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Amazing Gem! Beautiful Home, Private & Spacious

Playa Guiones, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

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.

Property Manager

Myron & Cat Garfinkle

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 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!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 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.

      Bathrooms

      • 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.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Ocean View
            Located in the famed Las Huacas section of Nosara, this beautiful property offers great views of valley and ocean, and is peaceful, very private.

            Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Living Room
                        Flat screen TV & CD/DVD, Apple TV
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Individual units and ceiling fans in every room; A/C available as an option $100/week.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        High-speed, wireless internet access
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Clothes line for air-drying bathing suits and towels.
                      • Parking
                        Remote access gate from road leads to private driveway.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                        Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                            Gourmet kitchen with granite counters ideal for entertaining and the chefs in the group. The kitchen and living areas open up to the outside patio and swim up pool.
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                Outdoor dining.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                        Balcony off Master Bedroom suite with best ocean views to the north.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        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. Plenty of seating.
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Suitability

                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            Stairs to master bedroom and main living area

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Saltwater infinity pool with submerged seating.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef

                                                    Attractions

                                                      • 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

                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • whitewater rafting

                                                                    Notes

                                                                      • 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

                                                                        15 Reviews

                                                                        Exceptional5/5

                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Beautiful Stay in Playa Guiones, Nosara

                                                                        Sabina F.-

                                                                        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.

                                                                        AMAZING TWO WEEKS

                                                                        Jack I.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Beautiful house with a delightful backyard and extraordinary view of the mountains and beach.

                                                                        Rick B.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Outstanding house!

                                                                        David G.

                                                                        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!

                                                                        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

                                                                        Beautiful and relaxing retreat

                                                                        lori l.

                                                                        We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a 7 day stay at vista hermosa. This house exceeded our expectations. The pool and outdoor space were perfect, the kitchen well stocked and we enjoyed doing yoga on the back deck. A rental car is definitely a necessity. The coffee maker was not working well and Virginie, one of the property managers quickly replaced it once we let her know. Overall, the house was wonderful!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Dear Lori,

                                                                        We are so glad your stay at Casa Vista Hermosa was a perfect retreat to celebrate your anniversary! We hope you and Derick will come back with your children (we offer a 10% discount to returning clients). Yes, a 4x4 is recommended for Nosara and since our home is in the Las Huacas neighborhood, a car is needed. The huge advantage is the peace and tranquility of living "up the hill" where the homes are more private, and you have the added bonus of wonderful views!

                                                                        Thanks again,

                                                                        Cat & Myron

                                                                        Tanja&Michael

                                                                        Tanja Q.

                                                                        We stayed for 3 weeks at Vista Hermosa and the house is just perfect!

                                                                        You have a super nice view to the beach and into the mountains. The kitchen is well equipped and we like the big kitchen-living room.....even if you are most of the time outside.

                                                                        You have your privacy and you are away from the crowd, but in 5 minutes (drive) you are in Guiones...so what do you need more!

                                                                        We loved the house!!!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Dear Tanja and Michael, we are so glad you enjoyed Casa Vista Hermosa! We hope you can come back and visit us again. All the best,

                                                                        Cathy & Myron

                                                                        Location

                                                                        Playa Guiones, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

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

                                                                        $164avg/night
                                                                        15 Reviews
                                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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