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New 2014 Designers Casual Luxury Private Paradise 4 Min Walk To Guiones Surf

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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Playa Guiones House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 2.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 5-6

Located in the prestigious and most desirable quiet 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 great privacy, and 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. Please feel free to call or message me with any questions you have, you can click on the "show phone number", under my photo. My name is Trisha, the property owner.

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Trisha Soncini Lane
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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 Guanacaste

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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New 2014 Designers Casual Luxury Private Paradise 4 Min Walk To Guiones Surf
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 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: Jan 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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Atlanta, GA

Lovely natural setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a wonderful time at Tricia's property. The set-up is such that you feel like you are really one with nature. It is a very ingenious design, and even though the living area in open, there are numerous ways to lock up and feel totally secure at night and when you are out enjoying Nosara. Our kids loved the pool and the upstairs area, which was spacious. The "grown up" space was also very nice, and we appreciated the air conditioning and privacy. We ate in 3 nights, and the kitchen is well stocked with exactly what you need (but no clutter with a bunch of stuff you don't). Tricia provided lots of good tips on what to do. In particular, I would really recommend Lisbia Mora to prepare a meal. It was ready to go when we arrived, and there was plenty left over for dinner the next night. It was a great home-cooked meal that my kids loved, and she was very sweet. We also liked La Luna. My daughter and I took community yoga classes at The Nosara Yoga Institute and Bodhi Tree, which were both within walking distance. The massage at Bodhi Tree was the best I've ever had. Finally, the beach is truly gorgeous. We definitely hope to return to Nosara!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always so happy to know my guests had a wonderful time. Your family is always welcome, you were perfect guests! Wishing your family great joy! Thank you, for sharing your experience with other guests. Warmest regards, Trisha
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  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful, very secluded home and it is conveniently located to easy beach access, fantastic restaurants and other amenities. Trisha's recommendations on what to do, where to eat, etc. were so helpful! We had a very memorable vacation with our two boys (ages 11 and 9) that included surfing lessons, fishing, zip lining, an ATV quad tour, and snorkeling in the tide pools. We also had Lisbia, a local lady also recommended by Trisha, fix dinner for us twice, and the food was fabulous!!Thanks Trisha for all of your help and recommendations!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen! It was absolutely wonderful hosting your family, I am so happy you all had a wonderful adventure staying in my home in Nosara. You were perfect guests, and Lisbia was very happy she was able to cook for your family. Warmest wishes to your family always, Trisha
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Jena S.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at el Sanctuario for 2 glorious weeks. We were apprehensive of the "outdoor living" with our 3 children ages 6, 4 and 2 but it turned out to be not only no problem.... But The perfect fit for us. The kitchen was well equipped, the couch area was more than enough seating for the 5 of us to read books and the beds were top quality. The 4 showers, 3 bathrooms and feet washing station were luxurious.... The landscaping was beautiful. We saw animals but nothing that wanted anything to do with us. It was fun and exciting. We had a magical experience in Nosara and our house felt like home while we were there. The dipping pool was perfect my kids to play in. I could be in the kitchen cooking while watching them in the pool. It really worked for us. Trisha, the owner, was incredibly helpful, available and in fact delightful to work with. A cleaning crew came once a week which was great. The towels were plenty. There were little touches that felt like Trisha really cared about having repeat guests. Thank you Trisha and thank you Nosara. We will cherish our memories for years to come! I miss Costa Rica already!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jena and Tom, I love hearing about your families wonderful stay in my home, and in Nosara. It was a pleasure to have your family stay at El Santuario, I am so happy to have been a part of your Costa Rica adventure. Best wishes to your family, and thank you for taking good care of my home. Kind regards, Trisha
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Magical, Restful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

El Santuario is a magical, restful, beautiful home. The house is very private, super clean and spacious. The open air living was a joy to experience ~ cooking our meals with the sounds of the jungle and sweet sea breezes moving through the space was incredible. The screened in "tree house" as we called it was the most amazing place to sleep. We awoke early to the sounds of birds and critters~including on one morning, a visit from a group of Howler Monkeys climbing past through the trees.

We loved the location of El Santuario as we could walk to the beach and to yoga classes. Once we knew our way around we found it was also easy to walk to the Tuesday Farmer's Market (which we highly recommend~go early as veggies move fast), Coconut Harry's to rent boogie and surf boards, as well as to lunch at Rosie's for traditional Costa Rican food.

Trisha was available to answer questions and give us ideas on places to explore. She was kind and friendly in our conversation on the phone and easy to reach via email. Rebeca, who manages the property and lives locally, was also very accessible and quick to respond to questions.

We traveled to Guiones with our 2 young daughters and the house was a dream. The girls loved the pool and the house is beautifully set up with an open common area for spending time together as well as quiet napping spaces. We had a ball! We highly recommend Trisha's property and would rent her home again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, for your wonderful review. I truly loved having you stay at El Santuario! I was so pleased to hear from you during your stay, I love to hear families enjoying my home, and the area. You were perfect guests, I would welcome you always! I am so glad to have shared my favorite secret beach with you, I am happy you felt the magic there too. Warm regards, Trisha
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Perfect home to enjoy all that Guiones has to offer!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at El Santuario. It was perfect for my husband and 3 boys. Everything was as described by Trisha who could not have been more accessible for questions. She was also so kind when our flight was cancelled and worked with us to extend our stay. The home is tucked away on a quiet road so you feel like you have paradise all to yourself. It is only a very short walk to 2 different beaches so it was very convenient. Trisha has thought of everything to make your stay the best. The beds, linens and bathrooms were so comfortable and clean. With 2 outdoor showers and 3 bathrooms with a beautiful master shower we were very comfortable.The kitchen had everything that we could possibly need. I would highly recommend this property for your stay in Nosara.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly, I am so happy your family enjoyed my home, especially after the trip it took to get there during the East Coast blizzard. Thank you, for taking good care of my home, and taking the time to let others know your experience while staying at El Santuario. Kind 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

Playa Guiones House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Easter Holiday
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Break
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

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.
$500.00 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.
Credit Card Fees from VRBO will be deducted from the damage deposit on return. I have not raised my rental prices in 3 seasons, but will not cover the 2.9% fees I am charged for US credit cards, or the extra 1.5% charged on international credit cards on VRBO, as of January 1, 2015.
I accept payments by Personal Check, PayPal, and through VRBO.

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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.
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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