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 2014-2015 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 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 or inside of your car, even if locked. 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 checked in on by the patrol team. Recently, at the request of our guests we began including 3 nights of onsite dinnertime security for all rentals of 7 nights or more.
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!
5 based on 16 traveler reviews
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!
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.
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.
Warm & Sunny!Warm & Sunny!
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!
Thanks for sharing your home!
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.
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. As we continued to travel to different parts of the country in the years that followed, we continued to look 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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Late High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable damage deposit $300
We accept Personal Check, Money Order or Credit Cards. A 3% fee will be added to the total of all Credit Card payments to cover transaction fees... this is the responsibility of the guest. Thank you for understanding.
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 to frequent the trees above our pool... very cool!”
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Games ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- surf fishing
- 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 ...
- Lawn / Garden ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Tennis ...
- 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 include 3 nights of onsite dinnertime security guard.