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Description from the manager
Simple but yet all amenities are available. It has two bedrooms with a/c, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette, living room, terrace for al fresco dining and a hammock to relax in the shade of tall trees. There is pool access to be shared with three other units on the property. Can be rented along with Costa House in the same location.
You will be at a 5-minute walk from the Yoga Institute, and a 10-minute walk from the surfing beach of Guiones. A 15-minute walk will take you to the main tourist area of Guiones beach with restaurants, bars, internet cafes, doctor, bank, grocery store and more.
Check-In: 3:00 PM
Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$60 - $140||$60 - $140||$400 - $950||$0||3 nights|
|Jan. 6 2013 - Aug. 1 2013||$95||$95||$600||-||3 nights|
|Aug. 1 2013 - Nov. 1 2013||$60||$60||$400||-||3 nights|
|Nov. 1 2013 - Dec. 22 2013||$95||$95||$600||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 22 2013 - Jun. 24 2014||$140||$140||$950||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 24 2014 - Feb. 9 2013||$60||$60||$400||-||3 nights|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 26, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Fun Surf, But Overall Not a Great Experience or Good Value
A bit of background - I've lived in Costa and around Central america for the last 4 years surfing various waves and living in different towns.
We rented this unit for 3 months. First the good:
1. The wave is super fun. It's consistent, holds size, and produces long rippable waves.
2. The assistant for the rental company was really nice and attentive.
Now the bad -
1. The house is right on top of a dusty road with tons of traffic. We were there in the dry season and could not use the porch at all. The porch is about 10 feet from a very busy road with tons of construction trucks and Suvs. We had to live indoors the entire 3 months and pay extra for a/C because it's just to dusty otherwise.
2. The maid. Absolutely the worst cleaning I've ever see bar none. She would act as if she was doing us a favor and do a terrible job!
3. It's a tiny box considering you can't open the doors and live indoor/outdoor with the porch.
4. Bedding is terrible. I was using a sheet that would be garbage back home. The pillows were old and gross too. Bed was uncomfortable.
5. The furniture is gross and old. I bring my own cooking gear but they did have a few decent pots.
6. Guiones ran out of water in March. I've been on water restriction before, but they were organized. This was not. Water would randomly shut off, at any time during the day, sometimes for up to 18 hours. Really horrible situation. Imagine coming home from the beach, salty, sandy and wanting a shower and to cook dinner only to discover the friggin water is off - until the next morning! With no warning!
7. The restaurant selection in town is poor and overpriced IMO.
8. You need at least a bike but probably a car to do most anything.
In sum - Nosara is the 'it' place at the moment and the prices come with that. But the growth is mismanaged and poorly organized. Fun wave, but there are some many other places to live it's simply not worth the hassle of living in a small cramped, dusty and dirty house. I'd pass.
Yoga Institute is very close and really great...
The managers were very nice, and the yoga institute was very close, but for the money, this place was not a great rental. It was really not very clean, and definitely had never been deep cleaned. The bedding was not nice at all, a very thin pilly sheet on an old bare mattress. Horrible old pillows. The shower head was old and clogged up from hard water. I was afraid to sit on the living room furniture, it seemed very dirty. A new $10 shower head would have made a world of difference, along with nicer bedding and a really deep cleaning. For example, the toilet seat was loose (and dirty), so I tightened it up properly with a kitchen knife and cleaned it as soon as we got into the place. But that is something that should be maintained by the owners, not the guests. Also, the pool area was not well kept.
the house itself had everything we needed. a few things to think of that would improve the stay would be better bedding. a pique on top of the mattress, so that we are not all sweating into the same mattress (yuck), and cotton sheets, not polyester. also, the pillows were pretty bad, all lumpy. the biggest problem with that house is the dust that accumulates everywhere. we couldn't use the hammock since it was covered in a thick layer of dust and the rest of the terrace had to be cleaned every time we wished to use it. the pool and pool area was divine. water pressure great, the blender came in very handy. perhaps a french press coffee maker would be nice too. the machine we had didn't work, thankfully we brought our own.
Costa Rica stay
We loved the house as a whole however as we were the first to stay there under new owners we had a few issues. First there were very few kitchen utensils, pots and pans, and plates. Also there was no clock in the home. The sheets on the bed didn't fit and the TV didn't come in and the dvd player wasn't working. The house itself was lovely, especially the bathroom. We went down after some major flooding and the pool was unavailble at the time but the beach was only a short walk away. Costa Rica is beautiful and we would love to come back.
Response from Nosara Property Management - 09/25/2009
Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your feedback and have now corrected the issues which arose during your stay.