Open Floor Plan with Spectacular Ocean Views
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I am a retired kindergarten teacher who loves to travel and discovered this precious spot some time ago. My family and I have put a lot of love and care into making this a magical retreat.
BlueSand purchased this House in 2006
Why BlueSand chose Ostional
My son was working at a surf school in Playa Guiones and on a lark I found this hilltop property. I was a part of the design and construction from the very beginning. For me, being away from the hustle and bustle of Guiones, nestled in the jungle with this amazing view, fills my soul.
What makes this House unique
This property is not a club-med experience. The views are truly spectacular. The beach is close. There are other great beaches nearby (San Juanillo and Guiones). You can explore many neat locales around every corner and come back to the comforts of our 'Refugio'.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Loved it..couldn't have loved it more. Highly recommended..
This was our sixth visit to Costa Rica, and our first time in the Nosara area. We loved the view from the house, situated in the hill above the beach. The expanse was breathtaking. The partially covered viewing deck was especially spectacular for star gazing. We walked Ostional Beach every morning at dawn, after being awakened by the Howler Monkeys, and saw nesting turtles, locals fishing, vultures waiting and much more.
The house , with its two sleeping wings, provided privacy with an open living area. The kitchen was well equipped. The dipping pool provided welcome relief from the afternoon heat.
The roads were worse than we expected and will get a full size SUV f we return to this area.
There are outstanding white-water views of the ocean from every angle within this open plan beach home and from all five terraces, as well as the amazing upper deck, accessed from a spiral staircase.
This upper deck affords a covered space with an ocean-facing bar which seats five, a bench, and chaise lounges in an uncovered space for relaxing and star gazing.
We were able to walk down to the beach in Ostional for surfing, although we sadly missed the monthly arrival of the sea turtles.
The home itself is charming with a well roomy kitchen and comfortable sleeping spaces.
We had a great vacation here and plan to come back again!
Thank you for your complimentary review! It was great to read how much you appreciated the stunning ocean views our home provides and that you enjoyed spending tome on the new upper terrace. Please come again,..and hopefully you will see the Olive Ridley Turtles arriving to lay their eggs next time!
We loved our stay it was perfect!! The house has everything you need!!! The only thing wrong was that we had to leave. The view and property is amazing and perfect to get away from it all!
What delightful news that you had a "perfect" stay in our Playa Ostional beach home! Our family, too, finds it difficult to leave the cozy comforts, spectacular ocean vistas, and local activities. Please come vacation again! You are most welcome.
We spent a little longer than a week and the only problem we encountered was the fact that we didn't know about this place before.
The house has a million dollar view, refreshing, with plenty of room in which you can choose to see the sunset at the pool, deck, room or balcony.
The house is well equipped with everything as needed (Maybe a portable fan would make a trick) location is astonishing, very close to Nosara and near beaches.
Raquel's assistance was amazing, very kind and supportive. Always looking to enhance our experience.
We will definitely come back
It was such a pleasure to read your review and our family is delighted that you enjoyed your vacation at our "Refugio de las Mariposas" beach home.
Thanks for mentioning how much you valued Raquel's assistance. We agree that she is a treasure!
We appreciate you for taking the time to write and tell us about your holiday experience. =^>
Incredible views & Great location!
This is a wonderful house with incredible views of the ocean and close enough you can listen to the waves all day & night. The living space is very comfortable and open. We really enjoyed the moon/roof deck- where you can star gaze at night or just be mesmerized by the view all day long.
The kitchen is well stocked! We truly enjoyed cooking meals and of course mixing up some pina coladas. There was plenty of space for all 4 of us adults to be in there cooking and cleaning up.
The windows and doors all open so you can enjoy the breezes and sounds of nature surrounding the house. It was plenty cool at night with the breezes and fans going and stayed comfortable during the day as well.
This house is close to wonderful beaches including Playa Ostional. We enjoyed going to town for food at Los Tortugas or driving into Nosora to eat at Rancho Tico. There's great grocery shopping in Nosora as well.
We visited Playa Guiones several times to shop, eat and swim at the beach. My husband and I both took surfing lessons at Cacho's- ask for Steve- he was wonderful to learn from! While there you should definitely eat at Al Chile and order the passion fruit mojito!
I highly recommend this house for your vacation to Costa Rica!
Thanks a million for your charming review! We, the owners, agree that our beach home has a special "vibe" of comfortable seclusion with spectacular ocean views! As you say, the rooftop "Tortuga Terrace" is unique and a totally cool spot to hang out, day or night. We appreciate you for taking the time to write such a kind endorsement.
Our beach home, 'Refugio de las Mariposas', is located in a pristine tropical forest with spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific ocean and local mountains.
Nearby beaches provide opportunities for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing. A world class Zipline, canopy tours, river tours, hiking, biking, horseback riding and quad rentals are nearby. Many bird & wildlife sanctuaries are located in the area, and the monthly nesting cycle and hatching of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles can be seen on the beach right below our home!
You are never far from fine dining experiences, ranging from light snacks, gelato, and cool tropical drinks to a wide variety of international cuisine options and great fresh seafood!
Explore the local beaches and stroll the white sands of San Juanillo, the black sands of Playa Ostional, and the golden sands of Playa Guiones.