*** CHECK IT !!! *** As of this past Nov/Dec 2013 - $25,000+ has been invested into home upgrades which have yet to be reflected in our photo galleries...
Casa del Sol has been re-painted inside/out (same colors), furniture has been restored (re-apholstered sofas) &/or replaced (new guanacaste dining table, pool lounge chairs, etc), new gas grill, new/additional wall mounted LED TV in master bedroom, new rugs/mats, lots of new art on the walls, sculptures, plants, tchotchkes, throughout the house, new kitchen ware/accessories, etc. upgraded WiFi internet (significantly faster & very reliable), new linens & towels, kitchen accessories, p...ool toys, etc etc.
Local cell phone w/ International calling plan provided for your use/convenience during stay (free unlimited local calling, Intl Long Distance billed at our cost of $0.30/min)
This exquisite designer's home is located in the breezy hills of The Los Sueños Nature Preserve nestled in between the quaint, undeveloped North Pacific Coast villages of San Juanillo and Ostional. (Nearest Airports: Nosara: 20 minutes South; Tamarindo: 40 minutes North)
The private, secluded home boasts spectacular unobstructed ocean & mountain views & is a short 5 minute drive to "Venus Beach" in San Juanillo, a pristine white sand swimming beach, among the most beautiful, private, secluded, un-touristy spots in all of Costa Rica. Located 5-30 minutes to some of the best surfing in Costa Rica. (Marbella, Ostional, Pelada, Guillones, Playa Negra).
3 bedrooms include a large 2nd floor Master Suite w/ private ocean view balcony and back door access to rear garden & spiral staircase up to 3rd floor rooftop deck with 360º views. Bedrooms have Split Unit A/C's, house also has 12 indoor & outdoor variable speed ceiling fans. Master bath has a large separate soaking bathtub. ; Spacious Open Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appliances fully stocked with kitchenware & small appliances; 2 Car Automatic Garage (plenty of parking for extra vehicles; Front Loading HE Washer & Dryer; Sky Sat TV; High Speed Wifi Internet, Security System; pool furniture, hammocks, etc. Sleeps 6 on Deluxe beds & organic cotton bedding (1 King + 2 Queens) but can accommodate 10+ on spare twin foam mattresses; includes all home amenities; Cook & Maid & tour guides available upon request. Local staff to support any & all guest needs. Plenty of rave references upon request.
Pristine White Sand Swimming beach 5 minute drive away. 10+ Epic Surfing Beaches both North & South 30 minutes away or less. (Ostional 3 mi S, Marbella 4 mi North, Playa Azul & Negra, 6-7 mi N, Pelada & Guillones/Nosara 9 mi South, etc.) House is located in a secure 100 acre nature preserve- a lush jungle valley with a clean year-round river running through it- nature abounds- parrots & monkeys in the trees, etc. Nearest Small Airports 30 minutes away- Nosara & Tamarindo (Serviced by Sansa & Nature Air) Nearest Intl. airports are Liberia (LIR) is 1.5 hours North-East & San Jose (SJO) 4.5 hours South-East. Plenty of Rental car options available at all airports & towns.
Attractions & Activities: Relaxing, Swimming, Surfing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving (PADI), Deep Sea Fishing, Sea Tours, River tours, Boogie Boarding & Surfing (Rentals/Lessons), Stand-up Paddle board tours/rentals; Ms. Sky Zip Line Canopy (50 % longer than any other canopy tour in the world!) Ostional Ridley & Leatherback Turtle Reserve/Refuge, bike, kayak, ATV Rentals, Horseback Riding, Hiking/Exploring, Bird Watching, lots of Health, Spa & Spiritual facilities nearby to cleanse & heal mind, body & spirit: bodywork/massage, cleansing, yoga, etc. Pachamama, Haciendas del Sol. 3 Small markets, gas & diesel, 2 bars, & several great restaurants, close by (1 mi) in San Juanillo. 30 minutes south a sprawling town (Nosara) with plenty of the best of what both Costa Rica & World Resort destinations have to offer.
House is fully equiped. Bedding, towels, hammocks, Flat screen TV w/ Sky TV satellite, DVD player, 3 sets of speakers/book box iPod/MP3 ready. Wi-fi Internet, bathroom accessories, soap, etc. kitchen has EVERYTHING but food. Laundry detergent & cleaning supplies on site as well. Garden & Pool are maintained. 5 Bar cell reception.
Sleeps 6 adults comfortably on deluxe mattresses in 3 bedrooms- but will accommodate up to 4 additional children or adults (10+ guests total) using additional foam mattresses which can be accommodated on the floors in bedrooms or great room. Local support staff phone call away for any/all needs.Read more
Spectaculr Hme InfinityPool Mins 2 Bst Beach in CR San Juanillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Additional Location Information
Los Sueños Nature Community, Residential Properties
Founded in 1993, this gated Community features 2 hills overlooking the Pacific ocean, a jungle valley, Rosario River and a 40 hectare private nature reserve, protected in perpetuity and exclusively created for its members. Located approximately 1 mile Southeast of the sleepy, idyllic, & undeveloped beach town of San Juanillo & 3 Miles Northeast of Ostional beach town. Nosara is a 25 minute drive south, Tamarindo 45 minutes North past Marbella, Playa Negra, etc. Closest International Airports are Daniel Oduber in Liberia (LIR) less than 1.5 hours Northeast & Juan Santa Maria in San Jose (SJO) a 4 - 5 hour drive Southeast.
Location Type Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical
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Rate includes EVERYTHING- all taxes, utilities & amenities, and an end of stay cleaning fee for stays of 1 week or longer. For stays less than 1 week a $50 cleaning fee applies. [Damages withstanding] - Security Deposit fully refunded 48 upon check-out (if paid in cash) or within 48 hours of check-out (if paid via wire).
Left on 03/12/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | nadia
an incredible house with an incredible view! peaceful and quiet , we only hear the souds of the monkeys and birds
we stayed there for one month; 5 adults and one baby , the pool is wonderful and there is enough shade to protect the baby;
we could easily stay at the casa all day long just to relax in a hammock and enjoy the pool... we also did a lot of walk around the house; beautiful landscape! we rent a 4WD mitsubishi montero and we had no regrets! as the roads are a bit rough...
we went to nosara(30 min.)and to san juanillo(5 min.) to do the groceries and our favorite beach was in guiones (40 min.) , we went to ostional beach to sea the turtles nesting(15 min) and we did horse back riding: beautiful ride in the forest and on the beach... i went to hacienda del sol(only a few min.from the casa) for a massage (verry good!) paul, the owner of the house and onal, the manager were verry helpful ; when we asked something we had quick and adequate response; what we like the most about san juanillo: this is a non-touristic place! we only have positives things to say about casa del sol! we hope we will be back soon!
Left on 07/06/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Peggy
Our family (two adults and three children) stayed here for 4 nights in June 2013 and loved it. The home is very secluded and peaceful and the view of the forest and ocean are amazing. The bedrooms/baths were all very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. The best feature is the wonderful swimming pool. My kids loved it (we did too).
Paul, the owner, was very responsive and helpful. He provided us with many suggestions about things to do in the area, connected us with local contacts and was very easy to work with.
The area is very remote. You must have a 4WD car. The main road is poor and not tarmacked. The closest village (San Juanillo) is about 5-10 minutes away by car and is tiny. You can get most basic necessities here but you won't find much else (a few restaurants but not much in the way of nightlife or traditional tourist stuff).
The closest beach (in San Juanillo) is very pretty and peaceful. You can swim here which is nice as you many other beaches are only for surfing. If you want a bigger town or more activities (surfing, nightlife, etc) then the town of Nosara isn't too far away (30 min by car).
I wish we could have stayed longer. This is the sort of place where you can really relax and unwind. There are things to do if you want and plenty of nothing (reading, swimming, relaxing) if that's your goal. We would absolutely return and recommend it highly.
Left on 03/05/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Kevin F
Wonderful house in a remote location. San Juanillo is a nice sleepy village. There are a couple places to eat nearby and the beaches are pleasant. We spent about half our time down in Guinoes where there's a bit more action (surfing, larger beach, restaurants, tours, etc). But we appreciated the quiet in San Juanillo. Time spent at the house was super-relaxing with the nice sunny pool.
Definitely get a 4x4 or even better, rent quads. The road up to this place is rough.
House manager and house owner both very responsive.
Left on 03/19/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | laura e.
I live in CR and frequently rent out houses like this for holidays with friends or family, and I have to say this is one of my top two, of the about 25 we've rented.
The pictures gave us only a hint of how nice it would be, we were so pleasantly surprised when we walked in. The sliding glass doors are an entire wall, makes it feel like the pool is part of your living room, and ust beyond the pool is the view of the ocean and forest with pretty much nothing in between except nature ...
there is a great open social space from the professional kitchen with bar, to the living room area, to the dining tables outside. I love this place and would definitely go back. Sleeps 6 people super comfortably. My only recommendation would be to take some pool floaties with you as you'll probably want to spend all day floating in it like I did :)
And at night, you can lie back and see the stars from the pool, the terrace, or from the rooftop balcony accessed by a spiral staircase off the master bedroom... it's just beautiful!
If you have extra people, the garaje is nice enough it looks almost like a room, very clean, you could easily put mattresses on the floor and be very comfortable.
Left on 03/15/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | chris&allison
Simply wonderful - everything about this house was perfect for us and our friends. The location is completely private and beautiful, and close to great beaches, fantastic surfing, good eats, and lots of wildlife. Paul was super helpful with everything - going above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. The house is stunning and spacious and the pool is like something from out of a dream. We had such a great time staying here and look forward to staying at the house again! Paul even helped organize a catered party for 30 people at the house for the day after our wedding. The event was one of the highlights of the week, and Paul made sure it all came together right. Any question we ever had - Paul was right on top of it, and he has helpful folk who live nearby to make sure everything is tip-top. Thanks, Paul! We'll be back!! And if you're reading this and thinking about staying here... do it!!
Left on 03/14/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Doug
My girlfriend and I just returned from spending our vacation in Costa Rica. We were lucky enough to spend the end of our trip at this beautiful house. The whole time I was there, I felt like I was in an episode of MTV cribs. The view is incredible, The sunsets are unforgettable, and the price is unbeatable. The house sits a top a wooded hill that looks out over the coast of a quaint town with beautiful beaches. Of the four places we stayed in CR, this was by-far the most memorable. Paul, the owner went above and beyond to make our stay convenient and easy. Highly recommend.
Perfect spot for a complete respite from the hectic life left be
Left on 02/05/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Joyce D
This very well-appointed, safe, comfortable home should be featured in "Architectural Digest". The view from the living area to the deck - to the pool - to the Pacific - and finally to the sunset is more than spectacular! Stargazers wil be amazed at the spectacular show each evening. We vacationed here with another adult couple, and found there is plenty of individual privacy, and the layout of the home allows more than ample "space" for all. The local folks who help maintain this "home away from home" are all warm/friendly/kind/competent/helpful/consciencious individuals...whether they work on the property or in the markets, restaurants, etc. We rent villas at least a couple of times a year - usually in the Caribbean and Central america - the owners of this property far exceed any others and/or management companies as far as being available to answer questions or assist with whatever is needed. The owner of this home even helped us with a car issues, which is above and beyond what we could have dreamed of. As advertised, the beach is very nice, but it was always fantastic (in fact we looked forward to it) to return home to the warm but cooling breezes, and enjoy the wonderful pool. It was so nice, that several days we didn't even venture away. We highly recommend this property, and look forward to returning. Joyce Desmarais
The Most Beautiful Property & View for a Total Getaway
Left on 06/12/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Cyndi Vander Ven
My husband left a review already, but I want to leave my own because this is such a special property. We were here from February through May, 2011. This is, by far, the most beautiful property we've ever rented in Costa Rica or abroad from the standpoint of the house itself, the lovely acreage the house sits on, & the fabulous 180 degree ocean view the property enjoys. We looked at many properties in the area, & we only saw one that had a better view from this height; that lot was over $1 million. Because of the expansive, glass-faced wall of the house that opens to the ocean, there are almost constant sea breezes coming into the main part of the house and the two main floor bedrooms. The infinity pool is refreshing day or night, rain or shine. We saw many Howler monkeys in trees right next to the house, all kinds of lizards, toads, many bird species, an armadillo, etc. The owner, Paul, has a wealth of information about the area that he willingly shares, and has a host of people who service the property who are there very quickly if there are any needs that arise. Rosa, the housekeeper, is excellent, and will also cook meals if you arrange it with her (and is very patient in teaching you Spanish or in working with you to understand your English), and her husband, Johnny, the pool and garden keeper, is extremely nice as well. There is a room-sized, lockable safe for valuables when you're away from the house so the house can stay open to the sea 24/7. I cannot recommend this property highly enough to honeymooners, families, retirees--anyone who wants a real getaway & can rent an SUV. Families w/ small children should be aware of a relatively steep drop-off just below the infinity pool & that there is a deep end to the pool. Because of the economy, there are properties you might get for less money, but you won't find any for any amount of money that'll give the you feeling you wanted when you began to plan "a real getaway vacation in Costa Rica."
Nice house with great swiming pool, view and location
Left on 06/02/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Mario Espeleta
This a great place to relax and escape from daily hectic life. It has an spectacular ocean and sunset view and also you feel very close to mother nature. The beaches close by are excellent. The house was in excellent condition, just like the pictures. It could be a little isolated for some but if you want to enjoy the very best of CR/Guanacaste (no artificial ingredients), then this is for you. Paul was on top of all the details to make sure we got the right service, from addresses, things to do until house keeping.
Left on 05/31/2011 for a stay in August 2009 | Luke Elliott
This house and the view it provides makes you feel like paradise. Engulfed in lush green forest and the sounds of the jungle, you feel as if you are the only people on Earth. If you want to be reminded otherwise, the drive into "town" and the surrounding beaches is quick and easy. Plus I found it thrilling to drive on unpaved roads for a change. I definitely recommend this property to any potential traveler. And Paul was great to deal with!!
Left on 05/24/2011 for a stay in May 2009 | roadlesstraveled
The rental was absolutely amazing! Open floor plan, views in every direction, greatest pool ever, huge kitchen, maintained very well, really felt like a King of the jungle. Thanks for building this beautiful abode!
This is a phenomal house in the best part of Costa Rica (close to Nosara with its great surfing, yoga and restaurants and to the world famous turtle breeding beaches). But you never really have to leave the house...with its incredible pool, great kitchen and BBQ you can just sit back and relax watching the monkeys in the trees, the birds in the sky and the waves crashing on the ocean below. Highly recommend.
Left on 05/20/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Tom Vander Ven
Here for three months: Mar, Apr, May. The owner in the U.S. is very responsive and helpful (by email and by phone), Rosa, the housekeeper, is energetic and friendly, especially of you are willing to try to speak Spanish, and Johnny, the man who maintains the pool and grounds, is very polite and decent.
The location up the hill from the coastal pueblo of SanJuanillo had for us the right combination of privacy, view of the Pacific, the valley, and the sunsets, and easy access to the beaches of San Juanillo. My father-in-law says that if you can't relax here, you can't relax. We were here for three months and never grew tired of the ambiance. Great place to write, if you have a project. Good internet access, though here, as elsewhere in CR, the connection can be a little spotty.
Very spacious house, with privacy in all the bedrooms, good light, and excellent, open feel for the western water and sky. Secure bodega for your valuables.
We added a number of flowering plants at the entrance, and they're full of life with the advent of some rains. If you like hills, hiking, monkeys, birds, and butterflies, get up early before the heat and walk the roads of the finca. If you don't feel like hiking, wait, and the monkeys will come to you. Several times a week.
For getting here and around, we recommend a 4x4 SUV. Some steep hills and some rough roads. We never had a problem with our vehiculo.
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