NOW One of the best vacation rentals in Nosara is UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT and is better than ever!
VILLA LAS TECAS ("VLT") 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!
"VILLA B" is a spacious, well equipped 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen, living room, large bath and private deck which can sleep up to 8 guests. Located on the 1st floor, it has views of the tropical gardens, pool and jungles of Nosara...
Villa Las Tecas also has a large rancho area equipped with hammocks, tables & chairs, WiFi, juice bar and lighted BBQ area. 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, Villa 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.
It was really a nice stay at the Buena Vista Villa. The Appartements are nice and clean with a small kitchen. The housekeepers Chester and Penny also very nice and sympathic. A car is recommendet, because due to the nice view to the coast it is a little bit far of on the hill. By foot you have to walk to Nosara main road 20 min in a dusty road but I liked It very much..
Great place on top of a hill, overlooking the ocean and countryside. Stunning. Have a Pilsen and enjoy the view.!
Friendly host Penny is around if you have any questions or requests.
The room was perfect. Bed, bathroom with shower and a small kitchen area.
If you're going to Nosara, stay here!
A nice and private place to stay. Our suite was spacey for the two of us and we had everything we needed in the kitchen. A nice pool and pretty tropical foliage on the property. It is a short walk to the beach and a great place to learn to surf.
The property mangers, Jon and Nicole, were incredibly friendly and very helpful :) They went out of their way to ensure we had what we needed and were comfortable throughout our stay. They are knowledgeable about the area and are more than willing to make recommendations.
I stayed at Jay's (Buena Vista Villas) for a week and had a great time. I came to the area to surf. Jay and Penny were great about telling me about breaks, places to eat and things to do in between sessions. Jay also has a very good selection of boards for rent on site if you're without. The room was clean and well maintained. There's a roof deck with great views and a hammock! Having a rental car is very good idea. It's a short drive to Playa Guiones and if you want to head north to Ostional or Marbella it's an easy drive. I would definitely recommend staying here.
nice place, mice location
Our family, three young adults, my wife and I, spent 8 days in the New Year 2013-2014 at La Casa Buena Vista. What a wonderful, peaceful, great place to be. La Casa commands a panoramic, fantastic view from the hill top. Whether at sunrise, sunset or during the dark night sky full of stars, the terrace is best place to be. Penny and Jay are great hosts and nice people. Penny made us a daily quick visit to check on our needs and make sure we were comfortable. She gave us suggestions of where to go and what to see. Penny is a pleasant person. Jay has a collection of surf boards in the house. In addition to rent them to us for a reasonable weekly price, he took the time to advise some of us, surfing novices, of the best boards and beaches to go surfing. Surfing was great and we all had one of the best New Year in a long time. My wife and I have in our minds to return to Casa Buena Vista in the future and we are recommending it with no reservations to our friends.
Our experience in Las Tecas was dreadful. Part of it is absolutely personal: I am allergic to cats and dogs, and the place has literally three cats, and several dogs were in the premises. We could see the balls of hair everywhere, in the pool as well. We would have left, but the penalty for leaving early is unreasonable, so I just doped myself with antihistaminic. The next problem is not personal at all. The guests were friends with the manager so we did not feel like going to common areas because we felt we were intruding (again, we felt pretty uncomfortable). The worst part happened when they party at night. One night they ended at 4:30, and the next day 5:44 in the morning. The pool and common area was in a horrendous state. Needless to say we did not manage to get them quiet as the manager was again involved (and had the loudest voice in the party). I contacted the owner, but he did not do anything. So, there we were paying for not sleeping. Lastly, when you calculate how much you will be spending, add at least 10 $ more per night, as taxes. And, again, we could not just part our way because we were not going to have our money back. My days there were not what I expected as holidays; they left me with a sour taste. To add to the list, the kitchen's appliances are old (and very, very basic), our shower only worked sporadically, I had to ask for toilet paper almost everyday (and have the garbage removed). If you are looking for a party, or you are a pet lover, this may be the place for you.
Rebecca visited Villa Las Tecas ("VLT") for about 2 1/2 weeks and never voiced any complaints to the management or owner until the last night of their stay, which happened to be New Year's Eve... We strive to keep our guests happy and do all we can to make their visit enjoyable, relaxing, fun and memorable, and to resolve any problems or issues they may have. Thankfully we normally have very happy guests who return again and also refer us to their friends and family. The managers of "VLT" are very friendly, helpful, considerate and pro active with our guests needs and hotel operations. We have spoken to the other guests who generally contradict Rebecca's complaints, and feel her review to be exaggerated, unfair and inaccurate. Regarding pets, there are just 2 cats who live outside, are rarely seen and have no impact upon the guests. There has never been a "pet complaint" before in the history of Villa Las Tecas! In reality, VLT is a small, tranquil hotel with friendly management who work hard to make our guest’s vacations the best they can be!
To insure transparency and truth in this review it is necessary to include the management's reply (this reply does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the owner):
"Anyone who has ever been to Costa Rica knows that it would be nearly impossible to avoid cats/dogs/ and other animals. Mostly every property has at least one dog for safety reasons, and good luck even walking down the street without seeing an animal! A far as the common areas, a constant effort is made to keep these areas clean. However, when the hotel is full there may be some times when you can tell that the areas are "used". Luckily, none of the other guests seemed to mind when Patrick and Rebecca left their personal belongings (water shoes, towels and other articles of clothing) strewn around the pool area. Not everyone staying at the hotel were "friends" with the managers either. There were plenty others staying at the time who had no prior connection to the managers and no problem using the common areas. If being social is a problem then one may need to rethink staying at ANY HOTEL in Costa Rica ESPECIALLY OVER THE HOLIDAYS. You cannot expect to stay at any hotel ANYWHERE and be completely isolated from any other patrons and have full PRIVATE use of all areas. If complete isolation is a priority in accommodations then i would recommend spending the extra cash and renting out a full private house. Patrick and Rebecca stayed 15 days without one complaint until New Year's Eve and the night before. Rebecca asked if the guests could be asked to be quiet before midnight ON NEW YEARS EVE. This request may be hard to accommodate considering the entire town is enjoying New Year’s festivities. Also I want to add that there were family oriented guests (Kirk and his two boys of ages 12 and 19) staying directly above the rancho and next to the pool at the time. After Rebecca's New Year's Eve noise complaints, Kirk was asked if the hotel was too loud at any time or if his YOUNG CHILDREN were bothered (especially being the closest to the common areas) and he assured us that everything was great! We also found it a bit odd that Rebecca did ask for toilet paper everyday as she wrote in her review, considering I'm not sure how just two people can go through one complete roll of toilet paper per day! As far as taxes, yes everywhere has them, and if you look up Costa Rica's laws you will find tax is 13%. It is high, yes, but that is an issue that one could only take up with the Costa Rican government! As the great Ben Franklin said, "The only thing certain in life is death and taxes." Patrick and Rebecca also should have been charged an extra fee for the way that they kept the villa. Yes, it is vacation, however when cleaning the villa halfway through their stay the condition they left it in could only be described as "embarrassing" on their part. It seemed as if the only "partying" going on was in their villa as I've seen college frat houses in better condition. We took the extra time to take pictures for document because we were so shocked by their absolute trashing of the place (including used dental hygiene products spread throughout the villa, yuck!). Maybe next year for the holidays a trip to a private condo in a senior citizens home in Florida may better suit the needs of Patrick and Rebecca. "
Very gracious host. Had a fantastic time.
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.
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.
Jay has a lovely space! We were in the Honeymoon room and it was the perfect place to spend two relaxing evenings. I would recommend anyone stay here who wants to experience the beach but also have some solitude while staying in nature.