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Outdoor Living in Absolute Privacy Steps from the Water's Edge

Bedrooms 5
Space 10,763 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

Enjoy the luxury of outdoor living in serenity and seclusion, in this amazing compound boasting multiple living areas for multiple activities.

Unique. In a category of it's own; Casa Velas is nestled on a 7.5 acre property, with over 200 meters (675 linear feet) of beach frontage, at the most private sector of Playa Grande’s four mile long beach, within Las Baulas National Marine Park. This spacious compound is just steps from the water’s edge and offers views of the beach and spectacular sunsets from virtually every vantage point.

The very large swimming pool (where you can actually swim laps and children can actually play), is only steps from the beach and conveniently located between the Tiki bar, the main house and the guest house - all surrounded by beautiful gardens planted with palm trees, fruit trees and flowers that attract monkeys, exotic birds , iguanas and many other sorts of wildlife from the park .

With three master suites and two regular bedrooms (all with adjacent bathrooms, air conditioning and TV), a fully equipped ocean view kitchen, three dinning areas and indoor and outdoor living areas, Casa Velas is the ideal vacation home for groups of one or more families.

The Villa is designed in a way that integrates the different activity areas yet allowing for space and privacy among its guests.

If you plan your trip between October and March you will have the privilege of witnessing the majestic Leatherback Turtles nesting , sometimes right in front of the main house.

Daily housekeeping , gardener and 24 hour security are provided ; our amazing private chef is also available at your request - all contributing to give you the experience of fun , play , relaxation and pampering that defines Costa Rican living.

A five minute walk will take you to the estuary that separates pristine Playa Grande from Tamarindo - where you will find an abundance of restaurants , shops and nightlife. A panga will take you across for a small fee.

The luxury of open space, space and more space to generate a delicious sense of freedom.

Love Nature, Live Nature, Enjoy the Costa Rican Experience !!!!!

Keywords: Beachfront Villa, Beachfront house Compound

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Why The Owner chose Playa Grande

My husband inherited the property from his family. Initially there was absolutely nothing so we would go camping. It was fantastic. Casa Velas was one of the first constructions in Playa Grande. When the first house was built, regulations did not require that there be a setback from the public area, so it was built as close to the beach as possible. We later opened up the house to to keep the feeling of outdoor living that we love so much. We have traveled around the world and have not yet found a place quite like our beautiful Playa Grande.

What makes this villa unique

No other house in the area is as close to the ocean as Casa Velas. We do not walk to the beach. We can be in the comfort of the villa and be steps from the ocean.

The large swimming pool, also steps from the ocean, has the compound wrapped around it - very convenient to watch over the younger guests.

The luxury of great open space to generate a delicious sense of freedom.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Grande in North America

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10763 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean front
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With private patio. Pool and ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Suite. Garden view.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Sleeps up to 6. 2 bottom bunks queen. 2 top bunks twin.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Two joined twin beds to form a king + 1 twin. Ocean front
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

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Outdoor Living in Absolute Privacy Steps from the Water's Edge
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews
Calgary, Canada

Wonderful days at Casa Velas

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a memorable 14 days at Casa Velas with our family, three sons and their wives, and five grandchildren ranging in age from 11 to 5 months. The house was perfect for our needs, with lots of space to spread out, and the pool was perfect for the age of the children.

Ana cooked dinners for us and we ate like kings. She and Felipe were so helpful and friendly, and he also got groceries for us, and arranged surfing lessons and an outing to the estuary, which we all loved.

The beach was great for all ages for surfing, boogie boarding, building sand castles and just swimming. We saw a late hatch of leatherback turtles, and also a hatch of olive Ridley turtles, which was fascinating especially for the children. A howler monkey troupe visited the garden and stayed a while, giving us a good look at the babies, and making us laugh with their antics.

All in all, we loved it and will return as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth: It's always beautiful to read about the wonderful times our guests enjoy at Casa Velas. Thanks for sharing your experience. Will look forward to have you back. All the best! Ana C.
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San Jose, CA


  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and lovely people. Ana's food was extraordinary and they helped clean up every day. The house has been painted and looks much better than the pictures lead up to. The layout was extremely comfortable and we had a lot of fun with all the crabs visiting the house. Bugs are just a part of Costa Rica! The pool was amazing as well. The bottom room at the guest house can get a bit humid at times, but other than that it was an amazing experience!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States

Great location loved outdoor living space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group and the property was perfect, especially since it had a lot of outdoor hanging out space. The surf out back door was perfect for our beginner/ immediate surfers. We had Ana cook for us which was so relaxing and the food was good. The house is not fancy but just what you need. Playa Grande is quiet and the people are friendly. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was a real home away from home

  • 5 of 5

At first I was nervous driving down the dirt road and was worried what we were getting in to Cass Velas was researched and approved by my daughters. Pool-sitting area- beach. Well the biggest and best surprise was Ana. Ana is an angel who cooked lunch and dinner 4 days for us. Every meal was better than the next. I wished I had learned how to make yucca and plantains. My grandchildren adored her and her cooking. The house allowed everyone their own air conditioned space. We were entertained by a family of iguanas and what else would you expect. The beach was beautiful. One day we had surfing lessons on our beach. It was a surprise at how much fun we had. Any activity you would like can be set up through Felipe. We walked to tamarindo a short walk and dollar boat ride over estuary. There we saw a mo key family swinging through the trees. I could go on but.. it was a memorable time for my family of 13. Thankyou.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures reflected the place well and it was even closer to the beach than we had expected. The rooms were great. We got Ana to make us dinner and it was delicious. It was easy to communicate with Ana about our stay. We did a tour through Ariel at Playa Grande and it was INCREDIBLE and we’ll worth the day away from our paradise on the beach. Overall, we couldn’t have asked for more during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

The property is a fantastic piece of paradise on a beautiful stretch of beach! The owner is terrific and accessible, along with those who work closely with her to make sure your vacation is the best!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
On site
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Playa Grande, 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
Mid Season
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
2 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Year's Week 2018
26 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season
2 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Easter Week
14 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.75

When paying via Paypal a 3.2% Paypal money transfer fee will be added to the amount of your costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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