Romantic sunset views inside private nature reserve!
Perfect for honeymoon couple, or family with 1 small child.
Only minutes from many beautiful beaches!
Total privacy guaranteed!
High above the ocean you can hear the waves but escape humidity, always a nice refreshing breeze! Tropical birds and monkeys are your only neighbors!
Large bedroom with king bed, bathroom with open shower, well equipped kitchen, fridge, ceiling fans. A dining area and large sunset terrace with sofa! The high ceilings make the villa always cool and comfortable. I-Pod docking sterero.
Within a few minutes of driving you will reach some of the most serene beaches of Costa rica. Playa San Juanillo (8 min.) with its 3 bays is perfect for safe swimming, fishing tours and snorkeling. Ostional turtle reserve (5 min.) with its 8km beach is perfect for walking and discovering wildlife and watching spectacular sunsets. The town of Nosara (20 min.) and Guiones offer many restaurants, bars, yoga spas, massage, great surfing and airport as well as medical services.
Our manager Stevie is only a phone call away and will assist you with any needs you may have.
Laundry service available.
Great hiking within this gated nature community. Walk along a jungle river, watch wildlife, great for photographers.
Great hiking inside our gated nature community.
Guests should have 4x4 car
Smoking on terrace only please.
We spend 3 weeks with our 4-month old baby in the beautiful small house, overlooking the jungle, all the way down to the Pacific Ocean – just as the pictures show. Hanging out on the porch, watching the sunset, listening to the howler monkeys or working at the wooden desk, was amazing.
The house is very well equipped with everything you will need. There's an A/C and ceiling fans which came handy in the hot afternoons. There are all sorts of kitchen appliances, hot water is always running, and the huge bed is very comfortable.
As the house is situated within a small nature reserve you hardly hear anything except wildlife and the wind in the trees around you. But you should also be prepared to encounter critters.
We strongly recommend to bring a 4x4 car as the roads are in pretty rough shape and driving to the beautiful beaches of Pelada and Guiones or to the supermarket in Nosara may take quiet some time with a regular car. (With a 4x4 and some practise we made it to Nosara in about 30 min.)
Steven was very helpful, flexible and always within reach if needed – a super nice host, thank you!
Stevie is the man. Not that everyone should expect to be able to, but Stevie was super accommodating in letting us into the place a little bit early on the day of our arrival. After a long day of travel, this was a very nice surprise. He gave us some great local knowledge of places to see, eat, etc. Stevie went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and relaxed.
My fiancé and I could not ask for a better vacation than we experienced here. The house is about a 5 minute drive from Playa Ostional which is a beautiful black sand beach where we were able to see some of the turtles hatching. There were also decent waves for surfing and NO CROWDS here. 10 minutes from the house in the other direction is the charming town of San Juanillo. There is a pedestrian only beach that is white sand, great for swimming/snorkeling, has trees that provide shade on the beach, and is excellent for checking out the tide pools. San Juanillo has a few good restaurants and a store that has most of the essentials.
25 minutes south of the house is the very popular Playa Guiones and the town of Nosara. This is a great place to rent surfboards, eat good food, stock up on groceries, go horseback riding, paddle boarding, deep sea fishing, etc. We actually thought that this house was closer to Guiones and Nosara, but we quickly realized that it was ideal to be away from the crowds with only the sounds of the jungle to fall asleep and wake up to. We spent many, many hours lounging on the porch. There is a nice couch and great hammock. We saw a bunch of wildlife from the porch and didn't see another human from our property for the entire 10 day stay.
If you're looking for a secluded, romantic getaway in the jungle with access to beach activies...look no further. This place does require some sense of adventure, as there are definitely a few bugs and other creatures that also reside in the jungle. We got a few bites, but it really just felt like part of the experience. This is not the Four Seasons, but I thought it had every luxury you need (hot shower, kitchen, comfy king bed, killer views) and nothing you don't need.
If you go, definitely check out Playa Pelada (20 minutes from the house by car) and have a meal at La Luna. I recommend lunch with a couple of margaritas. Priceless.
I'd definitely recommend renting a car. The roads are not excellent, but they are kind of fun to drive on once you get used to dodging potholes. There are a couple of river crossings, but they are doable with a 2WD in the dry season. 4WD with some clearance would be ideal, but we did just fine with a little Toyota Yaris.
We'll probably be back. Thanks, Stevie!
Mark and Erin
Thanks so much for all the kind words!!!! I'm so happy you and Mark enjoyed your stay. It really means a lot to me that you wrote such a nice review! I feel bad that I didn't write a whole lot on your review because I've been so busy and a little tired. It was a pleasure meeting you guys and I hope to see you back again sometime!
Nous avons passé une semaine de vacances très reposantes dans cette magnifique maison de style balinais plantée dans la montagne, en pleine nature, avec vue sur l'océan et les couchers de soleil. Bien aménagée, la maison offre confort, intimité, dépaysement et détente dans un décor qui incite à la rêverie entre les visites à la plage et dans les villages voisins. Notre hôte Steven s'est toujours montré disponible et s'est occupé de ce que l'on manque de rien. Un endroit que nous vous recommandons sans hésiter pour découvrir cette région.
Die Unterkunft ist wirklich sehr schön und hat unsere Erwartungen übertroffen, trotz einiger Kommunikationsschwierigkeiten unsrerseits hat alles bestens geklappt und Steven konnte uns zu seinem Ferienhaus führen.
Jeden morgen kamen Nasenbären und andere Tiere zum Frühstück vorbei.
In der Umgebung gibt es einige wirklich sehr schöne Strände und auch sonst kann man sehr viel unternehmen.
We've been referring to our stay here as a "5 billion star hotel". This home was absolutely perfect- exactly what we were looking for. Here's what we wanted:
Off the beaten path
An immaculate space
Things we wouldn't go without... Wifi and some appliances
A veranda with an incredible view
A kind and informative host
Variety in dining experiences nearby
A sweet hammock
It was serene, romantic, relaxing... Everything. Steven was awesome. We arrived later than we planned and he met us nearby and showed us around the house giving us all the info we could possibly need. He was available when I texted or called for info on excursions, massages, etc; super helpful, lovely gentleman!
We didn't stray too far away from our lodgings. One day we went to Noasara's little yogi village for massages and lunch and that was beautiful. We rented a 4x4 to get around which I highly recommend.
Can't wait to make it back some day/ thank you Steven... for everything!!!
Steven kept in close contact by phone day before and day of arrival. He met us at the appointed time and showed us how everything operated. He made a special trip to town to retrieve the internet router rather than have us wait until the next day.
There was a section of road near the property that was in rough shape; Steven had a crew working to fix it the next day.
The cottage was as described with a breathtaking view of the Pacific and we enjoyed our experience - especially the wide open views, the decor and the outdoor shower.
My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the Vista Pacifica property and we absolutely loved it! We even started referring to it as "our" jungle house! It was remote, beautiful, clean and accommodating. Steven was a great host - friendly, helpful and accessible but never intrusive. It was our first time in Costa Rica and we are hooked! We will definitely be back sometime soon and plan to contact Steven again/check out his other properties. A great experience to say the least and by far, a much better alternative to staying at a resort or hotel.
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