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Beach Front Almost! 2 Minutes to Surf & Beach,Beautiful family compound.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)

This is a beautiful,large, secluded,safe, family compound/home is located on a private cul du sac in the JUNGLE very, very near the beach. A two minute walk down a quiet rd to the white sand beach of Playa Guiones, with a secluded surf brake (most of the time i surf with my kids or with DR Steve) The home is Surrounded by 1200 meters of lush gardens.

Wildlife galore: monkeys, pezotes, armadillos, raccoons, various types of birds, lots butterflys, iguanas, porcupines, lizards, geckos, frogs, and even a stray turtle or two! You can walk to the the excellent consistent surf and beautiful white sand beaches of Playa Guiones/Nosara.(Did i say that already L.O.L)

This property includes a 2nd level master suite,and lower bunk room with 2 bunk beds, 4 beds in all (great for big kids) screened in or pull the big steel doors shut,Very Large swimming pool, and a unique 'Rancho style kitchen' next to the pool. The large private master suite with master bath is detached from kitchen area. Suite includes California King bed, and a full sized bed if needed for small children. Ceiling fans, A/C,and High speed wireless internet.(works all the way too the Rancho) Sleeps 4 comfortably.

Rancho located next to the swimming pool. This is the heart of our home. All the action happens here.... family style dining on large handmade picnic table (pechote) that seats 10, large full sized kitchen with all amenities for cooking gourmet meals or baking! Great for entertaining. Large living area with couch, chair and ottoman. The hammock is my husband's favorite resting place amongst the action. Above the kitchen is the second bedroom/sleeping quarters. Sleeps 3/5 If needed (2 full sized beds, one single). The roof is the highlight of this structure... lined with cedar and topped with palm.

The swimming pool is a built in babysitter that keeps our 5 kids busy all day, if they aren't on the beach surfing, snorkeling, shelling or just taking our dogs for a walk. The pool is large enough for lap swimming and deep enough for diving. My wife's favorite... lying in a tube sunbathing and reading. Two outside showers for rinsing upon returning from your surf sessions. One cold, one hot! Parking is available inside the property gates under a carport or in driveway.

Property is maintained by our loyal gardener, Rudolfo. Additional cleaning and babysitting is available by our long term nanny and housekeeper, Jackie, for an additional $300/week (8-5pm mon-fri) and boy is she an incredible cook!

Playa Guiones is a unique community that offers a variety of activities for everyone. The Nosara Yoga Institute is walking distance from the property, offering daily yoga classes as well as Teacher Training courses. The town of Nosara is 4 km from the beach with our own town doctor, Kattia Porras MD as well as 3 super markets, fish market and vegetable store. Playa Ostinol is a 20 minute drive away to experience the hatching or nesting of sea turtles on a reserve. Deep sea fishing is only 15 minutes south of Playa Guiones at Garza.

The entire area is very kid friendly and appealing to visitors of all ages. Great restaurants include: la Dulce Vida (Italian), Marlin Bills (steak/fish), Cafe Paris (typical food/pizza/pastries), Robin's Ice Cream/Espresso Bar, Fooney's Mexican Food, Casa Romantica (swiss) and many more!

Daily commuter flights from San Jose offered on Sansa & Nature Air. Only 2 hours south of Liberia International Airport.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2017

About The Owner

My name is Steve Radl, and I am married to Danielle Radl, my college sweetheart. We have a large family, ranging from 23 years old to 10 years old, all the kids surf, and we decided that we wanted a beautiful vacation spot for our family to enjoy. We traveled around Costa Rica until we came to Nosara and after one night we knew this was it. We purchased our property and built our oasis.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Guanacaste

After growing up in the South Bay and Hawaii, My wife and myself wanted something that reminded us of our growing up years:) and Nosara seemed like the perfect paradise. It had all the tropical beauty of Hawaii and the infrastructure of the South Bay.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite things is the down time. The kids all have busy lives between a full academic schedule as well as the club sports that they play. The family gets to relax, reconnect, and just enjoy life.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)


Great spot, lot's of room to spread out and relax!

  • 5 of 5

Steve was great to deal with from the start! Answered lots of questions and provided great info on the area - before we had booked. We had two families staying 4 adults and 5 girls, and there was plenty of room with the extra cabin across the road. Whatever you do, hire Jackie for the week. She is a great cook, and not having to worry about shopping and prep made the days much easier. We've only been home a couple days, but miss it already!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Care-free family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were a few families who stayed in a few different houses. We used this amazingly beautiful and well designed compound as our landing and launching point to all the attractions and lazy days. Jackie was such an asset to have on hand as we had children who needed constant feeding. Surfing was outstanding and the rental shop next door added to the ease of our stay. Steve was amazingly friendly and helpful when booking...thank you for your kind and thoughtful discussions about what we were to expect in Nosara and in your home. We felt blessed to share in such a welcoming beach (and jungle) community. We are so grateful, Thank You, Thank You!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Surf and Yoga mecca

  • 5 of 5

So my family of five (17, 15, 10 year old kids) rented Casa Radl for a week in March. We all had a great week (minus a little local stomach bug that caught the wife and kids) surfing w/ Agua Tibia surf school , doing yoga at the Nosara Institute, horseback riding up the beach and just chillin' by the pool. Rodolfo the gardner is a saint (super nice guy) and Jackie is a great chef...definitely have her make some fresh guacamole / salsa...

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retreat like Property!

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled extensively through Costa Rica and have now found our favorite place in Nosara/Playa Guiones: Casa Radl! This property has it all. It is safe, which is an absolute MUST in Costa Rica, it is right by the beach, it is reasonably priced considering it sleeps up to 12 people, it has a huge pool with an outdoor lounge/kitchen/dining set up for a large group, there are bicycles provided to get around, the housekeeper and gardener are loyal and so helpful and one feels secluded even though the walk to local restaurants, markets and shops is a short one. Casa Radl is the perfect retreat for anyone who enjoys tropical living.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, RI


  • 5 of 5

This is a special place with a lot of local flavor, which we loved. The outdoor kitchen and living area is a cross between luxury and camping - so elegant and so casual at the same time. Sleeping upstairs from the kitchen is like being in a treehouse! The master suite is comfortable and private and the bunk room suitable for the coming and going of various guests. There are "American" style rentals in Guiones with granite counters and stainless appliances, multiple luxury bathrooms etc etc but this place is much more fun, feels just as luxurious and the owners and staff are AMAZINGLY helpful. You can really feel you are away from it all. Not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen :) Thank you, hope you can make it back next yr :)
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AMAZING property!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely stunning property and the outside grounds are luscious. the pool and hangout area are very large and open. Lots of Beds to accommodate a group. the surf is right down the street. Stoked to be able to stay here and Jackie is an AWESOME cook! thanks for sharing your house steve i hope to make it back there one day!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playa Guiones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Unique outdoor kitchen located next to pool. Rancho style structure, open air 3rd bed room. 2 outside showers.

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