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

(17 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    There are 2 resident cats....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There are many movies at the house, also a rental store nearby....moreless


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Panoramic. Bring your binoculars for checking out the waves or use our spotting scope....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View over the ridge from the office....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate remote controls in each bedroom...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large, modern equipment...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Several cars can be parked inside gate, many can be parked on the street just outside gate....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls included. Buy a Costa Rican calling card for long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new modern equipment in self-contained laundry room which can be closed off to eliminate noise....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Gas stove, electric oven...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Extensive outdoor decks, patios...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Exquisite infinity pool with a 50' lap pool included, next to the natural rock waterfall....moreless

Building Type

  • House


from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
xmas 17/18
Dec 17 - Dec 8, 2018
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/02/2017
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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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Nosara, Costa Rica:
One of the finest views over Guiones Beach on 1 1/2 acres of mostly original habitat for the wide variety of wildlife.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Owner/Manager on site for security, community familiarization and all tenant questions.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

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  • 'El Sueno de Mariana'

    'El Sueno de Mariana'

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Downstairs bedroom with full bath

    Downstairs bedroom with full bath

  • Gorgeous infinity pool with ocean view

    Gorgeous infinity pool with ocean view

  • Open-air "Rancho" with built-in barbecue

    Open-air "Rancho" with built-in barbecue

  • Poolside dining

    Poolside dining

  • Outdoor seating area in covered terrace - note the bamboo ceilings!

    Outdoor seating area in covered terrace - note the bamboo ceilings!

  • Private balcony off the "Amber" room - downstairs bedroom

    Private balcony off the "Amber" room - downstairs bedroom

  • Ocean view infinity pool

    Ocean view infinity pool

  • Relax in the Rancho hammock

    Relax in the Rancho hammock

  • Panoramic view is seen from all parts of the house

    Panoramic view is seen from all parts of the house

  • Cool off under the pool's natural rock waterfall

    Cool off under the pool's natural rock waterfall

  • "Pink" room with queen size pull-out bed

    "Pink" room with queen size pull-out bed

  • Blue mosaic outdoor tile shower

    Blue mosaic outdoor tile shower

  • Traditional Costa Rican fountain on lower level of home

    Traditional Costa Rican fountain on lower level of home

  • Enjoy miles of light sand beach

    Enjoy miles of light sand beach

VRBO #199490

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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