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Beautiful Luxury Villa and Private Casita with Panoramic Ocean Views

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

If you want to get away from it all, yet have access to everything, Casa Largo is the place. Nestled among monkeys and parrots on the mountaintop above the quaint fishing village of Garza, Costa Rica, the villa is the perfect retreat for couples, or small family seeking seclusion and relaxation. While home, sit under the comfortable shade of our wrap-around porch and enjoy the breathtaking view of Playa Guiones. Do yoga, read, nap, watch birds, swim in a gorgeous infinity pool, or soak in the luxury, jungle jacuzzi. In the evenings, grill and dine al fresco, watch the sunset, and linger in one of the rocking chairs or couch under the stars. When you want to get out, just drive to one of the many restaurants just two to six miles away in Garza, Esperanza and Nosara. If you like the beach, Playa Garza is just five minutes down the hill and the popular surfing beach, Playa Guiones, is just 20 minutes away. Samara Beach and Playa Carillo are only thirty- minutes south.

There are many activities that can be booked in Nosara including deep-sea fishing, surf lessons, monkey tours, river tours, horseback riding, canopy tours, and turtle tours on Ostional Beach. But if you are like us, you will find that you have everything you need right here on the hill. If you need to work and stay connected to the world, we also have Claro satellite TV and Internet access (4 Mbps).


The house is large, with cathedral ceilings and screened-in windows for ventilation. Together with the wrap-around porch, the house stays very cool. Although there is an air conditioning unit in the private casita, we rarely use it. This is the perfect house for a couple or couples, or a small family with adult kids. We do not recommend the home for small children due to the openness with the pool and nature. There is also a gourmet kitchen with all amenities. If rugged luxury is your cup of tea, then this is the place for you.

For people interested in mind/body wellness, the area is one the Blue Zone's in the world, featured by National Geographic. A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live past 100 due to the area's healthy environment and living styles. The Nosara area is also home to the Blue Spirit Retreat Center, affiliated with New York's Omega Center, and the Nosara Yoga Institute. The home is an easy (ten-minute) driving distance of both of these places and offers a peaceful setting to return home to after classes.

Organic vegetables and meats are available on weekends at the farmer's market.

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/10/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The sun terraces does not have a railing and the pool is not perimeter-fenced and many not be suitable for children under 8...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The sun terraces does not have a railing and the pool is not perimeter-fenced and many not be suitable for children under 8...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    This property is not fenced in, so only pets who do not wander the neighborhood are appropriate here....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    with full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    with full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    with bath and outdoor shower and air conditioning...moreless

  • The two master bedrooms are spacious with cathedral ceilings, each with private baths. The third bedroom is in a separate, private casita/bungalow. It has a very 'open' feeling, with large doors that open up to the pool and view. There is also a private deck over the jungle for sunning or dining privately. The Casita is also air-conditioned, although we rarely use it as evenings are pleasant on top of the mountain. There is also a writing desk and a comfy chair for reading. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • A housekeeper is included twice a week. A gardener comes twice a week. A pool/spa person comes once a week. TV is Claro Satellite with local programming. Internet is 3G connected to a 6-hour battery back-up. 4-Wheel drive is recommended for local roads Eco-conscious construction with gravity-fed and solar hot water. This community has a private electronic gate and gatehouse attendees for security and convenience. A private chef can be hired on request. Starting rate $50 minimum per evening, plus the cost of groceries. Renter must organize meal preferences and make arrangements directly with chef. Great place, incredible views, and perfect for relaxing....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Internet only...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Claro Satellite (Costa Rican service)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    System integrated into home and can be regulated from each room or outdoor space. Connects to iPod....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Small collection. We recommend you bring some videos of interest....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful panoramic view of Playa Guiones in Nosara. Also partial view of Playa Garza....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Property is at the top of the hill, flanked by lush jungle and wildlife and ocean views...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of San Juan mountains over the jungle...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Beautiful panoramic view of Playa Guiones in Nosara. Also partial view of Playa Garza....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic ocean view and spectacular sunsets year-round...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Beautiful panoramic view of Playa Guiones in Nosara. Also partial view of Playa Garza....moreless

  • Rural:

    dirt roads and cattle...moreless

  • Village:

    Above the villages of Delicias and Playa Garza...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful panoramic view of Playa Guiones in Nosara. Also partial view of Playa Garza....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Beautiful panoramic view of Playa Guiones in Nosara. Also partial view of Playa Garza....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining includes a large table, seats 6 and a small breakfast table for 2. Outdoor table, where we normally eat, can seat up-to 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    This is provided ONLY in the Casita. Main home, which has cathedral ceilings with upper windows and ceiling fans provide good airflow, keeping the home remarkably cool...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Provided, but prefer renters utilize the clothesline....moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking:

    Covered attached garage for two vehicles...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered attached garage for two vehicles...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    4 Mbps download internet (Claro). Internet is 3G connected to a 6-hour battery back-up....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High-quality linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Covered attached garage for two vehicles...moreless

  • Safe
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Also has a dry cycle...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    American coffee maker and a European style (stovetop) moka....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the basics and more...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    One set of casual dishes and one of white entertaining dishes...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. An island provides a bar area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We have spices, oil and vinegar, coffee and a variety of drinks (wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages) for your arrival....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    ice-maker and filtered water...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove (propane) and separate oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two terraces, a sun and a shade, are provided with views of canopies...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wonderful wrap-around deck keeps the house cool....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Shade terrace has a lanai and a hammock...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Winding paths lead through flowers on the front lawn. Property includes a small orchard with lime and orange trees, pineapple, avocado and banana....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Includes rotisserie...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Wrap-around veranda provides outdoor living year-round, even in rainy season. Lots of shade...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor jacuzzi, seats up to 6; solar-heated...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Infinity pool with waterfall...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Holiday
Dec 17 - Jan 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
Peak Easter/Spring Break
Apr 1 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cancellation before the 60th day prior to the rental period, Lessee(s) receives full refund, including security/damage deposit. Cancellation on or after the 59th day prior to the rental period, the Lessee(s) forfeits the initial 50% payment, but receives, in-full, the security/damage deposit. Cancellation 14 days prior, Lessee(s) forfeits 80% of the total price, but receives deposit in full.

Upon signing of rental agreement: US$ (50% of rental price)

Upon signing of rental agreement: US$ 500.00 (refundable damage/security deposit)

45 days prior to rental period: US$ (remaining 50% of rental price)

Within 15 days of rental completion: Credit US$500.00 (Lessor returns security deposit)


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sol y Mer Hotel Playa Garza Nosara in Garza
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pinella Golf Resort
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pan American Highway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hotel Playa Garza Nosara in Garza
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Garza

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: turtles, quads, yoga, ziplining, monkeys, ultralight flying

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

Why the Owner Chose Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
The home is located in Garza, which is about 6 miles south of Guiones beach, so if you want to be within walking (200 meters) of the ocean, this home is not for you. However, please note, homes near the water tend not to have cool breezes or vistas of the ocean. They also have more mosquitoes and during dry season/high season, you will be inundated with dust from the dirt roads. I owned property in Nosara, but the dust was too much, and so we moved to the Vista Royal community in the hills above Playa Garza ... overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Vista Royal is an exclusive development with 10 homes in a gated community with multiple levels of soft-security. The community overlooks Playa Guiones and/or Playa Garza...the home is near Blue Spirit (~3 miles), Nosara Yoga Institute (~5 miles), and the center of Guiones (about 6 miles). The home overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is ~1.5 miles from Garza beach and 5 miles from Nosara beaches.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is semi-eco friendly with gravity fed water but water pressure is not an issue, and solar hot water...never a problem for showers, etc., but excessive clouds will result in lower water temperatures. In addition, we get wonderful ocean/jungle breezes and only have air conditioning in the room that is detached from the main house (casita) for those who cannot do without, although we rarely use it. We are amazed at how few mosquitoes and other annoying bugs are up here and it is not problem keeping the doors open in the evening. We have a newly constructed jacuzzi (again, solar heated), and can sleep 6 in three bedrooms (master has a CA-King, the other room has two full-sized beds that can be combined to form a King, and the other bedroom is 20 feet detached from the main house and has a Queen bed). In addition to a wrap-around veranda with many seating options, there are two terraces: a solarium and a shade deck--both overlooking the canopies and ocean.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/10/2016

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Photos

  • Sunset from the infinity pool.

    Sunset from the infinity pool.

  • Spectacular sky after sunset

    Spectacular sky after sunset

  • Side view from shade-terrace

    Side view from shade-terrace

  • Solar-heated jacuzzi

    Solar-heated jacuzzi

  • Side view of casita from sun-terrace

    Side view of casita from sun-terrace

  • Relax on the porch anytime of day, rain or shine.

    Relax on the porch anytime of day, rain or shine.

  • High cathedral ceilings throughout house

    High cathedral ceilings throughout house

  • The first master bedroom opens to the pool, gardens and Pacific ocean.

    The first master bedroom opens to the pool, gardens and Pacific ocean.

  • Master bedroom with king-sized bed

    Master bedroom with king-sized bed

  • Enjoy spectacular sun sets

    Enjoy spectacular sun sets

  • Secluded, yet safe and elegant neighborhood (home is on left)

    Secluded, yet safe and elegant neighborhood (home is on left)

  • Front of the home with attached two-car garage

    Front of the home with attached two-car garage

  • View from sun-terrace: Afternoon sun

    View from sun-terrace: Afternoon sun

  • View from sun-terrace:  Sun set

    View from sun-terrace: Sun set

  • Back of home showing main house, pool, and casita

    Back of home showing main house, pool, and casita

  • Detached casita with full bath

    Detached casita with full bath

  • View of seating area under wrap-around veranda

    View of seating area under wrap-around veranda

  • Jungle Terrace for dining alongside the monkey corridor

    Jungle Terrace for dining alongside the monkey corridor

  • Living area, full of light

    Living area, full of light

  • Optional configuration of beds...one King, or two singles

    Optional configuration of beds...one King, or two singles

  • Seating area under veranda

    Seating area under veranda

  • Sun-set from hannock

    Sun-set from hannock

  • Aerial view of the beautiful pristine beach of Playa Garza.

    Aerial view of the beautiful pristine beach of Playa Garza.

VRBO #340335

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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