Villa - Entire home/apt · , Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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NOW The best vacation rental in Nosara is UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT and is better than ever!

VILLA LAS TECAS offers large, completely furnished 1 and 2 bedroom villas with Fully equipped kitchens, big bathrooms, queen beds, and sofa beds in the living room. Equipped with air conditioning, wireless internet, refreshing pool with tropical gardens...and we're only a short walk from amazing beach sunsets!

NOTE: Please disregard Airbnb's availability calendar as it is designed for single rentals, while Villa Las Tecas has 6 villas...

"VLT" is centrally located and close to surfing, fishing, tours, zip line/canopy rides, beach horse back riding. Many restaurants and shops are located nearby. We can arrange your rental car and all area tours and activities so your trip is carefree and fun!

We can host large groups such as weddings, mission teams and can assist with the arrangements needed to make your event a success!

VLT now offers surf camps, physical training and acupuncture on site and can provide both individual and group classes with discounts for students, seminars and groups.

Villa Las Tecas has hosted many group events and mission teams and can provide activity coordination and meal options... just ask!

Close to the beaches of Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones, yet secluded in the beautiful Pacific jungles of Nosara, Vill Las Tecas is close to everything, yet quiet and restful. Come visit us soon!


LOW SEASON (Sept - Oct)
$69/night / $399/week / $699/month

GREEN SEASON (May - August)
$79/night / $459/week / $799/month

HIGH SEASON (Nov - April)
$89/night / $499/week / $899/month

HOLIDAYS (Christmas and Easter)
*** Please contact us for current rates and availability

We offer group discounts!

*Tax not included. Laundry service, a/c, surfboard and bike rentals are available for an additional fee.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $349 /week
Monthly Price: $699 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • Manage your expectations immediately pops into my mind regarding Las Tecas.

    We were booking for our honeymoon and decided to book this place somewhat last minute. Overall Jay was helpful by email answering our questions and was always quick to respond which was appreciated. It is always hard to get a full feel for a place based in photos alone, but Jay reassured us that it would be 'perfect' and that we would 'love it'. Upon arrival we were unable to get into the place right away and did not return until later in the evening. We were definitely disappointed when we entered into the villa in that the place looked very tired and to us felt unclean. The stove was covered in grease, pots and pans were unclean, there was some mold iver the sink and fenerakky full of a mishmash of random plastics plates/cups and the shower and toliet/shower looked in need of a good scrub. The place to us felt like more of a flop house for a group of surfers looking for share accommodation as there seemed to be a very basic villa, had an abnormal amount of futons, cooking amenities were not such to make anything beyond basic things such as pasta and forget about cutting veggies with those knives. While we don't mind such places at all, given it was our honey moon and Jay's reassurance that it would be perfect, we had different expectations, especially given the price we paid.

    We spent one night in the place and moved onto something much nicer, bigger, cheaper with beach access in Playa Guiones. One thing that did bother us is that Jay never reached out after the fact to ask our reason for leaving which gave the impression of being interested only in the money. We never expected to get nights refunded given a strict cancellation policy, but just seemed strange to us. The people on site running the place we're very nice though!

    Overall, I think the place would suits a group of young surfers, but based on our travels we found there were much better places to stay and less costly and our tripninckuded a ton of surfing.

    December 2013
    Response from Jay:

    Zuzana made last minute plans for her
    “honeymoon” and we did all we could to assist her and answered all her
    questions. She also had access to the villa photos, room descriptions and prior
    reviews (most are very positive and informative). Upon arrival she seemed
    content and never mentioned any issues to our onsite managers, who would have
    happily done their best to please her. Contrary to her comments, she NEVER
    tried to contact me, and I was completely unaware that she had departed the
    hotel early. Why would anyone choose to write a toxic, distorted and untruthful
    review rather than simply speak to the “nice managers” (as she called them) on
    site and allow them to resolve their minor issues?
    We have had many other “honeymooners” stay
    at Villa Las Tecas who were very happy with the value we offer which includes
    large villas with private bedrooms, big kitchens, private baths with on demand
    hot water, a private deck, pool and a short walk to the beach. In response to
    her claims, we strive for guest happiness and satisfaction. Our villas are
    clean, well equipped and maintained. There is new paint inside and out and we
    are constantly upgrading and improving the hotel. How can we get so many great
    reviews and repeat customers if this wasn’t true?
    The kitchens have new cooking and eating
    utencils, appliances have been upgraded and serviced, the property, tropical
    gardens and pool are maintained to a high standard and our managers strive for
    our guests comfort and satisfaction…
    Here is a response by the hotel managers, Jon and Nicole:
    “The first mistake that Zuzana made in her
    review was admitting that they booked Las Tecas last minute. How can any
    "expectations" be managed if the proper research was not done in the
    first place! Her next point was that when they arrived they were not able to
    get into their accommodations right away. This is because THEY TRIED TO CHECK
    IN BEFORE NOON! The last patrons had just checked out at 11 and it would be
    near impossible to completely turn a whole villa around in an hour. If you've
    ever stayed in any type of hotel anywhere you know that check in times are
    usually at least AFTER 12, and usually more like 2 or 3. As we were cleaning
    the villa however, Nicole and I stopped and did all that we could to
    accommodate Zuzana. They were shown the pool and places to change and even had
    their things placed in a safe place and moved to the villa once it was ready.
    They said they completely understood as we explained they were very early and
    it would be just a bit before we were done cleaning. Apparently that
    understanding on their part was false. As far as the price, it was the dead
    center of holiday travel. Everything from airlines to car rentals to
    accommodations has increased prices, and this does not just apply to Costa Rica
    or Villa Las Tecas. Zuzana and her husband also inquired about Nicaragua and
    the hopes that overall it may be much cheaper there. This lead me to believe
    that a strict budget had to be met, which is fine as long as your expectations
    match that of which you want to spend. Overall I think they rushed into a trip
    and did not do the proper research on the area or Costa Rica in general in
    order to make an educated decision on price point versus expectations.

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I live in Nosara, Costa Rica and currently manage Hotel Buena Vista Villas. I've been hosting travelers and mission teams here for about 7 years, having previously worked for NASA as a merchant mariner for the Space Shuttle program for over 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!
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