About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6
Rent both houses together, or rent the main house or the guest house separately! The property is located in a quiet neighborhood, less than a 2 minute walk from the beach and surf in Palm Beach, Playa Grande. The main house is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, with a pool. The separate guest house is an adorable cottage style home with a full kitchen private bath, a loft bedroom, and a futon/ sofa in the living room. Rent them separately or together! Inquire for rates and availability.
In the main house, the first two spacious bedrooms each have king beds and share a large bath. Then there is an additional master bedroom with a queen bed and a private bath, and private garden patio. Each bedroom has air conditioning, stylish decor, closet space, drawers and vanity mirrors. For added security there's a safe in the bedroom closet.
The living room and kitchen are also air conditioned and have vaulted ceilings with beautiful teak wood accents, and designer lighting. There is a kitchen with granite counters, brand new stainless steal appliances, and a cozy breakfast counter. There's a large sofa in the living room to sleep an extra person.
The outside dining table has room enough to seat 8 people, and is under the shady covering with a high speed fan to keep the temperature comfortable for enjoying meals in the tropics.
There's a lovely swimming pool with a waterfall, and another dinning table with a palm tree growing in the middle! A real tropical paradise, with your own built in charcoal BBQ! The yard is beautifully landscaped and has an even amount of shady and sunny spots for your tanning or napping preferences.
Enjoy Cable TV, high speed wireless internet, and a local phone for your convenience at Casa Serendipity. As well, as a full concierge service available for you from our outstanding property manager who lives right around the corner. They'll be able to help you with your airport transportation, arranging surf lessons, surf board rentals, and organizing fun excursions and tours.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Afrikaans, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Lovely home in a beautiful quiet beach area
To start with, booking this property was a breeze. One of our party is disabled, and Sharr was very thorough and accurate in explaining all possible obstacles to someone with limited mobility. We arrived as planned and Manfred, the property manager, gave us the tour. The home was clean and ready for us. Understand that this house is in a wild and preserved area - there are plenty of critters around, both inside and out. The beautiful, quiet beach is a short walk from the property - probably 2-3 minute walk. Excellent restaurants are well within walking distance. The grounds are very well maintained and the pool clean. The cleaning ladies were equally diligent and always pleasant and trustworthy. When the occasional issue, such as an AC problem occurred, Manfred wasted no time in correcting the problem. Our group was three generations of family, from teens to seniors, and we all really enjoyed our time at Casa Serendipity. We always felt safe and content. Manfred also bakes amazing bread and croissants for purchase. Thank you to all for an amazing and unforgettable holiday. We will be back. Steve, Louise and family.
We had a fantastic time. Manfred was an excellent host and solved any issue we had.
Very nice property
The accommodations we perfect the house had everything we needed. The Wil-Mart in town had all the groceries we needed. And playa grande was beautiful.
Great house and location
This is a great property that is in a great location. The house was clean and had all the amenities you could ask for. Even a stereo for us to plug music into. Shar and Manfred were great to work with. Very attentive to what ever we needed, flexible and prompt. We were 2 families. A couple and then a family of four. Lots of space for us all. We would not hesitate to rent this property again or suggest it to friends.
Thank-you Jocelyn. It was lovely meeting you and the family and a pleasure hosting you all. Look forward to a future visit. Pura Vida. Sharr
Great location, underwhelmed by bedrooms
Upon arriving at 630pm, the pool was dirty and air conditioning not on. I guess i expected that the house would be in a comfortable state upon arrival. One of the AC's in the bedrooms did not work. The kitchen and main area are nice but i wouldn't call the furniture very comfortable. I felt the bedrooms appear nicer in the pictures then they were in reality. The bedrooms didn't have the greatest natural light. Also the beds were uncomfortable and wrapped in plastic for some reason. So every time you move you here in squeak. There were markets and restaurants pretty close so that was nice. Beach is easily walkable
Place is probably great if you just need a lot of space, i've stayed in nicer placers for the same price in costa rica. We were underwhelmed and checked out the next day.
First a bit about us. My wife and I are experienced travelers. We have traveled to Asia, Eastern & Southern Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Oceania and reside in the US. We always rent a home so that we can try the local atmosphere. My thoughts on Casa Serendipity are based upon our direct observances while at the property.
The good stuff: The location can't be beat! While not directly on Playa Grande beach, its' a 150 meter walk, 2 minutes at most. Playa Grande is stunning and sparsely populated vs. the beaches at Tamarindo.You can rent any water toys at Frijoles Locos surf shop and they will deliver them to you, so spare yourself the hassle.
Stories about Manfred and his wife mentioned by others are true! He was very helpful and his wife's baking is fantastic. He showed up when we had issues at the property and delivered baked goods on time, often straight from the oven. Manfred can also guide you on where to go, the best times and what they should cost. Be sure to ask him for the phone # for the "fish guy". He delivers the catch of the day to the gate! Spectacular!
BTW be sure to stop at the grocery store on your way in! There is one in Huacas, but we prefer the larger store near Tamarindo. The WillMart near the house is limited.
The Not so Good: Finding it...Directions were weak, we finally had to stop at Frijoles to ask, they had a community map. I think its something the manager could easily scan and email to you before arrival.
Tamarindo- is an overrun tourist trap, complete with barkers in front of the stores to get you in. What was once a quaint surf town is now overbuilt & overdone, visit and you will appreciate this location so much more.
You will need a car if you plan on exploring, prepare for high insurance rates and be sure to get a 4 wheel drive -the roads are ROUGH!
The property is generally in good condition, but is due for a little TLC. Its the little stuff we noticed- light bulbs/fixtures out, 1 burner on the Stove didn't work, and the light in the pool was unsecured, you could touch the electrical wires. We ran out of toilet paper & trash bags and had to ask for more. None of them were a big deal, but kinda frustrating. The maids came 3 times a week-pleasant & efficient. If you have issues-ask Manfred!
Would we stay there again? Yes, the pictures don't do it justice, the location is great and if you're seeking an private spot within driving distance to Tamarindo and most of the Guanacaste region this is it
Thank-you Gregory for being wonderful guests. We enjoyed hosting you at Casa Serendipity. We have taken note of your items mentioned that needed some TLC and all is taken care of now :) Guest feedback is always helpful and we make good use of it.
It is good to note that we have been getting the road to our area graded regularly so at least the roads near us are good and maintained.
We also have a wonderful full time concierge assistant Kristi that is available to help with local orientation, questions and assistance for all our guests. She has been a wonderful addition to our property management team. Hope to have you visit again soon.
Pura Vida. Sharr
Closest airport would be Liberia which is 45 minutes drive away from the Casa. We can arrange shuttles for your airport transfers.
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