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We're surfers and travelers who have made Nosara our 2nd home for more than 10 years.
Why Reservations chose Playa Guiones
After traveling back and forth to Nosara for years, it was time to make a commitment! White Picket Fence was built in 1998, and we're excited to share this hidden gem.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Want to wake up hidden in the jungle but still only be a 2-minute walk to the beach? You've found your spot! There's nothing better than bird watching from the balcony and swinging in the hammock with a cup of Costa Rican coffee. Then grab your board for a surf or take a quad tour through the mountains to see the farmlands and rolling hills. But we should warn you - you probably won't want to leave.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Not ideal for the rainy season
This rental is an experience! Unit 1 is a completely private second floor complete with kitchen and private balcony with rocking chairs, hammock, kitchen island and table. The property also has a fresh water pool that is the perfect reprieve from the salty ocean. It is unfortunate that they are directly beside a large construction project that starts at 6am. When we visited, the weather was abnormally rainy due to a hurricane system so we had no choice but to stay at the property which was not very relaxing due to the construction noise. The project does look like it could be nearing to a close in the coming months.
When we chose to leave the coast one day early (seeming drier conditions), Caroline was very accommodating and gave us back the full day refund. We appreciated this very much as it was not something they were required to do.
We left 3 nights early because the air conditioning wasn’t working and there was construction going on next door from 6 am through late afternoon. The owner had offered a 20% discount due to construction, but never refunded the money. I sent 3 emails after we left and got no response. They did give us our security deposit back. This place is in a great location, super cute, and has great potential, but we couldn’t escape the heat or the hammering and sawing, so we left and lost the money on the three nights we pre-paid as well. When construction is done and ac is repaired or replaced, this place will be great!
I'm sorry the room wasn't right for you all. To address your concerns specifically, I checked on the the air conditioner, and it's working, but since it's the hottest time of year, it can still be pretty hot, even at night. You've also received the 20% construction discount, and I'm sorry we weren't able to re-book the nights you decided not to stay, in order to refund part of your payment.
This is the first unhappy review we've received in 4 years, and I hope the partial refund is helpful.
Amazing Costa Rican Surf Vacation!
Everything was amazing from the accommodations to the guest care, and to the proximity and quality of the surf. I would have given five stars but there was so much nearby construction that it detracted from our experience. The great news is that the owner recognized this proactively and discounted the daily rate appropriately. I will definitely return!!
Location,location,location was 100% accurate!!!
We loved everything about the accommodations! Especially Maggie and Ruth who made us feel right at home! 😜
Great time at WPF / Playa Guiones
First off Alice and Alex were great hosts! They really make your stay relaxing and comfortable. They have great suggestions on best places to eat. We had an SUV rental so getting around to the best spots wasn't an issue. You easily could get by with a ATV or bikes. I only say this is because some of the places to eat were on the north side, which was like a 10 to 15 min drive on really bad roads. We stayed in the top unit in June. They had some strong down pours at night, which was unusual for this time of the year they said. I only say this because the roof is tin and it was a little loud for only a couple nights. Not a negative, just something to be aware of during the rainy season. The porch was great and we sat out there most of the time with a fan on. This made it comfy. I took a few siestas in the hammock too. The bedroom and bathroom were in good shape. One thing to remember. This is open air for the most part and your in the tropical jungle. You will see some bugs around if you visit in the rainy season. The AC worked great at night and kept us cool. The beach is close by as all the other reviews have said. Ruth and Maggie took a few walks on the beach with us. They are really great, Great Danes. I recommend doing the iQuad tour with Alex's crew as it was a good time and you see some really cool parts of Nosara. This is right out back from WPF. They also do surf lessons with Mark. Mark is also your tour guide for the ATV. Great guy! Maybe if your nice, he'll take you to El Chivo for some Chili Guerro. ;o) We will be back someday with our son for sure!
Thanks for the detailed review about what it's like in rainy season (roads and critters!) and what you guys enjoyed while you were here. Hope to see you guys again soon!
Just spent 2 weeks at white picket fence with my wife and 2 teenage sons and truly enjoyed the place and the location. Our host Alice was also very helpful and accommodating with anything we needed. If you want to surf, it's awesome as its a 2 min walk to the beach and we rented our board directly from them. Its really well located for grocery and restaurants with plenty in walking distance. The bikes on site also made it nice for quick stroll around guiones or checking how good or bad the waves were. Another bonus is they have the quads on site so we rented them for a couple hours here and there to go explore different spots. Would go back in heartbeat
Thanks, Mat! We're so happy you guys had a great stay and took advantage of the area, surfing and ATVs. Hope to see you again soon.