Best Deal in Nosara! Surf Monkey Villa!,Free Transportation!!!
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Hello prospective renters !
I'm a fellow surfer in the Redondo Beach California area and hope you will come and enjoy our Villa in Nosara! I've Just Purchased a very interesting vechicle called a Bajaj Torito which is sort of like a 3 wheel golf cart with a roof over it and a surf board rack has been installed on each side. They drive them all over Asia! It can carry up to 3 people. (So families of 4 or more please rent a vehicle:) which I am including at NO EXTRA CHARGE!. They usually rent for $50 a day down here! The money you will save on the Bajaj for a week is almost like getting my place for free! I JUST HAD SURF BOARD RACKS INSTALLED ON THE Bajaj. 2 RACKS, ONE PER SIDE. Take it to the Beach, grocery store, wherever you like, whenever you like! just fill up the little gas tank for me when you leave:) I have also added a couple of doubles size air mattresses in case you have more people coming:)or more kids:)
The place has 1000 sq.ft. of interior space and 500 sq.ft. of patio. 2 beds (both queen size), 2 bath tubs. Granite & Stainless kitchen with a full complement of appliances, and a laundry room with a clothes washer/dryer. It’s on 1/4 acre with its own private pool that is fully tiled and graduated 4 to 6 feet!! It has super quiet split system a/c's with remote controls. There are 4 separate A/C's, one in each bedroom and two in the living room. The bedrooms have two very attractive ceiling fans and there are two in the living room as well.
You can do every kind of out door activity you can imagine, except snow sports!! You can hear the howler monkeys and parrots; you can completely open the front and sides of the Villa to be fully immersed in the jungle atmosphere. See the pictures here!
Please call me with any questions. Also,if you have a bigger party coming down, my neighbors here may be able to accommodate you so you can have two or more Villas that are adjacent to each other!! This place is a great value for the dollar, and is very close to all the great activities the area has to offer.
To get here, you can fly into Liberia and drive 2 hours south. Or, you can fly into San Jose. From there it is a 4 1/2 hour drive but you can see some scenic things along the way. From either airport now you can now take a small plane with Sansa or Nature air on to the small air strip right here in Nosara, having one of the three (in town) car rental agencies meet you there with a vehicle of your choice :)
You can even take a bus from San Jose for about $8 US dollars! Then hop on my Bajaj in Nosara and not even need to rent a car:)!
I hope you have a great vacation here and I will help in you any way that I can. I also have an excellent property manager named Eduardo with Nosara Office Supply in Nosara that will take care of all your questions when you get here, and by e-mail or phone before you get here :) such as maid service, fun things to do. etc... He has have been here for over 20 years!
You can call me any time on the numbers listed at the bottom:)
If you miss me leave me some good times to call you back:) The latest amenity I have added is a Costa Rica cell phone that you can get from Eduardo and just get your own SIM card. most of your US phones will charge $2.20 a min. if you happen to use your phone:( this will be a way less expensive way to go. You can book excursions and do all sorts of things with your own local phone when in CR:)
Redondo Beach (a Los Angeles suburb city in case you were wondering:) California
You will find at the house, two 24 speed mountain bikes., Surfboards- two epoxy tri fin boards 7'6' & 9'0, one 9'6' and one 8'0' fiberglass. Board rental in the area can be expensive, from $130 a week and up. Save your money and stay at my place!! My favorite and newest board is the bigger fiberglass board.
WE ARE AROUND A 15 MIN DRIVE TO 4 BEACHES:) Guiones, Ostional, Pelada & Nosara, its a little faster by car than the little Bajaj:) Also once you get used to the dirt roads you can go faster after a few days. But, hopefully in Costa Rica you can move more slowly and relax. Remember your on vacation! I've ridden the bicycle to the beach in 25 min.:) so that is an option for those not afraid of a little workout:)
By the way, I cannot guarantee that the Bajaj Torito will be running when you get there as I do not have a fleet of them and some thing could have happened before you got there that is out of my control and the parts have to come from India:) so it is sort of a favor to the renter like the surf boards. So always be prepared to rent a vehicle as a back up plan:) Everything in the 'Nosara' area is spread out in a 3 mile radius so that is why I, and the Lonely Planet travel guide recommend using a motor vehicle.
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I would be careful around the pool with anyone who cannot swim. If you stay anywhere that has a private pool and you have a toddler I would get one of those alarms that float in the water and bring it with you to use during your stay....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7
- Queen size Beds (2) The mattresses have box springs and a high quality mattress pad. Not the typical hard foam mattress you will find in most places. , Double Beds (2) I just added two double air mattresses with sheets, blankets and pillows., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch does not fold out but could also be used as a bed if necessary....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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Air Conditioning available at extra charge. It has 4 split system air conditioners and they are very quiet! The whole place can cool down in just 10 minutes or so. I usually leave it off when I go out or it can get too cold!...moreless
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- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Just purchased a 1 year old Bajaj (they drive them all over in Asia) that I am including with the rental at no extra charge. It can carry three people. It looks like a 3 wheel motorcycle golf cart thing with a roof over it and it has a surfboard rack on each side. In Guiones there is an RE agency that rents 4 of them for $50 a day. 3 size helmets are there as well for you. An Adult Small(should fit a kid well) a medium and an Extra large. I just added 4 surf boards, two mask/snorkle sets and two 24 speed bicycles. The surf board sizes are 9'4" 9'0",8"0" & 7'6". Two of the leashes have a key pocket built into the part you attach to your ankle. boards are renting for around $140 a week or more down there so you will be able to save some serious money if you like any of my boards. Don't leave the boards unattended please:) And beginners please don't run the fins into sand:) If you ding or break off a fin please take it to one of the local surfboard shops and leave it to be repaired....moreless
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- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
We have wireless internet connection so if you bring a lap top you will be able to connect with the password we give you. The lap top will fit in our safe so it will be secure left at the villa. We have a data card and wireless router....moreless
Pool & Spa
(2) Each Full bath has its own sunken wirlpool tub. Doors can be opened from the tub to the bedroom private balconys. The jets are stong! Make sure you have the water level nice and high before you turn them on or it will shoot across the bathroom:) These need to be tested since are not used often so ask me and I will check with my manager to see if they are working:)...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
There is 500 sq ft. of patio space and the villa design fully opens up to all of it! All the front doors accordion open and the side doors slide open. The tile floor just continues outside so it feels seamless. The bedroom doors slide open to their own private patio as well....moreless
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Our Next door neighbors are the Costa Rica Yoga Spa which are now starting to offer drop in classes and combo packages of a yoga class and a meal! Also massage! Some great restaurants! Live music! Near Playa Ostional, A preserved area where turtles come to lay their eggs, I just got back and was lucky to see some of the little hatchlings making their way to the surf:) There is world class surfing at Playa Guiones, You can take boxing classes,get a massage, There are all kind of tours and charters you can take; fishing, a quad tour, waterfall tour,kayaking, guided nature walks, 4 surf board rental shops in town, ATV rental, In case you want to have 2 of them to cruise around on:) 3 car rental agencies, They can pick you up in your rental car right from the small airport if you want to take a plane in from San Jose or Liberia, There are many options and things to do in this quaint little area. My new manager is the best I have had yet, super nice and has lived in Nosara for 20 years! He can help you with car rental and all kinds of excursion planning....moreless
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We Loved it!
We Loved it!
Sarah and I fell in love with Nosara, we stayed over a month, Costa Rica is a remarkable country and we will return many times, a great place to bring up children, especially in Nosara. Of course most time is spent at Playa Guiones, surfing is awesome! the boards at the house are good but I opted to rent at Coconut Harry's for a more tailored board to fit my needs. Sarah was involved with a teacher/trainer Pilates course, if you surf, Pilates is amazing for relief and flexibility. We loved the location of the house, off the main dirt road to Ostional, 3 miles outside the surf towns. After a vigorous day at the beach, coming home to surf monkey was perfect. The pool is GREAT, and totally private, in fact the whole house is totally private, there are neighbors, which is good, but the hedges and trees give you freedom to be yourselves. Waking up to monkeys howl still resonates in me and waking up at dawn was normal. The sun sets around 6pm everyday and should never be missed, beautiful! The house is immaculate, minimum mosquitos compared to beach which was a concern, the house has no windows, only huge doors that fold open to the outdoors, seems nuts since you're in the jungle, but for some reason it totally works, i'm convinced its the dragon flies, look up while laying at the pool and you'll see thousands of them above you! I recommend a visit to SIBU, a monkey rescue operation and of course try hard to experience the Arribada at Ostional, only make sure you can get there through the rivers. We had a Daihatsu Bego, only adequate, the roads are rough, get a good big 4x4 to travel through country. Eduardo the manager is incredibly helpful as is David the owner. The beds are comfortable, the layout is perfect for 2 couples (but we liked it to ourselves) you'll be greeted by a calico cat we named Josie, she is a very sweet and remarkable cat. Frankie's organic store is 200 meters north, a must, the Yoga spa is across from him. This house was a very smart move and we will return to it. Enjoy living in surf shorts and flip-flops, and while in CR, don't touch toads, caterpillars, spiders and snakes!
- Guest mark d.
- Date of stay 07/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.
I have rented through VRBO for years now and find many people now how to take pictures to make their homes look better so you will rent. This home is the exact opposite. If you go in the dry season the vegetation won't be as thick, but the home is beautiful and the pictures online are not camera trickery. All the appliances you need are there and in great working order. Safe location with neighbors close enough, but not too close. All the amenities such as the boards, bikes and buggy are exactly as shown and in good condition. This place could be rented by anyone from families to young adults. I rented it for a romantic getaway/surf vacation and it worked out excellent. It is far enough away from the town so you are not in the middle of all the tourists, but close enough that you can get to the main surfing locations in minutes. The Owner was extremely helpful in planning out our vacation with his local knowledge and pointed us to some very informative websites, which took a lot of the guess work out of the trip. Even when I had issues unrelated to the home the owner made himself available to assist in resolving the situation. I would highly recommend this wonderful villa to anyone.
- Guest NWsurfer (Washington)
- Date of stay 03/19/13
- Review Submitted 03/29/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
This vacation was everything we expected it to be and more! It was adventurous: we surfed, zip-lined, tried new fruits (I recommend the Guanabana!), SUP (stand up paddle board) down the river, and saw monkeys in the trees right next to us! It was romantic: we had beautiful dinners and watched the sunset. It was amazing -- meeting the Ticos and people who have lived there for years, and meeting first-time visitors, like ourselves! As much time as we spent exploring Nosara (the city and beaches) and the neighboring Ostional (the turtles and black sand beach!), we spent a lot of time in the Surf Monkey Villa. It was really relaxing to jump in that pool, or take a nap in the brand new hammock. We spent nights in watching DVDs that we rented for a couple dollars at the Frog Pad. Jason loved disconnecting from technology, but of course, I appreciated the WiFi and checked my emails once a day :) We learned so much about the city and it was amazing to see that some of the visitors have come year after year for 5, 10, 15+ years -- and we understand why! The Bajaj is awesome with the surf racks and can get you to downtown Guiones and Nosara town! We rented a car because we knew we'd want to explore some neighboring cities, and I'd recommend that if you'd like to do the same. Also, the roads are not well-paved all the time, so it's a bumpy drive in the bajaj or four-wheeler or car. This is a great place to practice your Spanish if you're not fluent ... because everyone here speaks English :) Ahora hablo espanol perfectamente! Lastly, it's a great place to get connected to your body and wellness -- with lots of great fresh food (especially fruits and seafood) and activities (yoga, surfing, pilates, massages, etc.). We took beginner's yoga classes at Nosara Yoga Institute in a tree house which was so fun and the Costa Rica Yoga Spa is next door to the Villa -- what an amazing view! Thank you!!!
- Guest Dani (United States)
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/28/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We loved Surf Monkey Villa!
We loved Surf Monkey Villa!
We had an amazing time in Nosara and staying at Surf Monkey Villa. The house was perfect and made for a great experience in the jungle. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the pool, the minimalist lifestyle and the location. We had a few occasions where we lost power and water (as everyone there does) but we made due and had a great laugh about it. My only suggestion is to definitely rent a car. You'll want to drive to all the different areas of Nosara. The roads aren't the greatest but it adds to the charm of the town. The neighbors behind us were extremely nice and took us on a hike so we could see the ocean from our area. They didn't speak English and we don't speak Spanish but we communicated just fine. They even opened up coconuts for us to drink! If you're looking for things to do contact both Dave the owner of the house and Heidi at Nosara Travel. They offered great advice and we loved everything they suggested. Heidi took real good care of us and planned every day's activities perfectly. We ate at every place Dave suggested and loved all of them. I was very sad to leave and can only hope to come back real soon and stay at Dave's place and be around the amazing, friendly people of Nosara. This place won't disappoint you.
- Guest Tracy (Playa Del Rey, CA)
- Date of stay 11/25/11
- Review Submitted 12/12/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Absolutely Brand New! Surf Monkey Villa
Absolutely Brand New! Surf Monkey Villa
We spent the month of January at Surf Monkey and loved every minute of it. The pool was beautiful and very private. Other than the gardener, we seldom saw people. The house was roomy and all necessities had been provided. The plantings were lovely and made you feel like you were in a forrest. The monkeys in the morning and evening were delightful. The birds, butterflies and iguanas were lovely. We were disappointed that the 3 wheeled vehicle was not available. That would have been fun. It was also right on the main road, and the dust and noise were considerable. The location, between Guiones and Pueblo Nosara, was great! I would recommend the house to anyone.
- Guest Kitty and Dick (Port Townsend, WA, USA)
- Date of stay 01/10/11
- Review Submitted 02/20/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Yes!!! Nosara is a great area and Surf Monkey was a super place to stay. The pics are accurate except that it's even more beautiful in real life. Monkeys were right outside the front door. We'd heard them but hadn't seen them for a couple of days. Finally!! It's really amazing seeing wild animals just hanging around, literally. Once you know how to spot them they are suddenly all around. As for Surf Monkey, it's clean and nice. The Balinese design is nice because the entire front half of the house opens up and become a giant patio by the pool. There's sunken jacuzzi baths in both bathrooms. Very relaxing. It's not right in Nosara, but that made it even easier to go north to the turtle beach. There we saw little baby turtles walking to the ocean under the full moon. Something we'll never forget. All in all I highly recommend Surf Monkey. There's 3 surfboards available plus a boogie board which saves rental fees from the surfboard shops. If you want to get away from it all and see more stars in the sky than you ever thought possible you couldn't find a better place.
- Guest Martin Blasick (Santa Monica, CA)
- Date of stay 01/26/09
- Review Submitted 01/26/09
$450 a week in low season August September & October $675 a week in peak season November & February - July Prime:Dec/Christmas, Jan/New Years $1000 a week, discount on 2 weeks Prices subject to change, rates are seasonal. Inquire on long term rentals, weekly, & monthly discounts. All Rental Dates(rain permiting) and Rates include Free Bajaj transportation usage Bajaj rents at a local Real Estate office in Guiones for $50 a day!! So save money at my place on surf board rental and transportation costs!!!
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Year Purchased: 2006
About: Hi there! I'm a fitness trainer/wellness coach/surfer/nature lover/guitar player who lives in the Los Angeles California area. I love Costa Rica and hope to be able to live there part of the year in the future. I'm on the left and my buddy Martin who is a music producer in Santa Monica Ca is on the right.
This area has a really low key fun vibe, great surfing, beautiful nature with just the right amount of infrastructure. I'm into fitness and yoga and music and the whole vibe of the place fits me. It also attracts other people who I have a lot in common with:) I eventually am trying to figure out a way to live there part of the year and get out of this overcrowded and overly expensive area I currently live in.
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I like Surfing, eating bannana pancakes, playing guitar, snorkleing,an occasional zip line:) Yoga, Kirtan, jogging,& working on my Spanish is always fun:) Besides being a great location with tons to do within a few mile radius, Its also a great home base to go visit the rain forrests, Arenal Volcaneo plus many more of the beaches along the coast of the Nicoya Penninsula. I've been to three of the Shiva Rea Yoga New Years Retreats at the Blue Spirit in Garza which is just north of me. I've also been to a great yoga retreat in June of 2011 at my next door neighbors place the Costaricayogaspa. They are the next driveway down from me. There is also a new grocery store right at the Rasta Bridge which is super close to my Villa. less than 1Km. Feel free to call me for more info as I normally go once to twice a year for close to 7 years now:)
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Villa front view! The landscapers did a great job!
View from rear, outdoor patio & pool side of Villa with tall outdoor shower!
Living room with accordian type doors to patio, & slide open side doors!
Bedroom with colorful curtains, pillows, a/c and ceiling fan! Has its own patio!
This is called a Bajaj, its a durable little vechicle to get you to the beach:)!
If your into lounging around on a hammock we got you covered:)!
Bajaj with rider in the back & 1 surfboard on rack:)!
24 speed bike with basket:)
Front view of Villa with pool and outdoor shower! the vegitation is much bigger!
kitchen table with a view!
Stainless Steel and Granite Kitchen:) Other side has a stove & more cabinets:)
9/4,8/0, 9/0, 7/ 6. the first 2 are fiberglass 2nd 2 are epoxy tri fin.
Light weight patio furniture can be used here or easily placed out by the pool!
Bajaj pic with rider in back seat. Back bench seat holds 2 people easily:)
This is me monkeying around in the SIbu sanctuary. Great tour I reccommend:)!
24 speed bike:)
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