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Property Details

Updated: May 7, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Our casa is a 2 bedroom with a small loft... it accommodates up to 6 guests.

We are located in a secluded section of the Nosara nature preserve, only a short walk to the beautiful beaches of Pelada and Guiones (3-4 minute walk to Pelada, approximately 300 meters; and 10-minute walk to Guiones). Several restaurants are all also within walking distance, including two of the only restaurants on the beach and a great pizza place.

All posted 2015-2016 rates are up to date. Thank you for your interest in our surf casa.

Some notes to our guests...

Please be respectful of our community's limited resources and conserve your water and energy use as much as possible.

Nosara sources its water from a modern well system. This sometimes results in lower water pressure throughout the town as we approach the end of the dry season and wait for the rains that begin to arrive in May or June.

Please use the recycling receptacles located throughout town, or at the very least please separate your recyclables so that our cleaning staff can get them recycled when you check out.

Be aware that petty theft can be a problem in just about any beach town. We ask our guests not to leave items unattended on the beach, inside of your car (even if locked) or out over night. We want you to have a pleasant, restful and uneventful vacation.

Over the years we have added additional layers of security to our property. We have a 24 hour monitored alarm system. We also contract with Pacific Security to participate in the Playa Pelada security patrol program (6 AM to 6 PM). At various intervals throughout the evening, our home is discretely checked in on by the patrol team.

At the request of our past guests, we began including 2 nights of onsite dinnertime security for all weekly rentals that are less than a one month stay. This service is also available to our guests staying one month or more (for an additional charge). Note that this service is not included in our posted monthly rates.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I grew up in Northern Virgina, my wife grew up in Northern California. We both grew up in towns called Fairfax... Just on opposite sides of the United States... Too funny!

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Los Pericos ~ Playa Pelada/Guiones
+1 -3107536390
Nosara Guanacaste
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were in Nosara for only four days, really too bad our stay wasn't longer. We enjoyed our entire trip through Costa Rica but found ourselves particularly fond of this little beach community. In comparison of the more developed towns we visited, Pelada and Guiones just had more of an all around relaxed surf vibe going on. A feeling that was very much present in design and decor of this house… Secluded, well maintained and a peaceful. The first day we were here we only ventured off to get groceries, the rest of the time we spent by the pool just taking in the sun, reading and enjoying some imperials. And yes, the monkeys did come to just above the pool as another reviewer mentioned. We had a great time and hope to be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat, Thank you for taking the time to review our home. My wife and I agree with you and yours in that we never seem to spend enough time in Nosara. Oh well, there's always next time! Hope you guys find your way back to Nosara again soon, and when you do, please keep us in mind.
Los Pericos ~ Playa Pelada/Guiones
+1 -3107536390
Nosara Guanacaste
wilmington, nc, usa

Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Hola! We just had a short stay at Los Pericos and it was wonderful. Every part of the process was smooth and easy, thanks to the property owner Kevin and his property manager Agnes. They both went out of their way to accommodate me and to answer all of my many questions. Agnes picked me up from the other place I was staying in town and drove me to the house to give me the keys and drop off my luggage, and kindly offered to drive me BACK into town again so I could make a yoga class. This was so helpful.
The house itself was equipped with everything you will need for a perfect stay. You don't need to buy coffee filters- the coffee maker doesn't need them and there are plenty there left over from other renters.
The house is beautiful- the pictures do not do it justice!
If you are looking for something off the beaten path that is quiet, where you can hear the howler monkeys and see the stars, with very little traffic around, then this is the place for you. It was a short 5 min walk to my favorite restaurant La Luna, and to the beach. The only thing that is not in walking distance (comfortably) is a grocery store. There is a super mini in town, about a 15 min walk, but I chose to take a taxi to the Super Nosara where everything is cheaper and you won't pay beach prices. The taxi was $30 USD to take me there, wait, and bring me home and helped unload my groceries.

The only thing that could possibly have made the house and pool more perfect is if the pool was saltwater instead of chlorine. I know that this is initially more expensive, but I have read that over time it costs about the same. This of course is a personal preference and nothing that would ever deter me from staying here again.

Bottom line, the house is beautiful, comfortable, luxurious, and in a great quiet location. Kevin and Agnes are wonderful and so easy to work with. My security deposit was returned the day after I checked out. Do yourself a favor and stay at Los Pericos. You will not want to leave!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Noelle, Thanks for reviewing our little casa! Glad to hear you had such a great trip and we look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future.
Los Pericos ~ Playa Pelada/Guiones
+1 -3107536390
Nosara Guanacaste
Baltimore, MD, USA

Nice find!

  • 5 of 5
Decided to make our way to Nosara for a few days based upon what a couple we met in Samara had said. Went online and came across "Los Pericos" and managed rent it for 3 days last minute. My advice — Stay here, you'll be happy!

Note to the owner, thanks for working with us on such short notice. My only suggestion is that you post some additional photos of your place. The ones you have are good, but I don't think they do it full justice. Hope to make it back here someday, thanks again.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Patty,

Thanks for taking the time to review our home! We will definitely take your advice and add additional photos... Just as soon as we get back to Nosara to take some. Very happy that you enjoyed our home, sorry that you couldn't stay longer. We would love to have you as our guest on your next trip to Costa Rica.
Los Pericos ~ Playa Pelada/Guiones
+1 -3107536390
Nosara Guanacaste
Washington D.C.

Warm & Sunny!

Warm & Sunny!
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time in Nosara and loved every minute of our stay at Los Pericos! This trip was a much needed break form the winter we have had this year, wish we didn't have to come home. If we ever return to Nosara we would definitely stay here again, this house is well maintained,nicely decorated and close to the beach. The monkeys came right above the pool one day, we got some awesome photos!
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi ej,

Thanks for taking the time to review our place, and happy that you were able to spend some time in a warmer climate! We would love to have you as our guest anytime. Thank you!
Los Pericos ~ Playa Pelada/Guiones
+1 -3107536390
Nosara Guanacaste
Dallas, Texas, USA

Thanks for sharing your home!

  • 5 of 5
Great trip! We spent a lot of our time just chilling around the house and pool with the occasional deviation to go surf. My family wasn't sure what to expect, but we came home happy. The town is remote, but this gave us the opportunity to really explore the secluded beaches and small town on our own terms and timeline. It was quite an adventure. Have to say the the large, like really large, iguana by the pool took us by surprise, but hey we were in its home, not the other way around. The occasional visit by the howler monkeys was cool too!

Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had such a wonderful time! You pretty much covered all the things that make us love our little beach casa so much! The monkeys, iguanas, pool and surf -- need there be more? We were happy to hear that you felt like we were sharing our home. The last thing we would want is for a guest to feel unhappy due to their choice of staying in our place. We do strive to keep the house well maintained and stocked with all the essential non perishables. No bad reviews yet, so it seems our love of Los Pericos is being passed to our guests as we have always hoped it would. A note to anyone thinking about renting our place, if you have (within reason) a special request please feel free to ask. If you choose to stay and later have a suggestion that would make our home more pleasant for future guests, please send us an email when you return home. We have always relied heavily upon our guests input as a way to improve the property.
Los Pericos ~ Playa Pelada/Guiones
+1 -3107536390
Nosara Guanacaste
Pueblo, CO, USA


  • 5 of 5
Our family spent a week here at the beginning of December, we had a wonderful time. This was our third trip to Costa Rica but our first time to Nosara. We took this trip with my in-laws, although they stayed in another rental property. If you are looking for something off the beaten path then this town is for you. It has all of the services you need to have a nice vacation, such as restaurants, bars and a grocery store, but Nosara is considerably less developed than the other towns we visited on our previous trips. We were reminded of this several times during our stay when the howler monkeys would hang out in the trees above the pool area. I wish I could upload photos as part of my review as this was one of the most memorable vacation moments my family has ever had.

My husband and I read all of the reviews before we decided on this place and found them to be accurate in their description of the house. So rather than repeat a bunch of stuff that has already been said, I'd rather provide some detail about the pool. Hands down, this was our favorite amenity. I already mentioned the monkeys, so it will come as no surprise that the area is very private and and lush with tropical landscaping. The pool itself is a decent size kidney shape, probably nothing you haven't seen before. However, the pool is impeccably maintained, we saw the pool guy everyday (he was pretty nice to talk to as well). What we came to appreciate the most was that the pool is laid entirely with dark blue tile making it noticeably warmer than the concrete bottom pool at our in-law's rental. It seems silly to write this, but in the heat and humidity of the tropics, their pool felt cold.

Anyhow, out of our three trips, this one was by far the best. It is obvious that this home is not just some business rental for the owner, the house is clearly loved. We would stay here again, thank you for sharing your beautiful home, we had a great trip.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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: Hi Kfins,

Thank you for circling back to review our little piece of paradise. Happy to hear that your family loved our home as much as we do! Funny how a 70-75 degree pool in Costa Rica can give you goosebumps, haha! We are in agreement - anything less than 75-80 degrees is simply unacceptable. Glad you made it home safe and should your adventures ever bring you back to Nosara, please consider staying with us again.


From the Owner

We fell in love with Costa Rica on our first trip back in 2001 and knew that we wanted to someday retire to the area. In the years that followed, we continued to travel to different parts of the country, always on the hunt for 'our town', believing only that we would know it when we came across it. In 2007 we stumbled into Nosara... we had found it! We take pride in our little casa and feel that it looks as good now as the day it was completed. This is no easy task in the jungles of Costa Rica! We want our guests to enjoy their stay, which is why we try our best to get to know them during the inquiry and booking process and are happy to answer any questions related to our home, the surrounding area or Costa Rica in general. Your comfort is our number one priority.

Activity and Interests

* Turtle tours

* Yoga Institute

* Mini golf

* River tours

* Sea shelling


From $950 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season (2015)
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early High Season (2015)
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late High Season (2016)
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Green Season (2016)
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $59.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00

We accept Personal Check, E-Check, Money Order or Credit Cards. All rates are 3% additional to posted rates if payment by Credit Card is requested/preferred. Thank you for understanding.

The HomeAway Damage Protection Policy is only offered for guests that plan to rent our surfboards. This allows us to provide you with the rental and not require a prohibitive security deposit and/or place additional hold on your credit card.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 7, 2015


From the Owner

Our home is walking distance to both Playa Pelada and Guiones. The street on which we are located, while close to all is extremely private and to describe it best -- Off the beaten path. The location embodies everything that we love about Costa Rica. Oh yeah, our secluded location allows for troops of howler monkeys to frequent the trees above our pool... Very cool!

Property Type

  • house


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


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1050 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pool Shower - outdoor shower
  • Master Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower, In master bedroom.
  • Guest Bath - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bed - 1 king, 1 baby crib, King bed can be seprated into 2 single beds. A/C in room.
  • Guest Bed - 1 queen, A/C in room.
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single, Small loft above living room... A/C in room.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * General check-in supplies included. * Laundry service for $10/ load. * Security safe. * 24-hour monitored security alarm. * Evening security patrol (6 PM to 6 AM). * Weekly rentals up to 1 month stay include 2 nights of onsite dinnertime security guard.

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