House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Barefoot Villa is a 3 bedroom, 3 full/2 half bath Luxury Villa, located in the prestigious K section of Guiones, on a dead end road just south of the Harbor Reef hotel and a very short walk to Guiones Beach (check out the sattelite map below).
This house was designed to bring the sounds, smells, and feel of the jungle inside. The walls of the kitchen/family room completely slide away opening up to a large, covered patio that features a second lounging area and a beautiful Guanacaste dinner table that seats eight. Off the patio is the gated private terrace with lush tropical gardens where you can relax in the pool and enjoy a drink on one of the swim up barstools. Or, if you prefer, belly up to the outside bar at the rancho, which also houses an outdoor kitchen, a half bath, an outdoor shower and a full laundry room.
Cook your own meals in the very large, fully equipped, gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, gas stove, granite counter tops, top quality custom Pochote cabinetry, and a large island that seats six, or we can arrange to have some or all of your meals prepared for you. We can work with you to plan a menu, have the grocery shopping done prior to your arrival and have a wonderful local cook prepare your meals. We guarantee you'll love her!! Also, a guest at the Barefoot Villa is a guest at the famous Harbor Reef Hotel, just a few hundred meters away, where you will have their full range of concierge services available to you as well as a tab at their bar and restaurant.
The three bedrooms are accessed via the stair tower on the back of the house. Two bedrooms are on the second floor, each with air conditioning, ceiling fans and a full bathroom. One bedroom, a “second suite”, has a queen bed with luxurious, 800 thread count sheets over a pillow topped mattress. A pair of French doors opens up to a private patio with a hammock and a pair of rockers shaded by a large mango tree. The other second floor bedroom is the 'bunk room'. It has a set of 'full size over full size' bunk beds with a third full size trundle below, sleeping a total of six.
On the top floor is the very private and very luxurious Master Suite. Stunning vaulted teak ceilings are complimented by matching teak floors. One set of French doors opens to a balcony overlooking the terrace and pool surrounded by lush jungle. Another set of French doors opens to a second balcony from which you have modest ocean views and can listen to the surf. After a hard day of surfing, yoga, swimming or hiking you will quickly fall asleep in the dreamy king size bed with 800 thread count sheets and a pillow topped mattress. The Master Bathroom features a large, tumbled tile walk in shower, a dual sink, granite topped vanity and a separate toilet room.
One unique feature of this house is the powerful, whole house attic fan located in the vaulted ceiling of the stair tower. Each level of the house can be closed off from the stair tower. In the daytime, with the bedroom doors closed and the bottom level door open, the fan provides a constant cooling airflow throughout the kitchen and living areas enabling one to comfortably enjoy the 'open to the outside' concept of the house. At night, although all the bedrooms have air conditioning, it's wonderful to fall asleep listening to the waves and the sounds of the jungle. Just close the bottom level door and cooling air is drawn through whichever bedrooms have their windows and doors open.
You can always sleep soundly because Barefoot Villa was designed with security as a priority. A security guard patrols the property from 6PM to 6AM as well as randomly during the day. There is an alarm system, two large safes, and all doors and windows have metal security bars. The set of electrically controlled roll down bars across the patio are also a nice feature for families with small children. When they are lowered they prevent access to the terrace and swimming pool while retaining the open feel of the living space, creating a kid safe zone.
The furniture was custom made by the very best local craftsmen using local hardwoods Pochote, Teak and Guanacaste. All the ceilings in Barefoot Villa, including the patio and rancho, are Teak. The floors throughout are quality tile except the Master Suite, which are Teak.
Many visitors to Guiones opt to not rent a car. In fact, Barefoot Villa’s location is ideal because it is a four minute walk to the beach and within a five to ten minute walk to the famous Yoga Institute, several bars and restaurants, a surf shop, bakery, gym and market. At the same time you will feel out of the hustle of town because the house is located on a quiet, dead end street with no through traffic. Two beach cruiser bikes are also complimentary as well as two long boards, one 6' fish, one short board, two boogie boards, two 'Beater' boards and beach chairs. A gated driveway and outdoor bodega round out this gorgeous and well designed property.
Come create your own Costa Rican memories at the Barefoot Villa. You won’t be disappointed!!!
Keywords: K Section, House, pool, Guiones Beach, Internet, WiFi, Phone, Quiet,
Great private place to stay
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5 based on 22 traveler reviews
Great private place to stay
I stayed here with a group of friends for a week in December. It is a great place to stay. It is private and very comfortable with all the luxuries. We especially enjoyed the way you could open up the downstairs to the pool deck. The beach is within walking distance. It is exactly as advertised. There is a bakery truck and a fruit and vegetable truck that go by the house during the week, we loved that. Everyone was very helpful. I look forward to going back in the future.
Just finished our second visit to Barefoot Villa. Once again, it was AWESOME! The facilities, house, the home cooked meals from a terrific local woman, the personal help of the owners, and of course the incredible country of Costa Rica and Nosara make it a terrific place to vacation. A very special place and we will be returning. Highly recommend renting ATV's/quads and the Ms Sky canopy tour. Both great fun!! Very reasonable too in my opinion!:)
Hidden Gem in Paradise
I am a seasoned traveler, having stayed at many resorts, hotels, private rentals, etc. all over the world for both business and pleasure. We traveled to Barefoot Villa on October 27th, with my wife, daughter and her two university girlfriends for a period of 1 week. We found BV to be everything it was described as, and more. It is set on a dead end road surrounded by lush green trees and flora native to the region, tranquil and quiet, conveniently located close to town and spectacular Guiones Beach. We were treated to the marvelous cooking of Nina; 3 healthy locally inspired meals a day, with fresh meats we purchased at the pescaderia (fish market), and local general market nearby. Everything else was provided prior to our arrival for off the shelf value plus a 20% service fee. Well worth the price and reasonable daily rate (we saved a small fortune by avoiding the restaurant option). We also procured the cleaning services of Laura 3 times during the week (one was included with the rental), which again was well worth the modest rate. Both ladies were well tipped for their awesome efforts.
The house itself was spectacular; elegant and practical, with abundant space for the five of us. Angie has taken great care of ensuring all instructions, tips, local contacts, and everyday living details are carefully documented and accessible. We felt at home right away, and comfortably secure with the comprehensive yet easy to use security system.
Our method of transportation was private shuttle from and to Liberia Airport, and 2 ATVs rented from David at Harbor Reef Hotel for local daily outings. This provided us with amazing opportunities to get to know the local area and beyond, without having to necessarily stay on the main roads. Angie has negotiated a discount with David's Guiones Beach Gear which made the ATV rentals very reasonable and far cheaper than a local car rental. Barefoot Villa also offers 3 bikes, 2 surfboards and a couple of boogie boards which were well used every day.
All in all I would rate Barefoot Villa as one of our very top vacation rentals, in a spectacular and so far secluded region of amazing Costa Rica. We will be going back! I am happy to provide a personal reference, you can get my contact information from Angie.
Loved Barefoot Villa!!!
I just returned from 2 weeks in Nosara and was lucky enough to stay at Barefoot Villa. This home was the perfect fit for my family of six, which consists of 4 kids (ages 8-14). Any family or group would love staying here!
Barefoot Villa looked exactly like the photos. When we arrived there were no surprises, which is wonderful after a long day of travel. There were plenty of surf boards, a couple boogie boards, and 4 bikes that worked well. Nina, their cook worked out great and was very reliable. Laura the housekeeper was also very nice. Their english is limited, so if your Spanish is limited (like mine), you will have to be patient =). Also, I felt very comfortable with the alarm system and the security guard at night was great. He would always meet us at the door when arriving home after dark with a flashlight to assist us.
The only thing I think I would do differently next time would be rent a car for the entire trip. I gets dark early (around 6 p.m. and it was the rainy season) so getting around town for dinner was tough. Also, the town is fairly spread out. There is so much to do and explore in the surrounding area a car is a must.
I will be back for sure! Perfect trip for my wild and crazy family!
Also, monkeys will be a part of your stay here. We saw them in the trees at least a couple of times a day right behind the house. They also like to howl nice and loud right before sunrise…it's great!!!
surfers family paradise
So nice to arrive at a home rather than motel after a long flight and transfers from Australia.
Everything was taken care off and it was impossible not to drop my shoulders and relax.
The organised food was amazing as was the kitchen and whole house for that matter.
The area is private and very quiet and a handy scamper down to the beach. For beach loving families you will find this place perfect. snorkling at the southern end of the beach is good, the surf while we were here was fun and suitable for all standards.
The atmosphere of the property matches the area- laid back relaxing and friendly-
The staff were helpful as was the owner Angie who took a personal interest in making sure we had a great vacation and returned our left behinds-
Its hard not to just hang in Nosara but make sure you visit the surrounding beaches- they are just as amazing and so tranquil and beautiful- the high light of our visit
Thanks you Angie- we shall return
This is the place you want to stay in Nosara!
Barefoot Villa was everything we expected and more! I have been to Costa Rica many times and staying here was an absolute treat. The home is beautiful - tastefully decorated and construction is to the highest standards. The internet was crucial for our travels as we all needed to stay on top of work and the internet worked extremely well throughout the house including the pool and BBQ area. Angie was a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating even considering I only provided 2 days of advanced notice for our stay. The waves in Guiones are great and really are an easy walk from the home. The security system in the home almost seems like overkill but you are better safe than sorry and you will always feel very safe in this home. There are gates that come down at night, multiple padlocks, an alarm system - it is like a fortress. I really can't recommend this place any higher for your next vacation. Thanks again Angie!
Activity and Interests
Canopy Tour Zip Lining, Nature Tours, Costa Rica has everything to offer for the outdoor enthusiast
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Apr 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
HOLIDAY RATES-Christmas and New Years weeks- $5250.00, Easter Week- $4850.00, Presidents Day week- $4000.00, Thanksgiving- $3300.00
Changeover on Saturdays during Mid, High and Holiday Seasons. Check in 4:00-8:00 PM, Check out by 9:00 AM
Rates are subject to change. Contact us for long term rental rates or with any questions whatsoever!! Thank-you
Fifty percent deposit at time of reservation to secure the dates with balance due one month before check in. Preferred payment method is with a check or wire transfer. Credit card payments are also available through Paypal with a 3% surcharge.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet ...
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils ...
- Ice Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- botanical garden
- health/beauty spa
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- mountain biking
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 4 - toilet
- Bathroom 5 - toilet, outdoor shower
- 3 full 2 half
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Master Suits
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Second Suite. Private patio with rockers and hammock
- Bedroom 3 - 3 double, Full size bunk beds with trundle sleeps six
- King size beds (1) Luxurious 800 thread count sheets over Pillow topped mattress, Queen size Beds (1) Luxurious 800 thread count sheets over pillow topped mattress, Double Beds (3) Double over Double bunk Beds with Double trundle below, Baby Cribs (1) one 'pack and play' crib
- Balcony ...
- Bicycles ...
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo ...
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Sports Gear ...
- 4 beach chairs
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
- 2 Shortboard, 1 6'0' fish, 2 longboards, 2 boogie boards, 2 'Beater' foam boards, 4 beach cruiser bikes, 4 beach chairs, 2 travel coolers, a few pool toys and floats for the kids