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240 Steps To The Beach Plus An Ocean View! Gated Area With 24-Hour Security.

240 Steps To The Beach Plus An Ocean View! Gated Area With 24-Hour Security.


Property Details

Updated: Apr 6, 2015
Rare Ocean View, Beach-Front Home In Playa Guiones - Quiet K Section Home

Casa Prana - Rare combination of walk to surf and surf views! Under new ownership with upgrades & 24-hour security! Sleeps 9 comfortably.

*Formerly Surf Palace

Casa Prana is located in the Guiones Beach Club and has the rare combination of surf views and close proximity to the beach. Just 240 steps down a private beach path gets you to the pristine beach of Playa Guiones.

The house features a private pool and gardens with a huge outdoor living space. Inside you will find 3 bedrooms upstairs, two with ocean views. The master has a great view of the ocean and a private patio and 1/2 bath. The main floor features one bedroom and a full bath, full kitchen, lounge area and laundry room.

The Guiones Beach Club is a gated community with just a few homes and 24-hour security. Located in a quiet part of the K section you are a short walk to restaurants, yoga and all Playa Guiones has to offer, yet away from the dust and noise of the main area.

Features -

4 bedrooms - all with A/C

Master - Queen, 1/2 bath, private patio

Br 2 - 1 full, 1 twin

Br 3 - 2 twins

Br 4 - 2 twins (main floor)

1 full bath downstairs, 1 1/2 bathrooms upstairs

outdoor shower



water storage tank


satellite tv

all new kitchen appliances

Contact us today to schedule your dream vacation!

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More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We purchased this house just 9 months after our first trip to Nosara. We instantly fell in love with this dusty little surf town! For us it's all about being able to spend our vacation in flip flops with surf and yoga just around the corner, with fresh food at fantastic restaurants just minutes away. We leave here feeling healthier and more relaxed than ever.

Why 'Casa Prana'? It's all about how we feel when we spend time here…

Prana (प्राण, prāṇa) is the Sanskrit word for 'life force'; in yoga, Oriental medicine, and martial arts, the term refers to a cosmic energy believed to come from the sun and connecting the elements of the universe. The universal principle of energy or force, responsible for the body's life, heat and maintenance, prana is the sum total of all energy that is manifest in the universe.

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5 Reviews

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240 Steps To The Beach Plus An Ocean View! Gated Area With 24-Hour Security.
Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Ottawa, Canada

Wonderful location and comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5
This was a great house and great location! We are a family of four with kids 8 and 10. The proximity to the beach was fabulous and we would walk down several times a day. A highlight was the tidal pools for snorkelling at low tide right to the left of the beach access. This part of the beach was also less crowded. We took surfing lessons with Safari surf which is only a 5 min walk away. We used Lisbia as our cook and her meals were fabulous including vegetarian options. Groceries are super expensive though especially if you request american foods like cereal. All the mattresses were comfortable and the house is in a quiet neighbourhood . The pool was essential given the heat and lots of fun. One of the downstairs doors really sticks but otherwise the house is in good repair. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone !
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
240 Steps To The Beach Plus An Ocean View! Gated Area With 24-Hour Security.
Playa Guiones Guanacaste

Very nice home near the beach

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect for my family of seven. The bedrooms were spacious, the bathrooms were nice, and the kitchen was well-appointed with every appliance you might need. The pool was wonderful and well utilized. The beach was only a short walk away and the waves were so much fun to play in. We took surf lessons from Coconut Harry's and they were terrific! We had one problem with the air conditioning in the master bedroom but the management was very responsive and we only had to give up the room for one night - the next day the unit was replaced. Mosquitos are a bit of a problem (and the dining table is outside!), but as long as we used bug repellent, we were fine. The sunsets are beautiful, the yoga institute is amazing, and of course, the roads are horrible! I would definitely recommend this property if you are staying in the Nosara area.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
240 Steps To The Beach Plus An Ocean View! Gated Area With 24-Hour Security.
Playa Guiones Guanacaste

Perfect vacation for our 3 generation family Christmas trip

  • 5 of 5
This house was an excellent choice for so many reasons. We love the well appointed kitchen, linens and big showers with lots of hot water. The pool was a much needed relief from the afternoon heat and well taken care of by the pool man. You can't get any better placed to the beach or the restaurants, super convenient. The beach is fabulous and changes so drastically during the day with the tides. We felt very safe and comfortable in town, at home and in the surf day and night. The gate guards were helpful and the house manager responsive. Definately listen for the fruit/veggie truck coming through. It will sound like the ice cream truck over a loud speaker, just follow the running people in the street. The fishing was awesome and Fishing Nosara was a really first class operation. Also use Limo Dan for your transportation, he was awesome and right near the house. We hired a car to/from Nosara and rented a car locally as well as motorized fat bikes. Don't drive yourself if you are arriving after dark, you will be forever lost:). All gravel roads outside Nicoya and not many street markers. It was easy to drive during the day and night after we saw everything once. A car is a must if you are going anywhere more than a 3/4 of mile from the house. We used American dollars everywhere and for tips. Anyway, it was a super cool trip and I wish I owned this house!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and all of the wonderful tips for future guests! It sounds like you really maximized your time and took advantage of all Nosara has to offer. Hope you can visit us again. Cheers!
240 Steps To The Beach Plus An Ocean View! Gated Area With 24-Hour Security.
Playa Guiones Guanacaste
Tucson, AZ

Tucson Girl

  • 5 of 5
The house is beautiful and accommodated the whole family. The beach is a very short walk away and has several coves so small children can play without being dragged out to sea. The people in town were very friendly and the food at all the restaurants we visited was superb. We also felt very safe while out around town. We had a wonderful, relaxing time.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed Casa Prana and all that Playa Guiones has to offer!
240 Steps To The Beach Plus An Ocean View! Gated Area With 24-Hour Security.
Playa Guiones Guanacaste

Amazing house!!!

  • 5 of 5
We traveled to Nosara July 2014. 2 adults and 2 children (our children are 5 and 7). We had never been to Nosara before but had heard great things about it. I searched so many places to stay and decided Casa Prana would be best for our family. Not only was it the BEST.. It exceeded all our expectations. We had a wonderful house to enjoy, a pool to swim in and a beach to play on every day. Vacation doesn't get much better then Casa Prana. You never really know what a house looks like and how accurate the descriptions are before you get there but this house was right on with everything! The owner was super nice and easy to work with. The property manager was there for anything we needed. Everyone was very responsive and helpful. Even the pool guy was great!!! We received some great tips for traveling there from the owner before and they were very helpful. Especially the in house cook- Lisbia Cruz. Highly recommend her! She cook us delicious authentic meals for a reasonable price. Loved it! Playa Guiones is a pristine beach that offers safe tide pools for kids, surf for adults and soft sand to lounge on. On the short walk to the beach, you see iguanas running in front of you, monkeys howling around you and butterflies flying. We felt extra safe being in a gated community (though we never felt threatened but we were aware too and never left anything unattended). We also had friends come and stay a couple of nights and the owners were very supportive of our visitors. Overall it was absolutely wonderful and we will definitely be going back again soon!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 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 for the review. So glad you and your family had such a wonderful trip and loved the area as much as we do. Pura Vida!


From the Owner

This house has the rare combination of ocean view and close proximity to the surf. Not many homes in this area can claim that - just a few, really! After staying in different areas of Guiones we realized we would prefer to be away from the traffic and dust the busy season can bring. Guiones Beach Club is in the quiet K section and has 24-hour security - peace of mind for us and for our guests.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia, Costa Rica at 65 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Campesina Restaurant at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Guiones at 200 Metres Car: not necessary

Playa Guiones is a great little surf and yoga town in Nosara, CR. Ziplining, hiking, 4-wheeling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing and surfing are all available nearby. The Nosara Yoga institute is just up the hill. Great restaurants are within walking distance.


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Green Season
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
Holidays 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 4 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Please inquire about long-term rentals!

Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Apr 6, 2015


From the Owner

*steps to surf *ocean view *pool area with large outdoor living space *gated community *24-hour security *quiet part of town, but less than 1 mile to shops and restaurants

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Main floor bathroom
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master 1/2 bath - toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Downstairs, doors to pool area, views of gardens/pool
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, View of surf, upstairs
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, Upstairs, shared bathroom
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, Upstairs, view of surf, balcony, 1/2 bath
  • 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths upstairs 1 bedroom, 1 bath downstairs All bedrooms have a/c


  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Water storage tank installed spring 2014

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