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New Luxury Villa. Pool. Fabulous View. Sleeps 8.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 3,745 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms. New construction with Ocean View.

Shangri-la is our 'Earthly Paradise'; we can't guarantee you'll live beyond your normal life span, but a stay here will ensure you enjoy it. (Lost Horizon. James Hilton).

Our house was built in 2011, it is modern, open plan, easy-breezy living. We love to be up on the hill where we enjoy the view from every room and also the peacefulness and privacy our location provides. The Master suite has a king bed, all glass wall with walk out access facing the pool and ocean, an en-suite with double vanities and a shower that opens up to the view. 2 guest Bedrooms have king beds and the 3rd guest Bedroom has 2 single beds. There is a bathroom with shower, toilet & single basin, another bathroom has shower and large double vanity and a separate toilet. Downstairs the bi-fold glass doors off the Living area open the entire house up to the large veranda. On the veranda are comfortable chairs, a dining table and chairs as well as a BBQ area with seating. The Kitchen is open to the Dining room and Living room and the view makes cooking a pleasure. The house is well ventilated, as a result we hardly need the air conditioners, but each Bedroom (except the bedroom with 2 single beds) has a unit and ceiling fans are located throughout the house. We have a weekly maid service, but can arrange more frequent visits as well as a cook if desired. Overlooking the view is a infinity pool with benches to sit and soak in your surroundings.

Property Manager
Bill & Janine van der Westhuizen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Bill & Janine van der Westhuizen

Originally from Durban, South Africa and now live in Annapolis, Maryland. During our winters, we longed for warm weather and the ocean and found everything we wished for in Nosara.

Bill & Janine van der Westhuizen purchased this villa in 2011

Why Bill & Janine van der Westhuizen chose Playa Guiones

We love to have a bright, sunny, ocean view away from the crowds, while also enjoying the peace and tranquility our property affords.

What makes this villa unique

We had our home built and were very involved in the design, bringing ideas from our travels to South Africa and Indonesia.


Playa Guiones Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3745 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , (Also have 1 double air mattress)
  • wheelchair accessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our house keeper comes in once a week, but can be daily at an additional cost. A private chef, massage or yoga services can also be arranged at an additional cost.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Views that made memories

  • 5 of 5

Very large villa style home. Comes with all the little visitors too! ;)...which we got used to. The pool and seating area outside looking out to Playa Guiones is the best view in all of the town. It does not get better than this. Everything functions well. Newer appliances. Served us well in our stay at the Shangrila. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Or

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples) stayed at Shangra La in March 2018 and all thought it was a wonderful place. The kitchen, dining and living area are contiguous and open by a set of folding glass doors that can be opened fully onto a covered veranda with ceiling fans just above the infinity pool tying the whole common area together. The view of the coast and ocean are magnificent. We also saw howler monkeys in the trees below on several occasions. It is very quiet, peaceful, and private. The furniture is comfortable and the air conditioning in the bedrooms makes for comfortable sleep on the hottest nights. Gaby, the property manager, was very friendly and helpful and any questions or problems with the house were dealt with promptly. If we returned to the area we would definitely stay in this delightful house again. The only negative is that it is a long way from the beach (10 minute drive to Guiones, the closest beach---too far to walk and long steep hill with a gravel road most of the way difficult for biking) so you definitely need a car. Our favorite beaches were Playa Garza and Playa Pelada as they had nice beachside restaurants for lunch or drinks though they are a bit longer drive. Playa Guiones has very little shade and no beachside restaurants, but is close to the town. it is the best surfing beach in the area

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Lakes, NJ

Fantastic - totally delivers

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 days here over christmas with my wife and three kids (ages 24/21/19). Absolutely loved it. The VRBO photos and description are 100% true to form. The house manager is always available and ready to help with any issues. Hope to return one day soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Shangri-La is the place!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an elegant getaway close to the beach towns of Guiones and Nosara but one that also offers you privacy and tranquility, Shangri-La is the place. We just returned from a week at Bill and Janine's beautiful home and our stay was nothing short of heavenly. Clean, simple, beautifully appointed and comfortable for couples, groups, or families, Shangri-La sits on a hill in a quiet, residential community and offers stunning views of the entire sweep of beautiful Playa Guiones. It's just a short drive to the nearby beaches, towns, and restaurants in the area. We surfed and explored by day then savored our retreat back to the cool, breezy comfort of Shangri-La in the afternoons. The house has a spacious, airy vibe and opens out onto a wide, shaded deck, infinity pool, and gardens overlooking the Pacific. We ate every meal outside. Shangri-La includes every amenity and still manages to feel like a part of the natural surroundings into which it has been carefully set. It doesn't get better than this. We wanted three more weeks, at least. Que lindisima--how beautiful! Muchas gracias Costa Rica, Bill and Janine, and Shangri-La!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frederick, MD

Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this beautiful home for two weeks last summer, and we couldn't have chosen a better place. It is tastefully decorated, and perfect for a relaxing, private retreat. It is a convenient five minute drive from the beautiful seaside town of Playa Guiones, which has gorgeous beaches, and offers many outdoor activities such as quad bike tours and zip lining. There are also numerous superb restaurants, which are all within close driving distance. We were extremely comfortable, and our only regret was, that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Amazing Property!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this great house for two weeks during the 2013 Christmas holiday. First, the view is spectacular! It took our breath away. The house, bedrooms and main level are perfect for a family or 3 couples. The infinity edge pool is spectacular to relax in while watching an amazing sunset. The wildlife is abundant and Howler monkeys visit frequently in the neighboring trees. The furnishings and finishes are first class. More special than the house might be the setting and grounds. A perfectly manicured yard, fenced for children with an electric gate. The owner furnished an excellent information book to point you to all the best spots to see, dine, rent and shop in the area. The outdoor deck is huge and great for hanging out--an outdoor dining and seating area is large and comfortable with high-end outdoor furniture and gas grill. We highly recommend Shangri La for your stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Shangri-la is perfectly situated for a luxury, private getaway. Located high on the hill in Las Huacas, you can enjoy all the amenities of Guiones and Pelada, but just a 3 minute drive up the hill from the beach ensures cool breezes, lazing in the sun and swimming in the pool with a beautiful view of the ocean and spectacular sunsets. You are surrounded by the unspoilt nature of Nosara with many activities to keep you busy, like surfing, yoga, zip-lining, paddle boarding, horseback riding, turtle watching, or you can do as little as you'd like, enjoy a cocktail and just relax!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.