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Recent Nosara reviews
The Best of Both Worlds
"El Sueno de Mariana is a very private home yet, because the hosts live on site, it's priced reasonably as an apartment rental. This amazing home is perched at the top of a small mountain just above the surf town of Nosara, Costa Rica. Although the roads are a bit bumpy, to say the least, it's an easy drive from the Nosara airport and to the town and local beaches. Safety was never a concern for us as El Sueno de Mariana has an electric gate and is situated in a private neighborhood. Down the road a bit is a security guard who monitors traffic heading in and out of the neighborhood. During the day we enjoyed the spacious, sandy beaches around Nosara and in the early mornings and evening enjoyed our privacy at the house with gorgeous views, lush gardens, an infinity pool and the amazing sounds of jungle life.
The property has incredible views of the Pacific ocean framed by beautiful gardens with native trees, plants and flowers. I have to say, as other guests did, the photos don't do the property justice. It has one of the most beautiful infinity pools we've ever had the privilege to enjoy! The pool has a waterfall, lap lane and mosaic turtles on the bottom. Be sure and watch the video which highlights the surrounding gardens and views.
The bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, are spacious, clean and air conditioned and have all the amenities one needs for vacation.
Our hosts, Mikki and Don, are warm, easy going and have great tips on what to see and do in Nosara. They really tune into their guests preferences and if privacy is what you're looking for, you can bet you will have it here. We, however, enjoyed playing cribbage with them and I highly recommend Mikki's informal water aerobics class on site!
We brought our 3 daughters (all in their 20s) and 2 boyfriends and had plenty of room. No matter what your age you will feel right at home at El Sueno de Mariana.
Many thanks Mikki and Don for a fabulous stay! We hope to come back again."
Guest: MollyDMDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
Costa Rican family looking for a great place to rest and enjoy the best beach in Costa Rica, Pelada
"What a wonderful surprise it was to arrive to Casa BandA to find the most beautiful place I've been in Nosara! As soon as you get into the owners property it seems you are at another world, everything is so clean, well kept and quiet. I am a teacher so my search for vacation places is intense trying to find the perfect vacation house to rest and be in a silent place. The apartment rented was pristine, imagine what a task with the dust that arrives every summer in Guanacaste. Another great surprise was to find an excellent kitchen equipped for a pro. I am a good cook and always travel with my kitchen utensils. Never needed at this place because they even had good spices to share with the person that rents the house. The pool one of the cleanest I've seen and with good chairs to sit and read in a very peaceful ambiance. The owner is available at all time in case you need something. All in all, I highly recommend this house for the best vacation ever in Playa Pelada, Nosara, Guanacaste."
Guest: SusanaDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
"We fully agree with all the previous positive reviews, so will not repeat them. A couple of small hiccups during our stay - wi-fi was limited to the pool area, we had several hours without power, and no water for half a day (thus 4 stars, not 5), but we still plan to return when we can. It's a great location, pleasant people, and all in all a very enjoyable vacation experience."
Guest: Leanne and PeterDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 1, 2015
Iguana Blanca is the perfect house for a family holiday in Nosara
"We found Iguana Blanca to be a perfect place for our family to say 3 weeks in Nosara. The location is ideal, no car needed, easy walking distance to the beach, a handful of restaurants, the pool, and a short bike/tuk tuk ride to get the main "strip". The house is comfortable and practical with kids : child safety gates, lots of extra linens, a beach shower in the garage, comfortable large beds, and a well stocked kitchen. The only issue we had was with the internet which has since been upgraded. Both the owner and the property agent were easy to work with and made every effort to make our stay enjoyable despite some of the "technical" issues we had. I highly recommend this house for your next holiday in Nosara."
Guest: Juliette M.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 15, 2014