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PROMO AUGUST 28-SEPT 1 - 4 nights, private beachfront home, maid, security, a/c

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Home, Steps to Beach, Sleeps max 13, 4bd, daily maid, linens, gated

Welcome to our home, CASA COSTA PALMERA, steps away from the Pacific Ocean on the wonderful sands of Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Nestled in the coconut palm trees, built on the sands of the beach, Casa Costa Palmera (sleeps 13) is a vacation home that will leave you breathless. Travel + Leisure Magazine rated Playa Grande in the top 30 as one of the best beaches on earth. Casa Costa Palmera just so happens to be exactly 40 paces away from where the picture were taken for the magazine. Swim and surf right outside the house. NO volcanic rock obstructions which limit water activities at other nearby beaches. We are located in Playa Grande 200 meters north of the Hotel Las Tortugas.

Costa Palmera has one of the best beachfront views on the entire coast. Whether you are coming to the gorgeous Central American country of Costa Rica for a great adventure or to get away from it all, we can accommodate you. The amazing hand crafted woodwork and the beautiful white granite counter tops inside this 4 bedroom beach home will truly make you feel like you are on a vacation for the memories. Our home has a privately built-in swimming pool with swim-up stools and BBQ area. Excellent maid service is included daily. We provide linens and beach/bath towels. Cooking is available at an additional cost. Theo, a private masseuse can be hired and massages performed on the premises.

Unlike many vacation properties, Costa Palmera is open and airy, doused with a contemporary touch in the interior of the home. This 4-bedroom beach house has furnishings in every room, along with air conditioning in all rooms. The kitchen and dining room face out towards the ocean leaving for an alluring view of the Pacific Ocean and magnificent sunsets at dusk. The house is equipped with wifi, making it possible for one to accomplish their daily tasks at work while basking in the sun and enjoying their tropical get away.

Also known as Las Baulas National Marine Park, Playa Grande is a sanctuary for the leatherback turtles whom every year return to the shoreline to lay their eggs. Because the beachfront is nationally protected, it is one of the cleanest beaches in the country. The shoreline is also relatively flat, making for a great place to take your shoes off and go for an evening walk after dinner. Whether you’re on a honeymoon or a surprise birthday vacation, Costa Palmera is fully equipped.

Known for its consistent world-class surf, Playa Grande is a surfer’s paradise. The winds are frequently off shore making for well-shaped waves and great surf. Unlike many prestigious surf breaks, the flat, sand-bottomed beach of Playa Grande makes it possible for surfers of all skill levels to have a great time. Surf lessons are just a phone call away right out in front of the villa.

There are a few boogie boards at the house.

The things to do are left to the imagination to explore, including golfing, horseback riding, rain forest excursions, volcano tours, ATVing, fishing, sailing, and much more.

With Playa Flamingo to the north and the quaint beach town of Tamarindo a few miles to the south, Playa Grande is at the epicenter of Guanacaste. Tamarindo has great nightlife on weekends and is a great place to have a lively evening with friends and family. There are a few family owned restaurants near Costa Palmera, along with a fully equipped surf shop to rent surf boards and/or purchase apparel and many other items.

Master Bedroom: King Size bed, bathroom with shower

Bedroom 2: Queen Sized bed, bathroom with shower

Bedroom 3: Queen sized bed, bathroom with shower

Bedroom 4: 2 Queen beds, 1 full, 1 twin, bathroom and shower

Included in the rental rate is all fees, wireless Internet, maid service, and nightly security.

Keywords: beachfront, world-class surf

sandy beach, playa grande, vacation in paradise, exotic get away, small private pool, baulas national park, leatherback turtles, , kid friendly, maid service, single level, A/C, single-level home,

cooking available, 4 bedroom rental, beachfront villa, sunset views

More Details

Christine Allen
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Christine Allen

Traveled to Costa Rica in June 2003. I was impressed by the many different adventures in various diverse regions of the country. I decided to purchase in Playa Grande because I find this to be one of the most peaceful and beautiful spots in the world.

Christine Allen purchased this house in 2005

Why Christine Allen chose Playa Grande Estates

This property offers a comfortable, relaxing, private home, beachfront location. I love all the natural wood in the house, the sounds of native birds and the smell and sound of the salty ocean. All beaches in Costa Rica are public. Playa Grande offers a serene vacation environment off the tourist beach scene. We are one of only a few dozen homes located beachfront within the national park.

What makes this house unique

Private gates, indigenous woods used throughout the home, pool. Our staff, Maria and Orlando have been with us since owned and they are terrific. Shawna, our property manager will take care of our clients needs from airport pickups to and from the house, car rental, stocking the refrigerator with food and beverages before arrival, scheduling excursions, restaurant reservations, massages as well as surf lessons in front of the house and more. Contact Shawna for any needs or concerns and she will promptly respond. Memorable vacation experiences at the house has led many of our clients to return yearly knowing the staff, home and relaxation will be waiting for them.

Perfect for family reunions, girls and guys getaways, honeymoon, wedding, executive retreats, surfing vacations, etc. All ages will enjoy.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Room sleeps 7. Perfect for a family/kids.
  • King size beds (1) One king bed in master suite, Queen size Beds (2) Two queens, Double Beds (2) Two double *Note, one bedroom sleeps 7. We have so many families who asked for more beds this was our accommodation to all the requests. It is tight for 7 but perfect for families with many kids or a room for the kids to stay together.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private gated entry, full bathrooms and a/c in every bedroom suite, in ground pool with built in stools, shaded oceanfront porch, daily maid service, safe box, outdoor shower and BBQ, two bicycles, hammocks at the house too. Cooking, babysitting, massage available for additional fees. Shawna, our property manager offers concierge services. We always get asked about tipping the staff, Maria and Orlando. Suggested tipping rate, (optional) $5-$20 per day. Please give tips to each staff member individually. Again, no obligation.


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PROMO AUGUST 28-SEPT 1 - 4 nights, private beachfront home, maid, security, a/c
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
Edmonds, WA

Wonderful location - excellent service

  • 5 of 5

We got married here, and had our 10 year anniversary here with our kids. We obviously love it, the location is incredible, right on the beach with a beautiful grove of palm trees out front. It's a huge house with on site housekeeper and security. We spent a ton of time in the pool and in the ocean. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. How special to have you return to renew your vows. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Come back and stay with us anytime you’re always welcome.
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Phoenix, AZ

Amazing place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation in Playa Grande. I highly recommend the house... the beach is amazing, the people are wonderful. Maria and Orlando took great care of our entire family! We would come back in a heartbeat!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on my house, Casa Costa Palmera. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please come back down. Christine Allen
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What a wonderful experience at Casa Costa Palmera for our first time in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

If you are planning a trip to Guanacaste in Costa Rica, then this is the place you need to stay! This is a wonderful 4 bedroom home with 4 ensuite bathrooms right on the beach in Playa Grande. We were beautifully helped by the concierge Shawna Mullen from day one, nicely answering all of my numerous emails before we arrived in May. Once we got to the house, both Shawna and the wonderful Maria greeted us warmly for our week stay. We all fell in love with Maria, as she kept us clean and well fed for the week. She is a jewel and a must hire if you stay here!

The beach out front is incredible, with killer sunsets and lots of surf, along with tons of shells to collect and miles to wander. It's not a private beach but it might as well be, as we saw very few people every day.

I cannot say enough nice things about this home and the people of Costa Rica. We will return as soon as we can, and will def stay with the nice people at Casa Costa Palmera.

Pura vida!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review of my home. Please come back down and stay at the house. We'd love to have you back. Christine Allen
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Atlanta, Ga

Perfect location 👍

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation here! Shawna was most helpful in any way we needed, from looking for a pack n play for our infant, booking transfers to the airport, etc etc. Maria and Orlando were very kind and welcoming. Maria’s meals were also very yummy! We throughly enjoy this house and would love to book again one day!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of CASA COSTA PALMERA. We are so fortunate to have Shawna, Maria and Orlando taking care of all our clients needs. We hope you come back and stay with us.
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Poway, California

This was an awesome experience!! Go!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Costa Palmera was the absolutely perfect place for us to spend a week with our family including our three young grandchildren. On the very first day my husband looked at me and said, “I don’t think I have ever been this relaxed so early in a vacation”. We immediately felt comfortable and at home. It is in a beautiful location that was very easy to get to. The home is so special. It is very well-maintained and has a very comfortable layout. It is a very warm and welcoming home just steps from a beautiful beach and ocean. Every morning when I walked into the living room I was overcome by the beauty of the beach and ocean when looking out of all of the windows in the living room. At night we would retire to our lovely bedrooms each with their own private bathroom.

During the week we enjoyed several excursions which were planned with the expertise of Shawna, the house manager. We went on a catamaran/snorkeling trip, a fishing trip, and some scuba diving. All were very enjoyable and lots of fun. There were far more restaurants in the neighborhood than I anticipated and we enjoyed several. It was also much easier to get to Tamarindo than I thought it would be. The road is paved almost all of the way and it felt like a quick 20 minute trip to get there, but to be honest, I wasn’t keeping track of time all week.

All of us enjoyed an amazing massage on the beach, under the shade of a tree, with the ocean breeze blowing. Shawna suggested Theo and she was incredible.

It was so nice to have a fresh water pool. We enjoyed that almost every day, especially my two year old granddaughter. Both of my grandsons had a blast boogie boarding and playing in the surf. Five minutes from the house we found an awesome surf shop and rented boards for the boys. They had a great time learning to surf and the water was perfect for them. I was surprised how amazingly warm the ocean was!

We also greatly appreciated the housekeeper, Maria. She is very sweet and took great care of us all week along with Orlando the outside caretaker.

This was my first time to Casa Costa Palmera and I have promised myself it will not be the last. I have been talking to my husband about making plans to go every other year. I can’t wait to be back there!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Costa Palmera is absolutely stunning and our stay exceeded my expectations! The property, including the location, layout, and amenities were as-described and exceptionally well-maintained. The house was equipped with everything needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible, including a kitchen, cookware, purified water, books, beach chairs, and even bikes! Although the majority of our time was spent on the beach, local bars, restaurants, and activities were easily accessible by walking, cabs, and/or tour services. We enjoyed our time at Casa Costa Palmera so much we will be returning this summer with our 1-year-old son!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Hotel Tortugas
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Hotel Tortugas
Car: recommended

Nature lover's delight. Located in the Las Baulas National Park famous for the nesting grounds of the giant leatherback turtles (Oct - March), nearby canopy tours, kayaking in the estuary, snorkel, diving and hiking, step out the back door onto our world famous surfing beach and relax and enjoy.

*NOTE - Due to environmental and ecological restrictions within the park, interior and exterior

lighting must meet stringent codes. Specific colored lighting can only be used on the exterior and any lights in the house must be kept dimmed

so as to not affect the nesting patterns of the turtles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Playa Grande Estates, Guanacaste

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Aug 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fee groups over 10/week £226.74

$300 fee added to groups larger than 10.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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