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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- 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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (3)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Wireless Internet
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
the new yorkers
the new yorkers
FANTASTIC is all I can say. Thank you for sharing this absolute gem with us. Turtles, Monkeys, shells dragonflies, birds and reptiles of all sorts. I'm a naturalist by trade and my boyfriend a surfer. This place couldn't have been more perfect. Long romantic walks on the beach and sunsets with a rum punch in hand is just what we needed. There was surfing to the right, left and front and center. The turtles hatching at the end of our path was the highlight of my trip. It was an ideal setting for our vacation alone together. We will be coming back next year , this time with the kids (ages 10, 8, and 5). (I'm already planning). I want to shout out a special thanks to the wonderful owners. Thank you so much for helping us out when there was a possibility that we couldn't fly home due to a nor easter back in NY. You guys were willing to help us any way you could. So THANK YOU SO MUCH. We WILL see you next year.
- Guest TOM and LJ (New York , East Hampton)
- Date of stay 02/28/13
- Review Submitted 03/22/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
This place was the perfect spot to spend a few weeks. What a pleasant surprise. Lots of space in the home and nice surroundings of thoughtfully arranged shady gardens. Lots of tasteful new additions and local artwork. We had a great time here. The owners David and Kelly clearly love this place and this country and I will likely embarrass them by saying they are well respected for their contributions to the education system and community in northern Nicoya. David and Kelly, thanks for being so accommodating to our group and being such gracious hosts. We really felt like we were at home here and look forward to going back. Great place to surf to your heart's content. Some good breaks right in front of the yard. I'd keep this spot a secret but my conscience says I can't make use of it every day and other discerning travelers deserve to know about it in the meantime.
- Guest Ken (Canmore, Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 03/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
I would defenately come back to this rental! Loved it.
I would defenately come back to this rental! Loved it.
This house was the best place to relax and recharge and is steps away from a beautiful clean beach, quiet and peaceful because it is located in a private gated community. We count ourselves very lucky to have found this property on the internet and enjoyed our 2 week stay. We were traveling with our elderly parents and we appreciated the fact that all the pathways to the beach were kept raked and clean so they had no trouble walking to the beach for our morning walk and then again at dusk to enjoy the incredible sunset. The inside of the house had been freshly painted and we found it to be very bright, clean and well stocked with plenty of fresh sheets and towels. I have to mention quickly, that the new owners of this rental, David and Kelly are very gracious, down to earth, kind and gentle people anyone could encounter. They did not intrude in your privacy, but if you wanted information they shared favorite local attractions and good local places to eat. We are already planning our next trip back to Costa Rica and we hope this rental is available as we would gladly stay here again. We had a great time! Kelvin and Paulette Zastoupil
- Guest Cal (Oregon)
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 11/26/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again!Sincerely, David and Kelly
Really bad experience.
Really bad experience.
Dirty! Hotwater in 1 of 2 bathrooms! Bugs in the bathrooms! No yard light at night! Owner entered our unit at will! Wife was sleeping, family gone driving, owner thought the place was empty, entered with his own key. Unlawful entry!!! Construction in the yard that we rented! Construction trash in front and back yard! Owner was a rude person! Paid way to much!!! Never go here!
- Guest got took (Calgary Alberta Canada)
- Date of stay 12/22/11
- Review Submitted 11/08/12
Owner response: We were so sorry to hear of your disappointing visit back in December of 2011. However, since June 2012, when we assumed ownership of this property, things have changed for the better. Our names are David and Kelly, and we feel privileged to share this special place. We spent the summer doing extensive painting, thorough cleaning, and general maintenance. We are very proud of what we have to offer. As long time teachers and residents of this country, our reputation is very important to us. We are extremely pleased to invite anyone to enjoy our beautiful home where there is plenty of space to spread out, relax and ENJOY!
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Nov 5 - May 1, 2015
3 night min stay
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3 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Liberia International Airport at 80 Kilometres
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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Looking North in front of the house. Playa Grande is over 3KM long!
Front of the house looking from the beach side front yard and garden.
Living room looking from the kitchen. Private master bedroom in background.
Bedroom 2 with king size bed, AC, large mirrored vanity, closet, w/garden view.
Hand painted mural on wall.
A short walk to the Tamarindo estuary, a water taxi across is only $1.00!
Extraordinary sunsets sitting on the beach just steps from your front door.
Front yard looking toward the beach.
Looking South in front of the house towards Tamarindo
Fully equipped ocean view kitchen w/ micro, blender, coffee maker, and toaster.
Looking towards the kitchen from the living room.
Master bedroom 3 w/ private custom bathroom, king sized bed, AC, sitting room.
Garden/green zone in front of the house looking towards the beach.
Howler monkey in the front yard
At the estuary.
Spacious bedroom 2 has lots of closet space too.
Living room area, super comfy!
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