Beautiful Luxury Villa and Private Casita with Panoramic Ocean Views
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Nosara house description
If you want to get away from it all, yet have access to everything, Casa Largo is the place. Nestled among monkeys and parrots on the mountaintop above the quaint fishing village of Garza, Costa Rica, our villa is the perfect retreat for a couple, couples, or small family seeking seclusion and relaxation. While home, sit under the comfortable shade of our wrap-around porch and enjoy the breathtaking view of Playa Guiones. Do yoga, read, nap, watch birds, swim in our gorgeous infinity pool, or soak in our luxury, jungle jacuzzi. In the evenings, grill and dine al fresco, watch the sunset, and linger in one of our rocking chairs under the stars. When you want to get out, just drive to one of the many restaurants just three to six miles away in Esperanza and Nosara. If you like the beach, Playa Garza is just five minutes down the hill and the popular surfing beach, Playa Guiones, is just 20 minutes away. Samara Beach and Playa Carillo are only thirty- minutes south.
There are many activities that can be booked in Nosara including deep-sea fishing, surf lessons, monkey tours, river tours, horseback riding, canopy tours, and turtle tours on Ostional Beach. But if you are like us, you will find that you have everything you need right here on the hill. If you need to work and stay connected to the world, we also have US satellite TV and Internet access.
The house is large, with cathedral ceilings and screened-in windows for ventilation. Together with the wrap-around porch, the house stays very cool. Although there is an air conditioning unit in the private casita, we rarely use it. This is the perfect house for a couple or couples, or a small family with adult kids. We do not recommend the home for small children due to the openness with the pool and nature. There is also a gourmet kitchen with all amenities. If rugged luxury is your cup of tea, then this is the place for you.
For people interested in mind/body wellness, the area is one the Blue Zone's in the world, featured by National Geographic. A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live past 100 due to the area's healthy environment and living styles. The Nosara area is also home to the Blue Spirit Retreat Center, affiliated with New York's Omega Center, and the Nosara Yoga Institute. Our home is an easy (ten-minute) driving distance of both of these places and offers a peaceful setting to return home to after classes.
Organic vegetables and meats are available on weekends at the farmer's market.
- 1 story
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- The two master bedrooms are spacious with cathedral ceilings, each with private baths. The third bedroom is in a separate, private casita/bungalow. It has a very 'open' feeling, with large doors that open up to the pool and view. There is also a private deck over the jungle for sunning or dining privately. The Casita is also air-conditioned, although we rarely use it as evenings are pleasant on top of the mountain. There is also a writing desk and a comfy chair for reading. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Bathrooms are spacious. The casita features an outdoor shower.
- A housekeeper is included twice a week. A gardener comes three times a week. A pool/spa person comes twice a week. TV is US Satellite with New York Stations. Internet is 3G with 6-hour Internet battery back-up for electrical outages. 4-Wheel drive is recommended for local roads Eco-conscious construction with gravity-fed and solar hot water. This community has a private gate and gatehouse attendees for security and convenience. A private chef can be hired on request. Starting rate $50 minimum per evening, plus the cost of groceries. Renter must organize meal preferences and make arrangements directly with chef. Great place, incredible views, and perfect for relaxing....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Rain Forests
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Ocean View
- Near The Ocean:
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Computer Available
- Toilet Paper
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Towels Provided:
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Iron & Board
- Mobile Phone
- Ceiling Fans
- Living Room
- Laundry Soap
- Wireless Internet
- Mosquito Magnet
- Covered Parking
- Broadband Access
- Thermos Bottle
- Basic Soaps
- Water Cooler
- Local Activities Guide
- Paper Towels
- Housekeeper Included
- Outdoor Grill:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Deck / Patio:
- Small Cooler
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Beach Towels
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
ReviewsWrite a review
Amazing Vacation, Fantastic Home
Amazing Vacation, Fantastic Home
Amazing. Six of us (three couples) spent a 10-day vacation in Garza, making this house our home base. Nicer than any hotel I've ever stayed at (and I'm very picky), this house - with it's private casita - gave us more than enough room to sun, swim, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. The pool and view are - by far - the best part of this experience. We spent countless hours bobbing in the water and staring off into the endless Pacific Ocean. A great, shaded veranda was our outdoor dining room every night and nearby restaurants and beautiful beaches provided us with lots of daily destinations. If you go, ask Karen about arranging for a chef. Our experience was delicious and all the more relaxing thanks to the excellent cooking our local chef provided. I can't recommend this enough. I can't wait to return. Karen and Stephen were also wonderful to work with, helping us navigate everything from directions to grocery stores.
- Guest Stephanie M. (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
- Date of stay 02/07/13
- Review Submitted 02/19/13
Our dream vacation! if you are looking for accommodations that rival a 5 star hotel, one that includes perfect views,gorgeous pool,abundance of nature, serenity, beautiful gardens, drop dead gorgous house,in a location that is surrounded with nature you have found it Karen and Stephens home in Garza exceeded our expectations -- the photos looked lovely however when we drove up the driveway it was even nicer We found Stephen and Karen down to earth folks, who were more than helpful this indeed was a vacation in paradise. Hans and Marg Kiener Vancouver BC
- Guest Margaret (Vancouver)
- Date of stay 09/24/09
- Review Submitted 04/06/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
Discounts: 10 nights or more: $300 Nightly
Dec 15 - Jan 15
7 night min stay
Discounts: 10 nights or more: $450 Nightly
|Peak Easter/Spring Break
Mar 16 - Apr 20
7 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $360 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation before the 60th day prior to the rental period, Lessee(s) receives full refund, including security/damage deposit. Cancellation on or after the 59th day prior to the rental period, the Lessee(s) forfeits the initial 50% payment, but receives, in-full, the security/damage deposit. Cancellation 14 days prior, Lessee(s) forfeits 80% of the total price, but receives deposit in full.
Upon signing of rental agreement: US$ (50% of rental price)
Upon signing of rental agreement: US$ 500.00 (refundable damage/security deposit)
45 days prior to rental period: US$ (remaining 50% of rental price)
Within 15 days of rental completion: Credit US$500.00 (Lessor returns security deposit)
Additional Fees and Taxes:
The rate include all taxes (13% in Costa Rica), 2x/week housekeeping, 2x/week gardener, 2x/wk pool service, US Satellite TV, 1 Mbps download internet (ICE), all utilities.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We are a couple in our 40s who swapped the jungles of New York City for those of Costa Rica...and we couldn't be happier. We take pleasure in sharing our home with others who appreciate the beauty of nature and the simpler pleasures in life.
Why the Owner Chose Nosara:
Our home is located in Garza, which is about 6 miles south of Guiones beach, so if you want to be within walking (200 meters) of the ocean, this home is not for you. However, please note, homes near the water tend not to have cool breezes or vistas of the ocean. They also have more mosquitoes and during dry season/high season, you will be inundated with dust from the dirt roads. I used to own property in Nosara, but the dust was too much, and so we moved to the Vista Royal community in the hills above Playa Garza ... overlooking the Pacific Ocean! We couldn't be happier here! Vista Royal is an exclusive development with 10 homes in a gated community with soft-security personnel that overlooks Playa Guiones and/or Playa Garza...the home is near Blue Spirit (~3 miles), Nosara Yoga Institute (~5 miles), and the center of Guiones (about 6 miles). Our home overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is ~1.5 miles from Garza beach and 5 miles from Nosara beaches.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is semi-eco friendly...gravity fed water but water pressure is not an issue, and solar hot water...never a problem for showers, etc., but excessive clouds will result in lower water temp. In addition, we get wonderful ocean/jungle breezes and only have air conditioning in the room that is detached from the main house (casita) for those who cannot do without, although we rarely use it. We are amazed at how few mosquitoes and other annoying bugs are up here and it is not problem keeping the doors open in the evening. We have a newly constructed jacuzzi (again, solar heated), and can sleep 6 in three bedrooms (master has a CA-King, the other room has two full-sized beds that can be combined to form a King, and the other bedroom is 20 feet detached from the main house and has a Queen bed). In addition to a wrap-around veranda with many seating options, there are two terraces: a solarium and a shade deck--both overlooking the canopies and ocean.
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Ocean-side of house during high season
Wrap-around veranda and spectacular ocean and jungle views from all sides
Gorgeous infinity pool
A lit "jungle walk" connects the sun terrace to the shade terrace
Dine al fresco.
Living area, full of light
Second Master bedroom also overlooks pool and Pacific.
Private Casita with full bath and terrace
Casita Sun Terrace - Solarium- with jungle/ocean views
Sunset from the infinity pool.
Howler as seen from Monkey Terrace
Secluded, yet in a safe and elegant neighborhood
Incredible, unobstructed, panoramic ocean views!
Relax on the porch anytime of day, rain or shine.
Solar-powered jungle jacuzzi
Jungle Terrace for dining alongside the monkey corridor
High cathedral ceilings throughout house
The first master bedroom opens to the pool, gardens and Pacific ocean.
This second master bedroom can be set up, as seen here, with two single beds.
Casita bed with mosquito net for open-air sleeping
Enjoy our coral lounge, perfect for sunset cocktails or late-night star-gazing.
Nap from the shade terrace in your hammock or just watch the monkeys
Front porch bench under arch of flowers
Aerial view of the beautiful pristine beach of Playa Garza.
3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
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