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Beauty on the Beach! Visit Casa Encantada Since Location is Everything!

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Looking North in front of the house. Playa Grande is over 3KM long!

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Last updated: 08/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Playa Grande house description

One of a few beachfront properties in Playa Grande. Quiet area, tropical gardens, and some of the best surfing in Costa Rica, is right out the front door. Guests love the local art and sculptures that decorate the house. There are three bedrooms each with king size bed and A/C and plenty of storage space,two bedrooms share a double sink bathroom while the 3rd bedroom enjoys its own bathroom, a full kitchen which includes stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, coffee maker, and toaster. Large flat screen cable TV, with wifi on the patio, outdoor shower, and best of all, beachfront!

Surf school, market and three restaurants are within walking distance. The beach is protected for the nesting of the Giant Leatherback Sea Turtles from October through April - a must see. The beach is open year around during the day, but during nesting season, you are required to be with a tour guide to be on the beach after dark. Take early morning beach walks and you may be surprised by turtles hatching and making their way to the ocean. The house is located in Palm Beach Estates - a quiet, private community. It's common to see howler monkeys eating in the trees in front of the house, iguanas sunning and feeding, and numerous birds as well. The giant sea turtles frequently nest on the beach right in front of the house. It's a laid back, peaceful setting, where you'll be surrounded by nature and it's wonders. This is a place for nature lovers.

It's a perfect place to relax and unwind from the pressures at home. If you're wanting a more active tourist scene, Tamarindo Beach is just a short, boat-taxi ride across the estuary, where you can find all the amenities of any tourist or resort area.



Keywords: Beachfront Home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking:

                off street carport with space for one car...moreless

              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking Off Street

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Beach View:

                The beach can be seen from the living room, kitchen, and patio area as well as from the front yard!...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Casa Encantada is located right on the beach!...moreless

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Mountain Biking
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Sailing
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shelling
              • Miniature Golf
              • Eco Tourism
              • Restaurants
              • Hiking
              • Spelunking
               

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Nov 1 - May 1, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $400
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $275

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              Last updated: 08/31/2014
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              Location

              80 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Liberia International Airport

              Car: Not Necessary

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: Your hosts are David and Kelly Dodge. We have lived and taught in the area for over fifteen years. We'd be delighted to have the opportunity to share with you this beautiful part of Costa Rica.

              Why the Owner Chose Playa Grande:
              We love the country and the people and have many good 'Tico' friends in the area. Playa Grande is unique because it is still laid back and not inundated with tourists. We are nature lovers and the fact that Playa Grande is a protected nesting area for the leatherback turtles was a big draw. We also prefer the drier climate of Guanacaste to other more humid beaches in the country.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              For us, Costa Rica is one of the most magical places on earth. It is the simple things that we find so amazing. We love to go out to the beach at night with a beach towel. We spread it out, lay down and just gaze at the incredible sky. You've never seen so many stars! We love the walks we take down simple trails as well as on the beach The sounds of nature are incredible at our home in Playa Grande. You'll hear a dozen different birds singing before you ever see them. If you follow the sound, you'll be delighted to discover the creature who's making it. Laying in the hammock, I've had blue jays come eat out of my hand. An iguana sunning himself on the roof, the swarms of dragon flies that occasion the beach, the baby turtles hatching, monkeys grazing in the trees in front of the house, these simple things are what make our Playa Grande home special to us. The area now has all the comforts of home, but nature is still alive and well as the sound of constant crash of the waves in our front yard named Playa Grande.


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              Speaks: spanish, english

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              Photos

              • Looking North in front of the house. Playa Grande is over 3KM long!

                Looking North in front of the house. Playa Grande is over 3KM long!

              • Front of the house looking from the beach path. You will appreciate the shade.

                Front of the house looking from the beach path. You will appreciate the shade.

              • Living room looking from enclosed patio. There is plenty of room to spread out.

                Living room looking from enclosed patio. There is plenty of room to spread out.

              • Living room and foyer. Watch the big screen or waves from the colorful couch.

                Living room and foyer. Watch the big screen or waves from the colorful couch.

              • Bedroom 2 with king size bed, AC, large mirrored vanity, closet, w/garden view.

                Bedroom 2 with king size bed, AC, large mirrored vanity, closet, w/garden view.

              • Master bedroom 3 w/ private custom bathroom, king sized bed, AC, sitting room.

                Master bedroom 3 w/ private custom bathroom, king sized bed, AC, sitting room.

              • Foyer connecting master bedroom and bathroom. Teak and tile by local craftsmen.

                Foyer connecting master bedroom and bathroom. Teak and tile by local craftsmen.

              • Kitchen looking from the living room. All wood counter top with carved wood sink

                Kitchen looking from the living room. All wood counter top with carved wood sink

              • Bathroom between 1 and 2. Double sinks and hot water shower. All nicely tiled.

                Bathroom between 1 and 2. Double sinks and hot water shower. All nicely tiled.

              • Hand painted murals throughout the property by popular local artist Jose Oliva.

                Hand painted murals throughout the property by popular local artist Jose Oliva.

              • Howler monkeys, birds from hawks to wood peckers, butterflies, always something.

                Howler monkeys, birds from hawks to wood peckers, butterflies, always something.

              • Come see for yourself the natural beauty and tranquility of Playa Grande. D & K

                Come see for yourself the natural beauty and tranquility of Playa Grande. D & K

              • Looking South in front of the house towards Tamarindo

                Looking South in front of the house towards Tamarindo

              • Path to the beach through protected green zone. Right in our own backyard!

                Path to the beach through protected green zone. Right in our own backyard!

              • Patio with ocean view and plenty of natural light. The beach is 100 steps away!

                Patio with ocean view and plenty of natural light. The beach is 100 steps away!

              • Bedroom 1 with AC, king sized bed, closet, vanity mirror, ceiling fan.

                Bedroom 1 with AC, king sized bed, closet, vanity mirror, ceiling fan.

              • Bedroom 2 'ocean room' with art by local artist Jose Oliva. Screened windows.

                Bedroom 2 'ocean room' with art by local artist Jose Oliva. Screened windows.

              • Master bedroom located in separate wing. King sized bed, AC. Quiet comfort.

                Master bedroom located in separate wing. King sized bed, AC. Quiet comfort.

              • Carved wooden sink. All tiled double sized open shower. Room and privacy.

                Carved wooden sink. All tiled double sized open shower. Room and privacy.

              • Look at the ocean and feel the breeze as you cook. Gas stove and all essentials.

                Look at the ocean and feel the breeze as you cook. Gas stove and all essentials.

              • Fresh papaya right outside your bedroom window. Back yard w/ rancho style patio.

                Fresh papaya right outside your bedroom window. Back yard w/ rancho style patio.

              • A colorful creature's camouflage helps him control the insect population. Thanks

                A colorful creature's camouflage helps him control the insect population. Thanks

              • Extraordinary sunsets sitting on the beach just steps from your front door.

                Extraordinary sunsets sitting on the beach just steps from your front door.

              VRBO #104862

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Monday, August 04, 2014

              $275 - $400 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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