Casa Marina - Charming and Peaceful Cabinas by the Beach
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Casa Marina is located in Playa Grande, one of the best beaches in Costa Rica, home of the Las Baulas National Park.
The house is only 100 yards from the beach and a very short walk to restaurants and a grocery store. We offer all the comfort of a hotel with added privacy and tranquility. We offer 2 studios that sleep a total of 6 people, but if there is only 2 or 3 people traveling, you can just get 1 unit.
Both rooms are very clean and comfortable, one has a queen-size bed ,the other one has a queen size bed and a double futon. Both have a stove, a refrigerator,a microwave, coffee maker, air conditioning, ceiling fans and hot water.
You can explore the lush, tropical surroundings, surf perfect waves or just relax by the pool or on the porch. We can assist you customize your vacation and make your time in Playa Grande a great and unforgettable experience.
Keywords: Cabinas, Efficiency, 2 bedroom house,Studio,surf
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Safety boxes Surfboard and boogie board rental
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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We Loved It!Guest comment entered by owner
We Loved It!
My husband and our 10 year old twins just returned from a stay at Marina's casita. It met our expectations perfectly. We wanted to be the shortest walk from the beach possible with a pool and kitchenette. Marina's architecture and design background show in how efficiently she's put so much into the unit with the bed and futon. We had everything we needed to make light meals and poolside snacks. While it was snug with the four of us, we preferred sacrificing space for proximity to the beach. The bed and the futon are both very comfortable and the shower was awesome. The linens including bath towels are supplied by Marina which she replaced a couple of times during our stay. She and her husband Frank live in the larger bungalow at the rear of their lot, so were not in our space but always available for great tips on the area as well as surfing - anything really. The pool is a tranquil and very well tended zen like garden which provided a much needed place to cool off during the incredibly hot days. Great access to grocery stores and restaurants too! Playa Tamarindo is just a 15 min walk and $1 water taxi ride south down the beach. Thanks so much Marina and Frank!! Pura Vida, Brad and Cathy
- Guest Cathy H.
- Date of stay 03/28/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
Beautiful Piece of Paradise
Beautiful Piece of Paradise
This is a spectacular little getaway, perfect for two couples or a family. It has two very nice cabinas with kitchens and internet access that have their own private pool. The location is secluded and peaceful in a private development, and it is only a 100 yds. from beautiful Playa Grande beach. The beach offers great surfing, bodyboarding, turtle watching, shell collecting, and relaxing on the soft sand. There is a small grocery store and several restaurants within walking distance, and an estuary nearby where you can see lots of wildlife and waterfowl. There are surf shops and a little town nearby, so you have everything you need. Marina is friendly and easy to work with, making the reservation process easy. Casa Marina is a beautiful, peaceful piece of paradise that I would recommend to anyone.
- Guest davidscott
- Date of stay 02/21/12
- Review Submitted 03/18/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Marina and Frank were very gracious hosts. We wer delayed so we called and Marina took our shopping list aaand went to the store for our late arival.Nice, clean and comfortable room a very short walk to a beautiful beach and groceries. If we are in the area again we will call Marina first...Dena & Mick (illinois)
- Guest Mick
- Date of stay 01/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
As I sit here on our last morning at Casa Marina I am very sad to be leaving this paradise! The cabinas here are so comfortable the short walk to the beach is beautiful, the surf is great! There are just a few restaurants here but all are very good! Marina and Frank are great hosts as usual ( our second time here)! Very quiet and relaxing! Anyone who is coming to Playa Grande should stay at Casa Marina as it is centrally located to everything, even a short walk and boat ferry to Tamarindo if you want to go to shop! I think these cabinas are more suited for couples than families as there are only two on the property and it is very quiet and peaceful! So if you like to surf, relax, walk on the beach, enjoy the nature of Costa Rica to the fullest come stay at Casa Marina!
- Guest Heidi
- Date of stay 12/12/11
- Review Submitted 12/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Surfin' Costa Rica
Surfin' Costa Rica
Our recent stay a Casa Marina was delightful! We are a couple in our late 20’s and we were looking for a low-key environment where we could relax and learn surf. We got just what we wanted!!! It was nice to be able to walk around the neighborhood to the local grocery store and the delicious restaurants. The surfing at the (very close) beach was perfect for our level and the seclusion of the beach was divine! The room, pool, and grounds are well cared for and hostess Marina is outstanding. Her warm personality, knowledge of the area, and willingness to help truly made our experience exceptional. Having free wi-fi on site was an added bonus and put ease to the usual hassle of finding and paying for the Internet when traveling internationally. Casa Maria has all the essentials and is private. It was a truly relaxing vacation in a wonderfully relaxing environment! Also, ask Marina about her handmade silver and stone jewelry. I bought a beautiful silver cuff bracelet that is a great souvenir to remember our Costa Rican adventure!!!
- Guest Nial and Sean
- Date of stay 03/29/11
- Review Submitted 04/14/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Great Sunsets and Beach
Great Sunsets and Beach
We had a great time at Casa Marina watching the sunsets and surfers on the beautiful and nearly deserted beach. We could hear the waves crashing on he beach every night. We took daily runs on the beach and cooled off in the wonderful pool right outside of our front door. We enjoyed a couple of pool side candlelight dinners with food bought at the local store and walked to nearby restaurants on a couple of other nights. Since the property sits in the middle a natural reserve we saw and heard lots of local birds and other animals such as monkeys and iguanas. Marina is a great hostess with a complete knowledge of the area.
- Guest Rick & Linda
- Date of stay 03/20/11
- Review Submitted 04/06/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Loved our stay at Casa Marina!!! 3min walk to the beach, which was not saturated with people, gorgeous beach!!! Cheap ferry ride away from Tamarindo if you want to get some shopping done, and yoga classes, surf classes, surf rentals, bike rentals all within walking distance. Ended up not renting a car and just enjoying Playa Grande. Marina is a also a great host, full of ideas and travel sugesstions if you need them.
- Guest Patty
- Date of stay 03/06/11
- Review Submitted 03/28/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Beautiful and Secure
Beautiful and Secure
My husband and I have stayed at Casa Marina's a few times now and we absoletly love it. The cabinas are very clean and comfortable and have everything you need. Its very close to the path to the beach and still has plently of privacy. Marina is very accomidating and a pleasure to work with. I would highly reccomend staying at Casa Marinas!
- Guest Amy
- Date of stay 01/06/11
- Review Submitted 01/12/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway.
My boyfriend and I stayed here over Thanksgiving and we had an amazing time! The place is about a minute from the beach, has wi-fi, a pool, and you can even rent a surfboard from Marina! The place is some-what remote -- near some restaurants but you need a car or a taxi to get into town -- (which is exactly what we wanted) so I would suggest renting a car if you want to really get around but if you want to just relax by the beach and surf this is a perfect location. Best of all, Marina is super helpful and sweet and will help you organize anything!
- Guest Rach
- Date of stay 11/19/10
- Review Submitted 12/07/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Rates vary according to season. Low Season ... May 01-Nov 15 .. $65/$130 night High Season .. Nov 16-Apr 30 .. $75/$150 night Inquire for Christmas/New year wk and Easter wk All rates are intended for 2 people, additional person add $15.
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Swimming pool area
Playa Grande Sunset
View from the porch
Cabina # 2
Garden and pool
Playa Grande Surf
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