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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:
January 15, 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
  • 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.
  • 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


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Just a 3 minute walk and your toes are in the sand!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This house and this area of Costa Rica embody what vacation should be. The house is just steps to the beach, is tastefully decorated inside and the landscaping is just gorgeous. We were very impressed. Conveniently walking distance to so many restaurants and shops as well. We loved Beach Dog for breakfast and live music at night (just steps away), La Luna for sunset cocktails, Pacifico Azul for delicious seafood.

We had a chef a few nights we were there-fresh fish, handmade tortillas, guacamole-so good.

Another perk is that a housekeeper comes mid stay- we really appreciated this.

Mike happened to be there during our stay (he asked if this would be ok ahead of time) and it was a blessing to have him in the casita. A very laid back and informative host and so unobtrusive-you barely knew he was there though it was nice to run into him from time to time and learn a bit more about the area.

We always rent from VRBO when we vacation and this house is our favorite thus far. We will be back...but for longer than a week!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow. A magical place!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. Ana and the staff were very accomodating and helpful. The house is clean and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The outdoor living area was beautiful and they keep the ground looking great. The hammock was the place to be! The best location in Nosara. 3 minute walk to the beach. 2 minutes to great food and town. You feel like you are in the middle of a jungle oasis with the howlling monkeys. Cant wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat in Nosara

  • 5 of 5

Nosara and Makaira Mazara are a must! Mike, the owner helped ensure we had a seamless arrival by arranging for a driver to greet us at the Liberia airport and take us to the house where we had a local woman prepare us a meal after our long trip. I highly recommend you hire her for your arrival or another night where you want to relax and stay in.

The house is exactly as it appears in the photos and has all the essentials for a great stay, pool, hammock, covered rancho with a comfy lounger to read or nap. There are plenty of beach towels, washer/dryer, gas grill and of course a blender for some frozen drinks using local fruits from the truck. We enjoyed these each evening at the high top tables. Also, the house has wifi so you can stay connected, but really, you won't want to once you arrive.

The location can’t be beat, just a quick walk in either direction to a beach entrance. The main street in Nosara where you can find some shops and restaurants is also a short walk away. A car is not essential but we rented Quads and a golf cart from Monkey Quads so we could explore a bit further.

Some must’s while you are staying at Makaira Mazara: Lagarta Lodge for sunset and La Luna for a delicious dinner. Beach Dog has a relaxed atmosphere for breakfast (every morning), lunch as well as a casual dinner and don’t forget Il Pepperoni for a Margarita!

Nosara offers something for everyone. Our group did various activities from surf lessons in the mornings and a fishing trip arranged by the property manager to yoga, massages and lounging poolside in the afternoon for those of us interested in relaxing a bit more.

Our group thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Makaira Mazara, so much so we have already planned another trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to escape, relax and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Makaira Mazara is truly one of a kind - the fact that this was my 3rd visit says it all. I planned a vacation here with friends to get away from the stress of real life - and boy did it deliver! As soon as we got there, a wonderful local cook made us a fabulous dinner (seriously, get her name if you book - she even gave us some quick cooking lessons!) and we immediately felt right at home and ready to let our real lives take a back seat while we enjoyed the beauty that is Nosara.

The house is absolutely perfect. Clean, well appointed, with all of the amenities you could want or need. Our group spent many hours lounging at the pool during the day and sharing a "few" margaritas around the patio table by night.

And Nosara definitely lives up to its billing. Talk about life off the grid! The relaxed and welcoming demeanor of the locals, the variety of activities from surfing to pilates to yoga to massage, the amazing local cuisine (definite musts are the Beach Dog for breakfast and La Luna for dinner) and the best sunsets EVER all made for a magical trip. I couldn't recommend it more. Pure Vida!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house & vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Makaira Mazara! The house is well kept and very clean, the pictures don't lie! The owner and local property manager were very easy to work with and get ahold of. The location is perfect, just a short walk to the beach and local restaurants. Rent an ATV to get around town. The welcome packet we received before check-in was so helpful. It was full of information about the Nosara area and all the local places to eat, visit, explore, etc. Thank you for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fish On!

  • 5 of 5

Pura Vida !!!!!!! It dosn't get any better that Makaira Mazara. Owner has thought of everything. This is a bucket list place to visit and stay! Everyone was friendly and went out of their way to answer any and all questions. Fishing boats and captains are the Greatest! Stop looking at other properties you have found the best! in Makaira Mazara!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • 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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