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Craig Kai Pyle
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Best Vacation Ever!
We can't say enough good things about Kai and the property. We stayed in the main house, which has an open architecture, high ceilings, lots of windows, and a great view of the sunset from the balcony. The house is situated on a hill, and with all the windows, it always had a nice breeze going through it.
The monkeys greeted us almost every morning. Sometimes they would hang out in the tree next to the house; sometimes they would just be passing through. In either case, they were fun to watch. We also saw lots of different birds. Most notably were a pair of green parrots that would hang out in the trees nearby.
We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio, conversing over a beer or listening to music. It was a short walk to the beach, so we spent a lot of time there, as well. Our favorite places near the beach were the taco stand and Las Olas microbrewery (which is owned by a fellow Minnesotan). Just be sure you bring a flashlight if you plan to walk back at night!
Playa Grande is very laid back and not touristy. We would describe it as a rural surf town. There were hardly any people on the beach and the restaurants always had open tables - but the best part was the "come as you are" dress code. The beach in Playa Grande is awesome! White sand, blue water, and super clean!
There's a small market within walking distance, but if you're staying for more than a few days, we would highly recommend stopping at the Supra Compra to pick up food and beverages. It's not walking distance, so you'll need a car. Otherwise, Kai can hook you up with a driver. There are also a few restaurants within walking distance. We went to Kike's a few times for breakfast and dinner. We also highly recommend going to El Huerto for pizza.
Kai is an awesome host! He was there to greet us when we arrived and wished us farewell when we left. He was very attentive to our needs, but gave us our privacy and was not intrusive at all. He saw us sitting outside a couple of times and stopped by to be sure we had everything we needed. We welcomed the visits and could have spent hours talking to him. He definitely made our stay!
Thanks Kai. We'll be back!
Dave and Amy - Savage, Minnesota
PEACEFUL, NATURAL SETTING
We had a great stay. Our party rented all 3 properties. We loved the beach below the property and were able to walk there every day. It was very beautiful and peaceful. We had monkeys right in the backyard. That was so awesome to see. The houses were awesome. If u r planning to cook, the kitchen utensils and items provided made that a little difficult but we had planned to eat out a lot so wasn’t too big of an issue. There were no hot pads in the kitchen which was the only major problem. I almost caught a tea towel on fire using it to get a pan out of the oven. On a good note, all of the restaurants we tried near the house were very good. The outdoor areas were nice and we enjoyed sitting outside but would have been nice to have a couple of hammocks to lounge in. There were no items to use at the house for the beach as advertised. Beach towels would have been nice to save on packing them. We left two boogie boards so the next guests can play with those! Unfortunately, Kai was ill so our communication was a little difficult but we didn’t get his illness, so that was good. This was our 3rd time in Costa Rica so we were pretty self sufficient. Thanks for sharing your little piece of heaven with us Kai!
Thanks for your review. We do have beach towels and beach chairs available. Just need to ask. Sorry, I was under the weather during your stay, but I have totally recovered. All is good here at Casa Linda Vista, Playa Grande.
Great place and great location!
Our family stayed in two of Kai's houses during the christmas holidays. We LOVED the houses and Playa Grande!!! Kai, the owner was wonderful and we had everything that we needed. Short walk to a fabulous, uncrowded surfing beach and great local restuarants within walking distance from the house. Our family for sure wants to return!
Beautiful simple home! Loved the windows and the ocean view and looking out on all of the beautiful trees and dessert plants. Great birds around - especially in am. Quiet and private. Saw monkeys in the trees our first evening there. Heard howlers in early am's. Easy walk through the woods down to the beach. The beach is quiet (National Park right where you enter, some houses a bit further down). Didn't feel like my 5 and 8 year old could swim at this surf beach but we played in the waves. Easy drive to better swimming beaches. Bring your own beach towel as there's not one for you at this house. Took surf lessons in Tamarindo. The house is easy walk to a handful of good restaurants (I preferred the less touristy ones). Also a little market just a couple blocks away to get fruit and all the basics to cook at home if you want. There's a Vitamix blender to make fruit smoothies! Only downsides (and these were no big deal): no AC (but lots of good fans and windows), no TV (yeah! didn't want one), no laundry, no pool (again didn't want one). Electricity went out for a couple hours one afternoon. Kai was there and very nice. Our family with 4 kids and 2 adults had plenty of room. What a dream beach spot! Would recommend to all my friends.
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,