Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Idyllic new executive home, tranquil garden, pool, minutes to beach, amenities

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BD, 2.5 BA, Sleeps 6, 35' Salt Water Pool, Outdoor Shower, Meditation Area,

Dos Palmeras is a new, executive holiday three-bedroom home located in the peaceful and secluded EE Las Huacas region of Nosara.

Nestled in the hills above beautiful Guiones beach, Dos Palmeras is perfect for individuals looking for peace and quiet while remaining just a short drive from an assortment of popular restaurants, shops, and the beach itself (approx. 3km). With a large kitchen/living room area, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a 35 foot infinity-edge pool, this home is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a small piece of paradise in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region.

The beautiful and spacious granite kitchen, kept cool by a large vaulted ceiling and fans, is fully equipped, complete with a gas range and a large refrigerator. With a unique open-concept design, the living room and master bedroom open fully to the terrace and pool beyond, giving one the sense of living outdoors. The home can also be completely secured with sliding doors and roll down motorized curtains for safety purposes. We also have multiple safes for your valuables.

The dining area on the terrace offers a breezy, sheltered eating experience with views out to the infinity pool and surrounding jungle. Wildlife is abundant, with howler monkeys passing by daily.

The bedrooms are all outfitted with king size beds but those in both guestrooms can be separated into two twin beds, depending upon your needs. A/C is available in all of the bedrooms, but with the gentle hilltop breezes and the house’s open design, you might just find that you don’t even need it. The house sleeps six.

Other features include: wireless internet, TV with DVD player, BBQ, safety bars or roll down curtains on all openings, safes, and an alarm system that is monitored by phone by a security service. We have a large water tank, so when the water is turned off in Guiones for part of the day or night, which happens quite often in the High Season/Dry season, you will have water available all the time.

Costa Rica has recently implemented a 13% sales tax on short term rentals of 21 days or less. The tax does not apply to longer term rentals.

Enjoy your stay in beautiful Nosara. Pura Vida

More Details

Owner
Philip
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Property manager speaks English, Spanish, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Philip

We are a retired Canadian accountant and chiropractor from Toronto who designed and built this home to get away from the winters. We enjoy having our two sons join us for vacations.

Philip purchased this house in 2012

Why Philip chose Guanacaste

Nosara and the people here are amazing. Beautiful town to relax and unwind, you may want to surf or yoga if you are so inclined, otherwise just enjoy the peace and tranquility.

What makes this house unique

Our house, up in the hills above the beach receives cooling breezes and is peaceful and quiet but only a 5 minute drive to the main area for restaurants and shops. Neighbors are far enough away that you won't have to listen to their conversations and they to yours. You won't however escape the howler monkeys who will insist on being heard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 26 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

(from another rental website)



Loved this house located in the EE section of Nosara. Very newly constructed so everything is clean and fresh and attractive, both inside and out. We are veteran home renters, having rented 4 properties now in Nosara, as well as renting homes in the Bahamas, and various locations in the us so I think that experience makes me more picky than other vacationers might be. This house is great - nice interior, great master bedroom & bath. Lovely sliding door access to the outside area. Pool was fantastic and views of the jungle made it feel very secluded. Loved the outside shower as well. It's adequately equipped, not every bell/whistle you might want but nothing missing except there is no grill. We bought a small charcoal one to use as that was a big miss for us. The one word of caution I have is in the design of the house - the two guest rooms are not accessible via an internal door in the house. They can only be entered thru doors by the pool area. This is very clear in the floor plan posted on the website but I didn't catch it so this was a surprise to me. Wasn't an issue as it was only my husband and I but if we had kids, especially younger ones, I think this might be a challenge when doors are locked up at night. Jo & Agnes from Mango Property Mgmt. do a wonderful job, ensuring you're settled in and familiar with how everything works; they're happy to help if you have any questions or issues. Cleaning people, pool person and gardener all wonderful - did a great job while being unobtrusive. We would rent this house again. Note, when rating "would you recommend this for the following", I did not select older travelers or people w/disabilities are there are several stairs from the parking area down to the house which may be an issue.



Comment by owner: the grill is still there and all you need is a bag of charcoal or some driftwood from the beach. Fish, chicken and steaks are fantastic slow cooked on the grill. In my opinion... much tastier than a gas BBQ. NOTE: for 2015 we have added a gas BBQ. Thanks for the suggestion.
Mar 2014
  • 1 of 7

Map

Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Liberia
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Tarred road near Samara
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Playa Guiones
Car: recommended

Playa Guiones/Nosara is famous for its 4 km long beach, with a steady break for surfing, its many yoga studios as well as the Yoga Institute, a healthy lifestyle with a varied assortment of menu items in the numerous restaurants and a good selection foods in the supermarkets. The zip-line at Miss Sky is reportedly the longest in Costa Rica.

Amenities

Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters pay a $500 refundable damage deposit on check-in.
  • Please don't feed the local pizote wondering around in the garden. He or she can become quite a nuisance.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Glass block wall for natural light
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Glass block wall. 2 guest bedrooms share
    Pool shower - outdoor shower
  • Both bathrooms have very large showers with glass block walls for natural light and cathedral ceilings. Guest bathroom has two sinks and separate lockable access doors for privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds designed to fit together with king sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds designed to fit together with king sheets
  • Master bedroom, ensuite bathroom and separate workstation/computer desk. Two sliding doors to terrace and pool. Guest bedrooms #2 and #3 share an ensuite bathroom and both have double doors open to terrace. All bedrooms have A/C and high cathedral ceilings with fans.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Get away from the noise and close proximity of other vacationers/residents in the town below and escape to the tranquility of your own open space, surrounded by thick jungle but yet only minutes away by car.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Idyllic new executive home, tranquil garden, pool, minutes to beach, amenities
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
4

Cool spot

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for sharing your great house with my family. Really enjoyed the way you guys take care of the house and how it feels like it’s part of the jungle. My kids were up and in the pool every morning and loved the pizote and monkeys and iguanas. My daughter liked the monkey viewing platform out in the trees. We zip lined, rented quads for day and even found horses down at nosara river mouth. I was surprised by the security bars, guard and amount of theft in the area but we didn’t have any problems when we were there and I felt safe with my family but was always sure to use the alarm and security bars. I spoke with the pool guys and the gardener and they seemed nice and were keeping things up well. The gardener had nice things to say about you as the owner and I appreciated that too. Hope you and your family get to go back soon and enjoy the Pura Vida.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback Tim. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Nosara and more importantly our house. We specially asked our architect to preserve and incorporate the lush vegetation around the house to give the feeling of living in the jungle. That's what we all go to Costa Rica for. It also allows the animals to get close. Our gardener is a great guy and helps us improve our Spanish.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Calgary Canada
5

Had an amazing stay. A perfect blend of indoor/outdoor living...

  • 5 of 5

Loved the pool and the open concept common area. Very relaxing

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott and Sasha, We are so glad you enjoyed Dos Palmeras. We hope you can come back and visit us again. All the best. Philip & Donna
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely home very nice 👍👍👍

  • 5 of 5

Very nice secluded home in the hills between playa guiones and playa pelada ( my favorite) the best sunset you can experience ever . The home is lovely and very confortable with all the ameneties you need for a nice getaway the pool is awesome , we will come back back soon for another get away from the city to this beautiful home , thanks Phillip for your quick responses and finally for waving the a/c fee ☺☺☺ .

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jorge. We would love to have you back anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Encinitas, California
5

Oasis in the Jungle

  • 5 of 5

Dos Palmeras, located just far away enough from the town of Playa Guiones, was a perfect vacation home for our family of 4. The jungle setting, open floorpan, overall quality of the house & pool were exactly what we were looking for.

Thank you to Phillip and his management team for making our trip to Guiones the perfect experience for our family.

Muchas Gracias,

Larry

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Larry. Glad that you found the house and the location to your liking. We hope to see you again one day. Philip
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

It was an amazing getaway. The owners are great the management company is great. Overall experience was great. Nothing bad to say about this place. I would go and stay there again for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathon, we are so pleased you had an enjoyable time in Nosara and were happy with the choice of our home in which to spend your vacation. You will be most welcome to return anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

“Sophisticated Jungle Living”

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? Dos Palmeras is located in a prestigious area of Nosara, a five minutes drive above the coast, and immersed in the fascinating rainforest. Private and tranquil, this beautifully designed house provides the perfect base for dipping in and out of the surrounding attractions, beaches and activities. Whoever planned/designed this villa thought of everything, and the facilities/equipment on hand are top notch. We are just loving eating out al fresco around the pool, and relaxing in between jaunts out around this stunning natural area. We are travelling with two teenage children, boy and girl, and the layout of the house is ideal for this set up as everyone is enjoying their own space and privacy. The best way to describe it would be 'luxury living within your own slice of paradise' - perfect for nature, animal and bird lovers - as you can while away the hours around the gorgeous infinity pool looking out for the different species of birds and animals passing through your very own garden! As for the surrounding area: we had read many reviews with people moaning about the dirt/rough roads around Nosara. This for us has not been a problem at all, and it's important to remember that the best things and places in the world are always slightly less accessible - we sincerely hope that the roads do not get too perfect - as this will encourage too many visitors and development. At the moment this all adds to the authenticity of the area, described by many as the Hawaii or Malibu of 30/40 years ago. Let's hope it stays this way and the fabulous ecosystem stays intact. During our stay we surfed, watched an 'arribada' turtle nesting event at Ostional, had a day out on Quad bikes, zip wiring, horse riding, kayaking...and in between enjoyed returning to our fabulous base of Dos Palmeras. All within easy distances. We have to say that our stay at this lovely property in many respects has made our holiday, and there's no question that should we ever return to this area we would stay here again (shame Costa Rica is so far from us!!). Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, thank you for this great review. We certainly hope you do return to Nosara one day despite the distance and we would welcome you back to Dos Palmeras anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Optional A/C $126/week $126
Tax Rate 13.0%

Air-conditioning, which is optional, is $18 per day or $126 per week calculated for the duration of you actual stay. A refundable deposit of $500 is payable on check-in.

Costa Rica has recently implemented a 13% sales tax on short term rentals of 21 days or less. The tax is included in the price and we not charge extra as some owners do. The tax does not apply to longer term rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.