About the property
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Hacienda las Huacas is one of the oldest properties on one of the largest double lots (1 and half acres) in Playa Guiones, sitting at one of the highest points in the EE section. Originally, 'Casa las Huscas' was named over 20 years ago after the hill area i which is sits, 'Huacas'. The land is rich with red clay and was claimed by indigenous kings long ago, who buried their clay treasures high upon this hill to be closest to the heavens, Deeply rooted in history and beauty, now the property is named 'Hacienda las Huacas' because of its mutiple dwellings to accommodate up to 20 people. Orginally purchased for our private home in 2012, the property and 4 dwellings have gone through a major remodel and upgrades, while still preserving the original 'Huacas' feel.
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- May 27, 2018
Why Donnelle Weaver chose Playa Guiones
With two rental houses near the beach already, we were looking for something a little more private and away from the crowds of being in town near the beach. With over an acre and a half of land, the property provides the privacy and quiet we were seeking for own private residence. Constant ocean breezes, 180 degree ocean views, spetacular sunset and nighttime star-gazing made purchasing this rare piece of property a no-brainer. From the upper deck, Gringo Gary can check the staus of the waves and be catching the big ones in just a quick 5 minute quad ride down the hill to the main entrance of the beach.
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Excellent house for a large group
We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. We were a group of 15 (3 families) with 9 teenagers!! The location of the house to town was perfect! We were close to the grocery, the farmicia and the clinica (which we ended up needing b/c of an ATV accident :() We were close to zip lining, a short drive to kayaking and snorkeling and very close to the beach for surfing, shopping and relaxing as well as great food and entertainment at Beach Dog Café!!!
The only thing that our group would have like to have had was more seating on couches for our large group. Our teens gathered in the area with the view from the kitchen looking out to the pool and they had to bring chairs from the kitchen to sit in to be together. A big sectional couch would have been really nice!
We loved our chefs and enjoyed not having to cook and clean each night. They were very accommodating and willing to take requests for dinner. They even prepared our freshly caught fish for dinner one evening.
Amazing sunrises and sunsets were enjoyed by all!!!
Playa Guiones House was a great place to stay
We had three families, six adults and nine teenagers. The place was set up great for us. Parents stayed in the casitas and most of the teens stayed in the house. Beds were comfortable, though a few more blankets would have been nice. The pool and outdoor area were awesome. View was awesome. Easy drive down to town and to the beach (but not a short walk). Kitchen was great. Heard the monkeys in the mornings. Not unlike other places we did find some scorpions lurking around.
Our Concierge arranged many excursions for us but often we were able to find better and less expensive excursions ourselves. We had her stock the fridge before we got there which was nice, but expensive. She bought the most expensive items for most everything, especially the liquor, which is very expensive in the area (e.g. Grey Goose bottle for $65). ADVICE: Buy all of your liquor in the airport when you get off the plane (e.g Grey Goose bottle for $15). We had a cook and cooks assistant in each night for dinner (Mom and daughter). They cost about $100/night plus the groceries (that they picked up) and they even stayed to clean up. A bargain as the food was great. We requested local cuisine but they could do much more. One night they prepared the Tuna and Snapper we caught on our charter. Concierge set up the charter and the captain was very nice. His boat was small and simple with no frills (not even a fighting chair). He said he could take 8 people but that would have been terrible as any more than 3 or 4 guests would have been crowded and uncomfortable.
Note: the second floor is not part of the rental, that's the owner's personal area. Though we did use the upstairs deck and balconies for sunbathing and massages ($60/hr plus tip and they were great). We did not go with the concierge's recommendation for a massage, which was going to be $115/hr. There is a lawn/maintenance man around often so he was able to fix a couple minor items. Other suggestions...Kayak/Snorkeling in Samara was great. The stars on the beach at night are great and we even built a bonfire. ATV tours were fun as well. Zipline was great. Plenty of good places to eat as well. 4wd rental car recommended but not essential for this house. Enjoy.
Feels like a private resort
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous home! We had a large group of 20 people- single people, couples, and young families with toddlers. This property is not only beautiful but laid out perfectly for a big group- we all had the space that we needed. And the house manager (Rebeca) hooked us up with amazing cooks- Karen and her helper. It was amazing to come home from the beach to a feast (better prices and food than any restaurant) and a perfectly clean kitchen. This home is clean and classy but still comfortable. Also- the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Although I had never been to the area, I was well informed about what to expect and it made everything so easy. You get the best of both worlds with this property-- the feel of a resort but with quiet privacy. Highly recommend it!!!
Beautiful home with gorgeous views to the Pacific; lovely memories of sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee and watching the sun rise over the mountains, and then at sunset, as the sun disappeared and the stars emerged. The combination of the main house with the casitas was perfect for our 3 generations -- the main house and the pool area offered plenty of room to be together, but the casitas provided separation. All of the bedrooms were similar -- no one felt they got short-changed. With 13 in our group including 3 young children, the property manager hired two local women to cook for us each night -- good food, ready when we came back from the beach, and no one in our group was stuck having to shop and cook.
Zip Line Canopy Tours - Glide through the jungle on a guided tour of the tree tops !!
Rates & Availability
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Rates are based on the number of rooms/dewellings rented. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR FULL RATES BASED ON OCCUPANCY OF MORE THAN 6 GUESTS. Rates will vary based on Holidays and low season.