt safe. Pretty quiet. Washer and dryer was a nice bonus. Hiring Carlita was a great for fresh salsa, guac, breakfast, juices etc. We were super happy staying here. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Guilded Iguana
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Guilded Iguana
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Guiones
Car: not necessary

The longest zip-line in the world is only minutes away, a must experience anytime of the year. Olive Ridley Turtle watching featuring thousands of turtles at a time.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Ask for additional seasonal rates. Shorter stays and monthly rentals available in off peak seasons.

Costa Rica currency (Colones) accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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