About this listing
This spacious villa has beautiful mountain views, a lanai with seats and hammocks, large windows, varnished teak ceilings, paddle fan, tile floors, a mini kitchen, a cedar closet and a big bathroom. It's very comfortable and handicap accessible.
Buena Vista vacation rentals are located at the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica on a secluded ridge overlooking Playas Guiones, Pelada and Ostional. Surrounded by pristine parklands, the serenity and beauty of this mountaintop retreat is inspirational... yet is only a few minutes from beaches, restaurants, shopping, airport and other conveniences!
There's even a jungle trail which leads to the great surfing beach of Playa Guiones. The beautiful, tropically landscaped hillside behind Buena Vista contains hundreds of tropical fruit trees and plants, and is accessible by a network of trails.
Nosara offers many activities ... world class surfing and fishing, shelling, quad rentals, mountain biking, surf camps and lessons, world's longest canopy tour/zipline, kayak and boat tours of the rivers, horseback riding on the beaches, organized family and group adventure travel and missions, yoga, rest, and last but not least... relaxation! For surfers, Playa Guiones has one of the most consistent surf breaks in all of Costa Rica. Waves can be overhead on the outside break, yet still have perfect beginner's surf as it reforms near the beach, and inshore is usually calm enough for a nice swim.
Monkeys, parrots and other wildlife flourish! The sky is constantly changing as the the clouds drift through the mountains and across the Pacific. Sunrises and sunsets are amazing, and night takes on a whole new perspective, with the countless stars of the milky way overhead as thousands of big fire flies twinkle all around!
* Buena Vista offers quality rental surfboards, surfing lessons, bike rentals, surfboard storage and can arrange all your rental car, tour and travel needs.
* We can also provide area transportation, tours and surf trips with our 12 passenger, air conditioned turbo diesel microbus.
* Discounts,seasonal specials and group packages are available... just ask!
The Villas are located on the 1st floor, and the Casa is on the 2nd level. A 3rd level observation deck offers spectacular 360 degree views! To the west the jungle valley decends down to the surfing beaches of Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and the vast Pacific Ocean... to the northwest the sea misted turtle beaches of Ostional are clearly visible... to the north is the beautiful Nosara Valley, and to the east lies an endless horizon of distant mountain ranges.
Our newest addition, Buena Vista Villas, offers WiFi, amazing views and each of the 6 villas have private bathrooms, mini kitchens and breakfast bars with views of the mountains, jungles and beaches. Villas can sleep from 4 to 6 guests. Privacy doors connect to adjoining villas so friends and families can stay together yet still have privacy. *
VILLA "POLARIS" (#3, North/Central)
Villa Polaris is named after the North Star which rises just outside every crystal clear evening. This spacious villa has beautiful mountain views, a lanai with seats and hammocks, large windows, varnished teak ceilings, paddle fan, tile floors, a mini kitchen, a cedar closet and a big bathroom. Villa Polaris is also handicap accessible!
This villa features the following amenities:
• Free Wireless Internet
• Handicap Accessible
• Large Private Bathroom
• Mini Kitchen
• Mountain Views
• Sleeps up to 4 People
• Spacious Deck with Hammocks
VILLA RATES: (Prices are double occupancy and include utilities and WIFI internet. $10/night/each additional guest.)
* LOW SEASON - (September - October)
Villa 3.........$49/day, $299/week, $599/month
* GREEN SEASON: (May - August)
Villa 3....... $59/day, $349/wk.,$649/mo.
* HIGH SEASON: (November - April)
Villa 3........$69/day, $419/week, $749/month
Villas 5 and 6.......$79/day, $499/week, $799/month
* HOLIDAYS: (Christmas,Easter)
*** Please contact us for current holiday rates and availability
LONG TERM LEASE: (MINIMUM 6 Months)
Villa 3......(Nov-Apr) $649/mo./ (May-Oct) $599 mo.
* Costa Rica tax (13%) not included and due upon arrival.
Buena Vista offers a 3rd floor observation deck with amazing 360 degree views of the beaches, mountains and jungles. We also have large tropical gardens full of flowering plants and fruit trees, networked with walking trails. There are 2 outdoor showers and 2 parking areas for our guests convenience. Buena Vista offers on site surf lessons, surfboard and bike rentals and laundry service
Interaction with Guests
Our onsite assistant managers Penny and Chester will make you feel at home and assist you with any needs you may have. Jay oversees operations, offers surf lessons and can arrange your travel details such as rental cars, surf trips, tours, zip line/canopy adventures, sport fishing charters, horseback riding and more!
Buena Vista is located in an amazing mountain top tropical setting above the vast Pacific Ocean. Our area is very ecologically balanced and we strive to protect the delicate balance between man and nature...
Here are some information to ensure your visit is the best it can be!
* We recycle. * Please conserve water. * Remove beach sand at outside shower before entering rooms. *No smoking inside the rooms. *"Quiet Time" is from 9PM to 7AM *Key Deposit is $25. *Please turn off electrical items when not in room. * Buena Vista can book all your tours, rental cars and assist with other needs so your vacation can be a breeze!
The location is a charming, rustic & cozy spot in the mountains above the Nosara beaches. While the view from this room is just a small tree-lined patio, I enjoyed a thunderstorm from the covered overlook on the roof and watched the sunset from a spot 150 yards away from the room. Some of the other rooms do have views of the mountains & valley.
Jay and Penny (property manager) are great hosts - friendly, communicative and helpful. Jay was quite accommodating when I'd missed my flight and threw my schedule off kilter. Penny told me about the area and how to make coffee Costa Rica style, and even picked up a bag of ground beans for me in town.
I stayed at Buena Vista Villas on my own and without a vehicle; it was fine for 1 night and the beach/village is under a mile away. At Jay's suggestion, I had my taxi driver stop at a convenience store on the way from the airport so I could pick up some food to cook at the villa. (Note there is no refrigerator.) I took a private surfing lesson from Jay, who also provided transportation to the beach although he does not live on-site.
Great for a solo retreat or with a couple of friends (and a vehicle)!
My stay at the Buena Vista was for 3 nights and I enjoyed being there. The location perched on the side of a high hill was great and my favorite spot was in the "observatory" on the tip top of the building complete with hammock and ocean view!! A great place for a "sundowner" and watching the birds soaring right above your head. I chatted with Jay a bit and he was friendly with some good stories. Penny and Chester, who actually managed Buena Vista, were delightful and Penny solved every "emergency" from needing a cutting board to a cork screw :)
The room was clean and as represented. My only disappointment was that there were not more windows, I am a person who loves light and lot's of windows to let in the light and breeze. Since I was gone most of the day, this really wasn't an issue but I would ask for a different room next time if there was one available with a view and more windows.
The outdoor shower was awesome as were the hammocks and hanging chairs conveniently placed in front of your door.
I would stay again and recommend Buena Vista.
My friend and I had a lot of fun staying at Buena Vista Villas.
First of all, Jay is a really nice guy. He was super helpful when we were trying to figure out a way to get to Santa Teresa (our next destination). He also gave us surfing lessons and had surf boards we could rent.
The room itself was quite nice too. Comfortable and clean. There was no AC in our room but the fan kept us cool at night, so we slept comfortably. There is a mini kitchen and basic cooking utensils. We were able to make a few simple meals.
There is an observatory deck on the property and the view is breathtaking. There are hammocks around and we enjoyed lying/sitting in one while we read.
The only reason I gave my experience a four star and not a five is because of the location. We did not have a car so we found it difficult to get to some places. We tried to rent a car (went to Toyota rent a car, National, and Economy) but none of the companies had cars we could rent. Part of that was because we only decided to rent a car after we got to Nosara. If you know you want to rent a car beforehand, you could reserve ahead of time and a car will be there for you (or I presume).
The roads in the area is quite dusty and so if you are thinking of biking or walking, I definitely recommend bringing a mask. If you don't mind paying, Jay can always call for a cab, or give you the number of good cab drivers in the area. The cost is usually about $10-15 if you want a ride to/from anywhere in the Guiones/Nosara area.
Some people don't mind the walk back to the Villa, but we found it quite exhausting. We are both relatively fit, but the walk up a dusty hill was unpleasant.
I think that if we were to repeat this trip again, we would rent a car and drive to places. We would definitely stay at the Buena Vista Villa again! It was superb :)
Jay was more than accommodating during my 4 night stay. The property is well maintained with a panoramic view of the ocean and mountains from the top. Great place to enjoy the view and sounds of the forest while swinging lazily on one of many hammocks.
Buena Vista Villas was everything we could have asked for. Great location with amazing views of surrounding forest, mountains, and ocean. Jay was the perfect host - friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful before, during, and after our visit. We upgraded to Villa 6, which faced the ocean and had a private balcony. We loved taking naps in the hammock while listening to the sounds of nature and talking with Jay. We'll miss it!
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About the Host, Jay
I live in Nosara, Costa Rica and currently manage Hotel Buena Vista Villas. I've been hosting travelers and mission teams here for over 10 years, and previously worked for NASA as a merchant mariner for the Space Shuttle program for 25 years. Favorite activities include surfing, fishing, gardening, beach combing, adventure and travel. I'm friendly, helpful, easy going and interested in making my guests vacations memorable and the best they can be!