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Stunning New Home - 5 BR Suites, Pool & 4 Minute Walk to Beach


Property Details

Updated: Oct 14, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 Baths (Sleeps 22)

Located at the south end of Playa Guiones in Nosara in a new gated community/development called the Guiones Beach Club, the Rancho Paloma Azul home is perched on top of a small knoll that is 1110 square meters (approximately 1/3 acre) in size.

It has views of the Pacific Ocean, the surrounding hills and rain forest and is approximately 300 yards from the beach (about a four minute walk at most on a private, palm-lined trail). Because of its slight elevation, the property typically receives a nice ocean breeze.

This home can accommodate as few as two guests with bed space for as many as 22 and includes all of the following:


A 18' x 24' indigenous open-air ''palapa'' style patio structure made of beautiful teak wood. This is the social hub of the home. It includes an open kitchen, bar counter top & stools and a large communal dining area along with open-air hammocks and lounge day beds and views to the beach. This building is immediately adjacent to the private swimming pool.


Located on the 1st floor level are four (4) attached Cabana Suites, all of similar construction, each with its own 4-post queen size bed, private bathroom and porches with rocking chairs. Great for couples or for individual usage.

The building is a partial two-story structure with an upstairs master suite, called The Bunk House, equipped with a large bathroom. With three (3) full beds and two (2) twin bunk-style beds, The Bunk House can sleep up to a total eight people. Great for kids, teens and/or couple and individual usage.

Two surfboard racks for storage of up to 12 surfboards. Three outdoor showers, one by the pool for rinsing sandy feet and two others by the Cabana suites and surfboard rack, respectively.

All rooms are equipped with locked mini-bodegas and digital safes to safeguard your personal belongings.


The pool is approximately 12' x 22', fully tiled with shallow and deep areas. Pool uses a salt water chlorine generator, so no harsh chemicals for eyes, skin and hair.


There are additional outdoor, covered sleeping areas in the second floor loft of the Rancho equipped with two (2) full beds and two (2) twin beds with mosquito netting and ceiling fans.


A friendly, full time on-site caretaker lives on the property to provide 24/7 security for the home and guests. He handles all pool and gardening duties and is available to assist guests during their stay, including making dinner reservations and activity booking.


Daily maid and cleaning service is included in the rental of this property from Monday through Saturday.


Daily assistance with cooking and/or child-care is available upon request.


Assistance with scheduling on-premise massage or yoga lessons.

ABOUT GUIONES BEACH CLUB: We have yet to locate the GBC clubhouse or any dues-paying members for that matter, but it is a private gated community with a 24/7 guard house and security patrol, all underground utilities (unique in Nosara) and unbeatable proximity to Playa Guiones beach.

More Details
  • Sleeps 22
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

This property is owned by a group of 7 fun-loving partners from the U.S. We purchased the dirt back in 2006 but just finished the house, known as Rancho Paloma Azul, in January of 2009. We are all friends and family and this place was designed for big informal gatherings with multiple families and lots of kids. The house is informal, laid back and celebrates coming together in such a pristine and wonderful environment.

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40 Reviews

based on 40 traveler reviews


pura vida

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at this house, and yet again, everything was perfect. We were a group of 8 adults and 6 kids. Everyone had more than enough room. Days were spent waking up early for workouts or early mornings runs. After breakfast early morning surf, which is quiet close to the house. Back to the house for some down time and pool time. Picked everything back up at around 3.30pm. Yoga and afternoon surf until sunset. Back to the house for dinner. We noticed how much more busy Nosara is becoming, so it was nice to have a secure and quiet house to relax. Everything was clean, and well kept. Thank you for a wonderful stay and YES, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your spirit of generosity in taking the time to post a review. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Nosara and Playa Guiones. Please send us a note if you think there's anything we can do to enhance your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Our accommodations in nosara were more than we could have dreamed of! The house was beautiful with plenty of space. All of our guests felt at home. The rooms were clean and well kept. The pool was serene and peaceful, and a beautiful space to relax. Juan Carlos was so immensely helpful during our stay. He showed us the best spots in town, and helped with anything that we could need while we were down there.

The kitchen was well stocked with all equipment that we needed. It was wonderful to have such a clean, organized space as a home base while we adventured around Nosara. Thank you for the hospitality and we look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much making the effort to write such kind words. We are elated that you were happy! We look forward to hosting you again!
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Fantastic home (if not *exactly* as advertised).

  • 4 of 5

The house is extremely comfortable and worked very well for our stay - which included two grandparents, four parents, and six kids aged 3-13. The caretaker, Juan Carlos, is about as perfect as one could wish. He is incredibly friendly, eager, knowledgable, diligent, responsible. He even knew exactly how to treat my sister's (extremely painful and scary) stingray injury. Oh, and he has the most awesome dog ever, Lulu.

A couple things that aren't quite as advertised, just so one is completely prepared. One, the directions to the house are unbelievably detailed and accurate, up until the point of locating the actual place. It's possible signs have been moved (indeed, it seems the Guiones Beach Club sign must have been), etc., but the final approach is really elusive, and no one else in Nosara seems to know where the Club is.

Two, "four minutes" to the beach is a tad enthusiastic. It's probably closer to ten if you're walking; maybe four if you rent a golf cart in town. Still, when you reach it, it's absolutely gorgeous. For surfers, though, the better break is significantly to the north, so you'll probably want to drive to the main Guiones Beach parking lot and paddle out from there.

Three, the internet is so slow as to be essentially non-existent almost all of the time. There is great wi-fi availability from multiple cafes and restaurants in town, but don't expect to stay on-line from the house.

Those cautionary notes aside, a highly recommended rental - especially because you could not be in better hands in Nosara than you are with Juan Carlos!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect group retreat!

  • 5 of 5

After making a few wrong turns we finally found the quiet, fairly secluded Guiones Beach club and the stunning Paloma Azul. The place completely exceeded expectations! Each room had its own private bath and A/C, fan and beautiful high cathedral ceilings. The outdoor combination living "room" and kitchen were a treat to have as a communal area for games, yoga, breakfast, lunch, and general lounging. The set up was perfect for our group of ladies wanting some privacy and relaxation and possibly often times operating different schedules. The beach is a short walk down a private path making it easy to come and go as you please. The walk into "town" is a bit longer by road but a beautiful stroll on the beach gives you access to all the various access points to restaurants, shops, etc. Being on the southern end of Nosara made it feel more private yet accessible - a fantastic combination. Nosara is quite clearly a special place and the secret (if there was one) is out. It appears that the lots surrounding Paloma Azul are for sale, so the feeling of being tucked away may indeed change in years to come.

We loved the staff, especially Bernando and Elena, the chef. They were professional and always available for all of our requests without ever feeling intrusive. We wanted to take them with us :) Lulu the dog was so sweet and would greet us coming "home" on our walks up from the beach. Truly a wonderful retreat.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best 2 weeks

  • 5 of 5

We just spend 2 weeks at Rancho Paloma Azul. The staff were very accommodating. A big shout out to Bernardo! He was there in Juan Carlos absence. Bernardo was our go to person. He worked hard everyday maintaining the property while ensuring our needs (calling cabs, setting up excursions) were met. He definitely went above and beyond. When Juan Carlos returned, he also was very helpful. We hired "Big Tony" on a couple of occasions to cook for us! He was amazing and very reasonable. We told him what we wanted and he prepared it perfectly! Big Tony can be found at his kabob stand going into town. Highly recommend him. Housekeeping was excellent! LuLu the dog was a cutie! Definitely a part of the Rancho. Miss her already! One thing I would recommend is renting a golf cart. The walk into town is only about 20 minutes however, if you need supplies, you can't carry them back to easily. We rented a golf cart from Paradise Rentals. It was used daily. The whole experience was awesome! Hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been better. Everything was perfect and represented accurately - maybe it was even better than advertised. The owner was accommodating and answered all of my questions immediately and thoroughly. Juan Carlos was our go to guy - and didn't disappoint ever. We hired Elena to cook and she was wonderful.

I have already recommended this property to friends.

My husband and I had three adult children and their spouses and six grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 14. They had a ball in the pool and at the beach and roaming around Nosara. The outdoor kitchen and "living room" were the best. All the adults had their own master suite and the kids slept in the bunk house.

We had Elena fix us a picnic for New Years Eve and filled the two large wheel barrels with chairs, food and coolers and watched the sun set and the stars come out on the beach. Happy 2015. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Nosara and Playa Guiones is a truly special spot. Very laid back and non-resort-like. Extremely kid friendly. We are here because this is a great spot to relax and be with friends and family. Oh yeah, and the surfing rocks and sport fishing is pretty awesome too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia (LIR) at 63 Miles Nearest Barpub : Harbor Reef Lodge at 0.2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Harbor Reef Lodge at 0.4 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Guiones at 0.2 Miles Car: recommended

Google Maps: 9.935315,-85.662359

LATITUDE: 9°56'7.22'N

LONGITUDE: 85°39'44.53'W

Short stroll (8-10 minutes) to the world-renowned Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara and the beach is even closer!

Come surf one of the finest beach breaks in all of Central America. Great surfing for advanced to beginner. Good local surf shops and rentals.

Playa Guiones offers consistent, Pacific storm-generated surf 12 months a year, rotating between wintertime north swells and summertime souths and southwests. Winter winds are generally off-shore, and conditions vary from fun, small beach break and reef break waves, to river mouth points, to fast overhead beach break and point breaks, to outer-reef large surf.

Water temperature ranges from 80 to 86 degrees. Air temperature is consistently between 76 and 86 degrees, with relatively high humidity. Wetsuits are never needed. Beaches range from white to black sand, and extreme tidal conditions offer great opportunities for snorkeling, tide pool exploration, and shell collecting.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.0%

• More than 30 days prior arrival: refund less 10% penalty fee of total booking amount
• Less than 30 days prior to arrival: penalty of total deposit

• More than 45 days prior to arrival: refund less 10% penalty fee
• Less than 45 days prior to arrival: penalty of total deposit

Kids aged 5 & under stay FREE

Check-In Saturday (3pm) Check-Out Saturday (11am)

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From the Owner

Rancho Paloma Azul is uniquely designed around a central outdoor living area to allow you to be in the outdoors and enjoying the beach breezes, sound of the ocean and the pool.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

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


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1100 m²


  • Cabana 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Cabana 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Cabana 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Cabana 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Cabana 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Guest Half-bath - toilet
  • Cabana 2 Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Pool Shower - outdoor shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Cabana 1 - 1 queen
  • Cabana 2 - 1 queen
  • Cabana 3 - 1 queen
  • Cabana 4 - 1 queen
  • Bunk Room - 3 double, 2 twin/ single
  • Rancho Loft - 2 double, 2 twin/ single, Loft space on second floor of Rancho
  • Two (2) Pac 'N Play cribs available


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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