About this listing
Tree House: Papaya Room: #5
Private bath/Hot water/ One Double Bed/ One single bed/ Free WiFi/ Free Pavilion Use/ Extended Private Balcony/Private Kitchen
Costa Rica Hotel taxes and AirBnB fees included. Based on single occupancy.
Nosara Retreat is nestled in the pristine pacific coast of Costa Rica on two acres of tropical gardens and jungle. Created in harmony with nature, we are here to provide you with an ideal setting for relaxation, rejuvenation, personal rediscovery and fun.
A five-minute walk brings you to the secluded Pelada Beach with fine white sand. The ocean is the centerpiece of life here. You can walk for miles along the quiet, unspoiled beaches of Nosara observing magical rock formations, breaking waves, and gentle tide pools.
We provide affordable earth friendly living with personalized service. Activities we offer include: turtle nesting, surfing and horseback riding, water sports, hiking trails, walk through the biological preserve, and zip line tour.
Our on-site jungle trail through the green zone to the beach allows you to explore the unspoiled wildness of this vibrant natural habitat.
Nosara Retreat is an ideal spot from which to explore Nosara’s laid-back charm, fine restaurants, shops and assortment of Yoga and wellness options. Or you may want to just relax in a hammock, watch the howler monkeys and listen to the ocean.
This peaceful setting is ideal for unwinding. Enjoy rural Costa Rica, “pura vida,” (pure life).
From Dec 18, 2015 - Jan 04, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
First off, the grounds are beautiful and the staff is so kind and welcoming. The room was simple, and the outdoor kitchen was really nice. The breakfast was so good!
However, my wife and I only ended up staying here for one night, out of the seven that we had planned on.
There was no a/c, which wasn't a big deal, but because of that, we had to leave the windows open or it really got unbearably hot inside the room. One of the employees lived below our room, and we felt like he could hear everything we said. There was a lot of road noise at night, because you are right beside the beach road. Not a problem if you could close the windows...but you can't.
So, if you are looking for privacy, I wouldn't recommend this place. If you are just looking for a place to shower and crash, great place.
And again, the staff was amazing.
The Nosara Retreat is a wonderful place!!! Deborah and her staff are so so so nice and they'll help you out with anything on site/around the area. The rooms are spacious and the spirit of the place brings you closer to the surroundings. Breakfast is great too! Water would shut off at odd times, but the ocean is right there so no big deal!!
Loved my time in Nosara. Great host and location. The treehouse was great, met a lot of other guests and the beach was awesome. Very relaxing!
This is such a wonderful place!!! We were treated so well by Deborah, Theresa, Ashley, Junior and everybody else! We spent two amazing weeks here with our 3 year old son and we already miss it. We are already thinking of going back longer next winter!
Everyone went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and helped us when we needed something.
All in all, we felt so good here. From the yoga pavilion to the shady jungle paths, to the secluded, gorgeous (almost deserted!) playa Pelada and the lovely breakfasts prepared with care, we revelled in Paradise.
If you like to be away from the crowd this place is for you. We didn't have a car and were not looking to go out to restaurants and cafes everyday and that is what you get here, as you are a good walk away from civilisation and the touristy scene. We went grocery shopping every 4-5 days (and got fresh fish from the fishermen on the beach) and we cooked in our super well equipped kitchen. We loved it that way.
Thank you all from the bottom of our heart. You are a such a beautiful touching community!! We think of you fondly and we will see you again!
L&L&A : )
My trip was booked at the last minute and Deborah was very helpful in getting me from Liberia airport to Nosara Retreat ("NR"). However, the overall trip was not the best and I wound up leaving a day early.
After the three (3) hour ride from the airport, I arrived at NR and Deborah was there in the main office waiting. She provided some information about the property and gave very cryptic and unclear information about how to get to the beach and the walk to a restaurant for dinner. The walk from NR to the closest place of civilization was 20 minutes (note that I am a 6' 2" athletic guy). It was also 30 minutes to the surf area...... much longer than she had indicated.
My first morning I had a nice breakfast, but the woman working did not speak english and could not provide a map. It was clear that the closest places to buy a water or snacks was a substantial walk. The alternative would be a cab or rickshaw (note: the numbers Deborah provided on a small post-it note did not connect and I wound up walking to and from).
My accommodations were located under Deborah's residence. It was subpar and had many spiders and ants. It was not as nice as any of the pictures on the AirBnB site.
Overall, the location was close to the beach but I was very disappointed with its remote location and how hard it was to get to civilization (e.g. lunch and dinner required long walks). I wound up leaving a day early because I did not want to stay in a place with spiders and ants.
We stayed in the Papaya Room for four nights in mid-December and had a wonderful experience. The room itself is lovely, nestled in the trees. At night you go to sleep listening to the crickets & the occasional monkey. Other than that it's quiet. No road noise, no people, nothing. Just you and nature. It was a beautiful, amazing room, very breezy. There is a ceiling fan but it's on the same switch as the light so we didn't run it at night. You don't need to, though, because of the lovely breeze that flows through the windows.
We've since seen three other rooms in the Nosara area and none have been as nice as this.
The beach is a short walk away, and you are a quick drive to restaurants & etc. in town.
The wifi worked phenomenally well in the room and on the porch. No problems with bugs (other than a few critters here and there, which is to be expected given the location.) The outdoor kitchen was well-stocked with pots & pans and dishes.
Bars on the windows provide security.
Every morning we went up to the main house and had breakfast served to us - fresh fruit, toast, good coffee, and juice/shakes.
Deborah, Junior, and all of the other staff that we encountered were incredibly friendly and helpful.
If you stay here (and you should!) be sure to bring a flashlight! You are literally in the jungle and it's *very* dark at night. We hope to be back soon!
Deborah and Mandi were very nice and welcoming. The rooms are simple, the grounds were very nicely maintained, and it was a very easy walk to the beach (which was beautiful). The breakfast though was the highlight - delicious, very filling, and nicely prepared just for us. Thanks!
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About the Host, Deborah
I came to Costa Rica in 1989 and fell in love with Playa Pelada, the people and the country. The houses we had built over the years served as a retreat for my extended family. For years, we all came together during the Christmas holidays. Inspired by the vibrant tropical colors and beauty of people and local scenes, I painted pictures for each room. In 1994 I started a B&B on the property and a year later, moved here permanently. My dream for many years was to have a healing center. Recently we began hosting retreats. It is my joy to share this healing paradise with you.