Landmark Nosara Restaurant Marlin Bills for Sale

  • August 10, 2015

IMG_7650-2Since it’s 2000 opening Marlin Bills has been serving up hearty cuisine to countless numbers of surfers, travelers, tourists and visitors to Nosara, and there is a reason they keep coming back – more precisely; a host of reasons that combine to form a package that wins the hearts of all those who step through it’s doors. In addition to it’s friendly atmosphere, incredible views, and reputation for consistent culinary prowess, in the 15 years since it’s opening many Playa Guiones residents and repeat tourists have come to regard Marlin Bills as much more than just a restaurant. Imagine the Cheers Bar upped and relocated to the Guanacaste jungle coastline, and just like in the TV show became the one stop shop for good times, great IMG_7644-2food and drink, and a staff that visitors come to regard as family. A place that functioned as much as a local community center as it did a restaurant where discussing the latest news and swapping surf stories over a dish of fresh fish became a weekly ritual among the many for whom the place has become a second home.


“Bill and I came here from the Florida Keys in 1994 on vacation to see friends. We only came to visit, but when we saw how pristine, low key and beautiful the beach and town were we knew we wanted to call this place home and bought property. The only restaurants back then were Rancho Tico and Renatos at Villa Taipei (now the Harmony)” says Pam Lancaster, the wife and business partner of the restaurant’s namesake Bill Lancaster.

1Located on the hill overlooking the intersection between route 60 and the Playa Guiones main street Marlin Bills seats more than 60 guests, all of whom can choose from a menu that includes a huge range of both local cuisine and delicious North American staples. Marlin Bills owes it’s outstanding reputation for cuisine as much to the quality of the food as it does to the size of the portions, ensuring no guest ever leaves unsatisfied.

The news that Marlin Bills is on the market begs the question of why the current owners would ever wish to say farewell to this profitable and legendary local institution. “The reason we’re selling is because its time to move on. When we moved here we set a goal, and we accomplished it. We’re very proud of what we have created and we feel now would be a great time to hand over the reins to someone who could run the business with the same level of affection that we have” says Pam Lancaster.

IMG_7623-2The opportunity to “take the reins” of a Playa Guiones business in this location, with this reputation, and with this level of turnover is not something that comes around everyday. Both the real estate and the business are being sold as a package. Beneath Marlin Bills are offices which currently generate income outside of the very profitable restaurant. On top of it’s bullseye location in the Playa Guiones epicenter, the land on which it sits contains invaluable opportunities to expand onto the main street. Additionally, the opportunity to construct IMG_7643-2one’s home above the restaurant allows for the possibility of the new owner being able to live and work on site while enjoying unparallelled Pacific views from the comfort of their own living space. Click here to contact us about this property. Click here to jump directly to the listing.

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