3 BD, 2.5 BA, Sleeps 6, 35' Salt Water Pool, Outdoor Shower, Meditation Area,
- English, Property manager speaks English, Spanish, French
We are a retired Canadian accountant and chiropractor from Toronto who designed and built this home to get away from the winters. We enjoy having our two sons join us for vacations.
Philip purchased this House in 2012
Why Philip chose Playa Guiones
Nosara and the people here are amazing. Beautiful town to relax and unwind, you may want to surf or yoga if you are so inclined, otherwise just enjoy the peace and tranquility.
What makes this House unique
Our house, up in the hills above the beach receives cooling breezes and is peaceful and quiet but only a 5 minute drive to the main area for restaurants and shops. Neighbors are far enough away that you won't have to listen to their conversations and they to yours. You won't however escape the howler monkeys who will insist on being heard.
NOTE: Pool is open from terrace
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Renters pay a $500 refundable damage deposit on check-in.
Please don't feed the local pizote (looks like a racoon) wondering around in the garden. He or she can become quite a nuisance.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A perfect stay in the jungle, a short drive to the rest of paradise.
Philip and Donna have thought of everything with their beautiful house. From the infinity pool and amazing seating all around it, to the comfortable bedrooms, the fully stocked kitchen, and all the security, we had everything we needed. They were very responsive and gave us some great tips for the area and all we needed to know for our time here. Love Nosara and love Dos Palmeras, it was in fact, idyllic.
Thanks Victoria. We are pleased you found our house so comfortable and enjoyed your stay there. However, in addition to providing a roof over your heads we also take delight in being a knowledgeable resource to provide tips and information about the area to allow our guests to take advantage of their time in this part of Costa Rica.
Philip & Donna
Lovely house nestled in the jungle of Nosara
Our family enjoyed our our stay at Dos Palmeras. The house was as shown in the photos. We really enjoyed relaxing outside in the pool and hammocks. There was lots of wildlife to enjoy, monkeys, butterflies, coatis and iguanas.
You will need a car if you stay at this house to drive to the beach and town.
We would rent this house again if we returned.
Thanks Kristen. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our house and would most certainly love to have you return.
Beautiful home for a family vacation
We had an amazing vacation at Dos Palmeras. The home is very spacious and was perfect for our family. The security gates on all external doors were a huge benefit as we have small children and were able to block them off from the pool when needed. We felt extremely safe in the house and the security guards that patrol the area were very friendly and kept a watchful eye on us.
The water pressure was good and the house was breezy and comfortable.
The kitchen was well equipped but was missing a functioning dishwasher. We ate most meals at home, so we had a lot of dishes to do by hand!
The property manager and cleaning staff were great and the gardener Herman was lovely and brought us bananas that were growing on the property!
We would definitely recommend this house to others and would rent it again if we were returning to town.
Andree, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and of course you would be most welcome to return again, even though you ate all our bananas. Herman tells us he has another bunch ripening for us that will be ready soon, as we arrived shortly after you departed.
The dishwasher has been a problem ever since we built the house because of the lime and calcium buildup from the hard water here. When designing the house we were advised by our property manager not to install the dishwasher and we have found out the hard way she was correct.
Philip & Donna
Pool, hammocks, grill, nature and beauty of home were amazing. 5 minute drive to beach, skate park, grocery, restaurants... we did ATV rentals for a day tour, beyond amazing, chartered a fishing boat with captain and caught 25 + varied fish. Felt like we went back in time 50-100 years. Back to nature. If you are squeamish with nature...lizards, monkeys, birds, insects, raccoons.... this will test your limits. For us, it was perfect!
You managed a lot of activities in your week. Costa Rica is all about wildlife and the environment and we are thrilled you were able to enjoy being back in time, back to nature. It is what we enjoy too and why we built our holiday home in Nosara.
Amazing...a perfect vacation retreat!
Words (or pictures) could not do this house justice. You simply must just go there to experience the awe. Philip was an incredible host that left no detail undone. He was knowledgeable...helpful and extremely quick to respond any time I had a question. We just flew back home after spending a week at his home and I miss the sights and sounds of Costa Rica already.
You will need transportation to get around but trust me, you won't mind. The beaches in the area are amazing as well as all the restaurants and activities that are available for a perfect vacation. It was so nice to have a "home base" to return to....jump in your own private pool to unwind and relax with a beautiful breeze and sights around you.
Our family had an unforgettable time and can't thank Philip and Virginie enough for making it all happen!!
Thank you Kimbel. We are so glad you were able to experience the sights and sounds of Costa Rica that we are able to enjoy every year we go down. We specifically chose the location of our house to be immersed in the atmosphere of this wilderness area rather than the noisy hustle and bustle of the busy built up parts of the town. We hope you will return again.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Donna and Philip's place for 5 nights in March 2018 and we don't have enough good things to say. The place was a dream....waking up to howler monkeys, bird watching, swimming in the pool to break the afternoon heat; we could not have asked for a better time. The garden and pool are very well maintained and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is also equipped with all the gadgets you need. Make sure you have a car if you stay here, as there are a ton of small towns and beautiful beaches to explore nearby. We hope to return in the future!
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in Nosara and that the house "was a dream". We love coming down here and are so pleased that others can share our holiday home.
Your suggestion to have a car to explore the vicinity could encourage others to do the same. There is certainly more to the area than Playa Guiones.
Any time you want to return, please contact us as we would love to have you back.
Playa Guiones/Nosara is famous for its 4 km long beach, with a steady break for surfing, its many yoga studios as well as the Yoga Institute, a healthy lifestyle with a varied assortment of menu items in the numerous restaurants and a good selection foods in the supermarkets. The zip-line at Miss Sky is reportedly the longest in Costa Rica.