El Santuario Guiones Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from $ 325 nt
What we like about this property

We love that this casual and beachy home has incorporated all that is unique and rustic about Costa Rica combined with a light contemporary twist. 

Description

Located in the most desirable K Section, El Santuario Playa Guiones, is only a four minute walk to the Guiones surf break, yet is off the beaten path on a private street, with great privacy, and no foot or car traffic near the property. This casual luxury and beachy home has incorporated all that is unique and rustic about Costa Rica, combined with a light contemporary twist. 

This open air, Balinese-inspired home envelops you in lush jungle while you’re pampered with convenience and privacy. The dominant use of local teak and other local wood throughout, gives the home its rustic character, creating a contrasting canvas for the modern decor and accents. Locally harvested woods, polished concrete and contemporary silhouettes harmonize with nature and each other.  

Spacious and airy, the living area is ideal for entertaining, with a bar and dining table that each seat eight. The focal point of the home, this is the area that brings guests together and overlooks the lush gardens and dipping pool. 

Sleeping in the treetop screened in bedroom with the howler monkeys, pizote and iguanas running free outside, takes your breath away! Climb the spiral staircase to the treetop bedroom made entirely of wood and be transported to a jungle paradise. Warm and inviting, this is a unique and peaceful place to relax and dream.

The cool and bright master suite has a private entrance, and is complete with a private patio, beautifully and simply appointed bath constructed of polished concrete with a hand carved stone basin, dimmable modern crystal chandelier and private indoor and outdoor showers. There is a flat-screen TV, with 150 DVD collection, WiFi, large cedar closet and air conditioning.  

The dipping pool and patio is the spot to relax and cool off, after a day at the beach, or one of the many other excursions Nosara has to offer. Entirely surrounded by jungle, this is as private as it gets with plenty of outdoor seating, dining and lounging space.  Earthy and casual, El Santuario, nonetheless provides you with a luxurious nature lover’s retreat located in one the best spots in Costa Rica.   

The kitchen comes with everything you’ll need to make spectacular meals and enjoy dining al fresco. Costa Rican coffee and fresh fruit smoothies in the morning, fresh locally caught fish and veggies for dinner, all made in the comfort of your own open air jungle kitchen.  

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Security is a priority with a fully integrated security system and 24 hour monitoring. Doors are heavy solid steel and there are 2 bodegas on property for your secure storage, one has a dehumidifier and is large enough for all of your larger belongings, not just the small stuff. The large surfboard and bicycle bodega, surf shower and indoor and outdoor drying racks are a handy addition and take advantage of one of the prime reasons to visit this area. 

 

AROUND

Heralded by National Geographic, Travel & Leisure and CNN as one of the top 15 places to visit in 2014, and one of the best surfing destinations in the world, Playa Guiones is a nature and beach lovers playground. Both Playa Guiones and 30 minutes north at Playa San Juanillo are beautiful snorkeling spots and encourage you to enjoy all of your favorite water sports. Playa Ostinal, the northern most beach in Nosara, provides the incredible experience of watching three different species of sea turtles numbering in the hundreds of thousands lay their eggs while millions of baby turtles hatch.

The K Section neighborhood is very serene, there are no businesses or restaurants, yet it is only a 6-7 minute walk to a few restaurants, surf schools and board rentals. The world-famous Nosara Yoga Institute, and many other yoga studios to choose from, are only a 10 minute walk.  In the Swiss European designed downtown Guiones, there are lovely shops, grocery stores and several other restaurants, only 15-20 minutes walking. 

 

LOCATED

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanecaste, Costa Rica

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El Santuario Guiones

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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms2 bedrooms
Bed Type2 King pillow top, 1 Double
KitchenFully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook wonderful meals
Bathrooms2 1/2 bathrooms
Accommodate6 guests - 4 adults or a single family
InternetWiFi
Pet friendlyNo pets allowed
RatesFrom $200 per night. 4 night min. Please see rates table below for weekly rates
Minimum Stay4 nights
ViewJungle
Notes

There is full concierge service available, including scheduling transportation, chef, scheduling of activities surfing, board rental, SUP, massage, private yoga classes,and whatever else you might need.

 

Rate Table

Weekly Rates

  Weekly rate
Winter Holidays/Dec 15-Jan 7(weekly only) $2400.00
Easter Week(weekly only)

$2200.00

High Season: Nov 15-Apr 30 $1750.00
May-Jun $1300.00
Jul-Aug 15 $1450.00
Aug 16-Nov 14 $1250.00

 

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Reviews

17 Reviews

  • Jena S., March 16, 2016

    Jena S.
    Playa Guiones, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanecaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
    Date of Stay
    February 28, 2016
    We stayed at El Sanctuario for 2 glorious weeks. We were apprehensive of the “outdoor living” with our 3 children ages 6, 4 and 2 but it turned out to be not only no problem…. But The perfect fit for us. The kitchen was well equipped, the couch area was more than enough seating for the 5 of us to read books and the beds were top quality. The 4 showers, 3 bathrooms and feet washing station were luxurious…. The landscaping was beautiful. We saw animals but nothing that wanted anything to do with us. It was fun and exciting. We had a magical experience in Nosara and our house felt like home while we were there. The dipping pool was perfect my kids to play in. I could be in the kitchen cooking while watching them in the pool. It really worked for us. Trisha, the owner, was incredibly helpful, available and in fact delightful to work with. A cleaning crew came once a week which was great. The towels were plenty. There were little touches that felt like Trisha really cared about having repeat guests. Thank you Trisha and thank you Nosara. We will cherish our memories for years to come! I miss Costa Rica already!
    Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

    Jena S.

    Rhode Island, United States

  • Gillian, February 13, 2016

    Anonymous said…Magical, Restful and Beautiful

    February 13, 2016

    El Santuario is a magical, restful, beautiful home. The house is very private, super clean and spacious. The open air living was a joy to experience ~ cooking our meals with the sounds of the jungle and sweet sea breezes moving through the space was incredible. The screened in “tree house” as we called it was the most amazing place to sleep. We awoke early to the sounds of birds and critters~including on one morning, a visit from a group of Howler Monkeys climbing past through the trees. We loved the location of El Santuario as we could walk to the beach and to yoga classes. Once we knew our way around we found it was also easy to walk to the Tuesday Farmer’s Market (which we highly recommend~go early as veggies move fast), Coconut Harry’s to rent boogie and surf boards, as well as to lunch at Rosie’s for traditional Costa Rican food. Trisha was available to answer questions and give us ideas on places to explore. She was kind and friendly in our conversation on the phone and easy to reach via email. Rebeca, who manages the property and lives locally, was also very accessible and quick to respond to questions. We traveled to Guiones with our 2 young daughters and the house was a dream. The girls loved the pool and the house is beautifully set up with an open common area for spending time together as well as quiet napping spaces. We had a ball! We highly recommend Trisha’s property and would rent her home again in a heartbeat.
    Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    Thank you, for your wonderful review. I truly loved having you stay at El Santuario! I was so pleased to hear from you during your stay, I love to hear families enjoying my home, and the area. You were perfect guests, I would welcome you always! I am so glad to have shared my favorite secret beach with you, I am happy you felt the magic there too. Warm regards, Trisha

    Gillian

    Colorado, United States

  • Molly, February 8, 2016

    Molly M. said…Perfect home to enjoy all that Guiones has to offer!

    January 22, 2016

    We loved our stay at El Santuario. It was perfect for my husband and 3 boys. Everything was as described by Trisha who could not have been more accessible for questions. She was also so kind when our flight was cancelled and worked with us to extend our stay. The home is tucked away on a quiet road so you feel like you have paradise all to yourself. It is only a very short walk to 2 different beaches so it was very convenient. Trisha has thought of everything to make your stay the best. The beds, linens and bathrooms were so comfortable and clean. With 2 outdoor showers and 3 bathrooms with a beautiful master shower we were very comfortable.The kitchen had everything that we could possibly need. I would highly recommend this property for your stay in Nosara.
    My Response
    Molly, I am so happy your family enjoyed my home, especially after the trip it took to get there during the East Coast blizzard. Thank you, for taking good care of my home, and taking the time to let others know your experience while staying at El Santuario. Kind regards, Trisha

    Molly

    United States

  • Megan, February 2, 2016

    Loved it!

    February 11, 2015

    I recently stayed at El Santuario, Feb/11 -16 and found the house to be just that; a sanctuary. Showed up to a couple of cold Imperials, nice dip in the pool, and walked down to catch the sunset. The house has a great welcoming and secure vibe, I really enjoyed the outdoor kitchen and living space. Everything was very user friendly, Slept in the upstairs rancho and found it to be quite relaxing and cool at night, great air flow with nice fans and big screened windows. Visits from some Costa Rican wildlife throughout the days and evenings, Monkeys, Pazote’s, and Toads! The onsite staff were very nice and friendly and take great care of the property! The power went out one time during my stay but only for a few minutes. All and all a great stay, I would highly recommend staying at El Santuario and will return in the future.
    Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    Megan, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at El Santuario. I love getting to share my little Sanctuary. Thank you for taking good care of my home, and it will be lovely to have you back. Cheers, Trisha

    Megan

    Telluride, United States

  • Kylie, February 1, 2016

    Kylie said…Private Laid-Back Paradise

    January 3, 2016

    This place is amazing! The location is superb, at the end of a quiet road but just a short walk to the beach and all of the wonderful happenings Nosara has to offer. Casual luxury is an over used term but it truly embodies this home, as it is breath taking, yet made for entertaining as well as some first-rate lounging! The thoughtful design is so beautiful with unique touches and offers amazing flow to the space. As surfers, it couldn’t have been better. A+ location, the easygoing feel, great kitchen, lockable surf bungalow and outdoor showers were perfect. I absolutely looooved staying up in the “treehouse,” breezy with an amazingly comfortable bed :) Very clean and well maintained. Trisha is wonderful, she promptly answered our questions and provided excellent recommendations and advice. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!
    Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    Dear Kylie, Thank you, for your review, and taking good care of my home. I am so pleased you enjoyed staying at my home El Santuario. I love sharing my home, it is a very special feeling for me, to be apart of families wonderful memories of their visit to Costa Rica. I am also pleased you like the setup for surfing, as I designed several things for the ease of surfers. Thank you for staying with me. Cheers, Trisha

    Kylie

    Portland, United States

  • Victoria, August 31, 2015

    Victoria said…Single traveller learning to surf

    August 13, 2015

    Wow. This is hands down the best place I have ever seen in my entire life. It is just so charming, beautiful and unique. Great for singles, couples and/or families. I was speechless when I first arrived because the place itself is a dream come true. Very short walk to the beach, surrounded by lovely restaurants and surf huts. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
    Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    Hi Victoria, I am so happy you enjoyed your time at my home! Thank you for the lovely words about El Santuario, I am so pleased to be able to share my little paradise with others

    Victoria

    Canada

  • Raquel, July 4, 2015

    Raquel said…
    Jul 4, 2015

    Paradise
    Playa Guiones, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanecaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (514851)
    Date of Stay
    June 20, 2015
    This property is so unique and wonderfully maintained. We had such a incredible time here. Trisha was so helpful and friendly; she answered every question I had thoroughly and promptly. Even though the house is a short walk to the beach, I would recommend renting a car to get to Nosara because everything is spread out, and it takes awhile to get places without one.
    Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in my home. Thank you, for taking good care of it, and being wonderful guests! Kind regards, Trisha

    Raquel

    United States

  • Paulline, June 1, 2015

    pauline s. said…
    Jun 1, 2015

    AMAZING!!
    Playa Guiones, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanecaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (514851)
    Date of Stay
    May 23, 2015
    We loved everything about this house!! Thank you Trish!! Pauline
    Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
    My Response
    Pauline, I am so happy you guys had a wonderful time! See you next year! Cheers, Trisha

    Paulline

    United States

  • Rick, January 21, 2015

    Rick said…
    Thoughtful design, perfect private location, impeccable owner support!

    January 10 2015
    From first contact owner Trisha is incredibly responsive and helpful with any question or concern one may have. Her excellent taste and comprehensively thoughtful design make this an amazing and comfortable house to enjoy for a week or more. Every room and open area has been carefully considered and includes little touches and convenient features that make you right at home and appreciative of the time and work that went into creating this lovely place. For example, there is an outdoor shower on the side of the master bedroom with beautiful stone wall that has a perfect shelf for soap and shampoo. There’s a second outdoor shower and foot rinse where you might want to rinse off yourself and a surfboard after returning from the beach. Lighting, ceiling fans, security devices, all with switches where you want them and in plentiful supply. Nice towels and linens, interesting art work and light fixtures. The kitchen was the best equipped of any rental property we have ever seen! It is clear Trisha enjoys cooking when she’s at the house, and renters get to take advantage of the nice pots and pans, modern appliances, and array of utensils she has provided. An easy walk to the gorgeous beach, surf schools, some good restaurants, and again Trisha offers lots of helpful insights and advice on anything you might need to access. The property managers are also very responsive to any needs and provide a concierge service if you want them to set up transportation, zip line, etc. An unexpected bonus — a truck comes up the street twice a week with a loudspeaker announcing availability of fresh fruit and vegetables, which is very convenient if you want to skip the walk to the mini markets. Remember that you are in the jungle despite the houses and other development around you. The racoons came almost every night in hopes we had left something within their reach and to wash up in the pool. Other small critters and insects can make an appearance as well, but we weren’t bothered much by bugs in the dry season. The open air kitchen, dining, living and pool area are airy and bright, and we were very happy to spend time just relaxing at the house in between beach and other activities. This place is done really WELL! We’d highly recommend to close friends.
    Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    Rick, Thank you for your kind words about my property. It was a great pleasure hosting you and your wife, even my friend Didi at the Silver Tree, told me how lovely you are. Thank you, for taking good care of my home. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time in my home, and Nosara. I feel blessed to get to share my home with people like you, I hope it brought you many wonderful memories. Cheers, Trisha

    Rick

    United States

  • Albert, December 12, 2014

    Albert L. said…Super comfortable and close walk to the beach:

    November 2, 2014

    I stayed here from Novemer 2-8, 2014, and loved it! The beds were the most comfortable ones that I have slept in and I have stayed all over Nosara. I surf one to two times a day and the beach was about a 5 min walk. I really appreciated the easy storage for the 9’0 longboard I was renting as well. Because the house is at the end of a dead end street, there was never an issue with traffic noise. I always felt safe and also felt secure that my belongings were not at risk. The living area is completely open and open to the kitchen as well. This was great for when we hosted a dinner and had people over. Everything you needed to prepare your meal was available and while cooking you could always engage with your company. I would definitely recommend staying here and plan on staying again. Thanks Trish!!
    My Response
    Dear Albert, It was a pleasure hosting you, I look forward to you staying at El Santuario again! I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. Thank you, for being such a wonderful guest in my home. Cheers, Trisha

    Albert

    United States

  • Sara & Vesa, December 7, 2014

    Sara & Vesa said…
    Amazing
    November 8, 2014
    We loved our stay in Nosara! A beautiful place. We can’t wait to come back. Hopefully, we plan to return next year with our 2 daughters. The home was perfect. We loved the openness. The gardens provided perfect privacy. It was everything we hoped for. We loved the beach and enjoyed surfing, ziplining & relaxing. There are many fantastic restaurants in Nosara! We will be back! Thank you for our awesome stay!
    Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    It was a pleasure hosting you. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time at El Santuario. We would love to have you and your daughters back. Happy Holidays! Cheers, Trisha

    Sara & Vesa

    Canada

  • Anna, September 18, 2014

    Anna said…Just one word needed..WOW!

    August 6, 2014

    I immediately fell in love with this house when I set foot there. The arcitechture is very tasteful and modern and you really get a wow feeling, you can tell someone (the owner Trisha) has put a lot of heart here. Another thing is that is so private, the hole house is open but so private from the surroundings you easily feel safe in this house. I was sleeping in the top bedroom and it really felt like luxury tenting, you were sleeping right in the jungle but in a comfortable bed and didnt get tormented by bugs. The most amazing bedroom I have had!;) My friend who had the master bedroom nearly didnt want to leave it:D A bedroom With all the Comfort you can think of and a gorgeous bathroom built in stone, you also have a outside shower that is awesome! its something about taking a shower out in the free:) The Kitchen is built very social, perfect for a dinner party or gathering all the family to cook together. Its only a few minutes walk down to the beach who is perfect for surfing, beautiful big beach with perfect sand and no rocks. Trisha is absolutely amazing and extremely helpful with anything you’d need, she also answers your questions almost immediately:) Matt and Katie is very proffessional and sweet, you really feel welcome. Yesenia keeps the house spotless and if you want she makes a fantastic rice dish that you can keep for days in the fridge, perfect to just warm up coming from the beach:) The garden is also spotless, kept in shape by Elliot, really nice plants and trees. Guess that’s why the monkeys and beautiful birds like to keep close:) I can’t belive how fast the week flew by and I didn’t want to leave, I’ll definitely be back to this amazing place and house! Thank you Trisha for letting us stay here during our vacation!
    Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    It was a pleasure hosting all of you on your girls adventure trip. I am so happy you loved the property, and found your worries immediately put to rest, as far as there are no problems with mosquitoes or bugs in the Treetop bedroom, or in the open areas of the house. We all work very hard to keep everything well kept up, so there are no problems with bugs, making it so wonderful to have such an incredible experience of living with the jungle all around you. it was a pleasure to host all of you, all of the staff says hello, and are looking forward to your return. Kind regards, Trisha

    Anna

    Norway

  • Brett G., August 18, 2014

    Brett G. said…Simply Magical!

    July 27, 2014

    Our family has travelled extensively globally and we have never experienced such a magical place as El Sancturario. The attention to design, beautiful jungle setting and the open architectural plan all leads to creating the perfect place to explore Nosara. Our kids loved the howler monkeys and the treetop room. Trisha is a wonderful host as well as the property manager(Katie and Matt), were always available as needed, did an exceptional job of shopping for our large family prior to our arrival and for a modest fee had a warm Costa Rican meal waiting. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
    Recommended for: Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
    My Response
    What a fabulous pleasure it was to share my home with your family! I am so happy you all had a wonderful time. I hope the kids remember sleeping in the Treetop bedroom for years to come. Katie, my manager couldn’t stop telling me how much she loved your family, she really enjoyed talking with the children. It is so much fun for me to be a part of such a wonderful family holiday!

    Brett G.

    United States

  • Kristin, June 20, 2014

    Kristin said…Wonderful stay!

    June 4, 2014

    We had an amazing ten day stay in Costa Rica – thanks to your beautiful and unique home, thoughtful welcoming goodies, and great attention to detail concerning local recommendations. Where do we even begin? El Santuario is just lovely – every last area of it! Who would have thought an open-air home would be so cozy, inviting, and comfortable? We enjoyed coffee from the traditional Costa Rican coffee maker and fresh fruit every morning in the main open living space while listening to monkeys and birds – after waking up in what felt like a jungle tree house upstairs! Afternoons were spent with cocktails by and in the pool after day excursions on the beach or in the jungle. We could easily hop out of the pool and head to the beach within five minutes to catch the unbelievable sunsets. The special touches in the house (the bathroom sinks, the spa-like outdoor shower, the decorative artisan masks, etc.) made it feel as if we were staying in a resort – but all to ourselves. And Yesenia’s delicious cooking was the perfect addition. We suggest other visitors request her arroz con pollo! Our only suggestion is the addition of a guest book in the master bedroom, so future guests can gush about their stay while still in the moment! Thank you, thank you for everything!
    Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    I am so happy you all had such a great time. You were wonderful guests, I truly enjoyed hosting your group, even the property managers Matt & Kaite, and staff Yesenia, and Eliab sent me messages, saying how lovely you all are. Thank you for the kind words about the property, and the lovely message you had sent while staying there, ” Your labor of love was successful and your attention to all the little details has not gone unnoticed! Every evening our main topic of conversation has been the house itself, the driftwood sculptures, the artwork, and WOW.. The landscaping;)” Planting the garden was my personal favorite thing during the entire project. I will definitely get a Guest Book for the house. Thank you again, it was wonderful hosting you! Kind regards, Trisha

    Kristin

    United States

  • Jean H., March 24, 2014

    Jean H. said…Heaven on Earth!!!

    March 1, 2014

    This was our fourth trip to Nosara, but our first time bringing our daughter and renting a home. We absolutely loved our stay and highly recommend this property. All of my correspondence with Trish the owner was timely and she was so excited for us to stay at her place. She went above and beyond meeting our expectations. We were met in town upon our arrival by the property manager, Jon and he lead us to this beautiful home. I loved that we were able to have groceries purchased and ready for us once we arrived as well as a fun basket of pasta, sauce and olive oil, popcorn, beer and wine in the fridge. The pictures are exactly what you will see but I have to admit, it took us a little by surprise just how open it really was to the elements. With that said, it was absolutely perfect, so wonderful to be in the kitchen preparing fresh smoothies, lounging on your ever so comfortable sectional, and still enjoying being outdoors. One night we did have a family of howler monkeys in a tree right near the pool, but they never approached the property, I would’ve loved it if they did. The location of this property is perfect, off the beaten path so there is no noise or traffic, other then the sound of the ocean, but a wonderfully short walk to the beach and into town. Fabulous restaurants all within walking distance, but you will want to bring along the flashlight, also provided. While we were there it was 99 degrees every day and not once did we need to have the air on in the master bedroom, in every room and bathroom are wonderful fans that kept us incredibly comfortable. We weren’t even bothered by any bugs of any kind. We are already looking forward to coming back next year but hoping to make it a longer stay. Thank you Trish, we so enjoyed our time at your beautiful home, thank you for sharing it with us.
    Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    It was such a pleasure having your family in my home! Thank you again for sending the family photo taken on the property, it truly makes me happy to see guests having a wonderful time. I look forward to hosting you again! Kind regards, Trisha

    Jean H.

    United States

  • Jennifer, February 28, 2014

    JJ said…Amazing amazing amazing!

    February 19, 2014

    What an incredible week spent here at your beautiful Rancho! The photos do not do it justice. Everywhere we looked the attention to detail was evident, all the way through to the welcome basket…such a thoughtful touch. The quiet location, cozy pool and the fact that the beach was only a few minutes’ walk away gave us all the options we needed for total and perfect relaxation. There were so many spots at your house that are all battling for 1st place on my favorites list but I think the hammock by the pool might win out. Your restaurant and sightseeing recommendations were spot on; the Iquad trek was a highlight of the trip and the Gilded Iguana became our daily “hub”. Already planning a trip back with our teenage boys who love to surf so all your surf amenities will get better use by us next time:) Thank you for making us feel at home so far away from ours!!
    Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    I am so pleased you enjoyed your time at El Santuario. Thank you, for your lovely comments about the property. Looking forward to having your family back, your teenage boys will truly love it there, surfing and running around the jungle all day. Warm regards, Trisha

    Jennifer

  • Sophie, February 10, 2014

    Love to travel said…Did not want to leave, cannot wait to go back!

    January 22, 2014

    We loved our stay at El Santuario, we are hoping to go back next year for our honeymoon! Trisha the owner, and Jonathan the manager are great! And very helpful with everything we needed. Yesesia the maid and Elliot the gardener are both very sweet. The welcome basket is a nice touch, we put the beers and wine in the freezer to cool off quickly, popped the bag of popcorn, and took them to the sunset, it was perfect for our first sunset! (I would suggest putting the wine and beers in the fridge before arrival, otherwise everything was perfect!). The house is better in person than the photos, and the outdoor living area is amazing, hanging out with all the nature around you, kicking back watching the monkeys in the trees was the best! We had a lot of fun making our own meals, the kitchen is large and really has everything you might need, it’s fun to hang out at the bar, cooking and having a glass of wine. We loved how quiet and private it is on the property, it’s close to the beach and surf, but we had our own little private piece of paradise. Me and my boyfriend loved the master bedroom, the king bed is very comfortable, it was very private and romantic, I especially loved the outdoor shower, I never used the indoor shower once, it was incredible showering in nature, with all the palm trees around the shower. The master bath is beautiful! There is everything in there you need, even a hotel lighted mirror. This house is perfect for 2 couples, you have good privacy from each other with the 2 bedrooms being on different levels. My boyfriend’s best friend was with us, he said the Treetop bedroom is the coolest room he has ever slept in, and the bed is super comfy. Trisha’s suggestions were great! We had really great dinners at both Pacifica Azul, and at La Dolce Vita. Roberto, the owner of La Dolce Vita, is the perfect host, he checks on your table a few times while you are dining, he is very welcoming and funny. Try the tuna tartare and the shrimp curry at Pacifico Azul, they are amazing, and were me and my boyfriend’s favorite dinner out. The Guilded Iguana has good food, and is very fun on Tuesday night with live music. Thank you Trisha and Jonathan! El Santuario, really is a Sanctuary! We had an incredible time, and will be talking with you soon, to book our honeymoon next year.
    Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
    My Response
    Thank you! I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in my home, and am very excited you want to spend your honeymoon, such an important occasion at El Santuario. We look forward to making sure it is an incredible experience for you! Please be sure to let us know if there is anything special you will like, we can set up anything you would like. It was a pleasure having you in my home, Jonathan and Yesenia, said you were all wonderful guests. Looking forward to having you back again! Warm regards, Trisha PS. Thank you for the hint, we will be putting the welcome bottle of wine and beer in the fridge prior to guest arrivals now.

    Sophie

    Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada

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