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Playa Avellanas Beach House (Walk to White Sand) AC, WiFi, 3 Flatscreen TV's

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Playa Avellanas Beach House (Walk to White Sand) AC, WiFi, 3 Flatscreen TVs

Location, Location, Location. Spend your vacation in style. Just a short walk to the famous white sands of Playa Avellanas.

3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom Playa Avellanas Beach House with ice cold AC, ocean breezes, ceiling fans, 3 brand new 32" flat screens with Apple TV & Netflix, as well as high speed WiFi, with back up 2nd WiFi line & range extenders.

There is also a fully equipped kitchen with oven & brand new refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, & blender, with extra large dining area, & sofa, located in 3rd family bedroom.

We also provide weekly maid service & laundry service free of charge.

The property is very quiet & secluded, with spectacular outdoor patios in a gorgeous & tranquil garden setting, with 5 different extra large extra comfortable hammocks to choose from.

We are located on over 1/2 acre privately gated property, which is incredibly safe & secure, surrounded by an unbelievable living cactus fence-line on the edge of the wilderness, with estuary mangroves, & one of the most gorgeous stretches of beaches in the world, right out in front of us.

There is incredible swimming, sunsets, surfing, golfing, fishing, beach combing, & relaxing year round. There is also tons of wildlife, including howler monkeys, sea turtles, parrots, & everything you can imagine.

There are also various wonderful local restaurants, & bars, including the world famous Cabinas Las Olas & Lola's, as well as a small grocery store, all within very short walking distance.

Also, situated conveniently close to Hacienda Pinilla's world class golf course & the JW Marriott. Not to mention world class surfing, with 8 different surf spots within walking distance, & world class fishing right out front of us.

Shuttle transfers to & from the airport can also be arranged for you easily, as well as a large variety of tours & excursions. Rental cars are not necessary.

Please message for questions, or you may call or text USA (949) 903-5875

Keywords: avellana, avellanas, avelana, avelanas, playa avellanas, playa avelanas, hacienda pinilla, hacienda pinila, tamarindo, playa tamarindo, playa negra, negra, lagartillo, guanacaste, jw marriot

More Details

Ben Geren
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish, Google Translate
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Ben Geren

Our family is from Southern California & spend much of our time vacationing here in Costa Rica. We also have a very friendly staff, who are like family to us, & will make sure you have everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

Ben Geren purchased this house in 2006

Why Ben Geren chose Guanacaste

We picked this location for our Costa Rica beach house, because it is really one the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen, with amazing surf & activities centered around the ocean. We are excited to share this place with you.

What makes this house unique

Nature, Serenity, Peace, and Relaxation...

Relaxing, Surfing, Golfing, Beach Combing, & Sunsets......

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very great place to spend a vacation! Nice living atmosphere and excellent surf out front!
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tamarindo in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Suites #1 Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
    Suites #2 Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
    Suites #3 Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , made with Spanish tile, and white rock cascading water sink
  • rear & front master bathrooms made with exquisite blue-green rock imported from Guatemala, with dual shower-heads & all the top of the line fixtures, as well as charming kids Master bathroom with inlaid white rock & Spanish tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Suites #1 with California King Sized Bed - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom, Walk In Closet
    Suites #2 with California King Sized Bed - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Suite #3 Family Room with Queen Sized Bed & Futon - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , also has large dining room table & entertainment area
  • 3 Very Gorgeous Bedroom Suites to choose from. All with private bathrooms, AC, FlatScreen TVs & WiFi.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
excellent place for those who are just looking to relax & get away from it all. (with everything needed for those who work from home)


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

Playa Avellanas Beach House (Walk to White Sand) AC, WiFi, 3 Flatscreen TV's
average rating of 4.5 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I went on this solo adventure to Costa Rica to : 1) Learn to surf 2) Horseback ride on the beach 3) Soak in the sun 4) Eat great food 5) Read & relax and soak up more sun!

1) Surfing: Ben the owner of this terrific home is an excellent surf instructor. He is patient, kind and very informative. Ben taught me the basics with an emphasis on safety and reading the ocean. There is no "hour" lesson, Ben takes whatever time that you need for your lesson and I can vouch that he will work with you until you can barley move your arms or legs!!! It's about whatever you want from your lesson . His positive attitude and encouragement was refreshing and I can't wait to surf again.

2) Beb arranged for my horseback riding excursion. The wrangler he chose was on time, pleasant and once again "it was all about me", where I wanted to go, stopping for pictures, breaks, and letting me race down the beach. I couldn't stop smiling the entire ride! I invited Glenna, the caretaker, to join me. She helped me translate and added to my fun adventure with her kindness and friendship.

3) Soaking up the sun: The house is located a short walk to the beach. It is a very enjoyable walk, lots of monkeys, parrots and a very cool boardwalk thru the mangrove trees. I spent hours at the beach, running, walking and taking in the beautiful warm Pacific Ocean.

4) Great Food: Any direction you chose to walk there is an wonderful restaurant to dine in. Breakfast at Cabinas Los Olas turned into a almost daily ritual after my morning walk, Lola's for amazing ceviche and the best view! The Burrito Box is fresh and very good, Mauna Loa if you are craving killer tiramisu! All within a 5 minute walk..... Mauna Loa also has a very fun gift shop!

5) Rest and RELAX! : Ben and Glenna's priority is your happiness. They were perfect. Attentive while giving me my space to read, relax and soak in this beautiful country. Ben is avid about security and I was very comfortable being solo. He arranged for a private shuttle for me due to my late arrival and very early departure. Tamarindo Shuttle was on time, efficient and the drivers, pleasant . The vehicles were in excellent condition and comfortable. Due to Ben's attentiveness and concern I was able to completely enjoy myself. He is a long time resident of CR and willingly shared his knowledge. I had 6 hammocks to chose from to enjoy my books or a siesta. I CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN!!

The home is very comfortable. Every room has a

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 3

Charm House

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a big fancy house with full kitchen, living and dining rooms this is not that. What it is, however is a quiet, peaceful, safe place to hang your hat at Playa Avellanas. It is exactly what Ben reports it to be. Three bedrooms, all with bathrooms that can be separated and rented as just a bedroom, plus a small, but perfectly adequate kitchen that can be used in conjunction with the bedrooms. Ben is a terrific host, very friendly and helpful. Playa Avellanas is off the beaten path so if you want to tour the area you may need a car, but if you are there to surf, as many are, this lovely house is a great place to stay. You are literally a 10 min. walk to the beach and it is a lovely beach, not crowded or busy, even on weekends when most of the popular beaches are packed. If you are looking to get away from the ratrace that is Tamarindo these days, this is where you want to head. There are some restaurants within walking distance, although they are fairly expensive, and , of course, Lola's right on the beach. There is a shuttle to Tamarindo and to Playa Negra if you feel the need to venture away. Ben has some fabulous plans for his property and I have no doubt it will continue to get better and better, so go now while it is still affordable. The dogs, Bess and Elvis, are true sweethearts, as is my friend Yoko, the resident cat. These wonderful animals add to the great ambiance of charm house. There are lots of birds in the yard. and a couple of Howler monkey troops you will see in the trees on the walk to the beach.. Look Up.. all adding to the experience that is Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation house

  • 4 of 5

This house has 3 spacious bedrooms, with large beds and comfortable matresses, and each with its own bathroom. Each bedroom also has a flat-screen TV and a large wall A/C unit, which cools the room down pretty quickly. Front bedroom also has the large dining table which should easily accomodate 8 people. The property is roughly 10 minutes walk from beautiful Avellanas beach; the boardwalk through the dead mangrove forest on the way to the beach is surreal. Property owner Ben was very helpful with info on dining and entertainment options, and was always available if we had any questions. He will also rent a surfboard or boogie board; his prices are better than if you rent on the beach, and beach rental may run out of the boards to rent.

Our biggest issue with this property was lack of hot water. Although weather was hot, and cold water temp is probably in low 70s, it still wasn't very pleasant. Ben mentioned that he is looking into installing solar heater, that would improve things alot. Otherwise this was a very comfortable and convenient vacation house.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 1

Great place with a great host

  • 5 of 5

Second time I stayed with Ben and was even better than the first. Some really nice improvements done to property. If you are looking for a quiet peaceful place close to a beach with some of the best surf in the area then this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 2

Realaxed surfing safari

  • 5 of 5

Friendly staff, relaxing beach area and great surfing beach.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 2

Nice, secure property- perfect for surf trip

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days at this property with a few friends for a surf trip and we had a great time. The house and property its located on was nice and large and had a secure feeling that left us feeling comfortable leaving many times throughout the day to go surf and walk around. The owner Ben was extremely helpful and was always very quick to reply to any questions we had which I really appreciate and find important. Overall had a great time and would recommend to others

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Liberia (LIR) 1 hour 30 minute AC Shuttle Ride
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Road (out front)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Avellanas (out front)
Car: not necessary

sunbathing, atv tours, zip-line canopy tours, surf lessons, golf lessons, volcano expeditions, turtle tours, river rafting



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Easter Week (2017)
7 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas to New Years (2017)
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Week (2018)
23 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Though we do not accept cancellations, in the event you need to cancel, just let us know as far enough in advance as possible, so that we may try to re-rent & then either credit your dates, or reimburse you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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