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Recent Playa Grande reviews

  • Pros - excellent beach/location, courteous hosts; Cons - property/furniture could use an upgrade

    "We (2 adults and a 2 1/2 year old child) stayed at Alan's and Kathy's house for 3 nights in May. The house is right on the beach and Playa Grande is fantastic, very secluded, private and huge beach, 5 stars! We had the top floor for us which has the master bedroom and 1 bathroom. It also has a loft with extra beds, small living room, kitchen and a huge outside veranda. The veranda is awesome and the views gorgeous, lots of wind too. The master bedroom had A/C and was useful because it was very hot during the time we were there (high of 35-37°C / 95-100°F). The pool was clean and had nice depth, however not for very small kids. The kitchen was well equipped though it could've used a microwave instead of a conventional oven. Kitchen didn't have any kind of condiments and it would've been better if it had the basic items stored (at least sugar, salt, pepper, may be coffee etc.). Some of the furniture is old and broken and could use some refurbishment as well. There is free Wi-Fi (spotty inside) and a small TV which gives you DirecTV programming from the US. Alan and Kathy are very courteous and were helpful with all our needs. I think the housekeeping lady comes once a week. If you are annoyed by harmless insects or ants then it’s not the place for you. There are a few here and there, which never really bothered us. The place isn't really child proof (may be not for very young kids) but we were fine with it. Parking is on street, which is right outside of the gate. We found the area to be safe. Tamarindo is half an hour drive (20 kms) or you can go to the south end of beach (3-4 kms) and take the boat. I have lived in the tropics for more than 20 years and this house reminded me of my granduncle's rustic home where I spent a lot of time growing up, very nostalgic. Loved the trees, the shades and the red tile flooring. I really want to leave 5 stars for this property, and once it gets a refurbishment it’s definitely a 5 star!"
    Guest: inwester Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 2014
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  • Best on the Beach!

    "Our group of six adults - 3 couples in our 50's/60's - drove up to Casa Del Mar, not quite sure which house was ours for the week. Then, we saw Nicho, who was standing outside, waiting to wave us in. We parked in a lovely parking area, and he guided us toward the ocean front of the house. It could not be more lovely. The large covered front patio/porch gave us shade and framed the beautiful ocean view. And walking into the house, we were surprised by the height of the ceiling and loft area. The open living space included a fully furnished kitchen where you could prepare your snacks or dinner as you looked through the huge glass front of the house, out to the beach and water. We were all so excited to move in and start the fun. Each couple in our group had a large bedroom with a private bath. In planning our trip, I had spoken with Greg and Gabriela several times. I had them set up our rental car, which worked out great. And they also set up a couple of other terrific adventure trips. We had a great experience on the Palo Verde River trip. And our Sunset Sailing Cruise was perfect. Having Greg, Gabriela and their daughter Daniela set up these things, made for easy, fun, safe adventure. The houses perfect location on Playa Grande provided for the best boogie boarding we have ever experienced. We rented 2 of them for the week, and passed them back and forth. They were used hours every day. I must comment on Miriam and Nicho. This husband and wife team were the caretakers of the property and us. They handled all of our questions promptly, either directly themselves, or via a quick phone call to Greg and Gabriella who were always reachable. The house was kept spotless - the dishes were washed daily, and our laundry was done half-way through the week. We felt spoiled. We had been to Costa Rica three times previously, and to Playa Grande just a couple of years earlier, but this was our first stay with Casa Del Mar. We all would highly recommend it, as we felt this was one of our very best vacations ever. We are already thinking down the road to our next Costa Rica trip, which will center around Playa Grande and Casa Del Mar."
    Guest: Lu Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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  • COULDSTAY4EVER

    "My husband and our 2 teenage daughters spent a week at the beach bungalow. We absolutely loved it. We found the bungalow to be very comfortable and truly enjoyed the simplicity of the location. SURF, SURF, SURF! The owner of the property came by to educate us on the home and surroundings which was very helpful. We requested a grill and she dropped one by later. She even called a couple days into our stay to check up on us. We have rented several homes throughout the years and this has never happened. My only recommendation would be to add a place to have dinner as a family. We sat around the coffee table and it worked out. Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful casa with us. We were soooooooo sad to have to leave."
    Guest: michelle g. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Awesome Beach

    "The home exceeded our expectations as did the beach. We have stayed at many different beaches and this was our favorite...sand for miles, warm water, water depth and waves excellent for anyone and we felt very safe. Safe at the beach and at the house. The owners (and definitely don't forget Wilbert and Wil-Mart and Manfred the baker) were very gracious, warm, caring folks that did all they could to make our stay comfortable and memorable. The house was extremely clean and comfortable. It was great next to the beach and the pool was enjoyed by all. We felt very safe (was traveling with my children) and just "felt at home" - granted it was a lot warmer there than in Montana at the time. Loved and would stay again for sure."
    Guest: Scott K. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 7, 2014
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