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Recent Playa Grande reviews

  • Wonderful Beach House Getaway

    "We rented Casa Velas for most of January 2015 and had a wonderful time. The perfect beach house. While not lavish it provided us with a wonderful place to enjoy the most wonderful Costa Rica beach, Playa Grande. We were three couples that enjoyed the best of outdoor living while staying there. For information the pool is spectacular and wonderfully maintained by Luis. Dimensions of the pool are 14 feet X 29 feet. The shallow end is 3 feet deep going to about 4 feet deep. Anna did a wonderful job of pampering us with house details on a very regular basis and cooking the most wonderful Costa Rica meals imaginable. She is a gem! We can reiterate all of the other reviews as being very accurate. Pura Vida!!"
    Guest: Dennis R. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
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  • Amazing place to stay-with the best pool!

    "Our family of 4 stayed at this beautiful property for 10 days. The pool was absolutely fantastic and exceeded our expectations in size and cleanliness. Mike, the thoughtful owner, came by every morning before 6 to clean the pool. The gardens surrounding the home were beautiful and made it very private! The beach was one of the best we have ever been to. Perfect for both children and avid surfers. It was also nice to be away from the more crowded Tamarindo beach. There were amazing dining options close and we also prepared our own meals. We would definitely stay here again!!!!"
    Guest: Nicole8672 Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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  • Paradise Found

    "This was truly a week in paradise, I only wish we had booked a longer stay! The house was perfect for our 2 families of 4, everyone had their own space but the house also offers plenty of room for us all to eat together, or lounge on the patio or yard. Beach access is right out the back door, to a long, wide uncrowded beach. Sunsets up on top of the "Rock" were fun for the kids (15-23).Plenty of patio furniture and beach lounges to enjoy the outdoors. We saw one turtle on the beach one night, though it wasn't nesting season! The orange and purple crabs are everywhere - it became a nightly ritual of shooing the crabs out of the courtyard (Not an easy task without hurting them)so they wouldn't scurry into our rooms when the doors were opened! All part of the jungle life, it didn't bother us at all. Water pressure in the house is really low at times, but there is a drought right now so it was no problem for us to deal with. House water is safe to drink, we had no problems. We had Kimberly cook 3 dinners for us - she is not only a great cook (Her Arroz con Pollo is amazing!) but she is very helpful in answering questions about the house and the area in general. Taco stand just down the block is great, Bula Bula has a really nice dinner in a beautiful setting, but the stand out meal was at Café del Pueblo, the small restaurant on the left as you're heading out of Playa Grande. Not to miss! We booked an Adventure Tour through Frijoles Locos (Corynne is so nice and very helpful!) at Rincon de la Vieja. $85/pp if you drive yourself, which is a very easy 1 3/4 drive away. It included awesome ziplining through gorgeous river gorge, horseback riding (I would skip this part - unimpressive) and whitewater river tubing - the highlight of or whole trip! Also amazing hot springs and mud bath, and a great buffet lunch. Awesome day, I would HIGHLY recommend! Overall, the house exceeded our expectations. Just remember that you are in a beach house in the jungle so there are critters and sand everywhere. Relax and enjoy! PURA VIDA"
    Guest: Blythe H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Excellent Stay!

    "We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Very comfortable and had most amenities that we needed. Nir was so helpful and really nice. When we had a problem with the refrigerator he had it fixed as soon as possible and supplied us with a cooler until it was fixed. It was just a short walk to the beautiful beach and the pool was refreshing when we were at the house. This was our first time in Costa Rica and we had an awesome vacation. I would highly recommend it! An overall great experience and we would stay here again when we return."
    Guest: Cheryl and Dave Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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