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Beautiful Beach House with pool on Playa Pelada (Nosara)

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), featured on House Hunters International

The magical village of Playa Nosara is located on the Western Coast of Costa Rica. The area is lush with jungle flowers and trees and hosts abundant wildlife..howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans and parrots. The Nosara area includes three distinct beach areas, Playa Nosara, Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada where the house is located.

There is a 300 ft easement from the beach to the house that is protected as a wildlife refuge so there is a 5 minute walk. Step through the trees and you find the most beautiful, quiet, white sand beach, great for swimming, beachcombing and sunbathing. A 5 minute walk over a hill and you'll find Playa Guiones, considered one of the best surf spots on the central peninsula.

Within walking distance are great restaurants, ATV rentals, groceries and hotels. All the roads in and around Nosara are unpaved so Jeeps, ATV's and walking are the best methods of transportation. There are shuttle services, tour companies and buses that operate out of Nosara.

For recreational needs there are several surf camps located in the town in addition to surf board rentals and private, daily surf instruction. Located just south of Playa Giones is the famous Nosara Yoga Institute which has regular classes and workshops. There are guided tours to the Refugio Nacional de Fauna Silvestre.

Ostional where you can watch the arrival of the turtles. Or if inactivity is more your desire, spread out your towel on the beautiful white sand beach and listen to the waves and the sea gulls or sit in a rocking chair on the verandah and sip local Tico beer.

If you're looking for a culinary experience, the restaurants in Nosara are very high quality and reasonably affordable. The typical dish, Casados, of rice, beans, plantains and chicken, fish or beef is by far the freshest, best value. There are pizza restaurants, Asian influenced and European restaurants as well.

The house is well appointed with hand made solid teak furniture and bright fabrics. There are two bedrooms downstairs with a queen bed in one and a king size bed in the other bedroom and the upstairs loft has 2 twin beds.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare full gourmet meals or just whip up your mango and pineapple smoothies. There is a good sized combination safe in the closet so you needn't worry about your valuables. Beach towels are provided for your use.

NEW: We have just completed a new outdoor living space including a pool and well equipped ranchito. We promise an unforgettable experience in a one-of-kind spot in what we believe to be an amazingly, beautiful country.

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More Details

Property Manager
Lori Wilkinson and Andre Sincennes
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Lori Wilkinson and Andre Sincennes

We live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and have been visiting Costa Rica annually for several years. We fell in love with the Nosara area and we are sure others will too!

Lori Wilkinson and Andre Sincennes purchased this house in 2014


Playa Pelada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bedroom with queen-sized bed has an ensuite; other bathroom is a jack and jill serving the bedroom with the king-sized bed and the rest of the house
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1: One King size bed Bedroom 2: One Queen size Bed Loft: Two Twin/Single Beds
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house has the following security features: - combination safe - car and pedestrian gates (locked) - bars on windows and doors - monitored security system New in 2016: back up water tank system in the event of local water shortages


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Beautiful Beach House with pool on Playa Pelada (Nosara)
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
Denver, Colorado, USA

Amazing stay at Casa Paraisito!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second summer in a row that our family of four has stayed here and we just love this house! We prefer Pelada as it's a bit more quiet compared to Guiones Beach. That being said there are amazing irestaurants close by-Il Pepperoni Pizza, El Chivo, Lagarta Lodge and Olgas are all very close. The house had everything we needed and more! Stay here and remember when you come to Nosara, you never have enough swim suits and always too many clothes. Thank you for making it such a wonderful stay for us! Sincerely, the Ricci Family, Denver

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Paraisito very much. The house is so beautiful and spacious. Gorgeous wood everywhere and our kids lived in the pool which is small but clean and warm!! I loved the hammock out back!!

Challenges were the elaborate security system- alarming the house and locking the gate each time we came and went was complicated. (Especially when kids forget things and we have to do the process all over again!!). Also, we loved the outdoor dining space but would have used it more if we had some plastic dishes etc. I was much too nervous (especially after one shattering event in the kitchen) to let my kids eat on glass over concrete outside. So that was a bummer.

The second floor loft is great for kids (love the tan beds) but very hot even with the AC on full.

The other challenge is that the house is isolated and you can't walk to anything other than the beach. We rented a "Jungle cart" and got around that way.

Overall, we really enjoyed our time. Nosara is an amazing place!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Oswego, OR

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Playa Pelada. Having arrived at night it was a rough start because it felt like we were far from everything. But the home is really just a short walk from several good restaurants, two lovely beaches, and a tiny market where you can stock up on drinking water or enjoy a fresh pipa (coconut water). The private pool was the highlight of this home for us. The roads in all of the Nosara area are very rough, but we had fun with ATV rentals to get around. The reason I give only 4 stars is because air conditioning was a hefty additional charge and coming from the northwest, we found A/C to be absolutely necessary. We were not informed of the additional charge until our arrival at the home, so I would advise fellow renters to be aware.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

Lovely villa near beautiful sandy beach

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Paraisito in Feb 2017. Thoroughly enjoyed the villa - though thank goodness A/C was working because it was hot! Both main floor bedrooms were well-appointed and comfortable thanks to A/C. Kitchen is perfect for anyone looking to make simple meals. Pool is small - but was absolutely perfect after a morning at the beach or an outing - all 4 of us (2 adults, 2 kids) managed to hang out and cool down and even swim a few mini-laps. Would note that at least when we were there, it would have been way too hot to have anyone sleeping in the loft, as there's no functioning A/C up there - so good thing we were only 4 people and could adapt the main floor bedrooms to our needs. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paraisito is heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit here for two weeks was even better than the first time (we were here for a week in 2015). The addition of the pool, which we used many times everyday, and the rancho for dinner every evening were great additions. The house is well equipped and very comfortable for us as two couples. We took day trips to Playa Giones, Samara, Punta Islita. Some us had Tica massages, while others had an introduction to yoga, in spectacular settings. The quiet beach was only a short walk, for swimming and body surfing, and Olga's for coffee or lunch.

The Howler monkeys provided hours of entertainment right in our backyard.

The area suffers from serious drought conditions and the owners have installed a backup water system. We had a few small problems with it, but they were fixed promptly.

We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back again.

Ron, Sue, Jane and John

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at a great place!

  • 4 of 5

Our family did a week in Nosara and had a great time at the house! The pictures don't really do the place justice! The kids enjoyed the pool and the beach was a short walk which was really nice! We enjoyed eating dinner outside each night too! Would definitely stay there again! :)

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Soda Vanessa Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lagarta Lodge Sunset Bar and Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Zip Lines, volcanos, rain forests, canopy tours, turtle watching & tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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