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Beautiful Luxury Villa and Private Casita with Panoramic Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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.

More Details

S. Long
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

Why S. Long chose Nosara

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Nosara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are spacious. The casita features an outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , with bath and outdoor shower and air conditioning
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Awe-inspiring Views

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular home with stunning views - Simple home design but very functional and comfortable. All "reviews" are accurate in the description of the home (wow, what a view!) and attentiveness by the owner, Stephen (very responsive to emails...super fast). The home has more kitchen "stuff" than we have back in the States (we found an authentic Wok to use and an ice cream maker...we kept that quiet from the kids)

My 2 teenage children fully enjoyed the pool and solar-heated jacuzzi and they loved watching the monkeys play in the trees. My wife and I especially enjoyed the quietness of having morning coffee on the covered terrace (in rocking chairs nonetheless) and a glass (or two) of wine on the sun terrace to view the heavens at night. The main home does not have a/c, but it wasn't needed. The ceiling fans with smaller bed-side fans (if needed) were plenty to keep us cool and very comfortable at night. Very happy we chose his home over all the others, especially the homes near the beach. Stephen was spot-on about the dust and heat in Nosara town. If you want Sunset / Ocean Views + no dust + cool breezes + beautiful home, then book this home, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect spot to spend a week in Costa Rica. My two college aged sons and I loved this house. It had everything you could possibly want and more. Every day we looked forward to getting back to the house at sunset so we could take a dip in our gorgeous pool and relax in the rocking chairs and hammocks to see the beautiful views of the sun setting and the stars appearing over head. The house was spacious and private and had lots of wildlife to hear and watch. The cool breeze at night made sleeping with the doors open a great way to sleep. Stephen and his staff were great throughout the entire process and our private chef Luis was amazing ( definitely recommend using him at least once during your stay). Stephen did a great job with providing directions and tips on things to do during our stay. We can't wait to get back to this wonderful place on the hill!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cheshire, CT

Spacious and Relaxing - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed at this house for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year's. We were so relieved when we arrived and the house was even nicer than the photographs! We have stayed at some very beautiful resorts and this was just as nice, probably nicer. It was spacious and so relaxing. My husband and I thought we would stay in the casita, but we opted for the king size bed and let our two teenagers split the time in the casita (perfect for late sleepers). Luis and Patricia, who cooked for us, were amazing. The food was fresh and delicious (and plentiful) and it was so luxurious to come home at the end of a long day in the sun and salt and have dinner right at the house. Lovely people. We zip lined, rode horses, paddle boarded, surfed and just chilled out. Internet was spotty but it made for better family time, so we were fine with it. It always worked, it just didn't always work for 5 of us at the same time. I highly recommend this property, as long as you don't mind driving to the beach rather than walking. It was one of our best vacations!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation - Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home in for a week with my 2 sons ages 13 and 16 and we had the best week imaginable. The house is luxurious, spacious, immaculate, and the living spaces inside and out were perfection....whether rocking on the porch, swinging in the hammock, swimming in the pool, napping in the porch shade, gazing at the night sky and stars, nothing about it could be better. The area was amazing - Playa Garza exceeded all expectations and we walked it every morning and evening. Surfing on Guiones beach in Nosara and various day trips were a plus. We have so many happy memories and Stephen and Karen were wonderful and helpful. If you are considering this house - go for it!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Amazing Vacation, Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

Amazing. Six of us (three couples) spent a 10-day vacation in Garza, making this house our home base. Nicer than any hotel I've ever stayed at (and I'm very picky), this house - with it's private casita - gave us more than enough room to sun, swim, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.

The pool and view are - by far - the best part of this experience. We spent countless hours bobbing in the water and staring off into the endless Pacific Ocean. A great, shaded veranda was our outdoor dining room every night and nearby restaurants and beautiful beaches provided us with lots of daily destinations.

If you go, ask Karen about arranging for a chef. Our experience was delicious and all the more relaxing thanks to the excellent cooking our local chef provided.

I can't recommend this enough. I can't wait to return. Karen and Stephen were also wonderful to work with, helping us navigate everything from directions to grocery stores.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sol y Mer Hotel Playa Garza Nosara in Garza
Nearest Golf
70 Miles
Pinella Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hotel Playa Garza Nosara in Garza
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Garza
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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