Casa fElipe

This beautiful property is located in one of the most exclusive areas in the Nosara Community. The K Section of Playa Guiones is home to some of the most sought-after homes and properties in the Guanacaste Peninsula. Casa Felipe and the surrounding land exemplifies what this area of Nosara is known for. Just a 3 minute walk from the infamous surf at Playa Guiones and short drive from the area's top Yoga retreats, Casa Felipe sits on a large span of 3.8 acres. Properties for sale of this size in this neighborhood are becoming a rare opportunity. 

The existing home is almost 2,200 sq ft and was built to encompass the tropical surroundings from every angle. The large 2 bedroom upstairs features a spacious living quarters and kitchen and opens up to a massive wrap around deck overlooking the Playa Guiones canopy and a gorgeous ocean view. The downstairs area features its own living space and outdoor area making it perfect for a rental opportunity separate from the main house. 

The surrounding jungle property offers plenty of room for expansion, making this an amazing investment opportunity. Dual road frontage as well as a private driveway make this property unique from every aspect. To the south end of the property you can find the drive to Guiones Beach Club and to the north the main neighborhood drive. Footpaths throughout the entire property make the beach just a short walk away no matter where you are. 

There is no denying that this area of Nosara has one of the richest histories of luxury upscale living as well as some of the most exciting opportunities for the years to come. Privacy, location, size, and surroundings make this property the chance of a lifetime. Find your piece of paradise in Casa Felipe and the surrounding jungle. 

A Fireman's Footprint

In February of 2000 a dream was realized. A firefighter from Santa Monica, CA moved to Nosara and built the house he had envisioned after years of paging through books on homes designed for the tropics.

He first purchased the property in 1984 after a vacation to the area set the dream in motion. Before Smartphones and Wi-Fi, before satellite TV, before even a head of lettuce was easily obtained he planned to live here happily ever after. The most beautiful beach he had ever seen, the aura of the jungle, the call of the howler monkeys drew him to return each year, until finally upon retirement he moved in to what was then the most unique house in the area.

His house, particularly the pain-staking work of local artisans piecing together the cane ceiling, became the template for many other homes.

For 15 years he sat on his front porch watching the Cortez and Malinche trees bloom yellow and red. He watched the lights of shrimp boats ride the waves at night, and in the far distance the lights of cruise ships sail north after their passage through the Panama Canal. He watched howler monkeys glide through the trees, hummingbirds fight for their rightful perch at the feeder he dutifully filled every few days. He fed papaya rinds to the iguanas, watched armadillos nose through the underbrush and families of ring-tailed pizotes (coatis) steal cat food from bowls on the porch while the cat looked on impassively.  

He watched young people move in to the area and begin to outnumber the old. He watched restaurants open and thrive. He watched an elementary school open to educate the ex-pat kids that could be seen on the beach running into and away from the tide.

This long-dreamed of house, a testimony to his love of Nosara as it was then, and as it is now, was his haven against the fast-paced energy of Southern California. Solidly built it has served him well, until age, and grandchildren beckoned him to return.