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The Grand Room connects with the outside patio, maximizing indoor outdoor living

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Property description

Situated in a NATIONAL PARK, in the gated neighborhood of Palm Beach Estates, and directly on the 3.5 MILE PLAYA GRANDE BEACH, you will feel completely at home in our PRIVATE, 2500 SQ FT OCEAN FRONT HOME, with 3 BEDROOMS (2 King Beds and 2 Twin Beds)and 2 FULL BATHS. We can easily ACCOMMODATE UP TO 6 PEOPLE, but frequently rent to parties of 2. Professionally designed with TROPICAL DECOR and custom works of ART in every room, VAULTED CEILINGS throughout, as well as AIR CONDITIONING and CEILING FANS in every room. Fully equipped PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN with GRANITE COUNTERS and GRANITE CENTRAL ISLAND WITH BREAKFAST BAR, FINELY CRAFTED CEDAR WOOD CABINETS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES including 6 BURNER EUROPEAN STOVE/OVEN, MICROWAVE, REFRIG, DISPOSAL and DISHWASHER. The BEACHFRONT INDOOR/OUTDOOR PATIO with its 2 BBQs (one gas and one charcoal), PING PONG TABLE, DINING TABLE and SITTING AREA opens up to the spacious GRAND ROOM. INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS include: FLAT SCREEN TV, US Cable channels and Apple TV, DVD, and OVER 200 DVDs. A collection of family GAMES and PUZZLES can be enjoyed on the patio or in the FORMAL DINING ROOM. For outdoor fun we offer Badminton, Bocci, Ping Pong, Beach chairs, Boogie Boards, and a Soft Top Surf Board. Our OFFICE/BUSINESS CENTER provides HIGH SPEED WIFI INTERNET access. If you need to work from our home or stay in touch with family and friends, bring your laptop and log on! Our EXTENSIVE LIBRARY includes a unique COLLECTION OF BOOKS related to Costa Rica, ocean life, surfing, rain forests and a growing collection of Spanish literature as well as many great 'Beach Read' novels. Private GATED ENTRANCE and SECURED LIGHTED, PROFESSIONALLY LANDSCAPED GROUNDS with STONE WALKWAYS and DRIVEWAY, plus 2 OUTDOOR SHOWERS. MONITORED SECURITY SYSTEM an EXTRA LARGE LOCK BOX to secure your personal belongings. The services of our PROFESSIONAL STAFF are included with your rental: A WELCOME ORIENTATION and service by our PROPERTY MANAGER. A Slide Show of activities, local restaurant suggestions, spa services and ground transit options will be sent to you, by our Concierge Team prior to your arrival. A meeting with one of our English speaking CONCIERGES can be arranged following your arrival. Three times a week HOUSE KEEPING and DEPARTURE CLEANING is also included.

For an additional fee:IN-HOME SPA SERVICES-massage, manicure, pedicure-in the comfort and privacy of our home, surf lessons, selected meals prepared by a fine EUROPEAN CHEF or experience local Costa Rican cuisine prepared by local cooks. Fresh baked bread and breakfast pastries can be delivered warm to the house. Salsa lessons and Spanish lessons are also available. We can assist you with GROUND TRANSPORTATION to our home from the Liberia Airport, as well as connecting you with a reliable RENT A CAR agent.

You will marvel at the MONKEYS and the myriad of BIRDS IN THE LANDSCAPED TROPICAL BACKYARD as you relax in the serenity of the outside patio. Endless adventure awaits: SURFING, world class GOLFING, KAYAKING, deep sea FISHING, BOATING excursions, CANOPY & ZIP LINES, HIKING or mountain BIKE riding. Or enjoy the laid back, BEACH LIFE with a long lazy walk down the 3.5 MILE WHITE SAND BEACH. Be careful not to step on the SEASHELLS at low tide!

FOOD LOVERS can stimulate their palate with 12 local GOURMET RESTAURANTS featuring a fusion of Costa Rican, European and American cuisines. The GROCERY STORE is a 2 minute walk from the house. Home Made Fabulous European breads and pastries can be delivered WARM to your front door. Take a ten minute walk down the beach, followed by a short boat-taxi ride, to the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo for shopping, surfing, night life, or more fine dining. You will never forget the three and a half mile, semi-private beach, the romantic sunsets, and the sound of the waves you will hear from your bedroom as you drift off to sleep.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR: Romantic getaway, families with children, families with teenagers, girl's getaway, weddings, age 55+, guy's getaway, surf trip, Foodies, adventure seekers, sightseeing, beach lovers



Keywords: Beach front Home; Beach front House; Casa; Villa; 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House; Family Friendly: Couples; Seniors; Surf; Golf; Sleeps 6

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private Gated Entrance & Secured Property, Custom Art in Every Room, Professionally Decorated, Granite & Mosaic Counters, Side by Side Refrigerator, FULLY Equipped Pro Kitchen, DeLonghi Coffee Maker, Blender, Margarita/Snow Cone Maker, Formal Dining Room, Bar Dining, Patio Dining, Library/Office, Printer/Copier/FAX, Quality Linens & Beach Towels, Local Phone Service, 5 Boogie Boards, Surfboard, Beach Chairs, Coolers, Family Games & Puzzles, Landscaped Gardens, and Extra Large Lock Box. Services of our Property Manager and Concierge are scheduled prior to your arrival & Three times a week House Cleaning included. Grocery market is a two minute walk from the house. Fabulous European breads & pastries can be ordered and delivered warm to the house 2-3 times a week. Fantastic restaurants are as close as walking distance or a three minute drive. In-home Massage available. Manicure/pedicure services are available in Playa Grande. Best of all, Playa Grande beach is just steps from the patio...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An extensive library of books related to Costa Rica as well as fun 'beach read novels'...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    An assortment of family games and puzzles. Alos outdoor games: badmitton and bocce....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Limited CD collection. I-POD station with speakers....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    State of the art 45' Flat Screen TV with American Cable channels!...moreless

  • Television:

    45' Flat screen TV equipped with Apple TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Enjoy our collection of over 200 DVDs....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal dining room, off the kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning units and ceiling fans in Bedrooms included. Dehumidifiers in King Bedrooms.Option: Access to four additional AC's for $50 per day. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    American quality linens including large beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The lovely Grand Room overlooks the patio and backyard...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Secure and lighted locked parking area. Stone paved driveway, parking and walking paths....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    American quality bath and beach towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washer and dryer are conveniently located inside the house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Just bring your own laptop and plug in!! ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    A Gourmet European Chef or Costa Rican Cook are available for an additional charge....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen facility. Granite counter tops and island with breakfast bar. All stainless steel appliances. Custom crafted cedar wood cabinetry. Blender, Coffee Maker,Toaster,Snow Cone/Margarita Maker,Spices, Basic Kitchen food stock...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic staples, spices, cabinet condiments, paper goods provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side by side Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Dining Table & Chairs, plus comfortable outside lounging area with sofa, 2 recliners & 2 over sized stuffed chairs. 2 Outdoor Showers on your way up from the beach...moreless

  • Golf:

    Available at nearby Hacienda Pinilla...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beach Chairs and recliner chairs. Garden terrace and hammock. Bocce....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We offer both a gas and a large traditional style BBQ on the beach side patio...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Courts available in Tamarindo and Hacienda Pinilla...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    One soft top surf board and 4 Boogie boards ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    2 Nearby Boutique Hotels have pools that are available to our guests...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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from 46 traveler reviews
Enjoying the tropical breeze! 03/16/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:


I had a phenomenal time in Costa Rica at Casa Baula!

Where to begin? The beach is big, beautiful and pristine; a quiet beach where it feels like you have it all to yourself. The home is close to several restaurant options, ranging from fine dining to tasty local fare. The beach is big, beautiful and pristine; a quiet beach where it feels like you have it all to yourself. The home is close to several restaurant options, ranging from fine dining to tasty local fare.

The house was spacious and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The living area opens out to a beautiful patio. Annette and Dennis (who were super helpful in getting us set up)and the property manager (a phenomenal chef whose services are available for at-home dining)

We loved the days where we just stayed near the house, but also found that the area is perfect for exploring. Adventure tour with horseback riding and whitewater tubing? Yes, please. Hot springs with mud bath? Certainly! Surfing lessons? You bet. And the great thing is that all of these options can be arranged for you – just ask.

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$320
$2,240
High Season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$420
$2,940
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
8 night min stay

$4,900
flat fee
New Years 2015/2016
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,900
flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Rates include: 3 times a week house cleaning, departure cleaning, the services of our Property Manager and Concierge. Rates are subject to change, until reservation is confirmed. Please contact us for a monthly rate discount.

Fifty percent deposit required to secure dates.

Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

$500 security deposit due 30 days prior to arrival.


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Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Dennis and I both grew up on California beaches and have traveled the world enjoying a variety of beach cultures. Dennis and my 18 year old son, Luca, love to surf. I love to boogie board and walk the beach, in search of the perfect seashell. When we unexpectedly (See Story Below)found ourselves on Playa Grande, we knew our search for the perfect beach had come to it's completion! We love Grande and can't wait to share it with you. One of our greatest pleasures is listening to happy people who can't stop talking about their amazement at the beauty and solitude of Playa Grande and the wonderful experiences they shared with family or friends in our home.

Why the Owner Chose Playa Grande:
We first visited Costa Rica, in 2004, with absolutely no intention of buying anything, except a few souvenirs. We were chatting with our hotel manager and he mentioned two American real estate agents who would pay for a round of golf, if you toured a home. Dennis was up for both adventures so off he went for a round of golf. That afternoon, we all piled into the real estate agent's tiny car and headed off through the cow fields. I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive about exactly where these American guys were taking us! When we finally arrived at the house, we fell in love with the home's tropical decor. Then, we walked through the backyard and onto the beach. We were sold, hook line and sinker, as they say. It was the ONLY house we looked at!!! We have never regretted our impulsive decision and our love for this amazing country grows stronger with every visit. For several years after we bought, we would drive to other beaches along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in search of a finer beach. After 4 years we stopped, and we thank our lucky stars that we own a home on the most perfect beach in Costa Rica! BOTTOM LINE...You will have all this beauty and wonder all to yourself! You will see fewer than 30 people, on your 3.5 mile beach, throughout the course of a typical day! We love to talk about Costa Rica, so give us a call.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
WHY PLAYA GRANDE? The magnificence of this beach is incomprehensible to most Americans. Miles of white sand beach, seashells galore, 84 degree water meets tropical jungle, and not a soul around. THERE ARE SEVERAL HOUSES DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH; WHY CHOSE OURS? We do not consider this house to be a rental. It is our home. We are very proud of comments we've received from repeat visitors to Grande, as well as Grande locals, stating that our home is the best appointed house on Grande. From our newly re-modeled, gourmet kitchen to entertainment for all, including: our collection of over 200 DVDs, puzzles and games galore, ping pong, badminton & bocce 5 boogie boards, & a surfboard. The library is stocked with a large collection of books on Costa Rica, the seashore, the ocean, and the jungle, a wide variety of 'Beach Reads' plus, a comprehensive collection of books by Spanish writers. Each room is beautifully decorated with original works of art and FULLY EQUIPPED with everything you could possibly desire for your best beach vacation ever. WHY NOT THE NORTH END? Most travelers to Costa Rica are looking for less crowded beaches and waves. Surfing the North End of Grande tends to be crowded since it accepts a more consistent south swell, resulting in better peaks and shoulders. As you move further south, the waves are as consistent, meaning you may actually get more waves, and have more fun with your friends and family. There is no need to share the waves, since no one else is around. When a northern swell hits Grande, the waves in front of the house have all the qualities of a PERFECT WAVE! The location of our home behind the mangrove makes our home a more peaceful and private, sanctuary style setting. It also means more leather back turtle nesting on our part of the beach during the high season! You certainly won't be bothered by people selling trinkets, or wanting to borrow beach chairs, or using the showers, while you are enjoying an outdoor massage on the patio.


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Photos

  • The Grand Room connects with the outside patio, maximizing indoor outdoor living

    The Grand Room connects with the outside patio, maximizing indoor outdoor living

  • The gourmet kitchen & island bar share custom cedar cabinets & granite counters

    The gourmet kitchen & island bar share custom cedar cabinets & granite counters

  • Looking towards the Entry Foyer and Bedroom wing from the Grand Room

    Looking towards the Entry Foyer and Bedroom wing from the Grand Room

  • The Dining Room seats 6 or 8; also perfect for group game nights, puzzles, etc.

    The Dining Room seats 6 or 8; also perfect for group game nights, puzzles, etc.

  • Drift into sleep with the calming sound of waves, in the beach side king bedroom

    Drift into sleep with the calming sound of waves, in the beach side king bedroom

  • The cool blue third bedroom beckons with 2 twin beds & tropical surf decor

    The cool blue third bedroom beckons with 2 twin beds & tropical surf decor

  • The Backyard Patio: kick back & relax, BBQ (charcoal or gas), or play ping pong.

    The Backyard Patio: kick back & relax, BBQ (charcoal or gas), or play ping pong.

  • Street Entry welcomes with a Casa Baula (Home of the Leatherback Turtle) Mosaic

    Street Entry welcomes with a Casa Baula (Home of the Leatherback Turtle) Mosaic

  • Relax on the patio & watch the local monkey family pass through the trees.

    Relax on the patio & watch the local monkey family pass through the trees.

  • Your backyard beach looking south. Small waves @ low tide perfect for water play

    Your backyard beach looking south. Small waves @ low tide perfect for water play

  • Leave your footprints on the sands of Grande.  A vacation you'll NEVER forget!

    Leave your footprints on the sands of Grande. A vacation you'll NEVER forget!

  • Perfectly located in the middle of Playa Grande, away from north end congestion

    Perfectly located in the middle of Playa Grande, away from north end congestion

  • Grand Room connects with the Gourmet Kitchen. All rooms have AC and ceiling fans

    Grand Room connects with the Gourmet Kitchen. All rooms have AC and ceiling fans

  • Cooks and foodies alike love to gather in the kitchen

    Cooks and foodies alike love to gather in the kitchen

  • You'll enjoy our private collection of original paintings, ceramics & sculpture

    You'll enjoy our private collection of original paintings, ceramics & sculpture

  • When all are in the Grand Room, enjoy a quite moment in the office/library

    When all are in the Grand Room, enjoy a quite moment in the office/library

  • The second King Bedroom awaits. Bedrooms have dehumidifiers, AC & ceiling fans

    The second King Bedroom awaits. Bedrooms have dehumidifiers, AC & ceiling fans

  • 2 sinks, a large walk-in shower (partial view), & our Specialty Soaps & Shampoo

    2 sinks, a large walk-in shower (partial view), & our Specialty Soaps & Shampoo

  • Relax & enjoy the myriad of birds on the travertine terrace & the beach walkway

    Relax & enjoy the myriad of birds on the travertine terrace & the beach walkway

  • Many mosaics in the garden & our home. This one on the fresh water pump house.

    Many mosaics in the garden & our home. This one on the fresh water pump house.

  • Your essentially private backyard beach looking north, water in the 80's awaits

    Your essentially private backyard beach looking north, water in the 80's awaits

  • For millions of years, from Nov-March, Leatherback turtles have nested on Grande

    For millions of years, from Nov-March, Leatherback turtles have nested on Grande

  • An array of seashells grace the white sands of Playa Grande at low tide

    An array of seashells grace the white sands of Playa Grande at low tide

  • Playa Grande Tradition: End every beach day with spectacular sunset viewing!

    Playa Grande Tradition: End every beach day with spectacular sunset viewing!

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