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Playa Guiones Surfer's Paradise Close to the Beach and Secure

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

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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More Details

Property Manager
paula giblin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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.


Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • (2) Queen size beds, Double/twin bunk bed, (2) twin size day beds in the large living room; air mattresses also available
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Indoor and outdoor surf racks, outdoor shower, dead end street with two security guards patrolling the homes on the street at night, rental bodega to secure your items and renters safe, cell phone coverage if you have international plan, wireless internet. The beach is a very short walk less than 5 minutes.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Paradise it was......

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surf, sand and howlers!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house in a perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect about this house and it really made our stay in Guiones an even better moment. The pool was a big highlight because of the temperature at this time of the year. The kitchen had everything we needed to fulfill our cooking desires. The sleeps were good and just enough for the 8 people we were. I would definitely recommend this place to any of my best friends. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tinton Falls, NJ

Great stay, Loved the house <3

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice experience at Casita Del Mar. The house felt very cozy, homey, and everything that we needed was provided. Everything was clean and fresh. The rooms were really nice and spacious. The Living Room was big and we really relaxed at night, sometimes watching some of the movies that the host had provided (a whole catalog of great movies!). The pool was fun and we used it a lot, especially the kids! The landscaping was so pretty, it made it really easy for us to spend a big chunk on our day in the house and enjoy it! It was quiet and serene, and we would hear the wild life, which was awesome. The beach, only a few minute walk from the house, is really one of the best beaches to go to and surf and it is a very good beach to learn how to surf on, because the currents and waves at low tide are really forgiving. The surf school, Aqua Tibia, provided really nice instructors. The restaurants, walking distance, are really good. We enjoyed them all. We also would shop and cook at the house as well. Our experience on Casita Del Mar and Nosara was really great. We would love to return to the house when we go back to Nosara next time! It is one of our favorite vacation spots. Thank you for a wonderful stay <3

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our three teenagers LOVED this place. It was our fourth time to Playa Guiones, Nosara, and this home and property was our favorite yet. It had everything we needed for the week. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking utensils and the management team was very helpful. We especially enjoyed the spacious storage and drying areas, making it very functionable. The private pool was perfect for winding down after a morning in the surf. I highly recommend this home to anyone; we hope to return soon! We also loved the close proximity to surf and yoga!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at Casita Del Mar from Dec 5-10 and frankly we didn't want to leave. The property is clean and beautiful. The house is spacious and clean. It's about a five minute walk to the beach and 10 or so minutes to town.

Highlights of our experience at Casita Del Mar include:

- Yeudy and the management team were fantastic and helped arrange tours, transport and excursions

- Miguel, our first driver, helped us navigate the town and made our stay so much better

- The friendly kitten that graced us with her presence and hung out by the pool all week. She's an absolute sweetheart so if you go make sure you show her some love and give her a little tuna

- The people of Nosara...what can you say? Some of the friendliest people I have ever met

Do yourself a favour and visit Casita Del Mar, you'll remember it for the rest of your life.

PS Don't forget your flashlight!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

Holiday Rates:
Christmas/New Year's/Easter $2100/wk

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.

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