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Surfer and Naturalist Dream Vacation Spot

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ostional house description

Refugio de las Mariposas is a beautiful & spacious 2,400 sq. ft. beach home with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from every room. Designed with physical comfort and visual delight in mind, and constructed of native materials, tropical hardwoods and rock, the house exudes an air of tranquility and communicates seamlessly with its natural environs. Refugio is a rustic, yet fully functional retreat!
An open 'Great Room' area, with three king-size sleeper couches and a fully equipped kitchen, leads onto a terrace where a dipping pool flows over the infinity edge waterfall down to a lower pool.
Master bedrooms are roomy and located on opposite sides of the house. Each has a canopy bed draped with tropical mosquito netting, a private terrace, and a bathroom with grotto-like shower which also faces the ocean view. You feel like you are taking a shower in a waterfall!
Four shady terraces and a 'Sunbathing Stargazing' deck with white water views are designed for relaxing in a rocking chair, swinging in a hammock, reading, or observing tropical birds and monkeys in the natural jungle setting.
Lovingly decorated with comfortable, tropical decor, this home is a short walk down to the beach for surfing, strolling the shoreline, or watching the monthly cycle of nesting and hatching of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.
Other amenities include weekly maid service, on-site laundry room, ceiling fans, alarm, a safe, night guard, gated community entrance, a land line phone, and WiFi.
Great for families, surfers, and perfect for you if you are looking for a quiet spot, great surf, ocean views and a walk to the beach in a gorgeous setting!

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Principal renter must be at least 25 years old....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Green: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


              • Great Room: 3 sleep sofa /futon

                The great room has three king-size hide-a-beds....moreless

              • Blue: 1 king


              • Fully furnished with king-size canopy bed, closet space, decorative ceiling fans, adjoining terrace and bath. Open and airy with ocean and jungle views....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Blue : toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower


              • Green: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

                Stackable washer/dryer in this bathroom...moreless

              • These bathrooms with amazing views (think waterfall in the jungle) have hardwood cabinets, glass vessel sinks, and slate rock showers....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Breakfast bar style dining area but eating on the terrace and in the great room provide the best views!...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                18 cf...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Garage:

                Open air carport under the house....moreless

              • Living Room:

                With decorative ceiling fans...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Housekeeping once per week included. More amenities, services, and adventure excursions can be arranged through property management service, Nosara Travel....moreless


                  • Video Library
                  • Stereo
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Toys


                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony
                      • Lawn / Garden


                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Beach View
                      • Ocean View
                      • Water View
                      • Mountain View
                      • Village
                      • Rural


                      • Churches
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Photography
                      • Library
                      • Restaurants
                      • Arboretum
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing


                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 8 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mid-Season 1
                      Nov 10 - Dec 14, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,001 $4,050
                      Christmas/New Year
                      Dec 15 - Jan 11, 2015
                      6 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      6 night min stay
                      $805 $3,300
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      Rental details and payments are to be made through Nosara Travel.

                      Fully refundable $500 USD security deposit required at the time of booking.

                      50% of total rental fee is payable two weeks prior to arrival.

                      50% of total rental fee is payable upon arrival.

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                      Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                      104 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 21
                      300 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playa Ostional
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Bar Las Brisas Pacificas
                      59.2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Hotel Luna Azul

                      Car: Recommended

                      Our beach home, 'Refugio de las Mariposas', is located in a pristine tropical forest with spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific ocean and local mountains.

                      Nearby beaches provide opportunities for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing. A world class Zipline, canopy tours, river tours, hiking, biking, horseback riding and quad rentals are nearby. Many bird & wildlife sanctuaries are located in the area, and the monthly nesting cycle and hatching of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles can be seen on the beach right below our home!

                      You are never far from fine dining experiences, ranging from light snacks, gelato, and cool tropical drinks to a wide variety of international cuisine options and great fresh seafood!

                      Explore the local beaches and stroll the white sands of San Juanillo, the black sands of Playa Ostional, and the golden sands of Playa Guiones.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About: I am a retired kindergarten teacher who loves to travel and discovered this precious spot some time ago. My family and I have put a lot of love and care into making this a magical retreat.

                      Why Ostional:
                      My son was working at a surf school in Playa Guiones and on a lark I found this hilltop property. I was a part of the design and construction from the very beginning. For me, being away from the hustle and bustle of Guiones, nestled in the jungle with this amazing view, fills my soul.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This property is not a club-med experience. The views are truly spectacular. The beach is close. There are other great beaches nearby (San Juanillo and Guiones). You can explore many neat locales around every corner and come back to the comforts of our 'Refugio'.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: spanish, english



                      • All that is missing... is you.

                        All that is missing... is you.

                      • View from the Blue bedroom terrace

                        View from the Blue bedroom terrace

                      • Spiral stair entrance

                        Spiral stair entrance

                      • Great room

                        Great room

                      • Kitchen


                      • Green bedroom with views of the ocean and jungle

                        Green bedroom with views of the ocean and jungle

                      • Green bedroom with bath and extra bed

                        Green bedroom with bath and extra bed

                      • 'Butterfly Refuge'

                        'Butterfly Refuge'

                      • Looking up at the house... waterfall from the infinity pool

                        Looking up at the house... waterfall from the infinity pool

                      • Cutie-pie


                      • Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

                        Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

                      • Infinity pool off the main terrace

                        Infinity pool off the main terrace

                      • Refugio de las Mariposas

                        Refugio de las Mariposas

                      • Great room

                        Great room

                      • Great room

                        Great room

                      • Blue bedroom with views of jungle and ocean

                        Blue bedroom with views of jungle and ocean

                      • Green bathroom with terrace

                        Green bathroom with terrace

                      • The view!

                        The view!

                      • Blue bathroom with view

                        Blue bathroom with view

                      • Our neighbor

                        Our neighbor

                      • Howler Monkey

                        Howler Monkey

                      • Heading back to sea

                        Heading back to sea

                      VRBO #467893

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

                      $115 - $229 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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