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Couples Hideaway,Best Beach View Possible! Within Wildlife Refuge

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ocean view House , 1 Bedroom + futon, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3 Max.)

If view matters, this is IT! So close to 2 beaches (Playas Pelada and Nosara - both just a couple minutes stroll down the hill) that the ocean sounds will constantly surround and soothe you. This home and area is tranquil and unique because it is within the wildlife refuge yet very close to restaurants and all Nosara has to offer. The attached guest house sits at the end of Playa Pelada, 30 meters above the river mouth looking down the black sand beach of Playa Nosara at the Ostional turtle sanctuary. The view is of the beach and also of the most amazing estuary where two rivers (Montana and Nosara) come together and flow into the Pacific. The view then continues up into the mountains. There is no better view anywhere with the constant changing of the estuary, waves rolling in, fablous bird watching and the abundant wildlife. This is a rare home inside the wildlife refuge. The 1st floor attached guest home is 1000 sq feet with 1 bedroom with queen bed and 2 full baths, large covered deck and a futon in the living area. Ideal for couples but will accommodate 3. Nicely decorated, air conditioned, private and secure. You will not want to leave. The pool (shared with us if we are there) has a fantastic infinity edge showcasing the view, a spa bench with jets and a beach area to lounge in!

The Beaches of Nosara is a tranquil gem on a series of gorgeous beaches on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Nosara is one place in Costa Rica where the development has been controlled, preserving the natural flora and fauna. Yet the availability of great dining and the attraction of the world-class surfing at Playa Guiones and deep sea fishing can not be denied. Not to mention this is just one laid-back and cool place to be! Nosara made the New York Times list of the 45 places to visit in 2012 and has made many more "must see" lists every year since! Now, Nosara has the longest zip line canopy tour, pure excitement! Take a river tour to see the birds and wildlife with our friends at River Safari Boat Tours or a tranquil horse ride through jungle and beach with our friends at Boca Nosara tours, a 3 minute walk from the home. Dine at wonderful Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, restaurants and the local Costa Rican and seafood restaurants. Walk 5 minutes to Playa Pelada, one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. Here you can buy the fresh catch of the day, sip a refreshment and watch the fabulous sunset.

Keywords: Ocean view, unique, ocean sounds, nature, wildlife, bird watching, surfing, fishing, kayaking, beach view, horseback riding, zipline, nature, trails, hiking,turtles

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About The Owner

We are Carl and Cathy, form Austin, TX USA

Why The Owner chose Nosara

This is a very unique loction, no place quite like it! Having seclusion, a world class view and being in the wildlife refuge is incredible.Yet we are still close to everything that is Nosara.

What makes this house unique

The pool overlooking the beach and estuary is one of a kind. Great hiking, bird and animal watching right here, within the wildlife refuge.


Nosara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not bring other people to our home. Only the people in your reservation. No glass containers by the pool. Rinse sand off before entering.
  • Please turn off air-conditioners when you leave the house to go out. Electricity is very expensive and Costa Rica is a green county.
  • Please wash your dishes and take your trash out to the curb. There is a bin next to the refrigerator for glass, aluminium, and plastic recyclables.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Couples Hideaway,Best Beach View Possible! Within Wildlife Refuge
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews

The best view to be had in all of Nosara/Pelada

  • 5 of 5

I had never been to Nosara before and I cannot think of a better location or a better pair of ambassadors to introduce you to the beauty of the region than Carl and Cathy Wells. I have been to VRBOs all over the world and I have never been received more warmly or more graciously than by this generous host family.

Carl and Cathy are long time residents and can direct you to the many hidden gems the region has to offer. From the local nature trails that start in their own back yard to the best restaurant recommendations, to when the fish are biting just off shore.

The accommodations offered all the amenities of home in addition to the most spectacular views to be had in all of Nosara. The location provides the perfect combination of seclusion and quiet privacy while still offering easy access to all the many happy diversions to be had in Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada.

After visiting Carl and Cathy’s beautiful hide away over looking the sea I have a new and immense appreciation for the wonderful community that is Nosara and I have something else I didn’t expect, two new friends and there is nothing better in life than that.

I would recommend this VRBO without hesitation. It was exactly what I hoped for and more. I will be returning and the sooner the better.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Carl and Cathy have intentionally designed a wonderful relaxed environment which allowed easy access to discovering the Nosara area. Great location, plenty of privacy, comfortable accommodations. Cook if you want or not at all...Sit by the pool and enjoy the view!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, peaceful and wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Perched on a promontory above the Nosara river a perfect and peaceful location. There is a trail down to the north end of Playa Pelada and from there you can walk all the way to Guiones. You can get over to Playa Nosara by wading the river at low, low tide or rent a paddle board or kayak. A cute apartment below the main house facing north toward Playa Nosara and the wonderful view. Private and quite. Gourmet chefs may find the kitchen a little under provisioned, but certainly adequate.

For those wanting to be in the heart of things, close to nightlife, shops and restaurants this location is probably not ideal, it takes 15mins to drive into Guiones (even thought it is just a couple of miles, roads are very rough). You will need a car.

Cathy and Carl are wonderful host!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect trip for our 20th anniversary. The view from this house is amazing, and the hosts are very accommodating. We stayed in this house for 4 nights and then went to a resort for 3 nights. When we checked in to the resort, we immediately regretting leaving this house. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views! Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing! The location was so convenient for beaches & restaurants. Carl & Cathy were GREAT. And the house staff were really friendly & helpful. If you want to be anywhere near this area, stay here!!! Carl was very helpful with things to do and so kind to us. We WILL return!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for what we needed. The view is fantastic, and the hosts were so accommodating

  • 5 of 5

This secluded area is a perfect place to come and have access to the most beautiful beaches...and virtually have them to yourself. The view was spectacular and our hosts were so accommodating. They were able to point us toward some once in a lifetime excursions that we will always remember. LaLuna, El Chivo, and Ranch Tico were great dining options. If you need a good ole American hamburger, Burgers and Beer was a fun option.

Don't miss out on the Canopy Tour, or the Boca Nosora tour of quads up in the mountains. Breathtaking...

Be prepared for the roads, they are hard to put into words. We were here in the dry season, so 4-wheel drive wasn't necessary, but high clearance was.

If we are ever back here, we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Our House
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Pelada Surfing
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Giones Surfing
Nearest Point of Interest
Wildlife Refuge

Walk to 3 different beaches, surfing, turtle egg laying in the refuge, horse tour, kayak tour, stand up paddleboarding, guided river tour, and fishing. Also walk to a selection of restaurants. Short drive to zip line, spa services, waterfall and many other adventures!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

50% deposit to hold the reservation. 50% cash on arrival. Rates are subject to change before the reservation is completed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund