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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Just left beautiful Playa Grande after 8 nights in the studio. Marina and Frank are very welcoming but not intrusive , as they do live on the same property. We could easily walk to the beach to check out the surf or go get some exercise. The surf wasn't all it could be, but the lovely cool pool was a lovely treat. You can walk to the neighborhood store for supplies, take a 20 minute stroll south and a boat ride and be in bustling Tamarindo for lunch and shopping, and also walk to local restaurants in Palm Beach Estates, where the property is located. The main Playa Grande beach access is about 25 minute walk north, with surf shops and some restaurants as well. Car is almost a must because of lack of public transport, although we have done that in the past. I would definately return to Casa Marina!"
Guest: Frances B.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 15, 2015
"9 of us went to Playa Grande for 9 days. 5 of them being teenagers. Everyone loved everything about this house. We can not wait to go back. We try to go on a different vacation every year, but this one will certainly be a repeat. The owner is east to work with and the caretakers are great. The waves were only a 3 minute walk for all of our surfers and boogey boarders. Next door is a great restaurant Seven and a small convenience store that has everything you could possibly need."
Guest: EKDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 2, 2015
"Stayed for 2 weeks with my 3 teens and my husbands parents. PERFECT! Modern! We took the second level and everyone had their own space, even my only daughter had a her own bed and area (the sitting room upstairs). My in-laws had the main floor so they had their own bathroom and could get up earlier.... There are 3 bathrooms with lots of hot water pressure. The master suite bed is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in my life. Very clean and everything you need. Even have the option to have groceries delivered before you get there. This is a very safe place to stay. Owner was helpful and all payments directly were fine. He has an agency that looks after the cleaning and maintenance while you are there.
Make sure you book surf lessons and rentals with Frijoles Locos Surf (super close) great service!
Also worth every penny excursions even if you only do 1 thing, do this! (book early): Javier (bi-lingual) lovingcostarica.com
A few minor comments to make 110%: a table and chairs on the upstairs balcony would be nice to enjoy the nights. Provided lawn chairs and enough towels for sleeping max to take to the beach should also be provided as there are no chairs at the beach.
NOTE: You need to rent a car for this location. We used a mini SUV from Vamos from the Liberia airport which was great and provided a complimentary emergency cell phone. Strapped luggage to the top and could fit all 7 of us comfortably and reasonably priced. Remember this is a developing country, wi-fi and power is not always running during wind storms. Roads were in good condition. No mosquitos except when we went on the Palo Verde tour (where I got 60 bites without feeling them until after...)
You will love this place.
Also we had to use the emergency clinic close by (there are 2, one is 24hr but they are connected) for an unexpected kidney stone and the service was amazing AND in English."
Guest: Samantha P.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: July 27, 2015
"I have traveled in Costa Rica and in Guanacaste'/Playa Grande, for over 15 years . I typically stay at a very good friends VRBO in Palm Beach Estates but he and his family were occupying the unit thus I opted for Playa Grande Casitas. My wife and I have admired the semi modern look and layout of the property for years as we drive right by it. As a mid 40's surfer that likes play hard there are some none negotiables' my wife and i need while traveling..... A good quality firm bed, functioning air conditioning, clean linens , and a functioning kitchen . Playa Grande casitas has all of this and more ! I can say this will be our go to place in the future. The owner ( Roger) and the property manager ( Manfred) were very kind and true to their word. Roger returned emails and answered questions while setting up our reservations and Manfred was a great host , a very kind man and very accommodating. Our Casita met and exceeded our expectations. The outdoor kitchen and deck were brilliant ! No food odors in the dwelling and we enjoyed coffee and meals out on the deck surrounded by the natural beauty and view of the beautiful pool. This small detail ( the outdoor kitchen and balcony) proved to be a highlight of our trip, a great place to relax and enjoy our meals. The room was clean, bed was firm and comfortable, sheets were clean and WIFI was dependable and powerful. The bathroom was a good size with a large shower....The water was adequately hot and easily accessible windows allowed cross ventilation.. The staff that cleans the rooms and the pool and grounds were awesome. Very nice folks that we quickly got to know and be friends with. Additionally, my 82 year old mother stayed in the lower level casita for about 4 days during our trip and she was completely pleased with the accommodations as well...She can't wait to go back. To sum things up.....For our active lifestyle and love of the natural beauty of Costa Rica with all the creature comforts needed this is and will be our new home away from home."
Guest: jason c.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015