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Spectacular Beachfront Home with Pool! Surf in Front!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Welcome to beach lover’s paradise! Casa Mandarina is located directly on the beach where you can play or surf in the friendly waves and watch the sunsets over the Pacific everyday of your vacation, from the complete privacy of your own back yard! The house offers views to the beach from almost every room!

The main house has 3 spacious bedrooms each equipped with private baths, hot water, closet space and air conditioning. The master bedroom has a private beach front patio overlooking the ocean, and has a spacious king bed and room to sleep extra on the day beds. Two guest rooms share a beach front patio so everyone can enjoy the view. The 4th bedroom is in a separate building near the pool, complete with private bath, a queen size bed and two twin beds. The house can sleep up to 12 people comfortably.

The spacious living room has a full entertainment system with DVD, Cable TV, CD and Sound System. Here you can watch the football game and watch the waves in front of the house at the same time. There are lots of comfy sofas, pillows and extra sleeping accommodations there as well as a full bath.

Casa Mandarina offers a fine kitchen fully equipped with everything you could need for cooking and making cocktails. There's a spacious dining table for 8, as well as outdoor picnic tables. The yard offers complete privacy and is beautifully landscaped with numerous hammocks for relaxing and a large swimming pool.

Casa Mandarina offers a phone for local calls as well as high speed wireless internet for your convenience.

During the day the doors open up from wall to wall to let in the refreshing ocean breeze, the sound of the waves and you can actually see the waves from the dining room table or the living room sofas! The location is the best you can get!

The rental price includes daily housekeeping. The caretakers live in a separate house on the property and are always friendly and helpful. The housekeeper, Marcia,can be hired to make delicious typical Costa Rican food for your group if you so desire for $75 for a full day shift, or $30 per breakfast and lunch, and $60 per dinner.

It’s a great experience to be relaxing in a private home on the beach and not have to cook or clean the whole time, like being at a hotel!

We also offer Grocery Shopping Service for $80 per service

Casa Mandarina is located within a 10 minute walking distance to a small local grocery store, and several very nice restaurants in the neighborhood. It's also very close to the Tamarindo estuary so if you can walk there in about 10 min and take a boat for $1 to Tamarindo to go shopping and dining in the bigger town, driving to Tamarindo will take about 25 min.

Playa Grande is the coolest little town with a relaxed beach vibe, and really friendly people. Enjoy good waves every day, closeness to the party town Tamarindo but yet away from it all in your own private oasis.

We offer a full concierge service for our guests, anything you need from airport transfers, activities and tours, massage, grocery shopping, surf lessons, we can arrange it all for you.

You will love it here, and will most likely want to come back again!

We look forward to hosting you at Casa Mandarina on the beach in beautiful Playa Grande!

Contact us today for more information or to make your reservation!

More Details

Owner
Nova Everson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

Why Nova Everson chose Playa Grande

There's nothing like being right on the beach where you can surf and watch the sunsets from right in front of the house!

What makes this house unique

The monkeys come visit and hang out in the trees. I love the swimming pool, it's always the perfect temperature. The caretakers are really nice people too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's a very nice place and peaceful. It was nice to have the beach right in front with great sunsets.

Spacious and nice, a great place to stay. I really liked the caretakers and the house keeper was really great and the people that work there are wonderful. I got in the pool a few times and I thought is was really super nice. Really, who wouldn't want to stay here?
Nov 2010
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Amenities

Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 22 reviews
Playa Grande, Costa Rica
5

Fantastic Getaway in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had an amazing experience during our stay at the Casa Mandarina!

The home is located on the southern end of the Palm Beach Estates community in Playa Grande in a private piece of the community which is very secure. The beachfront home allows amazing access to good surfing, water taxis to Tamarindo, and relaxing atmosphere for lounging and laying out by the pool. The home allows for seabreeze and relaxing vibes when all the doors are opened which is a very unique feature we enjoyed very much. The caretakers that live on site Oscar and Marcia were a pleasure to get to know and we very much enjoyed the cooking of Marcia when we reserved some private typical meals. Popular destinations like Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, and Rincon de la Vieja National Park are all within reasonable driving distance and there are plenty of fantastic places to adventure to from this location. We very much enjoyed the surfing, the local restaurants, and the overall Pura Vida lifestyle. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views, excellent caretakers & a pool!!

  • 4 of 5

This house is a little off the beaten path but has beautiful views. Marcia & Oscar are very accommodating and you must have Marcia cook for you!! The pool is well maintained and saved us from the 100 degree heat each day. Please note, there is no air conditioning on the main level of the home, it gets quite warm. There are open air doors that Oscar will help you with that let a nice breeze through.....however during the warm months it's still hot!! The three rooms upstairs are nice and cool. The pool house is also air conditioned and sleeps several. We had a problem with ants as you usually do in Costa Rica, be cautious to not leave food out on the counter....including fruit and veggies!! Make sure to take plenty of sunscreen and enjoy the views from the back sitting area!! Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location can not be beat!

  • 4 of 5

Playa Grande is an incredible beach! Besides it's impressive beauty, the absence of crowds and the surrounding reserve makes this by far my favorite beach! The house was perfect for our group of 6 and could have easily accommodated 12. It is not a fancy high end house but it is welcoming, clean and very homey. We loved spending our afternoons at the pool and lounging in the backyard after our mornings in the ocean. We also rented bikes to get around town and to ride on the beach. We did not rent or need a car. Lastly, we want to give a big shout out to Marcia, Oscar and Monica! Marcia prepared many delicious meals for us (my favorite was the fish tacos), Oscar the caretaker took care of all our needs and their daughter Monica was a joy! We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
5

The most amazing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Casa Mandarina! Everyday we enjoyed the beach and watching the sunsets, as well as playing in the pool. We ate great food that was cooked for us by the sweet housekeeper Marcia. The house is very spacious and comfortable. The location can't be better, it's literally right on the beach. We loved relaxing in the hammocks, and listening to the sound of the ocean. The property managers helped us to set up a lot of fun excursions, and sent some ladies over to give us massages on the beach. We had a blast and we were sad to leave. I would highly recommend this home for a fantastic vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A well appointed house. Right on the beach. Barely left the property in 9 days!

  • 5 of 5

Oscar and Marcia were right there for any questions and Marcia cooked delicious dinners for us on several nights. We really relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. We walked to the local "Wilmart" for our supplies and could walk along the beach to the little boat ride across the estuary into Tamarindo. Didn't really need a car at all! The house was comfortable and clean. Stunningly beautiful beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A relaxing beachfront retreat

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Costa Rica for the first time and rented this wonderful beach front home for a few days. Wish we could have stayed longer, but our itinerary did not allow a lot of time. It is in a great location, in a very small town which is extremely secluded. Although the trip from San Jose was over 4 hours long, the beachfront home can't be beat. The sand is steps from your backyard and there are very few people around. It is nice to be secluded, however it is best you are prepared for it. When we arrived it was late and dark and we didn't have any idea where to get food. Luckily, we had stopped at a market on the way in and managed to cook up a meal for the 10 of us. You need to plan ahead if you want to go to the town of Tamarindo because a boat will take you over there for $1 but after 4pm don't plan on anyone being there to take you back.

So most nights we stayed in and had the chef, Marcia cook for us. What a treat! She is an amazing cook and she took such good care of us. She spoke only in Spanish so my son got a wonderful refresher course and they spent the weekend conversing. She was such a important part of our great experience. It was nice to know that her family was living on the property and there to help with anything we needed (like when the locks didn't work on the pool house the first night and all 4 kids had to sleep in the main house with us). She also did a great job of cleaning the house daily which was great.

The main house is spacious, but broken up into several smaller rooms. The only thing lacking a bit was seating in the family room, and the dining table only has chairs for 7 so we had to pull in patio chairs from outside. But it was plenty of room for us and we had a wonderful and memorable vacation at Playa Grande!

The estuary tour and the catamaran sunset cruise were a highlight. Such a beautiful country. Wish we could go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tamarindo Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Playa Grande
Car: not necessary

National Park area where you can see the Leatherback Sea Turtles lay their eggs at night. Very cool experience!

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Rates & Availability

Palm Beach Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$485
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
November - December 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
New Year's Week 2017
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
High Season 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Easter 18
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Please pay with an E-Check (electronic check), it saves on credit card fees. Please note that if you choose to pay with credit card there is an additional 3% charge on top of the quoted rate you will be required to pay separately.

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