About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Bienvenidos! Casita del Mar is the ideal surfers getaway for anyone looking to enjoy a great time in the jungle with family or friends! Only a few hours from San Jose or Liberia by car, or fly into Nosara directly! The house is located on a secure, dead end street in the original “K section” of Playa Guiones and is just a short 5 minute walk from the beach.
As you walk up to our house ready to start your getaway the first thing you notice are the tall privacy hedges of hibiscus lining the front of our property and bordering our gate. We also have security guards that patrol our street to make sure the house and you are secure. Once you pass through the wood and wrought iron gate that leads into our small piece of tropical paradise you may notice the large mango trees that dominate the front yard, or the palm trees in the corner that have fresh coconuts to eat and drink, or maybe a small iguana will be sunning itself, but soon the pool and house will catch your attention. The pool is the perfect cure for those hot afternoons in Costa Rica, just hop in and relax. It has a negative edge and a large shallow end that is perfect for lounging, cooling off, and letting the kids swim. You can set a chair in the shallow end and watch for monkeys or enjoy a good book. Once you’ve cooled off, you will notice a large patio area, an outdoor shower great for washing the sand off when you come back from a morning surf, three Adirondack chairs, two wooden chaises for lounging and two powerful fans to keep you cool.
After the pool and outside, as you enter the house, the entry has a bathroom with a shower located conveniently next to the pool and a large bodega is across from the bathroom. As you walk farther into the house you will see the laundry room that has a washer and dryer that you can use, (during the dry season, things dry faster outside) and a nice surfboard rack that will hold up to seven or eight boards, depending on size. Next is the kitchen and dining room, both of which are quite spacious. The cabinets and countertops in the kitchen are solid pochote, a beautiful tropical hardwood, and we have a fully furnished kitchen with a full array of cooking utensils, a blender, a toaster, a coffee maker, a microwave, a stove and a refrigerator/freezer. Once you pass through the kitchen you enter into a large living room with hand made wood furniture, 2 daybeds that are very comfortable twin beds, and a TV with a DVD player. On one end is a bedroom with a double/twin bunk bed and closet. On the far end of the living room you get to 2 more bedrooms, both of which have comfy queen beds in them and built in hardwood closets. The master bedroom also has a small safe in the closet to help keep your valuables secure. Each bedroom has a separate full bathroom with a spacious shower in both. All the rooms in the house have windows looking out into our beautifully landscaped yard, with glimpses of flowers and wildlife at every turn. Each room in the house has its own air conditioning unit and there is wireless internet, which you are free to use as much as you want.
Now that you’ve experienced the house, let me tell you a little bit about what our area has to offer. Of course, the main attraction for most will be the beach and almost endless surf provided by the pacific. The waves on Playa Guiones are extremely rippable, ranging in size from waist high all the way to double overhead at times, with the majority of the waves coming in the chest to head high range. Don’t be worried if you aren’t already a surfer, there are numerous surf schools inside of a 10 minute walk from the house that all teach on Playa Guiones. There are both male and female instructors and many schools offer discounts on multiple days or multiple people. You can also rent boards at several locations close to the house.
Aside from the surfing, the list of activities goes on and on. If you like high flying adventure you can check out a canopy tour with Miss Sky Adventures, or if you prefer to stay on the ground you can hike miles of trails with breathtaking scenery. If you want a chance to catch some fresh fish for dinner you can go fishing off of the beach or head over to Garza, which is about a 15 minute car ride and charter a boat to take you out all day deep sea fishing for tuna, marlin, sail fish, mahi mahi and more.
All in all, this lovely 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Casita with a great pool, located minutes away from the beach access is the vacation destination you’ve been searching for. Come and find out why we love Playa Guiones so much.
If you have any additional questions or concerns please let us know. We’ll be happy help.
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About paula giblin
We are a family of four from New Jersey. We love sailing, travel, yoga and anything to do with the beach.
paula giblin purchased this House in 2013
Why paula giblin chose Playa Guiones
We stayed at the house for 3 weeks in November/December of 2012, and we liked it so much that we bought it! The location is perfect. The walk to the beach is short enough that the kids never miss a surf session and I never miss a sunset. The neighbors are great and everyone really felt at home here.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Host was very accommodating. Would definitely stay here again.
Perfect oasis in Playa Guiones
Casita Del Mar is nestled in a beautiful garden just off the beaten track. It is quiet, private, and very well appointed. The pool is partly shaded and perfect for repeated dips to escape the heat. The kitchen is well-stocked and the sleeping accommodations are very clean and comfortable, with two private ensuites and a third main bathroom. The gardener and housekeeper are lovely and the management staff very helpful. The beach and Aqua Tibia surf shop are just the right distance away - about 300m and 100m respectively. A perfect place from which to enjoy Playa Guiones.
Great home - amazing location!
We've stayed in many VRBO's around the world and this home in Nosara / Playa Guiones is easily one of the best! It's in a perfect location to easily access the beach, surf shops, and restaurants of Playa Guiones. The home is very clean and comfortable, and easily accommodated our family of 5 (it could accommodate more too!). The location is very secure and close to everything you'll need to have a great vacation. Definitely recommended!
The perfect home base for our surfing getaway
We absolutely loved Playa Guiones and our lovely home base there. I can't say enough good things about it. The house was big, super-clean, had all the amenities we needed, a nice pool, both indoor and outdoor racks to store the surfboards. The folks from the management company were very nice and responded very promptly whenever we reached out to them. Owner Paula was also very responsive and patiently answered all my questions and requests for recommendations as we got ready to head on our maiden voyage to Costa Rica.
All the people we interacted with in stores, restaurants, etc., were lovely and I have to declare this one of the most relaxing vacations in recent memory. I certainly hope that we have an opportunity to visit again, and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Casita del Mar to anybody going there!
Paradise it was......
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The place is everything that it is advertised to be! Quiet street, but close enough to town and extremely close to the surf. Perfect location with all the amenities you would expect. Highly recommended.
Surf, sand and howlers!
Our family of four had an incredible time! The property was even better than we had expected, the beach and those perfect waves knocked our socks off, and finishing the day in the pool while the howler monkeys swung from tree-to-tree above us was a little out of this world.
The whole trip was made easy and efficient by the home owner and the Pura Vida property management folks. We knew what to expect, how to navigate, and had all of our questions answered. Since this was our first time to Costa Rica and the Nicola Peninsula, that was a great comfort.
Our teens had a blast here, and they even acted impressed when their mom finally popped up on a board and caught a wave. Pure Vida!!!
Great deep sea fishing, close restaurants....walking distance, surf lessons available nearby, surfboard rentals nearby, consistent waves, tours including canopy tours and sea turtle observation. The howler monkeys enjoy our area due to food sources.
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Holiday Rates: Christmas/New Year's/Easter $2100/wk