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Beautiful, quiet, safe and well equipped studio for 1 -2 adults. No kids around.

Bedrooms 1
Space 670 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ocean View Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Quick stats: NO KIDS OR PETS. 440 inside/230 covered outside area.

Medium size studio with optional A/C at extra cost, sleeping 1 or 2. Full bath and kitchen. Very comfortable even when it rains.

High speed wireless internet. No tenants or visitors younger than 18. Person signing the rental agreement must be at least 25.

NOT near the surf in Guiones or the Nosara Yoga Institute.

The calendar is always current.

Search for the "Casa-Banda" web site for more info, other rates, payment options and accommodations in the complex.

This ground level, studio apartment is a perfect fit for one or two people. It has a full private bath, a king size bed, and a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the view of the ocean from the shaded terrace or from the sunny balcony and cool off in the large pool.

Located on top of the hill above Playa Pelada - the quiet part of 'town', where the breezes keep things fresh and cool, the studio is part of the six-apartment 'Casa-Banda' complex. In total, we can accommodate 12 guests, making it perfect for a group of adult family members or friends. See listing # 220373 for information about another apartment. See our Casa-Banda web site for more photos and information about the complex.

All apartments share the pool and rancho (pool house) with charcoal BBQ area.Weekly maid service is included in the price.

We do not have a TV, but there is a radio with CD-player and a selection of various music.

Bring your laptop and connect to the secure, high speed WiFi internet connection, fast enough for a perfect Skype connection.

For complete privacy, the property is nestled between lots of tropical plants behind fences and walls with locked gates, making it perfect for "Clothing Optional Costa Rica" kind of living.

If you like life in the nude, please inquire even if the calendar looks like the unit is booked. We might just have reserved Casa Banda for the nudists/naturists at that time. We never mix guests from both sides of this issue, though. If you prefer to wear clothes, everybody else will be clothed as well.

We do ask that you do not smoke inside or bring pets at all.

Our lower age limit is 18 years, and a truly relaxing, adult atmosphere is included in the price. No matter your age, you will love the pool which is the largest private pool in the area. It takes 10-15 minute to walk to the beach or the mouth of Rio Nosara for swimming, fishing, and shell collecting. (Coming back takes a little bit longer, because it is up-hill part of the way.)

Car or ATV is necessary for trips to Nosara Village and beyond. If you decide not to rent a vehicle for your entire stay, there is taxi service for a reasonable price and now five car rental places where you can rent for a day or more.

If you like surfing, the waves at nearby Playa Guiones are considered some of the best in Costa Rica.

Between July and December, Playa Ostional, half hour away, is the scene of one of Nature's wonders, when the Olive Ridley sea turtles come ashore to nest. 45 days later, the babies come out of the sand, another awe inspiring thing to see. Year round, there is a rich bird and animal life everywhere.

Keywords: Studio Apartment

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About Bibi

Despite our Scandinavian roots, we have always turned our eyes to the South when traveling for pleasure. In 1980, we emigrated to Virginia and found a climate much better than what we were used to in Denmark, but our vacations would generally take us even further south – and always to bodies of water. Over the years, we have seen many beautiful places, but it was always good to go back home to Virginia.

Bibi purchased this studio in 2001

Why Bibi chose Nosara

In the summer of 2000, we traveled to Nosara, Costa Rica for the first time. We stayed at a small resort, which a friend had made us aware of. It was love at first sight! Nosara had everything we like: beach, ocean, warm weather, tropical fruits, fresh fish, original, local flair and friendly people. For the first time, we felt very much “at home”. Nosara chose us to stay, and a building lot for sale nearby kept calling us. Building in a Central American country has been a very interesting experience! It has taken a little blood, lots of sweat and some tears - and more patience than we thought we had, but we love the result. The resort where we stayed is no longer in business, but we are, and we invite you to share in our dream. Since August 2012, we have been living at Casa-Banda, making sure that our guests are well taken care of.

What makes this studio unique

“Tabidi” is our efficient, yet spacey studio that has everything you need for comfortable living whether you come alone or with a companion. Over the years, we have made several friends who come back and insist on staying in Tabidi.

Here, you pay for a small, private place, but get to stay in “big” surroundings with access to the largest, privately owned pool in the area and a good chance of making longtime friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful place to rest and relax this week.

We enjoyed visiting the beaches, riding the golf cart, sampling several local restaurants and getting massages. I don’t think I’ve ever rested more on a vacation than we did here.

Enjoyed our stay immensely.
Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Liberia LIR
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lagarta Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lagarta Lodge
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Pelada
Car: recommended

Watch the Olive Ridley Turtles lay eggs at new moon between July and December.

15 minute drive to Nosara Yoga Institute.

Nosara is home to the world's longest zip line tour and some of the most consistent surf anywhere.

Our favorite thing to do is walking the nearby beaches and to the river mouth, looking for shells and drift wood.


Nosara Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Plenty of nice towels and big pool towels. If you want to bring towels to the beach, please bring your own. Blow dryer available. Outlets are American style, with 110 volt current.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • As a studio, Tabidi has everything but the bathroom in one open and spacious room. King size bed, Costa Rican king size, 200 x 200 cm/ 80 inches x 80 inches. Orthopedic mattress. Good pillows. The bedside lamps have dimmers for mood lighting or for allowing one to sleep and one to read.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Free wake-up calls from the Howler Monkeys and birds ;-) There are several banana palms, citrus trees and papaya trees on the property. 15 minute drive from Nosara Yoga Institute and Nosara village where there are two nice grocery stores. Owners live on the premises, making sure everything is in the best working order, so you can truly enjoy your stay in your 'Home away from Home'. The property, pool and lush, tropical garden are completely private behind walls and fences, allowing for 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' kind of living. If you enjoy life free of clothes, please ask when Casa Banda will be reserved for nudist/naturist guests only. It could be when the condo appears to be booked.


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Beautiful, quiet, safe and well equipped studio for 1 -2 adults. No kids around.
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Placerville, California, USA

Wonderful stay at Casa-Banda!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing time in a beautiful oasis in a jungle. If you can imagine a Hollywood film star going to a resort in Costa Rica, this is it! Listening to the unusual birds in the morning was magical, and the chirping (quietly) geckos at night. We walked down to the beach at Playa Pelada; it was scenic with rock outcrops, uncrowded, and plenty of sand for sunbathing. We enjoyed watching the terns, pelicans, egrets, osprey, and frigatebirds diving for fish.

Don't miss visiting Lagarta Restaurant just down the road from Casa-Banda. The view of Rio Nosara, estuary, and shoreline is incredible and very romantic!

Bibi and Arne are wonderful hosts and a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed hearing many great stories about their lives in Costa Rica. We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we hope you will come back! We really enjoyed meeting you both, your plans for "retirement" sound great. Stay well and happy, Bibi and Arne
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Heerlijke vakantie

  • 5 of 5

onze vakantie in november waren geweldig. Prachtige omgeving , mooi huis en een geweldige service. Dank u. We zijn zeker weer terug.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No reservation is confirmed until we receive deposit and a rental agreement completed and signed by you.

Renter is responsible for place and “stuff”. We will charge for missing/damaged items. We do not charge security deposit, but trust that guests will tell if something happens. So far, we have rarely been disappointed :-)

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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