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2 Bed + Loft/2 Bath ~ Private Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 97 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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, with plenty of room to spread out. The home could easily accommodate a larger group based upon size, we choose to limit the occupancy to prevent undue wear. We pride ourselves on maintenance and the comfort of our 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, along the jungle path).

Our private location, adjacent to the edge of the nature preserve, frequently allows for troops of howler monkeys and other fauna to pass above and in close proximity to the home and pool area and . We only have a few neighbors on our street, generally the only sounds you will hear are those of nature.

Many restaurants are within walking distance, including the only two in Nosara directly on the beach – La Luna (Mediterranean) and Olga's (local cuisine). We have also great Italian restaurant (Il Pepperoni) for pizza, pasta and local cuisine as well as a wonderful Mexican restaurant (El Chivo).

Two small markets within walking distance for your daily needs. For stocking up on supplies, we recommend the Super Nosara by the airport (rental car or taxi).

*All posted 2017-2018 rates are up to date. Thank you for your interest in our surf casa.


Our home has its own reserve water system, and is not directly impacted by the water rationing frequently in effect for all properties in the Nosara region. This feature was recently installed for the comfort of our guests, but in consideration of our community's limited dry season resources, we kindly ask that you be conservation conscious during your stay. Thank you for understanding.

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.


(1) Rental Rates include all taxes and fees except the HomeAway online booking service fee (see below). This fee is only charged if paying by credit card.

(2) Online Booking :: HomeAway and its affiliates (VRBO, VacationRentals, ....) charges a service fee to guests for all properties booked using the online booking option — the fee is paid to/kept by HomeAway, not property owners. The service fee is only charged if you wish to use the online booking 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

Kevin Shillito
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 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!


Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Yoga Institute.

* Sport fishing.

* Turtle tours.

* Horseback riding on the beach.

* RIver tours.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Live music at the Guilded Iguana.

* Eat at Olga's.

* Hiking.

* Sea shelling.

* Tennis.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Jungle mini golf at Cafe de Paris.

* Swimming at Playa Pelada... less rip currents.

* Surfing lessons in Playa Guiones... great surf break...

* Turtle tours

* Yoga

* Mini golf

* River tours

* Sea shelling


Playa Pelada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • 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
* General check-in supplies included (toiletries are not restocked during stay) * Washer/Dryer * Security safe * 24-hour monitored security alarm * Evening security patrol (6 PM to 6 AM) * Weekly rentals less than 1 month stay include 2 nights of onsite dinnertime security guard * Previously noted, the home DOES NOT have an oven


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2 Bed + Loft/2 Bath ~ Private Home
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Our second stay, first review

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Los Pericos, and we will surely be back. Our first trip was in 2010, and the home has been well maintained since that time. We we were amazed to see to all of the growth and new foliage in the surrounding gardens! Thankfully our favorite restaurants are as good as ever and we even ventured out to find some new ones. Many years later, we feel Nosara still offers travelers the best option for a peaceful surf filled vacation in all of Costa Rica. Thanks again for accommodating us on such short notice!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elaine, Thank you for your review and repeat business. Glad to hear you will be back! We appreciate your mention of the garden as we have continued to plant on the property since your last stay. With each of our family vacations, we notice how much more lush everything has gotten since our previous trip. It's amazing how well everything thrives in the jungle. The growth from one rainy season to the next is incredible.
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Great town, great house

  • 5 of 5

We have been all over Costa Rica, but this was our first trip to Nosara, and we absolutely loved it. Playa Pelada has a great vibe about it and is the perfect option for families, this house in particular. We loved the restaurants within walking distance to the home, and found them more enjoyable than the ones we tried in Playa Guiones. We plan to come to Costa Rica for a longer trip in spring 2018, and think we may return to spend more time in Nosara. If we do, we hope Los Pericos is available so that we may stay here again. Thank you for providing such a wonderful vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, Many thanks for the review of our home! We couldn't agree more, Pelada is the gem of Nosara... and the restaurants are truly amazing. Nothing better than a quiet walk, followed by a great dinner to impress even the most critical of foodies, all leading up to a magical sunset on the Pacific. "Why yes, I think I will have another Imperial." Thanks again, and we hope you make it back to Nosara in the spring.
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Great for families

  • 5 of 5

The house is well built and maintained, we really enjoyed our stay, and LOVED the pool! My wife and two little ones spent a week here during the "dry season" which we were told by the property manager was rather mild this year. Our friends rented another home, not too far away and also very nice, but as we found out -- lacking a reserve water system as is installed in Los Pericos. Our friends experienced regular water shutoffs on most days of their stay.

Apparently this is an issue that impacts many of the rental homes in the region. Needless to say, we were able to take showers, wash dishes, and flush our toilets, which we were VERY happy about, considering we had our girls with us. We love adventure as much as the next, but prefer to stay in a place that is able to provide the true comforts of home. Thank you for opening up your beautiful casa to our family, we will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Neil, Thank you for your review! It would be awesome if you and your family decided to stay with us again in the future. We are sorry to hear about the water rationing at your friend's rental home, but happy to hear that our home’s reserve water system was greatly appreciated by you and your family. I'll never forget our first experience with the dry season rationing some years back. Turning the faucet to find no water was quite a surprise, so we immediately put the reserve tank solution on our priority list, so that our guests wouldn't experience any such discomfort when staying at our home. Also, Neil I would like to express our sincere gratitude for being such a thoughtful guest. I really appreciate that you took the time to send me a private email explaining the steps you and your family took to be water conscious, even in consideration of our home's private water reserve. This means a lot to us! Nosara is both beautiful and remote, but with that we are aware of our limited resources and the need to conserve whenever and wherever possible. Neil, your family is always welcome back at Los Pericos, Pura Vida!
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Stay here, be happy!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was too short! We loved the house and all it offered our family. It is close to the beach and restaurants, we particularly loved the pizza place and Olga's. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sylvia, thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We agree, the pizza place and Olga's are excellent choices, we eat at both whenever in town. It would be wonderful if you decide to stay at Los Pericos again in the future, it will give you a chance to try some of the other great restaurants Pelada has to offer, such as La Luna, which has absolutely amazing food and unparalleled ocean front ambiance. Perhaps you made it there, if even just for sunset cocktails? It's the closest of all the restaurants to our home. Thank you again!
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Great home, wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Los Pericos was an awesome place to call home while we were in Nosara. We stayed here during the last week of our 3 week Costa Rica adventure, a nice place to unwind before we headed back to the states. The owner is responsive, the house is secure and well kept, and the pool is awesome!

We flew into Nosara on one of those little planes, so we opted to go without a car. It was easy enough to get a local taxi form the airport and the driver was kind enough to stop at the Super Nosara to pick up supplies on our way to check in. The small markets in Playa Pelada were sufficient for our needs throughout the remainder of our week. The area is less developed than the other places we stayed through our trip, but we managed fine without a car as the restaurants and mini-marts in Pelada were less than a 5 minute walk.

Overall a wonderful trip to Costa Rica and we are glad we came here last, as Nosara and Los Pericos were truly the highlight of our trip! We will definitely be back to Costa Rica and hope this place is available when we do.

Just curious, what's the big blue thing on the back end of the property?

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jaron, glad you had such a nice time in our little beach casa! We would love it if you and your family would stay with us again on your next trip to Costa Rica. Good to hear you made due without a car, that question comes up a lot when people inquire about our home, as it can be a rather large expense. To answer your question, that "blue thing" is our reserve water system. It keeps our showers flowing and toilets flushing during the dry season when water rationing is in effect.
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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
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, Thank you for your review! Glad you had such a wonderful time at our place, and very happy that the howlers were out in full force. Thanks for keeping us in mind for your next trip, and in the meantime -- Pura Vida!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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

"BOOK IT NOW" OPTION :: HomeAway and its affiliates (VRBO, VacationRentals, ....) charge a service fee to guests for all properties paid online using their "Book it Now" option -- the fee is paid to/kept by HomeAway, not property owners. The service fee is 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.