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Contemporary and Tropical Hideaway Only a Few Minutes from the Beach

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Last updated: 11/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Playa Grande estate description

Casa Blue's 1.5 acre property sits on a mountain, surrounded by tropical forest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This is one of the last arquitectural jewels of the late Steve Adams (San Diego, CA) and it encloses what was most important for the creative genious: a house that is designed from the outside, in.
The main house is painted in a soft pale blue, given the property its name and is reminiscent of the owner's trips to the South of France. The gate opens into an outdoor patio with a fountain and a BBQ area, the whole detailed in grey stone and giving the house a very exotic yet cozy atmosphere. The ample entrance hallway is framed in glass, allowing the sun to shower the house all day long, and immersing the guests in the fabulous landscape from the minute they step in.
This main house contains the Master Bedroom, which is an ample room in a private wing, with a terrace, an office space, a walk-in closet, a bathtub and both an indoor and an outdoor shower. The two other guest bedrooms have access to terraces with hammocks, and both enjoy magnificent ocean views.
An exterior stairway leads into an upper deck, suitable for yoga practice, massage sessions or just cocktail drinking at sunset time.
The living area encompasses the kitchen, the dining and the living room, creating a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Bi-folding glass doors blend this area with the pool and the deck, bringing the outdoors in and making it just the ideal spot to chill.
The spacious TV room with a DVD player, a book library and a comfortable couch may be separated from the rest of the house by a sliding door, thus creating a quiet place to watch a movie or the perfect game room for adults and children alike.
Beautifully kept garden walkways lead to the other buildings of the house: a caretakers quarters and the two guest bungalows set in forest. These are ancient Thai buildings, all made out of wood and imported by the owner to recreate the zen energy of old Asian cultures. Both bungalows are ancrered in wood platforms thus giving the impression of being tree houses, overlooking the ocean and surrounded by green foliage all year round.


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 920 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome:

        Casa Blue is suitable for children of all ages, we offer a high chair and a baby crib....moreless

      • Smoking Allowed:

        Smoking allowed only on the open, non air conditioned spaces....moreless

      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

      • Guest bedroom by the pool: 1 king


      • Master Bedroom: 1 king


      • Guest Bedroom by the Garden: 1 king


      • Guest Bungalow by the Garden: 1 king


      • Guest Bungalow by the Hill: 1 king


      • There are three bedrooms in the main house, all have great views and have A/C and private bathrooms. The guest bungalows, all made of wood, are separated from the main house and do not have A/C, but have a wood louver system and ceiling fans that enables cross ventilation all year round. Both enjoy amazing views and have outside showers for a complete inmersion in the forest experience...moreless

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


      • Bathroom 6: toilet


      • 5.5 bathrooms: each bedroom has its own private and spacious bathroom, plus a powder room located by the entrance hallway and in close proximity to the pool....moreless


      • DVD Player
      • Game Room
      • Satellite / Cable
      • Stereo:

        Two stereos are available with Ipod docks...moreless

      • Television


      • Adventure
      • Away From It All
      • Family
      • Romantic
      • Spa
      • Sports & Activities
      • Tourist Attractions


      • Forests
      • Rain Forests
      • Restaurants

      Local Services & Businesses

      • ATM/Bank
      • Babysitter
      • Fitness Center
      • Groceries
      • Massage Therapist
      • Medical Services

      Leisure Activities

      • Bird Watching
      • Eco Tourism
      • Horseback Riding
      • Paddle Boating
      • Photography
      • Scenic Drives
      • Walking

      Location Type

      • Mountain View
      • Ocean View
      • Rural

      Sports & Adventure Activities

      • Deepsea Fishing
      • Fishing
      • Golf
      • Hiking
      • Mountain Biking
      • Sailing
      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
      • Snorkeling
      • Surf Fishing
      • Surfing
      • Swimming
      • Tennis


      • Child's Highchair
      • Dining:

        Casa Blue has two dining areas, close enough from each other in case you want to join them for an event or a dinner party, one on the inside and another one on the wood deck by the pool...moreless

      • Dining Area
      • Seating for 16 people


      • Air Conditioning:

        All three bedrooms, plus all enclosed areas in the main house have A/C....moreless

      • Clothes Dryer
      • Hair Dryer
      • Internet:

        All rooms in the main house have access to WIFI...moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Linens Provided
      • Living Room:

        The living room has an open layout connecting to the kitchen and dining area, as well as the pool deck and terraces...moreless

      • Parking:

        Up to 4 car parking space...moreless

      • Telephone:

        A cell phone that works as a landline with a $10 credit is available for local phone calls. If the guest wishes to make international phone calls, a further credit needs to be requested...moreless

      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine


      • Coffee Maker
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Dishwasher
      • Kitchen:

        Fully equipped kitchen and stainless steel appliances...moreless

      • Microwave
      • Oven
      • Pantry Items
      • Refrigerator:

        Two door refrigerator with glass and water dispenser...moreless

      • Stove


      • Balcony
      • Deck / Patio
      • Golf:

        The Reserva Conchal golf course is only 15 minutes away and a second option is the Pinilla Golf Course, about 45 minutes away from La Casa Blue....moreless

      • Lanai / Gazebo
      • Lawn / Garden
      • Outdoor Grill
      • Tennis:

        Two tennis courts are located within 20 minutes from the property....moreless

      Pool / Spa

      • Hot Tub
      • Private Pool

      House Cleaning

          • Housekeeper Included


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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Dry Season
          Nov 16 - Dec 20, 2014
          3 night min stay
          Peak Season
          Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
          7 night min stay

          Dry Season
          Jan 4 - Mar 28, 2015
          3 night min stay
          Easter Week
          Mar 29 - Apr 4, 2015
          7 night min stay

          Green Season
          Apr 5 - Jun 30, 2015
          3 night min stay
          Summer season
          Jul 1 - Aug 22, 2015
          3 night min stay
          Green Season
          Aug 23 - Nov 15, 2015
          3 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Tax Rate 13%


          CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made more than ninety (90) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 15% Cancellation fee over contracted value. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 90 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payments thus far made. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

          50% upon booking confirmation and due amount 15 days prior to arrival, all payments should be made through wire transfer.

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          Last updated: 11/16/2014
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          Car: Necessary

          Casa Blue is situated in a very secluded area, nestled on a mountain and overlooking the magnificient Playa Grande and its protected estuary. Surrounded only by beautiful gardens and natural forest, the house is a private haven only a few minutes from beaches and fun activities


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2011

          About the owner: The owner, a renowned artist, wishes to remain anonymous. All inquires will be channeled through the house manager, Alejandra Saborío, who participated in the construction of the house and who has lived in the area for the past 12 years.

          Why the Owner Chose Playa Grande:
          The property sits on a secluded mountain, overlooking the ocean and the Baulas National Park, with hundreds of acres of protected mangroves and miles on pristine white sand beach. There are a few places in the world that reunite such beautiful landscape, it does not get any better than this!

          The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
          *Imposing views of the majestic Pacific Ocean, along with pasture fields and protected mangrove areas. *Proximity to the beach and lots of activities. *Year round breezes and thoughtful architecture create air flows that have a natural A/C effect throughout the house. *Eclectic combination of influences create a unique feeling with Asian and European touches.

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          Speaks: english, french, spanish



          • View from pool sunbathing ledge

            View from pool sunbathing ledge

          • Ocean view from pool

            Ocean view from pool

          • Living and dining area

            Living and dining area

          • Fully equipped kitchen

            Fully equipped kitchen

          • BBQ on outdoor patio

            BBQ on outdoor patio

          • View from pool bale and Jacuzzi

            View from pool bale and Jacuzzi

          • View from guest bungalow

            View from guest bungalow

          • Las Baulas National Park

            Las Baulas National Park

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Guest bedroom by the pool

            Guest bedroom by the pool

          • Hallway


          • Garden Bungalow's entrance

            Garden Bungalow's entrance

          • View of pool and Jacuzzi

            View of pool and Jacuzzi

          • View from Master Bedroom

            View from Master Bedroom

          • Living and dining area

            Living and dining area

          • Outdoor patio towards kitchen

            Outdoor patio towards kitchen

          • Pool deck and bale

            Pool deck and bale

          • View from garden

            View from garden

          • Driveway


          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Master Bathroom

            Master Bathroom

          • Guest bedroom by the garden

            Guest bedroom by the garden

          • Night shot from pool deck looking towards garden bungalow

            Night shot from pool deck looking towards garden bungalow

          • TV room

            TV room

          $600 - $1,429 per night (USD)

          5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 12

          View calendar: Updated 11/16/14
          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english, french, spanish
          • Response time: Within 2 days
          • Response rate: 80%
          • Calendar last updated: 11/16/2014
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          5 BR  5.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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