'Casa Del Ray' Fabulous Ocean View
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Nosara house description
This unique property overlooks the Pacific ocean and jungles of Playa Guiones and is located in the exclusive 'K' Section. Relaxing in a hammock or sitting on the terraza sipping cocktails overlooking the private pool, rancho, and outdoor kitchen, you will experience the howler monkeys, pizotes, exotic birds, and other wildlife. Enjoy the short walk to the beautiful white sand 'Playa Guiones' beach and WORLD CLASS SURFING.
The main floor has a spacious air conditioned living room with sliding glass doors that lead to a terraza that circles the outside of the main level of the house. It has a fully equipped kitchen and dining room that seats six, two comfortable bedrooms with individual air conditioning units.The master 3rd floor suite includes a kingsize bed, wet bar, spacious bathroom with an ocean view from the shower, A/C, private balcony and spiral staircase leading to the cocktail deck for spectacular sunsets; stargazing; and wildlife viewing.
The outdoor living area includes a pool with Jacuzzi and swim-up bar (four bar stools and a bench inside the pool). The pool is partially covered by the Rancho that totally covers a full kitchen including two sinks, two burner cook top and large charcoal BBQ + a smoker. The Rancho also includes a bathroom and shower.
Maid service is optional - $75 for a day of house cleaning and washing linens; towels; and/or client clothes.
Keywords: Ocean View Villa
- 2500 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 3 bathrooms on the property
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Living Room seats 6
- DVD Player
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio:
- Garden Chairs:
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Whale Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
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So happy there!
So happy there!
We arrived at Casa Del Rey during the Geminid Meteor shower and were truly amazed by the brightness of the night sky from the 4th fl perch. We spent every night up there. The house is perfectly situated on the outskirts of paradise. The outdoor space is a lovely, the pool is amazing and the ecosystem is robust. The view from the king bed in the master suite should not be missed.
- Guest gfs (United States)
- Date of stay 12/14/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Very sweet house in an amazing spot.
Very sweet house in an amazing spot.
We rented this house for a week and we're not only satisfied, but fulfilled. The booking went smoothly and Harry was great at providing us with all the info we needed from getting there to local color. We were three plus two kids and the house was set up perfectly for us. I agree with someone else who said the pictures did not do the place justice. The house and gardens are immaculate. The amenities were excellent and just what we wanted. We especially loved the observation deck up top for star-watching and sunsets, the rancho and swim up bar for lounging and the tasteful furnishings of the house. The walk to the beach is about 5-7 minutes and there are tide pools right there making it perfect for our two small kids. We love to cook, so the kitchen and rancho were great for grilling, smoking and stove top stuff. The house was also secure which helped the piece of mind since there are occasional robberies in the area. I just wish I was still there.
- Guest VagabondB (Brooklyn, NY)
- Date of stay 12/14/12
- Review Submitted 01/07/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Great house...we want to come back now!
Great house...we want to come back now!
Casa del Ray is a large comfortable house tucked in a quiet road. The gardens and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The pool was clear and refreshing on a hot day. There are hammocks all over the property so there is always a place to catch a quick nap! The master bedroom was large and the bathroom was so spacious. The bed in the master bedroom is situated so that you have a view of the ocean over the trees. At night the full moon would illuminate the water. We didn't use the grill or cook in the kitchen but everything seemed to be in working order. Casa del ray is near the heart of Playa Guiones but far enough away to feel private. You hear the ocean, birds and howler monkeys. We want to be back there now.
- Guest AmyH (Shreveport, LA)
- Date of stay 07/26/12
- Review Submitted 08/04/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
This house is beautiful. It was quiet, in a gorgeous setting and was exactly as described, if not better. In the morning, I had coffee on the patio while watching the monkeys play in the trees, in the afternoon I read in one of the many hammocks while listening to the ocean. The sky deck and the master bedroom have incredible views of the ocean. At night we watched the lightening over the ocean, it was incredibly beautiful. The house was clean, great kitchen, gorgeous garden, pool and patio area. Dan the owner was very helpful in helping us plan our trip and answering all our questions. The onsite staff were also very helpful. Next time we will take a bigger group because the house is perfect for entertaining. I absolutely recommend this property and Coconut Harry's Surf Shop, Experience Nosara Adventure Tours, and many of the local restaurants especially Cafe de Paris, Robin's Ice Cream, Rosi's Soda Tica and Dolce Vita.
- Guest Victoria (Vancouver, Washington)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/05/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
My husband and I recently rented this house in August 2011 for 5 nights and had an amazing time! We booked the trip at the last minute and didn't really know what to expect, but the house exceeded our expectations by far. To begin with, Dan (the owner) is wonderful and goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome! He has tons of knowledge of the area and is super helpful on coming up with things to do, suggestions for restaurants, etc. As for the house - it is gorgeous and is VERY nice (way better than the pictures suggest). It's in the perfect location and has all that you could ever need (super soft towels and sheets, all the cooking gadgets that you could ever ask for, towels for the pool, beach chairs, and the list goes on and on) . The back yard itself is reason enough to rent this house. It is AMAZING! The pool is something like out of a swanky resort and has a swim up bar and a built in jacuzzi. The rancho (outdoor kitchen/BBQ area) is very nice too. A great outdoor area to entertain or just hang out at in the afternoons. Overall, Playa Guiones is a great vacation spot and I would HIGHLY recommend you rent this house. It will exceed your expectations!
- Guest Lauren (North Carolina, USA)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/12/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Casa del Ray
Casa del Ray
We stayed at Casa del Ray over the December holidays. The house is lovely, the pool and outdoor area is beautiful and we enjoyed watching the iguana family who live in the rocks next to the house. The kitchen has plenty of equipment, but was not especially clean when we arrived, including a dishwasher full of dirty dishes and no dish washing detergent. Plus we had to wash every dish, cup, glass and silverware before using it to remove greasy fingerprints. There were enough dishes for 6, but not for 8 or especially 12 people -- plenty of plates and glasses, only 5 or 6 mugs, 5 cereal bowls, silverware for 6, etc. Although there were only 6 of us we rented the apartment on the main floor so our son and new daughter-in-law could have privacy. By the third night they were joined by scorpions and decided that sleeping in the bunk beds in the main house was preferable. They never used the apartment again. The owner told us that the house would be cleaned on a Monday (midway for our stay of 10 days). It was not done. When I spoke to him a couple of days later he told me that since someone in our group spoke Spanish we should have arranged it with the caretaker (his wife is the house cleaner). On our arrival he had told me it would be cleaned that Monday. We did damage something and reported it to the owner immediately. He and I discussed what we should pay for it. According to a local source he was insisting on double their estimate and refused to let us get it fixed. Still he did not return the amount he promised in the email. I would not recommend staying here.
- Guest Penny (Columbia, MD 21044)
- Date of stay 12/22/10
- Review Submitted 01/24/11
Owner response: I would like to take the time to respond to this negative review of Casa Del Ray. As it is my constant effort to make sure all my guest enjoy their stay while visiting Nosara occasionally there are those people who no matter at what lengths you go to to insure their satisfaction they find fault in something. In this case a vintage surfboard displayed in the rafters of the poolside rancho was removed by the children of the renters. It was strapped to the top of their rental car and off to the beach they went. Unfortunately the board which should have never been taken down fell off the car and was damaged beyond repair. Not only was this a gift that held sentimental value it was obviously used without my knowledge or permission. As is common practice for any lost,stolen or damage property the money for repair or replacement is taken from the security deposit. It was at this point and this point only 5 days into their stay that any of these problems if they existed at all were brought to my attention. They also were never brought up to my on sight property manager. As in other reviews on my website you can see that without exception people have enjoyed their stay at Casa Del Ray and have offered up many flattering comments of the property the house and staff. When people come in for a stay and complain of the NOISY Howler Monkeys waking them early or the wind blowing to strong then it becomes difficult to please everyone. Some folks just may not be cut out for vacations in a Tropical Paradise that is Casa Del Ray. I look forward to any and all comments from all my visitors and look forward to many more years of offering my HOME to future guest. Thank You, Dan
Wonderful stay at Casa Del Ray!
Wonderful stay at Casa Del Ray!
My husband and I just returned from a one week vacation at Casa Del Ray (December 5-12, 2010). The house is very beautiful with fine attention to details, decorating, etc. Tande (the care taker) was there most everyday and he kept the pool spotless along with taking care of anything else that needed attention. The grounds were just beautiful. The photos are certainly an accurate representation of the property but cannot do justice to the sound of the waves, howler monkeys, birds, etc. Everything was crisp and clean and the ocean breeze and smell of flowers was so relaxing. We saw plenty of wildlife and one morning we woke up to find a troop of about 15 howler monkeys with babies right in front of the house! This house is in a great location with very little to no traffic in a very nice section of Guiones. Dan was extremely helpful in arranging to have us picked up and taken back to the airport, answering questions, making recommendations of where to eat, rent quads, etc. The house had two things that we used all week...the english-spanish dictionary and the cards that listed the wildlife for the area. It was VERY thoughtful for those things to be included as well as the books on Costa Rica, DVD movies, etc. This could not have been a better experience for us. I will say though that you need to be able to handle climbing stairs and walking up inclines not only for this house but for most everything in Guiones. We definitely got in shape with walking to and from the town of Guiones, climbing stairs, and walking the beaches in the area. We recommend getting a quad from Monkey Quad rentals, eating at Harbor Reef, La Dolce Vita and the Gilded Iguana. We loved just getting on the quad and driving around to see the country and the other beautiful properties in the area. We enjoyed visiting Playa Pelada and Playa Rosara, seeing the overlook area at Lagarta Lodge, seeing Rio Nosara and the communities of Nosara and Garza. The only thing that we would change would be to learn some basic Spanish, Luis and Tande were very nice but really do not speak any English and we would have loved to converse with them about the area. We got along fine without speaking the language but we will learn some Spanish before returning (and we are looking forward to returning). We highly recommend Casa del Ray if you want to enjoy a beautiful home in an even more beautiful country!
- Guest Lmequine (Quitman, Texas)
- Date of stay 12/05/10
- Review Submitted 12/13/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Wonderful home, with ocean views from the second, third and fourth levels. Stunning fourth level obvservation deck is great for watching the sun rise and set. Ocean view from the third level master is magical, and you can hear the ocean roar all night long if you decide to sleep with the huge sliding glass door open like we did many times. The caretaker is there most every day to help with any issues you may have is is truely a great guy, but practice up on your Spanish because he knows only a little English. The pool and rancho with outdoor kitchen is where we spent most of the hot part of the day. Loved the swim up bar and party area under the rancho, and we spent hours there during a huge rainstorm one day.
- Guest Bill44 (Texas)
- Date of stay 07/18/09
- Review Submitted 07/18/09
Beautiful house, fantastic week, great pool, easy walk to the beach, all 12 of us had an amazing time!!
- Guest Ian Gallager (Sacramento, CA)
- Date of stay 07/02/09
- Review Submitted 07/02/09
Nov-April $2,250/wk Nightly rate is $350 with 3 Night Minimum required Holidays $3,500/wk or $5,500/2wks (12/21/13-1/5/14)(2/15-2/23/14)(4/19-4/27/14) May-Oct $1,250/wk Nightly rate is $200 with 3 Night Minimum required 50% Deposit due upon Booking Reservation - can deposit to my BofA; Wire; or PayPal Refundable Security Deposit of $500 to be paid upon arrival Monthly and Long-term Rates Available and Negotiable
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- Nearest Airport: Nosara Aerodrome at 1.8 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: I am retired, splitting time between Costa Rica and Florida. I love the natural beauty of Nosara and Playa Guiones. The surf is warm and consistent + we have fantastic deep sea fishing along with gorgeous sunsets over the blue Pacific Ocean.
Why the Owner Chose Nosara:
The remote location was a big draw but also the availability of basic essentials.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
World Class Surfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Peace and Tranquility.
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Pool and Rancho as seen from the SkyBox Cocktail Deck
Front of House
Fully Equipped Kitchen With Longboard Bar
Enjoy an Adult Beverage at the Swim Up Bar
Grill your Catch Of The Day on the Wood Burning BBQ at the Rancho Kitchen
Enjoy Sunsets from the Swim in Jacuzzi
Double Bed Guest Room with Surfboard Rack
Relax on the Terrace in ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
Beautiful View of Rear of Home from jacuzzi
Living Room,Kitchen and Dining area
Just another Beautiful Sunset from one of three Terraces
Always a Bar Stool open at the Casa Del Ray Rancho
View the Sunset and Wildlife or Stargaze all with a Cold Beverage in the SKYBOX
Master Suite with King Bed, Wet Bar and Private Terrace,
Guest Room With Bunk beds and Board Racks
Maybe Just Lounging around is all you want to do
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