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Villa Las Palmas Tropical Rental At The Ocean - WiFi - Water Tank - Porch - AC

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Villa Las Palmas is located on the beaches of Playa Pelada right on the outskirts of Nosara. The next beach over is Guiones Beach known for its fantastic waves. Less than a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk to Guiones Beach. Which is considered 1 of the top 10 most consistent waves for surfing in the world.

The rental is on the 1st floor. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and can sleep up to 4. With its beautifully landscaped grounds, community pool right along the ocean. Enjoy the picturesque view from the covered patio and relax in the hammock while listening to the ocean and sounds of the wildlife.

I have a total of 3 ac units so you can relax in comfort or you can open the newly installed sliding windows and let the ocean breeze flow through. I have bars on the sliding windows to prevent the monkeys or other wildlife from getting in as well. The community also has guards there at night so you can relax in comfort and security. The community also has a laundry service available.

Villa Las Palmas is within walking distance to 4 restaurants, the market and a nearby fishing village. Explore the beaches, ride the waves or spend some time sightseeing. There are also rental places for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and other outdoor activities for the adventurer. Nosara Retreat is only a few minutes away for Yogi’s and fans of spirituality and personal development.

It is convenient to walk to shopping and the other amenities. Since this is a small enclave, you will almost always have the whole secluded section of Playa Pelada to yourself. Walk down the beach to La Luna to enjoy a great mix of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. On the way to La Luna you will also see Olga's. La Luna and Olga’s are located at the south entrance of Playa Pelada and this is where the small fishing boats come in. If you walk down there early in the morning you can buy fish directly from the fishermen. Craving some great brick oven pizzas then you also have Il Peperoni right in Playa Pelada.

Another great bar and restaurant right there is El Chivo. (My personal favorite.) They have live music nights and fantastic Mexican food for great prices.

High-speed wireless internet included along with a 1 Smart TV, 1 regular TV w/ DVD players and collection of DVD's I leave there. You can use your own personal Netflix or other streaming account. Or bring your own DVD's along with you as well. But why watch a movie when you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Playa Pelada?

The rental comes complete with all the necessary items to fully enjoy your stay. All kitchen appliances, smoothie maker, utensils, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, George Foreman grill, towels, linens, and trash bags.

This area of Costa Rica has water shut off from 3pm to 8am. To combat that I have installed a 750 gallon water tank so you have no worries and can thoroughly enjoy every hour of your stay.

I have a local English speaking administrator that can assist you with any of your needs along with periodically checking in to make sure all your needs are met.

Las Palmas is the perfect place to relax and rediscover living again.


There is a cleaning service for $50 if you have an extended stay and would like to have the rental cleaned out while you enjoy yourselves.

Checkout is noon and check-in at 3pm.

I provide enough toiletries for a few days. Renter will be responsible for providing their own supplies which can be purchased locally.

Don't want to rent a vehicle? Here's a tip. I would advise flying into Liberia and using either Gybsy Cab or Nosara Transport if you are not going to rent a vehicle. If not we do have a lot you can park the car in.

Taxi's are available from the airport.


I have a $150 refundable security deposit to cover damage or loss of keys since it is expensive just to get replacement keys made there.

Please let me know the children’s ages when requesting also. They do not allow small children under 6 at the condos.

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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


My wife and I live in Pawley's Island, SC. I have been in the South all my life. Started surfing when I was a kid. Came down in 2000 to Nosara. I enjoyed the world class surf. I fell in love with the area and decided I wanted to own a property there. My wife and I visit a few times a year to walk the beach and enjoy the surf and local community. One of the best places I have ever visited.

DICK SMITH purchased this villa in 2003

Why DICK SMITH chose Playa Pelada

My wife and I enjoy the warm weather and great waves. I like to surf and fish. There's a bat cave and turtle sanctuary all within the area. Nosara is a growing area that is loaded with a lot of different cultures from all over the world. My wife was raised in Europe and speaks fluent Spanish. However most people down there are fluent in multiple languages. We find the beach in front of our rental to be one of the most pristine beaches we've ever seen. Our community around us within the condo complex are all great people to hang out with.

What makes this villa unique

The beaches are beautiful. The monkeys all love to hang out around the condos. There's some really neat Iguana's and other lizards. It literally is Pura Vida the Pure Life. Also the food is all organic grown or caught locally. Which is a huge plus in my book. You can even walk down to the fishing village and buy locally caught fish yourself. Another unique benefit is that their breads are as good as NY's. In the area is a large grocery store that has most the American things you might need during your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Pelada in Canton of Nicoya

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Las Palmas Tropical Rental At The Ocean - WiFi - Water Tank - Porch - AC
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Great Condo, Fantastic locals, Awsome Beach and a Wonderful Pool!

  • 5 of 5

If you are thinking of visiting the Pacific coast of Costa Rica look no further! This place is great! We just returned from 5 nights of staying here. I wish we would have stayed for double that.

We had 2 couples and this place worked out great for us. Being so close to Nosara was really nice. It was easy to run to town to do your grocery shopping. We ate breakfast at the condo every morning on the front porch. Listening to the morning birds and monkeys. Then we planned our day and were off for an adventure.

We rented 4 wheelers and took a guided tour of the area. We used Gabi's in Playa Guiones for this tour. Our guide was fantastic. Highly recommended!

Our favorite restaurant was El Chivo right in Playa Paleda.

The residents of the condos were very helpful and happy to chat while relaxing by the pool. Don't miss the amazing sunset at he beach!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. Feel free to touch base with me if you ever want to stay again. Thanks!
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We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay on the quiet side of Nosara and still close enough to Guiones. I walked to Guiones practically everyday. There are 3 restaurants very close to the property . The condo is well equipped with everything you need and great communication with the owners and the on-site manager Oscar. This will be the first place I check for availability on our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We are always happy to have repeat guests and would love to work with you when you are ready. Thanks!
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Montgomery, Texas

The perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a place to get away from noise and lights, this is it! Less than 100 yards from the beach and with a beautiful pool!! The home is gorgeous! Everything is in working condition! We found ourselves so relaxed that we didn’t even remember our phones even existed! The stars at night are just gorgeous!!!

Thanks to the Smiths for allowing us to have a wonderful week in their beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Teresa. We always love hearing from our guests. We're glad you had a wonderful stay.
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Big Sky, MT

Great location! Perfect for our Family of 4

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Nosara and everything about the experience exceeded our expectations. We were unsure about staying in Playa Pelada instead of Playa Guiones, because of the great beach and surfing at Guiones, but I would not hesitate to choose this place again! The condo is situated on a quiet street, so no road noise! We watched the sunset every night from the quiet beach of Playa Pelada. We had a rental car, and traveling to Guiones and Nosara town was very straightforward with no problems.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I always love to hear the positive happy feedback from our guests!
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is awesome. We visited in March 2018 with our family of 4 and the unit was exactly as expected. We wanted a place that was a little off the the beaten path but close to the amenities that we needed (nature walks, tide pools, grocery shopping, cafes, surf lessons) This spot was perfect -- close enough to walk to most things, and a large grocery store a quick drive (or taxi) into the main village.

Playa Paleda is quiet and peaceful, most days we had it mostly to ourselves. If you walk south along the beaches you'll find Olga's pub on the next cresent, and its a very scenic 20- 30 minutes walk to the main village at Guiones beach, which has a multitude of cafes, services. We had great experiences at Nosara Surf School, 10 Pies Restaurant and La Garda hotel which has a fantastic nature walk and remarkable views from the restaurant.

We loved having our family breakfasts on the veranda before heading to out for a day of beach fun. The pool is wonderful and perfect for an evening dip. We had a fantastic time meeting the other residents who invited us to a sunset potluck bonfire on the beach. We were able to take poolside yoga classes each morning -- offered by a resident but these are seasonal and I think we lucked out -- but it was awesome -- thank you Jess!) It all made for an incredible and easy family holiday loaded with special and unique experiences. For those who absolutely must stay connected -- the wifi in the unit is very reliable. My communications with the owner were easy and helpful and the onsite assistant, Oscar, popped in to introduce himself and was very helpful with answering our questions about the area. We're very grateful for our time here.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome to come stay with us again next year. Thanks!
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Highland Mills NY

Amazing vacation! We will be back.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our place. It was perfect for the four of us. Two kids 13, 10. It was clean, spacious, the air-conditioning was perfect. DIck and Oscar so responsive. We loved coming “home” after a long perfect beach day. The beach and pool were steps from our condo. It’s a quiet secluded spot. We will definitely rent here again. The only tip that has nothing at all to do with Dick or the property is we rented a golf cart and should’ve rented a car. The cost was comparable but thought would be fun for kids. We surfed in Guoines every day right by coconut Harry’s. Although kids loved it, it was about 10 minute golf cart ride but very dusty and a little dangerous with kids on main road 160 (locals tailgate). We did a 4 hour quad tour that was really cool. Sunset at La Luna amazing. Burgers and beers delicious lunch spot and fresh food. Beach dog cafe for breakfast and lunch great. We loved el Chivo too for dinner. Close to condo. Overall amazing trip. No rain. Blue skies, hot temps and warm water all week. Sunscreen and wet shirts key. My husband invested in a neso sun shade beach tent before we left. Easy to travel with. It saved the vacation. we were able to sit with our cooler all day even for myself who tans the shade was a must.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Jeanne. You're always welcome to come stay with us again!
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La Luna
Bar Olga's
Great for sunsets and beer right on the beach.
El Chivo Cantina
Great bar, great food and even have draft beers. With live bands.
Il Pepperone
Great pizza and also fish dishes.
Nosara Yoga Institute
Coconut Harry's Beach Rentals & Surf School
Highly recommend. Steve is a great guy.
La Bodega
Little convenience store within walking distance.
Great Gelato spot.
Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Car: recommended

Zip lining


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Playa Pelada, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
August-October 18
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov - Dec 20,2018
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holidays 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2019 Jan - April
2 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2019
15 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April - Dec
23 Apr 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holidays 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.48
Property Damage Protection £45.12

Guests are responsible for the $100 cleaning fee. This helps provide a clean and well kept property for all visitors. It also helps cover the cost of management since I have a local that attends to the property and ensures that any need you may have is met since my wife and I live in South Carolina. By paying this fee it helps insure the property is well kept and stays enjoyable for all vacationers.

The separate damage deposit is refundable and will be returned automatically after inspection is handled by my property manager.

Maximum 4 persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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