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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Extrovert? You found your place. Privacy upstairs, endless interaction possibilities downstairs. You pick. Nowhere else can boast such a set-up. Two x 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments great for 4-10 people. Big terrace with BBQ overlooking pool.

Sitting above Playa Grande's premier surf shop, you have your own spacious apartment upstairs but a full staff ready to help you downstairs. Concierge on-tap. Conversation and interaction on a whim. Feel like part of something while on vacation, but without fear of losing your personal space.
Some regular comments from customers whom we show our apartments to "WOW! I never knew something so great existed above the shop!" "We MUST book this place next time we come", "I am going to tell my friends back home about this place" and "you guys have really found your niche here".... we have great reviews from years of service on Trip Advisor, AirBnb and you can read more on our website for Frijoles Locos Surf Shop.

Pool is shared between the two apartments. There is a bamboo fence providing a little privacy between pool area and back of surf shop... however it is not considered private. Our friendly staff will be going about their work, and although they are very considerate of your space, you will likely hear them going about their work... There is an outdoor hot water shower beside pool, poolside toilet, upstairs separate rancho space to hang out and listen to nature- great space for the teens to chill or for you to practice yoga.

Corynne and Ian, along with son Finnegan (7 years old) are the active owners/ managers of Frijoles Locos Surf Shop, however it is the wonderful staff who are there when you need them- just pop into the surf shop and chat with them between 9.15am and 5.30pm. Our full time staff downstairs in our surf shop are always ready to help you (so long as the retail store isn't super busy!)... email contact always attended to if you have special requests.
We respect your privacy and won't come knocking on your door unless there is an urgent message... yet we are available to help when you need us. Email continues to be a good way to address issues such as malfunctioning AC or other property management problems while you are here especially if the retail store downstairs is busy!
Our concierge service prior to arrival is second to none, and we recommend a little advance planning to maximize relaxation and adventure balance when you are here.

Located next door to Playa Grande school, the sounds of happy kids playing are common during the morning until around 12 noon. On the other side, is located another lot owned by Frijoles Locos, and no other buildings are nearby.

Renting a car is recommended for those of you who know who you are :) If a 7-8 minute walk to the beach pulling a beach cart laden with beach equipment or carrying a surfboard to the beach doesn't sound like fun, rent a car!
If you might want to search for smaller, or different waves, definitely rent a car. We loan you straps to put surfboards on the roof with any rental from Frijoles Locos Surf Shop... so its easy and no fuss...
If a 12 minute bicycle ride to the nearest decent sized mini-supermarket sounds like a drag... rent a car! If you don't like to feel isolated, ask us for help in arranging a rental car to be dropped off at your apartment - we recommend getting an airport shuttle on arrival, having a car delivered next day when you are relaxed and settled in... keep it for 3 or 4 days... use it to get groceries, to explore the greater area, to do some activities that cost SO much more if you have to include the transport eg. One Day Adventure or a trip to Playa Danta...
Don't rely on public transport- the bus comes once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. Those of you who can really take a step back and take it slow, with a little adventure, can get by just renting bikes and walking around the area. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance. A taxi to Tamarindo costs around $30 one way. Rental car can be dropped off to the apartment with advance planning and parking is available on the property.

Important note - the laundry facilities are operated by our cleaning lady- her days off are Sunday and Monday. One load of laundry is included free in a 7 day stay, however additional loads are $10 per load. Water restrictions are in place until further notice and we ask guests to be very conscientious when it comes to responsible management of water.
We provide detailed info upon reservation confirmation. If you read the info package and decide that our policies don't go with your vacation style, you are welcome to change your mind without penalty within 5 days of your reservation.

Playa Grande, Costa Rica is one of the worlds' most beautiful gems. A beach over 4km long, white sand, is perfect for long walks . Come see the Leatherback Turtles nesting between October and February. A surfer's paradise for all levels, Playa Grande has something for everyone.

*** Please note, our calendar availability reflects both our apartments, the blocked dates mean that BOTH apartments are booked. If it is unmarked, at least one apartment is available. Please inquire and if we cannot accommodate you, we will assist you to find an alternative.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not encourage use of our apartment for partying. We encourage a tranquil and relaxed environment, perfect for small families and people wanting to escape the pace of regular life! ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great place to bring the kids...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking strictly prohibited in the apartment. If there is evidence of smoking in the apartment, your security deposit is at risk....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    There will be a security deposit required to cover any damages....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) in master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: one queen and one twin is an available configuration for the 2nd bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in 2nd bedroom perfect for 2 kids., Baby Cribs (1) pack n play available ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Playa Grande's premier Day Spa for onsite services such as Massages, Facials, Pedicures, Manicures. 20% discount for our guests. Also onsite is the largest surf shop in Playa Grande, with a great selection of everything, inlcuding surfboard rentals, boogie boards, new Cressi snorkeling equipment, and all other beach needs. Avoid the high cost of airline surfboard fees and rent from Frijoles Locos Surf Shop....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable TV provided by Cabletica Costa Rica. There is a regular cable TV in the living room, and a flat screen TV in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo:

    I pod dock...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    we have a small selection of DVDs available to use....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in both bedrooms as well as the living room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Your laundry will be returned dried and folded....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count sheets, all linens provided...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    available to use in the surf shop downstairs. Use our wireless internet connection with your own devices and connect to the world with Skype....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and bath towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    1 complimentary load of laundry per week for short term rentals...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi speed wifi is available- bring your own device...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We can arrange for an in house cook at an additional charge, depending on your needs....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    good quality utensils, baking trays, blender etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Oven, gas stovetop, new microwave but no dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    available to rent through surf shop @ 20% discount to our guests...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Nice large terrace overlooking pool, with additional table, and ceiling fan. Large enough for private yoga sessions....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    A separate, rancho style hang out area with a couple of hammocks, by the pool....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    onsite pool, shared with just one other apartment, and very occasionally by Day Spa guests....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016-2017
Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016
5 night min stay
$165
$1,155 $4,000
PEAK season
Dec 24 - Jan 7, 2017
6 night min stay
$195
$1,365
High Season 2017
Jan 8 - Apr 16, 2017
5 night min stay
$165
$1,155 $4,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • 5th person fee $125

Notes:

Green season rates of $115 per night quoted for up to 4 people per apartment. Additional $20 per person per night for a 5th person.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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Playa Grande is known for the Leatherback Turtle nesting season. Between October and February, people come from all over the world to witness these massive mommy turtles lay their eggs. Located a 7 minute walk from Frijoles Locos Apartments.

Playa Grande is also most visited for the beautiful beach, great waves for surfers, and plenty of places suitable for the kids to play in the ocean too.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Corynne, Ian and Finnegan, along with Loca the chocolate labrador and our friendly staff at Frijoles Locos, are your hosts here in Playa Grande. We love to spend time at the beach, surfing, traveling and family time here in paradise! We look forward to meeting you, and helping you make the most of your time here. When we travel, we know how much planning it takes to create a great vacation. We want to make your stay with us as enjoyable, fulfilling and comfortable as possible. We will stock your fridge/ kitchen if you wish, so that you can relax when you arrive... as this is what we like to enjoy when we travel. We, as a family, understand what little things make your stay just that much more pleasant, and hope that you enjoy your stay with us enough to tell your friends! We are looking forward to meeting you!

Why the Owner Chose Playa Grande Estates (Playa Grande, Costa Rica):
Playa Grande was the first town we lived in here in Costa Rica. We loved it from the start, and decided to buy land here, then build our surf shop, day spa and rental apartments here. The town is small, barely able to call it a town, and we love it that way. The beach is stunning, so long, perfect for taking walks. It is a great lifestyle. We love to hear the monkeys, and birds in the trees. The turtle nesting season brings the chance of encountering a nestful of little baby turtles making their way to the ocean on your morning walk.... keep an eye out for the massive turtle tracks that line the beach some mornings!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Staying in our rentals, you will have the peace of mind that someone is always around, keeping an eye on the place for your added security. Due to our shopfront being downstairs, you have someone onsite at all times to take care of any activities you may like to enjoy, as well as discounted spa/ massage treatments, surf lessons- a must do Costa Rica activity, surfboard rental, snorkel equipment- the list goes on...


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish

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  • Your home away from home in Playa Grande. ENJOY!

    Your home away from home in Playa Grande. ENJOY!

  • Master bedroom, bright in the day, with blockout curtains for sleeping in!

    Master bedroom, bright in the day, with blockout curtains for sleeping in!

  • Spacious closets with full mirrors in both bedrooms

    Spacious closets with full mirrors in both bedrooms

  • Sofas, TV, and large back terrace which overlooks the pool, and leafy surrounds

    Sofas, TV, and large back terrace which overlooks the pool, and leafy surrounds

  • the spacious kitchen, bedrooms and colorful artwork

    the spacious kitchen, bedrooms and colorful artwork

  • The indoor dining area, breakfast bar area...

    The indoor dining area, breakfast bar area...

  • Pool stays shaded for part of the day, keeping it cool and refreshing

    Pool stays shaded for part of the day, keeping it cool and refreshing

  • Lay in the sun, keep an eye on the kids in the pool, or receive a massage!

    Lay in the sun, keep an eye on the kids in the pool, or receive a massage!

  • The street view- your host family walking home from the beach...

    The street view- your host family walking home from the beach...

  • Surf lessons for the whole family... you will have a blast in Playa Grande!

    Surf lessons for the whole family... you will have a blast in Playa Grande!

  • Try a Perfect Pedicure with chocolate sugar scrub exfoliation

    Try a Perfect Pedicure with chocolate sugar scrub exfoliation

  • Entry door, foyer, 2nd bathroom to the right, and living room to the left

    Entry door, foyer, 2nd bathroom to the right, and living room to the left

  • Fully equipped kitchen- bring in a chef for a night and enjoy!

    Fully equipped kitchen- bring in a chef for a night and enjoy!

  • Large outdoor terrace, partly undercover with ceiling fan

    Large outdoor terrace, partly undercover with ceiling fan

  • Our lovely rancho for relaxation, reading, listening to the monkeys...

    Our lovely rancho for relaxation, reading, listening to the monkeys...

  • The view from the terrace (the lot next door), no buildings or construction

    The view from the terrace (the lot next door), no buildings or construction

  • Come surfing with your hosts, explore new breaks, get the inside info!

    Come surfing with your hosts, explore new breaks, get the inside info!

  • El Frijol Feliz Day Spa (the Happy Bean) is downstairs for whenever you need it!

    El Frijol Feliz Day Spa (the Happy Bean) is downstairs for whenever you need it!

  • Your home away from home is easy to find and offers so much at your fingertips

    Your home away from home is easy to find and offers so much at your fingertips

VRBO #153279

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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