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“Terrific house close to the beach and surf!”
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Nosara, Province of Guanacaste

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Excellent - based on 14 reviews
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Somewhere in the States
2 reviews
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“Terrific house close to the beach and surf!”
Reviewed 13 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

I came down with several friends to do some surfing in Nosara. Rich and Jess were incredible warm, hospitable and easy to deal with from the get-go. They provided detailed instructions about the place overall; it was super easy to get down to Nosara from Liberia and get all settled into the house. We really enjoyed the open air feel to the house, great for relaxing family-style after our third surf session each day! Super close to the beach; an easy drive or very short walk. It does have some nice creature comforts; strong WiFi and ice-cold AC for the master bedroom. For the surfers, the waves were amazing each day and the line-up was sparsely populated. The town is super low-key and relaxed and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many mellow people in my life! Highly recommend staying at Rich and Jess’ place over anywhere else, you won’t regret it!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Nov 2017
We are so happy you and your friends had a great time at El Santuario. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Nosara and were able to get some good surf sessions in! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Pura vida, Rich and Jess
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Okthenisa...
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Outstanding!!”
Reviewed 4 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The location of this home is fantastic in terms of getting to the town points of interest, and certainly proximity to the beach is great! This is our second time at this property, and we are looking to staying many more times!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Aug 2017
Scott, We loved having you at El Santuario for a second time! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Pura vida! Rich & Jess
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loebshack
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
“Magical Place”
Reviewed 27 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We loved our stay and would definitely return. Rich and Jess were very communicative and accommodating. We highly recommend staying here!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jul 2017
Hi Pia, Thank you so much for taking such great care of our home. We loved having you as guests at El Santuario. We look forward to welcoming you back to El Santuario soon. Pura Vida! Rich & Jess T
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aprilmfis...
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great house in the heart of Nosara”
Reviewed 18 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We loved this property. Rich and Jess were extremely helpful in making sure that we planned for our trip. They were both so easy to work with and very sweet. Rebecca the property manager was there immediately when we arrived and would check in occasionally and make sure we were ok. They do have an alarm system and my son accidentally set it off. Security was there in less than 5 minutes so it made us feel very safe. Make sure you brush up on your Spanish!! Dónde esta el supermercado? You may also want to request an English speaking driver when you first arrive to help you get the lay of the land. I recommend renting ATVs to get around and you can ride up to different areas along the coast. We had a blast zip lining, learning to surf, and going to a jungle/mountain excursion. There is so much to do. It's also fun waking up to monkeys at the house! The kitchen is open air which the kids loved. I would recommend for anyone seeking an adventure and getting outside and enjoying nature. We loved Nosara!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2017
April, We loved having you in our home! So glad that you and your family were able to enjoy the open air living and got to see some of the local wildlife. We hope to welcome you back to El Santuario soon! Pura Vida Rich & Jess
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Pamela W
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 6 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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person found this review helpful

Our family of 4 was incredibly lucky to be able to stay at El Santuario for the entire month of June. This home has everything you could possibly need in a vacation home that is immersed in a gorgeous, tropical jungle teeming with amazing wildlife while being only a few minutes walk from an awesome surfing beach, the town and yoga classes. Honestly, a car isn't even necessary because everything you need is close by. We are most grateful to Trish (the previous owner) and Rich and Jess (the new owners) for their all of their suggestions and their great communication both before and during our stay- they really want to make sure you have the best experience possible! When it came time to leave, it was so hard on us all because in that month's time this house felt like it was our home. We highly recommend this home to anyone interested in staying in Playa Guiones and would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thank you Rich and Jess for sharing your slice of paradise!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words, Pam! It was an absolute pleasure having you and your family in our home. We hope you enjoyed celebrating your birthday in Nosara and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Pura Vida! Rich and Jess
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