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COSTA RICA Luxury House with Panoramic Ocean View

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bdrms, 2 full baths, hot water in kitchen/baths/laundry room - sleeps up to

This lovely home offers a breathtaking view of Playa Garza and is surrounded by large lush tropical gardens and a secondary jungle. It is secluded yet in a safe and elegant neighbourhood. The beach of Garza is only a few minutes away and the famous surfing beach of Playa Guiones/Nosara can be reached in less than 15 minutes.

This home is ideal for people looking for a tranquil, peaceful and romantic haven in the midst of nature which is yet close to restaurants, grocery stores and tourist activities. It is excellent for couples or families with teens. Other units are available if more space is needed.

Thanks to abundant windows and ceiling fans, there is always a refreshing breeze flowing through the house. Relax in the hammock and enjoy the parrots flying above you and the howler monkeys nearby.

NEW!!! FOR BEACHLOVERS: Enjoy your day at our BEACH SHACK on the sandy beach of Garza, relaxing in a hammock or on a lounge chair in the shade of palm trees. This private spot has a fridge, bathroom and shower and is equipped with bbq, picnic table and chairs. Slothing is contageous while on vacation and the mini market is 1 minute away for Snacks and Refreshments or fresh seafood on the BBQ.

ACTIVITIES IN PLAYA GARZA : Horseback riding, swimming, paddle boarding, surfing,kayaking, deap sea fishing, beachcombing, sunset cruising, ATV rental, relaxation, meditation.

PLAYA GUIONES (NOSARA): surfing, surf lessons, river tours, horseback riding, quad tours, canopy tours, monkey tours, turtle tours to Ostional Beach, beachcombing (4 miles of wide sandy beach), swimming, yoga classes, spanish lessons

Right next door to Casa Pepito is the Sunlight On Water Healing Studio, where Erin offers an exquisite variety of therapies such as aromatherapy massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, water therapy, rebalancing bodywork massage. In a gorgeous studio with ocean view and peaceful ambiance.

More Details

Owner
Peter Gurtner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Swiss German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Peter Gurtner

We are a Canadian/Swiss couple who have made Costa Rica our home for 15 years. It is a pleasure for us to share our resources and experience with you in order to help you make the most of your vacation. We offer you up to date info regarding local activities, culture, adventure as well as details regarding off the beaten path gems in nature. Our house is next door to Casa Pepito so any support or questions, just ring the doorbell or call us.

Next door, Erin offers a wonderful selection of healing sessions from warm wáter therapy, rebalancing massage, reflexology, cranio-sacral therapy using exquisite aromatherapy oils.

Why Peter Gurtner chose Guanacaste

Our gem in Paradise! A piece of Heaven on Earth! After exploring Costa Rica our hearts feel so much at home in Playa Garza. The dry and sunny climate of Guanacaste was priority and the side of the mountain a perfect perch for taking in the simple joy and beauty of nature and the magnificient Pacific Ocean. The vib of the fishing village, 3 minutes from the house, has a charm and laid back feeling that blends with the authentic and humble way of life in Playa Garza.

What makes this house unique

Casa Pepito was built with dedication and love of detail for quality and simple elegance by Peter. Our favorite área of the house is for sure the huge terrace as 'Living Outside'all year long in this delicious climate is why we love living here. A comfy hammock to chillax or a refreshing dip in the jacuzzi on a hot summer night. We are living our dream with gratitude everyday.

Amenities

Canton of Nicoya House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • All bathroom and kitchen with hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • JUNGLE SUITE (master bedroom) with queensize bed, air conditioning, huge window with panoramic ocean & jungle view, walk in closet , spacious ensuite bathroom/ shower and direct access to the terrace/Jacuzzi) and the dining/kitchen area. CONGO SUITE (2nd bedroom) with 3 single beds and 1 rollout bed, ceiling fan, ensuite bathroom, closet, direct acces to the terrace/Jacuzzi and the kitchen/dining area. PAPAYA SUITE (3rd bedroom) is downstairs and has a separate entrance and private terrace (with ocean view). queensize bed, fan, ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen Features: Convection Oven, Glass top Stove(easy clean), Large Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, microwave. Excellent cooking utensils, quality pots, rice cooker, juicer, wine glasses, serving bowls Hire A Chef for a Special Dinner: local restaurants are available with reservations to come to your house and prepare and serve you dinner. Relax & Rejuvenate: Sunlight On Water Studio - next door, Erin Deans, Bodywork Massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, cranio-sacral therapy, water therapy Horseback Tour: Right from your door, these cowboys come to your door with horses. Tour through the Garza hills and along the beach, enjoy German Bakery front door service every Wedsn afternoon. (cheese cakes, breads, cakes, sweets). Groceries: 3 minutes for basic food items, sea food, beer, wine, spirits, fresh fruits and veggies, shopping: 10 minutes to Nosara surf shops, ladies/mens shops, souveniers, gourmet food shops, ATM/banking, Car Rentals, Tour Guides

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

COSTA RICA Luxury House with Panoramic Ocean View
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
5

3 years living in paradise !

  • 5 of 5

Dear Erin and Peter!

We are happy to have had the opportunity to live in such a gem of a home for the past 3 years. This luxury house has everything you need to be totally comfortable and cozy. It has a gorgeous view to the bay of Garza and is nestled in a very tranquil natural environment. The location was perfect for all of our needs like, shopping, fishing, beach, surfing, gym, restaurants and more. Erin and Peter are wonderful hosts and were always attentive to our needs and the ongoing care of the house and garden. We are sad to go as we now must relocate we really love your house and is a beutifull place to live. thank you so much for let US to stay at your sweet home.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dayton, Ohio
5

Beautiful, Welcoming, and Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Pepito exceeded all of our expectations and they started out very high. It is a beautiful house in a great setting. We will never forget lounging in the soaking pool and watching the howler monkeys troop by. Erin and Peter were wonderful hosts. We rented the Sugar Shack 1 day, and wish it could have been more - it was so relaxing to be on the beach with hammocks/chairs/and other great amenities. We love Costa Rica and love Casa Pepito - hope we can return!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Georges Casa in beautiful scenery.

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderfull time in Casa Pepito.House is so well built with stunning views. Waking up in Casa Pepito is like you are in National Geographic documentary. Sound of birds, howling monkeys and sun rising, just breath taking. We will really miss it.

We loved Nosara area, so much activities and exploring.Coming back to Casa is anather exciting thing to do. Also doing nothing and relaxing is great option.

Peter and Erin is one of the best host we have met. Very helpful and knowledgeable. They are close by, but

they dont interfere with your privacy.

Thank you Erin and Peter, memories where made for us and our girls in your beautiful house in amaizing

Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord/Gloucester, Massachusetts
5

Wonderful home in a great community!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks at Casa Pepito, enjoying the home and community in our return to the Nosara area. Erin and Peter have built a lovely home that includes everything you'll need while elegantly reflecting the simplicity that is Costa Rica.

About Casa Pepito. The privacy and views are great, meeting our high expectations. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen and bathrooms are modern and well-appointed. And the indoor/outdoor space provides a perfect mix of sun and shade, and the chance to cool down in the dunkin' jacuzzi. The home was spotless and seemed almost new...we were surprised that it has such a robust rental history.

If you want to experience the local culture with most of the pleasures of home, Nosara/Garza is a good choice. The village has the essentials and the locals are friendly. There are plenty of restaurants and attractions very close by. The beaches are long and walkable, with a variety of people and wildlife to watch. And one of our personal favorites, the monkeys, came to visit us at the house a couple of times during our stay. We couldn't ask for more!

Thanks Erin and Peter for being such gracious hosts! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Memorable stay at Casa Pepito

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding Casa and hosts. From the moment we arrived until the time we had to leave, Erin and Peter were without a doubt, the best hosts we have ever encountered. We are 5 adults that traveled to Costa Rica for a 3 week vacation, and the first time any of us had been to this beautiful country. We stayed at Casa Pepito for 1 week of our vacation (the 2nd week of our trip). The house is awesome, great kitchen, very clean, and tastefully decorated. The view from the terrace and the master bedroom is nothing short of amazing. Casa Pepito is truly a gem, and was our favorite place of our trip. Three of us enjoyed a fantastic massage by Erin (the owner & a very talented masseuse), in fact all agreed, the best we ever experienced.

Playa Garza is a small village with a limited grocery store, a Soda close by, and good restaurants within just a few short miles from the house. The beach at Playa Garza is beautiful and a bonus that Peter and Erin also have a beach shack there, a short distance from Casa Pepito, (for very reasonable daily rental). Picture a beautiful beach, hammocks swung between the coconut trees, lounger padded chairs, and a table set with flowers, enjoying a ‘typical’ Costa Rican dinner from the Soda just down the beach, even delivered to us. The charming beach shack was a bonus with a bathroom, place to change, and a mini kitchen right on this quiet beach. We spent a full day in this paradise swimming, relaxing, and watching the locals surfing. A very memorable relaxing beach day, indeed!!

We were there in November and the roads hadn’t yet been graded, so traveling was a bit of an adventure. We rented a large 4X4 SUV for our trip and we were happy to have made that decision, because some of the potholes were rather large! The road crews were out when we left, grading and repairing the road in preparation for the dry season. We greatly enjoyed our Zipline Tour with Miss Sky, and the Tomcar adventure with Howling Monkeys, sunset on the beach close to Olga’s and our dinner at La Lunas.

Thank you Erin and Peter for all you did to make this a week in Paradise, one we will always treasure.

Bill, Sandy, Elayna, Jan, & Gerry.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
5

Fabulous time at Casa Pepito!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and I stayed at Casa Pepito for a most memorable week. Our host Erin was welcoming, and gracious, paying great attention to every detail for comfort, beauty and hospitality. When I first made the booking, I was hesitant as to wether we needed a 4WD or not. She answered candidly without pressuring, resulting in us renting a 4WD, which indeed made our vacation far more enjoyable than not having one. She even arranged for a beach horseback ride for us, and we were picked up at the door by our guide with the horses! The house is very well appointed, with beautiful furnishings, and luxurious ambience. The photographs do not do justice to the beauty of the location and serenity of the place. We would wake in the morning to the sounds of the surf, the awakening calls of the howler monkeys, and a plethora of bird song. With an outstanding view of the ocean from the 2nd floor, it was wonderful to relax in the hammock and soak it all in. After spending time at the beach in the delightful Sugar Shack, we would come home to cook the fresh red snapper caught by a fisherman, bought at the "Soda" down by the beach, and have a refreshing soak in the whirlpool. We look forward to our return and will recommend Casa Pepito to anyone traveling to Pura Vida Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nosara
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hotel Garza, Playa Garza
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Punta Islita, Guanacaste
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hotel Garza, Playa Garza
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Garza
Car: recommended

Other Activities: On site Massage Practitioner: Aromatherapy , Reflexology, Warm Salt Water Healing Sessions.Local quad rentals, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, yoga, mediation, healing arts. Blue Spirt (Omega Institute) 5 minutes from the house.

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Rates & Availability

Canton of Nicoya House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$98
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$78
$480
 
 
High Season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
High season
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $40
A/C per day (optional) $10

No smoking in the house.
No pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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