|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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:
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.
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.
Daily maid and cleaning service is included in the rental of this property from Monday through Saturday.
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.
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
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.
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.
Craig is a wonderful owner. His home is immaculate and he is quite helpful, offering local tips on activities and restaurants. He answered all of my questions, helped me book massages and overall, I couldn't have asked for a better owner/renter situation. Thanks Craig!
We had five adults and five kids ranging in age from 4-12, with sleeping options to spare. We celebrated two birthdays and Thanksgiving 2016. Best money spent was to hire Elena to cook (she will also do dishes!). We loved not having a TV and being away from the resort scene. We rented two all terrain golf carts which were enough to take us everywhere, except grocery shopping. Outdoor showers and sleeping porch were well utilized. Beach access is great. The house is a challenge to find in the middle of the night, even with the directions printed and in hand. Once you know where it is, it seems easy. We had the excitement of preparing for hurricane Otto, but the weather turned out to be great. Craig stayed in touch and we had multiple options for making local contacts for assistance and information. Yes, you should go!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Google Maps: 9.935315,-85.662359
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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Kids aged 5 & under stay FREE
Check-In Saturday (3pm) Check-Out Saturday (11am)