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Casa Zen 4BR/3.5BA Pool Beachfront Community Playa Grande

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Casa Zen, Playa Grande Costa Rica.

The prefect place to relax and enjoy the exuberant nature that only Playa Grande can offer. Located in an exclusive beachfront gated community within Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, less than 100 yards from a beautiful gold sand beach, Casa Zen has the perfect balance between privacy and beach access. Bedrooms: Four large bedrooms with their private full bathrooms, terraces, air conditioning and luxurious linens:

1 King bed

1 Queen bed

2 Single beds (that may be united to form a King Bed).

2 Bunk beds

House: Fully furnished, new construction: Kitchen (with appliances and cutlery), dining room, powder, living room with a 42 inch flat screen T.V., DVD player, WD Live TV hub with movies and T.V. shows, internet connection, terrace, bar area, plunge pool and meditation gazebo.

Keywords: house, beachfront, bungalow, villa, vacation, casita, home, estate

More Details

Paul King
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Paul King

We are a family based outside of Toronto, Canada and Casa Zen is our future retirement home (remember 'Freedom 55'?)

We are confident Casa Zen will be the source of a fantastic and memorable family holiday and we look forward to hosting you!

Paul King purchased this house in 2009

Why Paul King chose Playa Grande

Quiet, close to the beach and estuary; close to Tamarindo if you want more excitement - perfect blend of serenity and fun!


Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom; second bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be joined to form another King Size bed, Queen size Beds (1) Third bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Second bedroom - can be joined to form a King Size bed, Bunk Beds (2) Fourth bedroom - single top bunk and king size bottom bunk to easily sleep 3
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping services included except on Sundays.


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Casa Zen 4BR/3.5BA Pool Beachfront Community Playa Grande
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Tampa, Florida

Costa Rica Trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Owners and the Bula Bula crew were really friendly. The beach front property is located in an amazing location. We had lots of fun on the beach like taking a walk in the morning and evening and kids were able to surf. Felt really safe.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words - the Bula Bula crew said you were great guests! I think we just missed each other as we popped down on an unscheduled visit just as you were leaving. Hope we can host you again! Paul.
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Dallas, Texas, USA

Casa Zen is awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 stayed at Casa Zen for 7 nights. We have 4 adults, 1 teenager, 1 10yr. old boy and twin 8 yr. old girls. Everyone thought this was our BEST vacation ever, even better than a great trip to Disney World.

Casa Zen is also in a great location. It's just a 1 minute walk to an awesome beach with great waves for surfing. This beach was never crowded. If you want a crowd, it only takes about 15 minutes to get to Tamarindo for shopping, eating, etc. Just walk down to the water taxi's and they will ferry you across the river to Tamarindo.

The house is very comfortable. All of the bedooms have great air conditioners. We used the outdoor grill several times. We also walked to Hotel Bula Bula many times to eat and drink at the great restaurant and bar. The walk is about 10 minutes and make sure to take flash light.

We enjoyed relaxing in the pool too. it was also nice to have daily maid and pool service provioded by staff from Hotel Bula Bula.

We will definitely be going back to Costa Rica and would stay at Casa Zen again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Zen for four days and had a wonderful time. The house is incredibly beautiful and was very clean and well taken care of. While it is intended for a larger party of guests, the two of us had a great time with the house all to ourselves. The back yard is very welcoming. We sat on the chairs and listened to the waterfall in the pool and used the binoculars to bird-watch. There is a book at the house of birds of Costa Rica as well and we had fun researching the birds we saw.

The proximity to the beach is wonderful! We walked down the road for about three minutes and hit the beach of Playa Granda. The waves were perfect and we jumped on the surfboards we had rented and had a wonderful time! For a beach that is recommended in all the books and websites on Costa Rica, we were pleasantly surprised by how few people were on the beach.

Hotel Bula Bula is within easy biking distance. A walk may take about ten-fifteen minutes. The kitchen at Bula Bula is fantastic. The menu is great (as is their happy hour), the staff is friendly, and if you talk to Todd (one of the owners) he will give you great advice about places to go and things to do while you're in the country. If you walk back to Casa Zen after dinner and it's dark, be prepared to do part of the walk/bike ride in pitch black as there are no lights along part of the road as you approach Casa Zen. Bring a flashlight! If you don't it's fine. We felt very safe. If you look up, you can see a sky FULL of stars. It was so beautiful.

With a twenty minute walk or so (you can go through the woods or along the beach) you come to the estuary. If you'd like to go into Tamarindo -- a great little city for food, markets and ATMs -- you will need to take a water taxi. They will be there by 730 or so in the morning and run until about 430.

We befriended one of the water taxi drivers -- Juan -- and we paid him to take us on an estuary tour. We saw monkeys, crocodiles and all kinds of birds!

It's amazing how close this house is to so many wonderful things to do, but while you're at the house it seems so isolated. What a great combination! We had a wonderful time and I would recommend this house to anyone looking to enjoy the beaches of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tamarindo Estuary
Playa Tamarindo
Restaurante-Pizzería el Huerto de Playa grande
Seven Cave Bar & Grill
Hotel Bula Bula
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Hotel Bula Bula
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Hotel Bula Bula
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Playa Grande


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.