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Nosara Area Luxury Family Home Ocean, Jungle Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Large Colonial Villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Ocean and Jungle Views

This Spacious Colonial Mediterranean style villa is a luxury home with panoramic ocean views. Minutes from the famous National Turtle Refuge of Ostional and a short drive to Guiones and Nosara this location offers privacy tranquility and a jungle surrounding. Relax in the blue water of the pool while the monkeys and birds fill the air with the sounds and sights of a tropical forest reserve. Quiet, tranquil and luxurious accommodations await you.

The Terrace suite located on the ground floor is a king bedroom with a large luxurious bathroom. Step into the hot water of the shower and look out through the lattice wrought iron to the jungle garden. Step through the french doors of the terrace and feast your eyes on the blue pacific waters and lush jungle flora.

The Sunset Suite is located upstairs. Its west facing balcony is oriented to fill the room with ocean views sunset light. Star gazers and moon watchers are welcome. Sounds of the ocean waves await you from the balcony perch. The sunset suite/tree house bath is designed to make you feel like you are in the trees with the birds and monkeys. Private, luxurious , and at the same elevation as the jungle forest you will perhaps see the monkeys passing by. It is designed to let you feel like you are in the tree top with the birds and the monkeys. A great place for a shower and to watch the jungle aloft.

The Atrium room is a queen bedroom on the ground floor. Its flowing curtains and high vaulted ceilings give it a jungle fairy tale feel. It opens into the interior atrium garden and in the full moon the atrium is flooded with moon light. Relax to the sounds of the bubbling fountain and the soft light of the interior of the home.

The large gourmet kitchen with granite counters and a prep island will make preparing your meals a pleasure. Stainless steel appliances and a fully equipped kitchen await the gourmet chef in you. China and glassware for 10 is provided. Maid service is also provided and the days she comes she is happy to prepare typical breakfasts for you and your family or friends. There is a BBQ area outside near the Petanque court, and a pizza oven. Just ask the gardener and he will fill the oven with wood if you would like to use the oven.

We want your dining experience at home to be the best it can be however located nearby are great restaurants. Ostional has a small pizzeria near the turtle beach. In San Juanillo there is Playa San Juanillo Bar and Restaurant and a little further north, the Tiki Hut on the Beach in Marbella. Go South to Nosara or Guiones and the restaurant selection becomes enormous and ranges from sushi, to typical cuisine...., crepes, pizza, fresh fish grills, vegetarian, burgers, French pastry, homemade ice cream and more local delicious offerings. There is an always expanding restaurant selection in the area.

San Juanillo with its beautiful white sandy beach cove is perfect for swimming in the ocean. Known for its calm and private coves it is one of the best places to snorkel and swim. Nearby its sister cove has a long sandy strand that runs out into the blue water of the ocean. From here fishing tours are available as well as the purchase of locally caught fish from the fisherman’s co-op.Minutes away from your door, Ostional is a world renowned turtle Sanctuary and National Park. Get lucky and see the mother turtles lay their eggs. Get even luckier and see the babies hatch. These arrivals and departures by the turtles happen throughout the year, but are best observed in August, September and October. Ask your hosts and we will help you arrange a tour.

Beach, surf, fishing, yoga, wildlife, bird watching, and fine dining are all just moments away. Perfect for 3 couples or family of 7 to 9 people.. There is a large sparkling pool. Children should always be supervised at the pool area, or should be excellent swimmers. Maid service 3 times weekly is included. Gardner and pool service are included as well. Operated as Turtlehouse B&B when the owners are home this property has been reviewed and enjoyed by many but is a new VRBO listing. Come and enjoy this very special home on your next trip to the area. All bedrooms have air conditioning and WiFi is available. We hope you will enjoy your stay in our personal piece of paradise.

More Details

Curt and Christina Trafton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Curt and Christina Trafton

We were looking for a very special place when we started to think that it might be time to retire.

Coming from New Mexico the ocean had always had a big allure and we found ourselves and our daughters searching out the sunniest places closest to the warm waters of the Pacific in the winters whenever we had time off together. If there was no snow in New Mexico for skiing…then there were the beaches of the Pacific.

At some point we knew we wanted to invest and become full time residents of Costa Rica. After many trips searching along the costal roads of CR we found this view lot inside a Nature Reserve and close to the most spectacular and diverse beaches of Guanacaste. The construction project took three years. Some of those years the rivers flooded and no material could come through. Sometimes our crew carried material through the rivers. Anyway you look at it, this home represents a labor of love and perseverance. The area is rural and tranquil and the communities nearby are very special. Imagine how special it must be that 200,000 nesting turtles think it is the best place for their children?

Our home was built by the engineering and design firm , Ingedesa. What a fabulous young couple and engineering firm! They specialize in high end concrete construction. Our home is engineered for a zone one earthquake and since the home sits on a high ridge overlooking the pacific ocean and the Rio Rosario basin the engineering was crucial to the success of our project. Ingedesa has gone on to build at the New Daniel Huber airport in Liberia and so from the moment you step off your plane in Liberia you will see their work. We are very fortunate to have had such great builders and such a great crew on our project. We hope that you will enjoy our home as much as we do.

Curt and Christina Trafton purchased this villa in 2005

What makes this villa unique

During the summer June thru end of August we offer these special discounts:

1 month ...........$4500

2 months .........$7500

3 months .........$9000

These are great turtle viewing months at the nearby Ostional national turtle refuge.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nosara in Cantón Santa Cruz

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Sunset bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Beautiful views of jungle and sunsets while showering
    Terrace suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Come in from the pool thru a private entrance to the shower
    Atrium bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ceiling Fan, Spacious glass tile shower
    pool house bathroom - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , Seperate from house convient for use while swimming
    Maids quarters - Shower Enclosure , Shower only, located in laundry area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Terrace suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The spare twin bed could go in this suite also, 1 time fee
    Atrium bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , A/C and fans
    Sunset Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , suite can fit an additional twin bed for a 1 time setup fee
    Maids quarters - 2 Bunk Bed , a great place for babysitter or friends of the kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Even better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Home was even more beautiful than the photos. Entire living room "wall" (were actually doors) opened to the patio so it felt like one open air room. We traveled with toddlers and teens and everyone enjoyed the pool, the views, sunsets, monkeys, and nearby surfing beaches. Nosara area and surrounding beach towns are all located on dirt roads so a 4x4 is definitely handy. Our stay even coinsided with the turtles laying their eggs on the beaches in Ostional (10 min away). Curt and Christina were incredibly kind and helpful. We had use of their wonderful housekeeper and they offered to purchase some groceries for us in advance. They had pool toys, boogie boards, a beach blanket, cooler, yoga mats, board games, a local cell phone and Netflix which our teens informed us had a much better selection than in the states. We were lacking for nothing! We were happy we chose to stay near the Liberia airport the first night as our flight arrived around 4:30pm, sunset is around 5:45pm and it's a 2-1/2 hr drive to the house fr Liberia. I wouldn't want to navigate the trip in the dark for the first time. My favorite moment each day was waking up, opening the huge kitchen window which overlooks the ocean (the outdoor dining table was right below it), listening for the howler monkeys, and making my freshly ground coffee in their stainless steel french press - doesn't get much better (can you tell we're from Seattle ;)) Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location & home! Curt was extremely attentive to any questions we had & stopped by a few times to go over directions & the amenities at the house. Maid service was provided 3 times during the week & Gaby did an excellent job keeping everything clean & neat. Beautiful beaches not far from the house.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental experience exceeded my expectations. From my first contact with the owners they were extremely responsive and helpful with assistance in travel planning. Six of us arrived on Christmas day to a delicious prepared meal and a refrigerator carefully stocked with all of our requests. The next morning the owners gave us a tour of the area pointing out all of the beautiful beaches, restaurants and shops. They provide a cell phone so at anytime assistance is available. The villa itself is beautifully designed and takes full advantage of the views and the natural setting. Furnishings are all of the highest quality and the kitchen is fully equipped. The pool and deck areas were perfect for relaxing after days at the beaches. The house was spotless and the pool and gardens were in excellent condition. One of the best surfing beaches in the area is only 10 minutes away. I would not hesitate to book this beautiful property; you will fall in love with Costa Rica!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your easy going and fun seeking attitude made it a pleasure to help in every way we could. We hope you are serious about returning. We would love to see you all again. Thank you for the care you took of our home and thank you for such a positive review. Curt and Christina
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Turtle House B&B is a beautiful property that made my

family’s stay in Costa Rica feel like we were at home

away from home. Nestled in the hilly jungle area of

Nosara, the house has a spectacular view of the ocean

that isn’t done justice by any photographs. At dusk, you

can see the Howler Monkeys swinging through the trees

just past the property line as the cicadas buzz to life.

It’s truly a unique opportunity to experience the jungle

from the comfort of a beautiful villa.

The house is close to some of the best surfing and

relaxing beaches in Costa Rica. After a morning at the

beach, there are plenty of great restaurants where the

food is always fresh. Nosara is a world renowned yoga

and meditation retreat, so the food and culture there

promote a healthy lifestyle.

Curt and Cristina, the owners of the property, were kind

and helpful. They did everything they could to make our

stay as pleasant as possible. It was generous of them to

rent their little bit of paradise to us for a week.

Zipline, ATV, Snorkel, Beaches, Hanging bridges, Volcanoes, Mud bath, Great food,Extremely helpful hosts, Great home with awesome views and a fabulous pool with a great cook......that is what this home offered....what a terrific time .......

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Hotel Luna Azul/ Playa San Juanillo/Ostional
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Playa Naranja
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
J.W.Marriot Resort, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
costal highway 160
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Hotel Luna Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Located near the nesting sea turtle reserve of Ostional, and minutes from world class surfing there is every kind of beach to explore. Walk along the dark sands of Ostional or boogie in the bright sands of the beaches of Peladas/ Guiones. Zip line tour Ms Sky not to be missed. Paddle board through mangroves or sip Mojitos at la Luna on the beach.. Wonderful horse back tours and fishing tours are available . Massage and yoga are big favorites of the vacationers coming this way and there is tennis and miniature golf nearby. Most people visit all the nearby beaches for fun and variety. Surfing and surf lessons are great and there is every kind of wave break in the area. Instructors are wonderful and teach to your level. Bird watching is excellent and the monkeys are always around. Help out at a local sanctuary if you are inclined or watch them cruse through the trees. Plentiful tropical fruits are available and cold coconut juice from fresh coconuts are offered for sale at many locations "pipa fria", don't miss this favorites of the local population .Restaurants offer many choices of cuisine and pricing. There is a diverse selection of restaurants and all require a short drive. Local fish, sushi, burgers, pizza, and traditional Costa Rican food as well as Italian, Swiss and deli shops and just about any kind of cuisine including homemade ice cream, and pastry shops are here. Ask your hosts for recommendations and we will help you find whatever you are looking for.

Bird watching is definitely recommended and it won't be hard. The forest is full of birds, and along the rivers and the ocean the species flourish. Bring your binoculars to get the best look. We keep a bird book here for our guests as well as a mammal reference book and a tree guide in the library for your convenience. If you have some special plans that need made to help you enjoy the area, we are here to help. Just let us know what it is you would most like to do and we will help you arrange whatever we can. Most tours require reservations in advance and at the high season, December through March they are essential. The turtles are most prominent from May to December with August, September and October being the very best viewing months. We are here to help you have the best experience you can while in Costa Rica. Pura Vida


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £377.75

NO REFUNDS after 30 days before travelers reservation date.
50% REFUND PRIOR TO 30 DAYS before travelers reservation.
90 % REFUND prior to 90 days before travelers reservation date.
This is because we are in a remote area that people plan well in advance to visit.
4WD strongly recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.