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Surfer and Naturalist Dream Vacation Spot

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay: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!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Green: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                ...moreless

              • Great Room: 3 sleep sofa /futon

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

              • Blue: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • 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

                ...moreless

              • 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

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Stereo
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

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

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    With decorative ceiling fans...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Pool / Spa

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

                          Reviews

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                          from 8 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas/New Year
                          Dec 15 - Jan 11, 2015
                          6 night min stay
                          $229
                          $1,600
                          My Standard Rate
                          6 night min stay
                          $115
                          $805 $3,300
                          * 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:

                          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: 12/17/2014
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                          Location

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

                          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: english, spanish

                           

                          Photos

                          • 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

                            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

                            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 - Friday, December 19, 2014

                          $115 - $229 per night (USD)
                          8

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 6 nights
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                          Member since: 2013
                          Speaks: english, spanish
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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