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

Craig Stanford

Member since: 2007
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People22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Craig Stanford

Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2015
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Stunning New Home - 5 BR Suites, Pool & 4 Minute Walk to Beach

People22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Nosara - Rancho Paloma Azul

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:

THE RANCHO:

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.

THE CABANA SUITES AND THE BUNK HOUSE:

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 SWIMMING POOL:

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.

ADDITIONAL SLEEPING AREAS:

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.

FULL-TIME CARETAKER:

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.

HOUSECLEANING/MAID SERVICE:

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

COOK/CHILD CARE:

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

ON-PREMISE MASSEUSE OR YOGA:

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.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Craig Stanford (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2015

About Craig Stanford

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.

Craig Stanford purchased this house in 2008

Why Craig Stanford chose Nosara

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Stunning New Home - 5 BR Suites, Pool & 4 Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Exceptional Property and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent an awesome adventure-filled week at Paloma Azul! Craig was super helpful advising on logistics, etc. We went with 3 families (6 adults and 5 kids ranging from 5-13) and there was plenty of space. The house was GREAT - the Rancho was well-stocked, comfortable and fit all of us easily for meals and general hangout time; the sleeping rooms were private, safe and spacious; the location was perfect - just far enough from the main street to be private and quiet but close enough to still walk to all the little shops and restaurants in Nosara. "Juanca" (Juan Carlos), the house manager, was a nice surprise - I did not expect full concierge services! He was friendly and SO helpful - we not have gotten to do the many adventures without his help. He booked deep sea fishing, surfing, ATVs, Howling Monkey tour, restaurants, hikes, private chefs, etc, and he was a pleasure to have around! Fun fun fun! We will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

So fantastic we want to move here!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We spent two weeks in this perfect place and couldn't have had a better time! The grounds were beautiful and the home had everything we needed. Plenty of space for 3 families and we especially loved having all the living space outdoors. We had 5 children ages 3-7 and they cried when we had to leave. Juan Carlos truly made our trip spectacular! He was so kind and eager to help us in any way possible, from making reservations to throwing a phenomenal 6th birthday party for my daughter. He was always available, always smiling and so helpful. We will absolutely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

We love Rancho Paloma Azul!

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Paloma Azul and look forward to another.

We stay with our 3 kids and another family (with 2 kids). There is PLENTY of room and we love that the whole house (other than the bedrooms) is completely outdoors. Juan Carlos has also been so helpful getting the things we need, taking care of us and our little kids and just an all round great guy to manage the property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love you too and of course love your repeat business. We hope you choose to return to Playa Guiones and Rancho Paloma Azul again next year. Pura vida!

Location

Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Liberia (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Harbor Reef Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Harbor Reef Lodge
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Guiones
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.

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Prices & Availability

From $4,137 Weekly

Prices for this holiday house in Nosara, Guanacaste

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
EASTER / SEMANA SANTA 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,680
for 7 nights
$6,680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
NORMAL SEASON
11 Apr 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
for 7 nights
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $48 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON
12 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,137
for 7 nights
$4,137
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
NORMAL SEASON
31 Oct 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
for 7 nights
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $48 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING 2015
21 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,680
for 7 nights
$6,680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
NORMAL SEASON
28 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
for 7 nights
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $48 per night, per additional guest
 
XMAS/NEW YEARS 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,092
for 7 nights
$8,092
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
NORMAL SEASON
2 Jan 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
for 7 nights
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $48 per night, per additional guest
 
EASTER / SEMANA SANTA 2016
19 Mar 2016 - 1 Apr 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,680
for 7 nights
$6,680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
NORMAL SEASON
2 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
for 7 nights
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER SEASON
30 Apr 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,872
for 7 nights
$4,872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $48 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,137
for 7 nights
$4,137
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,550
for 7 nights
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $48 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes DEPOSITS -
NORMAL SEASON
• 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

PEAK SEASON
• 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nosara in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Cabana 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest Half-bath - Toilet
    Cabana 2 Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
    Pool Shower - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Cabana 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cabana 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cabana 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cabana 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunk Room - 3 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Rancho Loft - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Loft space on second floor of Rancho
  • Two (2) Pac 'N Play cribs available
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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