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Rick Wilkins

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Tranquil Costa Rican Ocean

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Guanacaste Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rick Wilkins (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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 Guanacaste

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.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Tranquil Costa Rican Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

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: Nov 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: Aug 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: Apr 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: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 year old son just finished spending a week at the Beach House. What a great set-up. The location is perfect, a two minute walk to the beach and located close to numerous restaurants. Absolutely no need for a car. Our cousins came to visit with their 10 month old for a few nights and even with six of us, there was plenty of room to lay about. The pool and rancho area are awesome. The caretaker was always around making sure the place was in top shape. We had Clara, a local chef, make us an amazing meal in one night, something I would suggest doing. Rick, the owner, was super helpful, always having ideas of things we should do and just generally helping us out any way he could. If you are looking for a safe, fun, perfect location to spent some time at, this is the place. Thanks again for a perfect week.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Beach House Nosara, and can't say enough about how much we absolutely loved everything about it!

To begin with, Rick the owner, is such a generous and kind man. He made us feel welcome and well cared for from the moment we arrived and throughout our stay. Next, Vicente, who takes care of the grounds, was there every day, and through his thoughtful and meticulous attention to detail, helped to create a true paradise- not to mention, he was filled with rich knowledge that he thoughtfully shared about the plant and animal life of the area. Also, Clara cooked delicious meals for our family- making our vacation absolutely stress free- and leaving us with enough left overs to last us for days.

The villa was beautiful, with rich décor, attention to detail, and well-equipped with everything we needed. The grounds were stunning, and the pool and pool bar were perfect. Our kids made fresh tropical fruit smoothies at the bar; we floated on the rafts in the pool; found endless wildlife right in our own backyard (monkeys, squirrels, iguanas, lizards, birds, crabs, etc); and relaxed on the hammock.

The location was perfect. We loved everything about Playa Guiones. The stunning beach, with excellent surf was just a short walk from the house. The town was small, the people were friendly, and the restaurants were incredible- such good food. We felt like we were away from it all, but still had all we needed just a short walk outside our door.

Our trip to Costa Rica is one for the memory books for our family, but it is truly The Beach House and the amazing people who make it the special place that it is, that we will remember the most. Not only will we be back, but next time we are coming back with our family/friends- and turning it into another magical experience that we will never forget.

Thank you Rick! Nosara Beach House and you will forever be in our hearts- and future travels!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Guilded Iguana
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Punta Islita
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
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

Playa Guiones Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Green Season
Apr 30 2016 - Jun 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Peak Green Season
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Green Season
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Dry Season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Dry Season
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Dry Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

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

Costa Rica currency (Colones) accepted

50% rental deposit due upon execution of rental contract, payable by PayPal,credit card or bank transfer. Balance due plus $500 refundable damage deposit due on or before check-in, payable by cash, credit card or PayPal. US currency only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Guanacaste Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
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
  • Refrigerator
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 Bikes for rent Beach umbrellas, beach chairs and beach towels included. safes alarm system linked to security lush landscaping

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