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A beautiful Spanish Casa located 200M from the beach in Play Grande

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beach House with pool, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Casa de Risa

Location: Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central America (50 minute drive or taxi ride from Liberia International Airport). Conveniently located between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo.

Accommodation: Pristine Spanish House, 3 Bedrooms (sleeps 7), 3.5 Baths

Keywords: new, luxury casa, high end finishes, spacious, private, tranquil, infinity pool, morning ground’s keeper, night guard, fully alarmed, wireless high speed internet.

Welcome to Casa de Risa- “House of Laughter”

This intimate vacation paradise features Italian tile work, high end finishes, architectural inflexion, custom furniture, on-site laundry facilities, bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs, infinity pool and gated parking.

From the moment you set foot in the door you are greeted with an impressive entryway featuring vaulted ceilings, custom Italian tile work and architectural arches. The main hallway runs the length of the house allowing easy access to all rooms as well as a spacious ambiance.

All bedrooms feature large windows to enjoy by day and black-out drapery to enjoy by night. There is an abundance of custom designed closet space and beautiful floor-to-ceiling tile en-suite bathrooms. En-suite bathrooms feature showers, ample cabinet and drawer storage and large mirrors.

The bright kitchen is a delight to work in. It is furnished with stainless steel appliances, glass cook top with oven/microwave, side-by-side refrigerator and wine/beer mini refrigerator. The large center island is a dream to prepare food on. The service breakfast bar and granite counter tops complete this fully equipped cooking space.

The stunning dining room overlooks the living room and the kitchen. It is furnished with a custom made hardwood farmer’s table (seating 8-10). The dining and living room boasts of floor- to-ceiling windows. A splash of free flowing drapery allows for sophistication yet visual pool ambiance.

Our living room/dining room area features vaulted ceilings with bamboo accents. There is plenty of space to relax on the couch or one of the cozy chairs. If the amazing Costa Rican outdoors cannot provide you enough entertainment, the flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station will.

Our Spanish villa nests in its own mini jungle. The back of the property is bordered by tropical plants and Guanacastecan trees. You will marvel at the Howler Monkeys and the versatility of birds and butterflies. Unwind in the serenity of the outside patio, custom designed infinity pool or simply enjoy the thatched roof palapa which offers a shady place to eat and relax.

Casa de Risa resides in the pulse of Playa Grande National Park… located just one block from the pristine Playa Grande Beach. Playa Grande is known for its world class surf, home of the giant Leather Back Turtle (weighing up to 1,800 lbs and up to 9 ft. long) and its long and wide white sand. The beach stretches approximately 3 miles and yet you will frequent very few people. The ocean is all sand bottom which is perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming. From your beach chair you can soak in 7 miles of stunning ocean and coastline not to mention spectacular sunsets. The tide is extreme and magnificent for walking, running, bike riding and shell collecting. We have enjoyed beautiful walks and bike rides by moon light alone.


More Details

Property Manager
Cheryl Becker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Cheryl Becker

We are a family of four that absolutely love beach living. We were fortunate enough to have lived in the house for 6 months in 2012 and take advantage of all Costa Rica has to offer. Once the kids are off to school, Cheryl and I plan to semi retire in Playa Grande.

Cheryl Becker purchased this house in 2009

Why Cheryl Becker chose Playa Grande Estates

We searched up and down the pacific coastline in Costa Rica before deciding to purchase in Playa Grande. The pristine 2 mile long beach with it sandy bottom and lack of riptides allowed us to feel safe about the kids playing in the water. This is something that cannot be underestimated when living/surfing on a beach with children. Being able to take a 45 minute bike ride on the beach inside a National Park that is home to the leatherback turtles has been icing on the cake!

What makes this house unique

Casa de Risa is a stunning Spanish home that really feels like home! The front porch with rockers is an inviting get-away while watching and listening to the monkeys play in the trees. The hallway is an invitation into Spanish living with its boasting tall ceiling and artwork. The bedrooms are spacious with each having its own bathroom as well as custom-made closets. If you like to cook, you will love the kitchen and all the amenities it has to offer. The dining and living area is where most hang out as it looks onto the infinity pool and decking area. Sun lounging chairs and table and chairs for eating outside is ideal to watch all the wildlife at your finger tips.


Playa Grande Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Costa Rica is an environmentally conscious country. Please turn off all air conditioners when leaving the house.
  • Please shake the sand off of the beach towels well before washing in the clothes washer.
  • Please treat this home as if it were your own.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms are tiled with Italian stone work. There are bathrooms/showers in every room and a 1/2 bathroom in the living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , queen on bottom; single on top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1...queen on the bottom, single on top)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Full Security Alarm System is available along with a Security Safe.


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A beautiful Spanish Casa located 200M from the beach in Play Grande
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Gorgeous home with 3 bedrooms with comfy beds each with their own bathroom.

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We had a fabulous 4 weeks at Casa de Risa in January. It is a very short walk to a beautiful quiet Long Beach. We enjoyed long morning and evening walks, boogie boarding, and surfing. The ocean water is so warm. I saw baby turtles hatching and going to the ocean on two different morning walks, it was amazing! The Howler monkeys wake you up each morning and can usually be seen in the trees across from the property. Playa Grande is very close to Tamarindo where there is great restaurants, we highly recommend Pangas, order the steak on the lava rock. You are also very close to Conchal beach where you can get wonderful massages for $20 an hour-look for the red van, Sophie, Anna, and Gabby are the best! There are also beautiful beaches an hour north and south that are worth driving to. If you want to take a tour to the volcanos or a day trip to Nicaragua we highly recommend Tours Your Way. We have had three amazing trips with Manor and Ray. Casa de Risa is a beautiful home, with large hallways, three big bedrooms each with gorgeous bathrooms and comfy beds. The house layout is perfect for three different couples or families. The pool is a must to cool off in the hot weather. They also have boogie and surf boards and beach towels available to use. We highly recommend this home and hope to come back again. We received our deposit back promptly.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
El Huerto (the big pumpkin)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
El Huerto
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Grande
Car: recommended

Casa de Risa is nestled against the jungle with a variety of wildlife to enjoy...the howler monkeys, birds, butterflies and much more. Playa Grande where Casa de Risa is located is a quiet surfing/yoga community. Some of our favorite activities to do include, surfing, yoga, riding bikes on the beach and in town,

climbing the "BIG" rock, walking the beach for shells, watching incredible surfers, tacos at Taco Star, sunset and happy hour on the beach, breakfast at Las Tortugas, dinner at Cafe de Pueblo and quiet peaceful mornings poolside with the most amazing Cost Rican Coffee!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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