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Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 private Baths, (Sleeps 4) Very close to the Beach

Classic Casa is located within the Las Baulas National Park and only a few steps from Costa Rica's finest beach and the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge. Playa Grande is the nesting site of the endangered Leatherback Turtle.

This traditional Costa Rican two bedroom beach house, with Frank Lloyd Wright-styled French doors and windows, is artfully decorated and extremely comfortable. Each air-conditioned bedroom has it's own private full bathroom. The king-size beds are topped with luxurious feather beds and comforters with fresh duvets. All linens are excellent, high quality cotton. The Kitchen and Living Room is spacious and airy with high ceilings detailed with beautiful local hardwoods and plenty of sun-drenched windows.

The large outdoor covered patio/porch is classically tiled and perfect for lounging and dining. It overlooks a private pool that has been described by the locals as 'The Sexiest Pool in Playa Grande'. The property is totally surrounded by the natural tropical forest which offers privacy for guests and the many exotic birds, butterflies, and other flora and fauna that call this cozy casita their home.

Keywords: Playa Grande, Palm Beach Estates,best beach location, private pool patio gardens, Private Beach House nestled within the Las Baulas National Park and the Tamarindo Estuary Wildlife Refuge, quiet, quaint, cozy, clean, peaceful, hidden gem, heaven on earth, sexy pool, easy beach access, classic home, Spanish style, German built, Palm Beach Estates, birds, butterflies, flowers, surfing, fishing,

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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palm Beach Estates in Playa Grande

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 full sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , one full sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The home is owner operated and a nice simple layout making it easy to move right into. You'll feel like it's yours as soon as you step into it. The ADT security system and private safes in each bedroom guarantee our guests security and safety. Easy and comfortable. Pura Vida!


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Perfect Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to hang and experience Playa Grande. Very cool and private retreat. Pura Vida! If you're looking for crowds, high rise condos, and tacky souvenir shops, go to Tamarindo. If you want to get away and see what Guanacaste is really like, stay at Mike's place. Great surfing, beach, restaurants, pool, exploring. We had a truly memorable trip, we'll treasure for always. Hope to come back soon. Thanks Mike, for being a great host. KH

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience in Playa Grande!

  • 5 of 5

We selected this spot due to the great reviews for our family of four, and couldn't be any happier with our decision! Mike was welcoming and very helpful. The home and grounds were clean and beautiful. We were on the lovely porch and pool much of the visit - a pool is VERY helpful as it is very hot in Playa Grande. Mike's location is also very close to beach access - just two houses down. Saw howler monkeys two nights and heard them often, lots of great birds, lizards, and turtle tracks on the beach. Perfect home and location for two couples or small family. Thank you, Mike, for your wonderful hospitality... Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well maintained. Great location, easy access to the beach and yummy food.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 weeks. Mike kept the pool in A++ condition. Everything in the house was as advertised. The beach was right around the corner. He gave us lists of restaurants, tours, boating places, etc. The house location gave us a nice ocean breeze that moderated the afternoon temperature. We'd go back there n a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from spending 4 nights at Michael’s property at Palm Beach Estates in Playa Grande and everything was spectacular. Michael was an extremely gracious, responsive host and the property was perfect.

Palm Beach Estates is a small gated community in Playa Grande. It’s an extremely quiet, laid back area. Within the community there are about 4 restaurants/bars, and it’s just minutes further to other restaurants and businesses within Playa Grande. The restaurants are all very good and the staff at each are incredibly friendly and welcoming. Tamarindo is a 5 minutes boat ride across the estuary, or about a 25 min drive (Google Maps / Waze always said is was about 40 minutes, but it never took us that long). You can go to the Hotel Bula Bula (5 minute walk) and they will call you a water taxi, or you can catch one from the beach.

The property is perfect. The pool is amazing, the yard is beautiful and offers you a ton of privacy. There are plenty of options to sit in the sun around the pool, or escape the heat by sitting in under the covered patio. It was great to have my morning coffee out on the patio and listen to the Howler Monkey’s, well…..howling. There were also lots of huge iguanas on or near the property as well as spectacular flora everywhere. The stunning Playa Grande beach is truly just a few minute walk away.

There is pretty much everything you would need in the house (including fresh fruit, coffee and a cold 6 pack (with frosted mugs ready in the freezer) Michael kindly had waiting for us upon our arrival), and it’s all in great working order.

Michael was also an amazing host. He was at the house every morning between 5am - 6am to clean the pool and tidy up the property. Any questions we had, we would text Michael and he would respond with answers to anything we asked - generally within a couple of minutes. Far above and beyond my expectations. He also recommended the local surf shop, Frijoles Locos, for booking all of our activities. They did an awesome job answering all of my questions and handling our bookings. A special thank you to Jeanette at Frijole Locos who worked with me in the weeks leading up to my trip - patiently answering all million of my questions, and even getting me last minute surf lessons during the busy season.

I would absolutely stay here again and will be sure to recommend this property to all my friends who chose to visit the area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place, best location, away from busy Tamarindo. Wildlife every morning the best. Will beback

  • 5 of 5

We were originally booked more south and so happy to have a change in plan. This area is the best kept secret. House is exactly as shown on photos. Linens, towels and bedding good quality and plentiful. We own a vrbo in Santa Barbara, CA and I just love everything about this place. The beach is off the charts. The best walking and so peaceful. Great if you surf but not necessary plenty to do or the best part, just being. You can hear the waves crashing on the beach. Solitude beyond perfecto. Mike is very present and informative. Should you need him to come back for any reasons he is there as needed. The pool is just perfect. Would love to make this an annual trip. Great restaurants near by, no need to cook, however completely set up should you want to. Thanks Mike..... Xoxo

Caron & Doug

Santa Barbara, CA Vrbo 444824, 180978

Casitasdecolores. Com

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Three local bars within walking distance
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla and Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Three restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
125 Metres
Playa Grande is just a few steps to the beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Grande Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Baulas National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Tamarindo Estuary Wildlife Refuge
Car: not necessary

Bird watching, Turtle nesting Tours, Massages, Yoga, Canopy Zip Lines, Fiestas, Estuary Tours, Butterfly Farm, Monkeys, and phenomenal Sunsets.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £44.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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