A New Modern Luxury Home, Lots of Comfort, Outdoor Space and a Saltwater Pool
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Playa Guiones house description
Casa Gabriel is located in the Alma Verde community. The house is diagonally across the street from the entrance security guard gate. After entering the front gate of the house, you will see a beautiful door with a dolphin door knocker. The carved door handle is from Bali. You can choose to enter the house or walk up a few steps to the beautifully tiled, blue swimming pool. The pool is 4 ½ feet deep and long enough for laps or family or couple play time. The pool has a shallow entrance allowing you to soak up the rays of the sun while laying in refreshingly cool, inches deep water. You can sit waist deep on the entrance steps and converse with friends in the pool or have refreshments brought to you as you lounge and talk.
As you enter the front door you are greeted by the vibrantly colorful paintings of Frank Monaco, a Floridian artist who has had museum and many one man art shows. You will see many more of Frank’s painting throughout the house, as well as art work by both Margina Gabriel and Don Trousdale. You will find many lovely works of art throughout the house.
Off of the hallway is a laundry room with washer, dryer, and double laundry tubs. In this room is the bodega, a traditional safety storage area which allows you to lock away your valuables when leaving the house. The metal door bodega locks with a key and is safe to store your passport, money, jewelry, laptops, electronics and any other valuables when you leave for excursions. The house is very safe, but please remember to lock your valuable objects when you leave the house for extra safety precaution.
The downstairs of Casa Gabriel has an open air living room area with a day bed perfect for afternoon siesta’s, reading a good book, or relaxing and chatting with friends. This room has a raised bar into the kitchen. Four bar stools allow you to talk with the cook in the kitchen or to socialize with friends in the open air living room area. Steps from the outdoor living area there is the outdoor shower with hot and cold running water. Two multipurpose benches; chaises; or massage tables allow you to sit while enjoying the surrounding jungle hillsides; lounge near the pool; or receive an individual or couples massage.
Private massages can be arranged. Amazingly talented local cooks can also be hired to prepare vegetarian dishes, freshly caught local fish, as well as organic and locally raised beef, chicken and pork which can be prepared to please all tastes. Yoga teachers are available for private lessons at the house and guide you through an active or a restorative practice customized to your individual needs.
The downstairs has a beautiful glass tile and stone shower, large enough for two. The tiny river washed pebbles provide a non slip floor. This bathroom has a lovely pedestal sink and a Costa Rican wood counter. Another Frank Monaco painting is found on the wall.
The downstairs living room with screens and sliding glass doors look out to the jungle and the outdoor chaises. Molas, with an animal theme decorate the walls. A cut canvas painting by Don Trousdale, a painter from St. Augustine, Florida, and an ocean scene by Margina Gabriel as well as a few animal sculptures decorate this room. This room can be used as an extra sleeping area if needed.
As you walk up the stairs to the second floor you will appreciate the view from the large stair well windows. The guest bedroom has a lovely king size canopy bed from Bali. The canopy is sheer mosquito netting for appearance only as the windows have screens. A circular staircase, with a lovely Angel Trumpet lamp, lead you to the roof deck. During the daytime, the roof deck is perfect for nude sunbathing in complete privacy. At night the roof deck offers a spectacular view of the stars. Lounging cushions may be taken onto this roof deck for star gazing and of course additional people can sleep on the roof deck if wanted. The colors of this guest bedroom are blue, purple and aqua.
The Master Bedroom has a magnificent king size Guanacaste wood bed with teak end tables. A Margina Gabriel painting adorns the bedroom wall. This is the most luxurious and sexy bedroom ever! Sliding glass, screened doors lead to the wrap around balcony that looks out to the jungle hillside and the swimming pool below. This room offers privacy and sensual luxuriousness. The walk-in closet is very large.
The upstairs bathroom is a luxurious haven of calmness. The extra large walk in shower has non slip pebble floors. The mat stone tiles are enhanced with tiny aqua glass tiles, mimicking the serenity of the beach sand and the aqua waters of the Pacific. A white contemporary futon allows you to sit and chat while your partner pampers in front of the long mirrored counter.
I invite you to relax and restore yourself while staying at Casa Gabriel.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Car Available
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Paddle Boating
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Costa Rica is a country located in Central America that and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, and it has not had an army since the year 1949. Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters a 5% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 25.58 % of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory. Casa Gabriel is located on the south end of Playa Guiones, in the Alma Verde housing community, located on the property of Blue Spirit Costa Rica, a world renown yoga retreat center. ...moreless
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Magnificent vacation escape!
Magnificent vacation escape!
Can’t wait to come back! Best vacation ever! House was brand new and super clean. Photos don't do this house justice. The pool was warm and perfect for sipping an Imperial lager, while listening to the Howler Monkeys. A short walk to the beach with great conch shells. Saw a black panther, a sea turtle, two whales, two coait, tons of monkeys, a few road dogs, and caught a tuna. Water is drinkable, kitchen is great, or I recommend eating at Il Basilico (pasta carbonara), Robin’s (ice cream), or the French bakery (pastries). Don’t buy sunscreen at Organico Market, ridiculously expensive and didn’t work. A++ house and experience
- Guest Sara M.
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 11/15/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|High (Dry) Season
Nov 16 - Dec 20, 2013
3 night min stay
|Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2014
7 night min stay
|High (Dry) Season
Jan 5 - May 3, 2014
3 night min stay
|Low (Wet) Season
May 4 - Nov 14, 2014
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
All utilities are included in the rental rate.
Housecleaning services are included with one week rentals or longer. Otherwise, housecleaning services are available upon request during your stay at a cost of $25 for 4 hours.
Concierge Services are also available. Please request more information if interested in learning more.
Rates are subject to change until the time your reservation is made.
A 50% rental security deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Payment is made through a bank transfer or wire. You will be charged for the wire or transfer fees, they will be deducted from your $500 security deposit.
Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
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- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Liberia International Airport at 75 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Playa Guiones at 1 Miles
Indoor Living Room
Indoor Living Room, with 2 Walls Floor to Ceiling Sliding Glass Doors
Living Room Outdoors View
Kitchen, Lots of Light, Connected with Outdoors
Upstairs Guest Bedroom, Spiral Staircase to Large Outdoor Private Patio
Upstairs Master Bedroom, Large King Size Bed with A/C and 2 Step Out Balconies
Master Bedroom Balcony Pool View
Upstairs Bathroom Space, Vanity & View
Outdoor Living Room Large Sofa / Day Bed
Front of Right Side of House
Indoor Living Room, View Into Kitchen and Outdoors
Indoor Living Room, View To Outdoors
Downstairs Bathroom, Large Walk In Shower
Long Kitchen, Open Wall To Outdoor Living Room, Pool & Outdoor Shower
Upstairs Guest Bedroom, 2 Walls with Very Large Wall to Wall Windows
Guest Bedroom Painting
Upstairs Master Bedroom Views & Balconies Overlooking Mountains & Pool
Upstairs Bathroom Entry
Upstairs Bathroom Large Walk In Shower
Outdoor Living Room, with Indoor Kitchen Window Closed, It Does Open
Saltwater Pool & Jungle View
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