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✹Beachfront✹ Pool, Free Private Parking Wi-Fi, BBQ

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 3,000 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)

- Beachfront House

- 8 minutes walk to restaurants and a local grocery store

- Large Swimming Pool.

- 2 Story House.

- Air Conditioning in each room

- Fully Equipped Kitchen.

- Hot Water.

- Entertainment system (DVD, Cable TV, CD and Sound System).

- Phone and Wireless high speed internet.

- Separate “party house” with private bath and extra beds.

- Concierge Service

Casa Mandarina is located directly on the beach where you and your family 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!

This beach lover’s paradise, also has a perfect family swimming pool with inflatable toys for the little ones.

Casa Mandarina offers a fine kitchen fully equipped with everything you need for cooking and making cocktails. There's a large 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 unwinding in the tropical breeze. The backyard has a large swimming pool, great for the whole family.

During the day the living room 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 prime.

The rental price includes daily housekeeping. 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.

The caretakers live in a separate house on the property and are always friendly and helpful. Oscar, the grounds keeper, will even take you on a local fishing tour, a very local experience!

It makes your vacation the most relaxing, in a private home on the beach, where you do not have to cook or clean the whole time, like being at a hotel!

Our concierge staff also offers Grocery Shopping Service for $80, just send us the list and we'll have your house fully stocked with all the goodies before you get here! You can even order for the cook to have chips 'n guacamole, and other snacks ready and waiting for you at the house.

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. There are many fun things to choose from in the area.

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.

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Nova Everson

The owner is a local Costa Rican, who live in the city of San Jose, and visit every so often. They love to hear about your experience at the house and take much pride in providing an amazing vacation place for you and your loved ones to cherish and remember and revisit!

Nova Everson purchased this house in 2007

Why Nova Everson chose Palm Beach Estates

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, and the concierge staff are very friendly.

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:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
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 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
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
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.818182 based on 24 reviews
5

The only thing missing...year round residency!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been lucky enough to stay on Playa Grande for the past five years. We have rented numerous houses on the water. They have all been nice but this one takes the cake! From the moment you pull into the driveway you know your in for a treat. The pictures online don't do this house justice. The property is very large, with a nice front and back yard that is kept beautiful by Oscar. The house itself is very comfortable and when all the doors are open sitting at the beautiful table staring out at the ocean is mesmerizing. The outdoor furniture is plentiful and comfortable. The hanging hammock were a huge hit with my 11 and 8 year old, with the two hammocks right by the beach being my favorite hang out spot. Beach, pool, hammock....doesn't get much better than that! The house is very funky with lots of cool stuff to look at and wonder, what's that all about? The rooms are all very comfortable with a/c and great bathrooms. The master bedroom is simply amazing. If you have been to this area before then you will understand this statement.... The sunsets get you right in the feels!! They are reason alone to come spend some time at this amazing beach. We have been to dozens of beaches in this wonderful country and keep coming back to this one. Its that special. Keep an ear out and you will hear howler monkeys, finding them is another story buy worth the exploration. Dozens of birds will be around for you to find. Parakeets, Magpies, Caracaras, and of course the ever present Pelicans will be waiting for you to discover. The Estuary is a nice little gem as well. Tamarindo is very busy and very "American"..but worth at least one visit. A walk to the rock is a must and stopping off and getting a taco at Taco Star should be on your to do list. Marcia, Oscar, and their family are all wonderful and a great source for working on your Spanish. We WILL be back next year to this house!! I now understand the Pura Vida way...and I LOVE IT!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Beachfront House

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation ever! felt like we were on a private beach, coming in low season and surf every single day almost by ourself, it was the perfect!! having fun with my friends all the time... The house is amazing, huge and relaxing, right in front of the beach and a few minutes walk from a really nice surf sand break... Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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4

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: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Tamarindo Estuary
Restaurante-Pizzería el Huerto de Playa grande
Malinches Mini Super Market & Restaurant
"BBQ nights on Friday and Sunday are the best. Although go on Sunday to get half price!"
The Great Waltini’s
"The best margarita's and other specialty drinks in town!"
Hotel Restaurant Cantarana
"Romantic place for eating out. You will love it."
Hotel Las Tortugas -Dining
"I love eating here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The kids can run around. The food is gr..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tamarindo Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Seven
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waltini's
Nearest Beach
1 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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