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New 2014 Surfers Casual Luxury Paradise Home 4 Min Walk To Playa Guiones Surf

New 2014 Surfers Casual Luxury Paradise Home 4 Min Walk To Playa Guiones Surf


Property Details

Updated: Nov 22, 2014
2 Bedroom 2.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 5-6 2700 Sq Ft Living Area

Located in the prestigious and most desirable K Section, El Santuario Playa Guiones, is only a four minute walk to the Guiones surf break, yet is off the beaten path on a private road, with great privacy, and no foot or car traffic near the property. This casual luxury and beachy home has incorporated all that is unique and rustic about Costa Rica, combined with a light contemporary twist.

This open air, Balinese inspired home envelops you in lush jungle while you’re pampered with convenience and privacy. The dominant use of local teak and other local wood throughout, gives the home its rustic character, creating a contrasting canvas for the modern decor and accents. Locally harvested woods, polished concrete and contemporary silhouettes harmonize with nature and each other. Spacious and airy, the living area is ideal for entertaining, with a bar and dining table that each seat eight. The focal point of the home, this is the area that brings guests together and overlooks the lush gardens and dipping pool.

The dipping pool and patio is the spot to relax and cool off, after a day at the beach, or one of the many other excursions Nosara has to offer. Entirely surrounded by jungle, this is as private as it gets with plenty of outdoor seating, dining and lounging space. Earthy and casual, El Santuario, nonetheless provides you with a luxurious nature lover’s retreat located in one the best spots in Costa Rica.

The cool and bright master suite has a private entrance, and is complete with a private patio, beautifully and simply appointed bath constructed of polished concrete with a hand carved stone basin, modern crystal chandelier and private indoor and outdoor showers. The master bedroom is set for romance, perfect for both honeymooners, and parents alone time away from the kids. All lighting is on dimmable switches, including the bathroom and patio. There is a king size American pillow top bed, luxury Spalena sheets, flat screen TV, with 150 DVD collection, Wi-Fi, large cedar closet, and air conditioning.

Sleeping in the Treetop screened in bedroom with the howler monkeys, pizote and iguanas running free outside, takes your breath away! Climb the spiral staircase to the Treetop bedroom made entirely of wood and be transported to a jungle paradise, an adventure for all ages. Warm and inviting, this is a unique and peaceful place to relax and dream.

The kitchen comes with everything you’ll need to make spectacular meals and enjoy dining al fresco. Costa Rican coffee and fresh fruit smoothies in the morning, fresh locally caught fish and veggies for dinner, all made in the comfort of your own open air jungle kitchen. There is also a comfortable table and chairs to dine inside the master in air conditioning. The grocery shopping can be done prior to your arrival, and there are local wonderful chefs available to cook meals and stock the fridge full of homemade natural foods, for those hunger pangs after a long surf, local adventure or yoga class.

Security is a priority with a fully integrated security system and 24 hour monitoring. Doors are heavy solid steel and there are 2 large bodegas on property for your secure storage, one has a dehumidifier and is large enough for all of your larger belongings, not just the small stuff. The large surfboard and bicycle bodega, surf shower and indoor and outdoor drying racks are the perfect surfers set up, to take advantage of one of the prime reasons to visit this area.

The K Section neighborhood is very serene, there are no businesses or restaurants, yet it is only a 6-7 minute walk to a few restaurants, surf schools and board rentals. The world famous Nosara Yoga Institute, and many other yoga studios to choose from, is only a 10 minute walk. In the Swiss European designed downtown Guiones, there are lovely shops, grocery stores and several other restaurants, only 15-20 minutes walking distance. The property has a gated entrance, with plenty of parking for your rental car.

Heralded by National Geographic, Travel & Leisure and CNN as one of the top 15 places to visit in 2014, and one of the best surfing destinations in the world, Playa Guiones is a nature and beach lovers playground. Both Playa Guiones and 30 minutes north at Playa San Juanillo are beautiful snorkeling spots and encourage you to enjoy all of your favorite water sports. Playa Ostional, the northern most beaches in Nosara, provides the incredible experience of sea turtles numbering in the hundreds of thousands lay their eggs while millions of baby turtles hatch.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am pleased to be able to share my home in the jungle with you. I wish for you to have wonderful memories, that will last your lifetime. El Santuario was designed to have a feeling of closeness with the nature around you, bringing a true Costa Rican adventure.

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New 2014 Surfers Casual Luxury Paradise Home 4 Min Walk To Playa Guiones Surf
Playa Guiones Guanacaste

Just one word needed..WOW!

  • 5 of 5
I immediately fell in love with this house when I set foot there. The arcitechture is very tasteful and modern and you really get a wow feeling, you can tell someone (the owner Trisha) has put a lot of heart here.
Another thing is that is so private, the hole house is open but so private from the surroundings you easily feel safe in this house.
I was sleeping in the top bedroom and it really felt like luxury tenting, you were sleeping right in the jungle but in a comfortable bed and didnt get tormented by bugs. The most amazing bedroom I have had!;) My friend who had the master bedroom nearly didnt want to leave it:D A bedroom With all the Comfort you can think of and a gorgeous bathroom built in stone, you also have a outside shower that is awesome! its something about taking a shower out in the free:)
The Kitchen is built very social, perfect for a dinner party or gathering all the family to cook together.
Its only a few minutes walk down to the beach who is perfect for surfing, beautiful big beach with perfect sand and no rocks.
Trisha is absolutely amazing and extremely helpful with anything you'd need, she also answers your questions almost immediately:) Matt and Katie is very proffessional and sweet, you really feel welcome.
Yesenia keeps the house spotless and if you want she makes a fantastic rice dish that you can keep for days in the fridge, perfect to just warm up coming from the beach:)
The garden is also spotless, kept in shape by Elliot, really nice plants and trees. Guess that's why the monkeys and beautiful birds like to keep close:)
I can't belive how fast the week flew by and I didn't want to leave, I'll definitely be back to this amazing place and house!
Thank you Trisha for letting us stay here during our vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting all of you on your girls adventure trip. I am so happy you loved the property, and found your worries immediately put to rest, as far as there are no problems with mosquitoes or bugs in the Treetop bedroom, or in the open areas of the house. We all work very hard to keep everything well kept up, so there are no problems with bugs, making it so wonderful to have such an incredible experience of living with the jungle all around you. it was a pleasure to host all of you, all of the staff says hello, and are looking forward to your return. Kind regards, Trisha
New 2014 Surfers Casual Luxury Paradise Home 4 Min Walk To Playa Guiones Surf
Playa Guiones Guanacaste

Simply Magical!

  • 5 of 5
Our family has travelled extensively globally and we have never experienced such a magical place as El Sancturario. The attention to design, beautiful jungle setting and the open architectural plan all leads to creating the perfect place to explore Nosara. Our kids loved the howler monkeys and the treetop room. Trisha is a wonderful host as well as the property manager(Katie and Matt), were always available as needed, did an exceptional job of shopping for our large family prior to our arrival and for a modest fee had a warm Costa Rican meal waiting. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a fabulous pleasure it was to share my home with your family! I am so happy you all had a wonderful time. I hope the kids remember sleeping in the Treetop bedroom for years to come. Katie, my manager couldn't stop telling me how much she loved your family, she really enjoyed talking with the children. It is so much fun for me to be a part of such a wonderful family holiday! Cheers, Trisha
New 2014 Surfers Casual Luxury Paradise Home 4 Min Walk To Playa Guiones Surf
Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Greenville, NC

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing ten day stay in Costa Rica – thanks to your beautiful and unique home, thoughtful welcoming goodies, and great attention to detail concerning local recommendations.

Where do we even begin? El Santuario is just lovely – every last area of it! Who would have thought an open-air home would be so cozy, inviting, and comfortable? We enjoyed coffee from the traditional Costa Rican coffee maker and fresh fruit every morning in the main open living space while listening to monkeys and birds – after waking up in what felt like a jungle tree house upstairs! Afternoons were spent with cocktails by and in the pool after day excursions on the beach or in the jungle. We could easily hop out of the pool and head to the beach within five minutes to catch the unbelievable sunsets. The special touches in the house (the bathroom sinks, the spa-like outdoor shower, the decorative artisan masks, etc.) made it feel as if we were staying in a resort – but all to ourselves. And Yesenia’s delicious cooking was the perfect addition. We suggest other visitors request her arroz con pollo!

Our only suggestion is the addition of a guest book in the master bedroom, so future guests can gush about their stay while still in the moment! Thank you, thank you for everything!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you all had such a great time. You were wonderful guests, I truly enjoyed hosting your group, even the property managers Matt & Kaite, and staff Yesenia, and Eliab sent me messages, saying how lovely you all are. Thank you for the kind words about the property, and the lovely message you had sent while staying there, " Your labor of love was successful and your attention to all the little details has not gone unnoticed! Every evening our main topic of conversation has been the house itself, the driftwood sculptures, the artwork, and WOW.. The landscaping;)" Planting the garden was my personal favorite thing during the entire project.
I will definitely get a Guest Book for the house. Thank you again, it was wonderful hosting you!
Kind regards, Trisha
New 2014 Surfers Casual Luxury Paradise Home 4 Min Walk To Playa Guiones Surf
Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Edina Minnesota

Heaven on Earth!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our fourth trip to Nosara, but our first time bringing our daughter and renting a home. We absolutely loved our stay and highly recommend this property.
All of my correspondence with Trish the owner was timely and she was so excited for us to stay at her place. She went above and beyond meeting our expectations. We were met in town upon our arrival by the property manager, Jon and he lead us to this beautiful home. I loved that we were able to have groceries purchased and ready for us once we arrived as well as a fun basket of pasta, sauce and olive oil, popcorn, beer and wine in the fridge. The pictures are exactly what you will see but I have to admit, it took us a little by surprise just how open it really was to the elements. With that said, it was absolutely perfect, so wonderful to be in the kitchen preparing fresh smoothies, lounging on your ever so comfortable sectional, and still enjoying being outdoors. One night we did have a family of howler monkeys in a tree right near the pool, but they never approached the property, I would've loved it if they did.
The location of this property is perfect, off the beaten path so there is no noise or traffic, other then the sound of the ocean, but a wonderfully short walk to the beach and into town. Fabulous restaurants all within walking distance, but you will want to bring along the flashlight, also provided.
While we were there it was 99 degrees every day and not once did we need to have the air on in the master bedroom, in every room and bathroom are wonderful fans that kept us incredibly comfortable. We weren't even bothered by any bugs of any kind.
We are already looking forward to coming back next year but hoping to make it a longer stay.
Thank you Trish, we so enjoyed our time at your beautiful home, thank you for sharing it with us.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having your family in my home! Thank you again for sending the family photo taken on the property, it truly makes me happy to see guests having a wonderful time. I look forward to hosting you again! Kind regards, Trisha
New 2014 Surfers Casual Luxury Paradise Home 4 Min Walk To Playa Guiones Surf
Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Amazing amazing amazing!

  • 5 of 5
What an incredible week spent here at your beautiful Rancho! The photos do not do it justice. Everywhere we looked the attention to detail was evident, all the way through to the welcome basket...such a thoughtful touch. The quiet location, cozy pool and the fact that the beach was only a few minutes' walk away gave us all the options we needed for total and perfect relaxation. There were so many spots at your house that are all battling for 1st place on my favorites list but I think the hammock by the pool might win out. Your restaurant and sightseeing recommendations were spot on; the Iquad trek was a highlight of the trip and the Gilded Iguana became our daily "hub". Already planning a trip back with our teenage boys who love to surf so all your surf amenities will get better use by us next time:) Thank you for making us feel at home so far away from ours!!
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your time at El Santuario. Thank you, for your lovely comments about the property. Looking forward to having your family back, your teenage boys will truly love it there, surfing and running around the jungle all day.
Warm regards, Trisha
New 2014 Surfers Casual Luxury Paradise Home 4 Min Walk To Playa Guiones Surf
Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Pointe Claire

Did not want to leave, cannot wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at El Santuario, we are hoping to go back next year for our honeymoon! Trisha the owner, and Jonathan the manager are great! And very helpful with everything we needed. Yesesia the maid and Elliot the gardener are both very sweet. The welcome basket is a nice touch, we put the beers and wine in the freezer to cool off quickly, popped the bag of popcorn, and took them to the sunset, it was perfect for our first sunset! (I would suggest putting the wine and beers in the fridge before arrival, otherwise everything was perfect!).
The house is better in person than the photos, and the outdoor living area is amazing, hanging out with all the nature around you, kicking back watching the monkeys in the trees was the best! We had a lot of fun making our own meals, the kitchen is large and really has everything you might need, it’s fun to hang out at the bar, cooking and having a glass of wine. We loved how quiet and private it is on the property, it’s close to the beach and surf, but we had our own little private piece of paradise. Me and my boyfriend loved the master bedroom, the king bed is very comfortable, it was very private and romantic, I especially loved the outdoor shower, I never used the indoor shower once, it was incredible showering in nature, with all the palm trees around the shower. The master bath is beautiful! There is everything in there you need, even a hotel lighted mirror. This house is perfect for 2 couples, you have good privacy from each other with the 2 bedrooms being on different levels. My boyfriend’s best friend was with us, he said the Treetop bedroom is the coolest room he has ever slept in, and the bed is super comfy.
Trisha’s suggestions were great! We had really great dinners at both Pacifica Azul, and at La Dolce Vita. Roberto, the owner of La Dolce Vita, is the perfect host, he checks on your table a few times while you are dining, he is very welcoming and funny. Try the tuna tartare and the shrimp curry at Pacifico Azul, they are amazing, and were me and my boyfriend’s favorite dinner out. The Guilded Iguana has good food, and is very fun on Tuesday night with live music.
Thank you Trisha and Jonathan! El Santuario, really is a Sanctuary! We had an incredible time, and will be talking with you soon, to book our honeymoon next year.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in my home, and am very excited you want to spend your honeymoon, such an important occasion at El Santuario. We look forward to making sure it is an incredible experience for you! Please be sure to let us know if there is anything special you will like, we can set up anything you would like. It was a pleasure having you in my home, Jonathan and Yesenia, said you were all wonderful guests. Looking forward to having you back again!
Warm regards,
PS. Thank you for the hint, we will be putting the welcome bottle of wine and beer in the fridge prior to guest arrivals now.


From the Owner

I looked at properties all over central and south America, before finding this special place. I knew the first 60 seconds I stood on the property, this was the exact spot to build my new home. I hope you will also feel the sense of wellbeing on this special spot, that I do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Playa Guiones / 4-5 minute walk to surf break at 400 Metres Car: not necessary

The house is near the south Guiones beach entrance 'Bakers Beach' in the K Section. This is the quietest and most beautiful area on Playa Guiones. I love to walk out of the mangroves onto the sand at the beach entrance, take a left and walk a couple miles down the beach, there are very few people on this area of Playa Guiones. You will come to a lovely fishing village, lined with palm trees, where you can buy fresh fish in the mornings. There are also tide pools down left a little ways from the entrance, you will find great shallow pools to sit and swim in, and when the current is not strong, you will find all kinds of wonderful sea life while snorkeling. You will love the location of El Santuario, it is quiet and away from the bustle of town, yet it is not far to walk into town. The surf break near the Bakers Beach entrance is not crowded like the main break, which is only a few minutes up from the entrance to the right. Take the whole family out to enjoy the sunset, have a cold beer or a glass of wine and relax, or get in the water and enjoy the amazing sunset from your board.


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Updated: Nov 22, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 13 2014
4 night minimum stay
X-mas / New Year
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
Easter Break
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer Break
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $100

Rate are subject to change before deposit is paid.
$100.00 Cleaning Fee
$500.00 Damage Deposit, cash due upon check in, so it can returned on your check out, or it can be included in your last payment with your credit card, vrbo charges a $12.00 fee for the return of the credit card payment, and 1 week to return.
Rental prices quoted are for 4 adults, or a single family. Over 4 adults extra fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


From the Owner

One of the greatest things about this property, there is no road dust near El Santuario, which can be a big problem in Nosara. No one can walk or drive near the property, yet it is very close to the beach. There is a lot of natural jungle around the property, on a daily basis you will have monkeys, pizotes, and many other animals passing through. You cannot see the ocean through the jungle, but you hear it loud and clear.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • health/beauty spa

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2700 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet, shower, outdoor shower, Polished concrete done in the true old Italian way.
  • Rancho Bathroom - toilet, shower, This is the main bathroom of the house.
  • Treetop Bathroom - Toilet and sink


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite, with Private Patio - 1 king, Romantic and Private!
  • Treetop Bedroom - 1 king, 1 double, Everyone's favorite room!


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo


  • Guests provide their own meals
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