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Amazing Gem! Beautiful Home, Private & Spacious

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Mountain and Ocean Views

Casa Vista Hermosa is a perfect vacation rental for anyone who appreciates a higher end luxury home with incredible views and an overall spaciousness. Situated in the Las Huacas area, both surf and yoga are only a couple minutes away in Guiones!

Vista Hermosa provides mountain and valley views as well as smaller ocean & surf break views to the north. Imagine relaxing in the infinity edge pool, lounge chairs or hammocks overlooking the jungle canopy as monkeys hop from tree to tree, birds cruise through the valley, and clouds morph into an ever changing stunning picture show often providing rainbows.

Beautifully furnished and decorated, Vista Hermosa is not your 'average' vacation rental. It is a haven of peace and privacy surrounded on three sides by a wildlife refuge. Offering 2 bedrooms en suite, this home provides an open floor plan, high ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops ideal for entertaining and the chefs in the group. The kitchen and living areas open up to the outside patio and swim up pool. There is a bar linking the kitchen and patio for delivering fresh food and drinks to everyone outside. Gas BBQ grill on the outdoor patio. And, there is a powder room accessible from the patio as well as from inside.

The Master bedroom is up a small staircase providing the best ocean views to the north. It offers a king-size bed with a private spacious bathroom that includes double vanities, and a large walk-in shower. Patio doors open to a balcony overlooking the jungle and valley below. The second bedroom on the main floor has 2 twin beds that can be made up as a king, a private bath and a patio door that opens to the pool area. The main living room is spacious and open offering comfortable seating and a flat screen TV. Dine al fresco on a large table for gourmet meals, playing cards, various games or just enjoy the cool breezes. There is high-speed wireless internet throughout the house.

The positioning of this house is such that you enjoy magnificent sunrises coming over the mountains and cooler temperatures throughout the afternoon. Air conditioning is available at $100/week but rarely needed or requested. Vista Hermosa is a smoke-free environment.

More Details

Property Manager
Myron & Cat Garfinkle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Myron & Cat Garfinkle

Our year round residence is on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Our life on the island revolves around nature and the community. Not surprisingly we find a similar connection in Nosara with the added joys of abundant tropical sunshine, tropical fruits and organic vegetables. We both teach yoga and love the many yoga options in Guiones, the relaxed beachfront section of Nosara. The natural beauty of Costa Rica and the close proximity to the wildlife here is astounding!

Myron & Cat Garfinkle purchased this house in 2011

Why Myron & Cat Garfinkle chose Playa Guiones

We made our first trip to Nosara several years ago and instantly fell in love with its beauty and the relaxed pace. The community is friendly, eclectic and inviting, and the locals mix seamlessly with the ex-pats. The Costa Rican culture is nurturing, peaceful and family oriented. Our family surfs and does yoga – a natural fit with world-class surfing and ample yoga options just minutes away.

What makes this house unique

Our plans were to rent a few more years before we bought a house in Nosara. However, once we looked at Vista Hermosa, we took the leap sooner. We were so impressed with the high quality of workmanship combined with a private setting, we were sold. We are located in the exclusive Las Huacas section of Nosara with private security and quick access to Playa Guiones (5 minutes). Our house is situated on the valley side with fantastic views of the mountain and ocean, and pleasant breezes to offset the tropical heat. We are surrounded on three sides by a nature preserve offering unparalleled privacy and quiet. The house is set along a monkey trail -- imagine relaxing by the pool and watching the monkeys hop from tree to tree!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and this house was absolutely what we needed after a very hectic year -- it was relaxing, quiet and beautiful. We got to reconnect as a family and do some adventuring -- surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking -- absolutely perfect.

Graciela made a delicious meal and Ivan, Virginie and Erika were ready to answer any question and give suggestions.

We will definitely be back and look forward to staying in this house -- Vista Hermosa! Thank you!
Sep 2016
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Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , En suite with double vanity and plenty of storage.
    Guest Bathroom - Shower and sink are en suite to Guest Bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Access to outdoor patio and pool area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as a king
  • Master Bedroom has King bed with very comfortable memory foam and pillow top mattress. There is plenty of storage space, a large bathroom with double sink, walk-in shower, toilet and bidet. From its balcony, an amazing view of the mountains and the beach of Ostional. Imagine falling asleep with the rise of the full moon and waking up with the rising sun!!!. The second bedroom is on the main floor and has two twin beds that can be made up as a king, a private bath and a patio door that opens to the pool area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Weekly Housekeeping Included; Beach Towels; BBQ; Ceiling Fans in every room; Optional air conditioning available - units in every room; Safe compatible for laptop; Security bars on doors and windows; 24-hour management; 24-hour on-call maintenance; Chef on request; Daily housekeeping available


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Amazing Gem! Beautiful Home, Private & Spacious
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful home with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the beaches of Nosara and staying in an amazing home on the hill was the icing on the cake. Cooling off in the pool and hanging out on the patio during the rain was welcome retreat from the sun. We were visited by 5 monkeys in a tree right off the patio, an iguana, lemur, and countless birds. The home is beautifuly furnished and the kitchen provided an great space to cook and hang out together. We loved just taking in the view and enjoying the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks to the owners for sharing a slice of heaven and taking good care of us during our visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado, USA

The best place that we’ve rented in Nosara in our 13 years of coming here!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect!

Incredible views,clean, open house, a kitchen with all the amenities, daily visits by the family of coatimundis living in the jungle below, nice breezes, less mosquitoes than lower down the mountain, where they tend to be more abundant in the green season.

This house was beyond our expectations and We cant wait to rent it again next summer!

The property manager Virginie, was so friendly and a wonderful communicator.

The view is to die for !

It’s worth having a rental car as you’re a 5 minute drive up the hill.

We can’t wait to come back!!

Definitely our best trip ever to Nosara!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Stay in Playa Guiones, Nosara

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and extremely well maintained. Great communication with owner and management agency. Kitchen was well stocked with all necessities for family visit. Gorgeous views, garden, and outdoor dining and pool area. Playa Guiones a 10 minute drive from property. In all we would happily rent this property again in the future. Note to renters: Car needed for travel to beach areas.

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

Better then expected, views to die for!!! Great communication with the owners and property manager. If we ever end up again in this area and this place is available I would not hesitate to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with a delightful backyard and extraordinary view of the mountains and beach.

  • 5 of 5

The natural wildlife was abundant. Every day we saw different birds flying overhead or animals traversing through the backyard. Highly recommend the house because the elevation on the mountain side provides for a world-class view and peaceful respite from the busy beach area.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Vista Hermosa. The house was incredible. Waking up every morning to the sounds of monkeys, birds, and jungle life was such a needed treat for us. The big decision was if we wanted to enjoy our morning coffee on the bedroom balcony or by the infinity pool:-) We can't recommend this house enough and it truly is just a short 5 minute drive to the beaches and there is much to see and do.

I will say Nosara was more expensive then we planned, but that was our own fault. Figure NYC/LA prices for most of the places to eat. If you can, I would recommend stocking up at the super markets in the city (Liberia, Nocoya) before you get to Nosara. If not the Super Nosara Market will have all that you need.

Such a restful place tucked up on the hill. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, Thank you for the wonderful feedback on our vacation home. If you are willing to go casual, there are several restaurants run by locals which are more reasonably priced. My husband and I love to cook so the kitchen is well outfitted and there is an outdoor grill for preparing meals. There are two organic markets each week and local fresh fish available making it convenient to cook at home a few nights a week. There is also a larger grocer in the center of Nosara, about a 10 minute drive from the house which is ideal for stocking up for longer stays. We'll make sure to add that to our notes for future renters. Again, many thanks and we hope you'll visit again. Best, Cat & Myron
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Luna, El Chivo, Pacifico Azul, Beach Dog
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Luna, Marlin Bills, El Chivo, Pacifico Azul
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Guiones Surf Beach
Car: necessary

Situated in the famous Las Huacas area of Nosara, both world-class surfing and yoga are only a couple minutes away in Guiones! If surfing is not your thing, the three-mile long beach is perfect for long walks and horseback riding. Yoga, zip-lining and paddle boarding tours are also very popular and there are excellent choices nearby for both. Vista Hermosa provides mountain and valley views as well as smaller ocean & surf break views to the north. Imagine relaxing in the infinity edge pool, lounge chairs or hammocks overlooking the jungle canopy as monkeys hop from tree to tree, birds cruise through the valley, and clouds morph into an ever changing stunning picture show often providing rainbows. Ostional Turtle Refuge is one of the most important nesting sites of the Olive Ridley turtle in the world and is just 10K north. If you are a nature lover, Vista Hermosa is a must!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Rate includes housekeeping once/week; more days are available at a reasonable fee. A discounted price is available for a monthly rate. Refundable Damage Deposit is due at time of arrival in cash or paid via VRBO payment booking. Air Conditioning is available at $15/day.

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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