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Casa Bonita - beautiful beach house with 4 beds and large pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8),

Welcome to Casa Bonita. This relaxing and gorgeous home is located only a few steps from Playa Grande Beach in the area of Palm Beach Estates, an exclusive gated community nestled between the beach and the largest estuary in Central America, surrounded by tall trees giving you a sense of pleasant privacy and tranquility all around.

Enjoy the best vacation ever in a comfortable and spacious 4 bedroom-3-bathroom house which is fully air conditioned, has 3 king and 1 queen size beds and space enough for 2 families. The 4th bedroom suite with private bathroom conveniently has its own entrance around the side of the house. All rooms have fans and air conditioners for your comfort. In addition, the bedrooms offer lots of storage in the large built-in closets. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and utensils as well as 2 refrigerators.

You have your own very private tropical garden and large pool with built-in bar stools. The outdoor barbecue area provides a fun alternative to cooking for the whole family or for your BBQ party with friends. Have a drink on our patio while listening to parrots, tropical birds and howler monkeys announce their presence...

The area of Tamarindo/Playa Grande is known for a variety of activities such as World-Cass Surfing, Golf, Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Nature Trails, Wildlife Watching Tours, Jetskiing, Canopying, Fishing, Sailing, Horse Back Riding.... Alternatively, enjoy the large variety of restaurants, bars and clubs in Tamarindo or discover the town's many shops and stores. Casa Bonita is close to a convenience store, but Tamarindo has some very sophisticated Super Markets and restaurants. There are also different tour operators, banks, spas, car rental agencies and all other necessary services in Tamarindo.

Casa Bonita's excellent location allows guests to walk to Tamarindo's stores and restaurants along the beach while providing an oasis away from the noise and hassle of the town. Enjoy our tropical garden, beautiful pool and comfy outdoor living space for a getaway with friends or family.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Why Owner chose Palm Beach Estates

When we first came to Costa Rica 10 years ago we were thrilled and deeply moved by its friendly people, stunning nature and unparalleled conservation message. Travelling is our hobby so in the subsequent years we added lots of 'pins to our travel map' all around the world but nothing compares to the beauty and environmental conservation in Costa Rica. Playa Grande combines the best of all: Nature, Beauty, Beach and Wilderness. It is the perfect spot - for your vacation and our retirement!

Amenities

Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Once weekly cleaning provided on a courtesy basis, any additional cleaning at renter's request and expense
  • We are not responsible or liable for any accidents inside the house, premises or the yard area and/or lost/stolen property.
  • Loss of house keys is subject to full reimbursement of repair/replacement cost, independent from security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • The house is ideal for 8 people. It has a spacious master suite with a king size bed and a large bathroom with double showers and sinks. In addition, there are two bedrooms with a queen and a king bed, which share a large bathroom. The fourth bedroom with its king size bed has its separate and completely private entrance at the back of the house and also its own bathroom. Please visit our website for more infos: www.casa-bonita.com
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Linens and towels provided. AC & fans in all rooms. A 2500 liter water tank and automatic pneumatic pump allow Casa Bonita to maintain excellent water pressure at all times, which a lot of the other properties are not able to do. Inside Casa Bonita you will find a large living room with two built-in couches and a TV and Stereo set. The fully equipped kitchen features a “wild sea” granite counter that resembles the ocean wave, two refrigerators, 6 burner gas stove, microwave, water cooler, all necessary utensils and all the appliances you need to prepare your own meals.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa Bonita - beautiful beach house with 4 beds and large pool
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
5

Favorite spot in Palm Beach.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several properties in palm beach over the years and this is one is a favorite. In Palm beach there are two kinds of rentals. One where the owners just want to collect a check and have zero interest in your stay or the house (Casa La Vide Grande for example) and one where the owners are interested in making your stay the best possible. Casa Bonita’s owners and staff truly care about your stay and being attentive to any need you might have during your vacation/holiday.

The location is perfect. Less than a two minute walk to the beach and one of the largest pools in PB if just hanging by the pool is on the agenda. It’s too easy to grab a board and head out to catch some waves or a cocktail for one of the most amazing sunsets.

The owners are clearly attentive to keeping the property updated and have every detail needed for a stay covered. Even better, the property manager (Manfred) lives just a few houses down and his response to any request we had was unbelievably, nearly immediate. Definitely ask him to deliver the baked goods that are noted in house info material. So good!

The house was super clean, the rooms were spacious and well appointed and the kitchen, like the rest of the house, had everything you would need for your vacation.

In my opinion, this is an excellent value for your dollar. I told the owner he needs to charge more in fact!

If you are looking in PB, I would highly recommend Casa Bonita or it’s sister property Casa Pipa.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idaho
5

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Great location with easy and quick walking walking access to the beach. Comfortable and clean home.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach location but lacks ammenities

  • 3 of 5

I chose this property for my family of 6 adults because of its proximity to the beach. The beach is beautiful, wide and clean with clear water. The community is a little lack luster a couple walkable cafes. We were told the market in the subdivision was going to close which puts any store a 15 minute ride. Getting to Tamarindo and other towns where there's more to do and better dining is an uncomfortable (because of the roads) 30-40 minutes by car.

As for the house, it was a bit tired. No washer/dryer we could use and maid service only once in 5 nights. Had to reuse towels. There are no beach towels, beach chairs, water toys etc. The house had minimal supplies in the kitchen and was not stocked at all. Biggest surprise was all the CR night critters and insects. Couldn't even sit outside or keep the french doors open. Oh and notice the bars on all the doors and windows. I didn't but upon arrival nothing says relax in this paradise like bars on the windows!

All in all nice location to a gorgeous beach. House was sufficient but not a wow and lacked amenities to make one's stay really comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we understand you were missing “amenities” in our house, none of the items you were apparently expecting are listed in our description of the property. We mention neither the existence of beach chairs nor water toys nor use of washer/dryer. We offer laundry service by our maids, which you did not request. Maid service once a week is standard for vacation rentals, and we make no promise of more frequent cleaning, although the description expressly mentions that guests may arrange additional cleaning with our house manager, but you did not. Our kitchen is fully stocked and I am not sure what utensils you were missing –if by “stocked” you mean a fridge full of food, that is not included in the rental of a vacation home. However, even THAT we could have arranged for you but you didn’t ask. Therefore you may want to consider actually reading the description for a rental property before you book, and if daily maid service, daily towel changes and water toys were your priorities, then a 5-star hotel in Tamarindo may have been a better choice. You describe our community in PG as “lack luster” compared to Tamarindo, we proudly agree: PG is not for everyone and we’ll keep it that way! We are in a protected natural reserve – no noise, no parties, no jet skis, just nature, a pristine beach, nesting turtles, small restaurants, and a quiet, green residential community. We love it this way and people who come here agree – PG is the preferred destination of anyone wanting to escape the overcrowded, noisy tourist traps of other towns. Yes, with a “natural reserve” come encounters with other living beings native to CR, including dozens of bird species, turtles, monkeys who also visit our area. And we care about the security of our guests and bars on the windows are a common way to ensure it. Those bars are quite visible in the pictures on our VRBO page and most properties in CR have them. So it seems you got exactly what you booked but it was not the right place for you: vacation rentals are for families valuing their privacy over daily towel changes, and PG is for people who want to experience the beauty of CR without noise and partiers. Your complaint therefore compares to booking a safari and complaining about the lack of Starbucks and the presence of large animals around your camp. We regret that you chose to submit this negative feedback instead of contacting us, but the other reviews show that guests appreciate PG and enjoyed their vacation in our house
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Boise, Idaho
5

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bonita was a wonderful place for us to stay for our first trip to Costa Rica and also Palm Beach Estates. We loved how close we were to the beach access and Cafe Mar Azul. Of the three restaurants in the complex, Mar Azul was definitely our favorite! The outdoor area of Casa Bonita is great! The pool is large and perfect for cooling off in the heat. It has a very secluded and tropical feel to it. The interior of Casa Bonita is basic and does the job especially since the only time we were inside was to sleep.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, AL
4

Excellent location!

  • 4 of 5

The three of us were able to completely relax at Casa Bonita. We've stayed in Palm Beach Estates several times. We like the neighborhood, easy access to stores and restaurants, and sense of community. Loved the outdoor space and pool, spending most of our time out there watching and listening to the animals. And we were close enough to the beach to hear the waves crashing. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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N-D du Portage, Québec, Canada
5

Fantastic House in a Wonderful area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa Bonita for one week with our son, wife, and 2 grand-children, 6 people.

It was a wonderful week.

We were in the sea and the pool most of the days, or on the porch, and visited a little bit around: Tamarindo, Playa Conchal, the Estuary and a few restaurants in Palm Beach Estates and Tamarindo. Very nice and safe place. Our son took surf lessons.

The house is well equipped and clean. Everything works in the house and the kitchen was very functional. The manager was very helpful.

The fourth bedroom in the back of the house allowed more quiet mornings for the grand-parents.

The beach is wonderful and safe, provided that you do not go too far beyond the big waves.

There were no turtles in the park and that time.

Maybe too many friendly dogs ?

A lot of nice birds, iguanas, racoons, squirrels, monkeys howling at distance, weird insects....Something new every day.

Very relaxed, quiet and friendly area.

Owners very helpful.

Everything was perfect for us and we strongly recommend that house.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Located in Playa Grande, just steps away from the beach which is a protected nesting grounds for the Leatherback Turtle. 200 m away from the ferry boats that take you over the estuary and into Tamarindo in minutes, at 100 m from a convenience store and restaurant....the perfect location!

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing,

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

Rates may change without prior notice. Please contact us for Holiday rates (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July...), as these rates are dependent on length of stay and choice of days and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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