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Last updated: 03/13/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Playa Grande apartment description

Perfect for groups of friends, couples or families who like to have the comforts of home. A great choice for two families traveling together, who appreciate their own space but the convenience of being able to have meals together on either terrace, share the pool together etc.

Prepare your own meals or ask us to organize an in-house chef for the night. Our apartments are walking distance to a variety of restaurants, suitable for all budgets and culinary preferences.

Built in 2007, available for vacation rental we have two adjoining 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments, approximately 1250sq ft in size, located on the upstairs level.

Divided by a door between the terraces, it is the ideal set up for two families vacationing together (sleeping up to 10 people).

Your apartment provides you with a home away from home, with a well appointed, spacious kitchen, two bathrooms, a comfortably large living area and a generous sized terrace area with outdoor dining table, to enjoy the mountain views. Experience the sounds of Costa Rica while eating a meal on the terrace, or lounge by the pool after a day of exploring that we have arranged for you!

An alarm system is in place, for your added security, and we take pride in maintaining a good, secure environment for our guests.

While the apartments are fully air-conditioned, the apartments have been designed for maximum air-flow, with high ceilings and the ability to live without AC for those who prefer fresh air. Complete with efficient ceiling fans, extra floor fans, efficient and ample hot water, great water pressure showers, comfy couches and plenty of space, your life at Frijoles Locos Apartments is nothing but comfortable!

Maid service every 4 days. Laundry service available also (first load of personal laundry free in 7 day stay, additional loads $5 each- washed, dried, folded)

We are located a leisurely 5 minute walk to the beach, and the main Playa Grande surfing break is right there too.

Downstairs, is located Playa Grande's best Day Spa! Amazing massages, facials, body scrubs, pedicures, manicure as well as a full service waxing menu to choose from.

Also downstairs, is located the famous Frijoles Locos Surf Shop where you can find souvenir t-shirts to take home, line up a surf lesson, surfboard rental, body board rentals, SUP rentals, cooler rental, beach chair rental, tours and activities reservations, and know that there is someone onsite from 9am to 6pm each day to answer any questions you may have during your stay.

This truly is a vacation rental that offers so much more! Not a resort or hotel, and not your average Playa Grande vacation rental choice!

Guests receive a discount in El Frijol Feliz Day Spa as well as savings in the Frijoles Locos Surf Shop for surf lessons, surfboard rentals and everything you need for the beach. Save time and money by asking us about our tours and activities such as Palo Verde National Park tours, Hacienda Guachipelin One Day Adventures, zip-lining, horseback riding, sunset sailing and snorkeling tours, Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club, scuba diving excursions, day trips to other nearby beaches such as Playa Danta, Playa Conchal, Playa Avellanas and more...

There is no better place to stay for the best combination of fun and relaxation all in one place!

*** Please note, our calendar availability reflects both our apartments, the blocked dates mean that BOTH apartments are booked. If it is unmarked, at least one apartment is available. Please inquire and if we cannot accommodate you, we will assist you to find an alternative.


Keywords: Apartment, condo, condominium, casita, flat

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We do not encourage use of our apartment for partying. We encourage a tranquil and relaxed environment, perfect for small families and people wanting to escape the pace of regular life! ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking strictly prohibited in the apartment. If there is evidence of smoking in the apartment, your security deposit is at risk....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            There will be a security deposit required to cover any damages....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Great place to bring the kids...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) in master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: one queen and one twin is an available configuration for the 2nd bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in 2nd bedroom perfect for 2 kids., Baby Cribs (1) pack n play available ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            We can arrange for an in house cook at an additional charge, depending on your needs....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Oven, gas stovetop, new microwave but no dishwasher...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            good quality utensils, baking trays, blender etc....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            1 complimentary load of laundry per week for short term rentals...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Your laundry will be returned dried and folded....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            AC in both bedrooms as well as the living room...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High thread count sheets, all linens provided...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Beach and bath towels provided...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Playa Grande's premier Day Spa for onsite services such as Massages, Facials, Pedicures, Manicures. 20% discount for our guests. Also onsite is the largest surf shop in Playa Grande, with a great selection of everything, inlcuding surfboard rentals, boogie boards, new Cressi snorkeling equipment, and all other beach needs. Avoid the high cost of airline surfboard fees and rent from Frijoles Locos Surf Shop....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                cable TV provided by Cabletica Costa Rica. There is a regular cable TV in the living room, and a flat screen TV in the master bedroom....moreless

              • Video Library:

                we have a small selection of DVDs available to use....moreless

              • Games
              • Books
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                available to use in the surf shop downstairs. Use our wireless internet connection with your own devices and connect to the world with Skype....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Hi speed wifi is available- bring your own device...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    onsite pool, shared with just one other apartment, and very occasionally by Day Spa guests....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Nice large terrace overlooking pool, with additional table, and ceiling fan. Large enough for private yoga sessions....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    A separate, rancho style hang out area with a couple of hammocks, by the pool....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    available to rent through surf shop @ 20% discount to our guests...moreless

                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Shelling
                      • Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Cycling
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Green Season
                      May 10 - Nov 1, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $115
                      $800
                      High Season 2014-15
                      Nov 2 - Dec 19, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $165
                      Xmas- New year 2014-15
                      Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      $195
                      High Season 2015
                      Jan 6 - Mar 27, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $165
                      Easter 2015
                      Mar 28 - Apr 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      $195
                      Green Season 2015
                      Apr 13 - Nov 15, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $115
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $165

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Green season rates of $115 per night quoted for up to 4 people per apartment. Additional $20 per person per night for a 5th person.

                      Ask about our "Green Rebate" program. Those of you who are conscientious users of energy, who practice turning off AC while out of the apartment, keeping doors and windows closed while using AC, we reward you with a 'green rebate' of $15 per day.

                      50% upfront via Paypal or credit card. Final 50% due 60 days in advance.

                      Tax of 13% is included in the rental amount.


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                      Location

                      Playa Grande is known for the Leatherback Turtle nesting season. Between October and February, people come from all over the world to witness these massive mommy turtles lay their eggs. Located a 7 minute walk from Frijoles Locos Apartments.

                      Playa Grande is also most visited for the beautiful beach, great waves for surfers, and plenty of places suitable for the kids to play in the ocean too.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: Corynne, Ian and Finnegan, along with Loca the chocolate labrador and our friendly staff at Frijoles Locos, are your hosts here in Playa Grande. We love to spend time at the beach, surfing, traveling and family time here in paradise! We look forward to meeting you, and helping you make the most of your time here. When we travel, we know how much planning it takes to create a great vacation. We want to make your stay with us as enjoyable, fulfilling and comfortable as possible. We will stock your fridge/ kitchen if you wish, so that you can relax when you arrive... as this is what we like to enjoy when we travel. We, as a family, understand what little things make your stay just that much more pleasant, and hope that you enjoy your stay with us enough to tell your friends! We are looking forward to meeting you!

                      Why the Owner Chose Playa Grande:
                      Playa Grande was the first town we lived in here in Costa Rica. We loved it from the start, and decided to buy land here, then build our surf shop, day spa and rental apartments here. The town is small, barely able to call it a town, and we love it that way. The beach is stunning, so long, perfect for taking walks. It is a great lifestyle. We love to hear the monkeys, and birds in the trees. The turtle nesting season brings the chance of encountering a nestful of little baby turtles making their way to the ocean on your morning walk.... keep an eye out for the massive turtle tracks that line the beach some mornings!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Staying in our rentals, you will have the peace of mind that someone is always around, keeping an eye on the place for your added security. Due to our shopfront being downstairs, you have someone onsite at all times to take care of any activities you may like to enjoy, as well as discounted spa/ massage treatments, surf lessons, surfboard rental, snorkel equipment- the list goes on...


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                      • Your home away from home in Playa Grande. ENJOY!

                        Your home away from home in Playa Grande. ENJOY!

                      • Master bedroom, bright in the day, with blockout curtains for sleeping in!

                        Master bedroom, bright in the day, with blockout curtains for sleeping in!

                      • Spacious closets with full mirrors in both bedrooms

                        Spacious closets with full mirrors in both bedrooms

                      • Sofas, TV, and large back terrace which overlooks the pool, and leafy surrounds

                        Sofas, TV, and large back terrace which overlooks the pool, and leafy surrounds

                      • the spacious kitchen, bedrooms and colorful artwork

                        the spacious kitchen, bedrooms and colorful artwork

                      • The indoor dining area, breakfast bar area...

                        The indoor dining area, breakfast bar area...

                      • Pool stays shaded for part of the day, keeping it cool and refreshing

                        Pool stays shaded for part of the day, keeping it cool and refreshing

                      • Lay in the sun, keep an eye on the kids in the pool, or receive a massage!

                        Lay in the sun, keep an eye on the kids in the pool, or receive a massage!

                      • The street view- your host family walking home from the beach...

                        The street view- your host family walking home from the beach...

                      • Surf lessons for the whole family... you will have a blast in Playa Grande!

                        Surf lessons for the whole family... you will have a blast in Playa Grande!

                      • Try a Perfect Pedicure with chocolate sugar scrub exfoliation

                        Try a Perfect Pedicure with chocolate sugar scrub exfoliation

                      • Entry door, foyer, 2nd bathroom to the right, and living room to the left

                        Entry door, foyer, 2nd bathroom to the right, and living room to the left

                      • Fully equipped kitchen- bring in a chef for a night and enjoy!

                        Fully equipped kitchen- bring in a chef for a night and enjoy!

                      • Large outdoor terrace, partly undercover with ceiling fan

                        Large outdoor terrace, partly undercover with ceiling fan

                      • Our lovely rancho for relaxation, reading, listening to the monkeys...

                        Our lovely rancho for relaxation, reading, listening to the monkeys...

                      • The view from the terrace (the lot next door), no buildings or construction

                        The view from the terrace (the lot next door), no buildings or construction

                      • Come surfing with your hosts, explore new breaks, get the inside info!

                        Come surfing with your hosts, explore new breaks, get the inside info!

                      • El Frijol Feliz Day Spa (the Happy Bean) is downstairs for whenever you need it!

                        El Frijol Feliz Day Spa (the Happy Bean) is downstairs for whenever you need it!

                      • Your home away from home is easy to find and offers so much at your fingertips

                        Your home away from home is easy to find and offers so much at your fingertips

                      VRBO #153279

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                      $115 - $195 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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