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Beautiful Luxury Villa and Private Casita with Panoramic Ocean Views

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Because of terraces and open pool, the property is not recommended for children under 6...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Because of the high terraces and open pool, this home is not appropriate for small children...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            This property is not fenced in, so only pets who do not wander the neighborhood are appropriate here....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            with full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            with full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            with bath and outdoor shower and air conditioning...moreless

          • 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

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                Internet only...moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                US Satellite (New York channels)...moreless

              • Stereo:

                System integrated into home and can be regulated from each room or outdoor space. Connects to Ipod....moreless

              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Small collection. We recommend you bring some videos of interest....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Rain Forests
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                Property is at the top of the hill, flanked by lush jungle and wildlife and ocean views...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                View of San Juan mountains over the jungle...moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                Beautiful panoramic view of Playa Guiones in Nosara. Also partial view of Playa Garza....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Panoramic ocean view and spectacular sunsets year-round...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Indoor dining includes a large table, seats 6 and a small breakfast table for 2. Outdoor table, where we normally eat, seats 6. Small table can be joined with the large one to seat 9....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                This is provided ONLY in the Casita. Main home, which has cathedral ceilings with upper windows for airflow, remains remarkably cool...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                The washing machine contains this feature....moreless

              • Computer Available
              • Covered Parking
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                1 Mbps download internet (ICE). Internet is 3G with 6-hour Internet battery back-up for electrical outages....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                High-quality linens provided....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mobile Phone
              • Mosquito Magnet
              • PC
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Safe
              • Thermos Bottle
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Towels and beach towels provided...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Also has a dry cycle...moreless

              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker:

                American coffee maker and a European style (stovetop) moka....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All the basics and more...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                One set of casual dishes and one of white entertaining dishes...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Large gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. An island provides a bar area....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                We have spices, oil and vinegar, coffee and a variety of drinks (wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages) for your arrival....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                ice-maker and filtered water...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas stove (propane) and separate oven...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Two terraces, a sun and a shade, are provided with views of canopies...moreless

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                Wonderful wrap-around deck keeps the house cool....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Shade terrace has a lanai and a hammock...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Winding paths lead through flowers on the front lawn. Property includes a small orchard with lime and orange trees, pineapple, avocado and banana....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Includes rotisserie...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda:

                Wrap-around veranda provides outdoor living year-round, even in rainy season. Lots of shade...moreless

              • Small Cooler
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Outdoor jacuzzi, seats up to 6; solar-fed...moreless

              • Jacuzzi
              • Outdoor Hot Tub
              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                Infinity pool with waterfall...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Peak Holiday
                  Dec 15 - Jan 15
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  Peak Easter/Spring Break
                  Mar 16 - Apr 20
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,800
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,380

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  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)


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                  Last updated: 10/22/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Other Activities: turtles, quads, yoga, ziplining, monkeys, ultralight flying

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About: 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 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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                  Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
                   

                  Photos

                  • Ocean-side of house during high season

                    Ocean-side of house during high season

                  • Wrap-around veranda and spectacular views

                    Wrap-around veranda and spectacular views

                  • Gorgeous infinity pool

                    Gorgeous infinity pool

                  • A lit "jungle walk" connects the sun terrace to the shade terrace

                    A lit "jungle walk" connects the sun terrace to the shade terrace

                  • Dine al fresco.

                    Dine al fresco.

                  • Living area, full of light

                    Living area, full of light

                  • Second Master bedroom also overlooks pool and Pacific.

                    Second Master bedroom also overlooks pool and Pacific.

                  • Private Casita with full bath and terrace

                    Private Casita with full bath and terrace

                  • Casita Sun Terrace

                    Casita Sun Terrace

                  • Sunset from the infinity pool.

                    Sunset from the infinity pool.

                  • Howler as seen from Monkey Terrace

                    Howler as seen from Monkey Terrace

                  • Secluded, yet in a safe and elegant neighborhood

                    Secluded, yet in a safe and elegant neighborhood

                  • Incredible, unobstructed, panoramic ocean views!

                    Incredible, unobstructed, panoramic ocean views!

                  • Relax on the porch anytime of day, rain or shine.

                    Relax on the porch anytime of day, rain or shine.

                  • Jungle jacuzzi

                    Jungle jacuzzi

                  • Jungle Terrace for dining alongside the monkey corridor

                    Jungle Terrace for dining alongside the monkey corridor

                  • High cathedral ceilings throughout house

                    High cathedral ceilings throughout house

                  • The first master bedroom opens to the pool, gardens and Pacific ocean.

                    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.

                    This second master bedroom can be set up, as seen here, with two single beds.

                  • Casita bed with mosquito net for open-air sleeping

                    Casita bed with mosquito net for open-air sleeping

                  • Enjoy our coral lounge, perfect for sunset cocktails or late-night star-gazing.

                    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

                    Nap from the shade terrace in your hammock or just watch the monkeys

                  • Front porch bench under arch of flowers

                    Front porch bench under arch of flowers

                  • Aerial view of the beautiful pristine beach of Playa Garza.

                    Aerial view of the beautiful pristine beach of Playa Garza.

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

                  $2,380 - $3,500 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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