Master bedroom w/ensuite bathroom + air conditioningSpacious master bathroom
Prime Playa Guiones Location
Prime Playa Guiones Location

4 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

2 baths

4 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

2 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Casa Raz is a unique property centrally located with a private jungle setting. Steps from restaurants, shops and only a 3 min walk to Playa Guiones (best surf), our home is perfect for couple(s) and small families. Live the pura vida in this special spot!
[NOTE: There are cheaper places to stay but you'll be in a crowded, noisy area or far from the beach. This is a one-of-a-kind place for a special holiday experience]


Cleaning Fee: $52
Security Deposit: $515


The space

Our family has been traveling to Nosara for 20+ years. We came upon this special location and built our dream vacation home. We love to share it with others who will nurture and enjoy it as we do.

Guest access

Please enjoy all features of the home including the laundry in the bodega, outdoor shower, full kitchen, hammocks.

Interaction with guests

Our very good friend Marq lives in Nosara with his family and will ensure a smooth check in/out. He's got a wealth of local knowledge and great recommendations for surf rentals and lessons, excursions, dining, babysitters, etc.

The neighborhood

Nosara is a quaint beach town that draws travelers from around the world. Restaurants range from the traditional Costa Rican fare to upscale seafood and tapas. World class surfing, yoga for all ages and skill sets, ziplining, amazing wildlife - all within this very small town.

Look up the New York Times article (Mar 2016) titled:
"A BuzzFeed Founder’s Costa Rican Hideaway"

Two great day trips we recommend:
Samara (45 min drive south) - beaching, surfing, shopping
San Juanillo (45 min north) - beaching, snorkelling

Getting around

Walk! Walk! Walk!

You don't need motorized transport, but it's helpful if you want to do day trips. You can rent the following at various places in town or call a taxi:

- Bicycles
- Car (several rental agencies in town: National, Economy, Alamo)

Other things to note

Looking for a pool? We opted for jungle surroundings instead of a pool on the property, but here's a tip .... several local restaurants allow you to swim in their pool if you dine there! Try Gilded Iguana, Olas Verdes hotel restaurant, Harbor Reef.

Please keep our belongings and yours safe by securely locking up and enabling the house alarm whenever you leave.

The house will be cleaned before and after your stay. Additional cleaning service during your stay can be arranged for an additional fee.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Please treat our home like you would your own and respect the property and neighbors (including the wildlife).

Keep music to a reasonable volume.

Conserve energy by using air conditioning in moderation with bedroom doors closed.

Please wash your dishes, ensuring food scraps stay out of the sink.

No smoking. No pets. No exceptions.

Indoor furniture, linens, pillows should stay indoors.

Outdoor furniture stays outdoors.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

3 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Jed User Profile
March 2017
This is a great place. Centrally located. Close to some of the best restaurants in Nosara. Everything's walkable. Short walk to amazing surfing at Playa Guiones. Eric is incredibly responsive to any questions and Marq who helped manage the property was super helpful with directions and tips. Highly recommended!

Michael User Profile
March 2017
The location is great... so close to the beach, Harmony Hotel , Tibidabo, and other great spots. We had a wonderful time!

Robert User Profile
December 2016
Stayed a week over Christmas. Had a great time and very satisfied with home and value provided.

Nick User Profile
November 2016
This house was great! 5 minute walk to the beach and 1 minute to restaurants, bank, shopping, etc. Super clean and comfortable. Well stocked kitchen and comfy beds. The owner also takes great care with security including an alarm and safe. This area was beautiful and the surf was great! We also went and saw the turtles nesting at nearby Ostional. Can't wait to go back!

Roger User Profile
July 2016
The property manager, Marq, was present and available for questions. He was very informative about the area, the available activities, and restaurants. He was quite detailed about security in the area. But, he was not the only person to mention petty theft issues. Then again, this is a touristy area and a beach. We personally did not feel a safety concern or any threat. It was a pleasant beach and area. At no time did we feel unsafe. The rooms, bathroom, and living areas were very clean. It is a house near the beach and had a cottage-like feel. We were less inclined to go clubbing or out for the night life so when renting, you should note that there is no television. The hammocks on the porch was very welcomed. The beach is perfect for surfing for all levels. Lessons were available at different locations. The kitchen was also well equipped.

Jessica User Profile
May 2016
What a place! Staying at Casa Raz was so peaceful – the location is perfect! Everything is exactly as shown in the pictures, and Eric and his house manager, Marq were very helpful and answered any questions we had. We loved Costa Rica but staying at Casa Raz made it feel like home. The community that this house is in, is friendly, helpful and has everything you need! Highly recommend :)

Colleen User Profile
April 2016
My family of 4 (husband, myself, 2 sons 11 and 13) spent spring break at Eric's house. It was quiet and peaceful in spite of being close to everything. The house was perfect for our is as described walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. It is also a short walk to Nosara Yoga Institute. Marq is the on-site manager and did a great job getting us familiar with the house. We spent our days surfing, eating and hitting the yoga classes...

Menlo Park, California, United States · Joined in July 2011
Eric User ProfileEric is a superhost.

Internet Exec living in Silicon Valley.
Yoga Instructor on the side.
Avid surfer and triathlete.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Eric’s place.
Marq helps host.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.