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Laura K

Long Term Rental For Family of Four

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Beginning in 2012, my family and I plan on staying in Costa Rica for at least one month at a time. We would like references to long term rentals in or near Playa Guiones.

 

We can pay up to $3,000 per month rent if all utilities, etc. are included ($2,000 per month if utilities, etc. are not included).

 

What we would like in a long term rental: air conditioning, high speed Internet, television (nice to have but not necessary), at least 2 bedrooms (and 1 bathroom), near the beach, location where a car is not needed (we would like rent a car because we want to, not because we have to), full kitchen, furnished, and no lease.

 

It will be myself, my husband, our daughter, 20, and our son, 9 (3 adults and 1 child).

 

We don't smoke and we have no pets.

 

I didn't see many long term rentals on the Nosara Beach Rentals website. :)

Edited by Laura K

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Laura - You may be able to work out a long-term rental with those who are advertising only short-term rentals (check VRBO.com). I know many of my friends who own vacation rentals at our beach will snatch up a long-term rental if it means stable income coming in. Most of them also negotiate on their prices - like taking whatever the weekly rental rate is, multiply by 2, & that is what they'll take monthly for a long-term rental. I don't think 1 month would qualify under this scenario, though - most who do this get people for anywhere from 3 months to 1 year. I will tell you that with electric rates out the roof at the beach, most people aren't going to offer you a set rate where it includes electric. Anyone I know doing this now makes the electric the responsibility of the renters & for good reason - I have friends who took $800 for a 1-month rental, the people left, the electric bill came it was just over $800 for the month. I have other friends with a luxury rental where the electric bill was over $1200 after the renters left. I'm not saying you'd do this - but these property owners don't know you & so may not be likely to include electric unless they charge a pretty hefty amount to ensure it's covered by the rental price.

 

Jessica

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Jessica, we will seriously consider renting for more than one month. Thank you for the mathematical calculations for figuring out long term rental prices. If utilities are not included, $2,000 per month. Appreciate the "heads up" on electrical rates.

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