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Casa La Paloma-Playa Grande Serenity-Best Deal for Your Dollar

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private House on 2 lots, pool, 2 Bdrms., 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Casa La Paloma is the perfect retreat for a family, couple or small group. Located in beautiful Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, this charming house includes an open living room and kitchen, tile floors leading to a shaded patio and a sparkling private pool set amidst green views, fruit trees and tropical plants. The house is ready for you complete with security system, DSL, cable TV and phone. Casa La Paloma is a short 5 minute walk to Playa Grande Beach.

The small, gated community is complete with a market, gourmet restaurants and bars. All this, plus a short walk to magnificent Playa Grande, a three mile, nearly private beach with beautiful seashells, warm waters, surf breaks and home to the Las Baulas Sea Turtle Nesting Sanctuary.

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More Details

Owner
George or Susan Fernandes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

Amenities

Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) King bed in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Boogie Boards, Soft Surfboard, Pool Floaties and bicycles.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Casa La Paloma-Playa Grande Serenity-Best Deal for Your Dollar
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Queens, NY
5

Peaceful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Casa Paloma while our friends and family were experiencing frigid temperatures back in NYC. This home was more than spacious for this family of three. Having AC in the bedrooms was very helpful considering the temperatures were 90 degrees during our stay in Costa Rica. Having access to our own private pool also helped when the temperatures were high.

The beach is completely within walking distance and on our walk to the beach one day we encountered a family of howler monkeys up in the trees. Playa Grande is very popular with surfers and those taking surf lessons. Keep in mind there is NO shade on the beach so you must be sure to protect yourself with sunblock because the weather was extremely hot. We found one shady area during our stay and that provided much relief from the sun's rays. This shady area can only accommodate six people comfortably so try and stake your claim quickly. We only got it during one of our visits to the beach.

Many animals visited our property including an anteater, many different types of birds, one howler monkey, and an appearance and disappearance of a dead bat.

This home is an isolated community but there is a mini market (Wil-Mart) and a few restaurants within walking distance so if you are looking for a bustling town you are going to need a vehicle. We opted for some private tours for three days of our stay and did not need to have access to a car. Our Tour Guide provided the transportation we needed and was extremely knowledgeable of Costa Rica. The company is Costa Rica Private Tours and Freddy Montero was awesome.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, comfortable house, nice private pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 12 days and were really happy with everything. We didn’t have a car but the gorgeous beach is a short walk away, and there are really good restaurants and a small store very close by. We also saw plenty of wildlife on our many short walks around the area or on the property. It’s a short walk to where you can get a boat taxi to Tamarindo for $1-3 where there are a ton more restaurants and shops, but we only went there once because we were so happy with the Playa Grande area. It’s safe, quiet, and really pretty.

The WiFi worked well, there is a DVD player and even cable or satellite TV (not sure which it was). The kitchen is very functional and we had anything we needed to prepare meals. There are plenty of towels and linens.

We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the pool was. It is nicer in person than in the online pictures. Also, this is maybe a weird thing to say, but the bathroom is nice and I don’t think there were pictures of it online. It’s larger than most and had pretty tile work and a walk-in shower.

Even though the AC is only in the bedrooms, the house stayed cool despite 90 degree Fahrenheit weather. The covered patio is also great and stays surprisingly comfortable. There are ceiling fans in all the rooms and the patio.

The owner and property manager are helpful and easy to deal with. Prior to our stay, the owner even followed up to an email I sent by calling me, which I’ve never had a property owner do before and I thought was very kind. During our stay the property manager texted me to follow up with us about something, and she also arranged a tour for us and airport transportation.

Housekeeping came by three times during our stay and the pool was cleaned several times. Someone even came by and cleaned up the yard/landscaping a couple times. The property seemed really well maintained.

The only negative things (which are shown in the online pictures but just something to consider if these things are important to you) are that the living room isn’t the most comfortable since the couches are more like benches with pads on them, and the oven is an older smaller model so it takes a little longer to make meals. Not a big deal obviously!

We would definitely stay here again. We really enjoyed the area and the house was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Average place

  • 3 of 5

Nothing fancy and needs upgrades and maintenance. Paint chipping in bedrooms. There was a broken coffee carafe so we poured coffee into a 2-Cup glass. Frig. does not stay shut all the way so we wedged a plastic spoon in there to keep it shut. Only one bike was available to use and we were told there were two. Boogie boards and foam long board there pretty beat up: bring all your own boards/ fins and you will be fine. Pool was great to have because of the 90 degree heat except it never got cleaned in our 10 stay except for the day before we left. I feel like the grounds people could have come to water the property at least one time. The grounds are private and a large lot. Keep in mind there is only air conditioning only in bedrooms so when you are in living, dining and kitchen room there is only fans. We stayed for 9 nights with a car to get to other beaches. Cleaning gals came 2 times in our 10 day stay and that was plenty. We appreciated there help and conversation. There is a couple other places in Grande to stay that are a little more maintained but it was nice to have private pool.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Jeanne. We're working with our onsite property manager & concierge to look into your few areas for improvement. We appreciate you choosing Casa La Paloma as your vacation accommodations and hope we can host you again to make your experience exceptional!
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5

Very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed with 2 couples at Casa La Paloma for 3 nights and enjoyed our time very much. The house is well maintained and provided with everything you need to live comfortable with 4 people. The Playa Grande beach is at walking distance, but we would recommend to visit the other beaches in the surroundings, some of them are truely beautiful.

P.s. a car is required to explore this area. Price - quality of the property is very good!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

John

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful month at Casa Paloma! We loved the area, walked to restaurants, the beach. Enjoyed surfing, loved the pool. We are so grateful for our time there. The staff in Costa Rica was wonderful and we can't say enough great things about our stay! Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Michigan Couple Finds Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect...it had all the amenities such as A/C, fans, hot water, pool, outdoor covered patio, fully stocked kitchen, king beds, laundry, etc

We always seek privacy, which this has, and to be close to the beach (10 minute leisurely walk). You can't really get much closer than that in this area. You are in walking distance to the mini-market and several restaurants. It is a very private location.

It was super easy to arrange rental agreement and check in. The owner and property manager were always timely in their communications.

We would definitely recommend this property and hope to return! Both the house and the property are beautiful!

Thank you!

Nicole & Joe

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Casa La Paloma

Estuary Tours, water taxi to Tamarindo, Canopy Tours, Bird Watching, Tour assistance available, English/ Spanish speaking Property Manager, Consierge service available.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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