Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Your Own Private Resort apartment with Panoramic View of Guiones Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Poolside apartment, 3 Bedrooms , 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

El Sueño de Mariana beckons you to come, enjoy, and experience this magical get-away. Once you walk through the hand carved doors of this private gated villa, peace and tranquility will wash over you. The breath-taking beauty of Costa Rica as a country is epitomized at this oh-so-exclusive haven!

Upon entering the exceptionally appointed home, you will be drawn to the spectacular panoramic vista of Guiones beach from 500 feet above, which is a mere 5 minute drive or 35 minute walk away. Sitting at eagle level, surrounded by manicured tropical gardens (1 1/2 acre property), as well as the natural lush vegetation of the 'Emerald Forest' you may see Howler monkeys as they wend their way through the monkey trail just at the edge of the house. They will greet you in the morning with a roar that depicts them as gorilla size, when they are really only the size of a cocker spaniel. It is quite exciting to view the traveling simians in their natural habitat, while seated comfortably on your private terrace beside the pool, with lap area and round infinity edge combined, sipping a cool cocktail. You will be awestruck in this enchanting and secluded setting, your private home away from home.

Every aspect of this newly completed home (not just a beach house) has been hand-crafted by local artisans and skilled workers. Its distinctive design and superior attention to detail will captivate you.

You will be dazzled by the amazing amenities, the superior attention to detail and the uncompromising quality of El Sueño de Mariana. You hardly need the air-conditioning, as the gentle breezes serve to cool as well as keep the insects away. The beach bugs and mosquitoes rarely make it to the 'Palace' on the hill. There are 23 paddle fans throughout the house.

There is a separate Rancho, which is a large open-air palm frond covered structure, where you will find hammocks, built-in settee, rocking chairs, built-in barbecue and bar area with 1/2 bath along side. The wide open hand polished stone flooring perfect for practicing yoga, reading, writing, painting, or just plain escaping to a quiet place. It is possible to set up cots here for an additional sleeping area.

This villa is versatile enough to accommodate a honeymoon couple or a complete wedding with 100 guests. The photos can't even begin to convey the magic and charm of El Sueño de Mariana. It has been described by many as the BEST house in Nosara. It may cost more, but it is WORTH it!

We prefer to rent the bottom floor as a poolside apartment with separate entrance, separate alarm pad, master bedroom with king (or separate twins) and double sink bathroom, 2nd bedroom with queen, and a 3rd bedroom with TV and a pull out couch. There is a full kitchen, laundry room, secure bodega for valuables, and wireless internet. Each bedroom has a bathroom and air conditioning. There is a long covered terace beside the pool, for those very sunny days, with designer fountain, dining area and other gathering spots. The double wide hall/art gallery has a day bed and could accomodate cots or single inflatable mattresses which are available.

You might prefer to rent the whole house at a much higher price. The upstairs at drive in level has a large master bedroom with double sink bathroom and walk-in closet and A/C. There is a 1/2 bath at the entry and a small library, living/dining room, large kitchen with Viking stove, and one level up is a round office with pull out couch and A/C. There is a very long covered terrace with dining and gathering areas for the 365day/year sunsets. And of course there is the incredible view of all six miles of Guiones beach white water.

If you choose to stay somewhere else in Nosara you might want to give us a call at 2682-0407 and see what you missed.

Keywords: House - Luxury Villa-poolside apartment

More Details

Don and Micki Price Savage
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Don and Micki Price Savage

We are a retired couple who have been in Nosara for over 25 years and we enjoy sharing this paradise with visitors. The Pool and Rancho are used exclusively by renters.

Don and Micki Price Savage purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Don and Micki Price Savage chose Guanacaste

One of the finest views over Guiones Beach on 1 1/2 acres of mostly original habitat for the wide variety of wildlife.

What makes this apartment unique

Owner/Manager on site for security, community familiarization and all tenant questions.


Nosara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (can be converted to 2 single beds) (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa with extra mattress (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Complete privacy with security gate and alarm system, large bodega (safe room), locked storage for valuables, private fountains, mosaic tiled outdoor shower, large open-air 'Rancho' with separate bath, built-in barbeque in rancho


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Your Own Private Resort apartment with Panoramic View of Guiones Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Not Specified

The Place to be

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay during our week in Costa Rica and are VERY happy we stayed here. The location is perfect for the Nosara area as it is close to several of the best beaches, restaurants, and grocery stores. The short drive from the main drag also gives incredible privacy and beautiful views. All 3 bedrooms are comfortable and air conditioning in each bedroom was a must. The private bathrooms per room was also helpful for us as a family of 4. Micki and Don are the perfect hosts - there when you need them but otherwise completely inconspicuous and they truly understand how to make their guests comfortable. We also loved having a luxurious pool all to ourselves and the rancho with hammock was the perfect venue for a mid-afternoon nap. Great memories made during our stay here and grateful we choose this house!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Brian. Hope we see you again some day. Don & Micki
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tampa, Florida, USA

A castle on the Mountain

  • 5 of 5

Micki and Don were excellent hosts and they have created a perfect oasis minutes from town. The picturesque view from any vantage point in the house is truly a site to behold. The grounds and accommodations of the property are truly breathtaking whether swimming in the pool or lounging in a hammock. I highly recommend the location and the hosts, who went above and beyond at every opportunity reccomending great restaurants and arranging a fantastic fishing charter at the last minute. The house is a short 3-5 minute drive to the main drag and the beach but you can get away from the bustle of town and never leave if you want. If/when we return to playa guiones, we will definitely plan on staying here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Best of Both Worlds

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Luxury in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights with girlfriends at Micki and Don's breathtaking resort! The attention to details, stunning infinity edge pool overlooking the gorgeous ocean views make this "heaven on earth." Micki and Don's warmth and hospitality just add to this amazing place! We were all so enthralled with our accommodations, we barely left during our 3 nights. You can do lots or like us you can choose to just enjoy, enjoy this magical slice of Pura Vida! I plan on going back soon! Thank you Micki and Don for making us feel so welcome in your piece of paradise. Will be back soon with my hubby!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Photos of this great private resort, Is only a hint of whats to come.. You will be blown away.

  • 5 of 5

Description was more than accurate, photos on reflect a hint of whats to come. Amenities perfect. Clean and well kept.. A true Diamond!!!! Miki & Don great host of their Diamond Resort.. Our stay was wonderful, Our group made many plans for the area, but only went to the beach once.. Had just a wonderful time just hanging out by the great pool, just eating, drinking and shooting the breeze.. Can't wait to do this again at this fine Gem.. Loved it.. Thanks for making us feel like we were right at home..

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect Paradies!

  • 5 of 5

I went there with friends for 3 nights recently and it was amazing!! From the drive up the lovely entrance,and being warmly welcomed by the owners, Micki and Don, to the beautifully landscaped grounds and amazing infinity pool, and, of course, the luxurious villa, with gorgeous tile terraces and windows all around, allowing for full effect of ocean views and breezes, our stay was absolute perfection!! For anyone looking to escape to the tropics and luxuriate in beauty and tranquillity, yet be right there with the wildlife---this is THE place to be!!! Definitely coming back---it's addicting!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


yoga, water aerobics, fitness boot-camps, turtle refuge tour, wildlife river boat tour, canopy tour on zip-line, birding, Howler monkey viewing, surfing, horseback riding, Quad rentals and tours, mini-helicopter and ultralight flights


Rates & Availability

Nosara Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
xmas 17/18
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties