“Three families – 14 people – stayed in Casa Cristal in December and I think we all wished we lived there permanently. I’m not kidding when I tell you this is by far the best vacation home I have ever stayed in, including any beach house rental in the United States. Guiones could have something to do with it but seriously, it is perfectly equipped, even had sharp knives and any beach renter knows what I mean. The four bedrooms, each with own bath, was exactly right for our group. We had 6 adults (3 couples) and 9 kids ranging in age from 9-16. Two of the families had their younger children share the bedroom and then one couple was alone and the fourth bedroom was for the three 16-year old girls. We had plans to use the three outdoor beds in the upstairs area BUT between the noise and the wind, it wasn’t ideal sleeping conditions for the kids. It wasn’t a problem for us but it is something to consider if you are depending on those beds. The indoor area, kitchen and TV room, was great. We were really only inside while in the kitchen, otherwise, the house is situated perfectly for outdoor living. We ate, swam, played, relaxed for 6 days almost entirely outside and couldn’t have been more comfortable. It’s about a 5 minute walk to the beach and very close to the Harbor Reef and The Beach Dog. We had two dinners prepared in the home for us and the outdoor table easily sat us all and then some. The house has separate pool towels and beach towels so you do not need to bring any, there were more than enough for 14 people. A/C in the bedrooms as well as ceiling fans. I honestly can’t think of one thing I would change about this house – maybe the owners – meaning I wish it was MINE! Enjoy! “

Our group of 9 stayed here in January and had a fantastic time. The house has everything you could need for an unforgettable vacation. We loved cooking and hanging out in the open kitchen and lounging by the pool. The layout and location of this property are excellent. The bedrooms are large and well appointed – it was great to have the extra bathrooms for a large group. We really appreciated the games, ping pong table and ring toss for evening entertainment. the proximity to the beach access, and shops and resto’s was great. our group took surf lessons at Coconut Harry’s; Kayak and Horseback riding tours from Boca Nosara, and Yoga classes at Harmony Hotel.

The only difficulty we had was at first trying to figure out where to buy groceries since we didn’t have a car – but we rented an ATV from a place down the street for $35 and went to the large super mercado in Nosara. Once we had that figured out – we were very happy at Casa Cristal Del Mar.

We had 5 families totaling 16 people staying for a week at Casa Cristal. We were able to sleep all 16 comfortably. We loved the outdoor kitchen, and the pool deck area was perfect. There was always a spot on or near the pool deck where we could find shade. It was a very quick stroll to an amazing beach with fantastic surfing. Overall, I would highly recommend Casa Cristal.

We were a party of 8 and had the most amazing time.

This place is a party/luxury palace compound with all the amenities.

We will try and make this an annual vacy.


We stayed at Casa Cristal for a week in December and we loved every second of our stay. The rooms were great, cleaning staff amazing, kitchen perfect. The location is the best. I am leaving a recommendation because Donnelle asked me too – but I really don’t want to for fear that it will be rented when I want to go back ;). Can’t recommend this place enough.