About This Listing
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 LUNA MIEL (#6, South/Central)
Luna Miel means "honey moon" in Spanish! Our most popular and cozy villa, Villa Luna Miel is secluded behind Buena Vista and surrounded by the tropical gardens. Immersed in nature, monkeys colorful birds and a host of other tropical wildlife surround you and are visible from the 2nd story private lanai. Bright, airy and very private with amazing views on 3 sides. Other features include wireless internet, lofted teak ceilings with paddle fan, mini kitchen, custom bathroom... and is a great "honeymoon suite"!
This villa features the following amenities:
• Free Wireless Internet
• Mini kitchen
• Private Bathroom
• Private Jungle Balcony
• Tropical Garden Views
• Vaulted teak ceilings with ceiling fan
VILLA RATES: (Prices are double occupancy and include utilities and WIFI internet. $10/night for each additional guest)
* LOW SEASON - (September - October)
Villa 6: $59/day, $349/week, $649/month
* GREEN SEASON: (May - August)
Villa 6: $69/day, $419/week, $699/month
* HIGH SEASON: (November - April)
Villa 6: $79/day, $479/week, $799/month
* HOLIDAYS: (Christmas,Easter)
*** Please call for rates and availability
LONG TERM LEASE: (MINIMUM 6 Months)
(Nov-April) Villa 6: $699/month
(May-Oct) Villa 6: $649/month
* Costa Rica hotel tax (13%) is 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, zipline/canopy adventures, sportfishing 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! Assistance with questions or problems are available on site.
We had a great time at Buena Vista Villas. Jay is super friendly and helpful. You'll have to walk the dusty roads for about 20 mins to Playa Pelada or 40 mins to Playa Guiones so don't forget your bandana! We rent a quad which is the most convenient/affordable solution.
We had a fantastic stay at Buena Vista Villas. Me and my sister stayed in villa #6 and it has an amazing little patio where we would have our coffee every morning and look out onto the ocean. The property managers are great, they will help you rent bikes (although, be warned, the dusty dirt road is a bit difficult to ride a bike on, we rented a car instead). And Jay gave us a surf lesson! It's a great location away from everything and it was awesome having a mini kitchen. The property itself is awesome and the room has windows on every wall and even in the 95 degree heat you're quite comfortable. Plenty of fans and cross ventilation from all the windows. You really do need to rent a car here though if you stay here. We rented a car from the toyota dealership and it was pretty cheap.
We were staying in room 6 which has a stunning view of the rainforest as well as a section of ocean (there is a viewing deck on top of the building to allow for a more expansive view).
Buena Vista VIllas is surrounded by rainforest and the howler monkeys are abundant. There are small trails which meander through the property with lots of beautiful plants. There are stunning butterflies and hummingbirds as well as an assortment of other insects, reptiles and birds.
The property is up a steep, dirt road so you will need a rental (though there is a taxi service). It isn't easy walking-distance to the ocean or the town but Nosara is very spread out so a rental would be the way to go regardless of where you are staying.
The unit was immaculately clean with no mold or mildew. It is very airy and the windows have mesh to stop insects getting in. There is enough equipment in the kitchenette to do basic cooking and the mini-fridge is very handy. Internet was a good speed and was reliable for all but the first night - it can't be accessed from all areas; just the half of the room closest to the router. The balcony is a very nice place to sit and watch the wildlife.
Jay is an extremely friendly man and clearly takes great pride in his accommodation. He gave us great information about the best beaches and various places to visit while in Nosara as well as the best restaurants (and which ones to avoid).
I would definitely stay here again if visiting Nosara - it is the perfect combination of great value, comfortable accommodation and beautiful views).
My boyfriend and I visited Nosara together for one week. Jay was a very helpful, friendly, sweet host. We felt the price, even in the high season was of excellent value. Villa 6 at the Buena Vista Villas was well maintained, with nice character, with a lovely private balcony. It was so wonderful having internet included, big bonus since we each at to do a little work while there. We stayed 1 week, and the maid came once, though no new sheets or towels. It's not an American hotel, think somewhere in between hotel and vacation rental. You have what you need. It was really nice to have the basic little kitchen for making simple meals with all of the local produce we found. We loved the location, as it was really private and felt safe. We did rent a car and are not sure why people would want to walk or not have their face covered on the dusty roads. One thing we wished people would have emphasized more is that the roads are AWFUL, bumpy, dusty and you move slow. During the heat of the day we tried to be in the water or eating ice cream, and then opened all windows and doors at night, which quickly cooled off the unit. Showers helped counteract the heat. My boyfriend loved the heat, I don't do as well, so just depends on the person. Overall, very please with our BV stay and experience, would definitely stay there again, as well as recommend it to our friends. Thanks Jay!
Jay was incredibly accommodating and really took the time to make sure everything was in place for our stay. Not a bad room at all. It did get hot and a ceiling fan didn't help much, but for the price, the value was great. Only difficulty was in the cancellation policy which was overly strict for having tried to cancel nearly a month before arriving. Otherwise, not a bad stay, and I would recommend Jay's hospitality to anyone.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Buena Vista Villas. The room was immaculate and the view was amazing. Jay is a great guy...Highly recommended!
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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!