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Playa Avellanas Beach Suites (Walk to White Sand) AC, WiFi, & Apple TV

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Playa Avellanas Beach Suites (Walk to White Sand) AC, Apple TV, WiFi


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

We offer 3 different private & charming Suites to choose from, each with bathroom, ice cold AC, ocean breezes, ceiling fans, brand new 32" flat screens with Apple TV & Netflix programming, as well as high speed WiFi & a back up 2nd WiFi line.

Suites #1 & Suites #2 come with small refrigerators, coffee makers & toaster ovens, where Suite #3 comes with a fully equipped kitchen with oven, and refrigerator, as well as extra large dining area, with sofa.

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 many extra large extra comfortable hammocks.

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 call USA (949) 903-5875

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Ben Geren
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish, Google Translate
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 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 apartment 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 apartment 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 apartment in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Suites #1 & #2 Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Suites #1 & #2 with California King Sized Bed - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom, Walk In Closet
  • 3 Very Gorgeous Suites to choose from. All with private bathrooms, AC, FlatScreen TVs & WiFi. Suite #3 (The Family Suite) comes with full kitchen, queen sized bed, sofa, huge dining table, & full bathroom.
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
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 -
(49 traveller reviews)

Playa Avellanas Beach Suites (Walk to White Sand) AC, WiFi, & Apple TV
average rating of 4.4897957 based on 50 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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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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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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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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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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Horrible Experience!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 of 5

We arrived the evening of September 11th to a very disappointing and unfortunate experience at this house. We were a family of four adults and two small children. My husband and I had unfortunately booked this house for a month. We only stayed ONE night due to the condition of the house. All of the bedrooms had water leaking from the ceilings and water running down the walls on to the beds. The bedroom that my grandchildren were going to sleep in was not habitable. There were bugs and ants crawling all over the house. Explains the cans of bug spray in the house. The house was dirty with fast food cups and wrappers in the kitchen. There was rice all over the counter and floor in the kitchen as well. The shelving unit and closet doors had dust and cobwebs . The air conditioners and fans had cobwebs hanging from there as well. We did not have any soap, towels, shampoo as stated . When we asked the very nice young girl who was there for towels and soap, she brought us one towel and no soap. Also, the cable TV and Wifi did not work at all. This house is not conducive for a family with small children. There is NOT a living room with futon as stated. You would need to sit on the picnic table or outside. There is a room with a bed and a picnic table in it. The futon was in the yard in very poor condition in the rain.. We were very fortunate that my son-in-law spoke Spanish. If he didn't, we would not have been able to communicate with the main caretaker or the young girl that was there. We spent the next whole day looking for another place to stay. I notified Ben of the issues we had with the house. He was very pleasant and said he would get everything taken care of. He email later that day to say that the roof repair people would be there as well as the repair man to fix the TV/WIFI. When we arrived back to the house to pack our belongings to move to the new rental, the TV/WIFI still did not work. The caretaker was kind enough to go buy some soap and water for us while we were gone. Still did not receive any towels. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and we enjoyed the rest of our time there. To add insult to an already frustrating and difficult experience, Ben refused to give us a refund of any of our money. He suggested I submit my complaints to VRBO. I would have loved to do that but you only have a 12 hour window to file a complaint with VRBO. I was not able to find an internet connection within the 12 hour period.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This renter showed up during the rainiest time of year & during one of the biggest storms in 5 years, after a very long drought. The storm shut down both internet lines (yes we pay for two of them) as well as knocked down neighboring phone lines, trees & roads. It caused us only a few very small problems which we quickly resolved. Not to mention, we refunded money for a full nights stay at a neighboring hotel immediately, while we quickly resolved all of their exaggerated complaints to try & get more discounts from us. Instead they left town & returned 4 day later to stick the keys in the door, with zero responses or communication. We are trying to avoid having renters like this & have a 5 star rating after 5 years of business for a very good reason.
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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 apartment in Tamarindo, Guanacaste

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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