Playa Grande Casitas - Best Value in Grande! Note: We Are Full for the Holidays
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Playa Grande house description
Playa Grande Casitas is a very tranquil property that's great for families, couples and groups. We offer a more affordable and spacious alternative to hotel rooms, and are walking distance to everything. Playa Grande Casitas is located in the exclusive Palm Beach Estates section of Playa Grande, and is within strolling distance of the beach, estuary, restaurants, mini-grocery, and the tip of the peninsula where a ponga can be hailed to ferry you across the mouth of the estuary to Tamarindo.
This eclectic enclave of accommodations is built under the canopy of an old growth grove of giant Guanacaste trees whose dappled shade provides a comfortable poolside environment... especially after a long day in the sun.
Playa Grande Casitas are basic yet simply adorable and comfortable. Each Studio has a queen sized bed as well as a day bed that doubles as a couch. The open beam teak wood ceilings add a sense of warmth to the Studios, and a wall of built-in teak shelving, drawers and hanging closet provide ample storage space. Each Studio has an open air kitchenette on the veranda, complete with everything you need, including a full 3/4 size refrigerator / freezer for groceries and a coffee maker. There is indoor dining for two, and open air dining for four. The bathrooms have large walk in showers (yes... hot water!), and of course we provide an oversized safe box to hold all your electronics.
The grounds outside are immaculate... with blanco pedra ground cover and flagstone walking paths with accent lights for night time safety. The sparkling blue tiled pool is one of the nicest in Playa Grande... with an oversized natural flagstone patio and plenty of teak poolside furniture. Ask Carlos to break out the Gas Grill for a poolside BBQ!
Playa Grande Casitas is the perfect place for destination weddings, particularly for the budget conscious. Echange vows on the beach at sunset, then wander back to the property for a catered open air dinner and poolside dancing. Your entire wedding party will want to come back for your anniversary!
I'd also like to mention that we've made a significant investment in a state-of-the-art security system and over sized lock boxes which can hold all your electronics. Our security system includes both indoor and outdoor perimeter zones (away and sleep modes) which not only alarms, but also calls our Property Manager's cell phone, who just a stones through down the road and is able to respond within minutes. And all the locals know it, so we don't have any worries about petty theft or otherwise at Playa Grande Casitas. Security really should be an important consideration when choosing your accommodations.
You can probably find a place for a bit less in Playa Grande, but you won't find a better value. You will be comfortable and have peace of mind staying at Playa Grande Casitas.We hope that you will consider staying at Playa Grande Casitas.... but if not, be sure to experience Playa Grande. You'll be glad you did... Playa Grande is special! Be sure to view the entire photo gallery and let the pictures speak for themselves.
Keywords: Vacation Rentals, Casitas, Apartments
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 1-18
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
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Very romantic getaway on beautiful grounds! I stayed in the upstairs studio. It was such a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle. I highly recommend it!
- Guest Desiree (West palm beach florida)
- Date of stay 10/05/13
- Review Submitted 10/24/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
The Best Place to Stay In!
The Best Place to Stay In!
This place is excellent! the place is beautiful, a lot of space, really comfortable, five minutes from the beach, if you want to surf this is the place, but we also went with a little kid and he had a blast, I went with all my family from Canada and Costa Rica and we all love it. Excellent price, the best around the area, and excellent service, if you have any issues just call the manager and he will be there in a second.
- Guest Steph (San José)
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 09/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Playa Grande Casitas
Playa Grande Casitas
We stayed in the upstairs apartment and it worked perfectly for myself, wife and 10 year old daughter. The location was great and offered the perfect balance of being out of the craziness of Tamarindo but not out in the middle of nowhere. The apartment was in perfect shape and the property manager was just a phone call or two minute walk away. The gated community offered piece of mind for my family. It was just a five minute walk to playa grande where we found uncrowded surf and pristine beaches.
- Guest Andy (Florida)
- Date of stay 07/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
My fiancé and I just recently returned from our vacation at the Playa Grande Casitas where we stayed for 3 luxuriously long weeks. We felt completely at home. For the price, this is an absolute steal. We adored spending quiet evenings on the outdoor veranda and cooking meals in the outdoor kitchenette. I am a chef and I can say we were definitely able to make do with the utensils provided. We didn't even miss an oven because Manfred hand delivered hot bread and pastries 4 days a week which were to DIE for. Furthermore, we rented bikes from Frijoles Locos for the 3 weeks we were there and were able to get around without a car fairly easily, even to go into Tamarindo (when we were looking for a little more hustle-bustle environment...not often.) Overall, our stay here was unfathomably relaxing and fun. I even cried when we had to leave! (And I'm not a crier...) Perfect for couples, young and old, looking for adventure, relaxation, and everything in between. Also would be great for a guy's fishing trip, a girls getaway, or a family reunion. The possibilities are endless! We will absolutely be back to the beloved "Casita."
- Guest Amanda J.
- Date of stay 06/11/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Best spot for vacation/wedding!
Best spot for vacation/wedding!
We rented all of the casitas for our friends and family, and couldn't be happier with our experience. The casitas were clean and well maintained. The pool is cool and refreshing, which isn't always the case with some of the properties in Palm Beach. We stayed for 11 days and had our 40 person reception at the casitas, with catering from Manfred. Everything went perfectly and Manfred's food was splendid. We also ordered some pastries from Manfred throughout our stay and definitely recommend trying the chocolate croissants and pretzels. Roger and Manfred were easy to work with and very accommodating. The communities of Playa Grande and Palm Beach Estates were very welcoming and made you feel like locals. We will definitely be returning to Palm Beach/ Playa Grande and will be staying at the PGC on our next vacation.
- Guest Margs (Telluride, CO USA)
- Date of stay 04/29/13
- Review Submitted 06/12/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Great place for some family time
Great place for some family time
We had a great time during our stay at the Playa Grande Casitas! Located in the heart of the Playa Grande Estates, we found it to be perfect. We were a 3-minute walk from our favorite restaurant there, The Great Waltinis and about a 7-minute walk away from the beach. The surf break my husband so desired was a bit further, but he really enjoyed walking it in the morning and being able to hear/see all the wildlife! We stayed in the one-bedroom apartment with our two year old son and had plenty of room. My parents stayed in a studio and we would converge on our patio or in our kitchen most of the time. It worked out perfectly, because we had the privacy of our own place, but a wonderful and large space to share our time together;) The only negative I can elaborate on is that the kitchen was lacking in basic cooking utensils such as scissors, more than one knife, garlic press, etc. However, I am sure this is something they could have taken care of if I had remembered to bring it to the attention of Manfred when I saw him. Manfred was always able to help us out with whatever we needed. On one occasion we could not get the grill to work so we called the number provided and spoke to his wife who said he would be there to help as soon as he got back from SAN JUAN!! Even after such a long day, he came straight there and set us up! He also offered a bakery delivery service every other day where he'd pick up certain delicacies and deliver them to the casitas. WOW! All in all, we had a wonderful time at the casitas and can't wait to come back;)
- Guest Seija (CT)
- Date of stay 01/22/13
- Review Submitted 02/12/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Our stay in Dec/12 at Playa Grande was the best. We have stayed in CR twice before but this was my favorite. The accomodation was perfect! Beautiful, clean, well maintained...We rented the bottom apartment with kitchen, and a up and down of the studio suites for our adult kids. Everyone had their privacy, with our apartment being home base for all cooking. Air conditioning was great for nighttime sleeping as it was 90-100 most days. Beds were comfortable, bedding very nice as well. The shower was great, never a problem having hot water. We drank the water as well. No problems. It was lovely waking in the morning and just walking out to the pool side, drinking cafe, watching the birds dive for the pool for a drink. Morning averaged 75 degrees, so a morning swim was often in order in the lovely pool that was maintained every morning by the hired staff. Also a walk on the beach (6 min walk away) was something peaceful to do as well. We may have seen at one time in our 10 days there a handful of people on the beach with us at the same time. The best sunsets ever. Our daughter celebrated her wedding reception at the Casitas as well. It was perfect. The fellas that maintain the property daily were wonderful at helping us set up for the wedding. Everything was made perfect. Manfred who manages the property is the best, only a phone call away. He catered the wedding meal for 40 or so people, everyone enjoyed this so much. Also Manfred and his wife have a bakery out of their home and deliver when you order the day before. The best chocolate (nutella) croissiants ever and also french bread, delivered warm on his motorcycle with sidecar. We did much exploring while there as well. Just a 5 min walk away is a small market that sells the bare necessities. Also there is a restaurant, the Bula Bula close by with a great Happy Hour. We ventured to Tamarindo (a bigger town with everything you would need) via boat ($1 per) that takes you across the canal. Just had to wave at them and over they came. We also arranged a canal trip to spot crocs the next day, seeing only one baby one but also several monkeys along the way. All in all this place was beyond my expectations. Thank you Roger for all your help in making this one of the best vacation spots yet. I can't wait to go back!
- Guest Wendye (Vancouver Island B.C Canada)
- Date of stay 12/12/12
- Review Submitted 02/07/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Las Casitas Playa Grande
Las Casitas Playa Grande
This was our third time coming to stay at Las Casitas. Each time we arrive we are instantly transported to a peaceful and serene lifestyle. Manfred greets us with fresh baked goods with in a day or two. Sunsets and pool time become our important decisions for the day. Just the feeling of home when we arrive make us smile. From the landscaper, pool guy and maids, we remember everyone and are greeted with a smiling face. Meeting old friend friends and making new ones are some of the things that we look forward to. Pool time or beach time all is good.
- Guest Robb (Santa Cruz,ca)
- Date of stay 01/08/13
- Review Submitted 02/04/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Playa Grande Casitas are Amazing
Playa Grande Casitas are Amazing
We absolutely loved our stay at Playa Grande Casitas. We spent almost two weeks in one of the apartments and had no complaints whatsoever. The listing is accurate, the photos represent the units well, the property was well-maintained. Roger is quick to respond to email and answer questions and the property manager, Manfred, is accessible and his bread is delicious. The national park is beautiful, the leatherbacks are such a sight, and beach/surf is great, too. It was one of the most relaxing, peaceful vacations we have ever had. Highly recommended.
- Guest Brian (Chicago, IL USA)
- Date of stay 12/16/12
- Review Submitted 01/24/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
We stayed at Playa Grande casitas tree weeks with my sister and our husbands plus their little girl aged of 11. We just fell in love right away with the place. It's beautiful, juste like the pictures, the lawn, the pool, all those comfy chairs, the balcony, EVERYTHING! The employes, Noël (the gardener) and Aido (the pool guy) and the cleaning ladies, they all do a very good job and are very very nice. My sister, her husband and their daughter stayed in the appartment and the two of us had a little studio, so we could shared the big, well equiped kitchen in the appartment. After our three weeks, my sister went back home and me and my husband still had 5 more weeks to spend in Costa Rica. So we travelled during 18 days, and NOWHERE we could find a place like the casitas in Playa Grande. Here, the beach (7 min. walk) is just giant! The sand is perfect, it is quiet (it's a national park), beautiful, safe, the waves are just great, big enough to have fun and not too big like Dominical. There is a little convenient store (5 min. walk) where you can find some things to eat but we really enjoyed to take the taxi-boat (3 min. walk to take it at the Bula Bula hotel) to go to Tamarindo once a week . You bring enough shopping bags and back pack and there, you can find alot more things at a better price. In Tamarindo, there is a supermercado in the city (10-15 min. walk by the beach) or there is another super super super nice mercado when you take the road to your left when you get of the taxi boat, it's 15-18 min. walk on the road. But right at the casitas, the fish guy was comming once or twice a week with fresh fishes and seafood in his truck, a couple who was selling fruits and veggies came too with their truck as well, right in the parking of the casitas! it's fantastic! And just so you know, we did'nt drive a car for tree weeks there! We came from Liberia airport with Tamarindo Shuttle and we just stayed at the casitas, pure moments of relaxation and happiness! Oh, and after 18 days of travelling in expensive and uncomfortable places in Costa Rica, we returned at Playa Grande Casitas for the rest of our trip, three more weeks and it was like going back home! We juste loved it! Oh, and I forgot to tell you: full Wi-Fi!!! Thanks to Roger and Manfred, all I wish is to go back some day, and for sure I will. Excuse my english, I'm french Canadian so... Merci beaucoup, nous avons vécu à Playa Grande casitas des moments que nous allons chérir toute notre vie! If I
- Guest Julie (Shawinigan, Canada)
- Date of stay 02/06/12
- Review Submitted 09/17/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
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Nov 1 - Apr 30
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May 1 - Oct 31
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Year Purchased: 2007
Why the Owner Chose Playa Grande:
Playa Grande is a special place... and I realized this when I first set foot upon it. One month later I was under contract to purchase Playa Grande Casitas. It's where I want to be... in the middle of a national park, beautiful beach, flora and wildlife... and plenty of building restrictions so that this sanctuary will not be over built.
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Studios are charming and very comfortable. Best value in Playa Grande!
Beautiful Hand Crafted Kitchens w/ Granite Breakfast Bar & New Appliances
Apartments - Open design floorplan design.
Apartments - Large comfortable bedroom with soaring ceilings
Four Studios... very comfortable and simply adorable!
Studios - All new furniture and matresses in 2009, very comfortable!
Studios - Plenty of storage space with build in teak wall unit.
Natural flagstone pathways with accent lighting... beautiful grounds!
Two Very Spacious One Bedroom Apartments With Private Balcony/Patio
Apartments - Spacious and comfortable living area.
Apartments - Private spacious veranda with open air dining overlooks the pool.
Apartments - Spacious bathrooms with walk in shower
Apartments - Spacious veranda with open air dining and adirondack seating
Studios - Natural hand crafted table perfect for working on your laptop.
Studios - Clean, basic and affordable accommodations. Best spot in Playa Grande
Enjoy the sparkling blue tiled pool in the dappled shade of the Guanacaste Trees
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