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Ocean View Vacation Condo with All the Comforts of Home for 2-4 Adults (No Kids)

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Top floor Libertad, seen from pool and garden

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Last updated: 08/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Quick stats: 1001 inside/333 outside area.
2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, great room and large balcony.
High speed wireless internet.
No pets, no renters or visitors younger than 18. Person responsible for rental must be 25 or older.
NOT near the surf in Guiones or the Nosara Yoga Institute.
The calendar is always current.

Situated on top of the hill above Playa Pelada, where the breezes are fresh and cooling and with all the comforts of home, like nice furniture, appliances and plenty of space, the two bedroom / two bathroom 'Libertad' condo offers the best of penthouse living in Nosara - whether you are two couples traveling together or friends or one couple who need separate bedrooms. With fantastic views from sunrise to sunset of the white waters of Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones and the landscape in between, it is at the highest point of the six- apartment Casa Banda complex. Please see our 'Casa-Banda' web site for more info.

For complete privacy, the property is nestled between lots of tropical plants and behind walls, locked gates and fences, allowing for 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' kind of living.
If you like life in the nude, please inquire even if the calendar looks like the unit is booked. We might just have reserved Casa Banda for the nudists/naturists at that time.

Each bedroom has a king size bed with orthopedic mattress and a private full bathroom, making it comfortable for two couples.
The kitchen is equipped for full time living and meals can be enjoyed inside or on the balcony. Windows on all sides and plenty of fans keep this top level apartment cool.
There is a large walk-in 'bodega' (safe storage room with metal door and dead bolt lock) large enough for anything you might want to put safely away.

Weekly maid service is included in the price. The telephone is for local calls only, but all of Costa Rica is 'local'.
We do not have a TV, but there is a small, but growing library, a radio with tape deck plus CD-player/MP3 player and a varied selection of CD's - or you could bring your own music. Bring your own audio cable and you can hook up your own music player to the music system.
To stay in contact with the 'real world', bring your lap top and connect to the secure, high-speed wireless network.
We do ask that you do not smoke or burn incense inside or bring pets at all.

Our pool is the largest private pool in the area and really nice, but when you want to see other bodies of water, it is only a 10-15 minute walk to the beach or the mouth of Rio Nosara for swimming, fishing, and shell collecting. (Coming back takes a little bit longer, because it is up-hill part of the way.)

Car or ATV is necessary for trips to Nosara Village and beyond. If you decide not to rent a vehicle for your entire stay, there is taxi service for a reasonable price and now five car rental places where you can rent for a day or more.

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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/11/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1034 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Costa Rican King 80 x 80'/200 x 200 cm...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Costa Rica King, 80 x 80'/200 x 200 cm....moreless

  • All beds have orthopedic mattresses and good pillows.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower by the pool....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower by the pool....moreless

  • Plenty of nice towels and big pool towels. If you want to bring towels to the beach, please bring your own. Blow dryer available. Outlets are American style, with 110 volt current....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Owners live on the premises, making sure everything is in the best working order, so you can truly enjoy your stay in your 'Home away from Home'. The property, pool and lush, tropical garden are completely private behind walls and fences, allowing for 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' kind of living. If you enjoy life free of clothes, please ask when Casa Banda will be reserved for nudist/naturist guests only. It could be when the condo appears to be booked....moreless

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View of Playas Pelada and Guiones....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    White water view of the Pacific Ocean....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Seating for 4 people
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low 16
Aug 1 - Nov 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,025 $3,390
Prime 16 - 17
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,525 $4,995
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

2 PPL: Prime 16: $ 975/wk, $ 3195/30 days. High 16: $ 785/wk, $ 2745/30 days, Low 16: $ 680/wk, $ 2250/30 days.

Renter is responsible for place and “stuff”. We will charge for missing/damaged items. We do not charge security deposit, but trust that guests will tell if something happens. So far, we have rarely been disappointed :-)

Deposit and signed agreement confirms booking.

RATES ARE FOR 3+ PPL IN APT. See rates for 2 people below.

DEPOSIT: 6 months prior: 20% to reserve. By 90 days prior: total of 50% is due. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

Advertised price reflects a 3.5% (4.5% if originating outside the US) discount for using a CASH payment option.

CASH: Check or bank deposit.

Non-cash (with fees) By PayPal, using PP balance, debit or credit card.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia LIR
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lagarta Lodge
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lagarta Lodge
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Pelada

Car: Recommended

Nosara is different from other 'touristy' places in Costa Rica, much more laid back, natural and rugged. Just getting here can be an adventure for some.

Unless you are mostly looking for a lively night life and everything clean and shiny, Nosara will pull you in and you won't want to leave. (We are proof, now living in Nosara full time.)

There are lots of adventures to be had in the natural surroundings of ocean, river and mountains: zipping on the longest line in the world, stand-up paddling to beaches you can’t get to otherwise, riding ATV's to hidden waterfalls, paddling a sea kayak over the surf, surfing some of the best breaks in the world, fishing at the river mouth, going bird watching in a silent boat on the river......just to name a few.

During new moon, typically from July to December, the Olive Ridley Turtles come to nest at Playa Ostional, 30 minutes north of Casa Banda. 45 days later, the babies come out of the sand. Both events are truly some of nature's wonders, and if timing allows, one you should experience.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Despite our Scandinavian roots, we have always turned our eyes to the South when traveling for pleasure. In 1980, we emigrated to Virginia and found a climate much better than what we were used to in Denmark, but our vacations would generally take us even further south – and always to bodies of water. Over the years, we have seen many beautiful places, but it was always good to go back home to Virginia.

Why the Owner Chose Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
In the summer of 2000, we traveled to Nosara, Costa Rica for the first time. We stayed at a small resort, which a friend had made us aware of. It was love at first sight! Nosara had everything we like: beach, ocean, warm weather, tropical fruits, fresh fish, original, local flair and friendly people. For the first time, we felt very much “at home”. Nosara chose us to stay, and a building lot for sale nearby kept calling us. Building in a Central American country has been a very interesting experience! It has taken a little blood, lots of sweat and some tears - and more patience than we thought we had, but we love the result. We invite you to share in our dream.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The higher you get, the better the view gets. Libertad has the highest position of all of Casa Banda, and the view is fantastic! If we hadn’t already built one of the other apartments for ourselves, this penthouse would be our choice. Besides the view, it has plenty of room and a lot of character with its earth tones, furniture of our own design and lots of local hardwoods. This apartment has its own “fan club” of guests who keep coming back and always request this unit.


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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/11/2016

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Photos

  • Top floor Libertad, seen from pool and garden

    Top floor Libertad, seen from pool and garden

  • Private entrance to Libertad

    Private entrance to Libertad

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Sitting group and dining table for 4

    Sitting group and dining table for 4

  • Bedroom 1 with ocean view

    Bedroom 1 with ocean view

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • THAT ocean view!

    THAT ocean view!

  • View to pool and other buildings

    View to pool and other buildings

  • View from rancho, a great place for a cook out

    View from rancho, a great place for a cook out

  • North end of Playa Pelada at low tide

    North end of Playa Pelada at low tide

  • Sunset ride on Playa Pelada

    Sunset ride on Playa Pelada

  • Libertad occupying entire top floor

    Libertad occupying entire top floor

  • Great room with entrance

    Great room with entrance

  • Ready for you to cook

    Ready for you to cook

  • Huge dining table and view to bedroom 1

    Huge dining table and view to bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 1 with lots of closet space

    Bedroom 1 with lots of closet space

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Huge, ocean view balcony with 4 kinds of seating

    Huge, ocean view balcony with 4 kinds of seating

  • Hammock chair just waiting for you!

    Hammock chair just waiting for you!

  • View to pool and rancho

    View to pool and rancho

  • One of the neighbors

    One of the neighbors

  • Beautiful Playa Pelada at high tide

    Beautiful Playa Pelada at high tide

  • Year round sunset view from Libertad

    Year round sunset view from Libertad

VRBO #220373

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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