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Cosy Cool Casita In Prime Location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/1 Bath House With A Pool And Within A 5 Minute Walk To The Beach!

* New back up water tank installed 11/15/2016

We completely renovated the house in late 2013, focusing on making it modern, comfortable and stylish. It has all new everything and we added a huge covered patio, pool, outdoor shower and second bedroom. Interior has a a large modern kitchen, new bathroom and custom furniture throughout. It is an excellent home base for exploring Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica.

Casa Calmate Features:

- An ideal location in Playa Guiones. 5 minutes walk to the center of the beach and best of the town, but also quiet and private in a jungle setting

- 2 bedrooms (one queen, one single). An additional inflatable full size mattress is available upon request. The couch in the living room can comfortably function as an additional single bed.

- One full bath + outdoor shower

- Newly Installed Back Up Water Tank and Filtration System

- Modern kitchen with stone counter tops, ample storage, new appliances and cookware

- Ceiling fans in every room of the house (and two over the outdoor patio)

- Large outdoor covered patio with a extra large Balinese style daybed for mid afternoon lounging and a teak dining table with seating for 6

- 9 x 16 pool, with spacious uncovered patio area

- Outdoor shower

- High speed internet with wifi

- air conditioning in both bedrooms

- Washer/Dryer

- Private garden

- Alarm system with 24/7 monitoring

More Details

Ben, Eve, & Scott
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2018

About Ben, Eve, & Scott

We are 3 Brooklynites (an artist/designer, an animation producer and a surprisingly cool lawyer) who first experienced Nosara a few years ago and have been coming back repeatedly since. It is just that kind of place: once you visit and you want to return.

We have made Casa Calmate into a stylish and functional home we look forward to visiting as much as possible. But also a place we are proud to share with our families, our friends and others looking for a cool and comfortable pad from which to explore Playa Guiones.

Ben, Eve, & Scott purchased this house in 2012

Why Ben, Eve, & Scott chose Playa Guiones

Casa Calmate was completely renovated in late 2013. We gutted and replaced everything…from the electrical to the plumbing to the fixtures to the septic system.

The house now has a modern and spacious kitchen, dark stone countertops and a large gas stove with a full size oven. We like to cook, so it is well stocked with pots/pans, cookware and utensils.

The bathroom has been fully renovated and enlarged, with slate tile flooring and white subway tile, new fixtures and a large shower (which has a bench, as vacations should include sitting in the shower is our firm opinion).

There are two bedrooms: The master, which has a queen bed built out of teak, spacious closets, a full length mirror and luxurious bedding. The second bedroom, which is smaller, has a a cool custom designed built-in floating platform single bed, constructed from teak and steel.

There is a/c in the bedrooms, new ceiling fans, new windows, an alarm system, security bars and inset lighting. We have custom built the furniture throughout, including a huge comfy sofa (which can easily double as a single bed), coffee table and side tables.

The real heart of the property though, and where we enjoy spending most of our time, is the outsized outdoor covered patio. It is furnished with an amazing Indonesian day bed, large enough for 4 adults, teak picnic table for outdoor dining covered by a ceiling inlaid with tropical hardwood, industrial ceiling fans and accent lighting. Also a sweet hammock. The covered patio leads to a blue tiled pool well sized for the house featuring a large bench running its length for in-pool chilling. The pool is surrounded by a sun drenched patio area perfect for tanning and sipping tropical cocktails. Beyond the pool is an outdoor shower, inlaid with slate tile and affixed with a rainfall style shower head. The pool area is framed by banana trees and planters of flowers and colorful native plants.

What makes this house unique

Casa Calmate is set on a gorgeous and private property in the “G” Section, right in the heart of Playa Guiones.

2/3rds of the lot is a tropical garden, with hibiscus, rare pechote trees, wild flowers and natural plants. The rear of the property backs up to a protected nature preserve (originally intended to be a fancy golf course) ,which is now a howler monkey highway, providing an unusual level of privacy and a close connection to the area’s natural beauty and wildlife.


Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Living room also has a large sofa/futon that is very comfortable for sleeping for 1 person. Full size blow up mattress also available. Crib available upon request.
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Sweet spot tucked away in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for a couple or a small family. It's in a great location close to the action yet also nestled in the jungle. We had regular visits from the pizotes, iguanas and lots of birds. The house is very well equipped for cooking which we loved. The pool and outside area are perfect for chilling.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC, USA

Great house in Nosara!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house in Nosara! We stayed there 3 nights and it was perfect for us. There were 3 of us total traveling and the location was great - very close to everything in Nosara.

Check in was a breeze, as a house manager met us upon our arrival and went over everything we needed. We were allowed to check in a few hours early as the cleaning crew was finished.

It was on a quiet and darker street, but we never felt unsafe (as I read some reviews about theft in the area). The house is very secure and we did not have any issues with that.

The pool was amazing and absolutely necessary with the high heat/humidity in Nosara. The AC was cold in the bedrooms and the kitchen was fully stocked with cookware for us to eat in each night!

We would highly recommend staying at Casa Calmate and we look forward to our return!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic. Just, fantastic.

  • 4 of 5

Casa Calmate is just right. It's the perfect size, the perfect location. And just private enough. Nothing built directly on either side or across the street. But walkable to just about everything. Including the beach! Which was huge for us. Seriously, turn left or right out of the driveway and in a matter of minutes you have all the things Nosara has to offer. The security wasn't an issue, we just followed a few simple directions, never felt unsafe. We had Vultures, songbirds, howler monkeys, coati and armadillo roaming through the yard and hanging out by the pool with us all week. Josh was more than attentive and helpful in a few of the (non house related) issues we had and the whole thing was just amazing. The one ding was that the house does not have a backup water reserve. Due to drought conditions the town shuts off the water every night at 5 or so until 5 the next morning. It's fine, if you are prepared for it. It would just have been helpful to know that before we arrived. Just requires a little adjustment- like creating a small reserve for dishes and late night toilet flushing if need be. We liked it so much we have already booked our return.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the excellent review! FYI we are in the process of adding a back up water tank to the house prior to the next dry season, so hopefully no future guests will be impacted by the town water rationing. cheers
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Great little house - perfect for two

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in Casa Calmate and loved it. It's located close enough to walk to the beach and restaurants in north Guiones, but far enough from everything to be private. It was perfect for us - the kitchen had everything we needed (except a cork screw), the day bed and hammock provided some much-needed chill time, and the outdoor shower and pool were great for cooling off.

We'd heard that theft is a problem in Costa Rica and that break-ins are not uncommon. However, Calmate felt very secure and we never had an issue.

We both took lessons with Nosara Surf Academy and the instructors were great. We'd also recommend the Miss Sky Canopy Tour, and dinner at the Guilded Iguana. In fact the food was amazing at every restaurant we tried.

Josh and Francisco helped us out a lot with finding our way around and offering advice on local activities and attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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l.a., CA


  • 3 of 5

Close to beach. cozy.

Didn't have water from 5pm to 730 am every day. Stayed for 4 nights. Would liked to have known that before we arrived. They said it was that the city runs out of water occasionally. Couldn't use kitchen, shower during those times. Had to fill pots with water to throw in the toilet if we had to use it. Also please put a window covering on the front window. Maybe even a gate in the driveway. Otherwise , a/c worked great in the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. Our sincere apologies you were affected by the new town wide policy re: water rationing. For better or worse, you were our first guest who had to deal with this. The town policy was implemented just before your stay. We had no prior notice and it was to our knowledge w/o precedent. It effected every property in Playa Guiones and was in no way unique to our Casita. Had we known such rationing was to be implemented, we would have made sure you were properly informed. We have subsequently discussed with our property manager and in the future all guests staying in the height of the dry season (Feb/March) will be made aware of the possibility water rationing could occur. Further we will also make sure our guests are provided with extra bottled water at checkin as well as optimal water use strategies to mitigate the potential inconvenience. Pura Vida Casa Calmate
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Wilmington, NC USA

Nice and basic, but could use some extras.

  • 3 of 5

My husband, son and I spent 9 days @ Casa Calmate for Christmas and the New Year holiday. We mainly go to Nosara to surf and practice yoga, so the location of the house was great. We liked the pool and house layout, but found it lacking good cooking and serving options. There were few glasses and mugs and bowls. When we arrived there was 1 roll of toilet paper and not 1 condiment or food staple such as rice, coffee, or tea. We rent from VRBO often and have never had to start from scratch with salt and pepper, oil, spices, and paper products! All we can imagine is that the cleaning staff takes home whatever is left from the last renters...a little annoying. The owners should know this, and also that their kitchen is being pilfered.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, thanks for the review. Generally the kitchen IS well stocked. While most of our guests are extremely considerate in terms of replenishing what staples they have used or replacing glassware they may have broken, unfortunately some others do not. So occasionally we do need to do a full restock - which we will be sure to do now. Unfortunately, we are not always immediately aware of these depletions, especially during the high season when back to back bookings are common. Cheers
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Within a 5 min walk to the gorgeous Guiones Beach, and a 10 min walk to the smaller picturesque Palada Beach.

Guiones is perfect for experienced surfers, first time surfers, and anyone just looking to enjoy the beach. The house is also located within a 3 min walk to restaurants and shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $99

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.