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Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario

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Share wonderful meals next to the pool, play games on the large custom table.
Relax in your secluded private dipping pool, surrounded by lush gardens.
Playa Guiones mid day.
1 of 24Share wonderful meals next to the pool, play games on the large custom table.
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This property is in the prestigious and most desirable residential K Section of Nosara. Built in 2014, with its own water tank and excellent security this one of a kind property is completely private and secure. El Santuario is only a four-minute walk to the best Guiones surf break, yet is off the beaten path on the most desired private road in all of Playa Guiones, with no foot or car traffic near the property. This casual and beachy home has incorporated all that is unique and rustic about Costa Rica, combined with a light contemporary twist.  This open air Balinese inspired home immerses you in lush jungle while you’re pampered with convenience and privacy. The dominant use of Costa Rican teak and other local wood throughout, gives the home its rustic character, creating a contrasting ...This property is in the prestigious and most desirable residential K Section of Nosara. Built in 2014, with its own water tank and excellent security this one of a kind property is completely private and secure. El Santuario is only a four-minute walk to the best Guiones surf break, yet is off the beaten path on the most desired private road in all of Playa Guiones, with no foot or car traffic near the property. This casual and beachy home has incorporated all that is unique and rustic about Costa Rica, combined with a light contemporary twist.  This open air Balinese inspired home immerses you in lush jungle while you’re pampered with convenience and privacy. The dominant use of Costa Rican teak and other local wood throughout, gives the home its rustic character, creating a contrasting canvas for the modern decor and accents. The polished concrete floors and contemporary silhouettes harmonize with nature and each other. The spacious, bright, and airy living area is ideal for entertaining, with a large bar and dining table that each seat eight. The open air living room is the focal point of the home, this is the area that brings guests together and overlooks the property’s lush gardens and dipping pool. The dipping pool and patio is the ideal spot to relax and cool off, after a day at the beach, or one of the many other nearby excursions Nosara has to offer. Entirely surrounded by jungle, this is as private as it gets with plenty of outdoor seating, dining and lounging space. Earthy and casual, El Santuario provides you with a luxurious nature lover’s retreat located in one the best spots in all of Costa Rica.  The bright and air conditioned master suite has its own separate entrance, and comes complete with a private patio, a beautiful and simply appointed polished concrete bath with a hand carved stone basin, a modern crystal chandelier and private indoor and outdoor showers. The master bedroom is set for romance, perfect for both honeymooners or parent's “alone time” away from the kids. All lighting in the suite is controlled by dimmable switches, including the bathroom and patio. The king size American pillow top bed, fitted with luxury Spalena sheets, flat screen TV with a 150 DVD collection, Wi-Fi, large cedar closet, and air conditioning will pamper even the most discerning guests.  It’s time to discover another exciting and unique feature of El Santuario. Climb the easily accessed spiral staircase to the Treetop 2nd bedroom, made entirely of local woods, and be transported to a jungle paradise, an adventure for all ages. The bright and airy bedroom has ceiling and floor fans, and is completely screened, allowing our guests to experience the sights and sounds of howler monkeys, pizote, and iquanas running free in the surrounding jungle, while ensuring no unwanted bugs can come inside for a nocturnal visit. This warm and inviting 2nd floor bedroom is truly a unique and peaceful place to relax and dream. The kitchen comes with everything you’ll need to make spectacular meals and enjoy dining al fresco. Costa Rican coffee and fresh fruit smoothies in the morning, fresh locally caught fish and veggies for dinner, all made in the comfort of your own open air jungle kitchen. Enjoy your culinary creations at the open air dining table or in the air conditioned comfort at your own table inside the master suite. We can arrange grocery shopping prior to your arrival, there are wonderful local chefs available to cook meals and stock your fridge and cupboard full of homemade natural foods, to satisfy those hunger pains after a long surf, local adventure, or yoga class.  Although Costa Rica is a very safe country, you can rest assured that El Santuario has full security features to provide our guests with a worry free stay. The property has a fully integrated security system with 24 hour monitoring. The doors are heavy solid steel and there are 2 large bodegas on the property for your secure storage, one with a dehumidifier and spacious enough for all of your larger belongings. You can rest assured while off property, all of your belongings are very secure. The large surfboard and bicycle bodega, surf shower, and indoor and outdoor drying racks, are the perfect surfers set up, to take advantage of one of the prime reasons to visit this area. There is ample private parking inside the property for your rental car or visiting friends. Two very important features about El Santuario; * We are equipped with a very large water tank, so on those occasions when the water is turned off in Guiones, which can happen frequently in the High/Dry Season for 12 -16 hours at a time daily, you will have an uninterrupted water supply 24/7. * The property is located on a private street, which means our guests will enjoy a quiet, fully secure, and unique Costa Rican jungle vacation, with no noisy pedestrian or drive by traffic creating road dust or disturbing your nature and jungle experience.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Rich & Jess T
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2017
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. Your own private jungle paradise. Very short walk to the beach, surf schools, and delicious cocktails. Do not pass this property up. Also, Rich and Jess are the best hosts in Costa Rica! Book now!More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Amanda J
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hi Amanda, We are thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed your time at El Santuario! Thank you for taking such great care of our home and we hope to welcome you back very soon! You were wonderful guests : ) Pura Vida, Rich &...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018

My family and I visited Playa Guiones in April 2019. We had a great time! El Santuario was a perfect home for us. Very easy walk to the beach. Very peaceful and private setting and well equipped with everything we needed. The managers of the...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank DRAJS1
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Al, Thank you for being such wonderful guests and taking great care of our home! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Nosara and El Santuario. We hope to welcome you back very soon! Pura Vida, Rich & Jess

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We had a blissful weeklong family vacation here. We are a family of four (two teen daughters) and loved our visit. We'd definitely recommend and come back.More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank rebeccav40
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Rebecca, We are thrilled that your family enjoyed your vacation and celebrating your husband's birthday at El Santuario! We hope it was one to remember : ) Thank you for taking such great care of our home and being wonderful guests. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We loved our stay at El Santuario! From the open air common area - which allowed us to enjoy the outdoors while avoiding the sun in the heat of the day - to the amazing tree house bedroom that enabled us to experience all the...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank Gina228
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Gina, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at El Santuario and we able to get some much needed R&R : ) You were wonderful guests and we hope to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I loved our stay at El Santuario! This place is very unique and in a great location. Most mornings we walked to the beach and then would spend the afternoons lounging by the pool with howler monkeys hanging in nearby trees. A...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank ckhurley77
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hi Chanda, We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your trip back to Nosara and you and your family enjoyed the house. Thank you for being such wonderful guests and taking such great care of our home! We were so happy to hear that your...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

My wife and I have just spent an amazing week staying in this lovely, secluded property. Great to wake up to nothing but the sounds of the jungle in the mornings (birds and monkeys). It had everything we needed with our focus being to (1)...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank SuttyHoo
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Rona and Grant, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you both had a relaxing holiday, full of yoga, sun, swimming and surf! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and taking such great care of our home. We...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

My husband and I spent 10 wonderful days in this beautiful home and it was exactly as described on the website. We loved the open air layout and spent several nights sleeping up in the loft bedroom when there were breezes blowing through. The downstairs...More

Date of stay: January 2018
1  Thank LuckyDi1230
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Dianne, Thank you so much for your kind words. We loved having you and your husband as our guests at El Santuario. We are thrilled that you had a memorable vacation, complete with multiple "visitors" to the house. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

We just returned from an awesome stay at El Santuario! What a beautiful home in such a beautiful place. The house is as advertised...amazing. Sitting by the pool watching our neighbors “the Howler monkeys “ play was entertaining the entire week. El Santuario is close...More

Date of stay: January 2018
1  Thank Jo Ann H
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Jeff, We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your time in Nosara and at El Santuario. It sounds like you had the full Costa Rican experience...monkeys included! : ) Thank you for being such wonderful guests and taking great care of our...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Our family stayed five nights here and enjoyed every minute. The house is well cared for and clean, and the kitchen was well stocked. The location is close to the beach and restaurants, although we did rent a golf cart that came in handy. The...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank tracysgarza
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Tracy, We loved having you and your family as guests! Thank you for taking such great care of our home. We are happy to hear that your kids grew to love the "treetop" bedroom..it is definitely a unique experience sleeping with the sounds of the...More

Reviewed 13 November 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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank needmoneytotravel08
Rich and Jess T, VR Owner at Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 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...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
The brand new Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is only a 10 minute walk from the property as well as many other yoga studios within close proximity. In the Swiss European designed downtown Guiones, only a short 15 minute walk from the property, you will discover lovely shops, grocery stores, and numerous restaurants Recognized by National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, and CNN as one of the top 15 places in the world to visit in 2014, and one of the best surfing destinations in the world, Playa Guiones is a nature and beach lovers playground. Both Playa Guiones and 30 minutes north at Playa San Juanillo are beautiful snorkeling spots and offer numerous water sports and activities for all ages and interests.
Getting around
The most convenient and easiest way to get around town is on foot. Everything you need is within walking distance to El Santuario. With that said, if you rent a vehicle it will open up more variety that is located away from the town a little bit. If you choose to not rent a vehicle, there are golf carts and ATVs for rent in town as well. As far as airport transfer, it is very simple to rent a car or set up a driver from either Liberia or San Jose.
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  • Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Surf/Yoga Private Paradise - 5 min walk to either surf or yoga - El Santuario has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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