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Playa Guiones, Northend Beach Front Nosara, Read my reviews

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

Playa Guiones Nosara, House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9, see notes

Casa Libelula is a custom built house with top quality finishes including Italian porcelin floors, hand hammered copper sinks, granite counters and numerous beautiful wood features. Located in G-section of Playa Guiones. Walk to the beach. Beautiful bamboo blinds in every

room of the house. Refreshing pool and rancho in tropical garden setting.

The house is surrounded by the jungle, with a large garden full of many native trees and plants. The wrap-around porches are the perfect place for yoga or to just sit and observe howler monkeys in the trees around the house, also iguanas, pizotes and numerous bird species.

Downstairs has an open floor plan with the kitchen flowing directly into the living room. This area is spacious and designed for entertainment. The kitchen is beautiful with granite counters, hardwood cabinets and a large natural wood island.

From the house you can walk to the main restaurants, bars and hotels of the area. There is a mini market just steps from the house that has a wide selection of hard to find items.

Four spacious bedrooms can accommodate up to 9 people comfortably. First and second bedrooms are located downstairs and share a large bathroom with a double vanity and shower. Third and fourth bedrooms located upstairs, share the 2nd bathroom with a large walk in shower and another double vanity. There is a small loft area with a private patio and 1 twin bed that can be used as an upstairs living room or another sleeping area. All bedrooms have air conditioning and the downstairs bedrooms have sliding doors to the house porch. Master bedroom has it own porch.

Keywords: Nosara, Playa Guiones, beach front, 4 bdrm house, sleeps 9, surfing ,yoga, jungle, private lush gardens, no car needed walk to every thing, large covered porch, charcoal bbq

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018


Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Playa Guiones, Northend Beach Front Nosara, Read my reviews
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute blast at Tom's place in Nosara -- it was everything we hoped for. The house itself is excellent, was well stocked and was plenty of space for our family of six (four kids). The location of the house is fantastic. It was about a 5 minute walk to the beach through a nice jungle path and walking to town was even easier -- just 30 seconds from several good restaurants, the mini mart for food basics and other retail options. We had a car while we are there, but we barely used it in the 5 days we were there.

If you are in to surfing, this place is a gem, and Tom is the ultimate surf host. We surfed twice a day and Tom has some boards that he rents out as well to spare you the hassle of renting them in town (though there are lots of easy options for board rentals in town, including Juan Surfo's which is nearly across the street with a lot of board options and no car required to get it back to the house.

The pool area is goregous and lots of fun. The pool isn't particularly large, but it was big enough for all of us to play around in it at the same time and have a good time. There are some hammocks and swing chairs get up in a shaded area around the pool which is great as well. The plant life all around the property is lush, colorful and beautiful to look upon from the pool area, the porch or upper levels of the house.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if we had the good fortune to go to Nosara again and Tom was extremely responsive throughout the entire process -- both while we were booking the place and more so while we were there. Tom even arranged to have horses brought to the house one day and we went for a beach ride. He was extremely generous with his time and interest in making sure that we had a great stay.

We strongly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don’t get to spend time with every group that stays at Casa Libèlula but when I do and they are as respectful and pleasant in and out of the surf as this group was it adds a big bonus to the experience of living here in CR. Watching the smiling faces of people catching the best waves of their lives is irreplaceable. TK
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Great place, even better host

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home with my 3 mid-20s sons and one friend of theirs, for a week in mid-July of 2018. Our objective was to surf, relax, and explore a bit of the area. This house served us very well. But even more importantly, Tom (the host) was amazing. He helped arrange transportation to and from Playa Guiones, gave good advice on where to (1) rent surfboards, (2) get lessons, (3) get meals, and anything else I could think of. He even took us to the grocery store and ATM in Nosara when he went. Tom's attitude was excellent, and he lives next door so is usually available. In sum, the house was well-suited for our needs and Tom was the perfect host. I have stayed at a number of VRBO and Airbnb homes, and Tom is by far the best host I have ever met.

The house has plenty of room with a full kitchen (with pans, dishes, and silverware), washer and dryer, and lots of tables and chairs. There are 4 bedrooms (one with 2 beds) and an extra bed in an upstairs area away from everything else. There is air-conditioning in each bedroom,but not the entire house. We used it when we went to bed. There are 2 bathrooms, both with showers, and there are also showers outside that you can use if coming from the beach.

The location is great, toward the north end of the beach about a 200-yard walk to the water (note that houses cannot be built on the beach here, so this is about as close as they get). There are at least 3 restaurants within 100 yards of the house, and more close by. The crowds seemed a little smaller on our (the north)end of the beach, and the waves were at least as good ass those further south.

In addition to surfing, we did the zipline (better than others I have been on), the escape room (comparable to those in SF and importantly - air conditioned!), and walked around the nearby area. We did not rent any transportation, and did not feel that we needed it. It rained twice, both times for a few hours in the late afternoon (with plenty of lightening and thunder). The temperature was warm and humid, but not overwhelming. We did get bitten by mosquitoes a little, but once we started using either Avon Skin So Soft (pretty effective) or 30% Deet (100% effective) we were okay.

Overall our visit was everything I hoped for and I hope that we will be able to do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home base for 4 small children and 4 adults

  • 4 of 5

Our children were thrilled to have the upstairs to themselves, its walking distance to everything, we didnt have to drive anywhere. The pool and beach access were a big hit for all. And of course, seeing howler monkeys, iguanas, and a coati right on the grounds was a big hit.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Perfect Home To Experience Playa Guiones With A Family!

  • 5 of 5

We could not be happier with our stay in this perfect home! We are a family with a 10 year old and 13 year old - and this home literally had something for everyone. We all loved the easy beach access (with birds, lizards, and crabs along the way!), the great pool, the fantastic food options (both upscale and quick and easy access - for example to a pizza stand right across the street), shopping (for the 13-year-old), monkeys (for the 10-year-old), and a washer/dryer (for me, the mom - we were a week into our trip by then!). There were a lot of sleeping options (each with A/C - not something we had everywhere on our trip), and the beds were very comfortable (my husband, nursing a cold, liked those highlights the best). Thanks to Tom we felt cared for and looked after - he was wonderful, considerate, and so knowledgeable about the area. There's a mini-market really close by, so we could also stock up on breakfast options so we could lounge, beach and swim in the morning without having to get everyone going to a restaurant first thing. As I said - a perfect home to stay in and experience all the awesomeness of this amazing beach and beach town! We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Thanks again, Tom!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Nice!!

  • 5 of 5

La casa es súper linda, es cómoda y esta súper cerca de la playa! La pasamos súper bien!! Y esperamos poder volver pronto!!!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orange County, CA

Surfer's Delight

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is prime for anyone seeking to stay in Guiones for surfing. Tom, the owner, is a perfect host so he makes it truly easy to book shuttles, golf carts, excursions, bike's , etc. and he's there for any other questions about your stay. Everyone in town knows Tom. He's known for his friendly, kind disposition.

Perks are: The pool and hammocks are a godsend if you're staying during hotter months. The jungle walk and surrounding trees are teeming with life to observe! KILLER food within 50 feet at Jorge's or Ten Pies or Burgers and Brew or Guilded Iguana (a few of MANY to walk to!) Location is PRIME for surf, food, shopping, sipping, and accessibility to the little market.

My recommendation would be to rent a car even though you can access most nearby places by foot or golf cart, just because of the dry , bumpy road conditions. All locals ride using bandanas covering their mouths because of the dust if they are not in a car. It gets to be too much if you're planning to explore, so renting a car is preferred so as to be able to roll up the windows and block out dust.

Also, book deep sea fishing with Howard through Tom. My husband caught a 70lb Wahoo this week and four Mahi Mahi -- 100lbs worth of fish! It was epic! Thanks Howard! My husband and middle son still haven't stopped grinning.

Playa Guiones is a laid-back surfer's dream town. Endless Summer feel. This house is truly a fabulous place to stay to experience all that the area offers.

Cant wait for next time! Thanks for everything, Tom!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most consistent surf break in Costa Rica, The longest zip line in the world is 10 minutes from the house. The off shore and in shore fishing is incredible, Joe has caught over 32 large marlin in the last 6 weeks, and over 30 tuna yesterday,the river kayaking is beautiful and tranquil, we can help with what ever your needs are, ground transportation, scheduling all local activities, surf board rentals and lessons


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Holiday rates:
Christmas week $2500
New years week $2500
Rates are for up to 6 people. Inquire for rates above 6 people and up to 9, normally $10 per person per night over 6 people.
Easter week $2300
Thanksgiving week. $2300
Posted rates are for up to 6 people. a $10 per night per person over 6 will be added.
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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.