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 Playa Guiones 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 parents “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
We accept payments through VRBO, PayPal, Venmo or personal check.
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 enjoy all of your favorite water sports. Boating and deep sea fishing is also available at the nearby ports. Playa Ostional, the northern most beach in Nosara, provides the incredible experience of witnessing sea turtles numbering in the hundreds of thousands laying their eggs and the subsequent hatching of baby turtles.