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Just a 3 minute walk and your toes are in the sand!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 Bath Casa & 1BR, 1 Bath Casita. Pool. Just 300 Yards to Beach!

Makaira Mazara is a wonderful new addition to the Nosara rental market. Located in the highly sought after J-section, and super close to the beach, this recently remodeled 3 bedroom/2 bath home is airy and clean with all new appliances, furniture, fixtures, linens and kitchenware.

Makaira Mazara features A/C in the bedrooms, Satellite TV, Telephone, WiFi, Washer/Dryer, BBQ, safe and alarm system. And is one of the few houses in Nosara with a firepit! The house also has a new reserve water tank to ensure continuous flow of water, even during peak demand of high season.

Enjoy poolside outdoor dining under the large covered patio, relax around the cozy firepit, in the rocking chairs under the pergola, or on one of the comfortable chaise lounges. No doubt you will be spending most of your time outdoors surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.

And best of all, you can have your toes in the sand in less than 5 minutes.

Main House - With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the main house of Makaira Mazara will comfortably accommodate a party of 6. The Master Bedroom with queen bed and private bathroom opens to the lovely garden and guests will joy wonderful tropical breezes. The 2 guest bedrooms (one with a queen bed, one with 2 twin beds) share a bathroom. All bedrooms have A/C. There is a breakfast bar, or you can dine outside.

The Casita - This cute studio apartment has all you will need. Comfortable queen bed, full bath and efficiency kitchen. The casita rents separately or along with the main house.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Malin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Michael Malin

Hola! It is with pleasure to find out that you are interested in Makaira Mazara. I grew up in New Jersey and now live in New York City. My background was as a Big Four consultant and then as an executive and CFO in the computer security industry. I spend four-to-five months a year down in Nosara and have come to love the area. I am an avid fisherman and think the variety and productivity of fishing in Costa Rica is unparalleled. With everything to do / see / explore in the area, the main reasons I enjoy spending time in Nosara are the people and the community. The diversity of the ex-pat community is fascinating, and the locals could not be nicer, more welcoming and friendlier. It is truly a special place!

Michael Malin purchased this house in 2013

Why Michael Malin chose Playa Guiones

I have put my blood, sweat and tears into the house and property. It has become a labor of love and there's nothing better than sharing my home and meeting new people. Many are shocked when they see the transformation of the house over the years. I am constantly updating, maintaining and re-investing in the property in order to ensure it is clean, comfortable, beautiful and updated with amenities that guests look for when visiting (internet, water tank, new linens, etc.). I take great pride in the house and am an active owner on-top of what's going on in the house, around the property and in the community. All with the intent to make it a special place for family, friends and guests to come down and relax as they soak in all that Nosara has to offer. Pura Vida!


Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No feeding of domesticated or wild animals on the property.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Two full bathrooms in the main house and one full bathroom in the casita as well as an outdoor shower!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms in the main house with two queen beds and 2 twin beds, and one queen bed in the Casita.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The property also has its own water tank, so water shortages or temporary shut-offs by the town will not affect the water supply or your stay.


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Just a 3 minute walk and your toes are in the sand!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great location, wonderful and helpful property manager, and responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

Suffice it to say I look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, the last house in the J section so it was quiet and convenient. Clean, New and Nice!

  • 5 of 5

The house has a beautiful approach, tucked in past the properties casita (you have the option to rent that as well) it was in back off the road and quiet. The most sought after spot on the property were the 2 chaise chairs under cover by the pool. The living room and TV itself was very small, but you won't be spending any time indoors anyway so it is not an issue. If you like Yoga, Bodhi Tree is so CLOSE, like a 5 minute quad ride away and they have community yoga for $15.00 every morning. You can easily get any fruit/produce you want on the side of the road- it is so fresh and cheap. All our meals out were fabulous! We had friends there so we knew where to go, but I imagine most places are good. I would suggest bringing a bandana to cover your face and even old ski googles to keep the dust out of your face if you only plan on getting around by golf cart and quads -we got one of each. We used the golf cart to get to dinner every night-even La Luna which is a good 25 minutes. The roads are awful, full of potholes and then they spray molasses down and get sticky,but it was part of the fun and you won't seem to mind it all. Pack the THINEST cotton clothes you own, it is 90 every day. I made a list for next year only to pack flip flops as far as shoes go. Don't wear $$ Reef flip flops to the beach without watching them, my sons got stolen the first day. You could literally wear a bathing suit all day, even to dinner and it would not even be weird. It is a VERY casual, laid back fun place. Our kids surfed a ton and they had so much freedom with the golfcart. Bring hair oil if your hair frizzes up b/c there is no hair dryer. The Mini Super in town (10 minute golf ride away)is small, BUT they have everything you will need. I would even bring ketchup, mustard, etc if you want burgers or dogs for lunch. There is a GREAT super mkt in the town of Nosara that has EVERYTHING, but that is a 1/2 hr away, but a fun way to see the other end of the town, it was a fun adventure. We stayed 10 nights and cooked in 2x, next time we will go out every night. Pack powder laundry detergent, dish soap,gargbage bags, bars of soap for showering unless you don't mind buying all that -I am glad I packed it all. We loved being away from the hustle and bustle at the quiet end, it was a PERFECT location. Ana was SO NICE and SO HELPFUL and ALWAYS available, she is great! The only negative was the hard bed, but listening to the monkeys at night made up for it by far!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Want to forget about life for a while?!

  • 5 of 5

If you're considering Nosara for vacay, then look no further than Makaira Mazara for your accommodations. It's situated in an ideal easy walk to the beach or to town. This is a 5-star property that's beautifully maintained, with plenty of room for the entire family. Whether it's a drink next to the fire pit in the evening or taking a siesta in the hammock next to the pool, this place embodies the absolute best of rest and fact, twice during my stay I had no idea what day it was! The owner has put together a wonderful welcome package that includes all the information you'll need to enjoy everything that Makaira Mazara and Nosara has to offer! I've already recommended the property to friends and won't disappoint!!! -- Keith H.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

We are not fond of big resort atmosphere so Nosara was perfect for us. The house was great; clean, comfortable, great location. Caretaker Anabelle was very helpful and her sister prepared a wonderful meal for us on our first night. Owner Mike had great suggestions for dining - La Luna carpaccio (both the fish and beef) were the best we ever had.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Makaira Mazara - a great choice if visiting Nosara

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting Nosara, Costa Rica and staying at Makaira Mazara. The property was an excellent choice for our vacation. The house is very modern and clean. The setting was immaculate - the pool and fire pit and eating area outside which was the site of many a relaxing morning. The bedrooms are very comfortable and well decorated and bathrooms very modern as well. Perhaps most importantly the setting offered a private feel for our vacation , while being in walking distance of the beach and it's wonderful sunsets, and many of the great restaurants and shops. We also got to see some great wildlife (monkeys, iguanas, etc) right outside our door (literally).

We will definitely be returning to Nosara and staying at Makaira Mazara!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family loved this place.

  • 4 of 5

The house is just like the photos. Nice place close to everything but far enough away from the busiest part of town that it was quiet at night. Our kids 6 and 7 loved the pool and proximity to the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Harbor Reef
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Beach Dog and El Manglar/Olas Verdes
Car: not necessary

Awaken to the sounds of surf, howler monkeys and tropical birds. Watch the sun set across the Pacific. A few minute walk to unspoiled and desolate beaches, world renowned surf breaks, protected from development by nearby Ostional Refuge where 100,000 turtles may lay their eggs in a single evening. The small rural village of Nosara has a friendly population of Costa Ricans, Americans, Canadians and Europeans supporting excellent restaurants, hotels and shops.

When people talk about Nosara they usually mean Playa Guiones. Nosara has become a generic term for the area and is in fact a small town 20 minutes drive away. A picturesque collection of restaurants and shops make up Playa Guiones. The main beach is wide and flat and the water is warm all year round. The crowds are minimal here, even at the busiest times of year. Apart from lazy hazy beach type activities you can also go on a jungle canopy tour, take a yoga class, charter a fishing boat, horse riding along the beach at sunset, hike to waterfalls, take private Spanish lessons, go exploring in the jungle on an ATV and finish it all off with a massage at the Tica Massage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Please note that the rates stated above are for the house only and do not include the casita. The casita will not be rented to other unrelated renters when a renter is in the house. If a renter would like to add the casita to their house reservation to accommodate a bigger group, it is an additional $150 per night for the casita.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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