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Los Pericos ~ Playa Pelada/Guiones

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 25, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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 2016-2017 rates are up to date. Thank you for your interest in our surf casa.

Some notes to our guests...

Our home has its own 1000 liter reserve water system, so we are not impacted by dry season water rationing — often in effect in town from 6 AM to 6 PM, as we wait for the rains to arrive in May or June. We installed this feature for the comfort of our guests, but kindly ask that you be respectful of our community's limited resources and conserve your water and energy use whenever possible.

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

Be aware that petty theft can occur in beach towns of Costa Rica. We ask our guests not to leave items unattended on the beach, inside of your car (even if locked) or out over night on the patios. 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, booked at posted rates, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

(1) Occupancy Tax :: Effective for bookings made after October 1st, 2016 a 13% occupancy tax is applied to rentals less than 21 nights of stay, as required by Costa Rican law. Stays of 21 nights or more will not be subject to the occupancy tax. All estimated HomeAway, VRBO and VacationRentals quotes will include the 13% tax — We will remove this from your quoted rate in our response to your inquiry, should your requested dates meet the 21 night minimum long term stay requirement.

(2) "Book it Now" option :: HomeAway and its affiliates (VRBO, VacationRentals, ....) recently added a "small service fee" charged to guests for all properties booked using their "Book it Now" option — the fee is paid to/kept by HomeAway, not property owners. The service fee is only charged if you wish to use their "Book it Now" option and is a sliding percentage of the total amount due for a rental property (up to 9% of the total w/ a lower percentage charged as the price of the rental increases — meaning, the higher the rental fee, the lower the service fee %). In the interest of full disclosure, we feel it is best to be up front about this fee, so that our potential guests may properly evaluate all of the options we offer in booking our casa de la playa. Thank you for understanding that this fee is beyond our control.

More Details

Recent Review

About the Owner

Kevin Shillito
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Kevin Shillito

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!

Kevin Shillito purchased this house in 2008

Why Kevin Shillito chose Guanacaste

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

20 Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

5

Private, Peaceful, Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our entire experience at Los Pericos! The owner, the property managers, the house staff, the house itself, the location... overall, just a five star experience! The house is quiet with a private pool that has shade all day long. The outdoor eating area was a bonus. Located outside of busy Guiones,(7 min golf cart ride) yet a short walk to Playa Pelada, and just a few minutes more to hop over to Guiones through the trails. Close to a few great restaurants, El Chivo, Pepperoni, Lunas and Olgas right on the beach. Just down the hill from Nosara Functional Fitness. It's out of the busy area, so its quiet, yet you have everything you need right there! The house itself was very accommodating for all of our needs. Comfy beds, nice a/c units, wonderful kitchen, loads of towels and linens. And the howler monkeys were a real treat! Overall, we loved this house, location and all the people that we interacted with before, throughout, and after our stay! Thanks everyone for making our experience so enjoyable, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great value, very private

  • 5 of 5

This house is walking distance to the beach, some great restaurants, and a couple of small markets for picking up odds and ends. A very private setting -- Property and pool are well kept. Owner and managers were very accommodating and easy to work with. Planning the same week for next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eric, Thanks for taking the time to review our home. Happy to hear you had a nice stay and plan to return next year! My family and I are in agreement regarding the restaurants near our place, honestly we think Pepperoni, La Luna, and Olga's offer the best quality (and variety) in Nosara. Don't get me wrong, Guiones has some great places too, but the establishments in Pelada are more consistent from one season to the next, and generally more warm and welcoming in greeting customers. Also, the views at La Luna and Olga's simply cannot be matched! OH THE SUNSETS!!
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4

Great location and very private.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location, great pool and accommodations. Staff from Mango was very friendly however wifi was out, dvd player was broken and so was the blender. This didn't matter since we had plenty to do and see. Pool and house are lovely and Playa Pelada is great! This place would be great for a family. We went with just my wife and I and had a blast.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Very sorry about the DVD player and the blender, they have both been replaced since you reported this to our property managers – we always appreciate any such feedback our guests may provide to let us know of such maintenance. In speaking with our mangers regarding the wifi, they indicated that there were some service problems throughout town during the first weeks of December. Regardless, we asked that they reset the router and have since verified that the wifi is again working as it should. Thanks again for your review... And should life ever bring you back to Nosara, please keep Los Pericos in mind!
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5

A home with character

  • 5 of 5

Great place, awesome pool. Walking distance to everything Pelada has to offer, yet secluded and private. The owner was quick to respond to our questions and the property manager made checkin and out a breeze. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this place to anyone planning a trip to Nosara. Thank you for sharing your home with our family!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey there, thanks for your review! Happy you liked the peaceful location of our home... This was the driving factor in our decision to buy it, oh so many years ago. Pelada has changed over time, but thankfully, our little cul de sac is exactly the same as the day we made this our casa. Thanks for staying at our place, should life bring you back to Nosara, please consider staying with us again.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
5

Relaxing

  • 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
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.
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wilmington, nc, usa
5

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
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.
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Location

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

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday Season (Spring)
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
Green Season (2017)
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Effective for bookings made after October 1st, 2016 a 13% occupancy tax is applied to rentals less than 21 nights of stay, as required by Costa Rican law. Stays of 21 nights or more will not be subject to the occupancy tax. All estimated HomeAway, VRBO and VacationRentals quotes will include the 13% tax -- We will remove this from your quoted rate in our response to your inquiry, should your requested dates meet the 21 night minimum long term stay requirement.

We accept Credit Card, E-Check, Personal Check, or Money Order.

Monthly rates are based upon a 28 day calendar. Additional nights will be prorated.

The HomeAway Damage Protection Policy is only offered/required 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 an additional hold on your credit card.

"BOOK IT NOW" OPTION :: HomeAway and its affiliates (VRBO, VacationRentals, ....) recently added a "small service fee" charged to guests for all properties booked using their "Book it Now" option -- the fee is paid to/kept by HomeAway, not property owners. The service fee is only charged if you wish to use their "Book it Now" option and is a sliding percentage of the total amount due for a rental property (up to 9% of the total w/ a lower percentage charged as the price of the rental increases -- meaning, the higher the rental fee, the lower the service fee %). In the interest of full disclosure, we feel it is best to be up front about this fee, so that our potential guests may properly evaluate all of the options we offer in booking our casa de la playa. Thank you for understanding that this fee is beyond our control.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

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

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • * 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. * Previously noted, the home DOES NOT have an oven.

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