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Enjoy The Natural Beauty Of Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Casa Mykonos is a single-family 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom house which is a short walk to the beautiful beach of Playa Grande on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The home is in a very desirable and quiet gated community called Palm Beach Estates which provides security services for the residents during hours of darkness. The neighborhood is surrounded by the Marino Las Baulas National Park and this has prevented development in the area such that beach and nearby vegetation are in a completely natural state. Casa Mykonos is 40 miles from the newly constructed international airport at Liberia, Costa Rica (airport code LIR) and can be easily reached by rental car, shuttle van or taxi. The neighborhood is home to four great restaurants (Mar Azul, Bula Bula, La Cantarana and Seven Cave Bar & Grill) and the Wil-Mart market, all within a couple of minutes walk from the house. Playa Grande also offers several other restaurants about a mile and one half north of Palm Beach Estates.

The popular tourist destination of Tamarindo, which has many hotels, restaurants, shops and amenities, is a 1.5 mile walk down the beach from Casa Mykonos. There is an estuary which separates busy Tamarindo from peaceful Playa Grande and there are water taxis in the estuary available to transport people to and from Tamarindo during daylight hours at a cost of a dollar per person. The water taxi drivers are also available to take visitors on tours of the estuary where many varieties of tropical wildlife can be observed in their natural habitat.

Playa Grande is a world-class surfing destination and is also a major nesting area for the leatherback turtle ("baula" in Spanish) which grow to 7 feet in length and can weigh up to 1650 pounds. Marino Las Baulas National Park protects and preserves a large variety of tropical wildlife and vegetation along many miles of beach and the large inland estuary. The leatherback turtle egg-laying season is between October 1 and March 1 and during that period the national park service, which is locally headquartered near the Las Tortugas Hotel, conducts nightly tours allowing people to see these endangered 100 million year old creatures lay 100 or more eggs on the beach. This is a truly unforgettable experience!

The kitchen of Casa Mykonos is very well equipped and the open design of the lower level of the house makes it a great place to share special times with family and friends. The kitchen includes a wrap-around granite bar, cooktop stove, convection oven, microwave and a generous side-by-side refrigerator which dispenses ice and cold water. A large collection of cookware, dishes, glassware and utensils are provided.

Casa Mykonos has a spacious dining room which seats up to eight people. The living room features a 32" HD cable television. DVD player and a comfortable microfiber couch and chairs. Both rooms share a vaulted teak ceiling which creates a feeling of spaciousness and elegance. The lower level also includes a half-bath and a laundry room with a washer and dryer; detergent is provided for guests. The entire house is air-conditioned and can be controlled in five different zones.

Access to the above-ground pool and 64-jet spa behind the house is provided through a very comfortable shaded patio off the dining room. There is teak table, four chairs and a lounge chair on the patio, as well as a hammock in the back yard.

The upper level of Casa Mykonos features three bedrooms, all of which have queen-size beds, plenty of closet space and a cable television. The large master bedroom also includes a teak ceiling, a spacious walk-in closet, DVD player and a wall safe which is available to guests during their stay. The linen closet at the top of the stairs is full of high quality bedding and towels.

The garage contains all sorts of recreational equipment which is available for use by our guests, such as four bicycles, about a dozen surfboards ranging from competition short boards to 11-foot long boards as well as several body boards and skim boards. Playa Grande offers opportunities for surfing lessons nearby. There is also an outside shower near the front door of the house so that guests can wash the sand and salt water from their bodies before entering the house.

Internet access is provided by a wireless broadband router in the house. There are telephones in the kitchen and master bedroom for local calls, but guests are asked to use VoIP services, such as Skype or Google Talk, for international calls.

A local property manager will be available to meet guests as they arrive at Casa Mykonos. House keys and the controller for the security system will be provided at that time, as well as an orientation to the house. The property manager will also be available by telephone or Internet to respond to any questions or problems that may arise as well as to help arrange activities in the area, such as adventure tours or zip-lining.

Housekeeping services are provided twice per week. The pool is maintained regularly and a gardener keeps the yard in the best possible condition. Casa Mykonos has a beautiful Banyan tree in the front of the property as well as palm trees, hibiscus, bougainvillea and other beautiful tropical plants elsewhere around the property.

Casa Mykonos is a very comfortable and well-equipped home where guests can enjoy quality time with friends and family. The location provides peace and privacy and an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

More Details

Property Manager
Ken Roberts
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Enjoy The Natural Beauty Of Playa Grande, Costa Rica
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Eaton, Colorado

Costa Rica vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Mykonos! Beautiful and very comfortable home! Perfect for a family. I felt very safe there and loved using the bicycles and pool! If you are planning a stay in Playa Grande, you will not be disappointed here. The price of the place was very reasonable as well. Also, if you want to take a trip down the Esuary, go to the Bula Bula and request Rubin. That was an awesome trip and Rubin was a delight. The beach at Playa Grande had big waves, so not good for swimming, good for surfing. If you like to play in the water, there are wonderful, calmer beaches very close by.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home; beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mykonos is located close to Playa Grande. Playa Grande is a beautiful beach that we shared with very few people during our stay in March. The home was comfortable and well appointed. Shauna and Jorge were attentive to our questions and needs. Their staff was friendly and very helpful, too. We had a great time and look forward to returning to this area!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, Thank you for your kind words! Laura and I will be travelling from mid-coast Maine to Casa Mykonos on April 18 and are really looking forward to it! The local forecast is for more rain and snow over the next 24 hours and springtime still seems far out of reach. Then again, Playa Grande is always the cure for whatever ails us! Best regards, Ken Roberts
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Beautiful beach house decor in a quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot a short walk (10 min) to the beach, and use of beach toys available. Well equipped kitchen and unique lovely space. Restaurants are a short walk and a convenience store stocks necessities. Beach is lovely, wide, and great waves. Road in is a bit of a nuisance (typical CR back road) Pool was a bit disappointing, above ground and small deck so we didnt use it much. Sarah and hubby were great to meet us and arrange for activities. Unique setting as it is in a protected turtle nesting reserve.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family, including our 3 children ages 19, 21 and 23 rented this house for Reading Week in February of 2017. It was our second vacation in Palm Beach Estates. This is a wonderful, sparkling clean house. It is so peaceful and quiet and worked perfectly for our busy family. We did not even rent a car this time, we could walk to all of the restaurants, the beach, and the grocery store. There is so much to do in Playa Grande; our kids loved it. We did surf lessons, yoga and the property manager was wonderful about arranging trips for us to go white water rafting, tubing down the rapids, zip lining and ATV trip. The beach is pristine and it is never crowded. We would highly recommend this beach house.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Family Friendly Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

This house made our month long trip to Costa Rica absolutely perfect!! The house was so very nice. We loved it! From the minute we arrived (late at night) the lights welcomed us to Costa Rica. The property managers met up with us and let us into the house. They were very pleasing and easy to work with! This house had everything we needed and wanted. It was fully equipped just like it states in its information. It had everything our family could use on a vacation... games, tv, surfboards, boogie boards, bikes, and coolers. This house is not right on the beach, but the location ended up being in the greatest spot of all of Guanacaste. We ended up renting a car for the month, and it made it easier to get to other beaches, but Playa Grande ended up being one of our favorites for sure! We made so many great family memories in this house!! They provided all the information you could possible want or need, and the property managers made our excursions easy to book! The house is beautiful inside and out! The pool was very fun to swim in. At the time the Jacuzzi Tub did not work, but that didn't stop us from having fun! The house is equipped with ceiling fans and air conditioning in every room, which was a very big plus for us! The house comes with a maid service, which came twice a week, and they cleaned the house wonderfully! We only had one incident, where we ran out of water (there was a water shortage) but we called the property managers and we had water the very next day. The house comes with running water, washer and dryer, and a great outdoor shower to rinse off from the beach when you come into the house. It does provide you with a great patio and we sat outside and BBQ'd often. We loved the security of the house, and felt very safe the entire time! This house is an subdivision but yet is somewhat all by itself. It made it feel homely. The wifi worked wonderfully and we had no problems with it. From the start, we emailed the owner he was very accommodating in helping us book this home for the month. He was easy to work with and that was very pleasing to us!! If we could say that their was something we were disappointed in, we could honestly say that it had nothing to do whatsover with this home or its management. But... beware the road into the estates is a bad road. It is full of potholes that they have never fixed. It did not stop of from loving this home though. We would HIGHLY recommend this home to anyone would love to visit Costa Rica!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Last week my wife and I were at Casa Mykonos in Costa Rica and were able to gather quite a bit of information about the family who rented the house in July and early August 2016. We talked to our property managers and several other people in the community and everyone told us about what a wonderful family they were and how enjoyable it was to interact with them. From their review as well as my e-mail exchanges with them, it is clear that they truly enjoyed their stay and that it was an enriching experience for them. The family left the house in great condition and from an owner´s perspective they were ideal renters. In summary, I would give this family an unconditional recommendation as renters and hope that they will be able to return to Casa Myknonos in the future.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Reserva Conchal (designed by Robert Trent Jones)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
3 within a couple minutes walk
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Grande
Car: recommended


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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.