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2 Bed + Loft/2 Bath ~ Private Home ~ RATE SPECIAL

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


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

We are currently offering a discount on all rentals for the remainder of our Green Season -- through October, 2017, and a Thanksgiving special for stays of 1 week or more during the month of November, 2017.


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 currently 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:
August 23, 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!


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 ~ RATE SPECIAL
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

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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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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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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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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  • 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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.