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COSTA RICA Luxury House with Panoramic Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


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 cabina 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. Our well stocked minisuper even has BBQ coals and everything you need for a picnic.

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

Peter Gurtner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Swiss German
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 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 Nosara

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.


Nosara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • All bathroom and kitchen with hot water
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • 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
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


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COSTA RICA Luxury House with Panoramic Ocean View
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Pura Vida Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes the best things about a vacation rental surprise you. We chose La Casita because we fell in love with its style — online and in person — yet, the reason why we miss it is because of Erin, our host. La Casita spared no detail to create an intimate, charming and private vacation getaway -- from the amazing wood details to the fully stocked kitchen and welcome bouquet from Erin's garden. While it's the perfect place for privacy in spades -- she and Peter designed it for just that — what we welcomed most was Erin's (and Lila, her dog) incredible hospitality. Being a part of Villa Mango is to be embraced by Erin and Peter's warm generosity -- from the welcome wine to enjoying a peek into the relaxed and vibrant lifestyle that can be found in this slice of Nosara. Erin showed us the meaning of Pura Vida and family. Many thanks, Erin.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very welcome. It was a total pleasure hosting you two special souls. It was so refreshing to know you both were enjoying to the max our precious gem in the jungle. Please come again some time soon when the bananas are ready Ben. Saludos
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Stunning Costa Rican Vila

  • 5 of 5

Peter & Erin were amazing hosts, always nearby when we needed them, but never intrusive. They even invited us up to there house (just up the hill) for sundowners on our last evening. We feel like we made new friends. Erin even spared some time to give us a what to do in the area session.The Villa is quite simply stunning , with views across the native bush to the sea. We could watch the wildlife in front of us and just soak up this beautiful piece of paradise. The Villa was immaculate and everything our family of four could wish for. We can not recommend Peter & Erin and their beautiful Villa enough. We will be back. Mark & Diana

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Mark, Diana and family, It was a pleasure hosting you and helping you to maximize your enjoyment during your vacation. Pura Vida, Erin and Peter
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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: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Georgetown, Texas

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: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord/Gloucester, Massachusetts

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: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300

- A/C is not included in above prices and can be booked at arrival for an extra cost of 10 U$/day (master bedroom only)
- All money transfer fees are on behalf of the renter
- The house is not child proof. No children under 12 years old.
- 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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