Casa de La Luna

  based on 11 reviews
Keyfacts
  •   18
  •   5
  •   4
  • SQF 3,000
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool
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Description

ABOUT CASA DE LA LUNA

Instant booking for the home with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 10-11 adults)

Please enquire for rates with 4 BRs (sleeps 14-15) or 4BRs + 1BR apartment (sleeps 16-17).

Expect spacious, tasteful, high-end accommodation with all mod cons & flexibility. Book the house and add extra space if your plans change. Additional accommodation is available only as part of the main house rental and not separately.

The house was built & is equipped & maintained to be lived in comfortably NOT to maximise rental income. Not only does it sleep up to 18 people but it is fully equipped to do so with ease.

It’s quiet, secluded & restful in K-secton but still enough in the middle of everything. It’s a very short walk to the surf at the Bakers Beach entrance to Playa Guiones & The Bodhi Tree (sub 5 minutes) & main local amenities (15-20 minutes). Right around the corner is Agua Tibia surf school & also Olas Verdes' surf school and restaurant.

You wake to the sounds of the surrounding jungle, happily far away from the noise & main thrust of construction in G-section. Enjoy your breakfast on the terrace, & watch the howler monkeys in the treetops.

This is now the third season of ownership and we continue to maintain Casa De La Luna to a high standard through a rigorous maintenance program that keeps the jungle, insects and the elements at bay. No small task. And you'll find quality furnishing, equipment & fittings plus a decent stock of basic self-catering items & toiletries so Luna feels like a home-from-home. And a good stock of toys and gear for babies a

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING

For those who are new to the area, Playa Guiones offers an unrivalled blend of Costa Rican authenticity, modern convenience & natural beauty. A 200m nature corridor runs the entire length of the beach keeping bars, condos & general construction at bay. You can sit on your board watching the sun set over the pacific or rise over the jungle. It’s stunning. The flora & fauna are nothing short of astonishing – whales, dolphins, turtles nesting, birds galore & teaming jungle.

The area has been sympathetically settled for decades, largely by US citizens so the working language is English & standards are high. Don’t expect a boisterous night-life or lots of tourist shops though. Nosara is quiet, laid back, rustic but civilised with amazing restaurants, great facilities & friendly Tico service.

The surf is world class; not tide dependent, consistent, catering for all ability levels plus tuition standards are high. There are other breaks nearby & Playa Pelada is a walk round the headland path.

It isn’t just a place for the surfing fraternity by any means. There’s world-renowned yoga, great spa & massage facilities. There are outdoor adventure activities in abundance. You can snorkel, horseback ride, rent quads and mountain bikes, zip-line, paddle board, fish the blue or fresh water, cruise to spot dolphins, cave dive, visit the animal sanctuary and, in season, watch whales or turtles nesting. Specifically for kids you have the skate park, The Frogpad, a tennis club & mini-golf. There's just so much within in a five mile radius or so.

For those who do know the area, Casa De La Luna is located in the K Section, on the main road just past the Harbor Reef & the Guiones Beach Club, less than a 5 minute walk to the K-section beach entrance - 10 if you amble & haul lots of gear or have small children.

Just around the corner is the main hub of the tiny town of Guiones, 15-20 minutes at a leisurely pace. It has everything you might need: a wide variety of restaurants & bars, surf schools, drugstore, medical clinic, bank, car, quad & bicycle rental, souvenirs, bakery, organic foods, massage services even a tattoo studio & tennis courts. Heading the other way for a few minutes you have the Nosara Yoga Institute for classes & instructor tuition.

ON THE INSIDE

The house sits over three storeys connected by a spiral staircase so working from the top down:

The third floor is BR1; there’s a vast & extremely comfortable master suite designed for honeymooners that takes up the entire top floor. You can truly get away from it all even with a houseful of company. It has a custom, Balinese inspired king bed, queen bed, furniture, & matching decor. The en-suite comprises his & hers sinks, shower & tub plus a generous walk-in closet. There’s AC, ceiling fans, high timber ceilings, a large balcony overlooking the pool, & a second dual aspect balcony.

The 2nd floor is the hub of the house, the Balinese twist flows throughout. The bedrooms on this floor are to the rear of the property. In BR2 there's a hand made ‘English king’ bed (US queen) & furniture, hand-carved art, good storage, AC, ceiling fan plus a large terrace overlooking garden. BR3 is for sharing & for kids. The room is generously proportioned with a bunk over full & a straight bunk & again, good storage plus a desk. There's a TV & DVD player & a small selection of CGI kids movies to entertain the little ones. BR3 also has its own separate terrace but small children should be supervised as there’s a drop beyond railings to the ground floor garden. These two bedrooms share a bathroom & open onto a small vestibule off the main living area.

The open living / kitchen space establishes Casa De La Luna’s tasteful, exotic feel from the minute you arrive. There’s ample sofa seating, a Beats music system, TV/DVD/Sky plus games & books . Two huge patio doors open out to the covered terrace & then the pool so you feel like you have indoor/outdoor living all in one. There's a third large patio door facing west to catch the night breeze. There's AC & three ceiling fans inside, two on the terrace & it’s actually great to sit in the evening with just the fans going, drawing in the cooler evening breeze & listening to the jungle at night.

The kitchen won't disappoint if you want to self-cater or love to cook. It’s modern, & spacious. It has all the amenities, including quality appliances; built-in stove/oven, fridge/freezer w/ice maker, dishwasher, blender & kitchenware. There’ll be a small stock of essential pantry items & water to get you off the ground. You'll find decent basic toiletries, a hairdryer, fire extinguisher, 1st aid kit, sewing kit, torches. Catch your breath on arrival, don’t race to the store.

On the 1st floor at the bottom of the spiral staircase you'll find the laundry - a full sized washer & a dryer, a cooler & 4 large folding chairs.

ADDITONAL FLEXIBLE ACCOMODATION

Please enquire for additional rates:

Besides the listed 3BR/2BA house but still an integral, flowing part of it, Casa De La Luna can cater for varying budgets & group sizes at additional costs. You can add either a fourth bedroom/ en suite with terrace or the fourth plus kitchen/living with sofa bed + bathroom. The first floor or just the studio can be self-contained if this suits separate families

BR4 - Off the staircase there's a door though to BR4. It’s spacious, has an en suite, AC & ceiling fan. There are two queen beds & a sofa bed. It’s a child-friendy area. Outside is a walled secure terrace where they can play safely. It has it's own separate external access and can be rented as part of an apartment (below).

The 1st floor studio - through Bed 4 is a generous kitchen/living space with sofa bed (only) and a fourth bathroom. There’s AC & garden terrace. This apartment is never rented separately so you won't find yourself sharing the pool with a stranger.

If you are unsure of your final requirements, book the main house (minimum stay terms apply) & then add the extra room(s) for some or all of (but not longer than) your stay at a later date. Please enquire for additional rates.

ON THE OUTSIDE

The grounds are professionally landscaped. You pull up through a secure gated to a parking area & enter the house up a flight of steps to the walled pool & patio on the 2nd floor. You’ll find bespoke, secure racks for surfboards & beach gear, a hose & outdoor shower around the parking area to wash down & keep the sand at bay.

The terrace patio includes a covered, shaded grill area & plenty of outdoor seating & dining space for 14! The beautiful pool has loungers & sunbathing area. It’s mostly walled & has a locking arch gate giving privacy from the parking area. The patio connects to the open concept kitchen & living area through twin sets of French doors. Opened up it’s so lovely to sit out at night. In the morning watch the hummingbirds on the ginger (in season).

GENERAL AMENITIES

AC & ceiling fans in all bedrooms, & communal rooms. High speed wireless internet & landline with free calls to the US, security lighting, cctv, secure parking, safes, laundry, external shower, 2 beach bikes, beach gear, TV/DVDs, music system, books, digital music & video library (MAC/PC), games & toys, baby gear & toys.

EXTRAS

Cleaning, cooking, shopping can be arranged. I recommend a local Tica lady for this. She really can cook, pre-shop & is very reliable & honest; a cost-effective alternative to the restaurants. This is a real bonus travelling with kids and is a great way to take the pain out of your arrival day.

It has everything from the obvious world class surfing, yoga and massage to one of the largest turtle nesting colonies, fresh and blue water fishing, a monkey sanctuary, rock pooling, horse-back riding, zip-lining, longer day trips inland, excellent snorkelling, hiking, paddle-boarding and there's even a crocodile or two in the local river. All within a very short distance. Car strongly recommended. Perfect for the surfer, and the surfing widow, the kids and those of us who enjoy being off the beaten track but still have ready access to life's luxuries and mod cons.

Separately a fourth bedroom / bathroom can be added to the rental on enquiry: 3 bed/ 2 bath sleeps 9 (advertised rates) or 4 bed/ 3 bath sleeps 13-14 (additional cost to rates shown) A 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment with kitchen /living & garden terrace cab be added to main rental (not let separately, however owner may be present)


Rooms

4 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 2 King bed, 2 Queen bed, 4 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Telephone, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe, Smoke Detector
  • 4 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
Facilities
  • Parking
    Roofed carport
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
Policies
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
Map
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4.5
based on 11 reviews
Peter Bravestrong (New Mexico)
Great Property All The Way Around!

Great location, great layout and great rental company. It worked great for our family of eight. We had PLENTY of room and it could sleep even more. Close to everything and very secure & private behind the security gate.

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the home and we look forward to hosting you on your next visit!

replied by the owner (3/23/2021 3:01:20 PM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 3/2021

Marty S. (Louisville, CO)
Location, location, location

A short walk from one of the best surfing beaches in the world, what more could you ask for?

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2020

Michael G.
Huge place...would be great for entertaining

I think this place would be great for a large group. It isn't as fancy as some, but perfectly adequate and in a lovely quiet location.

Group  |  stayed in 2/2020

Annonymous
Property is for Sale

Overall, this could be a beautiful home. The master suite is huge and comfortable. Also, it is a great location with its proximity to the beach. However, a “for sale” sign was put up the day of our arrival, which was indicative of the attention the house has recently received. The house needs to be renovated and we had several issues, including two air conditioners that stopped working, the water heater in the master’s suite broke, and the pool pump also broke. The property management company had most of these repaired the same day with the exception of the pool pump, which took at least five days. After repairing the pump, they did not clean the pool, so we were without a pool for over a week. The pool needs to be cleaned twice a week to keep up with the activity of the guests.

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Kimberly U. (Munich, Germany)
Trip of a lifetime!

We were nine ladies celebrating a birthday, and the house worked great for us. Plenty of sleeping areas, a great pool and outdoor patio area, and an easy walk to the beach.

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Larry B. (Encinitas, California)
New Years Eve in Casa de la Luna

Our family and friends spent New Years Eve at Casa de la Luna in Playa Guiones. Our overall experience was very pleasant, and we were able to relax and have a great time. There were a few bumps with check in and some of the appliances were not working properly, but all were eventually taken care of and we were able to get settled. For a house of this size and at the price point we paid, I would have expected it to be better stocked with trash bags, dishwashing soap, and other basics. The beaches were amazing and the local community seemed alive with a diverse (European) culture that we didn't expect in Central America. Having a car is very helpful as many restaurants are a 20-30 minute walk from the house on a dusty dirt road. Our kids had fun with the many critters that visited the house, both cute (monkeys) and scary (tarantulas). Casa de la Luna is an older house that is very warm and welcoming. The patio area is a perfect place to relax after a long day at the beach or around town. We would definitely recommend this house and look forward to our next visit, just not during the busy NYE holiday... Thank you, Larry

Group  |  stayed in 12/2019

Jeanne R.
Family Birthday Bash

Our family of 16 enjoyed being at Casa de la Luna for 7 days. It was a special vacation as we celebrated my 75th birthday with children and grandchildren. The location was good and everyone felt safe. We especially enjoyed the outside pool area and all 16 of us were able to eat at the table. Malina cooked for us each night which was an added bonus. The food was excellent and we enjoyed our time with her. It was helpful that our daughter speaks Spanish. Communication would have been more challenging without. The beautiful beach was within walking distance of the house which everyone enjoyed. It would have been helpful if the information informed renters that they will need transportation once they get to the house. The information we had before hand sounds as though everything is conveniently located. For example it would have been helpful to know there is no grocery store within walking distance. We ended up renting a few ATVs and a golf cart. Some of the information that describes the property is out of date and I believe that will be fixed. We found a guide (Miguel at 506 8543 2164) that we would highly recommend using. He is very knowledgeable about the area and we used him as our guide whenever we could.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2019

Aaron J. (Ann Arbor, MI)
Great Stay

Wonderful experience all around. We had a group of 4 couples for a long weekend, and Nicky's place was perfect. A short walk to everything - the beach, yoga, town, restaurants. We highly recommend Milena and her cooking - on our arrival day Milena had dinner waiting for us - fresh snapper ceviche, handmade tortillas for snapper tacos, and all the fixings. Nicky was a great communicator...tons of helpful recommendations leading up to our trip (airport travel, golf cart rental, things to do, etc). The house was a great fit, but Nicky and Milena made the experience even more enjoyable. We'd gladly stay here again.

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Michael T.
Excellent beach stay

Group of ten surfers rented house. Great location! Great amenities at house. Exactly as advertised. We were able to walk to beach and surf breaks no problem. Milena cooked amazingly well.

Other  |  stayed in 6/2019

Melita G.
Great house for a large family vacation!

Nicki is a great hostess. The house was perfect for the 9 of us. Plenty of beds for us all with privacy. We were in Nosara for my daughter's destination wedding. When rain threatened, Nicki allowed us to make the home our back-up plan for the ceremony site. Thank goodness the weather held and we were able to keep the beach as the original plan. The house was wonderful. Comfortable and the best stocked kitchen I have seen with a *rental*. Milena did some pre-shopping for us so we would have essentials when we arrived late from Liberia. She also came and cooked the "rehearsal dinner" for us and it was delicious! The pool is well kept and the house had an air pump to blow up floats. Pool guys came twice during the week testing the water. We accidently set off the alarm our first night there when leaving for dinner. The security team was there before we could back out of the driveway. One other time the alarm went off and they were there in a flash - turns out batteries needed replacing. The safe on the second level was broken but the safe on the first level worked fine. We had zero security issues and never felt unsafe in Nosara. The house is in a great location, right across from the Bohdi Tree Resort. It's much closer to the center of town than we originally thought. It would be nice to have a few signs around but that's Nosara. We would definitely stay at this home again.

Group  |  stayed in 5/2019

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