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Romantic Nature Escape

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Artistic fine wood, copper and stone

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Nosara house description

Designed by famed architect Abraham Valenzuela, this house and location connects you to nature and each other in revitalizing ways. Many locals and guests call it the finest tropical home in the region. It overlooks a deep river basin, with expansive ocean views. You experience nature, instead of the sounds, lights and noise of man.

In a gated community 12 km north of Nosara with many owner-occupied homes close by. In the Rio Rosario river basin, which many feel has the finest microclimate on Costa Rica's entire 780-mile Pacific Ocean coast.

Just minutes from four great restaurants - Hotel Luna Azul, Hotel San Juanillo, La Brovilla, and Bahia - and easy drives to Nosara or Liberia with 3 new bridges built in 2012. This unspoiled coast area is inaccessible no more.

House offers colorful river basin and ocean views, and unforgettable sunsets. Lush grounds on all sides with flowering plants, ferns and palms. You hear crashing waves amplify up the river basin in soothing hypnotic sounds. Watch shimmering light reflections on its 50’ infinity-edge lap pool - always with perfect swimming temperatures and for lounging upon.

The house sits 300’ up and 1/2 km back up from the ocean to enjoy near perfect year-round temperatures. All concrete construction with exotic wood, copper and stone finishes, the house stays cool throughout the day. Lush tree canopies offer shade and attract many monkeys and birds. Most Nosara area houses require a/c in both the night and day, but this house only rarely requires a/c. This means you get to hear the sounds of nature instead of the sounds of electricity, compressors and fans.

The house has many exotic stone/copper/wood finish treatments. A large gourmet kitchen with European gas stove with convection oven. Satellite TV, wireless Internet and strong cell phone signals. Alarm system, safe room with renter's safe. Covered carport. Cleaning, pool and landscape services included, and concierge services too.

Two large bedrooms sit on opposite ends of the house. Large master suite has a king bed with a tree house-like feel, with tree canopy over decorative ferns and plants below. Its wood/glass walls open to all screen walls so you feel like you're in a tree house. Master bedroom opens on three sides to allow refreshing breezes to flow through. A double shower room in glass opens to a shower on a deck outside that overlooks gardens below.

Guest bedroom has a queen bed with 3/4 bath. Also a full-size bed in gazebo and deluxe daybed on veranda. A/c in both bedrooms, and luxury ceiling fans throughout.

The world-famous Ostional turtle beach is just 2 km south. Famous intermediate and expert surf breaks are close by in Nosara, Ostional and Marbella. The region's best safe swimming and snorkeling beaches are 2 km away in San Juanillo.

With the deep lap pool outside of most rooms, the house is not for young kids unable to swim. We prefer to rent to one or two couples, or a family of 4 with kids who swim.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                The pool is 5 1/2' deep for 50' and is outside most rooms of the house....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                There are several local options nearby....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning
              • Washing Machine
              • Covered Parking

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Strong and consistent wireless due to a cell phone tower near the entrance to the subdivision (but you don't see from the house)....moreless

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer 2014 Season
                      May 16 - Nov 1, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,400

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter 2015
                      Nov 15 - Apr 2, 2016
                      4 night min stay
                      $250

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


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                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Stays one week or longer always negotiable.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      The house is close to many well-known yoga and wellness centers.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About: We live 9000' in Colorado's western mountains where beaver, elk, bear, mountain lions, coyotes and many other wild animals come on our property. This photo of an elk herd is from our house. We love nature, and why we are so attracted to this Rio Rosario basin.

                      Why Nosara:
                      We find most beach towns in Costa Rica (Playa Nosara, Tamarindo, Mal Pais, Samara, Flamingo, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, etc.) too hot, too noisy and too dusty. We don't like how a/c's disconnect us from nature. This house is in a microclimate only about 3 km wide on the coast. A 3300' mountain about 15 km NE of the house (Vista El Mar Peak) causes the NE trade winds to rise and cool to create this always enjoyable microclimate. The Rio Rosario starts high on the mountain's western slopes and flows year-round. It means a near perfect 12-month climate at the house with temps about 5 degrees cooler than beach areas just a few kms north or south.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The Ostional turtle beach is 2 km away. From June to January over 2 million Pacific Olive Ridley sea turtles (60-80 pounds) lay their eggs on this beach. The turtles arrive in the last dark quarter of the monthly moon. Their monthly egg laying sessions are called arribadas (‘arrivals’) and happen on 4 consecutive nights. Each turtle lays about 100 eggs. The eggs hatch about 50 days later, when tiny 4-inch turtles dig up through the sand for their scramble to the ocean. For surfers, the famous Marbella surfing breaks are 6 km north – with a left-hand point break for beginners and a peaking A-frame beach break with incredible barrels for intermediates and experts. The great Playa Nosara intermediate surf beach is 12 km south.


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                      Photos

                      • Artistic fine wood, copper and stone

                        Artistic fine wood, copper and stone

                      • Comfortable terrazzo concrete floors that don't get hot or slippery

                        Comfortable terrazzo concrete floors that don't get hot or slippery

                      • Gourmet kitchen with amazing views

                        Gourmet kitchen with amazing views

                      • Master bedroom tree house feel, and opens out to pool.

                        Master bedroom tree house feel, and opens out to pool.

                      • Living room of nature and shimmering views

                        Living room of nature and shimmering views

                      • The house exudes timeless charm

                        The house exudes timeless charm

                      • Perfect length for swimming laps

                        Perfect length for swimming laps

                      • Colors of total delight

                        Colors of total delight

                      • Lighted infinity edge over basin abyss

                        Lighted infinity edge over basin abyss

                      • Glass walls frame sophisticated sights

                        Glass walls frame sophisticated sights

                      • Luxurious master king bed!

                        Luxurious master king bed!

                      • Second bedroom opens out to pool.

                        Second bedroom opens out to pool.

                      • Enter outside through the front door

                        Enter outside through the front door

                      • Tranquil master showers both inside and out

                        Tranquil master showers both inside and out

                      • Monkeys hanging by the pool

                        Monkeys hanging by the pool

                      • Guest bedroom

                        Guest bedroom

                      VRBO #278084

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                      $200 - $250 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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