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Rick Wilkins

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Unique Luxury Mansion With Stunning Views!

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Nosara Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Pool With 360 Degree Views

‘Casa Redonda’ is a 7000 sq ft. Stunning home, uniquely designed for outdoor living and entertainment with spectacular 360 degree views of the pacific ocean, mountains, river and rainforests. Nestled in tropical gardens and surrounding lawns, casa redonda has three beautiful bedrooms en suite, each with their own magnificent views. A wrap around terrace provides the perfect places to enjoy the rising or setting sun and to luxuriate in the cooling mountain breezes. Enjoy fresh juices at the mini pool bar or cozy cocktails at the indoor bar adjacent to the pool. For those feeling a little more energetic, try a glass of wine under the starlit skies at the roof bar, three flights up on spiraled stone stairways.

Beautiful sand stone covers the ground floor, which is completely open plan, with wrought iron gated arches that open out into the tropical gardens, giving a relaxing and airy outdoor atmosphere. A large sky-blue kitchen overlooks a dining room which seats twelve guests, as well as a gorgeous living room with 30 ft. Domed ceiling and chandeliers. Relaxing sofas encircle the floor and a wet bar looks out onto the adjoining semi circle infinity pool--which also sports it’s own mini bar where one can dip, dine or just enjoy the magnificent coastal views!

Coming full circle on the ground floor is a cinema room with satellite television, high definition 3-D projector and DVD player, surround sound, and leather reclining sofas. The cinema room also features an en suite full bathroom and may be converted to an extra bedroom if need be.

1st floor: open floor-plan with a central stone spiral staircase reaching 3 floors up. Beautiful black ironwork arches open to the gardens and a cozy corner wet bar that leads to the pool. A cinema room with reclining sofas can also convert to a 4th bedroom en suite.

2nd floor: huge open master bedroom en suite with jacuzzi and 2 additional large bedrooms en suite.

3rd floor: roof area with daybeds and plenty of entertainment room.

4th floor: rooftop bar under the stars.

Every room and bar in the home have spectacular views!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rick Wilkins (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rick Wilkins

My husband and I are both from Europe but have been intrepid travelers our whole lives, living in many countries. We spend our time between Sweden, North Carolina and Costa Rica and believe we have found the perfect combination of places to live.

Why Rick Wilkins chose Guanacaste

We have everything we could possibly want here: privacy, serenity, the most spectacular views, and still close proximity to the beaches and shops. The rainforest and valleys give a feeling of living amongst botanical gardens and the flora and fauna are incomparable.

What makes this villa unique

We had our unique round home totally custom built, with unbeatable views and tropical gardens. It took 4 years to build after finding the perfect spot high on top of the rainforest. We wake up everyday to the sounds of howler monkeys, parrots and parakeets--it is a paradise !!!

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Unique Luxury Mansion With Stunning Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
5

EVERYTHING WE HOPED FOR AND MORE, INCREDIBLE HOUSE, GREAT TOWN, FABULOUS LOCATION!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with friends at Casa Redonda earlier this month and experienced the best Costa Rica has to offer. The Villa provided fantasy views of the ocean and mountainside whether we were cooling down in the pool, lounging on our private open-air veranda (off our second-floor bedroom suite), or toasting to the sunset on the roof-top bar. The owners keep the place in pristine condition and have included details that many fine hotels forget (i.e. our beds had both firm AND feather pillows). The media room had theater style lazy boy chairs and a projector for a truly wide screen experience, but I must admit, we never went in there...there was too much else to enjoy! All in all, we felt very well cared for...

I particularly liked the open air concept and felt this mansion was an extension of the natural landscape. I saw my first up-close praying mantis on a window pane and loved watching hummingbirds, spying iguanas and looking for the howler monkeys which were easy to hear but a trick to see. The main living room chandelier even boasted a nest made by native birds for their chicks. Amazing!!

The Nosara Peninsula has some of the freshest, healthy food available in the local markets and our State of the Art kitchen made it fun to create tasty new fare on the nights we all wanted to stay home. We appreciated our early morning walks on the mountain roads and would drive in daily for beach walks, surf lessons and an ocean-side lunch. The food culture in this town is not to be believed. The La Luna Restaurant was one among many and most likely our favorite. The food was great and we were just 50 feet from breaking waves... and while it took a solid 10 minutes to get to town on proper roads, my husband loved taking the short cut - fording a riverbed at the base of our hill - what an adventure! One evening we took a five minute walk to our closest neighbor's house which actually hosts the Black Sheep Pub. This authentic British Pub is the brainchild of the owner, Joe, who welcomed us and served us up pints of his finest IPAs. What a fun, memorable, night!

All in all, we absolutely loved the Casa Redonda and hope to return next year to this special slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OTTAWA, CANADA
5

IF I COULD GIVE THIS PROPERTY 7 STARS, I WOULD!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Redonda is a magical place! Everything about this tropical palace-in-the-jungle is perfect. The house itself is gorgeously designed, luxurious, and elegant. Watching the sunrise from the mountain top, listening to the birds and the howler monkeys in the jungle below, is unforgettable. Then the sunsets!; complete with cocktails at the outdoor bar or while lounging on the daybeds surrounding the beautiful infinity pool. The location of this beautiful villa, on the hilltop with the sea in one direction, and the rainforest all around, will leave you breathless. We visited different beaches nearby for beachcombing and bird-watching, went to a local food festival, and dined at a spectacular treetop restaurant nearby. But even the days when we didn't leave the villa at all were just as perfect. The kitchen is well equipped, the bedrooms are supremely comfortable, the bathrooms are modern and elegant, and windows, windows everywhere to fling open to feel like you are deep in the rainforest. Everything we needed for sublime comfort and relaxation was available. If you think the photos of this property are spectacular, wait until you see and experience Casa Redonda itself. This will be a holiday you will never forget.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Town South Africa
5

Best accommodation in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Having just experienced this remarkable slice of tropical heaven, I can say that the pictures are one thing but the experience is even better! A totally unforgettable place set amidst beautiful, animal-filled forest, with an unparalleled panoramic view over the land and sea. If there was ever a tropical palace that could fulfill your greatest holiday dreams it is this property. Spend your days relaxing by the pool, or reading on one of the comfy daybeds, or sipping cocktails from the rooftop bar as surrounding Howler Monkey troops vociferously proclaim their territories. All the windows and doors are designed to open, letting in the sunshine and fresh air as well as the many exotic sounds of the forest. And, incredibly, hardly a biting insect to be seen at all which meant we slept soundly with the bedrooms wide open every night. The dawn greeting of exceptional views and joyous bird calls is the best possible way to begin each day. Amazing!!!! When we eventually tore ourselves away from the house, we enjoyed long walks on the nearby beaches, gorgeous and empty, surfed famous breaks, snorkelled around the rocks, socialized with friendly locals, and went looking for nesting turtles (seasonal), only to be thrilled to return to our own piece of luxurious paradise on top of the hill. Don't think twice about choosing this destination... It will be one of the most unforgettably relaxing, indulgent holidays of your life!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Splendid

  • 5 of 5

Our two families (8 people) just returned from 10 wonderful days at this gorgeous villa. The house is stunning: wide open so that you feel like you are in the midst of the jungle (and you are), but beautifully furnished and filled with every amenity you might need (full kitchen, bar, laundry facilities, local cell phone, etc.). Its location was ideal for enjoying both the rain forest and the beaches, which are just a short drive down the hill. Rick and Alison, who manage the property, were tremendously helpful and attentive. The arrangements that they made on our behalf for airport transportation, rental car, and excursions (zip lining, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, hiking) made the trip easy and smooth. Staying at Casa Redonda was a splendid and memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
5

Out of this World !

  • 5 of 5

I don't normally post reviews but this time I have to. I returned yesterday from spending 10days at this magnificent villa. At first if you haven't experienced a " jungle experience", this can be overwhelming. My S/O wasn't quite ready for the jungle at first, but by the next day, she realized the paradise that we were in. Be prepared to wake up very early each day by the sun rising at 5.30 accompanied by the morning roars of the howler monkeys, something you'll never forget and it gets your day started early, make some coffee and sit out by the pool and take it the astonishing view. The drive up to the villa could be daunting if you aren't a comfortable driver, but it gets easier each time you do it. My first drive up to the villa, I couldn't imagine where I was going until I pulled into the driveway and the first impression of the villa blew me away. We were a family of four ( kids are 12 & 7) and we felt 100% safe. Rick is incredible, everything was ready as requested and his many restaurant recommendations were spot on. We even went to dinner one night with Rick and Jane. If you are considering going and have a any questions, email me at Robert.hatfield@canaccord.com

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5

great location, amazing home and wonderful manager

  • 5 of 5

our stay at casa redonda was wonderful. nosara is one of our favorite places in costa rica, and this house lets you enjoy being near the town/beaches while feeling like you are out in the middle of the mountains. the house has a unique design - we called it the inside out house. the distinction between the inside and the outside is somewhat blurred; on the first floor, even when you close the doors, there is not glass completely enclosing the house. there was a bird's nest in the chandelier downstairs, a pair of large grasshoppers who came to visit, and many insects, especially if you turn on lights at night. i was somewhat hesitant at first, but none of the insects were biting insects or roaches, and by the second day, i was hooked. the views are views are incredible, and at night, there are no lights around and too many stars to count. one night, we all slept on the third floor, under the stars. we watched some shooting stars and cuddled under the blankets. it was a memory we cherish. rick, the manager was very nice, always available and helpful - for example, there was an issue with the washing machine that was going to take some time to address, so without us asking, they bought a new washer. my husband and i traveled with our three children, 8, 7 and 3, and our children attended the SPLASH program at Del Mar Academy. we were on the top of the mountain but close enough to town that school was 15 minutes, and the beach another 5. rick let us share his cook, clara, who made us delectable vegetarian meals.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nosara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Sheep Pub
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Paquera to Puntarenas
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rancho Tico
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Playa Guiones
Car: recommended

Casa Redonda is set high up among the mountains and rain forest, overlooking the famed surf beaches of Nosara on the west coast of Costa Rica. The world's longest zip wire (canopy tour) is virtually next door, set amongst 2500 private acres. Perched 800 ft above sea level, with year round cooling breezes, this unique round mansion offers spectacular 360 degree sea, mountain, village and rain forest views. The beaches are just 4 kms away and the famous turtle beach of Ostional, where at times more than half a million turtles come ashore to nest, are just 6 kms away. Nosara and Guiones villages offer great dining experiences, from french cuisine to funky 'beach dog' cafes and pizza bars. Surfing, sport fishing and horseback riding are the most popular pastimes.

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Rates & Availability

Nosara Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
Aug 31 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
$12,000
 
 
Early Dry season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
$18,000
 
 
Holiday season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,000
 
 
Peak Dry Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
$22,500
 
 
Early Green season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
$15,000
 
 
Peak Green season
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
$18,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Payments may be made directly to a US or Canadian bank or Paypal which will require an additional cost of 2.93%. Cash is also acceptable at check-in

A house cleaner is provided two days a week and a chef can be available at an additional cost.

A non-refundable reservation deposit of $1000 of the rental amount is required with the signing of the rental agreement. The full rental amount is due 60 days prior to arrival. When the rental amount is paid in full the initial reservation deposit becomes a refundable damage deposit. Payments may be made directly to a US or Canadian bank or Paypal which will require an additional cost of 2.93%

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Amenities

Nosara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
state-of-the-art security system including outdoor cameras and motion sensors.

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