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Experience the jungle. Great location, close to everything.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom. Kitchen, Satellite TV, Internet. Pool, close to beach.

The house is centrally located in Playa Guiones, on a private cul de sac. We are a leisurely 5 min walk to the beach. Playa Guiones surfing is well known for it's year round, consistent high quality and selection. Playa Guiones is also well known for yoga training, turtle watching and sport fishing. There are plenty of local tours as well.

From our central location it is possible to walk to a number of restaurants and bars. There is a bank with ATM nearby as well as mini-marts for small items like beer, soft drinks and snacks. There are 3 small super markets nearby for groceries and major items. Restaurants in the area range from local food to high end gourmet. Local “tuk tuk” taxis can get you to restaurants in the evening and supermarkets during the day.

The house has a small pool surrounded by a beautifully landscaped property. Great for cooling off during the day or a dip before bed. There are 2 bedrooms, each with private bathroom and AC. The house is designed to allow fans in the living area to keep it cool by way of the roof vents.

We have a full kitchen and BBQ for cooking. The living area has satellite TV, WiFi and Bluetooth entertainment center for music from your phone or tablet. The patio area outside the front door is great in the evenings for relaxing after dinner or shade in the afternoon. We also have a local land line phone if you want to make reservations for dinner.

There is secure parking if you have a rental vehicle. Local tuk tuk taxis can provide transportation to the rest of the community including the town of Nosara.

Exceptional Latitudes is a home where you can relax and enjoy the laid back attitude of the community. If you need to stay connected to the outside world, you can. But if you're interested in a place where you can escape from the noise and confusion of your daily life, let us share our beautiful location with you.

More Details

Property Manager
Don Nich
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018


Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , toilet, vanity sink, mirror, walkin shower
    Second bathroom - toilet , shower , toilet, vanity sink, mirror, walkin shower
  • Each bathroom has full shower. Master bathroom serves main living area as well master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , AC, ceiling fan, full closet, full bathroom with shower
    Second bedroom - 1 double , AC, ceiling fan, closet, large floor safe, full bathroom
  • 2 spacious bedrooms with AC and ceiling fans. Double dresser in Master and single dresser in Second. Luggage racks in both.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Nosara is known for it's low key approach to development. Our house is tucked away off the main road to the beach but is only minutes from most everything you might need - including the beach. We are literally right in the middle of the surrounding jungle with a protected green space behind our home. You will occasionally see and hear, Howler monkeys, pisotes, iguanas. racoons, squirrels, and a small green iguana that lives under our pool. This is also a bird watchers paradise and there are dozens of species that live in the surrounding canopy. The jungle comes alive at night and the sounds are incredible. Our beach, Playa Guiones, is world famous for it's consistent year surf conditions. 13kms north of us is the Ostional Wildlife Reserve where, during an "arribada", you can take a guided tour when thousands of Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs on the beach. Be a part of a stunning natural environment, right outside your front door.


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Experience the jungle. Great location, close to everything.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

We can't wait to come back and stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two young sons just stayed here for several nights. It was our first time at Playa Guiones, and this home made our stay so enjoyable! Easy walk to beaches, markets and restaurants. The place is so clean and comfortable. The pool is very clean. We made some meals at home and found everything we needed. Air conditioners in the bedrooms work great - we only used it at night. We loved hanging out on the porch and around the pool. The access to the vibrancy of Guiones was perfect for us. We want to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to hear that our guests enjoy the house as much my wife and I do. It's also nice to know that others share our love of Costa Rica and the unique nature of our community. We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in staying at our home. We are proud of what we have to offer and would love to be part of your vacation plans.
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The best vacation rental to date.

  • 5 of 5

This marks my second stay at Exceptional Latitudes and this trip was harder to leave than the first and imagine the third visit might have me renting the house from the owners for a lifetime... I want to apologize to all readers in advance. I hope you can make it to this dream location before my "lengthly" third visit! With all jokes aside, this is one of the most comfortable and relaxing vacation rental properties I have ever visited. The owners go above and beyond to make sure the house is truly a home away from home. It is on a great quiet dead end street, that litterly could not be in a better location. A brief, leisurely stroll down the street brings you to great food bars shopping and best of all the beach. We make sure to set our alarms each afternoon to get us out of the private pool and to assure we have enough time to make a cocktail and get to the beach for some of the best sunsets in the world. I would recommend this house over and over again. To top this whole review off, the owners are a delight to deal with. Thanks for reading -John

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Our goal has been to maintain a balance between the natural beauty of the community and the level of comfort that our guests expect when they travel. Thank you for confirming that we are on the right track. Nosara is such a unique place and manages to keep it's quiet personality despite becoming a very popular vacation destination. For those looking for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica, great food and a funky little town that has resisted large scale development in order to protect the natural environment , check us out.
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Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach, Florida

Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip into Nosara started off a bit rocky; the airlines lost our board bags... Right away we contacted Tiffany, the property manager, to assist us with location issues with delivery of the boards once they arrived from Florida. She was super accommodating with her guided directions with baggage claims. Once we arrived (a day late) Tiffany was there to greet us and help us settle in. We loved it. Every minute of it. The location was perfect for us as this was our first time in Nosara. Her knowledge of Nosara and local resources was very impressive! So many wonderful things- excellent security, perfect pool for hot afternoons and late night swims with the kids, hut for rainy afternoon naps in the hammock, and the list goes on... Linens, well stocked kitchen, clean, you name it. I would recommend this space for future rentals undoubtedly. So nice to be right in the center of Guiones without feeling like you were 'right in the center'! Sunsets a must, Le Luna, Beach Dog, El Chivo, and even the small grocery right up the road- all wonderful. Best wishes! ( a car was necessary for our travels with two of our children, we also rented a quad for the week- I highly recommend it!)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I are always touched when we hear that someone has been able to feel comfortable and relaxed in our home in Playa Guiones. Costa Rica is such a wonderful country to visit and allowing others to share in that experience has always been important to us. Our team there works very hard to make our guests feel special and assist whenever possible. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and kind words with us. We invite others to make us a part of your Costa Rican vacation plans.
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Very comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to find the property just as it was represented, which has not always been our rental experience. The accommodations were very clean and spacious, and the pool was great for the hot afternoons. The location was easily accessible to restaurants and bars, as well as shopping and a small grocery. The Tibidabo restaurant down the street is not to be missed, as well as the Beach Dog Café. Since the property has a grill, we often went to the local fish market for seafood for the evening meal, as well as patronizing the vendors down the street, who had a wonderful variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

A car is not really necessary, but of course helpful for days trips. Communication with Don was excellent, as he provided much useful information beforehand.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Car Free, private location, nice pool and lush garden

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 5 month old son and I spent a month at this home in Playa Guiones and had a great time. Great location for those going car free as we did. 5-7 min walk to the beach and 3-5 min walk to the main road in Guiones, located beside an excellent restaurant called Tibidabo.

Pool was great and we spent countless hours lounging in the covered outdoor patio area. Functional and well stocked kitchen with a bonus BBQ.

Good communication with the owner, Don as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Marlin Bills
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Route 160
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Harmony Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.4 Kilometres
Playa Guiones
Car: recommended

Playa Guiones has consistent high quality surfing all year round. Surfers rave about the breaks and variations. There are plenty of surf shops for rentals and lessons.

In September and October the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, 10kms north of Nosara, is the site of the Olive Ridley Turtle "arribadas". Thousands of turtles come on shore at night to lay eggs on the black sand beach. Tours are tightly controlled by the local community to protect the turtles and prevent the poaching of eggs.

Nosara is one of the only tourist destinations in Costa Rica to restrict large scale hotel and condo developments. The result is a quiet, laid back atmosphere that truly exemplifies the term "Pura Vida".

The community has received a Blue Flag environmental award for the ecologically sound way they maintain the beaches and surrounding area. The water is crystal clear and the beaches are virtually free of any commercial development.

Playa Guiones is home the the Bodhi Tree which is a world class yoga training center making it a great place for massage therapy and yoga instruction.

Local farms and ranches provide fresh meat and produce daily and Playa Garza 10kms south is renowned for deep sea fishing. Local fish markets and mobile fish vendors offer a wide selection of fish and other seafood.

Visitors consistently comment on how unique Nosara is. Great surf and sun. Friendly people and relaxing attitude. It is truly a gem amoung tourist destinations in the world.

If you are looking for the hustle and clutter of an all-inclusive resort, you should probably look elsewhere. But if you truly want to relax and take time to experience a way of life that produces an unusually high number of people who live to 100 years or more, come and visit Nosara and it's beaches. Find out what Pura Vida means first hand and let Exceptional Latitudes provide you with a place to do it.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

50% deposit to make reservation. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. You may cancel 2 weeks prior to arrival - 1/2 deposit refunded. You may cancel within 2 weeks prior to arrival - 1/2 balance refunded. Contact owner for PayPal or International Bank transfer options.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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