We just returned from a 6 day trip to Barefoot Villa. We had a blast! The house is beautiful and has everything you could hope for, including surf boards, beach chairs and boogie boards. The weather was perfect, the scenery was beautiful, and the surf was awesome! We even got a visit by howler monkeys in the trees surrounding the house - what a hoot!
Barefoot Villa is just a short walk to the beach (3 minutes?) and into town, and the house is absolutely wonderful. It has everything, from a spacious kitchen with a big central island, indoor and outdoor living areas, and big, comfortable bedrooms. The central house fan lets you pull in the fresh sea air at night, or you can turn on the air conditioner separately in each bedroom. We felt perfectly safe the entire time, with excellent security features that let us sleep tight at night, but everything opens up to the outdoors during the daytime. After a morning of surfing, the pool and outdoor bar is refreshing with just the perfect mix of shade and sunshine. We would come back in a heartbeat.
And if you haven't been to Nosara before, the vibe in the water is the best I have ever seen anywhere. I am an average surfer, and everyone, from the hottest locals to the newbies at the surf schools, treat each other with respect. Just follow the few simple rules of the water, and you will find that everyone is just out for a good time.
Barefoot Villa has just the right amount of luxury in a non-commercial tropical paradise.Edited: 8:38 pm, March 16, 2011