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Couples Hideaway,Best Beach View Possible! Within Wildlife Refuge

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 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 4.946429 based on 56 reviews

A Magical Place!

  • 5 of 5

A huge thank you to all the previous reviewers for their recommendations and comments! Our stay in Nosara with Cathy (Carl was unfortunately out of the country) went beyond our expectations. The views from the apartment are stunningly beautiful and the apartment is clean, well furnished and very comfortable for a couple. We never tired of sitting by the pool to enjoy some afternoon shade and watch the sunset after a day of activities. Cathy was a warm and gracious host. All of her recommendations were spot on and as a result we found some new treasures that we otherwise would have missed. This was our second trip to Nosara but now will not want to stay anywhere else. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay in Nosara and this property was perfect for us! You won't find a better view than the one you'll find while relaxing in the infinity pool while looking out over the river, beach, and Pacific Ocean. Cathy was very welcoming, gave us a great overview of the area, and had awesome recommendations for things to do and places to eat. She and Carl also provided very good directions and we found the place without any difficulty. Accommodations we're comfortable. We also felt very safe and secure during our entire visit to the small community.

You'll love the pool and outdoor living space. It was also nice having a full kitchen, though we only actually cut fresh fruit, prepared some simple breakfasts, and blended adult beverages. It was also nice to have the washer and dryer. It was still nice to have the option for more. We would have had everything we needed to prepare whatever we wanted.

I'd recommend this property, and Nosara in general, to anyone who loves the ocean but doesn't want to deal with the crowds. Cathy and Carl really have a beautiful property and, one day, we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home! If you're going to Nosara, you should stay here!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay on our first trip to this wonderful country. The home is beautiful, private, remote(but a short drive to all the action), very secure and had everything we needed for our stay. The gorgeous infinity pool was key for cooling off on the hot afternoons. Of course we ate out most meals, as we wanted to sample as much of the local flavor possible, but there were a couple of nights we just wanted to hang in for dinner. One night we purchased some fresh local seafood(Ask Carl. We never would have found it without him)and cooked it up on the grill...delicious!

The beach was a short stroll to the bottom of the hill. We took the car most times and there is plenty of space to park by Boca Nosara Tours(horse, kayak, atv tours/rentals).

We were lucky enough to be there during the new moon, when the turtles come up to nest on the beaches. The popular nesting spot in Ostional is only 1/2 an hour away. We witnessed a turtle digging her nest and laying her eggs. It was awe inspiring.

The setup of the home allows for privacy and solitude, but when we needed them, our hosts were always there. Cathy and Carl are the best. They are such sweet and genuine people and they went above and beyond to ensure we had all we needed; from sitting down with a map of the area on the first day, to asking around about the nesting turtles and advising on our outings. A special thanks to Carl and his assistance with Paco ;-)

Thank you both so much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, great town, and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I discovered Nosara in 1999 and fell in love. Unlike a lot of beach towns in Costa Rica, Nosara is different. You will not find any high rise condos in Nosara. What you will find is a great beach community with 3 great beaches. Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara. When you stay with Cathy and Carl you will have one of the best beach views ( Playa Nosara ) in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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!




Additional information about rental rates

3rd person $0
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50
Bank Fee $20

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

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