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Casa De La Vida Grande: a Tropical Paradise in Playa Grande

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Casa de La Vida Grande view from front gate

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Playa Grande house description

Completed in February 2007, this Spanish Mediterranean-style house is located in Palm Beach Estates in Las Baulas Marine National Park in Guanacaste.

The house is a 5-minute walk to Playa Grande beach, the seasonal nesting grounds of the endangered leatherback turtle and an internationally famous surfing beach, and also to the mangrove estuary, several restaurants, a market/bar/internet cafe, and surfboard rentals and lesson providers. Tamarindo is accessible within a short walk via the beach and water taxi to cross the estuary, or in 25 minutes by car.

A separate studio apartment on the property is available as as an additional rental for larger groups, or as a standalone rental for individuals and couples.

Our property manager is based right in Playa Grande and readily available to assist with all aspects of your vacation, including arranging ground transportation and child care services, as well as booking the many tours and activities available in the area.


The main house has 3 bedrooms (2 upstairs, 1 downstairs), each with a queen-size bed, its own closet with security safe, and private balcony/lookout, plus 2 full bathrooms (one with a double shower and one with a bathtub). The downstairs contains a spacious open living and dining area, full kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, range/breakfast island, and a study/reading room with ADSL broadband internet connection that opens up to the pool and patio area. The upstairs has a sitting room with cable TV and DVD player, plus a full-size futon for additional sleeping space. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans, all floors are wide Brazilian tile, and there are 4 telephones available throughout the house.

If you need additional room, we also have a studio apartment, available as a separate rental unit, which contains an additional full-size bed and futon, as well as a small kitchen, dining table, full bathroom, and its own telephone line.

The outside features a large wrap-around terrace with a dining area and hammock, semi-shaded lap pool with patio and chairs, lush tropical garden with plentiful flora and full-grown trees, and an outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach. There are plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities available right from the terrace or patio, with hundreds of birds, howler monkeys, iguanas and butterflies in the neighborhood.

Our property manager is based right in Playa Grande and readily available to assist with all aspects of your vacation, including arranging ground transportation, a private chef if desired, child care, laundry and grocery shopping services, as well as booking the many tours and activities available in the area, such as surfing, SCUBA, snorkeling, sunset sailing, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, estuary boat tours, zipline canopy tours, bike rentals, golf, tennis, turtle watching, yoga, massage and spa treatments.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Upstairs Master: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Guest: 1 queen

    Upstairs guest bedroom with queen bed...moreless

  • Downstairs Guest: 1 queen

    Downstairs guest bedroom with queen bed...moreless

  • Studio: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Separate studio apartment with full bed and full-size futon...moreless

  • Each bedroom has plentiful closet space. Both upstairs bedrooms open up to a private balcony, and the downstairs bedroom opens up to a private patio with a hammock and view of the pool and garden. There is an additional full-size futon in the TV room available as additional sleeping space, ideal for children....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs: toilet, tub

    ...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Perfect for rinsing off after the beach or pool...moreless

  • Downstairs: toilet, shower

    double shower...moreless

  • Studio: toilet, shower

    Additional bathroom in separate studio apartment...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The outside features a large wrap-around terrace with a dining area, sitting area, lap pool with patio and chairs, lush tropical garden with plentiful flora and full-grown trees. There are plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities available right from the terrace or patio, with hundreds of birds, howler monkeys, iguanas and butterflies in the neighborhood. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans, all floors are wide Brasilian tile, and there are landline telephones available for free calls within Costa Rica. The house has a brand new easy-to-use state-of-the-art security system with integrated smoke detectors and an automatic dialer for immediate response. A safe for personal valuables is also available in the master bedroom. Our nearby property manager can help you in booking the many activities available in the area, such as surfing, sunset sailing, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, zipline canopy tours, turtle watching, and spa services....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter/Semana Santa
Mar 28 - Apr 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$420
$2,500
High/Dry
Apr 6 - Apr 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,800
Low/Rainy
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$270
$1,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rental rate includes daily pool cleaning, housekeeping three times per week, all linens, beach towels, and many staple items.

Main House:

Low (May-Oct): $270/night, $1600/wk

High (Nov-Apr): $300/night, $1800/wk

Holiday (New Year's, Christmas, Easter): $420/night, $2500/wk

Studio Apartment:

Low (May-Oct): $60/night, $360/wk

High (Nov-Apr): $80/night, $480/wk

Holiday: $100/night, $600/wk


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Calendar

Last updated: 03/26/2015
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Location

67 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Grande

Car: Not Necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, wildlife viewing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My brother and I live in Massachusetts and are co-owners of this property. Our father, a veterinarian, purchased the land in 2004 upon becoming enamored with Costa Rica during his first visit to Playa Grande. Along with a professional architect, and after many months of research and searching for materials throughout Costa Rica, he designed the house using his own background in architecture, which he had studied prior to turning his focus to veterinary medicine. The house was constructed throughout 2005 and 2006 and was completed in February 2007, with our father spending at least one week per month there to supervise and participate directly in the construction. Sadly, he passed away in May 2008 and did not have much time to enjoy the results of his labor, but the house stands as a testament to the many years of passion, dedication and effort he poured into it. Our father loved hosting groups of guests at his home for dinners, dancing and relaxing, and made a point to head to the beach every evening for the beautiful Playa Grande sunsets. While we are unable to spend much time there ourselves, we are honored to continue our father's legacy, and hope you will find Casa de La Vida Grande (as he named it) the perfect destination for your Costa Rica vacation.


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Speaks: english, spanish

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Photos

  • Casa de La Vida Grande view from front gate

    Casa de La Vida Grande view from front gate

  • Rear view including outdoor shower

    Rear view including outdoor shower

  • Contemporary kitchen with center island and range

    Contemporary kitchen with center island and range

  • Master bedroom with private balcony.

    Master bedroom with private balcony.

  • Upstairs sitting area with cable TV, DVD & futon

    Upstairs sitting area with cable TV, DVD & futon

  • Studio apartment above garage, optional add-on

    Studio apartment above garage, optional add-on

  • Lap pool, patio and wrap-around terrace

    Lap pool, patio and wrap-around terrace

  • View of open living dining area view from kitchen

    View of open living dining area view from kitchen

  • Open living sitting area adjacent to dining room

    Open living sitting area adjacent to dining room

  • Upstairs guest bedroom with private balcony.

    Upstairs guest bedroom with private balcony.

  • 'Pura Vida' from Playa Grande!

    'Pura Vida' from Playa Grande!

  • Studio apartment kitchen

    Studio apartment kitchen

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Date last modified - Monday, March 30, 2015

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
    3
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/26/2015
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