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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
"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
"Casa Kalumina is a place of unexpected adventures and luxurious silences, of being greeted by name the second time you stop for breakfast at the surf school down the street, and enjoying vegetarian pizza while listening to a live jazz/reggae trio a five-minute stroll from the front door – under a cloudless canopy of a billion stars. If I sound a little over enthusiastic, trust me, I haven't scratched the surface.
We stayed with two other couples and a single friend and each had spacious, private accommodations. It seemed twice as many would be an easy fit with a little communal spirit.
A gorgeous, lush garden ensures absolute privacy. The house is thoughtfully laid out with well-appointed kitchen, bathrooms, and spacious common areas including a breezy covered deck with a seductive hammock secreted over the garage. The beds are comfortable and the furnishings tasteful but practical. Friendly and unobtrusive folks tend to the pool and grounds so everything is always groomed and inviting.
There was never a bit of trash on the huge beach unless you count the thousands of seashells. There were very few other people on the beach. I never noticed any biting insects. About a half-hour walk up the beach is a turtle museum, a yoga studio, and a nice bar/restaurant with fine, spicy Bloody Marys.
Casa Kalumina is a treasure; enjoy it. You will not want to leave. Pura Vida. Pure life!"
Guest: Joel B Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 20, 2015
"A group of 8 rented both apartments for 10 days at the end of February 2015. The two apartments joined together with the door on the terrace worked perfect for us. Frijoles Locos location in Playa Grande is peaceful, safe and quiet. The only thing better than the apartments themselves were the people. Corynne, Ian, Felix, and the staff in the surf shop and spa were more than willing to accommodate our every request. We booked four different tours through the surf shop and were able to rent anything we needed for a day on the beach. Corynne gave us guidance well in advance of our arrival on which tours we should book in advance and which tours we would be able to book once we arrived. She never steered us wrong and the whole group was glad she booked us a tour in the Palo Verde national park with Javier from Loving Costa Rica as soon as she did. We never rented a car during our stay in Costa Rica and Frijoles Locos was able to arrange transportation for us anywhere we wanted to go with Tamarindo Travel including getting us to and from Liberia when we arrived and left. I would recommend Frijoles Locos to anyone from a family with young kids to a group of adults just looking to get away. I look forward to going back Costa Rica and Frijoles Locos in the future."
Guest: Tanner FDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: June 13, 2015
"I've stayed here a handful of times now and the only reason I am loathe to write this review is that I don't want others to catch on and start competing for booking the best weeks. This place is everything you need in a surf/beach vacation spot and nothing more. Simply walk out the front door in the morning, surf, walk back in, jump in pool, grab beer, sit on upstairs porch overlooking surf, and repeat. This house is a labor of love for Alan and Kathy and they do a great job of making their guests feel comfortable and welcome. If you're looking to hit the "easy" button on a surf/beach vacation and don't want to hassle much, then do yourself a favor and spend a week at Villa of the Rock."
Guest: SiSiDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 28, 2015