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Luxurious 4br / 4.5ba Home In K Section / Walk To Beach / 2 Masters / Private

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Shanta Pura Is A Large New Home, Walking Distance To The Beach, Sleeps 10 +

Shanta Pura is an amazing, large, newly constructed home in the sought after "K Section" of the Guiones Beach area. There is no home like this closer to the beach. Location, location, location. Shanta Pura, built in a lush, tropical setting, was designed for entertaining and multiple families. This beautiful home, constructed in a Contemporary Balinese architecture by a local architect, is located just a short, 1-2 minute walk from the beach at Playa Guiones. No need to drive - just carry your boards and gear to the beach! (Very rare in this area). The most amazing feature of this home is the 'Colonial style' design. The entire house is built around a large pool, with the kitchen, dining and tv/family areas all OPEN to the pool and outdoors. There is no need for doors! However, if you want A/C, large sliding glass panels can be closed to keep you in the cool.

For security, the house is surrounded by a stunning 10' natural stone wall, in addition to 6' wire & post fencing that is covered with foliage and flowers. This unique design creates a very secure and very private setting, while at the same time you and your guests are able to enjoy the open airs and breezes of the Costa Rican climate. The design of this home sets it apart from any other home in Playa Guiones. Why would you come to Costa Rica and sit inside a house behind closed doors? In addition, the garden areas in and surrounding this home bring the beautiful landscape inside. This home has 2 master bedrooms (upstairs) and 2 bedrooms on the first floor, making it perfect for multiple families or couples. All 4 bedrooms can be set up as king beds, if preferred. The lower bedrooms have incredible outdoor showers. The chef's kitchen has every appliance and amenity you would ever need to prepare any meal. The large live-edge Guanacaste table seats 10-12. You can eat your meals in the open-air, next to the pool and gardens, while you listen to music over your phone or i-Pod. All this, in an open yet extremely private setting, right next to the beach. It doesn't get any better than this in Playa Guiones.

** Private House Cook Included!! With each weekly rental, we include the services of our house chef, Isa, for 5 meals, tenant's choice (food costs to be paid by the tenant). If you like her cooking, which we know you will, you can have her return to prepare as many meals as you wish, for a very reasonable rate.

* Free WiFi/Internet and Bluetooth stereo. We also have several surfboards and bicycles that are available if requested.

More Details

Travis Terry
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Travis Terry

Shanta Pura was built in 2013 and was the vision of two families from Texas (Houston and Dallas). When we designed the house, we envisioned a home that would comfortably accommodate 2 large families, 4 couples, and other large groups. Also, because we had younger children, it was important for us to be located close to the beach. We had been visiting Nosara yearly since 2005, and realized there were no large homes for rent in the K Section that were located within "walking distance" to the beach. We were very fortunate to find our lot, and 1 1/2 years later, Shanta Pura became a reality. When the house is not being rented, we are there, enjoying it with our families, and maintaining it for our future guests.

Travis Terry purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

Shanta Pura is the only home in the area that comes with its own chef. With each weekly rental, we include our house chef for 5 meals, your choice (food costs to be paid by tenant). Beyond the 5 meals, you can request the chef for as many meals as you wish, for a modest hourly rate.

Additionally, we have several surfboards and bicycles available for use by our guests. No need to rent!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Luxurious 4br / 4.5ba Home In K Section / Walk To Beach / 2 Masters / Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a total of nine people with a mix of family and friends. The property was spectacular and we were very comfortable. We enjoyed hearing and watching the howler monkeys in the back yard. We went ziplining, horseback riding, surfing, bike riding on the beach, shopping, and enjoyed all of it. Fishing was terrible but that might be my luck.

One of the best features of Shanta Pura is the cook, Isa, and the gardener, Rodolfo. Isa is a very talented cook and we had great meals. She was a joy to talk to as well. The pool was refreshing. Property is well maintained and the property manager, Josh, was helpful in countless ways. He acted as our personal concierge setting up activities and giving us recommendations on restaurants etc.

Nosara is a bit out of the way but definitely worth the extra time it took to get there. Roads were terrible and road signs are few and far between but that is part of the adventure. My advice to others traveling by car is if you think you are lost just keep going. We made it from Liberia without any real problems other than thinking we were lost about half the time.

The native Costa Ricans, referred to as Ticos, were very nice and very helpful. I felt very safe the entire time we were in Nosara. I had a good time bantering with the street vendors. A great spot for surfing and yoga. I am not a surfer but I enjoyed the beach and the area. Lots of young folks here.

The only negative comment I have is that the streets are very dusty and full of ruts. I wouldn't recommend this area if you have asthma or disabilities.

A great vacation destination

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the pictures, really!

  • 5 of 5

Usually the pictures are just a little nicer than reality, but in this case, the house as a whole is so much more than the sum if it's pictures. The kitchen, dining room and game room surround a beautiful pool and courtyard, hacienda style, in such a way that "inside" and "outside" are blurred together. We had a fabulous thunderstorm where the courtyard turned into a box of rain. It was just so cool.

We shared the house with another family, but also hosted two additional families for dinner a couple of nights, and the house easily absorbed us all. The kitchen is extremely well stocked, but we let Isa do most of the cooking. She was lovely.

The house has tons of security, is really close to the beach and within walking distance of most restaurants. The bikes were also great for getting around. We didn't need a car or a golf cart.

We were very sad to leave this lovely home. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lebanon, NJ

Beautiful, Welcoming and simply Magical!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about Shanta Pura! Nine of us, ranging from 19 to 79 stayed there for a glorious week of surf, sun, exploration and celebration! The house itself was just perfect. Every little detail was special and of high quality. Beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful ... loved the showers. Loved the open layout of the house. Isa did an outstanding job in the kitchen. We are all foodies and love to cook, but it was so relaxing to have someone do the cooking for us. We had Isa prepare 4 dinners and 2 breakfasts. The other meals we did on our own and tried out some of the great local restaurants. (loved LaLuna, Tibidabo, Harmony hotel for sushi, Taco Taco for a quick bite, Burgers and Beer was amazing). Aldofo, the gardener is one of the kindest, sweetest man we have ever met. I was worried that we were going to have a lot of rain, but it only rained a couple of times and for a short period of time. By the end we came to embrace the rocky dirt roads... we really felt like we were on an adventure! Easy walk to the beach which always had waves for surfing. Loved hearing and occasionally seeing the monkeys. The area was so earthy and laid back. We took a yoga class at the Harmony Hotel our last day and wish we did more earlier. We also zip lined which was a great experience. Bring cash! A lot of places only take cash! We all want to visit again one day. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midwest, US

Great for 2 families with kids

  • 5 of 5

a wonderful place to stay in a wonderful place to visit. we really enjoyed our time at Shanta Pura. Anne Marie was great and accommodated our needs quickly and happily when asked. Isa did a fine job in the kitchen (not the best but fine). the grounds and the house are just perfect. be careful around the pool when the stone gets wet as it can be slippery but that was not too much of a problem. the bedrooms were amazingly comfortable and elegant. we rented golf carts to ride and walked everywhere. overall, we loved it and will be back! thank you for a great visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! The house is so beautiful; it could be on the cover of a magazine! The main floor is an open concept design with the pool in the middle, so there is always a connection with the environment around you. The house is very clean and the bedrooms are incredibly comfortable. The beach is within walking distance and it is just as breathtaking as the house. I would highly recommend using the cook that is available; she completes the Costa Rica experience. This was one of the best girl’s weekends I have ever been a part of and I hope to come back to Shanta Pura soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Best place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning! This is a beautiful home and the location is perfect! Open design that allows you to enjoy the amazing weather and beautiful landscape! Loved that the house is centered around the pool, perfect place to hang out day or night. Very clean and very comfortable beds, we slept great. They have a cook available, she makes amazing authentic Costa Rican food.

We had the best time and definitely want to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Harbor Reed Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Beach Dog
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Playa Guiones
Car: recommended

Miss Sky Canopy Tour - Zip Lining / Canopy Tours. Located approximately 5 minutes (drive) from the house. Miss Sky is known as the longest Canopy Tour in the world (the next longest is less than 50% of the length of Miss Sky Canopy).

All lines are double wired and double harnessed with secondary oversized, sturdy cables and all redundant equipment of the highest quality. The resulting ride is completely smooth with no spinning and hands completely free of the line if desired, ensuring a smooth stop at the arrival pads.

Ostional Turtle Nesting Refuge. The Ostional National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 15 minutes (drive) is one of the two most important areas in the world for nesting of the Olive Ridley turtle. Impressive 'arrivals' of these massive and simultaneous nesting of hundreds of thousands of sea turtles generally take place once a month, for three to five days at this beach. This is the only place in Costa Rica where you can observe sea turtles nesting during the entire year with a high probability of success, even on nights without 'arrivals'.


Rates & Availability

Playa Guiones House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year's
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs 'Red' Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs 'Blue' Master Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Powder Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Downstairs 'Blue' Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Downstairs 'Lavender' Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Downstairs 'Lavender' Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Trundle with twin mattress can be added.
    Upstairs 'Red' Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Upstairs 'Blue' Master Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Downstairs 'Blue' Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle with twin mattress can be added.
  • All bedrooms have A/C, ceiling fans, closets and dresser storage. Each bedroom has it own combination safe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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