3 br/2ba private, gated Balinese home with pool close to spectacular beach/surf
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Why Brenda Carlin chose Tamarindo
Casa Bali Tropical Serenity is located in the surfer's paradise of Playa Avellanas in the Pacific Northwest or Gold Coast region of Costa Rica. The house sits on a privately gated lot that is loaded with lush and tropical gardens with fruit trees and colorful flowers. Monkeys and tropical birds are a daily bonus! The house is an architectural gem with high ceilings, large windows, French doors, wrap around porches and outdoor living! We are a lovely walk to the beach down a tree lined gravel road to Lolas famous beach bar and restaurant. We are also close to Hacienda Pinilla Resort that boasts a Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Tennis Club and Beach Club. However, even with all of these great local attractions, many guests love settling in to Casa Bali and enjoying the secluded beautiful house and all that it has to offer.
What makes this House unique
STUNNING BALINESE ARCHITECTURE! COMFORTABLE DECOR INSIDE & OUT! PRIVACY! SERENITY! TROPICAL GARDENS! SURFING! ADVENTURE TOURS! AMAZING LOCAL FOOD!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
1 Week Stay
Brenda responded quickly and was both informative and helpful. The property was as advertised. It is in close proximity to the beach and there are several great restaurants close by. The only two places we ate at twice were Lola's and Blu. The Cactus was also one of our favorites (best prices too).
It was always nice coming back to the pool after long days playing in the surf. There were a lot of bugs both inside and outside of the property, but nothing unusual for the area. As previous reviews have pointed out, if you are looking for a resort stay this isn't going to be the place for you. This is a more immersive Costa Rican living experience. Anyone planning to stay should rent a 4x4 vehicle. Those coming from the U.S. should bring a lot of one dollar bills to tip the parking "attendants" at the beaches.
Thank you for the review. So glad you and your family enjoyed your time here.......looking forward to see you again.
Local feel, unassuming, and clean
Brenda is wonderful and easy to communicate with. This property is well maintained, but not fancy. The property is .8 miles from the beach, walkable, but very busy to do so. We saw lots of wildlife, bugs included. If you want upscale with no Costa Rican feel, this isn't the place for you. If you want local, quiet beach and nothing presumptive, this is for you. We had Garret come and cook, which was wonderful. We ate at rustico and la deevena (divine). We took a sail out of flamingo (1 hour drive). 13 person semi private charter on serendipity, it was fabulous!!! Overall, it was wonderful stay.
Thank you for your kind review - glad you all enjoyed your time here!
Beautiful stay in perfect location
Casa Bali was such a comfortable stay for our family. Great location close to beach and many great restaurants. Safe and convenient area. It is very easy to find
Brenda was very accommodating and help was there when you needed it right away. Great hosts.
Thank you Dawn. Glad you all enjoyed your time here and hopefully you will visit us again
Casa Bali is Bonita
Casa Bali was perfect for our family. It is exactly as advertised- a nice mix of nature and simple comfort. We would have liked to open the house up to get a breeze, but we were gone playing at the beach most days and it gets a little "buggy" at night, so we stuck to the a/c. The a/c in the main living area and second room worked great, the one in the master bedroom is a little slower to cool but it eventually cooled down each night and was very comfortable. On our third day, a pair of howler monkeys and the resident iguana came to visit us- very exciting for the kids. Beware of the large bees nest near the corner of the pool- the bees did not swarm or bother us. The location is perfect - the waves in Avellanas are some of the best in Costa. Brenda was extremely helpful in travel tips and arrangements. Lesaro and the pool keeper were great and checked on us regularly to make sure everything was working. Thanks, Casa Bali, for a great first trip to Costa Rica!
Thank you Josh for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you and your family here!
Pura Vida personified!
Our family (2 adults, 2 children ages 10 and 8) rented Casa Bali for 5 nights over the winter holidays. We normally stay at large resorts so this was a first for us, but it did not disappoint. The house is very comfortable and well appointed. Brenda and her team were incredibly responsive to our questions and concerns. Playa Avellana is a short 5 minute drive (walkable but the roads are dirt/gravel and narrow). Other than a quick visit to Tamarindo, we spent all of our days on the beach. We took surfing lessons (Avellanas Surf School) and ate at Lola's every day. We didn't bother cooking, other than breakfast - there 2 other restaurants within walking distance, plus others within a 10-15 minute drive. The house definitely is off the beaten path in a very rural area, but we felt completely safe at all times. It was the perfect vacation, and we hope to come back again soon!
Thank you Karen! So glad you all enjoyed your time here.
Nicely Maintained, nice kitchen with good supplies, clean pool
An excellent place!
We have organic farms nearby who delivery for fruits, veggies, coffee, breads, jams, etc. There is a fantastic organic goat farm with amazing cheese and yogurt products that is great for touring and tasting within a 10 drive north.