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Romantic Nature Escape

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

A 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home With A 50' Lap Pool

Designed by famed architect Abraham Valenzuela, this house connects you to nature and to each other in revitalizing ways. Many locals and guests call it one of the finest tropical homes in the region. It overlooks a deep river basin, with ocean views. You experience nature, instead of the sounds, lights and noise of man.

In a gated community 12 km north of Nosara with many owner-occupied homes close by. Within the Rio Rosario river basin, which has probably the finest microclimate on Costa Rica's entire 780-mile Pacific Ocean coast.

Just minutes from several great restaurants - Hotel Luna Azul, Hotel San Juanillo, Tree Tops B&B - and easy drives to Nosara or Liberia over 3 new bridges built in 2012. This unspoiled coast area is inaccessible no more.

House offers dramatic river basin and ocean views, and unforgettable sunsets. Lush grounds surround it with flowering plants, ferns and palms. You hear crashing waves that amplify up the river basin for soothing hypnotic sounds. Watch shimmering light reflections on its 50’ infinity-edge lap pool - always with perfect swimming temperatures and for lounging upon.

The house sits 300’ up and 1/2 km back up from the ocean for near perfect year-round temperatures. All concrete construction with exotic wood, copper and stone finishes, the house stays cool all day long. Lush tree canopies offer shade and attract monkeys and birds close. Most Nosara area houses require a/c both night and day, but this house only rarely requires a/c. This means you get to hear the sounds of nature instead of the sounds of electricity, compressors and fans.

The house has many exotic stone/copper/wood finish treatments. A large gourmet kitchen with European gas stove with convection oven. Satellite TV, wireless Internet and strong cell phone signals. Alarm system, safe room with renter's safe. Covered carport. Cleaning, pool and landscape services included, and also concierge services too.

Two bedrooms sit on opposite ends of the house. The large master suite has a king bed with a tree house-like feel in a tree canopy over decorative ferns and plants below. Its wood/glass walls open to all screen walls to make you feel like you're in a tree house. The master bedroom walls open on three sides to allow refreshing breezes to flow through. A glass shower room opens onto a private deck with outside shower that overlooks gardens below.

Guest bedroom has a queen bed with 3/4 bath. Also a full-size bed in gazebo and deluxe daybed on veranda. A/c in both bedrooms, and luxury ceiling fans too.

The world-famous Ostional turtle beach is just 2 km south. Famous intermediate and expert surf breaks are close by in Nosara, Ostional and Marbella. The region's best safe swimming and snorkeling beaches are 2 km away in San Juanillo.

With the deep lap pool outside of most rooms, the house is not for young kids unable to swim. We prefer to rent to one or two couples, or a family of 4 with kids who swim.

More Details

Sam & Mary Kohn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian, a little French and a touch of Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Sam & Mary Kohn

We are a couple who has been travelling for over 30 years and have had numerous rental houses on our trips . We will make sure our house meets your needs . We live in Canada and we do love travelling all over the world .

Sam & Mary Kohn purchased this villa in 2015

Why Sam & Mary Kohn chose Guanacaste

We have been to Costa Rica quite a few times and we found this area to have the most interest for ourselves and our kids . Between the Surfing and The Yoga and the sense of wellness this area seems to have it, just felt right . The house has an amazing feeling of tranquility yet its a design wonder which will truly make you feel at home .

What makes this villa unique

The Air in our microclimate Area is the best we have felt in all of Costa Rica . You will be in a Nature Reserve of over 80 Acres with the Rio Rosario river basin just below the house and nice breezes blowing in to keep you comfortable with a much lower level of humidity then other parts of the country


Nosara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom has a indoor outdoor shower . The guest bedroom has a sink and toilet and shower .There is an extra charge for the Casita .There is an outdoor shower near the pool to rinse off
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , There is an extra charge for the Casita
  • Master bedroom has a king bed and The guest bedroom has a queen bed both have their own bathrooms . The house is being priced as a 2 bedroom . If there is a need for additional Space The Casita could be available at an additional fee to be discussed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Great Surfing near by ,Kayaking in the ocean as well


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Romantic Nature Escape
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Amazing Property and Stay!

  • 5 of 5

If you think this property looks amazing in the pictures, just wait until you see it in person! We've rented a lot of vacation properties in Costa Rica as this is an annual destination for us, and this is definitely a favorite. We enjoyed swimming in the pool first thing every morning, and watching the wildlife play around in the jungle around the property. Just from the pool we saw monkeys, coatis, many types of birds, lizards and even a western spotted skunk (cutest thing ever). After a dip first thing, it was wonderful to prepare breakfast in the lovely kitchen and then enjoy a meal poolside. The entire setup of the house is bright and open; truly a dream.

Not only is the home beautiful and relaxing, but the owners and local managers were extremely helpful and accommodating. This was our first time in the Nosara area, and we found their recommendations to be invaluable. In particular, we loved our meal at the hotel right down the street, and also loved the experience and education we got visiting the Nosara Refuge for Wildlife. There is so much to do in this area, and we feel like we only hit the tip of the ice berg. We will definitely be back, and would choose to stay at this property again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lori your welcome back anytime ,
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Amazing home in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We can't recommend this home enough to someone who is looking for paradise in Costa Rica. The home and pool with its surroundings in nature were breath taking. My husband and I were looking for a romantic getaway but close enough to have adventures and restaurants near by and we absolutely found it. The owners have been amazing helping us with all we needed to know about the home and Costa Rica. All we can say is WOW and thank you Sam and Mary for letting us enjoy your beautiful home we truly rate this home an A+

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks your welcome back anytime ,glad you enjoyed your vacation
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Exquisite get away in the jungle!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning home nestled in the jungle and exclusive home designs including a wonderful infinity pool. in a remote area but close to local grocer and restaurants and gorgeous full kitchen if you choose to cook. Definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well beyond words and our imagination

  • 5 of 5

We live in Los Angeles and have heard from so many people that we need to visit Costa Rica (CR). With our busy lifestyles, the truth is that we hadn't taken a vacation for years. To be honest, we never even took our honeymoon... and it's been 3.5 years since we got married. It was time for some Pura Vida (a saying you will hear several times when you visit Costa Rica).

We started searching for where we would like to visit while in CR and decided upon the Guanacaste region along the Pacific Coast. So we narrowed our search and began looking for the "perfect" place to stay. We checked resort after resort... and then we stumbled upon Sam and Mary's home and it changed everything. As soon as we saw the photos and connected with Sam and Mary, we knew this was the perfect home.

We flew into Liberia airport, rented a car, and drove about 2 hours to the house. Our flight was delayed, so we did a bit of night driving once we landed. It was an interesting drive to say the least. Bumpy dirt roads, no street lights, dark, etc. Thankfully Sam called us on our cell to make sure things were going well.

He quickly became our personal guide to the home. But this is just how it is in CR. At first it seems scary and strange, but it quickly becomes perfect. It's all part of the adventure.

The home. Wow. It is breathtaking. The architecture, the decor, the view, the pool, the outdoor shower, the monkeys in the trees, "iggy" the iguana, the privacy, the kitchen. Literally everything about it was perfect... even the occasional bug or gecko. It's just part of the CR experience, so don't be alarmed. Having said that, we also never got bit by a single mosquito.

The house is also a 5- or 20- minute drive to anything we needed, from zip-lining, renting atv's and driving through rivers and on the beach, seeing the turtles of Ostional, swimming in the ocean, Yoga at the Bodhi tree, massages, great meals at Hotel Luna Azul, La Luna, Ancient peoples, La Sodita, Tortuga, and many more. It was also nice to just cook at the house and relax by the pool.

Then there were Yorjani and Maureen, the cutest local couple ever, that manage the property and were there to help us with anything we needed. Literally, we could call them at anytime. They quickly became life-long friends.

If this is the region of CR that you want to visit, look no further for a place to stay. We will be back... many times.Thank you, Sam and Mary, for letting us feel at home in your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly incredible home.

My wife and I stayed here for a week to celebrate our respective 40th birthdays. The setting is beautiful with views of the forest and, in the distance, the ocean. Sam and Mary have obviously put a ton of work into the details of the house, and it is truly impressive. The pool is fantastic, and my wife and I went for a morning swims every day and then ate our breakfast poolside. The master bedroom has sliding doors and screens that allow you to feel like you are part of the forest while resting comfortably inside a beautiful, luxurious room.

The only thing to note for the uninitiated, is that the roads to San Juanillo and Nosara are dirt roads and require a four-wheel-drive vehicle. The drive into Nosara is about 20 minutes from the house and crosses two rivers. I would also say, that if it is your first time driving in Costa Rica, you should make the trip to the house during the day as the rules of the road are somewhat looser than in the U.S. Also, The house is tucked away, which is fantastic, but would make it it somewhat tricky to find for the first time in the dark.

Overall, we had an absolutely wonderful time, and we hope to return to this astonishingly beautiful house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erick ,we are glad you loved being at our home and we would be happy to welcome you back whenever you find the time to take a moment to shut down the noise of everyday living . The state of the road is actually pretty good these days and if it was paved it probably would encourage the kind of development the would ruin the serenity of this area , thats the trade off . The next time you come the road will feel like part of the experience hahaha . Pura Vida
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Perfect Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at Tanner House. We chose this property because it was near enough to Nosara to take advantage of all that region has to offer, but isolated enough that we could enjoy the beauty of the area. As the week went on, we found ourselves "venturing out" less and simply immersing ourselves in the ocean view, the lovely pool, and the sounds of the jungle that this amazing property affords. We could not have imagined a more restful and restorative vacation, and we look forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

You are in a Nature reserve and also 5 minutes away from Playa Ostional where the Olive Ridley Turtles come up on the Beach to lay their eggs


Rates & Availability

Nosara Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Fall
Apr 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 8 2018
10 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 25 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Casita Cleaning per stay $50
House Cleaning weekly $100

Payment can be Paypal or Book IT or Bank Transfer
The fees for the House are for the main 2 bedroom 2 bathroom house sleeps 4 in total . Additional fees if you would like to use the Casita .The rental rate is for 4 people additional for the Casita is another $100.00 USD per night plus $50.00 cleaning fee per week any additional people beyond 4 is $45.00 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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