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Close to Surf - 2 Surfboards and 2 Hammocks Included

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Looking out your front door, you see one of Costa Rica's famous natural reserves

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Last updated: 02/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nosara cottage description

Included with the cottage are two surf boards. These are 'soft-top' long boards (excellent for beginners and kids - they have soft foamy decks and sides). Both have leashes and are ready to go. You also have two hammocks on the patio, plus a patio table with four chairs. There is a self-inflating double bed that can be used for kids if needed. Many people write and ask if certain dates are open and what the rent is for those dates. If you want to know if the cottage is available on particular dates, scroll to the bottom of this web page for a calendar that shows you the dates that are open. You can also use the 'Detailed Price' link on the right (scroll upward until you see the photo at the top and look below the big yellow button) to get a quote for the rent for your dates. Once you've decided on your dates, the 'Book It' yellow button on the right will enable you to input your credit card to book the cottage. I will get a message that you've asked to book the cottage, and I'll contact you as soon as I get the message.

Another important thing to know is that electricity is expensive. If you want to have A/C, please let us know up front. There's a $12/day extra fee.

So, here's more about the cottage and Nosara. Welcome to Hawaii as it was in 1940, but with high speed 'premium' DSL WiFi. You are only 2 hours from the Liberia airport, and you can use a rental car, which you can pick up at the airport and drop in Nosara or we can send a van. This is a rustic surf town with dirt roads, friendly people, and lots of yoga and surfing going on. Your cottage is a 10 minute walk from the main surf beach, a five minute walk to the Yoga Institute, a ten minute walk to the Spanish Language Institute, and a two minute walk to downtown. You also can use my two 9 food soft-top surfboards. You are so close to downtown that, within a couple minutes walk, there is an ice cream shop, a mini-mart, a clinic, clothing stores, real estate offices, a bank, ATV and bike rentals, a lot of cafes and restaurants, and two surf shops. In the cottage, you have wireless high speed DSL internet, 24 hour on-call maintenence, local guides/maps, weekly housekeeping (daily housekeeping is optional), optional air conditioning (rarely needed), beach towels, ceiling fans, house linens are provided, a safe (will hold wallets, passports, 3 laptops), a TV connected to a DVD player for movies and music, security (ornate ironwork on doors and windows), a blender, a device to make juice out of citrus fruit, a coffeemaker, a pressure cooker, a microwave, a refrigerator, a stove, a toaster, a rice cooker, optional personal laundry at $10 per load, a covered porch with two hammocks, off-road parking, outside shower, a large patio, patio furniture, and a beautiful yard. You are located above one of Nosara's many nature preserves and you will see a lot of wildlife. During the day the howler and spider monkeys play in the trees, pizotes wander through the yard (they love peanut butter), and tropical birds and butterflies fill the air around you. I walk to the beach twice a day to surf, and usually are not disappointed by what I find. Dawn and sunset surfing are the best if tides and winds are right. The locals are outstanding surfers, but they make room for visitors. In fact, I really can't say enough about the friendly, hospitable people of Nosara. They especially warm up to you when you try your Spanish on them. This is not just a rental house for income - I live here part of the year myself, and I have fixed it up to be cozy and complete. I don't scrimp on any of the amenities, because I like to fix things up nicely for myself as well. I bought this cottage after I had come to Nosara for years to surf and enjoy the food, scenery, monkeys, and local population. With the purchase of the cottage, I inherited a wonderful wife/husband team of managers, who are on the spot when anything needs attending to. They manage the gardens, the housekeeping, the laundry, the renter's needs, and renter scheduling.

Keywords: High speed DSL WiFi, surfing, surf boards, bungalow, casita,private, monkeys visit, pizotes visit, A/C, fans, shopping, night life, safe for valuables (can fit 3 laptops, wallets, purses), secure (attractive ironwork is standard for Nosara), housekeeping service, laundry service, hammocks, off-road parking, covered and lighted patio, yoga institute nearby, yoga mat for your use, fishing, wildlife, nature preserve, waterfalls, zipline, beach, hiking

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 440 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children, and leave you with a comfortable self-folding bed in the cottage....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1), Child (fold-out) Double Bed (1). This bed is cool - it folds and unfolds with a switch....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Since moving here, we've discovered lots of information on where to buy groceries, where to shop, where to get hard-to-find things, how to get about (we mostly walk, take the local bus or hitch-hike), where to get car rentals, where the best and cheapest meals can be found, and where the best surfing spots are. We have documented all this in a binder you will find when you arrive. You will probably meet Marleen, the cat that adopted us when we moved here. Marleen's original owner passed away five years ago, and she's made a living by wandering from place to place and begging meals. She must like our cat food, because she hasn't budged from our refrigerator top since we first let her in. We leave cat food under the sink for her in case you're also a sucker for cute pussy cats. If we've run out of cat food , you can find it at the local mini-market down the path....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are a dozen books by the bed, and you can buy used books at the Resale Store a 2 minute walk from the house. Please leave some behind for the next guest....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Bring your own. We leave a little speaker in the cottage that plugs into your lap-top for better sound....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Not available yet, but please do ask about it, because we're looking for an excuse!...moreless

  • Television:

    There is a TV attached to a DVD player. Bring your own....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Bring your own videos; we have a player attached to a small TV for you....moreless

Theme

  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining is on the patio, with a patio table and four chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Optional at $12/day to cover our extra cost for electricity....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High speed 'premium' DSL WiFi. The best available in Nosara. Runs Skype, Netflix and Pandora/Jango....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Not on site, but pick-up and drop-off at the door laundry service is available for $10/load (a load is a pillow case full of clothes)...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Maid service, including cleaning, trash, linens, personal laundry can be provided daily or weekly at your option...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Not on site, but rapid laundry service is available for $10/load....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed 'premium' DSL WiFi. The best available in Nosara. Bring your laptop and you can Skype calls to folks back home....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker is for ground coffee, not for beans. It's on tico time, but you will eventually be rewarded for your patience....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    8 glasses, 4 coffee cups, 10 dishes, utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen (except for oven). including rice cooker, pressure cooker, coffee maker (ground coffee), toaster, microwave, mixer, pots, pans, dishes and silverware. The coffee maker is on tico time :-)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    4 high watt bulbs allow reading on the patio. The patio is surrounded by big ferns to provide complete privacy....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Ferns screen the patio. The jungle preserve is in view below the house. Native vegetation is in the yard....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Cafe de Paris, which is nearby, permits anyone to use their pool....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 6 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 to Jul 31
Jan 4 - Jul 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$80
$500 $1,500
Aug 1 to Oct 31
Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$65
$400 $1,050
Nov 1 to Dec 20
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2015
4 night min stay
$90
$600 $2,000
Dec 21 - Jan 3
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$100
$700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The manager will charge you an extra $50.00 cash if you must check in after 9:00 pm.We have two mountain bikes that you can use during your stay. One of them has a surfboard rack. We also have two softtop 9 foot longboards you can use (or you can rent longboards and shortboards from several local shops). If there is damage to either bikes or boards, repairs will be deducted from the damage deposit


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 02/17/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Cafe de Paris
Nosara
Nearest Motorway
Costa Rica Route 160
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe de Paris
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Guiones

Car: Not Necessary

You are a five minute walk on a nature trail from the Yoga Institute, and within walking distance of the Spanish Language Institute. Some of the local attractions include bird watching, surfing, treetop zip line, water falls, local restaurants, night life, shopping, paddleboarding, surfboard and paddleboard rentals, and grocery stores. A health food store/restaurant is within a two minute walk, the beach is a 10 minute walk, there are companies that will take you fishing, scuba diving, canoeing, paddleboarding, ultralight airplane, and horseback riding. The nearest beach is Guiones Beach, which is the best surfing in the area. The cottage is approximately 50 square meters and has a large and comfortable patio. The view is beautiful and gives you plenty of privacy. There is a small clinic nearby in case of emergencies. You are also near surf shops, an ice cream store, three or four surfing schools, car rentals, ATV rentals, bike rentals, several clothing stores, a mini-mart, a bakery, and a bank. Everyone speaks English.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: I'm 66. I'm a retired Forest Service smokejumper who is living his dream of spending his days surfing and looking for an adorable woman.

Why Nosara:
I chose this town and this cottage because they bring together the yin and the yang of my life. I love splitting my time between San Antonio Mexican restaurants, Starbucks, and USA Today, on the one hand, and hanging out in the lineup off the big coconut tree in Nosara on the other hand.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can hear the sound of the surf from my patio. Watching the surf cam (google Nosara Surf Live Webcam) and listening to the volume of the waves tips us off if it's time to wax up. This property sits just east of a large national reserve, so the patio looks out onto jungle that will be there for generations to come. Our neighbors are renters, so the faces change, people come and go, and I meet many interesting people who are all here for the same reasons I'm here - surfing and yoga. My favorite things to do here include going to the health food store and buying gluten-free brownies, walking around on the many dirt roads in the area, and going down to the beach for the daily sunset party. A lot of the locals show up and just mingle while watching the sunset, and, sometimes, people stay and light a bonfire. There's a nice, several hour, walk up the beach all the way to Ostional, the turtle beach (or you can drive).


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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Photos

  • Looking out your front door, you see one of Costa Rica's famous natural reserves

    Looking out your front door, you see one of Costa Rica's famous natural reserves

  • The Queen size bed, counter and boards on a rack.

    The Queen size bed, counter and boards on a rack.

  • We leave you with two soft-top 9 foot longboards. Or you can rent nearby.

    We leave you with two soft-top 9 foot longboards. Or you can rent nearby.

  • A beautiful for internet, reading, or meals. Or for the inflatable bed.

    A beautiful for internet, reading, or meals. Or for the inflatable bed.

  • Our kitchen has everything you need to cook great meals - a nice store is nearby

    Our kitchen has everything you need to cook great meals - a nice store is nearby

  • Queen bed, softtop boards, and inflatable bed for a child

    Queen bed, softtop boards, and inflatable bed for a child

VRBO #391141

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Minimum stay: 4 nights
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Detailed Price

  • Sleeps
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    6
Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/17/2015
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