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Stunning New Home - 5 BR Suites, Pool & 4 Minute Walk to Beach

People22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
22
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Playa Guiones - Rancho Paloma Azul

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 Baths (Sleeps 22)

Located at the south end of Playa Guiones in Nosara in a new gated community/development called the Guiones Beach Club, the Rancho Paloma Azul home is perched on top of a small knoll that is 1110 square meters (approximately 1/3 acre) in size.

It has views of the Pacific Ocean, the surrounding hills and rain forest and is approximately 300 yards from the beach (about a four minute walk at most on a private, palm-lined trail). Because of its slight elevation, the property typically receives a nice ocean breeze.

This home can accommodate as few as two guests with bed space for as many as 22 and includes all of the following:

THE RANCHO:

A 18' x 24' indigenous open-air ''palapa'' style patio structure made of beautiful teak wood. This is the social hub of the home. It includes an open kitchen, bar counter top & stools and a large communal dining area along with open-air hammocks and lounge day beds and views to the beach. This building is immediately adjacent to the private swimming pool.

THE CABANA SUITES AND THE BUNK HOUSE:

Located on the 1st floor level are four (4) attached Cabana Suites, all of similar construction, each with its own 4-post queen size bed, private bathroom and porches with rocking chairs. Great for couples or for individual usage.

The building is a partial two-story structure with an upstairs master suite, called The Bunk House, equipped with a large bathroom. With three (3) full beds and two (2) twin bunk-style beds, The Bunk House can sleep up to a total eight people. Great for kids, teens and/or couple and individual usage.

Two surfboard racks for storage of up to 12 surfboards. Three outdoor showers, one by the pool for rinsing sandy feet and two others by the Cabana suites and surfboard rack, respectively.

All rooms are equipped with locked mini-bodegas and digital safes to safeguard your personal belongings.

THE SWIMMING POOL:

The pool is approximately 12' x 22', fully tiled with shallow and deep areas. Pool uses a salt water chlorine generator, so no harsh chemicals for eyes, skin and hair.

ADDITIONAL SLEEPING AREAS:

There are additional outdoor, covered sleeping areas in the second floor loft of the Rancho equipped with two (2) full beds and two (2) twin beds with mosquito netting and ceiling fans.

FULL-TIME CARETAKER:

A friendly, full time on-site caretaker lives on the property to provide 24/7 security for the home and guests. He handles all pool and gardening duties and is available to assist guests during their stay, including making dinner reservations and activity booking.

HOUSECLEANING/MAID SERVICE:

Daily maid and cleaning service is included in the rental of this property from Monday through Saturday.

COOK/CHILD CARE:

Daily assistance with cooking and/or child-care is available upon request.

ON-PREMISE MASSEUSE OR YOGA:

Assistance with scheduling on-premise massage or yoga lessons.

ABOUT GUIONES BEACH CLUB: We have yet to locate the GBC clubhouse or any dues-paying members for that matter, but it is a private gated community with a 24/7 guard house and security patrol, all underground utilities (unique in Nosara) and unbeatable proximity to Playa Guiones beach.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Craig Stanford
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2016
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About Craig Stanford

This property is owned by a group of 7 fun-loving partners from the U.S. We purchased the dirt back in 2006 but just finished the house, known as Rancho Paloma Azul, in January of 2009. We are all friends and family and this place was designed for big informal gatherings with multiple families and lots of kids. The house is informal, laid back and celebrates coming together in such a pristine and wonderful environment.

Craig Stanford purchased this house in 2008

Why Craig Stanford chose Guanacaste

Nosara and Playa Guiones is a truly special spot. Very laid back and non-resort-like. Extremely kid friendly. We are here because this is a great spot to relax and be with friends and family. Oh yeah, and the surfing rocks and sport fishing is pretty awesome too.

What makes this house unique

Rancho Paloma Azul is uniquely designed around a central outdoor living area to allow you to be in the outdoors and enjoying the beach breezes, sound of the ocean and the pool.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Stunning New Home - 5 BR Suites, Pool & 4 Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
5

Pura Vida at La Paloma Azul!

  • 5 of 5

We had three families with six adults and nine children spend a week at La Paloma and we cannot say enough about this property or Randal, the caretaker on-hand during our trip. The four cabanas were spotless with comfortable beds, air conditioning, private baths, and patio space with rocking chairs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The bunk room is above the garage and care taker quarters and was a fantastic space for our eight boys ranging in age from 10-16.

The highlight of this house is the palapa (the huge palm leaf lined building that houses the kitchen, dining area, and living space). Aside from sleeping in our bedrooms, we spent almost every minute off the beach under the thatched roof or in the pool. Some of our group also slept in the palapa loft that included four additional beds with views of the Pacific Ocean. It was FANTASTIC!!! Everyone was able to hang out in this outdoor living space while listening to music, playing games, swimming in the pool, blending drinks, grilling dinner, and enjoying the beautiful Costa Rican weather. A palapa is now a requirement for all rentals in our future!

The caretaker, Randal, was also invaluable to our trip in Nosara. There wasn't a thing that Randal did not do to make our trip perfect. From cleaning the pool to wiping down surf boards to brewing the morning coffee, Randal was the 16th member of our crew. He even rode his motorbike into town to pick up ingredients and ice. He helped us arrange golf carts, surf boards, a cook for dinners, and taxi rides. Randal's English is limited but there isn't anything he wouldn't do to help make our stay the very best.

A few things about Nosara - the beaches offer amazing surfing but it is a five minute walk from the house. We rented golf carts to get in and out of town and also to haul all of our boards to the beach. We were there in March and it was HOT - 95 to 105 degrees between 11:30-4:30. Get out and surf early, take a brake, and go back for round two in the afternoon/evening. During low tide, the snorkeling is terrific. Bring some gear to check out the fish and beautiful shells.

Finally, the roads leading to Nosara are a little rough but they keep the town off the beaten path. The actual town of Nosara is about a 10-15 minute ride from the house and has almost all of the amenities you could want - grocery store, liquor store, post office, air field, ect.

Enjoy this little piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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pura vida

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at this house, and yet again, everything was perfect. We were a group of 8 adults and 6 kids. Everyone had more than enough room. Days were spent waking up early for workouts or early mornings runs. After breakfast early morning surf, which is quiet close to the house. Back to the house for some down time and pool time. Picked everything back up at around 3.30pm. Yoga and afternoon surf until sunset. Back to the house for dinner. We noticed how much more busy Nosara is becoming, so it was nice to have a secure and quiet house to relax. Everything was clean, and well kept. Thank you for a wonderful stay and YES, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your spirit of generosity in taking the time to post a review. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Nosara and Playa Guiones. Please send us a note if you think there's anything we can do to enhance your stay.
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AMAZING PLACE!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our accommodations in nosara were more than we could have dreamed of! The house was beautiful with plenty of space. All of our guests felt at home. The rooms were clean and well kept. The pool was serene and peaceful, and a beautiful space to relax. Juan Carlos was so immensely helpful during our stay. He showed us the best spots in town, and helped with anything that we could need while we were down there.

The kitchen was well stocked with all equipment that we needed. It was wonderful to have such a clean, organized space as a home base while we adventured around Nosara. Thank you for the hospitality and we look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much making the effort to write such kind words. We are elated that you were happy! We look forward to hosting you again!
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Fantastic home (if not *exactly* as advertised).

  • 4 of 5

The house is extremely comfortable and worked very well for our stay - which included two grandparents, four parents, and six kids aged 3-13. The caretaker, Juan Carlos, is about as perfect as one could wish. He is incredibly friendly, eager, knowledgable, diligent, responsible. He even knew exactly how to treat my sister's (extremely painful and scary) stingray injury. Oh, and he has the most awesome dog ever, Lulu.

A couple things that aren't quite as advertised, just so one is completely prepared. One, the directions to the house are unbelievably detailed and accurate, up until the point of locating the actual place. It's possible signs have been moved (indeed, it seems the Guiones Beach Club sign must have been), etc., but the final approach is really elusive, and no one else in Nosara seems to know where the Club is.

Two, "four minutes" to the beach is a tad enthusiastic. It's probably closer to ten if you're walking; maybe four if you rent a golf cart in town. Still, when you reach it, it's absolutely gorgeous. For surfers, though, the better break is significantly to the north, so you'll probably want to drive to the main Guiones Beach parking lot and paddle out from there.

Three, the internet is so slow as to be essentially non-existent almost all of the time. There is great wi-fi availability from multiple cafes and restaurants in town, but don't expect to stay on-line from the house.

Those cautionary notes aside, a highly recommended rental - especially because you could not be in better hands in Nosara than you are with Juan Carlos!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect group retreat!

  • 5 of 5

After making a few wrong turns we finally found the quiet, fairly secluded Guiones Beach club and the stunning Paloma Azul. The place completely exceeded expectations! Each room had its own private bath and A/C, fan and beautiful high cathedral ceilings. The outdoor combination living "room" and kitchen were a treat to have as a communal area for games, yoga, breakfast, lunch, and general lounging. The set up was perfect for our group of ladies wanting some privacy and relaxation and possibly often times operating different schedules. The beach is a short walk down a private path making it easy to come and go as you please. The walk into "town" is a bit longer by road but a beautiful stroll on the beach gives you access to all the various access points to restaurants, shops, etc. Being on the southern end of Nosara made it feel more private yet accessible - a fantastic combination. Nosara is quite clearly a special place and the secret (if there was one) is out. It appears that the lots surrounding Paloma Azul are for sale, so the feeling of being tucked away may indeed change in years to come.

We loved the staff, especially Bernando and Elena, the chef. They were professional and always available for all of our requests without ever feeling intrusive. We wanted to take them with us :) Lulu the dog was so sweet and would greet us coming "home" on our walks up from the beach. Truly a wonderful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best 2 weeks

  • 5 of 5

We just spend 2 weeks at Rancho Paloma Azul. The staff were very accommodating. A big shout out to Bernardo! He was there in Juan Carlos absence. Bernardo was our go to person. He worked hard everyday maintaining the property while ensuring our needs (calling cabs, setting up excursions) were met. He definitely went above and beyond. When Juan Carlos returned, he also was very helpful. We hired "Big Tony" on a couple of occasions to cook for us! He was amazing and very reasonable. We told him what we wanted and he prepared it perfectly! Big Tony can be found at his kabob stand going into town. Highly recommend him. Housekeeping was excellent! LuLu the dog was a cutie! Definitely a part of the Rancho. Miss her already! One thing I would recommend is renting a golf cart. The walk into town is only about 20 minutes however, if you need supplies, you can't carry them back to easily. We rented a golf cart from Paradise Rentals. It was used daily. The whole experience was awesome! Hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Liberia (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Harbor Reef Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Harbor Reef Lodge
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Guiones
Car: recommended

Google Maps: 9.935315,-85.662359

LATITUDE: 9°56'7.22'N

LONGITUDE: 85°39'44.53'W

Short stroll (8-10 minutes) to the world-renowned Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara and the beach is even closer!

Come surf one of the finest beach breaks in all of Central America. Great surfing for advanced to beginner. Good local surf shops and rentals.

Playa Guiones offers consistent, Pacific storm-generated surf 12 months a year, rotating between wintertime north swells and summertime souths and southwests. Winter winds are generally off-shore, and conditions vary from fun, small beach break and reef break waves, to river mouth points, to fast overhead beach break and point breaks, to outer-reef large surf.

Water temperature ranges from 80 to 86 degrees. Air temperature is consistently between 76 and 86 degrees, with relatively high humidity. Wetsuits are never needed. Beaches range from white to black sand, and extreme tidal conditions offer great opportunities for snorkeling, tide pool exploration, and shell collecting.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Playa Guiones, Guanacaste

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
XMAS/NEW YEARS 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£6,375
for 7 nights
£6,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
EASTER / SEMANA SANTA 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,264
for 7 nights
£5,264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,264
for 7 nights
£5,264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
XMAS/NEW YEARS 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£6,375
for 7 nights
£6,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,463
for 7 nights
£4,463
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £62
Tax Rate 13.0%

DEPOSITS -
NORMAL SEASON
• More than 30 days prior arrival: refund less 10% penalty fee of total booking amount
• Less than 30 days prior to arrival: penalty of total deposit

PEAK SEASON
• More than 45 days prior to arrival: refund less 10% penalty fee
• Less than 45 days prior to arrival: penalty of total deposit

Kids aged 5 & under stay FREE

Check-In Saturday (3pm) Check-Out Saturday (11am)

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Playa Guiones, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Cabana 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cabana 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest Half-bath - Toilet
    Cabana 2 Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
    Pool Shower - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Cabana 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cabana 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cabana 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cabana 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunk Room - 3 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Rancho Loft - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Loft space on second floor of Rancho
  • Two (2) Pac 'N Play cribs available
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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