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Sounds of The Sea: The Perfect Place For A Family Vacation Or Romantic Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Jungle Villa With A Pool Overlooking the Pacific

Sounds of the Sea is located in a gated community on a small hill above Playa Ostional, one of the most-protected and pristine beaches in the country, where leather-back and rigdley turtles regularly nest. Other nearby beaches include: San Juanillo, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, Marbella, Playa Azul, Playa Bellena, and Playa Largato. New construction. Beautifully landscaped grounds. SPECTACULAR view of the Pacific. Fall asleep listening to the sea.

James Walsh
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Nosara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Shared Guest - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , With bathroom
    Guest 1 - 1 queen
    Guest 2 - 1 queen
  • Additional sleeping is available on outside covered patio (pictured) on sleeping couches and fold out mattresses, that can be mosquito-netted. There is a maximum of 8 persons at capacity.
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
You may request additional services through the property manager's concierge service: Airport to/from private shuttles, Rental Car, Grocery shopping/stocking, cook service, nanny and day camp referrals, and tour bookings (canopy, fishing, ATV, kayaking, horseback riding, surfing).


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Sounds of The Sea: The Perfect Place For A Family Vacation Or Romantic Getaway
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Astonishing Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

We are Costa Ricans, but we have never felt pura vida like we did at Sounds of the Sea. The pictures cannot possibly convey the serenity and magic of the location and the view--maybe 100 things to see before you die now has 101! The property is perfectly maintained by a professional, courteous, and attentive management company. We could not possibly recommend Sounds of the Sea more.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much fun!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property! It’s was the most beautiful stay. The staff is so quick to answer and help with any needs. I could could go on and on about how perfect our stay was, but you should really book and stay for yourself. We will be revisiting Costa Rica more than we were planning initially. The roads/ travel was tricky at first, but we had awesome map readers and navigators so it went quite well. We all researched the area and learned about the culture etc before we came and we were prepared to not have all things hit the mark., but they did! We wanted to stay longer for sure. We had two couples and it worked perfectly for how the house is set up. There was room for more. The view from the back is amazing. The sunsets were stunning, the people were kind, and they all care about the planet( which is refreshing) . We listened to all recommendations and visited each beach we could get to. Beautiful and perfect!

Thanks so much for your hospitality and sharing your country with us . Much love from MN!

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing days!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have a great time in Sounds of the sea, the view is perfect, the house is comfortable and beautiful, and very close to the best beaches. Everything was excellent!

Thanks James!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view but that's it

  • 2 of 5

Start with the positive...the view from this property is out of this world fantastic.

This is advertised as a 3 bedroom is not.

It was said the property has internet service but has occasional outages...there was zero internet service.

There is a master bedroom, and a Jack and Jill bedroom where two rooms that share a close-like connection space with no doors or barrier. Zero separation or privacy, you could hear sounds as faint as whispering in the other "bedroom" aka other side of the same room where the other bed was located.

As 3 couples who had hoped to have privacy, 2 of the 3 couples had no bedroom privacy.

The septic tank was 99.99% full resulting in sewage odors in the master bathroom.

The outdoor speakers were blown; operational but very unpleasant to listen to.

The A/C unit in the master (remote control did not work) started randomly dripping water so do not put valuables under it.

There was a modem/router at the property for internet but it did not work, we had to drive to the local restaurant down the road for any WiFi usage...which would have been fine if the expectation was to have zero internet at the property so we could have planned accordingly, versus getting unpleasantly surprised at the complete lack of internet service.

Francisco the concierge was super helpful and amazing, great guy, our only main disappointments are with the property being falsely advertised as a 3 bedroom & having internet with intermittent outages...versus the truth...1 master and then 2 bedrooms under the same ceiling and no internet service.

All in all would return to the beautiful area but would not choose this property as my first option to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing country, amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

As first time travelers to Costa Rica we did not know what to expect. We had also never rented a home for a vacation. We were blown away by the home, the property and the management of the property. The home is absolutely perfect! The views all around are stunning. While we were searching for homes to rent we encountered more than a handful, closer to the airport, that had an advertised price and once we tried to book them the price suddenly significantly increased. That was not at all the case with James. The price was exactly what he advertised it was. We flew into Liberia and made the drive which took a little over 3 hours. I HIGHLY recommend an SUV if you're going to drive here. We had some unique adventures driving including driving through a stream, driving over a very makeshift bridge, rocky roads, etc. but as a family that was part of the adventure and excitement. The road signs are as advertised, not always accurate. We as a family also made a joke of this, Playa Ostinoal is always 6 KM to matter where you are. :)We ate at La Tortuga, which was delicious. We also made our way to Playa Guiones where we had some excellent meals. If you want a fabulous traditional meal we recommend trying Rosies which is probably the most reasonably priced and delicious meal we had. We also decided, after seeing the kitchen at the Sounds of The Sea to cook at home often. That was a lot of fun for me, the resident chef. There are plenty of places to "shop" for groceries so if you have a bigger family I recommend planning to eat at home. Every morning I had coffee and watched the sun rise which is breathtaking. We encountered monkeys several days in the trees, iguanas in the yard and spiders. We felt very safe knowing we had security in the neighborhood. Each night we would wind down with a cocktail, or two, play the music through the whole house sound system, which we LOVED, and watch the sun set. We were able to see the turtles on the beach and our children "adopted" about 50 dogs on the beach. (they were left at the beach of course). All of that said, if we once again travel to Costa Rica, we would definitely stay at Sounds of The Sea again! Thank you for an amazing family vacation, it was exactly what we wanted and needed! P.S. there are no TV's at the house which was also perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was just as it was presented on line.

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful. Fully stocked kitchen with everything we needed. Sound system throughout the home was a wonderful touch. Views were incredible and less than a two minute drive off the main road. We loved the infinity pool! Our last morning there we got up at around 5:00 a.m. and made our way down to the beach in time to see 3 turtles making there way back into the sea. The property manager, Francisco, gave great directions getting to the property and was very thorough showing us around. There are two small markets about 4 minutes from the home to get the basics we wanted to make breakfast and lunches, and a little Pizzeria but other than that Ostional is a very small and remote community. Don't go expecting shopping or nightlife. You need to drive about 20 minutes to Nosara to get that. A wonderful peaceful restful stay at Sounds of the Sea!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

A crucial nesting site for the Olive Ridley sea turtle, the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge is made up of Nosara Beach (Playa Nosara), Ostional Beach (Playa Ostional) and the beachside town of Ostional. The reserve occupies 9 miles (15km) of pristine coastline and protects 613 acres (248 ha) worth of precious sea and land habitat.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.