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JUNGLE PARADISE! - Private Surf/Yoga Luxury Home - 5 min walk to surf/yoga

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 5-6

Located in the prestigious and most desirable residential K Section, Built in 2014, with its own water tank and excellent security. El Santuario Playa Guiones is only a four-minute walk to the best Guiones surf break, yet is off the beaten path on the most desired private road in all of Playa Guiones, with no foot or car traffic near the property. This casual and beachy home has incorporated all that is unique and rustic about Costa Rica, combined with a light contemporary twist.

This open air, Balinese inspired home envelops you in lush jungle while you’re pampered with convenience and privacy. The dominant use of local teak and other local wood throughout, gives the home its rustic character, creating a contrasting canvas for the modern decor and accents. Locally harvested woods, polished concrete and contemporary silhouettes harmonize with nature and each other. Spacious and airy, the living area is ideal for entertaining, with a bar and dining table that each seat eight. The focal point of the home, this is the area that brings guests together and overlooks the lush gardens and dipping pool.

The dipping pool and patio is the spot to relax and cool off, after a day at the beach, or one of the many other excursions Nosara has to offer. Entirely surrounded by jungle, this is as private as it gets with plenty of outdoor seating, dining and lounging space. Earthy and casual, El Santuario, nonetheless provides you with a luxurious nature lover’s retreat located in one the best spots in Costa Rica.

The cool and bright master suite has a private entrance, and is complete with a private patio, beautifully and simply appointed bath constructed of polished concrete with a hand carved stone basin, modern crystal chandelier and private indoor and outdoor showers. The master bedroom is set for romance, perfect for both honeymooners, and parents alone time away from the kids. All lighting is on dimmable switches, including the bathroom and patio. There is a king size American pillow top bed, luxury Spalena sheets, flat screen TV, with 150 DVD collection, Wi-Fi, large cedar closet, and air conditioning.

Sleeping in the Treetop completely well-screened bedroom, which is cool and airy, it has ceiling and floor fan, with the howler monkeys, pizote and iguanas running free outside takes your breath away! Climb the spiral staircase to the Treetop bedroom made entirely of wood and be transported to a jungle paradise, an adventure for all ages. Warm and inviting, this is a unique and peaceful place to relax and dream. This bedroom has very good screens, you will not have a problem with any bugs up there.

The kitchen comes with everything you’ll need to make spectacular meals and enjoy dining al fresco. Costa Rican coffee and fresh fruit smoothies in the morning, fresh locally caught fish and veggies for dinner, all made in the comfort of your own open air jungle kitchen. There is also a comfortable table and chairs to dine inside the master in air conditioning. The grocery shopping can be done prior to your arrival, and there are local wonderful chefs available to cook meals and stock the fridge full of homemade natural foods, for those hunger pangs after a long surf, local adventure or yoga class.

Security is a priority with a fully integrated security system and 24 hour monitoring. Doors are heavy solid steel and there are 2 large bodegas on property for your secure storage, one has a dehumidifier and is large enough for all of your larger belongings, not just the small stuff. You can rest assured while off property, that all of your belongings are very secure. The large surfboard and bicycle bodega, surf shower and indoor and outdoor drying racks are the perfect surfers set up, to take advantage of one of the prime reasons to visit this area.

Two very important things about El Santuario; There is a very large water tank, so when the water is turned off in Guiones, which happens quite often in the High Season/Dry season for 12 -16 hours at a time daily, you will have water 24/7. Security was a top priority when building El Santuario, you will always feel comfortable knowing your belongings are safe. There is also no road dust near the property, since it is not on a main road, the property is located on a private street, no one can walk or drive near the property.

I accept payments through VRBO, PayPal, or personal check.

The world famous Nosara Yoga Institute, and many other yoga studios to choose from, like the brand new Bodhi Tree, is only a 10 minute walk. In the Swiss European designed downtown Guiones, there are lovely shops, grocery stores, and several other restaurants, only 15 minutes walking distance. The property has private parking for your rental car.

Heralded by National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, and CNN as one of the top 15 places to visit in 2014, and one of the best surfing destinations in the world, Playa Guiones is a nature and beach lovers playground. Both Playa Guiones and 30 minutes north at Playa San Juanillo are beautiful snorkeling spots and encourage you to enjoy all of your favorite water sports. Playa Ostional, the northern most beaches in Nosara, provides the incredible experience of sea turtles numbering in the hundreds of thousands lay their eggs while millions of baby turtles hatch.

More Details

Trisha Soncini Lane
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Trisha Soncini Lane

I am pleased to be able to share my home in the jungle with you. I wish for you to have wonderful memories, that will last your lifetime. El Santuario was designed to have a feeling of closeness with the nature around you, bringing a true Costa Rican adventure.

Trisha Soncini Lane purchased this house in 2012

Why Trisha Soncini Lane chose Playa Guiones

I looked at properties all over central and south America, before finding this special spot. I knew the first 60 seconds I stood on the property, this was the exact spot to build my new home. El Santuario is located on one of the very best lots in all of Playa Guiones, private, yet very close to the beach. I hope you will also feel the sense of wellbeing on this special spot, that I do.

What makes this house unique

One of the greatest things about this property, there is no road dust near El Santuario, which can be a big problem in Nosara. No one can walk or drive near the property, yet it is very close to the beach. There is a lot of natural jungle around the property, on a daily basis you will have monkeys, pizotes, and many other animals passing through. You cannot see the ocean through the jungle, but you hear it loud and clear.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing experience! The place is awesome, the locals are really friendly and the house is so amazing. Both of us enjoyed every second of our experience here in Costa Rica. Even though we are not surfers, we enjoyed watching and attempting to get onto a board. What an amazing experience. Perfect Honeymoon!! Did I mention we love the house!

Pura Vida! Mindy & Donny
Sep 2014
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Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Polished concrete done in the true old Italian way.
    Rancho Bathroom - toilet , shower , This is the main bathroom of the house.
    Treetop Bathroom - Toilet and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite, with Private Patio - 1 king , Romantic and Private!
    Treetop Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , Everyone's favorite room!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Other services available at the property; Private Chef, Private massage, Private Yoga instruction, and Daily Maid Service. These are services that can be booked through the property management, for an extra fee. Please feel free to send me any questions you have about these extra services.


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JUNGLE PARADISE! - Private Surf/Yoga Luxury Home - 5 min walk to surf/yoga
average rating of 4.821429 based on 33 reviews
Denver, CO

Thoughtful design, perfect private location, impeccable owner support!

  • 5 of 5

From first contact owner Trisha is incredibly responsive and helpful with any question or concern one may have. Her excellent taste and comprehensively thoughtful design make this an amazing and comfortable house to enjoy for a week or more. Every room and open area has been carefully considered and includes little touches and convenient features that make you right at home and appreciative of the time and work that went into creating this lovely place. For example, there is an outdoor shower on the side of the master bedroom with beautiful stone wall that has a perfect shelf for soap and shampoo. There's a second outdoor shower and foot rinse where you might want to rinse off yourself and a surfboard after returning from the beach. Lighting, ceiling fans, security devices, all with switches where you want them and in plentiful supply. Nice towels and linens, interesting art work and light fixtures. The kitchen was the best equipped of any rental property we have ever seen! It is clear Trisha enjoys cooking when she's at the house, and renters get to take advantage of the nice pots and pans, modern appliances, and array of utensils she has provided.

An easy walk to the gorgeous beach, surf schools, some good restaurants, and again Trisha offers lots of helpful insights and advice on anything you might need to access. The property managers are also very responsive to any needs and provide a concierge service if you want them to set up transportation, zip line, etc. An unexpected bonus -- a truck comes up the street twice a week with a loudspeaker announcing availability of fresh fruit and vegetables, which is very convenient if you want to skip the walk to the mini markets.

Remember that you are in the jungle despite the houses and other development around you. The racoons came almost every night in hopes we had left something within their reach and to wash up in the pool. Other small critters and insects can make an appearance as well, but we weren't bothered much by bugs in the dry season. The open air kitchen, dining, living and pool area are airy and bright, and we were very happy to spend time just relaxing at the house in between beach and other activities. This place is done really WELL! We'd highly recommend to close friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick, Thank you for your kind words about my property. It was a great pleasure hosting you and your wife, even my friend Didi at the Silver Tree, told me how lovely you are. Thank you, for taking good care of my home. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time in my home, and Nosara. I feel blessed to get to share my home with people like you, I hope it brought you many wonderful memories. Cheers, Trisha
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Great House in Nosara

  • 4 of 5

We loved this property. Rich and Jess were extremely helpful in making sure that we planned for our trip. They were both so easy to work with and very sweet. Rebecca the property manager was there immediately when we arrived and would check in occasionally and make sure we were ok. They do have an alarm system and my son accidentally set it off. Security was there in less than 5 minutes so it made us feel very safe. Make sure you brush up on your Spanish!! Dónde esta el supermercado? You may also want to request an English speaking driver when you first arrive to help you get the lay of the land. I recommend renting ATVs to get around and you can ride up to different areas along the coast. We had a blast zip lining, learning to surf, and going to a jungle/mountain excursion. There is so much to do. It's also fun waking up to monkeys at the house! The kitchen is open air which the kids loved. I would recommend for anyone seeking an adventure and getting outside and enjoying nature. We loved Nosara!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: April, We loved having you in our home! So glad that you and your family were able to enjoy the open air living and got to see some of the local wildlife. We hope to welcome you back to El Santuario soon! Pura Vida Rich & Jess
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Gypsum, Colorado

Absolutely Amazing Stay.......

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 was so lucky to be able to stay at El Santuario for the month of June. This home has everything you could possibly need in a vacation home that is immersed in a gorgeous, tropical jungle teeming with amazing wildlife while being only a few minutes walk from an awesome surfing beach, the town and yoga classes. Honestly, a car isn't even necessary because everything you need is close by. We are most grateful to Trish (the previous owner) and Rich and Jess (the new owners) for their all of their suggestions and their great communication both before and during our stay- they really want to make sure you have the best experience possible. When it came time to leave, it was so hard on us all because in that month's time this house felt like it was our home. We highly recommend this home to anyone interested in staying in Playa Guiones and would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, Thank you so much for taking such great care of our home! We are so thankful to have had such wonderful guests such as yourself and your family. We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Nosara and we hope to welcome you back very soon! Pura Vida, Rich & Jess
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San Francisco

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 9 night stay at El Santuario and loved it. It was exactly as described and we loved the outdoor living. Even on a very hot week, we were comfortable and enjoyed sleeping in the jungle loft (well, some of us did, while one chose to luxuriate in the cool air conditioned master). Trisha and her property manager were very helpful and responsive. Also, while open, the home is built like a fortress so we had no safety concern. And we enjoyed access to water via the secondary tank when local water shut down. And no road dust! Great location near the beach, but away from the bustle. We would definitely return again. Thanks Trisha!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Low-key, outdoor vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an amazing week at Tricia's open-air home on the edge of the Costa Rican jungle! The house, complete with visits from local critters, was a delight; we stayed cool and relaxed despite the hot temps and had everything we needed for a relaxing get away from reality. Guiones is an extremely small town with a limited number of restaurants and typical tourist activities. However, the beach and surfing are amazing, there are lots of top-notch yoga classes, and all of the food we experienced was fresh, simple, and utterly delicious.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy your family enjoyed you time at my home. Nosara is great that it is not the typical over crowed tourist trap like many other beach areas of Costa Rica, there are no restaurants or hotels on the beach. Thank you, for taking great care of my home, you are always welcome back. Kind regards, Trisha
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Perfect for my daughter and I

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and enjoyed the home. We really liked having seclusion but still being close she to everything. The place was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you and your daughter enjoyed your time at my home. I hope you will be sharing the memories of your trip for years to come. Warm regards, Trisha
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Liberia International
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Guiones / 4-5 minute walk to surf break
Car: not necessary

The house is near the south Guiones beach entrance 'Bakers Beach' in the K Section. This is the quietest and most beautiful area on Playa Guiones. I love to walk out of the mangroves onto the sand at the beach entrance, take a left and walk a couple miles down the beach, there are very few people on this area of Playa Guiones. You will come to a lovely fishing village, lined with palm trees, where you can buy fresh fish in the mornings. There are also tide pools down left a little ways from the entrance, you will find great shallow pools to sit and swim in, and when the current is not strong, you will find all kinds of wonderful sea life while snorkeling. You will love the location of El Santuario, it is quiet and away from the bustle of town, yet it is not far to walk into town. The surf break near the Bakers Beach entrance is not crowded like the main break, which is only a few minutes up from the entrance to the right. Take the whole family out to enjoy the sunset, have a cold beer or a glass of wine and relax, or get in the water and enjoy the amazing sunset from your board.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100

2/15/16 The "Service Fee" Added on to my Rental Price has Nothing to do with me, VRBO/Homeaway has decided to charge all guests using their websites this fee.
I will not add on the 13% tax on rentals until the Costa Rican government enforces the tax payment. When it goes into enforcement, I will be adding the payment onto the 2nd payment due.
Rental is reserved only when rental agreement is signed and deposit is paid. There can be several people looking for the same time period, at the same time.
$100.00 Cleaning Fee, includes cleaning 2 times per week, plus final cleaning. Over 14 days $200.00 Cleaning fee.
$300.00 Damage Deposit completely refundable, held on your credit card or paid by check due 1 week before by check or PayPal, returned to you through PayPal, or by check in mail to your home, or your credit card through vrbo within 1 week after check out.
Rental prices quoted are for 4 adults, or a single family. Over 4 adults extra fee.

I accept payments by Personal Check, PayPal, and through VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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