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PRIVATE tropical gardens, surfing, yoga, meditation, pool, beach, massages, chef


Property Details

Updated: Nov 9, 2009
6 bedrms, 4 baths, pool, sleeps 2 to 17 in three sep. hses w/ stocked kitchens.

This property sleeps from 2 to 17 people in 3 separate houses, all divided by a courtyard and fantastic beautiful gardens, overlooking the infinity edge lap pool and blue water view.

Beach path/2 minute walk to beach and surfing;

Wi-fi /everywhere on the property;

Pool/chaise chairs/ pool towels;

Bali bed;

A.C. in all houses;

Short Walk to Restaurants, shops & recreation;

On Site: Receptionist, Concierge, Cook, Gardener and Cleaning Staff;

Laundry Room/Staff;

Organic Bed Sheets;

Phone on Property (local Calls);

Outside showers;

Full Working Kitchens;

Quiet, Secure, private;

Ocean Views;

NewYoga Rancho/meditation, exercise, classroom, with fantastic ocean view;

Short Walk to Nosara Yoga Institute;

Outdoor BBQ Grill;

*Chef available to cook upon request

Nearby Nosara Yoga Institute: For a vitalizing, life-opening experience of studying and practicing yoga, few locations on the planet equal Nosara on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Yoga reveals to us that attuning to nature, in all her different forms continually calls us to listen to the natural wisdom inherent within our own being. The schedules and curriculum of every Nosara Yoga Institute program honor the time and space it takes for Nature to work her miracle of bringing the rhythms of self into ever-deeper harmony with the rhythms of Nature. On any given day while you are here, you will have time to get to know yourself, spending time on the beach and exploring the wonders of the surrounding jungle community and wildlife preserve.

More Details
  • Sleeps 17
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We got away from a hectic busy life and lived the dream of hiding away in a tropical paradise. How fortunate to experience the ultimate getaway in PRIVATE, luxurious surroundings. Thank you, creators of VILLA CORTES. It was the perfect vacation.”
Jul 2009
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3 Reviews

based on 3 traveler reviews

Orlando, FL, USA

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five and thoroughly enjoyed our ten day stay at Villa Cortes. We truly cannot imagine staying in a more beautiful place. It is just the slice of paradise we needed to recover from our hectic busied lives in the States. We stayed in Casa Grande and thoroughly enjoyed the amazing accommodations.

Aida, the Villa's caretaker, was amazing! She made us feel very comfortable and seemed to be very intuitive…making herself available should you need anything, but otherwise just letting you enjoy your vacation. From our arrival with smoothies, taking us to town and showing us the way the “Super,” supplying fresh coconut water in a bonafide coconut, and cooking dinner for us.

We enjoyed seeing all the animals that are around Nosara and on property! We had a chance to see a family of monkeys, an armadillo, a snake, and a skunk (pee-yew…as it sprayed).

Yoga and Pilates lessons in the Villa Cortes Yoga Studio with Gabbie is a must! I have taken three lessons already and my three-year old son loves the classes as well. As you can imagine keeping a three-year old engaged/interested is challenging but Gabbie has a wonderful way with children. Who knew that my son would master “downward-facing dog” and “upward-facing dog” postures so young! As for me, I managed to get a great workout and gain more skill with advanced poses.

The lesson on conservation of our earth’s resources and being eco-friendly was invaluable for my family and myself. Ten days adhering to composting much of our garbage and not using zip-loc bags, Tupperware, and paper towels proved to be very enlightening for us. Less is more…there is no need for many of the so-called “necessities” that we cling to in the United States. Upon our return home, I plan to enlist more eco-mindfulness and less wasteful habits.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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most fantastic family vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

if you want paradise family style this is would be fantastic with children or just an adult get away ..staying in the tropics of Costa..2 min walk to the beach..fantastic pool on site with a yoga wake up to the monkeys playing, birds chirping and a wonderful fresh fruit smoothly hand made by the amazing care taker..walk the beach ,surf the waves relax in the Bali bed..this truly was the best trip my family ever took....enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Surfed twice a day for the whole week.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just had the most amazing vacation. I surfed morning and afternoon everyday, I can't believe how consistent the waves are, off shore wind in the morning, with afternoon glassing off. WOW!

My wife really enjoyed the property with the pool and all the lush gardens. We also did some long beach walks to Playa Pelada amazingly beautiful. The next time we come we will definitely be doing the meal plan. Aida that was an amazing meal. Thank you & see you next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Harbor Reef at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Playa Guiones-200 meters west of Nosara Yoga Institute, Section K.

Other Activities: canopy tour, beachcombing,


Rental rates


  • Individual rates on casitas available. Contact owner for more information.
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  • For price on entire property or special events contact owner.
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Property Type

  • estate


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, poolside
  • Bathroom 5 - poolside


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Casita Arriba - 1 double, 2 twin/ single
  • Casa Grande - 1 king, 1 twin/ single
  • Casa Grande - 1 king
  • Casa Grande - 4 twin/ single
  • Casa Cortes - 1 king
  • Casa Cortes - 2 twin/ single
  • Casa Ariba:has 1 dbl bed, 1 bali/daybed, 1 twin, private garden shower, porch with oceanview. Casa Grande has: 5 twins & 2 kings (can be converted into 4 twins), 2 porches w/ garden/courtyd pool view. 2 baths, 1 lg tub. Casa Cortes has 1 king, 2 twins, large kitchen for group cooking and large porch for group dining with ocean view. LG Master bathrm w/ dbl sinks and walk-in shower area.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs

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


  • Extra onsite services upon request include: Concierge, Chef, yoga instructor, massage therapist, laundry service, group dining and cooking. LIbrary for book exchange, telephone for local calls and reservations, garden trails with name plates on local trees, foot baths for sandy feet, pool bath and shower, bali-bed for quiet relaxation, monkey and bird watching, fruit trees

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