2 Bedroom/1 Bath House With A Pool And Within A 5 Minute Walk To The Beach!
Ben, Eve, & Scott
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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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I can’t wait to come back!!!
This home is in the PERFECT location for strolling through “downtown” Guiones for delicious, healthy food offering a variety restaurants, easy beach access, mini-supers, and guides to ANY activity you can image (surfing is #1 here!!). Equally as perfect is the privacy, beauty and comfort of the property & friendliness of the staff!! Anything you need is a quick text/WHATSAPP away! The local staff AND out-of-town owners are kind & attentive! The local staff was eager to stop by if you have questions or needs (quick drive over). I never felt alone!
I would HIGHLY recommend this home and EXCELLENT location for easy access to the “beach town” convenience & charm of Playa Guiones! You can rent 4-wheelers for a day, to explore nearby attractions, or beach & mountain bikes. The drive from San Jose Airport was easy (with WAZE), but next time I’m going to research a one-way drop at a local car rental office, then pick up to return. No need for a car here! Walk walk walk and enjoy the sounds of sights of a Costa Rican tropical vacation!! Thank you Ben, for making my trip so easy & perfect!!
Great family getaway
This was our second stay at Casa Calmate. This time four of us stayed at the house and everything was fantastic. This house is centrally located yet provides a lot of privacy. You can walk to great restaurants. You can walk to the beach in about 8 minutes.
The property management company that helps you check in and check out makes the process very easy and they are very helpful.
The owners have done a great job in making the property a very comfortable place to stay. We will definitely be staying here again in the future!!!
Great house, great location
We stayed here for one week in December. The house was perfect for us. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The outdoor space is a great place to relax with a nice outdoor couch and a large table for meals or playing games with friends.
The location is quiet yet very convenient to the beach and to restaurants. We have already booked our next trip and we are staying here again. Thank you for your hospitality Ben, Eve and Scott!
Sweet spot tucked away in the jungle
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.
Great house in Nosara!
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!!
Fantastic. Just, fantastic.
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.
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
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.