About Rick Wilkins
We first visited Nosara in 2012, when we were looking for a safe, family friendly place to stay with our close friends and combined 5 young children. We are fortunate to be a very well-travelled family, but this was unlike any place we had stayed before. Days could begin with surf lessons that turned even the youngest among us into wave enthusiasts, and wind down in yoga studios open to the jungle on all sides. Guiones beach offered up a perfect sunset each night, only steps from where we slept. We had our pick of delicious restaurants and cafes, but needed flashlights after dark to navigate the dusty roads, devoid of traffic lights or street lamps. Here we could escape the noise and pollution of the city, without giving up any of the comforts of home. We were hooked, and word spread to our extended family. Bit by bit, more travellers joined our convoy, until there were 17 of us convening in Nosara for a yearly family reunion. With too many people for a single property, we all rented separate houses, and would travel between them to share meals in the evening. By now Nosara had become our family’s home away from home, and we dreamed of a property where all of us could stay without foregoing privacy, space, and quiet. In 2017 we designed and built FLOW with this vision in mind: a collection of modern villas that would combine the seclusion and peace of a private rental, with the connectedness of a large family home. We are thrilled to be able to share this special place with you, and hope you enjoy your stay at FLOW and fall in love with Nosara just as our family has.
Rick Wilkins purchased this Villa in 2017
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house is fantastic, great location, all new and clean, everything you need
Wonderful spot for 4 couples!
We absolutely loved our stay at FLOW!
We were four couples, each having our own room and bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The bed sheets were so soft ensuring everyone slept their best!
We rented a golf cart for the two week stay which allowed us to enjoy all that Guiones had to offer. Everything is walkable but being able to get around quickly was great. Highly recommend Limo Dan!
Graciela is a chef that will come to cook a meal for you and your guests right at the house. If she is available and you have the opportunity, you MUST! It was the best meal we had on our trip. The ceviche was absolutely incredible! And we had left overs for the next couple days. Great value and such a special evening! Keep in mind she doesn’t accept PayPal so ensure you have the cash to pay.
The property was very secure and in the absolute best location - close to everything. The beach is a short 7 min walk.
Each room has their own air conditioning unit which was great. The only downside we had was they stopped working on our last few days of vacation and the maintenance manager, although very prompt to respond, wasn’t able to have it fixed. There are fans in the room so at least there was some air flow. Just make for a warmer sleep than expected.
Overall, you will not be disappointed with FLOW! We will absolutely return! Many thanks!
FLOW House has something special
FLOW House was the perfect home for our visit to Playa Guiones. The pictures do not do the property justice - the home and surrounding property is absolutely beautiful! Nicely tucked away on a super quiet street and backed up to the jungle, the home was great to come home to every day after several hours in the surf (we were blessed with head-high surf our entire stay!). The pool proved to be a great place to unwind and the large patio was where our group of 6 spent the majority of our time. Bedrooms were great and the beds and linens were super comfortable - sun greeted us early (like 5 am) everyday which motivated us to hit the surf early and gave us time to do other things the rest of the day. Plenty of outdoor surfboard racks for us and an outdoor shower for rinsing off the sand and salt - essential! The internet was our only complaint as it tended to be on the slow side but any issues were quickly attended to by management - but hey, we're on vacation so, internet was really the least of our worries. The kitchen was well stocked with all pots, pans, and utensils.
So, FLOW House ended up being a terrific property and there will be no hesitation in looking to book the place next year when we return. The home itself made our stay a nice one, however, it was something, or rather someone, that made our stay PERFECT. We have to give a huge thank you to our concierge, Luz, who worked to ensure we had the best stay possible. She contacted me almost immediately after booking the property to find out the details of our visit and our groups needs. We ended up hiring a chef for our arrival (her recommendation) and were greeted with fantastic local food. Luz provided information on local activities, transportation, restaurants, bars, etc., etc. She was our go-to person on anything local and made herself available to quickly answer any questions and attend to our needs. She has such a wonderful spirit and personality that our entire group instantly felt like her friend. Our group was truly honored to meet Luz and so thankful for her. FLOW House is in the best hands with Luz - she truly cares about the property she takes care of and takes great attention to be sure the home is top-notch.
I will say that all the folks who work to maintain the property were fantastic and friendly.
We can't wait to return to Playa Guiones, FLOW House, and our friend - Luz!
Modern luxury + nature + comfort
This home exceeded our family's expectations. It is so comfortable, beautiful, and in such a wonderful location. We really enjoyed our stay. Riding bikes around Nosara was really enjoyable as well. Tuesday evenings at the Gilded Iguana there is live music and great food deals. We also enjoyed 10 Pies for pizza and salads. The mini super down the street had a good selection of food and drinks - and we especially enjoyed the fresh baked banana bread each morning. You will love this home and Luz is such a great contact and help. I hope to come back!
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and that the concierge services were to your liking. We look forward to having you back at FLOW!
An amazing trip in an amazing villa
We had an amazing stay at FLOW villa. There were 8 of us and we never felt cramped. It was an easy walk into town and to surfing. Perfect location and perfect stay. Can't wait to do it again.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at FLOW. I was happy to see your review and receive this feedback as that is what we were going for in FLOW's design.
We hope to see you again soon!