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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property



Three different size, fully equipped houses all located on the same 3 acre estate property. Rent them separately or all together. (Sleeps 2-15 )

NIGHTLY RATES START FROM . . . $85.00 to $370.00

Please contact owner for availability, rates & complete description of Casa Linda Vista property . . .

Casa and Casitas Linda Vista is a secluded oasis in the forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Playa Grande. Where the ocean and mountains meet in harmony. Experience the best of two worlds, as beautiful tropical forest blends into pristine sandy beaches.

Situated above the sea, Casa & Casitas Linda Vista is Playa Grande's most affordable and unique vacation property that accommodates from 2 up to 15 people.

The property is perfectly centrally located on a private, peaceful 3 acre hilltop estate property. Casa Linda Vista is tucked into beautiful wooded surroundings offering seclusion with spacious, clean accommodations set back a few hundred yards off the northwest end of Playa Grande. The 3 acre property borders the Las Baulas National Park and the excellent surf breaks at Playa Grande a short few minutes walk away.

Casa Linda Vista is ideal for those seeking tranquility, comfort and easy access to a wide variety of leisure activities. You can choose to prepare meals at home or dine in more than a dozen local restaurants.

Connect with nature! Monkeys, iguanas, birds, cool breezes and pretty views. It is private, quite and secure. It is only seconds to the beach, restaurants, small market and the laid back village of Playa Grande.We are very close to everything. The houses are affordable, fully equipped, clean and comfortable. It's truly a peaceful getaway at Casa and Casitas Linda Vista.

CASA LINDA VISTA: The main house, which is the largest of 3 fully equipped houses, is a 2 story, 2 bedroom with panoramic ocean and mountain views that is perfect for small and large families or groups. Native woods and volcanic rock have been used throughout the house. There are 2 tiled bathrooms and a large, fully equipped kitchen. Wrap around screened windows bring in the cool breezes and give the feeling of sleeping in the treetops. Relax on the balcony and watch the sunset into the Pacific Ocean. The large Casa Linda Vista will sleep from 2 up to 8 people .

Nightly rate . . . $120.00 to $175.00

CASA AZUL: Is a charming one story, 1 bedroom house. The bedroom has 1 queen and 1 single bed. There is one full bath. The living room has 2 standard single beds (daytime sofas). There is a complete kitchen. Casa Azul has hot water and Wi-Fi internet. There is a front lanai and deck with garden and forest views. Sleeps up to 5 people

Nightly Rate . . . $110.00

CASITA LINDA VISTA: Is a fully equipped small houses with 1 double bed and 1 single bed. There is a full bath and kitchenette. The casita has hot water and Wi-Fi internet. There is a deck with garden and forest views.

Sleeps up to 3 people . . . Nightly rate . . . $85.00

Casa Linda Vista property has Wi-Fi Internet . . .

Holidays rates upon request . . .

We do offer longer term rates . . .

More Details

Craig Kai Pyle
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A Beautiful and Relaxing Week!!"

This was our first trip to Playa Grande and I just wanted to thank, Craig and Ruth, for a very relaxing week at Casa Linda Vista. Plus, we had a great week of surfing. We stayed in the big house, Casa Linda Vista, and truly loved it! It had all the amenities we needed. It was very comfortable and clean. The house and property is beautiful and the proximity to the beach and the town was close, but not to close which we liked. I would highly recommend any one of the 3 different houses that are offered at Casa Linda Vista. We are already planning to return again next year.
Dec 2009
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Playa Grande Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have a few older Surfboards for our guests to use free. Laundry Service available at a small fee


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St Paul, Minnesota

One of the very best places to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from our first-time visit to Costa Rica, I can't imagine a more beautiful place

to stay in the Playa Grande area than Casa Linda Vista! My friend and I couldn't believe our good fortune when easily finding our way (thanks to Kai's instructions) to this area of the country and being welcomed so warmly, and then left alone during our stay. The upper balcony of the guest house looks out towards the ocean with the gentle sound of the surf. In the early morning and evenings the howler monkeys called back and forth here at the edge of the jungle. The gardens surrounding the casitas are exquisite! This was for us one those Paradise experiences that happen occasionally in life. The beaches in the area are unreal, so perfect and with so few people. I could go on and on...We totally look forward to returning here someday!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house. Beautiful Property. Beautiful view. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Linda Vista is a wonderful place. We stayed for 2 weeks while we looked for a more permanent residence in the area. It was hard to leave Casa Linda Vista. The house is clean, well cared for and was a great place for a family with two kids. The house is a quick walk to town and the beach. It's great being up on a hill, as you get nice breezes and a view of the ocean. Kai is amazing, super helpful, responsive and takes amazing care of the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of utopia.... Book it! You will love staying here!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Casita Linda Vista April 9-15th, which is considered holy week in Costa Rica. We learned that this is one of the more busy times to visit. We found it to still be fabulous! We decided not to rent a car for our trip, and took a taxi from Liberia to Casita Linda Vista which cost us about $90 one way. The drive was about an hour away from the airport, so this was not unreasonable to us. When we arrived, Kai was there to greet us. I could not say enough good things about Kai! He is awesome. His presence alone gives off such chill vibes that we were instantly comfortable and happy with our choice to stay here. The property is very well maintained, and it beautifully landscaped! The Casita was very clean, and comfortable. We stayed in the Casita, which is the smallest of the 3 houses on the property. It was perfect for us! The Casita has no A/C, but there are amazing ceiling fans in it, plus the screened in windows allows for the breeze to flow through keeping it plenty cool. (I should note, I am a very hot natured girl, so for me to be cool and comfortable says a lot!) On days when the sun was too much, we would simply wet ourselves in the outside shower; sit on the porch and drink a beer to cool off! There is a small grocery store just down the road from the property where you can get water, beer, snacks, fresh fruits, etc. We got eggs to make for breakfast and items to make sandwiches. There was a small cook top in the room, as well as dishes, pots, and pans to make cooking a breeze! The store takes US dollars, and is happy to convert the total cost for you. We are an active couple, so walking to and from the beach and exploring was no problem at all, but I would not recommend it to anyone who is not physically ready to walk/hike. Kai was super helpful is explaining how to get places, recommending where to rent gear, and where to eat. Seeing the area by foot allowed us to see a variety of nature/wildlife that we may not have seen had we been in a car. We woke many mornings to howler monkeys in the trees right outside our windows! We were already looking at future dates to come back before we even check out to go home just so we could stay at Casita Linda Vista again. This is a magical place to us, and we look forward to visiting and staying here again. There is no other place I would want to be! If you are on the fence about where to stay – pick here – you won’t be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashburn, VA

Perfect setting - beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect getaway place. The house is very visually pleasing, while keeping all the surrounding nature speak for itself. The small village has everything you need, but without a hint of bustle - just smiling locals and surfers. Easy walks to the beach allow you to capture all the wildlife scurrying and flying around. Monkeys hung out for a while in trees next to the house our last day. This is a special place.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carlsbad, Calif.

Our stay at Casa Linda Vista, Playa Grande

  • 5 of 5

Our stay with Kai and Ruth was unbelievable, they are such good hosts and the casita itself is really comfortable, beautiful and super clean. Kai has done so much work over the years on the landscaping, it's so pretty, and the location is superb, just 2 or 3 minutes from the good surf break and pristine beach of Playa Grande. We had just gotten married, so this was our honeymoon spot. I would recommend Linda Vista to anybody.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas / USA

Hidden Gem - The Casita at Casa Linda Vista

  • 5 of 5

When my wife and I wanted to get back to Costa Rica for a romantic weekend, we wanted to try the Guanacaste area as we hadn't been able to venture that far north previously. Our trusted source in Costa Rica told us of a perfect house close to the best beach at a very reasonable price. Sounded too good to be true but the Casita at Casa Linda Vista definitely lived up to the hype. Down an unassuming dirt road in the community of Playa Grande - this beautiful property hides up on a hill just short walk from one of the best surf beaches in Costa Rica. Also home to the protected sea turtle nesting grounds. The owners are so friendly and accommodating- they have built this retreat literally from the ground up. We stayed in the 1 bedroom and it was perfect for our weekend getaway. Very clean. Beautifully landscaped. Hot water was more than ample. There are two other lager houses on the property and we are already talking about renting all 3 for a big group trip in the future. You will not find a cleaner or better kept rental in Playa Grande anywhere close to this price range. The owner - an avid surfer, even let us float around on a couple of his old surfboards and joined in for a few sets at one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches I've ever sunk my toes into. Mornings included wakeup calls by howler monkeys literally 10 feet from our windowsill. Kikis place just down the path has great breakfast and there is a shop next door that you can fill the fridge with. I could live here. Not used to giving away 5 stars but this place deserves it. We will be back again and again. Thank you, Casa Linda Vista - you were exactly what we wanted and more!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

surfing, birdwatching, estuary boat trips, surf and deep sea fishing, canopy tour, turtle tours, golf, dining out, surf lessons, sunset cruise, yoga lessons, zip line, internet, snorkeling, beach combing,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

NIGHTLY RATES START AT . . . $85.00 to $370.00 per night
CASA LINDA VISTA . . . $120.00 to $175.00 . . . Depending on number of people
CASA AZUL . . . $110.00

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.